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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Somewhere in Between By Samatha Harris...


Title: Somewhere in Between
Release date: Nov. 10th
Author: Samatha Harris
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Blurb:
Alexandra McCabe​ is disconnected from the world, grieving the loss of her parents...

Content with studying and keeping to herself, Alex has no interest in the campus playboy, Drew Collins, trying to get close to her. But even dousing him with beer doesn't deter the easy-going charmer, and against her better judgment, the pair fall into a reluctant friendship.

Drew is bored with college life, and Alex's romantic rejection intrigues him...

Their friendship is good for both of them, but Drew is used to getting what he wants, and he's tired of shallow sorority girls. He's much more interested in the feisty redhead, but despite his growing feeling, Alex keeps him firmly in the friend zone.

Old heartaches and new tragedies deepen a complicated relationship...

Whatever life throws their way, Alex and Drew remain best friends with their own traditions. Drew is Alex's family, her rock, and Alex keeps Drew grounded, always challenging him to better himself.

When years of buried feelings rush to the surface, they threaten to change everything...

Drew promised his mother he'd tell Alex how he feels, when the time is right-but how will he know when that is? Alex is terrified to reveal those 'three little words' certain Drew doesn't feel the same, and she'll lose the only family she has.

Should Alex and Drew open their hearts, and risk being crushed? Should they be satisfied with a deep, lifelong friendship? Or does the only chance for happiness lie...
Somewhere In Between?




Questions:

1.      How long have you been an author?
I only started writing recently. I spent most of my life focusing on my art, painting and tattooing, but I always had stories in my head. It was only last fall that I decided to go for it and write a novel.

2.      What is your favourite genre?
I don’t know that I have a favorite I read a wide range of genres. Everything from Historical to urban fantasy. I love to write contemporary romance. I enjoy a little humor, a little drama, and a happy ending.

3.      If someone hasn't read any of your work, what book would you recommend they start with and why?
Well I suggest start with Somewhere in Between because well it’s my debut and their only option at the moment, but even if it wasn’t my only novel that has been released I would still recommend starting there. Alex and Drew are two of my favorite people and I truly love their story.

4.      What is the biggest surprise you’ve discovered about the writing process?
That I can actually do it. I wrestled with the idea of writing a novel for years, because I thought that it was a pipe dream. Something I would always think about but never actually do. Sometimes all it takes it the right story. For me Alex and Drew’s story demanded to be told, and that was all the motivation I needed.

5.      Can you tell us about one of your current works in progress?
I’m currently working on a few things. The first being book 2 in the Madison Square series. This story will focus on Sean meeting his match. I’m introducing some fun new characters and some old favorites will make an appearance as well. The second is a YA urban fantasy based on Celtic mythology. It is a project I’m really excited about and can’t wait to share. 
6.      Name one thing readers would be surprised to know about you.

I sing. I’m not ready to audition for the voice or anything but I can carry a tune. I was in show choir all four years in high school. I tear it up on karaoke nights and in the car as well. My daughter and I love to sing songs from Broadway musicals, mainly Shrek and Wicked, on road trips.

7.      Name your top three writing goals?
1.      Definitely, make the Bestseller lists. Doesn’t matter which one, I’m not picky, of course all of them would be great.
2.      Have my books printed in a foreign language.
3.      Write something that will have you laughing through your tears.

Fun Questions -

1.      If you had a warning label, what would it say?
Caution: Unattended items will be repurposed and covered in paint.

2.      If you had the chance to meet one of your characters privately, who would it be and what would you do?
I would say I would want to meet Papa Jack and give him a Hug. He’s just so cuddly

3.      What is the naughtiest thing you’ve ever done?
To be honest I’m kind of a goody two shoes, I always have been. I tend to let my characters do the naughty things for me.

4.      
Finally, can you give us your contact links?
            Website: www.samathaharrisbooks.com


EXCERPT:
“I never got the point of this movie,” I said, grabbing a handful of popcorn.
“What do you mean the point?” 
“I mean, this old chick trains this girl to fuck with the guy’s head and he just takes it? What a pussy!” Red just looked at me like I was crazy. “What?”
“It’s romantic!”
“This is not romantic.” I pointed at the screen. “This is stupid. The old hag tells him she will break his heart. She is engaged when he finds her again in New York, and he still practically begs at her feet. It’s pathetic.”
“He loves her so much that he spends his life doing everything he can to be worthy of her.”
“Why isn’t he worthy of her in the first place?” I pointed out. “He’s a nice guy.”
“It’s a gesture. He wants to prove his love. Like what your mom says.”
“That is nothing like what mom says. You fight to be the man the girl deserves after she loves you, not to make her love you. That guy is an idiot. He falls for the first girl to kiss him, and she does nothing but use him and fuck with his head.”
“Then why did you agree to watch it?” 
“Gwyneth Paltrow gets naked.” I shrugged.
“Nice.”
“So,” I tried to steer the conversation toward her date with Russell without sounding too interested, “you never told me how your date went.”
“Eh.” She shrugged.
“Eh? What does that mean?”
“It was okay, but there wasn’t really anything there. We have nothing in common.”
“Well, that’s too bad.” I tried and failed to hide my smile.
“I think it was mutual anyway. He hasn’t called me, so no big deal.”
I told that son of a bitch to stay away from her. Looks like he heard my warning loud and clear. “I’m sorry, Red.”
She looked at me with a smirk on her face. “You are not.” 
“I didn’t like the guy, sure, but I do want you to be happy.”
“Well then, I guess it worked out for everyone then, didn’t it?”
“Yeah, I guess so.” I chuckled.

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