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9.22.2016

Blog Tour: THE REPLACEMENT CRUSH by Lisa Brown Roberts [Guest Post & Giveaway]



Hello RhiReaders! During my time working at Entangled I made so many marvelous connections with authors. You're probably sick of hearing me say "she's one of my favorite people" every time I have one visit the blog but gosh darnit I'm saying it again! Not only is Lisa a total sweetie—thanks again for the gingerale on casino night at RT!—she writes fantastic YA romances. I've been waiting anxiously for months to get to share The Replacement Crush with you, I think you're all going to LOVE it! -- Rhi

Today Lisa Brown Roberts is interviewed by Vivian, the heroine of her novel THE REPLACEMENT CRUSH, who is a romance novel book blogger. Usually Lisa interviews her characters, not the other way around, so she’s hoping she survives today’s blog interview.

Vivian: Hi, this is Vivian Galdi. I run the romance book review blog HunkaliciousHeroes.com. Today I’m interviewing Lisa Brown Roberts. She writes YA romance. 
Lisa: Hi Vivi. Thanks for having me on your blog today.
Vivian: Please don’t call me Vivi. It’s either Vivian or Viv.
Lisa: Oops, sorry. I forgot. 
Vivian: Whatever. Anyway, my mom’s an author, too. She’s shown me her writing process. She creates these amazing outlines on big whiteboards in her office, using different colored highlighters for her characters, and for the mystery clues. Can you tell us about your writing process? 
Lisa: Umm…wow. That is amazing. I don’t do that. 
Vivian: You don’t outline? At all?
Lisa: Not like your mom. She sounds very organized. One thing I’ve learned is that every writer has a different process, and a lot of writers use a mish-mash of outlining methods. That’s sort of what I do. I use a Save the Cat beat sheet, a little bit of the Snowflake method, some character interviewing, a Pinterest board of inspiration photos, and I always create a music playlist.
Vivian: Hmm. Well, I can see what you mean about finding your own process (but I think my mom probably does a better job at story planning than you). 
Lisa: I’m sure she does. 
Vivian: Since this blog is called Hunkalicious Heroes, I like to ask authors about their heroes. You’ve written a couple of books for Entangled Crush (PLAYING THE PLAYER and RESISTING THE REBEL) and both of them have “bad boy” heroes, but Lucas, the hero in your first book (HOW NOT TO FALL IN LOVE) was a total sweetheart. I really liked him.
Lisa: So you’re not partial to bad boys?
Vivian: Well, I like to read about all kinds of heroes. And those bad boys in your Crush books are pretty hot. But I was wondering why you write about such different types of heroes. It seems like some authors tend to write only bad boys or only sweetheart guys.
Lisa: That’s a great question. I wish I could tell you I planned it out, but it just sort of happened. And honestly I think my “bad boys” are sweethearts, they just hide under their facades until they meet the right girl. 
Vivian: A lot of readers love that “bad boy with a heart of gold” trope. I tried to explain that to Dallas the other day, but he kept laughing and teasing me about it.
Lisa: Dallas is your boyfriend?
Vivian: Um, yeah. 
Lisa: Would you consider him a sweetheart hero or a bad boy hero?
Vivian: Both.
Lisa: Excellent. So was it love at first sight?
Vivian: Very funny. You already know the answer. 
Lisa: Well, I’m just glad you two finally got together.
Vivian: You didn’t make it easy for us. 
Lisa: You’re a stubborn girl, and you had to figure it out for yourself. And he’s a very special hero – I wanted to make sure you realized how amazing he is, and to make sure you deserved him.
Vivian: What?!
Lisa: Just kidding, Viv. You two are perfect for each other.

True love can’t be strategized.

After book blogger Vivian Galdi’s longtime crush pretends their secret summer kissing sessions never happened, Vivian creates a list of safe crushes, determined to protect her heart.

But nerd-hot Dallas, the sweet new guy in town, sends the mission and Vivian’s zing meter into chaos. While designing software for the bookstore where Vivian works, Dallas wages a counter-mission.

Operation Replacement Crush is in full effect. And Dallas is determined to take her heart off the shelf.

Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Kobo Amazon CA | Amazon UKRead the first chapter at Entangled Publishing.Add to your shelves on Goodreads.  


About the author:

Lisa Brown Roberts still hasn't recovered from the teenage trauma of nearly tweezing off both eyebrows and having to pencil them in for an entire school year. This and other angst-filled memories inspire her to write YA books about navigating life's painful and funny dramas, and falling in love along the way.

Her almost forever home is Colorado, though she occasionally pines for the days when she lived within walking distance of the Pacific Ocean. Her house is full of books, boys, four-legged prima donnas, and lots of laughter.

Connect with Lisa Brown Roberts
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

One (1) winner will receive 
A signed copy of The Replacement Crush
Nerd glasses necklace
Button 
Signed poster 
Bookmark
Spock Funko Pop!

1 comment:

Kim said...

Oh my gosh. I love this interview. I never thought about a character interviewing an author.

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