Saturday, August 24, 2013

Maverick Blog Tour - Guest Post & Excerpt


Book Info-
By-Anna Cruise
Publication Date- May 21, 2013
Published By- Mission Bay Publishing
Genre-New Adult


Kellen Handler is in deep.

Ever since he can remember, he’s wanted to be a professional surfer. And he made it, rising to the top of the ranks, traveling the world and riding every break he’s ever dreamed of. His good looks and reputation for living on the edge—both in and out of the water—have made him an international superstar. But when his best friend dies in a tragic accident, Kellen wipes out big time, spiraling so badly that everything he’s worked for starts to disintegrate.

Tour officials scramble to do damage control and demand he work with a public relations company to clean up his bad boy image. It doesn't help that the person assigned to him, Gina Bellori, has her own demons associated with the surfing world.

Against her better judgement Gina accepts the job and concentrates on repairing Kellen's tattered reputation, despite his protests and despite the pain it causes her. With her past colliding with her present—and Kellen in the thick of it—she begins to realize that some secrets can't stay hidden.

And suddenly, Kellen Handler is no longer worried about losing his career.

He's more worried about losing his heart.

“Jesus Christ,” I said. “You're trying to choke me.”
“Stop being a baby,” Gina said. “And hold still.”
I wasn't being a baby but it was the only thing I could think of to say. Because she was standing an inch away from me, her arms around my neck, her breath blowing on my face, and the only thing I wanted to do was crush her to me.
She'd knocked on my door right at five, armed with a shirt and tie for me, wearing a dress that, the minute I saw it, I wanted to rip from her body. I'd stood there, my mouth open but if she noticed, she didn't say anything. Instead, she breezed past me, thrusting the shirt and tie in my arms as she walked by.
“Go change,” she'd said.
And I did.
She was now trying to use the tie as a noose around my neck. But I was having a hard time thinking about how uncomfortable it was. Mostly because I was trying to concentrate on keeping my dick from standing at attention while she was right there.


About the Author-
Anna Cruise has been writing -- and drooling over boys -- since middle school. Lots of years have passed but some things never change...
Her books include the best-seller IT WAS YOU (New Adult), IF I FALL (Mature YA) and MAVERICK (New Adult). Additional titles releasing in 2013 will include a follow-up to Abby and West's story from IT WAS YOU.
Anna loves to hear from readers and authors. Email her at You can also like her Facebook page, find her on Twitter @AnnaCruiseBooks or friend her on Goodreads.


Author Guest Post
What inspires you to write?



My mind is always spinning a million miles a minute. Everything I see, everything I do, I think: Hey. There’s a story in there somewhere.

So inspiration to start writing is easy. To come up with an idea or a character or even a bit of dialogue and go -- I wanna write this!

But continuing on? Making sure the idea turns into a chapter...that then turns into more chapters...that then turns into a book?  I need a lot of inspiration for that.

My bills are a pretty big inspiration. I mean, a mortgage sort of has to be paid every month if I wanna have a place to live. And kids and cats need to be fed. Daily, even.

But my two biggest inspirations? One is my man. He’s a writer, too and he’s constantly prodding me to write more, to not give up. When I’m frustrated by a story or resigned over sales, he’s the one who cracks the whip and gets my ass back to the computer. There’s no way I’d still be writing if it wasn’t for him. He’s pretty freaking awesome.

And my other biggest inspiration?


My readers.

No joke.

I’ll let you in on a little secret. My first book, It Was You, did phenomenally well when it released. With no promotion and as a brand-new author, I was floored when it hit the top 200 on Amazon. FLOORED. Anyway, I’d intended for it to be a stand-alone book and was happily finishing up If I Fall when I got a message from a reader. She asked me to write another story for Abby and West. She wasn’t ready to say goodbye to them.

That reader was all it took to inspire me to write It Was Me.

So, what’s the moral of this blog post? Um, if you want a book written, pretty much all you have to do is ask. I’m kind of a sucker that way.


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