Series author Karen Foley shares what inspired her to set her new novel, Hot-Blooded, in war-torn Afghanistan. Learn how the author brings together her surly hero and spunky heroine in her new desert romance. And don't miss this excerpt at the end of the post!
One of the best things about being a writer is that I get to live vicariously through my characters and do all the things that I’d never dare do in real life. For example, I work full-time for the Department of Defense and one of my agency’s top priorities is to support our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan by soliciting volunteers to perform six month deployments. While I’m not brave enough to leave my home and family for six or more months, I’ve watched many of my co-workers volunteer to support our troops in the Middle East. They operate in an administrative capacity, but they endure the same austere living conditions and day-to-day hardships that the military do.