Interview with Taylor W. Law, Author of Return to Me

  • Return to Me

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Finding herself means losing everything she knows…

An empty-nested southern woman has her life turned on its head after an encounter with a young student from halfway around the world.

~A novella inspired by true events ~

Jill Edwards is just now learning the true definition of an empty nest. With her only child deployed in Iraq and her husband always gone on business, she finds herself often alone and awfully bored. Worse, it’s getting harder and harder for Jill to relate to the other housewives of Faithville, the little Christian college town she calls home.

Luckily, salvation comes in September.

Every year, Jill gets her only glimpse outside of Faithville when Faithville University welcomes its international students. This year, when one of these students moves in across the street, she’s surprised to find herself unusually drawn to the intriguing, athletic young man from half a world away.

As their unusual friendship develops, Jill discovers parts unknown within her soul – wild desires never before entertained. Awakening her long dormant hunger for life seems to be exactly the thrill she needs, but she soon finds herself on a journey that not only challenges her faith, but life as she knows it.

Return to Me is inspired by true events observed and experienced by the author during a pivotal tenure in rural North Carolina.

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Check my review of Return to Me here.

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Hi, Taylor! Welcome to my blog. I have read your debut novel “Return to Me” and I loved it. Can you tell everyone a bit about your book? How did you come up with the title and what was behind the inspiration of the book?

Thank you so much for your kind words. Return to Me is about a married southern woman who fell in love with an international student younger than her own daughter. And it’s also about something that I don’t yet fully understand, which is “love.”

I’m glad you asked a question about the title. We went through dozens of titles. It was probably the toughest part of the “post-production” of the novel. It took me a little more than a month of back and forth to finally settle down on “Return to Me.” If you do a search online, this title has been used millions of times by other writers. As a media person, it isn’t something I would usually like to do. But it was the closest what I needed for the book. Now I believe it gives the book a specific identity.

As for the inspiration… I had always had this story in my mind and I knew I wanted to use it in one of my projects, whether it be television or music. But after sharing the story with my friends over lunch, I was encouraged to write a book about it. And I’m glad I did it.

During my time in rural North Carolina, I was very fortunate to have met some very special people. The town was so simple, peaceful and almost too perfect. I was like, what is this? Is this even real? But as time went by, I began to encounter some of the wildest things I have ever experienced in my life, which then forever changed me.

The people that I met were so interesting. As a writer, they gave me so much depth to play with. I love exploring the different sides of a character – the dark and rebellious sides of a kind person, or the warm and caring sides of a seemingly cold or shy person. It’s fascinating. That’s why I wanted to write something about Jill and Sean. In a way, it allowed me to relive those precious moments.

Man… I miss North Carolina.

Wow. That was such a moving experience. How do you approach writing a novel– especially adult fiction? 

I didn’t really pay too much attention to the fact that I was writing a novel, or which genre I wanted it to be in. I was so immersed in it that I just wanted to tell a good, and more importantly, an honest story. And maybe it was because I wrote in that way that resulted in the type of reader feedback I’ve been getting. It created dialogues I could have never expected. It was very rewarding.

When reading, what type of books interest you the most?
Suspense. But I’m actually more of a non-fiction reader. I spend more of my time reading for research than for leisure. I currently have a few great books, written by my fellow writer friends, which I’m still trying to catch up on. I really wish I had more time.
As the saying goes, ‘So many books, so little time’. I can totally relate with you! What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

I work in TV, and I’m also a singer-songwriter.

Whoa! You are a multi-talented person. What is your motto?

Do it already.

Do you have an all-time favorite author? Who and why?

I get bored very easily, and that’s probably why I really don’t have an all-time favorite. I tried to think of one, but I can’t. Even for movie directors, singers, or songwriters, I jump from one to another depending on the seasons and how my mood is. But I definitely love reading content that adds value to my life.

What will be your next project? And what can we look forward?

There are a couple projects brewing in the kitchen. I want to write something that, again, makes my readers feel loved. In some form, the new ideas are kind of intertwined with Return to Me. I just had lunch with my friend a few days ago where we briefly discussed the skeleton. I’m very excited about it. I would encourage readers to visit my website www.TaylorWLaw.com to sign up for my mailing list to find out!

Thank you, Mr. Taylor for letting me interview you.

 

You can purchase Taylor’s books at:

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(Bio taken from Goodreads)

Taylor W. Law works in the television world in New York City. Storytelling has always been a core part of his job, but the notion of writing a book had never really crossed his mind.

