If by some crazy reason you haven't had the chance to hear about this stunningly gorgeous novel or haven't seen the beautifully designed cover that another one of my super talented and artistic friends designed for it (Marie @ Ramblings of a Daydreamer) then stay tuned, because I'm going to tell you all about it and it's going to be followed with a short interview with Molli where we talk about ALL THE THINGS and you don't want to miss out on that.
As You Turn Away (The Walker Boys #1)
Author: Molli Moran
Age Demographic: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 1, 2014
Quinn shattered Jonah’s heart once, so getting involved with her isn’t something he’s sure he’s ready to do again. He became someone he didn’t recognize when he left home. He’s spent the last years burying his pain by keeping everyone in his life at arm’s length. Now he needs to get to know his family again, and finally become who he wants to be.
But neither Quinn or Jonah can stay away from each other, especially when old feelings resurface. Something is pulling them back together, and they can’t deny their chemistry for long. One Georgia summer could change both their lives forever, if they can work through their past to have a future together.
WITH MOLLI MORAN
Molli: I knew from an early age that I wanted to write, but I've had a lot of stepping stones along the way - people and phases that helped me grow into the author I am today. I think ultimately I always wanted a way to express this NEED I have to tell stories that lift characters up into who they want to become.
As far as who I am, that's always changing, as anyone who's looked at my Twitter bio more than once can tell you. I live in the South, and love it for the most part. I'm an avid reader, daydreamer, and tweeter. I love watching a few favorite shows, and spending time with my favorite people. I love being outdoors, with my pets, or working out in the gym.
Me: How much of yourself did you write into AYTA and how much was a beautiful, touching story that came together organically?
Molli: I never set out to model myself after any characters or experiences, although I think it's an occupational hazard, that a little bit of yourself leaks into any story. I'd say I poured a lot of love into AS YOU TURN AWAY, and I hope if my characters reflect anything about me, it's that - their ability to love, their self-love. Although I started out with a strict outline, at some point the characters just took over, and Jonah and Quinn's story really flowed out of me without rules or plans.
Me: And of course, finally... What was your favorite/least favorite things, while writing AYTA?
Molli: I think my favorite thing was seeing all the little things come together - this or that falling into place, something a character said early on making sense, and seeing the puzzle pieces click so I could see the big picture. There's a real satisfaction in all that.
My least favorite thing was all the times I cried! AS YOU TURN AWAY became such an emotional journey for the characters AND me, but it was all very necessary.
Find out for yourself on Saturday, March 1st because she's going to be hosting a Twitter Chat where she'll be giving away copies of her book and there's going to be tons of other fun things. You just don't want to miss out on this, because I'm even going to make an appearance that day, but you'll just have to tune in to see how that way is going to be because my lips are sealed and I'm totally hush hush!
So, you can find Molli all over the blogosphere and the social media networks, go check her out, hit her up to chat, and tell her how excited you are for her book to be released. I know that would totally make her day! Oh, and before I forget...