Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Release Day Launch - Right Kind of Wrong by Chelsea Fine

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for Chelsea Fine's RIGHT KIND OF WRONG! 

Published by Grand Central Forever, RIGHT KIND OF WRONG is the third novel Chelsea's Finding Fate Series and is a New Adult Contemporary Romance. 

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Right Kind of Wrong
 

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EXCERPT:
Padding my bare feet back into Jack’s bedroom, I start riffling through his drawers like a wet raccoon, searching for something that can pass as pajamas. I try on four pairs of basketball shorts and two shirts before finding items small enough to fit me without being obscene.
I’m not a small person—not at all. I’m average height, average weight. It’s just that Jack’s a giant who, apparently, wears size 100 in everything. Twisting the shirt around my middle so it hangs properly, I absently inhale and smile when I catch Jack’s scent.
What? No. Don’t smile about that, you idiot.
I unclench my fists from his shirt and smooth out the wrinkles I created clutching it to my nose. I’m not like a wet raccoon at all. I’m worse. Raccoons would be ashamed of me.
My inner dialogue—I’ve just accepted that I’m certifiable, at this point—comes to a halt when I hear an engine in the front yard.
Jack.
My first instinct is to run outside and smack him—you know, violent tendencies and all—but I regain my composure and choose a more mature tactic.
I stand perfectly still in the dark living room and wait for him with a scowl.
Through the window, I watch his dark figure stumble out of the car and slowly climb the front steps all hunched over. What did he do, go get drunk? Great.
I cross my arms, scowl still poised to kill, and wait as he opens the door and quietly steps inside. He flicks on the living room light and I ready myself for the shit storm I’m about to rain all over his ass. But my words, my anger, my bitter intentions fall away the instant I see his face.
“Jack.” It’s more of a gasp than a word as it leaves my mouth.
He pulls his eyes up from his bloody and torn hand, and sets them on me. “Jenna. What the hell?” Several emotions cross his eyes. Anger. Fear. Relief. Anger.
I pull a face. “Don’t ‘what the hell’ me. You’re the one who stole my car and drove off into the night.”
He screws his face up. “So you waited up to yell at me?”
“Well…” I pause.
Is that why I waited up? Well, crap.
“Yeah,” I finally say, not particularly proud of my answer.
“Typical,” he mutters. “Listen. I’m not in the mood to bicker with you right now so if you don’t mind rescheduling this bitch-out for tomorrow, that would be great.”
He brushes past me, his shoulder lightly sweeping mine, and halts at the touch. Facing me, he softens his husky voice. “I’m sorry.”
Long eyelashes lower over his storm-gray eyes as he searches my face, and the wicked wildfire inside me instantly reignites as his gaze drops to my mouth.
The thick frustration that filled the room just moments ago thins into a sweet trepidation, curling around us with a daring charge. So delicious. But so dangerous.
I carefully step back and clear my throat. Jack does the same. We’re masters of avoidance.
Without another word, he moves past me and marches down the hall. That’s when I spy the blood running down the back of his shirt from a large gash between his shoulder blades.
My heart stops.
“Jack?” I say, staring with wide eyes. “What happened to your back?”
He looks over his shoulder and frowns. “Oh. That.” Turning back around, he continues striding down the hallway. “Knife wound.”

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Synopsis:

Sometimes wrong can feel oh so right . . . Jenna Lacombe needs complete control, whether it’s in the streets . . . or between the sheets. So when she sets out on a solo road trip to visit her family in New Orleans, she’s beyond annoyed that the infuriatingly sexy Jack Oliver wants to hitch a ride with her. Ever since they shared a wild night together last year, he’s been trying to strip away her defenses one by one. He claims he’s just coming along to keep her safe-but what’s not safe for her is prolonged exposure to the tattooed hottie. Jack can’t get Jenna out from under his skin. She makes him feel alive again after his old life nearly destroyed him-and losing her is not an option. Now Jack’s troubles are catching up to him, and he’s forced to return to his hometown in Louisiana. But when his secrets put them both in harm’s way, Jenna will have to figure out how far she’s willing to let love in . . . and how much she already has. 

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  ABOUT CHELSEA FINE:
Chelsea lives in Phoenix, Arizona where she spends most of her time writing stories, painting murals, and avoiding housework at all costs. She’s ridiculously bad at doing dishes and claims to be allergic to laundry. Her obsessions include: superheroes, coffee, sleeping-in, and crazy socks. She lives with her husband and two children, who graciously tolerate her inability to resist teenage drama on TV and her complete lack of skill in the kitchen.    

