Friday, September 13, 2013

Starlight (Peaches Monroe #2) by Mimi Strong Blog Tour & Giveaway



**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

So, I fly off to LA for the big Peaches Monroe (that's me) underwear campaign shoot.

I'm nursing a bruised heart from everybody's favorite TV vampire, Dalton Deangelo, when along comes this new batch of trouble. Keith Raven. Sexy, tanned, and nearly naked. He's my new co-model, and let me tell you, Keith is the full package. Other girls fantasize over his sexy calendars for a reason. The best/worst part is he takes his time when he touches me, which drives me absolutely crazy.

My new bestie Mitchell warns me that all male models are walking disasters, but I can't control myself around Keith.

To mess with my head, Dalton Deangelo is trying to redeem himself and win me back. He sucks at redemption, but he has a special sense for danger, and always shows up when I need to be rescued. Now I've got two insanely hot guys fighting over me, and I'm headed for disaster.

Somebody please stop me, because if I keep slamming my heart like this, it's going to break.

Starlight is the sequel to Stardust, Peaches Monroe Book #1



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Book #1, STARDUST, will be ON SALE 
for 99 cents during the blog tour!



There I was, minding my own business at Peachtree Books when this lunatic comes racing in the door and knocks me into his arms. I would have ripped him a new one, but he was hot. Like I-want-to-have-your-babies-now hot.

I feel like I know him, because I stare at his gorgeous face on TV every week. Dalton Deangelo. In the firm, sculpted flesh. Have I mentioned how hot he is? My panties practically flew right off.

Now he wants to get to know me. I can't say no to that face ... or those captivating green eyes.

I'm just a regular girl, and he's rich and famous with no body fat. So, why is he chasing me? And what is this secret of his the reporters are trying to uncover?

I try to keep my eyes wide open. I've made terrible, stupid mistakes in the past. But Dalton Deangelo's touch turns me to Jell-O.



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Mimi Facts 

Q. Wasn't the first book originally called “We are Made of Stardust?” Why did you change it?

A. I love weird titles, but it was too weird, even for me. Even I kept mistyping the thing, so I knew readers were having trouble with that mouthful.


Q. Where did you get the idea for this series? 

A. Part of the inspiration is from that great romantic comedy movie, Notting Hill. Also, about a year ago, I wrote a book about a smart mouth waitress, and people loved the character so much. It was a YA book, and I had this weird psychic feeling (ha ha) that people might like a sassy character like that in an adult book, along with lots of sex and romance and great banter. I knew that I'd love to read a book like that, so I figured it would be fun to write, and it is!


Q. How many Peaches Monroe books will there be? 

A. After Book 1 came out, I asked my readers how much Peaches they wanted. Everyone said they loved Peaches, wanted the experience to never end, and wanted many, many books. I don't usually write long series, so I decided to make it 4 books, total. That's a quadrilogy. Each one is a full-length novel with its own storyline, and the books are inter-linked.


Q. Will Peaches find love? 

A. Um, what do you think? Do I seem like a particularly cruel author? ;-) I'm trying to write a romance here! I think it will happen, eventually.


Q. When people find out you write erotic romance, do they treat you like a freak? 

A. Yes, but I am a freak, so that's okay.


Q. When is book 3 coming out? And book 4? 

A. I haven't set a date yet. I write fast, so it won't be too long, but I need to take my time and take care of Peaches while simultaneously torturing the poor girl. Writing a series with a character that readers love so much makes me feel like Peaches Monroe is a real person, and I'm just licensed to write her story. If I don't do a great job, I worry I'll get fired. So, I'm going to try to get you more books as quickly as I can without getting fired. (Don't worry about my mental health; I hear this is completely “normal” for authors of series.)


Q. Where do you get your ideas? 

A. Many of the details come from all around me. I have a friend who makes root beer and spilled it in my kitchen while I was writing Starlight, so that became a character Mitchell used to date. Peaches' clothes all come from stylish women I see around me. The phrase “earth muffin,” which is used a lot in Starlight, came from my Aunt Bev, who came to town briefly in July. She said the phrase, which I'd never heard before, but instantly loved. A good portion of the story is entirely made up while I'm sitting in a very plain room, facing a wall, so I don't know where all that comes from. My head, I suppose.


Q. Who would play the characters in a movie? 

A. I think I should play them all, with puppets. The sex scenes could be a real challenge, but I'm willing to try.


Q. What's the hardest part of writing?

A. Usually I say it's the words. But today I'll be serious and give you a serious answer: fear. Always the fear. I'll be typing a sentence and imagine a specific person reading that sentence, and it stops me cold. It's a huge mind game to get over that stage fright. Some authors drink. I've tried a beverage or two, and it doesn't help at all, so I just have to stare down the blank page and the fear, totally sober, like a good role model. (You're welcome!)


Q. Have you won any major awards with your writing? 

A. I have made bestseller lists, but my only actual “award” came from a friend who made me a certificate saying I am now a “good” writer because I've passed the million-word mark. I printed that out for my office wall. I'LL TAKE WHAT I CAN GET! LOL. 






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