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Friday, 26 August 2016

{{AUTHOR INTERVIEW}} A.F.Crowell

Here is our awesome interview with A.F. Crowell. If you haven't started the Torn Series now is the time, His Redemption book 4 comes out on the 4th October. 

New author of The Torn Series. 

Pushed was my first book. Never in a million years did I ever think I'd write a book. But I released Pushed on Amazon Kindle on February 17, 2015! 

I live in Charleston, SC with my husband (AKA the love of my life) and our two boys. We have two dogs. Diesel, a German Shepherd and Dez, a black Labrador Retriever. 

Until four years ago, I wasn't a very big reader. Since that time I've more than made up for it. When I'm not writing my own books, I average about 4 to 5 books a week. I love romance and YA novels.


Interview

 Tell us a little about yourself? Perhaps something not many people know?
I hate solid chocolate. I like chocolate if it's accompanying something else but not alone. I'm OCD. 

What made you want to become a writer?
I'm not really sure. I just decided after reading that I can't wanting to go a different way then it went that I could write my own.


Million dollar question, are you working on another book?
Yes. I'm actually working on book five in the Torn Series. It's a standalone, full length novel. I also have plans for five other books that are separate from The Torn Series 

Have you written any other books that are not published?
No. I have tons of projects waiting in the wings though.

Do you write Alone or in public?
Alone with ear buds in listening to music.


What tactics do you have when writing? (For example: outline or just write)
I tend to outline so I have a general direction I want the book to move it, but best laid plans. Much of the time my characters hijack the story and do what they want.

Which book of the series have you had the most fun writing?
I think His Redemption has been the most fun because I finally realized that I love to write suspense.


Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?
Definitely hijack every chance they get.
If you could spend time a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day? 
Probably Barb. She’s funny, zany and has absolutely no filter.
What is the toughest criticism given to you as an author?
My characters lacked depth and believability.
What has been the best compliment?
Your book sucked me in and made me feel all of the character’s emotions

What book that you have read has most influenced your life?
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne


Anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?
Thank you for reading my books, whether you loved them or distastes them. You took a chance and I’m grateful. I’m truly honored you read them.

If the Torn series was to be made into a film who would play the leading man/woman?
Leila – Isla Fisher, Brody – James Marsden, Jaxon – Chris Hemsworth

Of all the characters you have created, which is your favorite and why?
Brody hands down. I love his sauve, sophisticated style that screams control freak mixed with his alpha tendencies. I’m very much a control freak and can relate well with him.

If you were to team up with another author to write a book who would it be?
That’s a difficult question to answer. It would be hard to narrow it down to one person because there have been several authors that have helped and inspired me since I began my journey in the book world. But if you’re putting a gun to my head and I had to pick one person. It would be Audrey Carlan. A friend introduced me to her on Facebook and we started to talking. She was amazingly kind and very helpful. She taught me a great deal when I was in my infancy stage of writing and being an indie author. I will always be grateful. I try to honor that by helping new authors behind me. Pay it forward.
Besos.

Who is the most famous person you have ever met? 
Phil Donahue


How did you come up with the titles for your books/series? 
I wanted the title to reflection the emotions of the main character, Leila, since Pushed, Pulled and Torn are her story.


What book are you reading now? 
I just finished an ARC of Blended by Sasha Brümmer and just started Sons of Navarus Box #1, Blood Avenged by K.M. Scott, who I recently met here at a signing in Charleston. And I have to just tell you, she’s wonderful. She is a kindred spirit and I was blessed to be able to talk shop with her for hours. We’ve since stayed in touch and now do writing sprints together. (Writing sprints with one of my author idols, how cool is that?)


What can we expect next from you?
On October 4th, I will release the next book in The Torn Series, His Redemption. It will be a romantic suspense, much like Torn but that’s all you’ll get from me.


Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing? 
YES. Tenses. I write in dual point of view past tense. I constantly find myself writing in the present and have to fix it.






Synopsis

Trauma nurse Leila Matthews is about to meet the one man who can tear through her emotional defenses, but the billionaire playboy will have a harder time winning her heart than her body.

Sexy, emotional and intense, Pushed, book one in the Torn series, begins the saga of Brody, Leila, and Jaxon.

