1. Before we start talking about your book, why don’t you tell everybody a little bit about yourself?
Let's see... (hate describing myself) I'm a long time book lover and recently published my first novel. I walk that fine line between nerd and party animal! Lol. I can be funny, sarcastic and playful, or quiet and reserved. I love to curl up with a good book or few, and spend time with my son.
2. Besides writing, what other things do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I read a lot, try to do anything creative, and travel.
3. What is your daily routine as far as when you have an idea for your story?
I really suck at routines! I’m working on that. I’m pretty spontaneous and keep a journal for my ideas.
4. Where do you get your ideas from?
I actually can't keep up with all the ideas I come up with. I have a journal now that I write them in and I pursue the idea based on how much I can write about it.
5. Out of all of the stories you’ve written so far, what would be your favorite and why?
This was the first story that I wanted to, and actually did publish. I have written other stories over the years and scrapped them or hit a wall, but these characters never stopped talking to me, (no, I’m not crazy!) even after five years of not writing at all. I loved these characters and felt confident enough to share them.
6. Tell us something funny about yourself that not a lot of people know about?
I do great impersonations! lol
7. Does any of the stories you’ve written based on real life experiences or basically just from imagination?
It’s a mix. I pull from my experiences, but the characters are always fictional.
8. Does your ‘muse’ have a name and if so what is his/her name?
Good question! Not really, even though one or two people do inspire certain feelings. Not mentioning any names lol!
9. What other genre besides the one you are writing about now would you like to venture into writing?
I want to eventually write a mystery novel.
10. Who are your favorite authors that are out now?
Colleen Hoover, Nia Forrester, James Patterson just to name a few.
11. Who is your favorite female and male characters from your books and why?
Jackie, from Jaded Hearts, because she is outspoken and carefree.
12. What do you think is the hardest thing about being a writer?
Hmmm, not being too critical of your own work. Giving into writers blog, and staying focused.
13. What advice would you give someone who wants to start off being a writer?
Just write! Listen to your inner voice and write what speaks to you.
14. If you hadn’t become a writer, what do you think you would be doing right now?
Probably trying to be a musician. I love music.
15. What would be the perfect Romantic getaway?
Ooh! A trip to a private villa somewhere in the Mediterranean. On the ocean.. yeah :)
Well now that we got the question and answer out of the way…..why don’t you tell us about your latest story you have out now?
Jaded Hearts is a romance dramady. It's not your typical romance with the HEA, but it has it's dramatic moments and a few laughs strewn throughout.
24 year-old Jade Spencer is at a crossroads. She has spent her entire life living under the shadow of someone else's rule. First, her controlling grandmother, who unwillingly inherited the job of raising her and her brother Drew. Then, her fiancé Evan, who was also controlling. Notice a theme? Now she is ready to live life by her own rules. She breaks it off with her shady fiancé, and packs her bags for good. What better place to follow your dreams and desires than New York City? With help from her Aunt Vivian; her cousin Jackie; a new place; new job, and new experiences waiting, she intends to live life to the fullest. But, things turn tricky when two fated encounters both lead to powerful emotions.
Julian Garza is the most desirable, and haunting man Jade has ever met. He sets her on fire from their very first chance encounter. Jade finds him totally irresistible, and promptly falls under his spell. But there is a dark shadow attached to Julian that leaves Jade hesitant, and has her aunt telling her to run.
John Benson is the perfect man. A handsome, successful lawyer; John provides a friendship like no other, and a love that Jade has never known. For the first time she feels truly loved, but we all know there is no such thing as perfect.
So you have a not so classic love triangle, with a hint of mystery. What could possibly be the problem? Jade doesn't believe in love, and lives by denial. Being abandoned by her mother at a young age has left her with a hard shell around her heart, and an even harder time letting her feelings show. As she tries to find herself through her new relationships, Jade learns the hard way that sometimes intentions mean everything, and nothing at all. Will she find love or will she leave a trail of jaded hearts? Love, secrets, and lies are all on the menu.
Buy Links: http://www.amazon.com/Jaded-Hearts-The-Club-ebook/dp/B00BF335X0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1360818045&sr=8-2&keywords=olivia+linden
Julian motioned me to the dance floor and mouthed ‘come’.
I hesitated, but being full of champagne and less conviction, I went to him. We met at the edge of the dance floor and pulled me close to him. No, he did not dance with her like this. He gave me a strange look as he maneuvered me to the center of the dance floor.
“You smell, exotic.” His words close to my ears.
“Thank you.” I responded. “I suppose that’s a step up from ‘can I fuck you’.”
I couldn’t help my sarcasm. He grinned and tilted his head in mock contemplation.
“I suppose your right, but you’re not faulting me for my honesty, are you? I thought that’s what women were crying for nowadays. I guess you can’t win for losing, even though I don’t tend to fall on the side of losing.” He joked.
He dipped me at that point. I eyed him warily.
“So, it’s not impossible then?” I quipped.
He looked confused.
“What’s not impossible?” He twirled me slowly.
“That you lose. It is possible.” I clarified.
He laughed and then roped me into another tight embrace.
Right now I’m working on book 2 and hope to release it in the next month or so.