Sunday, May 11, 2014

Spotlight: JAMIE MCGUIRE - Interview & Giveaway


Jamie McGuire 
Author of Beautiful Disaster

Here's to very diverse author, Jamie McGuire! Meeting Jamie at the DC Author Event was a pleasure since I love her work. She stole my heart with her books Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster. Travis Maddox is a book boyfriend that you just can't ever forget and for that he'll always stays with you.♥

Here are Jamie's answers to my three questions:

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#1 - As readers we get very attached to characters so it’s sad when we finish their stories. Now, I can imagine that for a writer it is even harder to finish writing a story knowing that’s the end for the characters. How do you transition from finishing a novel/series to starting a new one?

Jamie tries to write not too close together between stories so current characters won't show and influence future stories. That helps her in her transition to starting something new but she says that she doesn't get too sad about it anyway. When the time comes to write a new story she's more than ready and excited. 

#2 - One popular component in romance books is sex scenes so I wonder… When writing, how do you decide how much sex to put in your stories? Or do you mostly follow your genre (YA, NA, Erotic Romance, Erotica, etc.)?

When it comes to these types of scenes, Jamie says she writes what feels comfortable and what feels right for the story and the characters. She likes to focus more on developing a good plot and interesting characters and less on being detailed with sex scenes.  

#3 - Do you consider yourself a romance genre writer or a writer who uses love stories to explore a wide range of themes? 

Jamie likes to explore different themes with her stories. She loves the freedom of writing whatever her heart desires without following an specific genre. Her stories will usually have romance in them but that may not always be the main focus of the stories.


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More About Jamie:
Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, OK. She attended the Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.

Her 2012 novel, Walking Disaster™ debuted at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. She has also written bestselling contemporary romance Beautiful Disaster™, and the Providence™ series. Her latest books include an apocalyptic thriller, Red Hill™ and a novella, A Beautiful Wedding™.

Jamie now lives on a ranch just outside Enid, OK with her three children and husband Jeff, who is a real, live cowboy. They share their 30 acres with six horses, three dogs, and Rooster the cat.

Jamie's Books:

NEW RELEASE
HAPPENSTANCE (Happenstance #1)

#1 New York Times Bestseller Jamie McGuire returns to self-publishing with this page-turning YA account of Erin Easter, one of three Erins in the small senior class of rural Blackwell High School who not only share a first name, but also their birthday. Erin Easter, raised by a neglectful single mom, keeps to herself and admires Weston Gates from afar. The other Erins, Erin A. and Erin M. are the darlings of the community: daughters of the two wealthiest families in town, best friends, cheerleaders, and everything Erin Easter isn't--and they never let her forget it. Erin A. has even claimed Weston since the 8th grade.

Weston is a well-liked star athlete, and the son of two prominent attorneys. He struggles daily with the pressures of living up to his family name and secretly empathizes with Erin Easter's feeling that she belongs somewhere else; in a different life. Not until he begins sneaking nights out with Erin does he gain the courage to buck expectations and acknowledge his feelings ... both for his future, and for her.

But when a shocking tragedy rocks the tiny town, Erin's life is turned upside down in the best way possible. But when the truth is revealed and everything Erin thinks she wanted falls into her lap, life only becomes more complicated.

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BEAUTIFUL SERIES
#1 - Beautiful Disaster: Amazon * Amazon UK
#2 - Walking Disaster : Amazon * Amazon UK
#3 - A Beautiful Wedding: Amazon * Amazon UK
  

UPCOMING RELEASE
BEAUTIFUL OBLIVION (Maddox Brothers #1)
Amazon * Amazon UK (July 1)

The Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster phenomenon continues in the first heart-pounding new adult romance in The Maddox Brothers series.

Fiercely independent Camille "Cami" Camlin gladly moved on from her childhood before it was over. She has held down a job since before she could drive, and moved into her own apartment after her freshman year of college. Now tending bar at The Red Door, Cami doesn’t have time for much else besides work and classes, until a trip to see her boyfriend is cancelled, leaving her with a first weekend off in almost a year.

Trenton Maddox was the king of Eastern State University, dating co-eds before he even graduated high school. His friends wanted to be him, and women wanted to tame him, but after a tragic accident turned his world upside down, Trenton leaves campus to come to grips with the crushing guilt. 

Eighteen months later, Trenton is living at home with his widower father, and works full-time at a local tattoo parlor to help with the bills. Just when he thinks his life is returning to normal, he notices Cami sitting alone at a table at The Red. 

As the baby sister of four rowdy brothers, Cami believes she’ll have no problem keeping her new friendship with Trenton Maddox strictly platonic. But when a Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever—even if she is the only reason their already broken family could fall apart.

In the first installment of the Maddox Brothers books, readers can experience the rush of reading Beautiful Disaster for the first time, all over again.

RED HILL
Amazon * Amazon UK


APOLONIA
Goodreads (Oct 1)


***GIVEAWAY***
1 Signed book from every author from the DC Author Event.
13 winners total. Open Internationally.

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