Friday, July 31, 2015

Guest Post and Giveaway: Exposed by Brighton Walsh

Title: Exposed
Author: Brighton Walsh
Imprint: St. Martin’s Griffin
On Sale: July 21, 2015
Formats: Trade Paperback Original & eBook
Price: TPO $14.99 / eBook $9.99

ABOUT THE BOOK
Love can be lost but never forgotten.  Beautiful, sophisticated, and engaged to the son of a Senator, Evie Masterson has the perfect life. Except for one thing: it's all based on a lie. Five years ago, she created a new identity for herself and cut all ties to her criminal past. But she can't run forever, because something she witnessed years ago comes back to haunt her. And the only person there to help is the man she thought she left behind forever—the one man she's never been able to forget.

Devastatingly gorgeous and just as ruthless, Riley Everett is the criminal for hire who once stole Evie's heart. Years have gone by, but he's never been able to forget her either. Now her life is in jeopardy, and even after all this time, he'd still do anything to protect her, even if that means breaking into her mansion and stealing her away.

As they hide from the world, their long-lost passion reignites. But despite their undeniable chemistry, Evie can't give up the perfect life she's been working toward...and Riley has no part in it.


BUY LINKS
Amazon (Canada): http://amzn.to/1HbQjnm
Amazon (UK): http://amzn.to/1Ciolrd

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I am so happy to be participating in this blog tour! Brighton Walsh is one of my all-time favorite authors, and I really enjoyed Exposed. And what I love most about Brighton's books are her female MCs. Strong and independent women who don't need men to take care of them. So I decided to ask her why she writes them this way. :D


On Brighton's Female Characters:
Writing strong women characters has always been important to me. I come from a long line of strong women, so I think it’s easier for me to relate to them, to empathize with them, and to root for them. The thing is, though, I never specifically set out to make them that way. They just are.

I’ll try really hard not to get preachy in this post, but it’s a difficult time to be a woman. It’s always been a hard time to be a woman, and while lots of leaps have been made, there is still so far to go. And now, with social media making it easier for all the issues to be brought to life, sometimes it feels as if every day is a challenge, simply by being a woman. 

Because of that, I want to write women who, quite frankly, kick ass. While writing love is always my main focus, I want each of my heroines to be solid on their own two feet first and foremost, and then become solid in a relationship. Because of this, my heroines need to reach their growth on their own without relying on the hero to get them there. 

Why do I write strong women? Because they’re realistic. Because I look up to them. Because they are the voices when others are too shy or scared or unable to speak up. And simply, as Joss Whedon said, “Because you’re still asking me that question.”


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brighton Walsh is a storyteller at heart. Love is her first love, and writing about it is a dream come true. When she's not overwhelmed by the incessant chatter in her mind, you can generally find her with her nose buried in a steamy book or partaking in some retail therapy in the Midwest where she lives with her own real life hero and her two energetic kids who (fortunately) know nothing about the naughty things she puts down on paper.

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***GIVEAWAY!!!***
Thanks to the lovely people at St. Martin's Griffin, I have a giveaway for y'all! Winner will receive a finished copy of Exposed. Fine print: this is only open to US/Canada residents who are 18 years or older!

7 comments:

  1. NO but I need to, because you love them. And since you love them well... I very well may too! I mean, you have really not steered me wrong so far ;)

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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    1. Hehehe, SHANNON I REALLY THINK YOU'LL LIKE THEM EVEN THOUGH YOU'RE NOT A FAN OF NA.

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  2. What great fantastic insight from an author about feminism! Social media definitely makes it easier to deal and it really empowers us. Lovely guest post!

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  3. What great fantastic insight from an author about feminism! Social media definitely makes it easier to deal and it really empowers us. Lovely guest post!

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  4. I have not, I have Captive and would love to read them together! Thanks so much for the chance!

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  5. I love this authors writing style and how her couple has awesome chemistry :)

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  6. never read this author; not sure about her books

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