Ask Me Anything

 photo tumblr_ljk4r3EdT61qiaando1_400.jpgWith PROJECT: RUNAWAY HEIRESS coming out this week, I know some of you may be asking yourself, “Should I or shouldn’t I?” There are a lot of books released each month. A lot of great romances to choose from.

Of  course, I hope you’ll choose to buy & read mine :hide but in case you’re on the fence, I thought I’d give you the chance to Ask Me Anything you like about the story.

Want to know more about the characters?  The plot?  The inspiration behind it?

Or maybe you like a certain type of romance & want to know if those elements are included in Lily & Nigel’s story.

Well, here’s your chance to get answers to your questions straight from the horse’s mouth, so to speak. :tongue

So Ask Me Anything, & I’ll do my best to give you the 4-1-1 on the first book in my “Project: Passion” fashionista miniseries.

And if anyone has already picked up their copy & started reading, you’re welcome to chime in!  I would love to hear what you think of Nigel & Lily so far. :love

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P.S.  I’ll be holding another Ask Me Anything day in a few weeks, after everyone’s had a chance to read the book.  So as you’re reading, make a note of any questions you’d like to ask & I’ll try to answer them for you then! :topofthemornin


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  1. Ana Carolina says:

    Hi Heidi,

    What’s the name of the Hunk of the Month? He is the inspiration behind PROJECT: RUNAWAY HEIRESS’s Nigel Statham.

    And Who’s The inspiration behind Lily?

    I’m sure you’ve told us before, but I can’t remember.

    • Heidi says:

      Great questions! :peekaboo

      The Hunk of the Month is Kevin McKidd from Grey’s Anatomy. Originally, I started out picturing Nigel more like Simon Baker from The Mentalist, but it just didn’t stick. As soon as I saw Kevin, I knew…THAT’S HIM! :hot

      Lily I’ve always pictured as the Reese Witherspoon type.

      I used pics of both actors all while I was writing, & then to send to the art department when it came time to design the cover. And don’t you think they nailed it just perfectly? Weeeeeee! :love

  2. Tammy Beck says:

    Hi Heidi,
    I love books that play with my emotions (cry, laugh, happy, sad). My favorite is when a character (human or animal) does or says things that are so naturally funny I can’t help but laugh out loud. Are there any really funny scenes in Project Runaway Heiress? What other emotions might we feel while reading?
    Congrats on the release! I keep looking for a copy at Walmart.

    • Heidi says:

      I hope you find a copy soon! Wal-Mart should have it by now…or any day now. Sometimes it takes them a few days to get with the program. :charmer

      More great questions!

      My books always tend to have a little bit of humor in them, even the Desires where I’m not aiming for funny, so I definitely think you’ll find something in there that makes you chuckle. I’m not sure exactly what, tho; people find different things amusing, so I may lol at something you don’t even notice, then you may chuckle at something I don’t think is particularly funny.

      But how about this—after you’ve read it, lmk what made you laugh, if anything. I *do* think you’ll enjoy some of the interaction between Nigel & Lily, esp. where the British stuff is concerned. She sort of has to learn her way around his habits, & there’s a scene about that that *I* think is amusing. :drunklaugh

      There’s also a scene toward the end, a black moment, that I think will stir your emotions. I know it tightened my chest & made me sniffle a little while writing it. :waaa

  3. Hollie says:

    When are you going to be at a booksigning or conference near me??
    Any plans on going to a Lori Foster’s event??
    YOU are on my bucket list to meet in person instead of stalking from afar! :happystpatty

    • Heidi says:

      I don’t know, but that would be AWESOME!!! One of these days, it will just have to happen. :charmer

      I won’t be at Lori’s event, even tho I am participating in this year’s benefit book for the animal shelter. I’m trying to get bookplates made so even my novella can be “signed” & will be there in spirit, believe me! I even think Lori is making up something with my face on it so I can be in pics & such. :lol

  4. Holly says:

    What are your suggestions for a novice writer, conventional publishing, or e-publishing/self publishing? Find an agent or go it on your own?


    • Heidi says:

      That is not about Nigel or Lily, & I’m not sure I want to touch it with a 10ft pole. :starwars

      Honestly, things have changed so much recently & the publishing industry seems to be so up in the air these days, I don’t even have an answer to give you. Try this, try that, do what feels best…I don’t know! :luvsmenot

  5. Ana Carolina says:

    Hi Heidi!

    I thought it was Dr. Hunt, but I wasn’t sure.

    I think the art department nailed it just perfectly, too! The cover is really beautiful.

    • Heidi says:

      Yes, yes, that’s exactly who it is—Owen Hunt, right? I don’t actually watch the show, but as soon as I started using him as my inspiration for Nigel, readers let me know who he is & where I could find him, so I’ve done a week bit of research. :flutter

      He turned out to be just purr-fect.

  6. Michelle Tack says:

    Hi Heidi,

    I’ve often heard it said that you should “write what you know”. I haven’t yet read PROJECT: RUNAWAY HEIRESS, but is there anything in there that you’ve pulled from your life experiences (like dealing with a hot British guy or having your own fashion line :flutter )?
    Going on a treasure hunt this weekend to try to find it!



    • Heidi says:

      Well, I’m not fashion plate, believe me :tongue but I love watching shows like Project Runway. I love seeing how clothes come together, the choices the designers make about material & cuts & accessories. So when it came to HEIRESS, I really tried to absorb all of that & even watched oodles of the show as “research.” :muahaha

      Sadly, there are no steamy affairs with hot Brits in my past. :waaa But who *doesn’t* love a man with a sexy British accent? So perhaps…in my future? :hot

      Fingers crossed you find a copy this weekend! Can’t wait to hear what you think! :topofthemornin

  7. Heidi says:

    Over on the Fans of Heidi Betts Facebook Page (, Cindy Rushford asked:

    What was the hardest part to get figured out in the story plot-wise?

    And I answered:

    This time around, it was the whodunnit. PROJECT: RUNAWAY HEIRESS definitely isn’t a mystery-mystery, but the heroine is determined to figure out who stole her designs. So I had to figure out who, what, where, when, why… And I had a general idea, but there were a lot of details to match up & loose ends to tie up. :luvsmenot

    Just thought you’d enjoy one more Q&A about Nigel & Lily. :hide

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