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February 15, 2018

Blog Tour: Collide by Nicole Sobon – Interview and Giveaway

 

Welcome to tour Tour Stop for

Collide by Nicole Sobon!

We have Nicole on the blog today for a quick Q&A.

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and be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

 

 

Three simple words were all it took to change their lives forever.

Losing a loved one is hard. Learning to survive in their absence? That’s even harder. For Gemma Michaels, life had become difficult following her brother’s death, but the one thing that kept her afloat was the one thing she knew she shouldn’t have desired – her best friend, Ben.

He’d made a promise to her brother – to protect her, no matter what. For Ben, that had meant that she was off limits. But then she slips and tells him the three words he’s been waiting to hear.

Love happens when you least expect it.

Collide by Nicole Sobon
Publication Date: December 15, 2017
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing

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Thanks so much for taking the time and spending time with us here at Chapter by Chapter!

And thank you for allowing me to join you! I’m beyond excited to share Gemma and Ben’s love story in Collide with your readers.

 

 

Describe your book in 140 characters or less (like a Tweet)

A New Adult contemporary romance that isn’t afraid to dive deep but knows when to halt the breaks in favor of humor.

 

 

What was your inspiration for writing this book?  Was it in a dream? A thought while taking a walk?

Collide came about because I was looking for an outlet in a dark time in my life. I needed to get back into writing, preferably on something lighthearted, and I began toying around with potential ideas. Interestingly, the first bit of the series that was written was the first kiss between Gemma and Ben.

 

 

Tell us about the main character(s).

Gemma Michaels is a socially awkward bookworm who has been in love with her best friend, Ben, for quite some time. She’s petite and feisty, and has no problem putting Ben and his twin sister, Molly, in their place when needed.

 

Ben is a reformed playboy, who just wants to see to it that Gemma is happy; even if this means he can’t be with her because of a promise he made to her brother. He’s a looker and a sweet talker, and he happens to be an overall nice guy that fell in love with a girl he’s known since they were teenagers. A simpler way to describe him? He’s the exact opposite of his twin sister, Molly, who is loud and lacks any sort of filter.

 

 

Do you have a favorite quote or specific part in the book that you really love?

Yes!  There’s a scene between Gemma and Nate, who is related to Ben & Molly, in which he tries to tell her to stop giving into her insecurities. It’s a playful scene that established the awkward relationship between the two early on.

 

“If you’re trying to charm my pants off of me, it isn’t going to work, Nate.”

At least, I hoped he wouldn’t succeed. Again.

On one hand, the last thing I needed was to repeat the same mistake. On the other hand? I was single, and I did have needs. Of course, Nate’s model looks certainly didn’t help to keep my mind from considering his earlier proposal.

And this is why you don’t drink around Nate, I told myself.

“Get your mind out of the gutter, Gem, geez,” he joked. I dropped my hands from his neck and shoved him gently in his chest before he grabbed my wrists, pulling me to where he stood. “I’m serious. You have convinced yourself my idiot cousin can do better than you. You seem to think that you can’t compete with the other girls, but it’s utter bullshit.”

“It’s not bullshit; it’s called accepting the reality of the situation,” I said.

“You’re so much more than those other girls, Gemma. I only wish you could see what I see,” he said. A sincere smile spread upon his lips, and he released his hold on my wrists. “Don’t let your fear keep you from trying. Sometimes the things that scare us the most are exactly what we need.”

 

 

Was there a specific part in the book that you had an especially difficult time writing?  If so, why?

The ending. I knew how I’d wanted to end the book, and when all was said and done, I stuck rather close to my vision. However, that didn’t make it any less difficult. The ending of this book set up the sequel in a major way, and it was important that I closed all loose ends on the first book while establishing the tone of book two. Not exactly easy to do given how things ended.

 

 

What sort of projects do you have going on right now.  Any new books coming out?

I’m actually working on the fourth Collide book, which will serve as the conclusion to the series, as well as a companion novel to my Emile Reed Chronicles series titled Rebirth. I don’t have release dates for either just yet, but they’re coming soon!

 

 

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!

 

 

About Nicole Sobon

Nicole Sobon is the author of The Emile Reed Chronicles (YA Science Fiction), the Outbreak duology, Collide (NA Romance), and more!

 

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. Judy Thomas
    2/15/2018

    It sounds so emotional , I can’t wait to read it!

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  2. Mary Preston
    2/15/2018

    A great interview thank you.

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  3. Emily Heisler
    2/16/2018

    Sounds like a wonderful read

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  4. Naznin Azeez
    2/17/2018

    Sounds like a very interesting story. Thanks for the giveaway..
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