BOOK ONE IN THE TORN SERIES

UNTO OBLIVION

Nurse Leila Matthews has seen it all, or so she thought until this morning. Into the chaos of her trauma ward walked a man more intense than anything she has ever known. His smile tore away all her defenses, and his kiss ignited flames damped for far too long—and a knowledge that such dangerous ripples are only the beginning.

Brody Davis is anything but safe. Wealthy, handsome, and unrepentantly single, the billionaire’s first priority is himself…and the pleasure of every woman he’s sure to leave. Yet his best friend’s baby sister is temptation itself. If any female could make him stay, it would be Leila, whose sweet lips and sweeter flesh push him to be better than he believes he can. He desires a quick conquest. The battle for Leila’s heart is yet to be fought. And he is not the only combatant.


Synopsis

ER nurse Leila Matthews can imagine no love more soul-searing than that she found with her friend, Jaxon Henderson—until the passionate return of Brody Davis, the father of her soon-to-be-born child. 

Sexy, emotional and intense, Pulled, can be read as a stand alone novel or as book two in the Torn series. 

NEW BEGINNINGS 

E.R. nurse Leila Matthews’s whole life turned upon one single sentence: “Brody, I’m pregnant.” What she thought would be the happiest day of her life became a nightmare as she was abandoned by the father of her soon-to-be-born child. If her friend Jaxon wasn’t there to pick up the pieces, she couldn’t have coped. Then what had started out as a deep and abiding friendship became a soul-searing love. 

Yet, while Jaxon is the man of her dreams, Leila doesn’t want her child to grow up not knowing its father. The situation, a triangle involving tortured pasts and unstoppable passion, will test everyone involved. Both suitors will seek forgiveness for terrible mistakes, and Leila will soon be pulled between two powerful men: a handsome CEO who owns all he surveys, and an ex-soldier whose M.C. teeters on the brink of the unforgivable. Leila must choose the man who is perfect for her future…and for the future of her child. 


Synopsis

Torn between two powerful men who adore her, ER nurse Leila Matthews has found the love of her life...but the road to happily-ever-after is paved with betrayal, secrets, and dead bodies. 

FOREVER 

For ER nurse Leila Matthews, life has never been easy. Her father turned his back on their family and her mother died young. Her cop brother’s near fatal gunshot wound brought Brody Davis into her life, the handsome CEO who promised her the world but left her pregnant with his child. Enter Jaxon Henderson, the sexy-as-sin VP of the local MC. Friend first, he has become the great love of her life. Tall, handsome, golden, his passion is matched only by his possessive and protective nature. But Jaxon has dark secrets, and his deception tests Leila’s love to its core. 

Jaxon Henderson knows three things: He loves Leila Matthews more than anything, he's lied to her, and he’s sworn to secrecy about the danger and violence that gathers on the horizon. To keep Leila safe, he must tell her all, but full disclosure has a price, and that price may just be everything. 


Synopsis

There aren't many people Brody Davis let get close, with good reason; his life seemed to be one epic mistake after another, and here he was again, swooping in to save the one woman who might be his redemption. 

Never Trust... 
Since his parents' deaths, one person has kept Brody Davis afloat, his surrogate mother, Jane. Knowing he owes her big time, when her gorgeous niece needs a place to stay, Brody tries not to alienate the one person who has loved him unconditionally. But sometimes lust, love and destiny run roughshod over good intentions, especially when danger threatens everything he holds dear. 

A Beautiful Stranger 
Emmery Lennox has a single focus in life. Her career. When her dream becomes a nightmare, she runs back to family and into the home of a devastatingly handsome and domineering man who challenges everything she believes about herself. Murder, mayhem and vicious cartels aren’t the only things that threaten them; her body has betrayed her brain, and her heart is on the line. Yet, together they might wind up saving each other. 







