Thursday, 21 June 2012

Blog Tour for Too Hot to Handle by Aleah Barley: Author Interview + eBook Giveaway (Int)

Too Hot to HandleToo Hot To Handle 
Release Date: May 15th, 2012
Publishers: Indulgence - Entangled
See Donna's Review: HERE
Follow Aleah: Twitter / Website / Entangled
Buy : Amazon UK / Amazon US 

She was playing with fire...Honey Moore has made her pledge: no more stealing cars and no more lusting after Jack Ogden. 
But when an arsonist torches her house and chases her all over Los Angeles, she’s forced to throw herself on Jack’s mercy.
No one will look for a convicted felon in an LAPD detective’s apartment, right?…and he didn't want to get burned Jack doesn’t need a woman like Honey in his life. 
She might be sexy, but trouble follows her everywhere. But it’s hard to walk away from someone who lives at full throttle—and even harder to keep her safe. 
Now he’ll have to sacrifice everything to protect Honey from the arsonist determined to kill her.

1) Hi Aleah, thanks for joining us today. What inspired you to write Too Hot to Handle?
I really wanted to write a noir mystery, but about two pages in the main characters started making goo goo eyes at each other.
2) How long did it take to write?
Start to finish? Or, start, do something else, eat cheese, lose my notes for a month, play with my hair, edit, edit, edit?
It took about three months to write, and three months to edit.
3) Cars play a key role in the story - does that mean you're a car fan?
I am a huge car fan. Fun fact, I just got my driver's license three months ago when I moved to Detroit (Motor City). Also, I write about super sexy cars, but when it came time to buy something I got a seven year old Pontiac Vibe. Dependable. Solid. Great MPG.
4) How did you go about picking the names for the characters?
Ha! I know. Honey's name is kind of out there. I just kept thinking about Jack calling her Honey, and I couldn't really get it out of my head.
5) Who is your dream cast for Honey and Jack?
Jack is totally Clive Owen. Clive Owen with a bad American accent, but still Clive Owen. As for Honey... she's someone spunky with great comic timing. A young Debra Messing or Jenna Elfman. Either of the actresses from Two Broke Girls would be fantastic.
6) What's you're favourite quote from the book?
"Breaking and entering. I could arrest you. Again."
"Go ahead. Grand theft cookie." She took another bite. "That's a career-making bust."
7) Can you tell us what your working on next?
I'm thinking billionaires. Drop dead sexy captains of industry who always get what they want, and the women who challenge them in every way.
Fun Random Questions:
Hot or Cold?
I'm always cold.
Morning or Night person?
Both, can I say both?
Tea or Coffee?
Coffee, obsessively.
Italian or Mexican Food?
Tacos, but real tacos. Awesome tacos. Lengua tacos. Tacos that are two small corn tortillas, great meat, cilantro, a fresh squeeze of lime, and some hot sauce. If you put cheese on my tacos then I'll cry.
Paperbacks or Hardbacks? 
Paperbacks, they're the perfect size to stick in my bag.
What's your favourite book?
Anything by Lee Childs or Jennifer Crusie.
If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Joe Hill, and not just in a 'I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night' kind of way. Joe Hill was a labor hero who wrote awesome songs, originals and parodies. He was a member of the IWW. He was crazy cool.
If you was stranded on a desert island, what three things would you take with you?
My Nook, french roast coffee, and a speed boat with plenty of gas.

Thank you for joining us Aleah and good luck with the book!
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Jennifer Bielman said...

Fast cars are super hot.

Mandy N said...

Fast cars are definitely hot! I'm such a car girl.

This book sounds so good by the way!

TomJTaylor said...

Michelle Chew said...

Hot! <3

Great interview! :)

Maria (pronounced Mariah) said...

Fast cars are incredibly hot!

annabelle.hammond said...


Darin Vasquez said...

Can't deny it...they're hot.

Fara Nani said...

Erm... Definitely HOT! <3 That was a fun interview! :D

BookPforLife said...

The answer to question 7 makes me believe someone has been inspired by Fifty Shades ;) 


Carly Chambers said...

This book sounds awesome! Loved the interview, thanks for sharing!  I'm not entering as me & e-books don't mix to well at the moment lol :)

Victoria Sloboda said...

Fast cars are HOT!  

Abhilasha jadhav said...

Fast cars are really hot!!


They are hot but I prefer bikes!!

nikki_donoghue said...

Fast cars are fairly hot, but boys with bikes are hotter  ;)

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