Awesome Author of the Month: Gwendolyn Grace (Interview + Reviews + Teasers!)

Awesome Author of the Month

Hey hey bookies! Today kickstarts REVENGE OF THE FEELS’ first Blog Meme!

Our very first AWESOME AUTHOR OF THE MONTH IS…

GWENDOLYN GRACE!

WHO IS SHE?

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Gwendolyn Grace is a contemporary and erotic romance writer. Her debut novel True made Amazon’s Top 100 best selling list in Women’s Fiction. She loves writing steamy stories full of emotion, love, and a little bit of angst but promises wrap it all up with a happy ending somehow. When not daydreaming about fictional characters, she tries to be a fairly decent wife and an attentive mother. In her spare time, she is a blogger and book reviewer however writing has been her passion for as long as she can remember.

Connect with Gwendolyn on: Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon | Newsletter | Tsu

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INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR

1) True is your first novel in The Story of Us series and also your first novel. How did you feel when you publish it?
I cried when I pulled up Amazon and Barns & Noble to my book listed. I was a hysterical mess after I received my first impartial 5 star review from someone who didn’t know me. It was surreal.

2) How many books would there in The Story of Us and the Drive Me Wild series?
That’s hard to say. I plan for there to only be 4 books in The Story of Us series. True (1), Forever True, (1.5) Time (2), and Untitled (2.5).

3) I have read at least two of your novels and they are amazing! Where did you get your inspiration to write your stories?
True came to me after hearing a real life story that a friend of mine had gone through. It was how I came up with Alex and Courtney’s story, though the friend’s situation didn’t end so well. Carolina Hurricane came to me after watching the music video for Take You Higher by Goodwill & Hook N Sling.

4) Any particular cast in mind for both series?
For the men, I think a mid-thirties Eddie Cibrian would be a good Alex from True with those signature deep dimples. Fox from Carolina Hurricane would be Stephen Amell. Mack from Carolina Hurricane would Steven R. McQueen, Jr- the most grown up version he can be. I’m took pick about the women so it’s harder to pick especially if I can’t be the female lead. Lol

5) Have you thought of venturing into writing Young Adult or Dark Erotica stories?
My mind is not twisted enough for Dark Erotica but I may dabble a little bit in that direction in the future. No YA, I need hot and steamy. I can’t imagine writing a story without it.

6) What are the things you will always need to write your books?
My spotify playlist, a few hours of uninterrupted quiet time, a cozy blanket over my legs, my internet connection to be working properly, and a picture of my ideal male lead for inspiration.

