Title: Chasing Stars
Author: L. Duarte
Release date: July 13th, 2013
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Tour: Irresistible Reads Book Tours
As a pampered Los Angeles teen, Portia McGee once created a bucket list with her best friends Tarry and Niki. Though falling in love topped their list, it was the last thing she could ever imagine doing. Through the rejection of her parents, Portia learned early in life that love is elusive.
Now a famous and frivolous A-list actress, Portia has a Hollywood pedigree sealed in gold by a celebrity actress mother and New York mogul father. When Portia’s latest role requires an elaborate temporary tattoo, she meets Will, a gifted tattoo artist with a tortured past. The attraction is electric and immediate, but Will refuses to take the encounter to the next level—a decision Portia associates with the ring he so clearly wears on his wedding finger. Those old, familiar feelings of rejection take hold, and Portia now realizes that she must face the past in order to forge a new future. As their deep bond ignites in Portia an unexpected spirituality, can she finally free herself to once again chase the stars of her early days?
1. What inspired you to start writing?
I’ve enjoyed writing since grammar school. For many reasons, I never pursued it. However, for the last years the desire to write began to burn inside me, threatening to consume me whole. When I gave in and started writing, I knew I had found a purpose.
2. What is your writing ritual (if you have one)?
I never acquired a ritual. I have two children and a day job. I write at night, weekends, and whenever I get a chance.
3. Who is your Favourite Author?
Stephenie Meyer, Hugo Victor, and Charles Dickens.
4. What are your favourite books? All time and book-of-the-moment.
Bible, Tale of Two Cities, Twilight Saga, Los Miserables, The Fault in Our Stars.
5. What writing support network do you have?
Social media offers a great platform for self-publishing authors. It connects me to readers from all corners of the world. It’s amazing. But bloggers set the wheels in motion. They devote a tremendous amount of time promoting books. Bloggers are the most important marketing tool to a self-publishing author. I’m still in awe of how much support I get from them.
6. What is your most loved and most loathed moments of writing/publishing?
I love every single aspect of writing. The thrill of writing the first lines of a story is my favorite. I do however dislike the marketing aspect. I’m shy and introverted. Though I like to talk to people about all things book, I wish I could remain hidden behind my laptop, just writing away.
7. What do your fans mean to you?
About the Author
I have found that there is only one thing better than reading, and that is writing. I am always torn between the two. I am also frequently torn between chocolate and coffee. However, I emphatically do not like the month of February, lies, and flies. For me, bravery is defined by the courage to do what we fear the most. This conviction is reflected in my debut work of romantic fiction, Chasing Stars. I live in Connecticut with my husband and two children. Drop a few lines. I would love to hear from you.