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Q&A with Danielle Ellison! | The Sweetheart Sham

In a small town like Culler, South Carolina, you guard your secrets like you guard your cobbler recipe: with your life. Georgia Ann Monroe knows a thing or two about secrets: she’s been guarding the truth that her best friend Will is gay for years now. But what happens when a little white lie to protect him gets her into a fake relationship…and then the boy of her dreams shows up?

Enter Beau Montgomery: Georgie’s first love, hotter than ever, and much too much of a southern gentleman to ever pursue someone else’s girl. There’s no way to come clean to Beau while still protecting Will. But bless their hearts, they live in Culler—where secrets always have a way of revealing themselves.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a hilarious “fakeship,” a scorching-hot impossible relationship, and a heartwarming best-friendship that will make you want to call your best friend right here, right now. 

We had Danielle Ellison, author of THE SWEETHEART SHAM over to the blog to answer our burning questions about all things love & romance. Now, on with the Q&A!

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Q&A with Amanda Ashby! | The Heartbreak Cure

How to get over a heartbreak:

Step one: Eat your body weight in brownies.

Step two: Throw yourself into your dreams of becoming a famous writer.

Step three: Beg your (hottie) ex-neighbor to act as your fake boyfriend.

Step four: Skip step three unless you’re ready for some serious fallout.

After being dumped and humiliated over the summer, Cat Turner does what any sane girl would do. She asks bad boy Alex Locke to be her fake boyfriend and show the world (and her editor at the school newspaper) that she’s fine. Problem is, the more time she spends with Alex, the more she risks getting her heart broken. For real this time.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a swoony bad boy who will melt your heart, brownies, and witty banter. One, two, or all three might prove addictive…

What are your five favorite movies with romance or romantic elements?

Love Actually

Dirty Dancing

Princess Bride

Valley Girl

Sense & Sensibility

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Q&A with Heidi R. Kling! | Where I Found You

Heidi R. Kling comes over to the EA blog to answer our questions about romance and her new book WHERE I FOUND YOU. Now, on with the questions!

What are your five favorite movies with romance or romantic elements?


Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare in Love

The Holiday

Love, Actually

(Scary how fast I typed those out)


Describe your favorite scene from each one:

Oooh!!! Titanic: I think it’s when Jack pulls Rose’s dress sleeve into the secret room and confesses how much he loves her.

R+J: kissing under the water in the pool. Come on!

Shakespeare in Love: when he’s so in love and inspired he can’t write fast enough

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Sisters in Love Melissa Foster

Q&A with Ally Matthews! | Offsetting Penalties

Isabelle Oster has dreamed of being a prima ballerina her entire life, so when the only male dancer backs out of the fall production, she’s devastated. Without a partner, she has no hope of earning a spot with the prestigious Ballet Americana company. Until hot jock Garret practicing stretches in one of the studios gives Izzy an idea, and she whips out her phone. But does she really want this badly enough to resort to blackmail?

All-state tight end Garret Mitchell will do anything to get a college football scholarship. Even taking ballet, which surprisingly isn’t so bad, because it means he gets to be up close and personal with the gorgeous Goth girl Izzy while learning moves to increase his flexibility. But Izzy needs him to perform with her for the Ballet Americana spot, and he draws the line at getting on stage. Especially wearing tights.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a bit of blackmail, a lot of sarcasm, and an ending guaranteed to melt your heart.

We had Ally Matthews, author of OFFSETTING PENALTIES, on the blog to answer our burning questions! Now, let’s jump in!

What are your five favorite movies with romance or romantic elements?

Sixteen Candles Spoiler Alert (highlight to reveal) The ending of Sixteen Candles. It was so wonderfully awkward and romantic at the same time for Jake to pick up Samantha after her sister’s wedding and give her a birthday cake after her family forgot her birthday. 

For The Princesss Bride, my favorite scene is where Buttercup pushes Wesley down the hill, and when he says, “As you wish,” she realizes who he his. Of course, I can’t help but judge her a bit for not recognizing who he was immediately. 

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Q&A with Sara Jade Alan! | A Beautiful, Messy Life

Hi Sara! Welcome to the blog! To start with, what are your five favorite movies with romance or romantic elements and what are your favorite scenes?

Clueless: Paul Rudd and Alicia Silverstone have such a great onscreen dynamic. I love watching their characters’ mutual annoyance fall away over the course of this movie as they realize the mutual respect and love that’s there. One of my favorite scenes is the moment we’ve waited for the whole movie—the scene on the stairs when they first kiss:

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Q&A with the authors of CHRISTMAS IN A COWBOY’S ARMS

Whether it’s a lonely spinster finding passion at last…an infamous outlaw-turned-lawman reaffirming the love that keeps him whole…a lost and broken drifter discovering family in unlikely places…a Texas Ranger risking it all for one remarkable woman…two lovers bringing together a family ripped apart by prejudice…or reunited lovers given a second chance to correct past mistakes…a Christmas spent in a cowboy’s arms is full of hope, laughter, and—most of all—love.

The six authors participating in this anthology are: USA Today bestseller Leigh Greenwood, USA Today bestseller Rosanne Bittner, New York Times bestseller Linda Broday, RITA finalist Anna Schmidt, New York Times bestseller Margaret Brownley, and USA Today bestseller Amy Sandas.