7) Final question! Guilty pleasures? 🙂 (It’s definitely binge reading erotic novels and watching Korean dramas for me!)
I love Game of Thrones and anything to do with vampires. Also, I binge read erotic novels, the dirtier the better. Throw in a little M/M action and I’m quite happy.

~~~ GWENDOLYN’S BOOKS ~~~

1st Series – The Story of Us series

(Has been picked up by Booktrope, will soon be re-released with new cover and branding.)

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TRUE (The Story of Us #1)
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I never thought I’d risk my true… my everything, but one mistake can change lives. True love is undeniable… but is it forever?

Alex Turner was my true… my husband, the father of my children, the man of my dreams. But what happens when that isn’t enough anymore?

I knew something was different about Justin Rich. The way his eyes lingered a little longer on places they shouldn’t, his brazenness and suggestive double meanings excited me. I knew I was flirting with danger but I couldn’t seem to stop myself.

True love can make your heart soar. Secrets and lies can break it.

*includes hot sexual situations and the topic of infidelity*

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Forever True (The Story of Us #1.5)
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Alex and Courtney’s love is true. It was a lesson they had to learn the hard way. Now with hearts mended they focus on the future but have they learned from the past? Do they have what it takes to stay each other’s true…forever?

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2nd Series – Drive Me Wild – Love in the Fast Lane novella series

 

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Carolina Hurricane (Drive Me Wild #1)
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I was standing in the middle of nowhere with no real destination in mind. There was only the dire need to disappear from Charleston. With my head tilted up to the gray sky and my eyes closed, I let the light droplets of rain fall onto my face. I’d reached a crossroads in my life and was trying to find a reason to keep going. I had no idea a hurricane was coming and fate would choose that moment for our paths to cross.

“Hey! You okay?” A voice called out to me in a deep southern drawl, pulling me out of my fog. “Can I give you a ride somewhere?”

I opened my eyes and found a pair of intense blue eyes staring back at me. His name was Fox. He had an irresistibly sexy grin, and judging by his fast car, a need for speed. His timing couldn’t have been more perfect. I was looking to start a little trouble, since it was what I did best and he seemed like a good target. After sharing an incredible night together, I quickly learned that Fox was more than he appeared and full of delicious surprises. He gifted my body with unbelievable pleasures and unlocked emotions that I’d wanted to keep hidden. When I pushed him away, he left claiming a piece of my soul.

I never imagined that getting into his car that day would start a transformation within me and forever change the course of my life. Fox challenged every rule I’d ever made by tearing down the carefully constructed barriers around my heart. I never intended to fall in love with him but how could I resist a man who was so different than I’d expected and more than I ever deserved? The grayness in my life caused by loss and betrayal was waging a storm within me; Fox was the anchor I needed to stop the inner turmoil and bring me back into the light.

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Carolina King (Drive Me Wild #2)
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Jonna Fox has made it her business to know everything about Mack King and it didn’t matter that he was her brother’s rival. For the last four years, he has dominated the sport of illegal street racing and was the undisputed Carolina King. Racers respected him, emulators hated him and women couldn’t resist him. There was a dangerous edge to Mack which only fueled Jonna’s attraction, but the problem was he had no idea she even existed.

No longer able to ignore her full-blown obsession, Jonna decides to make herself known to Mack. As soon as he spots her boldly moving through the crowd wearing a short skirt, and sexy high heels he wastes no time taking the bait. Except one incredibly hot and passion filled night would never be enough—for either of them.

Jonna learns that underneath the heavy weight of his crown there is so much more to Mack and the life he leads. Racing is everything to him, but in order to stay on top he succumbs to activities that have serious consequences. When a myriad of poor choices result in a situation which threatens to strip Mack King of much more than just his title, he must decide either to give up the life that has defined him or the girl who brings light to his darkness. Which will Mack choose and will it be easy as he thinks to walk away?

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Check out my review for TRUE and CAROLINA HURRICANE!

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Release Blitz: Carolina King by Gwendolyn Grace (Teasers!)

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Hey bookies! The long awaited sequel to Carolina Hurricane is HERE!

Check out the teasers for CAROLINA KING!

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Title: Carolina King (Drive Me Wild #2)