His interest in writing was sparked after casually sharing a story with his co-workers in the office cafeteria. He was encouraged to write it down, and since then, hasn’t stopped writing.

Taylor’s first romance novel, Return to Me, is scheduled to launch early October.

When Taylor is not working, he enjoys cooking up a storm in his kitchen or hopping on a train down to North Carolina for some quiet time.

A wise friend once told him: “A good story can heal a wounded past.”

Follower him on twitter: https://twitter.com/TaylorWLaw
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Interview with J. Kahele, Author of Violet Chain

Violet Chain (Violet Chain #1)

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After catching her fiancé with another woman at their engagement party, Violet Townsend’s world is turned upside down.
Desperate to numb the pain, she falls into the arms of charming, young entrepreneur Chain Alexander.
Chain, a notorious womanizer of Philadelphia, not looking for anything more than a night of pleasure with a woman, is drawn to Violet instantly. There is something about her that he needs and wants so desperately and it’s not just sex.
But Violet is resistant. Can she open her heart again after having it broken so brutally? And more importantly, should she?

This book is intended for mature audiences only!

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Check my review of Violet Chain here.

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Hi, Ms. J! Welcome to my blog. What drew you into the romance genre?

I fell into it accidently to be honest. I really enjoyed more of historical fiction and thrillers as a young girl.

Who is the author that served as your influence in writing romance books?

The only author I really could say influenced me, but she was not a romance writer, is Mary Shelley. Her interpretation of Frankenstein was the most amazing book I had ever read. The crisp writing, the historical feel. It is my absolute favorite book.

I enjoyed Violet Chain. What’s your favorite scene from this book?

When Chain is sitting in his office, driving himself mad over thinking about Violet and he slams his cell into the wall. I believe that is a scene that shows a lot of Chain’s conflicting emotions.

Do you listen to music when you write?

Of course! I listen to music when I read, write, when I sleep, drive. I need it around me all the time.

What are you currently working on? And what can we readers look forward?

I am currently working on the third book of the Violet Chain series, called Blu. Hidden Truths, the second installment of the Violet Chain Series should be out late in November.

Yay! Can’t wait for that. Thank you so much for your time, Ms. J. Wonderful to have you here!

You can purchase her books at:

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I am a proud mother of three daughters who are my absolute complete existence. I write to relieve the scattered thoughts that stream through my mind, constantly. My biggest downfall is that I am a huge procrastinator, which makes my life at times hectic!

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Twitter –  J Kahele @JanelleKahele

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7356203.J_Kahele

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/J-Kahele/1483634408525884?ref=hl

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/janellekahele/

Website – www.janellekahele.com

Blog – http://www.janellekahele.com/fancy_you_stopped_in/

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Interview with Stacy Reid, Author of Scandalous House of Calydon series

The Duke's Shotgun Wedding (Scandalous House of Calydon, #1)

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Victorian Era England…
As far as rash decisions go, it was formidable. But Lady Jocelyn Rathbourne’s will remains strong. If the only way to save her family’s estate and reputation is by aiming a small pistol at the Duke of Calydon, then so be it. For Lady Jocelyn demands satisfaction – and she will have it at any cost. Even if it means demanding the hand of the intense and foreboding Duke himself… But she’s made the first move against a very dangerous opponent… For Sebastian Thornton is no stripling to be trifled with. The lady has played her hand. Now it’s his turn. For Sebastian is in need of a wife. And to find a wife with spirit and fire – even if she means to only marry for his money – would be a great prize indeed. And he intends to thoroughly take his pleasure with her… and demands his own satisfaction in return.

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Check my reviews of Stacy Reid’s books here

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Welcome to my blog, Stacy! I’m very pleased to have you here. When did you first know that you wanted to be a writer?

Hi Pearl! Thank you for having me. I wanted to be a writer from I was about twelve years old. At that time I was hooked on Hardy boys, Nancy drew, and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. When I ran out of books to read (not because I devoured them all, but because my local library was very limited) I started to dabble with my own short stories and my love for writing grew and flourished.

Oh my God. Nancy Drew! I’m a fan. Can you tell us about your road to publication?

It has been a really amazing journey. While I loved writing no one in my family thought it made sense, and every time I mentioned writing romance I was met with staunch resistance. I buried the desire and went onto pursue a business degree. The day after graduation I sat on my bed crying because I was unhappy with my career path. My hubby asked me what’s up, and I poured out my desire to write. He encouraged me not to take the job I was just offered and to pursue my dream.

