OUT OF BREATH Tour: Q & A on LOVE with Rebecca Donovan

*****WARNING: May contain spoilers if you have not read OUT OF BREATH!!*****


We are extremely honored to host Rebecca Donovan’s first stop on her OUT OF BREATH blog tour today on Up All Night Book Blog!!! And we get to chat with Rebecca about LOVE!

Speaking of love, both of us fell in love with Rebecca’s writing with REASON TO BREATHE and BARELY BREATHING…so much so that Abby was inspired to start blogging just to share the breathtaking stories she was reading and when Dawn and Abby started blogging together, that was one of the first series Dawn read for the blog!

If you’ve read this far, we hope you’ve read OUT OF BREATH, because there may be spoilers ahead. Still here? Okay, let’s get started with the interview!

UAN: Emma may have been lost without the love and support from Anna and Sara.  Can you talk about the importance of this relationship for Emma?

RD: Emma needs Anna and Sara to provide balance to her twisted and unhealthy world. Their love for each other and Emma keep her from getting completely lost in despair. I believe as long as there is love—even just witnessing it through the relationship of another—there is hope.

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UAN: Speaking of love, where do you see Emma and Evan in ten years?

RD: I would hate to ruin that for you…

UAN: Right, right, don’t ruin it…*sigh*

Do you see yourself writing Sara and Jared’s love story or Serena’s and James’?

RD: As much as I love Sara and Jared, I’m drawn to stories that are more emotionally charged. I feel compelled to explore characters and expose issues that may make readers uncomfortable. The stories that need to be told.

UAN: We are definitely eager for more breathtaking stories from you!

Do you feel that loving yourself and accepting yourself is needed before you can love someone else? And where would you rate Emma on a scale of 0 to 100 on loving herself?

RD: You can’t love unless you believe you deserve love in return. And the only way that can happen is through loving and respecting yourself. Emma has a long road of healing and forgiveness before she can fully accept the love that awaits her. She is probably on the negative end of that spectrum at the beginning of OUT OF BREATH, and I’d rather not say where exactly she is by the end, but it will take more than the timespan covered in this series for her to even come close to 100.

UAN: If there was one line in your books that define love, what would it be?

RD: “Love helped me live life instead of just survive it.”

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UAN: Absolutely beautiful.

Which of your characters did you love to hate?

RD: Besides the obvious—Carol and Rachel—I’d say Catherine. She’s manipulative, conniving and an opportunist. If I ever crossed paths with her there would be more than laughing coming out of my mouth!

UAN: Ha! We might have something to say to her too!

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UAN: Both Evan’s love for photography and Emma’s love for painting were lost when they were without each other.  Can you talk about how their love affected their creative mojo?

RD: These talents of theirs are fueled by passion. And they were both destroyed at the end of BARELY BREATHING. Their inspiration was smothered. They are each other’s muses in a sense. They don’t thrive without one another.


UAN: One moment that was the most touching for us was when Emma painted the tree swing. What is one of your moments that after you wrote had you feeling that OMG feeling?

RD: When Evan and Emma were on the hammock, discussing their nightmares. It was so quietly revealing and beautiful. It was the first moment of vulnerability and love between them after so much hurt.


UAN: In our minds, Emma and Evan are married one day. If they were to be married can you tell us what their vows would be like?

RD: Their vows would be about never giving up. Finding a way to always forgive. To forever be honest, even if it hurts.

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UAN: Thank you again, Rebecca, for stopping by Up All Night and talking about LOVE and The Breathing Series, particularly OUT OF BREATH. It was our honor to host you!

Please visit our 5 Star Reviews for OUT OF BREATH and REASON TO BREATHE & BARELY BREATHING

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About the Author

Optimism seeps from every pore of my body. I truly believe that what’s supposed to happen… will! In that regard, I don’t know how to give up; it’s not part of my biological make up.

I’m a passionate (and some would say, overly enthusiastic) person. I learn by doing (and have been burned more times that I’d like to admit), but I will always throw my entire self into whatever I do – fail or succeed.

I think this is evident when I write, leaving nothing behind and spilling it all out on the pages. I give it all to my readers – love it or hate it.

The path I’m on is very often my own, veering off the beaten path at the sight of something more interesting or captivating, getting caught in the vines and thorns in order to experience the beauty and intrigue others often pass by. And I always meet the most interesting people along the way.