Author: Gwendolyn Grace
Genre: Adult/Contemporary Romance
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Jonna Fox has made it her business to know everything about Mack King and it didn’t matter that he was her brother’s rival. For the last four years, he has dominated the sport of illegal street racing and was the undisputed Carolina King. Racers respected him, emulators hated him and women couldn’t resist him. There was a dangerous edge to Mack which only fueled Jonna’s attraction, but the problem was he had no idea she even existed.

No longer able to ignore her full-blown obsession, Jonna decides to make herself known to Mack. As soon as he spots her boldly moving through the crowd wearing a short skirt, and sexy high heels he wastes no time taking the bait. Except one incredibly hot and passion filled night would never be enough—for either of them.

Jonna learns that underneath the heavy weight of his crown there is so much more to Mack and the life he leads. Racing is everything to him, but in order to stay on top he succumbs to activities that have serious consequences. When a myriad of poor choices result in a situation which threatens to strip Mack King of much more than just his title, he must decide either to give up the life that has defined him or the girl who brings light to his darkness. Which will Mack choose and will it be easy as he thinks to walk away?

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About the author:

Gwendolyn Grace is a contemporary and erotic romance writer. Her debut novel True made Amazon’s Top 100 best selling list in Women’s Fiction. She loves writing steamy stories full of emotion, love, and a little bit of angst but promises wrap it all up with a happy ending somehow. When not daydreaming about fictional characters, she tries to be a fairly decent wife and an attentive mother. In her spare time, she is a blogger and book reviewer however writing has been her passion for as long as she can remember.

Find her on: Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon | Newsletter | Tsu

Thank you to Love, Lust & Erotic Pleasures for hosting this release blitz!

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Cover Reveal: Carolina King by Gwendolyn Grace

HEY BOOKIES!! Remember Carolina Hurricane?

That’s right! The cover of the sequel shall be revealed now!

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Title: Carolina King (Drive Me Wild #2)
Author: Gwendolyn Grace
Genre: Adult/Contemporary Romance
Pre-Order LinksAmazon (US) | B&NiBooks | Kobo

Jonna Fox has made it her business to know everything about Mack King and it didn’t matter that he was her brother’s rival. For the last four years, he has dominated the sport of illegal street racing and was the undisputed Carolina King. Racers respected him, emulators hated him and women couldn’t resist him. There was a dangerous edge to Mack which only fueled Jonna’s attraction, but the problem was he had no idea she even existed.

No longer able to ignore her full-blown obsession, Jonna decides to make herself known to Mack. As soon as he spots her boldly moving through the crowd wearing a short skirt, and sexy high heels he wastes no time taking the bait. Except one incredibly hot and passion filled night would never be enough—for either of them.

Jonna learns that underneath the heavy weight of his crown there is so much more to Mack and the life he leads. Racing is everything to him, but in order to stay on top he succumbs to activities that have serious consequences. When a myriad of poor choices result in a situation which threatens to strip Mack King of much more than just his title, he must decide either to give up the life that has defined him or the girl who brings light to his darkness. Which will Mack choose and will it be easy as he thinks to walk away?

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Review: Carolina Hurricane by Gwendolyn Grace

Carolina HurricaneTitle: Carolina Hurricane (Drive Me Wild #1- Love in the Fast Lane novella series)
Author: Gwendolyn Grace
Release date: February 26th 2015
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Adult/Contemporary Romance
Source: Author
Format: eARC
Pages: 135
Rating: 5 stars

*Thank you to the author for giving me an eARC in exchange for a honest review.

I was standing in the middle of nowhere with no real destination in mind. There was only the dire need to disappear from Charleston. With my head tilted up to the gray sky and my eyes closed, I let the light droplets of rain fall onto my face. I’d reached a crossroads in my life and was trying to find a reason to keep going. I had no idea a hurricane was coming and fate would choose that moment for our paths to cross.

“Hey! You okay?” A voice called out to me in a deep southern drawl, pulling me out of my fog. “Can I give you a ride somewhere?”

I opened my eyes and found a pair of intense blue eyes staring back at me. His name was Fox. He had an irresistibly sexy grin, and judging by his fast car, a need for speed. His timing couldn’t have been more perfect. I was looking to start a little trouble, since it was what I did best and he seemed like a good target. After sharing an incredible night together, I quickly learned that Fox was more than he appeared and full of delicious surprises. He gifted my body with unbelievable pleasures and unlocked emotions that I’d wanted to keep hidden. When I pushed him away, he left claiming a piece of my soul.

