Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Blog Tour: A Little Too Far by: Lisa Desrochers (Interview and Giveaway)


Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. For my stop I have an interview with the author and a giveaway. 

Release Date: September 17, 2013
from William Morrow
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"“More than a ridiculously sexy, HOT read, Desrochers takes you on a wild ride of self-discovery and bittersweet romance.”— JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT, #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR

"Sinfully sexy, but utterly unique. My favorite New Adult book of the year!" —Cora Carmack, New York Times bestselling author of Losing It

"This is forbidden love and longing done absolutely right! Complicated and sexy doesn't even begin to describe Lexie's journey." —Jay Crownover, New York Times bestselling author of Rule

Have you ever gone just a little too far?

Lexie Banks has.

Yep. She just had mind-blowing sex with her stepbrother. In her defense, she was on the rebound, and it’s more of a my-dad-happened-to-marry-a-woman-with-a-super-hot-son situation. But still, he’s been her best friend and confidant for the better part of the last few years … and is so off limits. It’s a good thing she’s leaving in two days for a year abroad in Rome.

But even thousands of miles away, Lexie can’t seem to escape trouble. Raised Catholic, she goes to confession in hopes of alleviating some of her guilt … and maybe not burning in hell. Instead, she stumbles out of the confessional and right into Alessandro Moretti, a young and very easy-on-the-eyes deacon … only eight months away from becoming a priest. Lexie and Alessandro grow closer, and when Alessandro’s signals start changing despite his vow of celibacy, she doesn’t know what to think. She’s torn between falling in love with the man she shouldn’t want and the man she can’t have. And she isn’t sure how she can live with herself either way."

Interview:

Hey Lisa. Thanks for stopping by the blog today. It's great to have you here.
For those who may not know, can you give us the quick and dirty on A Little Too Far?
Here’s the sound bite: When 20 yo Lexie Banks falls for the wrong guy, she thinks escaping to Rome for a year abroad is going to be the answer to her problems, but forbidden love manages to find her there too.

Okay this is a question I always like to ask. If you had to choose two words to describe yourself, what would they be and why?
Obsessive and (a little) crazy

So what can you tell us about the love triangle in A Little Too Far? And how did you go about making your love triangle different from the others out there? 
I have a very intelligent girl (Lexie), a sophisticated backdrop (the Roman art culture), and no tattooed bad boy. Instead, I have a stepbrother who, yes, has one small tattoo, and yes, drives a motorcycle, but is NOT a bad boy, and who cares deeply for his stepsister. And I have a man who’s without a single tattoo, and wears a white collar. He’s on his way to becoming a priest. But he also comes to care deeply for Lexie. There is no insta-love, or even insta-lust. The relationships develop slowly and organically.

What is your favorite love triangle? I'm asking this purely for selfish reasons because I'm always looking for a good triangle! 
The one I always go back to, because it’s the first I read that was done well (and the only true love triangle I know of—meaning there is love interest between all three characters) is Leslie, Ari, and Niall in Melissa Marr’s Ink Exchange.

What is the inspiration behind A Little Too Far? Can any of the story be traced back to a real life experience? 
I can tell you with absolute certainty that nothing in this book ever happened to me or anyone else I know. Total fiction. What is real is my love of Rome, which I hope comes through on the page. I set the book there so I could lose myself in Rome for a little while. As far as the inspiration, all my books start with a character. In this case it was Lexie. I don’t generally outline, so I just let her tell me her story.

So now that we have talked a bit about A Little Too Far, what can you tell us about the next two books in the series?
They are companion novels, so we get to spend time with some of the characters from A LITTLE TOO FAR, but they’re not sequels. Each book stands alone. I can’t tell you who’s story A LITTLE TOO MUCH (Nov 12, 2013) is, but it’s dark and intense, and the main character is one of the most complex I’ve ever written. A LITTLE TOO HOT (Jan 21, 2014) is Sam’s story. She gets herself in a heap of trouble, is all I can say about that one.

