Friday, April 4, 2014

Shade's Fall blog tour

Shade is everything Lily doesn't want in a man. He's rude, obnoxious and he's definitely not a cowboy. The tattooed enforcer for The Last Riders is a mystery Lily doesn't want to solve. He's too much for her to handle, especially with the nightmares from her past constantly threatening her sanity.

Lily is everything Shade wants in a woman. She's sweet, kind and submissive. When she discovers the truth about The Last Riders, it threatens to tear apart every relationship within the club. Her rebellion causes the predatory instincts to rise in the ex Navy SEAL sniper.

When the nightmares from her past come calling, Shade is her only hope of surviving the approaching confrontation. Could their passion be Shade's downfall?

“I was born in a small town in Kentucky. My family began poor, but worked their way to owning a restaurant. My mother was one of the best cooks I have ever known, and she instilled in all her children the value of hard work, and education.

Taking after my mother, I’ve always love to cook, and became pretty good if I do say so myself. I love to experiment and my unfortunate family has suffered through many. They now have learned to steer clear of those dishes. I absolutely love the holidays and my family puts up with my zany decorations.

For now, my days are spent writing, writing, and writing. I have two children who both graduate this year from college. My daughter does my book covers, and my son just tries not to blush when someone asks him about my books.

Currently I am writing four series of books- The Last Riders, The Dark Souls, The VIP Room, and Biker Bitches series. My favorite book I have written is Soul Of A Woman, which I am hoping to release during the summer of 2014. It took me two years to write, during which I lost my mother, and brother. It’s a book that I truly feel captures the true depths of love a woman can hold for a man. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, I am an emotional writer who wants the readers to feel the emotion of the characters they are reading. Because of this, Teased is probably the hardest thing I have written.

All my books are written for one purpose- the enjoyment others find in them, and the expectations of my fans that inspire me to give it my best. In the near future I hope to take a weekend break and visit Vegas that will hopefully be this summer. Right now I am typing away on my next story and looking forward to traveling this summer!”

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Good god Jamie what did you just do to me? I swear to God that this woman writes some of the hottest sex scenes ever. It may be something you're totally not into then you read it and you're all "oooohh I've got to try that" *writing it on my sex bucket list*

 if you don't have one, start one now! Every woman should have one. And start it by reading the Last Riders series. Okay .. Back to Shade. Who I think may be my favorite. It was Viper before, he may have a run for his money with Shade. I was reading this book and at one point I stopped and was like "Lily fell in love, did I miss that? She finally succumbed to him!! About time!" 

It was so flawless. She didn't just boom fall, it was so smooth. I loved his devotion, he makes it clear from the start. And from that moment, let me tell you.... You will swoon for this badass biker. I'm so proud of Lily with this book. Her growth is incredible. And Shade is nothing short of amazing with everything he teaches her and how he's there for her.

 Don't get me wrong there were times when I wanted to slap someone. Georgia. Bliss. Raci. But good lord then we got to the Knox and Diamond part and I think I needed a bucket of ice dumped on me. So good. 

It's so sooo good. Then you add in all the drama and Lily's memories and the truths coming out and BOOM INSTANT AMAZINGNESS! And ps there are TWO epilogues!! YESSS TWOOOOO!!

I'm going to stop myself before I go on and on all day! I give this book 5 ❤️

Q&A with Author Jamie Begley

Ok…Favorite Last Rider?  (Everyone has a favorite..cough…Knox…so you have to have one too!)
Razer, since he was my first ;)

Any of the characters, Heroes/Heroines, give you such a hard time while writing?
Lily was my favorite but the hardest. I truly felt her story in my heart. I just wanted to cry with her, and heal her at the same time.

Where did the idea for “The Last Riders” come from?
Actually, I just started writing Beth’s character and Razer showed up when I thought of a match for her. I’m not the type of writer that plans stories out, I think of a character and let their story follow. After Razer entered the story I researched motorcycle clubs and watched everything on television that had a motorcycle club. Of course my guys are better looking.

Can you tell the readers a little bit about your New Release, SHADES FALL?
 Shade had seen Lily when he first came to Treepoint and fell for her hard. Lily is a broken girl who suffers from extreme panic attacks. Shade realizes she’s to young and damaged for him so he has to wait, Shade’s Fall is about his battle to win Lily now and slay her demons from the past.