I spent the next year writing three books in a paranormal/ fantasy romance series. I then tried to get an agent which was disastrous.  But I didn’t let the rejections get me down, and I kept searching for a way to publication. I came across a blog post about Entangled publishing and how fantastic they were doing. And I thought, “This is where I want to be.” So I submitted my book and I was rejected. I was crushed! The very next day I saw where Entangled sent out a submission call for historical romance novellas. I pondered on it for hours and I thought ‘I can write historical as well for I adored reading the favourite genre.’ So I crafted a story, one I was hoping to intrigue the acquiring editor for the call, and I wrote the first book in The Scandalous house of Calydon series. It was accepted and I was offered a four book contract for the series… and the rest is in the wind!

I adore your writing style! Are there any authors whose writing you think is beautiful, or have influenced your writing style? 

Oh wow. I am grinning like mad that you love my writing style. Thank you! There are so many wonderful authors out there that I adore. I find Nalini Singh’s and Lora Leigh’s writing to be beautiful and scrumptious. My favourite historical romance authors are Lisa Kleypas, Judith McNaught, Johanna Lindsey, Julie Garwood,  Kinley Macgregor, and Phillipa Gregory. Have they influenced my writing style? I can only pray and hope they do in some way because these ladies are amazing.

We do have a lot in common. I love Lisa Kleypas and Judith McNaught, too! Anyway, I’ve known you for your wonderful characterization and your sizzling love scenes. How do you approach writing love scenes?

Ha! Sizzling love scenes. J Before I start writing a book I spend hours picturing my couples conversing together, and with other people to get a feel of their character. I laugh out loud at some of the things I imagine, gasp, roll my eyes, and keep imagining until I can hear them talking, and I even respond sometimes. After I have painted the image of my hero and heroine, before I write one word, I always immerse myself in their sensual encounters. I then write the first kiss and a semblance of their first sex scene before I write the book itself. Madness I know. Does it work all the time? No. Sometimes the characters surprise me and do what they want. LOL.  

I also have a husband who is always willing for me to push him down and have my way when I am wondering if something is possible. He is wonderful enough where he does not complain about having a bit of himself in every one of my heroes. 😉

That is so sweet! What is your writing routine like? And how do you combat writer’s block?

My routine is all over the place! Sometimes I write in the day, but I am way more productive in the night when the house is asleep and I can immerse myself in my worlds without distraction. I do not really have a set time I allot daily to writing. Some days I write for two hours, and other days for twelve. It all depends on how the characters are speaking to me on that day. I hate putting myself on a schedule…every time I try I fail, so I just do not do it.

Writers block—sometimes the characters are silent, and no matter what, words won’t come. The thing is not to panic and know it is a part of the process. It is tempting to get hysterical especially when a deadline is looming. But what I find works well for me is to simply pause, and do something else. Go out to dinner, watch a movie, and remind myself not to obsess over the fact I am stuck or the story feels boring. And always in the midst of doing something boring or torturous like washing the dishes or hanging clothes on the line (yes I hate doing these things) my characters speak to me in the most amazing way.

Do you have any advice for aspiring writers? 

Never lose sight of your dream. When it is daunting and all seems dim, keep writing. Always work on improving your craft. Read writing blogs, read books in your genre and never ever give up on the dream to be an author. There will be a lot of stumbling blocks, but the biggest one will be your doubt.

What are you working on right now? And can you tell us something about your new and upcoming book(s)?

I have two more books releasing this year, book 4 in the  Scandalous House of Calydon Series THE ROYAL CONQUEST, which is set to release November 30th, and book one in The Novel of the Amagarians series, ( a smexy paranormal fantasy romance) ETERNAL DARKNESS, to be released this October 6th. I am also completing book one in a new series to be released by Entangled Publishing next year! The first book tentatively titled ACCIDENTALLY COMPROMISING THE DUKE, will be release February 2016, and I am so excited about it J. I am also working on Scandalous house of Calydon #5 (Marcus and Charlotte’s story)

That is so  exciting! Now for some rapid-fire questions.

Favorite writing snack?

Pizza

Favorite writing and reading nook?

My bed with a mound of pillows

Favorite childhood book?

The Nancy Drew series

Favorite book boyfriend?

Zadist from J.R. Ward BDB series. I have read his book a gazillion times.

Current book you’re reading?

The Earl’s Bride by Frances Fowlkes.

