Interview with Emma Hart

When did you first start writing?
I was eighteen and at home with my first child. After reading a ton to help escape from post-partum depression, my husband told me to "Stop reading and write a book." So...I did. :)
What's the story behind your latest book?
Four Day Fling is a standalone romantic comedy of epically awkward proportions. Black sheep of the family, Poppy, is one week out of her sister's weekend-long wedding without a date. A one-night stand gives her just that, and she thinks she's gotten away with it until they show up at the venue and she discovers her date is a superstar hockey player - and her entire family's favorite player!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I would love to say it's the sitting down and actually writing, but that's probably the hardest part, and I admit that I don't always like it! The greatest joy is those messages from readers that tell you how much of a difference your books have made or how they've helped them through a tough time. I've had emails from people who read my books to get them through cancer treatments or to cope with the death/illness of a loved one, and knowing that my words brought someone peace and allowed them to escape for a few hours always gets me.
What do your readers mean to you?
More than I could possibly put into words. I have the most wonderful selection of readers who are more than just that - many of them are my friends, and some of my closest friends started out as strangers liking my books.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Generally, my kids are jumping on my bed or pulling each other's hair or something. That's great motivation. LOL. Kidding. (Kinda.)

I still have dreams and goals. For every one I fulfill, there's something there to take its place. Dreams don't work unless you do, and the only person who can make them happen is me.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Procrastinating. I am an excellent procrastinator. HA!
What is your writing process?
Get water/snacks.
Sit at desk.
Open Word doc.
Check Facebook.
Check email.
Get up to pee.
Write 500 words.
Check Facebook.
Write 500 words.
Stare into space.
Pee again.
Write 200 words.
Stop for lunch and accidentally watch 4 episodes of Friends...

I mean, you see where I'm going with this, huh? ;)
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't know if I remember the first one, but the first story that really grabbed me was The Twins at St. Clares by Enid Blyton. (Also the Mallory Towers books.) They are books that I've read countless times, and we're talking crimped pages, barely readable spine, properly loved old books.

Enid Blyton had a magical way of telling a story, and I think she taught me the love of the written word before I knew what it really was to love reading.
How do you approach cover design?
I actually design my covers myself, so with a great deal of shouting at stock sites, cussing at stock sites, and the occasional drink. (All right, not occasional. Nobody can go into a stock site without drinking. If you can, you're a unicorn.)

That said, the photo is the hardest part, usually. I know my brand, I know what my readers want, and I know what the story needs. And I know I will stress every single time until the cover is out in the world.
What do you read for pleasure?
Ha! Well, most people think it's romance, but it's not. I adore paranormal cozy mysteries, specifically witch ones. Seriously - I am obsessed and I cannot get enough.
Describe your desk.
Organized chaos.
I have a top hutch, so I have a lot of room to create that chaos. It's covered in pens, sticky notes, other desk-type things that make me look like a real adult. On the other side of the hutch, I have my craft/writing books and exactly 26 notebooks. I wish I were kidding.

On top of the hutch, I have a copy of every book I've ever published. Sometimes, when I'm struggling, I look up and remind myself of all the times I've done it before.
Published 2018-07-06.
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Books by This Author

