Friday, March 22, 2013

Author Interview: Mercy Amare & GIVEAWAY

Recently I got the awesome privilege of interviewing author Mercy Amare. Let me tell you, this chick is AWESOME! She is super sweet, down to earth, patient, and tons of fun to chat with! If you ever have the chance to interact with her, take advantage of it! 

She is the author of You Got Me (which we REVIEWED) & Don't Tell. She is currently working on her next novel, Jaded. 

Oh and at the end of this interview... there's a GIVEAWAY! 2 lucky folks will win e-books!
Let's get started! 

{em} So. Let's get to know you first. What are some fun facts about you?

{MA} I am a musician. I play the guitar, bass, and drums. I first got into writing by writing songs. In my life I've probably wrote over 500 songs. I also write my first book when I was 14 years old, and I haven't stopped writing since.

{em} Wasn't expecting that - definitely fun!

{MA}Yeah, I've always been kind of a nerd 

{em} I'm a total nerd girl, I get it! Right now - is writing your full time job?

{MA}Yes, writing is my full time job. I have a broken back, and had to quit my other job.

{em} When do you find is the best time to write?

{MA} Honestly, for me, LATE AT NIGHT. I get my best writing done from about 11 at night until about 3 or 4 in the morning... Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night (or morning) and just start writing. Those are the best times. I don't understand why.

{em} Oh wow! How long does it typically take you to write a book?

{MA} Normally, no more than 1 month to write it. But then comes editing! So normally about 2-3 months for the whole process!

{em} A lot faster than what I was expecting! So where did you come up with the idea for You Got Me?

{MA} Ideas normally just "COME" to me. Like I'll be walking, or showering, or listening to the radio, and an idea will just hit me. Roxy was the character who I thought of first. I based the story around her... a girl who's mom tried to kill her by cutting her open... And it grew from there

{em} I was FLOORED when it all came out about what had happened to her!

{MA} Yeah, I felt bad for Roxy. She had a rough life.

{em} She really did! Poor girl. But I LOOOOOOVED her new parents! Will we get more Roxy & Aiden??

{MA} YES! A sequel is coming... From Grace (Aiden's little sister) and Gary (Aiden's best friend)... It's based around the time of the wedding! I'm very excited to get started on it! Yes! I love Steve and Emily. They were exactly what Roxy needed.

{em} Oh! Gary and Grace. THAT is a little scandalous and a lot of fun! So we still have quite a few months until we get their story?

{MA} Yeah... The age difference, brother's best friend... It's a little scandalous 

{em} A little scandal makes things fun, for sure.

{MA} Hmmm... I'm HOPING to finish it in June/ July. I'm going to start on it as soon as I finish my current work in progress.

{em} Any hints about what you're working on now?

{MA} I'm working on a story that I'm calling Jaded, but that title could be changed. It's about a girl rock star who seeks out a "normal life", but when she moves to this new town, all these crazy things keep happening to her and her friends... She finds out her whole life was a lie... It's really about her trying to find herself. The real her. And everything else, you just have to wait for!

{em} Well that is certainly interesting!

{MA} The book is absolutely... chaotic! I cannot wait to finish it!

{em}There is something about chaos that usually grabs me… Let’s get some “fast fire” questions!

Favorite book: That's a tough question! At the moment, I would have to say Hopeless by Colleen Hoover.  
Favorite color: PINK. Always has been  Pink is happy.

Paperback or e-book? hmm... I like both for different reasons. Though I would have to go with ebooks 

Flirty or Dirty: I like it to be flirty before it's dirty 

Stay in or go out: Staying in, though 2 years ago I would have said going out. I think it's an age thing.

Sing or dance: SING! I have always been a singer... I love to dance, but I'm terrible at it  Plus, since I hurt my back, I can't dance anymore. BOO.


  1. I'd like to read You got Me. It sounds like a book I would enjoy.

  2. You Got Me looks awesome. Would love to read that.

  3. Looks great! I would really enjoy it!