It’s time for my favorite day of the week, Author Tuesday!
This week we are featuring an interview with Abby Vegas author of Clean Break (see my review here). It currently has a 4.7 star rating on Amazon and a 4.15 star on Goodreads. In addition to her interview Abby is giving away a Kindle copy of Clean Break. So please enter away, using the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway will be open till 11:59 pm MST Tuesday, December 6, 2016.
Please provide a quick intro about yourself and your writing.
I’m a wife, a mom, and a huge nerd. I’ve always loved reading and I recently published my debut novel, “Clean Break.”
1) Why should people read your book?
It’s “Beauty and the Beast” meets “The Devil Wears Prada.” I’ve been told it hits all the right notes — sassy, flawed heroine; sexy mysterious hero worth fighting for; and it’s set in New York City. It’s also in Kindle Unlimited, so really you have nothing to lose.
2) Where is your favorite place to write?
By the fireplace! In cold weather I love to sack out someplace warm and cozy to write.
3) What are you currently working on (new book, remodeling your home…)?
We just moved from Connecticut to Michigan, so I’m still hanging pictures around our house. How did we amass so many pictures? How?
4) What is your favorite comfort book (the book you re-read because of how it makes you think/feel)?
“Bridget Jones’s Diary” is fantastic. Whenever I re-read it I find myself thinking in Bridget’s voice which is oddly wonderful.
5) What is the next book in your TBR (to be read) pile?
“Kitchens of the Great Midwest” by J. Ryan Stradal. I saw him on a panel at a book festival and hearing him speak made me want to read his book. I’m on a bit of a literary fiction kick right now.
6) Turn on your music player and hit shuffle – what song/artist comes up first?
“I Would Do Anything For You” by Foster the People. That whole album (“Torches”) is so good!
7) What’s your random talent (balancing a spoon on your nose, saying the alphabet backwards…)?
Celebrity-worship. I do an occasional webcomic called “Awkward Celebrity Encounters” where readers send in embarrassing stories and I cartoon them. I also got to interview my biggest celebrity crush on the red carpet once, for a fan-site. It was awkward. (It is Richard Armitage, who played Thorin in the Hobbit movies.)
8) Ask the reviewer – what question have you always wanted to ask a book reviewer?
What makes a book great, for you? Voice, plot, characters, theme? Is it even possible to isolate those things and judge them? Or is it all more of a melting pot that succeeds or fails as a whole? Laura – When reviewing a book I specifically look for a few items – plot, writing style, world building, characters, and emotion. The combination of these specific items is what I judge a book on. I want to see the world the characters are moving in and want to feel with the characters, not just for them. It is possible (and has happened) that I really dislike a book even though all of the elements mentioned are great. I think for me, it comes down to how the book makes me feel at the end. When I close the cover I want to have escaped into that world for a few hours or to leave with new knowledge. So to answer your question yes, yes and yes.
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