Thursday, January 10, 2013

Blog Tour: Trouble Won't Wait by Autumn Piper

Today Waves of Fiction is excited to be part of the book tour Trouble Won't Wait by Autumn Piper. Special thanks to Buy the Book Tours for allowing us to be a part of this tour! 
 Waves of Fiction was lucky enough to interview the author Autumn Piper, so be sure to scroll down for an exclusive interview!!
Trouble Won't Wait by Autumn Piper
Published November 5th 2012 by Lyrical Press, Inc.
Purchase Link: Amazon
About the book

Good things may come to those who wait, but trouble waits for no one…

Cheating is a dealbreaker...or so Mandy’s always thought. But when she catches her husband getting some “strange,” she realizes how hard it is to cut and run, or even file papers. She agrees to a month of counseling, which will give her time to grieve the loss of her marriage before she has to tell the world—and the kids. Then she meets Adam, who gives her a hunky--if mysterious--shoulder to cry on, and that thirty-day waiting period seems like an eternity.

Adam has no problem confessing that he’s watched Mandy from his window for months as she runs by his house. If he told her why, though, she’d freak out for sure. He knows they’ve got a future together, if he can think of a way to explain his past. And he’s sure the rat-bastard who cheated on her is putting the moves on her again, but he won’t be the revenge guy. The month-long cooling off period she agreed to is lasting forever, and might just be indefinite, if trouble keeps getting in their way.

My Thoughts
Trouble Won’t Wait is a fast paced, engaging contemporary romance that shares the story of Mandy who is faced with having to end her marriage of thirteen years after discovering her husband Mike was unfaithful. Despite the heavy themes in this book, the author Autumn Piper does a great job of adding some well needed levity to the situation with great dialog and light interactions between the different characters.

In this story, Mandy and Mike commit to one month of marriage counseling to attempt and repair their marriage after “The Indiscretion.” However, that proves difficult when Mandy meets a wonderful and genuine guy and strikes up an immediate attraction with him. Adam definitely plays a huge role in helping her walk away from Mike with little to no attempt at fixing her marriage, but as a reader I found myself rooting for these two characters.

At first, however, I felt that she should have given Mike a fighting chance, but truth be told - infidelity is something I couldn’t forgive, so I can’t sit here and hold a fictional character to higher standards. Albeit a small part of me wishing Mandy would have stayed away from Adam during her one month marriage counseling, I did enjoy her interactions with Adam as he proved to be extremely caring and loving. I was happy to see Mandy didn’t dwell on the “woman scorned” bit, but immediately looked for ways to put her life back together as quickly as possible. She made the right choices for her family, without sacrificing her own happiness, which I was nice to see.

This book discretely forces you to think about things such as betrayal, honesty and commitment on so many different levels, so I appreciated the lengths Piper went to keep her story “open-minded” yet full of depth. In the end I felt there were no hidden agendas, just downright good storytelling. At the end of the novel, Mike sort of won me over despite his cheating ways so I’m looking forward to reading his story to see what life has in store for this character. Good book that was entertaining and quick to read.
3.5 Suns

Author Interview
Welcome to Waves of Fiction Autumn, and thanks for taking the time to answer some of our questions. :)

First, can you share with us what inspired you to get started in writing?
Hi. Thanks for having me. Writing provided a means for escape and was something of a lifesaver for me when I was lonely, homesick…in a pretty rough patch. The first story—like the ones that followed—was a romance, because I needed that happy ending, just like I do when I read.

How is Trouble Won't Wait different from your other books?
This book is written in first person, which allowed me to go very deep into the heroine’s head, and really share her “voice” in a much stronger way.

Where did you come up with the names for your two main characters Mandy and Adam?
The name Mandy just sort of came to me when she introduced herself. Adam, I had to think on a little, but it has such a simplicity and forthright-ness to it, I knew it fit him right away.

What would you say is one of Mandy's character traits you hope your readers will enjoy about her?
She’s fine with acknowledging her flaws, laughing at herself. That, and the relationships with her family members should make readers laugh. But I think readers relate to her uncertainty about her situation and concerns for her family in making the right decision.

Please share with us one of your favorite quotes from Trouble Won't Wait.
Adam and Mandy are discussing his relationship status:

“She was a girl I’d known since we were kids. Our families still bump elbows now and then. She decided she was bored with me and moved on. Now she’s married into a Georgia family with old money. Sugar plantations and all that.”

“Bored with you, huh? What, are you some kinda corpse in bed?” I’m already laughing when his eyes widen and his mouth falls open. “A joke, sheesh. ‘Old money,’ you say? I think you should know, I come from a family of CTMF money.”

He smiles when he asks, “CTMF?”

“Checking the Mail For.”

Finally, can you tell us what current projects you're working on?
My next project is the sequel to Trouble Won’t Wait, in which ex-husband Mike gets his own happily-ever-after. He finds his new love interest at group therapy, so I’m tentatively calling it Trouble, Anonymous.

About the Author
I write contemporary romance and women's fiction/mom-lit. My stories often have a high heat index to match their American southwest settings. Known by my writing buddies as "Angst", I have a penchant for making my characters suffer. My novels may be tributes to the old saying, "No pain, no gain", but my hero and heroine always get the happily-ever-after they so deserve.

I love sunny days, hot bread, the ocean, and that fluttery feeling I get inside at the first spark of a great romance. In between being a wife, mom of two teens, writer, and editor, I like to read, take morning walks, make people laugh (this probably happens when I break into a jog!), garden, and play Jigsaw World on Facebook. (sad but true)

For me, an excellent book has characters you can sympathize with or hate (sometimes both at once), a story you simply must see through to the end, and realistic dialogue. Give me those key elements, and I'll read any genre or time period, any author.

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  1. Arlene,

    Thanks for having me, and thanks for that very nice, thorough review. I'm glad you came to like Mike. Sometimes I worry readers will still be "hatin' on him" in the next book. :)


  2. This story is a real departure from standard romance in that it takes on some tough issues we can all relate to. I enjoyed it very much! Looking forward to Trouble Anonymous. I want Mike to have his HEA too.