Welcome to the blog tour for Lissa Reed’s newest release, Certainly, Possibly, You! This sweet and sexy F/F romance is just what your heart– and your stomach!– desire.
So keep reading to check out our interview with Lissa and more about this delicious new romance!
Certainly, Possibly, You, by Lissa Reed
Publisher: Interlude Press
Series: Sucre Coeur Series
Release Date: October 6, 2016
Sarita Sengupta is in her last semester of grad school and has finally realized she doesn’t have a career plan, a girlfriend, or a clear outlook on life. She works as a pastry shop’s head decorator, but is otherwise drifting without direction until a friend’s birthday party ends with her waking up in surprise next to Maritza Quiñones, a pretty ballroom dancer whose cheerful charm and laser focus sets Sarita on a path to making all of the choices she’s been avoiding.
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Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Lissa Reed, author of Certainly, Possibly, You.
Hi Lissa, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.
Well hey there! Thanks for being my host today!
I am a writer-by-night, software-tech-by-day sort of gal living in the DFW Metroplex. Certainly is my second book overall and is the second book in a planned three-book series that focuses on the love lives of some of the queer employees of a bakery in Seattle. The main protagonist, Sarita, appeared in my first book as supporting character; this is her love story.
What’s the best line you ever wrote?
I think it would be one from Definitely, Maybe, Yours, because it’s one that’s stuck with me from the earliest drafts.
“He takes a long breath in, all the way down to his toes, and feels as though his dislocated soul has slipped back into place at last.”
Close second, from the same book: “The skin he wears is too tight for everything it has to contain.”
Do you listen to music while writing? If so, what kind?
I used to, but now I just listen to it before I write, to get into the right headspace. It’s always a Spotify playlist I’ve made specifically for the book. So right now, for Certainly, there is a lot of really upbeat pop and Latin rhythm that you might see the ballroom dances choreographed to on So You Think You Can Dance, stuff like Gipsy Kings and Dragonette and Icona Pop and Club des Belugas. But there’s also some sweet and sexy music like by Zella Day, or Disclosure. It’s stuff I curated myself to reflect the mood of the book.
If your book were made into a movie, what actors would you like to see star?
Let me tell you, this is always my favorite question. For Sarita, there is an actress named Amara Karan. Americans would know her from The Darjeeling Limited or from an episode of Doctor Who called The God Complex. She’s Sri Lankan, not Bengali, but she’s got these lovely big, dark eyes and this energy that I love.
Maritza has been Gina Rodriguez from day one. The minute I started thinking of Maritza, there Gina was. She’s so bubbly and secure in herself and it turns out, she can dance, too! I love her so much.
What genres do you write in?
Romance, of course, but specifically contemporary! As much as I love to read historicals – and I do, I do, I soooooo do – when it comes to writing I like to write people today, the everyday lives and loves of people who would live now.
Where and when do you prefer to write?
I prefer to write at coffee shops – such a cliché! But I do like it, because it’s not home and it’s not like, a diner, which I find is difficult to work in because the wait staff is always checking in on you. Coffee shops, they leave you alone for the most part and usually there’s wifi and plentiful electric outlets. I support the locally-owned places when I can, and Starbucks when I am in need of a chai frapp.
Lissa Reed is a novelist in the contemporary LGBTQ+ romance genre. She was born in Lake Charles, LA and during a childhood spent moving around as part of a U.S. Navy family, picked up writing as a hobby and hasn’t much put the pen down since. She blogs frankly about life with depression and anxiety, the writing process, cooking, and her cats.
She lives in the DFW area of Texas with her two cats, an unkempt balcony garden, and an alarming collection of nail polish. Her blog name comes from the fact that she is from Louisiana (and its many, many swamps and bayous) and she really does have a secret past as a sort-of debutante.
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