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Monday, July 25, 2016

Graham by Natalie Decker: Interview & Giveaway

Book blurb:

Graham Nichols’s main goal in life is to forget. Getting high, completely wasted, and running through a string of sexy blonds daily helps him achieve this task. But one night of partying lands him in a heap of trouble and sent back to the confinements of his hometown. Things can’t possibly get worse, right?

Sarah Morris can't seem to run fast enough away from her past. She’s spent months trying to amend her ways, and is doing a pretty good job. She’s getting good grades, isn't acting like a spoiled brat, and even works at the local grocery store. The last thing she needs is a distraction.

Enter Graham Nichols, the one mistake Sarah can't escape.

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I’m coasting through town and hit the red light right beside the damn grocery store. Off in the distance, I spot a girl getting out of a powder-blue car. “Son of a …” Beeep! Yeah, some asshole behind me is honking because the light’s green. I flip him off and turn into the one place I should probably avoid for life.
Zooming into a spot next to her car, I park and get out. She hasn’t noticed me. She’s hunched over, digging out something from inside her trunk.
“Why are you still here?” I ask.
She flinches. I watch as her back stiffens, and then she turns those baby blues that I swear possess the sea onto me. “I … had to. Why are you here?” Her tone is defensive.
“We’re not talking about me right now. We’re talking about you. Did you not get your trust fund or something?”
She lowers her lashes. “That’s my business.” She shuts her trunk, slings a backpack over her shoulder, then turns away from me. I grip her arm to stop her from leaving. With a fiery glare, she snaps, “I’ve got to go to work.”
I don’t loosen my grip but, instead, snort. “Been working here long then?”
“I don’t have time for pop quizzes. I have to clock in.” She jerks herself from my grip and begins to walk. “Good-bye, Graham.”
“I’m not finished.”
She pins me with a piercing stare. “Well, I am.” Then she stomps off into the store.
I run my fingers through my hair. That damn girl. I want to kiss her and bend her over her car. I want to nail her to the wall and make her scream my name. And why the hell do I also want her to be in that ugly-ass cashier uniform? I’ve got no idea, except that she makes it look hot as hell.
I check the time on my phone. Shit. I need to be at my appointment in twenty minutes. Guess I’ll have to talk to her later.

Author Bio

Natalie Decker is the author of the bestselling YA series RIVAL LOVE. She loves oceans, sunsets, sand between her toes, and carefree days. Her imagination is always going, which some find odd. But she believes in seeing the world in a different light at all times. Her first passion for writing started at age twelve when she had to write a poem for English class. However, seventh grade wasn’t her favorite time and books were her source of comfort. She took all college prep classes in High school, and attended the University of Akron. Although she studied Mathematics she never lost her passion for writing or her comfort in books. She’s a huge Denver Broncos fan, loves football, a mean cook in the kitchen, loves her family and friends and misses her dog infinity times infinity. If she’s not writing, reading, traveling, hanging out with her family and friends, then she’s off having an adventure. Because Natalie believes in a saying: Your life is your own journey, so make it amazing!


Please welcome Graham author Natalie Decker to Diane’s Book Blog.
What is your favorite part of the story, Graham? 

His struggle. He was use to being wanted by all then he met Sarah, and she cheated on him. He has a hard time getting over that so he fakes happiness, by being cocky, arrogant, and sleeping with ever blond beauty to help forget about the one girl who ruined his confidence.
How long did it take you to write Graham?

5 months
If you were stranded on a desert island which of your characters do you want by your side?

If I were choosing from any of my stories I would have to say Caleb Morgan, he’s smart, charming, and funny. If were talking about Graham I would probably say between Bryce Matthews and Kyle Issac
What inspired you to write your first book?

My TA in college gave us a short story assignment. And I really enjoyed it but I wanted to do more. So I personally challenged myself to write a full novel.
What is your favorite book that you wrote?

A story I’m working on now seems to be my favorite so far. I’m still working on the title. But it should be out in summer of 2017.

What books have most influenced your life?

I love all of Harry Potter series, Jane Austen Books, Mortal Instruments, and Perfect Chemistry series. But honestly every book I read I learn something from or really love something about them. There is rarely a book I never finish.
What's your favorite book-turned movie?

Harry Potter series, Divergent series, Hunger Games series, Mortal Instruments City of Bones, I love this movie/ series of books and I was sad that they didn’t film the others. But we get the TV series on FreeForm and I’m loving those so thank you universe for giving me my favorite series in some sort of form.
How do you overcome writer’s block?

Outlines are extremely helpful. Also listening to music, and if a scene is causing me a problem. Like I can’t write past it then it needs to be deleted because it’s hindering my story from going where I need it to go.
Can you share a little of your current work with us?

I’m currently finishing up Kyle and working on a new story called Text Me, Maybe.
What book are you reading now?

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti It’s an ARC the book is set to come out in Jan 2017.
What do you prefer paperback, hardcover, or ebooks? 

Honestly it depends on the author and content of the book. If it’s something that’s new and the paperback isn’t available I will buy the hardcover, especially if it’s something my daughter or son might want to read too. I usually buy the paperback if they’re the same price or close to the same price as the ebook version. I buy ebook if it’s something dirty or erotica that I don’t want my daughter or son to read. Or if it’s a new author who is self published then yes I get ebooks.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

Thank you so much for being a part of this journey with me. You are amazing and wonderful!


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