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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Stormee Waters by Lynda Coker

It's my pleasure to welcome Lynda Coker, author of Stormee Waters, to the Flight Deck today!

OK, before we start, I'm going to put you on the spot, Lynda and just ask a few, brief questions which I'm sure your readers and followers will be intrigued to know.  First of all:

  • What is your favorite thing you've written? 
My favorite is always the last one finished, in this case, STORMEE WATERS. I think that is because I've been married to this book for the last year throughout the submission, contract, edits
and release launch. If a writer doesn't love the book, they won't get through this process.

Oh, absolutely, Linda, I couldn't agree more.

  • What's your favorite character archetype of literature? 
My favorite is the male lead who has an alpha male persona, is a commander with rough edges that every female wants to smooth.  He has a loving heart that he only gives away once and for keeps.

Again we're in agreement - who doesn't love an alpha male with rough edges - when there's a loving heart underneath and the 'rough diamond' turns to putty in the heroine's hands! *sigh*.

  • What is your favorite theme or element in writing? 
I love the romantic element with humor and usable life-lesson.

  • What do you think makes good writing?
For fiction, a writer must tell the story that lingers in their mind and heart, from their perspective, with their feelings. Tell the story they would like to read. I want characters that aren't perfect so that through their struggles and change, I come to care about them and want to stay in their story, even wondering how their lives are progressing long after I've finished the book.

Absolutely.  As you say, great characters that become 'real' to the reader are an absolute must!

  • Do you have a favorite hobby or pastime?
I have always like to design and have had a love affair with fabric for a long time. So I quilted for many years then wondered into the world of designing fiber art wall-hangings.  While a piece can be intricate and time consuming, I find the process quite enjoyable and a definite change from writing.

You are such a multi-talented, creative person, Lynda and I've seen some of your work - beautiful!
Now, Let's find out some more about your book!

Title: Stormee Waters
Author: Lynda J. Coker
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary Sweet Romance
Release Date: January 14, 2015
Suggested Tags: Lynda Coker, Contemporary Romance, Texas Romance, Diamonds, First Love, Hostage, Mystery, Billionaire, Sensual, Sweet

Dirk Savage never fails to acquire what he wants until he encounters Stormee Waters and a backwash of trouble...
Stormee Waters knows about hard times. Needing to care for her aging grandmother and teenage brother, she moves to Houston, Texas and takes a writing job for a popular magazine. Her first assignment is to interview a successful business man for a series of articles entitled, Make My Man Texas-Sized. Her target, Dirk Savage, appears to have the right criteria. He's adventurous with the air of a conqueror. Admired by his peers and coveted by beauty queens and debutantes, he's just the type of man that Stormee needs to make her first article sizzle and sell. But can she handle the heat when she catches his attention?

Dirk Savage is used to acquiring what he wants, except in the illusive quest for the one woman who can fill his heart. The shock of discovering her in the naive young woman assigned to interview him sets his jaded emotions on high alert. Can he convince her that his pursuit is genuine?

She came back to reality and placed the box on the foyer table, picked up her purse, and stepped through the door. The evening light cast a deep shadow across the man at her side, giving the illusion that he became one with the darkness, and something more she couldn’t define. When he escorted her to a sleek, black sports car of indefinable origin, something more took on solid proportions in her imagination. Every tingling cell in her body warned her against the power of his striking personality. That feeling barely registered before another followed. Dirk Savage didn’t play by anyone’s rules but his own. She nibbled her lower lip and stole a glance at him as he helped her to fasten the seat belt.
“Don’t look so dismayed. I’m not going to ravish you, at least, not before we’ve had our dinner.”
Still leaning over her, with nothing but a thought between their lips, his low chuckle reached to the very bottom of her toes. Embarrassed by his scrutiny, she turned her head...

Author Bio:
Lynda is an author of contemporary romance that lingers in a reader’s mind long after they’ve closed the book. She lives in Northeast Texas with her husband of fifty years. They enjoy traveling, trying new foods, spending time with family and friends, and doing community service work together. When she feels the need to take a break from writing, she enjoys creating fabric art.  She offers an open invitation to view both her writing and fabric art on her blog.

Buy Links: (Release - January 14th)

Alpha Males, Desirable or Despicable? Will Stormee make the right choice?  http://amzn.com/B00R9YQZTK @WildRosePress  @LyndaCoker

The web of attraction that ensnares a woman before she’s marginally aware.  http://amzn.com/B00R9YQZTK @WildRosePress  @LyndaCoker

Facebook Updates:
Please don’t let it be diamond earrings, Stormee silently begged the Powers-That-Be. She’d never muster up the moral fortitude to reject such a gift. http://amzn.com/B00R9YQZTK

“Do you think I’m that easily sent on my way?” Dirk placed his wine glass beside the plate and shoved his chair a few inches away from the table. http://amzn.com/B00R9YQZTK

Great excerpt, Lynda, thanks so much for visiting with us today Wishing you much success with this release and many, many sales, 


  1. Good Morning Hywela,
    It's a pleasure to be visiting with you again. I love the starry background. It conjures up all kinds of story ideas. :) That's probably the reason you like it, right? I brought some scones with lemon curd to spread on top. I hope that entices your taste buds.

    Stormee and Dirk will be here shortly and they're anxious to meet your visitors. They've had a great time chatting with readers since the release of their story, STORMEE WATERS, this month. So, if anyone has additional questions, we'll be happy to answer them.

    Stormee Waters Gives Dirk Savage a Backwash of Trouble

  2. Sounds like an absolutely fascinating read! Can't wait to curl up with this one. Best of luck with it!

    1. Hi Laura,
      Thank you for stopping in. When you curl up make sure you have a warm fire, plenty of snacks and a fuzzy throw. Those things always make reading a wonderful winter experience.

  3. Good morning Lynda and welcome to the Flight Deck - so glad you like the stars, indeed I do find them very inspirational!

    Can't wait to meet Stormee and Dirk - and thanks so much for the scones with lemon curd - absolutely delicious!

  4. Hi Laura,. thanks for stopping by - yes doesn't this book sound like such a wonderful read - help yourself to scones and lemoncurd!

  5. Stormee says:
    Hywela, tell us about the heroine you most loved to write about. I'm sure she's a wonderful character with lots of spunk. We heroines love to hear about each other's stories, especially how they tame the not-so-easy-to-get-along-with heroes that writers tend to pair us with. Although, I'm not complaining. I don't know how Lynda knew exactly what kind of man could capture my heart, but Dirk is a hero to die for. Dirk is sampling the scones right now but he will join us a little later. Thank you for showcasing our story.

  6. I have to say the heroine of my first book, Jestine Darnell, is my all time favourite character - despite the fact she argued with me over the end, and eventually got me to change the original ending, but I have to admit she was right. She's feisty, courageous and beautiful, but also sweet and caring - and well able to fight on equal terms side by side with her man!

    Dirk sounds amazing, and very charismatic. Makes my toes curl just reading that excerpt!

  7. Great interview, Lynda! I wish I had the patience to quilt. I bet you have some beautiful pieces. I'm wishing you all the best with your release.

  8. Sounds like a great book, and I love the cover.

  9. Hi Marlow, Mary and Lilly, thank you all for stopping by to help Lynda celebrate her new release.


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