Thursday, July 31, 2014

Release Day Blitz - Chained To You


Title: Chained To You, Chained Series #2
Author: SK Fordham
Genre: Romantic Suspense




Stella Howard is chained, chained to her past and chained by her present. Dean quests to save Stella, to show her that he loves her and wants to be in her life. But Deans’ own past catches up to him and threatens to destroy all that he now cares about before he has the chance to love freely. Will others cruel intentions stop love from growing? Or will love conquer?



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SK Fordham is a wife, mother and nurse. SK grew up in an outer eastern suburb of Melbourne Australia. SK loves handbags, chocolate, dancing and all forms of hot drinks.
SK would love to hear from any fans.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Going to California ~ Promo


Genre: YA Paranormal
Cover Artist: Anita Dugan-Moore
Publisher: Imzadi Publishing, LLC

Today we are featuring Going To California, book 2 in the Zeppelin series by Janice Grove. I am excited about sharing this series with you. At the end we also have a Rafflecopter so be sure to enter that.  Also feel free to leave a comment below for Janice.

Book 2
The Rain Song saga continues in Going to California, the second book of The Zeppelin Series. 

The Remington family is separated, each one facing a new challenge and danger. Will they be able to reunite before the evil stalking them succeeds?David and Micah continue their journey to find the mysterious Karen, while attempting to stay hidden from the very danger that ruthlessly hunts the youngest brother. Tirelessly they must outrun demons, assassins, and a mysterious man who stalks them - unaware of a new danger that looms closer, they search for safe haven in hopes of one day returning home to their family. 

Looking for his sons, Nick must rely on his new friends for not only help, but new knowledge into David's past and Micah's present: knowledge that could his perception about everything... forever! 

Finally believing that their family is about to be united once again, Nick and Angela are horrified that betrayal from their own circle threatens everything they hold dear. 

Can their love for one defeat the danger to them all?


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David stopped and looked at the boy and wondered, What the hell? before he said in slow measured tones. “My brother isn’t retarded; he’s just shy around new people. Now, do you really want to make an issue of it?”

The other boy smirked before turning to the rest of the group. “I bet his parents told him to tell people that to save him the embarrassment of telling the truth.”

Sighing, David looked down at the items in his hands and then held them out to a girl who had seemed nice on the bus. “Would you mind holding this for a moment?” he asked, then walked over the other boy, looked him square in the eyes and without saying a word, pursed his lips together for a moment gave a short nod and let a quick jab fly right into the other boy’s face. Leaving the boy’s friends to pick him up off the ground, David collected his items and quietly went back to the bus.

Missy was already waiting for him. “Don’t worry, you did the right thing,” she said as she followed him up the steps.

“I know. He’s my little brother.”

Interview:

