Falling Forever Release Tour & Giveaway!!

We are so excited to announce the tour for Falling Forever by the lovely Victoria Monroe!

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synopsis

Ashe and Emerson crashed into one another like two falling stars destined to collide . . .
Sexy as hell, Ashe Bennett doesn’t tie himself to anything or anyone.
Emerson Parker is beautiful, strong, and determined to keep Ashe away from her heart.
When determination is strong, but flesh is weak, Emerson may be the one chain Ashe refuses to break.
. . . but will their fire explode and burn out? Or will they become one star burning brighter together than they ever did apart?

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“It’s really hard not to get completely sucked into the story right from the beginning.”

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about the author

Victoria Monroe was born and raised in Pennsylvania. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor of arts degree in English literature. She and her husband relocated a few times within the state. She favors the Pittsburgh region, where she had her son and daughter. After a ten-year career in corporate retail, she resigned, allowing her the ability to raise her children and write. Victoria loves spending time with her family. She loves music, reading and being outdoors – from the mountains to the beach and everything in between. Watching the sunrise and sunset are some of her favorite things to do. She always looks for a reason to laugh.

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Author Interview with Quinn Loftis

Today on the blog we are featuring Quinn Loftis, author of the USA Today Bestseller Fate and Fury.

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To start things off, can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your background as an author?

Sure! I’m 36, been married for…let’s see. It will be 17 years this December. We have 3 amazing boys. A 9yr old, 2yr old and 13 month old.

I was a nurse before I published my first book and although I enjoyed nursing. I didn’t want to do it for the rest of my life.

When I learned about e-publishing and realized that the possibility of actually publishing a novel could be reality I decided to give it a go. I’d always wanted to be an author for as long as I can remember but never thought I was good enough. I don’t handle rejection well so I never submitted my work to any agents or publishers. I wrote Prince of Wolves, published it expecting to sell a few copies to my friends and family. Never expected it to take off. The rest, as they say, is history.

 

You now have 18 published books on Amazon. Congratulations! As your list of publications has grown, how have you pushed yourself to keep your writing fresh and new?

I’m constantly looking for new plot lines and new characters to bring into the plot to add depth. I love interesting characters with curves and sharp edges. I love getting in their heads. I listen to my readers when they give me ideas or their opinion and hopefully I’m giving them a little if not more of what they want.

 

What have you learned during the publication process? What has been your biggest challenge?   

It never goes smoothly, no matter how you try to iron out the kinks, or get everything just right. There will always be a bump in the road and believe me I have had some MAJOR bumps. I try not to flip out when the bumps come but I don’t always succeed. My biggest challenge is formatting. I hate formatting. There I said it. Acknowledging you have a problem if taking the first step to recovery, right? Well I have a major problem with formatting…it seems to hate me too.

 

How would you describe your writing style? What makes your work stand out?

I’m very character driven. I thrive and my writing thrives on relationships. I have over 110 characters in my Grey Wolves Series, and counting. I like to see the dynamics between relationships not just love interests, but best friends and parents and children and leader and follower. All the good bad and the ugly that make relationships work. I wrap those up into a story and hope that people can relate to the characters even if they can’t relate to the story. I think that is what makes my work stand out. My characters are dominant in the story. I have a TON of dialogue almost on every single page. I think readers have grown to really know my characters and feel like they know them.

 

What’s next for your writing career? What are you working on now?

I’m working on the first book in a Viking Series that I signed on to do with Clean Teen Publishing. Very excited about it as it’s not like anything I’ve written so far.

 

You mention in your bio that you love to read. What’s one five-star book you recommend to everyone?

A Wrinkle in Time

 

How do you balance your writing career with the demands of being a mom?

It’s hard. I find that there are times when I feel guilty for writing because I haven’t spent time with my boys and yet I have deadlines that have to be met. Sometimes it’s a matter of writing when I can. That might mean late at night or on a Sunday afternoon. I try to do it all on weekday mornings until 2ish, but that doesn’t always happen. I love being an author, but I’m a wife and a mother first. There are times when I’ve just had to close the lap top and say no, you aren’t more important than my family. The books will always be there, my kids won’t. One day they will be grown and moving on to their own careers, homes, spouses and children. I don’t want to miss out on what is going on NOW. Because I can’t get it back.

