Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Abandoned Tour Stop for Elisa Dane!

Hey, y'all!

Spent a weekend in Mexico, and I just got back Monday night after a very short (but fun) tropical vacation! I'm probably going to picspam my Instagram account later today, so keep tuned! I got in kind of late due to rain delays, but I swore I'd put up a review of Elisa Dane's latest stand-alone book. SOO good! You've got to read it for yourself, people! I also got to interview Elisa Dane, she was sweet enough to answer to my questions after my review! And if you can't afford to buy her book right now, you can enter the rafflecopter contest to win a copy, links at the bottom!

Tierra Owens is a girl down on her luck and just trying to make it through the high school until she can audition for NYCDA. She has a terrible relationship with a verbally and psychologically abusive mother who's been so unloving and hateful wit her that she believes she's trash and the reason why Mom's life was ruined. Luckily, she's got a best friend named Kaylee, whose family adores her. In a shocking moment, the first and only boy she ever loved years ago, Mattie Forrester, reappears in her life. Why did Mattie leave without trying to contact her? Tierra believed it's because she's trash and completely worthless. And then suddenly, her mother leaves, not caring what happens to Tierra. Tierra must find her self-worth as her survival skills are put to the test.

Elisa Dane
Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: February 15th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
My name is Tierra Owens, and I like to kiss. A lot. It numbs the hollow ache in my chest and—for a few minutes—makes me forget how truly alone I am. My mother is an alcoholic. She hates me and insists I’m the reason she’s not married to my father, whom I have never met. My best friend, Kaylee, is the only person who knows the real me. Everyone else sees what I want them to: a happy, confident, popular girl who has the world at her feet.
I am a fraud.
Relationships are forbidden. I avoid them at all costs. Sex? Emotions? Those things make a person vulnerable, and vulnerability always leads to heartbreak. When my childhood crush, Mattie shows up at school my world tumbles off its axis. The shell I surround myself with feels more like a pathetic crutch than a protective barrier, and I find myself wanting things. Daydreaming about what it would be like to have a boyfriend, a relationship—love.
The sad fact is: I’ll never have any of those things. I am unworthy—trash. Which is why my mom abandoned me.

Author Bio:
ELISA DANE is a self-proclaimed book junkie. A lover of handbags, chocolate, and reality television, she's a proud mother to three All- Star cheerleaders. Writing is her absolute passion, and it's her mission to create stories that will not only take you on a romantic journey that will warm your heart, but help you find a new respect and interest in the sport of All-Star cheerleading.
Elisa is no stranger to the publishing world. She writes steamy paranormal romance under her real name, Lisa Sanchez. Her adult works include the Hanford Park series (Eve Of Samhain, Pleasures Untold, and Faythe Reclaimed), Obsessed (an erotic suspense), and a paranormal novella, Cursing Athena. Elisa lives in Northern California with her husband, three daughters, and a feisty Chihuahua who stubbornly believes she's human.

Interview with Elisa Dane:

EM: I've noticed you like to cover some really dark topics in your books, especially the young adult ones. What caused you to want to write about these things?
ED: I love angsty stories, so it’s no stretch for me to write them as well. My husband is a police officer, and his previous assignment was at a high school. I heard a lot, saw a lot, and knew I wanted to write about real topics that teens are dealing with today.

EM: You write so well about All-Star Cheerleading from being a Cheer Mom, did you cheer, too? 
ED: Thank you! Ten years of being a cheer mom makes me an expert! Ha! No, I didn’t cheer. I took dance throughout most of my childhood and teen years.

EM: You started out writing adult romance and paranormal under your other pen name, Lisa Sanchez. What made you want to switch over from writing adult romance to young adult?
ED: I enjoyed writing adult  romance, but YA is my jam. I really think I found my voice and my niche in YA and I’m super comfy there. 
It doesn’t hurt that I have three daughters, two of which are teens right now. Lots of drama to draw inspiration from. Ha!

EM: You're such a busy person with a full, exciting life! I wonder sometimes when you find time to sleep, but how do you juggle your duties as wife, mother, writer, and Cheer Mom?
ED: I keep a very organized  schedule. Everything gets written down into my planner and I refer to it often. It’s all about time management.

EM: Despite all this, you still find time to read and review books. You must be Super Mom! What books and other authors inspire you the most?
ED: Oh, Lord! There are so many authors I want to be when I grow up. 
I’m in awe of Colleen Hoover. Everything she writes is pure gold. Totally in love with Jennifer L. Armentrout’s work, as well as Cassandra Clare, Sarah J. Mass, and in the adult genre, most recently, Kristen Ashley.

EM: What are your future plans in your career, what topics do you want to cover?
ED: I’m currently working on the third and final book in the Fighting Chance trilogy. After that, I’m hoping to expand on my upcoming release, Abandoned, and make that a series as well :)

Elisa Dane, thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog and do the interview! I'd like to thank Chapter by Chapter blog tours and Xpresso Book Tours as well for hosting this blog stop! Go out and buy Abandoned and In the After right away, you won't regret it!

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  1. I forgot to mention a $20 Amazon giftcard contest she's running! She'll personalize your copy of her books and sign them on Authorgraph, and if you post a pic of your personally signed ebook to Instagram, include the hashtag #authorelisadane and tag 3 friends to enter!