UNCONDITIONAL by Cherie M. Hudson

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She has a future she can’t escape. He refuses to let her face it alone.

Twenty-one. The age when adult life begins. In my case, it’s the age I learned my future sucked, big time, and there was nothing I could do about it. Every minute of every day I face the fact my life is only going to get worse. Why? Because I have early-onset Parkinson’s Disease. I’m not going to let it get me down, but I also can’t let anyone close. That’s not fair to them, or to me. Trust me. So that means my heart and my soul is off-limits.

But then I traveled to Australia on a college scholarship program and life royally screwed me over. Again.

Raphael Jones is an arrogant Australian celebrity, the hottest guy on campus and a pain in my ass. Worst of all, he makes me ache for a life I’ll never be able to have. Especially when he takes me in his arms and does wicked things to my body.

How do I have a hope of surviving ten weeks in Australia when it’s not just the paparazzi who have me in their sights, but Raph as well? Because Raphael Jones is a man who always gets what he wants. And no matter what I say or do, he refuses to accept what I so painfully know: a life and future with me is no life at all

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Author Interview:

Cherie M. Hudson Interview Answers

 

  • When was the moment that you knew you had to be a writer?

 

When I was six. That’s when I started. A story came to me about a little girl and her pet dragon. I worked on that story for days and nights. And when it was done, I knew that’s all I wanted to do: write write write.

 

  • Who gave you the one piece of writing advice that sticks with you to this day?  

 

Stephen King (although not in person, damn it). In his book On Writing, King says “Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well. It’s about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy.” That’s stuck with me since the first time I read it almost 12 years ago.

 

  • Describe the “perfect” hero. What about the “perfect” hero for you?

 

The perfect hero is brooding and menacing and at times dangerous, but with a dry sense of humour and a loyalty that runs deeper than the ocean. He is rendered defenseless by his love for his woman, even if she drives him crazy at times. He is part Mr. Darcy, part Han Solo. As corny as it sounds, I married my perfect hero (who, as it turns out, is part Mr. Darcy, part Oscar the Grouch, part nerdiest geek you’ll ever find).

 

  • What are some of your favorite pastimes? Do you have any hobbies or collections?

 

I’m a serious geek. So favourite pastimes involve anything to do with Doctor Who, The Avengers, Star Trek and all things super-hero. Of course, there’s also spending time doing crazy fun thigns with my family – who are also geeks so that works out really well. I have a rather impressive Funko Pop! collection – my fav being the entire Guardians of the Galaxy cast, and a serious collection of Doctor Who memorabilia. I also collect movie posters (I have a rare Raiders of the Lost Ark poster that is my pride and joy.)

 

  • What has been your biggest adventure to date?

 

Hmm…can I say every day is an adventure for me because I never know what the hell I’m going to do, or what is going to happen? No? Okay, my biggest adventure to date was when I said “yes” to the question “How ’bout it?” The asker was the man I’d fallen completely and utterly in love with. Given how many people said we’d never last and we’ve been together for over 20 years, I think this adventure is working out pretty bloody awesome, don’t you?

 

  • If your fairy godmother waved her wand and whisked you away to the location of your choice, which place would you choose, and why?

 

Great Barrier Reef. I know it’s probably lame to want to go somewhere in my own country, but I’ve never been there and I so want to see it, and swim amongst the fish and coral…and maybe come across Bruce and his friends 😉

 

  • When it comes to food, are you the adventurous type who will try anything once, or do you prefer to stick to tried and true foods and recipes?

 

It totally depends on my mood. I’ve been known to survive on Vegemite on toast for days on end…but when the mood strikes me, I’ll actively seek out something crazy like crocodile meatballs or emu egg omelette. Seriously.

 

  • What is this romance writer’s idea of the “ideal romantic evening”?  

 

My idea of a romantic evening is very boring, I’m afraid. It involves The Husband, a good movie on the telly, the girls in bed sound asleep and a thai food carpet picnic. See? Boring.

 

  • How do you describe yourself? How would your family and friends describe you?  

 

LOL I describe myself as creative chaos. My friends and family are more inclined to use words like “disorganised” “loopy” “unstable” and “unstable” It’s a good thing they love me, right?

 

  • What is your favorite comfort food?

 

Vegemite on hot buttered toast. Oh man, now I want some…

 

  • What is your favorite season? What do you love about it?

 

Spring. I love that its getting hot enough to swim, but the nights are still cool enough to snuggle. I love that there’s a hint of summer on the air in the early evenings. I love that the world seems to say..whoa, its time to get busy. *grin*

 

  • What is the one modern convenience that you cannot do without? 

 

A flushing toilet. I grew up in the country and spent many a weekend camping and even as a little girl, I just hated the whole “squatting down/tip-toe carefully away from the scene” approach. I need plumbing and a flushing loo, thank you very much.

 

  • What project are you working on next?  

 

Unforgettable (the follow up to Unconditional) which is Brendon the Biceps HEA. I created Brendon the Biceps in Unconditional as a way to bribe my personal trainer into giving me less burpees to do. The bribe wasn’t successful, so I’m hoping a whole book based on Brendon will work (I really really really don’t like burpees) 

 

  • Any place we can find you in person or on the net this month or next?

 

 In March I’m in Canberra, Australia for the Australian Romance Readers Convention. As for the net…I’m always out there being my normal geeky self. The best place to find me is on Facebook, Tumblr or Tsu 🙂

 

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