Monday, September 6, 2021

Blog Tour + #Giveaway: All I’ve Wanted All I’ve Needed by A.E. Valdez @aevaldez_author @XpressoTours

All I’ve Wanted All I’ve Needed
A.E. Valdez
Publication date: July 23rd 2021
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Harlow Shaw feels naïve for believing in happily ever afters but she craves a love that lights her up.

She thought she had it all with her boyfriend. Until his promising baseball career overshadows their relationship and he asks her a life changing question. It causes her to wonder if what they have is all she ever truly wanted.

Harlow is yearning for more than the curated life she is living.

A trip to Bali, a move to Seattle, and a “burned” cup of coffee lead her to a friendship she didn’t know she needed and a love so deep she can feel it in her bones.

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Interview with A.E. Valdez

What made you want to become a writer?

Writing is my purest form of self-expression. When I discovered that through writing in journals, I never looked back. It was a way for me to express myself and dream up whatever I desired.

What inspired you to write All I’ve Wanted, All I’ve Needed?

I wanted to write a love story that had self-discovery interwoven into it. I love romance but I think when we love others we also discovers ourselves too.

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in All I’ve Wanted, All I’ve Needed?

The main character, Harlow Shaw, is a free spirit whose going through a lot of changes in her life. She’s taking risks to discover who she is on her own terms. I think we can all identify with that on some level.

I honestly see a little of myself in all my characters. Even the unlikable ones. Because realistically, we aren’t likeable 100% of the time no matter what we tell ourselves. We all make mistakes but it’s how we handle them that matters.

You know I think we all have a favorite author. Who is your favorite author and why?

If I had to choose a favorite author it would be Christina C. Jones. She is an amazing writer and has the most informational YouTube videos I have ever seen for writers. She is inspiring.

Can you tell us a little bit about your next books or what you have planned for the future?

I plan to release my second book later this fall. It will be Kyrell’s story from, All I’ve Wanted, All I’ve Needed. I’m very excited to share it with you all.

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

I loved that I was able to fulfill a lifelong dream of mine. It wasn’t easy but I am so grateful that I trekked through and published my first novel. I would have to say that also people’s positive reviews and feedback about my writing have a been amazing to see as well. I’m grateful for all the support I’ve gotten.


Author Bio:

A.E. Valdez discovered her passion for writing when she was given a journal by her 5th grade teacher and has been creating poetry, works of fiction, and gaming narratives ever since. As a child, she wanted to read more stories with people that looked like her.

She loves all things romance, from heartbreak to happily ever afters. She pours her own heart and soul into the stories she brings to life. Causing readers to fall in, and sometimes out, of love alongside her characters.

Amanda currently resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and their two sons. Most days you can find her sipping on an iced latte while she writes or enjoying time with her family.

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Book Club Reviewer said...

What do you hope readers will gain from this story?

Kim said...

I enjoyed the interview. The story itself sounds good.

Unknown said...

Sounds like a good read

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