Friday, June 7, 2013

Blog Tour + Giveaway: BETWEEN FRIENDS by AMANDA COWAN

Title: Between Friends
Author: Amanda Cowen
Published: March 22nd 2013
Page Count: 178

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**Mature Content** Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual content and language.


Synopsis:


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




Amanda Cowen 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!
Amanda would love to hear from her readers. Contact her via 


her blog,  amandacowen.blogspot.com, become a fan on Facebook or follow her on Goodreads.





(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 compliment?
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 other writers?
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 'Between Friends'?
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 love.
8. What are you currently reading?
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 character crush?
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 www.amandacowen.com. You can LIKE me on Facebook or befriend me on Goodreads! I’d love to hear from you!
BETWEEN FRIENDS is available for Kindle at Amazon.com.


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Xo, Brenna 

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