Title: Live Me
Author: Celeste Grande
Series: Pieces of Broken #1
Genre: Contemporary New Adult Romance
Release Date: October 27, 2015
How can you begin to live again when you’ve already been forced to…die?
Evangelina Ricci is trapped in a world that’s a never-ending nightmare, a constant ache in which consumes her every breath. Unable to bear the torture any longer, she does the one thing she can to take back control.
With her best friend Jace in tow, Evangelina attempts to escape her darkened past by leaving for college and diving head first into an aggressive schedule, determined with everything she is to make a name for herself. There’s only one problem—she can’t run away from the demons she struggles with. The demons that’ll forever be there, locked inside, battering her soul. Hiding behind a flawless façade, Evangelina faces her ghosts until her world is turned upside down, invaded by…him.
Blake Turner. Sweet, witty, flirtatious and drop-dead gorgeous, he finds Evangelina at every turn. Scared he’ll uncover the truth she keeps so well guarded, Evangelina tries her best to put on her act, deterring him like she has so many times before—only this guy’s different. He’s relentless. Utterly, absolutely and completely relentless. He sees her and he wants her and won’t stop until she’s his.
Will Evangelina succeed in pushing Blake away? Or will he break down her walls and be the person to make her realize life is worth living?
Fifty Shades of Grey, of course ;) After I passed the CPA exam, it opened up more time for reading. I wound up reading Twilight and falling hard for it. Once I got my hands on Fifty Shades of Grey, I never wanted to read another genre again. And I haven’t. I just love a good romance and the world inside it, even when it isn’t the prettiest. Anything that my heart can get invested in.
2. When writing a book, what is your favorite part of the creative process(outline, plot, character names, editing, etc)?
My favorite part is just writing. Once I have the jist of the story in my head, it usually unfolds. I do a general rough outline (sometimes) and then I just go. I love to watch it happen and let the characters tell me their story as my pen moves.
3. When reading a book, what genre do you find most interesting/intriguing?
Honestly, as long as the story is well written, any genre can be intriguing. I love when a story is intricate and parts are weaved throughout and all come together at the end. That’s what keeps me intrigued.
4. If you could co-author with any author, past or present, who would you choose?
Oh my. This is rough. I need more than one. It would be either, Gail McGugh or Colleen Hoover. I just love Gail’s descriptive writing and voice. And Colleen is one of the master-weavers I spoke of. So…
5. Have you always wanted to write or did it come to you "later in life"?
I loved to write as a young girl. Mostly poetry. And when I was in college, I did think to myself that I should major in English because it came so easy to me, but then thought “How will I make money doing that?”, and majored in accounting. Bleh. Once I started reading again and the indie world blew open, I figured it was finally my time to do what my heart always wanted to do.
Celeste Grande grew up loving words. From an early age, it was easy for her to open her heart through pen and paper and come away with something poetic. She never thought anything more than releasing her emotions would come of it though. A workaholic that can’t keep still, in her ‘real’ life, she’s a Certified Public Accountant who dreams of writing sexy books all day long. When she isn’t working, she’s reading, writing, mommying and being a wifey to the love of her life.
She lives in New York, still putting pen to paper and anxiously awaiting the debut of her first novel, Live Me, a new adult romance, in October of 2015.