Sunday, June 10, 2012

Huge Giveaway for our New Release Day Party!!!

Welcome to T.C. Archers Release Party!!  Do we have some treats for you!!!  So I have paired up with this hot writing team to bring all my saucy viewers some amazing stuff.  But before we get into the goods, let's talk with TC Archer and take a look at Full Throttle:

Hi, everyone. We’re T. C. Archer, the writing team of T. C. Archer. This is our first time here at Close Encounters With the Night Kind and we’re excited to be here. Thanks, Nikki, for having us! We write romantic and erotic sci-fi, romantic suspense and paranormal romance. Today, we’re talking about our latest release, the NASCAR themed romantic suspense Full Throttle.

Gail ‘Jimmy’ James is the first female NASCAR mechanic. As if competing in a man’s world isn’t tough enough, her bombshell looks belie her genius.

Rising star NASCAR driver Rex Henderson is stunned to discover his new mechanic is smokin’ hot. Rex intends to own his own crew, but he must end the season number one if he’s to save his family and his dream. No female is getting in his way—especially his gorgeous new mechanic.
Nothing Jimmy knew about Rex Henderson the driver prepared her for Rex Henderson the man. But Jimmy has no time to consider her feelings as Rex wins race after race, despite strange mechanical problems with his car. Whether sabotage or her inexperience, she must stay a step ahead of trouble if she’s to ensure future wins—and safeguard her heart against the handsome, Alabama racecar driver.
We absolutely loved writing this book. (We say that every time!) Evan wrote all the racing scenes and he knows his stuff, so NASCAR fans will be right at home. Anyone who doesn’t know much about NASCAR will thrill at the feel of the rumble of our hero’s No. 14 Chevy beneath him as he heats up the track and speeds his way into his new head mechanic’s heart.

