Title: Found in You (Fixed #2)
Author: Laurelin Paige
Release date: October 1, 2013
Publisher: Mandevilla Press
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
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Alayna Withers has only had one kind of relationship: the obsessive, crazy stalker kind. Now that Hudson Pierce has let her into his heart, she’s determined to stay away from her past tendencies and develop their love into more than just amazing sex. At least Hudson is as dedicated to her as she is to him, though she could do without his new found jealousy and need to control everything. To complicate matters, Hudson has his own baggage including a penchant for mind games and a hateful alcoholic mother who’s set on destroying any happiness he might find with Alayna.
Needing insight, Alayna turns to an unlikely source—Celia Werner. Celia’s been in love with Hudson herself and knows how to ride the rocky waves of the emotionally closed-off man. But when Celia’s true motivations behind their friendship are revealed, Hudson’s commitment might not be as solid as Alayna thinks, and even their all-consuming passion for each other isn’t enough to fix their mistrusts. This is the first relationship where Alayna hasn’t spiraled out of control. And she might lose Hudson anyway…
Interview with Author Laurelin Paige
Q: FOUND IN YOU is the sequel to FIXED ON YOU where readers learn about Alayna and Hudson’s sexy yet shaky relationship. In this sequel, it doesn’t look like they will be catching any breaks in the relationship department. What can you tell us or help explain to readers about the obstacles these two face in book #2?
Laurelin: Though Hudson and Alayna are adults in their late twenties, their experience with being in a relationship is very limited. A lot of what they will go through will be learning how that works, learning how to trust and talk to each other, learning how to function as a healthy couple instead of broken individuals. They still have outside obstacles—jealousy and people who don’t want them together—but these are nothing compared to what they will struggle with internally.
Q: What were the challenges (research, psychological, and logistical) in bringing their story to life?
Laurelin: The biggest difficulty has been trying to make their “issues” ring true without becoming annoying. Alayna, in particular, grates on the nerves with her obsessiveness, but to abandon that altogether in the writing would have been dishonest to her character. That’s who she is inside—constantly doubting and questioning. I feel she does progress in leaps and bounds in this area, though, and is much less obsessive than in book 1. I expect she’ll grow even further by book 2. Similarly, it’s tricky to keep Hudson empathetic when we see nothing of his inner emotions. I would love to write some scenes from his point of view, but this book is truly about Alayna’s perception and especially for where we’re going, we need to remain in the dark a little while longer.
Q: What has been the easiest part of writing this series?
Laurelin: The dialogue. I really enjoy the way Alayna and Hudson banter. It comes naturally and I could feel another 200 pages with just them talking.
Q: What is your favorite scene or was your favorite to write? Don’t forget to tell us why.
Laurelin: I really loved writing the sex in the limo scene. There’s some tongue in cheek parody of erotic books. It’s always delightful to be able to make fun of yourself, and I felt like I got to do that in that scene.
Q: What’s next for you writing wise that you can share with us?
Laurelin: Currently I’m working on Book 3, the conclusion of this series. I’m also collaborating on a book with another author that I’m really excited about sharing in the future. It’s another erotic romance with a comic slant. The third thing I’m working on is a New Adult novella (a short book) that will be out in a boxed set just before Christmas. The other novellas are from the girls I write with in the NAturals. This set is going to be awesome. The NAturals girls are kick ass, talented writers.
Fixed On You (Fixed, #1) is on sale for .99 cents during the tour!
About the Author:
Laurelin Paige is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Mad Men and the Walking Dead, or dreaming of Adam Levine. She is represented by Bob Diforio of D4EO Literary Agency.
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