The Best Friend Predicament
Pre-release—available July 23, 2019. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A brand new best-friends-to-lovers romcom from Emma Hart. DATE NOT FINAL.
Pre-release—available June 25, 2019. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A brand new enemies-to-lovers romcom from Emma Hart. DATE NOT FINAL.
Catastrophe Queen
Pre-release—available January 29, 2019. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
One hot mess. One hot boss. One too many hot encounters... Coming soon from New York Times bestselling author, Emma Hart, is an all-new office romantic comedy about what happens when everything you touch turns to disaster.
The Roommate Agreement
Pre-release—available March 26, 2019. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Let your homeless best friend stay with you, he said. Being roommates will be fun, he said. It's only temporary, he said. He never said I'd fall for him.
Tequila Tequila
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,190. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
TEQUILA + YOUR BEST FRIEND + YOUR BEDROOM = UM. WHOOPSIE? Don’t sleep with your best friend. Take it from me. I did it. And it was awful. I-wish-the-tequila-made-me-forget kind of bad.
Best Served Cold
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,960. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Revenge is a dish best served cold. Which is a real problem when the attraction runs red-hot. A brand-new, sexy romcom from the author of FOUR DAY FLING, Emma Hart.
Four Day Fling
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,170. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A side-splittingly hilarious romantic comedy from the New York Times bestselling author of The Upside to Being Single, Miss Fix-It, and Being Brooke.
The Dating Experiment
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,680. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
1. Get over my best friend’s brother. 2. Remember that I’m over him. 3. Prove I can date other people. It should be easy. It’s not.
The Hook-Up Experiment
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,450. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
1.Hate-screw my high school nemesis. 2.Remember to hate him. 3.Prove my brother wrong. It should be easy. It isn’t.
The Upside To Being Single
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,050. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
There are many upsides to being single. Your new boss knowing what your boobs look like? Not one of them. THE UPSIDE TO BEING SINGLE, a brand new, romantic comedy from New York Times bestseller, Emma Hart.
Miss Mechanic
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,030. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Two mechanics. One rivalry. She’ll prove she’s as good as she says she is. He’ll prove her place isn’t under the hood. It’s over it. MISS MECHANIC, a standalone romantic comedy from New York Times bestseller, Emma Hart.
Miss Fix-It
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,850. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A brand new, hot romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author, Emma Hart. One handywoman. One single dad. One set of twins. And the wall isn’t the only thing being drilled…
The Stripped Series
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 168,840. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A bundle of the Stripped series books, STRIPPED BARE and STRIPPED DOWN. Including the first chapter of TEQUILA, TEQUILA.
Stripped Down
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,520. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(3.00 from 1 review)
What do you get when you mix a bottle of tequila, a single mom moonlighting as a stripper, and her sinfully sexy boss with an impulsive side? Married. You get married. STRIPPED DOWN is a spin-off novel of STRIPPED BARE, featuring Beckett Cruz's story, and is a standalone.
The Holly Woods Files Series: Books 1-4
Series: Holly Woods Files. Price: $16.99 USD. Words: 358,500. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The first four books in the Holly Woods Files romantic mystery series by New York Times Bestseller, Emma Hart. One sassy private eye. One sexy, stubborn detective. One loyal best friend. One crazy Italian grandmother. One filthy-mouthed parrot. One over-protective family. Cupcakes. Tension. Sex... And murder. Welcome to Holly Woods, Texas. You'll never look at a small town the same way again...
Stripped Bare
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,190. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
What do you get when you mix a bachelorette party, the queen of dating disasters, and a stripper so hot he was forged from the fires of hell? Screwed. You get screwed....
Wild: The Complete Series
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 180,250. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
He's a sex addict. I'm a love addict. He craves my body. I crave his heart. His addiction feeds mine. My cravings ignite his. Together, we're dangerous. Destructive. Obsessive. Wild. This is temptation... (This is a limited time box set edition of the entire WILD series, which includes WILD ATTRACTION, WILD TEMPTATION, AND WILD ADDICTION.) ‚Äč
Dirty Little Rendezvous (A Burke Brothers Spin-Off)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,010. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Sometimes the past becomes the present... And he's hot, cocky, and British. DIRTY LITTLE RENDEZVOUS is the highly anticipated spin-off novel to The Burke Brothers series, and tells the story of Leila Burke.
Burning Bond (Holly Woods Files, #6)
Series: Holly Woods Files, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,620. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Two men, both determined to protect me. I think I could love one. I’m almost certain I’m in love with the other. Ride or die just got a whole lot realer. (Burning Bond is book six of the Holly Woods Files series and tells Bek's story. While it can be read as a standalone, it's highly advised to read the complete series in order.)
Twined Bond (Holly Woods Files, #7)
Series: Holly Woods Files, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,790. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
But when life throws you an unexpected curveball... Sometimes the best laid plans need tearing up. Even if you don't mean to do it. Happily ever after... If Holly Woods survives this.
Twirled Bond (Holly Woods Files, #5)
Series: Holly Woods Files, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,130. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
If I thought Holly Woods was crazy before, I was wrong. Devin is finally married. Nonna's on the wedding warpath. Drake might be getting ideas. His mom just dropped a bombshell, and Bek is caught between a hot as hell FBI agent and my super-sweet little brother. Chaos is coming to town. Everything I've ever known about Holly Woods might just be about to change.
Tied Bond (Holly Woods Files, #4)
