Blog Tour: FINALLY FOUND by Nicole Andrews Moore
Where one story ends, often another begins. For some reason, Adam Davenport can’t see past the ending. The hit and run has forced him to slow down and stop running from the pain of losing his parents. He has tried to hide behind meaningless, superficial relationships and even more shallow friendships, but the time has come to face his loneliness. Now he is finally ready to start being a family with his brother Sam. However, Sam and Haley, who was once Sam’s personal assistant, are too busy basking in their newfound love. Though breaking the rules for the first time ever has changed Sam’s life for the better, Adam has always broken the rules, strayed from responsibility, and done as little as he could get away with.
One of the main reasons that he refused to believe that Cammie was more than friend material was because she was impervious to his charms. She was so driven and determined to make her new catering company a success that she couldn’t see past her own dreams. Suddenly, Adam found himself behaving in ways he never imagined. He was working to impress a woman, but more than that, he was working to help make her dreams come true. He soon realizes that there are times in life when giving is more important than taking and when helping someone else is more important than what that person can do to reciprocate. He also learns there are times that the biggest risk is to stop hiding from emotions and to start allowing love to finally be found.
Our Interview with Nicole
Hi Nicole! Thanks for visiting with us here at Up All Night Book Blog. We are excited to have you here!
We love meeting with authors and learning a little about them and their stories. Let’s chat about Finally Found and your writing…
Can you tell us a little about Finally Found and what inspired you to write Adam’s story? Is Adam your favorite male lead?
Adam is really fun to write. He is at this turning point, going from being this completely honest playboy, to wanting a life of more substance. I never planned on writing his story, but the readers loved him and wanted more of him, so this gave me the opportunity to give Sam and Haley the big bright HEA they deserved.
What was it like to hit the ‘publish’ button and does it get easier with each book?
The publish part is exciting and scary. I swear it gets harder with every book. At the beginning, no one knew who I was. I didn’t have people to disappoint. Now there are fans and they are a vocal and loyal bunch. So, I try to write well for them. I never want to disappoint. At the same time, I recognize that I can’t please everyone so I try not to get too crazy. Balance.
Oh, yes, that would be challenging! What inspired you to start writing and share your work with the world?
While I always wanted to be a writer, I think the drive and determination to work through the fear and make it happen came from the birth of our daughter, Kenna. She was a micro-preemie…fourth smallest surviving ever. She was only 9.6 OUNCES when she was born. When she finally came home after six months in the hospital, she was never going to be a baby we could send to a daycare. She’s not the baby that can have a babysitter. Without one of us caring for her, she needs a nurse. So, I had to find a way to earn money from home so I could keep her safe and healthy.
What helps you when you are writing and you need a little inspiration to keep going?
Katie Mac. She’s the book whisperer. I call and tell her what I’m struggling with. She listens and talks me through it. Everyone should have a Katie Mac. Their own. Not mine. She’s taken.
Duly noted! What is your favorite part of the writing process?
This is the one area of my life that I actually enjoy the process. I love the planning, seeing it take shape. By the time I’m done, I’m ready. Honestly, the planning is my favorite part.
Anything that was challenging and maybe unexpected?
The entire book was challenging and unexpected. Although, I never knew Cammie had a sister. That came out of nowhere. That she ended up being a big part of the conflict…just worked.
What are ‘must haves’ for your writing cave?
Ideally, my writing cave is filled with m&ms and microwave popcorn, the natural, with white cheddar shakers. I know some people listen to music for inspiration. I have songs that pop into my head, but otherwise the family makes enough noise.
If you were to give advice to a new author, someone who has yet to publish his/her first book, what would you say to him/her?
Keep writing. Keep track of new book ideas. Don’t expect overnight success. Be ready to work really hard. If you are fortunate enough to have some best sellers who want to work with you and help you…take their advice!
You are a very prolific writer and have a full life outside of writing – how do you do it, girl?
Well, the writing helped keep me sane. After Kenna came home, we spent the next nine months in isolation. It would have been very lonely had I not had the book writing to help me feel fulfilled. I love being a mommy. I adore my children, but I need to write. It keeps me happy and balances me out. Oh, and there are things I had to give up but mostly I get some help around the house from my husband.
Will you/can you share your future book release plans?
June 7th I will be publishing the first book I’ve ever co-authored. The Dark Redemption series open with the release of Dark Dawn. The next New Hope book should be out the end of June or beginning of July. There are a few other projects in the works. There is a best selling author who would like us to write together, too. I’m really looking forward to that.
Thanks so much for hanging out with us here at Up All Night! Anything else you’d like to share with all of the book lovers here at Up All Night?
Know that I really appreciate the bloggers and readers. I’m so fortunate to have so many supportive and loyal readers. And I wouldn’t have them without the bloggers who have been so great about reading and promoting. Thank you.
Thank you, Nicole! We appreciate you for the time and for sharing your wonderful writing with us!
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Nicki has lived in Charlotte, North Carolina with her children for the past eleven years and her husband for the past three years. Her journey has barely begun and she loves every minute of it. Every day of her life seems to bring new adventures, some bigger, better, shinier and prettier than others. She’s still getting used to that new life smell she’s experiencing, a combination of hope, love, and happiness. (The perfect scents to build a new life on…)
For fun, she spends time with those she cares about, cooks, reads, writes, and especially lives to travel. The current travel goal: visit every Margaritaville. Two down! (Eleven to go?)
In addition to writing on Suddenly Single Journey, Nicki is a contributor for Project Underblog. Her writing can also be found on Shine, where she is a Shine Parenting Guru and an award winning Yahoo! Contributor on YourWisdom as the relationship and dating expert. And she has been published by McClatchy News in their syndicated papers.
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