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Monday, 30 September 2013

The Popping the Cherry tour bus is now visiting... Michelle Smart


It's time to get your groove on... 

When Michelle Smart asked me to come up with some 'top tunes' for those cherry-popping moments I actually laughed out loud. Once I'd finished giggling, I turned to spotify and the playlist just kept on growing. You can check it out at: http://michellesmartblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/popping-those-cherries.html

As part of my blog tour, you can enter the giveaway - both giveaways if you're in the UK! - via each days tour stop and also via the Blog Tour page on my website.

Out Now...

Carina
Nook 
Popping the Cherry

Friday, 27 September 2013

The Popping the Cherry tour bus is visiting... Samantha Darling


Calling fellow writers, do you specialise in one genre or do you like to mix it up? 

Phew, here we are into the second week since Popping the Cherry was released, and I am relieved not to have quite so much dashing around to do now that I am down to one tour stop per day.

So, today I am visiting Samantha Darling to talk about writing different genres, and discussing whether genre jumping is a good thing, or whether it could potentially be damaging. Come and join the discussion here: http://samathaveerasamy.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/aurelia-b-rowl-talks-genre-jumping-and.html

As part of my blog tour, you can enter the giveaway (both giveaways if you're in the UK) via the Blog Tour page on my website.

Out Now...


Carina
Nook 
Popping the Cherry


Thursday, 26 September 2013

The Popping the Cherry tour bus is now at... Book Angel Booktopia


My guilty little secret is about to come out... 

After my chat about genres with Liz Fielding this morning, the tour bus got back on the road and paid a visit to Book Angel Booktopia to talk about character crushes...more importantly, MY character crushes. Read all about my guilty little secret here: http://www.bookangelbooktopia.com/2013/09/character-crush-with-aurelia-b-rowl-plus-give-away.html

As part of my blog tour, you can enter the giveaway (both giveaways if you're in the UK) via the Blog Tour page on my website.

Out Now...


Carina
Nook 
Popping the Cherry


The Popping the Cherry tour bus is now visiting... Liz Fielding


Most of us have heard of the term 'Young Adult' but have you ever wondered what 'New Adult' is?... 

This morning I popped in for a chat with Liz Fielding, prolific Mills & Boon author, to share my thoughts on the the YA/NA genre and whether I feel there is a place in the market for it. Read the full article here: http://lizfielding.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/new-adult-young-adult-popping-cherry.html

As part of my blog tour, you can enter the giveaway (both giveaways if you're in the UK) via the Blog Tour page on my website.

Out Now...


Carina
Nook 
Popping the Cherry


Wednesday, 25 September 2013

And the Popping the Cherry chauffeur driven limo is visiting... Katlyn Duncan


I wasn't the only one in the hotseat today... 

Whilst I was off being interview by Gliterary Girl, Lena was off being interviewed by Katlyn Duncan. Read the interview here: http://www.katlynduncan.com/2013/09/popping-cherry-by-aurelia-b-rowl.html

Did you also see me popping up at fellow Carina author, Hannah Pole's blog last night with a bonus teaser? No? Well here it is: http://www.hannahpole.co.uk/blog-1/aurelia-b-rowl/

As part of my blog tour, you can enter the giveaway (both giveaways if you're in the UK) via the Blog Tour page on my website. Not only that, today is your last chance to enter the Release Day Blitz mega ebook giveaway.

Out Now...


Carina
Nook 
Popping the Cherry


The Popping the Cherry tour bus is now at... Gliterary Girl


It's little ol' me under the spotlight today... 

If you want to know the answers to questions like, do I have a favourite author; and, what are my favourite books; or perhaps, what are my favourite stories to write; and, what is my writing process; then head over to Gliterary Girl. You can read the full article at: http://www.gliterarygirl.com/interview-with-uk-author-aurelia-b-rowl/

As part of my blog tour, you can enter the giveaway (both giveaways if you're in the UK) via the Blog Tour page on my website. There is also still just about time to enter the Release Day Blitz mega ebook giveaway which ends today.

Out Now...


Carina
Nook 
Popping the Cherry

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

The Popping the Cherry tour bus is now at... Marketing for Romance Writers


Another day on tour and it's back to the glorious sunshine of the UK this morning... 

