Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tara Sivec of Troubles & Treats - BLOG TOUR

First off I'd like to welcome the amazing Tara Sivec to my blog! I had the privilege of meeting Tara in Chicago at the book signing where we discovered that our names are pronounced differently (what's up with that?)!   
Tara Sivec: Mine’s the right way, dammit!  LOL!

Is there anything you are currently writing and what is next for you? 
I am currently vagina-deep in edits for my new romantic-suspense novel that will be out January 3, 2013.  A Beautiful Lie.
I can't wait to read it! Just finished troubles and there going to be any more books in the Chocolate Lovers series? 
I wanted to end Troubles and Treats in a way that gave closure for the gang, but also left it just a tiny bit open in case I miss the characters too much!  There could be a Gavin spin-off when he’s in college down the road.
I think we are all going to miss those characters! I read before that Gavin is loosely based on your son. Is the rest of your materiel from personal experiences because if so you need to be my new best friend!
LOL!  I draw A LOT from personal experiences and conversations that have happened with my friends and family.  We’re all bat shit crazy so writing about those things comes easily!
How many times have you actually used the word Vagina in this book and in total in the series? 
LMAO!  A negative reviewer actually posted the number for Seduction and Snacks.  It was something like 132 in the first book.  Whatever.  I love vagina, you love vagina, we all love vagina!
Ha! Yes we do! So are the characters in the books based on real people in your life?
Absolutely!  Claire is more or less me, Liz is 100% my BFF, Carter and Drew are a combination of my husband, Gavin is without a doubt my son, George, Claire’s father, is absolutely my dad and Jenny is my old co-worker and a little bit of my husband’s aunt.

Awesome! Would you like to see your books made into movies and who would be your dream cast?
Oh my gosh yes!  I think about that all the time when I’m watching a romantic comedy.  I put a lot of thought into this a few weeks ago so here goes: 
Claire – Rachel McAdams
Carter – Ian Harding (from Pretty Little Liars)
Liz – Kristen Bell
Jim – Topher Grace
Jenny – Isla Fisher
Drew – Ashton Kutcher
George – Robert DeNiro
Gavin – Unfortunately, there aren’t very many kid actors out there who could fill this role.  I would have to cast my own son!

OMG! Perfect casting! Is Billy Madison your favorite movie? If not, what is? 
NO!  Especially since it’s my husband and kid’s favorite movie lately and is ALWAYS on!  My favorite movie of all time is Gone With the Wind.

I have yet to see Gone With the Wind even though that's where MY name came from! What’s your favorite book?
There’s no way I could pick just one!  I always think of the book that first made me want to write comedy when someone asks me this question – Why Girls are Weird by Pamela Ribon.
When did you first decide to become a writer? 
I don’t know if it was actually something I decided.  I’ve always written poems, short stories, etc. since probably middle school.  I’ve always been an avid reader and find myself wishing things were different in a book or dreaming of a different ending.  About five years ago I wrote my first full-length story and then over the years I tweaked it and wrote more and let a few friends read it.  After enough of them told me I should try to get it published, I figured, why not?  From the time I got my first rejection letter from a literary agent and then decided to self-publish, it all happened so fast!  I still can’t believe this is my life!

Pretty amazing! Who inspires you to write?
All of the other indie authors out there.  It’s tough work doing it on your own and I appreciate them so much for having the courage and the determination to live their dream.  I am inspired by them every single day.

So do us readers! What advice would you give to anyone who wants to write a book?   
Just do it!  Don’t be discouraged or let anyone tell you it can’t be done.  There are so many resources out there available to someone who wants to be a writer nowadays that you don’t have to rely on traditional methods to have your voice heard.  And write every single day.  Even if it’s just a paragraph or an idea – write it down. 
Thank you again for stopping by! Can't wait to read A Beautiful Lie and hope to see you at another book signing in the near future!

Check out my review of Troubles And Treats.....

 Another Amazeballs book from Tara Sivec!

The third book in the Chocolate Lovers series is HILARIOUS! Drew & Jenny are a match made in heaven! Their disgustingly awesome sex life has been put on the back burner since the birth of their second child. Drew is seriously missing Jenny’s vagina and will stop at nothing to get it back! He’s just going about it the wrong way! Poor Jenny just wants to sleep and have some help around the house and Drew is his usual big kid self!

The banter between Drew and Jenny is hysterical, raunchy and obscenely off the wall! Carter and Claire, Jim and Liz are all back and ready to help Drew and Jenny restore their wild ways. There are some excellent scenes that only Tara Sivec could come up with! The sex swing was classic Drew & Jenny and the Zombie Apocalypse was a riot!  The characters have no filter and are completely inappropriate in all the right ways! 

Honestly, if you haven't read this series then you have no clue what you are missing! If you have a dirty mind and pervy ways then get to reading these books NOW!


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