I am so excited to be participating in the blog tour for UNDER HIS SKIN by Stacey O’Neale and to have an awesome guest post to share from the author in which she reveals her most challenging scene to write and why it was a challenge.
I’ve become such a fan of reading romance and I love that this book sounds like a nice blend of contemporary and paranormal. And I can’t wait to devour it now that it has been released – and not just because of that delectable cover!
In addition to the fab guest post I get to share a tour-wide giveaway for a gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble. So if you’d like the chance to win, be sure to enter in the Rafflecopter.
If you haven’t yet heard about UNDER HIS SKIN, be sure to check out the book’s description immediately below. And if you’d like to connect with the author online, links to her website and social media accounts are also below.
About UNDER HIS SKIN
Title & Series: UNDER HIS SKIN (Alien Encounters #1)
Author: Stacey O’Neale
Release date: September 21, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Covet
Earth girls are never easy. But they’re worth it.
Bakery owner Annabelle Sparks’ business is booming ever since she won reality TV’s Cupcake Wars. The one thing deflating her happy soufflé? The extremely sexy Kaden Chance only sees her as a best friend–and Annabelle wants so much more. After waiting a year for him recognize their chemistry, she’s giving up and dating other people.
What she doesn’t know is Kaden’s heart doesn’t actually beat. He’s not human. Heck, he’s not even from Earth. To retain his intergalactic immunity, no one can ever know he is an extraterrestrial. But when Annabelle starts dating, something strange happens to Kaden’s unmoved heart: it begins to beat. Now he faces an impossible choice—tell Annabelle the truth and be deported–or lose his last chance at love.
The Guest Post
Most Challenging Scene to Write in UNDER HIS SKIN
by Stacey O’Neale
The most challenging scene to write was when Kaden revealed his true identity to Annabelle. I wrote the beginning of the scene from his perspective, and the end in hers. I wanted the readers to see the situation from both sides. And there were a riot of emotions happening all at once.
From Kaden’s perspective, he had lied to her to protect her. He had no idea what the government would do if she discovered his secret. But, at the same time, he hated lying to her. It was a constant, painful struggle for him. And once he realized he had feelings for her, the agony over his deceit intensified.
From Annabelle’s perspective, she was dumbfounded. There’s just no way to prepare for what Kaden told her. But that wasn’t her only issue. Her best friend wasn’t the person she thought he was. And there’s a part of her that hurts because he never trusted her enough to tell her the truth.
With all of that going on, it gave me a lot to consider. I probably wrote and rewrote that one scene five or six times before I was happy with it.
About Stacey O’Neale
Award-winning author, Stacey O’Neale, lives in Annapolis, Maryland. When she’s not writing, she spends her time fangirling over books, blogging, watching fantasy television shows, cheering for the Baltimore Ravens, and hanging out with her husband and daughter.
Her career in publishing started as a blogger-turned-publicist for two successful small publishers. Stacey writes young adult paranormal romance and adult science fiction romance. Her books always include swoon-worthy heroes, snarky heroines, and lots of kissing.
There is a tour-wide giveaway for…
- $100 Gift Card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble – Winners Choice
**Giveaway ends October 23rd**
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