Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Far From Home by Lorelie Brown - Blog Tour with Giveaway

I love movies. I really love movies in the theater, too. Yeah, they’ve gotten expensive, but I’m lucky that my local theaters do $5 Tuesday showings. Yay! Cheap movies! There’s a pretty excellent crop coming up too.

Lights Out. I love scary movies, and more than half of my love is because I am such an easy mark. I jump like you wouldn’t believe. I climb up my friends’ arms to get away from the creepy things. I gasp. I’m such a dope. It’s makes them so exciting! I can’t wait for Lights Out, which seems to be completely wrapped around jump scares.

Kong: Skull Island. I hadn’t even known this one was in production, so when the ComicCon trailer debuted, I was surprised. When Tom Hiddleston appeared on screen, I was elated. I squeaked. It was a noise that I couldn’t recreate if I even tried, but I’m told it was pretty cute. The rest of the movie looks pretty good too.

Wonder Woman. Another trailer to come out of ComicCon. Wonder Woman hasn’t been my favorite comic book character historically. I kind of don’t like the way she always gets wrapped up in her own lasso. It takes her power away – both literally and figuratively. This trailer goes a long, long way toward convincing me though. Gal Gadot is mesmerizing and Chris Pine is both charming and obviously the side kick. Looks awesome.

Tallulah. This one is more on the emotional spectrum. I have a major crush on Ellen Page; she’s completely my type. She’s also an immensely talented actress, so I feel like she’s going to give a complicated portrayal of Tallulah’s search for family. Plus “searching for a place to belong” is a major theme of my books. In Far From Home (my newest book, the first in the Belladonna Ink series) Pari is looking for a green card and at first Rachel thinks they can be just friends who happen to be married to each other until Rachel’s craving to be perfect threatens to destroy everything. Tallulah doesn’t seem to have the same need to be perfect, but she’s certainly looking for somewhere to belong. I hope she finds it.

My name is Rachel. I’m straight . . . I think. I also have a mountain of student loans and a smart mouth. I wasn’t serious when I told Pari Sadashiv I’d marry her. It was only party banter! Except Pari needs a green card, and she’s willing to give me a breather from drowning in debt.

My off-the-cuff idea might not be so terrible. We get along as friends. She’s really romantically cautious, which I find heartbreaking. She deserves someone to laugh with. She’s kind. And calm. And gorgeous. A couple of years with her actually sounds pretty good. If some of Pari’s kindness and calm rubs off on me, that’d be a bonus, because I’m a mess—anorexia is not a pretty word—and my little ways of keeping control of myself, of the world, aren’t working anymore.

And if I slip up, Pari will see my cracks. Then I’ll crack. Which means I gotta get out, quick, before I fall in love with my wife.

About Lorelie Brown

After a seminomadic childhood throughout California, Lorelie Brown spent high school in Orange County before joining the US Army. After traveling the world from South Korea to Italy, she now lives north of Chicago. She writes her Pacific Blue series of hot surfers in order to channel some warmth.

Lorelie has three active sons, two yappy dogs, and a cat who cusses her out on a regular basis for not petting him enough.

In her immense free time (hah!) Lorelie cowrites award-winning contemporary erotic romance under the name Katie Porter. You can find out more about the Vegas Top Guns and Command Force Alpha series at www.KatiePorterBooks.com or at @MsKatiePorter. You can also contact Lorelie on Twitter @LorelieBrown.

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To celebrate the release of Far From Home, Lorelie is giving away a ring! That’s right, a size 7 ring, similar to the one Pari buys for Rachel in the book. Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on August 6, 2016. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!

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