Thursday, June 6, 2013

S.L. Scott ~ Good Vibrations Interview




S.L. Scott is a former high-tech account manager with a journalism degree pursuing her passion for telling stories. She spends her days escaping into her characters and letting them lead her on their adventures.
Live music shows, harvesting jalapenos and eating homemade guacamole are her obsessions she calls hobbies.
Scott lives in the beautiful Texas Hill Country of Austin with her husband, two young sons, two Papillons and a bowl full of Sea Monkeys.
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I grab her exploring finger just as it reaches my happy trail—a trail that if I let her wander down further will lead us to do things we can’t take back. Things like three-word phrases being confessed that would end me if I was rejected. Things like selfishly wanting to own her body and doing things to her that would make my fantasies blush. And things like making her promises too soon that won’t do either of us any good. She makes me want a future that’s not possible, and one I don’t deserve.
 
Listening to my ego got me into this situation. Will listening to my heart get me out?


Hi S.L.  Thank you so much for agreeing to this interview on such short notice.  Let’s get down to business….Good Vibrations.  I’m not a New Adult fan, but OH MY GOSH!!!!  
I’ll take that ‘Oh My Gosh!’ as a good thing. Lol
YES!  That’s a good thing!  Can you please tell us about it?
I’m so excited about this book and am finding that patience is a virtue and obviously not one I possess. I want to publish it today, but am trying to keep to the promised schedule. Haha
This is the journey of two people who are on two different paths in life that end up colliding along the way aka Hawaii. Two people who are resisting something greater than they realize at the time. They struggle to see if they can build a relationship backwards. Yep, their story is complicated and angsty and hot and wonderful all wrapped together. I loved writing Mallory and Evan in Good Vibrations. I’m so thrilled to hear you enjoyed it so much. Thank you.
Good Vibrations is part of the Welcome to Paradise Series.  How many books do you plan to have in this series?
There are three books in the series. I’m so excited about this journey. I’m currently in edits for book two which is so fun and keeping me in the paradise mode.
Are the books standalones or should they be read together, in order?
The books are a true series with some plotlines answered and some moving forward throughout the series. The three books should also be read in order. But with that said, I don’t leave Good Vibrations on a cliffhanger. You know where the main characters stand at that point in time by the end of the book.
There are several couples in these books, but the main focus, at least in Good Vibrations is Mallory Wray and Evan Ashford.  Could you tell us about them?
Mallory is an all American girl – middle class up-bringing in Colorado who worked part-time jobs in high school just like she does for spending money now that she’s in college. Her childhood best friend escaped the cold and attends the University of Hawaii. She talks Mallory into the adventure of her life – she tells her to spend the summer with her. She hooks her up with a part-time job and gives her a place to stay. She has several reasons for wanting to come to Hawaii for the summer, one being that dream escape from reality to paradise.
Evan is a bad boy surfer who is floundering in Hawaii as an escape from the social expectations and career track that was placed before him on a silver platter. His family has a vacation home in Hawaii where he spent his summers in high school.
He’s the guy that has never really worked for anything. From good grades to girls, everything comes easily to him.
In writing these book, what’s your writing style?  Do you already have a pre-determined outline or do you just write and let the characters guide you?
I have the basis of the characters based on the story I want to explore and usually, as I did with Mallory and Evan, see them pretty clearly when the story idea comes to me.  Once I have the story idea and start developing it, I then let the characters lead the journey. It feels more organic and in character to me that way. Their emotions are natural to who they are and what got them to that point.
What’s next for you and this series?  Can you give us a little sneak peek?
Book 2 does have a name, but we’ll get to that in July or so and it will be released at the beginning to middle of September. I don’t want to wait too long to share more of their story.
Here’s a very tiny sneak peek of Mallory in Book 2:
I’ve caught the Aloha spirit and I can already tell it’s going to be hard to board that plane back to Colorado in August.
Really?  That’s your idea of a sneak peek?  You are so playing with my emotions.  Didn’t we talk about this?  (smile as I'm shaking my head)
Thank you again, S.L.  Good Vibrations was great.  I’m looking forward to the next one.
Thank you so much, Kim. I’m so glad you enjoyed Good Vibrations and appreciate the post.
XO,
S.
Check out my GOOD VIBRATIONS review.
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