Meet Allie Able & her book Scattered Pieces

ALLIE ABLE

Meet Allie Able & her book:

Scattered Pieces

Today, I have Allie Able sharing your debut novel with us.  Welcome to my humble abode.   So, tell us about your newest release.

My first book, Scattered Pieces (Cape Isle, #1), was released on December 1, 2015. It can be read as a standalone, but I have at least three books planned in the series. Each book will feature a different couple, but they will all be based in the small town of Cape Isle, South Carolina. Damaged Pieces (Cape Isle, #2) will be released in March.

What is the story about?

Scattered Pieces tells the story of Grant Hamilton and Summer Foster. Summer has suffered years of abuse at the hands of her ex-husband. When she finally leaves him, she moves to the quaint coastal town of Cape Isle, South Carolina. Summer has always wanted to own a bakery, so that is the first step she takes in rebuilding her life. For months, she is content to sit back and watch life pass her by, while she lives in the shadows. After living with a monster, she decided to never get into a relationship again. Everything was going according to plan, until she meets Grant Hamilton.

Grant is recently discharged from the military, after serving for ten years in the Marines. He has never thought of settling down, but a chance encounter with Summer, has made him rethink his future. When Grant gets a job doing the renovations on Summer’s house, they begin to spend more time together and they can’t deny the gravitational pull they feel towards each other.

Will Grant be the one to help Summer pick up her scattered pieces or will it all fall apart, when Summer’s past comes back to haunt her?

Who is the main character?

The story is told from both Summer and Grant’s point of view with alternating chapters.

What inspired this tale?

I have never been a victim of domestic violence, but as a child I witnessed it happening often, I have seen the scared and broken expression on someone’s face after they have lived through hell. I wanted to write a book showing you that something beautiful can come after something so ugly.

How did the story come to you?

I thought about my plot for 6 months before I ever put anything down on paper. It took another 4 months, before I actually started writing. The book changed a lot over time, but the original plot first came to me one day when I was laying on a beach.

Did you have to research for this novel and if so, why?

Yes. I knew about domestic violence, but I don’t know anything about how to deal with it, once you were out of that setting. Also, I can’t cook for shit and Summer owns a bakery. Pinterest became my best friend and I craved cupcakes all of the time.

If you did research, what do you think surprised you most to learn and why?

Scattered Pieces took me on a roller coaster ride. It had twist and turns I never planned to happen. I won’t go into too much detail, because I don’t want to spoil anything for those who haven’t read it, but let’s just say gunshot wound pictures are NOT pretty.

Do you relate to your character?

Yes, I can relate to Summer. It’s hard to trust again after you have been crushed and beaten down by someone who was suppose to love you.

Is your protagonist anything like you personally?

Yes.

If yes, then how?

Like Summer, I have deeply rooted insecurities that I don’t ever think will ever go away. I can understand that it is sometimes hard to see ourselves how others see us.

What made you write this character; what made them important to you or made you want to tell their story?

I believe in power of love. I wanted women to see that, even after living through domestic violence, you can still find that person who makes you feel like you are their whole world.

Is there anything specific you want readers to know about this piece of work?

There were some hard scenes for me to write in this book. Grant and Summer’s is heartbreaking at times, but is it also fun and sexy. I hope I succeeded in creating a book that can be fun in some parts, while also dealing with a difficult subject.

When will the novel be available for purchase?

It is available now. Book two, which features a couple you will meet in Scattered Pieces, will be released in March.

Click on the cover to read a preview, or to buy your copy today:

Okay, let’s learn more about you, as a writer Who is Allie Able?

I’m really rather boring. I write under a pen name Allie Able. (No I will not tell you my real name. Haha). Allie really is my name, I just changed the way I spelled it, but Able was my grandmothers maiden name. I have an unhealthy addiction to coffee and I want to buy a hammock..

What inspired you to start writing?

I am an only child, so when I was bored, I would write. I can’t remember a time I didn’t have my trusty pen and my notebook close to me. Of course my stories have evolved a lot since then, but I will always be thankful to the person who handed me a journal and encouraged my love of words.

What is your favorite book you have written and why

Well, I love the story I am currently working on, but Scattered Pieces will always be my baby.

When you are not writing, what do you do to recharge?

Sleeping. Haha. I am a self proclaimed beach bum. I travel to the coast any chance I get. There is just something about that salt water and sand than makes me feel like a new person.

Are you an Indie Author or are you part of a publishing house?

I’m an Indie Author, but I am open to traditional publishing.

Do you read books within the genres you write?

Yes! I don’t get to read as much anymore, but sometimes I can sneak away to read a few chapters.

Besides being an author, do you have a second job?.

Yes, I have several. I am a referee, a cook, a taxi, and a underpaid maid. I’m only kidding (sort of). I am a stay at home Mom/Wife.

What do you enjoy most about being an author?.

I get to create people and make them fall in love. There is no better job than that.

Okay, let’s meet your character.  Who are you?  What is your name?

Summer Foster

Are you a fictional or historical character?

I am a fictional character.

What should we know about you?

I am shy and a little standoffish. I have a very soft heart, but I am strong. I also love to bake.

Tell us about your story: When and where is your tale set?

It is set in the year 2015 in the small coastal town of Cape Isle, South Carolina.

What is your personal goal? I mean, what do you ultimately want?

To learn how to put the scattered pieces of my soul back together.

What is standing in your way? What conflict(s) do you face?

I am still stuck in my own head and I don’t see myself like others do. I’m also terrified my ex-husband will come to find me.

Your book sounds wonderful.  Thank you for stopping by.  You can connect with Allie Able at:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AllieAble1

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Author-Allie-Able-1635782430009791/?ref=hl

Blog / website: www.authorallieable.net

Amazon Author Page: www.amazon.com/-/e/B018V51U8Q

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14679815.Allie_Able

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorallieable/

About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down. About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done. So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made. One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors. Anyway, enough about me. Here’s all my contact information: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/booksbysaharafoley Twitter: https://twitter.com/SaharaFoley Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/saharafoley/ Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SaharaFoley/posts Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Sahara-Foley/e/B00J9ST32U/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
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