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Kelly Anne Blount | 20 Questions: I HATE YOU, FULLER JAMES
Author Guest / March 6, 2020

Hey, Everyone! Thank you so much to the amazing people at Fresh Fiction for having me today! I had a blast answering the questions below. Sincerely, Kelly Anne Blount xoxo Fresh Fiction 20 Questions with an Author 1–What’s the name of your latest release?  I HATE YOU, FULLER JAMES 2–What is it about?  My YA sports romance centers around a bad bet and the fallout it causes between the star basketball player of Magnolia Valley High and his tutor. 3–What word best describes your heroine?  Strong! 4–What makes your hero irresistible?  His heart. 5–Who are the people your main characters turn to when they need help?  Wren turns to her best friends Dae and Brandon. Fuller turns to his little brother, Hudson. 6–What do you love about the setting of your book?  The setting was modeled after the small mountain towns surrounding the beautiful city I live in, Asheville, North Carolina. 7–Are you a plotter (follow an outline) or a pantster (write by the seat of your pants)? I plotted out I HATE YOU, FULLER JAMES. I like to have a loose outline that helps guide me as I write, but if I want to change things up while I’m…

Christina Mandelski | What’s in a Name?
Author Guest / September 10, 2019

Hello there, and thanks for having me on the blog today! I’m just coming off the release week of my latest title from Entangled Teen, STUCK WITH YOU, and I’m thrilled, but exhausted. No, I’m not traveling the globe on a fantabulous book tour—in fact, I, like most authors when their books launch, spent the week doing a bit of celebrating, working my day job, and posting my butt off on social media. Almost as good as a book tour! LOL. Resting author face at the end of release week. Cropped out of the picture is a giant glass of wine. Anyway, this week got me thinking about book titles. I wonder if readers know just how many different titles a book has from the very first draft to publication? Maybe y’all do know–maybe I’m just naïve, but I always thought a book title was a book title and always the author’s choice–until my books started to get published. For example, my first YA novel, which came out in 2011, was a book about a teenaged cake decorator. The entire time I was writing that sucker, even when it sold to my publisher, it was called THE ICING ON THE…

Amy Fellner Dominy | My Perfect Book Boyfriend
Author Guest / August 2, 2019

Let’s talk book boyfriends. We all have them, right? And all through my teens, that was the only kind of boyfriend I had. I was such a gawky, awkward girl that when my friends were out on dates, I was home watching episodes of The Love Boat. But I did have my romance novels. I read a ton of romances back in the day and there was one similar feature to all of the stories: The girl always fell for the guy first. It was the guy who had to come to his senses and realize that she was worth loving. And I always wondered, Why can’t he fall for her first? Why can’t she be the one who has to be convinced? I wanted to read that book. If there was going to be a character in love, heart cracked open and oozing need—why couldn’t it be the guy?  Maybe it was about fairness. I want to even the score after all those books I read, all those poor heroines who fell first. Maybe it was a little wish fulfillment. There’s something sexy about a guy who’s fallen hard and isn’t afraid to admit it to a girl. Or…