Janice, I am so glad to have you with us here on Loves All Things Books. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Thank you for having me here today. Anytime I’m able to talk about Micah and his family, I’m all for it! As for myself, there’s really not much to tell, really. I’m a wife, mother, former drafter in both the oil and gas, as well as, the aerospace industries. But I’ve always had a fascination with stories, and read anything I could ever since I actually learned how. I was the strange kid who read cereal boxes (before it was cool to do so). For as long as I can remember, there’s almost always been a story in my head, playing out its scenes or even whole conversations – I truly thought that was normal for everyone. *ahem* Now that I think about it, maybe I shouldn’t have admitted to that last one!
What has inspired you to write the Zeppelin series?
-          Well, it was the TV show Supernatural. The relationship between the brothers, in the early seasons, drew me in and before I knew it, I had little Micah running around insisting I tell his and David’s story. Have you met him? He’s pretty hard to resist when he actually asks for something!
Tell us about this series and the characters.
-          Wow! The series is easy enough to tell. Basically you have a small family living in a small town, who take in disadvantaged kids. That’s their American dream, and it works for them. Things change dramatically when an emergency case comes to them in the middle of the night and they learn quickly that this little boy is special…very, very special. To add to the mystery, the son they adopted six years previous, with no memory of his past nor his name, and their new son’s past, present and future are intertwined. Now their idyllic lives aren’t so peaceful, and in all actuality is now filled with danger from humans and demons alike.
The characters though…they’re a little more difficult to describe. It would be easy for people to look at stereotypes, but each one will surprise you in some form or fashion. I love the whole Remington family; from Angela’s sweet demeanor, yet strong will, Nick’s loving nature yet complete devotion to his family, David’s toughness in the face of adversity but has complete soft spot when it comes to Micah, and of course little Micah who has been beaten down so many times, but manages to get back up and try again.
What are you currently working on?
-          I’m currently working on the final touches of Whole Lotta Love, the 3rd installment of the series. I’m also jumping back and forth with Delta Omega 3, a story that originally started out as Steampunk but decided to switch gears and toss me into the future where One World Order has come to pass right at the time where humanity is unknowingly about to face extinction and it’s up to one woman, who in the effort to save her sister, may just be the key to saving the human race.  If you like Sci-Fi and Conspiracy Theories, this one will be for you.
Do you find that listening to music is helpful while writing or does it hinder your creative thinking cap?
-          I love listening to music while I write. Unfortunately, with a busy household it’s hard to do even with earbuds.
What do you do to overcome writer’s block?
-          Hit the highway and drive. I listen to the radio while I’m driving and it’s amazing how quickly ideas will flow. If that doesn’t work, I read or talk to people about what’s going on in their lives, or share experiences with authors. You’d be surprised how far the creative door will open when you stop trying to pick the lock.
What is your goal as an author?
-          Of course I want to share my stories with others, and I hope that they’ll enjoy them as much as I do. My ultimate goal though is to be successful enough so I can devote all my time to writing, reviewing, and mentoring authors.
Would you like to share with us your publishing experience?
-          I’d definitely like to share, but face to face and over some coffee. I’m not kidding… email me, or send me a PM, and I’ll be happy to sit down with anyone interested!
Is there any advice you’d like to give the aspiring authors out there?
-          Don’t give up! Seriously, it may be a vicious market at times, but there’s always room for new talent. Spend your spare time writing and creating. Definitely learn as much as you can, but don’t get too caught up in the polishing, because a great editor can take your best work and make it better.
Which author has most influenced you?
-          Oh wow, that’s a tough one. I have found so many authors that influence me just by the way they tell a story – either in a good, or a bad way. I’ve also seen the good and bad in how authors behave, that influences how I go about my own behavior as well. There’s too much drama in the world as it is, do we really need Book Divas on top of it?
I want to thank you for spending a little of your time with us today and sharing your books with us.
Thank you again for having me, it’s my pleasure to share the Remingtons with people!

Character Bios:

The series takes place in 1992 starting in Oswego, KS 

Nick Remington - Vietnam vet, former drifter, auto mechanic, small business owner, family oriented, protective. Never really thought of the paranormal until Micah. Now is a new student to the paranormal and how to protect his family from the things that are out there

Angela Remington - Small town girl, raised in a middle class Methodist family. Homemaker, strong willed, loving, resourceful, loves her guys more than words can describe. A force to be reckoned with when her family is in trouble

David Remington - current age: 13. Found on side of the road next to the side of the road six years previous with no memory or identity. Often closed off to others, but will protect his friends and family with everything he has, a natural protector

Micah - a double Nephilim which makes him a natural target for those who want to use him for their own gain, those who want to kill him, and the demons that just want him. Abused and alone he is afraid that he will do something that will either anger or endanger his new family. Only with David's persistence, and Nick and Angela's unwavering devotion, is he able to believe that he may have finally found a home.

Book 1
Small towns are known for summer picnics, neighborhood softball games, and cozy shops on Main Street not being home to things of the paranormal. So when the Remingtons take in another child in need of safe haven they are completely unprepared for the people and creatures that come to claim him. 

Nick and Angela Remington were living their American dream while helping disadvantaged kids. The last thing they were expecting was a small boy with big eyes to steal their hearts so completely while at the same time shaking the very foundation of their lives. 

When David Remington lost his brother Derrick last year, it left a hole in his heart that didn't seem to want to heal until Micah is brought to them in the middle of the night. Now he has a new purpose; to be the best big brother he can be while protecting the small boy by his side, at the same time discovering just how intertwined their past and future really are.


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Janice Grove currently lives in Coweta, Oklahoma with her growing menagerie of family, dogs, and characters who both delight and frustrate her on a daily basis. A mix of Hippie Chick and Motorhead, she hopes to one day have a carbon neutral home and Mopar in the driveway. Until then she relies on classic and alternative rock to get her through the day. And coffee - lots and lots of coffee!


