Friday 11 October 2013

Blog Tour ~ Interview & Giveaway ~ More Than This by Jay McLean

Book Description:


In one night my fairytale ended. Or it may have begun. This is my story of friendship and love, heartbreak and desire, and the strength to show weakness.


One night I met a girl. A sad and broken girl, but one more beautiful than any other. She laughed through her sadness, while I loved through her heartbreak.

*This is our story of a maybe ever after.*

He was right. It made no difference whether it was 6 months or 6 years.
I couldn’t undo what had been done. I couldn’t change the future.
I couldn’t even predict it.
It was one night.
One night when everything changed.
It was so much more than just the betrayal.
It was the Tragedy.
The Deaths.
The Murders.
But it was also that feeling.
The feeling of falling.

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Interview with the Author:
Welcome to The Romance Cover Jay.

Before we start talking about your writing and your books, lets find out a bit more about you: 

When you are not writing or working what do you enjoy doing?
I love spending time with my little family. I have two boys, 3 and 1, and we're kind of a crazy, loud bunch. So we have good times.

What is your favourite Movie at the moment?
This is so embarrassing. I have been to the movies twice since my first son was born. I saw superman (yum) and planes with my son. I can't even tell you what's good. But I'll watch anything with Zac Efron. Even on mute. Even paused on his face.

What is your favourite song at the moment?
This is a toss up between Passenger - Let her go, and Plain White T's - Hey there Delilah.

Who is your favourite book boyfriend?
Josh Bennett from The Sea of Tranquility. Just saying his name makes me sigh.

Who is your favourite author and why?
I love Tijan and Colleen Hoover.
Tijan because she writes teen angst like nobody's business.
Hoover because, well, it's Colleen frickin Hoover. But, if you need a reason.. Will Cooper. Dean Holder. That is all.

If you could have only one book whilst stranded on a desert Island, what would it be?
On the Island - Tracy Garvis-Graves. Because it would give me inspiration to get off the damn island. And because of T.J.

Now lets talk about your writing:

Who or what is your inspiration when you write?
I don't know. I kind of write for myself. I write characters that I love and that I believe in. I write stories that I would want to read. And I try really hard to keep the writings as mine, and not be too influenced by what fans of the first book are expecting. I'm on my 9th re-write for More Than Her - and I think at the beginning, when I was getting crazy feedback from More Than This, I wanted to write a story that everyone wanted. And I lost track of my ideas, my stories, and my words.

We know that you when you wrote More Than This it was more for yourself and you never intended for it to be published. What or who gave you that final push to publish and are you glad that you did?
I actually had the book up on fiction press for a few months, and got a few good comments, but nothing major. I could see people were reading it, chapter for chapter, but not that many people commented. So I sent out a hundred arcs via goodreads, and the first 10-15 people that reviewed gave it 4 or 5 stars. One of the arc readers sent me and e-mail with feedback and gave me one of the best compliments I ever received. And after reading what she had to say, along with a few other people. I just hit publish. My partner didn't know that I had written the book until after I published it.

We loved More Than This, more than a lot, was any of the content in the book personal? You couldn't help but fall in love with these characters and some of their experiences came across as personal.
I'd say a lot of the emotion, and reactions, is personal. I didn't go through anywhere near what Mikayla went through, but in my late teens and early twenties I did experience some difficulties in life, and during that time, I found my Prince Charming. So, I guess the emotions that she experiences are mine. And that experience is the reason why I believe in insta-love. The way Kayla's parents met, is very similar to how my and my partner met 9 years ago. Instant. Intense. Easy. <3

Since publishing More Than This have you been surprised by the way the book has been received?
SO SO SO surprised. I can't even begin to explain it. I have no words for how it makes me feel. And the fact that other authors have reached out and told me how they feel about it...I feel like I need to punch myself in the face every day just to make sure I'm not dreaming.

What can you tell us about your next book More Than Her?
More Than Her is Logan's story. It's still romance, but it's very much Logan's Story. It's about him as a person and we really get to know him. I love writing Logan. He's such an amazing character, and I can't wait to share him with the rest of you guys. Hopefully November/December we'll see that happen.   
Thank you for joining us!  
About the Author

Author of Mature YA / New Adult contemporary novels, MORE THAN THIS and a soon to be released sequel, MORE THAN HER. I enjoy reading and writing books that make people laugh, cry andswoon for dreamy book boyfriends. When not doing either of those, I can be found looking after my two little boys, and trying to avoid house work at all costs.

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1 comment:

  1. I love Jay! I am so happy that she decided to publish her book because I loved it. thanks for the great interview.