Here’s a peek—

“When do you expect the new mechanic?” Rex asked, eyes fixed on the photo. “I want to start testing the new Yates engine we bought for Daytona.”
“We’ve already started.”
Rex jerked his attention back to Duff. “You know I like to be around from day one. Emerson would have called.”
“Rex, you need to know Jimmy is—”
“I haven’t even met this guy and you’ve got him working on my car. Since when?”
“Since Wednesday. Look, there’s something—”
“Four days? I want to see what he’s done.” Rex tossed the photo onto Duff’s desk and turned.
“Rex—” Duff jumped to his feet and started around the desk. The phone rang and he cursed. “Rex,” he called as he grabbed the phone. “Winston. Yeah, I got the pictures. In fact—”
Rex took a left out the office door and strode past Emerson’s office, then past the office of the new accountant, Gary Blackeagle. The last office belonged to Brent Douglas, the guy who’d had Rex’s job for six years before he got caught with his pants down and a barely legal aged girl jammed between him and his locker.
Rex pushed open the door to the garage and stepped onto freshly waxed concrete. Despite last year’s sting, his heart raced as it always did at the start of the season when he first laid eyes on the immaculate eight thousand square-foot garage.
A dozen red, five-foot-tall toolboxes stood guard beside the uncluttered workbenches that lined the cinderblock walls. No. 14 sat in the first assembly area on the right, awaiting paint and window netting. Rex slid his gaze along the trunk and over the top of the car. The new Chevy was his ticket to owning a crew next season.
He started forward, then halted when a shapely figure in powder blue coveralls shifted into view. She bent over the engine like a real mechanic. What idiot had left his girlfriend to roam the garage alone? Rex dropped his gaze from the red ponytail to the feminine undercarriage on her fine frame and angled his head to get a better look. He couldn’t see her face, but judging by her body, her boyfriend had taste.
She pressed against the fender and in closer to the engine, straddling the front tire like Daisy Duke at her finest. Ouch! The fabric of the coveralls stretched across the lovely curves of her buttocks, complete with bikini brief panty lines. Rex shook off an unexpected need to hook a finger under those panties.
He crept to the car with panther-like stealth. She hadn’t emerged from the open hood when he leaned a hip against the fender beside her and drawled, “What fool left you alone in my garage, darlin’?” She stilled, and he ran his gaze the length of her five foot four body, then back to her taut rear end. He laughed softly. “You better come out before you get dirty.” Rex shifted his attention to the sparkplug wire she gripped. He straightened in shocked anger. “What the hell are you doing to my car?”
He seized her arm as she started to straighten and yanked her from under the hood. Her head struck the hood with a thunk. She gasped and Rex released her.
“Ouch!” Her hand flew to the top of her head and vigorously massaged the spot. “Why did you do that?”
“No one screws with my—”
She jerked her head around and Rex’s mouth went dry when his gaze met gorgeous brown eyes tinged with fury.
“That hurt!” She shoved back a lock of hair that had fallen loose from her ponytail and glared at him.
Those were the eyes a cowboy found only in a dream—and in midnight encounters in front of a wood-burning fire.
The sprinkling of pale freckles across her cheeks scrunched up when she wrinkled her nose. Her eyes narrowed. “Here, hot-shot.” She shoved the sparkplug wire into his chest. “You put the plug wires on. You know the firing order of your Chevy V-8?”
Rex raised a brow. “As a matter of fact—”
“Let me get you started,” she snapped as she gave her head another vigorous rub, “one, five, two, eight…”
“Look,” Rex retorted, “no one touches—” A hand clamped down on his shoulder and he whirled to find Duff standing behind him.
“I see you’ve met Jimmy James, our new mechanic,” Duff said.
Rex stared at the buxom figure, then faced Duff. “Mechanic? What the hell were you thinking? Even in those coveralls she doesn’t look like a mechanic. She looks like a…like a…hell, like she belongs on Sex in the City.”
“Hey!” she exclaimed.
“Her qualifications are top notch,” Duff interrupted.
“Why didn’t you just paint her on the hood hugging the damn Cozy fabric softener rabbit?” Rex shot back. “That’d get Cozy to renew their sponsorship for the next ten years.” He pictured her, sheet thrown across breasts and hips, one leg sprawled over the rabbit’s belly. “We’ll get nothing done with her around,” he added tightly.
“Winston doesn’t concur.” Duff turned Rex to face Jimmy. “Jimmy, this is your driver, Rex Henderson.”
“I know who he is.” The lock of hair had fallen across her eye again. She jammed it behind an ear. “You ought to keep him in his cage.”
Duff chuckled. Rex gave him a thin-lipped scowl, then leaned against the car and crossed his arms over his chest. Jimmy flicked him a withering glare. His groin pulsed.
He ran his gaze down her body before meeting her fiery brown eyes again. “Only if you’ll be my cage-mate.”
She drew a sharp breath and a camera flash lit the garage behind Rex. He whirled in time to catch a second flash in the eyes. Spots raced across his vision, but he made out the figure straightening from a crouch behind a workbench near the side door. The man lifted the camera to his eye and Rex jammed his eyes shut an instant before the flash penetrated his eyelids.
Rex snapped open his eyes and started for the paparazzo. “I’m going to kick your ass!”
The man pivoted toward the side door.
Rex accelerated to a sprint with Duff close behind.
The photographer bolted through the door. “Sex in the City!” He laughed, adding before the door banged shut behind him, “Cage-mates.”
Rex slammed into the door a second later and flung it open as the photographer dove into the passenger seat of a beat up blue Subaru. Rex hit the asphalt at a sprint as the car leaped into gear, passenger door ajar. Rex picked up speed. The Subaru slowed at the end of the building and Rex thought he had him, but the car rounded the corner and accelerated toward the open gate at the entrance.
Dammit. During the off-season, no guard manned the front gate. Rex cursed again and picked up speed. The paparazzo had probably followed him onto the property. He should have closed the security gate after he entered.
The car leaped over the parking lot speed bump and hit the street, tires squealing as it hung a right and zoomed away. Rex slowed and stopped at the curb. The blue compact had reached the end of the block and took a hard left toward the freeway. Damn. He didn’t get the license number.
Duff halted next to him, breathing hard.
Rex glared at him. “What do you say now, Duff?”
Duff’s gaze locked on the direction the car had taken. “I say all of Dallas will know what Howard Motors has up its sleeve by tomorrow morning, the rest of the world by supper time.”
Inside the garage, an engine starter whined. Rex turned toward the garage and stared as the engine caught, followed by the roar of exhaust when Jimmy pumped the accelerator in short, quick stabs.

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Leannessf said...

Interesting premise for a romance - do you know if there are any female mechanics in NASCAR now?

Thanks for the giveaway!

JenniferJ said...

