Tuesday, December 2, 2014

BLOG TOUR w/GUEST POST and TEASERS - BREATHING BLACK (The Black and White Duet #1) by Piper Payne:


TITLE: Breathing Black
SERIES: The Black and White Duet
SERIES PLACEMENT: #1
AUTHOR: Piper Payne
AGE GROUP: New Adult
GENRE: Contemporary Romance/Thriller
RELEASE DATE: December 2, 2014
PUBLISHER: Piper Payne
FORMAT: eBook and Paperback
PAGES: Approx. 306

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BOOK BLURB:
GRITTY. INTENSE. EMOTIONALLY HONEST.
A stunning debut novel that will leave you breathless.

A desolate childhood; a scarred, jaded, damaged girl. Larkin Grant knew she couldn’t end up like her mother … so she ran. All her belongings packed in the back of a rusted, brown Cadillac, her best friend June in the passenger seat as the co-pilot, she fled Aspen and never looked back.

A new life in a new city, Larkin was finally starting to breathe again, an unfamiliar sense of happiness seeping into her lungs. Landon Black, the boy she loved from afar, came back into her life despite leaving him and her awful memories buried hundreds of miles away. A weakened pulse brought back to life.

He said she was beautiful. She was starting to believe him. He pursued her and changed the course of everyone’s plans. Life had dealt Larkin a cruel hand, but maybe this was it. Maybe the boy that never knew she existed finally saw her and came to free her from the darkness of her past.

But we are never truly free. There are secrets that bind us and lies that unravel from the most beautiful of lips. Blackness that suffocates and makes us question everything we thought we knew. Larkin and Landon are intertwined in ways they never imagined, their future unclear as ghosts come back to haunt them.

Friendship. Revenge. Love. Drugs. Murder. Deceit.

The first in a two-book series, Breathing Black is a mix of suspense and breathless romance. It’s a provocative tale that challenges what one is willing to do to protect the ones they love. An emotional journey where trust isn't an option and falling in love never hurt so bad.

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Author’s Take on BREATHING BLACK Characters
By Piper Payne

Larkin Grant...

I had one clear thought in mind when writing Larkin’s character; she had to be perfectly flawed. 

Her past has molded her into the woman she is today even though she fights against it. She doesn’t want to resemble her mother, she doesn’t want to become what her past has entitled her to be, so instead she strives for normalcy even though she knows she’s far from normal. 

Larkin is inexperienced in a lot of ways, I think it shows in her decision-making, which most of the time is hasty and fueled based on emotion. She also has this stubborn defiant nature I love. I wanted her to be an anti-heroine yet have these amazing redeemable attributes. 

I wanted her to be a real person.

Landon Black...

Landon, at first, is a stereotypical romance hero. Rich, confident, and handsome with All-American good looks. Larkin, however, sees through the mask of perfection he wears. Even though he has this influence of power, it’s his loyalty, rule following, and fearfulness of disappointing his father that continues to be his weakness.

Larkin is everything he thought he’d never find. 
Landon is the guy she thought she could never have.

My favorite moment between Landon and Larkin is on the football field when they show each other little glimpses of themselves. It’s honest and affects both of them deeply. They relate despite their many differences and for years Landon hangs onto that night as if she’s the only person who truly saw and understood who he was and who he could become.

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About the Author...

My love for literature and writing is an addiction. My mind is continually telling stories and I have a queue of books I want to write being stacked up in my brain. I don’t know how to write pretty and perfect so I write perfectly flawed and unpredictable. Just like life.

I’m married to my best friend and I’m mother to three little miracles. I love going to farmers markets, bookstores, and long drives with my family in my ruby red Bronco. I also have an unhealthy love for makeup, Oreos, Halloween, queso dip, psychic readings, sushi, massages, and Redd’s Apple Ale.

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