Monday, 9 September 2013

Author Interview ~ Danielle Torella ~ Private Message

Indie-Credible Author - Danielle Torella


Hi! I am Danielle live in Western New York with my husband and two sons. I never knew I had a dream to become a writer until I started becoming obsessed with reading in the last two years. The obsession began with Twilight and then matured to Fifty Shades. While used to reading mainstream best sellers, found a new love for indie authors. I love to do paintings related to the books I read and eventually turning into Pushy Girl Paintings and now do work for other indie writers and readers. My first book idea started from a dream I had one night and became obsessed with the story and started writing. Now having arguments with the people in my head and loving every moment of it, even when they take control of the story.


Tess has never had sex. Believe it or not, she’s never had a decent kiss. 

The aspiring Seattle painter and photographer is still recovering from the trauma of being beaten and nearly raped at a rock show nearly three years before. So she keeps life simple: she goes to school, goes to work in a coffee shop, goes home, goes on living.

But then Ben’s naked body crashes—almost literally—through Tess’s wall against the world. 

Ben is doing his dad’s art-teacher girlfriend a favor when he agrees to pose nude for her drawing class. But what he draws is the interest of the irresistible punk-looking girl—and it’s interest he reciprocates, with interest. 

Their sexual chemistry is too much to resist. But it’s when they have their clothes on that their heat quickly slips on ice. Ben’s womanizing history is one thing, but it’s history of another kind—related to that fateful night at the rock show—that threatens to tear the young lovers apart forever

Live Interview with Danielle:

Claire Lamb Danielle  thank you for taking time out to talk to us. We are so excited to finally talk to you. For those who don't know much about you, can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Danielle Torella hmm...well the basics are, I am 26 married with two boys. I am addicted to tattoos, piercings...I have bright pink hair! haha I am shy, but slowly coming out of it.

Claire Lamb I love your hair it's a fab colour 

Danielle Torella Thanks! it is my favorite so far! I have done every color

Claire Lamb Okay so can you tell us a bit about your book ?

Danielle Torella I wanted to do something a little different. Most lead female roles are calm and classic styled. I wanted a punk rock girl with an alternative attitude. I wanted to have the inner monologue give more insight. And thats why I also wanted to have both Tess and Ben's perspective.

Claire Lamb If you had 24 hour with Ben what would you want to do?

Danielle Torella hmmm....well first probably go to a rock show. Ride around with my legs wrapped around his body on his Ducati! and go back to his pent house to inspect all of those tattoos 

Claire Lamb yes please lol

Claire Lamb If you had 24 hour with Tess , what do you think you two would get up to?

Danielle Torella Oh where to start?! Probably dye our hair, listen to music as we do it and get ready. Go grab a triple shot coffee followed by a redbull or two, to ensure a maximum caffeine high. Take our cameras around the city, in hopes of bumping into Ben or Erin.

Claire Lamb Is there a real Ben? Can we have his number PLEASEEEEEEE

Danielle Torella hahaha Oh I think if he did exist, he should really step forward!

Claire Lamb Did you do any research for Private Message? if so did you enjoy doing your research and what type of research did you do?

Danielle Torella I didn't actually. First the idea for PM was from a dream that I had. I was in the perspective of Tess and I was in Chatz. I knew I wanted to locate it in Seattle WA, because I have always wanted to visit there. I guess I did do a little research for it for the city and my Editor actually lives there, so he was helpful! For the next book Private Show I actually researched hos many Starbucks there were in Seattle.

Claire Lamb Is private message part of a series?

Danielle Torella It is! I am almost done with book 2 and I haven't officially announced it yet....but....there will be a third book as well!  The 'Private' Series

Claire Lamb eeeeekkkkkkk well I think your fans are about to find out 

Claire Lamb Is private message based on part's off your real life?

Danielle Torella There are some aspects of Tess which relate to me, but not all of it.

Claire Lamb When is the next book expected to be out?

Danielle Torella I am hoping by December!

Danielle Torella I am 3/4 of the way done, then the editing process

Claire Lamb dreaded editing

Danielle Torella Oh yes big girl panties go on for the editing!

Claire Lamb haha we all need to wear big girl panties at some point

Claire Lamb Is there a hidden message in Private message?

Danielle Torella I think everyone would find a different message in PM, so I think thats hard to say. We all take a books meaning different than the next person.

Claire Lamb Do you have any plans for other series or books after this one?

Danielle Torella I have a couple is constantly burning in my brain! A possible spin off....

Claire Lamb Are the names of the characters in Private message special to you?

Danielle Torella Tess Martin, kind of is...back in 9th and 10th grade me and a friend developed alter egos for short stories, and mine was Tess Martin. Weird right? But it combined 2 names from different people/characters that I loved. So Tess kind of always stuck with me.  I didnt have to think about the lead name.

Claire Lamb Can you tell us one of your favourite quotes from Private message?

Danielle Torella ooohhhh.....thats tough! "Inducing panty dropping smile in 3...2...1... and I am out." –Ben. I like Ben's cocky side.

Danielle Torella and here I go all crazy! I talk about them as if they are real LOL.

