#Blogtour Hardwired by Andrea Bills @xpressotours. #GuestPost #adult #romance

I want to welcome Andrea Bills. Andrea did a guest post on my blog today. I am so appreciative to Andrea for doing this. She shares with us ideas for aspiring authors. 

Also, there is a great giveaway with this tour.... $25 Sephora gift card…. Can you say makeup!!!!!

Hardwired
Andrea Bills
Publication date: September 1st 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

When Navy Seal Operative Luke Kiersey is finally granted leave after five years, he finds himself driving to a house he doesn’t recognize in a town he’s never been to. The house is home to a beautiful woman and a little girl with big blue eyes. Day after day, he drives back only to hide in the shadows and wonder why he can’t seem to walk away from them.

His therapist says is PTSD.

His handler tells him he’s just not cut out to be part of the civilian world.

Luke can’t help but feel like it’s more.

The dog tags that once hung proudly around his neck, now feel like a collar; leashing him to a life that he fears he didn’t choose. After the terrible things he’s done in the name of freedom, could he possibly be worthy of something as precious as the woman and child he continues to watch?

When the two worlds collide, Luke needs his mind to be stronger than the implant the government placed in his back. They’ve told him he can’t survive without the implant they use to control him, but Luke’s wondering if he can survive without the little girl with big blue eyes and the gorgeous woman she calls mamma.

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GUEST POST

What ideas do you have for writers?

 

Hello! I want to say thank you to Books Books & More for allowing me on their blog today to celebrate my new release, a romantic suspense, military romance with a touch of science fiction, Hardwired. Today I’m going to chat with you all about ideas for writers.

I almost don’t feel qualified to write about this topic because I still feel like a newbie in the book world, but there’s one thing I don’t lack and that’s imagination. My biggest idea for writers is to read something outside of your norm. I know all the rules tell you to write what you read and vice versa, but what if you didn’t. What if you typically read RomCom and you decided to pick up a Thriller? Maybe you wouldn’t be able to make it past the first page before canning the whole idea and picking up your go to RomCom author, but maybe, just maybe, you will love it.

I did this recently, and I have to say it’s really broadened my horizon as well as I believe strengthened my writing. I am a romantic suspense read and writer at the very core. I don’t typically care for feel good romances, or comedies. If it’s going to give me all the feelings, I don’t want to read it. I like suspense, gun ‘em down, knife fights, serial killers, the whole lot. What I found though is that if I mix these types of suspenseful elements with the emotional turmoil you’d find in an emotional read, or add a lighthearded, funny guy in the midst of my chaos it brings depth to my characters but also to the story.

I can honestly say that had I not picked up some RomComs or lighter, feel good romances, Hardwired would not be the story that it is. There are so many moving pieces in Hardwired that it would have been easy for me to stick with the who did it scenario but I added two characters in the mix that amped up not only the action but the emotional side of the book as well. Those characters are Beryl, my grumpy retired CIA agent who reminds you of your grandpa, if you’re grandpa used to and still kind of is, a badass. I also added Bella, the innocent five year old daughter who knows nothing but unconditional love and sees positivity and hope in even the darkest of situations. These characters are two of the most loved characters aside from my main characters and I get so much feedback on them.

Moral of the story, it’s good to read what you write, but I believe it’s better to try and read what you don’t thinkyou can write. You probably never thought you could write a novel at one point in time in your life, but then you did it. Then you wrote another one. So whose to say you can’t think outside of the box? Give it a try, I’d love to hear what it does for your writing. Even if it doesn’t add anything to your writing you may just find a new genre and new author to love, and if that’s not one of the best feelings in the world I don’t know what is.

Thanks again for having me here. I hope you enjoyed my snippet, and I really hope you’ll pick up Hardwired and get to know Luke and Jen and the rest of the gang. It’s been a work of passion for me, and I just want to share it with the world.

Until next time 😉

Andrea Bills

Author Bio:

Andrea is a wife, mother and writer from small town West Virginia. She spends her time while she’s not dreaming up lovers and villains alike chasing after her two kids and husband.

Her overactive imagination and her husband’s wacky dreams attribute to her love of the written word. Guilty pleasures include reading all night and Reese Cups

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Andrea Bills says:

    Thank you for having me! I absolutely loved getting to guest blog with you today! 🙂

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