Linzi Basset – Her Apple Pie CEO

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Linzi, thank you for stopping by to talk about your story in our charity anthology. For those who don’t know, all proceeds of Eat Your Heart Out will go to The Hunger Project!

Here’s the blurb:

Trust Max Turner to be the only man who could save the legacy Lexi’s grandmother had left behind. He was the last man she wanted to ask for help but since she had no other recourse she took matters to the extreme and shoved her tangy apple pie down his throat … literally.

Trust life to throw a curveball back at him. Lexi Dutton hated him … with a passion and he couldn’t blame her. Maybe now he could make up for the heartache he’d caused five years ago. Except his good intentions ran out the door the moment a much sassier and sensual woman than he remembered hijacked him on the way to a meeting … armed with a dangerous weapon … a decadent apple pie.

There was much to be said for the immediate addiction to her sweet and saucy … er … offering. All he wanted now was a daily taste, consequences and forgiveness be damned.

And now to the interview:

1. How did your individual cover inspire your story?
I came across the post on my newsfeed on Facebook and the entire concept just grabbed me. An apple a day screamed at the variety of possibilities for a story and of course, what better way to bring a little sexiness to the story than with a baker and a CEO?

2. What would the ‘heat level’ be in your story?  Should it come with a warning label?
Ehm … yeah, I’d say it should. One very HOT and steamy scene to make the readers sweat a little and of course, there had to be a ‘quickie’ scene as well.

3. Can you tell us a little about the characters in your story?  Are they meeting for the first time or is this related to a series?
This is a hate to love 18k standalone love story. A relationship that went sour five years ago after which Max Turner became a workaholic. Lexi Dutton was a baker with dreams to go national. He was her only option as an investor. Needles to say … sparks flew from page one. 

4. What was your favorite part about writing this story? 
I usually write suspense romance/thrillers, so this was a refreshing change to just relax and let my characters write their story. I’m a panster, which is why it’s never a good idea to write the blurb first. My characters ALWAYS take the story in a different direction!

5. Is this your first time participating in an anthology?  What are some of the best things about being in an anthology?
I’ve done a couple anthologies over the past three years. Last year I was in one that contributed to COVID relief funds and it was hugely successful. If an anthology raises money for a good cause, it’s always a no brainer for me.

6. What genres do you write in?  If more than one, do you have a favorite?
I’m a multi-genre author. From contemporary to historical. I even published a poetry bundle a couple of years ago. My favorite genre is suspense romance/thrillers. Building a storyline and winding a web of intrigue and twists is what I thrive on.

7. Where can we find out more about you and your books? 
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