Summer of Series: Molli Moran Interview & Giveaway

Molli is a dear friend of mine from when she was a blogger, too! I am so excited to have her on the blog today as an author!

As You Turn Away
first in the The Walker Boys series
Published March 1, 2014
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Two hearts, one life-changing summer, and a long-awaited second chance...

When Quinnlan Reynolds left home at 18, she escaped her small, Georgia town and her suffocating upbringing. She started a new life as a ballerina, and tasted freedom for the first time. But four years later, her first visit home turns tragic. Reeling, Quinn tries to piece her life back together again. But doing so is easier said than done when sexy Jonah Walker saunters back into her life.

Quinn shattered Jonah’s heart once, so getting involved with her isn’t something he’s sure he’s ready to do again. He became someone he didn’t recognize when he left home. He’s spent the last years burying his pain by keeping everyone in his life at arm’s length. Now he needs to get to know his family again, and finally become who he wants to be.

But neither Quinn or Jonah can stay away from each other, especially when old feelings resurface. Something is pulling them back together, and they can’t deny their chemistry for long. One Georgia summer could change both their lives forever, if they can work through their past to have a future together.
Describe The Walker Boys in a tweet! 140 characters or less. No cheating or the Twitter Gods are going to get you.
The Walker Boys series is about a trio of rowdy brothers, their growth and individual journeys, and the sassy girls who love them.

What has been your favorite part of writing The Walker Boys?
My favorite part so far of writing The Walker Boys series is getting to know myself better as a writer through these diverse characters. I've written a really sweet southern gentleman (Jonah), a former ballerina (Quinn), a single dad (Reece), and a fun-loving girl (Lanie). Each one of them is a neat challenge, inspiring me to reach for the next level of storytelling.

Did you always plan for this story to be a series? How did it take shape in your mind? In other words, what was your inspiration for it?
Originally, AS YOU TURN AWAY was a standalone book. Jonah and Quinn were at the center, and I never even imagined any other books. Then Jonah had these two brothers who pretty much created themselves as I was writing, and suddenly I was adding them to scenes, and realizing that family is the heart and soul of this series. Now there are three planned companion books to AS YOU TURN AWAY, with a possible fourth featuring a side character.

Book two will be coming out this year! So can you share anything with us your favorite line in book two to get us hyped about book three? ;)
My favorite line from AS YOU BREATHE AGAIN is from the scene where Reece sees Lanie for the first time since AS YOU TURN AWAY. This strong, fierce guy just turns into a marshmallow over her, as you'll see:
 She reached out a hand and wove her fingers between his, tugging him closer.
And that was all it took. One touch, and he couldn’t have said if he was standing on solid ground or shifting sand. Each heartbeat was a kaleidoscope, twisting his emotions, turning his view, until it all stopped, centering on her.
His gravity. 
 
What is the most interesting thing you have Googled in the name of research?
Some writers get really awesomely scandalous with their Google searches. My most interesting one was probably either about ballet or about cattle sales. All in the name of writing books set in the South, eh?

What is one series you would recommend to readers?
Oh man, just one? Can I cheat a little and break it down into New Adult and Young Adult? For NA, I'd recommend Cora Carmack's Rusk University series, becauses it's everything I love about New Adult (romance!) with everything I want *from* New Adult (Serious Life Questions, Being An Adult, Not Knowing What Being An Adult Is). For YA, I'd have to go with Stephanie Perkins ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS and the companions, because Stephanie perfectly captures the tension and romance and scariness of being a young adult.

Thor, Iron Man, or Captain America? GO!
CAP CAP CAP. There is no question there. :D
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Giveaway!

Molli is awesome enough to be giving away a $10 B&N or Amazon gift card. This will be the winner's choice!

All entrants must be 13 years or older and this giveaway is to the US only.

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It is not too late to join the fun as we celebrate our favorite series and welcome new ones! Sign up for Summer of Series and knock down that TBR! 

And, of course, be sure to stop by Danielle's blog! The amazing Amy Plum will be stopping by there!

8 comments:

  1. what a fun interview :) congrats to Molli on her new release! LOL... loved that first line too! But... I'm going to have to politely disagree.... THOOOOOOOOORRRRRRR!!!! :) thanks for sharing!

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  2. The series recommendation was my favorite:) I always love finding new books to read!!

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  3. Huzzah! Showing the love for Molli, because she is an AH-MAZING author and friend of mine! <3

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  4. My favorite part of the interview is the google search, cattle sales. So scandalous:)

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    1. Clearly gonna get her locked up ;)

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