Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliot's Seduced (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Today I would like to welcome Taryn Elliot joining us with her and Cari Quinn's rockin' new release - Seduced. I loved this book and hope you do too! See my review of Seduced >HERE<

Hi. Thanks so much for having me at Reading Between the Wines! I’m Taryn Elliott, the other half of Lost in Oblivion’s rock star series creators.  Cari Quinn and I are huge music nerds. Instead of doing separate stories about musicians we decided to put our heads together and collaborate. After endless hours on the phone and instant messenger, a couple of weekends of face to face outlining and an endless supply of pizza and caffeine we managed to put the wild hair of an idea into some sort of order.

Kind of like a rock band, we had to do a lot of rehearsal to get this right. False starts, rewrites, adding a storyline, taking out a storyline as we got to know the members of the band—It’s hella hard work, but we can’t really describe just how fun this hard work has been.

This is our baby. From start to finish, we came up with the concept, the members of the band, the overall storyline that will pull through all five books, as well as the individual storylines for each band member.

We’ve both worked with editors in the past and have published with a few different houses in the ebook industry. But in this instance we wanted complete creative control. It’s scary from every aspect, but it’s ours and we’re damn proud of it. It’s freeing to write for yourself and ignore some of the preconceived ideas of what’s considered ‘right’ for a story. What if we want something different? What if there’s other readers out there that want something different?

It’s a gamble, but we’re willing to give it a try. That’s one of the best parts of self-publishing. We wanted to take a chance on something and we’ll own the story—for the good or the bad. Lost in Oblivion is right for US.

We hope that readers take a chance on us. These stories show the true love we have for the music AND the men and women that create it. SEDUCED is the first book in the series and definitely an introduction to that world. There was just too much of a story to tell about how the band formed to try and cram it all into the first book PLUS tell a romance. We didn’t want to cheat anyone so we thought…well, hell. Let’s try something different.

SEDUCED is the love story of a band. The good, the bad, the ugly and the awesome.

It’s gritty and told in TWO male points of view exclusively.

The subsequent stories in the series will be dual female and male, but this one just cried out for all the truth you could get in nearly 75,000 words.

And we really hope you’ll give it a try.

I swear the boys are worth it. Oh and the Pink Pixie otherwise known as Jazz. Can’t forget about our crazy little drummer mama. ;)

We also won’t keep you hanging long for followups. Deacon’s book, ROCKED, will be out late September and TWISTED will follow by the end of the year.

Thanks so much for having us and we hope you’ll enter our giveaway. And as always…ROCK ON!
Taryn &Cari

A PREQUEL to the NA rock star series Lost In Oblivion.
AVAILABLE NOW: Kindle - Amazon - Barnes & Noble - iTunes
Warning: get ready for a testosterone overload. The guys are in the driver's seat in Seduced - and the ride's gonna rock. 
Twenty-three year old Nick Crandall has one focus in his life: Oblivion, the band he formed with his best friend Simon Kagan. With gigs coming up and the band members lacking focus after losing their drummer to rehab, they're out of ideas. Until Oblivion's bassist, Deacon McCoy, poses a surprising suggestion.
Bring in someone new. Two someones.
One You Tube video gone viral later, Oblivion is poised on the brink of stardom. With their new hot drummer chick — who comes in a package deal with a talented guitarist who happens to be head over pick in unrequited love with her - it seems like everything's falling into place. Or will the band Nick and Simon have fought to keep together disintegrate before their eyes?
Four guys & one woman + more success than they ever bargained for = trouble, of the sexiest kind.
Get Seduced by this novel-length introduction to the band Oblivion. This preview occurs before the four forthcoming books about each of the band members. Sometimes getting lost means finding yourself... 
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Book 1 in the NA rock star series, Lost in Oblivion
Coming in September
Onstage he’s Demon, the unsurpassable bassist.
Offstage he’s the Peacemaker, the mastermind who keeps his volatile band from imploding.
Opening for their idols on their first ever tour, Oblivion is living the dream. That dream becomes a nightmare when Oblivion draws more attention than the headliner and egos clash. Frustrated at being shoved out of his mediator role by their new manager, Deacon McCoy loses himself in brutal workouts only coming up for air long enough to refuel—and that means hunting down the catering truck at odd hours.
Especially the deliciously cute chef who excites his taste buds as much as his body.
The child of roadie parents, Harper Pruitt has heard every pickup line twice. To her, musicians are one step above the scraps on her cutting board. All she wants is to get enough experience to run her own catering company, but Deacon and his bottomless and surprisingly gourmet stomach is too tempting to resist. Before long, she finds herself wanting to experiment with him outside the kitchen.
When Harper sees that Deacon’s sense of responsibility is doing him serious damage, she realizes he’s far from the typical rock star. But as the band's fame grows, she wonders if she can love a man who doesn't know how to let anyone in—even her.
You met Deacon McCoy in SEDUCED, now you can watch just how far a big man can fall.
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BIO: Cari Quinn

