Sunday, April 06, 2014

Whisper - Blitz

Whisper by Ava Claire 
Publication date: April 4th 2014 
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult

Mia Kent lives a charmed, tortured life.

Fresh off the success of her teen drama TV series Carolina, California, movie executives want her to headline their blockbusters, and record executives are vying for the chance to release her first solo studio album.

When Mia turns eighteen, she spreads her wings–and makes more mistakes than she can count. What the world doesn’t know is that her mother is much worse than any drug she could shoot into her veins, and despite her best efforts, Mia can’t quiet the screech of her past nor the cacophony of fame.

Until she meets him.

Liam Walker knows all too well what it’s like to fall from grace. A soulful rocker with a one-hit wonder under his belt, he believes in love–and he believes in Mia. He doesn’t know how to save what’s left of his career, but he knows that they belong together. He breathes for her.

If only she would let him in…
First off, can you tell us a bit about you?
Hi! I’m Ava. I drink a (possibly) unhealthy amount of coffee and I think up stories about devastatingly handsome, alpha men and the women that love them. When I’m not writing, I’m probably watching old romcoms on Netflix or reading something romance-y on my Kindle.

Did you always want to be a writer?
To be honest, I never really thought I’d be able to write that in as my occupation. I’ve always loved writing; loved escaping in the worlds and stories in my head, and I’ve always expressed myself best with written words. I got my B.A. in Sociology and Communication though, with plans to work at a non profit and help save the world. Unfortunately, when I graduated, no one seemed interested in hiring me. Books and writing saved me and I published The Billionaire’s Contract and the rest is history.

What kind of writer are you? Panster or Plotter?
In general, I’m a bit of a pantser. I’m trying really hard to become more of a plotter though. I think it helps maintain focus, and it just makes for a better story, imo.

Where do your ideas come from?
From everywhere. I literally find inspiration all around me. When I go to Starbucks, I people watch and stories pop in my head. Driving down the street I’ll catch a glimpse of a couple or a house and then a tiny idea becomes a big one.

A la Twitter style, can you describe your book (or series) in 140 characters or less.
Actress Mia Kent was popular once, but now she's known 4 tabloid headlines instead of her talent. Can she open her heart before it's 2 late?

What are some of your favorite kinds of stories to read?
 I like stories about love conquering all, bringing two people from different worlds together. Usually these two people are in lust at first, but slowly realize that what they have is much deeper and worth sacrificing their hangups on happily ever after. And when it has the right amount of sexiness and I can just lose myself, I’m a happy girl. :)

Do you have a favorite book and if so what is it?
My favorite book ever is Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice. I think she has an incredible way with words and a talent for immersing the reader in her world. Everything about the story is lush and erotic and delicious (I’m definitely a fangbanger!). Every time I pick it up, I find something new to fall in love with.

What are the scenes that are the hardest for you to write?
The hardest scene for me to write is the ending. I know, I know--the ending is the best part! That’s honestly why it’s the hardest for me, because it’s the culmination of everything and I want to make sure it does the rest of the story justice.

If you could have dinner with any three authors, who would you choose and why?
E.L. James, Pepper White, and Cassia Leo.
E.L. James because I’d want to thank her. Fifty Shades of Grey nudged me in the direction of self-publishing, and I’d want to talk about how yummy Christian Grey is with the woman that created him.
Pepper White because her books are so beautifully twisted. I discovered her not too long ago and I’d love to hear about her process and what inspires her. Seriously, if you haven’t read Tears of Tess, you’re missing out.
Cassia Leo because I love her stories so hard. She writes such poignant, relatable characters. And she’s a riot on Facebook.

Last question, are you working on anything right now?
I am! I have two projects slated for release in April/early May. Project 1 is part 2 of the Waiting For You billionaire romance series (Part 1 is in the It’s In His Kiss boxed set). I’m also trying my hand at a rocker romance. Super excited about both projects!

Ava Claire is a sucker for Alpha males and happily ever afters. When not putting pen to paper or glued to her Kindle, Ava likes road tripping, karaoke, and vintage fashion.

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