What can the readers look for next in the Last Riders Series? Which Sexy Biker do we have on the chopping block next?
I haven’t made my mind up yet, but I’m thinking it’s going to be Cash. Maybe Train.

And I for one am thrilled that we will get more Biker Bitches, do you have an idea who is next?
Evie, but Killyama won’t quit calling me. I’m thinking of changing my number.

In your latest release, TAINTED, we come to find out who Lily really was in the past, was that planned ahead of time, or did it come out while writing?
From the moment that Lily came to me I knew where the story was going and how I would have to do it to show not only why Lily is as damaged as she is but how beautiful a person she is to overcome her hardships. The hardest part was keeping it a secret from everyone. The editors would want to close holes in the stories that needed to remain open. It was very difficult to do without frustrating the readers but also to give them the thrill of the reveal in Tainted. I wanted the readers to have that OMG moment that I wanted them to have.

Speaking of, are you a plotter or a pantser? Can you tell your readers a little bit about your writing process?
I really don’t have a writing process, I wish sometimes I did. I begin every morning about 7 a.m. and sit down at my computer and I just let the characters lead me where they want to go. I will have scenes I want to do or plans for them and they just won’t go that way sometimes. I can plan how the stories interweave in that respect I’m more of a plotter. I think that’s why my readers can relate to the characters and become more involved in the stories, because they are trying to figure out where the stories are headed next.

Were you anticipating the success of Razers Ride?  Did you have the next few books planned, or did they come about as you gained a following?
No one is ever going to believe this but this is the truth. Several years ago I released Soul of a Man and sold maybe ten copies to family and friends. When I wrote Razer’s Ride it was mainly for my own pleasure because I loved writing. When I finished writing Razer’s Ride I gave it to my daughter to read while I began to write Viper’s story, I originally only planned to do five Last Rider books. My daughter read Razer’s Ride and loved it and wouldn’t get off my back about publishing it. She did the cover and had it proofread, she put the book up to be released on her birthday. None of us expected anyone to even notice it.  We had her birthday party and didn’t even look to see if it was selling until the next day. The first twenty copies sold, we were naming off relatives that could have bought it, when I sold over forty copies then I realized people were actually buying it. I knew nothing about Goodreads or the wonderful reviews until almost a week later when a fan tracked down my email on the web. So, no I had no idea that Razer’s Ride would change my life.

Do you have any advice for aspiring romance writers?
The biggest piece of advice I can tell anyone is to not give up. It’s sad to say that I did. If not for my son and daughter, I wouldn’t have tried publishing again. Now, I’ve learnt if a book doesn’t sell just move on to the next… there is always a story waiting to be told and it maybe the one to bring you the success you’ve been looking for.

Where can readers find you?
You can buy my books on Amazon, B&N, and Kobo.
Twitter: @Jamie_Begley

If you liked Shade's Fall... you might like Stand of Honor by Cathryn Williams

Stand of Honor
Stand Series #1
By: Cathryn Williams
Melanie Brooks is determined to prove her father wrong, she does have what it takes to be a champion in the cage. The only problem is that she needs a trainer, one that can help her get the championship belt she's determined to win. Her brother's friend Zane is the obvious choice, now she just has to convince him.

Zane, a disgraced MMA fighter, takes one look at the feisty Melanie and knows he is headed for trouble, but decides to go for it anyway. For her own safety, he should stay away, but Melanie’s fighting spirit reawakens his own, forcing him to make the choice to stay a prisoner of his past or fight his way back to being a champion.

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Author Bio
Cathryn Williams is the oldest and only female in a family of four children.  While born on the east coast, she has lived all over the country.  Her father’s job as an engineer caused the family to move throughout her entire youth.  She has spent time in Texas, Idaho, and Nevada before moving back to the eastern part of the country as an adult. It was during these early years that her love of literature began, starting with Nancy Drew and growing with the Sweet Valley High series stories.  This passion grew with each book and has caused her to transition into writing her own stories.  Cathryn’s inspiration stems from a diverse childhood, loving family, and oversized lapdog Scarlet.  When not giving life to her characters, she enjoys traveling, marathoning TV shows, and spending time with her family.

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