Interview with Carly Phillips

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Hi Carly and welcome to Under the Covers again.  GOING DOWN FAST is the second book in the Billionaire Bad Boys series. How many books are you planning for this series?

Hi and thanks for having me here! I originally planned three books in this series… and then I introduced Kendall Parker and Julian Dane, two very damaged souls, and their story was calling to me. There will now be four books in the series. Going Down Easy (1), Going Down Fast (2), Going Down Hard (3), and Going in Deep (4).

What do you think it is about billionaires that readers find so alluring?

I think the allure is the lifestyle we … if not aspire to then admire. It’s why we’re fascinated by celebrities.They’re human but they’re a little different, live a little higher, don’t seem to have financial worries, so in books we can give them human flaws and then feel for them while we’re invested in their lifestyle.

For fans of your previous work, how would you compare this series to other books you’ve written in the past?

The Billionaire Bad Boys are core Carly Phillips with emotional resonance and family ties. They’re hot and sexy like newer readers have come to expect and my previous fans also tell me they love.

We love our heroes, so tell us more about Lucas Monroe. What makes him tick and what do you love about him?

Lucas isn’t your typical hero. He grew up a computer nerd in the shadow of a “can do no wrong” older brother who made it his mission to take whatever Lucas wanted … including the girl of his dreams. And since the younger Lucas didn’t have the nerve to make a move, he lost the girl. Time, confidence, and invention allow Lucas to grow up, grow into himself physically as well as emotionally and when he and Maxie come together again, everything has changed. It’s up to him to see if this is finally their time.

Describe this book in three words.

Emotional, gripping, and sexy.

I know you’re an avid reader. What book/author have you loved recently?

I’m a die hard Lexi Blake fan. I just finished her most recent, not out yet novel, Submission is Not Enough. She can do no wrong in my eyes.

If we went through your purse right now, what essential items would we find? Visual is fine 😉

Oh God. Tissues. Lots of tissues. Wallet. Pill case (migraines). Lip gloss. Lip gloss. Lip gloss. (I’m an addict). A nail file. And when I leave the house my Kindle and cell phone.

What are three non-bookish things you are loving at the moment?

  1. I am still a soap opera watcher, these days Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.
  2. Dogs. My dogs are my life. My two wheaten terriers. Bailey is getting older, she’s ten, Tony is my insane year and a half year old puppy, and Brady is my mutant (too big for the breed) Havanese.
  3. Makeup. I’m looking for new lip gloss and I’m obsessed.

What are you currently working on?

Going Down Hard. I’m starting Derek’s story. He’s going to surprise you in a very good way. He came from nothing and now he has everything … and then there’s his heroine. I’m sorry. I just can’t say yet. Their story is out Feb 21, 2017 and I can’t wait!

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About Carly Phillips

New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips tossed away her legal briefs and a career as an attorney to become a stay at home mom. Within the year, she turned her love of reading into an obsession with writing. Over 30 published novels later, Carly writes sexy contemporary small town romances, striking a balance between entertainment, humor and the emotion her readers have come to expect and enjoy.

Carly is a New York Times bestseller, USA Today Bestseller, Publisher’s Weekly bestseller and as of 2012, a Romance Writer’s of America RITA Nominee. In 2002, Carly’s novel, The Bachelor, became Kelly Ripa’s “Reading with Ripa” pick on Live with Regis and Kelly, making it the first romance ever chosen on a nationally televised book club.

Carly received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University and is a graduate of Boston University School of Law (J.D.). To date, Carly has over thirty novels to her credit, all available wherever books are sold.

When not writing or playing online, Carly loves to read, occasionally to knit, and to spend time with her family. She lives in Purchase, New York with her husband, two daughters and her dogs, a soft coated wheaten terrier and a Havanese. Her dogs are prominently featured on her website and Facebook page.

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Kathleen Bylsma

Oh boy! Here we go again!

Amy R

Thanks for the post, I haven’t started this series.

Elizabeth

I am never without tissues and migraine medicine

Timitra

Great interview

Sue G.

Loved this story and the entire series!