VBT:Book Spotlight/Giveaway ~ SEDUCED Blog Tour - Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Welcome to the Seduced Tour hosted by Book Monster Promotions. Today there will be a spotlight on this rocker story...be sure to catch my review on Saturday. Oh, there's a giveaway at the end of this post. 

A PREQUEL to the NA rock star series Lost In Oblivion.

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Warning: get ready for a testosterone overload. The guys are in the driver's seat in Seduced - and the ride's gonna rock.

Twenty-three year old Nick Crandall has one focus in his life: Oblivion, the band he formed with his best friend Simon Kagan. With gigs coming up and the band members lacking focus after losing their drummer to rehab, they're out of ideas. Until Oblivion's bassist, Deacon McCoy, poses a surprising suggestion.

Bring in someone new. Two someones.

One You Tube video gone viral later, Oblivion is poised on the brink of stardom. With their new hot drummer chick — who comes in a package deal with a talented guitarist who happens to be head over pick in unrequited love with her - it seems like everything's falling into place. Or will the band Nick and Simon have fought to keep together disintegrate before their eyes?

Four guys & one woman + more success than they ever bargained for = trouble, of the sexiest kind.

Get Seduced by this novel-length introduction to the band Oblivion. This preview occurs before the four forthcoming books about each of the band members. Sometimes getting lost means finding yourself...

LOST IN OBLIVION Website: http://www.lostinoblivion.com

Book 1 in the NA rock star series, Lost in Oblivion
Coming in September

Onstage he’s Demon, the unsurpassable bassist.

Offstage he’s the Peacemaker, the mastermind who keeps his volatile band from imploding.

Opening for their idols on their first ever tour, Oblivion is living the dream. That dream becomes a nightmare when Oblivion draws more attention than the headliner and egos clash. Frustrated at being shoved out of his mediator role by their new manager, Deacon McCoy loses himself in brutal workouts only coming up for air long enough to refuel—and that means hunting down the catering truck at odd hours.

Especially the deliciously cute chef who excites his taste buds as much as his body.The child of roadie parents, Harper Pruitt has heard every pickup line twice. To her, musicians are one step above the scraps on her cutting board. All she wants is to get enough experience to run her own catering company, but Deacon and his bottomless and surprisingly gourmet stomach is too tempting to resist. Before long, she finds herself wanting to experiment with him outside the kitchen.

When Harper sees that Deacon’s sense of responsibility is doing him serious damage, she realizes he’s far from the typical rock star. But as the band's fame grows, she wonders if she can love a man who doesn't know how to let anyone in—even her.

You met Deacon McCoy in SEDUCED, now you can watch just how far a big man can fall.

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LOST IN OBLIVION Website: http://www.lostinoblivion.com

The DW kick drum lay on its side and a fine layer of dust and grime coated the skins. The cherry lacquer had worn off in spots, probably due to the high humidity down here. Good for his voice, not so good for the drums. They should pack up Snake’s kit, but no one seemed to have the heart to put it into storage.
Simon twisted his chair to block out the empty spot that had eaten away at all of them. Snake hadn’t gone in rehab willingly—it was either that or jail. The fact that their drummer would have a needle in his arm immediately after the ninety days were up was an unspoken fact.
All in all, it was a depressing practice space. No wonder they were less than enthused about working. A year ago, it hadn’t mattered where they were—the pier, the beach, the dank basement—all they’d wanted to do was play.
What the hell had happened to them?
When had it come to this?
He absently tuned and strummed until his ancient Taylor gave its usual glossy reverberating notes. It had been his first big purchase in high school. He’d taken his meager savings and bought a top of the line twelve string acoustic. Every song he’d ever written started on the fired maple guitar.
Each scratch and nick told a story. And every story had been pieced together with someone from this band. There was no way they could let the band go. Too much had happened within their circle to let it go so easily.
Deacon sat next to him, the wide bodied black Takamine filling his lap. In companionable silence, they fell into step. A favored warm-up song echoed in the airy space. The light picking eased the tension in his shoulders. Hard-edged rock was their preference, but tonight felt mellow and a little busted up like the peeling wallpaper that matched the orange bucket chairs. The Fluff wasn’t in the best shape, but it kept going.
So would they.
Simon hummed a few bars as they circled around to the beginning of the song again. The lonely Bad Company lyrics were scratchy and pure without a warm-up or artifice. He closed his eyes and the room disappeared.
Instead, he imagined a smoky bar with hushed tables and the light murmur of patrons. The song slipped through the room, his voice strengthening with each verse. Deacon’s deeper voice added a little polish to the song. The song might be older than the both of them, but no one wrote songs like Bad Company anymore. Instead of ending the song, he let his fingers strum through another soft melody. Deacon’s strong bass voice harmonized with his own as “Drift Away” pushed away the ambient street noise and the ever tumbling dryers.
When Simon opened his eyes again. he found a stranger standing in the center of the Fluff and Fold. He didn’t stop playing—and neither did Deak—they just eyed the newcomer and strummed on.
So that was Gray. He matched his name. Glowering and silent as the San Francisco skyline in October, he made Simon feel positively chipper. He dressed like a fucking Boy Scout. Was that an Oxford shirt? Jesus.
The tall guy could have been eighteen or twenty-five. His face was ageless with a clean shaven jaw and distant fog-colored eyes, and his cheekbones were as sharp as his own. A tuft of longish dark spikes on top of his head tapered to super short hair in back. Instead of the pretty boy label Simon got slapped with all too often, the kid was just plain serious. Broody serious. The kind that got laid.
A lot.
The only outward show of nerves was Gray’s tight fist on the handle of his battered guitar case. Stickers from guitar manufacturers, bands, and clubs layered the ancient black hardshell case. It was a song itself. Simon’s fingers itched for paper for the first time in ages.
A lonely man with a story to tell.
Then again, wasn’t that all of them? Lonely in different ways. Different stories, different
melodies. Somehow still the same song.

