Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Interview with new adult novelist Amelia Swan

Welcome, Readers.

I’d like to introduce you to romance author Amelia Swan. She’s here chatting with me today about her new adult novel Drawn Together.

During her virtual book tour, Amelia with be giving away a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner’s choice) gift card to a lucky randomly drawn winner. To be entered for a chance to win, use the form below. To increase your chances of winning, feel free to visit her other tour stops and enter there, too!

Amelia Swan writes contemporary, paranormal, new adult, and erotic romance. She’s interested in characters that are smart, sincere, and somewhat artistically inclined. All of her heroines are girls she could totally see herself being friends with.

Welcome, Dawn. Please tell us about your current release.
Drawn Together is about a girl named Hailey who returns back to her hometown after four years of college in NYC. At first, she’s disappointed to find herself back in the small town of Medford, PA and she’s actively planning her return to New York. Things change when she runs into Cody West, the boy she had a crush on all throughout high school. Hailey has to decide whether she’s going to return to the city to pursue her blossoming career as a children’s book writer or stay back in Medford to explore her relationship with the boy she’d always wanted.

What inspired you to write this book?
At the time I started it, I was reading a ton of new adult romance. I really wanted to write one of my own. With that in mind, I started piecing together this story. I usually do a lot of my brainstorming when I’m walking my dog, and that’s precisely when I came up for the idea for this story.

Excerpt from Drawn Together:
Backing off, Callie plopped onto the cushioned stool as her eyes glazed over and her jaw hung open. “It’s kind of crazy, don’t you think? You’re back in Medford for two days after being gone for four years, and you run into Cody West.”

I looked into the mirror lining the wall to my left. I was still a little surprised every time I looked into the mirror and actually thought the girl looking back at me was kind of hot. I looked pretty much the same as I did when I left town, but I was definitely exuding a whole new air of confidence, and it seemed to be attracting positive things. I was finally the girl I’d always wanted to be.

“A book coming out next month and a date with Cody West. I must be a lucky girl.”

What exciting story are you working on next?
I’m working on the sequel to Drawn Together. We’ll find out what happens with Cody and Hailey, and we’ll see if the second part of their story takes place in Medford or NYC.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I don’t know if there was a specific moment in time when I first considered myself a writer. I guess it started to feel real after I got my first acceptance. I think that’s when I really started telling people that I was a writer.

Do you write full-time? If so, what's your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
I’m a dog walker and pet sitter, so I work whenever my clients need me. I handle daily dog walks and vacation care for pets whose owners are away. Luckily, I only service areas that are close to home, so I get to spend a fair amount of time writing. Usually, I write whenever I can during the day and then I write more after dinner.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I sigh a lot when I write. I think it’s my way of releasing frustration.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A bunch of things. A meteorologist, a teacher, a figure skating choreographer… and a writer.

Anything additional you want to share with the readers?
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. Hopefully you’ll be reading some of my books soon!



Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Mai T. said...

For your own reading, do you prefer ebooks or traditional paper/hard back books?

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a great read.

Amelia Swan said...

Thank you for hosting!

Mai T.- Ebooks! I love my Kindle.

Rita- Thanks. Hopefully u=you give it a try.

Unknown said...

Splendid cover! This sounds like a terrific book! Thank you for the great post and contest!

Amelia Swan said...

Thank you, Betty. My publisher did a great job with the cover, right? I hope you give the book a shot!

MomJane said...

This really sounds like a fun romance. Glad there is going to be a sequel.

Unknown said...

I really enjoyed the interview and the fact that there will be a sequel. Thank you!

Berkeley Hapa said...

Enjoyed the excerpt and the cover shot is really impressive!