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Monday, 1 September 2014

Release Day Launch - In Her Wake by K.A. Tucker

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We are stoked to bring you all the Release Day Launch for K.A. Tucker's IN HER WAKE! 

IN HER WAKE is a new adult contemporary romance and a prequel novella in the Ten Tiny Breaths Series, published by Atria Press (an imprint of Simon & Schuster).

In Her Wake
 

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EXCERPT: 

That’s how I spot her.
There’s no doubt that it’s her; I’ve memorized her face.
Leaning against a wall on the opposite side, her lips wrapped around a clear bottle filled with clear liquor, her fiery red hair a wild mane against the stark white wall, a tight black T-shirt showing off toned arms. She’s in no rush to part with that bottle, guzzling back a good portion before she hands it off to someone, wiping her mouth with the back of her hand.
Her eyes at half-mast.
She’s wasted.
My heart starts racing. What the hell is Kacey Cleary doing here? By my calculation, she’s probably finishing her last year of high school, having lost at least half a year while recovering.
I tug my cap down even farther, though I doubt she can see two feet in front of her.
Shit. What if she does recognize me? How would she react? Does she know my real name? What I look like? I can’t say for sure that my face wasn’t printed in a newspaper somewhere. She could have Googled my name and found a dozen game shots with me in them. I have my helmet on in most of them, but you can find a profile picture of me easily enough if you’re looking.
I don’t know that she was, though. I wonder if Kacey Cleary gives a fuck about anything anymore. Her Facebook account is inactive. She hasn’t posted a single word and the well-wishes have dwindled, as everyone moves on.
I do know that she shouldn’t be at a party in this state. I’ve heard of bad things happening when girls get that drunk. Especially when they don’t care.
But what do I do?
A blonde stumbles into my chest with two beers in hand. “Hey, do you go here? What’s your name?” She’s tipping her head back way farther than necessary to look up at me, telling me she’s trying to flirt but is too drunk to do it right.
I smile down at her anyway. She’s a good cover. I can stand right here and watch Kacey. “I’m Trent, and I used to go here.”
“Really? When’d you graduate?”
From the corner of my eye, I see Kacey shift from the wall and begin climbing the stairs, her arm hooked around the railing to help her. Two guys following her.

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  About IN HER WAKE:


Cole Reynolds had it all. And then one night he makes a bad choice... and loses everything.



When a drunken night out at a Michigan State college party results in the death of six people, Cole must come to terms with his part in the tragedy. Normally, he'd be able to lean on his best friends. The best friends that have been in his life since he could barely walk. Only, they're gone. Worse, there's the shattered body of a sixteen-year-old girl lying somewhere in a hospital bed, her entire life ripped from her because of a case of beer and a set of keys.

Everyone assures him that they know it wasn't intentional and yet he can't ignore the weight of their gazes, the whispers behind his back. The all-consuming guilt he feels every time he thinks of that girl who won't so much as allow him near her hospital room to apologize. As the months go by and the shame and loneliness festers, Cole begins to lose his grip of what once was important-college, his girlfriend, his future. His life. It's not until Cole hits rock-bottom that he can begin to see another way out of his personal hell: forgiveness.

And there's only one person who can give that to him...


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And don’t miss the previous titles in the Ten Tiny Breaths Series!


ABOUT K.A. TUCKER:

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 Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit. Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.

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Cover Reveal! STARGAZER by Sunniva Dee

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Title: 
Stargazer
Series:
Halo's #2
Author: 
Sunniva Dee
Genre: 
PNR - New Adult
Release Date: 
October 31, 2014

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Synopsis
I’m Luna, and I’ve been in the Twilight Zone since I moved in with my sister and her boyfriend.
I sense their secrets in every corner of the house.

Gabriel is eerily beautiful, and his personality disturbingly perfect, while Gaia’s inexplicable PTSD and mood swings bounce her between bliss and despair.

Until Gabriel’s brothers pay a visit.

Cassiel...
He’s the night to his brother’s day. He’s sex personified and the devil in one hell of a stunning package. It’s been years since I last saw him, but this man makes me burn. He hooks me with his touch. Enthralls me with those oddly simmering eyes. He pierces my soul with his knowing smirks, and I am losing myself in him.