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Book Tour ~ Shannon’s Gift: A Story of Love, Loss, and Recovery

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Title: Shannon’s Gift: A Story of Love, Loss, and Recovery
Author: Nate Bennett
Genre: Grieving, loss, love story
Publish Date: June 1, 2014
Publisher: Booklogix
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.  
    
~ Book Synopsis ~
  In this raw, emotional memoir, Nate Bennett shares the blog he maintained to work through his grief over the sudden loss of his wife Shannon. He is surprised and comforted to discover a vast virtual community of support. His blog posts—alternately poignant and of dry wit—eventually attracted tens of thousands of hits and a following from readers who hadn’t known the couple. This unique book gives the reader a window into the starkness of a widower’s grieving experience in real time. What comes through in virtually every post is his love for Shannon as he weaves in vignettes from their life together, chronicling their love story and his efforts to recover. And in the end, with the support of his virtual community and the strength he was able to draw from remembering Shannon’s wishes for him, he finds love again.  

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What lessons did you soul learn from your experiences in dealing with Shannon’s illness? 

Shannon’s illness has become relevant only because it led to her death.  While she lived, we felt we had no choice but to ignore it.  That strategy worked for the first 20 years of our relationship.  For the last years, we learned to work around it.  So in the end - and not to parse words - I am not sure either my soul or I learned anything from dealing with Shannon’s illness.

Her death – that’s another matter entirely.  Though again, as I reflect on it the lessons really came not from her death but from trying to get better.

1.     I learned that Bob Marley was right, “You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.”  I think that really requires no further explanation.
2.     People are capable of incredible kindness.  It’s hard to let them be kind to you because it reminds you of what happened, but you must.
3.     I was reading a novel and a character had a line to the effect that “there is no past, if there was we wouldn’t need sorrow” or something similar.  It’s a good line.  Losing Shannon will never be in the past.
4.     Never leave the house without kissing and hugging.  While the odds are in your favor, the chance you take a pass on could be the last chance you get.  I nearly took a pass on my last kiss with Shannon.  If I had, that would hurt so badly now.
5.     It would be great if there were a way for people to gain the perspective on “what matters” that losing Shannon gave me.  How much time and energy we waste fretting over people’s words and actions that just don’t matter.  Don’t ask if the pain of the loss was worth the gain of perspective.
   

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Nate Bennett photo nateheadshot_zpsf7f33147.jpg In the fall of 2011, Nate lost his wife of 26 years in a shocking turn of events. She’d just had an outpatient procedure on her shoulder and the doctor sent Nate to get the car to bring her home. In the next few minutes, things went terribly wrong. Shannon collapsed, never to recover. After more than a week in a critical care unit in pursuit of a cure, Nate honored Shannon’s wishes and had her life support discontinued and she died shortly later. Nate’s book, Shannon’s Gift, is the result of the blog Nate kept during Shannon’s hospitalization and after her death. Initially, the purpose of the blog was to keep friends and family informed of Shannon’s condition. Quickly, though, the blog became Nate’s catharsis and a way to stay connected to a web of supporters. After the sudden loss of his wife, Nate was surprised and comforted to discover a vast virtual community of support. His blog posts – alternately expressing poignancy and dry wit – eventually attracted tens of thousands of readers and a following from people around the world that didn’t even know Nate or his wife. The unique book gives the reader a window into the starkness of a widower’s grief in real time and a look at how social media has changed grieving in today’s world. In the end, with the support of his virtual community and the strength he was able to draw from remembering Shannon’s wishes for him, he finds love again. While Nate is new to the personal memoir genre, he is co-author of two management books, "Riding Shotgun: The Role of the COO" and “Your Career Game: How Game Theory Can Help You Achieve Your Professional Goals.” Both are books published by Stanford University Press. Additionally, his research has been published in respected scholarly journals such as the Academy of Management Review, the Academy of Management Journal, Psychological Bulletin, and the Journal of Applied Psychology. He has also published in many widely read resources for managers including the Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek.com and Forbes.com. Nate Bennett is a professor of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University in the summer of 2012. From 1999 to 2012, he was on the faculty of the business school at Georgia Tech, where he most recently held the position of the Catherine W. and Edwin A. Wahlen Professor of Management. From 1999 until 2010, he served as associate dean and then as senior associate dean. Prior to Georgia Tech, he served on the faculty at Louisiana State University. While at LSU, he served at times as the management department’s Ph.D. program coordinator, department chair, MBA program director, and associate dean. Nate holds a BA in sociology, as well as a MA in Social Research from Tulane University. He earned his Ph.D. in Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He resides in Atlanta, GA.      
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Bondage Club ~ Release Day Blitz




Synopsis
A man looking for a new beginning

Hunter Donovan is a writer who dreamed of penning the great American novel but settled for a job running the family business, Donovan Books. Trapped publishing other people’s stories, Hunter buries his frustrations in vodka and an endless parade of one-night stands. 