OMG I have got to read this! I can just imagine how the chemistry is gonna play out between Jimmy & Rex! My question is what song/songs would you feel fits for the theme of Full Throttle?

Mariann at Belles Book Bag said...

First off I love your blog!!! Second thank you so much for introducing me to a new author!! This book sounds so good and I am looking forward to have a chance at winning!! The cover and excerpt definitely got my attention!! LOL Thanks again!! Have a great weekend!!

Rachel at thejeepdiva said...

Yes I am curious if there are any female mechanics also in Nascar. Did you have to do much mechanical research for this book or did you know most of it?

Sophia Rose said...

Did a love for NASCSR make you want to write the story?

Thanks for sharing the excerpt! That was hilarious and I want to read the rest now.

April Alvey said...

OMG I Gotta Say Thanks For All You Do For Us Readers Love You Blog Im A Big Fan. Love The Book Interview ANd Excerpt It Was Wonderful. Now I Am Dieing To Know The Main Male Lead In Your Book What Was Tour Thought On Him Is He Based On A Real NASCAR Driver Or Is He Someone You Created Yourself. To Answer Leanness Question Yes There Is A Woman NASCAR Driver Her Name Is Danika Patrick Check Her Out She IS Great Love Her.

Amy Stogner said...

Hi TC. Full Throttle looks like a great book. What kind of research did you have to do for this book?

Carol L. said...

Hi T.C.
Is Full Throttle book 1 in a series ?
Thanks for this giveaway opportunity.
Carol L.
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

T. C. Archer said...

Leannessf--Yes, ma'am! There are indeed female mechanics. Take a look at Ashley Parelett.

T. C. Archer said...


We think the chemistry between Rex and Jimmy is smashing. We were stunned when we finished this book and found how they just jumped off the page.

What song? Interesting you should ask. Rex is a bit of a guitar player, and in Full Throttle, he serenades Jimmy to Johnny Cash's I Walk the Line. That about sums it up for him.

T. C. Archer said...

Hey, Rachel, great to see you! Shawn here, and I can say I didn't have to do one bit of mechanical research. HA!! Evan knows ALL that stuff. He's a PhD in real life and a backyard mechanic. He is king of all things technical, mechanical and NASCAR. That's why you'll find Full Throttle to be on the realistic side of NASCAR--especially the racing scenes, all of which he wrote. He KNOWS NASCAR. I learned a lot and fell in love with the sport.

T. C. Archer said...


Years ago, Evan wrote a short story about a ghost who raced a car. I fell in love with that story. Evan is an amazing writer. When Harlequin signed the contract with NASCAR for racing themed romances, I got the idea that we should write one. Our then agent found out that only Harlequin authors were being picked for those books, but by then Evan and I had already started Full Throttle and weren't about to stop. We love writing romantic suspense, and he loved NASCAR. When I fell in love with the sport, well... it was pretty much a done deal for us at that point. Heh heh.

T. C. Archer said...


Rex is definitely of our making, but he's a NASCAR driver through and through. Anyone who knows the sport knows race car drivers are a particular breed--something I learned in researching for this book. They are really men who never great up! ROFL. What more fun in a romance can you possibly have?

Lilian said...

I've never encountered a romance with a female mechanic since that career always seems exclusively male.

I would like to ask if any of the characters are based on real people?

Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

T. C. Archer said...


Evan's research consisted mainly of specifics concerning the different racetracks and how the cars reacted on them--if I recall. He can elaborate more. As for myself, I had to learn all about the sport. Aside from learning about NASCAR itself, I watched youtube videos, read articles, and personal blogs that gave me insight into the mentality of those involved in the sport. I was really surprised to learn the nuances of how the car reacts on the track. It really does come down to strategy.

T. C. Archer said...


We are considering writing more NASCAR themed romantic suspense novels.

Yvette said...

TC, I know absolutely nothing about NASCAR, so how difficult was it for you to learn the "lingo" for the book? The excerpt looks wonderful!

T. C. Archer said...


Really, Evan knew the sport. That's why we were willing to write the book. As for me, I had to start from scratch. I love research--that's half the reason I'm a writer. So it wasn't difficult to throw myself into the task. There's a reason NASCAR is so popular--it's downright fun!

