Play With Me
by Piper Shelly
(Grover Beach Team #1)
Publication date: December 9th 2012
Genres: Romance, Young Adult
A short, sweet novella.
Ryan Hunter's parties are legend. And tonight she's going to be there.
Liza Matthews anticipates the return of her best friend and only love since kindergarten from soccer camp. But when Tony finally shows up, his mind is more focused on another girl. And worse, she's a soccer player. Fighting for the attention Liza craves, she's just a hairbreadth away from making a very stupid decision. But when extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, she's prepared to play ball to get her man.
The tryouts are hell, the first match ends bloody, and the morning after the selection party she wakes up in the worst place possible—in the arms of the captain of the soccer team. The hottest guy in school. Ryan Hunter.
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Welcome to Mom With A Kindle! I'm Michelle and I would love to ask you a little about yourself. :)
Thank you so much for your invitation to join you at your blog today.
What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?
I didn’t read as a child, but my dad read books out to me. There was this one book (I still have it on the shelf behind me right now) called Mister God, This is Anna. It’s about a 5-year-old, homeless girl, who finds a new family and friend in Fynn, a 19-year-old guy. Anna is a curious girl, who discovers the secrets of the world and the universe. She dies at age 8, after an accident where she fell off a tree. It was the first book that ever made me cry. And it was a true story.
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Oh, difficult, difficult! I think it would be either somewhere in England or on a really fantastic island where I’d have a bungalow at the beach with a dock out into the sea.
How did you know you should become an author?
Ha ha, that’s a strange wording you picked. I never thought I should become an author, but I knew I needed to write to stay sane in this world. Writing is my way to relax. To escape…
Pizza. McDonald’s. And Spaghetti.
I don’t have one. :-(
You have won one million dollars. What is the first thing that you would buy?
Land. And then I’d build a fabulous house on it.
Who or what inspired you to become an author?
I guess I always had it in me, but the actual person who made me write my first real book was Lisa Jane Smith, author of the Night World series. I loved her romances and wanted to create something as enticing and romantic.
Print or Ebook?
M&M’s or Skittles?
M&M’s. I’m addicted and I love to sort through the colors.
What book are you reading now?
I’m still struggling to finish Fifty Shades Freed. I totally loved the first book, but the second and third are just boring. I’m glad when I’m done and can proceed to something new.
What was the hardest part about writing your book.
PLAY WITH ME wasn’t hard to write at all. It just…happened. That’s it. Nothing ever came so easily to me like this book and its companion novella, RYAN HUNTER.
Can you share a little about the current title you are working on?
The book is called T. is for…He’s a Total jerk. It’s the third book in the Grover Beach Team series, and this time it’s all about Tony and his HEA. The book is told in Samantha’s POV, and frankly, she goes through hell because of Tony. After what happened with Cloey, Tony is just too stubborn to let any other girl get close to him.
I won’t say more, but you can read an excerpt already. The first two chapters. I think I’ll post even more until the actual publication of the book. ;-)
About the Author
I’m a cool girl with a passion for writing.
The genres you’ll find me hanging out at are contemporary and paranormal YA, but I’m also snooping into some adult paranormal right now. All of them romances…of course.
I’m an Austrian lass—totally uncomplicated and up to anything fun.
I grew up in Vienna, not by free will but because my parents decided to move there when I was only 4 years old. I. Hated. The. City. Everything about it. So right after graduation I moved back to Upper Austria, where I settled down with a nice husband and an awesome laptop.
I’ve been a storyteller all my life. Already in kindergarten, I came up with the most exotic fantasies and tales. My teacher would call me a liar. I call it the cornerstone of my writing career.
People always told me you can’t make a living with being an author. So when my first novella PLAY WITH ME came out and shot straight to the stars within the first week, I was totally dumbstruck. Took me a while to realize what was happening, LOL.
And the personal stuff:
At the (awesome) age of seventeen, I met the love of my life. But he was a playboy, and I was so not going to be his next trophy. It took him another four years of fighting for me until I finally decided to give that “couple-thing” with him a shot. I’m now married to this man. ;-)
We have an eleven-year-old son, and together we travel a lot…although I sometimes wish the trips were shorter because I can’t wait to get back to my laptop and my many stories. Unless we’re in Disneyland. No stress to go home then…
If you still want to know more about me, my FAQ page is the right address for you. ;-)
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