April 27, 2015

Getting Lucky Number Seven Blog Tour: Review and Author Interview!

Title: Getting Lucky Number Seven
Author: Cindi Madsen
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

What's your lucky number?

Lyla Wilder is done being the shy, chemistry nerd extraordinaire. While every other college student is out having fun, Lyla is studying. With her cat. Well, she's played it "safe" quite enough, thank you. So she creates a "College Bucket List"―with item #7 being a night of uninhibited, mind-blowing sex...

But she needs some help from her man-whore best friend.
>Hockey player Beck Davenport thought Lyla's transformation would be subtle. Man, was he wrong. With every item she ticks off, Beck finds himself growing seriously hot for his sweet, brainiac best friend. And if he's not careful, he'll end up risking their friendship in order to convince Lyla that he might just be her lucky #7....

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Beck and Lyla are good friends. When Lyla runs away from a disasterous date (kind of), she decides enough is enough and enlists her good friend, Beck, to help her out with becoming someone new and having a little bit of fun in college, instead of being regular ol boring Lyla. 
I liked Beck. I didn't really get the man-whore feel for him, though. I mean, sure, he liked some casual, no strings attached activities once in a while, but he wasn't out giving it to anyone that wanted a piece of the action. He was also a super good friend. I mean, he'd have to be to let her convince him to go shopping with her. I liked Lyla as well. She was a big nerd, and well on her way to becoming a cat lady...even if she only had the one Einstein. She also loved her a good chemistry joke. Definitely a nerd, but a fun one. 
Getting Lucky Number Seven was a fairly light read. Not too heavy on the drama, and there was good chemistry between the characters. Also, there was a lot of great banter between Lyla and Beck. I enjoyed the story, and if you like hockey talk, and friends to lovers romance, then you would enjoy it too.



Cindi Madsen is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children. 



1.       Tell us a little about yourself and your latest/upcoming release.
Getting Lucky Number Seven is about a shy chemistry nerd who is sick of spending all her nights with her cat, so she recruits her hot hockey playing friend to help her make and check off a bucket list. The more they do together, the more they notice things they haven’t before, including the fact that they’ve got quite a bit of sexual chemistry.

2.       What's the one piece of technology you can't live without? My iPhone. I get twitchy when I accidentally leave it.

3.      Do you find it hard to kill off your characters?
Yes. Often I know which ones are gonna bite it before I write the book and sometimes it takes me by surprise. In both instances I get so attached that I try to talk myself out of offing the poor character.

4.      How many times were you turned down for a book offer before you finally got published?
Countless. My first book that got published was actually the 12th book I’d written. I kept trying to give up, but then I’d get a new book idea. And then I decided that I’d just keep writing until one hit, and just when I was starting to question if it’d happen, I contracted 2 books within a week of each other.

5.      Do you think they regret turning you down now?
Of course that’s the hope, right? That all these people who turned me down are in their offices saying, “Why?” I doubt most of them even remember that they did, but honestly, as hard as it was to deal with the rejection, the dynamic between a writer and their editor & the difference it makes when the editor loves a book is worth waiting for. That was one big thing I learned during the editing process, and I know the way we work together has helped me be more successful.

6.      What scene was your favorite to write? All the kissing ones. I love writing kissing scenes.

7.      What scene was the hardest for you to write? The scenes where everything falls apart between the characters always take a lot out of me.

This is or That

Cat or Dog? Cat
Ice cream or Sorbet? Ice Cream
Heels or flats? Heels
Knives or sword? Sword
Coffee or Tea? Mtn Dew.
Movies at home or Movie Theater? Home
Twitter or Facebook? Twitter
Actual book or eReader? eReader ( I fought so hard against it at first, too)
Actual book or Audiobook? Actual book
Spring or Summer? SUMMER
Fall or winter? Fall
Long Sleeves or Short Sleeves? Short sleeves
Young Adult or New Adult? Both (Don’t make me choose!)
Vampires or Werewolves? Werewolves
Ghost or Zombies? Zombies (to read, not to kiss. Just thought I should clarify J)
Mountain views or Ocean views? Ocean

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