Book Tour: Seamless by R.L. Griffin + Interview and Giveaway
Professional, successful, survivor Stella has mastered the art of appearances and conquering what life throws at her. Time after time, she chooses to fight even though she's consistently poised to break. It's that fight to get her life back, to make things right, to survive that defines who she is. She's been loved, left, lost, blown up, shot, and exploited. Physically, she's almost completely put back together. Mentally, Stella's one step from a vindictive retaliation that may or may not be her best choice.
In Seamless, Stella has no choice but to step into the ring with someone who she once loved. It's a dirty fight that will take all she has. Will she do what it takes to win? Will she make it out alive?
You'll cheer her on until you realize all is not what it seems. Appearances can be deceiving.
I have had the first book in the series on my TBR forever, I just haven't gotten around to it yet. You know how it is. But this entire series sounds AMAZING and I'm so happy I had the chance to chat with R.L. Griffin for a bit and have her here today to answer some questions for us!
Hi and welcome to Deb's Crazy Obsession. I'm so excited to have you here! This book tour is featuring your new release Seamless. Can you tell us a bit about it?
Thank you so much for having me. Seamless is the conclusion of Stella Murphy's story. In By A Thread she suffers a very unexpected loss and little by little, gets herself through it, only to be betrayed by those that are closest to her. Seamless is where she's had enough and takes things into her own hands and hopes to get even.
Where did you get the idea for the By a Thread trilogy and Seamless specifically?
I had been trying not to write anything for years, because I lose myself completely in a story and in characters. I allowed myself to write a tiny scene about a young woman drinking by herself and By A Thread, Tension and Seamless poured out of me.
What is your favorite line, passage and/or chapter from Seamless?
Favorite line--If I did a passage or a chapter it'd give too much away.
The El he loved was fucking flawed and she owned it. She didn’t need makeup or even underwear and was surly on a whim. Her pain worn like a badge.
What is the hardest part about writing?
Editing. Period. It's horrid, I hate it, but it's extremely necessary.
The first or the last sentence, which is harder to write?
I would say the very last sentence. The end of Seamless took work, I re-wrote it a number of times because I wanted to get it right and be true to Stella.
How do you handle negative feedback or reviews?
I believe everyone is entitled to their own opinion and have no problem with bad reviews. I do think some of the reasons selected for not liking books are very interesting. My books are not easy to read, so I would assume many people wouldn't like them.
Is there anything you need to have when you write?
Wine. Is that too much information?
What can someone learn about you by looking at your bookshelf?
That I love to read, everything. It just has to be good. I have everything from The Federalist Papers to A Light in the Attic to The Fault in Our Stars to The Opportunist. I love to lose myself in a good story.
What do you do when you’re not writing or doing anything book related?
I hang with my family. I have a full-time job so I usually don't have free time that isn't occupied in some way, but I love just doing nothing with my kid and husband. Other than that I'm at concerts, I love music as much as books.
How would you describe a perfect day?
Wake up and have a snuggle time with my son. Then I have time to drink coffee and read. After that, my family and I magically end up at the beach. Magically we come back to the house and my husband and I go see a concert, maybe Grace Potter. She's on my list of bands I want to see live. I've seen Pearl Jam 5 times.
Tell us five random facts about yourself!
- I was two games away from the Little League World Series for fast pitch softball when I was eleven.
- I worked at a BBQ restaurant from when I was 16-20, so I'm very picky about my BBQ.
- My first concert was Whitney Houston.
- I loved comic books when I was younger, I would never let my mom leave the grocery without grabbing an Archie comic book.
- My husband and I have known each other since we were 18, but didn't start dating until we were 21 and it was long distance for 4 years.
Enter this giveaway for a chance to win a one of two $50 gift cards,
a SIGNED set of the By a Thread trilogy (US only) or a set of eBooks of the trilogy.
About R.L. Griffin:
R.L. resides in the Atlanta area with her husband, son and two dogs. She was born and raised in the South. She attended Georgia Southern University and moved to Washington, D.C. to intern in the United States Senate during the impeachment trial. Falling in love with the city, she went to law school at American University, Washington College of Law. By a Thread is R.L.’s second book, but is the first in a series of books.
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