Please welcome Danielle-Claude Ngontang Mba to RNIC as she promotes Coulda Woulda Shoulda, an interracial romantic comedy series. Let’s get to know the author.
When is your favorite time of the day to make love?
Lazy mornings in bed that turned to afternoon delights.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be?
My goal is to be able to live in London and Toronto.
Short answer favorites:
Dessert: Black Forest Cake!
City: London & Toronto (I can’t choose)
Type of hero: Alpha male
Type of heroine: Strong and independent
Actor: Michael Fassbender, my fictional hubby lol
Actress: Tatiana Maslany
Band/solo singer: Robbie Williams… Robbie Williams in his band lol
Color: green olive
Cuisine: everything fusion
Which TV show(s) can you absolutely not miss every week?
The shame…. The Soup, I cannot miss this show… the shame.
Why should readers consider buying your books?
My books are different from the usual romance novels. My characters are from different backgrounds and from all over the world. The stories are engaging, my heroes are sassy, talented and not apologetic. It’s a great journey J
Is there such a thing as too much sex in a romance novel? Explain.
Hell no! However, it should be part of the story otherwise it becomes erotica.
Do you have a single book or character that’s dear to your heart, and why?
I love all my characters equally. Hush, They night be listening…
Which of your books has sold the best so far and why do you think that is?
Bird of Prey, the first book of my romantic suspense series, I think it’s because I organized the release better than I did with my chicklit series. It’s a genre that people read a little more as well.
If you could date the hero from one of your books, who would it be and why?
It would be without a doubt Patrick Grant in my chicklit series. He’s so funny, hot and a doctor.
If you could trade places with a character in one of your books (male or female), who would it be and why?
This is a tough one. Lucia is my girl (from my chicklit series) but I want Sémya’s boyfriend.
What was the nicest comment or most interesting question you’ve received from a reader?
On your road to mega stardom, what types of interesting or odd jobs have you held? Receptionist at various large companies in London and I also worked for the Tourism Board, Visit England and Visit Britain where I held the Olympic Torch and shot a advert with Stephen Fry.
About the Series
Book 1: This Could Have Been Our Song
Lucia Mpobo-Riddell could have been a dancer like the rest of women of her family but instead she chose music. Marcus Grant could have been a doctor like the rest of his family but instead he chose music. She also could have not fallen for Marcus on her birthday but she did. And Marcus, he could have told Lucia the truth about his real reason for being in Toronto that night, but he didn’t. Now they have to deal with big reveals and consequences: Marcus almost stealing her job and being force to work on an album together. Marcus, because he couldn’t swallow his pride, leaves Toronto and goes home to London. Lucia, because she just couldn’t give up on her first amazing opportunity to produce a whole album. And to complicate the situation further, the band they’re working for is not the easiest one. Mary Gillis, Marcus’ on and off flame, still has a hold on him. Greg McMullen, Lucia’s close friend and former dance partner is back in town and has been in love with her for years. Then there’s Marcus and Lucia, in the middle of their own a professional and personal tug-of- war with each over and the rest of the world. But maybe things could still work out… All things considered, this could have been one heck of a love song!
Book 2: This Would Have Been Our Song
It has been two years since Lucia Mpobo-Riddell has made her choice between the two men in her life. She and her beloved would have been perfectly happy if it wasn’t for… the constant distractions from her past, her sister Noor’s complicated life, her own doubts and fears. Maybe there wasn’t such a thing as perfection and this was a lesson that Lucia was going to learn the hard way. Greg McMullen and Marcus Grant’s lives had been affected by Lucia’s choice that day in Glasgow two years ago. Since then one had been fighting to keep her when the other had been relentlessly trying to get her back. It soon became apparent to them that she wasn’t the Lucia they met and fell in love with anymore. Her life and priorities had completely shifted. To even consider keeping her or just getting her back, they would have to accept it or they would have to let her go. But would they ever be able to do either?
About the Author
“My life journey is like my playlist, amazingly unique but full of contradictions with surprising joys with every song…” I’m an Afro-Canadian writer who grew in France, Canada and Gabon. I love spending time with my friends over a bottle of wine, sharing juicy gossips or just stay home with a good book, TV shows or a movie. I’m an Orphan Black addict!
In the past three years, while living in Canada, England and France I wrote six novels from two different series. Sémya Slotin Mystery and Coulda Woulda Should Song series. Four of them are already out. Book Four Polliannah Got Married! and Five Vincent Mallory Edgerton of Sémya Slotin Mystery will be out in May and June 2014.