Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Release Day - Ingite by Lily Paradis

Book Description:  
   After her father’s untimely demise in a mining accident and her mother’s abandonment, Lauren Lindsay is no stranger to loss. She’s used to living life for one person: herself. That is, until another family tragedy thrusts three children into her care and uproots her life in ways she could never imagine.
   Lauren's first instinct is to run, until she meets their striking, mysterious neighbor Dean Powell. Their immediate chemistry and his connection with her late father just might be enough to keep her in town long enough to uncover pieces of her past that she never had answers to. Dean’s shady past and her reluctance to trust him could cost her the life she's always been searching for, but will she run back to her old life?
   Or will she choose to stay and live the life her father always imagined for her?
  Excerpt #1
“Have you ever heard of koi no yokan?”I shook my head. “It’s Japanese,” he explained as he trailed his fingers lightly down one of my arms. “It doesn’t have an English equivalent. Roughly translated, it’s a term for the feeling that you have when you first meet someone.” “Like love at first sight?” I asked, tipping my head up toward his. “No, not quite like that. It’s more like you know that a future love with that person is inevitable, but it doesn’t exist in that moment.”

 
Excerpt #2: 
“I don’t want there to be a pause button,” I said. “Me neither.” He leaned in and I thought it was going to happen. I thought he was going to finally kiss me for real, instead of what I think happened last night but was possibly imagined in my delirious, scared brain. I even shut my eyes in anticipation, but it never happened. I opened them to find him staring out the window behind me. It was finally snowing. Seriously? This was not how I pictured this moment in my head. “Earth to Dean,” I said, slightly annoyed as I waved my hand. He snapped out of his reverie and smiled bigger than I’d ever seen him smile. “What’s going on?” I asked warily. He looked like a kid in a candy shop. He stood and pulled me to my feet, and then knelt down before me all in one fluid motion. Whenever this guy proposed to someone, it was going to be smooth as hell. I knew he wasn’t proposing, but I was curious about what he was doing beaming at me from the floor as he clutched my hands dramatically. “Lauren Annabelle Lindsay.” He paused for effect. “Would you do me the honor of accompanying me to the Snow Ball?”
 
 
Links:
Amazon Paperback Link: amazon.com/gp/product/0990716007
Lily’s blog: lilyparadis.com

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Strings Blog Tour of Author Kat Green













Book Blurb –
The rise of the Black Eagles was meteoric, from band practice in the garage to global stars almost overnight.
And Melissa Webb, the beautiful girlfriend of the front man, appeared to have it all.
But when Luke Black disappears without a trace and Melissa wakes up in a hospital bed after a savage attack, her perfect world is shattered and their lives are plunged into a potentially deadly crisis.
Where is Luke, and can he be found before it is too late? 

Praises –
“I started reading this book yesterday morning and I could not put it down, it was that good.  ” - Stacie review on Amazon
“Looking forward to another book about the The Black Eagles and the Eagle girls.  ” - Teresa Jensen review on Amazon
“So well written! I couldn't put it down! I can't wait for the sequel!! ” - Kate Youngreview on Amazon
“I could not put this book down.” - Rubina Guerrero review on Amazon 
“It is quite a gripping story.” - Paula Esteban review on Amazon
I’m in love with Kat Greens writing skills. She knows how to show emotions and action and writes a good balance between it.” - Annika review on Goodreads
“…have a story with heart stopping moments, twists and turns that will keep you hooked to the end.
Can't wait for the next book.” - Emmie Kates on Goodreads






