Monday, February 6, 2017
Valentine's Interview: Casey Griffin author of BEAUTY AND THE WIENER
Today, as part of my special series of Valentine’s interviews, I’m excited to have with me Casey Griffin. Tomorrow is release day for the second novel in her Rescue Dog Romance Series, BEAUTY AND THE WIENER. If you love light hearted romance and dogs, then this is the perfect series for you.
1.) Can you tell us a little bit about Beauty and the Wiener? What genre is it and what makes it unique?
It’s a fun romance with a bit of mystery about twenty-eight-year-old doggy stylist Addison Turner who hopes that the upcoming dog show will help her Fido Fashion line start off on the right paw. However, when her four-legged customers go missing during an event, and fingers point at her, she’s forced to team up with rugged bartender, Felix Vaughn, to solve the case.
I had a lot of fun writing this one because Addison’s quite the quirky character, and her connection with Felix is very entertaining and steamy. But what makes this series unique is that the beloved pets don’t just exist in the background. They’re an active part of the plot. It makes it especially fun for dog lovers!
2) Since it’s almost Valentine's day, tell me about the romance in the book! What is the relationship between the two characters like?
There’s an instant physical connection between Addison and Felix, and their encounters are both fun and steamy. Addison puts up a good fight against her desire for the bartender, but when the plot really throws them together, she begins to question her true feelings for him and what she really wants in a man. Maybe her chance for happily ever after won’t be just a fantasy, after all.
3) What would be the ideal Valentine's Day date for the couple in your book?
Felix is a pretty down-to-earth guy, but that’s okay, since Addison likes to use any excuse to dress up, even a night-in enjoying Felix’s culinary skills. The extra effort would make Addison feel like a princess. And sitting through one of her favorite rom-coms would help him get his happily ever after—if you know what I mean. Huh? Huh?
4) What are your all-time favorite romantic books or movies?
Movies definitely play a big part in Beauty and the Wiener, so I’ll tell you my fave flicks. I lean toward romances that make me laugh and leave me smiling at the end like:
How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days
Pride and Prejudice
500 Days of Summer
The Princess Bride
50 First Dates
Bridget Jones’s Diary
Under the Tuscan Sun
A TAIL AS OLD AS TIME…
Addison Turner has scripted a perfect future for herself, complete with a fairytale ending. She will become the name in doggie fashion design and live happily ever after with the husband of her dreams—and her dachshund, Princess, by her side. Just when her plan is on track and she’s gaining recognition at the local dog show, Addison is hit with some Oscar-worthy drama. A group of prize-winning show dogs are stolen from under her nose, and she’s stuck asking for help from Felix Vaughn, an infuriatingly hot bartender who is the exact opposite of Prince Charming.
When more dogs go missing—and Felix becomes a suspect—the two team up to clear their names. Although Felix and Addison fight like cats and dogs, there’s an undeniable spark between them. And as the trail to the missing dogs heats up, so does their red-hot chemistry. Can Addison be persuaded to throw away her script to find an ending that just might be better than she ever expected?
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A true geek at heart, Casey Griffin can often be found at comic conventions on her days off from her day job, driving 400-ton dump trucks in Northern Alberta, Canada. As a jack of all trades with a resumé boasting registered nurse, English teacher, and photographer, books are her true passion. Casey is a 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel finalist and is currently busy writing every moment she can.