Friday, August 14, 2015

Definitely, Maybe, Yours by Lissa Reed - Book Tour with author post and giveaway



Author Name: Lissa Reed
Book Name: Definitely, Maybe, Yours
Publisher: Interlude Press
Cover Artist:Cover photography by LaToya Conward
Cover design by Buckeyegrrl Designs

Release Date: August 11, 2015

Blurb:

Seattle-based baker Craig Oliver leads a life that is happily routine: baking cupcakes for an enormous family reunion, managing Sucre Coeur for its frequently absent owner, and closing out his day with a pint at the local pub. He has a kind heart, a knack for pastry, and a weakness for damaged people.

Habitual playboy Alex Scheff is looking to drown his sorrows, but instead discovers that he may have a weakness for Englishmen who carry cookies in their pockets. Can a seemingly incompatible pair find the recipe for love in a relationship they claim is casual?


Pages or Words: 296 pages

Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance

Excerpt:

With a wink, Craig pulls a ten-dollar bill out of his left coat pocket and a carefully bagged almond and raspberry-lemon croissant, Katie's all-time favorite baked good, out of the right. He passes them across the bar as if he's James Bond—a very cheeky and cheery sort of 007. “You know I'll always look out for you. Keep the change.”

Katie squeals and flops across the bar to squeeze him breathless, and her ponytail slaps him in the nose. She bounces off with her treat in hand and Craig shakes his head and pulls long black and red hairs from his face, as he does every time this happens. Katie really is his favorite bartender at The Order of the Garter, hell, his favorite bartender in Seattle and maybe even the world. Much too good to be working at a grotty little pub, fending off unsavory advances and spilled drinks four nights a week; that's why Craig will bring her any bakery treat she wants, anytime she wants it, until she finally wises up and gets the hell out of this place.
Time for another sip of this excellent, excellent stout: Craig reaches forward. It's a good Thursday.

Of course, that's when it takes quite the sharp turn, leaving every Seattle-pub-Thursday Craig's ever known in the dust.

“Well, aren't you a hit with the ladies,” comes a surly drawl from his left, startling Craig just as he's got his fingers around his glass. “Was that a croissant in your pocket, or were you actually happy to see her?”

“Both,” Craig replies, shifting around to lean on his elbow and survey the formerly silent pile of misery hunched over two stools down, the limp guy at the end of the bar Craig had spotted on his way in. He is not unconscious after all, much to Craig's surprise; judging by the row of empty shot glasses upside down in front of him and the distinct aroma of tequila emanating a good four-foot radius from his person, he should be. Craig winces and turns away as the fumes burn his nose.

“Baked goods. That's a new one. Never saw anyone use baking to hit on the ladies before.” Mr. Misery sways his head upright, pushes a wild flop of brown hair out of his eyes and swings around until he locates Craig. He blinks. “Does it work?”

Surprised by the color of the eyes meeting his—an unusual shade, gray, not blue-gray or blue, but the gray of a sky covered in early storm clouds—Craig answers without thinking. “I wouldn't know. I don't hit on girls. Katie's my friend, not my type.”

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About the author:

Lissa Reed is a writer of fiction, blogs and bawdy Renaissance song parodies. She traces her first interest in becoming a writer to the fourth grade, when her teacher gave her the gift of her first composition book. A former newspaper editor, Reed shifted her focus to romance and literary fiction early in her writing career. She lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and is currently working on her new novel, Certainly, Possibly, You—the sequel to Definitely, Maybe, Yours.


Where to find the author:
Connect with Lissa Reed at lissareed.com; on Tumblr at http://lissareedbooks.tumblr.com/; on Twitter @LissaReedBooks; on Goodreads at http://goodreads.com/LissaReedBooks and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/LissaReedAuthor


Q & A with author Lissa Reed 


Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Lissa Reed, author of Definitely, Maybe, Yours.

Hi Lissa, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.

Thank you and hello! Me, I’m a writer with a day job, two cats and a balcony garden I am fighting to keep alive. I’m from Louisiana, but I live in Texas, and I have been writing ever since I can remember, with a strong lean towards romance most of the time. Definitely, Maybe, Yours, is my first novel. It’s a contemporary M/M romance set in Seattle, and it’s very much an opposites-attract sort of story, which to be perfectly honest is my favorite kind!

Wicked Faerie's - Where did your love of books/storytelling/reading/writing come from?
Lissa Reed - I was reading from a very young age—which I think must be common with a lot of writers! So the natural progression from all that reading is to then start creating your own stories out of the imagination that was awakened by other peoples’ worlds. I started trying to write in fourth or fifth grade, short stories and poetry. I seem to remember being inspired to try by a Guinness Book of World Records story about a little girl who was the youngest published author and I thought, well, that sounds like something interesting to do.

WF - What were your goals when you started this book? Do you think you met them?
LR - I wanted to finish a book! I think we all have multiple half-finished projects moldering away in our archives, and sometimes you start to feel like you’ll never find the right one that will keep you in there until it is finished. But Definitely was a story I loved, and the characters were so individual and lively and a lot of fun to write, from primary to secondary on down, and I loved the setting they tossed at me, and before I knew it, I had finished a book. So yes! I completely met my goal, and it was wonderful and fun the entire time.

WF - Have you ever co-written with someone before?
LR - Not really, I’m not sure how well that would work out. I tend to have a fairly concrete vision of what I want to accomplish with a story and it’s hard enough letting the characters kind of run the show and let me know what’s going on! It might not work with another actual person…but who knows, maybe one day I can do it.

WF - Tell us about your favorite character in a book (yours or someone else’s).
LR - Oh, so many…I guess since it’s been out for a few weeks I can say my most recent one, which is Brissa from The Sidhe by Charlotte Ashe! She’s a princess who ends up married off to a very cruel and despotic prince, and she ends up being not at all who or what you think she is. There is a scene where she sort of throws off her trappings and lets you see what she’s truly made of, and I can’t spoil it at all because everyone needs to read it and have the same reaction I did, which was to literally scream, right out loud, and I got up and jumped up and down on my bed. I mean, I am a grown woman and this book made me do this! I am hoping against hope that Brissa gets her own book, because she’s amazing and terrifying and wonderful.

WF - List five foods you can’t live without.
LR - Barbecued brisket
Polenta with sautéed mushrooms
Sushi
Strawberry Napoleons

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Rafflecopter Prize: Grand Prize: $25 Interlude Press gift card. Second prize: One of five e-copies of ‘Definitely, Maybe, Yours



1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting me today! I really enjoyed it!

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