Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Interview and Giveaway With Lilliana Anderson

Too Close

Prequel of the Beautiful Series

Release Date - July 30, 2013

Before A Beautiful Struggle, Katrina and David's friendship was a bond that couldn't be broken.

Starting with that fated moment when David carried Katrina to the emergency room, we travel back through David's memories as he waits to hear that his best friend and the one woman he truly cares for is going to survive...

“I can’t lose her. You don’t understand how important she is to me,” I ramble. I guess I’m in shock because all I can think about is the sight of all that blood over Katrina’s beautiful face. “She’s my world. I can’t lose her.”

This is book one in the novella series 'The Beauty in Between' the companion series to Lilliana Anderson's best selling 'A Beautiful' series

AVAILABLE AT:  Amazon | B&N | iTunes

A Beautiful Struggle

Book One of the Beautiful Series

*** ADULT CONTENT WARNING *** contains sex scenes not suitable for under 18s

Katrina Mahoney has a very full life attending university to study a law degree, training for triathlons and now she is working part time as well. She couldn’t possibly find time for a relationship, especially after her last one ended so catastrophically.

Right now she is content focusing on work, study and training while hanging out with her best friend David Taylor, a womaniser with a heart of gold that would do anything for Katrina – except watch her get hurt again.

That is, until the dashing Elliot Roberts, a junior solicitor from her work, shows an interest in her despite their office’s ‘No Dating’ policy.

Katrina struggles with following her heart or following her mind and has trouble seeing where her heart truly lies

AVAILABLE AT:  Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Kobo

A Beautiful Forever

Book Two of the Beautiful Series

After ruining the best relationship he has ever had, Elliot's life takes a turn for the worse and he isn't happy with who he's become.

Deciding to spend three months in the UK on a working visa, in a bid to find himself again, he boards a plane to London. During the flight he meets Paige, a fellow Aussie with a closed heart and a lot to hide.

The closer he gets to Paige the more he's sure that she's hiding something. Will it be enough to send him running? Or does he love her enough to fight this time?

AVAILABLE ATAmazon | B&N | iTunes | Kobo

******** INTERVIEW *********
United By Books is pleased to have Lilliana Anderson on the blog today so we can learn more about her amazing books........

1 ~ Can you please share with us a little about yourself?

 I’m an Aussie girl, who was born in Sydney’s western suburbs. I have four very lovely children and a husband who is kind enough to put up with my wandering mind when I’m in ‘writing mode’.

I’ve always been an avid reader, and actually used to get in trouble for spending too much time with books and not enough time with my family!

2 ~  Please tell us a little about your newest release ? 

Too Close – it’s the prequel to a book I released at the beginning of this year called ‘A Beautiful Struggle’ (which is free to download). It follows the friendship of David and Katrina, from the moment they met until A Beautiful Struggle starts.

3~  Would you like to share an excerpt with us today?

I was so keyed up that I didn’t even notice the pain of the asphalt road on the bottom of my bare feet. I ran straight to the one person I always thought of when something was happening in my life.

I ran to Katrina.

“Oh my god, what’s happened?” she asked immediately as she opened her window.

I suddenly realised that not only was I shoeless, but I was shirtless as well, standing outside her bedroom window in nothing but my boxers.

“My dad,” was all I could say. Her face fell as she quickly undid the fly screen and helped me climb inside.

“Oh David, your feet!” she gasped, looking down at them. “Stay there, I’ll be right back.”

I dropped onto her desk chair with a thud and finally looked at my feet. They were filthy and bleeding from the glass and jagged road I ran along.

Trina’s phone started singing and dancing from the vibration behind me on the desk. I picked it up and looked at the caller ID, noting that it was my house calling. “Mum?” I said into the handset.

“Oh thank god you’re there. Are you ok?”

“I’m fine mum. I’ll come home in the morning,” I told her and ended the call. I wasn’t angry at my mum at all. I just didn’t want to go back there and talk about what happened with her yet. Right now, I needed Katrina.

4~ What's in store next for your readers? 

Katrina and David will star in one more book. It will be another novella title ‘Commitment’ which will follow on from the BBQ scene they feature in during A Beautiful Forever.

5~ What's the weirdest thing you've ever done in the name of research? 

This isn’t really that weird, but while I was writing ‘Alter’, I was concerned that some of my internet searches could get flagged as suspicious. Otherwise, I just write from my head – the weirdest thing you’ll see me do is make the faces that I’m trying to describe.

6~ What are some of your favorite kinds of stories to read? 

