Friday, April 24, 2015

New Release: Bad For Me (Rock Canyon #5) by Codi Gary

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Bad for Me
Rock Canyon #5 
By: Codi Gary
Releasing April 7, 2015
Avon Impulse

Buy Links:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo

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Synopsis


Codi Gary returns with another fabulous Rock Canyon romance: when veteran marine Everett Silverton meets the town’s smooth-voiced DJ Callie Jacobsen, sparks fly—but is passion enough to give these wounded souls another chance at love?

Callie Jacobsen isn't about to open her heart to just anyone. Not so very long ago, trusting someone changed her life forever—and not in a fun way. Now she's better off focusing on her career, her friends, and her dog. So when former Marine Everett Silverton takes an interest in her, Callie's more than a little wary. No matter how charming he is, men are a bad idea. In fact, she's got the scars to prove it.

But Everett isn't convinced Callie should shut everyone out—especially not him. He may be a hero to the people of Rock Canyon, but he's got his own demons, and he bets they're not that different from Callie's. Still, he knows it's going to take more than chemistry to get her to let her guard down. Everett will do whatever it takes to show her she's safe with him. All she has to do is take a chance, take a step … and take his hand.



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Excerpt
    “I’ve almost got it.”
    “Thank you. This was really nice of you, especially when I haven’t given you a reason to be.”
    Everett looked up at her, wiping the rain off his face so he could meet her gaze. “You seem to assume that just because people are kind to you, they want something. Sometimes people help because it’s the right thing to do.”
    Her gaze shifted away, and he went back to tightening the nuts on the wheel. He’d said his piece, but knew he wasn’t going to convince Callie with words that his intentions were honorable.
    He had to prove it to her.
    When he finished, he released the jack and gathered up all the tools, sliding them back in the spare tire kit. “I’ll put this and the new tire in the back, and you’ll be good to go. I’ll haul this one off to the dump for you.”
    She knelt down next to him and took the kit from him, their fingers brushing. Despite the chill of their skin, heat sizzled between them, sending a shot of awareness down his throat. Her blonde curls were wet and falling out of her messy top knot, and drops of rain were clinging to her cheeks. Before he could stop himself, he traced the pad of his thumb across one, catching the cool droplet on his skin. Her amber eyes widened, and he dropped his hand, cursing his impulse.
    “Sorry. You had something on your cheek.”
    Callie cleared her throat and stood up. “It’s okay.”
    He climbed to his feet and couldn’t help wondering if she’d felt something too. Was that why she kept pulling away?
    But if she didn’t want him, why was he pushing?
    Because she doesn’t treat you like a defective puppy she’d have to fix.
    Grabbing her spare tire from the back of his truck, he slid it into the back of her Jeep. She stood back as he closed the door, and he could tell she was nervous—her hands kept twisting.
    “Well, you’re all set. You should get home and change out of those wet clothes. If you get sick, I’ll have to listen to one of those ridiculous weekend deejays, and they play nothing but crap.”
    Everett started to head back to his truck, but she caught his hand. “Hey.”
    Just the touch of her hand sent his heart from a trot to a gallop. He loved the way her soft skin wrapped around his.
    Facing her, he waited, afraid to move a muscle and scare her off.
    But she moved so fast, he wasn’t prepared when her lips brushed the scarred side of his face. He stiffened as the warmth seeped through his cheek, his stomach twisting up as a thousand thoughts and insecurities made him wince. Had the roughness repelled her? Why hadn’t she picked the untouched side?
    “Thank you. For being kind.”
    Callie dropped his hand and ran to her car, as if afraid he would come after her. As she started it and pulled forward, he was finally able to move again, backing up a ways to watch her disappear down the road.
    Everett’s hand came up to rest against his cheek, and he realized that he’d lied to Callie when he said he didn’t want anything from her.
    He wanted everything.



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Author Info


jsWhat were you like at school? I was flighty, boy crazy, and nice. I was hyper and loved reading, cheerleading, football, basketball, and writing.

Were you good at English? Yes, and I loved it. I took Advanced English my sophomore year, but I had more fun in my freshman and junior English classes.

What is your favourite quote? “Seize the moment because tomorrow you might be dead.”-Buffy

What is your favourite movie and why? Fried Green Tomatoes because of the deep love and friendship between the two women, Iggy and Ruth, is so rare.

What advice would you give to your younger self? It’s okay to get close to people.

What’s your views on social media for marketing? I still haven’t mastered it, but I love social media for marketing. Facebook parties, Q & As, etc.

Which social network worked best for you? I think Facebook and Twitter are best for me.

Do you have any advice for other authors on how to market their books? It helps to have a group of author friends and loyal readers who support each other. You share each other’s releases and joys, and I think that is the best advice I can give. Make friends.

What part of your writing time do you devote to marketing your book? Several hours a week.

For your own reading, do you prefer ebooks or traditional paper/hard back books? I love hard backs, but ebook prices are better and take up less room.

What book/s are you reading at present? Better When He’s Bad by Jay Crownover.

How do you think you’ve evolved creatively? I think my books are more detailed and emotionally deeper with ever one I write.

What are you working on at the minute? Rules to Be Broken Rock Canyon #6. It’s Mike Steven’s story.

What is your most recent book about? (the one you are promoting now) It’s about Callie and Everett, two people trying to move on from a violent and traumatic past and learning to trust, live, and love again.

Give us an insight into your main character. What does he/she do that is so special? (for the current book that is being promoted) Callie is the local morning show DJ for the country music station and a Nor Cal transplant. It’s not what she does that is special, but her struggles and strength that make her special. She has overcome addiction, and is still dealing with a violent past, but her journey through the book is inspiring.

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