Monday, October 5, 2015
Always Kiss Me Goodnight by Megan Gaudino
Always Kiss Me Goodnight by Megan Gaudino
Sophia Destino is supposed to die.
All seventeen-year-old Sophia wants is to coast through her junior year. But with her parents obsessed with her Olympic-swimming-hopeful brother, a psychic best friend with a penchant for reading tarot cards, and prophetic dreams that predict her death—that won’t be easy. As her nightmares begin to come true, Sophia finds herself dodging death and longing for the time when getting over her ex-boyfriend was her biggest problem. Until she meets Leo Knight. The mysterious stranger seems determined to keep her alive—and steal her heart. But Leo has a secret that is about to change everything and Sophia is about to learn that sometimes…your number is up
When we made it to the living room Hercules began lapping up the puddles of water we left behind us. Leo yanked the gray blanket off of the armchair and wrapped it around me because I was suddenly shaking.
He moved a salt stone lamp out of his way and sat on top of the coffee table, motionlessly taking in my expression. Before he even spoke I just knew he was reading me all wrong. I felt like I could read him already too.
“I’m sorry. I’m so sorry, Sophia,” he groaned.
“For what? My idiotic carelessness or that you saved my life once again? You shouldn’t be sorry about either of those things.”
“I shouldn’t have let that happen. I shouldn’t have been sleeping still. I promised you I’d protect you and look what happened. Do you have any idea how close you were to dying? Even closer than you were last night. If I was just one second later I would’ve been too late.”
“I know. I was there. But you weren’t too late. It’s all over now—I’m fine.” He put his head in his hands and scrunched his hair in his palms. “Leo.” I reached forward and placed my hand on his arm. He was still so hot to the touch. “Why’s your skin so hot again?”
He flinched away from my hand, stood up, folded his arms across his chest and turned his back to me. His reaction made me question my gesture.
“It’ll go away.”
“Yeah but why does it happen at all?”
He hesitated for just a moment before he answered. “Because I keep saving your life.”
“I thought angels are supposed to save lives.”
“I already told you. I’m not an angel. I’m not supposed to save lives.”
Getting to know Megan Gaudino: An Interview
What's your next project?
Always Kiss Me Goodnight is the first book in a trilogy so I'm currently working on editing the next two books. I also have an NA manuscript I've been working on that I'm just in love with about an aspiring tattoo artist and all the toxic relationships in her life.
What's your favorite love story?
I adore the relationship between Tiger Lily and Peter Pan in Jodi Lynn Anderson's novel Tiger Lily. The whole story is amazing and it's a new take on the story of Peter Pan complete with Lost Boys and Tinkerbell.
What’s your favorite line from any movie?
"She doesn't even go here." I say the line from Mean Girls more often than anyone should.
You were just given a yacht. What would you name it?
It’s totally my dream to own a yacht. I’d probably name it something punny like In Deep Ship.
If you could tell your your teenage self one thing what would it be?
Anything is possible. I think a lot of times when you're younger it feels like you'll never be where you want to be in life but in your teens is the best time pursue your passion or even figure out what it is.
If you were attending a Halloween party, what would your costume be and why?
I'm a huge Halloween fan and I love dressing up. I’d probably go as a mermaid. I have an out of control mermaid obsession so any chance to dress up as one is a chance I’m going to take.
Are you a morning or night person?
Night! I do my best writing at night because I am truly a nocturnal creature. I love staying up late.
Do you believe in love at first sight?
I’m torn on this one. My immediate answer is no, because it’s never happened to me. But, I want to say yes. It’s so romantic and makes me believe in true love. Plus, it makes for a great book!
Does Prince Charming exist?
Yes. If my answer was no how sad would that be? I think he’s definitely out there for everyone but he may not find you the way you expected him to and he might not even be who you expected him to be. Everyone deserves to find love and truly believe it exists.
If I could be anybody besides myself, I would be…
Britney Spears. I think she’s amazing and talented and wonderful and so dedicated. I can’t even imagine how surreal it must be to have your own residency in Vegas. I really hope to see her show soon.
Have you ever had the feeling you were being watched?
Yes. But only after I’ve been watching horror movies. I watch scary movies all the time and if it’s a really good one I can’t sleep that night because I’m so scared. Obviously whatever happened in the movie is going to happen to me, right?
Are you spring, summer, fall, or winter? Why.
Fall! This one is so easy. My birthday is in October so I was born in the fall. I’m a Halloween fanatic, and I love everything pumpkin flavored. Not to mention wearing cozy sweaters and boots in the fall. It is the perfect season in my opinion.
What would you do if you were the last person on this earth?
See everything! Going to museums and touristy places is always fun but I tend to get overwhelmed in big crowds so as lonely as it would be to be the last person on earth it would be a great opportunity to see all the sights this earth has to offer.
What do you see in your future?
A lot more writing. Like I mentioned before I have the rest of the Always Kiss Me Goodnight series to look forward to but I also have a lot of other stories up my sleeve. I love reading NA so I decided to try my hand at writing it but I’m also working on an upper YA/younger Na story that I’m also really passionate about. The best way to keep up with me is probably following me on Wattpad or Instagram. I go by mkgaud on both!
Megan Gaudino works in a high school library by day and on her own books by night. She lives in Pittsburgh where you can find her reading, writing, and Instagraming.