Thursday, January 21, 2016

Blog Tour: Author Interview and Giveaway - Lightning Kissed by Lila Felix

Book Details:
Lightning Kissed by Lila Felix
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: January 4th 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult

Colby Evans can leap from one country to the next in a heartbeat. She can see every sunset in every time zone in the same day. She can travel across the world in a flash. She defies gravity and physics with every breath she takes. She’s tested her abilities and found them limitless.

She is the lightning. She is Lucent. And nothing can stop her.

Except him.

Theodore Ramsey isn’t supposed to be able to flash like Colby. The power of travel is passed on from mother to daughter in their people. Except once in every hundred generations.

Theo is the one.

He can flash like Colby. And it makes him a target to their enemies and to himself. His abilities change everything he knows about life and throws his future into an uncertain tangent. In fact, the only thing certain in his life is the love he feels for Colby.

Their love defies time and space and has been the only constant thing in their lives since childhood. But even their infallible love will be stretched to its limits.

She will risk her life to protect him. But he will risk everything to protect them all.


Author Interview:

1.  What does your writing process look like?  Do you know the whole story when you start?  Or do you just start writing and go with it (seat of the pants writing)?  If you plan it out, how do you do that?  Outline, note cards, post-it notes, etc.?

My writing process looks like…sitting down and writing. I wish I was more eloquent, but that’s all there is to it. I’m a total pantser with my contemporaries but a clear plotter with my paranormal romances.
Each novel has its own journal full of notes and character bios.
2.  How do you come up with your ideas for your stories?
It’s all different. Sometimes I see people in the grocery store and I make up their back story. Other times, a song will pique a story. I never know when the next story is going to pop into my head.

 3.  How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing for almost four years.
4.  What tips do you have for aspiring writers?
Read, write, read, write, and read some more. Listen to inspiring music. And then read some more.
5. How important are names in your books?  Do you choose the names based on liking the way it sounds, or the meaning?  Do you have any name choosing resources you recommend?
I’m a big fan of quirky names. I come up with most of the names on my own and sometimes with help from my friends.
Some fun questions:
Books/authors/genres: YA Contemporary romance/Any YA author/Twisted by Amity Hope and anything by Anne Eliot
Movies/TV Shows: I’m on a Chuck binge
Food/writing snack: I’m trying not to eat while I write but I love hummus and pita chips.
Social Media Site: Instagram all the way!  

Lila Felix is full of antics and stories. She refused to go to Kindergarten after the teacher made her take a nap on the first day of school. She staged her first protest in middle school. She almost flunked out of her first semester at Pepperdine University because she was enthralled with their library and frequently was locked in. Now her  husband and three children have to put up with her rebel nature in Louisiana where her days are filled with cypress trees, crawfish, and of course her books and writing. She writes about the ordinary people who fall extraordinarily in wild, true love. 

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Tour-wide giveaway (US only)

  • Clean Teen Publishing Mystery Prize pack
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