Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Interview with ERIN MCCARTHY, Author of True Belivers Series (New Adult)

Released TODAY!!

A Tasty Read: Erin, so excited to have you at A Tasty Read, as a fan of your Adult Romances, I am so happy that you decided to go NA with The True Believers Series (And not just cause I am CRAZY about the Mann Brothers)

Erin: Thanks!  I am loving writing these books.

ATR: Speaking of the Mann Brothers, I can't decide who I am in more Fictional Love With Tyler or Riley, do you have a preference?

Erin: Of course I adore them both for different reasons, but knowing myself, I would love to hang out with Riley, but I don’t think I could date him.  Confession: I don’t really like to be teased by a significant other.  When I’m ticked off at you, if you try to “joke” yourself out of it, it gets ugly. Lol.  I have a male friend very much like Riley and we get along fabulously because I’m not emotionally invested.  So for me personally, Tyler is more my style, because even though Riley is probably more honest and direct, Tyler is more serious. 

ATR: Where did the idea for the series come from?  What made you stray into the NA Territory?

Erin: I have no idea where the idea came from.  Seriously.  There are very few books I’ve written that I can say where the idea actually originated.  But I would never have ventured into NA territory if my editor hadn’t suggested it, so thanks, Cindy!

ATR: SWEET is the newest book in the series, and that is Jessica's book, who you will meet if you read TRUE.  Did you start out TRUE knowing what you had planned for Jessica, or did it unfold as you wrote TRUE?


Erin: I had no idea what was in store for Jessica.  While Rory and Tyler were strong in my head when I started writing, the other characters were not.  It wasn’t until about halfway through TRUE that I really started to see who Jessica and Kylie were.  The Mann brothers made sense to me right away, but the girls developed more slowly.  But once I saw more of who Jessica was, I knew she belonged with Riley.  They’re both very strong personalities. 

ATR: How many books do you have planned for the series?  I know we have TRUE (Rory/Tyler), SWEET (Jessica/Riley) and BELIEVE is coming in January which will be Robin and Phoenix (Yum), I am just hoping we will see Kylie again?????

Erin: There are four books in the series and YES, Kylie will be book four, out in June 2014!  She will be going through serious changes as she deals with the ramifications of what happens in BELIEVE.  And then the final book ends with a wedding, though I’m not saying whose it is. ;-) 

ATR: Do you find it easier to write about characters in their 20's (NA) or characters in their 30's (Adult)?  Obviously the sex is scaled down, but do you find other differences?

Erin: I find it really easy to write about younger characters because their emotions are so close to the surface.  Usually they are impulsive too, and I find that easy to tap into.  They make mistakes, and we forgive them.  Whereas with older heroines we expect her to have it more together, which sometimes is a challenge.  Because the older I get, the more I realize no one ever really has it totally together.  Except maybe for Betty White.  I think she’s figured out what is what. 

ATR: Do you want to talk about any other New Releases that you have coming out?  (I am a HUGE fan of the Fast Track Series)

Erin: Thanks!  FULL THROTTLE, book 7 in the series, is out in December, and this is Nolan Ford’s little brother, Rhett, who has a thing for fetish clubs and older women and is a very naughty hero.  Then in September 2014, book 8 (I can’t believe it!) will be out.  This is the last Fast Track book.  I have said this before, but I mean it this time. For real.  Pinky swear.  Book Eight will feature a friend of Eve Monroe and Shawn Hamby who we meet in FULL THROTTLE.  We never actually met the hero but he was mentioned in SLOW RIDE.  I’m going to be super sad to let go of my race car drivers.  It’s been a fun, ahem, ride. (Had to go for the pun!)   

ATR: Thank you so much for stopping by today and talking with A Tasty Read about your New Release SWEET, and The True Believers Series.

Erin: Thanks for having me!  I hope you enjoy SWEET and the rest of series! J



Erin McCarthy is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 40 novels and novellas in the paranormal, contemporary romance, young adult, and new adult genres.  The author is a RITA award finalist and an American Library Association winner of the Reluctant Young Reader award.  She lives with her family in Ohio. 

Um....So Erin had NO issues with sophomore slump with SWEET, it was fantastic, and just as fabulous as TRUE, book one in the True Believers Series. 
SWEET is the romance between Riley Mann, Tyler's (hero of book one) older brother, who is juts trying to bust his butt to keep his brothers all together in a home that is behind on payments, and to keep his younger brothers from being thrown into foster care.  Besides being sexy and honorable, he is cocky and sarcastic and LOVES to tease Ms. Sweet (Jess), who you meet in Book One, TRUE, a roommate of Rory's. 
Jessica is so much more that you might think from getting to know her in TRUE.  She is a bit wild, a girl who enjoys casual sex and yes, she is the Preacher's Daughter....who would have thought.  But, underneath all that facade, and superficial crap, Jess Sweet has a HUGE heart and really just wants to be seen for who she is and not be judged by what she has done. 
Riley and Jess are explosive together, but they complete something in each other that you don't come across every day, and it's the HOLDING ON to that, that these two have issues with, but I think they finally figure it out. 
There are some scenes that are completely hysterical, and some that are so romantic, and made my heart squeeze, and some scenes where I wanted to yell "NOOOOOOOO", but in the end,  you will be doing a little cheer and letting out a heartfelt sigh....
Fabulous, Fun and Captures you heart....Well...It's the Mann brothers who do most of the heart stealing, but once you get to know them, you won't mind giving it up!!
SWEET is a 2013 MUST READ!!  Grab it today!!  Buy Links ABOVE!!

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