Monday, June 10, 2013

Tour Kick Off - Meet and Greet - Play With Me & Ryan Hunter by Piper Shelly

YA Romance
Date Published: Dec 2012 
Ryan Hunter's parties are legend.

And tonight she's going to be there.

Liza Matthews anticipates the return of her best friend and only love since kindergarten from soccer camp. But when Tony finally shows up, his mind is more focused on another girl. And worse, she's a soccer player. Fighting for the attention Liza craves, she's just a hairbreadth away from making a very stupid decision. But when extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, she's prepared to play ball to get her man.

The tryouts are hell, the first match ends bloody, and the morning after the selection party she wakes up in the worst place possible—in the arms of the captain of the soccer team. The hottest guy in school. Ryan Hunter.


Date Published:  April 2013

Ryan Hunter kissed more girls than he cares to remember. But the only one he ever wanted is in love with his best friend.
Watching Liza Matthews’ obsession with Tony Mitchell is a torture Ryan conceals from everyone. Until after a five-week soccer camp, where Tony gets involved with someone else, things suddenly take a different turn. Ryan knows if he doesn’t make a move now and grab his chance, he might never get another.
Asked by Tony to distract Liza, Ryan is only too happy. He subtly seduces her first into his soccer team and later on to his party. He does all in his power to make her see that he’s not just an insufferable playboy but a guy who really cares about her. Some one-on-one soccer training, a passionate kiss— things seem to be going the way he wants. Except Ryan didn’t reckon on his best friend showing up at the worst possible moment and destroying everything…


#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?
Totally! Even though I didn’t expect to really make a living with it, being an author has turned out to be a very lucrative hobby ;-) And what’s there better than to make your passion to your profession?

#2 – What was the hardest part of your writing process?
Being patient. (That’s the one thing I really struggle with!) Some of my writer friends had already finished a book while I was still stuck in the middle of my first, and I was so ready to send it out. But taking one step at a time, I made my way. I’m still a very impatient writer, and it troubles me after all. I guess I’ll only be completely satisfied when I’m able to throw out a new book every two months, LOL. But I’m learning to deal with it... 

#3 – Did you have any one person who helped you out with your writing outside of your family?
In fact, I only have people outside my family who help me out. My family doesn’t speak English and they don’t have any writing skills either. So I was dependant on author friends along the way. But it’s cool. I got to know a lot of people this way. And…I did a damn lot of research on my own. Learning by doing, you know.  

#4 – What is next for your writing?
Well, I do have a few projects I want to finish. One of them is Tony’s story in the Grover Beach Team books. When that is done, a paranormal is waiting to be finished, too, and afterwards it’s translating into German again for me. You see, I never get bored ;-)

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?
I broke my reading addiction over a year ago. I still enjoy a good book, but I write more than I read, which is good, I guess. Currently I’m reading Finale (Hush, Hush) by Becca Fitzpatrick. I totally love that saga. Patch is a male lead that gets under my skin with each word he says in the book.

Describe your book in 1 tweet:
PLAY WITH ME: Liza Matthews has been in love with her best friend, Tony, for…forever. Only the guy drops a bomb on her after a 5-week soccer camp and things change in a way nobody could have guessed. The only happy person right now? Ryan Hunter, because he sees a chance to get what he’s been wanting since third grade…Liza. 

This or That?

#1 - iPod or Mp3? 
Neither. I prefer music from my laptop over headphones while I’m writing. Seriously loud music.

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate, of course!

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries?
French Fries (with loads of ketchup) 

#4 – Comedy or Drama?
Comedy…I think

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks?
I don’t know Danielle, so I guess it’s Nick then

#6 – Fantasy or Reality?

#7 – Call or Text?
I’m lazy with writing texts, but I love to get them. 

#8 – Public School or Home School?
Public. Never miss a chance to meet new people.

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate
Hot Chocolate in the morning, any other time, coffee.

#10 – eBook or Paperback?

Wow, this is always the hardest part for me to write…don’t know why. You would think talking about my life should be easier.

I was born and raised in Austria. Half my life I spent in Vienna, but I didn’t like the city. I much prefer the beautiful countryside, with its many meadows and the breathtaking Alps. That’s why I moved to Upper Austria right after graduation. There are trees now in front of my window instead of just another ugly gray building, and I love to be woken by the cacophony of birds every morning.

At seventeen, I met the love of my life, but it took another four years until we finally got together. It was the best decision I could have made. I’m now married to this man, and I count myself lucky for someone like him. Even I will admit it can be hard at times to live with me. I’m moody and tend to lapse into my fantasy world at any given minute—well in my defense, I’m a writer. :-)

We have a ten-year-old son, and together we travel a lot…although I sometimes wish the trips were shorter because I can’t wait to get back to my laptop and WIP. Yeah, that’s just me. I built my world around my passion, and I like it that way.

So, you see, I’m leading a pretty normal life.

Of course it will all change the day my book follows the act of Harry Potter, and I’ll become richer than the Queen. I swear I’ll never again clean my windows myself then. Yeah, one day, LOL…

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