Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Down To You Character and Author Interview

Today is a special day... the pretty new paperbacks of Down To You have been released into the world!!! So to celebrate I wanted to do something special, since not only is Michelle a fabulous author she is also one of the nicest and funniest people you will ever meet! I had the pleasure of interviewing Cash, Olivia, and the creator of them both- Michelle. I had so much fun putting this post together and I am so excited to finally share it with everyone! There is also a giveaway for 3 eBooks of Down To You at the bottom of the post. 

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"One girl. Twin brothers. An uncommon triangle.

When college student Olivia Townsend returned home to help her father run his business, she never imagined a complication like Cash and Nash Davenport—twin brothers different in so many ways but with one thing in common: an uncontrollable desire for Olivia.

Cash is dangerous, sexy, and bad to the bone—a man whose kisses make Olivia forget she is playing with fire. Nash is successful, reliable and intensely passionate—and already taken. But all it takes is one soft stroke to make Olivia forget he belongs to someone else.

However, Olivia is in for a surprise. These boys have a secret that should make her run away as far and as fast as she can. If only it wasn’t too late. A sensual game between three players has begun, and it’s about to spin deliriously out of control."

Hey guys! I am so excited to have you all here on the blog today! I am a big fan and am so happy you have agreed to answer some questions! Oh Cash, sit right here, next to me *winks*
(Cash) *winks back* Always my pleasure.
(Olivia) Thank you for having us!
(ML) *beams* So happy to be here!!

I start all of my interviews off with this question, and I don’t see any reason to stop now. So, Cash and Olivia, if each of you had to choose two words to describe each other, what would they be and why?
(Olivia) I would have to say sexy and loving. The sexy was obvious right off the bat, but the loving side of him wasn’t something I got to see right away. Well, I guess I sort of did, I just didn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe he could feel that way about me.
(Cash) I’d call Olivia amazing and clueless. The amazing part speaks for itself. And, after her answer to that question, I think the clueless part does, too. *grins*
(Olivia) *slaps Cash’s arm* Nice!
(Cash) *laughs*

So, Michelle really knows how to introduce her characters. I read this other book with this guy named Trick and I though he was introduced in a
memorable way, but then I opened Down To You and Olivia, you began taking Cash’s shirt off within a matter of pages! Michelle, what made you decide to introduce Cash that way? Cash and Olivia, how was that for a memorable introduction?
(ML) I didn’t really decide to do it that way. In the very first evolution of this book, he was actually going to be a stripper. I was as surprised as you were to find out he owned the club.
(Olivia) I’ve never been more mortified! Oh my God!
(Cash) *wicked smile* I couldn’t have thought of a better way for us to meet. I mean, damn! A hot woman trying to take my clothes off before she even knows my name? Yeah, I’m down with that all day long.

It seems the two of you have come a long way since that first eventful meeting. Did either of you in a million years ever think you would be where you both are today?
(Olivia) I definitely hoped, but it was pretty touch-and-go there for a while.
(Cash) *shakes head* Not for me. I knew she’d be mine. And then, once I started falling in love with her, I knew she had to be. I couldn’t imagine my life turning out any other way, so I really didn’t doubt it. I just wasn’t always sure how I was going to make it happen. 
(Olivia) *grins at Cash* Baby, seriously?
(Cash) *kisses Olivia lightly* I’m glad you’re not mad that you didn’t have a choice. *grins*
(Olivia) It wouldn’t have mattered. I’d have picked you over anything else.
(Cash) I know. I just had to convince you of that.

So Michelle, what is in store next for these two?
(ML) Well, I’m seriously considering doing another book, and the more I think about it, the more I think it needs to be a Christmas story. I’m not making any promises, but that’s my intention. Squeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Okay this is a MAJOR SPOILER for anyone who has not read Up To Me… so there is your warning… STOP READING AND SKIP TO THE NEXT QUESTION IF YOU DID NOT READ UP TO ME…. SERIOUSLY…. YOU WILL HATE YOURSELF IF YOU KEEP READING… YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED… So what was your immediate reaction when Nash showed up? Michelle, if you had to choose would you pick Cash or Nash?
(Cash) I was pissed as hell! I mean, I was glad to see him, but I think the shock of it just hit me all wrong. I felt betrayed.
(Olivia) I should’ve known when I saw him walking through the bar that he was Nash. I mean, come on. Men just don’t grow like this unless they’re related.
(ML) Pick? Between Cash and Nash? I’m not sure that’s safe:D 

