Wednesday, November 29, 2017

D.R. Grady is in the House!

My good friend D.R. Grady is on the blog to tell you about her new release! D.R. and I walked into our very first writing meeting on the same day. We ended up sitting together and have been friends ever since.

Her new book comes out on November 30th!

The Nerd Who Spied Me

Cian Hunter is tasked with the impossible: find Verity Wellington and bring her home safely. His survival is not guaranteed.

Everyone in their business knows Verity is perfectly capable of getting herself home, since she’s the gut-them-first-and-ask-questions-later type of operative. She also has the advantage of knowing where she is, which would be helpful.

He accepts the assignment, aware two operatives are better than one when dealing with the nebulous factions who lurk in the shadows. Plus, the chance to get close to Verity to see if his attraction to her is more than a fleeting interest is too good to pass up. Provided she doesn’t gut him first.

Cian is confident in his secret operative abilities, despite wishing to leave them behind. However, his relationship goals leave something to be desired. If he can figure those out… he might stand a chance of getting them both home alive.

1. Hi D.R. and welcome. Tell us a little about your new release? 
THE NERD WHO SPIED ME is the 12th book of the Morrison Family series. It’s a little darker than my previous books because both the heroine, Verity, and the hero, Cian, are tough secret agents who know what they’re doing.
Verity is as capable as Cian and her reputation rivals his. They’re not fresh faced recruits, but savvy operatives who have paid their dues. Their interactions entertained me and I looked forward to what they were going to come up with next.
This story was a romp to write! And will hopefully be a romp to read. (:

2. What was your inspiration for this book?
As stated previously, this book is part of a stand-alone series. We’ve met these characters in previous books, and both of them intrigued me. I didn’t know they were supposed to be together at first. It’s super exciting when the characters want their story told. I adore being the “first reader.”

3. How long did it take you to write this?
Somewhere between 30-50 days. The writing is the easy part. Edits are what can prove challenging for me, and tend to take double that or more. I enjoyed Verity and Cian so much that the edits were fun. (:

4. When did you decide you wanted to be an author?
From the moment I learned when you put words together, they form a sentence, and then combine the sentences and wowa story.  An amazing moment in my life!

5. Where do you get your ideas? 
Everywhere! (: Things I see and hear can trigger an idea, although the main place is from the characters themselves. I have to know the characters and a few details about them before I can start a story.

6. Favorite book ever?
Anything written by Jayne Ann Krentz

Thank you so much for inviting me to visit!

D.R. Grady lives with her husband near Hershey, PA. She adores chocolate, laughing, collecting bags, books, and shoes, and writing stories that resonate with others.

Other works by D.R. Grady

The Morrison Family Series:

Nerds Unite
The Trouble with Nerds
The Nerd who Spied Me

Free Short Stories:

Math Nerds and Mechanics
Tall Golfs

The Me Series:

Treasure Me
Save Me
Trust Me
Heal Me
Love Me

The Dragon Chronicles Series:

The Dragon Chronicles Book 1: Learning
The Dragon Chronicles Book 2: Shifting
The Dragon Chronicles Book 3: Healing

Please visit my website for updates on these series.



D.R. Grady said...

Thank you for having me on your fabulous blog, Victoria. It's always a pleasure to be here. (:

Victoria said...

You are welcome anytime at all! :)