Tuesday, August 22, 2017

#Interview with Links author, Lisa Becker

Cute summery reads are hot right now. And our guest today has an excellent one to introduce to you. Sounds good, right? Then help me welcome Lisa Becker!

Lexi: Welcome back to the blog, Lisa! We were lucky enough to spotlight your Click trilogy and now we get to hear about your new release, Links! Are there any parallels between the two?

Lisa: Both stories center around women in Los Angeles searching for love and I believe both deal with universal themes anyone can relate to.  With Click, Renee plunges into the (sometimes shallow end of the) dating pool with online dating.  Anyone who has ever had a bad date or been dumped can certainly relate to her (mis)adventures.

Similarly, I think almost anyone could relate to Charlotte in Links who reconnects with her unrequited schoolgirl crush 15 years after high school.  I'm not too ashamed to admit I had such a fierce crush on a boy, I willingly sat with him in the bathroom at parties while he puked up wine coolers, just so I could spend time with him.  The unrequited crush was as common to high school as acne and the prom.

My hope is to create fun, engaging and entertaining reads for anyone who is searching for love, overcoming heartbreak or finally enjoying their happily ever after.

Lexi: It is perfect that your MC, Charlotte, is a geek turned novelist. *dreamy sigh* Did Charlotte’s profession add any extra connection for you as you wrote Links?

Lisa:  It was fun to write a character who was a successful novelist. Let's just say for the record, Charlotte's fictional success is something I aspire to.  I mean who wouldn't be flattered (and swoon quite a bit) if Jon Hamm said he wanted to talk about a movie deal.  In the end, I wanted this former "word nerd" to find success, stay true to her passion and hopefully get the guy in the end.

Lexi: I’m really liking the sound of the golfer, Garrett. Another excellent thing about summer, you can get out and hit the links! Does Garrett take Charlotte out to a golf course at all?

Lisa: Charlotte confesses that her only golfing experience is playing mini golf, so Garrett does take her out on the links. If she's anything like me, her golf outing felt more like the being at the beach - a lot of time in the sand.

Lexi: If you had to pick, would you rather golf or read?

Lisa: Absolutely read. If I had my way, I would always have a book in hand. In fact, I get through several books a week with my favorite genres being contemporary romance, chick lit and women's fiction.

Lexi: Thanks for stopping by to tell us about Links and for the great timing! Bring on a summer afternoon! Congrats and we hope to see you again with your next book!

Lisa: Thanks for hosting me.

by Lisa Becker 
ebook, 197 pages
Published August 1st 2017 by Desert Breeze Publishing
Charlotte Windham, a nerdy high school prodigy who tutored classmates to earn money for college, escapes her geeky past to become a celebrated novelist. During a chance encounter at a Los Angeles restaurant 15 years after high school, she reconnects with her secret crush, Garrett Stephens, the popular star athlete and teen heart breaker. Garrett, still leaving broken hearts in his wake, is now a successful professional golfer who recently suffered a possible career-ending shoulder injury. As he and Charlotte spend time together, developing a friendship based on mutual respect and comfortable companionship, can Charlotte forgive the past and can Garrett reform his lothario ways for a chance at love?

About Lisa Becker
Lisa Becker is a romance writer whose previous novels include Click: An Online Love Story, Double Click and Right Click. The books, about a young woman's search for love online in Los Angeles, have been called, “a fast read that will keep you entertained,” “a fun, quick read for fans of Sex and the City,” and “hard to put down.” The first in the series was optioned for a major motion picture.

Lisa’s writings about online dating have been featured in Cupid’s Pulse, GalTime.com, Single Edition, The Perfect Soulmate, Chick Lit Central and numerous other book blogs and websites.

As Lisa's grandmother used to say, "For every chair, there's a rush." Lisa is now happily married to a man she met online and lives in Manhattan Beach with him and their two daughters. So, if it happened for her, there’s hope for anyone! www.lisabecker.com

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