Ka...
With pearlescent hair and spring green eyes, he crashes into my world. I thought this crazy, beautiful man could mend my bleeding heart. Make things recognizable again—normal. Instead he pulls me from the embers and feeds me to the open fire.

College life. Is this what everyone goes through?


About The Author

Sunniva

Originally from Norway, I moved to the United States twelve years ago. I hold a Master's degree in languages and taught Spanish at college level before settling in at the Savannah College of Art and Design as an adviser.
I write New Adult fiction, sometimes with a paranormal twist—like in “Shattering Halos,” published by The Wild Rose Press in February 24th 2014 and in “Stargazer,” estimated release date, November 2014. The first book I’m self-publishing is the New Adult Contemporary novel “Pandora Wild Child,” which will make me a proud indie author in October 28th 2014!
I specialize in impulsive heroines, bad-boys, and good-boys running amok. Then, there’s the intense love, physical and emotional attraction beyond reason—sensory overload for the reader as well as for the characters. Like in real life, I hope you’re unable to predict what comes next in my stories.
Yes, so I write what I love to read, and depending on the reader, you'll find my books to be a fast-paced emotional rollercoaster—or disturbing because the struggles of love aren’t your thing. Here’s to hoping you have the same reading vice as me! ;-)


Excerpt

CASSIEL

What the hell happened back there? She was one measly Earthling. A single goddamn daughter of Eve out of thousands, millions—fucking billions! I was pitiful.

I went home after she slipped out of my arms. Now, I drew in a deep, cleansing breath and reached for the glass of champagne on the nightstand.
Empty already? Fuck.
I untangled from the last chick and got up. In her stupor, a blissful smile still curled her lips. It’d never made me impatient before.
A chilled bottle waited at the wet bar. I snapped it open and poured icy fizz over the strawberry I’d squeezed too hard. The fruity mass resembled bloody entrails, which suited me fine.
Lingerie. My gaze trailed over the second girl. An arm and a leg strained limp toward the floor, soft skin reflecting from the wall-wide mirror. The curve of her ass, the sheer thigh-highs I’d rolled down a fraction. All details that simply made my existence.
This trio would be out my door soon with their minds erased.
“You want another glass?” I grumbled to Perky-Boobs. Not that I couldn’t remember names—some just bored me.
“I—I…” she gasped out.
I hadn’t taken her yet. To attain the hint of a thrill, I’d skipped the dazzling on this one. She sat rigid against the headboard, chest heaving with desire and anticipation. So fucking predictable.
She pinned her knees together, and they tipped demurely to one side. Now she flicked a wide-eyed glance at her friends.
Luna went to Ka again.
I did enjoy how Perky Boobs’ negligee slid open to reveal puffy areolas as she shifted.
“Never mind,” I said. “Your drink can wait.”
And to hell with the Samuelle girl.

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Book Blitz - Breathless Anthology - Various Authors (A Charity Anthology)

September 1st is finally here! 
That means it is BREATHLESS release time!

12 authors bring you 12 amazing stories for a chance to raise awareness and money for The American Lung Association and The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 
100 % proceeds to be split evenly to both charities.



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Review: I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre

Genre: New Adult - Contemporary Romance

Series: 2B Trilogy (book 1)

Publication Date: 26th August 2014

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Print: Yes
Audio: No

Synopsis:

Nadia Conrad has big dreams, and she's determined to make them come true—for her parents' sake as well as her own. But between maintaining her college scholarship and working at the local day care to support herself, she barely has time to think, let alone date. Then she moves into a new apartment and meets the taciturn yet irresistible guy in 1B…. 

Daniel Tyler has grown up too fast. Becoming a single dad at twenty turned his life upside down—and brought him heartache he can't risk again. Now, as he raises his four-year-old son while balancing a full-time construction management job and night classes, a social life is out of the question. The last thing he wants is for four noisy students to move into the apartment upstairs. But one night, Nadia's and Ty's paths cross, and soon they can't stay away from each other. 

The timing is all wrong—but love happens when it happens. And you can't know what you truly need until you stand to lose it.

My Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5 stars

My Thoughts: 

This is book one in a trilogy of books each featuring a different resident of apartment 2B.
Each book is named after a Backstreet Boys song and long before my preference for lots of guitars and drums in my music, I lurrvved the Backstreet Boys.
So, the title put a huge smile on my face and I have to admit I wanted the book to be great because of the happy feels the name alone gave me.
In the end, I thought the story was good but it could have been so much better.

