Saturday, December 29, 2012

Blog Tour & [Interview] Breathe by Elena Dillon

Welcome Author Elena Dillion

Elena lives and writes in a suburb North of Los Angeles.  She has never lived anywhere besides California which is probably a good thing since she hates being cold and is terrified to drive in the snow. She loves being a wife and a mother to her three kids and three dogs, although really the bulldog is the fourth child who has never matured beyond the toddler stage.

A self-proclaimed nerd, she has been writing since she was a child. She has only recently, however, come out of the closet about this to her family and friends.  They now understand better, but not completely, why she talks about characters in stories as if they are real people.

If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
When I was younger, I probably would have chosen flight or speed. Now I would choose healing. I have a friend ill with cancer and I lost both my parents to it. Sick children and parents get to me.  I would want a power that helps people.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
I started  this process a bit later in life than some so I think it’s really rewarding when someone says they have been inspired to pursue a dream they’ve had since they were young.  It has happened a few times already since I started telling people I wrote a book.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
If you love a good hero, sacrifice for love’s sake and a creepy villain you should read it.

Favorite Food?
I’m half Italian so I love Italian food.  Eggplant Parmesan, Lasagna, Ravioli, Bruschetta and Antipasta.  Almost any kind of Italian food! Yum!  Now I’m hungry!

What book are you reading right now?
I just finished Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire.  I’m reading Slammed by Coleen Hoover and I am still and will probably forever be reading the Game of Thrones series!

What’s your favorite season/weather?
Summer!  I hate being cold.  I mean really hate it.  I am miserable when I’m cold and I will endeavor to make everyone around me miserable.  Lol.

What was your favorite children’s book?
I loved Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys and anything scary.  I read all of the Judy Blume books of course.  I started reading grown up books around 10 or 11 because I was bored so that’s not too many years of kid’s books.  I loved Stephen King, Dean Koontz and of course romance novels.

Beach or Pool?
Beach for sure! Love the sound of the ocean.

What is one book everyone should read?
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.  I think it’s so well written and I love the message that we shouldn’t judge and it’s done in such an interesting way.  You know there’s a message there but it’s told in a fabulous story.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
Yes. I just finished my second book, no title so far. It’s different from Breathe but still a YA Romantic Suspense.  I am hoping to publish it in March.  I will start working on book three in January.

by Elena Dillon
Genre: Young Adult Romantic Suspense
Word Count: 62,300
Cover Artist: Alexa Dillon

Book Description:

Jasmine’s life wasn’t normal for a 16 year old girl.  It hadn’t been normal since the murder of her older sister, Daisy, two years ago. Her life had been changed forever. The monster that murdered Daisy was never caught.  That was the reason her family decided to move away from their hometown in Southern California, to start over.  Hopefully in a place where the last name Rourke wouldn’t bring on staring or judgment or morbid curiosity.

In Lafayette, Louisiana things are quite a bit different but in a good way.  Good manners, Cajun accents and a whole lot of Southern Hospitality all make her think things are going in the right direction.  On top of that the most gorgeous boy she has ever met is interested in her. Her new friends are better than she could have hoped for even if she is worried about what they might think when they find out who she is.  Life would be perfect if odd things didn’t keep happening.  Creepy phone calls, texts, and flowers in her locker start adding up quickly to something terrifying. Could the Monster have followed them to Lafayette? Was he coming after her this time?  Maybe she was just worrying unnecessarily…or not.


Edillon said...

Thank you so much for hosting me and my book on your blog!I appreciate it so much!


Edillon said...

Thank you so much for hosting me and my book on your blog!I appreciate it so much!