Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Blog Tour: Interview + Giveaway : Hollywood Holiday By Sasha Summers

All she wants for Christmas is for Hollywood to love her again. But once she meets him, her Christmas list changes.

Jen’s only Christmas wish: Hollywood falling back in love with her. Meeting ex-Marine Gunner was a bonus. She likes that he isn’t impressed by celebrities or the movie biz. She likes that he’s funny and sweet … and drop-dead gorgeous. And she loves that he has no idea who her alter-ego is: Jen Fleming, Hollywood bad-girl and paparazzi target number one. Why ruin an amazing affair when he’s leaving after the new year?

But the closer they get, the harder she falls, and the more she wants to tell Gunner everything. Especially once he shares his secret with her.

Her new Christmas wish: Gunner accepts and loves her for who she really is.

Interview with the Author:

1)When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

 I’ve always loved to tell stories, or to give a detailed play-by-play of a movie I’d seen (oftentimes to the dismay of the listener as I spared no detail!). I started writing as a kid and loved it, but never thought of it as a ‘job’. Heck, I still don’t think of it as a job – I think of it as a privilege.

2)What would you say is your interesting writing quirk? 

I’m not sure I have one. I’m kind of a boring writer – computer, music – I’m good. J

3)What inspired you to write your first book?

 Life. My first published book really helped me deal with a lot of ‘stuff’ that was going on. Poor Claire (Hollywood Ever After) was put through the ringer. But telling her story helped me, too.

4)Do you have a specific writing style? 

Nope. I write 1st person contemporary and third person romantic fantasy… And 3rd person sci-fi and 1st person YA – so – I’m kind of all over the place. 

5)How did you come up with the title? My awesome, fantastic, brilliant, and supportive publisher’s came with the Hollywood titles and I’m so glad they did – LOVE THEM!

6)Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

 Hmm, Everyone deserves love.

7)How much of the book is realistic?

 I’d like to think it’s a real-life fairy tale. That’s what I strive for – everyone needs an escape now and then, right?

8)Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

 No, not really. I might use some of the emotional ‘stuff’ I’ve gone through, but not actual experience – so far anyway… 

9)Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing? 

Oh yea! Sometimes my characters won’t talk to me (I know that sounds strange) and writing becomes a bit more challenging than I like it to be.

10)Do you ever experience writer’s block? 

YEP! But I keep writing. Some of the pages are absolute garbage, but you can’t edit or tweak a blank page.

11)Do you work with an outline, or just write?

 I mostly just write. Sometimes I go back an outline or design one if I’m having ‘flow’ problems, but I’m more of a seat-of-your-pants kind of gal.

12)If you had to go back and do it all over, is there any aspect of your novel or getting it published that you would change? 

No. I’ve been very lucky and InkSpell has taken amazing care of me and my books!

13)What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author?

 What has been the best compliment? There are times when I just know I’m the worst writer ever… Or I’ll get a bad review. But when I get a good one or a reader contacts me because my books touched them… WOW– EPIC!

14)Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers and fans? 

Thank YOU for making 2012 this amazing year and making my dreams come true. I am humbled that you picked my books when there are so many amazing books out there. I hope my stories never disappoint.
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  1. Thanks so much for hosting Jen, Gunner, and Hollywood Holiday on your blog! Can't wait for the book to release on Friday!
    I did want to let readers know that Hollywood Holiday isn't a YA novel. It's on the steamy side. :)

    1. Hey Sasha..!!
      Its a pleasure hosting your book here.Ah!I see I have added that label there...I will go and delete it right now..! :)

  2. Thank you Anacrasia for being such a gracious host. I appreciate all your help! :)