Thursday, September 27, 2018

Virtual Book Tour: Grace's Kiss by @KTjebbenAuthor #interview #giveaway

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Romantic Suspense/Psychological Thriller
Date Published: September 2018

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Grace followed the rules. She always played it safe and never put her heart in jeopardy. Until the night she met Ryan. She’d never imagined that she could connect with an alpha male like him. Giving herself to him as he'd cradled her in his arms came naturally... until she sobered up. He was everything that she’d convinced herself she didn’t need. Or was he everything she needed?

Ryan balanced on a thin line of gray. He’d killed his share of demons but managed to live at peace with his actions. Then he met Grace, a woman who pushed all his buttons and shook him to his core. The need to have her overwhelmed him, but she kept shooting him down. Could he convince her that he was exactly what she needed?


What is the hardest part of writing your books?

Finding uninterrupted time in our house is a challenge. During the school year, I write while my girls are at school. During the summer, while I type away at our dining room table, my girls frequently ask me questions and want me to take them places. I love being with them, and realize how precious my time with them is, so my writing pace is much slower in the summer.

What songs are most played on your Ipod?
I love to use my iHeartRADIO app. When I first started using the app, one of my daughters was fixated on Taylor Swift. Now, according to iHeartRADIO, I am a country music fan. I’ve become a fan of Florida Georgia Line, and I haven’t heard an Ed Sheeran song that I didn’t love.

Do you have critique partners or beta readers?
I am fortunate to have two beta readers. Thank you to Carol and Beth for their honest opinions and insights.

What book are you reading now?
I LOVE my Kindle app on my phone. If my eyes aren’t glued to the tiny screen, then I have my ear buds in and I’m listening to a book. I’m currently listening to The Drowned Girls by Loreth Anne White.

How did you start your writing career?
I’ve always thought it would be cool to write a book. In college, (while studying elementary education) in my literacy courses, I’d peruse the picture books and nonfiction children’s books and dream about writing my own book. At the time, it seemed impossible, but as the internet expanded and companies like Amazon grew, the dream started to take shape and become a reality. When my twin daughters went to kindergarten, I set aside time each day to write. Surprisingly, the story that unfolded in my head was not for elementary students, but it was better suited for young adults who enjoy supernatural thrillers. When I finished the first series, The Scintillate Series, I transitioned to adult romantic suspense and began The Savage Security Series, which now has five books, and the sixth is on its way.

I am at the editing stage for the sixth and final book in the Savage Security Series. Lizzy’s Kiss is a blending of romantic suspense and psychological thriller. Lizzy Adams knew what she wanted, and ready or not, Tyson was it. Her assertive nature made it impossible for her to shy away from a challenge, especially one that was over six feet tall, built of muscle, and with a smile that made her swoon like a damsel in a bodice-ripper romance novel. Her spunky spirit saved her life in a freak book store attack, and she hoped to never have to fight for her life again. Now, the only fighting she wanted to do was to capture Tyson’s heart and wrangle him into bed.

Tyson Smith had immense respect for the spunky teacher who’d saved herself from a hostage situation, but he had no idea that her sights were trained on him. Used to being the aggressor, the roles are reversed when she takes control and seals his heart to hers with a kiss that rocks his world. But when Lizzy is attacked by a middle-aged man wielding a syringe filled with who knows what, Tyson’s alpha side kicks in. No one was going to hurt the woman he loved.

Sam Clark suffered loss, and it changed him forever. The joy and love of life he’d always known was exchanged for grief and never-ending aguish. To numb the pain, he sought vengeance against the jurors who condemned his son to prison. The jurors didn’t show mercy to his son. He would show no mercy to them. Unlucky for him, Lizzy Adams was juror number four. Not only would he have a challenge taking her down, he’d have to get through Tyson first, her personal, kick-ass bodyguard.

About the Author

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Karen Tjebben lives in central North Carolina with her wonderful husband, twin daughters, and two hamsters. When her girls left for kindergarten, Karen discovered that she needed to fill her days with something, and that was the beginning of her new career in writing. She loves to create worlds filled with unique characters that she hopes will delight and raise goose bumps on her readers. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her husband and seeing the world through her daughters' eyes.

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