Thursday, June 23, 2016

Author Interview: Sarina Bowen! AND Cover Reveal for Hard Hitter!

Lazy Book Lovers: Do you read/respond to your reviews? Any advice on how to deal with the bad ones?

Sarina Bowen: I read some reviews, it just depends on how busy I am. But I try never to respond, even to factual inaccuracies. Once I put up a book for sale, it's no longer mine to interpret. There's this wonderful line in Elizabeth Gilbert's BIG MAGIC where she says, "Let people have their opinions. More than that--let people love their opinions, just as you and I are in love with ours." Whenever I read this quote it reminds me how the world works!

LBL: You've probably have been asked what your writing process is, I would like to know what are some of your writing distractions?

SB: Everything is a distraction! Dirty dishes. Laundry. Children. You just have to love your story enough to stick with it. It works on most days!

LBL: I'm sure your books have inspired other authors. What authors inspired you?

SB: Alice Hoffman was the first novelist who ever inspired me. I still love her.

LBL: Us being the Lazy Book Lovers, what are some of the things that you do in your down time to veg out?

SB: Hmm. I'm not good at vegging out. I read other people's books, I guess.

LBL: What made you put the Star Wars references in Bittersweet?

SB: I see Griff as a crusader, and I thought he could identify.

LBL: Is this book something you've wanted to do for awhile?

SB: Yes! Here's a secret--before I wrote romance, I was a food writer for a while. Bittersweet is like coming home.

LBL: What was the hardest scene to write? (hint hint the slaughter scene)

SB: I struggled the most with Jude's book, honestly. Griff and Audrey are mostly sunshine and rainbows. And bacon is tasty so the pig slaughter didn't really get to me.

LBL: Will Zach get his own book?

SB: Yes, I promise.

LBL: Describe Bittersweet in 3 words?

SB: Hot, steamy, delicious


Who also loves cover reveals?!

Hard Hitter (Brooklyn Bruisers #2)
Sarina Bowen
Release Date: January 3, 2017

From the USA Today bestselling author of Rookie Move comes the second novel in the series that’s hot enough to melt the ice.
He’s a fighter in the rink, but he’s about to learn that playing nice can help you score...
As team captain and enforcer, Patrick O'Doul puts the bruise in the Brooklyn Bruisers. But after years of hard hits, O'Doul is feeling the burn, both physically and mentally. He conceals his pain from his coach and trainers, but when his chronic hip injury becomes too obvious to ignore, they send him for sessions with the team’s massage therapist.
After breaking up with her long-term boyfriend, Ari Bettini is in need of peace of mind. For now, she’s decided to focus on her work: rehabilitating the Bruisers’ MVP. O'Doul is easy on the eyes, but his reaction to her touch is ice cold. Ari is determined to help O'Doul heal, but as the tension between them turns red hot, they both learn that a little TLC does the body good...

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