Anniversary Celebration: Interview & Contest with Brooke Moss

Beautiful purple and gold fireworks in celebration of July 4th.

BMossToday we welcome Brooke Moss to Romancing the Book.  She graciously jumped in when an original guest had to cancel due to family issues.  Brooke is an awesome lady who I’ve had the privilege of meeting several times (proof is in the photo)… and we both have fabulous hair.  So please help me welcome Brooke to the blog.

Jen: Thanks for guesting with us today.  Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Brooke: “I write because if I don’t…my head will explode, and ruin the drapes.” ♥

Brooke writes complex, character-driven stories about kismet, reunited lovers, first love, and the kind of romance that we should all have the chance at finding. She prefers her stories laced with some humor just for fun, and enough drama to keep her readers flipping the pages, and begging for more!

When Brooke isn’t spinning tales, she spends her time drawing/cartooning, reading, watching movies then comparing them to books, and, of course, wrangling five kids, mugging on her hubby she lovingly refers to as her “nerd”, and attempting to conquer the Mount Everest of laundry that is the bane of her existence.

You can find Brooke elsewhere on the web at www.brookemoss.com

Jen: Please tell us about your newest release and where the idea came from.
Brooke: I recently released APPLES & ORANGES, which is book 2 in the This & That Series, and the idea for that story came when I decided that Marisol, the bestie from book 1 (Baby & Bump) needed a book to redeem herself. She was sort of a biotch in Baby & Bump. 🙂

Here’s the blurb:

Marisol Vargas had life all figured out. Having fun without strings attached was good. Commitment and monogamy was bad. That is, until both of her best friends got married and had kids. Now all of the sudden, instead of being envied for her footloose and fancy-free lifestyle, Marisol finds herself on the outside looking in. Suddenly her home feels like a big, empty house. And her heart feels like the last kid picked for kickball.

Then her car breaks down.

When Marisol meets the owner of Triple D’s Garage, Demetrious Antonopolous, she pegs him a bitter, blue collar grunt. They’re complete opposites, like apples and oranges, yet beneath the aggravation lies some serious passion.

Little does Marisol know that Demo might be exactly what she needs, and it has nothing to do with cars or the kitchen.

When tragedy strikes, will Marisol be able to let Demo in, or will she push him away? And how can two complete opposites finally learn how to make great recipes together?

Jen: Describe your writing in 3 words.
Brooke: Real, romantic, & funny.

Jen: How do you remember ideas that come to you at odd times?
Brooke: I have a notebook that I write all of my random ideas down in. Or, if I’m not near my notebook, I use Siri, and I ask “her” to remind me of my ideas later on that day when I’m home, or whatever. At this point, Siri has become a key element in writing my books. So sad.

Jen: If this book was made into a movie, who do you see playing the main characters?
Brooke: Oh, I love this question!! Josh Lucas as the handsome and sweet Dr. Haybee. And probably Bryce Dallas Howard as Lexie Baump. I’d watch Josh Lucas read the phone book. True story.

Jen: Do you have a favorite character or one you most identify with?
Brooke: Absolutely! I am a cross between Lexie, from Baby & Bump, and Autumn, from my first book, The What If Guy.

Jen: What’s been the highlight of you career to this point?
Brooke: Meeting Kristan Higgins…..I was a basket case. True story. Totally humiliating.

Jen: What’s next for you?
Brooke: I’m working on book 3 in the This & That Series, THEN & NOW…I’m so excited to share it with everyone!
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12 thoughts on “Anniversary Celebration: Interview & Contest with Brooke Moss

  1. Nancy Goldberg Levine says:

    Great interview and your books sound like a lot of fun. Would love to win a copy of “Apples & Oranges.” I love books with humor in them–I write sweet contemp. romantic comedy.

  2. I understand the “Mount Everest of laundry that is the bane of her existence.”. I had 5 kids in 6 1/2 years and did 4 loads a day for years. It gets easier.
    I give you credit for writing and look forward to reading your books.
    Leona

  3. laurie g says:

    Great interview and your books sound like a lot of fun. Would love to win a copy of “Apples & Oranges.” I love books with humor in them–I write sweet contemp. romantic comedy.

  4. Kathleen O says:

    I am new to Brooke’s books, but this series sounds like is must go on my tbr list.. I love the title of the first book Baby & Bump and this new title Apples & Oranges…
    I love books that are romantic and funny…

  5. Gretchen says:

    I enjoyed reading your interview. I think I will look for the first book in the This & That series to read. This sounds like a series my book group would love!!

  6. Marcy Shuler says:

    The books sound really fun, Brooke, and I’m so jealous you got to meet Kristan Higgins! 🙂

    bmndshuler(at)hotmail(dot)com

  7. JoAnne_W says:

    Sounds like a great series. Fun interview. Guess I’ll be adding more books to my ever growing TBR pile!

  8. erinf1 says:

    congrats to Brooke on the newest release! I’ve read such great reviews for her books, I’m dying to get reading 🙂

  9. Your book sounds really great. I LOVE Kristin Higgins books. I would be a total wreck meeting her too. LOL Thank you for the interview and giveaway.

    Wanda Barefoot
    flghtlss1(at)yahoo(dot)com

  10. Shyla Colt says:

    Oh my I can only imagine the laundry! There are just four of us and some days i spend all day doing laundry. :O The book sounds fantastic! It was great discovering you 🙂

  11. Mary Preston says:

    We wouldn’t want your head to explode, so write away.

    I love your casting. I think that Bryce Dallas Howard is amazing.

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