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Author Interview with Dakota Madison


I’m interviewing Dakota Madison today. Dakota is the author of several contemporary romance novels, among them “Fire on Ice” and “The Playmaker”, two sports romances. Enjoy the interview!

Author Interview

1) When did you know you wanted to become an author?
My mom taught me how to read when I was four years old and I feel in love with books. When I was five, I asked her to help me write my first “novel” and I’ve been writing ever since!
2) Where did you get the inspiration for Fire on Ice and The Playmaker?
My husband was born and raised in Canada and he’s a hockey fanatic. I occasionally watch hockey with him and I’ve always found hockey players quite sexy. I decided to write a series featuring a hockey player as the love interest. Of course, to add conflict, the main female character needed to be someone, who hates hockey and would never date a hockey player.
3) How long did it take you to write each of these books from start to finish?
For the past year, I’ve been writing a novel every month. Fire on Ice took the full month but The Playmaker took me three weeks.
4) What is your editing process like?
Usually a week or two after I complete the first draft, I do a rewrite and then a polish. Once I feel good about the story, I send it to my editor and she provides feedback and then I send it to my proofreader for final edits.
5) What was the most challenging part about writing the books?
I’ve never been a victim of sexual assault, so I had to do a lot of research not only about the legal and medical aspects but also the psychological issues people deal with. Research can be very time comsuming and takes away from writing time.
6) What are your writing goals for 2014?
My 2013 goal of 12 novels in 12 months was ambitious and didn’t leave me much personal time. So, for 2014, I’m going to work on a novel every 6 weeks.
7) Are you working on something right now? If so, can you tell us more about it?
I’m currently working on a contemporary romance called Community Service. I wasn’t planning on the love interest using a wheel chair but when he appeared, he used one! Then the task was to make him sexy, wheelchair and all. I’ve also had to do a lot of research on spinal cord injuries, which has been enlightening.

About the Series

Fire on Ice Front SmallTitle: Fire on Ice

Author: Dakota Madison

Genre: Contemporary Romance / New Adult Romance / Sports Romance

He’s Fire on Ice and she’s afraid to get burned again…

“You always think a guy is going to be different until he’s not.”

Firestorm Center Kian Kavanagh dominates the ice like a rock star dominates the stage. He’s the hottest new player to be recruited for the Firestorm, a newly established professional hockey team in Northern Arizona.

After Taylor Thompson’s heart was completely shattered by her high school’s most popular jock, she vowed never to date another athlete. And she keeps that promise through her first three years of college by putting up impenetrable walls to protect her from heartbreak.
But after a chance meeting with the charming and irresistible Kian Kavanagh, Taylor’s carefully constructed walls are in serious danger of being burned down by Mr. Fire on Ice.

Playmaker Front SmallTitle: The Playmaker

Author: Dakota Madison

Genre: Contemporary Romance / New Adult Romance / Sports Romance

Kian Kavanagh, Mr. Fire on Ice, has just been called up to play hockey for the NHL’s new expansion team in Seattle. Finally playing in the NHL is a dream come true…except for one thing. Kian has to leave Northern Arizona and the love of his life, Taylor Thompson, to pursue his dream.

Taylor Thompson thinks she’s got life figured out. She’ll finish her final semester of college then move to Seattle to attend graduate school and be with her man. Until one fateful night when Taylor’s world is complete shattered and everything she’s ever wanted—everything she’s ever hoped for—is called into question.

Will Kian’s love be enough to help put Taylor’s shattered world back together again or will tragedy tear them apart?

Author Bio

Dakota Madison PicDakota Madison has been writing since she learned to read and fell in love with books. When she’s not at her computer creating spicy new romances, Dakota is traveling to exotic locales or spending time with her husband and their bloodhounds.

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