Title: Breakable (Contours of the Heart #2)
Author: Tamarra Webber
Blurb: He was lost and alone. Then he found her. And the future seemed more fragile than ever.
As a child, Landon Lucas Maxfield believed his life was perfect and looked forward to a future filled with promise — until tragedy tore his family apart and made him doubt everything he ever believed.
All he wanted was to leave the past behind. When he met Jacqueline Wallace, his desire to be everything she needed came so easy…
As easy as it could be for a man who learned that the soul is breakable and that everything you hoped for could be ripped away in a heartbeat.
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About the Author:
Tammara Webber is author of the New York Times bestselling New Adult novel Easy, the first novel in her Contours of the Heart series, and the Between the Lines series. She is a hopeful romantic who adores novels with happy endings, because there are enough sad endings in real life. Before writing full-time, she was an undergraduate academic advisor, economics tutor, planetarium office manager, radiology call center rep, and the palest person to ever work at a tanning salon. She married her high school sweetheart, and is a mom to three adult kids and four very immature cats. Connect with her online at tammarawebber.blogspot.com, twitter.com/tammarawebber, and www.facebook.com/TammaraWebberAuthor.
- Is Zachary single? Haha – yes. Yes, he is. 🙂
- Are his eyes really that color!? They are! When he was a little guy, people would stop me so they could get a closer look at them.
- Does he take requests for books we want to hear him read? You’d have to get the audio publisher to hire him – he doesn’t request them. They request him.
Real Questions for Tammara: (Because yes, we were mostly joking with the first three questions… mostly but if Zachary would like answer them, that is fine by Rose. He could just PM her on facebook or twitter or… okay stopping now…) Heehee 🙂
1. What made you decide to tell Lucas’ story? He began telling it to me. If he’d never done that (and I honestly didn’t think he would while writing Easy), I wouldn’t have done it. Did you find it difficult to make the transition from Jaqueline’s voice in Easy to Lucas’ voice in Breakable? Not at all. Both of them developed inside my imagination. If I can hear a character’s voice, I can write him or her, no matter how different they are.
2. We absolutely LOVE the covers for both Easy and Breakable. Did you picture Lucas and Jacqueline looking like the cover models? I chose the EASY cover photo when I was writing it, and yes, I pictured them like that photo – but the male model (when the camera pans out) is bigger than I picture Lucas. Lucas is 21/22. He does taekwondo and runs. I picture him as lean and muscular- not bodybuilder-big.
3. Do you identify with Jacqueline or did you create a character that is your opposite? I identify with her in several ways – how she reacts to both the breakup and the assault, her artistic (in her case, musical) side – but she’s not me. She does things I wouldn’t have done in her place – both positive and negative, but I understand her motivations – and I think that was key to writing her.
4. Lucas is one of our all-time favorite book boyfriends. What is your take on book boyfriends? Do they actually exist? Or do they set the bar for “real life men” impossibly high? Is Lucas based on any one person you know? If yes, where does he live and can I (Rose) have his number, please? (Don’t share his info with Julie. PM me later. <wink>) I don’t really have book boyfriends – I tend to fall in love with couples. I want to stand outside that relationship and enjoy it rather than imagining myself in it. I don’t have to like both of them – but I do have to believe they fit each other. When it comes to guys, I have a weakness for the arrogant smartass in fiction and RL – Mr. Darcy, Jace Wayland, Chuck Bass, my husband at 16… (If fiction is setting the bar too high for RL guys, then RL guys need to step it the hell up.) <—- LOVE THIS ANSWER TAMMARA!!!! YES!!!! My mother always tell me, “Rose, guys in real life are not like guys in books” in order to keep me grounded and level headed. I always hold out hope that they DO exist. 🙂
5. Speaking of book boyfriends, do you have one? or two? or ten? And is your husband aware? My husband has a t-shirt that says, “I’m her Edward.” So, er… I think he’s aware. He also isn’t threatened by anything or anyone when it comes to me. (How attractive is that?? Yes, please.)
6. What does your writing process look like? Plotter or pantser? How frequently do you write? Do you have any interesting writing quirks? How do you deal with new ideas that may pop up while you are writing something else? I plot loosely and then I pants the hell out of it. If have writing quirks, I don’t know about them… unless growling, “Leave me alone, I’m writing!” is a quirk? I sometimes keep notes on future ideas, but generally I ignore them. If a story idea is going to stick, it bugs the crap out of me until I write it. In that case, I can safely ignore it until I’m ready to examine and/or work on it.
7. Have you ever experienced writer’s block? How did you deal with it? Every writer deals with this at one time or another, whether they call it writer’s block or not. Dealing with it, for me, depends on the story, the characters, and what’s stuck. I usually stop writing and read, take a walk, or grab my husband and do some brainstorming over the stubborn bits. Sometimes I have to do all of those to get unstuck. The only time it scares me is when I’m closing in on a deadline and I already feel behind. That’s a horrible feeling.
8.To date, what is your favorite (or most difficult) chapter you have ever written? I loved writing the sorority meeting in Easy, every physical interaction between Reid and Dori in Good For You, and Landon’s interactions with Heller in Breakable. Difficult parts include the opening of Easy, River’s sections of Here Without You, and technically speaking – the entirety of Breakable. I love Good For You. It is my favorite book of your Between the Lines Series.
9. Is this the end of Jacqueline and Lucas’ story? Or will we get to read more of them in a later book? I won’t be writing any more J&L stories – they’ve experienced as much conflict as I can stand to throw at them. But there’s always the possibility of them popping up in someone else’s story, cameo-style. 🙂
Don’t miss your chance to win a signed copy of Easy. We have other awesome prizes to giveaway as well including signed Easy book plates, and the audio book (mp3 on cd) of Breakable!!!!! (btw, Tammara’s son, Zachary Webber, is the narrator and he is AMAZEBALLS!) Giveaway ends today 5-8-2014 @ 11:59pm CST.
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