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Interview: Author Cindi Madsen [FALLING FOR HER FIANCE Blog Tour]

Hi Cindi and welcome to RhiReading where today we’re celebrating your first adult romance release, FALLING FOR HER FIANCE.
I read and enjoyed your young adult contemporary title, ALL THE BROKEN PIECES—which was really imaginative and somewhat scifi-ish in nature—and you’ve had a young adult paranormal release as well. What inspired you to shift gears into the adult romance genre?
Thanks so much for reading it! Funny enough, I started writing adult romance. I queried a few projects that never hit, and then I got an idea for a YA book and started writing more of those. I like to alternate and write different genres, just like I like to read different genres. It’ll always have romance, though, because that’s one of the main reasons I write—to watch people fall in love!

With a tagline of ‘sweet & sassy short romance’ one of the key elements of the Bliss imprint that makes it different from its sister imprints is that any love scenes are closed-door or ‘fade to black’. What can you tell my readers about FALLING FOR HER FIANCE that might convince those who love their romances filled with steamy love scenes to give it a try in spite of the lack of nitty gritty details?
I’d say that while the love scenes are fade to black, there’s still a whole lot of sexual tension going on, with some nice steamy make-outs. The romantic chemistry is still key. What it comes down to is watching two characters fall in love and making the reader feel the love. And if you want to have their love scenes play out in your mind, well, feel free! Lol

If there’s one thing that rom-coms have taught us, it’s that falling for your best-friend can be really messy and hysterical. But friendship has been cited as an important trait in real HEA love stories so obviously it’s worth the trouble. What’s your favorite friends-to-HEA story and why?
So hard to pick! I really love the movie Just Friends. That’s a pretty example of messy and hysterical and totally worth it in the end.

With young adult paranormal romance, contemporary young adult, and now an adult contemporary romance I’m sure my readers would love to know what genre that you haven’t conquered yet would you like to try? And what’s up next?
Yes, I guess I’ll have to see what else I can conquer! I finished a couple of YA books, a magical realism series, one more contemporary, and I’ve got a few adult contemporary romances. Cinderella Screwed Me Over (out in Oct) would probably be classified as humorous women’s fiction, but there’s still a whole lot of romance in it. As for the others, we’ll see where they get slotted into my release schedule.

And now for a few completely just-for-fun questions!

If FALLING FOR HER FIANCE inspired an ice cream flavor what would we get?
Rocky road. It’s got a bit of everything and even if the road’s a bit rocky to getting there, it’s certainly sweet in the end ;)

In FALLING FOR HER FIANCE, Wes and Dani fake an engagement. What are 3 things no girl should ever fake?
Well, there’s the obvious. Lol. I’ll just go with no faking sexy times. No faking liking someone you don’t (as in dating someone even though you don’t like them, you’re just clinging on to have someone) and I’ve learned you can’t fake a shoe fitting you. Sometimes I thought I can stretch it a bit or put something in it so it’s not lose, and it just never works out.

It’s hard to believe but Valentine’s Day is less than a month away. If they were celebrating... how would Dani and Wes celebrate?
Well, they’ll probably spend a lot of the day in Wes’s apartment (in his bed, in case that’s not clear) and then take a ride in his helicopter over Charlotte so they can see it all lit up at night. Then dinner in, and more time in bed.

Thanks so much for being here today and giving us the dish on you latest release!
Thanks for having me! So much fun!


Danielle and Wes have been best friends since college, so when Wes needs a date for his sister’s wedding and Dani needs a partner for her company’s retreat, they devise the perfect plan: a fake engagement to get through both events unscathed. Adrenaline-junkie Wes can prove to both his ex and his family that he’s well and truly moved on, and serious-minded Dani can prove to her boss that she’s worthy of the promotion he seems to only want to give to a family-oriented employee.
But amid the fake swoons, fake kisses, and forced proximity, neither expects the very real feelings that develop. There’s nothing more dangerous than falling for your best friend…but what if the landing is worth the fall?

About Cindi Madsen:

Cindi Madsen sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.
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