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Media Type: Ebook
Title: Mistletoe & Hollywood
*Series: Eversea and Desire Resort Series
Author: Natasha Boyd and Kate Roth
Pages: Paperback; 146
Release Date: November 4, 2014
HDB Rating: 5 Keys to My Heart
Recommended to: Fans of the Desire Resort Series and the Eversea Series
Jack Eversea and Evan Weston, two of Hollywood's hottest young actors had their hearts stolen by regular down to earth girls, and we lived and laughed and loved their stories in the Eversea Series and in the Desire Resort Series.
But what happened when the books were over?
How did each couple choose to spend their first Christmas?
Was it sexy, emotional, stressful or heartwarming?
Mistletoe & Hollywood is a bundled duet featuring: Evan and Dani's first Christmas in Many Times, Many Ways by Kate Roth. and Jack and Keri Ann's first Christmas in My Star, My Love by Natasha Boyd
I'll keep my review short and sweet, just like these novellas. Many Times, Many Ways is a swoon worthy capture of Evan and Dani's first Christmas together and every moment was perfect. It was clear in Best Laid Plans that Dani had stolen Evan's heart but his unconditional doting and love in Many Times, Many Ways makes me melt. *sigh*
My Star, My Love gives us a peek into the world of Jack Eversea, his family and hometown. Keri Ann takes everything in stride, with a bit of witty banter to keep things light and fun. While Jack and Keri still have some issues to work through, their devotion to each other is what Christmas stories are made of.
We were lucky enough to get both Natasha and Kate's responses!
What is your favorite part about writing? Least favorite?
Natasha: Favorite part: when a story flows and the characters are so larger than life in your head, it’s like living in an alternate universe half the time. I love that part. It takes me a while to get there, but it’s a high. You’re kind of punch drunk, living two realities side by side. Real life and book world. And the characters are just as real. You cry when they cry and laugh when they laugh. A song comes on the radio and you listen to it as if you are them. I sound nuts, I know. Least favourite part: getting to my favourite part. I’m impatient to get to know my characters, especially since they tend to drive their own story. But sometimes, it takes a while to get to know them.
Kate: My favorite part is the relief I get from freeing my mind of all the ideas I have. I love getting lost in the act of writing. It’s my therapy. Least favorite part would have to be editing. However, I have a wonderful editor now and she has made it much less painful than it’s been in the past.
When a story idea pops into your head, how long does it typically take to
write it (from start to finish)?
Natasha: When I get to my favorite part of writing (See answer above) it could take as little as 4 weeks to get the whole first draft done. But for me, if you add in getting to where the story flows, then my very heavy revision and editing process, plus getting chapter by chapter feedback from my critique partners, making sure my characters act true to their character ALL the time … it can take months. Maybe I’m a perfectionist. It might be the ONLY area of my life where I am a perfectionist, actually!
Kate: It varies for me. The Low Notes took me almost a year to get it all out. I have some books that I started years ago and still have floating around my head—they remain unfinished on my hard drive. But Sway only took me about four months. Last Resort took even less time. When it flows it flows!
What inspires you to write about Hollywood hunks?
Natasha: I love stories that make my heart beat faster. What’s better than someone seemingly unattainable slowly falling madly in love with someone that would never normally enter their sphere?
Kate: I like writing about fame or people who have it because I find the idea very isolating. It’s something only those people who are famous can understand and I think it could make for an interesting albeit isolated life. I write about people in the music industry in my other series the Confession Records Collection. I have a thing for stars :-)
If you could take a dream vacation with any Hollywood hunk who would you take?
Where would you go?
Natasha: I really shouldn’t say this, but IF I WASN’T MARRIED, I’d pick Henry Cavill. He seems very down to earth, family-oriented and into conservation. I like that. I wonder if he’s got a sense of humor too… then he’d be PERFECT.
Kate:Oh wow! I’d take Evan Weston if he were real! I’ll take Charlie Hunnam to a secluded island for my dream vacation please! Don’t tell hubby.
Thank you ladies for your candid answers. (PS Charlie Hunnam is yummy!)a Rafflecopter giveaway
FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion.