Day number THREE of NA Stars week and we have another big one for you! (If you missed the posts with Jennifer Echols and Monica Murphy just scroll down ;D)

Author Abbi Glines is here to discuss the wonderful category of new adult of course! And she's graciously offered signed copies of her New York Times Bestseller Fallen Too Far and a copy of her wonderful novel The Vincent Boys!

I met Abbi last year at a Chicago indie signing and she is such a strong supporter of all-things NA!

Now, for the interview!

How did you personally get into NA?
 
My first book was Breathe. It is about a 17-year-old girl and a 19- year-old rock star. It fit neatly in the lines of YA. However, there is a guy in Breathewho is 20-- Marcus Hardy. He became a favorite. So when I decided to give him a story I knew it would have to be for a college age crowd. It wouldn't be sweet and clean like Breathe because that isn't exactly believable. I ventured into the world of sexy NA with Marcus's story, Because of Low.

Why did you choose to write about college-aged protagonists?

After writing Because of Low, I realized I liked it so much more! I enjoyed writing sexy scenes and deeper issues that come with age. Not to mention college is a fun time in your life. As you get older you don't look back to your high school years as fondly as you do your college years. There are lifetime friendships formed there. The love of your life is often found there. It's a great time.

Why did you choose to self-publish your books? 

I published Breathe through a small indie publisher. After doing that, I learned to reach out to readers and market my book on my own. So, when the idea for The Vincent Boys came to me I knew it would be pushing the envelope with the YA guidelines even though they are seniors in high school. The sexy scenes in The Vincent Boys would be hard to get a publisher interested in... or so I thought. I chose to self publish it and after its success decided that was the route I wanted to go. 

Things did change once Simon & Schuster came into the picture. I wanted to see my books on book store shelves. Plus, I really liked what S&S had to offer. They're a great publisher with proven excellence. 

I do still self publish. My newest book is a self published book, Fallen Too Far. Although many of my other titles are USA TODAY bestsellers. Fallen Too Far is my first New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. I believe that in this day and age that a writer can be both traditional and indie.

Abbi and I at the TFEiC Signing in Chicago
You write mostly contemporary new adult. What made you decide to write in this genre of NA?

I love contemporary. I'm not a big paranormal fan even though I have a paranormal series. Contemporary comes to me easily. I have stories in my head all the time battling to get out first.


Thanks so much for stopping by NA Alley Abbi!



About the Author:


Books published by Abbi include The Vincent Boys and the USA TODAY bestseller The Vincent Brothers, Breathe, Because of Low, the USA TODAY bestsellers While It Lasts and Just For Now, The Existence Trilogy that includes the USA Today Bestseller Ceaseless, andThe New York Times bestseller and Wall Street Journal bestseller Fallen Too Far. Currently she is working on Never Too Far, the sequel to Fallen too Far.

When Abbi isn’t locked away in her office typing away she is hauling her kids to and from their many social activities. You could say her second job is the Glines Kids personal chauffeur. It’s a rather illustrious job.

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  1. I love Abbi, she's one of my favorite authors. Great interview!

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  2. I love Abbi's book. They are all so good, it's impossible to choose a favorite. Fun interview!

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  3. OMFGGG. Love Abbi! Hope I win for once in my life LOL! :)
    But really want FALLEN TO FAR <3

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  4. I first read Fallen Too Far then Never Too Far in 3 days. I AM HOOKED ON #RushCrush! I can't wait to read more of her books.

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  5. Great interview, I love Abbi and all of her books :)

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  6. I love Abbi's work. She is a wonderful writing and she has a way to pull you into her books. Great interview!!

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  7. Loved the interview! I can't wait until Woods' book and the final chapter of Blair and Rush!

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  8. I am a HUGE fan! looved ever one of her books! I cant even name my favorite book BUT I can say Rush would be my main man! so hawt!

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  9. Abbi is amazing and her books are wonderful. Thanks for the fun interview.

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  10. I love all Abbi books. She writes fantastic stories with great characters.

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  11. It's good to know more about Abbi and how why she decided to write about NA. :) I'd looove to read one of her books in the future. :)

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  12. Love Abbi Glines! Her books are fantastic.

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  13. I love Abbi Glines books!Loved the interview.

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  14. Great interview. Abbi is one of my favourite authors!!

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  15. I loved how much you focused on what NA is...it's such a new concept and it was awesome to hear an authors perspective! I love Abbi's books, she's such a talented writer!

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  16. Thanks for the interview, Abbi!

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  17. Abbi is AMAZING! I love her series Sea Breeze especially Cage and Eva's. The others i havent had a chance to read yet but soon i will. Its good to know.more about her.:)

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  18. Great interview!! Thanks for the giveaway!! Love both of these series!! :)

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  19. I love Abbi and hope to read more of her books soon!

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  20. LOVE the interview.... and Abbi... you effen ROCK!!!

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  21. Nice interview <3 I adore Abbi <3

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  22. I LOVE Abbi Glines' books. They are the best books out there. I hope she never stops writing.

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  23. Thanks for the interview. I'm from Spain and I love Abbi Glines! In this year, the vincent brother published in my Country! Good! :)

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    1. I'm so glad you're looking forward to the Spain versions of The Vincent Boys!! <3

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  24. I love reading Abbi's books. Thanks Abbi for sharing your talent with us. Can't wait to read more.

