An Interview with Beth Hale

Hi! I’m here today to tell you about my newest release, Magnolia Flames. But, since you may not know me, I’ll tell you a little about myself first.

magnolia-flamesHow did you get started writing?

— I’ve always loved to read and get lost in other worlds. When I was around fifteen, I decided that I wanted to create my own worlds to get lost in. I’ve been writing ever since.

 What genre(s) do you write in and why?

— I write contemporary romance. I find it easier to create situations that I can relate to in today’s world. I don’t rule out writing in other genres as my career goes on.

Tell us about your current series.

— The Magnolia Series are stand-alone books. Each book is set in small-town Mississippi and features a new cast of characters. Since the state flower of Mississippi is the magnolia, I thought the series name was a good fit. The Magnolia Series: Every town has a story to tell.


What is your favorite part of writing?

— Creating a new world to get lost in. There’s something magical about naming a town, deciding who gets to live there, and watching those characters come alive.

What is your least favorite part of writing?

— When the characters won’t do what I want them to. Sometimes, I have a character who just won’t conform to my original plans for him\her. They grow and change into people I have to get to know all over again before I can finish my story.

Where do you get the ideas for your stories?

— I’ve been an Emergency 911 dispatcher for twelve years. Most days, I love my job. There is always inspiration there, whether it’s in the form of a hysterically funny call or a heart breaking one.

Please tell my readers a little bit about your book.

Magnolia Flames is book two of the Magnolia Series and a crossover novella in Paige Tyler’s Dallas Fire & Rescue Kindle World.

What is your next project and when will it be released?

— My next book will be Bourbon Street Heat, and it will be released in January 2017. It will also be a part of Paige Tyler’s Dallas Fire & Rescue Kindle World.


MAGNOLIA FLAMES BLURB: Churches are burning in Oak Bend, Mississippi, and time is running out to find the arsonist.

ATF Special Agent Carter Boone arrives in Oak Bend after following church fires across two states. Determined to find the suspect and make the arrest so he can earn his next promotion, Carter believes he has finally identified the arsonist: the brother of an Oak Bend police officer. But instead of making what he’d hoped would be an easy arrest, he finds himself locking horns with his suspect’s beautiful sister.

Police Officer Eve Sutton is conducting an investigation of her own. She knows her brother is innocent, even if the handsome but stubborn special agent in charge refuses to believe her. But as she gets closer to uncovering the truth, arson turns to attempted murder, and Eve discovers that her role in the investigation could cause her to become the killer’s next victim.

As Carter and Eve race to catch a deadly criminal, tempers clash and desires erupt, but the simmering passion between them is as difficult to contain as the fires burning in Oak Bend. Can they find the culprit before the town – and their hot romance – goes up in flames?


photo-8AUTHOR BIO:  Beth Hale writes about what she knows: strong, Southern women and the men who love them. She twines believable characters, realistic circumstances, and heart-felt emotions together to create sassy, sexy contemporary romances. She draws inspiration from the everyday life problems we all face and expands them into vivid, interesting, hard-to-put-down stories.

Beth lives in small-town Mississippi with her own real-life hero and two children. When she is not working as an E-911 dispatcher, you can find her curled up on her couch, with a blanket, a cup of coffee, and a notebook.



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