I’ll move on from the harder questions now. What is your favorite thing to do in your free time? Ya know when you aren’t running a night club or writing about the people running a night club?
(Cash) Put a hot brunette on the back of my bike and ride for hours. Stopping only to hit a public bathroom or two along the way. *winks at Olivia*
(Olivia) *blushes* Ummm, well, after that… *grins at Cash*
(ML) Do something with my husband. Doesn’t really matter what it is. Sometimes we sit on the patio and talk about our dreams for the future, sometimes we watch a movie or put the top down and ride the roads. Whatever it is, as long as he’s around, I’m happy.

Because this is a book blog, I feel it necessary to ask… favorite book(s)?
(ML) Wolf and the Dove, Kathleen Woodiwiss. Old school, but goooooooooooood!
(Olivia and Cash at same time) Down to You
*all grin* 

Okay some quick this or that: 
Country or Rock n roll? 
(Cash) Rock ‘n roll!
Coke or pepsi?
(Olivia and ML) Coke!
Trick or Bo?
(Olivia) Cash!
(ML) *crickets chirp*
Ice cream or candy?
(Cash) Since meeting Olivia, I have a new fondness for ice cream. *winks at her again*
(Olivia) *blushes again* I swear, this guy… *points to Cash and shakes her head*
(ML) Both. Together.
Jack Daniels or Jim Beam?
(all three at same time) JACK!

Thanks for stopping by! It was an absolute pleasure having you here! Especially you Cash *blushes*
(ML) Thank you so much for having us, my wonderful friend!!
(Olivia) Thank you!!
(Cash) Any time, beautiful.

Did everyone see that!!! Cash called me beautiful *sigh*. It is now immortalized forever!!!

I have 3 eBooks of Down To You to giveaway courtesy of Michelle herself. So here are the details! Please read them before entering.
-Three winners will win an eBook of Down To You - Nook or Kindle only!!!
-You must be at least 18 years old to enter
-Giveaway is open internationally
-Giveaway will run from 7/2/2013 to 7/16/2013
-Winner will be chosen at random through rafflecopter and notified via email
-Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen

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About The Author:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, M. Leighton lives in the deep South with her super-hero husband and super-smart malti-poo. She has a fondness for coffee and chocolate, loves the color red, laughs at almost anything and often stares out her window, daydreaming of far-away places. Blog | Facebook | Goodreads | Twitter |Amazon | Barnes & Noble


  1. Eeep! I love character interviews! That was so cute! I can't wait to read my copy now! I know, I know. Another amazing book I haven't yet read. SIGH.

    1. You have to let me know when you read it. I'm sure you will love it!

  2. Well people told me that I must, wait MUST read any book by this author, so let's try make it happen! For my favourite part I like Cash he sounds like a funny guy :)

  3. Great interview!!! I definitely need to look into this book! Thank you so much for sharing and dropping by 8)

    Happy Reading from Reese's @Reese's Reviews: MA2F

  4. Great interview!!! YES Michelle, we need another book with Cash and Olivia!!!! :)

  5. What a great interview!


  6. Loved Cash's parts in this interview! Fun and sly sense of humor.
    I miss Cash and Olivia I need that Christmas book. Pleeeaseee Michelle. :)

    Great interview: )

  7. What a great interview! I had such a fun time finally meeting Michelle this weekend. And I'm so happy to have my copies of Down to You in my hands.

  8. Screaming at the top of my lungs! Oh my Cash ;D *wink wink* Love that book, really need to get to the second one! (awesome pics, too) Just loved that interview!

  9. I loved how Cash answered about his free time, lol! Cool interview!

  10. Awesome interview! I loved it and Cash! I would also love another story with these characters! *fingers crossed*

  11. Fantastic interview, Teresa! I haven't read this series yet *hangs head in shame* - oh, and I skipped the spoilery question - but I sooo want to! My favorite part of the interview is the part where you asked Cash and Olivia about where they've ended up. Cash had me swooning there! ;) Thanks for sharing this!

    1. hehe Cash really does know how to deliver the swoon =]

  12. A fun thing to do interview the characters. I agree Coke not Pepsi.

  13. I liked it all! I haven't read this series yet, but after reading this interview I really want to!! Cash seems awesome!

  14. My favorite part of the interview is the banter between Cash and Olivia.


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