Sunday, September 7, 2014

Shyla Colt's ALWAYS Blog Hop & Giveaway


SERIES: Wesson Rebel M.C., Book One

BOOK GENRE: Motorcycle Club Romance


PUBLISHER: Hot Ink Press

PUBLICATION DATE: August 29th, 2014


I never understood the phrase there’s a thin line between love and hate, until Dallas Wesson and I, became us.
The beautiful green-eyed biker with the broken soul tantalizes me with glimpses of the man behind the vest. He‘s gravity. I have no choice but to return to him, regardless of what it costs me. Our story is messy, unconventional, uninhibited, and insane. Still, it’s real, and until now it’s always been more than enough. I’m broken, bleeding out, and completely wrecked. I walk away. Yet, he refuses to let me go. Because no matter how much I resist him we both know what lies between us is for always. 

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My eyes are burning, and my body is aching. Good it matches the organ inside of my chest. I do a slow blink, and the grittiness in my eyes make my retinas beg for mercy. I scan the road and see green metal squares with stick people and cutlery. Food and sleep. The thought of eating turns my stomach, but I know I need the fuel and the reprieve from the road. My body is sticky from the heat, but my mind has been gloriously blank. I turn off the deserted highway. The back of my bike feels empty without Cora on the back, and I long for the baby fresh scent of R. Maybe I shouldn’t have left. I push the doubts away. I know all too well what life is like with a man who’s been broken. I wouldn’t put Cora or R. through that. My father rode my ass from the minute I hit five.
I became a soldier. A small adult to mold, shape, and push to the limits of breaking. Every time he knocked me down I was forced to get back up. It made me stronger, but it came at a high cost. When my mom died, it broke something inside him, and it never healed quite right. He became cold and distant. I lost my mom and in so many ways my Dad too, which was far worse. Seeing him day in and day out, but never being able to connect was a slow torture I learned to live with. I decided I’d be the best biker badass I could be, but even that was never truly enough. The thought of R. wilting under my guidance, makes me sick. I pull into the parking lot of the first motel I see with an attached restaurant and park. They’re better without me right now. Cora and I are no strangers to turbulence, once I get my shit together I’ll go back, and we’ll mend the cracks running through our family. I get off my bike, and my mind is flooded with images of Cora. Wherever I go, I carry her with me. She’s the rhythm of my heart. The very reason, my blood, continues to flow through my veins, keeping me upright and breathing, despite the beatings I’ve received from life.

Shyla Colt is a quirky genre hopping rule breaker looking to diversify romanceand take readers on countless adventures. You never know where you'll end up or who you'll meet in one her books If you'd like to learn more or just drop a line, here are her links. 

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1. Always having the desire to write, what was the first story you wrote that sticks out in your mind, and how old were you at the time? 
The very first one I remember vividly was the novel I wrote when I was fifteen. Everything else before that, was for fun. This one I got serious about. I read books on how to write a novel, the publishing industry, character development. I really took my time with it. It was called Vampire Twins, and I still have the submission letter I typed for it.

2. What is the best “pay it forward” experience you have ever had?
Wow, this is a hard one. For me there isn’t one certain “Pay it back” moment that sticks out in my head, as much as a collective of small moments that came when I needed them the most. The people who stopped to give me a compliment, or tell me I was doing a good job, never knowing it was the boost I needed on a rough day.

3. Do you think any of your characters reflect your own personality or someone you love?
I think each of my characters do to a point. I see a lot of my humor, interests, and mannerisms of people I know in my characters. We tend to write what we know, so even If it’s not intentional, I think those things creep in.

4. Do you set aside a certain time each day to write, or does juggling being a wife, mother, and writer cause your schedule to change with the flow of the day?
My writing schedule is sporadic due to all the hats I juggle. I tent to write in small bursts throughout the day with the majority happening during nap times, and at night, when everyone except me, has gone to bed.

5. Do you have any fun hobbies?
I do! I love crafting, travel, and listening to music. I also love to bake, and cook. I’m always trying new recipes. When I get blocked with writing, cooking is usually my go to.

6. Name three places where you would like to go on vacation that you have never been.
1. London
2. Ireland ( I’m not picky about which city, Cork, Dublin, a small village)
3. Seattle Washington

7. What has been your favorite moment or experience as an author?
My very first convention was a very special moment. I went to Romcon in Colorado in 2013, and I had so much fun meeting readers, and fellow writers. I learned a lot, and made friends I still keep in touch with to this day.

8. Name a few authors that you enjoy reading.
Yvette Hines, Sienna Mynx, and Kim Carmichael just to name a few.

9. What book are you reading now and what are the next two on your TBR list?
Right now I have Stardust by Rue Volley waiting for me.

10. If you could be a character in a book that you have read for one week, what book and character would it be? 
Angelina Johnson from Harry Potter, I mean, who didn’t want to marry a Weasley twin?

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