The amazing C.A. Harms agreed to do an interview for me.
Below are here answers to some random questions and then some specific book questions.
Connect with C.A. Harms:
- What is your favorite restaurant? Chili’s
- Where is your favorite or dream vacation spot? Tennessee cabin in the mountains.
- What do you eat and drink while writing? Coffee or tea and popcorn or assorted fruit.
- Are you a very organized person? I aspire to be lol
- What is your favorite TV show? Big Bang Theory
- When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher
This or That:
- Fireman or Policeman? Fireman
- Vodka or Rum? Rum
- Summer or Winter? Summer
- Baseball or Football? Baseball
- Tattoos or no tattoos? Tattoos
- Pepsi or Coke? Coke
- Pancake or Waffle? Waffle
- Christmas or Halloween? Christmas
- Day or night? Night
- Fire or ice? Fire
Book Related Questions: **SPOILERS AHEAD**
- The Southern Boys series was great!! Where did you get the idea for this series? Someone in my distant family was killed in a car accident. I did however change it up and rearrange a lot of things, but knowing what the loss of that person did to those around her left me with the need to write a story. I wrote the idea down long ago and once it all played out in my head one night Forgiving Reed was born. From there the rest of the stories unfolded.
- In Gavin’s book, Finding Gavin, why is Gavin such an ass to Maria in the beginning? After what his wife did to him, the things she put him through it made him fearful of ever living through that or anything close to that again. Maria was only meant to be a fling, they’d both agreed. But after one night with her he knew she was more than a fling and that irritated him because walking away wasn’t as easy as he’d thought it would be.
- What made him change is mind about not having a relationship? When she’d miscarried and he watched her break in the hospital. The connection he’d felt with her, knowing that together they’d created a life only to both suffer a loss. It was the moment he’d accepted that Maria would never just be a woman to warm his bed. She was the one he’d been meant to find.
- “I understand your hesitation, completely. I’m a patient man, Alex. I’ll wait it out, but I can’t stay away. I want to spend time with both of you.” This quote in Loving Colt was one of my favorites. Why did you have Colt be such an upstanding man? Why did you having him waiting it out for Alexis? He witnessed the fear in Alexis’ eyes after she’d gotten the call from the man she was running from. Colt knew in that moment that she needed someone to protect her and that he’d be the one to do just that.
- The Sawyer Brothers……What a group of sexy cowboys!!! Ryan’s Love starts off very emotional. Why did you start the book that way? I wanted an impact. I wanted the reader to feel what Ryan felt when he’d lost his wife. I needed to hit them hard so they could then heal along with him as he moved forward with his life, and continued to raise his daughter.
- What was it about Amber that got Ryan’s attention? He was still trying to heal from his wife’s death but something about her got him to open up and try to move forward. Her kind nature, the fact that she accepted he’d loved his wife and probably always would. Amber didn’t get jealous when he talked of his deceased wife but instead accepted her and the memory of her into their home. She longed for the stories Olivia could share of her mother. She made sure they understood that loving her like they always had was okay, and they didn’t have to hide it.
- Jackson’s Destiny has a lot of angst, why is that? Because Jackson is the rebel of the bunch. He is strong, confident and straight forward. He sees something he wants and he goes after it, conquers it and devours it. It being Bailey because he sees the fire inside of her and her craved that fire.
- Olivia’s Ride, is about Ryan’s daughter. I loved seeing her grown up. This book is a very sweet book. Why is this book a bit sweeter, a bit less angsty than the other books in this series? Olivia is a romantic at heart. She witnessed in her life something that a young girl never should the loss of her mother, the fear of forgetting her. She also lived with the idea that loving someone else, as in Amber, would replace the love she’d felt for her mother. Olivia is a girl that lost her mother and in the place of that was raised by a strong father, and two strong uncles. She lives a young life knowing that a man she’s interested in must pass the tests given by three headstrong men. I wanted humor, because their had always been just that during her childhood. Uncle Jackson was like a big brother to her, but when he had to step up, he didn’t hesitate. Uncle Noah, well he was the logical one, the uncle that wanted to fix everything. Olivia found the good in everyone and wasn’t afraid to set them straight when it was needed too.
- Rush was such a good book. Why did you make Kinsley such a strong female character? She’d lived a horrific event at the hands of a man she’d trusted. A man that vowed to love honor and protect her. When he deceived her, and slowly broke her down she had no choice but to continue on with that life. For her father and his health she was forced to be someone she never want to be. Later when she finds that she was living a lie, even more so then pretending to be the happy wife, she grew angry. She couldn’t be that woman, she had to fight back. She wanted to found the woman she knew her father would be proud of.
- Kinsley had to put up with her domineering husband and his abuse because it was the only way to get her father’s healthcare taken care of. When she finds out he lied to her she finally left. Why did you make this the final straw? Why not have her leave earlier? She knew financially that there was no way she could care for her father. They’d, both her and her father trusted the wrong men. They gave her husband and his father complete control of their finances and to leave meant to leave with nothing but the clothes on their back. The fear of losing her father to his illness crippled her into believing she was doing what was best for him. And her husband knew he held that control over her.
- I loved me some Beckett Montgomery in Shanelle and Beckett don’t get off to the best start. Things were said that’s shouldn’t have been and feelings were hurt. Why did you have these to start off on the wrong foot? Why not have an insta-love? Beckett is somewhat of a playboy just like his brothers. He wasn’t the kind of man that believed in falling and falling fast. I wanted that angsty slow burn to fit his attitude.
- Why I’m Yours was a tough read at times, Did you feel that you needed to put the trigger warning on this book? Yes, because I think a reader should go in knowing that there are serious topics that made not be for everyone.
- What can readers expect in the future? Southern Boys are coming back. The children of Reed, Gavin and Colt are gearing up for their own love stories in a spin off series called Brooklet Dreams. Book #1 Allure is set to release on May 22nd. Rhett is now all grown up. Also a few Standalones coming your way as well as book #3 in the Oh Tequila Series will be releasing in June. Knoxville Montgomery the third Montgomery brother will get his book too in 2018.
Random Ending Questions:
- Is it hard to write duel POV? NO I find it easier. I love being able to give both sides. I feel like it gives me a better chance of getting each character into the minds of my readers.
- What is the average time it takes to write a book? Depends on how well the story is flowing. 8 to 10 weeks. If its one that is really talking to me, I can whip one out in 6 weeks.
- Who are your one-click authors? I’ll be honest I love finding new authors. I do love Lauren Blakely, Corinne Michaels, Ilsa Madden-Mills, and many many more. I actually have hundreds of books on my kindle just awaiting me to fins the time to read them. But like I said I try to find at least one new to me author a month.
- Do you write full-time or part-time? Part-time, though I do work in the office for my husband and write when I find the time throughout the day too.
- If you had to write yourself as a villain I one of your books, what type of villain would you be? The one that rids the world of catty bitches who try to ruin the HEA for all the good girls.
Books by C.A. Harms: There are more than what are shown below