Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Motocross Me: Interview

 Synopsis via Goodreads:Expected Release: June 26th 2013
Publisher: 336Love

When Hana Fisher moves to the small town of Mixon, Texas to live with her dad, she dreads having to work at the boring pile of dirt he fondly calls a motocross track. But when she gets there, she finds the rinky-dink dirt bike track from her childhood has grown into the most respected racing track in the state.
Now popular by association, Hana endures the pain and sweat of working in the summer heat in order to fit in with a sport she’s growing to love. She gets a real family, a best friend and not just one, but two of the fastest racers trying to win her heart.
When Hana abuses her status as the track owner’s daughter to help the gorgeous Ryan Russo cheat in the biggest race of the year, she risks more than just losing her job. Every good thing in her life is at stake now- her friends, her dad’s trust, and Ash Carter- the kind-hearted racer who may not be as alluring as Ryan, but is proof that nice guys don’t always finish last.

Cheyanne Young
About the Author
Cheyanne is a native Texan with a fear of cold weather and a coffee addiction that probably needs an intervention. She loves books, sarcasm, Xbox and paid holidays. She lives near the beach with her daughter, one spoiled rotten puppy and a cat who is most likely plotting to take over the world.

1. What inspired you to write Motocross Me?
I spend a lot of time at a motocross track, and it felt like a great setting for a contemporary romance. Plus there's just not enough books about hot dirt bike guys.

2. What part of this novel was most challenging for you?
Nothing really comes to mind..this book was the second-most easy book I've ever written. Everything just kind of came to me and I wrote it without an outline. But don't get me wrong - MOST books I write aren't like this at all. Most of the time I'm pulling my hair out and questioning my own existence.

3. Describe this book in 5 or less words.
Nice guys DON'T finish last. :)

4. Do you have any writer quirks - such as eating an apple - before you can start writing?
As long as I have a hot cup of coffee and I'm wearing a comfortable pair of yoga pants, I can write anytime, anywhere.

5. What are you working on now?
I'm branching into NA and writing a romance between two deeply faulted and screwed up people. It's called Not Your Fault, and I'm hoping to have it out in September.

6. What book(s) inspired you to be a writer?
The Fear Street series by RL Stine. I must have read every single one as a kid, and it inspired me to be both a reader and a writer. Funny though, because I don't write horror and I don't think I ever will.

7. There's no doubt both Ash and Ryan have some appealing, sexy characteristics. Were they inspired by anything/anyone?
Ryan is a generic-ish sexy motocross guy. He embodies a ton of guys you'll see hanging out at any motocross track. Ash was inspired by Jason Castro...I wrote this book shortly after watching him on American Idol and the dreadlocks really got to me.

8. What is one piece of advice you would give to aspiring authors?
Don't compare yourself to others. I can't stress that enough. Just do your thing and be happy about who you are.

9. What are 3 things you wish your readers knew about you?
*I have a superhero trilogy releasing in November and a paranormal romance coming out next year. So if contemporary books aren't your thing, still keep me on your radar!
*I turned down a couple literary agents in order to pursue indie publishing. I'm still hoping this was the right choice.
*I always appreciate photos of Norman Reedus, so... if you ever wanna tweet me some...

10. What are you currently reading?
I'm reading Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler. I've been a huge fan of this author since I first read Twenty Boy Summer, and now I'll happily grab anything she writes. She's a beautiful writer.

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