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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Interview with Colleen Hoover + Giveaway!

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I’ve got the wonderful Colleen Hoover, NA rockstar, on the blog today for a short interview about her newest book, Confess! First let’s take a peek at this pretty for those who hadn’t heard of it yet:

Interview with Colleen Hoover + Giveaway!

Confess
Colleen Hoover
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Publication date: March 10th 2015
by Atria Books

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a new novel about risking everything for love—and finding your heart somewhere between the truth and lies.

Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover Owen is keeping major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin…


Interview with Colleen Hoover



Hi Colleen! Thanks so much for dropping by my little space on the web! Hopeless was the first New Adult book I ever read and I absolutely loved it! But today let’s talk about your newest release – Confess! 🙂

Let’s start with giving us a brief description of Confess using only 2 sentences.

Boy meets girl. Crap, I’m out of sentences.

What was the whole confessions part like – the book mentions they’re actual confessions you received – did you get some that will haunt you forever, and those you read as a feel-good reminder?

I honestly didn’t think many people would participate, but I was overwhelmed with how many confessions I received. And still to this day I receive one or two a day, even though the book has been finished for nine months.

My heart broke with a lot of them, but the overwhelming majority of the confessions dealt with infidelity. So I picked one or two of those out and then tried to choose ones that fit the theme of the book, or the scene they were written in.

Your characters always have the best chemistry, what’s your secret to writing such compelling romances/relationships?

I honestly don’t know. I don’t have a secret to developing characters. To me, I just have to keep writing and fleshing them out through drafts until they actually become their own individual personalities. Once I get to that point, it doesn’t feel like I’m making stuff up. It feels like I’m sitting in a room with two people over my shoulder and they’re telling me their story.

Want to be daring and share some of your (writing-themed) confessions?

I can’t write a single word of a book unless I know I have at least three solid days to lock myself up. I can’t get in the zone easily, and once I’m there I need at least 48 hours of solid writing.

I’ve been in the zone for three days. It’s Wednesday morning and I haven’t slept since I woke up Monday morning. I go on 48 hour writing binges and then crash for an entire day.

I used to drink nothing but Diet Pepsi while I wrote, but I’m trying to pick up healthier habits. Now I down a lot of water while I write and use the Diet Pepsi as rewards for finishing up chapters. I notice I work harder this way.

I have to have complete silence when I write. I go so far as to even pull batteries out of clocks and unplug refrigerators.


About the Author




Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Maybe Someday, Finding Cinderella, and Ugly Love. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit ColleenHoover.com.






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Giveaway

Visit Atria’s Tumblr page from 3/9 – 3/22 to enter to win and a grand prize of a signed framed print of one of the images in the book plus a signed copy of CONFESS or one of the runner up prizes of one of four signed copies of CONFESS!


Waiting on Wednesday (100)

Waiting on Wednesday (100)

Posted by on 11/13/2013 • 19 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week:

A new book by Colleen Hoover! Weeeeee! I loved LOVED Hopeless by her and I have yet to read any others but that book alone convinced me she was a must-read, auto-buy author! 🙂

What are you waiting on, this week?

Waiting on Wednesday (82)

Waiting on Wednesday (82)

Posted by on 05/29/2013 • 18 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine  and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.  My pick this week: Losing Hope Colleen Hoover Genre: NA Contemporary Publication date:  July 9th 2013 by Atria Books

In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remained a mystery.

Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself of the crushing guilt he has felt for years. But he could not have anticipated that the moment they reconnect, even greater remorse would overwhelm him…

Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward, we must first dig deep into…

Review: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Review: Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Posted by on 04/23/2013 • 30 Comments

Wow where do I start? At the amazing characters? At the sky rocketing chemistry? At the scenes that are so powerfully emotional that you want to curl into a ball and cry for days? I have nothing but praise for this gem that Colleen has created. This book rocked my world, and then it broke it in two.

Before we get down and heavy into the depths, let’s talk about what started it all, and that is the characters. Sky is our protagonist and she could not have been a more enjoyable character for me. She does not have an ounce of superficiality on her body. This girl is honest, so honest that she blurts out the most random and embarrassing things because she doesn’t want to play games or…