Thank you once again, Stacy, for taking time to answer these questions. It’s such a pleasure to have you here!

You can purchase Stacy Reid’s books in:

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(Bio taken from Goodreads)

I am an unapologetic romance lover. I read it. I write it. Enough said. Well..I also have a warrior way “Never give up on my dreams.” I spend a copious amount of time drooling over Rick Grimes from Walking Dead, watching Japanese anime and playing video games with my love, Dusean.

Follower her on twitter: https://twitter.com/st_reid

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Interview with Leisa Rayven, Author of Bad Romeo and Broken Juliet

Bad Romeo (Starcrossed, #1)

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When Cassie Taylor met Ethan Holt at acting school, sparks flew. She was the good girl actress. He was the bad boy about campus. But one fated casting choice for Romeo and Juliet changed it all. Like the characters they were playing, Cassie and Ethan’s romance seemed destined. Until he broke her heart and betrayed her trust. Now the A-list heartthrob is back in her life and turning her world around. One touch at a time.

Cast as romantic leads once again, they’re forced to confront raw memories of the heartbreaking lows and pulse-pounding highs of their secret college affair. But they’ll also discover that people who rub each other the wrong way often make the best sparks.

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M book review of Bad Romeo and Broken Juliet can be found here:

Review: Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven

Review: Broken Juliet by Leisa Rayven

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Hi, Leisa! Welcome to my blog! And thank you for taking time to do this interview with me.

Thank you for inviting me!

Apart from being a writer, you are also an actress. Can you tell us a bit about your acting career?

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be an actress. My parents tell a story of me at the age of two, shushing an entire party of grownups so I could perform for them. Clearly, I was a shy child.

The day I auditioned for drama school was one of the most harrowing experiences of my life, and considering I grew up on a cane farm in Australia that was home to some of the world’s most deadly snakes, that’s saying something. Still, I guess I did something right, because I was accepted, and went on to gain my Bachelor of Arts majoring in acting and directing. Funnily enough, even though I’m a classically trained, most of my career has been spent in musical theatre. Right now, of course, performing has taken a backseat to my writing, but I’m really enjoying this career change. No need to put on false eyelashes and swanky gowns when you’re writing. No one cares if you’re in sweatpants and no makeup while you’re trying to bang out a couple thousand words a day. 🙂

Did you get your inspiration to write Bad Romeo from acting? 

Well, as the titles imply, my original inspiration was Romeo and Juliet. Much like Ethan, I’ve always hated Romeo as a character. At the beginning of the play, he’s just had his heart smashed to pieces by Rosaline, and yet when he meets Juliet, he’s all, “Oh yeah, sure. Let me give my heart to another woman. One who I like ever MORE than Rosaline, so who has the power to hurt me even more.” I’ve never seen that as a realistic reaction. For me, a far more compelling story is what happens if Romeo meets his soul mate, but pushes her away because of how damaged he is by past heartache. When I knew that was the story I wanted to tell, I thought a drama school would be the perfect environment to explore that dynamic, because it allowed me to torture Ethan by casting him opposite the girl who he’s desperately trying to avoid.

That’s really amazing. How did you personally come about selecting NA as your primary audience? And what do you like most about being a NA author?

You know, I didn’t actually set out to write NA. I just wrote a story I wanted to read. Realistically, the story straddles the line between genres, as the scenes in the past are New Adult, while those set in the present are more in the Contemporary Romance category.

But for right now, I’m really enjoying exploring stories in which people discover themselves, and I guess for most of us, that happens in the age group covered by New Adult books.

Are there any books or authors that have most influenced you?

I actually grew up loving Stephen King, and read everything of his I could get my hands on. I’ve also read heaps of Dean Koontz, and James Patterson. (Growing up, I didn’t read romance at all.)

The first book I completely fell in love with was The Outsiders, by SE Hinton. I read it when I was ten, and it kicked off my lifelong love affair with books. It was only when I’d devoured it in one session that I found out she’d written it when she was 15/16. It’s still one of my favourite books.

The sex and love scenes in Bad Romeo are amazingly hot. How do you approach writing those scenes?

I think writing good love scenes is really difficult. Sex scenes are easy. Loves scenes – not so much. I really try to put myself into the skin of the character, and I have this weird habit of closing my eyes, because I see the scene really clearly in my mind, very much like a movie. Then I just write what I see. I need to have a visceral emotional response while I’m writing love scenes, or else I know they’ll turn out to be rubbish.

If Bad Romeo were to be made into a movie, who would you choose to play the roles of your main characters?

