Thursday, March 28, 2013

Tag You're It!

So I have been tagged, I'm it. This is a fun game for bloggers because we rock.
Being "IT" means that you share information about your "work in progress" also known as "WIP"
The Rules
1.) Give credit (including a link) to the Author who tagged you.
2.)Play by the rules, therefore you most post the rules!
3.)You MUST answer all 10 questions (below) some are quite hard but do your best.
4.)List five other Authors with links at the end that you have "tagged" so that the game can continue.

The Link Back
   I was tagged by Morgan Jane who I refer to as a Jane of all trades because you name it and she can do it. Whether it is writing,cooking,sewing, or being a super mom you can find her accomplishing any task. Morgan has a new Urban Fantasy Novel coming out soon titled Sanguis City that I am so excited about. It has everything that I love in a good book mystery, vampires, and romance. She also happens to be my most favorite book buddy and twitter partner in crime you can follow her @morgijane on her Twitter account for some entertaining tweets.

Q1.) What is the title or working title of your WIP?
         Beautiful Strangers is a New Adult Romance about Grace and the two men she is torn between. I actually just finished the final draft last night. Eek!

Q2.) What genres does your novel fall under?

          I consider it New Adult Romance, with a touch of erotica.

Q3.) What actors (Dream Cast) would you choose to play the characters in a film version?

         I would pass out if this were to ever happen, but since this is for fun I will play along. Though I hate to give a preconceived notion of what a character should look like, because as a reader I love dreaming them up in my mind. So here we go, I do not own these pictures this is simply for fun, please please don't sue me

For my main character Grace I would choose Mila Kunis, she is beautiful and very talented. I think she could  execute Graces bad girl vibe perfectly.
 But this is how I see Grace in my head as French Model Fiona Bergson

For the character Evan I would choose Wentworth Miller because he has been one of my celebrity crushes for a while and I think he is an amazing actor
But in my head Evan looks like musician M Shadows from Avenged Sevenfold
 For Jaxson Hayes I would have to choose Jake Gyllenhaal let's be honest he is sexy.
For Sadie Blake I would go with the lovely and talented Amanda Seyfried.
For Jocelyn I would go with the wonderful Emma Stone because I absolutely love her.

Q4.) What is the main outline for your book?
        I will give you my synopsis.  
        In this life we have to face choices,chances,and consequences; when Grace went off to college to follow her dreams of becoming a writer, she didn't expect to fall in love. When Evan Brown walked into her life he was almost to good to be true. What will happen once she finds out that may be exactly the case? Will she hold on to the love she never expected or will she let him go when she finds herself drawn to a handsome stranger. When she discovers hidden truths can she let go of her past and embrace her future? Will she overcome her demons to give love a chance?

Q5.) Will your book be Indie published, self published, or represented by an agency and sold to a traditional    
         I will be using Amazon to publish.

Q6.) How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
        I started writing back in October 2012 but believe it or not this started out a vampire novel. I just finished my final draft last night.

Q7.) What other books in this genre would you compare your book to?
        Okay now you are going straight for the jugular. I will have to come back to this one ;) I am hiding I know you are throwing rocks at me now. Okay if I had to say I would go with fifty Shades Of Grey meets Rock the Heart. I don't know this is so hard!

Q8.) Who or what inspired you to write this book?

         I would say it started when I was having one of my many book chats with Morgan. I was looking for something new to read and she sent me a link to read her fan fic and I was blown away by it. We got to talking about writing in general and she suggested I do it too. So it kind of took off from there. So thank you Morgan. I also was looking for something that I can do from home that I would enjoy. There is a song that influenced the idea behind Beautiful Strangers it's by an artist called The Weekend  the song is Wicked Games.

Q9.) What else about the book might pique  readers attention?

          To be honest there is a great deal of what you might call smut in my book. So if it is romance with a dirty side they are interested in then they will enjoy my novel.
Q10.) Five other Indie Authors you have tagged

        Sandi Lynn

        Maggie Thom

        S. Moose

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Beautiful Strangers Character Bios

   So I wanted to take a few minutes to share  a little more about Grace, the main character in my book. As of late every book I have read has had the same virginal type main female character. I have read some really good books, don't get me wrong. But some days feels like I am reading the same story different names. So I decided from day one that Grace would not be the virginal goody goody girl.