I Want It That Way is the story of Ty & Nadia and it was an odd mix of addictive and frustrating.

The single father angle was really interesting and unusual for New Adult and played out well (plus Sam was a little sweetheart!)
The chemistry between Ty & Nadia was great, their relationship was an intoxicating mix of insta-want/love and denial. However, the story only sparkled when Ty & Nadia were together. When they were apart it was dull. I found that I only cared about Nadia as part of a unit with Ty. She didn't engage me as her own person and her room-mates and assorted friends were interesting but there was no "click" with them. They just weren't fleshed out enough for me to care about their lives or struggles over Ty & Nadia time, but I liked them enough to want to know more about them.

When I closed the cover I was happy with the story and how it all played out. It was a bit predictable but still enjoyable and I will definitely read rest of the trilogy.

(Review copy granted in exchange on a honest review)





Review: Her Secret, His Surprise

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: 14th July 2014

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ePub: Yes
Print: No
Audio: No

Synopsis:

Conflict of interest is an understatement…

Since being disowned by her strict father, Cass Stone has spent her adulthood trying to prove him wrong. Her drive has led to more success than her family ever thought she’d achieve, and life is looking great. Not even an incredible and mysterious one night stand that leaves her a single mom can trip her up...until the father of her baby stumbles back into her life, as sexy and unreliable as ever.

Logan Alexander hasn’t forgotten the night he spent with Cass two years ago, but he never expects to end up undercover as her assistant. His job saves lives—like it should have saved his brother—and he can’t afford complications. It’s difficult enough to maintain his cover as a carefree wanderer when he realizes his attraction to Cass hasn’t faded...and then he meets Cass’s daughter.


My Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5 stars

My Thoughts:

This is a quick and easy romantic read. Cover to cover it took me around 4 hours to complete.

I don't normally enjoy secret baby stories. There is too much room for it all to go wrong. Her Secret, His Surprise navigates it pretty well though.

Cass is a likeable character. She is sweet and kind, fiercely independent and ambitious... But she is also incredibly judgemental and unforgiving.
Logan is strong, kind, principled and loyal. I fell in love with him watching him fall in love with his daughter... I got frustrated with his inability to explain anything to Cass that might make their situation better but I understood his reasons for what he did.

There isn't any real drama in this book and the bits that were supposed to create some suspense / drama fell flat on it's face.

I also had a few eye-roll moments at the haste with which Logan flipped his switch and decided he wanted not just his daughter but Cass, as permanent features in his life, but they were far outweighed by the sweet, fluttery, moments.

All in all, I'm probably not going to remember the story a year from now but I was left with a nice warm feeling in my chest and a smile on my face. I don't think you can ask for much more than that from a short and sweet afternoon  read!

(Review copy granted in exchange of a honest review)





Sunday, 31 August 2014

Author Spotlight & Interview with GINGER SCOTT

Hello everyone!

Today I want to highlight a truly awesome writer - Ginger Scott.

I'm going to start by telling you about the author, then highlight each of her books, and I'm going to finish with an interview with the lady herself!
Oh! There is also a $10 giftcard giveaway... :-)

Ginger Scott - 
is a writer and journalist from Peoria, Arizona. She is the author of four young and new adult romances, with her fifth title, This Is Falling, now available. 

Scott has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com

When she's not writing, the odds are high that she's somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Scott is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork 'em, Devils).




The Books

Waiting On The Sidelines

Nolan Lennox had things figured out. Named after a baseball legend, she enjoyed being the Tomboy, her closet filled with her brother’s hand-me-downs, cut-off jeans and soccer shorts. But when her first trip to high school results in a broken heart from the first boy to ever make her heart flutter and cruel words from an older girl she once thought a family friend, Nolan starts to question the very person she thought she was and wonders if her humble upbringing can compete with the afforded luxuries of her privileged peers.

Throughout the next four years, Nolan struggles to maintain herself throughout her path of discovery, learning just how cruel teenagers can be through the pressures of underage drinking, sexuality and class. And despite how life seems to continue to work against her, she still manages to listen to her heart, falling deeper and deeper for the guy the entire town adores, even if he only sees her as a friend. Can Nolan strike a compromise between her own integrity and the boy she loves? And can she make him notice her before it’s too late?

