Sunday, June 2, 2013

Giveaway/Guest Post: Live For You by Maquita Valentine

Title: Live For You (Boys of the South ~Book 1)
Author: Marquita Valentine
Release date: May 29, 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

On the surface, twenty-two year old Cole Morgan is exactly what any girl would be proud to take home to meet her parents: He’s charming, intensely handsome and goal-oriented...Only he has some secrets of his own, which include provoking bar fights and a former drug-addict of a mother slowly wasting away in a medical facility.

At barely twenty, Violet Lynn is Country Music's hottest star, until one night of partying gets out of control. Violet ends up in jail and on TMZ. Suddenly, she’s the girl least likely to be invited anywhere. Sick of the drama and keeping secrets, she runs away from the prying eyes of the paparazzi to her grandmother’s home in Forrestville, North Carolina.

A chance meeting knocks Cole off his feet, but he doesn’t recognize Violet for who she is. In fact no one does and Violet plans to keep it that way.

Circumstances, however annoying, keep throwing Violet and Cole together. Unable to stop themselves they give into the inevitable.

But when Nashville is ready to forgive and forget, Violet is forced to choose between Cole and claiming her spot as the new and improved Princess of Country Music.

Will Violet and Cole have the courage to live for their dreams...Or their hearts?

Author’s Take On Violet Rae Givens of Live For You
By Marquita Valentine

(10_5_10 copyright Grady Reese bought from istock)

Violet Lynn aka Violet Rae Givens didn’t reveal herself to me like Cole did. She hid herself from me, not tell her secrets (to me) until a third of the way into writing the book. What I did know about her—that she was successful and completely happy with her life at one time. But now she wasn’t and I knew she needed the perfect hero. Someone who wasn’t in the business and had shoulders broad enough to help carry the burden of her secrets.

Violet is not based on anyone I know. She’s purely a figment of my imagination. Does she have qualities like anyone I know? Sure. At heart, Violet is a good person (why else would Cole want to be with her?!) and actually cares about people. She’s loyal, keeps her promises and is a people pleaser (a good and bad thing).

Sometimes she speaks before she thinks (don’t we all?) but she’s quick to admit it and she’s pretty easy-going about things, which is why I think she’s perfect for Cole.

Violet got her start on an American Idol/X-Factor type of contest. Her parents didn’t push her to be a singer or even a performer. They’re not “stage” parents.

Kellie Pickler (remember when she auditioned for American Idol?) is the perfect representation of Violet with a little bit of Miley Cyrus thrown in—the nose piercing and pixie cut hair.

About the Author:
Nationally Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, writes small town romances that are anything but small. Lisa Kleypas, Carly Phillips and Rachel Gibson are her favorite contemporary authors. Marquita met her husband aka Hot Builder at Sonic when they were in high school. She suggests this location to all of her single friends in search of a good man -- and if that doesn't work, they can console themselves with cheesy tatertots. She lives in North Carolina in a very, very small town with Hot Builder and their two children.

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