We’re thrilled to have here today Laney Montgomery from Libby Floyd’s new Fiction/Romance, Sparkelicious. Laney is a 40-something fashion designer living in Los Angeles, California.
It is a pleasure to have her with us today at Beyond the Books!
Thank you so for this interview, Laney. Now that the book has been written, do you feel you were fairly portrayed or would you like to set anything straight with your readers?
No, I think that Libby portrayed me accurately.
Do you feel the author did a good job colorizing your personality? If not, how would you like to have been portrayed differently?
I think that Libby described me beautifully.
What do you believe is your strongest trait?
I am very loyal and trustworthy.
I’m probably a little too trustworthy.
If you could choose someone in the television or movie industry to play your part if your book was made into a movie, who would that be (and you can’t say yourself!)?
Rachel McAdams, but she’d have to work on perfecting a soft Southern accent, since she’s from Canada but I think she could pull it off!
Do you have a love interest in the book?
Yes, my love interest is Matt Rigby, the bartender at The Lazy Goat.
At what point of the book did you start getting nervous about the way it was going to turn out?
When my sister, Bridgett told me that she saw Matt kissing another woman. I thought he had cheated on me. I never wanted to see him again.
If you could trade places with one of the other characters in the book, which character would you really not want to be and why?
I wouldn’t want to be like Bridgett because she never takes responsibility for her actions, she plays the victim and doesn’t really know what she wants in life.
How do you feel about the ending of the book without giving too much away?
It’s the perfect Hollywood ending!
What words of wisdom would you give your author if she decided to write another book with you in it?
I liked Libby’s honesty. I’d encourage her to write from the heart again.
Thank you for this interview, Laney. Will we be seeing more of you in the future?
I hear that Libby is getting requests for a sequel, so you’ll have to stay tuned!
Libby Floyd has been a national on-air television personality for over 15 years with appearances on ShopNBC, Shop-At-Home and The Food Network. She was the youngest ever nominee for the prestigious position of Poet Laureate of South Carolina following the release of her poetry book A Winning Heart. Libby is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and was a contestant in the Miss America and Miss USA programs.
Her latest book is the contemporary romance, Sparkelicious.
Visit Libby on the web at www.LibbyFloyd.com.
Connect with her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/libbyfloyd.
Friend her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/libby.floyd.31.
Pick up your copy of the deliciously wicked Sparkelicious at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Sparkelicious-Libby-Floyd/dp/0985847638/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1345126752&sr=1-2.
Purchase your copy of Sparkelicious at Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/sparkelicious?keyword=sparkelicious&store=ebook.
Laney Montgomery is living the dream – a successful L.A. fashion designer, a fabulous home in the Hollywood Hills and happily married to an English film director. But on a trip back home to South Carolina, she finds herself in the middle of a family crisis, which she’s determined to fix. However, the affections of a handsome, younger man creates havoc in her personal life. With her marriage in serious trouble back in California, Laney is faced with losing it all but maybe that’s the only way for her to find true happiness.