2 September 2013

Release Day Blitz: Only Between Us by Mila Ferrera | Interview + Giveaway



The Book <<


ONLY BETWEEN US
by Mila Ferrera


Published September 3rd 2013

Purchase: Amazon
Last semester, Romy escaped from an abusive relationship with the guy she’d thought was the man of her dreams. This semester she’s putting herself back together, determined to reclaim her passion for art and for life. When she signs up for a painting class at the local art co-op, the possibility of passion becomes very real -- in the form of her teacher, Caleb. Both mysterious and seriously hot, Caleb bares his soul on his canvases, and Romy’s fascinated by what she sees.

Caleb is just trying to keep his head above water. Caring for his traumatized, unstable sister is getting harder every day, and his paintings are so dark and bleak that no one is buying. Teaching classes at the co-op is no longer enough, and now he’s going to have to sell more than just his art to the wealthy, sex-starved women in his classes. But when Romy comes along, she makes everything more complicated. She sees the truth in his paintings -- a truth no one else has realized, until now.

Romy and Caleb might have a real shot together -- one that could heal them both. But when ghosts from their pasts re-emerge, determined to keep them apart, will they be strong enough to hold on to each other?


>> About the Author


Mila's  Website | Goodreads | Twitter 
Mila Ferrera lives in New England, where she has a family and a job and does various normal, everyday things, all while plotting novels in her head. She has a passion for writing new adult/adult romance featuring psychological twists and tortured heroes. Her own psychology internship involved plenty of consultation, but alas, no sexy Swedish doctors, and her decision to make one up is what sparked her self-publishing adventures. She's the author of SPIRAL (available now), ONLY BETWEEN US (9/3/13), and EVERYTHING BETWEEN US (11/5/13).





Interview <<

A big THANK YOU to Mila for sitting down and taking the time to answer some questions to quell our curiosity!

What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?

By far, my favorite scene to write was the one that inspired the cover. Because of the chapter structure, the reader gets both Romy’s (at the beginning) and Caleb’s (as things get wild) perspectives, and because it’s their first KISS. It’s a very intense scene, and one in which both characters completely let themselves go. I love that kind of scene.

Who’s your favorite character to write and why?

Caleb. He’s got all this stuff going on inside of him, but he struggles to express himself with words, especially when things get emotional (he pours all of that into his paintings). And yet, sometimes he says really insightful stuff that leaves Romy, who’s training to be a therapist, kind of stunned. He’s just a very interesting character to me, who’s been through stuff that’s really made him question his worth and strength. Of course, Romy helps him figure it out.

Is there a character / characters in your books you particularly identify with?

Probably Romy and Jude in this particular book, since I know how scary it is when you first start seeing clients—you want so badly to do right by them, and are afraid of getting it wrong somehow and inadvertently harming the person. Romy really struggles with this—even with Caleb, who’s not her client.

What are you working on next?

EVERYTHING BETWEEN US, another standalone contemporary romance, comes out 11/5/13. It features Caleb’s best friend, Daniel, who is also an artist. It’s on Goodreads! Daniel’s a very different character from Caleb. In his own words: “Caleb bares his soul on his canvases. I bare everything but.”

Any series plans?

I will never write a romance series that features the same couple over and over again. I think I’d get bored of writing all that breaking up and making up, so I only write standalone novels with HEAs. That’s what makes me happiest!

Where were you born and where do you call home?

I was born in California, but I think I belong in New England.

What are three things that make you happy?

My children, good food, and the ability to lose myself in a story.

What’s your most embarrassing moment?

Exuberantly bursting into a colleague’s office when he was in the middle of a therapy session with a client (in my defense, he didn’t have a “session in progress” sign on the door!) Imagine having a deep, wrenching conversation with your therapist interrupted by this random, bespectacled, awkward woman. I was that woman.

What turns you on creatively?

The extent to which people will sacrifice for the ones they love.

What are your pet peeves?

Passive-aggressive digs (I much prefer direct communication), rude drivers (who forget the other cars are operated by human beings), and self-satisfaction.

One piece of advice to someone who’d like to follow in your footsteps?

Focus on quality. Don’t put junk out there—invest in your work.





>> Giveaway

My favourite part about participating in these blitzes is offering you lovelies a chance to win something awesome! This time, you're entering for your chance to win an ebook of Only Between Us! This giveaway is open internationally, so everyone, go nuts! :)  

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