Thursday, February 5, 2015

Straight Chatting from the Libray - Cameo by Tanille

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Thanks for stopping by, Tanille! 

What is the favorite book you remember as a child?

Aesop's Fables and Hamilton Duck.

Tell us about your current book in 10 words.

Broken is about a girl discovering the faces of love and finding courage to be herself.

E-Reader or print? and why?

I love my e-reader because it is green and saves space.

One book at a time or multiples?

One book at a time

Dog-ear or bookmark? (don't worry—Librarian Judith won't hold it against you—much)

Dog-ear. Yikes. :)

When do you do most of your reading?

I usually do most novel reading on vacation when I'm in between drafts. If I didn't finish the novel on vacation then I will read it in the evenings until it is done.

Favorite genre?

Mystery Romance

How do you keep your books organized?

I have very few print books so it is easy. I keep them on a book shelf or on the top shelf in my closet. 90% of my book purchases are via ereader. I could probably clean out my device and delete the books I have read. Space hasn't become an issue yet so I haven't done that yet.

Re-reader or not?

I have almost never re-read a story. Yet. I probably have not lived long enough so I shouldn't say never. I can totally see myself being interested in re-reading some of my favorite stories when I get older just for the fun of revisiting those worlds.

What would make you not finish a book?

I think if I don't find the characters engaging I don't finish it. I also don't finish books when I find the story not moving in directions I can vibe with. Sometimes I give the story a little more time and I am pleasantly surprised. Other times I keep going and ultimately decide the book is probably not for me as a target audience. Is it so tough when characters do things I would never do or things that upset me. It is also tough when the world the story lives is just hard to buy into. But there are some many great books out there. This is not a frequent occurrence.


New Pop R & B Song "Baby Comeback to Me" by Tanille free with purchase of Cameo. Email us Cameo by Tanille is your next sinful beach read. Be 17 again! This page turning who done it is packed with mystery, drama, and steam. Nia is a high school beauty who discovers she's being stalked by someone in a secret underground society. Everyone is suspect. The pressure is mounting and problems are stacking up. Who is behind all of this? Which one of her friends is connected with this secret society? And why?


It was pitch black outside as the full moon glistened through the vinyl blinds that adorned Gary’s half window in his bedroom. His room was nestled in the far corner of his parents’ craftsman- style house in Hempstead, Long Island. The scrawny seventeen-year-old sat at his desk in an oversize, droopy wifebeater and Snoopy boxer shorts. His hair was jet black and gelled down into a curly fade. His bedroom was dull, full of computer science books and a series of coveted Stephen King thrillers—a lonely boy’s surrogate girlfriend.

“Uh! Got to keep these passwords straight,” Gary exclaimed out of frustration.

Gary slid open his desk drawer full of colorful Post-it notes with various codes and passwords written all over them. It seemed like nowadays you needed a password for everything. There was even a code to get into his front door. He took out a new pad and wrote down a username and password for his Tracebook account. A lamp slammed to the ground behind him near his bedroom door. The bedroom went dark. Gary turned around to see what had happened. He heard footsteps in the hallway. He slapped his hand over his open mouth as if a fly might make its way inside while he trotted to the door.

Senior quarterback Craig stood outside Gary’s bedroom with his back against the wall like an operative from Mission Impossible. Dressed in a tight, black mock-turtleneck muscle shirt, his muscles bulged like those of a beefy club bouncer. Michelle crept up the hallway to stand next to Craig, dangling a large roll of duct tape in her hand. Craig ducked his head into the room to see what was going on. Michelle pressed her nude lips together and batted her overdone smoky eyes. She ran across the bedroom door to the opposite side. With her back to the wall, she took a look inside the room. Gary had picked up the lamp and was reaching to turn it on. There will only be light when I say there will be light, she thought to herself.

Michelle tugged on her black Kangol hat to signal. Craig charged into the room, grabbed a hold of Gary, and forced a pair of socks into his mouth. He pulled Gary’s hands behind his back like a crooked cop from a gangster movie. Gary struggled like an insect caught in a spider web. He wiggled every which way to no avail. Michelle stood at the open bedroom door with a wicked half-smile playing across her photo-perfect, dark-chocolate face. She batted her false eyelashes for a dramatic finish.

Gary jammed his heel into Craig’s toes. Craig threw Gary down onto the floor, and Michelle slammed the roll of tape against Craig’s chest.

“Tape his hands up,” Michelle commanded.

Craig grabbed the tape. She walked in to examine the room. “Lucy! Get in here, now!” Michelle called out.

The petite, mousy-brown-haired Lucy walked into the room, looking as pale as a ghost. She had missed her last two tanning sessions to complete photo excursions for Michelle. It didn’t bother her, though. Lucy was just glad to have been the one asked to be in Michelle’s exclusive presence. Lucy had a digital camera hanging from her wrist. The camera hung down lower than the hemline on her denim miniskirt. Lucy snapped several pictures of Gary as he squirmed on the floor. Michelle worked her way over to Gary’s computer.

Craig came from behind and put his hand in Michelle’s.

“This is sooo great. The yearbook committee will love it,” Lucy whispered in a little girl’s voice. She always thought it made her seem nicer and less threatening, the complete opposite of Michelle.

“This better get me prom votes. I don’t have time to waste,” Michelle said.


Tanille is the co-author and creator of the children's green book series "Jordan & Justine's Weekend Adventures." She is also the author of the new media young adult novels with music "Cameo by Tanille," and "Broken by Tanille."

The Undercover Starlet Journal is a title Tanille created to inspire young women and has extended Undercover Starlet into brand extensions that appear throughout her novels.

Tanille has been writing music and books since age 16. She earned an MBA at 21 and graduated magna cum laude.

Readers of her latest young adult romance novel "Broken by Tanille" get free music downloads of her new Pop R&B hits "All of Me," "Feel It," "Baby Comeback to Me," "It's Not Okay," and "What's a Girl to Do" all written, performed and co-produced by Tanille.

The Undercover Starlet Reading Project is a new project we've launched, tasked with inspiring young teens in urban communities to reads and express themselves. We are committed to going above and beyond to reach youth with inspiring messages.

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  1. This was a very unusual excerpt, but good.

  2. Loved the excerpt, sounds really get. Entering under the name of Virginia

  3. Loved the excerpt, sounds really get. Entering under the name of Virginia

  4. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

  5. I really appreciate the thoughtful questions in the interview. This was very fun to answer and complete! We are braving freezing's temps here in NY. Yet this post puts a warm smile on. All the best! xoxo Tanille