Thursday, March 22, 2012

Hide and Seek blog tour:interview w/ Aimee Laine

This blog tour is presented by jtaylorpublishing.
You can see the tour schedule and more information by clicking HERE

First to introduce the author

About this author
Aimee is a romantic at heart and a southern transplant with a bit of the accent (but not a whole bunch). She's married to her high school sweetheart, and with him, she's produced three native North Carolinians, two of whom share the same DNA.
With an MBA and a degree in Applied Mathematics, there’s absolutely no reason she should be writing romance novels. Then again, she shouldn't need a calculator to add two numbers, either ... but she does.
 Visit her on  or stalk her on twitter @alicialeppert 

Now for the interview

What inspired you to write Hide & Seek?

Aimee: I happened to be flitting around the Internet looking for something unrelated and happened upon the myth of the Ultimate Paradox. Of course I was intrigued by the story and the myth and the premise which is an inherent conflict. Seriously ... it's the ULTIMATE romantic conflict. If I were to put that on two people ... it seemed fated. So I jumped on it and brought it to life with my own little twist.

Who is the artist[s], fanboying here! Lol?

Aimee: No idea! Isn't Tripp ... um ... well. He's ridiculously hot. :)

What was your favorite scene[s] to write in Hide & Seek?

Aimee : Um ... well ... see, Tripp has this ability and Lexi has this ability. When you put these two abilities together, they make for some electric fun. My favorite intimate scene is their first time together ... doing ... well, you know. But my FAVORITE part of the story is the end. That was the most intensely fun thing to write, EVER.

What got you in to reading and at what age , what sort of books did you like reading as a child?
Aimee: I've been an avid reader, though I don't clear nearly the number of books some folks do. Wow. I started as a kid with my Mom and then she implemented a read-as-chore chore. So like taking out the trash, I had to read for 20 minutes a day, 30 when I got older. Now, I just love to read — to fall into a book, to have the movie playing in my head.

Do you have a set routine when you are writing? are you a plottr or  do just write what the characters feel like to say[to me all characters are like real people]
Aimee: I write what the characters tell me. I generally have a basic plot in mind, and a set of characters and then roll with it. I have never plotted. The book I got to the closest in plotting was Hide & Seek because I knew the overall plot in its entirety when I started.

Have you any other books in the making at the moment?

Aimee: I do! I write YA under the name Emi Gayle and my debut comes out in October. It's called After Dark. I also have book 2 in the Mimics of Rune series, called Surrender, coming out in September. And I'm always writing and have ideas for about 10 other projects.

What are you currently reading, have finished or on your wish list?

Aimee: I just read Don't Bite the Messenger by Regan Summers. It was great. I've also just finished a couple of my fellow author's books, Crux by Julie Reece and Oracle by JC Martin. I love that I get to read these before the general public because they are part of my publisher's catalog! Yeah me!

Any song[s] that fit perfectly with Hide & Seek scenes /characters or the book itself?

Aimee: Oh boy. Well ... see ... I'm not a big music girl. I LOVE music, don't get me wrong. I LOVE it. I play the piano and have since I was 4 or 5 (ish). But when it comes to music, I listen to the radio and whatever's on, so I rarely get hooked on any one song or any one artist.

Why should we read Hide & Seek?

Aimee: Well ... if you love romance, you will cry at the ending. Or so I'm told. I did. If you love Greek Mythology, this has it. If you love magic, it's here. If you love literal sparks flying, it's inside. If you love two absolutely can't trust but must in order to get through the beginnings of their relationship, it's here.

This or that segment

Vanilla or chocolate
Aimee: Chocolate!

summer or winter:
Aimee: Summer!

Vampires, faeries or zombies:
Aimee: Faeries

The book  

Lie, cheat or steal, no one can catch Tripp Fox. Except one woman. 
Lexi Shepherd’s knack for finding whatever is asked of her isn’t sheer luck. It’s a gift from the Greek god Zeus. 
That Lexi doesn’t use her ability to search for “Mr. Right” comes from one of many personal rules she has set for herself. Number one is not to let fate dictate her future. 
Falling in love with Tripp breaks all the others. 
Despite her principles, Lexi’s unable to stay away from the bad boy, and she finds herself toeing the grey line of the law for him. 
Zeus, though, didn’t give Lexi and Tripp their talents to make their relationship a simple, easy alliance. He designed it to be exactly the opposite. Impossible. Always. 
With their separation, Lexi expects Tripp to forfeit love in favor of destiny. He, on the other hand, intends to beat Zeus at his own game. With a plan in place, Tripp challenges Lexi to take the one action no one else can. 
Find him. 
The question isn’t can she ... but will she? 


  1. This sounds yummy Roro..and I loved the interview. I think it's great that her Mom implemented 20 mins of reading a day. I did that with my children and also read aloud to them..they are all readers now like me :)

  2. Yeah! Thanks so much for the interview and support in the promotion of Hide & Seek!

    Kimba88: My mom really did that and it has really paid off. :)

  3. Um, yes.. that cover is very nice, indeed ;)

    Great interview!

  4. The premise behind this book sounds pretty intriguing! The, um, cover doesn't hurt either. ;) I hadn't heard of this book, thanks for the heads up!

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  5. Aww, Aimee, you're such a sweet author! :) <3 I love reading and having the book play out like a movie in my head too -- it's one of my favourite parts! I really want to meet Tripp and Lexi together. The electric fun sounds like it'd be a blast to read!

    Awesome interview, you two! And yes LOL Tripp is ridiculously hot on the cover! x)

  6. Wow she is ridiculously busy with all those books coming out. I love the 20 minute a day reading time. Great idea. Tripp is very hot on that cover!

  7. Yes that is a delicious cover! Cry at the ending?! I hope that means tears of Joy! I hate sad endings :-( My mom didn't make reading a chore but as a class assignment we did have to read for a certain amount of time every night but I always would end up reading for longer. I'm the same way now. I like to finish a book all in one night. I'm too impatient to wait and find out what happens. Thanks for the interview!

  8. I love that cover! Or maybe I just love the cover model's back. ;)

    Awesome interview guys! Thanks for drawing my attention to a new read.

  9. Ooh smexy cover and what a great interview :D

    Thanks for stopping by my blog... I'm now your newest follower!

  10. I love the cover. I also love the name of your YA novel coming out. I am putting this one on my TBR list! Great interview and I look forward to see more about you!


  11. Ohh, sounds like a good read! Great interview. I'm curious!

  12. I hadn't heard of the book or author until now so thanks for posting about this!

  13. I hope my other comment did not post, so freaky. it was a post from my own blog.

    Anyway, I love Greek mythology :D I have since I was 7

  14. The end is the most intense part, eh?! ....I sooo need to read this book :)

  15. Hide & Seek was such an amazingly wonderful read. I loved both the characters of Tripp and Lexi. They definitely had that push and pull attraction and relationship going on. The chemistry between them was sizzling and fairly radiated from the pages. I also loved the Greek Mythology link twisted and intertwined within the story and the characters. Aimee Laine manages to seamlessly blend together sassiness, humor, suspense and steaminess all in one marvelous story. Never is there a dull or "down-time" moment in the story and because of this, Hide & Seek is a very quick read. The connection between Tripp and Lexi is excellent - and I am not talking about just the chemistry connection, but rather the connection that is between them because of Zeus' gift.



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