A Bite-Sized Interview with Chiquita Dennie

by Beth Cranford

Since releasing her debut novel, Antonio and Sabrina Struck in Love, Chiquita Dennie has hit the ground running. Her books run the gamut of tropes and subgenres, making her an author who has something for every reader. But Antonio and Sabrina have stuck with Chiquita, and she recently released the fifth book in their ongoing love story. A suspenseful tale that is sure to take readers down a dark and twisting path, think keywords: Strong Women, Alpha Males, Mafia, Dark, and Romantic Suspense…And whether she’s a new-to-you author or someone whose books you’ve previously devoured, don’t miss this chance to find out more about Chiquita in this bite-sized interview!

Are you a morning person or a night owl?

Morning person.

Do you have a go-to snack while you’re writing a book, and if so, what is it?

Not a snack, but I’m an ice chai drinker.

Do you have a secret talent?

I make really good hot wings.

Describe Antonia and Sabrina Struck in Love in five words.

Action, Romance, Dark, Sexy, Family.

When was the last time you cried?

Last time I cried was during the Vice President swearing-in on January 20, 2021.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten?

Best advice I’ve gotten is to trust yourself.

What’s one change you had to make during the pandemic that you plan to keep when things get better?

Eating habits changed and cutting down on junk food.

All-time favorite movie or TV show?

Favorite TV show: A Different World

What is your favorite must have self-care item or ritual?

I like to take walks in the park. Helps to get my mind clear before I make a big decision or start writing on a project.

Has your idea of success changed over the years, either professionally or personally?

My idea of success is still the same: I want to connect with more readers through my books.

Sabrina’s life changed fifteen years ago when she married Antonio De Luca, mob boss of the De Luca Cartel. She was young and naive about the way the cartel lifestyle worked. Now that Antonio has solidified the family’s name, their world comes crashing down from past secrets she knew couldn’t stay buried. Is this Sabrina’s punishment for falling in love with a mob boss? Or can her children be safe without the De Luca Cartel?

About Chiquita

Chiquita Dennie is an Author, Filmmaker, Podcast Host, and Entrepreneur. Born in Memphis, TN, and a Los Angeles, CA resident, her background in film/TV taught and shaped her passion for screenwriting. Her suspense script Antonio and Sabrina later turned into the Antonio and Sabrina Struck In Love series; since its debut, fans have embraced the unconventional love story. Chiquita has gone on to create more unforgettable couples with Heart of Stone series, with books from both series hitting Amazon Best Seller lists.

Chiquita writes contemporary steamy romance, romantic suspense, women’s fiction, fantasy and so much more. Visit her website at

About Beth

Beth Cranford was born and raised in Australia, but followed her heart (and her husband) to the United States in her late 20s. As the mother of two kids, she’s learned that you can turn anything into a song and that slime does not belong in carpeted areas (or polite society). You can most often find her with her Kindle in hand, listening to Taylor Swift on repeat, or spending way too many hours playing Animal Crossing.

Follow her @BethCranford on B+M Bites.

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