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#Giveaway Interview UNDER THE LIGHTS by DAHLIA ADLER @MissDahlELama @SpencerHillP

Under the Lights (Daylight Falls #2)by Dahlia Adler

Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary

Release Date: June 30th 2015

Genre: GLBT, Young Adult/New Adult, Contemporary
Josh Chester loves being a Hollywood bad boy, coasting on his good looks, his parties, his parents’ wealth, and the occasional modeling gig. But his laid-back lifestyle is about to change. To help out his best friend, Liam, he joins his hit teen TV show, Daylight Falls…opposite Vanessa Park, the one actor immune to his charms. (Not that he’s trying to charm her, of course.) Meanwhile, his drama-queen mother blackmails him into a new family reality TV show, with Josh in the starring role. Now that he’s in the spotlight—on everyone’s terms but his own—Josh has to decide whether a life as a superstar is the one he really wants.
Vanessa Park has always been certain about her path as an actor, despite her parents’ disapproval. But with all her relationships currently in upheaval, she’s painfully uncertain about everything else. When she meets her new career handler, Brianna, Van is relieved to have found someone she can rely on, now that her BFF, Ally, is at college across the country. But as feelings unexpectedly evolve beyond friendship, Van’s life reaches a whole new level of confusing. And she’ll have to choose between the one thing she’s always loved…and the person she never imagined she could.

night stand

  1. What is on your nightstand?

I’m answering these questions from my vacation in the Caribbean, but the gist is the same as my nightstand at home—a lamp, several books at once (in this case ARCs of The Escape by Hannah Jayne, Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon, and Don’t Ever Change by M. Beth Bloom), and cookies, made by my husband, who is a ridiculously skilled baker.

  1. How much of real life or tabloids did you cull to write Behind the Scenes and Under the Lights?

The books really came from someplace in between—imagining the real life behind the tabloids. I spent a ton of time on looking at the paparazzi pics and thinking about the scenes behind them, where they get followed, taking note of all the stuff they can’t do without being watched and photographed. I watched YouTube videos of actors on set, showing off their trailers and where they get their makeup done. So it’s kind of a combination. No storyline was pulled directly from a tabloid, though the storyline of Ally’s father’s illness was inspired by my own experience from when I was in college.

  1. What author would you fan girl?

Definitely Melina Marchetta. I’ve been so incredibly lucky to meet and/or interact regularly with nearly all my favorite authors but Melina Marchetta is a top 3 for me and I’ve never spoken to her and I can’t even imagine how much I’d freak out at meeting her. I’d probably just manage to breathe out the words “Jellicoe Road” and then I’d pass out at her feet.

  1. What makes you cringe?

General cruelty, especially to fans. Seeing the words “skank” or “slut” used without a trace of irony. Bad author behavior. Heights with a steep decline. Furry bugs.

  1. Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?

I mostly go with the flow, but I tend to obsessively plot the big stuff, by which I obviously mean the kissing! When I write a book for National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo), I’m a much stricter plotter, and that’s how I wrote both Behind the Scenes and Under the Lights. But then I ripped out most of what I wrote of UtL and going with the flow definitely worked better!


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I’m an Associate Editor of Mathematics by day, a Copy Editor by night, and I blog at The Daily Dahlia, YA Misfits, and the Barnes & Noble book blog. I also write contemporary YA (The Daylight Falls duology) and NA (The Radleigh University series). Rec-ing books is approximately my favorite thing in the universe, with macarons being a close second. Come say hi on Twitter, where I’m @MissDahlELama!


  1. Mai T. says

    I’m a diehard fan of Romance so this cover gets me instantly! Can’t wait to read it!