Claire Lamb well you live with them in your head probably at all times just now lol

Danielle Torella oh def! I will be out shopping even and be all like "Hey, I bet Tess would wear this." or see a guy and think..."hmmm...he has Ben hair."

Claire Lamb Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?

Danielle Torella Take your time. Dont rush to get it out. But also go with your gut on things. And I am not someone who can bounce around and write scenes out of order, I need to write and keep going, my characters will guide me.

Claire Lamb What do you use to write your book?

Danielle Torella Well I write my ideas and thoughts in a big notebook which I carry with me everywhere. Then I type it on my pretty flower covered hp laptop.

Claire Lamb Do you listen to music while you writing or reading?

Danielle Torella Sometimes I listen to music when I write, I will find a certain artist or album to write scenes to. Music is a HUGE inspiration for my book(s)

Danielle Torella You will see more music in Private Show again too

Claire Lamb What are the most important attributes to remaining sane as a writer?

Danielle Torella learning to shut the real world out. Kind of like what you do when you read (Well, thats what I do lol) Also to not read all the reviews...

Claire Lamb I do to when I read it drives my kids insane haha

Claire Lamb What was the hardest part of writing your book?

Danielle Torella Writing it wasn't so hard. I had a lot of fun with it. But the editing was grueling but I learned a lot.

Claire Lamb Describe in 5 words, your writing:

Danielle Torella Honest, crazy, (hopefully) shocking, fun, steamy. That is a hard question!

Claire Lamb lol blame Louise haha

Claire Lamb Who designed the covers?

Danielle Torella My friend Randy Potvin created my cover, once I had my photos.

Claire Lamb When can we expect to see your next book cover?

Danielle Torella That is one of the last steps, but I am working on the ideas for it. But it will be unique  I hope to have the cover in a couple of months

Claire Lamb What are you currently reading? if anything

Danielle Torella Wethering the Storm! I love Jake Wethers! It takes me a while to read a book when I am writing.

Claire Lamb Have you ever read or seen yourself as a character in a book or a movie?

Danielle Torella Not really...I mean, I love most if not all the characters in the books I read or movies I watch, but I can’t think of anyone that I am like...I am even asking my husband and he can’t think of anyone either lol

Claire Lamb If you could write with another author who would it be?

Danielle Torella S.C. Stephens! I love her! I love her style and in person she is so shy, but then you read her work and it's like wait! whoa! you wrote that?! haha I love it. Her and Christa Cervone the author of Broken, because she has one hot sexy mind and I loved her sex scenes (blush)

Claire Lamb When your were a child what did you want to be when you grew up?

Danielle Torella Oh, it always changed! But I dont think there was ever one profession that really stuck me. I think thats why I do a lot of different things at once

Claire Lamb Do you have a nickname?

Danielle Torella A few new author friends have started calling me Pinky haha other than that not really

Claire Lamb What are your pet peeves?

Danielle Torella Judgmental people. People who are rude for no reason.

Claire Lamb DO you ever write naked? (OMG haha)

Danielle Torella hahahaha NOOOO! hahaha that I have not done! hahaha EPIC question!

Claire Lamb lmao wasn't me I swear.

Claire Lamb Do you have any hidden talents?

Danielle Torella Hidden? I don't think so haha I mean I paint A LOT for readers and authors who request paintings by me, but thats about it. It could be kinda considered hidden, because I go by a title and not my name for them.

Claire Lamb I notice you draw a lot, is that a past time thing?

Danielle Torella I paint more than I can draw, but I have done it for a while now. It started as just a hobby, but now I have done close to 100 pieces for people.

Claire Lamb If you were trapped on an island with a man, what 5 things would you take with you?

Danielle Torella Rum (to go in the coconut  ), sheets ( don't want sand in the wrong places!) oil, fishing pole so he can fish so he can eat them to keep up his stamina  rope.

Danielle Torella THAT was hard!

Claire Lamb Okay heres some Quick Fire

Favourite Author?
Favourite book?
Favourite colour?
Favourite eye colour?
Favourite hair colour?
Favourite song?
Favourite place to write/ read?

Danielle Torella Too many authors

Danielle Torella Fifty shades

Danielle Torella Pink and Purple

Danielle Torella Dark brown or black for a man

Danielle Torella song? Anything by Shinedown and Sick Puppies

Danielle Torella place? bed

Claire Lamb okay fun round. Answer the first that comes to you. No cheating

Claire Lamb Hot or cold.

Danielle Torella cold (easier to warm up  )

Claire Lamb In or out.

Claire Lamb Up or down.

Claire Lamb Boxers or briefs.

Claire Lamb Night or day.

Claire Lamb Toys or no toys.

Claire Lamb Chest hair or no chest hair.

Danielle Torella no chest hair (but a little is ok)

Claire Lamb Lace or no lace

Claire Lamb Danielle, Thank you so much for taking part you have been fantastic and we can't wait to read more. Is there anything you want to say to your fans?

Danielle Torella No thank you! This was a lot of fun!

Danielle Torella Thank you for all the support to those who have read PM and loved it! I can only hope you will enjoy Private Show just as much! Your support means the world to me! THANK YOU!

You can follow Danielle on the following Links:

1 comment: