I’m hosting a guest post today for the book tour for “Down to Business”, a NA contemporary romance novel. I’ll leave the word to author J.C. Alexander now. Enjoy!
As a writer, I often get the question: Where do you get your ideas from? I don’t have a good answer for that. Book ideas come to me on a whim, or sometimes in a dream. Seeing a movie or reading a book can spark an idea too. No matter what, when an idea sticks, my mind fires off more scenarios and suddenly I am on my way to my next novel!
Once I have a general idea of what I want the book to be about, I start on an outline. First I decide the location and setting then I write up a character sheet with names and a characters general statistics and appearance. After that, I try to outline at least a few ideas on where I want to story to head and then it’s up to my imagination as to where things will go.
With Down to Business, I found my creative inspiration from my own life experiences. I grew up in an Italian family so they have a special place in my heart. I also love Italian food due to my grandmother always making home-made pasta dishes so that’s where the idea for Mazzolas stems from! As for the general plot of the novel, I had no idea where it would end up; I let the characters and their experiences guide my decision making process. All I knew was that I wanted to take a chance on the new adult genre. I am planning three novels in this series: Down to Business, Taking Care of Business: due out summer of 2014, and Finished Business in early 2015. I also have two holiday novellas planned for in between.
I hope you enjoy reading Down to Business as much as I enjoyed writing it!
Down to Business
Author: J.C. Alexander
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
While everyone else headed off to college, small town girl, Autumn Malone, stays behind to help manage her family’s failing restaurant. Two years later, when a scholarship at Adelphi University comes her way, she can’t resist the chance to start a new life. The one thing that she isn’t planning on…is falling for irresistible Vinny Mazzola.
To outsiders, Hamptons born Vinny Mazzola has it all: good looks, money, and an esteemed reputation. While studying business at Adelphi, the last thing he expects to do is fall in love with awkward Autumn Malone, who forces him to ask himself what’s really important in life.
When the opportunity arises for Autumn to work at Vinny’s family-owned Italian restaurant, Mazzolas, it seems like a perfect way for her to get to know him better. That is until she meets his over protective mother and his conceited ex-girlfriend who both want nothing more than to get rid of her. Between frats, family, friends, and foes, when it comes down to business, will Autumn and Vinny have to sacrifice everything for a love they can’t live without?
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