mercoledì 3 luglio 2013

Wishlist Wednesday #9

Meme hosted @ Pen To Paper Blog

If I Stay
by Gayle Forman


A critically acclaimed novel that will change the way you look at life, love, and family. 

In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.

I have seen this book around a lot lately - probably right in one of the past Wishlist Wednesday - and I thought it looks gorgeous. Everyone seems to love this and the plot does seem interesting so, I am really curious! Have you already read it?

lunedì 1 luglio 2013

Interview with Faith Sullivan, author of the Heartbeat series + Give@way!

Interview with Faith Sullivan

Today I have the pleasure to host on my blog Faith Sullivan, author of the Heartbeat series and the Take Me Now series. If you haven't checked her books yet, please visit her Goodreads page, here, to find out more about the author and her past and future works! Scroll down to have a chance to win Kindle copies of both Heartbeat and Come What May!

1.Can you tell me a little about yourself and how you got into writing?
I've worked in the publishing industry in some capacity for nearly fifteen years. At the beginning of 2013, I decided to publish my first novel and dive into the deep end.

2.What would you say the hardest part of writing this book was?
Living up to readers' expectations for a sequel. I did not want to disappoint them.

3.What character or part of the story did you become attached to the most while writing and why?
Adam's my guy. He's such a complicated mixture of emotions. He's surly, yet sweet. He's frustrating, yet vulnerable. He's confused, yet loyal. Bottom line? He's fun to write.

4.Is this book part of a series?
Yes, it is a part of my HEARTBEAT series. The first book is HEARTBEAT. The second book is COME WHAT MAY. Both are available now. The third and final book is I AM YOURS, coming October 2013.

5.If you could work with any author who would it be?
There are so many but I'd love to work with Stephanie Parent (love her style), Meradeth Houston (love her heart), Ashelyn Drake (love her voice) and Victoria H. Smith (love her swoons).

6. If you would shipwreck on a desert island, and you could have the possibility to keep just two books of your pile, which books would you keep?

7. Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
Receiving an email from a reader who went through a similar experience on 9-11 that Michelle did in UNEXPECTED. If I do nothing else in my life, knowing that I connected with one person like that is all I ask.

8.What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you?
Being a creative person is hard (financially, emotionally, etc.), but following that path is the only way to feel alive.


Katie and Adam are afraid of love.
She carries the scars of a first kiss gone terribly wrong.

He uproots his life to flee the stinging betrayal of an ex.
When trust is no longer an option, all romance is suspect.

As a young paramedic, Adam rescues people for a living but cannot save himself. Katie, just out of high school, struggles with a tortured home life she cannot escape. 

Everything changes when Katie hops into the front seat of Adam's ambulance. Overwhelmed by what they are feeling, neither possess the confidence to make the first move. They walk away from each other, full of regret. 

To find her, Adam risks his future. To be with him, Katie sacrifices her security. 

Little do they know, what little time they do have, is being measured by a heartbeat that is slowly dying out.

Come What May

Adam is through with love.

He unravels blaming himself for what happened with Katie.
His final moments with her echo through his nightmares.
She owns him body and soul.

To dull the pain, Adam invites a string of women into his bed. Fueled by alcohol and desperation, his meaningless hook-ups provide little comfort. When he closes his eyes, it's Katie he sees.

The only one who helps to ease his guilt somewhat is Jada. But as his new ambulance partner, Adam considers her off limits. He doesn't want to get seriously involved with anyone, much less her. Yet he can't stop fantasizing about the feel of her caramel skin against his.

Despite his intentions, Adam's bond with Jada deepens as they respond to a series of emotional calls. Their mutual attraction becomes undeniable. But how can he give his heart to Jada when it still belongs to Katie?

Ten random facts about Faith Sullivan

- I was so much smarter as a teenager.

- I am a slow reader.

- I tend to like a book more for its characters than its plot.

- I appreciate people who are genuinely kind and come through when you need them.

- It's true, creative people are not always fun to live with, but we keep things interesting.

- I miss the days when all I had was a rotary phone without even an answering machine.

- I'm a child of the 1980s, and a teenager of the 1990s.

- I love my dog.

- I love to travel and see new places - when my limited budget allows.

- I think in another lifetime I lived in the UK somewhere by the coast.

- When I feel an emotion, I feel it deeply. It's a curse.

- I have an overactive imagination. Writing helps alleviate that problem.

- Nine times out of ten, I believe a good book trumps reality hands down.

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