Monday, April 14, 2014

Houston Author Event Spotlight: Rebecca Shea

Rebecca Shea is the USA Today Bestselling author of Unbreakable and Undone. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her family and her beagle, Miles. From the time Rebecca could read she has had a passion for books. Rebecca spends her days working full-time and her nights writing, bringing stories to life. Born and raised in Minnesota, Rebecca moved to Arizona in 1999 to escape the bitter winters. When not working or writing, she can be found on the sidelines of her sons football games, or watching her daughter at ballet class. Rebecca is fueled by insane amounts of coffee, margaritas, Laffy Taffy (except the banana ones), and happily ever afters.
Unbreakable by Rebecca Shea

Jessica Harper is the epitome of perfection. She’s a good daughter, makes excellent grades, and always strays on the safe side of life. The last thing she thought would ever happen was falling in love with her best friend’s brother. But sometimes fate just has a way of bringing two people together.

Wide receiver for the University of Arizona, Gabe Garcia, seems to have it all. When his feelings for Jessica come to surface, Gabe will give up everything to be with her. But what happens when a tragedy abruptly changes the course of your life?

For Jessica and Gabe, everything they thought they knew about each other will be questioned. Sometimes, there are scars in life that are cut too deep to completely heal. 

Will their love prove to be unbreakable, or will it shatter and prove fate is just another lie?

*This book contains mature subject matter and is not intended for those under 17 years of age.*

Undone by Rebecca Shea

I’ve found it’s easier to share my body but not my soul. I need no one, yet I crave her.

Self-assured and independent, she doesn’t need me—but she wants me, and undeniably I want her too. At war with myself as I battle the secrets of my past, I don’t know if I can allow her to see the darkest parts of me, the parts I’ve left untouched—undone.

As she chips away at the walls I’ve built for years, I fear those secrets will hold me hostage from love—forever.

**This book is contemporary romance and contains mature subject matter. It is not intended for those under 17 years of age.**

Becca: What book do you think impacted your life the most?
Rebecca: Oh boy, just a deep question to start it all off...huh...what book? You really should have given me a heads up on these questions! Ok I think the book that maybe hasn't impacted my life but have read that has stayed with me, like that I think about from this day still, and actually didn't read it that long ago is When It Rains by Lisa DeJong. I mean that book gutted me to the point where I just think about constantly and the other one that I still think about because I am so torn because it's so very controversial is Arsen by Mia Asher. I get that a person can be completely in love with two different people in a very different way like that book.  And so that stayed with me for a really long time. I loved the discussions on that book because people where like the very anti-cheating or very know...but for me it wasn't even really about the cheating but about her. It was about this character that needed two very different things from two very different people, that neither one of them could fulfill. And so for me, for people my age, I think a lot of people are at that point in their lives where this...I guess mid-life crisis, and they are like what do I do?  I am a very different person. So both of those books were just so emotional for me. Obviously When It Rains was more crazy emotional where Arsen was more crazy and pivotal with the wants and needs of your life.

Becca: Out of your books, has there been a character that has given you the most trouble or you had a really hard time writing?
Rebecca: I had a really hard time writing Jess because in my head I always knew she was the way she was but I wanted her to be stronger. I wanted her to be something that she just wasn't. And it was hard to write something that I didn't want her to be.


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