Monday, April 20, 2015

Drawn Together by Amelia Swan - Interview and Giveaway

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. TAmelia Swan will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops in the tour.

Why do you write in your genre? What draws you to it?

I write contemporary, new adult, and erotic romance. I’d tried writing other things before I found my way to the romance genre. There’s something about it that just clicked for me. Beforehand, I could only come up with ideas for short stories. Now I have more ideas for novel length books than I have time to write.

What research is required?

So far my books have required minimal research. I have a book in progress about a girl who went to veterinary school, so that story will require more research than anything I’ve written in the past.

Name one thing you learned from your hero/heroine.

It’s hard to answer this question without giving too much away! Hailey and Cody don’t talk about what they want from their relationship, and that ends up being the root of their problems. Honest discussion about your thoughts and feelings is incredibly important in any relationship.

Do you have any odd or interesting writing quirks, habits or superstitions?

I sigh a lot when I write. I think it’s my way of releasing frustration when I’m stuck in a part of my story. That’s basically it. I can write anywhere at any time, but I prefer to work on my couch. I especially like it when my cat’s in my lap.

Are you a plotter or pantser?

The former high school English teacher in me wishes I could tell you I plan my books, but that just wouldn’t be true. I have a pretty solid idea about how the story’s going to go and who the characters are going to be before I start, but I like to work out the finer details as I go.

Look to your right – what’s sitting there?

My husband. He’s playing DOTA on his laptop.

Anything new coming up from you? What?

I have a contemporary romance coming out on May 29th called Wrestling With Summer. It’s about an artist who reluctantly falls for a professional wrestler. The third and final installment of my erotic romance short story series, “For Jay”, will be released later this year. Other than that, I’m working on the sequel to Drawn Together and full-length erotic romance I haven’t named yet.

Do you have a question for our readers?

No questions. I just want to thank all of you for taking the time to read this. Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter or on Facebook. I’d love to hear from you.

Hailey Sommers is only home from New York for a few months. So when she reconnects with the one guy she can't forget, will she be able to walk away...again?

Hailey can’t wait to get back to New York City. There she’s a hip children’s book author with a healthy social life. Being back in her hometown of Medford only reminds her of the less-than-cool girl she used to be. Until she runs into Cody, her old partner-in-crime in high school art and the boy she lusted after all four years.

Cody West has everything he could want in Medford, except Hailey. When she left for the big city, there was a hole in his life no other girl could fill. But he’s not sure he wants to open himself to the pain if she leaves again.

A chance encounter at the town coffee shop reignites the chemistry between the pair and is almost enough to make Hailey forget how much she wants to return to the city she’s grown to love. Almost. Wanting it all, Hailey plans to bring Cody back to New York with her. The only catch is that she’s not sure he’ll agree…

Now enjoy an excerpt:

He parted his lips, pausing before he spoke as if he wasn’t sure if he should say what was on his mind. “I think about you sometimes.”

My heart stopped. Cody West had been thinking about me. Outwardly, I suppressed my reaction to his confession, trying to play it cool. On the inside, I was freaking out. Raising an eyebrow, I rested my chin in my hand. “Really? What about?”

Cody laughed, taking a big bite out of his cookie. “We’ve had some fun together.”

I pursed my lips as I tried to decide whether or not he was referring to all of the goofing off we did in art class or the night of the graduation party. Cody and I had only been acquaintances in school. We ran in different social circles: he hung out with the football team and I spent all of my time with Callie, my best friend, my only friend back then. Though we had fun together in class, we never spent time together outside of the art room...until we ran into each other at Jessica Mitchell’s. 

Amelia Swan writes contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and new adult 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.


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  1. Do you proofread/edit all your own books or do you get someone to do that for you?

  2. Thank you so much for hosting today!

    My husband and I do the best we can to make sure my manuscripts are as clean as possible before we send them out to a publisher. From there, I work with a couple of editors from the publisher's staff.

  3. Where's your favorite place to write?

  4. I really enjoyed your comments. I loved the excerpt.

  5. Thanks for the giveaway! I like the excerpt.:)

  6. Thank you, MomJane and Cali Willette.

    Hi, Amanda. My living room couch is my favorite place to write. I especially like it when my dog is by my feet, my cat is on my lap, and my husband is sitting next to me.

  7. Question for the author: how hard is it to find a perfect book cover, since many people really do judge a book by it's cover? :)

    1. I'm pretty agreeable when it comes to covers. I think my publisher did a wonderful job with this one.


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