Hi everyone! Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far. This past week, I did an interview for Love Unbroken on MzJetson.com! Read what inspired me to write the book and how much of the storyline is real. 🙂
AUTHOR ♥ SPEAKS
Q01. What inspired you to write Love Unbroken?
The characters were part of a series that I wrote about 10 years ago that focused on the ins and outs of college life, similar to what these characters went through in this story. At the time when I was thinking of a new series, I just revamped the original story and focused on a couple, which brought about Love Unbroken.
Q02. How did you come up with the title and storyline?
The title and storyline were pretty simple. It described what the main characters were going through with relationships; they both were broken in a sense and wasn’t sure if they could repair the thoughts they had about love; but that all changed when they gave love a second chance.
Q03. Is this a standalone novel or apart of a series?
This is the first book in the Love, Life, & Happiness series. The series has five parts and each book devoted a couple and their journey to love. The main characters (Riana and Shawn) not only started the series, but finished the series with the book, Love Always.
Q04. Tell us a little about the main character(s)?
The heroine, Riana, went through so much in her life, especially during the last two years of high school. After being humiliated and ridiculed, she wanted to have a fresh start in college; that’s when she meets the hero, Shawn. Shawn has been through his own experiences with relationships and didn’t want to be in another one, until he met Riana. The two both had to realize that it’s okay to give love another try, but they both had to do a lot of soul searching within themselves before they were able to fully give their all to each other.
Q05. Do you think the cover art of your e-book/novel will persuade readers to read the story inside?
I think the cover does the book justice. The story is filled with so much passion and intrigue and the cover has both elements. I think one look at the cover and readers will be curious to know more about the story.
Q06. How much of the book is realistic?
The story is strictly fiction, but there are some elements that are realistic. The poems, the open mic scenes, all of those are real experiences that I have encountered when I first met my husband when I was in college. I supported him when he performed poetry at open mic nights and events.
Q07. Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
The story was sort of a dedication to the relationship I have with my husband. Although the story is fiction, there were some elements in the story that I wanted to incorporate in my personal life to make it a bit realistic. How the main characters are is how the relationship my husband and I have, which is pretty solid.
Q08. What was the hardest part about writing this book?
The hardest part about writing this book was actually putting some of my personal experiences into the story. I was a little hesitate on what people would think of the story as a whole or wondered if the entire story was about my husband and me. There are some scenes that described us, but not the entire story. You have to read between the lines to figure out what is real and what is fiction.
Q09. Is there a message in your e-book/novel that you want your readers to grasp?
I want readers to know that no matter what you have been through in a relationship and lost hope on love that you shouldn’t give up on having that feeling of being in love and being loved by someone. Love does exist with the right person; you just have to believe.
Q10. Is there anything else you would like your/the readers to know about Love Unbroken?
This story has a lot of twist and turns that I don’t want to give away, but it’s an enjoyable read with a lot of emotion and passion between the main characters. Readers will definitely enjoy this story, which is a great way to start off the series.
Q11. Where can readers purchase your e-book/novel?
Readers can purchase Love Unbroken on the following sites: Amazon.Com, BarnesandNoble.Com, KoboBooks.Com, and AllRomanceEbooks.Com.
To read the entire interview, please visit MzJetson’s website at http://mzjetson.com/?paged=3.