Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Delightful Debutantes #12: Gwen Hayes & Falling Under.

Today's Delightful Debutante is Gwen Hayes! Falling Under released yesterday, so you can go pick up a copy right now! I've read a lot of good reviews for this one already, and take a look at that cover. Total cover swoon! Read on to find out more about Gwen and her delightful debut!

For any of my readers who don't know what Falling Under is all about, can you describe the book to them in just one sentence?

It's a classic shy girl meet handsome bo…wait, what exactly is he?

Where did you get the inspiration to write the story?

My first line inspired the whole shebang. Everything changed the night the burning man fell from the sky. I had no idea what was coming after…I just had that scene from that first line. 

The cover art for Falling Under is truly beautiful.  What were your first impressions when you saw it?

I cried and I'm not joking. It's so gorgeous. It was one of those moments when you can actually see your dream coming true. I highly recommend following your dreams, it's very satisfying.

I love bad boys in books, and Haden definitely sounds like he has bad boy potential! Who are some of your favorite bad boys in books or in movies?

It could be that we don't have time for this question! I love Edward Rochester from Jane Eyre, Johnny Bender from Breakfast Club, J.D from Heathers, Patrick in 10 Things I Hate About You, Patrick on General Hospital, Danny from Grease, Shane from The Glass House, Barrons from the Fever series…see what I mean? Next question.

Can you tell me your favourite YA debut of 2010 and let me know some upcoming debuts that you are looking forward to for 2011?

One debut? Gah. I adored Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson from 2010. And 2011 has me loving Beth Revis in Across the Universe.

Can you name three other books that you think readers of your book might enjoy?

The Splendor Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore, The Glass House by Rachel Caine, and Enclave by Ann Aguirre.

Can you tell me what you are working on next?

At this very moment, I'm finishing the sequel to Falling Under. After that…I have a few tricks up my sleeve, but none that I can talk about yet. (Which means I have another series set in Serendipity Falls I'd like to write but also have this crazy story that won't leave me alone that is so goofy nobody would believe me if I tried to pitch it, but I'll probably write it anyway.)

Thanks for having me on your blog! I hope you all enjoy Falling Under.

Thank you, Gwen! I wish you every success with Falling Under!

Next up on Delightful Debutantes: Lisa and Laura Roecker & The Liar Society.


  1. I am speechless with the beauty of this book art. How gorgeous, as is your blog. I've just starting collaborating on a book review blog so I'm glad I found you. I have added you to our blogroll.


    Reading at Dawn

  2. Great interview! I've been meaning to get my hands on a copy of this book. It definitely sounds like something I'd like; plus, the cover is gorgeous. I love the first line she is has me interested!

  3. Great interview! I love all of the answers... Must add this book to my wishlist!

  4. The first line...holy smokes! Whatta hook! I better find a job fast because it sounds like I need this book! Or, my library needs to start carrying a better selection and not just the books that were popular when I was in elementary school. *le sigh*

    I love the cover art. The black flowers are superb. And I am ever so envious of the gal's hair!

    - Jackie

  5. Edward Rochester from Jane Eyre and Johnny Bender from Breakfast Club are my favourite bad boys too :D I am really interested in Falling Under now. The cover is stunning!

  6. Ahh! I love her cover. There's so many gorgeous covers this year.

  7. Bender!!!!

    I'm about halfway through this one and I am really enjoying it so far, she does bad boy right!!

    And yeah, gorgeous cover, I am a sucker for black roses =)

  8. This is one book I can't wait to read! I love Gwen taste in bad boys and also the books she recommended. Great interview :)

  9. That book sounds fantastic. I love the cover. that is so cute that Gwen cried when she saw it:D I cant believe I have another one for the wishlist

  10. Great interview! I loved her book. It had a really unique plot!

  11. Very much liking Gwen's list of bad boys and really looking forward to her book. It is a stunning cover indeed!


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