Sunday, March 3, 2013

How It Rolls Book Tour March 3rd Stop: Interview & Review!!

I must say that when I saw the opportunity to join this blog tour I flipped out. I am so excited to be reviewing How It Rolls and doing an interview with the author herself!


How It Rolls (Love and Skate, #2)

"Despite the odds, Reed Wolfe is making it, by the skin of her teeth. Her dreams and aspirations will have to wait until she can get on her feet. Because right now she’s homeless and churning on a downward spiral. 

Falcon Black is existing. Not living, not thriving, just jutting along a path. But when he finds Reed, he can’t resist the urge to help her, lighten her load. But Falcon tends to go overboard, over the line, crossing boundaries he never thought he would and risking her trust in the process. 

Can she accept his love or will it end up smothering her?"


This will be shorter so you guys can get to the interview :-)...... 

From the first book I've read by Lila Felix (Emerge), I have been continually falling in love with her writing, characters, plot, romance, and everything in between. She never falls short of expectations and the beauty of her writing is palpable, almost melodic. How It Rolls is no different, and I'd have to say I loved it just as much as I loved Emerge. The characters were as full of emotion as ever and the story was compelling.

The characters are by far one of my favorite things about the Love and Skate novels in general. They all have to dig deep to work out issues, and I really like that about her books. Reed is an incredibly fun character to read because of her stubborn side and also her vulnerability. Felix did a really awesome job balancing them to where the character didn't seem rash, but still wasn't a wuss. Falcon was a sweetie and he was so great with Reed. I just love all the Love and Skate characters Lila Felix comes up with, their relationships, and their interactions.

The story was as great as ever. The had to get over individual flaws, but they also had to work together. I love how these weren't necessarily in order, and that kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time! Absolutely loved How It Rolls and so excited for Down n' Derby!!!

5 out of 5 stars


P.S. And that extra chapter from Down n' Derby? You're killing me Felix! Gah!!!


I was so excited to ask the lovely Lila Felix a few questions about her writing. Enjoy!

I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to answer a few questions. To start off, what inspired you to start writing? 
I was originally told by a friend that I should write my story about when my husband and I met, so that’s Emerge. 

What do you love most about writing? 
I love getting new ideas.  I love to just stop what I’m doing and let those ideas hash themselves out.  It’s awesome.

How do you find inspiration?  
Music, music, music.  I listen to it from the time I wake up until I go to sleep.  Right now I am really into M83 and Miner.

How have you developed as a writer as you've written more and more books?  
I think, at least I hope, that I’m getting better at writing.  It’s a learning process for sure. 

What is your writing process? What are some habits you tend to have while writing? 
My writing process at the laptop and typing.  I wish I had this professional, ritualistic answer for you but I don’t.  Ugh, I am trying to get over the habit of snacking while I write.  It’s mindless eating. 

Simplicity is sometimes the best way to go! Why did you choose to write Young Adult, Contemporary Romance novels? What is your favorite thing about writing that genre?  
I chose young adult because I don’t think I could write adult.  Let’s face the facts, sometimes I blush when I see risque commercials.  I love contemporary because it’s real.  It’s a genre that my readers can find, I hope, some way to relate to the characters and imagine themselves as them.  

What are some challenges/things you love being an indie author? 
I love being an Indie.  Let me say that again, I LOVE BEING INDIE.  Challenges?  Staying off of Facebook so I can write.

What is your biggest pet-peeve when reading books? 
Cheating.  I just hate cheating. 

Yeah, I'd have to agree with you there. I get all, like, "grrrrr!" The last question I have for you is, if you could have one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Why?  
French toast, hands down.  I love it.  It’s so yummy.  Crap, now I’ve gotta go make some. 

French toast is pretty amazing, though I prefer cinnamon rolls myself! Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions!
You're more than welcome! Glad you loved How It Rolls :-)

Now, it wouldn't be a proper tour with some awesome giveaways!! There'll be two giveaways. One for the US only and one that will be international. Good luck!

US Only:

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So I hope you enjoyed my stop on the How It Rolls blog tour! Be sure to stop by Lila Felix's blog for the last stop in the tour!

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  2. Love the interview! Lila is a sweetie pie!