 

Where can readers find out more about you or your work? On which sites are you most active?

www.quinnloftisbooks.com

Twitter: @AuthQuinnLoftis

Facebook: Quinn Loftis Books

Instagram: Quinn Loftis Books

Pinterest: Quinn Loftis Books

Most active on FB and Twitter. Trying to do better on Instagram.

 

Is there anything I haven’t asked you yet that you would like to share with the Book Buddy readers?

Top 5:

Favorite candy: Peanut butter M&M’s

Favorite food: Chinese (Fried rise with sesame chicken)

Favorite dessert: Ice cream

Favorite Color: Lime green

Favorite Season: Fall and Winter tie.

 

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Author Interview with J.A. Low

Today on the blog we are catching up with J.A. Low, author of the Dirty Texas series.

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To start things off, can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your background as an author?

I live near the beach in Australia, with my wonderful husband and two little boys. I have always written and come from a family of writers, poets, creatives. I used to write screen plays for my friends and we would act them out and tape it on cassette. I was lucky enough that my script was picked up for my year 12 drama production. My teachers liked to tell me I wasn’t good enough so I kind of gave up on my writing dream after school. I headed into the travel industry and spent most of my life traveling the world, until I became pregnant with my first son and the writing bug hit me again and I couldn’t stop.

 

I love the cover for Suddenly Dirty! Who does your cover art?

My super talented friend Jemina from Booknerdfangirl, she is brilliant at being able to take what is in my head and bring it to life.

 

One of the reviewers for Suddenly Dirty wrote: “From the first page I was captivated and didn’t come up for air until the final word was written and the pages stopped turning.” How did you come up with the idea for the first book in the series?

I have been working on this idea for years but in many various different versions, but this version with rock stars would have been about 18 months ago. The story just popped into my head one day, I’m just not sure how it happened.

 

Suddenly Dirty is the first book in the Dirty Texas series. What can readers expect next?

They can expect lots of love, laughing and craziness from Derrick. I have so much planned for the Dirty Texas series as well as the spin off series for the Sons of Brooklyn, The Paradise Club and the California Bros. guys.

 

In your Goodreads bio you mention being a wife and mother. How do you balance being an author with your responsibilities at home?

I am still trying to find that balance, lucky my husband is amazing and even though my kids are little they understand if Mummy is on a deadline. My oldest is six and everyday he jumps out of the car to go to school and he wishes me luck with my book and hopes I have a great day. I want to show them that they can always follow their dreams.

 

Being an author can be tough work. What have you learned in the time since you published your first book?  What advice would you give someone just starting out?

My advice to people starting out is research, research, research and talk and become friendly with as many authors as you can, join new author groups or associations because being an author is a very lonely place sometimes as it’s just you trying to figure it all out. Most authors in the community are more than happy to help answer any questions, we love to pay it forward. I would also suggest reading heaps, I still find time to read because it helps me learn how to write better.

What I have learnt since publishing is to have thick skin and to just keep my head down and write, because social media is a very big distraction. (I still fail at this)

 

What have you read lately that really wowed you? What’s coming up next on your TBR?

Bossman by Vi Keeland, I loved this so very much it was an easy read and I had a smile on my face the whole time.

What I am looking forward to is more from Vi Keeland, the last installment of the Royals by Erin watt, Neighbours by Stylo Fontome, Max Monroe the rest of the Billionaire series, anything Tessa Bailey. I am trying to think who else is on my list I am waiting for…. I am a one click addict.

 

Where can readers find out more about you or your work? On which sites are you most active?

You can find me on FB: www.facebook.com/jalowbooks or you can join my fan group where I am most active which is https://www.facebook.com/groups/1682783088643205/

I post a lot on Instagram as well. www.instagram.com/jalowbooks

 

Any parting words for our readers?

Take a chance one a new author they might surprise you.

 

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Author Interview with Giana Darling

Today on the blog we have Giana Darling, author of The Evolution of Sin series.

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To start things off, can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your background as an author?