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  25. I really like Abbi's books and I too wondered why she chooses to self publish, glad you asked!

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  26. Thanks for the giveaway! I loved being the interview, Abbi Glines is a great author:) I found it interesting she isn't a big fan of paranormal considering she has a series out. :) I can't wait to read what's out next!

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  27. Love her books....such great reads all of the time

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  28. Great interview and giveaway!!! I love Abby,she is such an amazing author!!

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  29. Love her books....such great reads all of the time

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  30. I love Abbi! I've read all of her books.

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  31. I would love paperback copies of Abbi's books. I already have them all as ebooks but signed copies would be awesome!!

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  32. I love Abbi Glines...she is one of my favorite authors!

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  33. Abbi's awesome!
    I cant wait to read more books!

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  34. Abbi Glines is one of my favorite authors! I love her books :)

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  35. Great interview, thanks for the giveaway!!!!

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  36. I think its awesome of her to still self publish some of her books:) I totally adore the Fallen Too Far series! :)

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  37. It's awesome to see Abbi at NA Alley :-)

    P.S. She's right. You really do form lifelong friendships in college. I can attest to that.

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  38. I Love that she still self publish her book that way she pretty much control the release date....which I love because that means that we can persuade her to release them earlier ;)

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  39. I absolutely LOVE Abbi! She is one of my favorite authors and I've read almost all of her books {only have the Existence Trilogy left to read} and have loved them all!

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  40. Great!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  41. awesome giveaway :) abbi is such an amazing author!!!

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  42. Great giveaway! I love all Abbi's books!

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  43. I love Abbi! She's probably the first NA/YA author that I read, so she's definitely what pulled me back into reading after years of putting it on hold. I am so glad I did. I can't wait for every thing she writes especially the Sea Breeze Series. Such a perfect interview to get to know Abbi a little better. :) Thanks!

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  44. I haven't yet read Fallen Too Far, but I've been wanting to. As a college student, it's nice to see how she got into NA. I think I'm going to like that book. :)

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  46. I love abbi gline's books sooo much!! (Sorry I removed the last post it was misspelled!!)

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  47. Love the interview! Thanks for the giveaway! LOVE ABBI GLINES!!

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  48. I'm really digging the NA genre. YA is nice but, being in my mid-20s, sometimes I need something a little more sexier or with more depth. I'll definitely have to check out Breathe. Who doesn't love a sexy rock star?

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  49. What a great interview! I love ALL of Abbi's books and I am really enjoying the NA Genre. Thank you for sharing and for an awesome giveaway!

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  50. great interview! :D I am super desperate to win this huhuhu I love abbi gliens! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  51. I love all of Abbi's books, she is an amazing writer. Thanks for this amazing giveaway ;)

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  52. Great interview and awesome giveaway! I love Abbi and her books! One of my favorite authors. :)

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  53. I have just started reading the Vincent Boys and so far I am loving it. Abbi Glines is definitely one of my favourite authors. She is a very talented author and deserves every success.

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  54. Great interview looking forward to reading Fallen Too Far!

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  55. I'm glad Abbi is able to get the best of both worlds' self publishing and going the traditional route.

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  56. I think it's great that you have tried both publishing ways to make sure your work gets out there. You go girl!

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  57. I'm a huge Abbi Glines fan!!! I'm so glad she's made it to where she is!!!

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  58. I love Abbi's books! Every book she writes is a book I always read!

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  59. Abbi is so nice! I would totally want to meet her someday!
    Cool interview!

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  60. I now understand the difference between NA & YA a bit better now. Loved the interview! :)

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  61. I love that cover of The Vincent Boys. It's different from when I bought it. :)

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  62. I discovered Abbi Glines through Fallen Too Far and I have proceeded to purchase almost all of her books on my Kindle! I must say I have loved each and every one!!!

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  63. I have read every single one of Abbi's books and they're all absolutely amazing! Especially Fallen too Far and Never too Far, both of which I read in less than 2 days! So excited for Woods' book now..!

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  64. Abbi is one of my all time favorite authors! I fell in love with Dank in the Predestined series. Abbi is one of those go to authors for me. I KNOW when I pick up one of her books I am going to enjoy it. <3 <3 <3

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  65. Abbi- I've read 5 of your books so far, and I'll keep going until I reach the end. :)

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  66. Dying to read both of these! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  68. You are great Abbi, I love your books!! I am from Chile, it's in the south of latinamerica, I hope some day your books be translated into Spanish, i'm shure that the girls in my country are goin to love them! A big hug from the end of the world!

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  69. I've heard such great things about Abbi and her books!

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  70. Abbi is my inspiration! I love reading interviews, and getting to know more about her as an author. x

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  71. I haven't read one of Abbi's books yet but I hear a lot about her so I will definitely add her books to my To Be Read pile!

    Thanks!
    -Bec
    http://www.becboots.com/books

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  72. Great interview! I love Abbi's books there Amazing!! Thanks for the give away! I hope i win a copy of fallen to far, i really wanna read it. Love you Abbi!! :)

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  73. Awesome interview and giweway! I just love Abbi's books

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  74. I'm a huge fan of Abbi Glines! Soooo cannot wait for Woods' story!!

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