Thursday, January 12, 2017

Author Interview & Blog Only Giveaway - Summer Indiscretions (Summer Love #2) by Tamara Mataya

Summer Indiscretions
Summer Love, #2

Author: Tamara Mataya
Pub Date: January 3, 2017
ISBN: 9781492635345

Free-spirited beach-dweller looking to Switch lives with outgoing urbanite.

Sense of adventure mandatory.

Clothing optional.

One email away from a total meltdown, I'm desperate to escape New York. Using Switch—a website designed to help strangers swap homes for the summer—I slip out of my stilettos and into a string bikini. But of all the beaches in all the world, Blake Wilde just had to show up on mine. He's hot. Scorching hot. And he's been strictly off-limits for as long as I can remember.

To hell with that. New life? New rules.

I know something this good can't be made to last. But for three sizzling weeks, I can pretend there won't be consequences, recriminations, or regret... And that somehow our growing connection can be more than just a summer fling.

Talking with author Tamara Mataya!

1.    When did you decide to become a writer? Why?

I don’t think there was an actual moment I decided to become a writer, but I’ve always had the imagination for it. There’s an entry in a school journal from the second grade I made about my brother trying to kill a bug with garden shears and I said, ‘…and it was like he worked for Doctor Claw!’ (from Inspector Gadget), so there’s always been a flare for the dramatic there. But if there was a big influence on what I thought writers did, I’d have to point my finger at the movie, Romancing The Stone. It’s one of the first movies I remember seeing, all about a romance novelist who has to save her sister in Columbia. It stars Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas. That film could have given me unrealistic ideas about what writers do, but it’s still one of my favourite movies to this day, and while it’s NOTHING like being an actual author, it’s still fun to dream about adventures like the main character’s!

2.    What are some of your favorite authors/books?

How much time have you got? I’m a voracious reader and also a public librarian. I’ve always got a book on the go.

My top favourites are Les Miserables by Victor Hugo and Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons.

Some of my favourite authors are: Charles de Lint, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Coupland, Karen Marie Moning, Elizabeth Peters, the Bronte sisters, Christopher Moore, CE Murphy, Tiffany Reisz, Meg Cabot, Mark Henry, Martina Cole… There are really too many to list. If you narrow it down by genre and want a rec, hit me up!

3.    Have you written a book where the ending surprised you?

Not really. The endings are usually something I already have in mind, sometimes they’re the first thing that comes to me, and I just have to get characters there. The journey to get to that spot sometimes isn’t what I expect, though!

4.    Can readers find you at any Author/Reader conventions in the near future?

Sadly, no, but I’m hoping to change that. I love connecting with my readers!

5.    What are you working on now? When will it be released?

Right now I’m hard at work on the third book in the Summer Love Series, Rejecting Perfection, which should be released around late 2017. It involves a dating app, Paris, and rival coworkers with more chemistry than they know what to do with!

6.    Top 3 things on your bucket list?

The older I get, the more nebulous my bucket list becomes. Bigger things like making a difference in someone’s life become more important, you know? But I feel like helping people isn’t something you can cross off your list, because you should always be striving to help others however you can. But for smaller, more manageable things, here are three things I’d like to do: --Finish working on my album (I’m also a musician).

-Meet more of my online friends in person, some of whom have been a part of my life for nearly ten years.

-Try a float tank (Joe Rogan’s always talking about them on his podcast and he’s piqued my interest.) Actually, he’s also gotten me intrigued by Ayahuasca journeys, or DMT experiences as well. Maybe Joe Rogan and I need to have a conversation about him being a bad influence on me! Haha

Tamara Mataya is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a librarian, and a musician with synaesthesia. Armed with a name tag and a thin veneer of credibility, she takes great delight in recommending books and shushing people. She puts the 'she' in TWSS and the B in LGBTQIA+.

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  1. *waves at Tamara* <3
    And yes, she definitely puts the "she" in TWSS. Usually because she's the one saying it. :*

  2. Great review. Congrats on your book.