Behind the Scenes of Author Life With Dylan Rose
Want to go behind the scenes of an author’s life? Dylan Rose chats with us about writing for Harlequin Dare, her favorite reads, what she’s watching and more!
Tell us about your new release.
TAKE ME ON is the story of Kenzie Fox, a New Yorker and yoga studio owner who has an adventure when an inheritance brings her down to hot and spicy Miami – and into the arms of Antonio Navedo, a successful and very sexy rum distiller.
What are you working on now?
I just finished my second book for Dare! It’s called TURN ME ON and while it’s very different from my first book (this one is set in the English countryside) it’s also very sexy!
What inspires your book ideas?
I definitely draw inspiration from real life! I really enjoy visiting wineries and distilleries and of course drinking cocktails, which explains the setting for TAKE ME ON.
Is there an idea out there you wish you’d thought of?
I haven’t seen it yet but the Rebel Wilson movie, Isn’t It Romantic, in which she finds herself the star of her own romantic comedy sounds brilliant. Plus, she is just awesome.
Tell us something funny that happened while doing research for a book.
I had so much fun researching this book! My best friends and I took a trip to Kentucky where we did the famous bourbon trail. In the book, our characters are at a rum distillery, but it helped me to learn a lot about what goes into the process. Favorite moments of the trip were cocktails on the patio at Woodford Reserve and tasting a double oaked bourbon followed by a piece of chocolate and then another sip (you’ve got to try it!).
What TV show are you binge-watching?
I really loved Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. I’ve been a fan since the beginning and the series just ended. I got myself a ticket to see the cast do a live performance later this month at Radio City Musical Hall. I’ll definitely be standing up and singing along.
What’s your favorite snack while writing?
Seltzer water! My husband complains that I have multiple glasses of water going all around our house. I heard Ellen DeGeneres say Portia de Rossi does the same thing, so I’m in good company!
Where do you picture yourself while you’re writing?
Ideally, I’m in a private villa in Tuscany, looking out on the scenery while wearing a man’s shirt like I’m in a Diane Lane movie. In reality, I’m sitting on my couch, balancing my laptop on a throw pillow.
What romance novels are on your must-read list?
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang, Mr. One-Night Stand by Rachael Stewart and Forbidden to Taste by J.C. Harroway.
About Take Me On:
A sexy, no-holds-barred debut from Dylan Rose! Meet yoga goddess Kenzie Fox, who strikes an unconventional—steamy—bargain with Antonio Navedo, the irresistible stranger buying her stake in a rum distillery. Everyone wins in the bedroom… But in love? That’s anyone’s guess…
Clean-living New Yorker Kenzie Fox is ripped from her comfort zone when a relative leaves her shares in a Miami rum distillery. She flies to Florida intent on selling up, but her plans are turned upside down after a chance encounter with a handsome stranger turns into an unforgettable night of passion. One that has her questioning her “no strings” rule on relationships.
When she turns up to the sales meeting the next morning, Kenzie realizes she’s been duped. Sitting opposite her is none other than the mysterious man from last night, Antonio Navedo. Did he use her to get her shares? Their sexual chemistry is still electric, but she’s too angry to let him off easy. Instead of her shares, she offers him a sexy, high-stakes challenge.
If Kenzie can turn the outdated business around in a week, then he must sell her his shares, no questions asked. But if she fails, not only does he get her shares, but she’ll also have to play out his wildest bedroom fantasies—and Antonio has a very wild, shockingly romantic imagination. In this erotic wager, who will end up on top?