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Series- Pointe Hope Series Book # 1
Expected Publication Date- August 31, 2013
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Mylie Mier's life is overshadowed by tragedy and heartbreak.
She refuses to settle for Mr. Right Now and is holding out for her happily ever after. Then she meets Damien James.
Arriving in Pointe Hope was the pinnacle of Damien James' success.
He finally had everything he worked so hard for and life is going as planned--until he catches a predator attempting to defile a helpless victim. Mylie enters his life with the all the subtleness of a freight train.
Their connection is instantaneous but Damien is jaded and refuses to acknowledge his attraction. Though mesmerized, Mylie quickly realizes that her savior is a pretentious jerk. They fight their obvious connection, and Damien inadvertently pushes Mylie right into the arms of a sociopath.
Will Mylie live to see her happily ever after or will Damien's callousness force her to be destined to a life that is wrecked?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
H.P. Landry is the author of the Pointe Hope Series: the gripping New Adult Romance series that allows you to experience tragedy and heartbreak as it follows the small town and their troubling lives in finding love.
H.P. Landry on her off time is the Family Director of her own version of a chaotic Brady-like family with her two children, and her partner’s two children. She began writing at a very young age that turned into obsession as an adult. The creative writer has been inspired by family and friends to write her compelling stories.
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My Name is H.P. Landry. I was born in Southern California in Los Angeles County. I currently live in Phoenix, AZ.
Did you always want to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?
I have always enjoyed writing short stories and poetry but never thought I had the talent to write an actual novel. I always wanted to be a screen writer for films and went to school for film and video production.
When did you first consider yourself as a "writer"?
I would have to say that was shortly after the passing of my oldest brother when I wrote paranormal romance novella to grieve the loss.
Did it take a long time to get your first book published?
I would have to say that it did take me a lot longer (Seven Months) than my author friends but with the distractions of running my business and being a mother of an active nine year old daughter and a very hyper three year old son, it took me a lot longer than that I expected.
Do you work another job as well as your writing work?
I actually run my own business as graphic web designer where I make book covers and websites for authors.
What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarise it in less than 20 words what would you say?
Wrecked is the name of my book and it is the first of the Pointe Hope Series. To describe it in twenty words or less I would have to say: A Twisted Romance that is a tragic heart pounding romance with suspense that will your mind completely shocked.
Who is your publisher? or do you self publish?
I self published
Do you have a "lucky charm" or "lucky routine" you follow when waiting for your book to be accepted by a publisher?
I would have to say that my lucky charm is my brother’s fingerprint charm and the routine would be going to church to say thank you to the Lord.
How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?
It takes me between 6 months to 9 Months.
Which of your books were easier/harder to write than the others?
Wrecked was a lot harder to write because my characters really came to life and all wanted their own stories to be told.
What can we expect from you in the future? ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?
I am currently working Pointe Hope Book Two and will be publishing my Paranormal Romance under my name L.P. Hidalgo in December.
Do you have plans for a new book? Is this book part of a series?
I am writing a Paranormal Romance Called Fallen Glen a new series about Fae, and the second book for Pointe Hope Series, as well as the second of the Children of God’s Series.
What genre would you place your books into?
New Adult Twisted Romance and New Adult Paranormal Romance.
What made you decide to write that genre of book?
I decided to write a twisted romance because I believe the greatest romances are the ones that have struggles and realism. Where the heroine makes mistakes and sometimes you fall in love with the wrong guy.
Do you have a favourite out of the books you have written? If so why is it your favourite?
God’s Warriors is my favorite because it was such an emotional time for me to write it but also because it allows my creative side meet my deepest hopes.
Do you have a favourite character from your books? and why are they your favourite?
My favorite character is a serious toss up. Attractive wise, Damien and Sebastian (New Character for a future book) really have the personality and looks for me. For the gals its between Malory Westerling (Mylie’s best friend and a new character I am writing Ash (Ashlynn Danae Davenport) in book two.
If you had to choose to be one of your characters in your book/books which would you be? and why?
I would have to say Ash because she is not your typical young woman. She is strong physically because she is a fighter, sarcastic, funny, and learns how to be fearless.
How long have you been writing?, and who or what inspired you to write?
I started writing from the age of seven when I would write short books for my mom but was given praise in seventh grade for my poetry and short stories; however, what really pushed me to publish was my mentor Rhonda R. Dennis who read the snippet of Wrecked and insisted that I finished.
Where do you get your book plot ideas from?What/Who is your inspiration?
A lot of the stories come to me while I am driving or in my dreams.
Do you have a certain routine you have for writing? ie You listen to music, sit in a certain chair?
I write in my bed where there is an actual dent where i actually sit and I listen to music like Lana Del Rey, Mumford & Sons, or Band of Horses.
Do you have anybody read your books and give you reviews before you officially release them?ie. Your partner, children, friends, reviewers you know?
I have been fortunate to be surrounded by amazing friends and beta readers. Rhonda Dennis, Ruthi Kight, C.L. Foster, Heather Andrews, Diana Guerra Lopez, Lisa Ammari, Fred Lebaron, Victoria Bright, Tiffany Tillman, and Sarah Ashley Stevenson.
