Thursday, July 24, 2014

Spotlight, Interview & Giveaway - Boy In A Band by Lisa Loomis

Boy In a Band
By Lisa Loomis

Publisher: Lisa Loomis Books
Pages: 418
Genre: Contemporary Rock Star Romance
Format: Paperback/Kindle

Purchase at:   Amazon

Morgan Mallory meets beautiful, sexy, bond haired, blue eyed, Mathew O'Conner, a singer in a rock band, when she's just a teen. Her instant physical attraction to him completely unnerves her. Their convoluted relationship transcends years, and even when she knows it would be best to stay away from him she can't seem to stop herself. What is it about the bad boy she seems to love?  

An edgy coming of age novel that is erotic, entertaining, and deeply moving. The characters will seize you and stay with you long after the read is finished. Not your predictable Cinderella story.

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Let's Learn a Little about Lisa Loomis:

What is your writing environment?
I live up in the mountains of Park City, about 8000 feet. My house sits in the middle of 10 wooded, mostly Aspens, acres. I have a heavy wooden desk in the loft with a sliding glass door right next to it that looks out into the trees. In the winter months when there is snow this is the only place I write. In the summer months I move around, sometimes at the desk, sometimes on the screened in porch, sometimes on the outdoor bar. I have to confess it is much harder for me to write in the summer because our season is so short I want to be outdoors every minute I can. My kids are off to college so the house is very quiet and I am able to concentrate.

Who is your perfect hero and why?
Wow, that's a hard one. When I think of a hero what pops into my mind is Superman or Batman; those were the hero's of my young days, but when I think of a hero now I think of my mom. She died at 54, the age I am now, and it was just too young. She was my best friend and she always seemed to have the right answer, even when I didn't like it. She is the one who really gave me the confidence to do what I wanted in life, to go for it, if it's what I believed in. I didn't start writing until 7 years ago, but I always wanted to. When 2008 happened my mortgage career sort of went away and with my husband’s encouragement, and thoughts of my mom, I decided to finally follow my passion.

What authors have caught your interest lately and why?
I've been so busy writing that I read sporadically. I want to set aside some time for reading more. The hard part about reading now is I find myself looking at the writing style and sometimes not going with the story. I like a good story, I'm not much for to predictable. I recently bought my daughter Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry and after she read it, I read it for the second time. I know it's an older book, but I love the characters and the story. I also admire Pat Conroy and John Grisham.

What type of book have you always wanted to write?
I guess I am writing the books I always wanted to write. Any reader that follows me knows I do not stick to one genre. I am all over the board because I like to write stories that interest me. Boy In A Band is close to my heart because it was the first book I wrote. It has been edited at least seven times or more and I think it has only gotten better, but it's just one story. I am currently working on book number eight, a young adult about a sensitive subject. As I am editing it, after my editor has made all her comments, I cant help but wonder if what I wrote will interest a reader. I stepped outside the box, farther then I have before, so we shall see.

Top 3 things on your bucket list?
I would like to visit Ireland. My maiden name is OHara so it only seems fitting.
I would love to spend a couple months on a beach somewhere, where all I have to do is relax, read, write, and enjoy.
New Zealand is also on my list. I would like to write a book with that as the location.

How did you get the idea for this particular novel?
A very good friend of mine died at age 47; he was the inspiration for Mathew. I KNOW people love and hate Mathew, but I think most women have had a Mathew in their life, either a first love or someone that didnt treat them so kind, but that they loved regardless. Yes, Morgan can frustrate too; why does she continue to go back? The best way I can explain her is she fell in love with the Boy In A Band before he was the boy in the band, and that is who she sees.

What is your favorite scene in your book?
Yikes. I have several, but I think one that tugs at my heart is when Morgan decides she cant do it anymore and this shocks Mathew. I love that she finally saw him for he what he was and what he could never be. Yes Morgan still loved him, but she knew she needed more, deserved more. And Mathew, he lived up to being Mathew and let her go.

What are you working on now and when can we expect it to be available?
I'm working on a Young Adult. I'm not sure when it will be available yet... I've released two this year,Racing Through Cornfieldsthe 3rd in this series—Ryan Walker's story, and They Told Me I Couldn't Be A Mommy based on a true story.

What do you like to do when you are not writing?
I like the outdoors, like to fiddle in my yard. I like to spend time on the water in our boat. I love to travel. AND I work at social media and marketing my books, which is a lot of work. I thought writing a book would be the hard part *laughs*, wrong!

What would you consider a perfect date?
A day at the beach in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico with my husband, followed by a romantic dinner in an open restaurant with an ocean view.

What is one interesting fact about you that readers don’t know?
That I have three pygmy goats, Molly, Taft and Zev. People always ask for milk or what? No, just because we think they are funny and they eat weeds, although they'd eat all my plants if I let them.

My question for Booklover Sue.If you could ask an author to write a book what would it be about?
Booklover Sue - I love post-apocalyptic romances!  I would love more books about that genre, they are very hard to find but they are an immediate buy for me.


About the Author
Lisa Loomis writes because she loves to. Her stories are about the human condition: love, life, and everything in between (including sex, drugs, alcohol, and things just crazy enough to be true). Her stories are not predictable, conventional, or lacking in the messiness of life. She tries to extract the real emotion in any given situation in her characters, with a touch of humor.

Lisa Loomis was born in Oakland California and raised in San Jose until she was a sophomore in high school. Her father then took a job in the San Diego area where he moved the family to Escondido, California (or hickville as she called it). She finished high school at San Pasqual High then went to junior college at Palomar JC, ultimately graduating from San Diego State University with a BS in Finance.

Finding more BS than Finance with the financial meltdown in 2008 she went back to her passion of writing. See all her books on Amazon, and coming to Barnes & Noble and Smashwords in April 2014.

She now lives and writes in Park City, Utah.

Her latest book is the contemporary rock star romance, Boy In a Band.

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