Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Blog Tour + #Giveaway: Trapped In Love by Danica Flynn @DanicaFlynn10 @XpressoTours

Trapped In Love
Danica Flynn
(MacGregor Brothers Brewing Company, #2)
Publication date: July 19th 2022
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

When my boss forced me on vacation to think about my career at the brewery, I wanted to scream. Then my sister suggested I spend the week at our dad’s cabin in the Poconos to think about what I really wanted.

Hoping for a relaxing week of fishing, hiking, and drinking lots of beer, I didn’t expect to find my sworn enemy already there. It was clear we had been setup by my meddlesome sister.

I had no desire to work out my differences with Felix freaking Jameson. He already broke my heart twice and I wasn’t going to let him do it a third time.

I just hoped the cabin was big enough for the both of us. And that I could forget how good it felt when his mouth was on mine. I definitely wasn’t going to let him into my bed again. Definitely not.

Trapped in Love is a small-town summer vacation romance set in the Poconos. If you love enemies to lovers and forced proximity, this one is for you.

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Guest Post

“How do you select the names of your characters?”

So this is an easy question for me – they tell me!

My critique partners will reach out to say ‘Hey, I need help naming a character’ and I don’t know how to help them because my character names come naturally to me.

I figure this out right off the bat. Before I start putting any words down, I make a moodboard on pinterest. Usually I put imagery that matches the mood and the theme of the book. Sometimes I know the trope already, so that helps figure out what it needs to be. I’ll start adding images, like for my hockey series, I’ll add a hockey player or skates on the ice. For this series I added a lot of pictures of beer and breweries. Then I’ll start thinking about what the characters look like. I’ll think, ‘oh, he has a beard’ and I’ll go find a picture of a hot guy with a beard. As I’m doing that, he’ll just tell me his name. I don’t usually think all the hard about it!

Now, since I do write standalones in interconnected series, most of my character names get chosen when I write the first book. As I start writing that first book, the other background characters start appearing and they tell me their names. Then those characters might get a book, so I don’t really have to think about it when I write the next book.

This is exactly what happened with this book, Trapped In Love. It is the second book in my MacGregor Brothers Brewing Company series, so if you read the first book, Accidentally In Love, you’ve already met Gemma and Felix. I figured out their names in the first book and seeded that they would get a book. So when I started writing this book, I already had those things established.

Now, I do try to make sure I do not reuse a name. I think it is okay or you can get away with it if you use the same name in different series. I also think it’s okay if it’s a side character and you might use that same name again for another side character in a different book. Especially if they are not important to the overall plot.

I don’t really think that hard about the names. Sometimes I might look up a baby names list if I’m stuck, but usually one will jump out at me and I will think, ‘Oh! That’s the name.’ I don’t struggle with it all that much. These characters feel so real to me, they are demanding that I write their stories, so they tell me their names as soon as possible.

Author Bio:

Danica Flynn is a marketer by day, and a writer by nights and weekends. AKA she doesn’t sleep! She is a rabid hockey fan of both The Philadelphia Flyers and the Metropolitan Riveters. When not writing, she can be found hanging with her partner, playing video games, and reading a ton of books.

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Sherry said...

This book sounds like an interesting reading experience.

Latifa Morrisette said...

Sounds like a good read

pippirose said...

The book sounds very interesting. Great cover!