Monday, July 4, 2016

Interview with Teagan Hunter

I adore this author! I will let you know a little secret...I literally bumped into this incredible woman at a book signing a million years ago. (kidding, it was not that long ago) While standing in line, we talked about so many books. She blew me away with her passion! So please sit back and enjoy the interview....

1. What made you want to be an author?
I started writing cheesy fanfics when I was younger and took all the creative writing classes I could during high school. I’d been slowly working my way up to novels for a couple years. After I found the Here’s To characters and fell in love with them, I gained the courage to publish.

2. What piece of advice would you give to a new and upcoming author?
Write for yourself first. Always. If you don’t love what you’re writing, no one else will.

3. What is your favorite quote and why?
By me? Or someone else?

By me it’s: “Take it, Rae. The time that you need, take it. I don’t care how long it is—take it. We’re going to make it through this because I’ll never stop loving you, and damn if I don’t know that our love is enough. I won’t give up that easily and I don’t think you will either. So take your time. I’ll be here waiting for you when you’re ready.”

By someone else: “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” — Confucius

4. Who is your favorite author?
Colleen Hoover. But don’t tell her I said that.

5. What is your next project?
I’m currently between a couple manuscripts. Here’s to Now (Gaige’s book), an untitled emotional YA, and an untitled novella for an unannounced novella series.

6. How did you come up with the Here's To series?
Life! I wanted to create characters you could see being your best friends. All the events in the series are average, every day happenings. With this series, I wanted realism.

7. If you could co-write with another fellow author, who would you pick?
Oh, man. I’ve honestly never thought of this. I’d be scared, actually. I have a good friend, D.B. James, who is releasing her debut novel this summer who I swear I share a brain with. Probably her.

8. Out of all the characters that you have written, who is your favorite one?
Gaige. He’s basically my husband. Not in a creepy way, but in a realistic one. My husband has a lot of similar characteristics Gaige does. I should also note I never set out for Gaige to be a huge character and almost nixed him completely. I think he’s everyone’s favorite now.

9. What is your favorite book?
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. It taught me so much about life.

10. A freebie question... Give us a question and then give us your best answer ;) knock ‘em girl!
What’s your favorite thing about being an author? Answer: Not having to wear a bra. 

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Hudson Tamell, single father and business owner, isn't looking for love. As a fresh college graduate who's ready to hit the big city and leave her small town in the dust, Rae Kamdenisn't either.

Sparks fly when Rae's broken down car is towed into Hudson's shop and her trademark word vomit captures his attention. Despite their drastically different places in life, neither canresist the pull.

Rae's holding onto secrets, and Hudson has his own reasons to be guarded. But sometimes, love has its own agenda.

*This book will be part of a series but CAN be read as stand-alone. Each book will follow a different couple.*
**Recommended for 18+ audience for explicit language and sexual situations.**

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Can Maura overcome her perfect image and finally be true to herself and her heart? 

You ever realize that what you’re doing and where you are in life isn’t where you’re supposed to be? 

I did. 

My name is Maura Doughers. I’m perfect. I have the ideal soldier boyfriend and all the money a twenty-two year old girl could dream of. My life is just like it should be. But it’s nothing close to what I want. 

I’m beginning to realize the person I am isn’t who I’m meant to be….and maybe the person I’m with isn’t the one for me. Is what I feel love or lust? I don’t know… 

What I really want is forbidden and most certainly not something my parents would approve of. But what about me? What about what I want? 

Well, I’m about to get it. No matter the consequences. 

*While technically part of the Here's To series, this CAN be read as stand-alone as each book will follow a different couple.* 
**Recommended for 18+ audience for explicit language and sexual situations.**

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Moments are fickle. Sometimes all you get is a split second to make a decision. Other times you have what seems like an eternity and what you think is the right choice could be the biggest mistake you ever make. 

Rae Kamden and Hudson Tamell have lived in a perfect bubble since the day their relationship was almost destroyed. They’ve laughed, smiled, loved, and moved on from all that has weighed them down in the past. Or so they thought. 

After almost a year of bliss, things have suddenly shifted for the worse. Lies are being told, questions are gone unanswered, and nothing is as it should be. Can they mend their relationship and move forward together? Or will they give up on what they thought was their forever? 

This is a novella. Approx 40,000 words. 
It is highly recommended that you read Here's to Tomorrow first. 
Recommended for 18+ audience for explicit language and sexual situations.

About the Author:

I’m a romance cover artist by day and a writer by…well, every free moment I get. I currently live in NC with my US Marine (OORAH!) husband, where I spend my days bugging him about getting a cat so our puppy won’t be alone (he keeps saying no). I survive off coffee, pizza, and sarcasm. When I’m not writing, you can find me binge-watching various TV shows, especially Supernatural. I like cold weather, I buy more paperbacks than I’ll ever read, and I never match my socks—unless they’re fuzzy.

I’m weird. It’s kind of my “thing.”

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