Saturday, 19 January 2013

Forever My Girl by Heidi McLaughlin - Interview and Giveaway

Synopsis from Goodreads - I was never supposed to be a rock star. I had my life all planned out for me. Play football in college. Go to the NFL. Marry my high school sweetheart and live happily ever after.

I broke both our hearts that day when I told her I was leaving. I was young. I made the right decision for me, but the wrong decision for us. I’ve poured my soul into my music, but I’ve never forgotten her. Her smell, her smile.

And now I’m going back.
After ten years.

I hope I can explain that after all this time.
I still want her to be my forever girl."

Here's the interview conducted real time !!  (Scroll Down to enter giveaway, open Internationally !!)

A(Akansha ) :What made you write Forever My girl (or prompted you as in the first time you thought about it's characters)?
H (Heidi ): I came across a picture and saw this guy trying to win back the love of his life

A: What do you look upto for inspiration ?
H:  Photos, music, life events

A:Which is your favorite novel and why?
H:  I don't have one. Before I published, I reviewed at least 3 books a week - when you're reading that fast you miss out on capturing a favorite book
A:  Right ,but what about when you were a teen or some novel that helped you somehow ?
H:  From a teen, I'd have to go with Judy Blume
A:  Great ! She's one of my fav too

A :What is your writing process like? Any must haves while writing like chocolate, soda, or candles? Do you write from beginning to end or in pieces?
H:  It depends. Sometimes I need peace and quiet and there are times when I can pound out over a thousand words during a basketball practice. I think it depends on the chapter. I definitely have music and either Sprite Zero or water sitting by. And gum... I need gum

A: Describe your novel in five words
H: Hot, sexy, sweet, romantic, tearjerker
A:  Haha ! It just move miles up my TBR pile

A: Does your novel have any parallels that could be drawn from your life ?
H :  From my life... I wish my high school flame was a famous hot rockstar! Aside from football (hubs is a football coach), this is purely fiction.
A: Which movie do you connect to most and how ?
H: I'd have to say Friday Night Lights 10 years later
A: Do you have a dream cast for Forever My girl ?
 H: I do. Stephen Amell for Liam. Miranda Kerr for Josie. Channing and Jenna Tatum for Mason and Katelyn. Chris Hemsworth for Nick and Blake Lively is definitely Sam
A:  Pretty cool !

A: State your one irresistible desire
H: To see my children succeed
A:What is something readers would be surprised to know about you?
H: Oh boy... That every chapter I write goes directly to my best friend, Yvette. If she doesn't like it, no one sees it
 A: That's quite a secret !
H:  It is. She sees everything first. It doesn't matter what it is. She's also who I brainstorm with - she's very involved in my writing
A: Such Friends are a rare commodity today
 H: Very true
A: Which season do you think you are and why so ?
 H: Summer! I thrive in the heat, the sun, the flowers. I need it

A:  If you had a minute to go live on International Network ,what message would you give to world ?
 H: That we are all the same no matter who we love

 A:   If your novel has to be directed by female director ,whom would you prefer : Angelina Jolie or Twilight Director - Catherine Hardwicke ?
   H:  Oh boy, tough question. Of those two, I'd have to go with Hardwicke. Not sure if Jolie could capture the love in my story
 A:  Does second chances at love work in real life too ,as in accord with u ?
  H:  I think it does if you have forgiveness in your heart. Some love is just meant to be and if you lose it, you can find your way back. My husbands grandparents met in 7th grade and had been together from that moment until his grandfather passed six years ago. That one love does exist
 A: It is becoming difficult for forgiveness given the high abusive relationships people land themselves into
 H:  Very true, but if someone loves you, they don't resort to violence to show it
 A:  I wish people would realize that their anger is unchannelized energy and stop for a second and find a direction that is productive
 A:  Just last question ,What are you working on now and how many books are going to be in this series ?
H:  Right now I'm half way through a new adult novel called Lost in You, which I'm hoping to have out this spring. And I've started work on the second Beaumont Series novel, which I'd like to have out this summer.
  There will be 3 adult contemporary  novels in the Beaumont Series

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  1. Blue bloods series by Melissa De La Cruz made me fall in love with Young adult series .

  2. if i stay and where she went by gayle forman..


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