My ideal Ethan is actually male supermodel, Sean O’Pry, but I have no idea if the man can act. (I really wish he could, because he’s PERFECT.)

My second choice is a gorgeous British actor called Douglas Booth. I’ve never seen him play anyone as broody as Ethan, but I have confidence he could carry it off.

As for Cassie, there’s a great Aussie actress who’s in The Originals called Phoebe Tonkin. I think she’d nail it.

Wow. Great choices there! Any message for your fans?

Darling Starcrossed Fans,

Thank you so much for reading and taking Ethan and Cassie’s story to heart. I’m completely humbled and honoured by your sweet reviews and messages of support, and wish I could smoosh all of you in person.

Passionately yours, Leisa. x

And that was the amazing author Leisa Rayven. Find out more about her and follow her on  and  or go visit her website http://leisarayven.com/.

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(Bio taken from Leisa’s website)

Writing has always been a passion for Leisa, and even though she originally intended to be an actress, it wasn’t long into her time at drama school that she began writing plays.

Those plays were bad. Very bad. Well, her friends thought they were good, but that’s because they were always cast in them and any opportunity to be on stage was met with an obnoxious amount of enthusiasm.

Since then, she’s honed her craft, and several of her plays have been produced and toured throughout Australia.

These days, playwriting has given way to fiction writing, and Leisa’s debut novel, BAD ROMEO, will be available in a worldwide release through Macmillan Publishing in December 2014.

Leisa lives in Australia with her husband, two little boys, three cats, and a kangaroo named Howard.

(Howard may or may not be her imaginary marsupial friend. Everyone should have one.)

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Book Review and Author Interview: The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow

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Author: Michelle Madow
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Published: February 25, 2014
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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Savannah. Courtney. Peyton.

The three sisters grew up not knowing their father and not quite catching a break. But it looks like their luck is about to change when they find out the secret identity of their long-lost dad—a billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner who wants them to come live in a gorgeous penthouse hotel suite. Suddenly the Strip’s most exclusive clubs are all-access, and with an unlimited credit card each, it should be easier than ever to fit right in. But in a town full of secrets and illusion, fitting in is nothing compared to finding out the truth about their past.

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THE SECRET DIAMOND SISTERS

(A paperback copy was provided by the author Michelle Madow in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my rating and review)

My level of enjoyment with this book can be summed up into 5-diamond studded stars. Why? Because this book is highly entertaining. It goes beyond expectations.

The Secret Diamond Sisters is the first book of The Secret Diamond Sisters series. This book talks about three teenage siblings namely Peyton, Courtney, and Savannah who grew up with their single-mom who is an alcoholic. Financially average, the sisters’ lives dramatically changed when they discovered that they are in fact, the daughters of the billionaire Adrian Diamond whom they haven’t met since the day they were born. When their mom was admitted to an alcoholic rehab center for treatment and self-help, the three of them were forced to leave their small town in California and move to the lustrous sin-city Las Vegas. From there, they basically experienced luxury at its finest, but at the same time, met friends who were either real or fake, and lived with their dad who’s a complete stranger, which made them wonder if being the daughters of a rich man really is a perk or a disaster.

Now here are the reasons why I admire this book to bits.

LAS VEGAS. I haven’t been to the US, let alone Las Vegas. And this book made me feel as though I was there, enjoying some Piña colada with the hottest, rich guy in the city while doing some serious shopping and watching the Phantom of the Opera in a grand theater, getting my Blamex wasted like the sky’s not even the limit. WHY NOT?

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THE CHARACTERS. Basically, the main characters here in this book are not perfect. The three siblings are simply the kind of teenage girls you basically meet every day. A bit angsty, immature, and sometimes even frustrating. Their good side, however, is that they can be your best friends, too. Their sisterly love is utterly admirable, and those qualities, I guess, are one of the reasons why I adore this book. I learned to be patient with each of their flaws.

Each of them has different traits. One is a socially-obsessed girl who desperately wants to fit in the new society, while the other one is a modest type who settles to just stay in her room reading books, while the other is a rebel-type who does not bend to any other people’s commands. The three of them are different and their characters are the one that makes the book more interesting.

WRITING STYLE OF THE AUTHOR. I’ve always been a sucker for books that are written in an easy, simple style. This book gave me the real pleasure because Michelle Madow‘s writing is light, it doesn’t give me troubles.