Today's article is all about practical marketing so head on over to Marketing for Romance Writers to find out about my favoured method of marketing. Read the full article at: http://marketingforromancewriters.com/practical-marketing-aurelia-b-rowl/

Did you also spot me getting NAked yesterday at talking about Popping the Cherry over at The NAturals? No? Well, here's the link so you ca catch up: http://thenaturalauthors.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/naked-with-aurelia-b-rowl.html

As part of my blog tour, you can enter the giveaway (both giveaways if you're in the UK) via the Blog Tour page on my website. Not only that, there is still just about time to enter the Release Day Blitz mega ebook giveaway.

Out Now...


Carina
Nook 
Popping the Cherry

Monday, 23 September 2013

The Popping the Cherry tour bus is now at...Maria's Book Blog


Ah, the weekend is over all too soon and the Popping the Cherry tour bus is back on the road... 

It's okay though, because I'm off to India this morning to visit the lovely Maria of Maria's Book Blog and share a few random facts about myself. And it all came about when Maria asked me where the inspiration for Popping the Cherry came from. Read the full article at: http://ishmarind.blogspot.in/2013/09/aurelia-b-rowl-on-blog-tour-stop-for.html

In addition to the international giveaway featured, there is also a UK-only contest, which you can access via the Blog Tour page on my website. Not only that, there are still a couple of days left to enter the Release Day Blitz mega ebook giveaway.

Did you also catch my flying visit to Emmy Neal on Friday evening? If not, you can find the post here: http://emmyneal.wordpress.com/2013/09/20/blog-tour-popping-the-cherry-by-aurelia-b-rowl/

Out Now...


Carina
Nook 
Popping the Cherry

Friday, 20 September 2013

The Popping the Cherry tour bus is now visiting... Juliet Madison


From Fiji yesterday, it's a short hop over to Australia to visit Juliet Madison today...

So how well do you think I fared on ‘Braveometer’ when faced with Juliet's 'Ten Awkward Questions'? Complete chicken, or ultra brave?

Read the full interview at: http://julietmadison.wordpress.com/2013/09/20/ten-awkward-questions-with-aurelia-b-rowl-plus-bumper-giveaway/

Don't forget there are also two giveaways - a UK one and an International one - with a variety of prizes to be won. Plus there is still time to enter the Release Day Blitz giveaway with all those ebooks up for grabs, and some freebies for you to pick up whilst you're there.

Out Now...


Carina
Nook 
Popping the Cherry


Thursday, 19 September 2013

The Popping the Cherry tour bus is now at... Revisions & Editions


Crank the engine, it's time to get this tour bus on the road!

For the first stop on this global tour, I am visiting the lovely Nas Dean over at Revisions & Editions to talk about how I got started in writing, and to share my guide to plotting.

Read the article at: http://revisionseditions.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/aurelia-b-rowls-guide-on-plotting-and.html


Wednesday, 18 September 2013

1 day to go until... Popping the Cherry


That's it! Just one more sleep!!

I cannot believe how fast the countdown seems to have gone. My nerves are kicking in now, but I hope you've enjoyed all of the teasers so far. This final teaser comes to you via Flirty and Dirty Book Blog and it introduces my current book crush, the ever wonderful Jake. Sigh... I hope you love him just as much as I do!

If you like what you've seen, why not pre-order your copy today and have it turn up magically tomorrow for you to get stuck into? You'll find the previous nine teasers on my website if you've missed any.

Click here to find out more...
Popping the Cherry

Pre-order today and have it ready to read tomorrow...


On a final note, the winner of the Amazon gift card will be announced tomorrow so make sure you've entered to be in with a chance. Keep your eyes peeled for the Release Day Blitz event tomorrow when there will be over twenty ebooks up for grabs as well the main tour kicking off with both an UK and an International giveaway you don't want to miss.

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Tuesday, 17 September 2013

2 days to go until... Popping the Cherry


The penultimate day already!

Are you excited yet? I know I am!

Today's teaser introduces you to another contender for the role of 'cherry popper' so head on over to Bex 'n' Books to meet the super-fit and hunky athlete Ryan. There's also an awesome review for you to check out, just in case you were still caught in two minds about buying Popping the Cherry.

Come back tomorrow for the final teaser, and if you've missed any up to now, you can find them all here. Don't forget the enter the giveaway for the Amazon gift card whilst you're there.

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Monday, 16 September 2013

3 days to go until... Popping the Cherry

Popping the Cherry
Just a few more days now!

