FoX Friday with Susan Scott Shelley

FoX Friday with Susan Scott Shelley

Hey my lovelies!

Welcome to another edition of FoX Friday, the first of 2016. This time, we have a return Friend of Xio. The lovely Susan Scott Shelley is back with her brand new release, LOVE NOTES.

Susan Scott ShelleyBut before we dive into this juicy little story (rocker love, yay!) I first asked Susan to answer a few fun questions.

What’s your favourite word?

Love.  (But ostentatious, perfunctory, and inconceivable are fun to say. 🙂 )

What’s your least favourite word?

Regret.  (But if we’re talking about things people say that make me cringe, then I can’t stand the phrase “back in the day”.)

Do you remember the very first thing you ever wrote? How old were you and what was it?

One of the first fiction pieces I wrote was for a group project in my anthropology class in college. It was a saga of a hunter-gatherer tribe in the Paleolithic period. The five people in my group each took a turn putting pen to page, not knowing the direction the story would take once the next writer took over. I, of course, made my section a romance, but the guy who took over after me killed off one of the characters… No love for the hunter-gatherers that day. 🙁

Is there one book you’ve read that you wish you’d written? Why?

There are so many books I’ve read that have resonated with me. For example, I can pick up anything by F. Scott Fitzgerald or Neil Gaiman, and there are so many places where description, dialogue, or narrative will make me pause and think, “wow”. I don’t necessarily wish I’d written any of their works, I just love how inspired and entertained and drawn in I am when reading them.

If you could travel back in time, what advice would you give to yourself as a new writer?

The advice I’d give myself is this: Listen to your gut and trust your own voice.

That’s great advice, Susan! Great answers too. I’m totally with you on “back in the day”. If you ever hear me use it, give me a shake. 😉


LoveNotes.coverFor years, The Fury’s lead guitarist, Zander Rostov, has been living a rock star’s dream – sold out shows, platinum albums, and legions of fans. But lately, his band is constantly fighting, he’s exhausted and frustrated, and he can’t shake the feeling that he should be doing something more with his life. With eight more weeks of touring, he needs to figure out how to deal with the constant tension. He needs a distraction, and finds it in the form of the band’s new tour manager.

Jayne Warren is looking for a distraction. After losing her beloved dog to cancer, she needs a way to channel her grief and rebuild her empty bank account. When she’s asked to help out her friend’s band as tour manager, it seems to be a perfect solution, until she meets the band. She hadn’t planned on the sizzling chemistry and instant connection with Zander. Getting involved isn’t a smart idea, especially when she seems to bring out the worst in one of his band mates. She’s dealt with high-tension bands before, but never like this, and never directed at her.

If she stays, she could be responsible for breaking up one of rock’s biggest bands, but if she leaves, walking away from Zander would break her heart.

LOVE NOTES is available on Amazon and other book sellers. I just downloaded it and now I know how I’ll spend my weekend. Grab a copy now!

About the Author:

Susan Scott Shelley is an award-winning author of contemporary romance.

She lives in Philadelphia with her very own Superhero and spends her days writing about tough heroes, smart heroines, and love being the strongest magic there is.

In addition to writing romances, she is also a professional voice over artist. Her favorite things include running, sports, hard rock and old Hollywood movies. She believes life should be lived with laughter, enthusiasm, and a sense of wonder.

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  1. Kate Forest says

    Must now use perfunctory every day. Great post.

  2. Susan Scott Shelley says

    Thank you so much for having me!!!! 🙂

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