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Fighting For You by Hazel St. James (Promo/Giveaway/Interview)

Fighting For You (Redemption)

by Hazel St. James

Published:  June 4, 2013

Publisher:  Cate Publishing

Length:  133 pages

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Available at:  Amazon

About Fighting For You:

Tristan Hart is just getting started out in the world, when he is handed a severe blow that breaks down every barrier he has ever erected. What gets left behind is a twenty-four year old tortured soul, searching for the road to redemption.

Peyton Bauer is a natural born nurturer that wants nothing more than to care for those in her life. She carries her own past that she keeps carefully hidden from everyone. Peyton and Tristan are thrown together by fate and the attraction between them is instant.

Tristan sees his recovery as slow going, but even still, he is ignoring a part of himself that often times appears in his dreams. Those dreams hold so much more than Tristan is willing to acknowledge and it hold him back.

Tristan and Peyton struggle to find a happy medium for themselves as the relationship heats up. Tristan is left with a difficult decision that he doesn’t want to make.

How far will they go to hang on to something doomed to fail? Will Tristan’s life make strides the right direction, or does his lack of foresight cause his world to come crumbling down?

 

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself in case the readers haven’t met you before? Thank you for having me!!  I am a contemporary romance author from the Midwest; I incorporate some sensual BDSM themes, as well as many different facets of “vanilla” relationships, and have dipped into the mature young adult realm as well. I have a diverse background in a plethora of fields, from journalism, literature, graphic design, computer science, accounting, veterinarian medicine and even chemistry that have given me a diverse background on many facets of the very things that I write about. In February, I became a full-time author, giving up my day job to focus on writing.

Please share some juicy details about your latest release.  Oh, “Fighting For You” is a Mature Young Adult novel that is based on my leading alpha male, Tristan Hart.  (aka Justin Coale!!!!)   The story is the perfect combination of heat, passion, emotion, despair, and everything in between.  There is one particular love scene in the book that just about melted my eyeballs as I wrote it!!  (phew)

Here is the official blurb:

Tristan is just getting started out in the world, when he is handed a severe blow that breaks down every barrier he has ever erected.  What gets left behind is a twenty-four year old tortured soul, searching for the road to redemption. 

Peyton Bauer is a natural born nurturer that wants nothing more than to care for those in her life.  She carries her own past that she keeps carefully hidden from everyone.  Peyton and Tristan are thrown together by fate and the attraction between them is instant.  

Tristan sees his recovery as slow going, but even still, he is ignoring a part of himself that often times appears in his dreams.  Those dreams hold so much more than Tristan is willing to acknowledge and it hold him back.

Tristan and Peyton struggle to find a happy medium for themselves as the relationship heats up.  Tristan is left with a difficult decision that he doesn’t want to make.

 How far will they go to hang on to something doomed to fail?  Will Tristan’s life make strides the right direction, or does his lack of foresight cause his world to come crumbling down?

Guess who I brought with me!!!!!!  The incredible Justin Coale is going to answer some questions as well!!!

Justin, can you give the readers an idea of how you participated in the creation of the story?  Of course! Hazel and I became friends quite a while ago, and got to know each other fairly well.  She asked me if I would be interested in being a ‘muse’, and at first, I didn’t get the point.  Now that I have been through the entire process, the story takes on a life of it’s own, but it is still very much based on who I am.   I participated in the creation of the name, and basically dumped a lot of my personal life onto her lap to inspire her.

So…did you have any say in the selection of the female muse, Alyssa Graham?  She is your current girlfriend…correct?  Yes, Alyssa is my girlfriend, but when we started working on the story, she and I had just barely met.  Hazel saw a picture of Alyssa and I think she instantly saw the attraction between us.  Now that I have read the story, Alyssa is absolutely Peyton Bauer.  It was the perfect fit.

Able to divulge anything about the next books?  Quick before Hazel finds out!!!  LOL.  Nope.  Lips are sealed.  I will tell you that I was floored by the opening of the next book!  Did that help?

Um, NO!  Fine.  How about you tell us what’s going on in your world?  Well, right now I’m in hard core training mode for a Physique Body Building Competition in 9 weeks.  I have some modeling gigs lined up, and will be doing some traveling this summer as Tristan Hart. 

Any new pictures you can share with us?  Never before seen ones at that??  Well, since you are friends of Hazel’s…sure.

He is pretty, isn’t he?

About Author Hazel St. James:

Hazel is a contemporary romance author from the Midwest. She incorporates some sensual BDSM themes, as well as many different facets of “vanilla” relationships. Her diverse background in a plethora of fields, from journalism, literature, graphic design, computer science, accounting, veterinarian medicine and even chemistry have given Hazel a diverse background on many facets of the very things that she writes about. She recently became a full-time author, giving up her day job to focus on her writing. And loving every minute of it! Hazel LOVES, LOVES, LOVES to hear from her fans! She is always willing to talk about whatever is on your mind!

 

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Giveaway:

Hazel is giving away a copy of “Fighting For You” as well as $5 Amazon Gift Card for Each Stop so be sure to comment for the daily prize here with your email address.  Remember, no email = no entry.

Hazel is also giving away $25 Amazon gift card as a grand prize for the entire tour.  Enter that via the Rafflecopter form below.

 

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Schedule:

6/3
We Love Kink
Coffee Beans and Love Scenes

6/4
Dawn’s Reading Nook

6/5
Abigail Book Addiction

6/6
Romance Book Craze

6/7
Harlie’s Books

10 thoughts on “Fighting For You by Hazel St. James (Promo/Giveaway/Interview)”

  1. And Liberty, I didn’t have the chance to say before – welcome! Glad that Harlie got some time for herself – everybody needs a break 🙂

  2. Nice to hear from Justin. Cool that Alyssa is his girlfriend – beautiful couple!
    But I had no idea he participated on the entire process – I would love to hear more about Hazel’s creative process.
    I’ve always been an avid reader, but I started reading american contemporary fiction (in many genres) a few months ago – and it keeps surprising me. The muses, the interaction between authors and readers, the trailers, the virtual tours – it’s a wonderful parallel world!
    And I need to grab my copy of Fighting for You this weekend because I’m dying to know Peyton’ secret. 😉
    Renata S.
    alifeamongbooks [at] gmail [dot] com

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