1.) Which book would you choose and why?
Susan: Oooh, what a leading question…I’d obviously love to see ALL my books made into films so I could sigh over the gorgeous leading men and maybe get to meet each one of the yummy actors portraying them in person.
If I can only have one *pouts* then I’d choose Love and Punishment. It’s gritty, erotic, thrilling, with a crazy serial killer, a hot love story and some rather disturbing violent scenes which always seem to attract viewers. 🙂
In fact my publisher is already looking at touting it about to see if anyone’s interested. This is of course a completely long term idea, one that could take years even to get some sort of a ‘meh, nice but no thanks’. It’s lovely to think about though.
It also lends itself to being either a film or a TV series so that might appeal too, to any prospective film producer or director.
2.) It’s a location shoot – where would you choose to film it? What makes that place/country the perfect spot for filming?
Susan: Well, I’d have to set this story in London as that’s where my chaps live. The areas in the book are Chelsea and Finsbury. The murders take place in random spots, like Hampstead Heath (people might remember this location from my Double Alchemy series) and some of the seedier sides of London. London is such an incredible place anywhere to set a book about murder, intrigue, violence and hot action, so to me it simply makes sense.
3.) Whom would you choose to play your leading men?
Susan: There’s no doubt that Anthony would be played by the deliciously rugged Raoul Bova, on whom the figure of Tony is actually modelled; and should he choose to break out from modelling and act, the delightfully sexy Will Chalker , (also an amateur boxer!) who was the inspiration for Flynn.
You can check out all the pictures for both Will and Raoul on my Love and Punishment Pinterest board
4.) Would you cast yourself in the film? Which, of any of the characters, would you most like to play (man or woman)? What makes that particular character appealing to you?
Susan: Oh goodness. I definitely wouldn’t cast me in the film. I’m pants at acting (meaning terrible in English slang) and I doubt I’d last more than a minute. However if I did have to play one of the characters, it would be Blair Malcolme, the killer. I’ve got a complete fascination with the darker side of people and to me, he would be a wonderful character to play, dark, charming, yet totally depraved.
Blurb: One of London’s up-and-coming chefs, Eddie Tripp has just the right recipe to drive tragedy from the mind of Gideon Kent—and leave him senseless with desire.
THE MEN OF LONDON
From Soho to Norwich, there’s no escaping love.
A TASTE OF FOREVER
An award-winning chef with his own restaurant and an inexhaustible passion, Gideon Kent once had everything. Then came tragedy. It stole more than Gideon’s home. He hasn’t cooked since.
Until Eddie Tripp. Fun-loving and vivacious, the Norfolk redhead’s a real up-and-comer in Gideon’s kitchen—and other places. Slim where Gideon’s broad, easy-going where Gideon is growly, he and Gideon seem polar opposites, and yet Eddie conjures flavors that would tempt anyone with a taste for perfection. The sauce of love is already simmering, and this pair is about to dine on the most delicious dish they’ve ever prepared. Because Eddie’s been Gideon’s missing ingredient all along.
About the Author: Rather than wax lyrical about myself and bore you all to death, let me simply highlight the top 20 choice words, phrases and observations people have made about me over the years; perhaps then you’ll get the picture of what it’s like to be me. More importantly perhaps, you’ll wonder how my poor family, friends, and colleagues ever managed to put up with me. I put my hands on my heart and promise the things below have all been said by someone close to me at one time or another…
1. I apparently have the ability to tell someone to go to hell in a way that they enjoy the journey
2. Complete nutter.
3. Pig headed and stubborn
4. Little Miss Know it All
5. The best friend a person could have
6. A walking talking dictionary
7. Extremely intelligent (I like this one the best obviously even if it is my mother who keeps telling me this)
8. I am ‘leg’ (pronounced ‘ledge’) – according to my daughter this means I am ‘legend’ and her friends like me. She is 19. PS. I only have her word for that one and it could mean something extremely rude or offensive.
9. Total control freak
10. Someone you can trust with anything
11. A no nonsense woman
12. A delight to work with
13. One of the best bosses I have ever had the privilege to work with
14. Innovative and driven
15. Too bloody awkward for words
16. Little Miss Perfect (said in a voice that wasn’t being complimentary but casting negative aspersions on my character)
17. Great sense of humour
18. Total freak
19. Best mum in the world (this one actually is the one I like the best disregard 7.)
20. Most unusual person I have ever known (this can be taken a number of ways – I prefer to see it as a compliment because it is something I absolutely aspire to -i.e. Not being like everyone else.)
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