Earlier this year I read the book Easy by Tammara Webber, not knowing much about it. I quickly became a fan of her writing and the characters this story surrounded. I am thrilled to be a part of the blog tour to promote this book, as well as offer a giveaway for a paperback copy.
Please see my review for the book HERE that I posted earlier in the summer, that details my thoughts on Easy. And make sure you check out tomorrow's blog tour stop at The Book Pushers.
More about the book...
Easy by Tammara Webber
Published: May 25, 2012 (ebook); November 6, 2012 (paperback) by Berkley Books
Buy: Barnes & Noble | Amazon | IndieBound
A girl who believes trust can be misplaced, promises are made to be broken, and loyalty is an illusion. A boy who believes truth is relative, lies can mask unbearable pain, and guilt is eternal. Will what they find in each other validate their conclusions, or disprove them all?A few questions answered by Tammara Webber...
When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup two months into sophomore year. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she's single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, and failing a class for the first time in her life.
Leaving a party alone, Jacqueline is assaulted by her ex's frat brother. Rescued by a stranger who seems to be in the right place at the right time, she wants nothing more than to forget the attack and that night--but her savior, Lucas, sits on the back row of her econ class, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. Her friends nominate him to be the perfect rebound.
When her attacker turns stalker, Jacqueline has a choice: crumple in defeat or learn to fight back. Lucas remains protective, but he's hiding secrets of his own. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy. [goodreads]
New York Times Bestselling Author Tammara Webber on Writing:
There are some graphic scenes in the book. How did you create the opening scene so that it was digestible for readers, but yet still serious and frightening enough to hook us?
My objective with Easy was to make the difficult scenes realistic but tolerable. I wanted to write an accessible book for those of us who can’t quite handle the detailed rendering of a sexual assault. Graphic portrayals absolutely have their place – maybe with those who’ve never experienced it and who hopefully never will. I specifically wanted readers with rape triggers to find healing in Easy, not a reliving of a painful experience.
Do you have any writing rituals?
No – but it’s best if I can clear my schedule of annoying details. I don’t write well if I’m constantly distracted by errands I need to run or bills that need to be paid or a post, interview, or critique promised but not delivered.
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