Happy Tuesday! Seven days until Shooting Scars! I’m so excited I can barely contain myself! Hence all the exclamation marks! Yay! Today we have the wonderful author MJ Abraham talking with us about tats, second chances and she even throws in a little Lost reference.
KH: MJ! Welcome to this piece of cyberspace! Okay, first question… well, request: Tell people why they need to read Sins & Needles. Tell them why they need to read On Every Street.
MA: Sins & Needles is captivating and well written. A story that will show you love, loss, heartache, flawed characters, finding strength in the face of fear and the cost of redemption. On Every Street is an awesome companion and adds more depth and character development. Plus, it’s $.99 – cheaper than coffee and will last you longer. BUY IT NOW.
KH: You should sell used cars! I like your pitch. Now, Ellie Watt is a difficult heroine for female readers to like – why do you like Ellie?
MA: For all the bad that she’s done, you see enough redeeming qualities throughout the trilogy. Yes she’s made bad decisions but she’s also been punched into the ground time and time again. Sometimes you want to get up and punch back. Hard.
KH: If you could go on a date with Camden, where would you go and what would you do?
MA: I’d take him to a private beach in Florida. He’d surf while I watch his delicious abs and plan when I’m going to kiss every inch of his body. Then we’d have sex on the beach (literally, not the drink), then he’d cook me something on the grill, and we’d have more sex – in the backyard. There won’t be any neighbors. Oh yeah.
KH: Tell me about Javier’s appeal
MA: Eh. I’m Team Camden. But I will say Javier has a way with words, which is where he guts me every. damn. time. That bastard.
KH: He is a bastard, I’ll give him that. Love to hate him. If you were on the run for something, what would it be for, what would your alias be, and what would your getaway car be?
MA: If I was on the run it better be for something fucking epic. I’d join Ocean’s Eleven and rob a casino. My name would change to Avery “Freckles” Sawyer
KH: Now that you have a new name and car, what would you do in your new life and where would you be living?
MA: I’d live in Greece and die happy eating their food. Opa!
KH: I wanna come!!! If Camden could give you a tattoo, what would it be?
MA: After our sexcapade date, he’d give me more than one <3. I'd have a small cross on my right ankle, a music note behind my ear, a latin quote on my back 'Alis Volat Propriss' (she flies with her own two wings), and I may or may not want quotation marks on each wrist.
KH: I love that, seriously. Your series A Second Chance, deals with, well, second chances. The Artists Trilogy does too – tell me your thoughts on second chances.
MA: I think we all have second chances in life and are all deserving of it. As humans, it’s natural to make mistakes. Not necessarily in love, it can be with anything – so long as we are living, we are given the chance to start fresh.
MA: Thanks 🙂 Happenstance is Victoria’s story and Resplendent is her brother’s, Andres’. You see both characters in each of them, they are both given the chance to start over, and they both show my latin culture. Otherwise, they are completely different stories. Resplendent is about a friendship that starts off in high school and the obstacles they overcome over the course of ten years. I’m a sucker for a friends to lovers story. Have I mentioned I’m Team Camden?
MJ Abraham lives in bipolar weather Florida with a husband that makes her laugh and a superhero son that calls her his Princess. She has a degree in Business Administration from Nova University but finds the people in her head to be much more interesting. She is a lover of clever words, reading way past her bedtime, and zombies. She may or may not be as random as her bio.
Author of: Happenstance, Resplendent, Beauty in Imperfection, and Stranger of Emotions.