Thursday, 25 August 2016

SALE BLITZ - THE HER BOX SET BY ALEXIS NOELLE



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Includes: Keeping Her, Protecting Her, Saving Her, and Claiming Her
Author: Alexis Noelle
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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The personal trainer who is determined to make his girl see that he is more than just a player.
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Alexis Noelle lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband, and three kids. On top a writing career, she is a full-time student and a full-time mom. She loves spending time with her kids, although she has to hide the computer from them when she is writing! She love being active and being outdoors, especially if it involves any kind of shopping.
She has always been passionate about writing. She loves to read romance books and feels like being able to lose yourself in a book is one of the more exciting aspects. The books she loves to read and write will be ones that make you feel for the characters. Ashley believes that you should have an opinion on every character in a book whether you love them, hate them, or think they are up to something.She also believes that the most important critic is your reader, so she loves to hear from the readers. She want her fans to be open & talk to her about what they want for the characters in the story, and what they would like to see happen.

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ - ALWAYS THE ONE BY C.C. MONROE



Title: Always the One
Author: C.C Monroe
Release Date: August 25
TBR: Goodreads
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Synopsis

Friendships are defined as a bond between two people, a building of a strong connection and like for one another. Usually excluding romantic or sexual feelings. Now what occurs when the typical doesn't happen and friendship turns to love?

Trey Adams spends his days working with music and pining over his longtime best friend, Shayla Donovan. The only thing holding him back is his past, a past where love only hurts and leaves you. To love Shayla the way he desires may be a long, arduous road.

Shayla Donovan has lived thirteen years of her life with a secret she is ready to confess. Pushing her fear aside may be the only way she can move forward in helping Trey learn the meaning of true love.

On their journey to finding love, these two souls will fight battles bigger than they could ever imagine.

*This novel contains mature subject matter, such as explicit sexual situations and coarse language, please refrain from reading if these things offend you. This story is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18. Hot, sensitive, alpha male, with an HEA.
Excerpt

Tonight proved our love is stronger than anything—the feelings and emotions all real.

The only light in the room is the burning fireplace, crackling across the way from the bed. I watch the orange and yellow flames mesh, regaining my bearings. Shay’s warmth on top of my chest is welcoming, helping me relax. I notice she’s been silent for a few minutes, and when I look down I'm met by her sleeping form.

Everything that has happened in the past twenty-four hours wore my girl out. But I'm more than happy just sitting here listening to her light breathing as she sleeps. She looks beautiful, like nothing in this world could disturb her. I want this moment to last forever. I want my time with her to last far past the time we are given here on earth. I don't know if I believe in eternity, but she sure makes me hopeful that there will be one. She makes me feel like the day I was born only half of me entered the world while the other half of me waited with her and the day we met was the day I became complete again.

Lightly, I move the backside of my fingers down her cheek, and when my thumb makes it to her lips I graze the round edges. Remembering the way she kissed me back when I took away her virginity. Looking at her now, I feel a sense of completion. I’m not only falling, but in essence, also surrendering my heart, soul, and body for the chance to love someone.

This is the moment that changes a boy into a man. The moment one falls in love. Not only am I responsible for loving this woman, but I'm also now in charge of protecting her heart and honoring any promise I give her from here on out.

For women, virginity is the one thing that they give to someone that they’ve fallen in love with. Well, most women. The one thing they give away as a symbol of their love and commitment to their partner. But what virginity is to women, is what a heart is to a man. We save that shit with us until the right woman comes along to claim it. That's when we then give it away, without a second thought or regret. Shayla took my heart, and I will never be able to get it back.

“Why are you looking at me like that?” Her voice is soft and laced in a sleepy rasp.

“You look beautiful when you sleep.”

She searches my eyes, seeing if I’m lying or hiding anything from her. Letting her gaze falter for a second she moves on, accepting my answer. She stretches before placing her head back on her spot above my heart.

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About the Author



Hello Readers,

Ever since I was a young girl, I have loved the idea of love. Now that I'm older and have love in my life, I still love the concept of LOVE. More so, I believe in the power of love on paper. Writing the stories of the characters in my head.


RELEASE DAY TAKEOVER
Author CC Monroe is excited to share her debut novel, Always the One with the indie world on Thursday August 25th, from 12:30 AM - 10:30 PM in MDT

We will be having many giveaways and author takeovers from some amazing authors! 
Invite readers, bloggers, and authors!



Giveaway
(2) Signed Paperback & $25 Giftcard