Title: My Missing Puzzle Piece
Series: A Creekside Falls Novel # 1
Author: Kristin Hoepfl
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Formats: E-book and paperback
Publisher: Kristin Hoepfl
Cover by: Got It Covered Book Designs
Editor: Staci Cranor
Pages: 295 pages
Date Published: 11 July, 2014
For Elle Davis, love seems like something that happens to other women. So when her heart flutters upon meeting Trevor Cavanaugh, she is surprised by the momentary glimmer of hope she feels—and appalled moments later by her inexplicably rude response to him.
Before Elle, Trevor has never had trouble with women. But she is a mystery, and now he can’t stop thinking about her. He’s mostly convinced himself it’s just because he needs her expertise to find out who’s sabotaging his business, but there’s more to it than that…
Does love really conquer all in the end?
Elle blushed and said, “Oh, I’m sorry I wasn’t paying attention. Are you okay?”
Trevor looked down at her and said, “It’s okay and I’m fine. Are you okay?”
“I’m fine.” She looked at her arm and noticed his hand there keeping her upright. He noticed at the same moment.
He removed his hand from her arm and stuck it out and said, “I’m Trevor Cavanaugh by the way.”
“I’m Elle Davis, nice to meet you.” Elle said as she shook hands with him.
“Nice to meet you too.” He paused for a second as if he was thinking, “Do I know you from somewhere? You look familiar,” Trevor said looking like he was trying to remember how he knew her.
“I don’t think we’ve met before but you do look familiar to me too.” Elle said, racking her brain to figure out how she knew him, but knowing there was no way to forget
a man like Trevor Cavanaugh.
“What are you doing?” Trevor asked dumbfounded as he stared at a half-naked Elle standing before him.
“Surprising you, I thought you could use a break from all your hard work.”
Trevor closed the thick wooden slated blinds and rounded his desk. When he met Elle he wrapped his arms around her waist to pull her in close. He slammed his mouth down on hers; in a mating of desire and need. He wanted to do this slowly but Elle was leading the
kiss and taking it to the level of fast and furious. He loved this woman; she knew how to pull one hell of a surprise!
Elle pulled back from the kiss with heavy eyes and dilated pupils, “I think you’re wearing too many clothes.”
She unwrapped herself from his arms and went over to his desk and sat on the edge.
Did you always wanted to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?
No, I thought about it when I was younger but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to be.
When did you first consider yourself a “writer”?
I guess I first considered myself a writer when the book came out on Amazon, even though sometimes it doesn’t feel real and I don’t always think of myself as a writer just someone who likes to write stories.
How long did it take to get your first book published?
From when I started writing the book to it going live on Amazon was a year.
Do you do another job except for writing and can you tell us more about it?
I do have another job, even though I think it would be incredible to do this full-time. My other job is in the accounting department.
What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?
“My Missing Puzzle Piece”
I had a hard time summarizing the story in less than 20 words, this was the best I came up with: Trevor Cavanaugh needs helps to find who sabotaging his business, he turns to Elle Davis the only woman to fill him with need and confusion.
Who is your publisher? Or do you self-publish?
I self-publish and use CreateSpace
How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?
It varies. This book took 5 months but I wasn’t constantly writing or would go back and change things. However the second book took me three weeks, minus a few details and editing it needs; I did have more notes outlined for that one though.
What can we expect from you in the future? ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?
In the future I am focusing only on contemporary romance but would love to try another category in the genre, erotica or romantic suspense. There will be a series ‘A Creekside Falls Novel’ to go along with this first book. Right now I am working on three and four for the series, still deciding how many to do. Also, working on ideas for another series and stand- alone books.
What genre would you place your books into?
The genre I’d place my books in would be contemporary romance.
What made you decide to write that genre of book?
I guess I decided on that genre by falling into it based on the development of the stories. I like that this category of the genre encompasses a lot and I read a lot of contemporaries too.
Do you have a favorite character from your books? And why are they your favorite?
I don’t think I have a favorite character but I have a special liking and place for each character.
How long have you been writing?, and who or what inspired you to write?
I’ve been writing for years but mostly simple, short things. This was the first book I wrote. I don’t think I’ve pinpointed my inspiration.
Do you have a certain routine you have for writing? ie You listen to music, sit in a certain chair?
I don’t have a certain routine but when I sit down to write I know I need at least a few hours and for it to be quiet, which can be hard to come by.
Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?
So far I’ve been reading all of the reviews and as of now I plan to. I like to hear feedback and see if I can change something to make the next story better for the reader.
Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?
I write the book and choose a title during or after the writing process.
How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?
The character names and places actually kind of just come to me and I go from the thought to mesh them with the story idea or build the story around the characters and places.
Are character names and place names decided after their creation? Or do you pick a character/place name and then invent them?
I pick the character and place names after they are created or sometimes during the process of creating them.
Do you decide on character traits (ie shy, quiet, tomboy girl) before writing the whole book or as you go along?
Usually it is a little of both, I try to pick a few traits first and as I am writing I add more to give them description and depth.
Are there any hidden messages or morals contained in your books? (Morals as in like Aesops Fables type of "The moral of this story is..")
No, no hidden messages or morals.
Which format of book do you prefer, eBook, hardback, or paperback?
A few months back I’d say I prefer paperback or hardback but now I’m loving ebooks and reading them on my tablet constantly.
What is your favorite book and Why? Have you read it more than once?
I don’t think I have a favorite book but I love so many!
Do you think books transfer to movies well? Which is you favorite/worst book to movie transfer?
I don’t think they do transfer well, it always feels like something is missing that should be there or it ends up too different. I don’t have a favorite or worst book to movie transfer but I haven’t loved any I’ve seen. Now I try not to see movies of books I’ve read ot won’t read a book after I’ve seen a movie based on it.
Your favorite food is?
I have a lot of favorite foods, but right now I’d say anything Italian- like Manicotti.
Your favorite singer/group is?
No favorite singer or group but I am loving country music right now and have been for a while.
Your favorite color is?
Favorite color would be green or purple.
Your favorite Author is?
No favorite authors but I love so many. A few traditionally published authors I love are Jill Shalvis, Carly Phillips, Shannon Stacey and Laura Kaye. I love so many indie authors too!