Patton’s Most Eligible is a sweet romance that readers will enjoy. Our main hero here is Gavin Dimarco and he leads a double life. One as a journalist and the other as a famous mystery author. His life hasn’t been quite easy in the love department and this has caused him to recluse to himself and his dog. When his agent sets him on a show called Most Eligible, Gavin decides to do with one condition that none of the women on the show know who he really is. Just before the show start to air, Gavin meets someone and is quick to call it quits. Unfortunately it’s too late, but it leaves him in quite a pickle. Patton creates fun characters and stories. I really enjoyed reading this and it was a quick read which was made easy by the amazing story line and how it ended (you’ll have to read it). Patton is an author to watch out for and I look forward to her next books! Those who love fun scenarios, great characters, and sweet romance will have to pick up this read.
Gavin Dimarco is a journalist for the Los Angeles Times. As Gavin
Martin, however, he is a successful author of historical mystery
novels. When his agent calls with an opportunity to be the next
reality TV “Bachelor,” he agrees—with one stipulation. None of the
ladies vying for his heart can know his true identity until the end of
the show. Gavin’s past has made him leery of women seeking his
fortune, and that fear has left him alone, with only his dog and his
love of reading as company. When Gavin meets the girl of his dreams
right before Most Eligible airs, he’s ready to abandon the show.
Everyone knows that you can’t find true love in a week on a TV show.
When television’s version of reality meets Gavin’s reality, he has to
make a tough choice—is he still eligible?
About the Author:
Lindsay is the youngest of three, having been born in 1984. She grew
up in New Orleans and now lives in the Lafayette, LA area with her
husband, Chris and their puppy, Fiona.
She has been writing for as long as she can remember, but it wasn’t
until 2010 that she decided to pursue a writing career and finish her
first novel, Most Eligible. Her confidence and drive came from the
most encouraging parents a girl could ask for, a wonderful husband, as
well as some friends who have read the many short stories and other
works she has written over the years.
Where are you from? Tell us a little about yourself!
I am originally from the New Orleans area. I grew up on the Westbank and after high school, I lived on campus at the University of New Orleans. After living in a few different cities in Louisiana, I moved to the Lafayette, Louisiana area where I live with my husband, Chris and our puppy, Fiona.
Let’s see what else. I will be twenty-nine next month, which is a little surreal, but I’m not sure why. I’ve been married since May 5, 2012 and couldn’t be happier. I think that’s really it about me. *laughs*
Tell us about your book? How did it get started?
Gavin is a journalist by day and a private and very successful author by night. He has never made a public appearance using his pen name.
His promotions manager signs him up for a dating reality show, like The Bachelor, called Most Eligible but he says he wants to go as the journalist and not the author. Gavin meets the girl of his dreams right before the show starts and he must decide what he will do.
I actually got started when I was in high school, before dating reality shows were cool. It was totally different and it I would be embarrassed if someone saw that draft now, but I took the general idea and turned it into what we know as Most Eligible.
How do you create your characters?
I usually think of a famous person for the look of the character and base them off of that person. The first thing is that I come up with hair color and eye color and then the other features fall into place. Gavin was fashioned after either Emile Hirsch or a rugged David Tennant (with facial hair) and Aislinn’s look was an Ashley Greene look-alike, with short, pixy-like hair.
What inspires and what got you started in writing?
Initially, with the first edition of Most Eligible, it was my parents who inspired me to write. I saw my mom as, well, my mom. She was a normal person, living a normal life with a husband and having raised three kids and yet, she was an author.
I had always wanted to write something and get it published, and I didn’t understand that it was possible. I began to write and when I finished, I published it.
After getting my rights back, I decided that I would reedit it and then self-publish it. My mom helped me reedit it tremendously and of course, this time around, I had the encouragement from a loving husband to keep me focused.
Where do you write? Is there something you need in order to write (music, drinks?)
I write in my home office on my desktop computer. I also have a laptop that I could use if the occasion arose, but it hasn’t.
All I need is a computer, an idea and a goal. Oh and silence.
How do you get your ideas for writing?
I write what I know. I do a lot of research, but I also try and stick to situations that I know. It was hard for me to write about love before, because even though I witnessed it my whole life with my parents, I didn’t truly know it.
I thought I had, just like everyone thinks before they’ve found their “one,” but I hadn’t truly, until I met my husband. That made the reedits and embellishments a lot easier. Version two is a lot more believable than the first, in my opinion.
What do you like to read?
Oddly enough, I like to read YA books. They don’t necessarily have to be YA romance, but I love reading about characters in that age range. Romance doesn’t hurt, but I like mystery, adventure, angst, pretty much all of it. As an example, right now I’m reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Another type of book I enjoy are books in series and books based on movies (that I’m in to). Another example is that I probably wouldn’t have normally seen The Chronicles of Narnia on my own. It wouldn’t have been a genre I would have considered myself interested in (because I didn’t know how good they’d be, of course). I read the books and because I read the books, I watched the movies.
Get this! I thought Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone would be dumb, until someone let me borrow their book, I read it and had to see the movie. The same applies for The Twilight Series. I have seen so many movies I wouldn’t normally have seen, just because I read the books.
As a matter of fact, I have three Redbox rentals waiting for me and after I’m done reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower, I’m renting the movie.
You can always see what book I’m reading, have read and intent to read on my Goodreads page!
What would your advice to be for authors or aspiring in regards to writing?
Make sure that you set aside at least an hour a day to write. An hour in twenty-four isn’t that much. Another great thing to have is an editor. If you pre-edit before you submit your manuscript, it makes your job a lot easier during the editing process and it makes for a better story, as well.
Anything else you’d like to share?
Here’s how to find me!
Print Version: https://www.createspace.com/4391324
Kindle Ebook: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ED97MBO
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