Book Blitz: Despair (The Negative Ion Series Book 2) by Ryanne Anthony


28114170Title: Despair
Series: The Negative Ion Series #2
Author: Ryanne Anthony
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Expected Publication: December 14, 2015
Publisher: Booktrope Editions

Cassidy Wren followed her dreams to sing from a farming community in Iowa to bustling New York City, with her small town boyfriend Eddie by her side. Tired of rejection, a fateful phone call leads them back to her hometown of Hampton, California.

Negative Ion keyboardist Greg Mitchell is embroiled in a nasty custody battle with his ex while attempting to heal and keep strong for the rest of the band members after the loss of a brother. Sparks fly when Cassidy and Greg’s paths collide, but the guilt from their unusual rendezvous may just be enough to destroy her. Plus, Cassidy’s new friend Kimber is hiding something and she suspects it has to do with missing Negative Ion drummer, Jaxon Malloy.

Cassidy soon finds her life in a complete flux and she doesn’t know who to choose: the man she knows will always be there for her or the man who sets her body aflame?


About the author:

Born and raised in the Midwest, Ryanne Anthony is a wife, mother of two, daydream believer and writer whose third passion is giving life to the characters that occupy her mind, in hopes that she thoroughly entertains her reader and earn a fan or two.

“My goals in writing are to make my reader laugh, gasp, scream, yell, get angry, cry and nod. At the end of every story, I want them to THINK on what I’ve written, possibly identify on a storyline or two. Every book, I try to do that. I want to entertain you, to not regret spending time ‘inside my head’.”

Connect with Ryanne:


As part of this Book Blitz, Giselle from Xpresso Book Tours has had the opportunity to interview Ms. Ryanne Anthony about her life as an author and other bookish related things! And of course, we get to read it here in TCB!

G: What is your Name and/or Pen Name?
R: Ryanne Anthony

R: Is there a special story that explains how you got your Pen Name, if you have one?
G: It’s the middle names of my children.

G: Who is your favorite writer/author?
R: Judy Blume. Has been forever!

G: What is your favorite book/book series
R: Book: Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret, Series: Neighbor from Hell by R.L. Mathewson

G: What made you decide to be a writer?
R: These voices! Argh! For years, I avoided them, ignored them. I could not figure out that I was supposed to write down what they were saying/doing until a shrink said I was NOT mentally incapacitated.

Kidding, but not about the voices.

G: Who/What inspires you the most to be a writer?
R: My brain. I have to listen to it and it never shuts off. Rest? No idea what that is, anymore. Next is my kids. Writing helps me avoid them, especially when they start acting like monkeys freshly escaped from the zoo.

G: What do you find has been inspiring your stories and characters?
R: People around me; family and friends, but mostly myself. I find different things are implanted in my female characters that are me. Names of relatives are used a lot, as well.

G: What do you ABSOLUTELY have to have with you while you are writing?
R: Good speakers. I cannot write without music. I love it. I live it. I breathe it. I like a lot of different genres so I have to have the Spotify blaring every time I sit at my computer.

G: What kind of music do you listen to, if any? Favorite singer/band?
R: Anything that makes me think. I like it all. My favorite band right now is Seether. I would listen to them all hours of the day, if I could.

G: What is your favorite research tool?
R: Google. Hands down.

G: What is your favorite part of writing a story/novel/song/poem/article?
R: Critiques, good or bad. I try to make people laugh, cry, angry, etc. in every book. If I don’t, I want to know it right away and attempt to fix it in my next work. If I have, I smile and hope I can do it again in another book.

G: What is your favorite genre to write/read?
R: I love to read and write romance. I like when the characters fight but only if it’s a fight worth having. I love when a man is dominant but still lets her do her thing.

G: If you could only choose 5 novels to read over and over again for the rest of your life, which ones do you choose?
R: Are You There, God? It’s Me Margaret – Judy Blume, Sweet Dreams – Kristen Ashley, Effortless – S.C. Stephens, Wifey – Judy Blume, Madison – Me

G: If you could meet any writer, living/dead, who would it be?
R: Toss-up between (yep) Judy Blume and Kurt Sutter. His mind just thrills me!

G: What do you most want to accomplish as a writer?
R: To entertain. I want everyone who reads me to say, ‘Damn, that was one of the best reads I’ve ever had!’