T. C. Archer said...


Jimmy's character is of our making, but we did create her to fit the sport. We wanted Full Throttle to be very realistic--which is why Rex is so darned funny. He really is what a NASCAR racecar driver is like in real life. I absolutely love his character, and the really cool thing about the chemistry between Jimmy and Rex is how evenly matched they are. Each gets the better of the other at one time or another. It's just downright funny.

Allie said...

I can not wait to read this. Hot cover and great story line. Do you watch Nascar and other race car movies for inspiration or was this all a secret passion of yours?

booklover0226 said...

Did you conduct any interviews during your research?

Tracey D

Evan said...

Hello everyone. This is Evan. Part of my research was to rent radio headphones at a NASCAR race to listen to the spotters, drivers, and crew chief. I've always wanted to do that that, but in the name of research, it was such a burden :-)

T. C. Archer said...


We have conducted some interviews for our books. We did not do that for Full Throttle.

Evan said...

I've watched a lot of interviews on television over the years and I have a few books about the sport. As new authors, we really don't know anyone we could call.

Evan said...

I did a lot of research on restrictor plates, flow control, and hydrodynamics. I had to make that part of the story based on science and not speculation.

T. C. Archer said...

Heh heh. I'm the one in charge of speculation. (A fact that oftentimes drives Evan to distraction.

The Brunette Librarian said...

Hey guys! :) Great excerpt. How many books will there be in this series? Something about a fun Nascar novel :D

brunettelibrarian AT gmAil . c0m
The Brunette Librarian Blog

Kassandra said...

I grew up with a dad as a mechanic so I was taught a lot of the basics about car repair and much research did you have to do to make it believable?

T. C. Archer said...

The Brunette Librarian--We haven't decided yet, but if folks like this book, we figure we'll just keep writing them. NASCAR and suspense are a great deal of fun to write.

Kassandra--We researched everything from racing conditions to the drivers themselves. We believed that in order for NASCAR fans to feel we'd delivered a good book we had to keep it real. Those new to NASCAR would discover their love of this type of fiction.

Krystal Larson said...

How did you decide on the characteristics of the main character?

Midu Hadi said...

Love the cover!

Emily said...

So how did you guys start working together?

Di said...

So many good questions have already been asked!
Have you ever driven a Nascar & how was it if you have?

T. C. Archer said...

Kyrstal--For Rex, we drew heavily on what makes up the NASCAR racing driver mentality. As we said earlier, they really are boys that never grew up. NASCAR is a fast paced sport that requires lots of nerve. These guys like to live on the edge, and our Rex Henderson fits the bill. As for Jimmy, we wanted someone evenly matched for a man of that ilk. She's smart, but very human, just like Rex.

T. C. Archer said...

Thanks, Midu! Etopia Press does beautiful covers.

Emily--that's a funny story. Evan and I started writing on a lark. We were challenged to write a short story which was entitled The Pickle My Little Friend. This came about as a result of a conversation we had with our critique partner, who had gotten an email for, er, male enhancements. The email subject was something like "my little friend." Our conversation turned to pickles--no surprised huh? And I coined the title The Pickle My Little Friend and said the title needed a story. Evan said I should write it, I said he should, and our friend said we should write it together. We did, and now here we are, many novels later, writing more and more. You just never know where the tiniest thing will lead.

Maria pronounced Mariah said...

My husband went to his first race weekend last year and had a blast...I think it will now be an annual guys trip! Maybe one of these days us wives will go too.

The excerpt is terrific and I love other sports themed books so this should be terrific as well!

When your not writing what do you like to do? Favorite books?

T. C. Archer said...

Di--great question. I have not driven a NASCAR, and you probably couldn't get me in one. I've falling in love with the fast paced sport, but hate fast rides! ROFL. How's that? (It's impossible to get me on a roller coaster.) When Evan pops back in we'll see if he's driven in a NASCAR. He just might have.

T. C. Archer said...

Maria--oh yeah, you'll have a blast too! What do I do? I read a lot and spend time with my daughter--when she'll allow it. (She's fourteen.) I love many books. My all time favorite book is A Tale of Two Cities. I know, a long ways from NASCAR romantic suspense. I love Interview with a Vampire and The Green Mile. In suspense, I love John Sandford and Dean Koontz.

Evan said...

Kassandra: I did a lot of research on stock cars and what makes them tick. I work on my own cars and trucks and I have some friends who know a lot more than I do. My best source is a guy who is retiring a '72 'cuda an putting a huge Hemi engine in it.