I have been writing every day since I was in fourth grade and my teacher assigned us a creative writing assignment for Hallow. I wrote a story about kids going into a haunted house, losing their memory of the night and waking up the next morning as various mythical creatures (I’ve always had a thing for vampires). Since that day, I have written across many different genres but it wasn’t until I stumbled over Giselle and Sinclair’s love story, and Giselle family as a whole, that I knew I needed to take the plunge and publish my first book.

 

You mention on your blog that The Secret gets at the crux of your motivation for The Evolution of Sin series. Can you tell us a little bit more about that inspiration? How did you come up with this storyline? Why did you need to get this series down on paper?

It essentially boils down to my belief that all love is difficult and all the more beautiful for it. People talk about ‘timing’ and too many obstacles but in my experience, if you love something there really is nothing that can eviscerate it. The kind of love that takes your heart by storm is beautifully rare and it shouldn’t be taken for granted, no matter the consequences.
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Being an author can be tough work. What pushes you to keep writing? Was it more challenging to write the second book in the series?

Honestly, I just finished writing the third and final book in the series, The Consequence, and that was by far the most difficult to write because I had to find a way to neatly and poetically say goodbye to characters that both myself and the readers have invested so much time and emotional energy in. The Secret was basically a breeze to write because it explored my original idea for the series as a whole.

Writing in general isn’t a chore though. If I don’t write every day, I feel physically unfit as if I haven’t taken my vitamins or had enough water to drink. My life is incredibly busy as I also own a pie company and am doing my postgraduate work but I can always find a few minutes to write even if it is on the corner of a pie box!

 

One reviewer wrote, “I LOVE THIS SERIES!! … But I think each one of these characters needs a book…” How many books can readers expect in the series? Do you have any books planned where the other characters take the lead?

I love that the readers are interested in Giselle’s family members because I’ve always planned to write Sebastian, Cosima, Elena and Cage’s love stories as well. It surprises me how involved people are in even the more tertiary character’s lives so I have also been toying with the idea of a few novellas too.

How is The Evolution of Sin series different from other romance novels? What makes it stand out?

I think romance novels generally steer clear of portraying the hero or heroine as confused, flawed or even morally wrong. Traditionally, heroine’s are supposed to be sweet and innocent, the hero ‘bad’ but only in superficial ways that makes them hotter. Authors are beginning to delve more into the underbelly of romance and sex and I love it! The Evolution Of Sin Trilogy is about a couple who find themselves deliberately lying and betraying both themselves and the people in their lives because of their taboo love. They make stupid choices, give in to temptation and could even be considered selfish and amoral. What makes Giselle and Sinclair beautiful and unique though is their growth as individuals across the series and how they learn from their mistakes (hence the trilogy name, The Evolution Of Sin 😉

 

The book cover for The Secret is hot, hot, hot!! What level of steam can readers expect? And who designed that awesome cover?

The trilogy is definitely erotic, particularly the first book as it explores a seven day no-strings-attached affair. My enigmatic Frenchman, Sinclair, is ‘hot, hot, hot’ so I needed a cover to match his steaminess and the incredible Najla Qamber from Najla Qamber Designs created the perfect cover for him!

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Your author bio mentions extensive travel. Where have you been lately? Any trips planned to celebrate the release of The Secret?

I just returned from a quick trip to Hawaii to soak in the sun and float in the salty blue waves. It reminded me of my trip to Cabo San Lucas when I was inspired to write Giselle and Sinclair’s holiday affair there, which was fitting because I was just finishing up the last book in their story. I have plans to visit Costa Rica at Christmas too because I always need to have a trip on the horizon or I get itchy feet!

What have you read lately that knocked your socks off? What’s coming up on your TBR?

I am full blown in love with Marianna Zapata and her slow burn romances. I just finished Lingus, which was her first book and the last one I read by her. I literally reccomend her books to anyone who will listen. Alessandra Torre is also my idol and she has been so kind as to give me advice throughout my entire journey as an author thus far so when her newest book, Moonshot, released two weeks ago, I read it in under four hours! Next up is Ruthless People by J.J. McAvoy because somehow I haven’t read that series by her yet!

 

Where can readers find out more about you or The Evolution of Sin series?

