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Feb 24, 2014

Book Spotlight + Giveaway: Past Imperfect by Alison G. Bailey

About the book:

Title: Past Imperfect (Perfect, #2)
Author: Alison G. Bailey
Publisher: Self
Release date: February 15, 2014

In Present Perfect, Brad Johnson was sexy, cocky, rich and a complete Smurff**ker. He could afford anything he wanted and could charm any girl he set his eyes on. Everything was laid out in front of him, all for the taking except the one thing he craved and needed. A tragic event forces him to reevaluate his life. When he tries to change, will the people in his life let him move on from his past or will they constantly hold him to the life altering mistakes he’s made?

Mabry Darnell is intelligent, ambitious, beautiful, and sassy. Secrets from her past haunt the present causing her to question her actions in order to shield her heart and protect her life.

From the moment Brad and Mabry met, their connection was strong, intense, and electrifying. Both knew they had found the one person who could satisfy what the other ached for. When their pasts collide with their present, will it prevent them from having a future together or will love be strong enough to conquer their demons?
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Character interview with Brad and Mabry:


  1. Favorite movie/actor/actress?
    Movie—Oceans 11
    Actor—Charlie Hunnam
    Actress—Lucy Hale because she looks like Mabry
  2. Favorite song/singer?
    Boyce Avenue and pretty much anything they sing.
  3. Favorite place you would love to visit?
  4. One item you cannot live without?
    Mabry and Cape Cod potato chips.
  5. Who would you like to meet (dead or alive)?
    Hugh Heffner.
  6. Favorite hobby?
    Um…I’m not sure it’s appropriate for me to answer that in this situation. I can tell you that it involves Mabry, Chinese food, and stilettos.
  7. Guilty pleasure?
    I like to watch Dancing with the Stars.
  8. Favorite author and/book?
    Alison G. Bailey and Past Imperfect, of course.
  9. Do you collect anything?
    On occasion I’ve grabbed a pair or three of Mabry’s panties as souvenirs. I wouldn’t call it a collection that would be weird and creepy.
  10. Favorite color?
    Azure blue.


  1. Favorite movie/actor/actress?
    Movie—It’s a Wonderful Life
    Actor—Chace Crawford
    Actress—Lucy Hale, I’ve been told I look a lot like her
  2. Favorite song/singer?
    “I Said” by Michelle Featherstone. It’s mine and Brad’s song.
  3. Favorite place you would love to visit?
  4. One item you cannot live without?
    Brad and my shoes. He really loves my shoes.
  5. Who would you like to meet (dead or alive)?
    I don’t really have anyone I want to meet. I have a couple of people who are gone that I’d love to see again.
  6. Favorite hobby?
    Don’t tell Brad, but I love to take his motorcycle out for rides.
  7. Guilty pleasure?
    I watch The Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, but I’m not proud of it.
  8. Favorite author and/book?
    Nicki DeStasi, Worth It.
  9. Do you collect anything?
    Well, it isn’t so much that I collect these items, but I have been buying a lot of panties lately. They seem to be disappearing.
  10. Favorite color?

Music plays a huge role in my writing process. In fact, I’m not sure I could write without it. I think up scenes and almost all my dialogue while listening to music. I can tell within the first few seconds of a song if it fits my current story. I add a ton of songs to my playlist, each represents a period of time in the story. Even though the playlist is not in order, you can see the progression of Past Imperfect in it.

At the beginning of the playlist are more fun and light, club music. The songs towards the end of the playlist are more serious and darker. It’s not always the lyrics that strike me. Sometimes it’s the melody that evokes a feeling I want to express in a scene. “Poison and Wine” by The Civil Wars is one such song. It’s the feel of it more than the lyrics that influenced me. “I Said” by Michelle Featherstone was the total opposite. The lyrics to this song are spot on for being Brad and Mabry’s song. “Mercy” by Duffy to me is a sexy song and so I had to have Brad and Mabry dance to it.

I ty not to use the same songs for different books, but at times they overlap. But certain songs like “Everything” I will never use on another playlist unless it’s a book that’s about Noah and tweet. Same is true of “I Said”, it will always be Brad and Mabry’s song.

I thank my lucky stars every day for Spotify.

Check out Alison's Spotify playlist for Past Imperfect.

About the author:

Alison was born and raised in Charleston, SC. As a child she used her imagination to write additional scenes to TV shows and movies that she watched. She attended Winthrop University and graduating with a BA in Theater. While at Winthrop she began writing one act plays which she later produced. Throughout the years she continued writing and producing several one act plays, but then life got in the way and she hung up her pen for a while. On the advice of a friend, she started writing again. In January 2013, Alison sat down at her computer and began writing her first novel, Present Perfect.

Alison lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband, Jef, and their two furry children (dogs). She’s addicted to Diet Pepsi and anything with sugar.

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1 comment:

  1. Love the post. Thank you so much for all the support. :)


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