What is your favorite holiday tradition?

Leigh: I’m not sure I have one.  When I was married and the children were young, it was sometimes Christmas.  We would get up early, have breakfast, after which I would hand out the gifts.  Or it could have been Thanksgiving.  My mother and my older son have birthdays three days apart (Nov. 22nd, 25th), so Mom and other relatives would come over for a HUGE Thanksgiving dinner with the best china, crystal, and a fancy tablecloth we bought somewhere in Europe.  Cleanup was a group affair.    

Rosanne: My favorite holiday tradition is decorating the swing bench on my porch with lots of teddy bears and covering them with a Christmas design afghan in red, green and white.  It’s so cute, and a warm greeting for everyone who comes to the door.

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Hilarious Q&A with Allison Gatta!

I’m shockingly bad at talking about myself. Not in a cute way, either—in a won’t-tell-my-boyfriend-of-two-years-how-to-pronounce-my-last-name kind of way (it’s “Gat” as in “Cat” and “ta” as in “ta-ta”).

Anyhow, to make up for my awful stage fright I’ve asked my bestest friend Christine Bell to ask me a couple questions so you can learn about me in a way that doesn’t take five years of slowly learning that I don’t eat mayonnaise and have only been eating your mom’s macaroni salad to be polite.

Ready, Christine? Take it away!


So happy to be here to grill ask Allison some questions today in celebration of her very first Entangled release! rubs hands together Standard disclosure: As always with these types of interviews, 100% honesty is expected, or the interviewee gets struck by lightning. By answering these questions, you also acknowledge that said questions might have side effects including but not limited to:




Leaky bowels


Rib Displacement Syndrome

And other not good things


SO, on that note, let’s get started, Allison!

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Q&A with Jess Dee!

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  1. Kiss of the Highlander, by Karen Marie Moning

This is my go-to book. I read it at least once a year, and honestly, I swoon a little every time.  I love all KMM’s books and characters, but Drustan McKeltar, the hero of Kiss, is the ultimate alpha hero in my eyes.

  1. Harry Potter (yes, the whole series) , by JK Rowling

This may not be the most original choice, but it sure is a worthy choice. It’s the first series I’ve ever counted down the days to release – and headed to the shop to buy on release day.

  1. Fever Series, by Karen Marie Moning (yes, again)

It’s hard not to keep coming back to KMM. Her writing is that good. And the first five books of the Fever series are exceptional. KMM is the only author I have ever forgiven for ending a book (or four) on a cliffhanger.

  1. The Enchanted Forest/Magic Faraway Tree, by Enid Blyton

I know I’m picking series instead of individual books, but it’s the individual books that make the whole series so special, and Enid Blyton’s Enchanted Forest series is no different. This was the first series I ever read several times – as a child. As an adult, I read it several times to both my kids. No matter how old I am, the magic still enchants me every time.

  1. The Charlotte Stone series, by Karen Robards

I’m not sure what it was about this series that hooked me in, but I read all four books in four days. I didn’t want to speak to anyone or see anyone while reading. I just wanted more, more, more of Charlie and Michael. I suspect the utter impossibility of the situation, the certainty that there could be no happy ending – mixed with the knowledge that there had to be one – kept me reading well into the wee hours of the morning, four nights in a row.

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Q&A with Melissa Chambers!

We brought Melissa Chambers over the blog to answer our burning questions!

What are your five favorite movies with romance or romantic elements?

Love Actually

Valley Girl

500 Days of Summer

The Little Death

Bridget Jones’s Diary

Describe your favorite scene from each one!

In Love Actually, I think my favorite scene is the one between the singer, Billy Mack, and his manager where they spend Christmas together, and Billy tells his manager he’s the love of his life. I know this is supposed to be in reference to romantic love, but what’s so fabulous about that movie is how they show the significance of all sorts of love. 

Valley Girl! This has always been and will always remain my favorite movie of all-time! Punk rocker Randy takes Valley Girl Julie to a seedy night club on the first night they meet, but she doesn’t care because she’s there with him. They have their first kiss right there at the table with her friend (who is totally grossed out) and his wingman and they kiss to the magical sounds of The Plimsouls’ “A Million Miles Away”.

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Q&A with Tonya Kuper!

Check out our interview with YA author TONYA KUPER!

What are your five favorite movies with romance or romantic elements?

I love romance, so it’s a challenge to only list five!

Star Wars, The Notebook, Princess Bride, Moulin Rouge, Twilight

What’s your favorite scene from each one? 

  1. When Han and Leia kiss for the first time and C3PO interrupts them.
  2. When they kiss in the rain and later when he gets in bed with her at the end of the movie.
  3. When Princess Buttercup realizes the pirate is actually Wesley.
  4. When Christian sings Your Song to Satine in the elephant room.
  5. When they’re dancing at the end at prom and Edward won’t bite Bella even when she asks for it.

Did you have any of these scenes in mind when writing scenes from your latest release?

No, not really. My characters really dictated what would happen, especially in the more intimate scenes, and the plot was different enough that none of the above would really apply.

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