I Fell in Love With a Rock-God

rockgod1Over 7 years ago I fell in love with a Rock-God, a bassist in a heavy metal band that had just finished touring the East Coast all the way into Ohio and back again, before deciding to call it quits (right when an offer to get signed came in, no less). He was 19, I was 16, and I was smitten. From the moment I saw his picture on Myspace, I knew that was (and still is) the hottest man alive. Sultry blue eyes, hidden by locks of black-tipped rocker hair…and those pouty lips? I mean I was a goner from the start. Our friendship started then. I was totally his groupie and he became my best friend. I told him things I had never told anyone. The guy was like a siren with a guitar, or bass, or pianos, or drums–whatever he happened to pick up that day. The thing was he had NO clue.

rockgod3No, clue how every single time I heard his deep voice, or his laugh that a smile plastered across my face. No, clue that every time he told me he loved me like a sister I wanted to find the closest sharp object and jab myself with it (hey, I was a hormonal teen. Total overreaction, I know!). No, clue that with every single day I fell deeper and deeper in love with him. No, clue that while I sat there battling with my boyfriend, all I wanted to do was escape into his arms.

rockgod4Then one day I’d had enough. I wanted him, whether or not he wanted me. I told my co-worker I was willing to wait, years if I had to for him to figure it out.  I told him I wanted to learn guitar, so he gave me his. I managed to put bandages on every single one of my fingers before I was done, but every time I held that guitar, all the pain went away. I wasn’t sick anymore, I wasn’t dumb anymore, I wasn’t bruised anymore. I was the person he saw. I was me.

rockgod2Only a few weeks had passed, and there I was on the computer IMing him. When he said:

Jeff: I need to tell you something :/

Cassie: What’s up?

Jeff: I love you.

Cassie: I know, I love you, too.

Jeff: No, you don’t understand. I love you. :*

I about died as I fell on the floor laughing. My mom thought I’d gone nuts until she read the screen, then promptly looked down at me still on the floor and said:

“I told you so.”

groupie1That was just the beginning, and there’s no end, because everyday I get to wake up next to my own personal Rock-God, and thank the God above for everything he gave me–gives me each day I wake up next to Jeff. I love him more each day–I never thought it would be possible to love anyone that much. He’s a part of my soul–he’s a part of my deepest darkness, and my deepest happiness. He saved me, and I saved him. Today is his birthday, and I want him to know that every memory I have that he’s in, no matter how badly some things I want to forget, he’s the light.

Rock-God of mine, I’ll always be your groupie.

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Great Giveaway & Extra Entries Beginning Today!

blog tour buttonThe second week of the Love Exactly release tour starts today. The great giveaway that began last week, continues into this week with an added extra–EVERY day you will get a chance for additional entries! That’s right you can earn 3-4 extra entries a day by joining each of the stops and participating in the Scavenger Hunt. How does it work? Each day the blogs will post their amazing feature be it a review, excerpt, character post, etc and in each of these posts there will be a bold term. You will use this bold term to enter into the rafflecopter and get an extra entry! That means you have more chances to win this:

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1)Autographed Tote Bag

1)Autographed Poster

1)Personalized Paperback

2)Bookmarks

2)Magnets

1)Pen

1)Guitar String Bracelet

1)Guitar Pick Necklace on Sterling chain

1)Set Guitar Pick Earrings

1)Aviator Sunglasses

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1)E-book of Love Exactly (for international entrants)

The extra entries will start here on my blog with, as you can see above, bold. You can enter the giveaway below:

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Here are the weeks stops! Don’t forget to check back daily for your extra entry!

July 1:

~Enthralled by Books~

Excerpt and Playlist

~Denali Skies~

Guest Post—Steamy Vs. Beautiful Sex Scenes

~The Book Diaries~

Review and Favorites Excerpt              

~Conley Corner~

Review and Interview

 

July 2:

~Maggie Thom~

Review and Interview

~Tiffany Loves Books~

Dream Cast

~My Guilty Obsession~

Review and My Favorite Excerpt

 

July 3:

~Chapter Break~

Guest Post—Pros and Cons of being Self-Published

~The Book Wranglers~

Review and In Depth Interview About the Novel

~Dreaming Mosico~

Faith’s choice playlist and dream cast

                                               

July 4:  

~Drugs Called Books~

Guest Post—10 things I never thought I’d tell you

~The Musing Writer~

Character Interview—Evan      

~Book Breath~

Guest Post—Making Sparks Fly

~Enchanting Reads~

Review and Evan’s Tattoo’s Sketches

 

July 5:

~A Book Paradise~

Guest Post-How I fell in love with writing again

~Books, Books & More Books~

Review

~Mary Sue Hobika~

Interview

 

July 6:

~Book Addicts Not So Anonymous~

Character Top 10 and Review

~Boekie’s Book Reviews~

Guest Post- YA vs. NA Differences

~I Read Indie~

Guest Post—YA vs. NA Writing

~Jessica Tornese~

Guest Post—Writing Rituals

  

July 7:

~Breathe In Books~

Review and favorites excerpt

~All in One Place~

Character Interview–Emma

~Christine’s Blog~

Review, Excerpt and playlist

~Babbling of a Bookaholic~

Review

love exatlyEmma Walker was a writer who’d lost herself to someone else’s anger–who had given up on ever feeling like herself again.
Evan Levesque was a rock-god–the one all the woman wanted, but he’d never gotten used to the loneliness between the stage and real life.
With just one cup of coffee they’ll begin a journey of self-discovery at each others sides, but can Emma handle Evan’s fame while dealing with her own demons? Emma’s checkered personal past, a bad relationship that haunts the edges of her memories, threatens to make everything implode on them when Evan takes matters into his own hands.
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but your words…they’ll destroy my soul–Can Emma handle being put back together and facing who she’s become because of it?

