I’m interviewing J.C. Alexander today, author of new adult contemporary romance novel “Down to Business”. My questions are bolded, and author’s responses are in regular font.
1) What is the hardest part about being an author?
Overcoming the fear of public scrutiny aka bad reviews. They happen and you have to grow a tough skin. You just have to remember that you can’t please everyone and move on.
2) Can you give us the short synopsis of your book?
Small town girl, Autumn Malone is stuck working at her families failing restaurant until she gets accepted into Adelphi University on a scholarship. Upon arriving, she plans to focus solely on her academics-no partying, boyfriends, or distractions. Little does she know she is about to meet Vinny Mazzola who will change all of her plans.
In hopes of getting closer to Vinny, Autumn gets a job at his family’s Italian restaurant, Mazzolas. That is where she meets her rivals: His over-bearing mother and worst of all, his ex-girlfriend Vivian who believes she is the only one for Vinny and determined to get rid of Autumn and get him back.
The drama is served up nightly with a side of deceit at Mazzolas, and there can only be one winner that will win Vinny. Autumn may be the main contender, but will she be the only winner?
3) Is this part of a series or a stand alone?
4) How many hours do you write per day/week?
When I am working on a novel, I try to write at least one paragraph a day, or spend at least one to three hours focused on writing in general.
5) What is your favourite book in the same genre as yours?
I just finished Rebel by Elle Casey and I loved it. It was light-hearted and full of laughs.
6) What are you working on now?
I am working on the second book in the business series, called Taking Care of Business, due out summer of 2014.
Down to Business
Author: J.C. Alexander
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
While everyone else headed off to college, small town girl, Autumn Malone, stays behind to help manage her family’s failing restaurant. Two years later, when a scholarship at Adelphi University comes her way, she can’t resist the chance to start a new life. The one thing that she isn’t planning on…is falling for irresistible Vinny Mazzola.
To outsiders, Hamptons born Vinny Mazzola has it all: good looks, money, and an esteemed reputation. While studying business at Adelphi, the last thing he expects to do is fall in love with awkward Autumn Malone, who forces him to ask himself what’s really important in life.
When the opportunity arises for Autumn to work at Vinny’s family-owned Italian restaurant, Mazzolas, it seems like a perfect way for her to get to know him better. That is until she meets his over protective mother and his conceited ex-girlfriend who both want nothing more than to get rid of her. Between frats, family, friends, and foes, when it comes down to business, will Autumn and Vinny have to sacrifice everything for a love they can’t live without?
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