Thursday, May 8, 2014

Unsettled (Chosen Series #1)

Lizzie O'Malley, a twenty three year old free spirited young woman, 
is on the run to find her purpose in life. 
In the summer of 2000, she returns home to Boston, Massachusetts
 to begin a life that she can be proud of. On her first night out on the town with a friend, 
tragedy strikes and she finds herself the cause of emotional wreckage.
Unsettled Instead of dealing, she concentrates on the man she met that first night.
 Teagan Gallagher, a twenty two year old college student from Ireland,
 spends the summer of 2000 in Boston, Massachusetts, 
working towards his degree and partying his way through the city.
 One night he finds a beautiful American girl that he is desperate to spend the summer with.
 Together, Teagan and Lizzie learn the ins and outs of an unconventional relationship.
 It isn't until their relationship is in so deep that it becomes
 impossible for one or the other to run away.

When I first picked up this book I was nervous about it... 
I give this book 5 out of 5!!  

This is the first book by Alisa Mullen and I am sort of afraid to try new things... Sad but true...
This book had me in the first two pages! There was no putting it down!...
Trust me I tried...
This was a very well written book, the characters were wonderful.. 
I love the Irish boys! 

This is a story about a messed up girl and a messed up dude...
getting it on for the summer......
While Lizzie is in a way running from somethings,
she is also trying to find her self.....
Teagan is an Irishman visiting the states for his degree.....
He may not be running from anything but he sure is hiding things.....
Lizzie agreed to summer fun,
and found her self getting way more then she bargained for......
Teagen has helped Lizzie with some of the choices that she has made...
But did he wind up doing more damage then help.........

This is a MUST Read!!!!

I give this book 5 out of 5!!!! Displaying Unsettled Teaser.jpg

Alisa MullenI grew up in Maine and have lived in many cities across the US. I like to travel but I crave to travel to places in my mind. I combine life experience and my imagination on paper. I have been a writer since I was eight years old when my mother told me she couldn't believe I wrote the way I did. Throughout my schooling, I wrote poems and stories. 
Writing took a back seat when I fell into the business world rat race and tried out several occupations. Nothing has every felt more satisfying than writing. So here I am! I published my first book “Unsettled” in February. “Unchosen” goes lives on May 12, 2014 and I am working on “Unrequited”, the last book in the Chosen Series. I am working on a new romantic suspense book series concurrently. In addition to those WIP, I am collaborating an anthology with several other Indie authors. 

In my rare off time, I enjoy baseball with my family. My husband and our two children are major Rangers and Red Sox fans. We live between San Antonio and Austin, Texas and I like it here. It’s very quiet, a great place to write. I also own my own macramé necklace business, Devika Knots. I started it with my daughter five years ago and it has become a great business. So art is my life now. I feel blessed and honored to be among the Author Club.

How many more book will there be in the series?
This is the 2nd book of three. Unrequited will come out in July. Unsettled released in February.

How did you come into writing?
I have always been a writer. I wrote short stories and poems as a child. I worked on the high school newspaper. I received a BA in English. When I lost my job last year, I wrote my “purge” novel and decided to make it into a series. I have written four books since October. I am just starting my fifth.

Who is your favorite author and Why?
I have a few but my go to author is Wally Lamb. I am in awe of how an older man can write from the mind of a young woman who is broken emotionally. “She’s Come Undone” is an amazing book. My mother constantly tells me that my writing is a lot like his. It is such a wonderful compliment.

Where do you get the inspiration for your books you write?
Real life events. I have a ton of crazy memories. I was Lizzie. I pull from memories and make them into fiction. Unsettled is 80% true. Unchosen is 40% and Unrequited is pure fiction based on what I came up with as I wrote it.

And do you have any surprise writings in the works?
Yes I do. I have started working on the suspense / romance genre and I am enjoying it quite a bit. I will go back to coming of age in 2015 but my next series will have a creepy element to it. There is also a special project I signed on for that should present itself in the early Fall.
Thanks for everything!