9 Nov 2015

The Edge Of Something More by Andi Loveall

The Edge Of Something More by Andi Loveall
Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: November 10th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

After a nasty breakup, twenty-two-year-old Devin Ashford is on a mission to travel the world one random excursion at a time. He wants to forget his ex, discover new experiences and end up with some awesome stories to tell. If it takes spending all of his savings to do it, he is ready.
His first stop is a communal homestead in the Appalachians of North Carolina, which turns out to be a bohemian paradise. The weed is plentiful, the owners adore him, and the very sight of Cora, their nineteen-year-old goddaughter, makes him want to set up a permanent camp.
Cora warns that she isn’t ready for a serious relationship, but Devin is falling hard. Playful kisses turn into passionate sex, and each day is spent connecting and enjoying the mind-numbing awesomeness—until he makes the mistake of saying “I love you.” Discussing the future kills the good vibes, and Cora pushes him away.
Pissed off and rejected, Devin begins preparing for his next excursion: backpacking India. But just when it’s time to go, the death of one of the homestead’s beloved animals leaves Cora upset and in need of a friend. Devin’s kindness wins him another shot at romance.
With a plane ticket in hand and his pride on the line, Devin and Cora find themselves teetering on the edge of something more.

Hi Andi! Can you tell us a little about your latest book? EDGE OF SOMETHING MORE is a NA contemporary romance about Devin, who’s twenty two and heading off across the country on his first big solo adventure. He soon finds himself working on a homestead in North Carolina and falling in love with Cora. She’s nineteen, beautiful, and not ready for a serious relationship. He’s ready to change his plans for her, but things get all screwed up.

What inspired you to write it?
First I had this vision of Devin. I saw his life “in a flash,” as Raven, one of the homestead owners, says in the book. Then I saw him and Cora together, and I got a feel for their relationship. I’ve been in situations like theirs a few times. You have to make the choice between leaving someone behind or making sacrifices to be with them now. Even if you want to, you can’t always do it.

How did you come up with the idea for the cover?
Georgia McBride and I picked out the picture together, which was a fun and surreal experience. The model is hot, and I love the color. It captures Devin’s energy well.

If it was made into a movie, who would you like to play the main characters?

Good question. It’s hard for me to choose someone for Devin. I’m pickier about him, especially now that I’ve had to acclimatize myself to the cover model. For Cora, I used to think a young Evan Rachel Wood, but I think Chloe Grace Moretz could do it too.

Is it part of a series or is it a stand-alone novel?
I’d like more books to happen, but we’ll have to wait and see! I write in different genres, and I am always working on something. It’s hard to predict where the path will go from here.

Where is the novel set and why did you choose to set it there?
It was first set in California, but halfway through writing it, I moved to North Carolina and stayed at a homestead there. The beauty of the landscape floored me, and I ended up reworking the entire thing with a new setting. It revived me, which I needed at the time.

What is it about this genre that appeals to you so much?
Relationships are hard, and being able to guide a love story is soothing for me. The HEA requirement keeps the romance genre a nice, safe zone. When I’m in a different mood, destroying people can be just as fun, which is why I also write horror!

What made you want to become an author?
One day, it just came to me that this was what I was supposed to do.

How do you come up with character names? Sometimes, they come to me the second I think of the character. I have other characters I’ve been working on for years, and I still can’t decide on a name. It drives me crazy, but it comes to me when it’s supposed to.

Do you struggle to come up with book titles? Do they come before, during or after you've written your book?

After, because you have to see what your publisher will say. I’d never get attached to a title unless I planned to self-publish (which I’d like to try at least once). I’ll have a working title, but I do my best to stay open and have various options that I’m excited about.

Name one of your all-time favourite books?
Every time I do an interview, I’m trying to name a different book. So, this time I’ll go with Butterflies are Free by Leonard Gershe. It’s a play.

Who, or what, inspires you?
I usually envision people in moments of love or passion. Usually a couple, but sometimes just a solo person doing something. A scene or idea just comes to me, and I build a story around that.

Where is your favourite place to write?
In bed.

What is your favourite movie that was based on a book?
I loved White Oleander, even if it did leave out some of the most powerful parts of the book.

Name two of your favourite authors.
I’ll go with two that inspired me as a kid: R.L. Stine and Ann M. Martin.

Tell us a random fact about yourself.
I sleep without a pillow. I have neck and jaw problems and I find it’s less painful for me to stay completely flat.

Who would play you in the movie about your life?
I don’t think there’s anyone who looks or acts like me, but people have told me I remind them of Jena Malone. I love her, so I’ll go with that.

Tell us an interesting fact about where you live.
I’m from central California, one of the warmer places in the world. I didn’t know how good I had it until I lived other places and experienced winter.

What are your (writing) plans for the future?
I plan to keep doing it. I’d like to write romance as Andi Loveall and darker, more tragic, and horrifying stuff as A.B. Loveall. Working in different genres is perfect because the two balance each other out. I can express and work on whatever appeals to my current mood.

Tell us one thing that's on your bucket list.
I’ve never made one. I’m not one of those people that wants to skydive or any of that. I hate heights. One of my bucket-list goals should be to make it through life without ever skydiving. I’d also like to write at least twenty more books, which will take me a long time, so another goal should be to avoid kicking the bucket at all. I need to stay alive to write books.

Favourite myth / fairytale?
Beauty and the Beast is cool.

Who/What did you want to be when you were a kid?
An artist. Writing is an art, so I guess my dream came true. 

Andi Loveall grew up in the blistering heat of California’s Central Valley and has since traveled far and wide in search of adventure and romance. From the steamy streets of Bangkok to the dancing fireflies of the Appalachians, the places, people and things she has seen have convinced her of two things: Life hurts no matter where you go, and the world is a crazy-beautiful place.
A freelance writer by day and storyteller by night, Andi is on a mission to create characters that come alive in worlds she can’t quite reach. When she’s not writing, she’s usually hula hooping, dying her hair bright colors or making delicious home-cooked meals for herself and the people that she loves.

Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
$10 Amazon gift card + eBook copy of The Edge of Something More

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