A Bite-Sized Interview with A.M. Kusi
by Donna Soluri
One of my favorite things about Book+Main is how easy it is to find new to me authors. Let’s face it, the romance genre is very popular, even before a certain dashing Duke made his big debut for the streaming audience. We need every tool available to source new reading material to help us escape the day to day! The writing duo of A.M. Kusi has a lovely back list. They tick off many of my catnip tropes: #SmallTown #RomanticSuspense #StrongWomen #AlphaMales; we even have some #SecretBabies in the mix for good measure! (My search for secret babies is what led me to Kusi!) Oh yes, I’m about to get real familiar with A.M. Kusi. Their latest book, His True North releases on April 15, so you have some time to do a little catch up binge-reading like Beth and I have been raving about recently!
Take a moment to get to know A.M. Kusi, the married writing duo of Ash and Marcus!
Are you a morning person or a night owl?
Ash is a night owl and Marcus is a morning person.
What’s your favorite scent memory?
Coffee and books.
Which song do you have on heavy rotation right now?
Buzzkill by Mothica and Girls Like Us by Zoe Wees.
If you could be anyone, alive, dead, or imaginary, for a day, who and why?
Marcus: God so I can know the past, how everything began, and the future.
Ash: I would totally choose to be Charli from our Shattered Cove series in His True North. I so want to visit the world we created in Shattered Cove, and her husband Finn is the ideal hero in my opinion. LOL.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten?
Marcus: Always believe in yourself and work towards becoming a better human being.
Ash: Don’t take criticism from people you wouldn’t take advice from.
What’s one change you had to make during the pandemic that you plan to keep when things get better?
We already worked from home and homeschooled our daughters so there wasn’t much change to our schedule except staying home more. This is a tough one. Probably just our writing schedule. We take turns working while the other is with the kids.
All-time favorite movie or TV show?
Marcus: I really don’t have an absolute favorite, but I was really into Prison Break, Money Heist, and Bridgerton.
Ash: I do not have one favorite of almost anything. But I love Pride and Prejudice, The Proposal, Why Did I Get Married, and movies that keep you guessing like psychological thrillers.
What is your favorite must have self-care item or ritual?
Coffee for Ash. Showers for Marcus.
Has your idea of success changed over the years, either professionally or personally?
Ash: Absolutely, in both respects. I stopped looking outward for my success and started looking inward. I set the bar for what is success for me and then strive to achieve that. I believe success is relative.
About His True North (Shattered Cove #5)
Release Date: April 15, 2021
He’s lost their history. She’s questioning their future. Can their lifelong vow weather a devastating storm?
Finn Reed had his perfect life all lined up. But after waking up from a coma, he’s devastated that his memories of the last sixteen years have vanished. And after returning home with the pregnant woman claiming to be his wife, he’s terrified to discover his journal filled with dangerous secrets.
Charli Reed thought she was done with life’s tough hurdles. But when her husband forgets their entire relationship and the baby on the way, she fears she’s not strong enough to help him remember. And when their bond breaks beyond repair, Charli has no choice but to pull back from the man she never thought she’d lose.
Battling his suspicions and growing paranoia, Finn must learn to trust the woman carrying his child. But when a violent threat from Charli’s history returns, it’s not just their vows that could end up dead and buried.
Can their hearts find a way around danger and back to bliss?
His True North is the raw fifth tale in the Shattered Cove Romance series. If you like undeniable bonds, rollercoaster emotions, and edge-of-your-seat suspense, then you’ll adore A. M. Kusi’s breathtaking story.
About A.M. Kusi
We’re Ash and Marcus Kusi, a wife-and-husband author team under the pen name A. M. Kusi. And enjoy writing romance novels that are inspired by our experiences as an interracial/multicultural couple.
Our novels are about strong women and the sexy heroes they fall in love with, are emotionally satisfying, and always have a happy ending.
If you love romances that are steamy, have diverse characters, and are socially relevant, then you will enjoy reading our novels.
Donna should be an empty nester, but she’s not, thanks COVID-19. She’s a voracious reader of all books; she can’t pick just one sub-genre. A staunch supporter of seasoned romance and a lover of cupcakes, you’ll often find her with a cup of tea and a mountainous TBR pile close at hand. Follow her @DonnaSoluri on B+M Bites.
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