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Q&A with C.L. Hunter - Author of Your Soul Was Made For Mine

Updated: Nov 13, 2019

At the beginning of 2016 I reviewed the brand new Your Soul Was Made For Mine by C.L. Hunter who has agreed to do a pretty sweet interview with me.

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Q - Your book Your Soul Was Made For Mine


1. Can you quickly, give us the title and genre of your book and a 30-word or less tagline:

C.L. Hunter: ‘Your Soul Was Made for Mine’ Contemporary Romance. When a tragic event spans the globe, they never imagine meeting face to face would change their lives forever. This is a story of loss, pain, romance, and suspense that will keep you captivated until the very end.“

2. Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?

C.L. Hunter: “I believe this is a book for readers who love the mysteries of life and love. If you like/love the notion of happy-ever-after with twists and turns, then this is a book you would enjoy reading. In addition, I believe the book opens up windows in our on souls to help guide us in the right direction.“

3. How did you come up with the title of your book or series?

C.L. Hunter: "I was on vacation in Ireland and was truly gifted with the story from, let’s just say, fairies. The story started flowing through me and I just kept writing. This is a series and I’m currently working on the second book called, ‘My Soul Belongs to You.’ "

4. Tell us a little bit about your cover art. Who designed it? Why did you go with that particular image/artwork?

C.L. Hunter: “I originally went with a conservative book cover with Emmalyn sitting on her balcony in Hilton Head, SC and a castle in Ireland with water separating the two. After the book was released in Sept 2015 I had experts say that it wasn’t fitting to the contemporary romance theme, so I changed it to the suit and red dress with long legs to give it a sexier style. I must say that the first cover will forever be the story in my heart!“

5. Who is your favourite character from your book and why?

C.L. Hunter: “That is a tough one. I love Nolan. He has a way of pulling you into his world and who wouldn’t want to be in his world. He is sexy, Irish and very male!“

6. How about your least favourite character?  What makes them less appealing to you?

C.L. Hunter: “My least favourite character is Mack! He is a person I find lower than dog poo on a shoe!

7. If you could change ONE thing about your novel, what would it be?  Why?

C.L. Hunter: “It was originally 678 pages, because of editing and making it shorter for selling purposes I shortened it, but I love long books, so I would have kept it longer.

8. Give us an interesting fun fact or a few about your book or series:

C.L. Hunter: “Fun facts: Emmalyn and Nolan would fight for more time to tell their story while I was writing their side of each of their stories. Kate and Deacon are doing the same thing in the second book. And Nolan and Emmalyn are still wanting more talk time in book number two, but I’m fighting them off!“

9. What other books are similar to your own?  What makes them alike?

C.L. Hunter: “To be honest, I haven’t found a book like mine. Kirkus review said, “It compares to Fifty Shades.” I’m not sure how to take that except by saying, “I think it is it’s own unique experience and I hope people reading it will think the same thing.“

10. What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?

C.L. Hunter: “Well, first, read my book, then spread the word, then write REVIEWS!!!!  The more the book gets noticed is from awesome readers and bloggers like all of you.

11. If this book is part of a series, tell us a little about it?

C.L. Hunter: “Your Soul Was Made for Mine is the first book in the series; the second book is My Soul Belongs to You.“

Q - Your Writing Habits


1. Why do you write?

C.L. Hunter: “I love to tell stories!“

2. How long does it take you to write a book?

C.L. Hunter: “It took eight months for the first book.“

3. What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?

C.L. Hunter: “Crazy…“

4. What do you think makes a good story?

C.L. Hunter: “The character’s, you have to fall in love with them or there is no story!“

5. Do you write full-time or part-time?

C.L. Hunter: “Part Time“

6. Do you aim for a set amount of words/pages per day?

C.L. Hunter: “Yes I do, at least 10,000 words“

7. Do you write on a typewriter, computer, dictate or longhand?

C.L. Hunter: “Computer“

8. How much research do you do?

C.L. Hunter: “A lot..“

9. ‘What advice would you give to aspiring writers?

C.L. Hunter: “Never stop believing in yourself and your writing will get better and better.“

10. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?

C.L. Hunter “That I cry in some of the scenes while writing them.“

11. Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?

C.L. Hunter: “I do. They ask me, “How did you get Nolan and Emmalyn to reach into the readers souls?” My answer is this, “They gave me their story and now I’m sharing it with you.“

Q - Getting to know C.L. Hunter


1. Do you have any unique talents or hobbies?

C.L. Hunter: “I’m a design consultant for a custom home builder by day and a writer by night. I love flowers, as you’ll know when you read the book. Everyday I’m outside watering, pruning, and making my flowers more beautiful! “

2. What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

C.L. Hunter: “I love to cook, gardening, decorating, I’m a big boater loving the sun on my face and the wind upon my back!

