Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Featured Guest Author: EPIC by Adrienne Wilder. Includes Guest Post & Giveaway

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We are thrilled to welcome Adrienne Wilder to Sinfully today as he celebrates the release of his new book, EPIC. Go check it out and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

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I recently queried my audience about what questions they’d like to ask me regarding my books, writing, or just anything in general.

One person sent me this question:

You deal with quite damaged characters and intense situations. What are your triggers as a reader?

I had to really think about this, because I had honestly never thought about it before. I suppose the best answer I can come up with is relatively simple--as long as whatever happens in a book forwards the story, I probably wouldn’t be bothered by it.

I’ve only run across a few things in the context of a story that made me put down a book. Those things were usually some type of mutilation being done for shock factor. One situation in a book that made me abandon a story was in a speculative fiction, mainstream Big Six (or is it Big Five now?) book about zombies.

The scene involved a doctor who was studying the zombies or something to that effect, and he goes on to have sex with a rotting zombie. I probably could have gotten past that if it hadn’t been, what I felt to be, blatant shock value with absolutely no contribution to the story. I get that the writer was trying to show just how wacked the doctor was, but it seemed like that scene was the only time the reader got to see him crazy. I even felt there could have been a dozen other ways to write that scene with the content it had, and it not be so…well…nauseating.

When it comes to movies—and this is going to be laughable considering some of the things I write—it’s gratuitous gory violence. I don’t watch hack and slash movies: Saw, The Hills Have Eyes, Chainsaw Massacre, for example. I’m not against it, but it bothers me. More power to people who like them.

Even though I don’t care for gore, I adore a great action film with excellent special effects, fight scenes, car chases, things that blow up, gun fights, you name it. One of my all time favorite movies is The Equalizer with Denzel Washington. There was some serious violence in that movie but every bit of it forwarded the story. The one violent scene that wouldn’t have forwarded it was done behind closed doors. That one involved Denzel Washington’s character going out to recover a woman’s ring that had been stolen in a robbery. I have to admit, I did kinda want to see him exact justice on the robber, but at the same time, not including it contributed more to the building of the character and the story.

Needless to say my list of triggers isn’t really a list, nor is it absolute, because the context of the content is what’s more of a driving force for me.

Thanks for asking.

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EPIC

Adrienne Wilder

epicPublished ~ 15th June 2017

Genre ~ Contemporary Erotic M/M Romance, BDSM

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Synopsis

Andrew Atler has learned the hard way, fiction is far better than real life. In his romance novels the world is safe, predictable, and there is always a happy ending. Best of all, he can safely fall in love and the person will never know. There he can weave a tale of perfect passion plus pay the bills.
Matt Grim flies the colors of Hell’s Legion. When he’s not riding his chopper, he’s working as a bouncer for the Six. Matt’s life consists of drinking, playing in a band, and burning the midnight oil in the dungeon. He lives hard, plays hard, and rides even harder.
Two people who would never be a part of the same EPIC love story.
But sometimes those fairy tale clich├ęs have a way of working magic.
And sometimes…sometimes those happy endings do come true.

::: DEBRA’S REVIEW :::

Purchase Link

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Connect with Adrienne Wilder

Georgia born and bred, I am an artist, a writer, and a general pain in the ass.

I spend most of my days working on my next book or designing cover art for other writers. I have been in love with writing since I was very young but it wasn't until recently that I decided to pursue it as a profession.

I have experimented in several genres and found that since I identify as male, male romance has been the most comfortable for me to write. I don't discriminate in my books. All characters are fair game. I do however, prefer a happy ending at some level.

I don't write the standard romance book. Some might even argue that what I write isn't romance at all. Personally I think of them as love stories, where even in a fantastical world, there are realistic outcomes to the obstacles the characters face.

Many of my books have dark turns and twists where the characters fight for the light at the end of the tunnel. I write action, fist fights, gun fights, down right dirty evil people who have to be stopped, things catch fire, blow up, and fall in. My characters come in a unique range. They are not all good guys, but the majority of them have very good hearts. Many of them have been through hell in their lives, and many of them have a laundry list of faults. But hopefully they manage to surprise you with their tenacity and loyalty.

If all goes well, there will be a myriad of different kinds of books available this year. If I am really lucky, you will enjoy them.

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | GOODREADS

AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE

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Giveaway

For your chance to win an eBook of EPIC or an eBook from Adrienne’s back list, please leave a comment below.

Please leave your email address with your comment so we can contact you.

Good Luck!

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for some insight and your answers to a great question. This book sounds great, I can't wait to read it.
    heath0043 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Paul, congratulations. You are our lucky winner of this guest post by Adrienne. An email is on its way to you. Happy reading!

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  2. I love the blurb and can't wait to read this one. Thanks for the chance to win a copy :) my email address is: velastarr926 at aol dot com
    Thanks!!

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  3. This sounds like a great book. colby69@verizon.net

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  4. Thanks for the post.
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  5. Thank you for the chance!!! mevalem258 AT gmail DOT com

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  6. I like EPIC's premise!

    Trix, vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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  7. would love to win and read this book..thanks for the chance
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  8. What a great post! Thanks so much
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  9. Thank you for the post! The books looks great =)
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  10. Thank you for the post. I've never stopped to consider if I have any triggers... I guess it just depends on my mood.
    Congratulations on the release. The book looks really good
    susanaperez7140(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Thanks for the very interesting post! I've never considered myself a very picky reader, but movies... no horror! *shudders*

    ashley.vanburen[at]gmail[dot]com

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  12. An author as a main character sounds awesome.I haven't read any of Wilder's books yet (only because my TBR mountain is ginormous), but my bestie is a huge fan, and this one sounds like a good start for me. Thanks for your post and chance to win an ebook.

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  13. Thank you everyone for tuning in :)

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