Day 30 Bella Andre – Proud To Be A Romance Reader

Hooked On The Books

One of the earliest memories I have of my mother is of her reading a romance novel while I played on the floor on the rug in the family room. When she was done with each book, she would write down the date, title and author in a spiral bound notebook that she kept in the drawer by the kitchen telephone. Over the years, she must have gone through at least a TheWayYouLookTonight_FINAL_v2_June112013_1500dozen notebooks!

Of course, it made perfect sense that I would also gravitate toward romances. I can’t remember how old I was the first time I read one, but I suspect I was just barely in my teens. Boy was I hooked, and since I devoured my first romance under the covers with a flashlight, I have been a boy-a-day reader when I can fit it into my busy writing schedule.

There truly is nothing I love more than reading a romance. If I need to relax, if I want to laugh, if I’m ready to be drawn in by emotion, all I need to do is pick up a romance.

I suppose I should have known that I would become a romance writer one day. It seems pretty inevitable now that I look back on my passion for books and the genre. From the moment I started writing my first romance ten years ago (in a spiral bound notebook, just like the one my mother used to track her reading), I knew that I’d found my true calling. Ten years later, I’m amazed to have not only sold nearly 2 million books via self-publishing and to have signed the first-ever print-only deal with Harlequin MIRA for my Sullivans, but am most amazed by the way readers have embraced my books. I set out to write the kind of books I most love to read — contemporary romances about a big, closely connected family that are emotional, fun and sexy — and every day I get both the joy of writing about my Sullivans and chatting with my fabulous readers on Facebook, twitter, Goodreads and via email.

I love romance readers…and I’ve always been very proud to be one myself!


Questions for Bella:

What is the craziest or ugliest object in your house, and why do you keep it?

I used to be a Feng Shui consultant, so I make it a point to surround myself with things that give me pleasure to look at it and use and make me happy to have around.

If there was a movie made about your life, what would it be called? (And just for fun, who would play you?)

Live, Laugh, Love
(Sandra Bullock)

What is the best non-monetary gift you ever received?

A kiss from my husband.

If you had to pick one romantic scene or couple to recommend to a first-time reader of YOUR books, which would it be?

I’d suggest that they start with the first book in my Sullivan series, THE LOOK OF LOVE. One of the most romantic scenes in that book is when Chase and Chloe are having a picnic on a hill at the Napa Valley winery and Chase tells her he’d like to be her friend, first and foremost. It’s a very sweet scene….and is a lovely prelude to all the sexy scenes that follow! πŸ™‚


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BellaAndre_PhotoHaving sold nearly 2 million self-published romances, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Bella Andre’s novels have appeared on Top 5 lists at Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble and Kobo. Known for β€œsensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance” (Publishers Weekly), her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine ”Red Hot Reads” twice and have been translated into nine languages, and her Sullivan books are already Top 20 bestsellers in Brazil. Winner of the Award of Excellence, The Washington Post has called her β€œOne of the top digital writers in America” and she has been featured by NPR, USA Today, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and most recently in TIME Magazine. Bella’s Sullivan series is being released in paperback by Harlequin MIRA in a major global English language launch in the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia in continuous back-to-back releases from June 2013 through April 2014.

Find her at www.BellaAndre.com,Β  on Facebook or Twitter.

 

  • Allison Siegel

    Always looking for some good contemporary romance authors; I need to broaden my romance horizons. Will definitely check your books out!

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      I hope you enjoy them!

  • Melanie Backus

    I love that your mother kept her dates, titles and authors written down. She was a true lover and follower of romances and I am a firm believer in “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!” It was just meant to be for you. Thank you for what you do!

  • Vickie P

    Have been purchasing your Sullivan series in eBook format but not caught up with the family yet!!! Enjoying your books!!!

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      THANKS!!!

  • mariannewestrich

    I’ve been a huge fan forever and am so happy to be part of your street team on Facebook. Thanks for the hours of enjoyment your books have given me!!!

