Dakota Harrison stopped by the Tule blog to discuss the eighth book in the With Love, From Kurrajong Crossing series, Be My Baby!
Where did you get the inspiration for Be My Baby?
It wasn’t really inspiration in that sense, more the fact that Max has been in the background the whole time, being the good older brother, the one who is dependable, caring, and always there. He needed a story. He deserved a HEA. He deserved to be loved.
And Millie deserved a chance to explain why she had become so jaded; snarling and biting like a cornered animal, when all she needed was someone to believe in her.
What 3 words would you use to describe Max and Millie so readers can get to know them better?
Loyal (once you get past the tough outer shell)
Your hero runs an inn called The Spotted Cow. If you could run any type of business, what would it be and what would you name it?
The Spotted Cow is named after an actual, real pub that I used to go to when I attended Uni. It was a fun place.
Ooooh, it would be a toss-up between a bookstore (preferably one that sold secondhand books as well as new), or a gelato store. Option three would be a cupcake shop (like Cat’s).
This is the 8th book in the With Love, From Kurrajong Crossing series. What has been your favorite part about setting your stories here?
I know! Fiona and I can’t believe we’re up to eight already. It’s a bit exciting.
The town itself, and the locals in it. They’ve become like family. It’s like coming home when I sit down to write one of their stories.
We have some fun stories planned for the rest of the series, with some pretty important themes covered, plus some people who will be getting their redemptions … and perhaps even something that turns the town on its head.
What are you currently reading?
I read a lot of Sci-Fi Romance and Paranormal romance when I’m writing. I just last week finished Yearning For Her, by Tiffany Roberts. They are a husband and wife team and one of my few go-to authors, and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s a paranormal romance with a fae hero and human heroine, set on contemporary Earth. It’s in KU as well as for sale, go check it out! ☺
About the Author
Dakota lives in a (not so) sunny part of Queensland, Australia, with her human and fur kids, and harbors a strange love of UGG boots. K- and J-Pop feature heavily in her home, especially when drafting her novels, drawing inspiration for her heroes from the music videos and anime, much to her children’s delight and her husband’s sufferance. She loves writing both alpha and beta heroes, all of whom she tortures and makes fall to their knees before their heroines and beg for mercy.