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Summing it up Sunday

blog tour buttonIt’s Sunday, and it’s the last day of the Girls <3Heart<3 Release Book Tour! I’d like to extend a special thank you to all the blogs that participated in the tour and to Mel–you and your team are AMAZING! If you’re looking for someone to host a tour, book blitz, organize a street team or more, be sure to check them out HERE!

Here are the stops for today–don’t forget to stop at each blog to check out sneaks into my author life, the life of my characters and for great excerpts and reviews! Be sure to pick up your copy of Love Exactly today! I’ve included a sneak peek into my favorite stop for the day over at Tessa’s Take–the book soundtrack! Take a peak here at the videos on YouTube!

Brianna Lee Book Reviews  Top Tens Post

Krystal Clear Book Reviews (Jamie)- Review, Character Bio, Dream Cast

Andi’s Young Adult Books-Review, Author Interview

Tessa’s Take-Review, Character Interview, Character Bio, Book Soundtrack

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Almost done!

blog tour buttonIt’s Saturday, that means that this is the second to last day of the first tour week! Today’s posts are a great mix of reviews, bios, guest posts and play lists. Here are the stops for today–don’t forget to stop at each blog to check out sneaks into my author life, the life of my characters and for great excerpts and reviews! Be sure to pick up your copy of Love Exactly today! Here is a sneak at my favorite post of the day–Emma’s playlist. Here’s her favorite song:

As You Wish Reviews– Character Bio, Playlist that fits main character

Bookmarks, Spoilers and Happily Ever After-Character Bio, Playlist Post -writing

Lost in a Sea of Words-Review

Kassie’s Book Thoughts– Character Bio

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TGIF–A Day of Reviews!

blog tour buttonI can’t believe how quickly this tour has flown past. Today’s stops are mostly reviews, and I’ll leave the reading of those to you! I hope they’re good! Here are the stops for today–don’t forget to stop at each blog to check out sneaks into my author life, the life of my characters and for great excerpts and reviews! Be sure to pick up your copy of Love Exactly today!

Write Away Bliss-Top Tens Post

Big Girls *Heart* Books-Review, Character Bio, This or That Interview

Ohana Day Academy-Review

Tammy’s  Tea Time-Review

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Evan’s Heating Up Today’s Stops!

blog tour buttonIt’s no mystery that the leading man in Love Exactly is a sexy, rock god (although he’d hate if he knew I was calling him that!)–but he’s got a heart of gold. Today you get to learn more about his taste in music. Here are the stops for today–don’t forget to stop at each blog to check out sneaks into my author life, the life of my characters and for great excerpts and reviews! Be sure to pick up your copy of Love Exactly today! I’ve included a sneak peek into my favorite stop for the day over at Kristina’s Books & More–Here is Evan’s favorite song from his playlist:

Reading is My Time Out– Review, Top Tens Post, This or That Interview

Tam’s Two Cents – Author Interview -Traditional

Kristina’s Books & More– Playlist for male character, Excerpt/Spotlight

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Half-way Mark!

blog tour buttonWow! This week has been amazing, and I can’t believe we’re almost at the half-way mark for the first week of the tour! Here are the stops for today–don’t forget to stop at each blog to check out sneaks into my author life, the life of my characters and for great excerpts and reviews! Be sure to pick up your copy of Love Exactly today! I’ve included a sneak peek into my favorite stop for the day over at A Page Away–I’m talking all about my love for music and how it effects my writing. Here’s a look at my favorite video for the week:

Cu’s e Book Give Aways – Character Bio

A Bibliophile’s Thoughts on Books– Review

A Page Away– Guest Post

Paperrdolls-Review

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Today’s Schedule! <3

blog tour buttonHere are the stops for today–don’t forget to stop at each blog to check out sneaks into my author life, the life of my characters and for great excerpts and reviews! Be sure to pick up your copy of Love Exactly today! I’ve included a sneak peek into my favorite stop for the day over at Scandalous Book Blog–the Book Soundtrack! Here’s the link to listen to all the tunes I chose over on Spotify:

Love Exactly Soundtrack

My Love For Films and Novels– Dream Cast

A Little Bit of R & R-Author Interview

                  Delphina Reads Too Much-Review, Spotlight, Top Tens

                  The Phantom Paragrapher-Review, Book Soundtrack

                  Scandalous Book Blog– Review, Character Bio,Book Soundtrack

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Love Exactly Release Tour Kick off!!

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We’re kicking off the Release tour with a tour hosted by Girls <3Heart<3 Book Tours. This tour is going to be amazing! Here are the stops for today–don’t forget to stop at each blog to check out sneaks into my author life, the life of my characters and for great excerpts and reviews! Oh, and not to mention an amazing giveaway! Be sure to pick up your copy of Love Exactly today! I’ve included a sneak peek into my favorite stop for the day over at Books, Books, Books… I really enjoyed the character bios. Here are the pictures I chose. Stop on by Books, Books, Books to see the whole post!

Evan character profile

Emma charater profile

Book Nerds Across America– Review

Girls *Heart* Books Tours-Schedule

Books, Books, Books– Review, Character Bio

The Avid Reader-Author Interview

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GIVEAWAY

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Release Day Blitz Giveaway!

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