Monday, March 31, 2014

Guest Post by Karen-Anne Stewart

Title: Ash To Steele

Author: Karen-Anne Stewart

Release date: February 13th, 2014

Genre: New Adult

Book Description:

Who I am and all I believe is marred with just one glance into angry, steel blue eyes. He seems to control my air, my ability to breathe. He makes me crave everything I know is a sin. Pure becomes tainted and lines are blurred. It's my fault; I'm the one who isn't strong enough. I've been damaged...broken. Breck's words haunt me...'There's a consequence for every choice you make.'

I've had so many women I can't even remember over half of their names, but none of them are mine; I make damn sure of that. I take what I desire and never look back. I don't need or want anyone, ever...not until I met Emma. Those eyes bore into what's left of my soul and her touch sears me, weakens me. I want to hate her for that. She is my sweetest hell.

Disclaimer: Intended for readers 18+ due to strong language, mature scenes, and some violence.


Guest Post

The five novel characters I would choose to have dinner with…but maybe not all at one time!

1.       Miss Havisham, from Great Expectations, is my absolute number one character I would choose!  From all of the books I have read in my life so far, Miss Havisham is the one that has stuck with me the most.  Dickens created such a layered character with her, and I have always been fascinated with what is inside her eclectic, broken, and even cruel mind.  A woman who has never changed out of her wedding dress since her infamous wedding day intrigues me, mostly because I have this overwhelming desire to throw her disillusioned butt in my car and get her to the nearest psychiatrist available, but also because she didn’t see the harm in her actions (or reactions) until significant damage was done, and that baffles me.  Despite her faults, this character has a soft spot in my heart.

2.      Aslan, from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis is my next choice.  This book holds some of my dearest childhood memories, including being read to in bed by my father until I fell asleep.  Aslan is such a strong, yet gentle, character, and I remember wanting to climb on his back and hold onto his Lion’s mane for a ride as a child.  My daughter now loves this story, so it continues to bring wonderful memories to my family J.

3.      Christian Grey is a man that I would want to meet if I met him as his character in book 2 or 3 in Fifty Shades of Grey…I’m a little nervous of the book 1 Christian with all those punishment threats ;).  Including all of the obvious reasons, I would also love to meet Christian because I feel E.L. James did an amazing job writing his character with quite a few deep, intriguing layers.  I’m such a sucker for a bad boy with a good heart.

4.      Stephanie Plum definitely makes my list !  One For the Money by Janet Evanovich is one of my favorite books.  Stephanie’s character most certainly conjures up the image of a wild night on the town, full of all kinds of fun trouble, and I’d love to be her friend and partner in crime (or partner in trying to stop crime).  That would be a night to remember.

5.      I’m not trying to be tacky here, but I would love to meet Kas; I just can’t find it in me to leave him off this list after writing, eating, breathing, and dreaming of him while writing The Rain Trilogy.  I missed him deeply when I wrote the last words to After the Rain.  Kas is my idea of the perfect man - supportive, kickass, sexy, protective to the point of bossy at times, and willing to go through hell and back to save his girl. 

There are way too many characters to mention that I would be ecstatic to invite to a party and see how the night would end with all of them in the same room; I’m sure no one would ever be the same!

About the Author:

I am a new author and have recently discovered that I am now addicted to writing. My first novel, Saving Rain, was originally going to be a single novel, but it quickly turned into a trilogy. I fell in love with the characters and had to continue with the story. Saving Rain is a new adult contemporary romance meant for readers 18 and older.
I live in the mountains with my family, and I love to read, hike, and travel when I am not writing. I am a sucker for romance, especially a book with a strong alpha male who has a sensitive side. I also enjoy a good mystery and thrillers. My favorite author is James Patterson, he is an amazing writer.
With being a newbie, I am just learning all the ropes, but I'm loving the wild ride. I plan on writing for as long as my fingers have dexterity

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for allowing me to stop by today with a spotlight on Ash to Steele and a guest post of the five characters I would choose to have dinner with, given the chance, Carla. Have a wonderful week :)