Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Author Interview: Samantha Young Q&A!

I am so excited to welcome author Samantha Young to the blog!  If you haven't had a chance to read any of her books, I highly recommend you do so.  I love the 1st book in her On Dublin Street series, On Dublin Street, and was happy to have the opportunity to ask her some questions about what will happen next! 

Welcome to Hanging With Bells, Samantha.

1. I loved On Dublin Street and was so happy to hear that there would be more books in the series!  Were you surprised by its success and had you planned to have more books in the series?

Thanks so much! Yes, I was absolutely blown away by the response to On Dublin Street. I knew there was scope for more books but it was really the positive response from readers that gave me the confidence to continue the series.

2. What is about your series that makes it different than other contemporary romance series?

I think its setting is a little different. There isn’t a great deal of contemporary romances set in Scotland with modern Scottish heroes. Moreover, so far the series really deals with reluctant heroines with issues rather than the very popular reluctant hero.

3. Down London Road is book 2 in the series.  Tell us a little about it?

Down London Road follows the story of Johanna Walker, a young twenty-something who takes care of her younger brother. Her devotion to her brother affects most aspects of her life, including the men she dates. Concerned with giving her brother more security and a better future than she had, she dates men with money. That is until she meets Cameron MacCabe, a brooding bartender who, after shaky first impressions, takes the time to show Jo that there is so much more to her than even she realizes.

4. Will there be more books in the On Dublin Street series?

I’m working on book three in the series at the moment, due to be published by NAL in January 2014.

5. What are some of your favorite books that you have read and some of your favorite authors?

Ooh, we could be here forever but I’ll try to keep it short. Favorite books include The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter, The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead, Unholy Ghosts (Downside Ghosts) by Stacia Kane, Hopeless by Colleen Hoover, Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins… okay I’ll stop now because I could go and on…

6. Thanks Samantha for stopping by the blog and I’m looking forward to reading more of your books!

Thank you for having me!

New York Times bestselling author Samantha Young is a 27 year old book addict who graduated from the University of Edinburgh.  She lives in Scotland.  Visit her online at:

Johanna Walker is used to taking charge. But she’s about to meet someone who will make her lose control....

It has always been up to Johanna to care for her family, particularly her younger brother, Cole. With an absent father and a useless mother, she’s been making decisions based on what’s best for Cole for as long as she can remember. She even determines what men to date by how much they can provide for her brother and her, not on whatever sparks may—or may not—fly.

But with Cameron MacCabe, the attraction is undeniable. The sexy new bartender at work gives her butterflies every time she looks at him. And for once, Jo is tempted to put her needs first. Cam is just as obsessed with getting to know Jo, but her walls are too solid to let him get close enough to even try.

Then Cam moves into the flat below Jo’s, and their blistering connection becomes impossible to ignore. Especially since Cam is determined to uncover all of Jo’s secrets …even if it means taking apart her defenses piece by piece.

Make sure you check out book 1 in the series On Dublin Street as well!  I'm providing a link to my review here, if you're interested in reading it.  Like I said, I really enjoy Samantha's writing!  Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 

1 comment:

  1. I have the first book on my kindle. I'm going to have to move it up and read it now. :)