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Thursday, June 11, 2015

An Interview, Some Teasers & A GIVEAWAY with Olivia Snow...


Interview with Olivia Snow

Tell us a little about yourself? Perhaps something not many people know?
Hmm, let’s see. For those that do not know me, my name is Olivia Snow—obvi—I live in a small farming town in Colorado. I’ve birthed three beautiful children and I married my high school sweetheart. Something not many people know is I’m bilingual. I speak Spanish and English.

What made you want to become a writer?
The honest to God truth is I wanted to write a book that I wanted to read. My first novel (Keep It Secret) was written in the POV of two girls. To this day, I have yet to read a book like mine, that’s not to say there isn’t. I just haven’t come across any.

What is/are your book(s) about?
My books are mainly about family and their dysfunctions. No family, whether it’s made up of blood relation or a friendship bond that feels like family, are perfect. I love to write about the imperfections of human relationships.

Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?
Oh, they totally have the reigns of the story. It’s literally like voices in my head. I write what they tell me to write.

If you could spend time a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?
I’d like to spend a day with Cynthia, Vanessa’s mother. She’s a total See You Next Tuesday. I’d teach her a thing or two.

Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?
Every character of mine is in some way inspired by the people in my life, someone I met or someone on TV. I take a fragment of their personality and multiply it by 100.

What genre do you consider your books? Have you considered writing in another genre?
I’d consider my books contemporary romance or new adult.

Have you thought about joining with another author to write a book?
Oh hell yeah. In my perfect world, either Christina or Lauren from Christina Lauren would quit her writing gig, and I’d be part of the dynamic duo. Olivia Lauren or Christina Olivia…has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? J

Tell us a little about your plans for the future. Where do you see yourself as a writer in five years? 
I see myself as 32-year-old mother with a 13-year-old daughter, a 10-year-old daughter, and a 7-year-old son. I have plans, dreams and aspirations. But I’d like to keep those to myself. I will say I’m not done writing, not by a long shot. ;)

KIS Series Q & A

Tell us about the KIS Series.
The KIS Series begins with Keep It Secret. Like I said before it’s about two girls, Ava and Vanessa. Cousins, who learn their family's foundation was built on secrets and lies. The girls are night and day from each other. And after Ava and her mother move in with Vanessa and her family, their worlds collide thanks to the sweet and sexy, Gabriel Mason.

The second installment, Keep It Safe, picks up where KIS#1 left off. You’ll meet new characters, read more twists and see how the girls have grown.

Keep It Sexy, out July 14th is the third addition to the series. But unlike KIS#1 and KIS#2, KIS#3 can be read as a stand-alone. This story is about Christian, who is introduced in Keep It Secret, and Billie who we briefly meet in Keep It Safe. KIS#3 is so different from the other two and I’m so excited for all of you to read and follow along on the crazy ride that is Christian and Billie’s story.

Any more additions to the series?
I do have plans for a fourth installment and possibly a few novellas. Nonetheless the fourth will be Keep It Simple, Talon and Mallory’s story. That would be out probably in 2017.

 Keep It Secret
by
 Olivia Snow

After the unexpected death of her father, and her mother's emotional abandonment, Ava Veneziano's life is turned upside down...

She turns to drugs, sex, and alcohol as a way to cope with all the destruction in her life, inconsequence; she flunks a grade and loses touch with her favorite cousin Vanessa.

Five years later, Ava and her mother are reunited with the family they'd lost touch with and they end up moving into their home.

Enter Vanessa Saint John...

Vanessa is unawarely beautiful, with an overbearing and controlling mother. She's never been given the opportunity to have a boyfriend or experience life like a normal seventeen-year-old girl.

However, all of that changes when her cousin Ava moves in, and she finally gets the attention of Gabriel Mason.

The same boy who's also caught the attention of her beloved cousin.

Keep It Secret
Excerpt

Scrambling to find the nearest bathroom I made a sharp turn at a corner and collided with a body; a big hard body at that.
“Watch where you're going.” I barked. Watching in slow motion as my textbooks crashed against the floor.
 “Ava?” The familiar voice questioned. Oh, my shit. That voice was in my dreams every night for the past week. The memory of his bright blue eyes haunted me. His lips. God, those lips left torched imprints on my skin and his touch; only his touch was able to obliterate any man who came before him. I couldn't get this guy out of my head. I hated it. I was terrified to look up maybe if I kept ignoring him he’d leave.
“Ava?” He called again. Ugh, take a hint!
Crouching down to pick up my books his hand reached over and touched mine. The cloudiness in my mind dissolved as my senses became highly responsive to his touch. Get ahold of yourself, Ava. Quickly retracting my hand I stood, every fiber in my body was on high alert. Our eyes collided and my fears were rewarded with a panty-dropping smile.
Fuck me...not literally.

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Olivia Snow lives in a lovely town in Colorado, with her wonderful husband and three beautiful, but highly energetic children. Her day is devoted to chasing after her three monsters, cleaning, cooking and often times tearing out her hair. She loves drinking coffee eating chocolate and cheesecake. In her free time, you can catch her reading a steamy book, watching juicy drama filled reality TV or just cuddling with her yummy hubby. 

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Keep It Sexy
Blurb

Chaos follows Billie McAllister wherever she goes…
When Billie catches yet another boyfriend cheating on her, it’s the last straw. She retreats home to Colorado, determined to rebuild her life and stay far away from her unsavory family of con men and criminals. But her plans are derailed when she meets her disarmingly charming, tattooed new boss.

Christian Rodriguez has left his own tainted past behind to achieve his dream…
All Christian ever wanted was to own a bar. Now he does, but his dedication to living life on the straight and narrow is threatened with the arrival of his feisty, brown-eyed new waitress, Billie. Their powerful attraction should bring light to their previously dark lives, but also has the potential to pull both of them back into the criminal lifestyles they’ve vowed to leave behind.

Family ties are hard to break, and Billie’s family isn’t about to let her go…
When her father, brothers, and ex-boyfriend Connor show up, they make it clear they all want her back, even if they have to destroy Christian in the process. 

Billie and Christian are caught in a tangled web of family loyalties, greed, betrayal, and hidden agendas as they struggle to uncover others’ secrets while keeping their own. 

Can they best protect each other by staying together, or by walking away and continuing to play a very dangerous game?


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~Jennifer Labelle~

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