Website: gianadarling.com

Blog: gianadarling.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gianadarling/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GianaDarling  |  @GianaDarling

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14901102.Giana_Darling

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B01BR0QFI2

IG: https://www.instagram.com/gianadarlingauthor/

Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/b0qnPr

 

Any parting words for our readers?

The Consequence (The Evolution Of Sin #3) released on September 8th. Also, I post fun things on Facebook for cover reveals and releases so make sure to head over and give me a like ❤
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Author Interview with D.B. Kennison

Today on the blog we are featuring D.B. Kennison, author of Still Life.

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To start things off, can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your background as an author?

Having published my debut novel only a year ago, I’m a total newbie at the author thing. I started writing in ‘08 when the economy tanked and I suddenly had time on my hands. Over the next six years I worked to develop a sense of what this writing thing was all about, taking classes along the way, and then putting what I learned into practice on my story. Now I’m addicted to story telling.

 

One reviewer for Still Life wrote, “I don’t usually read cop and private detective stories, but WOW this one really broke out of the mold for that genre.” How did you come up with the idea for Still Life?

I grew up in Denver and later moved to a small Midwest town. Life here is vastly different from the big city. Everyone knows everyone and your business is not your own. So I thought…what if a murder took place in a small town and the detective in charge is from the city. The ametuer slueth who gets caught up in the mystery is making headway faster than the cops because she’s got the scoop via her community grapevine. At every turn the detective and she butt heads and fight mutual attraction. Viola, the story began.

 

Can readers expect more books in the Randi Lassiter series? What are you working on now?

Yes, there will definitely be more books in the series!  In fact, I’m just finishing a re-write of book two called THE DARK SIDE. From there, I’m already penning book one in a separate series featuring the FBI  crime analyst that appears in STILL LIFE. She’s a bit more hard-boiled and the series will be stronger in the suspense/thriller arena. I am so excited with this first storyline in the Becca Howell Series and I can’t wait to start writing it!

 

What will you do differently when publishing your next book? What worked well the first time?

Back in February my publisher announced a winding down and impending closure. It was sad and sent numerous authors into a tail spin (me included). I asked for my rights back on #2 and will be Indie publishing the rest of the series. With the new spin-off series I’ll try querying agents to see if I can get a bigger publisher to pick up the books and just go from there.

While it was a hair plucking exercise to prepare queries, it worked well for me the first time and I have to start somewherel. Writing and publishing is such an adventure and I’ve learned to just go with the flow, take it a day at a time.

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What would you say is one of your biggest writing challenges? Biggest source of success?

The biggest writing challenge I have is finding a balance between writing and everything else. I have a family. I have a day job. It’s hard to make it all work effortlessly when I’m neck deep in a story and I have to give it up for something else. All though the story is never far from my thoughts It’s hard for me to pick up where I left off.

The biggest source of any success I’ve had is the encouragement and support of my husband, close friends, and my street team. Writing is a journey of ups and downs, a roller coaster ride of celebrations one minute and a plummet into self-doubt the next. I’ve been lucky to have superb cheerleaders to rally me back into action.

You mention in your bio that you live in Wisconsin. When you aren’t writing, what do you do for fun?

I love doing anything creative. I make jewelry, sculpt, paint, woodwork, quilt, garden, and just about anything else that inspires me. My creative mind is hard to shut off, which is why it’s better when I’m writing. The voices in my head are more at peace *wink.

 

What have you read lately that knocked your socks off? What’s coming up next on your TBR?

I recently finished reading THE GIRL IN THE MAZE by R.K. Jackson. It’s a psychological thriller set in a Southern coastal town. There was an unexpected twist in the middle that caught me off guard and made it a memorable read. My TBR list is massive so it’s always hard to choose a new read.  I’m tempted to start Katherine Ramsland’s CONFESSION OF A SERIAL KILLER. It’s the untold story of Dennis Rader–the BTK killer. The multi-published Ramsland has spent a lifetime learning about the psychopathy of a killer and this case study will be homework for my first book in the Becca Howell Series. But…I’m also toying with starting a Lisa Unger book–INK AND BONE.

 

Where can readers find out more about you or your work? On which sites are you most active?

I’m probably most active on Facebook. Here are my links:

blog: whispersintheair.com    website: dbkennison.com      

twitter: @dbkennison             Facebook: DBKennison

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