BLOG TOUR: "Love Lies Beneath" by Ellen Hopkins
Ellen Hopkins writes about some serious issues - mental - drug usage - rehab - but in her new adult novel, it's more an emotional level and the reality and risk of falling in love. As usual, her prose is spot on and bruises while it sucks you into the struggle of its characters. With these books, she moves into another arena, tackles adult topics with adult characters and she has no plans of leaving behind YA either. She's just broadening her horizons and pushing herself in ways that she finds quite cathartic. Afterall that's what writing is for her -- catharsis.
"After eight highly successful young adult novels-in-verse, I decided to explore more mature subject matters and wrote my first two novels for adults utilizing my signature verse-style formatting. I changed directions with my third, Love Lies Beneath, choosing to write in prose to better connect with an older audience, some of whom might be resistant to the fiction/verse merger. I will continue to write YA, of course. (My twelfth YA novel publishes Fall 2015.) Teen characters are hugely appealing to me. But some topics I want to write about demand adults as main characters. My first adult novel, Triangles, explores midlife directional changes, and my second, Collateral, follows a Marine couple through four deployments, with the inevitable consequences."
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Love Lies Beneath is sexy, chilling noir fiction about a woman who has it all—wealth, beauty, possessions; everything, except love, which she finally discovers at forty, after three failed marriages. While everything is perfect at first, things change when the doctor’s teenage son moves in. It’s then the lies begin to appear. But who, in fact, is the liar? Expect the sequel to Love Lies Beneath in 2016 and more books for mature audiences in the future. Read the prequel to Love Lies Beneath on Wattpad now.
QUICK Q&A:Dream vacation? The British Isles
Favorite Summer Song? California Girls (Van Halen version)
Beach or Pool? Beach
Atlantic or Pacific? Pacific
Sunbathing or Sightseeing? Sightseeing
Coffee & Biscotti or Scones & Tea: Scones & Tea
Burger and Fries? Burger & Fries
Favorite Summer Read? anything Stephen King
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