Evan said...

Maria: I play tennis and train my dogs to do agility. I have an Australian shepherd and a pug that compete at AKC and USDAA events.

Evan said...

Does anyone out the watch NASCAR? To tell you the truth, I do chores and take naps during the race (and write).

Lexi H said...

Nascar time is great napping time =) I love cars (Chevy, perfect choice) but it gets a little old watching them go around and around and around.

Loved the excerpt! Thanks for sharing, sure sounds hot! And perfect for summer =)

wanda f said...

Who are some of your favorite authors to read?Who or what would you say has influenced your writing the most ?Have a great day

Mary D said...

From what I have read it sounds like a really good book. I don't watch NASCAR, but that is what I love about books. I learn just enough about something to make it look like I know what I am talking I can't wait to read your book.

books4me said...

Is it hard to collaborate with another author? How do you write without stepping on each other's toes? Do you plot and assign parts or wing it?

Sounds like a fantastic read!


Cathy M said...

We root for Mark Martin around here. Who is your favorite driver?

Evan said...

Books4 me: In some ways, it is hard to collaborate. One writer has to take the lead to things go haywire, but mostly yo have to trust your partner more than yourself. You can't be in love with your own writing and you can't allow your partner's writing to pass muster when it's not quite up to speed. Collaborating is easier in regards to having two people looking and plotting and reading and filling holes. We don't miss a lot when we're writing together. It always helps when we're experts on different subjects. I leave the romance up to Tara. She leaves the racing elements up to me. It's a perfect combination.

Lisa Cox said...

The book sounds interesting. I guess I'm a little strange myself, I love working on cars (we own 3 classics including my 1966 Plymouth Barracuda), but I can't stand NASCAR. "They're making a left turn...." LOL
I've read a few of the other comments and most of my questions were already asked and answered.
I guess the only thing I want to know is have you done one of those dream experiences where you can drive an actual NASCAR around the track?

Mel Bourn said...

What a great idea! A female mechanic. Not something you see everyday. I like things that are just off the beaten path. As I read the questions already asked, you answered so many of mine. Since you have done a book with NASCAR, would you consider doing Motorcross or Boat racing in addition to this?
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

T. C. Archer said...

Lisa--wow, a '66 Barrcuda. Nice! No NASCAR for you. ROFL. It's an acquired taste. I haven't done the NASCAR thing, but I think Evan is making his plans!

Wanda--My influences are Charles Dickens, Stephen King, Anne Rice, and Amanda Quick--to name a few!

Mary--ROFL. You're a woman after my own heart!

T. C. Archer said...

Mel--Motorcross or boat racing...something to think about.

JoAnna said...

Congrats on your release! The book sounds great! Do you each write on your own as well?

AD said...

Awesome snippet! How much research do you have to do for a NASCAR story?

June M. said...

Congrats on the release!
My question would be did you ever want to be a racecar driver?

Vanessa N. said...

What was your inspiration for this one?

mcv said...

I've haven't read any romance featuring Nascar, but the book sounds like fun.
I assume you are a Nascar fan, but have you ever raced a car yourself?

Barbara said...

Happy Release Day! I LOVE NASCAR and this book sounds AWESOME...can't wait to read it! Will you be doing any other sports or sports related themed books? Thx for the giveaway op!

barbbattaglia @

Evan said...

Lisa: I've been dreaming about the Richard Petty Driving Experience. I'm going to do this before we write the next one.

Evan said...

The inspiration for this one came from a short story I wrote about a driver with a horrible wreck in his past and a nutty friend. The short story came from watching practice laps at a NASCAR race. Tara was thinking of that short story when she suggested we write a NASCAR themed romance.

T. C. Archer said...

Barbara--we are considering more NASCAR books.

Vanessa--When Harlequin signed the contract with NASCAR, we decided to try our hand at NASCAR romance. Harlequin was using its established authors, so that was our for us. But we loved the idea, so jumped right in.

June--ROFL. Not me! I don't like fast rides.

marybelle said...


how do you decide when to write stand alones or series?

Shadow said...

Hi! Whats the weirdest place or thing youve gotten inspiration from?

T. C. Archer said...

Marybelle--It's more instinct than anything. Some stories are just bigger than one book.

