Ella and Micha have been best friends since they were kids. But one tragic night shatters their friendship and their lives forever.
Ella used to be a rule-breaker with fiery attitude who wore her heart on her sleeve. But she left everything behind when she went to college and transformed into someone that follows the rules, keeps everything together, and hides all her problems. But now it’s summer break and she has nowhere else to go but home.
Ella fears everything she worked so hard to bury might resurface, especially with Micha living right next door. If Micha tries to tempt the old her back, she knows that it will be hard to resist.
Micha is sexy, smart, confident, and can get under Ella’s skin like no one else can. He knows everything about her, including her darkest secrets. And he’s determined to bring his best friend, and the girl he loves back, no matter what it takes.
1. Tell us a little about yourself.
I live in Wyoming with my husband and three kids, where I spend a lot of time writing. I’m the author of the Fallen Star Series, the Fallen Soul Series, the Darkness Falls Series, and the Death Collectors. I also just published my first New Adult Contemporary, The Secret of Ella and Micha.
2. What made you want to become a writer?
My general love for books. Ever since I was a kid, I loved to read and write. I never fell out of love with it.
3. Who or what gives you inspiration?
My three biggest inspirations are life, music, and the dreams I have.
4. Tell us about The Secret of Ella & Micha.
Ella and Micha have gone through a lot in their life, but one tragic experience sends Ella running. She leaves a heart broken Micha behind who continues to look for her, refusing to lose his best friend and the girl he loves more than anything.
When Ella returns, she’s determined to hold on to her the new identity she has created. She no longer is the wild girl Micha knew and is emotionally closed off. But Micha wants his old friend back. Through his persistency and a heavy amount of sexual tension, the old Ella starts to slip through and she is forced to deal with her pain.
The Secret of Ella and Micha is about dealing with mistakes and loss, learning how to love, and never giving up.
5. What’s the hardest part of being a writer?
Wow, this is a tough question. I guess one of the hardest parts for me is ending a series I’ve become attached to.
6. What do you need around you to write (special drink, lucky items, etc)?
A playlist, copies of my books, and a supply of Java Monsters, Dr. Pepper, and candy.
7. What are some of your favorite books?
Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott, Easy by Tammara Webber, Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles, While it Last by Abbi Glines, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr, Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire… and I’ll stop there, but there are a ton more.
8. Are your characters based on anyone you know?
Most of my characters have a characteristic of someone I know, but none are based on a single person.
9. What, if anything, are you working on right now?
The Forever of Ella and Micha and The Temptation of Lila and Ethan.
10. Why do you love writing?
Because it lets me put all the stories crammed in my head down on paper for everyone to read.
About the Author
I live in Wyoming with my husband and three kids, where I spend most of my time writing, reading, and hanging out with my family. I’m the author of the Fallen Star Series, the Darkness Falls Series, and the Death Collectors. I also just branched out to the New Adult Contemporary genre with my book, The Secret of Ella and Micha.
I am always accepting product review requests. At this time, I have a hold on book review requests. Please email me at celjla212 (at) aol (dot) com so we can talk about reviewing or promoting your product!
Great interview and this book sounds amazing! Added to my TBR Pile.
Valerie @Intriguing Reads
That sounds really good! I love the cover!