03 November 2013

Title: Watch Over Me
Author: Tara Sivec
Publisher: 250 Pages (June 14th, 2013)
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NOTE: This is a "New Adult" novel. Due to mature content this title is recommended for ages 17+

Synopsis: Addison Snow is your typical teenager. She has a family that loves her, friends that make her laugh, and she's wrapped up in the excitement of graduating high school and going off to college to pursue her dream of becoming an author. When her mother, who also happens to be Addison's best friend, dies unexpectedly, her world comes to a crashing halt.

Death changes everyone...

To make the pain go away, Addison and her father travel down separate, dark paths. She chooses to end her grief forever, while he drowns his sorrows in the bottom of a bottle. How do you learn to live again when the most important person in your life is gone?

Addison struggles to pick up the pieces of her life. Instead of getting back to being the carefree teenager she once was, she's stuck handling all of the responsibilities that should have been her father's. She has no time to grieve, no time for emotions, and no time for happiness...until Zander Reinhardt walks in. All it takes is one little handwritten note on a napkin to kick-start her back to life and help her realize that maybe there's more to that life than pain.

But can it really be that simple? Can she really trust this man who makes her feel alive again for the first time in a year?

Addison and Zander both have secrets they aren't ready to share. When the truth finally comes out, is it enough to tear them apart or has something bigger than themselves always been watching over them, pushing them together, making sure they both get their happily ever after?

Guest Post:

In your books, family play a huge role, family dynamics are always front and center AND many times you use ppl from your family as reference points for your characters - how do they feel about this? have any of those characters been criticized and how did you feel about that? what's your thought process there? pros/cons etc...

There's a running joke in my family: "Be careful what you say, Tara might put it in her next book."

They all know that anything they say or do can and will be used against them LOL! My family is such a huge part of my life and they are just as crazy as I am so they provide me with plenty of material. One small conversation can turn into two chapters of pure awesomeness! My niece is the best. She'll just look at me and go "Oh that HAS to go in your next book."

They all pretty much take it in stride. For the most part, the characters are gross exaggerations of these people so they don't have to worry about someone being like "Oooooh I read that book and so and so is totally you!" They do like being able to say "Yeah, that conversation in chapter 12? Totally a true story.

With Watch Over Me, I was really nervous because it's the one time I put 100% of myself into a character. My best friend told me I was never allowed to read the reviews because she knew I'd take it personally. I think when my characters are criticized in my humor books, it's easy to just ignore it. The characters are immature and unless you're friends with people like I am, you might think no one in the world behaves as they do. But I know the truth and I know there are in fact people who act that stupid and I'm related to them LOL!

Thankfully, my main character in Watch Over Me hasn't really received very much criticism for her actions. She's broken and lost and if you've ever experienced the death of someone close to you, you can relate to what she feels and how she copes.

The people I'm surrounded by and my life experiences always play a role in my stories. I like being able to put so much of my heart and soul into my books, even if some of the characters are misunderstood

About the Author: 

Tara Sivec is a USA Today best-selling author, wife, mother, chauffeur, maid, short-order cook, baby-sitter, and sarcasm expert. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two children and looks forward to the day when they all three of them become adults and move out.

After working in the brokerage business for fourteen years, Tara decided to pick up a pen and write instead of shoving it in her eye out of boredom. She is the author of the Playing with Fire series and the Chocolate Lovers series. Her novel Seduction and Snacks won first place in the Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice Awards 2013 for Best Indie First Book.
In her spare time, Tara loves to dream about all of the baking she’ll do and naps she’ll take when she ever gets spare time.

Tara also writes under the pen name T.E. Sivec.

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Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads


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