I really enjoyed this book. I don't know why it took me so long to pick up this book, but once I started it, I was hooked! I also jumped the gun and posted my review a little over two weeks early. You can see my original review here. Read on to see what Colet has to say about writing romance and don't forget to enter the giveaway.
Mad Love Synopsis:23-year-old aspiring artist Sophie Walker can think of no better place than the exotic paradise of the Maldives Islands to escape the wrath of her controlling parents, the monotony of her boring legal work and her passionless boyfriend. With her two best friends along for the ride and to help her find herself again, Sophie is not prepared for the enigmatic Clayton Sinclair. Clayton comes from another world of privilege that seems like a fantasy to Sophie. Can this man introduce her to the passion & seduction she never realized she was desperately searching for? Sophie quickly becomes ensnared in Clayton's seductive web until a shocking treachery makes her question her judgment and actions.
The best part about writing a romance is getting lost in a world that is pure fantasy and one that you have absolute control over. I love coming up with sexy scenarios and living vicariously through characters that are completely fictional. It's kind of amazing. You can be in Los Angeles one second and the next, as is the case with Mad Love, be on a plane to the Maldives where you meet this drop dead gorgeous guy who literally sweeps you off your feet. Can you imagine that happening in real life? I think that would be a pretty hot scenario if you’re single and hoping to find love. J
I get to do the research, look up cool things for my characters to do and suddenly I'm there in the Maldives and I haven't left my house or my computer. When I was writing Mad Love I lived in this alternate world that was pretty hard for me to leave. My husband had to beg me to come to sleep some nights. You’re so deeply involved and everything becomes so real. I really do live and breathe my characters. Right now, I'm in it to win with Sophie. I want her to end up with Clayton but I also want her to grow as a person and get to the place where she knows innately that he's the right person for her... so I totally try and put myself in her shoes. What would I do? How would I react and then I take some of me, sprinkle in what some of my girlfriends would do and add a bit more to create a person who is a mix of many women I know. I'm super blessed to have pretty amazing, fun, gorgeous friends who live glamorous lives... there's so much material that I take away from our conversations and infuse in what I'm doing. Art really does imitate life.
Colet Abedi Bio:
Colet Abedi has been an entertainment industry executive for over ten years. In addition to working on many television programs for NBC, ABC, FOX, and most cable networks, she is best known for her work as head writer for the telenovela serials American Heiress and Fashion House, the latter of which starred Bo Derek and Morgan Fairchild, on the FOX-owned MyNetworkTV. Abedi currently has one television series in syndication, Unsealed: Alien Files, and has completed Five Souls, her first feature film. She is also the co-author of young adult fiction novel, FAE. Book one was released July 2013 by Diversion Publishing Group and was an instant online bestseller. The Dark King, the second in the planned FAE trilogy, was released May 2014. FAE was recently optioned by Ridley Scott. Colet is a native of California, graduated with a B.A. in English literature from the University of California at Irvine, and currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three dogs.
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Mad Love Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20578452-mad-love?from_search=true
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