Tuesday 25 February 2020


Title: My Pulse
Author: Hanna Dale
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Release Date: 26th November 2019

BLURB supplied by Xpresso Book Tours
For single mom Tristan Maddox, moving to the small town of Broward, Georgia is the opportunity she needs to provide her daughter with a better life. A bigger house where they can each have their own bedroom, a backyard to play in, a place where they can put down roots and be part of a community, are all part of the reason she chose Broward as their new home. Nowhere on that list was her sexy next door neighbor, Owen, his adorably affable dog, Huck, or his crazy family. 

Owen Gallahanger is perfectly content with his life the way it is. He has a job he loves, a family that he can count on, even if they drive him crazy most of the time, and his loyal sidekick, Huck. He isn’t looking for anything more, but after meeting Tristan and her daughter, he quickly realizes exactly what he is missing.

But not everyone is happy that Tristan is in Broward. As an unknown threat continues to escalate, Owen has to fight to protect the woman he loves, and their future together, or risk losing everything.



Do you use a pen name? And why? 
I do use a pen name. I am probably one of the most socially awkward people you’ll ever meet in your life. Writing gives me a chance to be someone else, and using a pen name adds to that sense of freedom for me.

Are you a self-published / Indie author / Mainstream Published? 
I am a self-published author, and this is my debut novel. I love how self-publishing has become so popular over the last few years. It’s given us so many amazing authors that I don’t otherwise think we would have been introduced to.

Do you listen to music or have something else that you use whilst writing? 
It really depends on my mood. Sometimes I’ll listen to classical, but if I listen to any other type of music, I’ll catch myself singing along. My children will be the first ones to tell me that I shouldn’t be singing out loud! Sometimes I put on reality TV, because it provides me background noise but I don’t really get caught up in what’s going on. I definitely can’t write in silence; I have to have some sort of noise going on around me at all times, even when I’m going to sleep.

What or Who inspired you to start writing? And how long have you been writing? 
I can’t think of any one person or thing that inspired me to start writing. I’ve just always had these stories in my head and decided to put them down on paper one day. I learned, years after I first started writing, that my own mother had written stories when she was growing up. She passed away a few years ago, but I like to think she knows that I took the leap to self-publish, and that she’s proud of me.

Do you prefer e-books, paperbacks, hardcovers or audiobooks? 
Oh, this is a tough one! I love the feel of a good book in my hands. The way it smells, the texture of the paper, the weight of it, but I love the convenience of an e-book and the way it allows me to carry hundreds of books around with me all the time. It especially makes it easier when I’m traveling. My suitcases are much lighter since I invested in an e-reader.
Have you ever read a book more than once? And if so, what was it? I tend to read all of my books I’ve bought multiple times. It’s like sitting down to catch up with an old friend, or coming home to be with family. I think I’ve read every book by Nora Roberts at least five times each, and then there’s Lucy Score, Meghan March, Kristen Proby, Jennifer Armentrout, Aurora Rose Reynolds, the list could literally go on for days. I’ve read, and re-read, and re-read them all.

Do you have just one book you would recommend others to read? 
I’m currently obsessed with any and all things Lucy Score. I just discovered her, and I’m pretty sure I read all of her books in less than two weeks while working a full time job, and slugging my way through Algebra and Spanish assignments with my oldest child.

Do you enjoy reading? 
There is nothing better than a good book. My Kindle App on my phone added this handy tracker that tells me I’ve read for a solid 456 days in a row! I make time to read every day, even if it’s only a chapter. I love getting to live in these amazing worlds created by other people.

What’s the best advice that you have been given when it comes to writing? 
To write for myself above everything else.

Do you have any hobbies that aren’t related to reading & writing? 
I have two incredibly active, nature loving boys, so my hobbies include things like camping, fishing, and hiking. None of which I particularly enjoyed before I had my kids. As cliché as it sounds, seeing it all through their eyes, and sharing the experiences with them, makes putting up with the spiders all worth it.


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