Have you ever wondered what might have been?Gemma Dawson is at the airport, staring at two plane tickets to two different cities. Two different weddings. Two possible futures. She’s at a crossroads.Be maid of honor at her best friend’s wedding or crash her ex’s?Gemma’s decision, unknown to her, hinges on a delayed flight and a chance meeting. Now her life is about to go down two parallel tracks—will Gemma fly toward a life with her first love or a future with a man she’s not even met yet?
Love Connection is a feel good Romantic Comedy about one woman, life’s infinite possibilities, and the destiny that lies beyond two different choices.
How long did this book take you to write?
I had to go back to the first Love Connection Word file and check the date to answer accurately. It is dated December 4, 2015. I finished with various rounds of self-editing in late June. Overall, it took seven months to write and another two to work with professional editors.
Tell us about your book.
Love Connection is a Romantic Comedy with two parallel story lines, Sliding Doors style. Gemma, my protagonist, is at the airport waiting for a connecting flight and she has to decide if she wants to crash her ex-boyfriend’s wedding or be made of honor for her best friend. The separation of plots takes place when a flight arrives on time as opposed to be delayed and Gemma meets someone at the airport who unknowingly changes her mind on what to do. I thought it would be fun to explore where two opposite decisions would bring Gemma in her life.
What was your favorite part to write and why?
The best part for me was to write each chapter in two ways, one for each of the two parallel universes. Each moment in the story is split in two, and I was so fascinated by how Gemma’s life, her emotions at certain stages of the story, could be so different. It was a joy and a surprise to write an alternate realities story.
If this book is part of a series, tell us a little about it?
Yes. Love Connection is the first book in a series of interconnected standalone novels where supporting characters in one book become protagonists in the next. I’m already writing the sequel to Love Connection. By the end of the book, one character I utterly loved was left to live unhappily ever after, and I couldn’t stand it. Hence the idea of carrying on with their story.
What was your favorite subjects in school?
History. So it’s funny I ended up studying engineering in college. I chose from a practical viewpoint. I reasoned that “Indiana Jones” sounded great in theory, but was a hard reality. History is still a passion of mine, the times form the Roman Empire up to the late Middle Ages and later centuries up until World War II thrill me. Historical Fiction is one of my favorite genres too.
The only period I’m not a fan of is the Sixties or the Cold War. In fact whenever there’s a series starting in the early Twentieth Century and developing up to the post war times, I always struggle with the final book (I have a couple of those only half read that I’m not sure I’ll ever finish).
What book are you reading now?
Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas, the fifth book in the Throne of Glass series. I discovered this series and author only this year (thank you Goodreads). I started with book one in May and devoured the first four books. I was so happy the fifth one was about to be released this year. My favorite book in the series so far, is book three. Fantasy is another favorite genre, both urban and historical.
Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Besides working on the sequel for Love Connection, I’m also writing a sequel for my new adult college romance Let’s Be Just Friends. The series has a friends-to-lovers theme, where I explore different situations of a boy and a girl being best friends and crossing over to being in love.
I’m a cat person. My entire family is. Unfortunately, I’ve been moving a lot lately and didn’t feel stable enough to adopt a kitten. Cats love their environment and don’t like to be moved.
I compensate by feeding the neighborhood squirrels. I’ve taught them to climb on my patio and even put a little squirrel house there if they feel like spending the night.
When you read, do you prefer ebooks or traditional paper/hard back books?
I prefer e-readers, I find them so much more comfortable to use. They weigh less, especially when I engage with a fantasy tome. It’s always a front page, I don’t have to shift position, readjust, or battle with the spine ever. I can switch books as my mood changes. I can carry tons of books around. It’s been love at first use.
Do you have a trailer or do you intend to create one for your own book/s?
I created a book trailer for my first two Romcoms. I’ve started working on a trailer for Love Connection, but it isn’t ready yet.
Here are the links to my two book trailers:
I Wish for You
A Sudden Crush
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Camilla-Isley/e/B010NYBZJM
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