Thursday, May 21, 2015

Generational Curse Blog Tour! (+$10 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: Generational Curse
Author: Tracy Reed
Series: N/A
Pages: 440
Date Published: 2014
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: Kindle
Genre: Romance
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours

Synopsis:
What happens when a celibate Christian Man befriends a woman involved with a married man? Will he run in the other direction or continue the relationship? Or will he abandon his Christian beliefs for a taste of the forbidden? Or will she learn being with a married man isn’t the fantasy life the generations of women in her family made it appear?

Sean Prescott and Kyla James are business associates playing a dangerous game of cat and mouse, hoping the other will give in. But in this high stakes game is there really a winner or will both be losers.
~Best Heroes in Contemporary Lit~
The Best Contemporary Male Heroes or MEN. A topic all romance writers should be well versed in talking about.

Let’s go in a different direction. How about what makes a great male hero for one of my books?

Physically, the male hero in one of my books is usually…tall, dark like milk chocolate or black coffee, very little facial hair, well groomed, impeccably dressed, has an amazing smile, muscular but not like a body builder, large hands and eyes that only see the heroine.

Character is what makes a hero. My heroes have to be intelligent, compassionate, strong in mind, loaded with swagger, loving and a real fighter. He has ability to read a situation and provide a solution. He needs to be a good listener and revere the heroine. No matter how strong my heroine is, she’s always looking for someone to rescue her. Her hero can’t let her walk all over him, because she won’t respect or trust him.

The Contemporary Heroes aren’t that much different from those of other genres. A true hero can be dropped into any genre or time and still be a hero.

Here’s the thing about Contemporary Heroes, eventually, with time, they’ll become Historical Heroes.

Some of my favorite Contemporary Heroes are:
  1. Idris Elba as Luther [I know, in this role, he’s not the most put together, but you over look that because he’s cleaver]
  2. Daniel Craig as James Bond [okay, so he’s a little short, but he’s still hot and tough]
  3. Tom Cruise in the Mission: Impossible franchise
  4. Bruce Willis in the Die Hard and Red Franchises
  5. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the Fast and Furious franchise and Game Plan [in The Game Plan, he plays the ultimate hero, a loving and caring dad]
~Try an Excerpt!~
“I WANNA GET MARRIED,” ERIC announced.

Kyla leaned up against the headboard. “Excuse me?”

“I want, let me rephrase that. If I want to be taken seriously as a marriage therapist, it would help if I were married.”

“I see.”

“Most of the couples I’ve been working with are beginning to question my ability to treat them, seeing I’m not married. So, what do you say?” He waited for her answer.

“That was a horrible proposal.”

“I’m sorry.” He got up and walked over to her side of the bed, took her hand in his, cleared his throat and made a second attempt. “Kyla, will you marry me.”

She looked at him for a brief moment, before replying, “Baby, I’m not Susie Homemaker. I like things the way they are.” He stood up, looking at her with no reaction. “Like I told you before, I’m not interested in marriage.”

“We don’t have to live together, it could be like it is now. Only difference is, we’d be married.”

“How is that like what we have now? I don’t want to be legally bound to you, or anyone else for that matter.” She tried to read his expression. “If this is something you feel you need to do, then I think you should get married.”

“But you said you didn’t want to get married.”

“I don’t.” She stood up and put her robe on. “Excuse me.” She walked into the kitchen and he followed her.

“I’m a little confused. You agree with my decision to get married, but you don’t want to marry me.”

“That’s correct.” She poured two glasses of champagne.

“I don’t understand.”

She took a long sip and answered him. “It’s very simple. You need a wife. Let me rephrase that, you want a showpiece. Someone your patients can relate to, right?”

“Yes.”


“All I want from you is sex.”
~Meet Tracy!~ 

I’m a single Christian Woman who loves God, Fashion and Cute Guys. I live in California, but consider myself a partial New Yorker because of the two and half years I lived there. I own www.thepinkduchess.com, a lingerie site for curvy women. GENERATIONAL CURSE is my debut novel.
Tracy will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

19 comments:

  1. Good Morning ALL! :) It's a gloomy day in DC, but It's an awesome day on the interweb because i've got Tracy here!

    How's it going girl?

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  2. Good Morning Andra Lyn,
    I am having an amazing day here on the gloomy West Coast.

    Thank you for hosting me and my book GENERATIONAL CURSE. I enjoyed doing this post and talking about strong men. Heroes come in all shapes and sizes and that's great, because it means anyone can be a hero.

    Thanks for posting one of my favorite scenes from the book. It's a very pivotal turning point in the story.

    Let's chat.

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    1. Hey Tracy :) I liked this scene a lot as well. I felt like I would be similarly doubtful if my marriage counselor wasn't married. I felt for both of them though. Which character has been your favorite to write?

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  3. Just as your books inspire authors, what authors have inspired you to write?

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    1. Hi Mai,

      Thanks for stopping by Unabridged Andra today.

      What authors inspire me? What a great question. I read a variety of genres. So far this year, I've been inspired by Julia Kent, Melody Anne, Kitty Bucholtz, Michelle Sutton, DeAnna Cameron, Deborah Bladon, Elizabeth Lennox and Leslie North.

      I'm also inspired by the author of whatever book I'm reading at the present.

      Thank you for the comment.
      Tracy

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  4. I like your list of contemporary heroes.

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    1. Hi Mary Preston,

      Thank you for stopping by Unabridged Andra and commenting. I could have kept going with my hero list. Smile. These are my top choices.
      Tracy

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  5. Exceptional post! I adore the amazing cover~thank you for sharing!

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  6. Hi Betty,

    Thanks for stopping by Unabridged Andra. I'm glad you like the cover. I really had fun creating it.

    Thanks,
    Tracy

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  7. Andra Lyn,

    Thank you for letting me spend the day with you and your readers. Let's do it again.
    Tracy

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  8. Enjoying following this tour, thank you!

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    1. Hi Nikolina,

      What a great name. Thank you for following the tour. I'm having a great time meeting everyone.
      Tracy

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    1. Hi Simon,
      Thank you for stopping by the tour. I'm so glad you like the book. I'm working on a followup. Thank you for the complement.
      Tracy

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  10. Interesting cover design ;)

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  11. "... “All I want from you is sex.”
    Wow. I didn't see that one ... er ... that was a surprise to me! LOL.

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  12. Love this cover. So elegant. What an intriguing excerpt.

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