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Hey book beauties! Today I have an awesome interview with Tish Thawer! If you didn't already know, Tish is the author of the amazing book (it's awesome!!!!) Scent of a White Rose so check it out below and then check out my review of Scent of a White Rose that will be posted right after this! (:

Tish Thawer

Author of The Rose series
Find Tish: blog . twitter . facebook . goodreads

Bio (from goodreads):I’m Tish Thawer and am currently working on The Rose Trilogy. A paranormal romance featuring a young woman named Rose, and Christian, the vampire who loves her.

Before becoming a writer I worked as a computer consultant, a photographer and a graphic designer. I also operate a custom glass etching business, in addition to being a wife and mother of 3 wonderful children.

I've been a fan of the paranormal for as long as I can remember. Anything to do with superpowers, myth and magic has always held a special place in my heart. From my first paranormal cartoon, Isis, to the phenomenon that is Twilight, this genre has always been a part of my life.

A FAQ that I face is: "How do you pronounce your last name?"
Answer: Think "Bower" or "Thow-er". It's Persian!

Onward to the interview! :D

1.If you could describe Scent of a White Rose in 3 words, what words would you use?

Unique, Sexy, and, Surprising

2.What inspired you to write Scent of a White Rose?

I woke up with the title of the first book in my head, and a few minutes later had the titles of books two and three thought of as well. I automatically knew that the stories would be about a young woman named Rose and her journey from an innocent girl to an pretty bad vampire. And Christian would be the vampire who loved her, and the one person who would be trying to save her.

3. What was the biggest challenge of writing Scent of a White Rose?

The technical aspects. I'm so bad with keep the proper tense and things when I'm writing because I type so fast, and the story is flowing from my head so fast, that I tend to write how I talk, so that makes lots of work for my editor. (Sorry, girl!)

4. Do you have a favorite quote in your novel? If so what is it?

I am really partial to when Rose states; "But I’ll be damned if he’s going to stop me from seeing Christian." I think it really sets the tone for what a strong person she is.

5. What made you decide to pick vampires?

For some reason the word "scent", in the first title made me think vampires, because they have a good sense of smell. (Yes, I know that sounds lame.) But, it was mainly because of a blurb I thought of, "What if vampires were the good guys and a human girl was the one to fear?" - I loved the challenge of making something different like that.

6.What do you believe makes The Rose series different compared to other Vampire novels/Paranormal Romances?

Well, I think the fact that my vampires are good from the get-go, really sets them apart and it's only under certain conditions that they become a threat. And of course their ability to drift. Those are just a couple of the traits that make my vampires unique.

7.What can your future readers expect from The Rose series?

A lot more action, steamier sex scenes and a much darker edge to some of the main characters.

Random fun questions!

What would YOU do if your husband revealed to you he is a vampire and wants to change you into one!?!
Once I knew that our kids wouldn't be in danger from either of us...I'd say bring it on!!
What is your favorite colored rose?!
Actually, yellow!
If you could have any super power, what would it be?
Probably mind control. I have control issues, so I think that would be pretty amazing! LOL
If you could be any type of paranormal what would you want to be vampire/faery/werewolf/etc?
My husband and I always joke we're like the characters from Underworld. I would make a great vampire and he would be the werewolf.

Thank you Tish for doing an interview with YA-Aholic!!! (:

To enter Tish's treasure hunt for the chance to win some fabulous prizes, click the image of the smoking roses above! Then leave a comment telling her how many roses you found and where you found them! (i.e., "I found 3 smoking roses at The Book Nympho.")

Scent of a White Rose (The Rose Trilogy #1)
Available: Ebook/Paperback
Purchase Scent of a White Rose: Amazon . Amazon UK . B&N

~ ROSE ~
I'm Rose Reynolds. I have recently lost my Mom in a "freak accident".
Now everyone sees me as an innocent girl.... a “white Rose”.
But I have a secret that no one can imagine.
I'm not as innocent as everyone thinks…

I'm Christian and I’m in love with Rose. I also have a secret as old as time.
I’m a vampire.
No, she doesn’t know…yet.
But when our new Sire is revealed, I'll petition them to change her.
Because truly, I can't live without her...

*Please note: This book was previous labeled YA, but due to the age of the characters and content it has been relabeled PNR, but could still be considered MATURE YA.*



Tish Thawer said...

Thanks for a great tour stop Haley!

Haley @ YA-Aholic said...

@Tish Thawer Your welcome! Thanks for letting me be apart of the tour!! (:

littlelamb said...

I can't wait to read this book!!!! :D

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