Hi! I’m Lisa Hahn, a romance writer from Northern New Jersey. I write contemporary and historical romance, though only my contemporaries are currently available for purchase. I have two rescue dogs: Cassie is a Lab/Boxer mix and Jonas is a Shetland Sheepdog. We have a cat, too. His name is Blueberry. I’m a vegan and a yogi. I work out a lot. The Seattle Seahawks are my favorite team. I also won the championship in fantasy football league this year. I’m not done bragging about that yet.
Tell us about your books.
I write steamy romance, so while all my books have a sex scene or two, they aren’t wholly erotic. I focus more on the emotional relationship between the characters. I prefer small towns over urban and exotic settings, and I like to write characters who are passionate about something outside of their romantic pursuits.
What inspired you to write Sweet?
I used to dance, and ballet was far and away my favorite discipline. I’d tried reading a few romances with heroines who danced and found myself distracted by the inaccuracies. I wanted to write a book that stayed true to the discipline. I also liked the idea of each book in the Bretton Falls Ballet series being inspired by a different ballet. So many authors are rooting their stories in fairy tales or Jane Austen novels, so I was sort of inspired by that method of storytelling.
How much time per week do you spend writing / editing your work?
I don’t know exactly, but it’s a lot! I have so much respect for people who work full-time jobs while trying to do this.
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m working on the second book in the Bretton Falls Ballet series and a historical western that takes place in 1870s Helena, Montana.
Author: Lisa Hahn
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cat Brown spends the first six years of her career as one of the lowest-ranking members of the Bretton Falls Ballet. Despite the dancer’s undisputable talent, artistic director Lillian Smith insists Cat is too short for a leading role. When Lillian is forced to retire, world-renowned ballet dancer Dmitri Fedorov takes over and casts Cat as the premier performer in his first production with the company. Cat struggles to fend off a host of distractions as she prepares for the most important role of her career: the most insurmountable of which is her instant attraction to the new boss.
Dmitri, once known for his theatrical performances and womanizing proclivities, disappears into seclusion after a horrific car accident shatters his knee and renders him unable to dance. Looking to escape the constant reminders of how far he’s fallen, Dmitri escapes to Bretton Falls in hopes of elevating the small ballet company there to international prestige. The task proves to be more challenging than Dmitri had bargained for when his surprising interest in Cat Brown becomes fodder for gossip among the company.
Cat and Dmitri both have a lot riding on their upcoming production of The Nutcracker, knowing that their careers depend upon the outcome. However, the biggest challenge they face will be staying away from one another.
Lisa Hahn writes romance novels across multiple sub-genres. She’s interested in stories that take place in either small towns or strange worlds, and she strives to create honest, passionate characters her readers can relate to.
Currently, Lisa and her husband live in northern New Jersey with their two dogs (Jonas and Cassie) and their cat (Blueberry). When she’s not writing, Lisa can be found reading, practicing yoga, working out, watching professional wrestling, stitching a piece of embroidery, making/eating vegan food, and rooting for the Seattle Seahawks.