Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Spring Break is here, and that means I am taking a mini-break. I thought it would be fun to take a week to feature some of my favorite authors and readers.
Today's guest is author Nyrae Dawn. I met Nyrae last spring when we bonded over a love of books and book boys! I soon grabbed up her book, What a Boy Wants, and quickly fell in love with her writing and her characters. Nyrae is a fantastic character writer, especially when it comes to the boys who own her heart. Nyrae also writes adult books as Kelley Vitollo, and let me tell you, those books are wonderful.
Who was your first book boyfriend?
ND:  I'm almost embarrassed to say! LOL. BUT...for the sake of honesty, I will. The guy who I first fell head over heels for was Edward Cullen :)
(No shame! I loved Edward hardcore, too!)

Who was your most recent book boyfriend?

ND:  I am in love with Kaidan Rowe from Wendy Higgins Sweet Series. SO hot. I'm also a huge fan of Jamie Fraser from The Outlander and V, Z, and Qhuinn from the Black Dagger Brotherhood. So many boys, so little time ;)
Tell me the most recent book you've fallen in love with.

ND:  Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley. Beautiful language. Also really loved The Disenchantments by Nina Lacour.

What is your favorite book trope? Your least favorite?

ND:  My favorites are friends to lovers or enemies to lovers. I will always be partial to friends to lovers. My husband was one of my best friends before we got together. I don't think I really have a least favorite.

Who's your favorite of the guys you've written? Who's your favorite girl you've written?

ND:  That is so hard because I'm always SO invested in whoever I'm writing at the time. I love them all for different reasons. I think Adrian from FACADE is close to my favorite, if not my favorite. He's very intense and broken. He speaks to my heart. Sebastian from WHAT A BOY WANTS will always hold a special place in my heart because he started this journey for me. As for the girls, probably Kira from FREEING CARTER. I love how...free she is.
I love your gorgeous tattoos. Do you have plans for more?

ND:  Thank you! I do. Who knows how many I will end up with, but I know next I want a quote from the book, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER, "And in that moment I swear, we were infinite". Each of my tattoos MEAN something for me so we'll see what grabs hold of my heart next!
See why I adore Nyrae so much?! A wonderful and great friend.
About Nyrae DawnI am a compulsive reader and writer who loves YA fiction.

I love nothing more than writing about young adults. There is something so fresh and fun about it. You can pretty much always find me with a book in my hand or open document in front of me. I live in Southern California with my husband and two children.

Connect with Nyrae at:
GoodReads | Twitter | Blog  |  Facebook
Books by Nyrae Dawn
What a Boy Wants (What a Boy Wants, #1)What a Boy Needs (What a Boy Wants, #2)Freeing CarterMeasuring UpKarma BitesDizzyThe Hook-Up Doctor's Guide (What a Boy Wants, #0)Charade (Games, #1)Facade (Games, #2)Out of Play
(click on cover for GoodReads page)
Books by Kelley Vitollo
Lucky Break (Shamrock Falls, #1)Luck of the Draw (Shamrock Falls, #2)
Want to win a signed Charade postcard? Just comment to enter! (Open Intl)


  1. Great interview (I love Edward too--no shame), but all the book links are to Out of Play! Just wanted to let you know.

    1. Psst, I'd love a signed CHARADE postcard! Does my astute eye for detail warrant a win? ;)

  2. I love Freeing Carter and Kira was such a kick-ass! :D So strong and brave, I am still hoping for a book 2 *nudges Nyrae* :)))

    Yay Charade postcard! Colt <3

  3. One of these days I will read one of her books! I hear nothing but great things!

  4. Love you Nyrae!!! BDB HOLLA!!! Great interview chicks!

  5. Love the interview! Sebastian will always hold a special place in my hard to.

  6. Awesome interview. This author has soooo many books :)

  7. Z is my fav. "bother"!! I still need to read Nyrae's books. I'm sure I will love them, because all I hear are great things from you! Thanks for the interview, Andrea and Nyrae!!

  8. Great interview! I love Nyrae's answer about her tattoos! Mine mean something to me also!!

  9. Fantastic interview!! I totally loved Edward too, so I don't judge!! I really need to read her books. I have a bunch, I just haven't gotten to them yet.

  10. Nyrae is awesome! I'm dying to read Facade. I can't wait for Adrian's story.

    I loved Edward too. I think he gets a bad wrap...sure he's a little stalkerish but he's a vampire! He's got nothing but time to fill lol

  11. Nyrae is one of my favorites! Love her books! What a Boy Wants started it all and I've been a fan ever since. If she writes it, I'm buying it! :-)

    Great interview! Z!! Love him too! I would never judge about Edward :-)

  12. Nyrae is SUCH a sweetheart! I met her at BAE! Completely adorable an so talented!

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  13. Sebastian was aweome! Loved Jaiden and Colt too but I am so looking forward to Adrian’s book! Edward Cullen…ha-ha! He wasn’t my first book crush but I was crushing on him pretty hard. I still have to read one of her adult books. Great post, I love author interviews!

  14. I love Nyrae! Her books are amazing! I haven't read all of them yet though :( I still have to buy some of them.

    I also loved Graffiti Moon! It's just as beautiful as Nyrae's books <3

  15. LOVE her boyfriend choices!!!

  16. Wonderful interview! I loved Edward too! ;) I love "so many boys, so little time." *sigh* So true!

  17. I read What a Boy Wants and loved it! I really need to get busy and read her other books too!
    She mentioned lots of my favorites so it looks like we have a lot in common!

  18. I know there's a lot of Twilight hate out there, but those books will always hold a special place for me. Harry Potter got me back into reading, but Twilight opened the YA door for me. I will forever be grateful to both!

  19. they look like really exciting books.i bet i'd read them within a day!

  20. Great interview, I didnt know Nyrae has so many books.

  21. I've read almost all her books! Love the interview! Wish I could meet her one day! =]


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