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  1. Heather July 10, 2013 at 6:54 am

    I haven’t finished Out of Breath yet, I am half way through it., but…..

    “UAN: Speaking of love, where do you see Emma and Evan in ten years?

    RD: I would hate to ruin that for you…”

    does this mean there might one day be more???? or is this truly the end of the series. I am just wondering if one day Rebecca might write a follow up that will give a chance to see how Emma is doing in the future?

    • Abby McCarthy July 10, 2013 at 2:54 pm

      Here is what Rebecca had to say on her fb page, *Rebecca Donovan= You will find out more about Evan and Emma in Jonathan’s series… don’t panic!

      • Heather July 11, 2013 at 6:54 am

        um WOW thanks for that info Abby. I am so looking forward this her next series, can’t wait to find out more about Jonathan and hear more about Evan and Emma. WOOT!!!

  2. GWEN Jacobs July 10, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Oh my wow in tears when reading this. I’m an emotional sap I know ….I love Rebecca and she’s such an amazing author… I want more of The Breathing series ….

  3. Shawna Young July 10, 2013 at 10:11 am

    We need Cole’s story!!!!!

  4. melissa boutsy July 15, 2013 at 7:29 am

    Thanks for the giveaway! Loved this series!

  5. Bube July 15, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Looking forward to read this series 🙂
    Thanks for this amazing giveaway! 🙂

  6. Maria Malaveci July 15, 2013 at 8:17 am

    I haven’t yet had the chance to read this series, but I would love to. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  7. Michelle Cristobal July 15, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    I haven’t read the series yet, but I would love to

  8. Tanya July 15, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Thank you for this great interview & awesome giveaway!

  9. Angela R July 15, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Freakin’ awesome interview and giveaway! Thanks so much!

  10. jodi marinich July 15, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    read first 2 books so far…..great

  11. Rebecca July 15, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    I can’t wait to read more from Rebecca!!

  12. Jenny July 15, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    I love this series! Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Tammy July 15, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    I love this series…it’s awesome!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Alexandra H July 15, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Thanks for the chance! Haven’t read it yet, but I seriously can’t wait to jump in! (:

  15. Abby July 16, 2013 at 9:14 am

    I can’t believe we won’t get Jonathan’s trilogy until 2015 :'( oh well! It’ll be worth the wait, I’ll just have to re-read the breathing series in the mean time! 🙂

  16. kirstyl13 July 16, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Love this series. Thanks for the giveaway.

  17. Diana Doan July 16, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    I’ve heard amazing things about this series and would love to win it! Thank you so much for the opportunity 🙂 <3

  18. Helen Read July 16, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Susan Eclaire July 16, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Awesome series!

  20. Abbie Young July 16, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    I’m looking forward to reading the third book!

  21. Flo M July 16, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Thanks a lot 🙂

  22. Katie Kline July 16, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Too awesome, I’ve been meaning to start this series

    • Abby McCarthy July 16, 2013 at 5:56 pm

      Its amazing!!

  23. tina harris July 20, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Havent read this series yet but have heard nothing but fabulous things about it. Good luck ladies in the giveaway!!

  24. eta37 July 20, 2013 at 9:09 am

    I love this series, amazing writing by an amazing author!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  25. Kendall McCubbin July 20, 2013 at 9:15 am

    I adore this series!

    Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

  26. Claudia Blagbrough July 20, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Nice Giveaway.Thanks
    Greets from Germany

  27. Emilee Kilburn July 20, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I waited so long to read a Reason to Breathe. I was ecstatic when it went on sale and immediately one-clicked it. Once I finished it, I had to one-click Barely Breathing. I finished that one even faster and immediately one-clicked Out of Breath. I’m glad that I waited so I could enjoy Emma and Evan’s story all at once. I think I would have died if I had to wait in between books. I love Donovan’s writing style and the fact that she strives to tell the “stories that need to be told.”

    • Abby McCarthy July 20, 2013 at 6:04 pm

      I agree, I was waiting for forever but it was so worth the wait!

  28. karin July 20, 2013 at 10:02 am

    I loved all of the books!wish I had a hard copy of them,her writing style is just amazing

  29. Ashley July 20, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  30. Debra Diaz (@DebraStarDiaz) July 20, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    I was waiting for all 3 books to be out I can’t wait to get started, would love to win!!!!

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