Friday, October 4, 2013

One Last Dance by Angela Stephens‏

Angela Stephens is the author of the Beautifully Broken series and the soon to be released New Adult novel "One Last Dance". Angela enjoys reading stories about bad boy heroes falling for funny heroines with big hearts.

In her spare time, she can be usually found baking, knitting or curled up with her e-reader at the beach.

“One dance, that’s all I’m asking for.”

Dreams don’t come true. That’s one thing that Sophie Becker knows for certain. Sophie spent the first nineteen years of her life dedicated to her dream of becoming a dancer, but when an injury ends her career as a performer, she struggles to find an anchor.

Now, a few years later, Sophie has tried to move on by opening a dance studio in the heart of Manhattan. She thinks she can hide from her pain, but it’s impossible in the face of daily reminders of the opportunities she has lost.

One night, a mysterious stranger walks into her studio, threatening to tear down the facade she has worked so hard to build up. Henry Medina is the reclusive CEO of Medina Properties and has a troubled past of his own. Henry is cocky, handsome and all he wants is to dance with Sophie.

When a dance becomes more than just a dance, will Sophie be able to handle the intense emotions that he stirs up? Will Henry reignite the passion in Sophie’s heart and heal her soul or will he leave her more broken than she was when he found her?

Q) What inspired you to write this story? 
I found the inspiration for One Last Dance when I passed by a dance studio on my way home from work. Though I have two left feet, (or maybe especially because of this) I wanted to set a story in this world of professional dancers, which seemed like such a cutthroat and competitive field.

Tango itself is also a sensual and beautiful form of dance so I thought it would make an interesting story to have a romance story where dance is a main set-piece. I really want to transport readers into this world with this book and I hope that I’ve accomplished that!

Q) How long did it take you to write? 
It took me about three months to write this full story.

Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
I love being able to create characters that readers can relate to. It was so much fun to come up with Sophie and Henry’s backstory and their issues.

Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing?
That my characters aren’t real! I’m not crazy, I promise, but sometimes I wish that I could just yell at them and tell them that they’re making a big mistake!

Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
Oh wow, I would hate being famous. I’m actually a very private person, I don’t think I’d enjoy it very much.

Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it? 
There is a box of popsicles sitting in the back of my freezer. I think I bought it when we moved into this place a few years ago but I’m not sure. Actually let me go throw it out now….

Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
I’m working on a few different stories at the moment, but I’m keeping a tight lid on them. I want to see how they turn out first before jumping the gun and getting readers excited.

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