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      Wow, awesome, Marianne!

  • Thank you so much for your words and for the international gift!

  • Laurie W G

    I’ve only recently discovered your work, FROM THIS MOMENT ON. I love how your mom’s love for reading influenced you. Mine did too!

    Thanks for sharing! I’d love to use the gift card to purchase your earlier books.

    Thanks for the chance to win a $25 ebook gift card!

    Have a fun filled Labor Day weekend!

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      So glad you’ve discovered my Sullivans!

  • Shari

    Love your books! Keep them coming.

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      THANK YOU!!!!

  • Anne

    Thank you for the great essay! You covered every reason why I read romance novels. No, I haven’t read any of your books. Yes, I just added you to my new author list of to reads. Thanks again.

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      I hope you love my books!

  • Kristy Birch

    I love the Sullivans; they are such a wonderful family. Can’t wait for the Christmas book with the story that really started it all. Thanks!

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      I really think you’re going to love KISSING UNDER THE MISTLETOE. Jack Sullivan is now one of my all time favorite Sullivans. πŸ™‚

  • Rosemarie N.

    I started out reading teen romance books the went to adult ones later. A co-worker let me borrow a book I was hooked again. Then real life got in the way and started reading again 4 yrs ago. Took my son to the local library for a school report I picked a book to read haven’t stop since. Love your Sullivan’s series. Read some of your other books. Love the writing and story’s . Thank you Bella.

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      So glad you’re loving my Sullivans!

  • Nancy Huddleston

    Love your books. They are awesome.

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      THANK YOU!!!

  • gamistress66

    proud to be romance reader too πŸ˜€ you put it right — what ever in the mood for, there’s a romance that’ll fit πŸ™‚

    • Thanks for all your great comments and thank you for following the great essays at R-A-R M. xoxo So glad Bella Andre is here. xoxo

  • Tonda Galloway Hargett

    I also got my love for reading from my mother. I’m glad you took yours a huge step further!

  • Karen Johnston

    Love the Sullivan series!! So excited to read Mary and jacks story!!

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      I can’t wait for you to read KISSING UNDER THE MISTLETOE on Sept 24th, Karen!

  • Amy Keating Casey

    I love the Sullivan Series….Love to read, just makes me relax so much!! Thanks πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Amy! xoxo So glad Bella Andre is here. xoxo

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      <3

  • Christine Domingue LaCombe

    I have a couple of Bella’s books, but not the Sullivan series yet. I am looking forward to reading these though. I will go check them out. Thanks for the giveaway

    • Thanks Christine! Hope you’ve had a chance to catch all of the great essays at R-A-R M. xoxo So glad Bella Andre is here. xoxo

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      Can’t wait for you to read about my Sullivans!

  • Valerie

    I have to pick up look of Love…. That said I started out last year keeping track of all the books I read every year, using excel rather than a spiral, but I can only imagine how many your mom went through.

    • Valerie

      So I read Look of Love this evening… I’m THRILLED your books are in print now… I loved the story and am eager to read the next…

      • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

        Wow, you’re fast Valerie! I’m so glad you loved it! Can’t wait for you to read Marcus next. πŸ™‚

        • Valerie

          I had it already out of the library I have to admit. Now I’m just upset because though our library has book 1, 3 and (I think) 4 it doesn’t have book 2. Very frustrating so I don’t know when I will get to read Marcus’ story which is bad since I want to know why Jill gets the heave ho… uggg Thank you for releasing them as print novels though I love having the paper in hand when reading πŸ™‚

  • Shannon Plower

    I love Bella Andre’s Sullivan series!! Have read through it all at least twice – some more than that! πŸ™‚ Thanks, Bella, for giving us great characters and stories to lose ourselves in!

    • Hi and thanks, Shannon! Hope you’ve had a chance to catch all of the great essays at R-A-R M. xoxo So glad Bella Andre is here. xoxo

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      I love it, Shannon! Can’t wait for you to read the new books coming out soon!

