Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Lost and Found by Nicole Williams. The tour is sponsored by AToMR Tours. You can check out the rest of the stops on the tour here. My stop today features an interview with Nicole and a giveaway, which you can enter below. Thank you so much for stopping by!
Title: Lost and Found
Author: Nicole Williams
Release date: May 7, 2013
Publisher: Nicole Williams
Age Group: Mature Young Adult/New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
Book Description: There’s complicated. And there’s Rowen Sterling.
After numbing pain for the past five years with boys, alcohol, and all-around apathy, she finds herself on a Greyhound bus to nowhere Montana the summer after she graduates high school. Her mom agreed to front the bill to Rowen’s dream art school only if Rowen proves she can work hard and stay out of trouble at Willow Springs Ranch. Cooking breakfast at the crack of dawn for a couple dozen ranch hands and mucking out horse stalls are the last things in the world Rowen wants to spend her summer doing.
Until Jesse Walker saunters into her life wearing a pair of painted-on jeans, a cowboy hat, and a grin that makes something in her chest she’d thought was frozen go boom-boom. Jesse’s like no one else, and certainly nothing like her. He’s the bright and shiny to her dark and jaded.
Rowen knows there’s no happily-ever-after for the golden boy and the rebel girl—happily-right-now is a stretch—so she tries to forget and ignore the boy who makes her feel things she’s not sure she’s ready to feel. But the more she pushes him away, the closer he seems to get. The more she convinces herself she doesn’t care, the harder she falls.
When her dark secrets refuse to stay locked behind the walls she’s kept up for years, Rowen realizes it’s not just everyone else she needs to be honest with. It’s herself.
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￼Interview with Nicole Williams
Q: What was the most difficult part for you when writing LOST AND FOUND?
Nicole: Channeling Rowen’s character. She’s such a dark, numb character in the beginning, it was a depressing place to be when I was developing her character.
Q: What was the easiest part?
Nicole: Garth Black’s character. For some reason (and please don’t bring this up to a psychologist because they’d have a field day with this I’m sure), creating villain-like characters comes very easily.
Q: What is your favorite scene or was your favorite to write? Don’t forget to tell us why.
Nicole: A certain attic scene. Eh-hmm . . . Although not just for the obvious reason (although that was fun to write, of course) but because of everything Rowen felt safe enough to share with Jesse, and the way Jesse responded in exactly the way she needed to be comforted.
Q: Is there anything in LOST AND FOUND you hope readers take away after reading, or something you want to point out you don’t want readers to miss?
Nicole: Yes! We may not have been able to control what happened or what’s been done to us in our past, but we have the ability to make whatever life we want for ourselves in our future.
Q: What authors or books have influenced you as a reader and/or a writer?
Nicole: Truthfully? Every single one of them I’ve ever read. I’ve never finished a book without taking something away from it. Even the ones that didn’t blow me away still leave an impression.
Q: What’s next for you writing wise that you can share with us?
Nicole: I’m continuing on with the GREAT EXPLOITATIONS mini-series, and I’m also working on a couple of other projects that are top secret (right now!).
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