Hey Everyone today I am taking part in the Obsession and Sacrifice tour. I have an interview and some about the book and author.
Title: Obsession and Sacrifice (Sequel to The Impostor, A Love Story)
Author: Tiffany Carmouche
Expected Release Date: February 11, 2013
Genre: New Adult Suspense Romance
Tour Host: Lady Amber's Tours
Obsession and Sacrifice is the second book in a romantic trilogy about unexpected love and a woman's fight for survival.
When Nichole wakes up in the hospital room from a coma, she has no memory of who she is or how she got there. Only the scars on her body reveal some horrific event took place and she is lucky to be alive…alive…but could she still be in danger?
Her only hope to rediscover her past and avoid a killer's obsession lies in the hands of two men: sexy Dylan, her boyfriend, who used to captivate her and now prays she will remember how much they cared for one another, and Bradley, her charming best friend, who has secretly loved her all along. She feels safe around both men, but to her, they are strangers. Nicole must decide who to trust, not only with her heart, but with her life.
They are rivals--both men want to win her love. But they are allies as well. The two vow to give her a second chance at life and both will sacrifice everything to make sure she survives.
What inspired you to write your first book?
Nano write a book in a month got me writing again after many, many years. But in 5th grade, when asked to write a paragraph, I would write pages and pages. My teacher, Mr Kuykendall, gave me a journal to finish by the end of the year. That was my first book. (It was close to 300 pages hand written.) I would love to find that thing!
My dad was an author, and my mother was an amazing writer, so it’s in my blood. We all write completely different styles but maybe it has something to do with this path of mine. It was fun going to book signing with my dad as a kid. He always said , “What if…” …that is how he would always begin his talks. I think it is funny I have heard other authors begin their talks almost word for word how he did. My parents always encouraged us to use our imagination. It is funny because I never thought writing would be such a big part of my life. But I truly love it.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
I don’t know, I wish I had scheduled more time. Everything takes longer then you think.
Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
Everything does takes longer then you think, and auto spell check is your worst nightmare! You really need to pay multiple editors to make sure everything is perfect and even then, your book will still be missing a period or something. I was warned by many authors that this would happen.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
I think the hardest thing, at least for me, was finding the time to do it. Once I had a family and responsibilities, they came first and writing needed to be dropped—it felt like leisure. But if writing is in your soul, you have to make time-- even if it is in stolen moments with a tattered notebook. I didn’t write for years and it wasn’t until I began to write again that I realized something had been missing. Write, find time. You can.
What is the hardest part of writing for you?
Stupid edits. I love edits where I grow. But edits where auto spell check made definitively –defiantly or cheek-check, those are my pet peeves because often your eye overlooks them.
Which one of your characters is most like you?
It would be Nicole, as naïve, hardheaded and sassy as she is. I look for the good in people and sometimes it has put me in danger. I think in my books, I am trying to warn people things aren’t always as they seem.
What paranormal creature would you be if you could?
I would have to say a mermaid. I love to scuba dive. It feels like a dream. But I would only want to do it for a little while because I love to dance too much! I couldn’t imagine a life without Bachata! If you want something more mystical… maybe a shape shifter…
What's a typical working day like for you?
There is no typical day for me.
When and where do you write?
Anywhere. Anytime. Whenever my muse strikes I try. It often strikes when I am busy, but when I can I try and sneak away and jot my thoughts down..
Do you set a daily writing goal?
I don’t. I have written 10,000 in a day and 0. It really depends on if no one is around. Or what I have to get done. I try not to shut myself away from the world too long, but if no one is around and facebook doesn’t draw me in (lol-I love my facebook family!) I can be pretty diligent.
I loved Nano. Man, that little writing widget, that was awesome. I loved the little graph etc that told you how many words you needed to hit to reach your goal. It helped a lot with my first book. My second, much of it, I did set monthly goals but editing really pulls you away and is so much slower. Sometimes, if you squeak out 100 words you are a success.
What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview?
If I were a celebrity who would I be?
How would you answer that question?
I think Angelina Jolie. I love volunteering. And I think it is inspiring that
1) Not only did she survive abuse but kicked its butt
2) She looks like she’s an amazing fighter
3) She gives back to the world
4) Family is important.
5) She is gorgeous
6) She is adventurous.
7) She’s an amazing actress. (One of the things I wanted to be when I grew up)
I hated her at first because I love Jennifer Aniston but I think if I was able to make that kind of money I would love to give back the way she has. This is my answer today. Tomorrow it will probably be someone else but right now, her strength as a woman came to mind.
If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be?
I have started it. It is called Because of Love. Parts are painful so I have put it down for a bit. I hope to pick it up again this year. There are sacrifices we make ‘because of love’, secrets we keep ‘because of love’ and sometimes the only way we can survive is ‘because of love.’ It may be coming out later this year.
What is the first book you remember reading?
Not a children’s book… I loved The Outsiders by SE Hinton. I have dyslexia so I never was a big reader growing up. That was the first book I remember not being able to put down.
If zombies attack which of your characters would you want at your side?
I would say Chris could probably help the most. But I would have to choose Dylan –because Chris is Emily—my best friend’s guy. Yes, I would say Dylan because he is an incredible fighter and when we weren’t fighting the sex would be amazing!
Thank you so much for having me Pam.
Thank you for joining me today!
When Tiffany Carmouché is not writing Romance novels, you can find her sculpting, traveling, teaching, singing, dancing, escaping in music or enjoying her family.
She loves to travel. Sky diving in Alaska, riding camels in Africa, working with orphans in Argentina, dancing salsa in Ecuador, scuba diving in Hawaii, traveling throughout Spain, swimming under the stars in Puerto Rico and walking the cobblestone roads of Assisi, Italy are a few of her adventures. Her most cherished moments, however, have been watching her two beautiful daughters strive to accomplish their dreams.
For many years, she put her passions on hold. She lost sight of who she was and the things that made her truly happy. She says she felt almost defeated, but now she is recommitted to savoring experiences both in the novels she writes and in the life she lives each day. And her secret hope is anyone who is struggling will realize there is a light at the end of the tunnel and no matter how hard the fight, no matter how many times you have been knocked down, it is always worth staggering up to your feet and learning to breathe again.
Links to where Tiffany Carmouche's book(s) are sold :
http://tinyurl.com/cabmnc9 Amazon ebook ****
http://tinyurl.com/dyooebc Barnes and Noble ebook ***
http://tinyurl.com/cf2vvbt Paperback ****
http://www.tiffanycarmouche.com/#!buy-now/c1j7z Buy the books info **** UK etc...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOaIExYG5YQ Fan made book trailer *****
http://www.facebook.com/TheImpostorFanClub?ref=hl Fan Club ****
http://www.facebook.com/TiffanyCarmoucheAuthor?ref=hlFacebook Author Page ***
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Obsession-Sacrifice-Love-Story-by-Tiffany-Carmouche/510398818990960?ref=hl Obsession fan page ****
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15747559-the-impostor-a-love-story Goodreads The Impostor ****