[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Juliana! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Juliana Stone] I’m a family first person.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Boys Like You?
[Juliana Stone] Boys Like You is a book about two kids who’ve made some bad choices in their past. It’s about learning to deal with the consequences and owning your own mistakes. It’s also about first love, hot Louisiana summers and accepting forgiveness.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share your favorite scene?
[Juliana Stone] I’ve got several favorite scenes in BLY and they include the swimming hole scene. It’s very ‘hot’ ? I also love the scene between Monroe and her Gram when they take off for a day of shopping in the city. Their relationship is wonderful and I think that scene really shows this well.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What gave you the most trouble with the story?
[Juliana Stone] Truthfully, it was how hot do I make this book. I write adult romance as well and really had to make sure I didn’t cross any lines! I kept telling myself, would I let my 15 year read this?
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What’s one thing you won’t leave home without?
[Juliana Stone] Cell phone.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name three things on your desk right now.
[Juliana Stone] Cell phone. Ipad mini. Coffee mug.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you could trade places with anyone for just one day, who would you be?
[Juliana Stone] Dave Grohl just as he’s about to step on stage in front of thousands. Man, to feel the energy from a rock crowd!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are some books that you enjoyed recently?
[Juliana Stone] I’ve been trying to read a lot and the last five books on my kindle that I enjoyed are:
Bad For You- Abbi Glines
Anna And The French Kiss- Stephanie Perkins
Gone Girl- Gillian Flynn
Paper Towns- John Green
Archer’s Voice- Mia Sheridan
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?
If I hadn’t fallen asleep.
If I hadn’t gotten behind the wheel.
If I hadn’t made a mistake.
One mistake. And everything changes.
For Monroe Blackwell, one small mistake has torn her family apart –leaving her empty and broken. There’s a hole in her heart that nothing can fill –that no one can fill. And a summer in Louisiana with her Grandma isn’t going to change that…
Nathan Everets knows heartache first-hand when a car accident leaves his best friend in a coma. And it’s his fault. He should be the one lying in the hospital. The one who will never play guitar again. He doesn’t deserve forgiveness, and a court-appointed job at the Blackwell B&B isn’t going to change that…
Captivating and hopeful, this achingly poignant novel brings together two lost souls struggling with grief and guilt – looking for acceptance, so they can find forgiveness.