BOOK BLITZ + Q&A + GIVEAWAY for Don't Make Me Beautiful
Don’t Make Me Beautiful by Elle Casey
Publication date: September 9th 2013
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense
A message from Elle about Don’t Make Me Beautiful:
A really long time ago, I read an article in a newspaper or a magazine (I haven’t been able to locate the original) about a woman who was so badly beaten over a long period of time, she couldn’t leave her house.
I thought about that woman a lot over the years and about what her thoughts might have been, her fears, her reality … and this book was my attempt to both exorcise those thoughts from my brain and also shed some light on a subject —domestic violence— that I feel should never be left in darkness. (October is Domestic Violence Awareness month.)
**This story was inspired by true events. If you liked the movie “Sleeping With the Enemy”, then you might like this story too. CONTENT WARNING: Violence, foul language, and adult situations. Not meant for younger readers.**
A ROMANTIC SUSPENSE NOVEL.
No one knew a woman lived there or that she even existed. A monster, living in darkness…
At twenty-two, Nicole doesn’t even look human anymore. The beast made sure of that. So she hides. A monster, consigned to a life of fear and solitude. This is all she deserves, she is quite sure of that.
And then one day out of the blue, the autographed baseball caught by Brian Jensen at the latest Marlins game enters her prison and manages to turn her world completely upside down.
Temptation comes in the form of pity at first, and then perhaps something more. Does she dare to believe the things she’s told, that this is not the life she was meant to live? That being a monster is not her forever-fate? And will she be willing to risk everything, to reach out and accept the helping hands around her and share her deepest, darkest secrets? She knows only too well that hands can hurt. Finding out whether they can also heal is a risky proposition, especially when the beast is still out there. Looking for her.
The author Elle Casy has graciously answered some questions that you may or may not have want to ask her.
So here are some answers to your (maybe) questions.
Q. Which of your books are you most proud of and why?
A. I’m proud of every single one! They all take a piece of me to put together and they all pull fromy life or my history in one way or another. I don’t have any favorites.
Q. Where does your inspiration come from?
A. Life. My past. My future. Things I see on the street or dream about. Sometimes weird stories on Yahoo.com too.
Q. Best and worst thing about being an author (and why).
A. Best: having readers tell me they love my work and it’s changed their lives in a good way; Worst: having people spend a whole lot of time and energy discussing why and how much
I suck at writing.
Q. How did you choose the genre you write in?
A. I write in every single genre that interests me as a reader, so right now that includes romance, paranormal, fantasy, science fiction, action/adventure, thriller, suspense … I might even try mystery one of these days (I’ve been binging on Castle re-runs).
Q. What's the strangest question you've ever been asked about your books?
A. I’ve had people ask me why I don’t make all my books free. I guess they don’t realize it’s how I make my living.
LOL, that last question was probably one I asked.
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Elle Casey is a prolific, NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling American writer who lives in Southern France with her husband, three kids, and several furry friends. She writes in several genres and publishes an average of one full-length novel per month.