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Can you give us a short synopsis of 3volve?
Cristal is trying to work to help raise her brothers after their parents died in an unexpected car crash. However, can someone who once lived on tequila and grilled cheese, raise two teenage boys? Especially since, she’s slowly realizing she’s been in love with her best friend, Charlie.
What inspired you to write this book?
I was in school one semester and the running commentary was always alternative households. Are alternative households good or bad? I did a research paper and from there I wanted to explore the topic more. Many families now aren't strictly two-parent. I take a lot from my community and try to relay that into my stories.
How many hours per day do you spend on writing?
I try to write up to three hours, but at the moment I can barely finish an hour a day.
Name your top five favourite books.
Stardust, Neverwhere, A Wrinkle in Time, House on Mango Street, and Splintered.
What are you working on now?
I'm really excited about my next book! It's going to be The Otherworld Series. Book one is Bringer of Light. It's like a hybrid supernatural-fantasy dystopian series, but a little darker than other YA series.
Kyra Staar, is a seventeen year old working for D.I.E.S. (The Department of Information and Environmentalism for Supernaturals). Her home was destroyed by the Queen Bee years ago, now she has taken over the nation and forced supes into working camps. She killed her parents, and now Kyra is out for revenge. But can she trust the people she works for? Or a mysterious stranger, Zale? Selkie’s aren’t known for their honesty after all. Kyra’s only hope to stop Bee’s reign is an artifact thought lost, but will she be able to handle what she finds?
Author: Josefina Gutierrez
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
From author Josefina Gutierrez, of “The Shadow of Loss”, comes a new New-Adult contemporary love story.
I thought my life began when I graduated high school and moved far, far away—okay three hours away. But I was wrong. My life didn’t start until it almost ended.
I’m Cristal Escobedo, twenty-two years old and a former wild child who favors tequila far too much. But that all changed when life happened, and I ended up being responsible for my younger brothers. To top it all off, I think I’m falling in love with my best friend—dammit.
This is my not-so-happy story of how I grew up and got my shit together. My story isn’t filled with a bunch of pretty analogies or hyperboles. The people are real, the hurt is deep, and the love is complicated. People are flawed in the ways that matter; it’s what makes us human.
Josefina Gutierrez is a Young Adult eBook author, who resides in San Antonio. Josefina writes Young Adult Multicultural, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy literature in her free time when she’s not embarking on adventures with her son and gnomes Fitzgerald and Bartholomew. Her current projects in the works are a Fantasy dystopian series, a Mystery-Thriller eBook, and New-Adult Contemporary Romance.
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