Friday, May 1, 2015

Drawn Together by Amelia Swan - $15 Gift Card Giveaway

Hailey Sommers is only home from New York for a few months. So when she reconnects with the one guy she can't forget, will she be able to walk away...again? 

Hailey can’t wait to get back to New York City. There she’s a hip children’s book author with a healthy social life. Being back in her hometown of Medford only reminds her of the less-than-cool girl she used to be. Until she runs into Cody, her old partner-in-crime in high school art and the boy she lusted after all four years.  

Cody West has everything he could want in Medford, except Hailey. When she left for the big city, there was a hole in his life no other girl could fill. But he’s not sure he wants to open himself to the pain if she leaves again.  

A chance encounter at the town coffee shop reignites the chemistry between the pair and is almost enough to make Hailey forget how much she wants to return to the city she’s grown to love. Almost. Wanting it all, Hailey plans to bring Cody back to New York with her. The only catch is that she’s not sure he’ll agree… 


He parted his lips, pausing before he spoke as if he wasn’t sure if he should say what was on his mind. “I think about you sometimes.” 

My heart stopped. Cody West had been thinking about me. Outwardly, I suppressed my reaction to his confession, trying to play it cool. On the inside, I was freaking out. Raising an eyebrow, I rested my chin in my hand. “Really? What about?” 

Cody laughed, taking a big bite out of his cookie. “We’ve had some fun together.” 

I pursed my lips as I tried to decide whether or not he was referring to all of the goofing off we did in art class or the night of the graduation party. Cody and I had only been acquaintances in school. We ran in different social circles: he hung out with the football team and I spent all of my time with Callie, my best friend, my only friend back then. Though we had fun together in class, we never spent time together outside of the art room...until we ran into each other at Jessica Mitchell’s.  

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Guest Post – Choosing a Title: 

For me, coming up with a title is one of the most difficult parts of the writing process. I never have a clear title in mind until I’m almost done writing a book. Often, I finish the book and I still don’t have a title!
Sometimes, if I’m lucky, the perfect title just comes to me. That’s what happened with Drawn Together. I was about halfway through writing the book, and there it was: the title I’d been hoping for. I’m especially proud of this one. It plays on the fact that Cody and Hailey have always been attracted to each other AND that their friendship developed during four years of high school art class.  

If a title doesn’t magically come to me, I have a few techniques I use to help me come up with a title. First, I usually scour the story for a memorable moment or piece of dialogue that can be twisted into a short and snappy title. If that doesn’t work, I head over to Amazon or Goodreads and browse other romance books looking for inspiration. It usually helps to look at a diverse grouping of titles to help pull me out of a book naming rut. 

Currently, I’m writing the sequel to Drawn Together. The story has five or six working titles, and I’m not very fond of any of them. I’m not worried, though. No matter what, I always end with a name for all my books! 

About the Author: 

Amelia Swan writes contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and new adult romance. She’s interested in characters that are smart, sincere, and somewhat artistically inclined. All of her heroines are girls she could totally see herself being friends with. 

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  1. Choosing a Title was my favorite part of this post. I enjoy learning about each author's process.