Felice: Thank you! No one was more shocked than I. But I’m very grateful people loved the guys and the puppies.
Renae: Now Felice is getting set to release her third novel. Memories of the Heart is due out in February.
Ruthless, Controlling, A Loner. All words used to describe Dr. Micah Steinberg by the hospital staff for their next head of surgery. When a letter arrives from his grandmother’s friend at the assisted living facility, his orderly world tilts dangerously out of control.
Josh Rosen had everything until it was revealed much of his world was a lie. Forced to re-evaluate his life, Josh gives up his career and returns home to New York City to care for his beloved grandmother. What Josh didn’t figure on was an attraction to a man who on the surface, appears to be exactly like the life Josh chose to leave behind.
As Micah struggles with the reality of his grandmother’s illness, the bond these two share deepens, as Josh helps Micah heal, then open his heart. Micah discovers there is more to life than work, control and success. Josh is in deep but has yet to tell Micah who he really is.
When the fight for the hospital’s head of surgery turns ugly, Josh’s past and present collide. Micah must let go of the past and accept who he is, if his life is going to move forward.
Life is full of surprises, and as both Micah and Josh learn, love can happen whether you plan for it or not.
Renae: This is another book with a medical theme in it (A Walk Through Fire also has a medical theme). Is it just a coincidence? Or are you drawn to writing about medical stuff?
Felice: It’s funny because I’m not a doctor (nor do I play one on TV. Lol) It is a coincidence. I know many doctors but maybe its years of watching soap operas set in hospitals or all the drama that surrounds people. So basically, yeah, it’s a coincidence.
Renae: In Memories of the Heart, Josh gives up his career and moves on. In A Walk Through Fire Ash is running away from his abusive life. In Rescued Ryder is turned away. Do you think rejection is also a part of your writing?
Felice: I think rejection is so often a part of our lives, whether we are gay or not. We apply to college and get rejected and never know why. We fall in love and one day our SO may turn to us and say they’ve fallen in love with someone else and walk away. The dream job we thought we were perfect for was given to someone else. Growing up one of my closest friends was gay but never felt comfortable telling us until she was in her twenties. And I recently found out another friend whom I haven’t seen since we were young, committed suicide because of family issues. So yes, rejection is an important aspect of life almost everyone comes across, one way or another.
Felice: I am trying something new. I love my editor at Loose Id and the entire staff there are a pleasure to work with. I am curious to see how it will work.
Renae: Is self-publishing scary?
Felice: Yeees. What’s even scarier is that my computer is on its last legs and I never know when I open it, if it will turn on. But I’m trying to wait for the new Macbooks to come out, so I won’t so completely out dated the second I buy a new one.
Renae: Your blurb says you are a lawyer. Is writing a hobby for you, or is it much more than that?
Felice: I don’t think writing and trying to get published could be a hobby. It takes years of hard work; I took classes, belong to critique groups and wrote, wrote, wrote. I belong to RWA and several chapters. It is very hard with a full time job, two teenagers and a husband who doesn’t quite get it yet, but I’m balancing it all, at least for now.
Renae: What are your hopes for your writing?
Felice: To grow with each book I write. I want to progress to make each book better than the next.
Renae: Do you think you have a certain type of character you write about? A certain scenario?
Felice: I love a broody alpha man with the heart of gold. **grins**
Renae: What is next from you? What are you working on now?
Felice: Well…on February 24th, the second book of my To Hell and Back series is coming out. The tentative title is “After the Fire,” and it is Luke’s story. He is one of Ash’s foster brothers he’s been looking for. I am in the middle of writing the third and final book in the series. I’m also thinking about a character in Memories of the Heart and how he needs his own book.
Felice: I am almost always on FB, in some capacity or another thanks to technology
Twitter @felice stevens1
Renae: Thank you for coming along to my blog for the day. I wish you all the luck with your newest release.
Felice: Thank you for having me!