Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Story Guy Blog Tour and Givaway!!

In this eBook original novella, Mary Ann Rivers introduces a soulful and sexy tale of courage, sacrifice, and love.

I will meet you on Wednesdays at noon in Celebration Park. Kissing only.

Carrie West is happy with her life . . . isn’t she? But when she sees this provocative online ad, the thirtysomething librarian can’t help but be tempted. After all, the photo of the anonymous poster is far too attractive to ignore. And when Wednesday finally arrives, it brings a first kiss that’s hotter than any she’s ever imagined. Brian Newburgh is an attorney, but there’s more to his life . . . that he won't share with Carrie. Determined to have more than just Wednesdays, Carrie embarks on a quest to learn Brian’s story, certain that he will be worth the cost. But is she ready to gamble her heart on a man who just might be The One . . . even though she has no idea how their love story will end?

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The Story Guy was 35,000 words of awesomeness! It keeps you in the moment with a present tense, first person narrative and is completely addictive. I like the originality of the book, it's totally a 'real-life' romance. It think the thing I liked the most is the way Rivers balanced the steamy and angsty aspect of the book. The smexy scenes were HOT, while somehow maintaining a sweetness to the romantic aspect. I would totally recommend this for any romance fan!

Where did you get the inspiration for Brian's online ad? 

Craigslist. I had been looking for a ginormous dining room table for awhile, and I am so picky, and had in my head what I wanted, so I was spending some time trolling Craiglist and well, the personals ARE JUST RIGHT THERE.

There are quite a few ads, actually, for daytime hook-ups. Ads that promise no-strings, near anonymous encounters, often at lunchtime, often in the city center where people are working. These ads are captivating, in a way. They’re so evocative of a particular kind of serendipitous fantasy. Maybe, sometimes, those that place and answer these ads find some kind of love, or a physical experience that is erotic and gratifying. I hope so, but I think that it’s more likely that many of these ads are scams, or could have the potential to put people in unsafe or hurtful situations.

BUT. What if? Right? That’s the fantasy. So I got to thinking, what would it take to make this fantasy feel provocative for a reader? To lead to love? How could I twist together safety and fantasy and complication and eroticism and romance in a way that made a rope that pulled us in?

I couldn’t resist the challenge, and I didn’t want my couple to be able to resist each other.

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Mary Ann Rivers was an English and music major and went on to earn her MFA in creative writing, publishing poetry in journals and leading creative-writing workshops for at-risk youth. While training for her day job as a nurse practitioner, she rediscovered romance on the bedside tables of her favorite patients. Now she writes smart and emotional contemporary romance, imagining stories featuring the heroes and heroines just ahead of her in the coffee line. Mary Ann Rivers lives in the Midwest with her handsome professor husband and their imaginative school-aged son.

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Unknown said...

Thanks for the introduction! Looks like a great book and I hope to read it soon!

Kim said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I've been hearing good things about this book.

denise226 said...

thanks so much for the giveaway the book looks great denise smith

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