Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Limitless Publishing LLC
Publication Date: September 16, 2013
Author: Skyla Madi
Olivia James has never been one to walk on the wild side, at least not until she meets Seth Marc—a cocky, sexy fighter at her father’s gym. He’s infuriating, nauseatingly addictive and she just can’t seem to shake him. He’s only been in town a short while and his name is already on everyone’s lips. He's the kind of guy moms’ warn their daughters about—the kind that leaves a trail of shattered hearts behind him and he has Olivia in his sights.
Olivia has never met anyone as confusing as Seth and his hot and cold attitude constantly sends her reeling. She’s never wanted anyone’s touch so badly in her life, but having recently come out of a long term relationship diving into another is something she'd prefer to avoid.
Determined for his touch, but not to let him under her skin, Olivia embarks on the most thrilling ride of her life
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Skyla Madi was born in the small town of Port Maquarie, New South Wales in 1993. She spent half her life growing up in Wauchope, a thriving rural town at the heart of the Hastings River Valley before making the leap to the busy city of Brisbane. Whenever this young Australian writer isn’t changing diapers, watching cartoons, cooking for her husband or doing other motherly-wife things she is actively working on her writing and improving her writing skills. Skyla loves to read just as much as she loves to write and since discovering that YA/paranormal romance/urban fantasy/ are her favourite genres, she has embarked on her own writing journey and is currently working on a YA series titled ‘Your Guardian Angel’.
Do you see writing as a career? - Absolutely. One day, I hope it’s all I do.
Who or what is your inspiration? – John Marsden. I will forever give his name whenever asked this question. He is the reason I started reading and eventually started writing. I like music also—all kinds of music. Usually, I can’t write unless there is music.
Do you have any pets? - I do, I have a very large dog named Bane. He is out of control, too excited and absolutely adorable. I also have a cat named Minnie who sleeps, eats and annoys me. When I think about it, she’s a lot like my husband. ;)
Early bird or night owl? – Night owl, definitely. I refuse to get out of bed before 8 a.m. and if I’m woken before then, God help you.
Any tips for new writers? – Just write. Write whatever comes to your head and sort out the rest later.
If you were a shoe, what kind would you be and why? - I’d be a sneaker, purely because they’re casual and comfortable. I’m a very casual/relaxed person who doesn’t really need much maintenance.
If you could live in any movie, which would it be? – Wow, this is a very difficult question… I love so many movies. I have to go with the most recent movie I’ve seen—The Great Gatsby. I love the dresses, the glamour, the parties and the cars. I love that era in general and would love to be a part of it.
Guilty Pleasure? – Trashy romance novels, Cherry Ripes, Tom Hardy movies and any movie with Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill and James Franco. I love those guys.
Are there scenes or people in your book that you took from your real life? – Yes, I use real life people and scenes a lot. Here in Australia we have so many interesting people walking around and it’s so hard to ignore them. Most of the time, I can’t and I file it to the back of mind and use it later.
If your book was made into a movie, who would you like to see play your characters? – I did base ‘Seth Marc’ from Consumed around Tom Hardy’s Warrior in the beginning (as everyone knows, I’m a huge Tom Hardy fan) but as the book progressed I realized Tom Hardy was too dark, not boyish enough for Seth so I changed him to Bernardo Velasco. He is a perfect Seth! And for Olivia, I had to choose Ashley Greene. I don’t know what it is about her, but I saw her and I was like YES! Perfect!
In a zombie apocalypse, what would be your weapon of choice? – That depends if they’re fast zombies or slow zombies… Slow zombies, I’d go with a common aluminum baseball bat. Bats are easy to carry and they don’t need that much upkeep. For fast zombies? It wouldn’t matter. I’d probably shoot myself in the head before I even saw a zombie, haha!