31 March 2016

Book Tour & Giveaway ~ An Outlaw In Her Bed by Kastil Eavenshade

An Outlaw in her Bed
Release Date: March 21, 2016
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Keywords: Erotic, Romance, Western, Gunslinger, Old West, Bad Boy

An outlaw by trade, Travis Colburn refuses to be tied down by a woman. Life on the run leaves him no room for love, until a calico queen's wicked lips tattoo his soul. Her searing kiss leads him on a path entwined with the devil himself, and nothing will stand in his way—not even cold lead from a gun.

When a bullet steals her husband's life, Ella Gilby gets more than she bargained for from a tall, dark stranger. Death walks in his shadow and the temptation he offers swallows her whole. The more she denies the attraction, the more her desire for the deadly desperado draws her back in.

Heaven and debauchery collide, and the love sparked in a single night reignites as Ella
recaptures the man she lost long ago. Unless their shaded past tears their world in two.

Top Favorite Book Heroines

Is it bad that though I love writing strong female characters, I can't recall too many in all the books I've read? Perhaps it's more that I don't remember anymore but I'll try to jog my memory here. These are in no particular order.

#1: Tika Waylan from Dragonlance. First appearance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman

A simple Inn of the Last Home barmaid at first, she becomes a warrior with a whack of a frying pan. That's right. She gives a nice iron sandwich, if I recall correctly, to a draconian when she's had enough. This throws her on the run but that's not too bad. She's always had a thing for Caramon Majere. When I played Dragonlance role playing game, she was my character and I rarely used the sword. That frying pan just did far better damage. ;)

#2: Birdie from Crux by Julie Reece

Here's a chick that wants nothing to do with her destiny but it crashes into her anyways. Though the questions she seeks don't really get answered, she forges ahead with the inner strength of a girl who earned every damn thing she gained in life the hard way.

#3: Ellie Vyne from The Wicked Wedding of Miss Ellie Vyne by Jayne Fresina

This woman dresses up like a man and swindles the man she eventually falls in love with out of a family heirloom. Her trickster ways catch up to her, though, but the HEA ending is all my heart could hope for.

#4: Aubree Culling from Ricochet by Keri Lake

This story was very, very dark—and that realism made me love this character. Plus, in some ways, it reminded me of my own personal struggles in a relationship I broke free of. The things she did to survive, almost mechanical in nature, had me pulling for her happy ending. She was brave in a world that nearly demoralized her spirit.

#5 Ellen Grayson from Louder than Words by Iris St. Clair

I don't read much YA and am very particular on the ones I read. This one makes the list. We have Ellen who helps out in a summer camp. A real warm soul but inside? She's got her own demons. This character embodies the struggle that girls go through in high school and what happens when you have a parent that's never there all the while hiding a secret that's eating her from the inside out. I love her strength through the pain of all her wicked little author put her through.

#6 Melinda Sordino from Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Throughout this book, Melinda spirals down to the lowest depths a person can get in their adolescent life before everything takes shape. This was recommended by a good friend and I'm glad he did. The character tore me up and you don't find out what happened to her until the end. Through all the mudslinging and bullying that most teenagers go through, she endures and the truth comes out of what caused her change. It's a story that still transcends.

#7 Jem from Darkness & Light by JA Belfield

Again, this had shade of my own previous life in it. A woman caged in a relationship that she thought she enjoyed until it all unravels. She finds her inner strength and the man destiny had always had in mind for her. The strength she finds to overcome an abusive relationship and to tame the beast who stole her heart and seeks to protect her is endearing.

#8 & #9 Rachel Morgan (and Ivy for that matter) from For a Few Demons More by Kim Harrison

Although this is #5 in the Hollows series, it was actually the first one I ever read. Again, the author was recommended by a friend. The dynamic between these two was spectacular. Strengths and weaknesses all rolled up in one nice package. Adversity will always follow these two yet they always find a way. I love it. This book also made me not only buy the first four books but continue with the series to this day. I got the pleasure of meeting Kim Harrison at the Virginia Festival of the Book. Wonderful person through and through.

#10 Tessa from Find Freedom by Lynn Burke

Okay, I beta'd this bad boy but still. I loved how Tessa found herself and learned to love who she was, not what people wanted her to be. There is nothing more freeing than that.

Tour Schedule
A $10 Roane Publishing Gift Card

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code.  No purchase necessary, but you must be 18 or older to enter. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter, and announced on the widget. Winner well be notified by emailed and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Roane Publishing's marketing department.

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