Shadow--ROFL! If I told you that, I would have to kill you.

Evan said...

The weirdest place I got inspiration from? It would be inside a WWII Japanese shipwreck at at depth of 120 feet.

T. C. Archer said...

Oh yes, I know the story that inspired that event with Evan. Skull Diving is the title. The genre is light horror and it's part of what Evan calls The Stuart Stories. They're fabulous. In fact, one of The Stuart Stories is about a racecar driver who's a ghost. 'Driven' was the title. I still love that story. That story is what convinced me Evan and I could write Full Throttle.

Evan said...

Like Tara said, some stories are bigger than one novel. We have a series that takes place during World War II. A war like that one has so many stories waiting to be told, and these are about super heroes and super villains that secretly played a part. The first starts with Chain Reaction and the secret activity developing the atomic bomb at the Manhattan Project.

Sarah Kalaitzidis said...

Who is your face nascar driver!? if you have one that is XD

PaParanormalFan Renee said...

Hello T.C. Archers & Nikki,

Thank you Nikki for hosting T.C. Archers on your Blog, Close Encounters with the Night Kind, today. Nikki you always bring your Blog Fans Great Authors & their Awesome Books, I just Love your Blog.

Thank you both, T.C. Archers for taking the time out of your busy day to spend with Nikki's Fan & welcome to Close Encounters With the Night Kind, Nikki has such a Kick A** Blog & we are enjoying having you here with Us.

Thanks for sharing your new releaase with Us, "Full Throttle", WoooHooo a NASCAR Themed Romantic Suspense, I LOVE IT!!! Your Blurb was Intriguing , the Excerpt hooks the Reader for more & thank you for answering everyone's questions.

I'm a HUGE NASCAR Fan, Total Race Babe here<------ LOL
This sounds like a Smokin' Hot Book, Heatin' UP the Track...& the Bedroom! ;)

I can’t wait to read your Story of Gail ‘Jimmy’ James, the first female NASCAR mechanic & Rising NASCAR Star Driver Rex Henderson...sounds like they're gonna REV up Our Engines!! ;)

Hmmmm your "Full Throttle" Hero, Rex drives the No. 14 Chevy....MY FAVORITE Driver, always has been since he started, is Tony Stewart. WooHoo “SMOKE” is My Man” & he also drives the #14 Chevy now. He can Start My Engine!!! ;) I know, I'm Naughty! ;)

I would very much appreciate the opportunity to be considered in your very generous giveaway of a copy of your new release, "Full Throttle". Thank You

Boogity, Boogity, Boogity LOL & Stay Naughty,
PaParanormalFan (Renee’ S.)
paranormalromancefan at yahoo dot com

Dovile said...

This is the first romance book with a NASCAR theme that I've heard of. Interesting!

T. C. Archer said...

PA--ROFL. You're in, girl.

Dovile--There are a few NASCAR themed romances around, but not many.

Denice Mae Cordero said...

Why did you write this book? Or what/who inspired you?


Christine A. said...

Congrats on the release! I can't wait to read it. Do you prefer to write stand alone stories or series? What do you two prefer to read? Have a great day!

your1chef at aol dot com

YWLiang said...

Great giveaway and book!

For a question, I want to ask: What is your favorite genre to write out of romantic and erotic sci-fi, romantic suspense and paranormal romance?

Thank you for the giveaway!


T. C. Archer said...

Denice--When Harlequin signed the contract with NASCAR for NASCAR romances, I approached Evan with the idea that we should write one. He had written a short racing story, and I loved it. With Evan's knowledge of NASCAR and his amazing ability to write those racing scenes, I believed we could write a great novel. I think I was right.

T. C. Archer said...

Christine--Really, we have no preference as to stand alone or series. Both have their challenges. I read a lot of suspense, historical romance and sci fi.

YW--What a tough question! We don't know which genre we like writing better. We usually love best whatever we're writing at the time. Each genre really does present its own unique challenges, and it's a thrill to try and wear the different writer hats.

Sandy said...

I LOVE NASCAR! Great giveaway!


T. C. Archer said...

Hey, Sandy! Great to see you.

Rachel said...

What made you want to combine Nascar with your romance?
Congrats on the release!

T. C. Archer said...

Hey, Rachel. Well, the idea came as a result of the contract between Harlequin and NASCAR. Since Evan knows NASCAR, we figured it would be something we could tackle.

sienny said...

