Thursday, January 9, 2014

Welcome Annica Rossi!

Today I am welcoming to my blog Author Annica Rossi!!


Author Bio:
Michigan debut author, Annica Rossi, describes herself as a “serial mompreneur”. She spends her days creating customized gifts for those who have found their real life Happily Ever Afters, and by night she entertains her overactive imagination by penning sexy escapes that pack plenty of heat.
Her writing features smart, strong-willed women and their equally determined male counterparts whom they just can’t help but love.
“Just Fall”, the first novel in her Fall Series, is a seductive page-burner that’s kept her awake countless nights with only her faithful canines to keep her company.

I had the opportunity to interview Annica and here are the fun answers she provided! I hope you enjoy learning about her as much as I did.

What inspired your book?
First and foremost, I love to write. I have been writing poems, short
stories, song lyrics, and biographies, etc for as long as I can remember.
I've often thought about writing a book, but it wasn't until I read Sylvia
Day's Crossfire Series that I really got serious and started to write Just
Fall.



How do you spend your free time?
Free time? LOL! I would love to tell you about all the glamorous things I
do in my free time, but that would be a story in itself. Between working
with my sister Monday through Friday in our Etsy Shop, writing, and taking
care of my family and home, I really don't have much free time. When I do
however, I read a ton and spend time with my family.



What literary character do you most relate to?
I relate to characters who have imperfections and who are facing difficult
decisions. I love stories with lots of angst that force characters to
compromise their morals or beliefs or change their ways of thinking in
some way.


What is the thing you struggle with the most while writing? And how do you defeat it?
Like many writers, there are times when I sit down and words just pour out
of me. There are times when I'm in the shower, or driving or even lying in
bed and I'll get a great idea for a twist in the story that I'm writing.
Then there are times when I just sit and stare at the screen. When this
happens I know it's time to pick up a book and just get lost in the story.
I would never emulate or copy a story line, but the emotions that come
from reading motivate and inspire me to write.

If you could spend a day inside a book, which book would it be and why?
That is a tough one. I love books, and depending on my mood I might read
anything from a mystery to a romance. It would be impossible for me to
choose just one.


When did you first realize you were an author?
I knew I loved writing my entire life, but I think the moment that I
really realized I was "an author" was when I started to receive actual
feedback on my book. The fact that other people, people who didn't know
me, enjoyed my writing and wanted more was really life changing.


If your book was made into a movie, who would play the main character
roles?
Ashley Benson & Ryan Guzman

What kind of music do you listen to while you write?
Many times I prefer quiet when I write--probably most of the time, which
is why I didn't include a playlist for my book. However, when I do listen
to music I like to listen to motivating upbeat tunes that really make me
feel like anything is possible.

What is your favorite part of writing?
My favorite part is being able to create my own little world where
anything can happen. I'm really happy with myself when I can write
something that is unpredictable and unexpected.

What is your writing snack of choice?
I never realized how easy it would be to consume tons of junk when I'm
sitting at the computer for hours at a time. At first, I would snack on
ice cream, pistachios, chips and you name it. Now I try to eat meals
regularly when I know I'm going to be writing for a long time. When I need
a snack I try to be satisfied with coffee, with flavored creamer of
course, and the occasional spoonful of sugar-free Cool Whip, or two...okay
four.


If you could go out to lunch with any literary character, who would it be?
Wow! I'm not even going to let myself analyze this too much or I'll be
totally torn between so many characters. So, without over thinking it I'm
going to say Remington Tate from the Real Series by Katy Evans. Remy is
mesmerizing. He is larger than life, and I would LOVE to meet him in
person!



Which of your personality traits did you write into you characters?
 (Deliberately or accidentally)
Oh boy! That one is easy. I have to say so far that Lo probably is
sarcastic and stubborn, because I am, however, she is also a good friend,
sentimental, self-reliant and determined.

As for Parker, I think he represents my wild streak and open mind.

To learn more about Author Annica Rossi, check out her links:



And now let's get to know a bit about her new book: Just Fall


Synopsis:
How far would you go to save everything?
Life hadn’t dealt Lauren St. John a fair hand, yet she considered herself lucky to be living on the majestic shores of Lake Michigan running the business her parents worked their whole lives to create... Until now.
Facing the possibility of losing The Grandview Inn and her relationship with Jake Kennedy, the man she vowed to marry, “Lo” is desperate to hold on.
In the middle of her anguish, the unexpected arrival of longtime
guests, Tom and Mary Blackwell, seems like a welcome relief, but just when she thinks things couldn’t get any worse, she discovers they’ve brought along an unwelcome ghost from her past.
Enter the dangerously seductive Parker Blackwell, renowned poker player and notorious bad boy, with a propensity for kinky sex.
Seven summers ago, the gauntlet was thrown down from the moment Lo and Parker laid eyes on each other. Too young to realize the gravity of their connection, their friendship grew until a series of tragic events began to unfold, and Parker mysteriously disappeared, leaving Lo heartbroken and unwilling to forgive.
Grown up now, and suddenly forced to confront their unresolved feelings and undeniably explosive sexual attraction, the situation intensifies into an enticing and comical game of “it’s your move”. But when Parker raises the stakes too high will Lo put herself on the line to save everything she’s ever known?

And here's a little something to get you excited!!
Excerpt from the book:

I’m not normally attracted to bad boys, and he was the perfect
specimen, but there was an air of confidence about him that came from more
than just his stunning good looks, and it beckoned me to investigate. He
was picture perfect in every way…but as you know looks can be deceiving.

As I began to recover from my momentary brain lapse vague memories began
to surface in the back of my mind. I couldn't put my finger on it, but
there was something very familiar about those dimples…


Buy Link:
Book is priced for only .99$!!!!

Also, the author is offering an awesome giveaway right now! So feel free to enter below.

The R&R packages will include a signed
paperback,  a Hemp Sugar Body Scrub and lotion gift set with pouf, a
dreamsicle 3-1 massage moisturizing body candle AND an OPI Silver Travel
Train Case with 6 polishes. There will be 2 gift sets to give away each
over $100 value!



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