Aww, Hell No!
Fifteen year-old Megan Barnett and her single mom, Suze, have a special relationship—they are friends, close friends, who do almost everything together.
“But come on, guys, she’s my mother… Can I really tell her that while we’re snuggled up on the sofa watching Spider Man Three, I’m secretly undressing James Franco with my eyes? Of course not…”
The special bond takes a turn for the worse when Suze decides to start dating again. She hasn’t had a man in her life since Megan’s father left ten years ago.
Enter two mysterious young men, Megan’s new classmate, sinfully attractive bad boy, Guy Matson, and the dangerously handsome art dealer, Armando. Before long Megan and Suze both wind up in steamy relationships. But neither of the handsome guys is quite what he seems. In fact, one of them is Satan, with his sights set on a new bride. Megan has precious little time to figure out how to stop him. If she doesn’t, either Megan or Suze are quite literally going to HELL.
Boyfriend From Hell is the first book in the Falling Angels Saga from the author of the gruesomely hilarious, Never Slow Dance With A Zombie
Boyfriend from Hell is about the devil, a more unique choice than the popular zombie-vampire-werewolves we see today. I read on your website that it was this idea was inspired by You Tube video. Can you tell us a little more on how that inspired you?
When I finished writing Never Slow Dance With A Zombie I was looking for something new to write about and I didn’t want to write about vampires. I chose zombies because there weren’t any zombie novels around. This was in 2007. I had no idea the zombie wave was beginning. I was on YouTube one evening, clicking around and entertaining myself, when I clicked on the video for Lucy, Daughter of The Devil. That was my aha moment. I thought Satan would be a perfect paranormal subject. A short time later I came up with the title, Boyfriend From Hell, and then the pieces started falling into place.
What was your reaction to the cover when you first saw it? Did you have a say in what it would look like and was it what you had imagined?
That’s a great question. Boyfriend from Hell is the first time I’ve been allowed to be involved in the choice of covers. My publisher sent about twelve design ideas. The first time I saw the current cover I liked it. But I wanted something darker and with photographs—more like the norm for today. We narrowed it down to three covers, two with photos and the current one. Here’s a prototype of one of the covers I liked:
I held a cover contest on my blog and three others. We piled up over 100 votes. The current cover was the overwhelming favorite. It wasn’t even close. I told my fans they could choose the cover. Even though the current cover wasn’t my favorite at the time, I couldn’t go back on my word. Now I love the cover. My fans made a good choice. It makes my little book stand out in a crowd. I like that.
If you could give Megan one piece of advice, what would it be?
Megan grows up a lot during the book. She is annoying and self-centered when the book begins. I like creating flawed characters, and Megan definitely had her warts. My advice to her in the beginning would be: you need to consider the feelings of others. Of course, for a lot of young people, this is easier said than done. LOL.
If Boyfriend from Hell was made into a movie, what actors would you choose to play your characters?
If I was lucky enough for BFFH to become a movie, I’d like Lucy Hale from Pretty Little Liars to play Meagan; Gail O’Grady, the awesome mom on Hellcats, to play Suze; Taylor Lautner would be an excellent Bad boy as Guy; and Gilles Marini from Brothers & Sisters to play Armando. If you don’t know Gilles, he plays Rachel Griffiths new husband on the show. He’s French and not Spanish, but he’s handsome as hell, so I don’t think the audience would care. LOL.
What is the scariest book you've ever read? Scariest movie you've seen?
There are two books that scared the bejesus out of me. The Exorcist and The Shining. When I read the Exorcist, my family was away and I was in the house alone. I couldn’t go to sleep until I knew that thing was dead. LOL. As for movies, this one probably won’t seem scary to you, but the original Invasion of The Body Snatchers. My brother and I saw it on late night TV. I don’t know why it scared me so much, but it did. I kept the lights on for a month, and I kept looking under my bed for a pod.
I had fun answering the questions. Thank you so much for having me. The first four chapters (pdf) of Boyfriend From Hell are available for free on my website. Readers can go to http://evanlowe.com/ and click on the Boyfriend From Hell Sample link to get it. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Peace.
Thanks so much for the awesome responses! I didn't get a chance to read or review Boyfriend from Hell for the tour, but I look forward to reading it in the future!
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