Thursday, October 10, 2013

Beautiful Misery Blog Tour: Author Interview

I'm taking part in the Beautiful Misery Blog tour! Check out my interview with the author. My review will also post later, as I've accidentally scheduled too many reviews around the same time.  *Sheepish Grin* I'm a faster reader, but not THAT fast!

Tell me about yourself, and your writing.
I never pictured myself getting married and having kids, until I met my husband. I was the wild child and he calmed me. I fell in love with him at 17. Good thing, because at 18 I was pregnant with our daughter. By 21, I was married with two little girls. Not at all the life I pictured for myself but I love it. We are happily married, living our dream, and raising our daughters on the beach in Florida.
My writing comes from a lot of personal experience. I use a lot of real life to write and pull emotion. I am currently working on a book that holds a special place in my heart. My past isn’t all sunshine and lollipops and I use that to my advantage in my writing.
How long have you been writing? How many published books, and what genres?
I have always loved writing but never took it serious. After reading FSoG, I started thinking about writing my own book. I started writing my first novel at the end of December 2012. I currently have three published books, all in erotica romance.
Do you write in multiple genres or just one? If just one, do you ever consider straying outside your genre?
As of now, I have only published in one genre. But, I have one book in the works that is young adult. No sexy time going on. Haha
Are you a plotter or do you write from the seat of your pants?
I usually try to plot the storyline out. Too bad the characters get in my head and screw everything up. My stories never turn out how I plan them to. So, in the end I become an ‘in the moment & by the seat of my pants’ writer.
What is a typical writing day like for you?
My typical writing day usually doesn’t start until around 10pm. Late, I know. But, having two young kids and a husband who is out of town for work a lot it is hard to write during the day. Too many ‘mom she’s looking at me’ or ‘mom she took my toy’. I get easily distracted. So after the mini monsters are in bed I snuggle up with A LOT of coffee and my laptop. I turn on Spotify and write. Usually it is close to 3am or 4am before I shut down and get a few hours of sleep.
Who do you love to read? Favorite authors, favorite books?
My favorite authors: EL James, Sylvia Day, Michelle Valentine, AC Marchman, Kristen Ashley, Tara Sivec, Colleen Hoover, Jamie Mcguire, SC Stephens, and Abbi Glines
My top 5 books: Fifty Shades of Grey, Crossfire Series, Beautiful Disaster, Chocolate Lovers Series, & Black Falcon Series.
What is something you’d like to accomplish is your writing career next year?
I’m not looking to become a NYT or USA Today bestselling author or make millions. Honestly, I just want to pull emotions from people and have them fall in love with my characters. I would like to have The Beautiful Series complete and working on something very different. So, in a year I don’t have ‘goals’ per se.
What is something that you absolutely can’t live without?
I would have to say two things, it’s a tie. Coffee and my cell phone!
Could you ever co author a book with someone? If so, who would you choose, and what would you write?
I would love to co author with Michelle Valentine. Maybe bringing our two bands together and writing a story about them on tour. My next series, Rock Raising Hell, is about sexy, bad boy rockers. There will be some mentioning of my favorite fictional rockstars, Black Falcon. I love me some Noel!
What are some of your hobbies outside of writing?
SHOPPING! Baking, going to the beach, and playing supermom.
What is something you’ve always wanted to do, but haven’t done yet? Why not?
Bungee jumping & sky diving. Still trying to build up the nerve to actually do it.
If you were on the staff to have a book adapted to movie, what would you pick?
I would want to be the lead caster. That way I could cast exactly who I envision as the characters.
What talent do you wish you had, but don’t?
Hmm. I would say singing. I love music. Music has gotten me through a lot.
Favorite color?
Weather: hot or cold?
Hot. I hate cold weather!
Favorite place to read?
The beach.
Favorite meal?
Balsamic glazed pork chops with carrots and apples, Italian roasted potatoes, and spring salad.
Favorite non-alcoholic drink?
Sweet Tea. I live in the south, I think it’s mandatory to love sweet tea haha
If you could travel anywhere and do anything, no limits or money holding you back, where would you go?
Backpack through Europe. Mainly Paris, Rome, and Dublin.
Book Description: 
Life for NFL football star Gage Tucker was perfect, until his best friend walks away from him. Using alcohol and women to drown out the pain, Gage attempts to live his life. Then he runs into the one girl he knows he shouldn't use, Cobie Nayler. Cobie is the little sister of Larkin, the one who took his best friend away from him.

After one hot night, Cobie and Gage go their separate ways only to be forced back together after Cobie finds out she's pregnant, and Gage is the dad.

But in the matter of mere seconds, everything changes, and Gage is forced to step up and take control of his life or lose everything.

About The Author:
Chandin Whitten is a married mom of two beautiful little girls. During the day she is super mama living her dream on the beach in Florida. By night she is the writing warrior.
She has always loved writing and reading, but after graduating high school she took a hiatus from reading to raise her daughters. After reading FsoG in the spring of 2012, Chandin started thinking seriously of writing her own book. She started the beginning of 2013 and had her first novel, Beautiful Goodbye finished by Valentine's Day.

Writing is a therapeutic escape for her. She uses a lot of real life experiences to build her stories and pull out a range of emotions in her readers.


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