A woman with a secret

Cary Anderson is the perky, petite, and staunchly determined editor who is well versed in erotica fiction. But Cary has a kinky side that she is struggling to keep hidden from the world.

Fed up with dwindling sales, Hunter hopes to breathe new life into his publishing house by breaking into the risqué world of erotica. He hires Cary to rescue his company and she is keen to show her new boss everything she knows. But what starts out as a lesson in sexual fiction turns into an unexpected roller coaster ride of disastrous romantic encounters. And just when Cary helps stir Hunter’s creative voice, he uncovers the truth about her wicked ways. 

Some ties that bind can cut right to the heart in…The Bondage Club.
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 The veil of evening was reaching across his office window when Hunter’s cell phone on the side of his desk rang. Checking the caller ID, he frowned when he saw that the number was blocked.

      “This is Hunter Donovan,” he barked into the phone.

      “Do you always answer the phone in such a cheerful manner?” a seductive female voice reprimanded.

      “That depends on who this is.”

      “Cary told me of your little meeting today, and your interest in my next book. You don’t waste any time do you?”

      Hunter’s heart skipped a beat. “Well, well, Ms. Slut. Nice to hear your voice again. I hope your time at the Book Expo was worthwhile.”

      “You were the highlight of my trip, Mr. Donovan.”

      Hunter smiled as he sat back in his creaky desk chair. “I’m so glad. I was beginning to think you didn’t like me.”
      “Have you ever met a woman who didn’t like you?”
      The question made Hunter chuckle. “Which answer will get me your next book, Ms. Slut?”
      A high-pitched tinkling laugh came through the speaker of his iPhone, making Hunter’s stomach flutter ever so lightly. “I like a man who doesn’t waste time with sweet talk. Check your email. I just sent you the manuscript. It’s called The Bondage Club, and if you’re interested, e-mail me a contract, and I will look it over.”
      “Can I ask what it’s about? I mean, with a title like that I can guess, but….” His voice faded as his curiosity rose. 
      “There are many different kinds of bondage, Mr. Donovan, that don’t involve ropes, chains, or even handcuffs.”
      Hunter gaped at his cell phone. “I don’t get it.”
      “Love can be a form of bondage,” she explained. “We can get tied to someone just as easily as we can be tied up by someone. The book is about bondage in all of its forms.”
      “Then I look forward to reading it.” He paused as he thought of an idea. “But why not come to my office? We can discuss the details of the contract over lunch,” he pursued with a hint of insistence in his voice.
      “I don’t think so. Lunch with you would be dangerous.”
      Hunter coyly smiled. “For which one of us, Ms. Slut?”    
      “I’m not your type, Mr. Donovan.”
      Hunter’s body rippled with the hint of a challenge. “You never know; if Donovan Books handles your novel, we may grow on each other.”
      “I hope not. Getting involved with the man who publishes my book would complicate matters. I’m also a very demanding author. I might get on your nerves after a time.”
      “I have a lot of demanding authors. You would fit right in.”
      “Do you usually try and date your authors, or will I be the first?”
      He fingered a corner of the manuscript open on the desk before him as his imagination began to wander. “You would be the first. I never date clients.”
      “I heard a nasty little rumor to the contrary, about your brother and Monique Delome. They were engaged and then she up and married some Texas oil man. Lucky girl.”
      “Lucky to be rid of my brother,” Hunter returned, pushing the manuscript in front of him to the side.
      “Oh, do I detect a note of sibling rivalry, Mr. Donovan?”
      He leaned back in his chair and turned his eyes to his arched window. “Rivalry, nah. More like deep-seated hatred. And if I’m going to bare my soul to you, you should start calling me, Hunter.”
      “Let me guess, Hunter.” Her voice was throaty and delicious, spurring on his desire. “He stole your Legos when you were six and you have never forgiven him.”
      Hunter ran his hand over his face, feeling the conversation was getting a little too personal. “Never mind my brother. Let’s talk about you.” 
      “I make it a practice never to talk about myself. The less people know about me, the better.”
      “I don’t agree, Ms. Sl….” Hunter crinkled his brow. “What else can I call you? Ms. Slut is too—”
      “Call me Smuttie, if you like.”
      “Smuttie…don’t you have a real name?”
      “Smuttie is all you need to know.” The sound of voices in the background broke in. “Let me know what you think of my manuscript, Hunter. I’ll be waiting to hear from you.” Then the line went dead.

