Infamous, by Irene Preston, will be available June 4th from sellers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and other sellers.
Here we go!
NL: In the publishing world, authors do fun
things to get published—Like writing queries in which you get to sum up your 200+ page novel in maybe two paragraphs. In that same vein, tell us about your book. :)
Irene: In a nutshell, it's Paris Hilton weds soccer dad.
Okay, she's not really Paris Hilton, but you know the type - the girl that's always on the cover of the tabloids, always in the news, always in the middle of the latest scandal. That's my heroine, Jessica Sinclair. She's second generation Hollywood 'royalty,' beautiful, spoiled, a trouble-magnet. The problem is she's fallen for the one guy who's not interested in sharing her fame and fortune. Morgan is a self-made man, your basic nice-guy. . . and his whole life revolves around his teenage daughter. Super-dad Morgan has absolutely no use for a tabloid queen.
So what's a girl like Jessica to do? She secretly longs for a stable, loving family of her own but has no idea how to achieve it. She manages to snag the guy, but she's sure she'll never be able fit into his upscale suburban life-style. She tries to muddle through by asking herself "What would June Cleaver Do?" Everything seems to be going well until she accidentally winds up back up in the tabloids. This time it's not just her, Morgan's darling daughter is right next to her. Oops!
Interested? I have the entire first chapter available free at www.IrenePreston.com Warning! Jessica is showing her tabloid-persona in the first chapter - be prepared for some heat!
NL: Infamous comes out in just days. How are you feeling? Planning anything special to celebrate?
Irene: I can't wait. I'm lucky enough to have a large support group of other writers, friends, and family who have all given me lots of encouragement to get here. I did a lot of celebrating when the contract was signed so I don't have anything huge planned for the Monday release. Well, maybe a little over-indulgence in chocolate and wine!!
NL: With your book coming out so soon, you’ve probably had to do some promotion- blogging, connecting with readers on social media sites, and other things. What have you most enjoyed about spreading the word?
Irene: The most wonderful thing about promotion is connecting with other writers and romance-lovers. I tweet daily and I check in regularly on Facebook. The great thing about social media is it's social. It brings people with common interests together. I love meeting new people on Twitter and through guest-blogging. I've found some wonderful friends online that I never would have met any other way.
NL: Tell us a little bit about your personal life. Married? Children? Where do you work? Big family? Small family? Love where you live?
Irene: I'm married and I have one grown child. I absolutely adore where I live, which is in the hill country just outside of Austin, Texas. Austin is this amazing place full of artists and politicians and musicians and freaks and rednecks and intellectuals and techies and cowboys. Writer paradise. My husband and I run a small business together, garden, cook, spoil a Golden Doodle. I think this is why I write romance. I have a wonderful marriage and family. I want my characters to have that at the end, too. Of course, they won't appreciate it if I don't torture them a little before they
NL: Final question, sexiest man alive. Go.
Irene: That would be Mr. Irene Preston! . . .No, wait, Johnny Depp. . . . no. . . husband (I mean it this time). . . .well. . .Brad Pitt?. . . Nah, definitely husband - he's a keeper!
About Irene Preston:
Irene Preston has to write romances, after all she is living one. As a starving college student, she met her dream man who whisked her away on a romantic honeymoon across Europe. Today they live in the beautiful hill country outside of Austin, Texas where Dream Man is still working hard to make sure she never has to take off her rose-colored glasses.
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Read the first chapter free at www.IrenePreston.com
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