Friday, September 8, 2017

Blog Tour: Second Chances Anthology

I am super excited to be part of the Second Chances Blog Tour! I got to attend RWA for the first time this summer, and it was an absolutely blast! Read on for an interview with two of the authors who write YA stories in the anthology, as well as a synopsis of the book!


Tina Ferraro, author of "One Hot Mess"

1.  Describe your story in 3-5 words.

Maddie’s lie backfires.

2. How is your writing process different when writing for an anthology vs for a novel?

The biggest difference is the time I spend planning.  I generally get to know my novel characters pretty well beforehand.  I call it “auditioning,” as I move characters in and out until I find the best balances with other characters and my intended storyline.  But with anthology stories, I start with a general premise, then let the characters evolve on the page, which often leads me to unexpected places.  And to fun!

3. If any of your characters could come to life, which would you most want to meet in real life?

Oh, Hayes-­considering I developed an author-crush on him!  :)

Ariella Moon, author of "Covert Hearts"

1. When did you know you wanted to be a writer?

When I was in the sixth grade, my English teacher, Mrs. Scroggins, made all of her students enter a national essay contest. Months passed after we turned in our essays, and I forgot about the contest. Then one day, my class was called into an assembly. Mrs. Scroggins proudly announced that the contest results were finally in, and the first place winner was in the room. An excited buzz zinged through the students. When she announced my name, I fell off my chair, which was especially embarrassing since I was wearing a dress. But in that horrible exciting moment the thought, I could be a writer, was born.

2. Have you ever had a second chance that you're grateful for?

Although I have never had a second chance at love, I have had a second chance at happiness, for which I am tremendously grateful. I am fortunate in so many ways; I live every day in a state of gratitude. Hopefully, after reading “Covert Hearts” in Second Chances: A Romance Writers of America Collection, readers will fall in love with Sailor and Nate. Because I would love a second (and third!) chance to write about them.

3.  Describe your story in 3-5 words.

Undercover teen discovers unexpected love.s


Do you believe in second chances?

Romance Writers of America brings together seventeen of today's hottest authors in an anthology of never-before-published tales that reveal true love always deserves a happy ending.

Follow New York Times best-selling authors J. Kenner and Christina Lauren back to reader-favorite worlds.

New York Times bestseller Alyssa Day sprinkles djinn magic in her humorous paranormal romance, while Rachel Hauck brings the enchantment of the holidays in her New Year’s Eve contemporary love story.

And Liliana Hart delivers thrills and adventure in her characters’ search for the impossible.

With characters who find love through tough situations, in an elegant 1800s ballroom, with an old friend who shows up when least expected, at a tender age when cliques and homework get in the way of relationships, or after a random encounter in an unlikely setting, Second Chances delivers romance to strike every reader’s fancy.

Plus tales from:
Marilyn Brant
Kerri Carpenter
CiCi Coughlin
Cassandra Dean
Tina Ferraro
Renee Luke
Ariella Moon
Brandi Willis Schreiber
Lizzie Shane
Sharon Sobel
Damon Suede
Tara Wyatt

You Can Find it At:
Barnes and Noble

Tina Author Bio:

Tina Ferraro is the author of numerous novels and novellas, and a two-time RITA finalist for Young Adult Romance.  She can usually be found in front of a keyboard in the Los Angeles home she shares with her husband and their two cats, writing her butt off--or, let's be honest, adding more on.

Ariella Author Bio:

Ariella Moon draws upon her experiences as a shaman to create magical Young Adult fiction. Her series include The Two Realms Trilogy, a medieval fantasy adventure, and The Teen Wytche Saga, a series of sweet contemporary paranormal romances.

Ariella spent her childhood searching for a magical wardrobe that would transport her to Narnia. Extreme math anxiety, and taller students that mistook her for a leaning post, marred her youth. Despite these horrors, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of California at Davis. She lives a nearly normal life doting on her extraordinary daughter, two shamelessly spoiled dogs, and a media-shy dragon.​


  1. Thank you very much for sharing your experience that is awesome to know about and will make me able to learn the best things.
    Ashley Sewell | PhD dissertation

  2. What a fabulous blog, Isabel! It was such a pleasure being your guest along with Tina Ferraro. Thanks for all you do to promote tween and teen books.