Reed Johnson came to Coolidge High School with a lot of fanfare. The son of a hometown football legend and the brother of a local football hero, Reed wore all the pressures of carrying a town without hope into the spotlight. Thankfully, he had the talent to back it up. But when he meets a girl who makes him think twice about exactly what being a hero means, he starts to wonder if following in his brother’s footsteps might be all wrong. 

Nolan Lennox was everything that was opposite of expected. She didn’t flirt, she didn’t drink and she didn’t sleep around. Nothing about her was easy, but something about her made Reed want to try harder. Though she didn’t look the part, she seemed to be spending a lot of time in Reed’s thoughts, and he wondered if she could be the one who made it all worthwhile. But could Reed handle letting her down? And would breaking her heart break him beyond repair?

Waiting on the Sidelines explores young love to its fullest, exposing how real young heartbreak and passion is and how important it is to discover yourself and hold onto your own identity. The story follows two young characters as they deal with mature situations, including the prevalence of bullying and promiscuity in today’s high school setting. Ultimately, Waiting on the Sidelines is a story of hope, honesty and those powerful, first true loves—the ones worth holding onto at any cost



Published: 14th April 2013






Going Long 
(Waiting on the Sidelines book 2)


They fell in love in high school and found their way back to one another despite the odds. But can first loves really be forever? For Reed Johnson, the dream was always football. But then Nolan Lennox took over his heart. Is he willing to give up his first love just to keep his true love? Or will he be too late? 

Reed and Nolan’s story continues in "Going Long," sequel to "Waiting on the Sidelines.


Published: 25th September 2013











Blindness

It takes a while to know who you really are. And when you lose your way, sometimes it’s hard to find it again.

Charlie Hudson was on the verge of figuring that out when her dad—the only parent and friend she ever had—died suddenly. She was barely 18, and she was alone. So she went for easy—playing life safe, running away from a home that harbored nothing but bad memories and challenges and loving a man who would take her away from it all forever. 

It’s funny how chance takes over when you need it most. And that’s exactly what brought Cody Carmichael into her life. A former motocross super star, Cody was now happy to be living the blue collar life, spending his days finishing up school and his nights under the hood of some classic car, just trying to keep everything his father taught him alive. Cody and Charlie were living parallel lives, until they finally collided. And the moment he smiled at her, Charlie knew he was the one who would change everything. But was she willing to take the risk? 

Cody saw through it all. He saw her—all of her. But would letting him in be too much to take? And if Charlie let herself love him—really love him—could he love her back?



Published: 25th February 2014





How We Deal With Gravity

When her son Max was diagnosed with autism, Avery Abbot’s life changed forever. Her husband left, and her own dreams became a distant fantasy—always second to fighting never-ending battles to make sure Max was given opportunity, love and respect. Finding someone to fight along her side wasn’t even on her list, and she’d come to terms with the fact that she could never be her own priority again. 

But a familiar face walking into her life in the form of 25-year-old Mason Street had Avery’s heart waging a war within. Mason was a failure. When he left his hometown five years ago, he was never coming back—it was only a matter of time before his records hit the billboard charts. Women, booze and rock-n-roll—that was it for him. But it seemed fate had a different plan in mind, and with a dropped record contract, little money and nowhere to go, Mason turned to the only family that ever made him feel home—the Abbots. 

Avery loved Mason silently for years—until he broke her heart…completely. But time and life have a funny way of changing people, and sometimes second chances are there for a reason. Could this one save them both?



Published: 6th July 2014




This Is Falling

First, I had to remember how to breathe. Then, I had to learn how to survive. Two years, three months and sixteen days had passed since I was the Rowe Stanton from before, since tragedy stole my youth and my heart went along with it. 

When I left for college, I put a thousand miles between my future and my past. I’d made a choice—I was going to cross back to the other side, to live with the living. I just didn’t know how. 

And then I met Nate Preeter. 

An All-American baseball player, Nate wasn’t supposed to notice a ghost-of-a-girl like me. But he did. He shouldn’t want to know my name. But he did. And when he learned my secret and saw the scars it left behind, he was supposed to run. But he didn’t. 

My heart was dead, and I was never supposed to belong to anyone. But Nate Preeter had me feeling, and he made me want to be his. He showed me everything I was missing. 

And then he showed me how to fall. 