  • Casi

    I love reading, I love Bella Andre and I LOVE the Sullivan’s! (Smith is my favorite and he is my book boyfriend). Thanks for writing such wonderful books that allow me to escape everyday life πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Casi! Hope you’ve had a chance to catch all of the great essays at R-A-R M. xoxo So glad Bella Andre is here. xoxo

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      Thank you, Casi! I love that Smith is your book boyfriend. πŸ™‚

  • Kathleen O

    My love of romance books came from my mother too.. and my grandmother.. All the woman in our family read..
    I have read everyone of the Sullivan books from 1-8.. Have to start reading about the cousins..

    • Thanks Kathleen – for this and all your comments. xoxo

  • Lorelei’s Lit Lair

    I’m adding you to my TBR pile! Will read one of yours soon! You’re my kind of author! Thanks !

    • What, Lorelei?! Someone in here you haven’t read? ;o)

      • Lorelei’s Lit Lair

        I just checked my kindle I have FOUR of her books! It was buried in there! I am bumping her up πŸ˜‰ Now you make me want to read her like right now and I am in the middle of listening to an audiobook, reading a paperback and an ebook on my ipad! Quit the pressure already! πŸ˜›

        • Lorelei’s Lit Lair

          Oh, NO! Only one day left!!! Please keep these interviews for us to read after. I haven’t been able to read them all and they’re such great reference too, I have so many to discover ( or add to my TBR pile πŸ˜‰ )

          • No worries – they’ll stay up, at least for the foreseeable future. xoxo

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      I hope you love my Sullivans!

  • Abby

    I absolutely love LOVE Bella Andre’s Sullivan series! Truly one of my fave series out there! Thanks for holding this contest! πŸ™‚

    • Hi, Abby! Thank you – hope you’ve been enjoying all the essays at R-A-R M. xoxo

  • Anne Close

    I just discovered this series and I love it!

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      Thank you!

  • Sue G.

    I used to read in bed, under the covers, with a flashlight too! πŸ™‚

  • Courtney Chance

    I discovered Bella Andre through a friend, I read Take Me and was hooked. The Look Of Love is one of my goto romances. Especially when I need a sweet love story

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      I’m so glad your friend passed on TAKE ME to you. It’s still one of my favorites. πŸ™‚

  • Doreen B

    Bella Andre’s Sullivan series got me hook line and sinker. One I feel in love with Chase and Chloe I couldn’t stop reading πŸ™‚

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      I’m so glad you’re loving my Sullivans, Doreen!

  • Rowan Worth

    Very cool. My mom and grandmother read romances as well, but no one ever thought to write down the names. Of course, they kept all the books, so maybe that’s why they didn’t think they needed to? I find the Feng Shui stuff fascinating, too. Thanks for sharing!

  • jcp

    Love your books!

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      THANK YOU!

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      THANK YOU!

  • glittergirl54

    The bloggers love your books therefore I must get one and get started. Reading romance is an excellent way to relax and escape and you nailed it. Must be why success is coming your way :-). Thanks for the giveaway!

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      I hope you enjoy them!

  • deb

    Looking forward to reading about The Sullivan cousins after devouring the first series. I can see my daughter following in your footsteps since she always sees me reading – I just can’t share until she’s older.

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      You’re going to love the Seattle Sullivan cousins, Deb! I already do so, so much. πŸ™‚ Bella

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      I can’t wait for you to read about my Sullivan cousins! I just love writing about them.

  • M Kuxhaus

    I keep a reading log on my computer so I can keep track of all the books I read. I started it in 2006. πŸ™‚

  • Marcy Meyer

    I love Belle Andre! Think I’ve read ALL her books. Love the Sullivan’s!

    • :o) Thanks for all the great comments, Marcy! xoxo

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      YAY! So glad you’re loving my Sullivans, Marcy!