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Alexandrea Weis is an advanced practice registered nurse who was born and raised in New Orleans. Having been brought up in the motion picture industry, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective and began writing at the age of eight. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her award-winning novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story memorable. A permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured wildlife. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans.





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Mine to Steal ~ Blog Tour


Title: Mine to Steal
Series: Mine to Love #2
Author: T.K. Rapp
Release Date: June 12, 2014
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In life and business, Trey Miller has always been the good guy. Nothing wrong with that, since it’s gotten him everywhere he has needed to be. His startup company is a success and growing so much that he is gaining the attention of larger corporations.
By all accounts, Trey has it all, but the one place he fails is love.

He thought he might have had something with Emogen Kane, but she was taken before he even had a chance. Now, he hides behind work, unwilling to take any risks in the love department.

When Trey finds himself vying for a huge account against Faith Young, he knows he’s going to have to play it tough to win. Faith is smart, attractive and rumor has it, she lands every account she goes after.
When Faith is thrown into his path at every turn, Trey starts to feel that it is more than a coincidence. Knowing that Faith has a boyfriend douses the flame that he was starting to feel, until he realizes that the guy might not at all be what he seems.
Trey let go once, but he’s determined to win it all this time. Does he have it in him to roll up his sleeves and get dirty? And if he does, will he finally end up with the girl?

We make visual contact with each other and neither of us says a word.
I’ve never played paintball before, but these few short minutes are the most fun I’ve had in a while. I watch Faith as she, with pinpoint precision, peeks from behind the tree and hits a target that is running past. Poor bastard never saw her. I give her a thumbs up and peek out from behind my spot and shoot two rounds, hitting a guy who was about to shoot one of my teammates.
I nod to Faith and mouth, “How many?”
She shrugs and lifts her head up, I assume she’s doing a mental tally and when she shows me a count of eight, I smile. Sixteen of us came in, and we’ve shot two of our opponents. She starts laughing and points, waving me over. I peek around the wall and when I see the coast is clear, I sling my gun over my shoulder and make run for it. She shoots three times, and I hear another guy groan somewhere behind me, but I don’t bother to check where the noise came from.
I dive at the last moment and trip over a branch that sticks out of the ground and tumble toward Faith. Before I land, possibly hurting her, I try to push away throwing myself onto my back to avoid a collision. Somehow she ends up on top of me and covers my mouth with her hand. She raises a finger up to silence me and points somewhere past me.
I’m not sure what her plan is, but I’ll let her stay where she is for as long as she wants. Faith turns to check both sides and whispers, “Make that five more left.”
“What now?” I ask before she drops her face to my neck.
She muffles a whisper, “Someone’s behind us. Be. Still.”
She takes a sip of her drink and smiles. “Does she love you or hate you?”
“I think it probably depends on the day.”
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“The idea of you always made me excited, but the reality of you in my life and in my heart is better than anything I could imagine.”
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“I see a future, and I want it with her.”
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"You deserve more than an open relationship, Faith. You deserve someone who's going to treat you like a queen. Someone who wants to spend as much time with you as possible and has no desire to be with anyone else, no matter how far apart you are."
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"Faith Young, you drive me insane. You push every button, pick fights, make me laugh, and impress me with your talent. Somewhere along the way, I fell for you."
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“Women have to be the most confusing beings on the planet.”
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“Hell no, I saw it in her eyes. She wants a ride on the Jett.”

Mine to Lose (Mine to Love #1) – Released Jan 2014
What happens when the fairy tale ends before it even begins?

Three years, two graduations, an engagement and a move to another, Emogen and Ryan are more in love than ever. He’s the one man she never expected to have and the only man she’s determined to keep. He’s her forever, and there’s nothing she wouldn’t do for him.

Almost, that is
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Ryan announces that he’s accepted a job offer that requires yet another move. Angry he didn’t discuss his decision with her first, Emogen refuses to pack up and follow. She has a career, too, and she’s not ready to give it up.

