Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Interview w/ Christina Lee--We're going retro, swooning and contemplating piercings + a giveaway!

At college, Rachel has a reputation for being a sarcastic flirt with a thing for star athletes. No one at school knows that she’d had her heart ripped to shreds by her high school sweetheart, who’d driven them both off the side of the road on a borrowed motorcycle, and then abandoned her. No one knows the real Rachel Mattson—except one person…

Ever since he helped nurse his sister’s feisty best friend back to health, pierced bass player Kai Nakos has been head over heels in love. But the supposed bad boy can’t risk letting Rachel know the truth—especially now that the two of them are back in their hometown for the summer, together for the first time since the months following that fateful night. Never mind that Rachel’s ex is back, groveling for her forgiveness.

Shaken by her ex’s return, Rachel finds herself turning to the one guy she knows she can trust. Kai is willing to hide his feelings for her, just to have Rachel touch him again. After all, this is only a temporary fling. Until it becomes something more. But maybe it had been more all along.

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Mornin' Christina! *waves* Welcome to herding cats & burning soup :) I'm ready to hear all the juicy deets on Rachel and Kai. *rubs hands together*
THANKS FOR HAVING ME! *waves back*
Alright. So if you had 10 seconds to hook someone hard on Whisper to Me what would you tell them?
It’s a friends-to-lovers story that involves secrets, sexual tension and angst between one hot Native American bass player and his sister’s best friend, who happens to be very comfortable with her own sexuality.
I just. Well. *nods* Yep that would do it for me. lol Can you tell us 3 fun/sexy behind the scenes facts about Rachel and Kai's story? Think Pop-Up Video.
  • Kai originally had a different name that I loved but I felt compelled to change it last minute and I’m so glad I did. I love it so much more! *See. And now I'm gonna be dying to know what his other name was lol*
  • I got the idea for Kai’s signature skinny jeans and vans checkerboard sneakers from my very hot gay hair stylist. He needs a book of his own!  Hmmm…
  • I knew even before I began writing Rachel’s story that because of who she was in the other books, she needed a hot scene right off the bat, at the beginning of WHISPER TO ME.
Ooo well that sounds promising! Yums! I'm a sucker for a good...erm...quote. What was your favorite quote that just made you swoon or had you gigglesnorting or sighing in girly bliss?
A quote from Whisper to Me? How about this one—this scene still makes me fan myself. 
Oh, you look good all right,” he said into my hair. And then he pulled back and his eyes met mine. “Good enough to eat.”
My breath hitched as his fingers traveled higher up my leg.
Is that what you want me to do, Rachel?” His hand now rested on the edge of my panties. “Eat you?”
Um. Can I reply for her? lol Well, we know he's...hungry. But can you tell us a little about Kai? And *raises eyebrow* What exactly does he have pierced? Inquiring minds really want to know. lol
He’s part Native American, part Dutch, and plays the upright bass—which is a giant instrument sometimes confused for the cello, which is actually way smaller. 
I can’t give away all of his secrets, you have to read to find out all the places he’s pierced. ;-) But you do find out in the first few pages that his nipples are definitely pierced. 
Oh. Oh! So mean! That instantly has me hooked and wanting to know even more! lol So, what was your favorite thing about Rachel? 
Figuring out her very emotional backstory because just like my readers, I wanted to kick her to the curb in the first two books as well.
Bwaha oh goodness. Alright how about couple quickies before you head out?

Favorite Man Candy?
Right now it’s Kai’s inspiration, model Donny Lewis. SWOON! *swoons just a little with Christina. Damn!*
Yard gnomes or flamingos? Or those trees with faces?
Since I’m first generation American and Polish (like Ella in BEFORE YOU BREAK), I have to go with flamingos (do only Polish people get this reference?). *totally flew by me. Says the non polish blogger girl O.o*
Favorite office supply?
Pen and paper. How retro.
Strangest thing you've Google searched in the name of research?
Oh God! So many things. Most recent was different kinds of handcuffs. It’s research, people. ;-) 
Best food ever?
I love Asian food—shrimp curry, specifically.
What's up next for you?
I’m currently writing PROMISE ME THIS and HOLD YOU CLOSE, books four and five in the series. 
Oh nice! Congrats on that :) Thanks so much for dropping in Christina!
Alright I'm off to discover some piercings yall! I totally need to know what this guy is hiding. lol If you have questions for Christina be sure to leave those. Or, you know, just wave and be all friendly like and say hi :) 

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