I never imagined that getting into his car that day would start a transformation within me and forever change the course of my life. Fox challenged every rule I’d ever made by tearing down the carefully constructed barriers around my heart. I never intended to fall in love with him but how could I resist a man who was so different than I’d expected and more than I ever deserved? The grayness in my life caused by loss and betrayal was waging a storm within me; Fox was the anchor I needed to stop the inner turmoil and bring me back into the light.

INFINITE STARS!

If there was an infinite rating system for books, Gwendolyn Grace would most definitely be the first author whose books I shall nominate!

Carolina Hurricane is the third book written by Miss Gwendolyn, and the second that I have read! True was the first and let me tell you, it was amazing! Miss Gwendolyn has a talent, or rather, a knack to write books with such well-developed characters and story. Yet, her writing isn’t heavy (if that’s most of you are wondering since the story is developed rather well!) and quite an easy read!

Seriously, I have immensely enjoy Carolina Hurricane so much that I really want to give the book never-ending stars!

Harley, the girl who protected herself by being a badass and a smart-mouth, aka the female protagonist who wants to be more than this side of hers when she meets Fox. Most of her adult life was spent with toxic company until she decides she had enough. She leaves the source of her toxic self and meets Fox while hitching a ride.

I love Harley and Fox so much! Their banter literally makes my life! The things they do together makes me feel so much, like I want to cry and laugh with them. I’ll be honest, I thought Fox would be quite a sunshine-guy that would be teased mercilessly by Harley and well, I GOT A SURPRISE!

(No, I’m not telling what the surprise is! *smirks*)

I love how the characters develop. It’s not too fast, yet not too slow either! There are some books where you are just wondering…”how in the world does the characters changes themselves so fast?!!” but let me assure you that Carolina Hurricane will most definitely NOT be one of those books!

Though…that ending…it’s a teeny tiny little bombshell. A bombshell that makes me want…no…NEED CAROLINA KING RIGHT NOW! I NEED TO KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN BETWEEN HARLEY AND MACK AND FOX!

Carolina Hurricane is one of those books where it builds up your anticipation and you will want to keep on reading till the last page!

Highly recommended for all readers!

 

Release Blitz: Carolina Hurricane by Gwendolyn Grace (Teasers + Release Party!)

Hey bookies! Today is the release day for Gwendolyn Grace’s Carolina Hurricane! Come join the Facebook Party!

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Carolina HurricaneTitle: Carolina Hurricane (Drive Me Wild #1- Love in the Fast Lane novella series)
Author: Gwendolyn Grace
Genre: Adult/Contemporary Romance
Release date: February 26th 2015 (TODAY!!!)
Purchase links: Amazon

I was standing in the middle of nowhere with no real destination in mind. There was only the dire need to disappear from Charleston. With my head tilted up to the gray sky and my eyes closed, I let the light droplets of rain fall onto my face. I’d reached a crossroads in my life and was trying to find a reason to keep going. I had no idea a hurricane was coming and fate would choose that moment for our paths to cross.

“Hey! You okay?” A voice called out to me in a deep southern drawl, pulling me out of my fog. “Can I give you a ride somewhere?”

I opened my eyes and found a pair of intense blue eyes staring back at me. His name was Fox. He had an irresistibly sexy grin, and judging by his fast car, a need for speed. His timing couldn’t have been more perfect. I was looking to start a little trouble, since it was what I did best and he seemed like a good target. After sharing an incredible night together, I quickly learned that Fox was more than he appeared and full of delicious surprises. He gifted my body with unbelievable pleasures and unlocked emotions that I’d wanted to keep hidden. When I pushed him away, he left claiming a piece of my soul.

I never imagined that getting into his car that day would start a transformation within me and forever change the course of my life. Fox challenged every rule I’d ever made by tearing down the carefully constructed barriers around my heart. I never intended to fall in love with him but how could I resist a man who was so different than I’d expected and more than I ever deserved? The grayness in my life caused by loss and betrayal was waging a storm within me; Fox was the anchor I needed to stop the inner turmoil and bring me back into the light.

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About the author:
GG logoWhen Gwendolyn Grace is not daydreaming about fictional characters, she tries to be a fairly decent wife and an attentive mother. During the day she manages the office for a small maritime security company that fights pirates, just not the cool Johnny Depp kind. In her spare time, she is a blogger and book reviewer however writing has been her passion for as long as she can remember. True is her debut novel and hopefully the first of many to come. Find her on: Amazon | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads
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