Hi! i never watch NASCAR before, but i enjoy F1 and motoGP.

will you write more book with sports theme outside NASCAR? as a stand-alone or series.

T. C. Archer said...

Sienny--great to see you. We hadn't thought of writing other sports themed romances, but folks have been suggesting we should. Who are we to argue with readers?

Jolene and Family said...

Who are some of your favorite writes or someone whose work you read that encouraged you to write?

Leigh Savage said...

How much research did you do before writing this book?

T. C. Archer said...

Jolene--My all time favorite writer is Charles Dickens. Modern writers, Stephen King and Ann Rice. I love John Sandford, Nero Wolfe, and Amanda Quick--to name a few! Heh heh. Every one of these amazing writers inspired me. Amanda Quick was the first, though. My mother gave me one of her books and I fell in love with fiction again.

T. C. Archer said...

Leigh--I researched NASCAR from square one. I really knew very little about the sport. As a result, I fell in love with it. Evan researched a bunch about NASCAR rules, mechanics and such. He knows the sport very well.

divavixenqueen said...

Looks like a really interesting read. Are any of the
characters based on real life NASCAR drivers or crewman like
Danica Patrick or Jeff Gordon and their crews?

Froggy said...

Wow..alot of questions already! hope I don't repeat and if I do I am sorry!!

I do not know much of nascar myself maybe because I was raised in Indy..;)
How long did it take you to research Nascar in order to feel comfortable writing about it?


Jessica said...

What inspired you to write this book? (I apologize if this has already been asked! lol)

T. C. Archer said...

Froggy--Evan was already a NASCAR fan, and had written racing themed stories before, which is why we felt comfortable tackling the subject.

Jessica--Initially, the contract between NASCAR and Harlequin gave us the idea to write a NASCAR themed story. Once I posed the idea to Evan, he was off and running with the draft. He's good that way.

Stacie said...

Do you find that more men have read the story because of the racing theme? That would be very interesting if that was the case.

geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

Helen said...

how did you come up with the storyline for this book?

T. C. Archer said...

Stacie--We can't say yet, if more men are reading Full Throttle. The book has just been released. But we have wondered if that might not be the case. It would sure be cool.

Helen--In this case, the plot really developed by the panster method. We knew we wanted Jimmy and Rex to be evenly matched, and we wanted their story conflict to be less baggage themed and more current external conflict. Otherwise, we just sat down and let our muse have its way. The resulting chemistry is unique--or so we think.

Evan said...

Sarah and Renee: Of course, my favorite driver is Danica Patrick. I think she's smoking' hot and she can drive my Truck anytime.

Christine: I prefer stand alone stories. It's mainly about character growth. Most of my characters grow enough in one story that I figure they can live happily ever after.

lavendersbluegreen said...

I am always excited to learn of a new (to me) author / book! This one seems extra fun with pushing the limits of how we view our place as woman.
What in your life or experience inspired this?
At any rate, thanks ladies!

dusty katt said...

This looks awesome. Shirley Muldowney was my ultimate hero as a little girl. Well still is really. Who was your childhood hero?

ad0ffae6-78f6-11e1-8cde-000bcdcb5194 said...

Looks intriguing! Are there other sports that interest you for future books?


T. C. Archer said...

Lavender: Evan is a huge NASCAR fan. He's written other racing themed stories, so this was a natural move for us.

Dusty--Shirley is quite amazing, isn't she? My childhood hero came from a book, Nancy Drew.

adOffae6--We hadn't thought about writing any other sport themed romances, but other commenters have brought up the idea, so we'll have to get it some serious thought!

stacey said...

did you talk to any NASCAR drivers before righting this?

Gale Nelson said...

I am a huge Nascar fan and I was wondering if you had a favorite driver? Thanks for the giveaway! Gale

Sherry said...

Do you ever base your characters after someone you know? What kind of books do you like to read?

BookAttict said...

I live less than 1/2 hour from Daytona and absolutely LOVE the concept for this series! I'm definitely adding it to my TBR list...

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com

Tami Peterson said...

I love the concept! Thanks for the giveaway!

Katie Amanda said...

Very intriguing....At what age did you decide to become an author?


susan said...

love sounds of this book. I sure would be happy to win this prize package. sue leech

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