Although determined to make the long distance thing work, their lives and careers begin to take a toll on the relationship, leaving them to wonder if they’re doing the right thing.

Sometimes love isn’t enough.

When you lose the one thing you are certain of, will you fight to get it back? Or will you let it go?


Being There – Released July 2013
When Cass Howard was young, she never dreamed she would have the perfect job, living in New York, with an amazing man by her side.

That’s a good thing…because none of that ever happened.

Drew Alexander was the one person who knew Cass better than almost anyone, and the friendship that developed in high school carried them to college. Despite the distance, their bond grew stronger, revealing to each of them what they meant to each other. A series of fleeting moments and a string of failed relationships helped them realize that what they really wanted, what they needed, was each other.

But that was five years ago, and sometimes things just don’t work out.

Now twenty-five, Cass finds herself living in Houston, working at a small publishing house as an editor. By most accounts, she appears happy, however she has managed to avoid a true relationship, opting to channel all of her energy on work, despite protests from her best friend.

The only thing that can drag her away is the annual girls’ weekend, which comes at the best possible time, because Cass has just learned life-altering news. With the most recent blow to her life looming overhead, will the getaway with her closest friends change her outlook on life? Or will her inability to put the past behind her stifle any chance she has of moving on? Will she ever be able to open up and let those who love her be there for her?
What inspired you to begin writing? Have you always wanted to be a writer?

I was a reader as a kid, but by the time I got to high school, I hated it - because I had to do it all the time. I started reading again a few years ago and fell in love with Slammed by Colleen Hoover. Something about that story just got me. So that's what got me inspired.
I was always journaling and my mind was always working. Funny you ask this, because I was just telling my mom that I remember daydreaming fantastical romances, how they played out, the makeup and breakup of it all. I never wrote them down. It wasn't until about 9 years ago, I started writing short stories and poems, but nothing came of them. In fact, I still have the file, but since it was password protected, I can't access them. LOL! I guess that's a sign they were no good. :-p
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Who is your favorite character you’ve ever written, and why?
OH DAMN!! Okay, let me think!
The obvious answer for me is Cass, because she is my first. So much of her personality and inner struggles with who she is, I've been there.
Then there's Jett - okay, clearly I'm not a dude, but I can be obnoxious and annoying like that. When I was growing up, I loved to make others uncomfortable by talking about sex and saying inappropriate things. I LOVE writing Jett, because he's fun! People want Jett's story, and I want to write it. I KNOW it. But I'm so worried about not doing him justice.
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If you HAD to choose between your male characters, which would you choose?
I love all of them! (Except Brad!) But if I HAD to pick, I'm going to say Drew. He's strong, says what he wants and wears his heart on his sleeve. There was something about him that was imperfectly perfect. He just makes me smile.
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What’s on the horizon for T.K. Rapp?
LOTS!! LoL! I have 4 other stories in my head, but I can't walk and chew gum at the same time. So for now, I'm working on an untitled YA story inspired by my girls. They want so badly to read my books, so this one is for the older - high school - versions of them. I'm really excited about this one! I also have 3 signings coming up this year, so maybe I'll get to meet some people!
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Rapid questions –
Favorite musician?
The Avett Brothers or Mumford & Sons.
Favorite movie? SHIT! Um! Off the top of my head "Dazed & Confused."
Favorite book? Toss up! "Slammed" or "In the Band"
Favorite quote? "Laugh at what you did today, it's all been done before." Tripping Daisy! (I love them!!)
Favorite color? Teal
T.K. Rapp is a Texas girl born and raised. She earned a B.A. in Journalism from Texas A&M and it was there that she met the love of her life. He had a contract with the U.S. Navy that would take them across both coasts, and ultimately land them back home in Texas.
Upon finally settling in Texas, T.K. worked as a graphic designer and photographer for the family business that her mom started years earlier. She was able to infuse her creativity and passion, into something she enjoyed, but something was still missing. There was a voice in the back of her head that told her to write, so write, she did. And, somewhere on an external hard drive, are several stories she started and never finished.
Now at home, raising her two daughters, T.K. has more time to do the things she loves, which includes photography and writing. When she’s not doing one of those, she can be found with her family, which keeps her busy. She enjoys watching her kids in their various sporting activities (i.e. doing the soccer mom thing), having Sunday breakfast at her parent’s house, singing out loud and out of key or dancing like a fool. She loves raunchy humor, gossip blogs and a good book.
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