Author Spotlight/Interview: Season Vining

Posted January 31, 2014 by sarah in Author Spotlight, Giveaway, Review, Uncategorized / 1 Comment

 
Hi. My name is Season Vining. I have written poetry as long as I can remember. There are hand-written odes to flowers, mermaids and New Kids on the Block tucked away somewhere in my mother’s house. Later, things grew darker. Lines of teenage angst, the cruelties of high school and woes of unrequited love fill random pages of school notebooks. With maturity came a longer attention span and a desire to pen short stories. Eventually, I was inspired to write my first manuscript by reading other stories. I found myself wishing for this storyline or that character and one day asked myself, “Why don’t you write it?”
 
So, here we are. Through blood and sweat and unparalleled support from friends and family, I’ve completed my first novel. Though the experience was sometimes grueling, it was also enlightening and therapeutic. Most importantly, it proved that I can accomplish anything. I look forward to proving that with future works.
 
In the simplest terms, I am a designer, an author, a philanthropist, a bookworm, a cook, inked, and a night owl.
 
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Josie Banks is a girl without a past.  After being found unconscious with no memory, she was shuffled in and out of foster homes where she suffered years of abuse. An experience that left her broken, damaged, and clinging to drugs and meaningless hook-ups to numb her pain.
When Josie disappeared years ago, she took a piece of Tristan with her.  She’s the girl he thought he lost forever—the one he’s never been able to forget.  Now a twist of fate has brought them back together, and he never wants to let her out of his inked arms again.  But Tristan is haunted by a dark past of his own.  On the run from ruthless criminals that shattered Josie’s world years ago, reentering her life puts them both in danger.
As Josie and Tristan’s lives become tangled once again, they find themselves unwilling and unable to escape the relentless pull that draws them together.  But will the past leave their love in ruins—or bind them together for a lifetime?
 
 
 

Sarah’s Review:  I really liked the story. I loved how Tristan was a hottie, tattooed man that loves to read. Does it get any better than that?! I really enjoyed Tristan and Josie’s story. I’m glad he wasn’t trying to push her into remembering everything just going at her own pace. I realize this is a stand alone book but I wish there was going to be more to their story later on to see where they are in the future. And I would love to know more about Alex’s future as well.

 Interview with Season Vining

Will
we get more of Josie & Tristan in future books?
There
are no plans for a sequel or novella with Josie & Tristan. Though, I’m not
opposed to the idea. I mean, I could ALWAYS do with a little more Tristan
Fallbrook. Am I right?

How
would you describe Josie?
Josie
is a troubled girl who would rather forget her dark past than deal with it. She
self-medicates with her art, drugs, and one night stands. She’s stuck between
wanting to be numb and needing to feel anything. Josie is just floating through
her life, waiting to be saved from herself.
 

What
are you working on right now?

I’m
currently working on another New Adult romantic suspense book (currently
untitled) about a bounty hunter and a girl on the run. It’s a lot lighter than
Beautiful Addictions, but it’s not without it’s own mystery and compelling
story. It’s been so much fun to write. There’s a road trip, a chase, an 80’s
obsession, a motorcycle villain, and so many surprises along the way.

 

Do
you have a play list when writing? If so can you share some songs with us?
I
actually tend to make my playlists after writing the first draft. I listen to
music to help immerse me back into the scene and evoke more emotions. Sometimes
I just listen because I want to rock my face off before diving into something
heavy. Some of the songs on my Beautiful Addictions playlist are Sober
by P!nk, You Found Me by The Fray, and Breaking the Girl by Red
Hot Chili Peppers.
 
If
you could have lunch with any author (past or present) who would it be?

I would
have to say Hunter S. Thompson. What a wild trip of wisdom that would be!

What
book are you reading right now?

I just
started The Book Thief and I’m totally in love with it so far.

 
If you could co-write with any
author who would it be?

Wow.
This is really hard. I was just discussing this with someone the other day. I
can’t imagine doing something like writing with another person. It’s so
personal and each person has a particular style, I can’t comprehend how it
works. I know it does, though. Look at Christina Lauren of the Beautiful
Bastard series. Those girls are amazing together.




 
 
Anything else we should know about
you?

You
should know that I love corgis, Thai food, and tattooed boys. I hate roaches,
bullies, and clowns. Probably not in that order.

 
 

 Thank you Season Vining for the giveaway! 
 
 

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