**Mature Content** Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual content and language.
The only way to have a friend is to be one…especially between the sheets…
When neurotically challenged and unlucky in love Megan Daniels is propositioned by her life-long friend Ben Romano with a coin toss (heads, they sleep together, tails, they don’t) the night before they are about to attend a destination wedding, she drunkenly accepts his challenge. But when Megan wakes up the next morning with a bad hang-over and Ben in her bed, she is more than mortified. It isn’t until the tropical heat begins to ignite emotions Megan never believed or thought she could possibly have, when she starts to question if risking their friendship is the answer to finding true love.
About the Author
is the author of the
New Adult Contemporary Romance
BETWEEN FRIENDS. She is also an
“It’s Always Sunny in
Philadelphia” fanatic, a country
music junkie, and a hater of
roller coasters (they terrify
her!). When she isn't trapped at
her computer writing her next
story, she can be found eating
cupcakes, hanging with her family,
or stuck in a good book!
love to hear from her readers. Contact her via
(I was lucky enough to be able to ask Amanda Cowan a few questions and her are her answers. ENJOY!)
1. When and why did you decide
to be a writer?
I started writing stories as young
as six years old and wrote my first book by the time I was twelve.
Over the years, there have been lulls when I haven’t written at
all, and periods where I can’t stop. For me, I don’t think I ever
decided I was going to be a “writer” I just did what I loved and
eventually decided to share it with the world.
2. What had been your toughest
criticism given to you as an author? What has been the best
My toughest criticism is the
honest stuff that I have to swallow and digest. For any writer,
writing is a continually evolving process and I am still growing and
learning. Hearing others criticize my work is hard, but as an artist
you have no choice but to develop a thick skin.
The BEST compliment I get and
still receive is when a reader tells me they loved my book so much,
that they couldn’t stop reading it and finished it in one day. I
connect with this, because when I read a book, I always value its
awesomeness on not being able to put it down. So every time a reader
tells me that, I celebrate with a happy dance.
3. Do you have any advice for
Practice, practice and more
practice! Join an online writing group, attend conferences, take a
writing class and engage with other writers/authors like you! Find
the time to write something everyday and be passionate about what you
create! It belongs to you and no one can take that away from you!
4. How many drafts did you have
to write for 'Between Friends'? Any Scenes that were cut from the
original that you want to share?
Oh God! I don’t even remember,
but there were a lot. Before I published, I cut out a few extra
flashbacks that Megan had about her and Ben when they were just
friends. I also cut out a section when Megan gets back to Chicago and
tells her mother about what happened in Costa Rica, which was
humorous to see the dynamic between Megan and her mother.
5. What inspired the idea for
Oh where do I begin? Since the
ninth grade, I have had the same tight-knit group of friends (5 guys
and 5 girls) that inspired my idea behind BETWEEN FRIENDS and
subsequently their personalities are messed into each and every
single one of my characters. But what really sparked the beginnings
of my novel was when one of the guys (my real life male best friend,
Eli) told me he was getting married. Suddenly we were all grown up,
and it made me wonder what life would have been like if we had ever
hooked up? Our relationship had always been platonic and made me
question the fine lines of male and female friendships and if you
could truly cross over from the friend zone and find true love. So
that is basically what started turning the wheels in my head and I
thought, “Hmmm….that would be an interesting story.”
6. What was your favorite
chapter (or part) to write in 'Between Friends'? and why?
It was definitely Chapter 8
because I knew writing it that things were going to get intense and I
was finally able to unleash the sexy side of Ben.
7. Tweet Alert! If you only had
140 words or less to tell us about 'Between Friends', how would you
write your tweet?
In my debut new adult novel, one
drunken night, Megan risks her life-long friendship with Ben over a
flip of a coin (heads, they sleep together, tails, they don’t)…when
she wakes up the next morning with Ben in her bed, it makes her
question if risking their friendship is the answer to finding true
8. What are you currently
I just finished Twisted Perfection
by Abbi Gilnes, but now that I am in a full on writing mode with my
second novel TAINTED, I find that if I am reading someone else’s
work at the same time, it messes with my mojo.
9. Who is your fictional
Without a doubt, Bennett Ryan from
Beautiful Bastard. He stole my heart during the scene in the dressing
room at LaPerla!!!!
10. Do you have anything
specific that you want to say to your readers?
Thank you so much for reading my
book and please feel free to interact with me! My website is
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I’d love to hear from you!