  • Joanne Ozment

    I love your Sullivan series. I totally get your mom writing down the books. I read alot – my favorite past time. I keep a spreadsheet of authors and the books I’ve read. I’m an accountant and totally anal and my family thinks this is nuts but I want to make sure I don’t buy a book I have already read. Keep those books coming.

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      So glad you’re loving my series, Joanne!

  • Melissa Cowling Terry

    I love your books!

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      Thanks!!!

  • christinejensen

    I will have to find your books πŸ™‚ I too love to escape into the world of romance.

  • Linnea Bassin

    I just love your Sullivan’s series. I am excited for the next couple of books!!!

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      Thank you, Linnea

  • Emily Gregory

    I have been an avid romance reader since high school…reading through college, a career, a hubby and kids and now in my late 40’s I am retired and even more hooked on romance novels. I have spread the word to my friends that the best way to a happy and spicy marriage is reading romance!! Of course that includes The Sullivans!!

    • Hi Emily! Hope you’ve had a chance to read all the other great essays on R-A-R M, too. :o)

  • Pennie Morgan

    I have been loving the Sullivan’s ever since I stumbled across Chase and Chloe a while back and working my way through them. I will read Smith’s story this weekend while I’m working and already have Lori’s (Naughty) and Rafe’s waiting in the wings. Thank you for the great family series, not to mention all the other great stand alone books you have written that have found their way to my keeper shelf.

    • Hi, Pennie – Thanks for following Read-A-Romance Month! xoxo

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      Thanks for the lovely note, Pennie! I can’t wait for you to read Smith, Lori and Rafe! Mary & Jack come out Sept 24th and then Mia is next! πŸ™‚ Bella

  • Erlinda Mejia

    I too have been a romance reader for life. Looking forward to your stories. Thank you!

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      I hope you enjoy my books!

  • Marisol Velez

    And it all began with Chase and Chloe, I love this series, can’t wait for Mia, but out of them all I still love Gabe the most ( firemen ) just something about them πŸ™‚

    • Thank you Marisol! Hope you’ve had a chance to catch all of the great essays at R-A-R M. So glad Bella Andre is here. xoxo

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      Yay, I can’t wait for you to read Mia’s book, too!

  • Mary McCoy

    Thank you for your post and your books!

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      <3

  • Bella – thank you so much for being here, and celebrating your love of romance!

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      So glad to be here, Bobbi!

  • Oana Iacovita

    I love Bella and her books

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      Thank you! πŸ™‚ bella

  • Cheryl Castings

    Reading is such a joy for me! When I want to do something for myself, I pick up a romance novel.

  • Bernadette Long

    I love reading about the Sullivan family!

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      Thank you!

  • Flora Segura-Buchler

    Hi Bella, thank you for sharing your stories with us today and everyday in the books we love. Your mother was very smart to record a reading list; I’m sorry that I have let so many years and beloved books go by without doing that. That is why I was so happy when I found GoodReads! I could not put an exact date to all the books I’ve read but GR helps me keep a diary of them now. It’s a terrific resource.

  • Hi Bella! Thank you for sharing your awesome story. πŸ™‚ I loved reading it. Your books are wonderful.

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      Thank you, Brooke!

  • Evelyn S

    I love the Sullivans!!!

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      Thank you!

    • Hi, Evelyn –

      Could you please send me an email at bobbiwrites at att dot net? Thanks so much, I hope to hear from you soon.

  • Janie

    Wow, a Feng Shui consultant. My cousin hired one when they were remodeling their house.

  • Stephanie M.

    Thank you for your essay today. I have added the Sullivan series to my TBR list. πŸ™‚

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      I hope you enjoy my Sullivans!

  • Meredith Richardson

    I recently added the Sullivan series to my TBR shelf, just haven’t had the chance to get started but they all look great!! And I love the title for your movie, that’s actually my favorite saying, I’ve got the words in a painting hung in my living room πŸ™‚

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      How fun that you have those words in a painting! I hope you love my Sullivans!

