With Love Series
by Alexa Randolph
With Love, Ella:
Ella Chambers was a top event planner in New York, about to marry the man of her dreams. Daniel Collins was the quarterback for the Giants, on his way to winning his first ever Super Bowl. Life couldn’t get any better when they both said those three words to each other and planned to spend the rest of their lives together.
Until one perfect day came crashing down around them when they hear the three words no one wants to hear: You have cancer.
Now instead of dresses, flowers, and invitations, they’re dealing with doctors appointments, tests, and tears. Their love and strength will be tested and tortured, but they’ll fight with everything they’ve got to make it through.
Daniel, Ever After:
Daniel and Molly are both lost in their own worlds. They recently lost the most important people in their lives. They are connected in so many ways but are complete strangers. They are barely hanging on, but a drunken encounter sends them over the edge of despair. Can they bring each other out of their misery, or will they continue to push each other away until it’s too late? Find out in the sequel to With Love, Ella, titled Daniel, Ever After.
Ella noticed that Daniel was starting to get fidgety and had a nervous energy. She held his hand and smiled at him. He kissed her hand and held them tight. “Ella, you have always been my best friend and for the past six years, I have been lucky enough to call you the love of my life. We may fight at times, but I know that I could never be without you by my side. Words could never describe how much you mean to me. You are the reason I wake up in the morning and the reason I never want to go to sleep at night. When I think about my future, the only thing that I know for sure is how much I need you in it. You are my everything.” He grabbed a box out of his pocket and got down on one knee. He looked her right in the eyes and said, “Will you do the honor of making me the happiest guy in the world and be my wife?” Ella was shocked. She shouldn’t have been surprised, as this had been a long time coming. But still, she didn’t think it would happen now when her life had just fallen apart. Tears formed in Ella’s eyes. “I…uh…I need a minute.” Ella said before slipping her heels off and taking off down the beach.
Where are you from? Tell us a little about yourself!
I am from Detroit Michigan. I was born and raised there. I am an only child. I am a big fan of traveling and wine. I have Central Pain Syndrome, which is damage to the brain, brain stem and spine. I got it after a mild traumatic brain injury from a car accident. Writing helped me get through some of the hard days. I recently started blogging and podcasting to raise awareness for invisible illness and mental health.
Tell us about your book? How did it get started?
My first book is the story of Ella Chambers and Daniel Collins. They had a fierce love since they were young and it is their journey. As they get engaged, they find out devastating news.
My second book takes place after the first one and it is mainly focused on Daniel Collins.
I just started writing back in 2014 and overtime the story just happened.
How do you create your characters?
I outline all of them and try to make them as real and authentic as I can. The more I know them the more I feel like my readers will like them and relate them.
What inspires and what got you started in writing?
My hobby has always been reading and my favorite genre is romance. The idea of the perfect book couple inspired me to start writing. Also, my family and friends characteristics inspired my characters.
Where do you write? Is there something you need in order to write (music, drinks?)
I typically write at home in my kitchen with coffee and either a show in the background or music. I have written at Starbucks a few times, but I ultimately love the comfort of writing at home.
What would your advice to be for authors or aspiring in regards to writing?
To play around and find what works best for you in regards to writing style. Most likely your first draft won’t be the end game. Just keep writing and practicing and never give up.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Alexa Randolph is the author of Daniel, Ever After, which follows With Love, Ella. “It was so fun to be able to watch my characters grow from my first novel to this one,” Alexa says of her contemporary romance novel. “My heart hurt when theirs did, and I felt like I was a part of their world.” You can always find her typing away at the keyboard, crafting romantic short stories or dreaming up characters and plots. Or you may find her blogging and helping to raise awareness for chronic pain. Not surprisingly, Alexa also loves to read the types of stories she writes and is especially fond of John Greene and romance novelist Nicholas Sparks. Alexa is a 2016 graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Communications; during college she was a regular contributor to the online blog, “The Odyssey.”
With Love, Ella buy link: https://amzn.to/31Rt7tw
Daniel, Ever After buy link: https://amzn.to/2ZjO42G
GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE
Alexa Randolph will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.