Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Giveaway/Guest Post: Lennon's Rain by Chris Myers

Title: Lennon’s Rain (Lennon’s Girls, #2)
Author: Chris Myers
Expected release date: September 30, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult (Sexual content)
Cover designed by: Books on the Edge, photo from Shutterstock
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

Goodreads- http://www.goodreads.com/review/new/17880816-lennon-s-rain

Book Descriptions:

Lennon’s Rain

Sometimes in love, you choose wrong…

Eight years ago, Lennon lost his heart to Rain, and suddenly she’s back, all grown up and sexy as hell. At a sorority party, he convinces himself that outbidding every other guy for a body shot from Rain is for charity. But he knows better. He doesn’t want any guy, except him, tarnishing the memory of the little girl he proposed to in fifth grade.

Jinx loves Lennon and is past ready for him to make his move. With his sexual prowess, she worries why he hasn’t made any advances. She fears she is losing him, and the only way to keep him is to overcome her past and give him what he desires.

Rain knows Lennon is trouble. If she couldn’t say no to the gangly boy asking her to skateboard off some roof, how will she refuse Lennon’s seductive powers now that he is a man? Rain has many reasons to resist his charm. He has a girlfriend, he’s moving to LA with her, and Rain has no intention to march in the long parade of Lennon Tyler conquests.

Now, Lennon must choose. Someone has to lose, and that person could be him.

Lennon’s Jinx (Lennon’s Girls, #1)
Release: January 2013

Sometimes, you don’t get to choose who you fall for…

Lennon spends most of his time raising his little sister Currie while trying to skate through his senior year of high school. He prefers groupies with no-strings attached but finds himself strangely attracted to Jinx, the straight-A student in his choir.

Jinx conceals the black truth about herself from her friends. She won’t admit to them that she screwed up big time, losing her first love and what she once held most precious. When Jinx joins Lennon’s band to nurture her love of music and ease the guilt gnawing away at her, she witnesses Lennon battling his infamous father. While confronting his pent-up anger at his dad, Lennon exposes vulnerabilities he had no intention of letting Jinx ever see. Their reckless pasts may bring them together or further complicate their messy lives.

Author’s Take on Leading Man
The moment I saw the cover photo for LENNON’S RAIN, I knew that model wasLennon. The photo shows vulnerability, sensitivity, and an undeniable sensuality. He’s also damn hot. LENNON’S JINX portrays a boy who doesn’t look his age and has never been carded since he turned fifteen. This metaphorically relates to his parenting of his little sister Currie.
The boy who taught me to drive when I was thirteen could grow a full beard at sixteen and was probably one of the most ripped guys I’ve ever dated. Lennon’s character in part came from him but is mainly a product of my imagination. And like many of my lead characters, he came to me in my dreams.
Lennon’s greatest virtue is his nurturing. His longing to have a family will be his undoing, not only in this book but in the final installment, LENNON’S HOPE. His desperation to secure a family drove him to propose to Rain where he envisioned running away with her and Currie.
Many of the atrocities of Lennon’s upbringing, including the scars from not having his diaper changed often enough, came from real life scenarios. My sister managed a children’s home, and several of my friends worked as social workers and therapists.

Author’s Take on Leading Female
Rain is made up of several people that I know, and one blogger’s pic was so cool, I used it to give Rain her fun-loving side. Rain’s alter ego Devil Girl was inspired in part by Animal House and by someone close to me who used to talk to herself. The trait was so cute I added that characteristic to Rain.
Rain is a product of her upbringing. Her father is a famous TV evangelist, so she has been molded by religion, but one side of her rebels, hence her alter-ego Devil Girl. During his sermons, her dad used the Tyler family as an example of profanation. When Rain’s family moved close to the Tylers, she had to see what pure evil looked like. Reverend Haverty actually satirizes a popular public figure.
Rain is the little blonde girl Lennon proposed to in fifth grade, who is mentioned briefly in the first book LENNON’S JINX. She also is the girl Jinx despises because Rain sings for Crank and talked at length to Jinx’s ex-boyfriend Zach at a bar. This was also setup in the first book.
Rain’s legs and one eyebrow have scars that make Rain uncomfortable about her appearance. She isn’t the best looking girl Lennon has dated, but in his mind, she is the most memorable, and that’s because she gave him the childhood he never had. And unlike Jinx, Rain is tall, has curves, and is a strong individual.

About the Author:

Chris Myers suffers from an overactive imagination. She spent her high school years writing torch songs for fantasy guys then moved onto writing thrillers, new adult, and young adult. She has a real job but would love to write full time. Her books have won and placed in the finals and semifinals for several awards including Paul Gillette, Rocky Mountain Gold, and Amazon Breakthrough Novel. Chris lives in Colorado with her daughter, her better half, and BeBe, a rambunctious Bichon.

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