A total life do-over, that’s what Jake needs; a chance to unmake his past mistakes. Because in his zeal to fulfill his beloved dream of wealth and fame, Jake lost Chloe, the one he loved above all else.
First he betrayed her. Then came the drugs. And in the real world, opportunities to undo things...
David: I have a friend who left her husband for no better reason than she felt the desire to explore greener pastures. She and her husband had always been good to one another, but she began to get a nagging feeling that she was missing out on life. So she left him. And then wished she hadn’t. And now it’s too late to go back, because he’s found someone else. And that’s a lot like Jake’s story in Hot. He leaves his girl Chloe to follow a dream. And catches it. And then wishes he could get back to the dream he lived before his dreams came true.
Me: oh, how sad. Does he get her back?
David: It’s not really a sad story, at least all the way through; it’s more of a Nicholas Sparks kind of thing, if you know what I mean. Bittersweet. But as far as the ending goes, you’ll have to read it to find out. And there are elements to that ending that will definitely surprise you.
Me: You’re a musician who has had your songs played on the radio, toured extensively, etc. Is any of this story biographical?
David: Some of it. I know what it’s like to try to make it in the music business, and I’ve had some success with that, although nothing on the scale of what Jake experiences in this story. But I do understand his perspective. Plus, and lol here: I know what it’s like to get a nose job like Jake gets later in the story. So if you’ve never had one of those, read this book for an insider’s look!
Me: Sounds like Jake makes some mistakes in this story. Is he a bad person?
David: Absolutely not. It’s true that sometimes he judges people and situations wrongly. And sometimes he seeks solutions to his problems in the wrong places. But that doesn’t make him anything but human. In fact, I think his faults tend to make him more likeable. We can relate to someone who is as imperfect as we are.
Me: Am I right in guessing that Hot highlights a few of your own personal life lessons?
David: Um, yes. One would be that you can’t judge a person by appearances, and another would be that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the fence, that most times it just has different weeds.
Me: Can you at least hint as to whether or not Hot has a happy ending?
David: You’ll love the last page ;-)
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A professional songwriter/recording artist-turned novelist, who likes to write adventures set in exotic locales. I have a special love for the tropics--jungles and beaches--that's reflected in both my stories and personal life. (In the form of hobbies like breeding parrots, growing orchids, and keeping saltwater reef aquariums.)
I travel widely and strive to write about the places I visit in a way that will make readers feel they've been there too. I've always seen this world as a place of wonder, surpassed only by the people who inhabit it and it's divine Creator.
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ME: Thanks for visiting with us, David!
David: Thanks for having me!