Thursday, October 17, 2013

Author Spotlight~ Cheryl McIntyre

Long After by Cheryl McIntyre


For Annie Phillips, there is a right way to do things and everything has a place. College and her flawless GPA are top priority, as is planning her perfect future. Anything less than perfection is unacceptable. So when she meets Loden Guiles, she believes she has finally found her perfect happily-ever-after.

Chase Malloy is funny, loyal, and an all around nice guy. He’s also sloppy, tattooed, and undirected. All Chase wants to do is survive college, hang out with friends, and make music. Knowing his best friend’s step-sister since they were fourteen, Annie and he have always had a love-hate relationship. The last thing Chase expects is to fall for Annie, but he knows he’ll never live up to her idea of the perfect man.

On the outside, Annie and Loden’s relationship appears picture perfect. But behind closed doors, Annie quickly realizes Loden isn’t the man he pretends to be. Every time her not so well laid plans crumble, and Loden proves to be not so Mr. Right, Chase is there to pick her up and brush her off. Will she realize the perfection she’s been searching for has been in front of her all this time?

*Long After is a companion novel to Sometimes Never and Before Now. Many of the same characters appear in Chase and Annie's story. However, it can be read as a stand-alone book.

**This is a new adult novel. Due to harsh language, sexual situations, and violence, this book is recommended for 17+

Our Rating 4- 1/2 Stars!!!

The long anticipated story of Annie and Chase.

And it was worth the wait. Annie was always seen as the Barbie bitch so seeing how things really are from her POV gives you the answers to questions you didn't even know you had.

Chase has always had the good guy persona, but he didn't have his life figured out. You see him finally come together and figure out what he really wants in himself and in life.

Annie's story made me am emotional mess at times, seeing the pain she went through, but didn't allow anyone else to see.

After all the hardships she endures seeing her pick herself back up and put herself back together, with help from Chase. Her growth throughout the book even after everything that she went through was inspirational.

Chase is definitely swoon worthy and his patience with Annie was so sweet. I loved how he knew her well enough not to push her while still pushing her.

Great read I've loved the entire series and although I still have a special spot for Mason, Chase has surpassed him in the book boyfriend arena for me.

Annie got her happily ever after and Chase adores her.

Author Bio:

Cheryl McIntyre is a mother, author, and insomniac, as well as a reader, movie critic, and incredibly bad singer. She’s lived in the same area of Ohio her whole life, though she secretly has dreams of moving somewhere a little warmer—preferably near a beach.

Her life revolves around four things: family, music, books, and really bad scary movies. If she doesn’t have a kid on her hip, an iPod in her hand or a laptop in front of her face, it’s one of those rare moments when she’s actually sleeping.

You can follow her author page on Facebook where she lives part time. On Goodreads—which is like crack for avid readers. Or on Twitter, though it’s rumored she has yet to master the art of tweeting.
1)What do you see in Chase and Annie's future that was not discussed in the book?
Kids. I see Chase wanting a lot of miniature versions of himself running around eventually.
2)What Inspired you to Write this story?
I always try to write about realistic and difficult topics. I actually had a really hard time with this book because it was never meant to be a full novel. I had originally intended it to only be a novella. But as I got going, Chase became very vocal, and Annie’s personality finally came to the surface. From there, Chase and Annie’s story unfolded.
 3)Well it might be a taboo question but I'm wondering if Guy will get a book after Kellin (Mason's brother)? 
 I plan to give Guy a novella after Kellin and Misty’s novel, Always Forever. I think it’s only fair to let Guy finish off the series. He’s been there from the beginning and has continued to be a vital member of their group. In fact, I think Guy is often the glue that holds them together. Besides, I’ve never let taboo subjects stop me before. ;)
4)Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character from your most recent book if it were made into a movie?
Richard Rocco (Long After’s cover model) isn’t an actor YET, but he’s made mention of a movie in the future. So, I would definitely say him. As for Annie, I’ve always envisioned her kind of like Julianna Guill.
5)What is the hardest thing about writing?
The hardest part of writing for me is sorting through all my thoughts and trying to decide what is actually needed on the pages, as well as finding an equal balance of seriousness and humor. I never want to weigh down a story with too many thoughts or darkness.
6)Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?
 Oh, yes. I love to read. My favorite authors would include, but are not limited to Colleen Hoover, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Katja Millay, Tahereh Mafi, and Lisa McMann.
7)For your own reading, do you prefer e-books or traditional paper/hard back books?
I used to be a hardcore traditional book fan because I love to hold the actual book in my hand, smell the ink, and flip the pages. However, I have quickly become addicted to e-books for a couple of reasons. One-clicking and the immediate delivery of e-books are both so convenient. And also because there are so many wonderful self-published books out there that aren’t always available in paperback.

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