Oct 22, 2011

Interview and Giveaway for Suzan Battah's "Mad About the Boy"

Interview & Giveaway for Suzan Battah's "Mad About the Boy"

I would like to welcome author Suzan Battah who has been kind enough to participate in an interview, but has also supplied 2 ebook and 1 paperback copy of her new book "Mad About the Boy" for a giveaway!


Title: Mad About the Boy
Author: Suzan Battah


Synopsis:

Julia Mendoza is driven by the success of her business. Since her husband Carlos passed away at such a young age, her business By Design is her number one priority. In her late twenties she works too hard and doesn’t take time out for fun. Annoyance with a pesky ex-friend has her begging one of the local surfer’s with a cheeky smile in the grocery store to pretend he’s her boyfriend. Suddenly, life takes a sudden detour from her business plan; much to the delight of her boisterous Latin American family.
Christophe Augustine is groomed to take over his father’s successful chain of luxurious hotels. With a wealthy French-American background, Chris has been given privileges that not many have. He works hard, plays harder but seeks approval and recognition above all else. Family is a top priority for him as he fights for custody of his young brother. His parent’s divorce has not diminished his faith in romance. When a gorgeous Latino woman changes one boring morning into an interesting game of role play, though reluctant to help at first, he soon realises she’s not like the string of other women he’s known.
A romantic first date ending dramatically doesn’t stop Chris from wanting to know Julia more. And for Julia, she’s all for a bit of fun but when things get too serious she’s running the other way. Too alike, in some ways and complete opposites, in others ways, Julia and Chris fumble through fun moments, annoying confrontations, passionate times and heartbreaking revelations.
Love has no boundaries when soul-mates meet but when one is ready to love and the other one isn’t...

Buy Links

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Did any of your characters give you a difficult time while writing this book?

No, all my characters come to me easily. I set them out and personalise their
characteristics and when writing scenes I put myself in their position, what
will I do if I were them, how would I react and what would I feel. Character
develpment and POV is a challenge at times but I've always been able to
visualise my characters so clearly.

Do you relate to any of your characters?
I relate to all my characters they each have some special part of me in the
development of the novel. Christophe - I cheer him on and wish I could
find someone with such a kind heart and ambition. He's a pain sometimes,
not perfect but I would definitely go out with him and beg him to be my boyfriend
if an ex friend were stalking me. Julia is an interesting character - she has some of
my mannerisms and nervous habits, she is creative and fear is a real problem for
her for moving forward.

Cappuccino or Coffee

Definitely cappuccino, if I am going to drink coffee, which I don't. LOL.

Do you have anyone that has helped to inspire you when writing “Mad About the Boy”?

My inspiration comes from personal observations. If I am out in public and see a gorgeous
couple adoring each other that inspires me to write romance. Some of my author inspirations
come from Stephanie Laurens, Sophie Kinsella, Jude Deveraux, Johanna Lindsey just to name
a few.

Are there any other books you are working on that you would like to tell us about?

Interestingly, I have currently completed my second novel a YA Urban Fantasy which
I am currently considering self publishing also. It's part of a 3-4 part Series.
BaSatai - Outside In is set in a parrallel world where the parrallel divide between
Earth and H-trae is threatened by a blood curse. You can read more about

What three words would you use to describe Julia?

Passionate
Kind-hearted
Careful

Was anything from the book based on a personal experience you have had?

I've named a few characters after some people who I've met or come across if
I've really loved their name. I've named Julia's mother after my own Aunty Hilda
who the book is dedicated to. Though there are no direct personal expereinces
in the novel.

What do you like to do in your down time?

I love to dance latino, go to the movies and gym.

Who or what got you into writing?

I've always been passionate about writing since a young age.
When I was 17 I sent out a manuscript that was rejected by
several Publishers. I still have that manuscript and it was
the encouragement of one Editor who wrote me a long
letter from Penguin Australia who made me continue to
write and enjoy what I do even though they weren't interested
in publishing the novel. I'm considering revising this completed
novel and publishing - also a YA Fantasy Novel.

What is your favorite genre of music?

I love all types of music, RnB, Rock, Pop, Classical.
My favorite music to write to is Gothic Rock,
Within Temptation is my fav band for writing my
YA Urban Fantasy novels.

Thank you to Katie for having me on her blog and
taking the time to do interviews such as these.

You can check out the Booktrailer and Where to
Buy Mad About the Boy at my website

"Mad About the boy" by Suzan Battah

3 Lucky winners!
1 Paper back
2 E-book copies
Paperback open to residents of U.S. only
Ebook copies open to all
Giveaway ends Oct. 31st

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