Thursday, June 9, 2016

Set Me Free by Kitty Stephens Blog Tour and Giveaway

Set Me Free
Kitty Stephens

Release Date: June 9, 2016

Pages or Words: 63,000 words

Categories: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance

Publisher: Interlude Press

Cover Artist: C.B. Messer


Blurb: When an affluent college-bound boy falls for a young artist, he must choose between the life that’s been mapped out for him and the chance at true love.

They found a secluded spot to sit off the main drag and scarfed down pieces of pizza and people-watched. Aaron had been full of nerves earlier, but Lucky put him at ease. He had that way about him.
“I’ve got a few minutes left,” Lucky said when they finished their food.
They got up, sipping at their drinks as they made their way through the crowd back toward Lucky’s booth. It was now or never. He had to ask, had to get the words out, or miss his shot.
“Can I ask you something?” Lucky spoke up before Aaron could. Maybe Lucky would… Aaron held his breath, nodding. “It might sound weird.”
“Sure,” Aaron replied, his heart beating a little faster. He had no idea what was coming now; what could Lucky possibly want from him? A kiss?
“Can you take your picture for me?”
Aaron blinked at him. Lucky tilted his head off to one side and Aaron turned his head the same direction. His gaze landed on a photo booth, realization sinking in. His mouth fell open, unsure what to say. It was a little weird because they barely knew each other, but also flattering.
“I’d really like to draw you again.” Lucky seemed slightly embarrassed. “I mean, I could take pictures on my phone if that’s better for you, but that seemed creepier somehow.”
Aaron couldn’t help the chuckle that escaped at Lucky’s words, even as the idea of Lucky drawing him again and again left him breathless. “Um,” he managed to get out, glancing around at the crowd. A familiar blonde head caught his eye and he nearly choked.
Was Lyn at the carnival? Wasn’t she supposed to be with their mothers?
Aaron pulled Lucky by the hand into the photo booth and slid the curtain shut.
Lucky slid money into the slot as they sat down. His breath caught as Lucky’s hands touched his face gently. “Like this,” Lucky whispered, turning his head to the side. The camera flashed. Lucky’s fingers turned his head to the front, pulling away just in time for the camera to go off again. Once again, Lucky’s fingers turned his head to the side, only now he was facing Lucky, staring deeply into his eyes.
Aaron tried not to hyperventilate as he held Lucky’s gaze. The camera flashed for the last time but neither of them moved.
“Go out with me?” Aaron suddenly blurted out. He had to do something or he might do something even more insane, like kiss Lucky. Aaron so wasn’t ready for that yet. Lucky's eyes widened and he smiled.
“Sure,” Lucky drawled after a moment. “When?”

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Q&A by Kitty Stephens
1. Let’s start out by getting to know you. Tell us 4 things about yourself that are not in your bio. I am a middle child, I have an older sister and a younger brother. Due to my father being in the Air Force, I was actually born in England so I’m technically British and American. I’m extremely afraid of heights. My guinea pigs are all named after sci-fi characters/species.

2. If you could go anywhere, all expenses paid, where would you go? To Scotland or to the beach. I’m complex that way.

3. List three books you have recently read and would recommend. The only book I’ve read recently is Outlander by Dana Gabaldon

4. What do you always order in a favorite restaurant? Fettucine Alfredo

5. What do you hope to accomplish in the next 12 months?
Finish and publish another novel.

6. What do you like to read? I like romance novels

7. What do you look when choosing a book to read? The summary. It usually give a good indication what the book will be like.

8. What do you need someone to invent right away? Teleportation

9. What does the word "romantic" mean to you? Making others feel special because you care.

10. Can you share something about your works in progress? It’s a YA series about a high school LGBTQ club.

Meet the author:
Kitty Stephens’ writing aspirations date back to her childhood, when she and her brother would make up stories about characters in their favorite books. She eventually started writing stories in online fan communities, and majored in English at Ohio State University. She lives in Ohio with her husband and son. Set Me Free is her first novel.
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Tour Dates & Stops:
9-Jun- Happily Ever Chapter, Boys on the Brink Reviews, Book Lovers 4Ever, Havan Fellows
10-Jun- Oh My Shelves, Bonkers About Books, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words
13-Jun- Two Chicks Obsessed With Books and Eye Candy, Unquietly Me, A.M. Leibowitz
14-Jun- BFD Book Blog, Velvet Panic, My Fiction Nook
15-Jun- Anna Butler Fiction, Three Books Over The Rainbow, MM Good Book Reviews
16-Jun- Making It Happen, Wicked Faerie's Tales and Reviews, Open Skye Book Reviews
17-Jun- The Novel Approach, V's Reads, Prism Book Alliance
20-Jun- Up All Night, Read All Day, Bayou Book Junkie
21-Jun- Nephy Hart, Love Bytes
22-Jun- Alpha Book Club, Molly Lolly, Divine Magazine

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  1. Thank you so much for hosting my book tour today! If anyone has any questions, I'll be popping in throughout the day to answer them. Happy reading!

  2. Sounds like a good book and I look forward to reading it.