BIO: Cari Quinn
USA Today bestselling author Cari Quinn wrote her first story—a bible parable—in 2nd grade, much to the delight of the nuns at her Catholic school. Once she saw the warm reception that first tale garnered, she was hooked. Now she gets to pen sexy romances for a living and routinely counts her lucky stars. When she’s not scribbling furiously, she can usually be found watching men’s college basketball, playing her music way too loud or causing trouble. Sometimes simultaneously.

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Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott’s FB Group - Word Wenches Reader Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/346424552124487/

BIO: Taryn Elliott
I'm from the great state of New York--upstate NY, thank you very much. My family consists of a brother who takes care of keeping the snarky side of me alive and a dog that is more spoiled child than mutt. My writer-friends are the glue that keeps my crazy ideas more in the sane category, and my non-writerly friends are the reason I'm not a complete hermit. I can't go a day without laughing and I truly do fall in love with each and every one of my leading men as I write their book. Music is life and every story has its own soundtrack.

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Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott’s FB Group - Word Wenches Reader Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/346424552124487/

One lucky winner that follows the tour will receive the following prizes:
Sterling Silver earrings (attached jpg)
$10 GC to iTunes
$15 GC to Starbucks
paperback of Seduced.
paperback of Cari Quinn's Unveil Me: http://www.amazon.com/Unveil-Me-Cari-Quinn/dp/1419969080
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Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliot's SEDUCED Blog Tour
July. 28 - August 31

7/28- Miscellaneous Thoughts of A Bookaholic

7/28- KT Book Reviews

7/29- Scorching Book Reviews

7/30- Reading Between the Wines

7/31- United by Books

8/01- Book Monster Reviews

8/02- Book Lovin' Mamas

8/03- Ramblings from This Chick

8/04- Kelly P's Blog

8/05- Inside the Pages of A Book

8/06- Mama's Reading Break

8/07- Why I Can't Stop Reading

8/08- Scandalicious Book Reviews

8/09- True Story Book Blog

8/10- Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews

8/11- Mythical Books

8/12- Books, Books and More Books

8/13- Babbling About Books

8/13- The Reading Cafe 

8/14- Sassy Book Reviews

8/15- Mad Hatter Reads

8/16- Lily Element

8/17- Manga Maniac Café

8/18- CS Maxwell Blog

8/19- Wicked Readings by Tawania

8/19- Let's Get Romantical

8/20- Bibliophile Mystery

8/21- Salacious Reads

8/22- Inner Goddess

8/23- Books-N-Kisses

8/24- Cocktails and Books

8/24- Salacious Reads

8/25- Literal Addiction

8/26- Romance Junkies

8/27- Flirting with Romance

8/28- Dalene's Book Reviews

8/29- My Secret Romance

8/30- Toot's Books Reviews

8/31- Close Encounters with the Night Kind

8/31- Reader Girls

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  1. Sexyyy did you finish this book yet?? I loved it!!

  2. Should be finish with it tonight...as soon as the kid gets off the computer I can put it on my NOOK. Looking forward to it though

  3. Woohoo! Tell them it's early bedtime tonight or give them candy and tell them to go to their room(s) ;)

  4. These books sound great. Thanks for adding to my never ending TBR list! :D