BLOG TOUR! ~ Character profiles for A.L. Michael's If You Don't Know Me By Now

Happy Monday, beautiful book folk! 

On July 2nd 2015, we'll see the publication of the wonderful A.L. Michael's latest novel If You Don't Know Me By Now, and I'm thrilled that today, it's my stop on the blog tour! No review or author interview, but something a little different. Today, I'll be sharing with you the profiles of the fabulous cast of characters in If You Don't Know Me By Now, allowing you to feel a little bit closer to them before you dive into what will no doubt be a cracking story!

Take it away, A.L. Michael!

When you write a novel, you've got to know every detail about your main characters, so I'm going to give you an insight into my main character, Imogen Cypriani, her cousin Demi and the lovely love interest, Declan!

Name: Imogen
Age: 27
Occupation: Barista at Bean Town Coffee in West London, and undercover blog writer (Twisted Barista) for The Type.
Favourite drink: Local cider
Favourite food: Something veggie (her dad is a butcher, there's just too much meat!)
Bad habit: Talking herself out of being angry - she can be a bit of a pushover.
Talents: Writing, ranting, a cheeky one-liner. She's great at supporting other people - she looks after her little cousin when she has her tantrums. She cared for her dad after her mum died, staying local to go to uni part time so that she could work, and help support him. She's a little bitter that he seems to have forgotten that now he's got a new girlfriend. 
Fears: Love makes people vulnerable, and Imogen hates being vulnerable. She saw how destroyed her dad was when her mum died. She doesn't even want to be able to be broken. 
Dream: To live in London, be a 'real' writer and maybe take a chance on that pretty barista boy who makes her nervous...


Name: Demi
Age: 23
Occupation: Insurance call centre worker and proud owner of an Etsy jewellery shop. 
Favourite drink: Vodka redbull.
Favourite food: Donuts
Bad habit: Running away when things get too much, instead of talking to people. She'll just disappear for a couple of days until she's cooled off, because she doesn't want to have a big row.
Talents: Being upfront (with anything that doesn't matter) finding the fun and pulling people into it, very artistic and great at giving advice. Good at fixing other people's lives.
Fears: That she's never going to be able to leave home, that she'll be constantly stuck in this limbo between leaving uni and entering the real world. 
Dream: To do exactly what her cousin did - get out, start a life and not feel guilty about it.


Name: Declan
Age: 29
Occupation: Barista, occasional artist, bass guitarist for Chocolate Biscuit.
Favourite drink: Coffee
Favourite food: Pizza with as many different types of meat as possible.
Bad habit: Closing off, not letting people in. Lashing out when embarrassed or feels guilty. Not able to see the worst in people. 
Talents: His perspective on life is to have fun and make the most of it. He's pretty good at that!
Fears: Being responsible for someone, and not having the power to walk away when he knows he should. 
Dream: To be doing exactly what he's doing. Independent, free and happy. What else does he need?

The Blurb

What's the worst job you ever had?

Imogen has come to London to make it as a writer. At least, that was the plan. Finding herself in a dead-end job serving coffee to hipsters was not on her to-do list. And even if gorgeous colleague Declan does give her more of a buzz than a triple-shot cappuccino, Imogen can feel her dreams evaporating faster than the steam from an extra-hot latte.

Until her anonymous tell-all blog about London's rudest customers goes viral - and suddenly, Imogen realises that landing the worst job in the world might just be the best thing that's ever happened to her! As long as she can keep her identity to herself...

Well, I don't know about you but I seriously cannot wait to read If You Don't Know Me By Now by the FAB A.L. Michael, nor can I reign in my excitement about meeting her brilliant characters!

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Thank you so much for stopping by!


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