Tuesday, June 25, 2013

This Love by Nazarea Andrews

 Today I'm super excited to have my wonderful writer-friend and fellow Indie Ignites contributor joining us. Congratulations to Nazarea Andrews on the release of her brand-spankin'-new release, This Love! The cover absolutely screams New Adult to me, and I cannot wait to read it. Here's a little teaser:

This Love:
She wants a summer job and a ride to a wedding.
He wants an assistant and a distraction from the mess life his had become.
They didn't know they needed each other.

Avery Emili needs two grand. Two grand and a plane ticket--her sister is counting on her to get to Jamaica for her wedding. But the semester is over, and tutoring college freshman and high school students has dried up until the fall.

Atticus Grimes needs help--the messy split with his wife left the twenty-eight year old professor scrambling to keep things together as the semester winds down. Now he's got a research grant he has to actually do research for and all he wants to do is drown himself in a tall bottle of bourbon.

When Avery sees his ad for an assistant, all she's thinking is a summer job. But as they spend time together, in the office and out, both of them begin to realize something is there. Something that can't happen--he's a professor and she's a student. And both of them have histories, pasts that won’t let go. Can two broken people pulled apart by expectations find a way to be whole?

Doesn't that sound fantastic? You can buy This Love NOW at:

Welcome Nazarea -- tell us about your story.

It’s the awesome forbidden romance! Hot professor, sexy student—both smart and lonely and a little bit broken. They spend the summer together and…shtuff happens! ;)

Where did you get the inspiration for This Love?  
Oh. Well, Atticus sorta just popped into my head. And I was itching to read a good forbidden romance. So I had this craving for forbidden romance and a sexy professor and…well. This Love happened.

Titles can be so tricky -- how do you come up with yours?
Taylor Swift’s song Ours was sorta the theme song for this—I loved the whole song. It really spoke to the entire story—how hard love is and how forbidden this particular one is. And the chorus—it was perfect. It says “Life makes love look hard. The stakes are high/the water’s rough/but this love is ours.” It was that easy. (Also—thanks, T. Swift!!)

I so heart T. Swift. I own it. ;)  And speaking of music, does This Love have a playlist? What's on it?
It does!! It’s on the blog tour, you’ll have to stop by to see what all I’ve got for y’all. But—this is sorta embarrassing—it features boy bands. My niece made fun of me.

Nobody is making fun of you here. I also heart boybands. Jeez, this is getting embarrassing. So back to you. Since this story deals with a forbidden romance, are there any other forbidden romance stories that you just adore? 
Oh, gracious. So many-Easy by Tamara Webber, definitely. For me, The Kushiel Series—especially the last three books and the couple in them—is the definitive forbidden love. It’s amazing and gorgeous. Also, I loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone (and the sequel, Days of Blood and Sunlight) for a beautifully told forbidden romance.

If you met your MC at a bar, what would happen?
Hahaha, if I met Atti in a bar…well, he’d probably be with his best friend Dane and I’d take off in the other direction. But on the off chance he was by himself—body shots. And a game of darts—he likes teaching girls to play darts. ;)

What are your MC's theme songs?
Avery’s—How to Fix a Heart by Demi Lovato

Girl, we need to go dancing. I am all over your musical selections. Now tell us something silly about yourself.
Oh—silly. I asked my husband. He says my laugh—you can tell how funny something is because when it’s super funny, I laugh really loud. Does that count?? :)

Yup. Totally.
Thank you so much for having me!!! :)

Any time! Bring your awesome dance mix, too!

About Nazarea:

Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog
You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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