Character Interview: Luke Black –
Q1: How old were you when you started playing guitar?
LB: I was 12.  My mum gave me Chloe, my acoustic guitar on my twelve birthday.
Q2: What started your song writing?
LB: Losing my best friend at age 7 in a house fire. I wrote my first song Pink Ribbons for Chloe, who was also the reason I named my guitar. Her death impacted on me that much. I was 7 years old and it was the only way I could move on and accept it. But, without letting her go completely.
Q3: If Chloe was still alive, do you think she would be your girlfriend?
LB: I often ask myself that. I don’t know if she would have been in my life romantically but she would be my best friend. That I am very sure of. A part of me thinks she was removed to allow me to meet Melissa. She is my little Angel who I believe has always been with me. I’ve never forgotten her.
Q4: If you were not in a band or doing anything music related. What job would you be doing?
LB: I would still be working in a petrol station. Dying of boredom. I try not to think about it. I’m doing the only thing I want to do and have any skill in.
Q5: What was it like to go from playing to 20 people in a pub to what you’re doing now?
LB: Mind blowing, insane and I am still in shock. Everyone dreams of it but not everyone gets it. I am so thankful for every fan we have.
Q6: What song is your favourite to perform?
LB: Ooooh that’s easy ‘Weekend High’ I wrote that when I was twenty after a really bad relationship. It wasn’t really a relationship but at the time I didn’t see it,  it was just convenience and there was no love there. Also, the fans go nuts to it.
Q7: Which gig has been your favorite so far?
LB: Now, that is harder to answer because every gig is amazing for all kinds of reasons. I don’t think it would be fair to choose one. That is like saying to one set of fans ‘Oh you were great’ and make other fans feel like you are dissing them. But, for sentimental reasons our third gig at Ruby’s back home will always be special. I meet my Liss there and it was what changed everything for me, and us as a band.
Q8: It’s a Saturday night and you’re not on tour. What would you be doing? 
LB: I don’t see Liss much so we would either be catching up at home. (Luke winks and laughs) or we would be out with everyone getting drunk.
Q9: Who is your best friend?
LB: My band are my best mates but the ultimate title goes to Dale. He’s always there for me even when I’m a pain in the arse, we’ve know each other since we were 10.
Q10: What would you like to say to your fans about the gossip that surrounds you?
LB: That most of it is complete and utter rubbish. If you haven’t heard it from me the chances are it isn’t true. And, Just to clarify the latest story. The band are not splitting up. My girlfriend isn’t sleeping with my drummer, doesn’t have a drink problem and isn’t pregnant.
Q11: You have 48 hours to live. What would you do?
LB: I would put on the biggest show and say goodbye to my fans before spending whatever time I have left with the people I love. Hopefully write a song that will go down in history so I live on forever.

Character Bio: Luke Black -
CAREER: 
Front man for The Black Eagles.
Full name: Luke Black
Gender: Male
Age: 22
Birthday:  Sept 7th 1991
Nationality: English
Religion:  Music
City or town of birth: Portsmouth UK
Currently lives: London
Relationship Status: Taken

PHYSICAL APPEARANCE
Height:  Short but has presence bigger than Goliath
Hair colour: Jet Black
Hairstyle: Short with a lightening strike fringe
Eye colour: Sapphire Blue
Tattoos: Eagles on Left side and both arms
Piercings:  None
Preferred style of clothing: Jeans and Hoody
Frequently worn jewellery: Leather wristband given to him by his Girlfriend

HEALTH
Smoker? Too much
Drinker? Too much
Any physical ailments/illnesses/disabilities: Travel sickness

PERSONALITY
Personality:  Perfectionist, Loving but fierce if messed with.
Likes: Guitars, Eagles and his girlfriend
Dislikes: Vanity and Liars
Fears/phobias: Losing his arms so he can’t play guitar
Favourite colour: Black
Hobbies: Music, Music and Music

SKILLS
Talents/skills: Guitarist, Lyricist, Singer and Leader.
Ability to drive a car?  Yes

HOUSE AND HOME
Describe the character’s house/home: Top floor Apartment in London
Significant/special belongings: Chloe, his acoustic Guitar
Parents names: Debbie and Stuart Black
Siblings? Only Child
Other Important Relatives: Ray his manager is like a tour dad to him.
Partner/Spouse: Melissa Webb (Girlfriend. Soul mate)
Best Friend: Dale Baxter (Band member)
Other Important Friends: Toby Maxwell and Tom Lawton (Band members)
 




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Author Kat Green’s Bio –
Kat Green was born Nov 1979 into a military family, and moved around alot during her childhood. This shaped her into the person she is today. At ease with meeting new people and adapting to new surroundings. Her family roots are from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Kat now lives with her husband and son on the south coast of England, Portsmouth. She doesn't pretend to be the best, and is still growing as a writer and having fun along the way. She loves books and has a busy imagination. Her love for music plays a big part in her first nove, Strings, and she can be found mainly at gigs around the UK. In 2010 she lost her mother to blood cancer and it was time to put her words on a page and stop worrying about what people might say, 'Life is too short and precious to waste' is her motto. Writing is her passion and her escape. If you like what she does, she says 'Thank you!' For those who don't, she says 'Thanks for giving her a chance.'






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