Friday, May 24, 2013

[Book Tour] Back to You by Natalie-Nicole Bates - Interview & Giveaway

Back to You
By: Natalie-Nicole Bates


On the surface, Lynsey Reznor seems to have it all. She is beautiful, brilliant, and a successful true-crime writer who has been living the past decade in Miami. But what Lynsey lacks is what she needs the most—a family.

After the death of her mother, and yet another failed relationship, Lynsey makes an impulsive decision to return to her hometown of Unity. But Unity will present its own bittersweet memories, most notably, her first love, Nick Lincoln.

Twenty years ago, Nick broke teenager Lynsey’s heart when he decided to marry another. He had his own private reasons—reasons he never explained to Lynsey. Now she is back, along with a chance to reclaim her love. But Lynsey wants answers from him that he may never be able to give out of duty and guilt.

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What sparked your interest in becoming a romance writer?

I have always been a voracious reader since I was young. As a teen I was already devouring Harold Robbins and Sidney Sheldon books. I then became a reviewer, and one day I though, ‘Hey, I can do this’. At first, I thought I was going to write these big sweeping mainstream books, but a writer friend looked at my first effort and said, ‘This is romance’.

What is your writing environment.
I had a specially built glass room added on to the back of my house. I can sit and enjoy the nature around me while I write.

One of your favorite quotes.
From the movie, Coming To America
Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) to Semmi (Arsenio Hall)
“But it is also tradition that times *must* and always do change, my friend”
It always amazes me how people are resistant to change, even when it benefits them.

Do you have a website recommendation for other writers?
Savvy Authors is an excellent resource, especially for newer writers. They offer workshops of all kinds, pitching opportunities, mentoring opportunities, and a wealth of information.

How did you get the idea for this particular novel?
I started with the central location of an idyllic little town called Unity, and worked out from there. I wanted to write a story where one of the characters, in this case, Nick Lincoln, is coming out of a long term relationship and trying to restart his life after being with the same woman for twenty years.
Back To You is actually the first story in my Unity series, even though Change of Address was released first.

Flirting Questions 

Which actor or book character do you have a crush on?
Daniel Tremont from SEE ME. An absolute gentleman who still has old world values. It also doesn’t hurt that he is gorgeous and will live forever.

Never regretting that fifteen years later you made that commitment and would do it again right now.

When was your last kiss?
Ten minutes ago-I never have to even think for a minute that my partner doesn’t love me. He tells me and shows me all the time.

What’s an absolute no-no in a relationship?
Lying. I think it’s a definite relationship killer followed very closely by constant bickering and arguing.

If you could take a romantic trip, where would it be?
Romania. I know that may sound weird to a lot of people, but I love the country and the people, and anywhere I go with my partner where we can spend time alone together is romantic. Even the weekly shopping trip.

Flirting Quickies: 

Boxers or Briefs?

Facial hair or clean shaven?
Facial hair

Alpha or Beta?

Planner or Panster?

White wine or red?

Coffee or tea?

Vanilla or chocolate?

Sweet or salty?

Sleep in or get up early?
Sleep in

Laptop or desktop?
Beach or mountains?
Winter or summer?
Morning or night person?
Christmas or Halloween?

Natalie will be hosting a TOUR WIDE Commenter giveaway for a $15.00 Amazon Gift Card. Please be sure to leave a valid email address in the comments below!