Today we’re featuring Natasha D. Frazier on the blog. She has a reason for writing that I think is profound for its simplicity.
Natasha D. Frazier’s Book & Writing Process
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Q: What is the title of your book and what is it about?
A: The Wrong Seat is book 2 in the Langston Sisters Series. Ava shoulders the burden of restoring her company’s reputation and sales, simultaneously becoming the target of someone who wants Langston Brands to fail. Her father hires a private security firm, The Four Kings, to keep Ava safe. However, Zack, her personal bodyguard, finds the task complicated when an emotional bond forms between him and Ava.
Publication date: April 6, 2023
Q: What genre is The Wrong Seat?
A: Christian Romantic Suspense
Q: What inspired you to write The Wrong Seat, and how did you come up with the idea for it?
A: The Wrong Seat is book 2 in the Langston Sisters series. Ava had a story to tell (as does Layla), and it must be told.
Q: What scene was the hardest one to write and why?
A: I don’t think there was a difficult scene to write, but the hardest part of writing the story was not rushing the romance and keeping the characters apart. I could feel the chemistry between Zack and Ava, but holding off until that perfect time was difficult. Did I mention that I love their story?
Q: What are some themes and tropes that are included in The Wrong Seat?
A: Two specific themes are forgiveness of oneself and trusting God no matter the situation. The tropes are second-chance romance and bodyguard romance.
Q: Who is the ideal reader for The Wrong Seat?
A: Women readers between the ages of 30 to 65 who enjoy the themes and tropes previously mentioned.
Q: What’s the one thing you want readers to take away from reading your book?
A: I’d like readers to walk away from this book believing and trusting that God can and will work out whatever their difficulties are in life. The characters are relatable, so if one person can say, “If God can work in this character’s life this way, He can also work in mine,” then I’ve done my job.
Q: Plotter or pantser? Share a bit of your writing process.
A: I’m mostly a pantser once I know the story I want to write, however, I usually create a small “things that happen” document to keep me on track.
Q: What does a typical writing session for you look like?
A: I don’t have a typical writing session. I write when I can so that can be while I’m at my daughter’s gymnastics class or my son’s MMA class, or 30 minutes during my lunch break. Every now and then, I’ll go to a coffee shop or breakfast restaurant and write. If there’s research to be done, I may not write at all because of the time spent eventually falling down a rabbit hole. 🙃
Q: What was the most challenging aspect of writing and publishing? How did you (do you plan to) overcome it?
A: The most challenging aspect of publishing has always been marketing. There are so many (changing) ways to get books into readers’ hands, which can be both fun and exhausting.
Q: Why do you write?
A: Short answer: Writing is part of my calling and contribution to the world.
Writing Advice from Natasha D. Frazier
Q: What advice would you give to someone who’s just starting out?
A: Write and read as much as possible. The more you do both, the better you become.
Q: What’s the best piece of writing advice you ever received? How has it impacted your life?
A: Read! Early on in my writing career, I wouldn’t read as much and especially not while writing, but reading helps me work through my own stories.
Q: What’s the worst piece of writing advice you ever received? Why do you think this was not good advice?
A: Thankfully, I haven’t received any bad writing advice.
Q: If you could go back and change one thing in your author career, what would it be and why?
A: I’m not sure I’d change anything.
Q: What is one writing resource that you couldn’t do without?
A: Google. I know it isn’t necessarily a writing resource, but Google is the source for quick answers or when I want to know the proper name for a thing or when I need help with character names, or when I need to research a topic. Everything starts with that little search bar.
Just for Fun
Q: What’s the one question you wish I’d asked and how would you answer it?
A: What is something your readers would be surprised to know about you?
If I can find the time, one day I’d like to become a fitness instructor. My favorite group exercise is Les Mills Bodypump. Eventually, I’d like to teach fitness classes.
Let’s Connect with Natasha D. Frazier
Q: What are you working on next?
A: I’m starting book 3, the final book in The Langston Sisters series, Layla’s story.
About The Wrong Seat
Life doesn’t return to normal for the Langston Sisters…
Compelled to get her family’s business back on solid ground after Crystal’s arrest tanks their company’s sales and reputation, Ava shoulders the responsibility to secure the biggest deal Langston Brands has had since inception. However, someone doesn’t like the idea and poisons her to thwart her mission.
Ava’s father hires The Four Kings private security firm to protect Ava from the ongoing threats. When Zack Kingsland takes the job, he does so reluctantly. He’s been out of the field for five years since his last job cost him his ex-wife. Now that he’s back in the thick of things, he finds that he not only needs to protect Ava, but also his heart.
A man of his word, Zack won’t compromise his assignment or Ava’s safety, not even for the growing feelings he has for her.
How can Ava and Zack navigate their feelings without losing sight of the mission—to keep her safe?
Read an excerpt from The Wrong Seat by Natasha D. Frazier
When they made it back upstairs to her room, Zack took a quick scan of her suite to ensure all was well before bidding her goodnight.
“Wait,” she’d said when he reached the door.
Ava crossed the room and stood in front of him. She needed to know if she was imagining the chemistry between them. And given she’d never made the first move with a man in her life, she squeezed her hands to still the trembles. Against her better judgment, and risking rejection and future awkwardness between them, Ava said, “Aside from the whole work dynamic, you being my bodyguard and me being your client, am I crazy to think that something is happening between us? There’s this pull that I—”
Zack drew her into his arms and solidified what her heart already knew. When his lips connected with hers, her knees buckled. Thankfully, his hold was firm enough to keep her from falling. That same connection she felt whenever they touched was ever present and much stronger. He massaged the back of her head as he expertly caressed her lips with his own, branding her heart with his name.
“Good night, Ava.”
And without another word, he disappeared on the other side of the door, leaving her toes curled and heart in the red zone.
With one kiss, he’d ruined her.
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About Natasha D. Frazier
Natasha fell in love with love around the age of twelve because of artists like Babyface, Boyz II Men, Whitney Houston, and New Edition. Around sixteen when her mother purchased a romance novel and left it lying around the house untouched, Natasha read it and a spark for the written word had been ignited.
Natasha believes that writing is one of her purposes and contributions to the world. She feels accomplished when she can get a few words written and like blah when life gets in the way. Her hope is that at the end of every novel, readers will feel like they’ve been wrapped in a cozy blanket with a mug of their favorite coffee/tea/warm drink.