The Lucky One
(A Carolina Connections Novel)
Publication date: May 11th 2017
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Romance
When your luck runs out, do you run away—or do you stay and fight?
Let’s get one thing straight. I am not your typical girl. Sure I’ve got all the parts, but I’ve been a stubborn, irreverent tomboy since the womb, as my Irish father would proudly attest. Despite my Irish blood, I’ve had a bit of bad luck here and there—I recently trusted the wrong guy and got derailed in my professional pursuits. But I’ve bounced back. With my shields firmly in place, I thought nothing, or no one, could touch me again. Until he did. And he just might make this tomboy do the girliest thing in the world—fall head over heels in love. Of all the damn luck…
I’m a pretty lucky guy. I have a phenomenal family, a career I love, and I’m building a brand-new life back in my hometown. And, not to be a jerk about it, but I do more than all right with the ladies. Everything’s been going according to plan—like I said, I’m a lucky guy.
That was, until my luck ran out.
Until I met the girl I call “Irish.”
Irony can go kiss my a$$.
The first two chapters of The Lucky One are available for free download on Instafreebie!
Marnie just won the National Indie Excellence Award for Romantic Comedy!
Interview with Sylvie Stewart
AB: What is the first book that made you cry and the first book that made you laugh?
Sylvie: Great question! The first book that made me cry was Where the Red Fern Grows. I still can’t read that book without ugly crying! So many books made me laugh as a kid. Shel Silverstein had a special knack for making my imagination soar while hitting all the right humor spots. As an adult, I was bowled over by memoirs from authors and comedians. They would have me in tears of laughter – Nora Ephron, Bill Bryson, David Foster Wallace, David Sedaris, and of course all the SNL alums!
AB: How did publishing your first books change your process of writing; if at all?
Sylvie: Truthfully, the only thing it did was reveal how little of being an author is about the writing and how much is about the marketing and networking! The response to my books did give me confidence to press forward, though. For that, I’m extremely grateful.
AB: What about romantic comedy appeals the most to you?
Sylvie: I’m somewhat obsessed with this genre, probably to an unhealthy level if you ask my husband. I just adore that romantic comedy has all the positive feels and leaves the darkness and overly dramatic crap behind. It has humor, heat and emotion (of all kinds – even sadness) but it deals with them in a lighthearted way. Romantic comedy is down to earth and leaves you with a smile and a sigh. That’s how I want to feel when I turn the last page.
AB: Is it hard being funny?
Sylvie: Only when I’m in a pissy mood! Then I don’t write; I go through e-mail, pay bills, and complain a lot. Growing up, my brother was the genius, my sister was the homecoming queen, and I was the sharp-tongued comedian. It just turned out that way and hasn’t changed much since. I’ve never been afraid to make an idiot of myself, so there’s that…
AB: What do you love most about the main couple Bailey and Jake in your newest release The Lucky One?
Sylvie: I love that Jake is able to bring a part of Bailey to the surface that she didn’t know was there. He gets her. And Bailey is so brilliantly flawed that I want to smack her and hug her at the same time. They need each other to be their best selves. And there’s an unexpected sweetness to their relationship that even I didn’t anticipate.
AB: What question do wish someone would ask about you or your book, but nobody has? (then answer it :))
Sylvie: Q: Has your dad read your books?
A: He’s threatening to, so I’m currently on the hunt for the largest rock possible to hide under.
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