We’re thrilled to have here today Dominik Potrovic from Cindy McDonald’s romantic suspense novel, To the Breaking Pointe. He’s coming to us all the way from Yekaterinburg, Russia. It is a pleasure to have him with us today at The Literary Nook!
Thank you so for this interview, Dominik. Now that the book has been written, do you feel you were fairly portrayed or would you like to set anything straight with your readers?
Absolutely not. That witch, Silja Ramsay, could have had anything she wanted. She could have helped the ballet company, if she would do as told, but no, instead she got her former lover involved—she makes nothing but trouble for me.
What do you believe is your strongest trait?
I am fantastic dancer. Edvar and Natalia know this as does all the dancers at the Novikov Ballet Company.
Pfft! I have none.
Do you have a love interest in the book?
Yes, but that is for you, the reader, to discover.
At what point of the book did you start getting nervous about the way it was going to turn out?
When Ballard Crafton, the wealthy American, came to Natalia’s office. He was angry and I knew things were going in the wrong direction. He has bad temper. He wanted Silja to be his lover, but she was not co-operating. So Ballard did what he always does: throw big American tantrum.
If you could trade places with one of the other characters in the book, which character would you really not want to be and why?
Ivan Belsky—but again, it is for you to find out why no one would want his fate.
How do you feel about the ending of the book without giving too much away?
Silja has ruined everything, and I hope she pays!
What words of wisdom would you give your author if she decided to write another book with you in it?
Dear Cindy, write a decent book with Edvar and myself as the great dancers that we are!
Thank you for this interview. Will we be seeing more of you in the future?
This is what I hope for, but I can guarantee, Silja Ramsay and her lover, Grant Ketchum, do not ever want to see me again. The feeling is mutual.
Pushed to the breaking pointe!Five years ago First Force operative, Grant Ketchum, let the ballerina of his dreams dance right of his life. Silja Ramsay returned to her birthplace, Russia, to take the position of principal dancer for the Novikov Ballet Company.
The owner and director of the ballet company, Natalia Novikov, has a dark secret: her beloved ballet company is almost broke. Natalia forces her dancers to prostitute themselves to financial contributors at exclusive after-show parties. Silja has been exempt and kept in the dark about the parties—until an American financier offers to bail the failing ballet company out. His prerequisite: Silja must become his personal companion, live in his home, and fulfill his every desire. Against her will, Silja is taken to the American's mansion, but before she goes she manages to send a text to the only man who can save her, Grant: HELP!
Now Grant is on a mission to find his lost ballerina and rescue her from this powerful man's subjugation. He will do anything to get her out alive. If they survive, will he let her chasse out of his life again?
For More Information
- To the Breaking Pointe is available at Amazon.
- Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.
About the Author:
For twenty-six years Cindy’s life whirled around a song and a dance: she was a professional dancer/choreographer for most of her adult life and never gave much thought to a writing career until 2005. She often notes: Don’t ask me what happened, but suddenly I felt drawn to my computer to write about things I have experienced (greatly exaggerated upon of course—I’ve never been murdered!) with my husband’s Thoroughbreds and happenings at the racetrack. Viola! Cindy’s first book series, Unbridled, was born—there are four books to that series so far.
Cindy is a huge fan of romantic suspense series, and although she isn’t one to make New Year’s resolutions, on New Year’s Day 2013 she made a commitment to write one, Into the Crossfire is the first book for her new series, First Force.
People are always asking Cindy: do you miss dance? With a bitter sweet smile on her lips she tells them: Sometimes I do. I miss my students. I miss choreographing musicals, but I love my books, and I love sharing them with you.
Her latest book is the romantic suspense, To the Breaking Pointe.
For More Information
- Visit Cindy McDonald’s website.
- Connect with Cindy on Facebook and Twitter.
- Visit Cindy on YouTube.
- Contact Cindy.