Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Blog Tour: Hide & Seek by Aimee Laine - Author Interview

Hi guys,
Thanks for coming to check out my blog tour stop for Hide & Seek by Aimee Laine :)

Title: Hide & Seek (Games of Zeus, #1)
Author: Aimee Laine
Release Date: March 1st 2012 by J. Taylor Publishing
Edition: E-Arc
My Review: 5 STARS

Lie, cheat or steal, no one can catch Tripp Fox. Except one woman.

Lexi Shepherd’s knack for finding whatever is asked of her isn’t sheer luck. It’s a gift from the Greek god Zeus.

That Lexi doesn’t use her ability to search for “Mr. Right” comes from one of many personal rules she has set for herself. Number one is not to let fate dictate her future.

Falling in love with Tripp breaks all the others.

Despite her principles, Lexi’s unable to stay away from the bad boy, and she finds herself toeing the grey line of the law for him.

Zeus, though, didn’t give Lexi and Tripp their talents to make their relationship a simple, easy alliance. He designed it to be exactly the opposite. Impossible. Always.

With their separation, Lexi expects Tripp to forfeit love in favor of destiny. He, on the other hand, intends to beat Zeus at his own game. With a plan in place, Tripp challenges Lexi to take the one action no one else can.

Find him.

The question isn’t can she ... but will she?

 Author Interview Questions:

1. Where is the current place your reside and can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Aimee: I live in North Carolina, half-way between the beach and mountains. I love where I live because it's urban (I have five Wal-Marts within 5-10 miles) but I can enjoy the ocean or the Blue Ridge Mountains in just a couple hours.

As for me, my bio really says it all, so I'm copying that here. This is one little description of me that I really think rings true. 

Aimee is a romantic at heart and a southern transplant with a bit of the accent (but not a whole bunch). She's married to her high school sweetheart, and with him, she's produced three native North Carolinians, two of whom share the same DNA.

With an MBA and a degree in Applied Mathematics, there's absolutely no reason she should be writing romance novels. Then again, she shouldn't need a calculator to add two numbers, either ... but she does.
2.  Have you always wanted to be an author and what or who inspired you to become a writer?

Aimee: Nope. Actually, I have a 'real' job and I have a 'fun job' (I'm a professional photographer) and writing came third, though now my family thinks it comes first because this is something I just can't stop doing! I literally just sat down one day and said "I want to write a book." Of course that piece o' terrible writing will never, ever, ever be seen by anyone (though my mom did read it). I learned a TON after I wrote that first and now am finishing number 11.
3. When did you write your first complete book?

Aimee: I write my first complete one in May 2009. All the way through in 60 days. Everything about it is bad. ::wink:: Lets just pretend that one doesn't exist.
4. Do you take any part in creating your book covers?

Aimee: I wish I could be the photograph the dude on there. I'd probably have to spin him around for a few shots. ;) I'm very involved ... seeing the drafts, giving ideas, searching for photos, wishing I could just take my own and then **squeeing** when I see the final product.
5. Do you have any bad habits you do when you are reading?

Aimee: Bad habits while reading? Does putting a book down and getting on Twitter and Facebook count? I'm addicted to my social networks and have to check them. A couple hours is too long to be apart from the world. 
6. Where is your favorite place to read?

Aimee: I love sitting in my big comfy chair in the living room, legs hanging over the arm.
7.  Are you currently reading any books?

Aimee: I have Farsighted by Emlyn Chand, Origin by J.A. Konrath and two unpublished manuscripts from fellow writers on my Kindle right now. I'm always reading a mix of published and unpublished and love it.
8. Who are some of your favorite authors?

Aimee: I'm easy here. I love Nora Roberts and her alter-ego JD Robb. I also love everything Jocelyn Adams and J.A. Belfield write. I have to admit they are friend of mine, but at the same time, I fell in love with their writing before they became friends, so I think that still counts.
9.  Which do you prefer: Stand Alone or Series when it comes to books?

Aimee: I love series. Since I'm a romance writer, I love seeing supporting characters and THEIR stories. 
10. Do you have any advice for writers out there who want to become authors?

Aimee: Write, write, write. BUT don't write without getting feedback from non-family members. The first book is not going to be your best. Your 10th won't either. But if you don't improve from 1 to 10 then you haven't taken the time to really learn and if you want people to love your stories, the writing should be rock solid, too. 
11. Where can people buy your books?

Aimee: You can use this link since I don't have Amazon/Barnes & Noble/All Romance links yet.

12. Do you have any websites? (Twitter, Facebook, Blog, etc.)

Aimee: I do! here you go:

Let me know if you need anything else! This was great! :) 
Thank You Aimee for stopping by!


  1. Thanks, so much Janina! I'll pop by throughout the day in case anyone has any questions I can answer in follow up! :)

  2. Aww, thanks. :o) Cool interview.