Title: The Fab Life
Author: Mercy Amare
Published: July 27th 2013
It’s the life I was born to live: billionaire’s daughters, living amongst the rich & famous. But my mom kept me a secret from my dad. Until now.
I am so out of my league. Fancy parties, expensive cars, and a private school for the elite… It sounds like a dream. But everything is not as perfect as it seems on the outside. Here, the secrets are dirty, and the lies comes easy.
Welcome to my fab life.
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About the Lovely Mercy Amare
I am a YA/ NA author, with an addiction to NOS & Red Bull energy drinks. My guilty pleasure is the TV series The Lying Game and The Vampire Diaries. I'm 23 years old. I currently live in St Louis, with my husband of 2 years.
I was lucky enough to get a double whammy for this tour. Dream Cast Guest Post and an Author's Interview. How did I get so lucky? Look at her dream cast ...so dreamy! I would definitely want to see this book if it was a movie :) ENJOY...
Guest Post: DREAM CAST
Interview: MERCY AMARE
When and why did you decide to be a writer?
I decided I wanted to be a writer in the second grade. I loved books a lot, and when I discovered that “actual people” wrote them, I thought ‘I can do that’! And so I did.
What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? What has been the best compliment? Worst criticism would be… Somebody called my book “total crap”. Like literally, THAT was their review. I don’t mind 1-star reviews. I mean, they hurt, but some of them are really helpful. Not this one. But it definitely hurt my feelings. And then I got over it… The best compliment, well EVERY compliment to me is the best. Especially when people ask me to write a spin off with such and such character, or when they beg for another sequel. It’s the best. They liked my book enough to want to read another one!
Do you have any advice for other writers? Just write. 200 words a day. 2k words a day. 10k words a day. Whatever you can do, do it. Instead of watching TV, write. Don’t give up on your story, because nobody besides you is going to tell it.
How many drafts did you have to write for 'The Fab Life'? Any scenes that were cut from the original that you want to share?Actually I plotted my book and wrote it straight through. I didn’t delete any scenes… When I start writing, I know exactly what I want to be told.
What inspired the idea for 'The Fab Life’?I’ve actually had the characters in my head FOREVER. Kihanna, Gabe and Toby started it all. In the original story Kihanna actually KNEW her dad. But when I started plotting it, I realized she actually didn’t know her dad until the beginning of the book.
What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write in ‘The Fab Life' and why?Hmm… I would say that my favorite part to write was the very first “Family Brunch” (chapter 2). I laughed SO HARD when I was writing that chapter. I have a lot of love for Toby!
Tweet Alert! If you only had 140 words or less to tell us about ‘The Fab Life', how would you write your tweet?#TheFabLife where the secrets are dirty, and the lies come easy.
What are you currently reading?
I am actually re-reading Jaded & Faded, because I am about to start writing Hated. I want to make sure I don’t miss anything. (Hated is the last book in the Rock Star Trilogy).
Who is your fictional character crush?
That would be Tristan from The Archers of Avalon Series by Chelsea Fine. There is just something about a sexy immortal with green eyes ;)
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Yes! I seriously love you guys so much! Thank you for all the wonderful messages, and comments. You really help me get through the day! I can’t tell you how much every comment means to me! You’re awesome!
Thank you Mercy for sticking with me and answering all my boring questions. I loved reading all your answers and finding more about The Lovely Mercy and your book The Fab Life. I hope everyone else enjoyed them as well. :)