Author Spotlight + Interview + Giveaway: Abbi Glines

We are so excited to have Abbi Glines on the Blog today.  We have been lucky to have met her twice last year and cannot wait to see her again at Book Bash in Orlando, Florida in June.  Abbi is one of the sweetest and most kind person you will ever meet.  Thank you Abbi, for taking time from your super busy schedule to have us interview you.  YOU ROCK!!

Abbi Glines - Author
Since publishing her first novel Breathe in May of 2011, Abbi has also released The New York Times bestselling Seabreeze Series which includes Breathe, Because of Low, While It Lasts, Just For Now and Sometimes It Last, The Existence Trilogy that includes the USA Today Bestseller Ceaseless. New York Times and USA TODAY bestsellers The Vincent Boys and The Vincent Brothers. Last but not least her most popular series to date, Rosemary Beach which includes The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers Fallen Too Far, Never Too Far, Forever Too Far, Twisted Perfection and Simple Perfection. Her newest book scheduled to be released on December 17th, 2013 is Misbehaving (Seabreeze).
When Abbi isn’t locked away in her office typing away she is hauling her kids to and from their many social activities. You could say her second job is the Glines Kids personal chauffeur. It’s a rather illustrious job

          
Q. With the Rosemary Beach characters, you've been taking us on one heck of a ride. I don't think anyone expected what happens at the end of Simple Perfection. Was that always what you envisioned would happen or were you as blind to it as we were?

When I introduced Tripp in Twisted Perfection, his storyline immediately hit me. I knew then what would have to happen and where it was going. Writing it was hard. I won't lie. I cried while writing it and even had to walk away more than once. I am as attached to these characters as the readers are. But the setup is going to make a really good story for Tripp. 


Q. In total, how many books do you plan to write for both the Sea Breeze & Rosemary Beach series, and whose stories will we be getting?
Sea Breeze will finish up with with nine books. The ninth book being a book of novellas for each couple. I expect it to release in the fall 2014. 

Rosemary Beach has no end in sight at the moment. I know for sure that Tripp will get a book, Mase will get two books. What I am considering is Thad getting two books, Captain getting a book or two, Cain even possibly finding his way to Rosemary Beach and getting a story and then... Nan may just get her own story. Redeeming her might be my biggest challenge yet. 


Q. Krit's book Bad For You is up next and then Rush Too Far in May. Can you tell us a little about what to expect from both?
I am in love with Krit. I never fall in love with my characters. Ever. But I am in love with Krit. Bad For You is Sea Breeze #7 but it can be easily read as a standalone. Krit is a complex character that has a unique personality. It's almost what you would have seen from Rush had you seen into his head in Fallen Too Far... oh wait. You will see into Rush's head in Fallen Too Far. Because Rush Too Far will be just that: Rush's side of the story. In my opinion Rush Too Far is a better book than Fallen Too Far. My writing is better a year later and the depth of emotions that Rush exhibits brings out some surprising moments you never knew happened. 


Q. Existence was the first of many books I've read of yours. Hi Dank <3 Would you ever consider writing paranormal again?

Yes. One day I do intend to write another paranormal. But right now I am in deep and locked in with the contemporary romance genre. 

Q. If you could travel back in time to 2011, what advice would you give yourself?

Don't use a small indie publisher, you're just sharing your income with them. They do nothing for you. If you can't get one of the big five (back then big six), just self-publish your first book. Oh, and don't be afraid of writing sex, you're actually kind of good at it. LOL. Two things I wish I'd known.

Q. Out of all the characters you've written, who's your favorite and why?

This is difficult for me because I am torn between two. I have a female favorite and a male favorite when it comes to writing them.
Male: Cage York is just fun to write. He has been since I introduced him in Because Of Low. I love writing Cage. He makes me smile.
Female: Harlow Manning wins this by a land slide. She's different and complex. She doesn't act like a dramatic female, but when she does have a moment she lets it go. Like the kitchen counter scene in Take A Chance ;) 






22 comments :

  1. Followed via GFC as Redheaded Bookworm and I love me some Beau!

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  2. A book for Nan takes courage Abbi Glines and we will tots look for it.

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  3. A book about Nan takes guts Abbi and I'm tots looking forward to it. And yup Cage is fun to write about cause it was fun to read about him :)

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  4. Thank you for this amazing giveaway. I haven't read any of Abbi's books yet but I would love to.

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  5. My favorite book boyfriend of Abbi's is Woods. Swoon!

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  6. Rush! I have a Rush Crush shirt and I can't wait to get my hands on Rush Too Far!!!

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  7. Follow on Google+ & Networked blogs as Judy Harder
    I love RUSH! Can't make it to a tour stop so I'm ordering a bag and book to be shipped :)
    Thanks Abbi!!

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  8. I LOVE Cage too! I don't know why but there's just something to him that hooked me *dreamy eyes* haha anyway thanks for being awesome! wooo! so excited for the upcoming books!!

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  9. I will always have a Rush Crush! But Krit is almost up there with Rush! I followed on Google+. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. Rush and Cage!!!

    Xoxo Booklovin'Keara

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  11. Can't find OABR on Google+!!!!

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  12. I am a Rush Finlay fan and Krit cones in a close second. Thanks for the giveaway!

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