We are so lucky, because today, we get to ask Rebecca Serle a few questions about her newly released book, Famous in Love. But first, a little about the book itself.
Title: FAMOUS IN LOVE
Author: Rebecca Serle
Pub. Date: October 21, 2014
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Find it: : Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads
The romantic story of a girl who gets plucked from obscurity to star in the next major feature film franchise based on a book and the ensuing love triangles she gets entangled in on—-and off screen.
Meet Paige Townsen, Rainer Devon, and Jordan Wilder…
When Paige Townsen, a young unknown, gets cast in the movie adaptation of a blockbuster book series, her life changes practically overnight. Within a month, Paige has traded the quiet streets of her hometown for a crowded movie set on the shores of Maui, and is spending quality time with her co-star Rainer Devon, one of People’s Sexiest Men Alive. But when troubled star Jordan Wilder lands the role of the other point in the movie’s famous love triangle, Paige’s crazy new life gets even crazier.
In this coming-of-age romance inspired by the kind of celeb hookups that get clever nicknames and a million page views, Paige must figure out who she is – and who she wants – while the whole world watches.
Awesome fact! LOCKED which is the story/movie script the characters are cast for inside FAMOUS IN LOVE is a real book! Written by Rebecca Serle writing as Parker Witter, who is also the reclusive author character in her Famous in Love series! Read the article in Publishers Weekly HERE!
Hey guys! Rebecca Serle here, author of the upcoming series FAMOUS IN LOVE. It’s a novel where fiction meets reality when Paige Townsen, a totally normal girl-next-door, is plucked from obscurity to star in the next major film franchise based on a book. When she relocates from her hometown of Portland to Maui (as in, Hawaii!) to film the movie, she falls for the two lead actors she meets on set: Rainer Devon, and Jordan Wilder.
PTB: One of the things that immediately drew me to your story was how Paige is literally thrown into acting and into a blockbuster franchise to boot! What inspired you to write Paige?
Rebecca: I’m a big fan of young Hollywood- I always have been. My bat mitzvah gift was a signed headshot from Leonardo Dicaprio (sigh). But that’s all I had! Things have gotten so out of control with the media. The paparazzi don’t let these young actors breathe. And the strangest part is—how much we care. I’m fascinated by the why. Why do we want to see them at Starbucks? Why do we care whether they like jeans or cords? What does it matter? I think the intersection of fiction and reality is so strong right now. You have so many young actors falling in love on set, seemingly mimicking the lives of their characters. Their lives look like movies on and off screen. And I wanted to play with that. We think we know, but we have no idea…
PTB: I love your weekly blog posts on Famous Love Triangles and it sounds like there's quite a love triangle in Famous in Love. Can you tell us if there was one triangle that you used as a model for the Paige-Rainer-Jordan one?
Rebecca: Thanks! Those posts are fun to write, I’m glad you’re enjoying them. I have a lot of new series lined up so stay tuned!
Famous in Love is not modeled after one love triangle per se, but I think those who read and inhabit some of the worlds we’re all familiar with will certainly pick up on similarities. I’m going to leave it there.
PTB: What made you choose Maui as a setting for the movie that's being filmed in your story?
Rebecca: I grew up on Maui and always wanted to set a book there. This felt like the right choice. At the time I started writing they were filming The Hunger Games in Hawaii so it felt like a reasonable location. Plus I needed a place that would feel secluded and romantic—for the three of them to kind of bond in a bubble before they became giant, worldwide stars.
PTB: If Famous in Love was made into a movie, who would be in your dream cast?
Rebecca: I can’t answer this question! I hope someday soon it won’t just be a dream, though!
PTB: If you could pick any book-to-movie series, which one would you have like to be cast in?
Rebecca: I would have given anything to be involved in Harry Potter. I mean how cool would that have been? Those sets feel actually magical. But currently—probably The Mortal Instruments. First off I LOVE Lily Collins, so maybe we’d end up being besties? And I’m a huge, huge TM fan. I met Cassandra Clare a few months ago at a book event and couldn’t even speak. My friends had to talk for me.
PTB: At Page Turners Blog, we love to ask characters questions, so we would love it if Paige, herself, could tell us a reason (or two or three) why we should read her story?
Rebecca: If you’re a fan of Locked I think you might like to know what it was like turning those books into a movie. Parker Witter made a truly great love triangle and it was an honor getting to play August, and bring her to life onscreen.
Maui! Seriously, who doesn’t love reading about Maui? One of my favorite things to do when we’re filming is wake up early and go for a sunrise swim. The colors are so unbelievably beautiful and the ocean is so clear it looks like a postcard.
My costars are pretty hot. That’s got to be a reason.
And boy oh boy, is that a reason, Paige. I just started reading the book and I'm already half-way through. I have to say it's an addictingly adorable read so far. Look for my review later in the week.
Thanks to Rebecca and her publisher, Poppy, we also have a giveaway of FIVE finished copies of Famous in Love PLUS ebooks of Locked, the story used as the movie script!
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Rebecca Serle is the author of When You Were Mine, The Edge of Falling, and Famous in Love and is an obsessive lover of all things pop culture. She blogs about The Vampire Diaries for New York magazine’s Vulture and can be found on Twitter: @RebeccaASerle. She, like Caggie, lives in Manhattan—just far from the Upper East Side.
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