Friday, February 24, 2012

Chatting with Author, Felice Fox, Review and Giveaway

Happy Friday Everyone.  Today I have the Very Sweet, Felice Fox here at a Tasty Read talking about her Debut Release, Take Me for Longing, and make sure to answer the Giveaway Question to be entered to win an E-Copy of the book!  (Giveaway running until Mon, Feb 27th)

So without further ado......

A Tasty Read: Hey Felice, Thanks for hanging out today. 

Felice Fox: Thank you so much for this opportunity! It’s great to be here.

A Tasty Read: Take Me for Longing is your first published fiction romance. When did you decide that you wanted to write Romance?

Felice: I started writing romance in college, but I set it aside for a career as a web producer. A couple of years ago my cousin mentioned she was going to take a romance writing class and it was like a light went on in the dusty old attic of my brain. Didn’t I used to do that?! And didn’t I love it?! I couldn’t account for why I had gone so many years without feeding my creative soul in that way, but since the day I ‘remembered’, I haven’t stopped writing!

 A Tasty Read: Can you tell us about Take Me for Longing, and what inspired the book?

Felice: I think everyone has had a secret celebrity crush—some of us gave them up after high school, some still pine! I loved the idea of a heroine whose fantasy crush comes true later in life. Nic is what we all wish a celebrity heartthrob would be like—gorgeous on the outside, honest, devoted and passionate on the inside. I wanted to write a story about an elusive star who realizes the adorable fan waiting in the wings is more than just a pretty face with a name he’ll never remember—she’s the one. Plus, I’m a huge bluegrass fan.

A Tasty Read: What are your plans for the American Heartstrings Trilogy? Will we see more of Nic, June and the Taylor clan?

Felice: Yes! June’s best friend Camille has been very popular with readers, so she gets her chance at love with J.P., one of the Taylor brothers. Nic’s sister completes the trilogy, but I’m still sketching out her hero.

A Tasty Read: Sounds like we are in for more fun with these two ladies! 

For the newbies to Bluegrass, can you suggest a GREAT band whose music inspired this series?

Felice: Wow! I have to narrow it down to one? JThe song “Take Me for Longing” was recorded a few years back by Alison Krauss and was the main song that inspired the series. She and her band just won a Grammy for their latest album “Paper Airplane”. Crooked Still, Sarah Jarosz, the Del McCoury Band, and Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers are a few others to check out.

A Tasty Read: Do you have plans for writing beyond The American Heartstrings Trilogy? Any other genre's you would like to try?

Felice: I enjoy writing contemporary romance, but I’m a total history buff too. I have a full-length time-travel romance called Summerfly that will be released later this year, following the American Heartstrings Trilogy. I also write non-fiction

A Tasty Read:  Well, I for one can't wait to read more from you.  I'll be keeping an eye out for your next release.
Thanks again for visiting with A Tasty Read and for the Awesome Giveaway

Felice: You are so welcome. Thanks very much for having me!

**Giveaway Questions: (Chosen by Felice)
                 Who was your first celebrity crush?

And the winner is.......Tore, congratulations and Thank You all for entering.

About The Author

Felice began writing professionally in 2001 and is a bestselling author in the non-fiction market. Her work appears in online learning courses and many popular websites too. Take Me for Longing, the first novella in the American Heartstrings Series, is Felice’s fiction debut.

Felice attributes her love of romance novels to a feverish bout with The Kissing Disease.

She works, loves and lives in Los Angeles.

Take Me for Longing
Felice Fox
American Heartstrings #1
Published Feb 8th, 2012
100 Pages/E-Book
M. Scribes Press
Source: Purchased by Reviewer

The thing I liked most about this novella, was that it was about something different than the norm.  Nic Taylor is a well-known, Bluegrass Singer, whose life gets turned upside down when a Romance Novel is published that everyone believes is about him, even his own wife and family. 

Nic heads to Malibu, where guess who he runs into on the beach during a Bluegrass jam, yes, you got it, June Cricket, book author and a girl that he could get out of his mind for the last ten years.

Since the book is only 100 pages, I am not going to tell you what happens, you can imagine that sparks fly, and they are not all good ones!

But I will say that I enjoyed this quick read.  For a debut novel, Felice has a way of writing that makes Bluegrass fun and sexy.  When I was finished reading, I was thinking that I need to attend more bluegrass festivals....especially if the Taylors might be playing!!

I enjoyed the theme, I enjoyed the characters, and I will be looking out for the next in the American Heartstrings Trilogy.


Jen C said...

When I was in high school, I totally went for the dark, brooding type. Brandon Lee (from the film "The Crow") was my first real celebrity crush. I had a giant poster of him on my wall.

Felice, this series of yours sounds exactly like the kind of romance I like to read. I'm looking forward to it.

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jen shields said...

First of all, I love the title of your trilogy. American Heartstrings, very cute.

My top secret celebrity crush, no's somewhat embarassing...

Legolas, the Mirkwood Prince from Lord of the Rings. And no, don't tell me it's Orlando Bloom. It's not true. *Gasp* I even used to write LOTR fanfiction!

A Tasty Read said...

Oh...Jen C. Brandon Lee...My sister LOVED him!!

I was actually in LOVE with Tre Cool, the drummer of Green Day when I was in Seventh Grade until probably freshmen year.

Thought we were going to get married...OH WELL!!

Tore said...

I really want to read this book and series. It sounds very good. Please enter me in contest.

Maureen said...

My first crush was a tie. It was between Corey Haim and Corey Feldman. Eddie Furlong was cute too.