Romance and Chick lit.

7~ What is something people would be surprised to know about you? 

 I used to row for Australia.

8~  Do you sing and dance around the house while picking up? 


9~ Describe yourself in three words? 

Awesome. Tall.Busy.

10~ What is the most embarrassing thing you got caught doing? 

Picking my nose – no, that’s a joke, I haven’t been caught doing that…yet. Ummm…. Seriously, I’ve never been caught doing anything embarrassing. I tend to do stupid things on purpose, just for a laugh lol.

11~ How did you celebrate the sale of your first book?

 Champagne and junk food!

12~ What are the scenes that are the hardest for you to write? 

The scenes that explain a characters pain. They’re really hard and I find myself getting very emotional over them.

13~ Is there anything special you would like to say to your readers while we have you here today?

Just that I think you are all so amazing. I have no idea what I did to grab your attention, but I’m so glad you found me, and I’m so glad that so many of you have reached out and let me know you’re there!

Bestselling Author of the A Beautiful Series, Alter and the Confidante Trilogy, Lilliana has always loved to read and write, considering it the best form of escapism that the world has to offer. 

Australian born and bred, she writes New Adult Romance revolving around her authentically Aussie characters as well as a biographical trilogy based on an ex-Sydney sex worker, named Angelien. 

Lilliana feels that the world should see Australia for more than just it's outback and tries to show characters in more of a city setting. 

When she isn't writing, she wears the hat of 'wife and mother' to her husband and four children. 

Before Lilliana turned to writing, she worked in a variety of industries and studied humanities and communications before transferring to commerce/law at university. 

Originally from Sydney's Western suburbs, she currently lives a fairly quiet life in suburban Melbourne.

Connect with Lilliana:

Lilliana Anderson’s TOO CLOSE Blog TourSchedule - 8/1 - 8/31
8/01- Kelly P's Blog (series spotlight)

8/02- Reader Girls (series spotlight)

8/03- Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews (series spotlight)

8/03- Darker Passions (series spotlight)

8/04- Reading Between The Wines (guest post)

8/05- Tome Tender (series spotlight/review)

8/06- Sassy Book Lovers (series spotlight/excerpt)

8/07- United by Books (interview)

8/07- Toot's Book Reviews (series spotlight)

8/08- So Many Reads (guest post)

8/08 - Lit Heiress (series spotlight/review)

8/09- Redheads Review It Better (series spotlight)

8/09- Queen of All She Reads (series spotlight)

8/10- Shayne Renee's Spicy Reads (series spotlight)

8/10- Mad Hatter Reads (interview)

8/11- Literal Addiction (series spotlight)

8/11- Literary Nook (series spotlight)

8/12- Scandalicious Reads (interview/series spotlight)

8/12- Musings From An Addicted Reader (guest post)

8/13- Snarkology (series spotlight)

8/14- Must Read Faster (series spotlight)

8/15- Romancing Rakes For the Love of Romance (series spotlight)

8/16- In Shadows (interview)

8/16- Books-N-Kisses (interview)

8/17- Fandom Fanatic (series spotlight)

8/17- Mythical Books (guest post)

8/18- Ramblings From This Chick (guest post/review)

8/19 - Book Nerd

8/19- Riverina Romantics (series spotlight)

8/20- You Gotta Read Reviews (guest post)

8/21- Book Monster Reviews (series spotlight/excerpt)

8/22- Dalene's Book Reviews

8/23-Rock'n The Muses (interview)

8/23- The Reading Cafe (series spotlight/review) evening post live at 6pm

8/24- KT Book Reviews (series spotlight)

8/25- Two Sassy Chicks (series spotlight/review)

8/25- Wicked Readings by Tawania (series spotlight)

8/26- Miscellaneous Thoughts of A Bookaholic (series spotlight/review)

8/27- My Secret Romance (series spotlight/review)

8/28- Book Lovin' Mamas (guest post/review)

8/29- Cocktails and Books (series spotlight/review)

8/29- We Love Kink (series spotlight/review)

8/30- Delphina's Book Reviews (series spotlight)

8/31- Books, Books & More Books (guest post)

******** GIVEAWAY ********
Lilliana is giving away the following prizes when the tour ends:

GRAND PRIZE:  signed Too Close tote and a $50 kindle voucher

2nd PLACE: signed Too Close postcard and a $20 kindle voucher

3rd PLACE: signed Too Close trading card and a $10 kindle voucher.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

1 comment:

Lilliana Anderson said...

Thanks so much for interviewing and hosting me!