You're stuck on a deserted island. What book or series do you want to have with you? 
Gayle Forman’s If I Stay and Where She Went.

Favorite writing snack? 
Green apple gummies (preferably butterflies, which ties in with A LITTLE TOO MUCH)

This or That:
Skittles or Starbursts? Starbursts
Coke or Pepsi? Coke
Pink or Purple? Purple
Batman or Superman? Batman
Winter or Summer? Summer

Thanks so much for dropping by today. It was great having you here.

Giveaway:

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About The Author:

Lisa Desrochers lives in northern California with her husband, two very busy daughters, and Shini the tarantula. If you'd told her five years ago she'd write a book, she'd have laughed in your face. As it turns out, she'd owe you an apology. Writing has become an addiction for Lisa and A Little Too Far, courtesy of HarperCollins, is her first novel for adults. She is also the author of the young adult Personal Demons trilogy from Macmillan.
When she's not writing, she's reading, and she adores stories that take her to new places, and then take her by surprise. Connect with her online at www.lisadwrites.com, on her blog at lisadesrochers.blogspot.com, on Twitter at @LisaDez, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LisaDesrochersAuthorWEBSITE | BLOG | TWITTER | FACEBOOK | GOODREADS

Tour Schedule:

Week One

Sept. 3rd - Katie's Book Blog - Review
Sept. 3rd - Book Briefs - Guest Post
Sept. 4th - The Busy Bibliophile - Review
Sept. 4th - Fade Into Fantasy - Interview
Sept. 5th - The Irish Banana - Review
Sept. 5th - Emilie's Book World - Guest Post
Sept. 6th - Fic Fare - Interview
Sept. 6th - Narratively Speaking - Review & Guest Post
Sept. 7th - BookHounds YA - Review
Sept. 7th - Nocturne Romance Reads - Interview
Sept. 8th - Burning Impossibly Bright - Guest Post
Sept. 8th - Lovin' los libros - Review

Week Two

Sept. 9th - Books Complete Me - Review
Sept. 9th - Always YA at Heart - Review
Sept. 10th - A Glass of Wine - Interview
Sept. 10th - In the Best Worlds - Review
Sept. 11th - Once Upon a Twilight - Review
Sept. 11th - Readers Live A Thousand Lives - Interview
Sept. 12th - The Book Cellar - Review
Sept. 12th - Book Labyrinth - Review
Sept. 13th - Lili's Reflections - Review
Sept. 13th - Stuck in YA Books - Review
Sept. 14th - A Bookish Escape - Review & Guest Post
Sept. 14th - Ramblings From This Chick - Guest Post
Sept. 15th - In Bed With Books - Review
Sept. 15th - Coffee and Characters - Guest Post

Week Three

Sept. 16th - Waiting For Wentworth - Review
Sept. 16th - Michelle & Leslie's Book Pics - Review
Sept. 17th - Good Choice Reading - Review
Sept. 17th - Me, My Shelf and I - Review

9 comments:

  1. Great interview! I'm so excited for A Little Too Far! It sounds so good and I love that it's set in Rome! I also love Gayle Forman's If I Stay and Where She Went! I could definitely reread those books over and over again. :)

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  2. I have this one preordered and I cannot wait for it! I am stoked! Loved that interview, too!! :)

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    1. I actually have it sitting on my kindle and its calling my name! I need more time!

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  3. Oh I can definitely say I have gone a little too far many times! New followers, Im also part of this tour

    Yara @ www.onceuponatwilight.com

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  4. This is getting such good reviews. Looking forward to reading it. Thanks!

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  5. I loved this book so much. Awesome interview, Teresa!

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  6. I don't think that I have ever gone a little too far...

    Great interview, Teresa! I particularly liked Lisa's answer about love triangles. I, too, love Ink Exchange. *sigh* I really can't wait to get my hands on A Little Too Far! ;)

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  7. Yay! Great interview girl! I love this book so so so much!!!!

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  8. Ooooo, scandalous! Love it! I definitely want to read this one! Thanks so much for the fun interview and for putting this one on my radar! *smoosh*

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