    Grace is far from a good girl, but that doesn't mean she is a bad person. She has bad habits and has done things that she isn't proud of. In this life there are chances, choices, and consequences and Grace has to face them all, but how she chooses to do so is the question. I had a lot of fun writing from Graces  perspective she is a bit of a smart ass, so I hope some her remarks will make you laugh. There is a lot going on in Graces love life she is torn between a former love and a new stranger, while trying to overcome her own demons. You might say I enjoy torturing Grace but if there wasn't conflict I wouldn't have much of a story to tell. I may add more bits about Grace here in the future so stay tuned.
     Character Bio
        Name: Grace/Gracie Montgomery
          Age:    22
          Eyes: Pale Blue
          Hair: Brunette
    Birthday: October 31
Occupation: Burlesque Dancer 
        Likes: Bad Boys, Motorcycles, Tattoos, and Jimmy Choos

Jaxson Hayes member of the Country Music duo Blackened Sunrise with his ex-girlfriend Sadie Blake. Jaxson is at a crossroad in his life when he meets Grace. He wants to break fee from his partnership with Sadie and go mainstream as a solo artist and crossover to a more alternative style of music. Jax as Grace likes to call him has loved and lost and has grown very tired of meeting people who are only interested in what his name can get them.

 Character Bio
 Name: Jaxson Hayes
   Age: 27
  Eyes: Electric Blue
Hair: Messy Black
 Occupation: Musician
   Likes: Old trucks, Farm Living, Pretty Women, writing lyrics, and Elvis

  John Evan Brown is Graces on again off again boyfriend. Evan makes choices that change his and Graces lives forever, and they both have to come to terms with the consequences of his actions. Evan is a mechanic who loves to build custom bikes. Evan is a bad boy with a tender heart.

Character Bio
Name: John Evan Brown
Age: 24
Eyes: Hazel
Hair: Light brown shaved head
Occupation: Mechanic
Likes: Tattoos, fast women, Motorcycles and Whiskey

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

The Rules 
1. Display the logo on your blog
2.Link back to the person who nominated you
3.State 7 things about yourself
4.Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award
5.Notify your nominees

The Link Back

I want to say thank you to Morgan Jane for nominating me for this award because she has inspired me to do so many things through out my life. I am so excited for the release of her upcoming paranormal/romance Sanguis City.

7 things about me

1. I am proud to be the mother of two wonderful kids. They are my reason for breathing!

2. I am a romance novel junkie, but I also love the classics and paranormal novels as well. I am constantly on the lookout for a new book.

3. I am a video game nerd, you name it and I have probably played it. I am the reining Dr. Mario champion in my house hold.

4. I love anything to do with scrap-booking and photography, even though I suck at taking pictures. I am notorious for cutting off heads.

5. I love all types of music, I dabble in all genres anything from the 50's to the current hits I listen to it.

  6. I only made the decision to write a novel October of 2012, but I have been a closet songwriter since high school. 

 7. I am one of the friendliest people you will ever meet. I come across as a bit of a flirt but that is all part of my southern charm. I also am extremely honest which isn't always a good thing. So if you don't want to hear the truth don't ask me.

 Now the fun part . The nominees in no particular order are......

Kim Person
Romance Addiction
Kelly Moorhouse
Romance Addict
Veronica Guzman
Book Whisperer
Love Between The Sheets
Holy Malgieri
Bitchy Book Blog
Book Addicts
Book Boyfriend Reviews
Swoon Worthy Books
Raine Cooper
Love N Books

* I know some of you have already been nominated so I don't expect you to post this twice :)*

Beautiful Strangers Teaser

Four Is A Crowd........

    I dress in a vixen red low v sweater dress, black fishnets and my new leopard Jimmy’s and a chunky leopard belt. I pull my hair into a messy bun leaving a few wispy pieces around my face, and of course I wear red lipstick. My inner kitten was hiding at the thought of spending the evening with Jax, Sadie and Evan, but little bitch would just have to deal. 
    The look on Jax’s and Sadie’s faces when I walked in on Evan’s arm was priceless. Jax’s jaw tightened and his fist were clinched. Sadie was draping her self all over him, gag me. I excused my self to the bathroom. I wasn't expecting Sadie to follow me. 
Jabbing her finger in my arm as I flinch away she sneers “you think you’re making him jealous but your pushing him straight back to me, where he belongs.” She turns abruptly and stalks out of the bathroom. 
  “Fuck you, you can keep him” I scream at her back. 
   Jax’s manager calls for everyone to take a seat; they are ready to show the new music video. I spy Evan sitting alone nursing a whiskey sour and join him, just as Sadie plops her ass in the seat on the other side of him followed by Jaxson. 
 “So how do you know Grace?” Sadie asks Evan plastering her fake smile. 
 Jaxson cocks his head to the side like he wants to know as well. 
 “The fucks it you blondie?” he snaps clearly not asking.
 Sadie’s mouth drops as does mine, Evan is an asshole but something is definitely up his ass. 
 “Evan don’t be rude” I weakly smile at him. Before more can be said the video begins to play on a jumbo screen brought in for the occasion.
 My cheeks flush when I hear myself say three little words; I love you to Jaxson. I can see him looking at me from across the table in the corner of my eye and I notice Sadie is staring a hole through him. Then out of no where Evan says “excuse me Grace but I refuse to sit here and watch the three of you mind fuck with each other, I’m out” and he walks right out the door......

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Beautiful Strangers Cover Reveal

 Here it is the cover for Beautiful Strangers. I hope you love it as much as I do!