  • Peni Anne

    I started reading your books when the first Sullivan book came out and quickly became addicted. I am now practising restraint, I get the books but am saving them until you get many so I can get a good fix when I start, I’m not good at waiting, unfortunately. I’m getting itchy and want to delve in. That leads to my question… Do you have any idea how many books will be in the Sullivan series? I may have to catch up soon, it’s so hard to know.

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      Hi Peni! Right now there are 9 Sullivan books. 10 comes out Sept 24th, 11 will be out this winter and I have plans to go to at least 16. But probably 20+. πŸ™‚ Bella

      • Peni Anne

        Thank you Bella, I will wait until just before 10 and catch up. Seems like a good place. I can fill in on your other book as well.

  • Katy M

    I aw-ed when I read your pick of favorite romantic scene from The Look of Love. Chase sounds like a keeper!

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      πŸ™‚

  • MaryC

    Love the Sullivans – can’t wait to read Kissing Under The Mistletoe.

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      I can’t wait for you to read it, too! It’s one of my favorites. πŸ™‚

  • Kim Cornwell

    I love your books! Thanks for stopping by!

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      thank you, Kim!

  • Cheryl Hastings

    The first thing that reached out to me about the Sullivans were the knowledge that with such a big family, I could look forward to many, many books in this series. The second thing? I am a Sullivan by birth πŸ™‚
    I am on Marcus’ book and while I want to devour them all at once, I’ve decided to savor them by taking my time. But not too much time πŸ˜‰

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      Ooooh, I love that you’re a Sullivan by birth! How fun is that?! So glad you’re devouring the books. πŸ™‚

  • Britney Adams

    I LOVE a book series and can’t wait to meet the Sullivans!

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      I can’t wait for you to read them, Britney!

  • Lea O’Connor

    I LOVE Bella’s books, and I could really use a gift card as I am a few behind πŸ™‚

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      Thanks, Lea!

  • Pamby50

    I read One Perfect Night. I look forward to reading the Sullivan series. I am so glad that someone else has notebooks of all the books they’ve read. Mine were actually steno pads. My kids laughed at me. I can’t even tell you how many after 30 yrs.

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      I can’t wait for you to read my Sullivans! I hope you love them.

  • Helen Clark

    I only started to read agsin when I bought my mum a kindle I was looking for books for her found bella andre read them bought my self a kindle and now I have some awsome favorite authors so thankyou Bella for giving me my reading b ack I have now read over 300 books in almost 2 yrs wooo

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      Wow, that’s amazing, Helen!

  • Yamilka Pinero

    I love ALL her books! Seriously there is not one i havent read. Because of authors like her now im inspired to keep discovering new authors and possibly write a story myself πŸ™‚

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      Thank you, Yamilka!

  • RoyandJulie Sosebee

    Started reading about the Sullivan’s and got hooked. Now you are one my favorite authors Bella Andre!! Keep’em coming, looking forward to more great romances πŸ˜‰

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      YAY! Thank you for the lovely comment! I can’t wait for you to read the new ones coming soon!

  • rebecca moe

    I’ve got all of the Sullivans lined up and ready to read. Thanks for posting! πŸ™‚

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      I hope you love my Sullivans, Rebecca!

  • Sharlene Wegner

    I love that non-monetary gift of a kiss from your husband. Awww! Congratulations on your success!

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      πŸ™‚

  • Marcy Shuler

    My mother never read romances, but I got hooked on them from my Grandmother. πŸ™‚

  • Marcia Berbeza

    While I was growing up, my mom kept a brown bag filled with romance novels that she had gotten from my grandma. When I got in my teens (probably around 14), I started dipping into the bag on the sly. I’d sneak out a book, read it and then put it back before Mom knew. My sister did the same thing. I can remember when Rosemary Roger’s “Sweet Savage Love” came out, we all read it and my sister was traumatized so we all had a conversation about it. And every now and then, there was a book that wasn’t romance, it was absolutely filthy. I can remember Mom throwing out a book and I dug it out of the trashcan, read it, and putting right back in the trash can. There was a difference between romance and sex.