3. What does your family think of your writing?

C.L. Hunter: “Funny you should ask, my husband was stunned, my children were ecstatic, and all of them are very proud of me.

4. Which writers inspire you?

C.L. Hunter: “OMG many! Diana Gabaldon, Karen Moning, Christine Feehan are just a few, but there are many who I admire.“

5. As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

C.L. Hunter: “I wanted to be a doctor until I was in my late teens. Then I wanted to be a Flight Attendant to travel the world. I ended up being a Ophthalmic Assistant until my last child was born. He was a preemie and I wanted to set my own hours so I went into Interior Design, I still love doing it. The writing part was just a gift given to me by some magical thing while I was visiting Ireland. I will forever be grateful to whatever mystical being it was who picked me to be the lucky one!

6. How do you relax?

C.L. Hunter: “Depends on the time of year. In the summer, it would be to sit on our boat and drink a cold beer. In the winter, it would be to sit by a blazing fire with a glass of merlot! And all year around, a hot, bubbling bath.

7. What is your favourite motivational phrase?

C.L. Hunter: “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away–Unknown“

8. What is your favourite positive saying?

C.L. Hunter: “You cannot start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.“

9. What is your favourite book and why?

C.L. Hunter: “I don’t have just one favorite book….“

10. What is your favourite quote?

C.L. Hunter: “”Look like a girl, act like a lady, think like a man, work like a boss…”“

11. What is your favourite film and why?

C.L. Hunter: “Forest Gump… need I say more…“

12. Where can you see yourself in 5 years’ time?

C.L. Hunter: “Older, wiser and happier“

13. What advice would you give to your younger self?

C.L. Hunter: “Breath, make life everything because you only have one shot at forever…“

14. Which famous person, living or dead would you like to meet and why?

C.L. Hunter: “Sean Conroy, I just adore the man!“

15. If you could have been the original author of any book, what would it have been and why?

C.L. Hunter: “Forrest Gump… It was just incredible writing…“

16. What are your thoughts on writing a book series?

C.L. Hunter: “I’m working hard n doing just that!“

17. Do you read much and if so who are your favourite authors?

C.L. Hunter: “Yes I do, and same as above and new authors to help them, as we all need to do…“

18. For your own reading, do you prefer eBooks or traditional paper/hard back books?

C.L. Hunter: “For the most part I’m a e-reader…“

19. What book/s are you reading at present?

C.L. Hunter: “I love to read, but right now, I’m in the thick of book number 2…“

  • Is there anything else you’d like to say?

C.L. Hunter: “I’d love to say, “Thank you to each and every one of you who take the time to read and spread the word.“
  • How can we contact you or find out more about your books?

C.L. Hunter: “I’m on FB facebook.com/clhunterauthor  My website is clhunterauthor.com My twitter account is twitter.com/toughii2
  • What can we expect from you in the future?

C.L. Hunter: “I’m writing the second book now and there will be a third in this series. After that, I’m going to work on a historical/romance/time travel… It should be interesting, for sure!“
  • What is it about HSR that you like and why did you choose HSR to review for you?

C.L. Hunter: “I picked Honestly Simple Reviews for a couple reasons. One, I love the fact that you are over in the UK and it helps spread the word about my book to more people than the USA. Second reason is because I read some of Lesley’s reviews and I loved her insight to create and depict the perfect tale of the books she reads.“
  • Would you recommend HSR to anyone you know? (e.g. Friends/Family)

C.L. Hunter: “I would recommend HSR and have been recommending her since my first review. Xoxo thank you for all you do… C. L. Hunter“
  • And now, before you go, how about a snippet from your book that is meant to intrigue and tantalise us:

C.L. Hunter “When their lives converge in Ireland, Nolan and Emmalyn will never be the same as dangers appear from Nolan’s past, and they unravel astonishing secrets together. With each new discovery, they go to places, events, and ecstasies they could have never imagined possible!“

I Hope you’ve all enjoyed this and have found the answers to some questions you had…(i know i did) please leave me a comment below with your valuable thoughts and opinions.


You can read my 5🦉 Review of Your Soul Was Made For Mine HERE


You can read my 5🦉 Review of My Soul Belongs To You HERE


Thanks for Reading!

Lesley


{This is a repost from my original blog Honestly Simple Reviews}

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