BOOK TOUR INTERVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Play with Me by Piper Shelly
Play with Me
by Piper Shelly
Grover Beach Team, Book One
A short, sweet novella.
Ryan Hunter’s parties are legend. And tonight she’s going to be there.
Liza Matthews anticipates the return of her best friend and only love since kindergarten from soccer camp. But when Tony finally shows up, his mind is more focused on another girl. And worse, she’s a soccer player. Fighting for the attention Liza craves, she’s just a hairbreadth away from making a very stupid decision. But when extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, she’s prepared to play ball to get her man.
The tryouts are hell, the first match ends bloody, and the morning after the selection party she wakes up in the worst place possible—in the arms of the captain of the soccer team. The hottest guy in school. Ryan Hunter.
Hey everyone! Thanks for the invitation to this little chat. It’s a pleasure to be here today.
1. What made you want to become a writer?
My passion for writing and story-telling. There are so many characters in my mind, waiting to come alive in new books, that I can hardly type fast enough to bring them all down onto the page. And what’s the point in writing stories, if you have no one to read and get lost in them? That was my drive for becoming a writer.
2. Who or what gives you inspiration?
Most of all, music. I can listen to the same songs for days and just start dreaming. Each of my books has its own playlist, and when I later listen to those songs again, I’m immediately back in the story. 🙂
But also a good film or book can inspire me to write a new story. And of course, many little things from my everyday life.
3. What do you need around you to write (special drink, lucky items, etc)?
I need silence and warm feet. That’s all, thank you.
4. What are some of your favorite books?
Well, there’s the entire Love At Stake series by Kerrelyn Sparks, Twilight, Harry Potter, Hush Hush, and also Absolute Surrender by Georgia Lyn Hunter. I recently read Fifty Shades of Grey and totally fell for the Christian.
5. Are your characters based on anyone you know?
Well, some of them are, but not all of them. Mostly, the heroines have a lot of myself in them, especially Jona and Liza. Ryan Hunter was actually based on my husband when I got to know him (he was 19 then), and Julian from LOVING YOUR LIES is just how I imagine my guardian angel. 😉
6. Why do you love writing?
Because it gives me a way to escape this boring world. If you turn on the TV or switch on the radio, all you hear and see is destruction, war, death, people stealing, people suffering, people starving, people hurting other people. I just can’t take any more of that crap.
I need more in my life. More in my world. I need witches, angels, romance, guys who’d do everything for their girls, butterflies in my stomach, a pounding heart because of a simple smile… And since it’s damn hard to find all that in the real world, I decided to just turn it off and create my own.
That’s why I write books. To give myself a way to escape and also my readers, who need a door to disappear through for a little while sometimes.
About the Author
PIPER SHELLY prefers blue to green, spring to winter, and writing to talking. But then she prefers writing to almost everything else. It helps her to escape from a boring world to something with actual adventure and romance in it, she says. Even when she’s not crafting a new story, you’ll see her lounging with a book in some quiet spot. She was 17 when she left Vienna to live in the tranquil countryside of Austria, and from there she loves to plan trips to anywhere in the world. Two of her favorite places? Disneyland and the deep dungeons of her creative mind.
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