Monday, 29 June 2015

PROMO, AUTHOR INTERVIEW, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Try Again Series by Stephanie Smith



Wherever You Will Go
By Stephanie Smith 
Book One in the Try Again Series 


Blurb
Brooke Willis had everything she ever wanted: a happy marriage, volunteer placement at the art gallery, and the promise of starting a family with the man of her dreams.

Saxon Reed had everything he ever thought he needed: a successful career, nice cars, expensive apartment, and more money than he knew what to do with.

After losing her husband Brooke insists on taking over his company to keep his dreams alive. Struggling in an industry she knows nothing about, Brooke turns to Saxon, her husband’s best friend and business partner, for guidance and support. Their mutual grief, and Saxon’s need to look after his best friend’s wife, creates a connection beyond just business.

Can Brooke take over the company and find a new life without saying goodbye to the past? Can Saxon protect and care for Brooke without scaring her away?

What happens when your heart doesn’t listen to your head? When lines are crossed and boundaries are pushed?

“Life goes on, whether you choose to move forward and take a chance in the unknown or stay behind, locked in the past, thinking of what could've been. I don’t want to live in the past anymore. I’m so lonely; there’s nothing for me here.”
 


 

Reviews By Angela

Wherever You Will Go

4 & 1/2 Stars
This book had all the feels and I mean ALL...I was crying pretty much from the first few pages and then I was angry, I even contcted Stephanie whilst I was reading to tell her this too...She just told me "It's gets better I promise" I'm like HOW???? I'm not thinking it will right now. LOL

True to her word it got better and I was laughing and not angry anymore ;-)

This book is about second chance love and friendship and can I just say what I beautiful story it was. I fell in love with all the characters and connected with them all, I cant wait for books two in this series (even though I have to wait for Rachel's for a little while, another thing I told her I wasn't happy about ;-) lol) but it's all good she assured she will be getting a story and she will appear in the other books also....few

 Thanks for a great read full of all the emotions, I have to say I love when a book does that to me. So thank you.

Was given a copy in exchange for an honest review




Whatever You Do
By Stephanie Smith
Book Two in the Try Again Series


Blurb
How do you trust someone who is everything you’re trying to avoid?

Harper Lindell is having a bad day. You know, if a bad day consists of getting fired from your cushy job and then catching your boyfriend red handed playing hide the salami.

Sick of meeting the same guys over and over, Harper decides to try her luck at Internet dating. How bad could it be? Right?

Tate Washington wasn’t looking to meet anyone. Still dealing with the consequences of his one serious relationship, all he’s interested in is revamping his family’s behind-the-times café.

He didn’t plan on seeing the beautiful receptionist from Argo again, walking into his life to use his café as a dating hub, and using him as a BFF.

Can Harper really trust Tate, who is everything she thinks she needs to steer clear of?

Can Tate wait while Harper works through her insecurities and fears?
 

 Review By Angela

 Whatever You Do  

5 Stars
I very much enjoyed this story from the get go. Harper & Tate are excellent characters and their chemistry in this book is the perfect amount, I also love the banter between them!
You will definitely have a crush on Tate from pretty much begging in not by the end for sure.
Those first dates between them are really funny and I really enjoyed reading them.

There most definitely was not a dull moment in Whatever you do. It was full of some of the most amazing scenes, humor and the characters were written so well, that you are left thinking about them well after you finished reading this book.
I can't wait for  Stephanie Smith's next book!
Stephanie I will now forgive about keeping Rachel's story from me and doing Harper's first...;-)
Was given a copy in exchange for an honest review.
 
Author Interview 
With
 Stephanie Smith
 by Angela Palamara
Questions:


How long have you been writing?

I started writing as a teenager but very different to what I write now. It wasn’t fiction at all.


What/Who inspires you to write?

I might hear a song, see something on the news, overhear a conversation. It could be anything really. One line in a song can evoke a whole story once it starts festering in my crazy mind. LOL


Who is your favourite character in any of your books and why? 

OMG this is a  hard one. I would have to say Brooke, my heroine from Wherever You Will Go. I guess I connected with her the most as she is most like me. She is also in a stage of life that I totally understood and could relate to. Brooke’s heartache and pain was very much written from the heart and I still cry every time I read her story!


How do you feel writing sexy, erotic scenes?

I struggled a lot with this in the beginning. I remember the first time I typed ‘pussy’ and said to my husband, no I just can’t do this. LOL My scenes felt a little awkward. Now in my third book I think I wrote them with a lot more ease and the feedback on them is great. I am definitely getting more relaxed with it. 

 

For those of us that don't know much about you, what is the one thing you want to be known for?
For being kind, fun and happy.


Being a busy Mum, How do you find the time to write?

I feel like I don’t ‘find’ time but I have to ‘make’ it! LOL I work to a strict routine and while it doesn’t allow for a lot of free time for me it suits my family best.


Do you try/test/experiment any of your sex scenes that you write?

I don’t try or test the made up ones, but there are some that are written from experience!! LOL ;) No, my mother does not read my books! LOL
Have you ever had sex in a public place?
Let’s just say when you have a strict father and live at home until you are married (not allowed to sleep out), you have sex wherever you can, whenever you can! LOL Oh to be young again!!


What is one dirty, sexy secret you can share with us?

There has to remain some mystery!! ;)




 Giveaway:  
1st Prize: One winner will receive Singed Paperbacks of Wherever You Will Go & Whatever You Do **Australian Only Entries Please**

2nd Prize: Two winners will receive ONE ebook of either Wherever You Will Go or Whatever You Do, Winners Choice **International Entries Welcome**

3rd Prize: Two winners will receive a Swag Pack from Novels In Heels **Australian Entries Only Please**

 To enter all you have to do is;
1) Like our FB Novels In Heels  
2) Like Stephanie Smith's FB Page
 - https://www.facebook.com/authorstephsmith
3) Follow Stephanie's Amazon Author Page 
http://www.amazon.com/Stephanie-Smith/e/B00MFDSZVG/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0 
 4) Subscribe to her mailing list http://www.authorstephaniesmith.com.au/

Giveaway will be open on Novels In Heels FB Page Until July 1st 10:00am 



About The Author:
 

Stephanie is a Happily Ever After addict.

Loving mushy romance, books, movies and music since she was young, and constantly daydreaming up stories and plots, Stephanie decided to put them on paper.

Living in South Australia with her own alpha male and two princesses she spends her days reading, writing and playing with the girls out on their property.
I would like to give a HUGE Thank You to Stephanie for participating in this Author Interview, I know how busy authors can be! So Thank You was a pleasure working with you.
Angela Palamara ;-)