USA Today bestselling author Cari Quinn wrote her first story—a bible parable—in 2nd grade, much to the delight of the nuns at her Catholic school. Once she saw the warm reception that first tale garnered, she was hooked. Now she gets to pen sexy romances for a living and routinely counts her lucky stars. When she’s not scribbling furiously, she can usually be found watching men’s college basketball, playing her music way too loud or causing trouble. Sometimes simultaneously.
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BIO: Taryn Elliott

I'm from the great state of New York--upstate NY, thank you very much. My family consists of a brother who takes care of keeping the snarky side of me alive and a dog that is more spoiled child than mutt. My writer-friends are the glue that keeps my crazy ideas more in the sane category, and my non-writerly friends are the reason I'm not a complete hermit. I can't go a day without laughing and I truly do fall in love with each and every one of my leading men as I write their book. Music is life and every story has its own soundtrack. 
WebsiteTwitterFBFB Author PageCari Quinn & Taryn Elliott’s FB Group - Word Wenches Reader Group

*Sponsored and hosted by the authors
One lucky winner that follows the tour will receive the following prizes:
Sterling Silver earrings (attached jpg)
$10 GC to iTunes
$15 GC to Starbucks
paperback of Seduced.
paperback of Cari Quinn's Unveil Me

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Cari and Taryn are also offering an eBook of SEDUCED to one reader. To enter, just fill out the rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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For more chances to win, follow the tour!
Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliot's SEDUCED Blog Tour
July. 28 - August 31

7/28- Miscellaneous Thoughts of A Bookaholic

7/28- KT Book Reviews

7/29- Scorching Book Reviews

7/30- Reading Between the Wines

7/31- United by Books

8/01- Book Monster Reviews

8/02- Book Lovin' Mamas

8/03- Ramblings from This Chick

8/04- Kelly P's Blog

8/05- Inside the Pages of A Book

8/06- Mama's Reading Break

8/07- Why I Can't Stop Reading

8/08- Scandalicious Book Reviews

8/09- True Story Book Blog

8/10- Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews

8/11- Mythical Books

8/12- Books, Books and More Books

8/13- Babbling About Books

8/13- The Reading Cafe 

8/14- Sassy Book Reviews

8/15- Mad Hatter Reads

8/16- Lily Element

8/17- Manga Maniac Café 

8/18- CS Maxwell Blog

8/19- Wicked Readings by Tawania

8/19- Let's Get Romantical

8/20- Bibliophile Mystery

8/21- Salacious Reads

8/22- Inner Goddess

8/23- Books-N-Kisses

8/24- Cocktails and Books

8/24- Salacious Reads

8/25- Literal Addiction

8/26- Romance Junkies

8/27- Flirting with Romance

8/28- Dalene's Book Reviews

8/29- My Secret Romance

8/30- Toot's Books Reviews

8/31- Close Encounters with the Night Kind

8/31- Reader Girls


  1. What a great story! I can't wait to read the actual story Rocked in Sept! I read Seduced and really enjoy it!

  2. Thanks so much, May! I tried to respond to this earlier but alas...my phone ate it before it posted correctly.

    I hope you like Deacon and Harper just as much!

  3. I'm looking forward to reading this book! Thank you for the post & the giveaway, too.

  4. I'm looking forward to reading these! Thanks for the post!

  5. A great read for sure, thanks. DebP


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