Thursday, May 18, 2023

Kristyn J. Miller plays by the a book giveaway

By George H. Miller IV
We're pleased to introduce Kristyn J. Miller today to celebrate the recent publication of her debut rom-com, Seven Rules for Breaking Hearts. This looks like a fun story and we're sure you will enjoy it. Thanks to St. Martin's Press, we have THREE copies to give away!

Kristyn J. Miller is an author and freelance editor with a background in both social media management and archival work. She grew up in Southern California, where she spent summers escaping to Catalina Island with her husband and friends, but these days she lives in Maine. She has a B.A. in literature from University of Redlands and is working on her M.A. in history and museum studies at University of New Hampshire. 

Visit Kristyn online:
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Margo Anderson is sworn off commitment. Alongside her best friend Jo, she runs a viral podcast featuring rules for hooking up without catching feelings. So when Jo surprises her by deciding to get married and takes up a sponsor’s offer to host an all-expenses-paid wedding trip on Catalina Island, they have the whole internet to answer to.

In a scramble for content to appease their disappointed listeners, Margo cooks up a social experiment: break all her own dating rules, just to prove that it’s a bad idea. And she’s found the best man for the job in the groom’s best friend and her old high school nemesis, Declan Walsh. He may be easier on the eyes than Margo remembered, but he’s sure to be as smug and annoying as he was before. There is no chance Margo will ever catch feelings for him…until she does.

The more time they spend together through cake tastings and wedding party activities, Margo can’t ignore their obvious spark, and she may actually be enjoying getting to know Declan. But can she let go of the rules to let him in?
(Courtesy of Amazon.)

"A fresh take on modern romance." 
~ Lauren Blakely, #1 New York Times bestselling author

In one sentence, what was the road to publishing like for you?
Kind of a whirlwind—one minute you’re waiting for something to happen and the next you have ten different things happening and you’re scrambling to keep up, but it’s all very exciting. 

What were the biggest rewards and challenges with writing Seven Rules for Breaking Hearts?
The biggest challenge was tackling the influencer aspect of the story. I haven’t lived that whole lifestyle but I wanted to put a realistic spin on it, so I ended up doing a lot of research, listening to podcasts I wouldn’t normally listen to, and so forth. 

The biggest reward was getting to write about one of my favorite places. Hopefully it will offer a little glimpse of Catalina to readers who might not be able to visit!

If Seven Rules were made into a movie, who would you cast in the lead roles?
This is always a tough one for me! Especially with Declan being a redhead—there aren’t a lot of recognizable actors who fit into the right age range. Margo compares him to Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) in-text, but I’m aware that Sam isn’t a natural redhead and he’s also in his forties. I’d really love for both Margo and Declan to be total unknowns. 

What is the last book you read that you would recommend?

The Bodyguard by Katherine Center completely hooked me. Outside of romance, I also recently got around to reading Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo and couldn’t believe I hadn’t read it sooner. I love the whole dark academia vibe. 

What is a rule you have for your own life?
It’s really important to me to stick to my word, especially when it comes to helping others. I hate the thought of promising to do something and then not following through. 

If we were to visit you, what are some places you would take us to see?
I moved to Maine last year, so I’m still doing a lot of sightseeing myself, but some of my favorite places I’ve been so far are the Orono Bog Walk and the antique shops in Wells, Maine. Also, keeping in theme with islands: Mount Desert Island is popular for a reason! It’s stunning and so different from the coastlines I grew up with in Southern California. 

Thanks to Kristyn for chatting with us and to St. Martin's Press for sharing her book with our readers.

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Suburban prep said...

It is not so much a rule but I do pay attention to when my body says to just relax and sit down a moment.

Lisa D said...

Don't be afraid to say no!

Toni Laliberte said...

A rule I live by is, Do unto others as you would want done to you. Thanks for the chance.

Mary C said...

Kindness matters.

dstoutholcomb said...

No is a full sentence.

Mary Preston said...

Family Matters

Mary Patricia Bird said...

With my chronic illness it has to be Know My Limitations and Pace Myself.

bn100 said...


Lelandlee said...

Family first

Linda Kish said...

Always be honest. And as many others said, treat others the way I want to be treated (the Golden Rule)

traveler said...

Be sincere, kind and thoughtful.

Nancy P said...

Golden Rule

Charlotte Lynn said...

I try be positive and spread a smile with everyone I meet.