September 23, 2016
Hello Readers! Welcome to our Tour Stop for
Bleeding Hearts by Dana Louise Provo!
We have Dana on the blog today for a quick Q&A.
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Orphaned at an early age, now twenty-four-year-old Camryn Lucks is ready to commit to find that special someone, and so accepts a date from a charming, gallant, handsome stranger. The last thing she imagines after accepting that first date with Carson would actually be the beginning of her worst nightmare.
Red roses, a reminder of her parents’ killer, soon become an emblem of horror for Cami as one by one, those closest to her fall victim to a serial killer. Cami becomes an obsession for Carson, the man she had finally allowed herself to love. Not only is he vying for her heart, but also her life.
Finding herself in a whirlwind of torments shadowed by the blood-colored bloom, Cami finds solace in Isaac, a neighboring police officer. She’s desperate to escape the haunting memories, but she must revisit them in order to catch her would-be killer. Living life in constant fear has driven Cami to second-guess every choice she makes. Will the police catch the illusive murderer, or will Cami be forced to face him once again?
Bleeding Hearts (Book #1)
by Dana Louise Provo
Publication Date: August 25, 2016
Publisher: Clean Reads
Thanks so much for taking the time and spending time with us here at Chapter by Chapter!
I’m so happy to share some fun facts about me and my book with you all.
Describe your book in 140 characters or less (like a Tweet)
Falling in love with a serial killer has it’s downfalls.
What was your inspiration for writing this book? Was it in a dream? A thought while taking a walk?
My inspiration came from when I moved into my new home. I live in Cami’s apartment building in the book, though the name has changed. I wanted to write a story with more than one timeline where the reader gets bounced from present day to the past to reveal more twists and turns. After I moved in, and met my neighbors, I built the story around them. The characters don’t necessarily resemble their personalities, but I used them as inspiration.
Tell us about the main character(s).
Camryn Rose Lucks is the kind of person you would want as your best friend. She is book smart, trustworthy, genuine, and fun when she lets loose. Sometimes she lacks common sense when it comes to her love life, but she’s been waiting for her one true love to come along for some time now.
Do you have a favorite quote or specific part in the book that you really love?
I really love the beginning of the flashback in Chapter 15. It’s dated 2/13/15 and there’s a small scene where Cami walks by Isaac in the hallway, but to me, it so powerful. A light bulb goes off in Cami’s head just then, but she’s unsure how to harness the new feeling. I don’t want to give away too much information in this scene because it’s an important one. You’ll just have to read to find out.
I also love the scene further in the book with Isaac’s flashback. That was fun to write.
Was there a specific part in the book that you had an especially difficult time writing? If so, why?
This book was extremely easy for me to write, because I knew exactly what I wanted. There was only one part ¾ of the way through the book that gave me difficulty when I was connecting one scene to another, but that was it. I think I just needed a week’s break from the book at that time.
What sort of projects do you have going on right now. Any new books coming out?
Well, I am working on the sequel to Bleeding Hearts right now and hope to have it out this time next year, but we will see about that. The second book is titled Bleeding Alone.
It was great having you on the blog today! We hope you’ll decide to stop by again someday, and we wish you much success!!
Thank you so much for this opportunity! These questions were so fun.
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