OK, so I am a HUGE Alyson Noel fan to begin with (CRUEL SUMMER? Hello? Perfection!), but I have been fairly panting to read her latest and what will surely be her greatest, EVERMORE! The premise sounds amazing, and well, it’s Alyson Noel! So enuff said 🙂 When I got a chance to ask Alyson the same questions about glamor and celebrity I always ask, I was tickled magenta. So, without further ado, here’s Alyson Noel and EVERMORE!
Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, Ever can see auras, hear people’s thoughts, and know a person’s entire life story by touch. Going out of her way to avoid human contact and suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen.
Damen Auguste is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy. He’s the only one who can silence the noise and random energy in her head—wielding a magic so intense, it’s as though he can see straight into her soul. As Ever is drawn deeper into his enticing world of secrets and mystery, she’s left with more questions than answers. She has no idea just who he really is—or what he is. The only thing she knows to be true is she’s falling deeply and helplessly in love with him.
Since I am hopelessly fascinated by glamor and celebrity, the books I write tend to be based around such issues–as are my questions for you!
1. What (or who) do you consider to be glamorous and why?
Michelle Obama, because she’s beautiful, smart, savvy, successful in her own right, has amazing daughters, a cool husband, and has overcome quite a lot to get where she is! Oh, and I really love her style—down to earth with an edge!
2. If you weren’t a writer, what other career would you like to attempt?
I would love to take over for Anthony Bourdain and host a few segments of No Reservations while he takes a little vaca. Author, foodie, world traveler—what’s not to love? The guy’s got the best job in the world!
3. What is the one article of clothing in your closet that you can’t bear to part with?
Tie between my beat up Frye boots and torn Seven jeans, which, funnily enough, are often worn together!
4. Who is your fav celebrity?
Hmmm, I’m fickle as hell, but this week it’s Jon Stewart. I love a man that can make me laugh! And he’s smart and cute too!
5. If you could put together a “dream cast” of the big screen version of your book, who would play the leads?
Well, for Damen, a few people have suggested Ben Barnes who played Prince Caspian in Narnia, and when I looked him up I saw that he was suitably dreamy. And for Ever, hmmm, I’m totally stumped. Though I suppose it should be someone, blond, blue eyed, and pale, since that’s how I wrote her! Any suggestions??
6. Britney: Comeback or train wreck?
Comeback. Everyone deserves a second chance. Or even a third!
7. What is your fav glam or exotic location to visit? (Mine’s Paris!)
I love Paris too! I love everything about it! But I also love Marrakech, and it’s really hard to choose between them—so I won’t!
8. Which character in your work do you most relate to and why?
In this particular book, EVERMORE, I’d say Ever. Because even though I’m not currently 16 years old, psychic, or drawn to a mysterious boy, I get how she feels in the world—sort of jolted, misplaced—because that’s how I felt when I was her age.
To read more about Alyson and EVERMORE, visit: alysonnoel.com And pick up your copy of EVERMORE today as it’s in stores NOW!!!!!!!