Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Young Adult
All that Celeste Wilder ever wanted was to find someone who would sweep her off her feet like she had seen in countless romantic movies. When she meets the gorgeous and mysterious Constantin brothers her senior year of high school, she gets much more than what she had bargained for. As they introduce her to an exciting supernatural world that she never imagined existed, she makes a startling discovery about her own family legacy and is forced to make a decision that will change her life forever.
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Celeste Wilder meets two gorgeous brothers and supernatural hijinks ensue. She discovers a family secret that will change everything.
What is the hardest part of writing romance in a book?
Making it not sound cheesy! I love romance, but I can’t say that I’ve ever read a romance novel – you know what I mean, the one with a Fabio type guy on the cover. However, any book that I do read has to have some sort of element of romance in it if it is to get my attention. When I read I often find myself skimming through the chapter looking for mention of the next romantic encounter, LOL. So in writing romance, I wanted to make sure I had a good balance of sweet moments and the exciting passionate ones that we all look forward to. It’s all about the build up for me, the “will they or won’t they”.
What are some of your favorite genres to read?
I love reading Young Adult novels. I am a total teenager at heart! As I mentioned there has to be some sort of romance involved but besides that I love supernatural and fantasy and I find dystopian worlds very interesting as well.
Which character do you relate to the most and why?
That would definitely be Celeste. It’s hard not to infuse personal details in your characters when writing, after all your life is what influences your writing – in my opinion anyway. Like Celeste I am an eternal romantic and was always searching for my prince charming. Also like Celeste, I lost my father at a young age and I think that makes you grow up quickly. She is very mature in some respects in dealing with all these crazy things being thrown at her and she handles it well.
Where do you start when creating a new world?
Honestly I didn’t do a lot of prep work for this book, I just started writing and let the characters lead me. I know it sounds strange, but the more I got to know my main characters the easier it was to determine where the story would go.
What are some of your bookish pet peeves?
This is going to sound very hypocritical of me once you read Wilder, but I hate it when writers keep the main character and their love interest apart. The back and forth drives me crazy, but then again, it’s what keeps me reading! Also another huge pet peeve is grammatical errors. If I’m reading a book and there’s a mistake it’s like nails on a chalkboard for me. I find it so distracting and completely pulls me out of the fantasy world. I really hope you don’t find any in Wilder!
If we were to look under your bed right now, what would we find?
Ikea containers of clothes! I just moved to Poland for a year and a huge pet peeve of mine about Europe in general is that they do not have American sized closets. Actually most don’t have closets at all and instead use an armoire of sorts which just does not even come close to cutting it.
G.K. De Rosa has been an avid reader from a very young age. At the precocious age of two, while living in Italy, she had memorized an entire children’s book in Italian and expertly turned the pages at the exact right moments of the story. As she grew up, she always enjoyed literature, no doubt having been instilled with a love of story telling from her early years in Catholic school where she was greatly influenced by exemplary teachers who taught her the value of English and Literature. Though she did not pursue writing in college and instead went for the more traditional route of International Business inspired by her love for travel and all things foreign, after a move to New York City, she found her creative writing side calling once again. She began writing a restaurant review blog, City Lights and Tasty Bites, detailing her other passion – food! The hectic hustle and bustle of the city, combined with long commuting times gave her the opportunity to spend more time reading and rekindled a lost love. After reading countless books in many diverse genres over the two years in New York City, and returning to her home state of Florida, she felt compelled to write something for herself. She had always felt particularly drawn to Young Adult novels and having been an eternal romantic at heart, a fantasy romance was a natural choice. She currently lives in South Florida with her real life Prince Charming and their fur baby, Nico the German Shepherd.
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