So, it's high time we check out some more of the 'cherry-popping' candidates, and today's countdown teaser reveals another of my favourite characters... in a 'swoon' sense. Head on over to Bookend 2 Bookend to meet the very hunky Zac.

Missed any of the other teasers? Never fear, you can find them all here.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

4 days to go until... Popping the Cherry


There may be trouble ahead...

Does anybody else get the feeling the proverbial 'doo-dah' could be about to hit the fan after reading today's countdown teaser, over at I Heart YA Books?

Catch up on all the countdown teasers over at my website.


Saturday, 14 September 2013

5 days to go until... Popping the Cherry


Today's countdown teaser introduces - quite possibly - my favourite ever character of mine to date... Nathan! I just love him, and judging from the review that accompanies the teaser, it would appear I'm not the only one.

As ever, you can check out all of the teasers here and enter the contest for the Amazon gift card via any one of the blog hosts.


Friday, 13 September 2013

6 days to go until... Popping the Cherry


Woohooo... just 6 days to go!

We're into the final week already so it's about time we got to meet one of the potential 'cherry-poppers', don't you think? Head on over to Bookish Treasures to meet the bad boy musician in today's countdown teaser: http://www.bookishtreasures.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/popping-cherry-teaser-tour.html

As usual, if you've missed any just head over to my website, and don't forget to enter the giveaway competition for the Amazon gift card...
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Thursday, 12 September 2013

Twenty Questions with... Jennah Scott

I am taking a short 'time-out' from my Countdown Teaser tour today to welcome Jennah Scott, author of The Beginning (Kaarina’s Secret Book 1) for a round of twenty questions.

ACT ONE – all about you…



Born and raised in Texas, Jennah is a transplant to Missouri long enough ago she should probably consider that her hometown. But she will forever be a Texan. She loves to write any story that will make a reader smile, laugh, and maybe even cry (although you won’t ever hear her admit that she cries). Whether the next story she writes is contemporary, urban fantasy, LGBT, or whatever other crazy idea she comes up with, there will always be love and romance in the midst of trials and turmoil.

When she’s not writing you can find her on Twitter, with her family, or buried in a book trying to escape reality for just a minute.


1) Have you always been a writer or is it something you fell into?

Always been a writer. Love writing as a kid, took a break during school when I had more assignments to write than free time to enjoy the process.

2) Do you have a particular writing style or ritual?

Not really. I write when I can. I try to get in 1k a day during the week since I’m at home by myself without a lot of distractions.

3) Is there a book or an author that has influenced you in your writing?

There are authors (more than I can list here) who have inspired me. Some have helped me out of funks and others have shown me through there writing that I can do whatever I put my mind to.

4) Is there one piece of writing (or life?) advice that has stuck with you, or that you would like to share?

Have patience and take your time. It is the hardest thing to do as a writer, but it’s the best way to be successful. No matter what route you take when it comes to publishing, there is plenty of waiting time. So yeah, be patient.

5) Can you tell us three things about yourself that we probably don’t already know?

I’m not a big NFL fan, I’d much rather watch college football. I love hockey! If I could go back in time I’d want to go back to the time of OK Corral and cattle drives.

6) What five luxury items or gadgets would you hate to be without?

My phone and e-reader are about it.


ACT TWO – all about your new release…



When offered a position within the esteemed law firm of Virtanen and Associates, Kaarina Davidson couldn't say no. Known for their exclusivity and revered for their ruthlessness, they are the best firm in Dallas. This was the job offer of a lifetime. Or so Kaarina thought.
Too soon she learns that the lawyers of Virtanen and Associates are more than meets the eye. They are Vampyyri, a supernatural sect who feed off the emotions of humans. Warned not to touch anyone, Kaarina is just trying to make a name for herself until she learns that the principle partner of the firm has a mission that doesn't include finding justice for the clients of the firm. He intends to take control of the Vampyyri and disregard all rules that prevent humans from becoming walking zombies.
Kaarina's about to learn she may be the only one who can stop the takeover. Will she take the easy way out and run? Or will Kaarina accept the challenge and become more than the lawyer she set out to be?
This is book 1 in a 4 part series.

7) Congratulations on your recent release of The Beginning (Kaarina’s Secret Book 1), what was your inspiration for writing Kaarina’s story? 

