My interview today is with one of my favorite authors, BB Easton.
When her 1st book, 44 Chapters About 4 Men debuted, I downloaded it and hopped on the treadmill. I walked forever that day because I couldn’t stop reading or laughing.
If you haven’t read it yet, download it today.
It’s FREE on Kindle Unlimited:
The audiobook is FREE in the Audible Romance Package:
✦ SOME FUN BB FACTS
✦ A best-selling, award-winning author
✦ 5’6” tall
✦ Has really cool pink hair
✦ Lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia
✦ A former School Psychologist
✦ Married to Ken
✦ A mother of 2 – (Baby BB & Mini Ken)
✦ Was born on June 2, 1982
✦ Spends time every morning creating a hot guy post to wish a “Happy Birthday” to her #TeamBB reader group members
✦ Comes from a long line of starving artists — musicians, poets, potters, painters.
✦ Named her daughter after one of the characters in the movie, Ferris Beuller’s Day Off.
✦ Sold the movie rights to 44 Chapters within 2 weeks of its release.
✦ Has an Etsy site where she sells photographs – link below (I bought one for my husband’s birthday)
✦ Loves music
✦ Loves wine & Jameson Irish Whiskey
✦ Quit her job as a school psychologist after Skin to write full time (when kids are in school and at night)
✦ The title of her debut book, 44 Chapters About 4 Men was inspired by The Nails’ song – 88 Lines About 44 Women
✦ Every man she’s ever loved has had blue eyes—starting with her father and ending with her son.
✦ Skin and Speed both have playlists in the back of the book and on Spotify.
✦ Ramona Master, the narrator for the audiobooks is amazing and sounds almost exactly like BB.
I met BB and Ken at Book Bonanza and not only are they both down to earth and relatable, but BB also has a gentle aura about her that immediately puts you at ease.
BB became an author when staying up all night with her 2nd child nursing, she began reading romance on her Kindle app. and realized she actually dated boys just like the ones in the books.
She started writing in her journal on her laptop about her past just for fun.
One night coming down the stairs after putting the kids to bed, Ken slammed her laptop shut. She realized he had been reading her journal. His behavior started to change and he became more romantic so being the psychologist she was, she started to make up stuff she wanted him to do in the journal. She named it – – Super Private Journal That Ken is Never Never Allowed to Read Ever.
She saw a psychic on a girl’s trip that told her she was writing a book. She published 44 Chapters a year or two later.
In her description of her upcoming release, Suit, BB describes the biggest challenge of writing about Ken – “He’s the least dramatic character I’ve ever met, let alone that I will ever have to write about.
The other three men in the series were reckless, tattooed maniacs. Ken is…an accountant.
Who doesn’t drink. And has exactly zero tattoos.
His book might literally be one sentence long: ‘And then I married an accountant and moved to the suburbs. The end.’”
Suit by BB Easton is releasing on 10/18/18.
Out of all 4 guys in the 44 Chapters About 4 Men series, Ken not only got the happily ever after, but he also got the best cover, too.
This real-life, opposites attract rom-com is the final book in the 44 CHAPTERS ABOUT 4 MEN spin-off series, but it can be read as a complete standalone.
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Dirty Dozen Questions
1. Where is the strangest place you’ve ever gotten a story idea?
✧ I don’t use the word obsessed lightly, but I’m obsessed with abandoned buildings. As soon as I see one, I immediately start fabricating stories in my mind about what went wrong and what it looks like inside and who might live there and what they do. One day I’ll have to start writing them down. So far the only books I’ve written have been about my own ridiculous life. : )
2. What is the last book you’ve loved?
✧ Perversion by T.M. Frazier! I love every single thing she’s ever written, but Perversion has this gang turf/inner city/Romeo and Juliet thing going on that I am super excited about.
3. What is your favorite TV or Netflix series?
✧ Of all time? True Blood or Sex and the City. Currently? I’ve been working so much lately that I’ve had to give up TV altogether, but when Game of Thrones comes back on, I’m gonna be jumping up and down in front of the TV in my Mother of Dragons T-shirt every Sunday night.
4. Where is your bucket list vacation spot?
✧ I have so many! Scotland is a big one, but I got invited to sign at RARE Edinburgh in 2020, so I’ll get to check that one off soon! Can’t wait!
5. Who is your favorite book boyfriend from another author?
✧ Preppy from T.M. Frazier’s King series is my all time favorite character ever. He’s so incredibly complex it takes the entire series to peel back all of his layers. And it doesn’t hurt that he’s hilarious.
6. What is your all-time favorite song or if too difficult to answer your favorite band?
✧ My all-time favorite song is Title and Registration by Death Cab for Cutie. It is an absolute work of genius.
7. What are your favorite pizza toppings?
✧ Pepperoni and black olives.
8. Who is your unicorn author?
✧ Colleen Hoover. She’s so special and magical and talented and caring and giving and funny that she practically is a unicorn.
There isn’t a single thing I wouldn’t do for that woman. #CoHort4Life
9. What is your favorite brand of mascara?
✧ I’ve been using Loreal’s Voluminous mascara since high school, so…I guess it’s my favorite? I’m just too lazy to try a new brand. Recommendations welcome!
10. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
✧ I would stay right here in Atlanta, but take away the humidity and mosquitoes. Is that an option?
11. What song when you hear it, stays stuck in your head?
✧ Anything by Maroon 5. Gah! So catchy.
12. What’s your favorite character’s name out of all your books?
✧ I had an imaginary stripper named Sapphire Starfish in SPEED. Don’t think I’ll ever top that one.
● 44 Chapters About 4 Men:
It’s FREE on Kindle Unlimited: https://amzn.to/2RNF1AD
Also FREE in the Audible Romance Package: https://amzn.to/2RMZ6ac
● SKIN is about BB’s first serious boyfriend—a psychotic, violent, broken skinhead named Knight who isolated her from my friends and eventually intimidated and coerced me into a relationship with her.
It’s FREE on Kindle Unlimited: https://amzn.to/2RPn2de
Also FREE in the Audible Romance Package: https://amzn.to/2CJ0BBT
● SPEED is a suspenseful romance about her second serious boyfriend, Harley—a tattooed, baby-faced ex-con who was nothing but trouble.
It’s FREE on Kindle Unlimited: https://amzn.to/2CGZcfa
Also has a $7.49 audiobook update: https://amzn.to/2CJGu6C
● STAR is about her rock star ex-boyfriend.
It’s FREE on Kindle Unlimited: https://amzn.to/2CGK1CZ
● SUIT is the story of how she finally got past my bad boy phase and settled down with a good-looking, infuriating, smartass accountant.
It’s FREE on Kindle Unlimited: https://amzn.to/2RTZtzY
* Also a Cock Tales author, pg. 203
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