Wednesday, January 28, 2015

RELEASE EVENT with GUEST POST and GIVEAWAY - RISE (Rock Solid #1) by Karina Bliss:


TITLE: Rise
SERIES: Rock Solid
SERIES PLACEMENT: #1
AUTHOR: Karina Bliss
AGE GROUP: Adult
GENRE: Contemp. Rockstar Romance
RELEASE DATE: January 28, 2015
PUBLISHER: Karina Bliss
FORMAT: eBook and Paperback
PAGES: Approx. 338

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BOOK BLURB:
“You have the ability to make controversial characters sympathetic. Maybe I just want to be understood.”

Acclaimed literary biographer Elizabeth Winston writes about long-dead heroes. So bad boy rock icon Zander Freedman couldn’t possibly tempt her to write his memoir. Except the man is a mass of fascinating contradictions - manipulative, honest, gifted, charismatic, morally ambiguous.

In short, everything she sought in a biography subject. When in her life will she get another chance to work with a living legend? But saying yes to one temptation soon leads to another.

Suddenly she’s having heated fantasies about her subject, fantasies this blue-eyed-devil is only too willing to stoke. She’d thought self-control was in her DNA, after all she grew up a minister’s daughter. She thought wrong.

Outside your comfort zone is the only place worth living...

Zander Freedman has been an outlier - many would say an outcast – for most of his life. But there’s no disaster he can’t overcome, from the break-up of his band to the fall-out on his reputation. His Resurrection Tour is shaping up to be his greatest triumph - if his golden voice holds out. Contracting a respected biographer is simply about creating more buzz; Elizabeth's integrity the key to consolidating his legacy as one of rock’s greats.

All the damn woman has to do is write down what he tells her. Not make him think.

Or encourage the good guy struggling to get out. And certainly not to fall in love for the first time in his life.

Turns out he is scared of something - being known.

Rise - a redemption story of a rock star going straight(er) through the love of a good(ish) woman.



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Why are rock stars so popular with readers?
By Karina Bliss

Oh sure, they’re sexy, rich and famous but so are a lot of other fictional romance heroes. Here are four traits that distinguish rock stars from other bad-boy heroes:

1. They’re musically gifted, which means they’re creative, playful, pre-disposed to sensitivity and have a sense of rhythm. Useful to our heroine in all sorts of ways...

2. They don’t have to be alphas. The band dynamics throw up opportunities to write the artistically-sensitive beta. Not every hero has to be a showman, (though the hero of Rise, Zander Freedman, definitely is!). But because of their musical temperament, even the alpha rockers are more emotionally expressive than other hero types like your warrior or chief.

3. They’re unobtainable. Every woman wants them but only one – the heroine – can win their heart.

4. They’re born rebels. Musicians are genetically pre-disposed to being self-determining, stubborn and interesting individuals because they choose the road less traveled.

Do you agree or do you believe rock stars are the self-indulgent, depraved egotists my heroine expects Zander to be? Enter the Release Giveaway and go into the draw for an e-book of Rise.

About the Author...

New Zealander Karina Bliss’s debut, Mr Imperfect, won a Romantic Book of the Year award in Australia, the first of eleven books published through Harlequin SuperRomance. Her most recent release, A Prior Engagement, was a Desert Island Keeper at likesbooks.com. Her next release, Rise, is a single title, self-published contemporary which continues the story of Zander Freedman, who first appeared as a villain inKarina’s bestselling title, What the Librarian Did – a book that made DearAuthor’s Best of the Year list in 2010.Two of Karina’s books have also featured in Sizzling Book Chats at SmartBitchesTrashyBooks.

Find out about the author at Website | Goodreads

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6 comments:

  1. Do you agree or do you believe rock stars are the self-indulgent, depraved egotists my heroine expects Zander to be?

    i dont know it would depend of on the person. i suppose.

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    1. I think that's true kat. It depends on the person and who they are at their core. Great answer. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. I think many are but I also believe that a lot are grateful for what they have!

    Barrie

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    1. Positive answer Barrie! Love that. Thanks for stopping by ;)

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  3. I think its a mix. Fame can change people but if they want to they can avoid the many pitfalls. Thanks for the chance

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    1. Great answer Lorie! I think so too. If a person want to stay grounded and also be famous, they'll find a way. Some people just can't handle it all, which is a shame. I'm not sure I could either ;) Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the giveaway!

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