MULTIPLE POVS. I kind of hate multiple POVS, but this one was well-done. There are four POVS in this book– Savannah, Peyton, Courtney, and a secondary character (antagonist)Madison. Alright, before you react, I want to assure you that four POVS will never confuse you. The author did a great job in voicing those characters. I love how the tone made them really different with one another. That’s quite impressive.

FAMILY DRAMA AND ROMANCE. I love the family drama here and how the sisters tried to reach out with their dad. The romance is also absolutely good and swoony. And did I tell you it’s unpredictable, too? YES. I basically didn’t have any idea who the siblings’ love interests are, which makes the story intriguing.

As a whole, I did have fun with this book. It’s my kind of book. It’s girly, classy, and unique for my taste. It’s a book you guys should definitely check! If you are a fan of Gossip Girl, then I have this feeling you’re going to like it, too. 🙂

Rating: Diamond-studded 5 Stars

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You’re the author of Transcend Times series and The Secret Diamond Sisters. Have you always wanted to be a writer? And was there a defining moment during your youth when you realized you wanted to be a writer?

I’ve written for fun since I was in elementary school! My defining moment when I realized I wanted to write professionally was in the fall semester of my junior year of college. I was taking an Intro to Creative Writing course, and our first homework assignment was to write anything we wanted — it could be a short story, a poem, or the first chapter of a novel. I wrote the first chapter of what would later become Remembrance. My teacher and classmates LOVED it, and after they praised it so much and said that they needed to know what happened next, I decided to try my hand at writing the full novel. I finished the first draft by the end of my junior year.

Can you tell us a bit about The Secret Diamond Sisters?

The Secret Diamond Sisters is about three sisters from a small town who find out they’re long-lost heiresses of a Las Vegas billionaire hotel owner. They’re whisked away on his private jet to Las Vegas, where they move into a gorgeous penthouse condo in one of the buildings he owns on the Las Vegas Strip. The book is full of girl drama, hot guys, and of course, sisterhood and learning what it is to be a family. It’s a trilogy, and the final book, Diamonds are Forever, is coming out October 27, 2015. The series is perfect for fans of Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, and Princess Diaries!

I love how you did an excellent job voicing out each one of the characters. Were the three Diamond sisters inspired by real persons? And which character do you connect with the most?

There are little bits of myself within each Diamond sister, but beyond that, they really developed into their own people as I worked on editing the first book. Since the story revolves around four main characters, I had to make sure they all had unique voices, and making them all realistic was the biggest challenge for me while writing this series. I can’t pick a favorite, since each one has parts of myself within her! But Savannah and Madison tend to be the most fun for me to write.

I love the covers of your books. So utterly gorgeous! Do you get any say in them, or do you just wait and get pleasantly surprised?

Thank you! I love them, too. I told the cover design team what each main character looks like, and told them about important settings and symbols in the book. They took it from there, and I’m thrilled with how the covers turned out!

The final book of the Secret Diamond Sisters series, Diamonds are Forever, will be released in October. What can we look forward?

Diamonds are Forever focuses around forgiveness. So far, so many secrets have been revealed that have completely changed how each character views the world. There have been so many betrayals, and in the final book it’s time for the characters to face these betrayals head-on and learn what they can (or cannot) forgive. I’m so proud of the final book, and I hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I loved writing it!

So excited for that! Thank you so much, Michelle, for taking time to answer these questions. It’s such a pleasure to have you here in my blog!
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Michelle Madow wrote her first novel, Remembrance, in her junior year of college. Remembrance is the first book in The Transcend Time Saga, a three part series about reincarnation and true love that Michelle successfully self-published. The series was inspired by Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” music video. Michelle’s latest YA series, The Secret Diamond Sisters, about three sisters who discover they are the secret heirs to a Las Vegas billionaire casino owner, was published in March 2014 by Harlequin Teen. The second book in the series, Diamonds in the Rough, released in November 2014, and the third book, Diamonds are Forever, will be coming out in November 2015. Michelle is active on social media networks and has toured across America to promote her books and encourage high school students to embrace reading and writing.

Michelle lives in Boca Raton, Florida, where she is writing more novels for young adults. She loves reading, spending time with family and friends, traveling the world, shopping, Disney fairy tales, Broadway musicals, and loves talking with fans on Facebook (/MichelleMadow), Twitter (@MichelleMadow), and Instagram (@MichelleMadow). Visit Michelle online at www.michellemadow.com.

To chat with Michelle and other fans about her books, join Michelle Madow’s Street Team on Facebook!

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