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Friday, January 31, 2014

Interview and Giveaway Layers (Stark #1) by Sigal Ehrlich

Published: October 2013

Description:

According to Hayley love is a subject of ridicule, a myth created by hopeless romantics.

When Hayley makes a resolution to declare her loose lifestyle era R.I.P, it’s all good in theory…

That is until she meets Daniel Stark, a well-respected, mid-thirties business man who is known for his short temper, lack of steady relationships as well as his strict preserve of his private life.

Opinionated, sharp tongued Hayley accidently steps into his office leaving Daniel resolved to put Hayley in her place and have her in his bed.

Both Hayley and Daniel can’t avoid the immediate instigation of the attraction between them.

In a unanimously agreed upon verdict by Hayley and her two best friends, Ian the gay self-absorb, aspiring model and Natasha the witty, borderline neurotic soul mate, Daniel Stark is to be Hayley’s pure physical attraction, emotions aside era closure.

Will it indeed be a closure, or a beginning to something neither Hayley nor Daniel ever bargained for…

AUTHOR's INTERVIEW

How would you describe Layers? 
Layers is a plunge into the world of a sassy, confident woman that meets her equal and together take a leap into the unknown. While both protagonists have their share of flaws and fears to overcome, they try to take a chance on the relationship thing which they so far dreaded, only to find out it’s not as bad as it seems.

Are the names of the characters in your novels important? 
I find the names to be extremely important, I believe that the name have a great weight in the overall creation of a character. Usually I choose a couple of names and imagine them in some scenes to test how it sounds in my head. 

For example, Hayley, from my point of view could not be a better name for Layers’ protagonist. It’s a name that describes a confident, creative and original, person, just like Hayley is.

With as many Contemporary Romance which feature rich men and the women who “tames” them out there, what sets Layers apart in the fast growing genre?
I believe that the uniqueness comes from the tone in which the book is written. It’s a light and fun read, even the sorrow infused parts are laced with a touch of humor. That, together with the fact that Daniel is not your typical multi-millionaire, Hayley’s sassy personality, the dynamics between the characters as well as the supportive characters just adds the special something that sets it apart.

You have quite a few steamy scenes in the book, are these scenes easy to write?
The steamy scenes weren’t exactly easy, because, I’m not a fan of using explicit descriptions so I had to tone down the acts and have the emotions speak instead of actually “showing” the “bites and pieces”. 

How much of the book is realistic? 
It’s mainly fiction, though there are some minor parts taken from real life, consciously and unconsciously. For example, in my past so called “corporate life” I worked at the equivalent of “Stark SW.” 

Also, one of the supporting characters is based on a person who’s very close to my heart. And surprisingly, after actually editing the manuscript I’ve realized Daniel and my hubby share some similarities. The last, for sure, was unconsciously done. 

Author's Giveaway:
By teen age, Sigal already lived in three different continents where she had the luck to experience and visit varied places, meet unique people, which only helped fuel her overly developed imagination. Currently, Sigal calls Estonia home where she lives with her husband and three kids.

Not exactly sure where they will end up next…

When she is not hiding in her office, writing, she enjoys music, reading and taking care of her little clan.

With a great believe in "don’t wait for things to happen - make them happen," she enjoys anything exciting life has to offer.

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9 comments:

Amy Hart said...

Thanks!

Melissa Cushing said...

This book looks sooooo good! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!!! Definitely reading these!

Daniela Ella said...

Abia astept sa se termine sesiunea asta, si fix pe cartea asta sar :)) Zau de nu. Chestia cu bad-guy-ul nu ma va plictisi niciodata. Deja Daniel si Hayley sunt printre preferatii mei.

Valerie R said...

Terrific way to share this book and the story line very catchy!

Kai said...

Great storyline of love being a myth. I love it when the main character believes in that and then things happen to him/her to prove that love is very real.

ksceviour said...

awesome,sounds great,thanks!
(Karla Sceviour)

Fayth97 said...

Thank you so very much for holsting this giveaway!! I'm looking forward to reading Sigal's books!! Have a great day & happy written!!

Marta Vieira said...

GReat giveaway :)

sandybook said...

Thank you for the giveaway!