I wanted to write a paranormal book that was different. So my husband and I started brainstorming and this is what I came up with!

8) Did the story flow from your finger tips or did some scenes take a bit of cajoling? 

It took a bit of cajoling. There was a lot of research and knowing that it was a new world I had to really work to get it right. This is my first book that isn’t a contemporary, so it was different.

9) How long did it take for the initial spark of the story to make it onto the page and then onto the publisher’s desk? 

About a year from start to finish, with three months of that spent on researching. When I started this book I promised myself it would be for fun, I wouldn’t push to get it done quickly.

10) Do you have a favourite paragraph or sentence from your story that you would like to tantalise us with?

This is one my favourite paragraphs because I can just see Kaarina smirking at Anton since he’s trying to be all “I’m better than you” and the boss, Mr. Virtanen, puts him in his place very quickly.
“Mr. Berg.” Mr. Virtanen's voice sounded to my left. He had a soft, yet commanding voice. One that didn't encourage argument, one that said, without a doubt, if you crossed him he'd make you pay. “Since you are no more than a mentor to Ms. Davidson, might I recommend you show her a little courtesy and respect? It would behoove you if you sir would like to keep your job.”

11) Over to you, what can you tell us about The Beginning, to make us rush out and buy it?

If you’re looking for a contemporary story with a twist then I think this is a great story. It’s being published as a serial novel, and The Beginning is the first of 4 episodes. You won’t find blood-sucking vampires, but you will find a group of supernaturals who rely on human emotions to live. Consider the Vampyyri a combination of vampires and succubi/incubi.

12) What can we expect from you next? Is there something you are working on right now?

I’m working on The Discovery (Kaarina’s Secret Book 2) right now. There are also a few contemporaries on my plate as well. This series will finish up by the middle of October!


QUICK FIRE ROUND – it’s pop quiz time…


13) Plotter or pantser?

Plantser. Can’t plot like some people, but need a little guidance.

14) Secret Seven or Famous Five? (please tell me you know them!?)

Ummm I had to Google them. So I know about them now. And I still don’t have an answer. Sorry L

15) Digital books or print books?

Both! Love to switch it up.

16) Tea or coffee?

COFFEE in the morning Tea at night.

17) Cats or dogs?

Cats please

18) Extrovert or introvert?

Introvert

19) Save or spend?

Save so I can later spend.

20) Facebook or Twitter?

Twitter

And that’s a wrap!

Thank you so much for taking part, Jennah, I wish you every success with your new release.

To discover even more about Jennah Scott, and to keep up with her latest projects, you can visit her at:

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Excerpt…


Brushed silver letters spelling out Virtanen and Associates, P.C. jumped out from the wall. It'd only been a week since I walked through the revolving glass front door for my interview, but things already felt different. Then my hands were slippery with sweat and my knees knocked together so hard the sounds echoed through the room. But not now, now I stood with my shoulders squared and my chin high. Despite the worry from my parents I was going to make this job work. I refused to let the opportunity pass me by.

“Kaarina. If you plan on keeping this job I recommend you follow me upstairs. I'll show you your office then we can get started reviewing cases.” Anton's deep rumble rolled over my shoulder. I wasn't sure if it was anger or lust causing the shivers wracking my body. Who knew such a cold man could cause someone to actually react with interest?

“Mr. Berg.” Mr. Virtanen's voice sounded to my left. He had a soft, yet commanding voice. One that didn't encourage argument, one that said, without a doubt, if you crossed him he'd make you pay. “Since you are no more than a mentor to Ms. Davidson, might I recommend you show her a little courtesy and respect? It would behoove you if you sir would like to keep your job.”

With that Mr. Virtanen marched off to the left toward a set of solid black elevators. I turned to follow only to be stopped by Anton gripping my elbow. That touch sent electric pulses ricocheting through my body. He jerked his hand away. I didn't miss him shaking as if to rid it of an unwanted substance.

“Those are not for your use. Ever.”

“Who can then?” I hadn't meant to ask, but it was too tempting to goad Anton. I wanted to chip some of the ice off, not only his shoulder, but from his voice. When Mr. Virtanen spoke it was clear Anton held him in high regard. For a brief moment the color in his eyes softened and his shoulders dropped in respect. Seeing that gave me hope. Sometimes poking the bear was the best way to get a reaction out of someone. And it was fun.


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