Hello there! Today I have a very long but very special post for all of you which includes book blurbs, guest post, excerpt, and giveaway. These three stories are unique and intriguing. Instead of one continuing story, the anthologies take 3 stories over 3 books to tell. I hope you enjoy the following blurbs and be sure to enter the contest as many times on this tour as possible here. You'll have to scroll down a little ways in the link to get to the tour stops, I apologize.
One more thing....don't you just love love love these covers??
ROMANTIC TALES: BEDTIME STORIES; Episode 1
ROMANTIC TALES: BEDTIME STORIES; Episode 2
As I sat here writing this post, I, like everyone enjoys a great story. A story for me has to grip me from the beginning, if you don’t do that within the 1st couple of chapters, you’ll lose me regardless of whether or not the rest of the story is great or not.
When I write a character, I try to focus on not who their personalities, but what is around them that makes them the way they are. Whether it’s a friend, the work they do or the potential relationship they pursue.
The compliment I have gotten about the characters I write is that they’re believable. Granted their plot may seem crazy, but I try to humanize them as much as possible. Everyone adores characters they can align and sympathize with and for me, besides a great plot, the characters and their connections to both to readers and with the others in the story is pivotal in having your readers keep coming back for more.
One of the best connections in my PNR story, ‘CRAVE’ in the “Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories” episodes is the relationship between the main female character, Harper, and her friend and co-worker, Ellen. Ellen is Harper’s cheerleader and at times, Devil’s Advocate. She doesn’t sugar coat her feelings on what Harper should have. She knows Harper probably better than Harper at this point knows herself. It is a true friendship that Harper will need to depend on, throughout the conclusion of this story, but for the next story, ‘NEED’ which will be released in February.
Here’s an Excerpt between the two ladies from Episode 3 and tell me, what’s your favorite friends/couples in books. (Besides Bella and Edward...LOL)
“I can’t believe he left you in the middle of the lake.” Ellen said while she passed Harper a towel to drop off with.
The two women sat on Harper’s couch. Harper was livid. Not only at herself for falling for such a prank, but again being captivated by an individual who at any given moment could tear her from limb from limb if provoked.
Harper took the towel and began to dry her hair. “He’s such an asshole. I can’t believe I fell for that shit.”
Ellen snickered. “Well, he is a charmer that one. I for one can understand how it could have happened.”
“Piece of shit he is. He’s arrogant, snarky. You know that he and I had a bet that if he charmed the pants off me then he’d take me out on a date? Sad part is, would you believe I agreed to it? What the hell is wrong with me?”
Ellen let out a huge belly laugh. “For someone who you only met less than 24 hours ago, he’s really gotten you worked up.”
Harper folded her arms in protest. “It’ll never happen again. Ever. He thinks every woman should bow down to him. The way that he saunters around in those pants that seem as if there spray painted on, and don’t forget that hair….Geesh.”
Ellen chuckled. “He’s got a body and voice that’s made for sin.”
“I want to go to Heaven thank you.” Harper snapped.
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