Tuesday, July 16, 2013

{Tour Stop} CATCHING LIAM by Sophia Bleu—Author Interview + Giveaway

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Catching Liam
by Sophia Bleu

Twenty-one year-old Jillian Nichols only has one rule when it comes to boys: catch and release. Boy-catching isn't just a game for Jillian and her friends, it's a lifestyle. After all, boys might be good for a dance or a drink and certainly a little under-cover action of the scandalous variety, but expect much else and you're bound for heart ache.

So when her best friends and fellow boy catchers start dropping like flies junior year, Jillian is determined to keep boys in her bedroom and out of her heart. Until she meets Liam McAvoy, the kind of guy that sticks around to make waffles and who can't—or perhaps won't—take a hint.

Study abroad student Liam doesn't want to be another notch on Jillian's bedpost. Actually he has much more interesting ideas for Jillian and her bedposts, but his student visa's set expiration date means he can't promise her forever. That doesn't mean he's going to walk away from the challenge of discovering why Jillian is hell-bent at keeping people at a distance.

Before long, neither is sure who is catching who—or if they're playing for keeps. Jillian knows one thing though: falling in love will not only break the only rule of boy-catching, it could also break her heart.

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
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Purchase: Amazon / B&N / Kobo

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with Sophia Bleu


LM: What was your inspiration for writing Catching Liam?

Sophia: I was talking to myself as I put on some lipstick, thinking about the color was totally going to catch Mr. Hotness (aka my husband). And then my crazy brain jumped to the idea of boy catching, and pretty soon Jillian was telling me all the rules for boy catching. The story grew from there.


LM: When you started writing Catching Liam, did you plan on it being categorized into the newest craze that is New Adult?

Sophia: It was about a college girl from day one, so I figured it would. I’m so thankful for all the NA pioneers. If I’d had this idea a few years ago, I might not have known what to do with it.


LM: Can you share with us your favorite quote or scene from the book?

Sophia: I have too many, but one I happen to love is:

“I swear to God, if every guy I screw is going to expect a relationship, I’m going to have to start an application process,” I muttered.

LM: Entice us into reading Catching Liam in five words or less.

Sophia: Why Scottish boys wear kilts.


LM: How did you choose names for your characters?

Sophia: My characters have a habit of naming themselves, which can be so inconvenient. I really love nicknames and a few of my characters chose unnickname friendly monikers.


LM: What message would you like readers to take from Catching Liam?

Sophia: There’s a couple, but I want them to realize love can make you more comfortable in your own skin. It can be a really empowering thing when it’s a healthy relationship full not only of good sex but also laughter and honesty.


LM: As a self-published author, do you have any advice for others trying to do the same?

Sophia: Make friends! I’m actually a hybrid author as my alternate identity publishes YA Sci-Fi. I’ve been fortunate to know people doing both and there guidance and encouragement has helped me tremendously.


LM: Is there anything you'd like to say to your readers and/or your potential readers?

Sophia: Close your eyes and think of ice cream.

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Sophia Bleu is a secret identity where I can write about fantasies and falling in love and all the smexiness in between. In real life, I'm likely catching a plane, chasing kids, or making out with the love of my life—all 6 ft 3 inches of hotness that he is. Life is pretty good.

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Thank you so much to Sophia Bleu for answering my questions today! ^-^

Onto the giveaway! ~



PRIZES DEETS:
Kilt Checker tote bag filled with Catching Liam swag
and a $25 amazon gift card.

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Good luck & thanks for stopping by! Happy Reading!