Monday, December 16, 2013

A Guest Post by Bethany Lopez

Happy Monday, good people of the blogosphere! This is the first of two posts today, the other will be the 12 Days of Christmas Day Four post. In keeping with my Monday posts for the awesome ladies of UtopYA, today I have a guest post by Ms. Bethany Lopez. If you don't have tickets to UtopYA Con 2014 yet, click the name to grab them NOW. The price goes up after the start of the year. I look forward to meeting you all there! Without any more gabbing on my part, I give you Bethany's guest post on the New Adult genre!

What New Adult Means to Me
by Author Bethany Lopez

I started out writing Young Adult, because my daughters were young teenagers at the time, and I wanted to write something that they would enjoy. I’ve written five Young Adult books so far, and my kids have really enjoyed them, but in the summer of 2012, I decided to write something that I would really enjoy.

To me, New Adult embodies some of the most challenging, exciting, and enjoyable parts of life. You’re out on your own for the first time, and suddenly, you’re responsible for your own actions. You fail and succeed all on your own, with no one to fall back on. It’s a time of self-discovery. Everything seems heightened. Your friendships are stronger, and your relationships, more important.

I decided I wanted to write about that time, so I began writing Make it Last. One book turned in to three, and I really wanted to make each one different, but still have the same feel. I made the trilogy about a group of friends, with each book focusing on one relationship.

We are all so different, and there are so many different ways to describe that pivotal time of our lives. Some people go away to college, some people stay with their parents and go to community college. College isn’t for everyone, so some people go straight to work, or learn a trade. Others join the military. It’s also fun to write about what happens right after you graduate, or start working your way up. Then there are the relationships. Will you play the field, or are you more interested in serious relationships.

New Adult is exciting because we’ve all been there. That time of your life can be devastating, confusing, and oh, so rewarding. It’s when we decide what we want to do with our lives, and the kind of person we want to be.

I’ve published four New Adult titles so far, and I’ve just finished the first book in another New Adult Series. I read constantly, and am always excited to see what other writers will choose to spin a tale about. I love the possibilities, and the many different adventures that are still to come.

What does New Adult mean to you?

~ Bethany Lopez

I love New Adult! Writing my NA books were so much fun. Thanks for the post, Bethany! I can't wait to meet you at UtopYA in June!

Now, on to information for Bethany's featured book!

Title: Indelible
Author: Bethany Lopez
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length (print): 255 pages
Links to Purchase: Amazon - Kindle $2.99  B&N - Nook $2.99

Synopsis: After a year of partying, Sam decides to buckle down and focus on college. Things are going great until a one-night stand leaves her pregnant and alone. Raising a child while going to school isn’t easy, but Sam is determined to be strong for her daughter. She doesn’t have time for guys or relationships, and takes great care to protect her child and her heart.

Judd doesn’t fit the mold of a college ballplayer. His long hair and tattoos may fit the life he’s created for himself, but baseball is the one thing he takes seriously. When he meets Sam, he’s immediately drawn to her curves and refusal to put up with his crap. When Judd learns the truth, can he handle the responsibility that comes with loving a single mother?

Sam yearns for the fire that Judd fuels in her, but her child’s needs have to come first. Can two people at different stages in their life find a way to make a life together?

And, since your finger is in the clicking mode, why not give Ms. Lopez a follow on social media?
Goodreads: Bethany Lopez
Blogger: Bethany's Writing Journey


Thanks for stopping by to read what Bethany had to share! Be sure and stay tuned for the 12 Days of Christmas post! Coming live in a few minutes! Bethany will be featured on the sidebar of the blog for the next week.

Well, that's all for this post, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!

Jo

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