Welcome to the blog tour for Bound to You by Alyssa Brandon! I absolutely LOVED this debut novel, and I hope you will too. Check out my interview with the author, and enter the giveaway!
Alyssa S.: Hi Alyssa! I love your name. ;) Welcome to The Eater of Books! I’ll start with cover talk! What was your reaction to seeing the cover of Bound to You?
Alyssa B.: Hi! I like your name too :D As for the cover, I was really happy when it won the cover voting. It’s simple yet super pretty and works really great with the story.
Alyssa S.: Pitch the book to readers! For fans of ____; if you liked____ try the Bound to You; ____ meets ____, etc.
Alyssa B.: Oh no, I’m terrible at these. Possibly “the NA/YA version of the Black Dagger Brotherhood (J.R. Ward) only with werewolves instead of vampires”? Or for everyone that loved urban fantasy books as a teen and now have grown up a little and want something a little more adult?
Alyssa S.: You did great! I love J.R. Ward. What are some books/movies/plays that influenced Bound to You?
Alyssa B.: The idea of normal werewolves, werewolf warriors + an evil race for them to fight (so basically the world) was mostly inspired by a number of vampire books. But while I really like vampires, one of my all time favorite book series is Mercy Thompson, which heavily features shapeshifters and werewolves and I think that’s why I decided to go with werewolves instead of vampires.
Alyssa S.: Do you have a favorite deleted/cut scene from Bound to You that you can share or describe to us (as spoiler-free as possible!)?
Alyssa B.: In the original draft one of the members of the pack died and there was a werewolf funeral. I really liked writing it, because it showcased how different werewolf society was and it was pretty emotional for all the characters.
Alyssa S.: Who was your favorite character to write?
Alyssa B.: Lucy is my favorite, or possibly Markus. Both of them have a lot of backstory I loved teasing in their scenes.
Alyssa S.: What is one message that you’d like readers to take away from this book?
Alyssa B.: Don’t give up on what you want. Also communication is important.
Alyssa S.: I love that. Can you tell us anything about your next project(s)? Anything related to Bound to You?
Alyssa B.: It’s still early days, but my next project is an alternate history. On the side I’m also working on a possible sequel for Bound To You.
Alyssa S.: YAY SEQUEL. Thank you so much for joining me today, Alyssa! Best of luck with future publications!
About the Book:
Bound to You by Alyssa Brandon
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Publication Date: April 10, 2018
Summary (from Goodreads):
A teen werewolf finally meets her destined soulmate only to discover that he's not quite what she expected in this steamy debut romance.
She's met her mate . . . and he's met his match.
Megan Ross has been waiting her whole life for her mate to come and sweep her off her feet. But the wolf she meets on the beach is NOT the sweet gentle boy she's been dreaming of. Instead, he's a warrior, one whose suffering has led him to lock his heart away in a prison as cold and hard as a diamond, who fights to resist the bond and their deep sexual attraction.
Far from home, with a soulmate who is still a stranger, Megan learns that the path to true love isn't quite as straight and easy as she thought . . .
About the Author:
Alyssa Brandon is a recent college graduate from Sweden who enjoys reading, doing yoga, puzzles, and, of course, writing. Bound to You is her debut novel.
Prize: Paperback copy of Bound to You