Publication Date: 29th August 2014
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A Q&A with Ginger Scott

BLC: Your writing career began as a journalist. Do you still work in journalism or do you exclusively focus on writing books now?

Ginger: I think part of me will always be a journalist. I do some freelance writing--some of it advertising in nature and some of it traditional journalism. The journalism work really keeps my blood flowing. I do a lot of writing for an autism awareness magazine called Outreach. Autism is a cause very near and dear to my heart, and the stories I get to help tell through that magazine are some of my favorite things I write. Most of my time is spent on my fiction, however. And my family would tell you that my head is always in whatever plot line I am writing at the time or whatever next one I'm dreaming up.

BLC: How do you manage to juggle work, family, friends and "me time" while writing, and self-publishing, such awesome books so quickly?

Ginger: This is a great side-effect of insomnia :-) Honestly, though, I am quite a night owl, and I do tend to sit up late. I love writing so much, and the desire to put a story together is so strong that I usually end up giving up reading for pleasure and television shows, instead choosing to sit with my laptop. I've been known to bring my MacBook to the baseball field too. But usually the creative writing happens middle of the day and late at night, when the house is empty and quiet. I do drive my hubby and kid nuts with the social media. The last time we were in the grocery store I almost walked into a chips display busy tweeting. I'm working on shutting that part off a little more, but I love hearing from readers, so when someone tweets or messages me, I pretty much drop what I'm doing and write back.  

BLC: This Is Falling has just released. I loved this book and I'm so excited that we are getting Ty's story later this year. Am I correct in assuming that his story runs - more or less - alongside Nate & Rowe's? 

Ginger: You are correct. This story picks up about the same time that we meet Nate and Rowe, but it will stretch a little longer. Readers will get to see Nate and Rowe as side characters, and there will be some other perspectives on their story, which has been a lot of fun to write. Ty, though--man, do I love that guy. His character is quickly becoming one of my favorites.

BLC: Will there be any more books in this series? Or just the 2? 

Ginger: There will be a third book that will come out in 2015 that will tell Paige's story. She's a side player in both of the first two books, but there is a lot more to her character, too. 

BLC: Waiting on The Sidelines & Going Long are amongst my favourite "coming of age" stories. They evoked so many emotions and took me on a merry jaunt down, my own, memory lane that I couldn't help but wonder if you drew on your own high school / college experiences to write them? 

Ginger: I did, somewhat. I set the story in Arizona because high school out here is unique. It's miserably hot and we really are surrounded by desert. Desert parties are an actual thing, and I liked the idea of getting to paint that picture and share that setting. I was also a high school athlete, so there is a little bit of me woven into Nolan's fabric. And I think the drama of high school football is simply the best -- my favorite book ever is Friday Night Lights, a great work of nonfiction. My quarterback in the Waiting series, Reed Johnson, will probably always be my favorite. He isn't perfect, and that's what I loved about writing him.

BLC: Any plans for Blindness part 2?? If so, any time frame on when that will be?

Ginger: I would like to tell more of Cody and Charlie's story in Blindness, but there isn't anything solid planned. That book works as a standalone, but I think there are more threads to pull, and it would be nice to see their story continue after their happily ever after. 

BLC: How We Deal With Gravity was written with a cause very close to your heart in mind. Could you share a little of the story behind the book for those who are unfamiliar with it? 

Ginger: I'd love to. How We Deal With Gravity is a tribute to the families and parents of children with autism. Being a parent of a child with autism makes you a warrior. You have to be, and I admire those parents so very much. I first learned about autism as a journalist. I wrote a story--still my favorite piece of journalism--of a family, their life with autism and the organization that they founded as a result of having a child diagnosed with autism (SARRC). Since that first story, I have become a faithful SARRC volunteer, and I have helped share many families' stories with others. I wanted to weave some of this experience into one of my books because I wanted to help shed light on not just autism, but the many beautiful things that can be found in those who are deemed different. Gravity tells the story of Avery Abbot, a single mother of a child with autism, and her second chance at love with the guy who broke her heart in high school. It's both a story about how people change when they mature, how they learn what life's priorities are, and it's also about the love for a child and of family. I think love and hope are two amazingly beautiful things in this world, and that's what How We Deal With Gravity is all about. And the fact that a sexy, guitar-playing singer/songwriter with a love for classic rhythm and blues is my lead guy helps, too ;-)



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