Do you gift books to readers to do reviews?
I do flash giveaways on my facebook page randomly but also like to do extensive book giveaways with other authors.
Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?
Absolutely. I appreciate every review positive or negative because it helps me as a writer. I also like when a person feels comfortable enough to seek me out and talk to me about the book.
What was the toughest/best review you have ever had?
Fortunately, I have not had a bad review YET… but its not to say that it won’t happen.
Would you ever ask a reviewer to change their review if it was not all positive about your book/books?
Honestly, I wouldn’t. The fact is we all have different tastes in books. As long as they are tactful and actually provide advice on what could be better for future books then I am all for it.
How do you come up with the Title and Cover Designs for your book/books?Who designed the Cover of your books?
I am graphic artist, so when I work with clients, I actually love to read the book to get an understanding of the book but I also sit down and speak with the author to get their vision for their cover. For my covers, I know the passion and mild hate Mylie and Damien had for each other so I wanted to deliver Angry Passionate cover but also convey the tragedy of Mylie’s past.
Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?
I write the book first before choosing a Title. The story can change so often, so it wouldn’t work for me to have a title first.
How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?
The names are actually based off my friends but sometimes I like names that are unique.
Are character names and place names decided after there creation? or do you pick a character/place name and then invent them?
I create the characters and the location first then build the story.
Do you decide on character traits (ie shy, quiet, tomboy girl) before writing the whole book or as you go along?
I outline my characters personalities before writing.
Do you basic plot/plan for your book, before you actually begin writing it out? Or do you let the writing flow and see where it takes the story?
It is a mixture of the two. I know the characters and their personalities but I let the story flow.
How do you market/promote your books?
Firm believer in word of mouth marketing and teasers. I also like doing fun marketing like scavenger hunts.
What do you think makes a book a really good/bestseller ?
Ultimately, I believe a good book becomes a top seller because of marketing, word of mouth, and dedication of delivering a well written book by hiring the editors needed.
Have you ever suffered from a "writer's block"? What did you do to get past the "block"?
Yes I have. I usually just let the book sit on the back burner for a bit until I find my inspiration again.
What do you do to unwind and relax?Do you have a hobby?
I love to read to unwind and to relax I like to listen to music. My hobby is doing digital art.
Have you ever based characters on people you know or based events on things that have happened to you?
Not really. I use friends names and occasionally the idea comes from personal experience.
Are there any hidden messages or morals contained in your books? (Morals as in like Aesops Fables type of "The moral of this story is..")
The Moral of the Stories: Through the darkest of times, there is always hope and light at the end of every path.
Is there a certain Author that influenced you in writing?
I believe my influences came from various points, Rhonda R. Dennis, Michelle Leighton, Abbi Glines, Colleen Hoover, and Samantha Young.
Which format of book do you prefer, ebook,hardback, or paperback?
I prefer E-Books because it allows readers an affordable way to read a book.
What is your favourite book and Why? Have you read it more than once?
My favorite book is Go Ask Alice. I have read it various times growing up since I was twelve years old.
Do you think books transfer to movies well? Which is you favourite/worst book to movie transfer?
As a film major, I have to say that the books I have loved have been ruined in film but still support the vision of the writer and director. My favorite Book Film adaption is Forrest Gump.
What are you currently reading? Are you enjoying it? What format is it?(ebook, hardback or paperback)
I am currently reading Quinn Loftis’ Sacrifice of Love Book Seven of the Grey Wolves Series
Do you think ebooks will ever totally replace printed books?
Absolutely not. I love the smell of books. Sounds weird but it just brings comfort.
Do you think children at schools these days are encouraged enough to read? and/or do Imaginative writing?
I believe kids are often distracted by technology allowing them not be as creative as others. However, I always encourage my daughter to read and write her own stories.
Did you read a lot at school and write lots of stories or is being a writer something newer in your life?
I occasionally read growing up but I didn’t start reading until I was around twenty-one years old.
Did you have a favourite author as a child?
My favorite author has always been Shel Silverstien
Do you have a treasured book from your childhood? If yes, what is it?
Where the sidewalk ends.
Do you have a favourite genre of book?
I love Romantic Suspense Novels.
Is there a book you know you will never read? Or one you tried to read but just couldn't finish?
Sadly yes there was a book I couldn’t finish reading and that was ‘The Host’ by Stephenie Meyer.
Are there any New Authors you are interested in for us to watch out for? and Why should we watch out for them?
S. Ashley Stevenson, Melissa Simmons. Both write beautifully.
Is there anything in your book/books you would change now if you could and what would it be?
If I could change one thing, I think I would have emphasized time.
What do you think about book trailers?
I think they are great and fun way for people to get excited about books.
What piece of advice would you give to a new writer?
Never Give-up. Reach out to the authors and ask for advice. They are very supportive in my experience.
Do you or would you ever use a pen name?
Yes I use a pen name for branding purposes but not to hide my identity.
If you could invite three favourite writers to dinner, who would you invite and enjoy chatting with?
Michelle Leighton, Rhonda Dennis, and Marie Coulson.
Where can readers follow you?
Your Blog Details?
http://www.hplandrybooks.com (Under Construction)
Your Facebook page?
Your Goodreads Author page?