Today I’m hosting Amy L. Gale and her New Adult romance, Blissful Disaster. Amy is giving away a $10 Amazon/B&N gift card. So make sure to comment, check out the other stops on the tour, and enter the Rafflecopter giveaway! Amy is also here today to talk to us about her hero in Blissful Disaster, Tyler Young!
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TYLER YOUNG: YOUR NEW FAVORITE ROCK GOD
How’d you come up with that guy? Is he inspired from someone you know? Your husband? An old flame? I’ve been asked these questions way too many times. Of course it’s natural to be curious about how an author develops the characteristics and personalities of their literary characters. The answer is yes, I’m not sure, possibly, no, and maybe.
When I develop characters for a novel I start out by creating my hero. What makes me weak in the knees? Is it the hunky hero from my favorite television show or the bad boy I never quite got my hands on? The powerful intellectual entrepreneur or the rugged athlete? I imagine how I’d like our first meeting to go. Would he be confident and debonair, a lost soul who needs to be saved, or irresistible with an edgy flair? Once I get the basics nailed down, I add layers of personality traits. This is where I evaluate the things I love as well as the things I’m not so fond of in a person. I tend to mesh the personalities of those close to me as well as those I haven’t seen in years to form my perfect male hero.
Tyler Young is the bassist of the up and coming metal band, Devil’s Garden, who are in L.A. to record their album before a European tour. He’s sexy, in that wild rock star way, with a menagerie of tattoos and long blond hair. Kansas boy at heart, Tyler exudes the home town charm and can find any hidden gem of a diner in the biggest city imaginable. When he’s not shredding the bass, you can find him surfing the west coast with some surfer friends he made along the way.
Tyler lives for the moment and can turn anything into an adventure. You never know what you’re going to get but you know it will be beyond your wildest dreams. His charm and charisma along with his hot rocker looks brings Ali to her knees, unable to resist him. Can you resist the hot rock god?
One night stands.
Career-driven Ali Whitman, never dreamed of having one, until she finds herself waking up next to a handsome tattooed man she knows nothing about. After celebrating her promotion to field reporter at Entertainment Rocks! magazine, she breaks her number one rule – to focus on work without the distraction of the opposite sex.
Tyler Young lives by his own set. As bassist for Devil’s Garden, he exudes sexual energy and lives for the moment; no strings attached, no regrets, and no looking back.
When the two are brought face to face during an interview it goes sour, sparking a string of disasters. As their feelings for each other grow, they find themselves living by a new set of rules, but demons from the past haunt their new found love. Is it possible to crawl from the ashes of the aftermath or will it all go down in flames?
Perfect bliss or complete disaster?
The blonde huffs. “Looks like I’ll be handling the introductions.” She holds out her hand. “I’m Jenna Crane, and it seems like you and Tyler already know each other.”
I raise my trembling hand and shake hers. “Yes, I’m Ali Whitman from Entertainment Rocks! magazine… Umm…. I’m here to interview Devil’s Garden.” I let go of her hand and step back. Technically, I know Tyler very well, yet he’s still a complete stranger.
She looks at Tyler and then back at me. “Whatever, come on, the guys are in the practice room.” She heads through the doorway.
I watch her disappear into the hall. What are the chances? Tyler works for Devil’s Garden? He mentioned a recording studio. He’s probably their sound tech or something. Maybe he’ll leave and by some miracle I can pull off this interview.
She peeks her head back in. “Uh, you guys coming?”
Tyler clears his throat and runs a hand through his hair. “Yeah” He looks over at me and flashes a half smile. “Ladies first.” He gestures toward the doorway.
I smile and proceed forward. He can skip the gentleman routine. I mean, hello, nice guys call you the day after they’ve spent the night in your apartment. Not that any of it matters now, I’m a professional, and I’m here to get the story.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Romance author by night, pharmacist by day, Amy Gale loves rock music and the feel of sand between her toes. She attended Wilkes University where she graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. In addition to writing, she enjoys baking, scary movies, rock concerts, and reading books at the beach. She lives in the lush forest of Northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, six cats, and golden retriever.
Author Page: http://www.5princebooks.com/amygale.html
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