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Interview & Giveaway: Falling Under by Gwen Hayes

I'm very happy to have Gwen Hayes on the blog today. She has the new, fabulous book, Falling Under, that was just released and one lucky reader will win a copy.

1. I have to say that Falling Under has a breathtaking cover. What did you think when you first saw it?
I cried. It’s what every author dreams of when they think of their ideal debut cover. I can’t take any credit for it though. I just get to bask in its awesomeness.

2. What does your writing space look like?

3. What are your favorite snacks while writing?

Cheetos and Diet Rockstar. Except Cheetos make my fingers cheesy. Also, I like suckers.

4. Can you tell us a little about Theia?
Theia has been and continues to be a very difficult character to write. She portrays herself one way.and even talks herself into believing it… but she pretty much is the exact opposite. The nice part about it is I think that makes her more real. We all tend to act a certain way in public, but think something else… Theia just convinces herself that is how she really feels. Sometimes.
She’s been raised by her dad to be the opposite of her free-spirited mom—but she carries that impulsive gene. She also feels like an outsider a lot, except with her friends. I love her friends so much.
5. What are you currently working on now, and can you give us a little hint as to what to expect from the rest of this series?
I turned in the sequel and am waiting for edits. (Do you hear the theme from Jaws, or is that just me?) After that, I have some characters in my head who want to talk about their experiences living in Serendipity Falls.
As far as what happens in book 2… I can’t really say. Except that Under isn’t over Theia by a long shot.
Thank you so much for inviting me to your blog. I hope everyone enjoys Falling Under. And Cheetos. (Do you think they’ll send me a free case if I promo them enough?)

Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
Publisher: New American Library (March 1st, 2011)
Reading Level: Young Adult
Paperback: 324 pages
Series: Falling Under, #1
Theia Alderson has always led a sheltered life in the small California town of Serendipity Falls. But when a devastatingly handsome boy appears in the halls of her school, Theia knows she's seen Haden before- not around town, but in her dreams.

As the Haden of both the night and the day beckons her closer one moment and pushes her away the next, the only thing Theia knows for sure is that the incredible pull she feels towards him is stronger than her fear.

And when she discovers what Haden truly is, Theia's not sure if she wants to resist him, even if the cost is her soul.


  • 1 winner will receive a copy of Falling Under by Gwen Hayes.

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Interview & Giveaway: Falling Under by Gwen Hayes + prize