Series: Holly Woods Files, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,730. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Holly Woods is going to hell in a handbasket—but this time, Satanists aren’t to blame. Halloween is. Everything is going smoothly—too smoothly—and I can’t shake the feeling that something is about to happen. Drake insists I’m being paranoid… But when a body turns up at the Holly Woods Halloween party, we have a whole lot more than a murderer to worry about. Because the prime suspect is his mom.
Tethered Bond (Holly Woods Files, #3)
Series: Holly Woods Files, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,460. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Drake’s determined to protect me. I’m determined that I can do it myself. Danger. Mystery. Darkness. Malice. It’ll be a miracle if any of us make it out of this with guns unfired, cupcakes still frosted, and hearts intact…
Tangled Bond (Holly Woods Files, #2)
Series: Holly Woods Files, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,440. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
One date with the sexier-than-sin Detective Drake Nash. Simple. Until you take into account that my brother finally proposed to his girlfriend, so Nonna is on a warpath—and the crazy old bat has Cupid by the balls.
Twisted Bond (Holly Woods Files, #1)
Series: Holly Woods Files, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,560. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Photograph cheating spouses. Hand over the evidence. Cash my check. That was my plan when I returned home to Holly Woods, Texas, and became a private investigator. Finding the dead body in my dumpster? Yeah… Given the choice, I think I would have opted out of that little discovery.
Intercepted (By His Game, #3)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,770. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Four people. Four goals. Four endings. In the third and final book of the USA Today bestselling By His Game series, the rules of the game are blurring, and when the past becomes the opposing team, hearts aren’t the only thing at stake of being lost…
Sidelined (By His Game, #2)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,790. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Three people. Three motives. Three reasons. When the game leaves the field in the second book in the USA Today bestselling BY HIS GAME series and mixes with sex, lies, and betrayal, the future isn't the only thing on the line... In this game, someone will be sidelined, and calling the play isn’t always as easy as it seems.
Blindsided (By His Game, #1)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,790. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Two people. Two agendas. Two games. What happens when the out-there It-Boy of football meets the secret It-Girl of fashion?
Wild Attraction (A Wild Prequel)
Price: Free! Words: 8,570. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance
(5.00 from 1 review)
The rules are simple: One night. One f*ck. Run. *Wild Attraction is a free prequel novella of around 9,000 words. It is followed by Wild Temptation, the first full length novel in the WILD series. Wild Temptation will be available August 18th and is now available for pre-order.*
Wild Addiction (Wild, #2)
Series: Wild, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
In this sizzling conclusion to WILD TEMPTATION, Liv and Tyler see the boundaries of their addictions pushed to new limits as their heads battle with their hearts for an explosive fall into the depths of love... He craves my body. I crave his heart. This is addiction.
Wild Temptation (Wild, #1)
Series: Wild, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
In this sexy new CALL series spin-off series by New York Times bestseller Emma Hart, enter the intense world of a no strings relationship and experience addiction like you never expected... He’s a sex addict. I’m a love addict. This is temptation.
Final Call
Series: Call, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,890. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance
**Special pre-ordering pricing.** In the highly anticipated sequel to LATE CALL, Dayton and Aaron learn once more than not everything is as straightforward as it seems, and if they have any chance of getting their long-awaited happily-ever-after, they'll have to work for it...
The Game Series Complete Collection
Series: The Game, Box Set. Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 270,900. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
A collection of all four books in the New York Times Bestselling THE GAME series - The Love Game, Playing for Keeps, The Right Moves, and Worth the Risk.
Worth the Risk (The Game, #4)
Series: The Game, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,930. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
She lost a part of her soul when he died. He lost his right hand man, his ultimate partner in crime. But it's that tragedy that might just push them together.
Late Call
Series: Call, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,700. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
She’s a high class call girl. He’s taking over his father’s business. Seven years ago, they fell in love in Paris. They walked away at the end of the summer, never imagining they’d meet again. Now he’s her client. **Late Call is book one of the Call series**
The Right Moves - The Game Book 3
Series: The Game, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,960. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Emma Hart, comes book three in The Game series. Her past is wrought with demons. His past is full of heartbreak. Yet he's the one person that can remind her what it means to live. The Right Moves is Abbi's story. Official blurb to be added soon.
Playing for Keeps - The Game Book 2
Series: The Game, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,380. Language: American English. Published: February 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Emma Hart, comes the second book in The Game series, and the story everyone wanted after The Love Game... She's in love with him. He's trying not to love her. One night changes everything. Megan and Aston's story. SECOND EDITION: EDITED AND RE-RELEASED WITH NEW CONTENT.
The Complete Memories Series
Series: Memories, Box Set. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 144,040. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
New Adult box set consisting of Never Forget, Holding On (a novella), and Always Remember.
Always Remember (Memories, #2)
Series: Memories, #2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,680. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of THE LOVE GAME is the final book in the MEMORIES series. You know Alec and Lexy's story. Now read Bing & Jen's...
The Love Game (The Game, #1)
Series: The Game, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,850. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
His challenge? Make her fall in love with him. Her challenge? Play the player. Until life changes the rules of the game. New Adult Contemporary Romance.
Never Forget (Memories, #1)
Series: Memories, #1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,120. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.00 from 1 review)
**New Adult Contemporary Romance** A city girl. A small town boy. A summer they'll never forget.