Sunday, February 3, 2013

HARD TO LOVE BLOG TOUR ~ GUEST POST AND GIVEAWAY




Welcome to my stop on the Hard to Love Blog Tour! The tour is being hosted by AToMR Tours; you can find the complete tour schedule here. My stop includes a guest post from author Kendall Ryan and a tour giveaway.


Hard to LoveSeries: Stand alone
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Kendall Ryan
Publication Date: 1/16/13

Cade’s always taken risks…

Cade takes cares of his sick younger sister by doing what he does best--cage fighting and fu--er, starring in adult movies, his newest harebrained moneymaking scheme designed to pay for his sister’s growing medical bills. But when his latest gig finds him admitted to the ER sporting an erection from hell, thanks to the little pill given to him by the director, he can’t get the pretty little nurse who treated him out of his head, even though he knows she’s so far out of his league it should be illegal.

Alexa’s always played it safe…

Tired of being pigeonholed as the sweet, innocent one, hardworking nursing student Alexa has been looking for ways to break out of her Goody Two-shoes image. When her friend suggests the outlandish idea of losing her virginity to the sexy and sure-to-be-skilled porn star, Alexa is mortified. But then when Cade refuses her proposition, she finds herself pissed off and embarrassed. When she tracks him down to give him a piece of her mind, she isn’t prepared for what she finds. Watching him care for his little sister tugs at her heart, and suddenly it’s no longer just about losing her virginity, but about helping Cade. Because Lord help her, she might actually be falling for a porn star…
My review of Hard to Love

Purchase Hard to Love at:
Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble


I've read all of Kendall's books and one thing I've picked up and loved about her books is that her leading men are not the average romantic hero. So when I had the opportunity to choose a topic for a guest post, I chose...

Creating Unlikely Heroes

By Kendall Ryan

I have so many book boyfriend so needless to say, I’m beyond EXCITED to talk unlikely heroes!

There are so many amazing romance reads out right now and I wanted to contribute to the genre in a way that was fresh! Many romance novels showcase the male character in a dominant, rich, powerful position over the woman. Which is HOT, don’t get me wrong, but I wondered if I could flip that on its head and have a strong female character.

In Unravel Me, Ashlyn is a Ph.D. student studying a man who has amnesia. I took all the power from my male character, but trust me, he is still very much an alpha male, so it’s a fun combo.

And in Make Me Yours, I liked the idea of changing things up from the traditional romance novel where the female character is so often a virgin. I wanted to see what would happen when I paired up a sexually confident woman with a guy virgin, choosing to stay that way until he met the right girl.

And in Hard to Love, I went off the rails completely, wondering what it would be like to fall in love with a porn star. Yikes! Lots of trust involved in that relationship! And conflict, and jealousy an attraction… *sigh*


**Thanks to Kendall for sharing her thoughts. I highly recommend Unravel Me and Make Me Yours.**

 
 

Kendall RyanAbout the author:




Kendall Ryan is the author of the bestselling erotic romance novels UNRAVEL ME and MAKE ME YOURS. She’s addicted to reading and writing romance novels filled with angsty tension, kissing and alpha males.

She lives in Minneapolis with an adorable husband and two naughty puppies, one of which may be part monkey. She’s hard at work on her next novel, RESISTING HER, which will be available in mid-2013.
You can find Kendall lurking online at: www. KendallRyanBooks.com or on Twitter, where she spends far too much time fangirling over fictional hotties, @KendallRyan1.
 
(That's totally true. I've spent a lot of time talking about Brian Ross and Seth Warren with Kendall!)


Connect with Kendall Ryan at:
Blog  | Twitter  |  Facebook | GoodReads | Amazon

 
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42 comments:

  1. Really enjoyed Unravel Me and I find it interesting how different she makes the relationships. Didn't realize this one would involve falling in love with a porn star! That would be difficult and there would be major trust issues. I think I saw the cage fighting part but not the adult movie part LOL But it sounds interesting! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Oh her books sound so interesting. Hard To Love is on my TBR and so are a couple of other books by her I believe. I kind of like how she flips the roles a bit! Great post!

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  3. I haven't read anything by Ryan but I love that she is switching up the gender roles! That is so refreshing because it seems as if so many books are just following the formula that everyone has seen is working right now and it's starting to get annoying. I really like the cover for this one too! Great post, thanks for sharing Kendall & Andrea!

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  4. I haven't read any of her books, but I've almost bought Unravel Me a few times. Hard to Love sounds awesome!! I loved this guest post about how she writes her male characters. I like that she isn't afraid to do something different and unexpected. I love that she wants to show the woman as strong since so many romances have the woman being insecure or weak and need the male to be in charge and help her out of her shell.

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  5. Sounds fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing! Definitely going to have to check out this author :)

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  6. I thought about writing a book about a porn star, but it sounds like Kendall beat me to it and probably did it way better than I could have! This book sounds like a wild, fun ride!

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  7. I wish I could have sex again 0_o

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  8. Holy smoke! This book has been on my TBR for awhile now and you have a giveaway? Heck yes I'm gonna participate, lol. To love a pornstar, bhahahaha. That'd be an interesting experience, LOL. I think Ms. Ryan has done an exeptional job, though. Thanks for sharing, Andrea:)

    Siiri @ Little Pieces of Imagination

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  9. I just bought Hard To Love yesterday! Cannot wait to start it!!

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  10. Thanks, Kendall, for giving us some insight into your unlikely heroes. We love 'em all the same! :)

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  11. I have to admit, Andrea--it took me forever to actually read what you had to say about the book, because I can't stop looking at the guy ripping over this girl's shirt on the cover, hah.

    In fact, I....

    sorry, back to staring at the cover again. ;)

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  12. This books sounds really good! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  13. I have heard such great things about this author! *adds to TBR list*

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  15. Sounds fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing! Definitely going to have to check out this author :)

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  16. I laughed my ass off at the first paragraph but the story sounds really sweet as do the other books you've listed. I like the twist not he alpha man.

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  17. I haven't read any of her books, but they're all on my TBR list. Hopefully this will be my first one :)

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  18. Unlikely heros are great. Glad you enjoyed this book with a hot cover :)
    Happy reading,
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  19. I love it when authors take your typical themes and toss it on their heads. I think overbearing and powerful alpha males is so overdone that it's nice to get a change sometimes! Thanks for sharing this wonderful post with us Andrea! :)

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  20. Her books sound so awesome and fun. I'm pretty sure they are on my TBR and I can't wait to pick one up soon! And can I just say how HOT that cover is!!! I love it! Thanks for sharing this great post! :D

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    Literary Love Affair 

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  21. Oh I love that! That she makes unlikely heroes and switches things up. I think that definitely makes me want to read her books more!

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  22. The more I see this book, the more I want to read it!

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  23. This sounds great - and very different! Looking forward to reading this one!

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  24. This DOES sound great - I love it already!

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  25. That's certainly one way - or two rather - to make money!!!

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  26. Ahhh so I totally need to read this. Going on my tbr list and wish list now! Thanks for sharing :D

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  27. Wonderful review. I have got to make time for her books soon. This one looks hot.

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