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Colton's Surprise Heir
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The Coltons of Texas #2

February 2016
On Sale: February 9, 2016
Featuring: Ethan Colton; Lizzie Conner
288 pages
ISBN: 0373279752
EAN: 9780373279753
Kindle: B0111N1CWE
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Also by Addison Fox:
Undercover Colton, June 2022
The Cowboy Says Yes, May 2022
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Undercover K-9 Cowboy, February 2022
Under the Rancher's Protection, November 2021


Addison Fox's newest novel, COLTON'S SURPRISE HEIR, releases on February 9th. Last week she sat down with us to discuss her new book, her favorite romances, and what scene was the most fun to write.

What’s your favorite love story? Fiction or non-fiction.

ADDISON FOX: You mean I have to pick just one? That is torture for an avid reader!! But if I had to pick my absolute favorite, it would be HAPPY EVER AFTER by Nora Roberts. I rarely re-read books but I think I’ve read this one at least ten times or so.

Is anything in COLTON’S SURPRISE HEIR based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?

AF: While I do believe I bring my view of the world to my writing, this book was definitely outside my personal experiences. The hero is the child of a serial killer and the heroine grew up in foster care. They are characters I admire deeply and I was absolutely fascinated to explore how their childhoods would affect their adult relationships, but the story is pure imagination.

You get a brilliant phrase/idea/thought at an inappropriate time (while driving, drifting off to sleep/in the shower). What do you do?

AF: Drifting off to sleep it gets plopped into the notes on my phone. For driving or taking a shower I just try to repeat it over and over to myself until I’m in a place to jot it down!!

What’s your favorite line from any movie?

AF: It’s especially poignant as we just lost such an amazing talent, but the line in the final Harry Potter movie, with Alan Rickman playing Snape.


If you were to create a slogan for your life, what would it be?

AF: “Try hard. Work hard. Play hard. Pray always. Love always.”

If you could live anywhere on this planet, and take everything that you love with you, where would you choose to live? Tell us about your choice.

AF: For me the most perfect place is always New York City. I lived there a few years ago but work opportunities had me moving again. I do miss living in the city, but am also pretty happy where I am. But the idea of having New York AND everyone I love there with me? Well, then that would be sheer perfection!

What was your favorite scene to write in COLTON'S SURPRISE HEIR? Why?

AF: I enjoyed writing the opening scene. Openings usually give me fits but this one just sort of flowed. We find ourselves right into the center of Ethan Colton’s life and a rather sizeable bit of news is about to be dropped onto him. It was a fun, layered scene to write and I enjoyed every minute of it!

What did you find most useful in learning to write? What was least useful or most destructive?

AF: There were so many useful tips and pieces of advice along the way from incredibly generous authors. Most useful of all, though, was the personal discovery I made and which I believe every writer has to find in their own time. You have to move from thinking of your writing as something you’ll find time to do and instead look at it as something you make time to do. Writing is my profession and when I shifted and looked at it that way – as something I take time to do actively in my life – things began to change. That’s when the real magic began for me.

The least useful – the idea that you can learn something from everyone’s process. It’s okay to realize that sometimes what you learned is that it’s absolutely NOT for you and move on. Collaging was that for me. I thought I needed to find pictures and make boards and scrap books and I wanted to gouge my eyes out. I simply don’t write that way.

What are five words that describe your writing process?

AF: Focused. Immersive. Personal. Private. Happy-making.

What are you working on now? What is your next project?

AF: I’m currently working on my first Nocturne novella. It’s a 2-in-1 with Karen Whiddon that comes out in November. The title is TBD but we’ve connected the stories. I am having a blast collaborating with her on the world we’re creating and am excited to see what readers think about the book!




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