You’ll get a chance to win a copy of Despair of your own chosen format (.mobi or .epub) to be sent to you by us. This giveaway runs from December 15 until 25, 2015 and is open INTERNATIONALLY! So what else are you waiting for? JOIN NOW!

This book blitz is hosted by The Crazy Bookworm in cooperation with xpress book tours!


Book Blitz: If I Stay by Evan Reeves


Hi there! Tara here. Welcome to my first ever Book Blitz event for Evan Reeves’ newest novel, If I Stay!


Of course, this is in cooperation with Itching For Books Blog Tours!

About the book:

ifistaycoverTitle: If I Stay
Author: Evan Reeves
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Release Date: August 2013
Click here to buy this book from Amazon!

Breakups suck. Gemma Davies, at twenty-two, has just learned this. It was also not what she had expected from her long-time and only boyfriend – ever. So when her best friend and roommate drags her out in hopes to help Gemma come alive again, the last thing she expects is to meet someone who manages to do just that. In a passionate night (on so many levels) that leaves her rattled long after she sneaks out of his hotel room.

But because nothing in Gemma’s whirl-wind life can ever go seamlessly, she soon runs into the man that she’d left naked and in bed just the evening before…in the most unexpected of places. The classroom. As her Professor.

…if only the surprises stopped there.

About the Author:

Evan Reeves, unrelated to Keanu although sometimes she likes to think they’re married, is a debut New Adult Romance author of If I Stay and the upcoming Fall Into Me. Evan considers herself  to be living in the shire, while writing books just for fun.

Connect with Evan!

Evan’s Blog | Goodreads | Twitter

Read an excerpt from Evan Reeves’ first novel, If I Stay:


As I stood there, hands in pockets and my eyes on the ground, looking at the little pieces of broken beer bottle glass that seemed to reflect the moonlight in a way that maybe Ben could write about, I heard the door open. I heard my name, although it seemed far away, and too soft to really grasp against the sound of the whipping air. But when his fingertips brushed against my chin, and I tilted my head (because he was tall, so ridiculously tall) up to meet his eyes, suddenly nothing that I was so busy heavily contemplating mattered anymore.

“Gemma,” Ben said, wrapped in a coat and scarf. Looking at him, he was shivering a little, which made me smile in a tender, endearing sort of way. “I’m sorry, I was worried. I swear to God that I’m not some sort of stalker or serial killer. I just…I had to find you.”

“I’m glad you did,” I said. In our shared gaze, I could see his eyes were searching for something. Sadness, anxiety, concern. His hands were at his sides; his body relaxed and yet totally prepared to jump at any time, like an animal waiting to pounce. I could read him so easily despite how little I really knew. He wore his desire like a caged demon, resting inside of him and bubbling up in his widening eyes. And I couldn’t stop myself anymore.

His height proved to be a minor dilemma, given that I could only reach up and succeed in touching his torso. My fingers grazed over the back of his coat, up his spine, and over the barely-naked skin of his neck that I had to stand on my toes to reach as he leaned down to accommodate my stature. We locked eyes, his nose against mine, our breath like smoke in the cold air, our skin prickling from the single-digit temperatures and maybe something more.

Without waiting, for fear of suddenly losing him, I pulled him into the hardest kiss I’ve ever given anyone. His body froze, his hands fluttering nervously around my waist as I pulled away, his eyes hooded, unwavering. Completely locked into my own. Wordlessly, he moved my hair to the side, pressing my entire body against the brick wall, his lips on my neck as he tried to kiss softly, tenderly, his breath shallow and hands gripping me against him. With our difference in height leaving him leaning into me, he lifted me up so that my legs were around his waist, our hips pressed together, and with the softest of gasps he kissed me again. This time it was harder, more frantic, more panicked as if he knew, in his deepest core, that it was the only kiss we’d ever share. My hands were in his hair, around his neck, combing against his back as his mouth found that spot right below my chin, at the curve of my throat, where even the slightest brush of skin against skin sent me spiraling.

With his whole body against mine, our heat blocking out any wisp of cold air, I moaned into his hair and he responded with harder bites. He could bruise me all he wanted, I didn’t care. In that small piece of perfection, I only wanted him.



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