Sunday, August 19, 2007
One Night in Boston
1 - Tell us a bit about your book. One Night in Boston is a contemporary romance novel that takes place over a single day and night. Twenty-four chapters equal twenty-four hours for the main characters, former lovers who meet up after ten years apart and realize they still have feelings for one another.
2 - Tell us about the best friend - gender, age, appearance, how they came to be with the hero or heroine and anything else we need to know about them. Eden Browning has known our heroine, Maggie Doyle, since elementary school. The two girls grew up together, went to NYU together, and were joined at the hip until Maggie moved to Rhode Island to start her own business and Eden ended up working as an assistant to a high-powered attorney in Boston. Eden is a heartbreaker: beautiful, bold, and sensual. She’s small in stature, has long blonde hair and perfect makeup, and can wind any guy around her little finger. She also takes charge of situations where Maggie tends to waffle.
3 - Who does the "best friend" help in the book? Eden helps out Maggie, who is searching for the stepbrother she lost contact with long ago. Later in the story, Eden also helps both the stepbrother, Dillon, and the hero, Jack. She is one of those characters who has a way of
managing and manipulating situations while remaining entirely likable.
4 - Does the best friend have a specific purpose in the book? She helps Maggie both with the details of finding her stepbrother and with the emotional turmoil that Maggie faces once she finds Dillon and after she meets up with Jack. She also has a major role in the ending of the novel.
5 - How does your hero or heroine feel about the best friend? While Eden might be a little flighty at times, and while Maggie feels that Eden doesn’t take life as seriously as she should, deep down she adores Eden for sticking by her.
6 - How would your hero or heroine handle their problems or difficulties with the best friend? As the quieter and more mature friend in the relationship, Maggie would probably just let things blow over. Eden’s a tough woman to fight with.
7 - Are there problems between the best friend and your main characters? Only in the respect that Eden can’t understand Maggie’s hesitance in going after what she really wants.
8 - Do you see the best friend ever having their own story? Maybe. When my line editor read the final version of this novel, she asked if I had planned a sequel with Eden as the main character. I took that as a positive sign that readers will get to know and love her, and want to see more of her!
9 - Was the best friend inspired by anyone you know? I’m lucky enough to have 2 close friends who have many of the same personality qualities as Eden. So, yes.
10 - Is there anything else about the best friend that we need to know? Feel free to share.
11 - Please provide your website link. http://www.allieboniface.com/
12 - What is the link to buy your book? http://samhainpublishing.com/romance/one-night-in-boston