  • Ann

    Thank you, wonderful post!

  • stampin_sue

    I wish I would have thought to keep a log of all the books I read. What a great idea!

  • Ketta Peters

    Nice post, thank you.

  • Brenda E

    Great story, thanks for sharing, and congrats on your print deal with Harlequin!

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      thank you, Brenda! It’s been fun to see the books on shelves all over the world!

  • Emily

    Ms.Andre, I have read almost all of your books and I love each and every one of them! Thank you for sharing your love of romance with us and I hope to read many more of your books in the future!

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      Thank you for the lovely comment, Emily!

  • leah g

    I recently started reading your Sullivan series. I love it. Thank you for sharing.

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      I’m so glad you’re loving my series, Leah!

  • Bette Hansen

    I absolutely love your books…have read them all. Please keep them coming!

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      Thank you, Bette! That’s the plan!

  • Nancy

    When I was younger, I too kept my romance reading log in a spiral notebook. I probably still have it somewhere. Now, I use goodreads, which doesn’t provide the same tactile experience, but is more functional.

  • Christina Reed

    Can’t wait for Mia’s book!

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      You’re going to love it! πŸ™‚ Bella

  • Elizabeth Gray

    I have great things about Bella’s books, and I have the first in the Sullivan’s series. I always read what my mom and sister read, they were passed down to me. I have always read most of my life. I think it’s a wonderful treasure to pass to your children.

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      I hope you enjoy my Sullivans, Elizabeth! πŸ™‚ bella

  • Glenda

    Reading a romance is a great way to relax and recharge!

  • Beverly DeeAnjello

    I really enjoy The Suulivans, I love a good book series and this is it.

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      Thank you, Beverly! πŸ™‚ Bella

  • Jeannette Aguilar

    Your books are awesome and I can’t wait to read Mia’s story.

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      Thanks, Jeannette! I can’t wait for you to read it. Her hero is HOT!!!!

  • Larena Hubble

    I love to read pretty much everything but I always have to have my romances.

  • Karin Anderson

    I love Sandra Bullock! What’s your favorite movie she was in?

  • BookLady

    Love your romance books! They provide a great escape from everyday routines.

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      Thank you!

  • MooMoo Cake

    I’ve learned to be proud of what I read. Thanks for contributing to the genre and this event. I’ve read The Look of Love and really loved it.

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      So glad you loved THE LOOK OF LOVE! πŸ™‚ Bella

  • Erica

    I LOVE the title to the movie – that is awesome. And I also have to say that your non monetary gift is ADORABLE.

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      πŸ™‚

  • Janie McGaugh

    I got hooked on romance novels when I was 13, but I’ve been hooked on romance, I think, since I saw Disney’s Sleeping Beauty at a fairly young age.

  • Ann Mettert

    Like your books. πŸ™‚

    • TheSullivansbyBellaAndre

      Thank you, Ann!

  • Kim

    I also read to relax. It’s a great way to escape into so many different worlds!

  • Ashlea321

    I goaded a coworker to admit she was reading Danielle Steel on her e-reader, so we were able to have a nice chat

  • Jen C

    That was a great idea your mom had. I’ve read so many things I can’t remember all of them. A catalog would be nice to have.

  • Livia Soares

    Well I read all your books, and I love them all. You have such a power when you write, you don’t create just characters, you write about the kind of people we wanna be best friends, or fall in love. I’m absolutely sure I’m not the only fan who wants to meet a guy so cute as Chase, or so sweet as Ryan, so sexy as Rafe, or so careful as Marcus, or so brave as Gabe, or became best friend of a girl so nice as soph or so naughty as Lori (You know what I’m talking about! haha!) .. God the list is endless…I love your books, please never stop write, what comes out from you is fantastic! PS Can’t wait for Mia’s book!
    From a huge fan with a capital F β™₯