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Blog Tour Part 3: Reckless by S.C. Stephens – Let’s play game with Kellan Kyle

I have waited for so long to do this. Kellan Kyle has always been my number 1 book boyfriend and no one has ever snatched that spot yet. So when I heard that we will be part of his blog tour, I told my partner Pam that we gotta go meet him. This is a once in a lifetime chance and we should not chicken out! So I immediately shot an email to Kellan’s boss and asked if we can go meet him even for 30 mins. S.C. was so accommodating that she said she will call Denny to check his schedule and set up the meeting as soon as possible. OMFG! This is it! A point of no return! I am meeting the man of my dreams!!! How cool is that?
The meeting was set on a Friday morning since the band will be busy rehearsing in the afternoon for their upcoming show to promote their second album. Even this early, Kellan looked stunning. He entered the room and was not alone, Griffin walked towards us with a very sexy grin on his face.
He shook our hands and greeted us.
Kellan: Mornin’ girls nice to meet you, I’m Kellan Kyle and this is my friend Griffin. I asked him to join us, I hope it’s ok.
Cris : Fuck! That was all I managed to say. Kiera is the luckiest girl in the world!
Pam elbowed me while sporting a fake smile to both of them so it wont be too obvious that she’s saying something to me.
Pam: Cris, get a grip! Uhmm, sorry about that. Its our pleasure to meet you both and we really thank you for giving us this opportunity. My friend, Cris (she then punched me forcefully in my thigh to wake me up in my daydream) would like to say something too. Cris?
Cris: Uhmmm… Uhmmmm…Oh yeah, don’t worry this will be fun and quick. (shoot me now! did I just give them a different connotation?) 
Kellan and Griffin burst into a small fit of giggles. Covering my face with one hand Griffin then answered.
Griffin: Kell is definitely good at quickie you know, he can pull a stunt in 10 minutes.
Kellan smacked his head and said.
Kellan: Griff! I think its too early for that kind of conversation, and please don’t embarrass me in front of these lovely ladies! Sorry girls, can we start with the questions please?
***Pam and I decided to do away with the usual interview and kept it light and funny. 
What better way to have it than some good SLAM BOOK QUESTIONS and MADLIBS game?
So here it is… enjoy!

WHO AM I?
Hi! My name is KELLAN KYLE. Born in Seattle, WA and I do music for a living.

Let’s get to know you better

Tell us your favorite:

Song: It changes all the time. Today, it’s Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas.

Movie/ TV Show: Don’t watch too much TV. I just flip around until I find something interesting.

Band: Led Zeppelin

Color: Red or blue

Food: Oooh, hmmm, nothing beats a well-made burger.

Drink: Beer is my favorite.

Cartoon Character: Bugs Bunny

Sports: Not too much into sports, but I’ll watch baseball on occasion

Hobbies: Music. It’s my career and my hobby. Maybe I should branch out? Lol

Vacation Spots: Any place that is warm with a sandy beach.

Let’s dig deep

Describe your fashion style: Um, I don’t know that I have one. I like my wardrobe to be basic and simple. I’m a no-fuss kind of guy.

Describe your daily routine: When I’m not touring, I get up, kiss Kiera, exercise, have coffee, kiss Kiera, do a bit of lyric writing, kiss Kiera, meet with the guys, hang out for a bit afterwards, Kiss Kiera, go home, have dinner, crawl into bed, and then I really get to kiss Kiera.

3 major things you can’t live without? My family, my guitar, and my car.

If there is one thing you could change about yourself, what would it be and why? Hmm, that’s an interesting question. I would probably change my face. I know girls find me attractive, but, uh, looking like this hasn’t always been easy for me.

What is your worst habit? I tend to stick my foot in my mouth when I get really angry. I need to learn to zip it.

Greatest fear in life? Losing someone I love.

Most likely to be arrested? That’s easy…Griffin. In fact, we have bail money already set aside for him.

If there is one person you could bring back from the dead, who would it be and why? My mom. I can’t explain why, other than, I would have liked to say goodbye.

One of your most embarrassing moment? Hmm, I don’t really get embarrassed. I have slipped and said things to Denny I wish I hadn’t. That was kind of embarrassing.

Greatest regret so far? Hurting Denny. By far, that’s my biggest one.

Greatest achievement in life? I suppose I should say my band, but uh, no…it’s being a good husband. Or, trying to be anyway. I suppose you’d have to ask Kiera if I was succeeding at that.

Let’s talk dirty

Boxers or briefs? Boxers. Definitely.

Lights on or lights off? Depends on what you’re doing. Sometimes darkness is erotic, other times, I want to see every inch I can.

Sexiest part of your body? According to Kiera, it’s the abs. I don’t know…I think I have nice eyes.

Sexiest part of Kiera’s body? God, can I only pick one? I’m crazy for that ridge along her lower back. God…hot.

Kinkiest thing you’ve ever done? Haha! You know…my wife might read this, so I’m going to skip that answer. I’m sure you understand. 😉

Favorite place to get down and dirty? It’s not the place, it’s the person. The entire world is our bedroom as far I’m concerned.

Let’s play Mad Libs

(Mixing business with pleasure in Vegas, Kellan Style)

Adjective: Spicy

Plural Noun: Notes

Verb: Thrust

Noun: Ass-hat

Adjective: Fucking (Yes, I’m considering that an adjective. 😉 )

Number: Five

Adjective: Cozy

Plural Noun: Guitars

Adjective: Rambunctious

Plural Noun: Chuckles

Person-in-room: Griffin

Number: One thousand four hundred and fifty two

Color: Puce

Type of Liquid: Tequila

Number: Thirteen

Plural Noun: Legs

Adjective: Hard

Number: Sixty-nine (Sorry, Griffin wouldn’t shut up until I wrote that down.)

A Place: Pete’s Bar (My home away from home!)

The Same Place: Uh…Pete’s Bar? Lol

Let’s see how the the story goes

Headed to Las Vegas for a spicy business trip but still want to check out the sights and notes? Here are some tips you’ll need to thrust on your visit to the ass-hat city.
After a fucking day of 5 meetings, head to one of Vegas’s many cozy buffets. Stuff yourself with fried guitars, rambunctious tacos, and freshly baked chuckles. Then you’ll want to hit one of the big casinos like Griffin’s Palace or the MGM. Don’t feel badly if you blow1,452 dollars at the puce-jack table, because, hey, at least you got free shots of tequila! Pace yourself! Don’t have more than 13 drinks in an hour. And never mix hard legs with beer. It will make you feel hard and you’ll never wake up in time for the 69 important meetings you have again the next day. But the most important thing to remember is this: Have fun, because what happens in Pete’s Bar, stays in Pete’s Bar.
We would like to say thank you to S.C. Stephens for allowing us to do this fun post and for taking the time out of her busy schedule to answer all the questions. We love yah!

Blog Tour Part 2: Reckless by S.C Stephens – Kellan Kyle in the Eyes of the FANS

We know everyone in the book community has no doubt fallen hard for Kellan Kyle. So we ambushed some of our friends in the industry, (authors, bloggers and die hard fans) to answer our 5 fast questions about him. Let’s go check it out.

Cris Soriaga: Coordinator of The Book Avenue, self-proclaimed Kellan Stalker


1.   Describe kellan in 3 words >> PERFECT, ADDICTING, MINE!!!

2. What do you think makes Kellan sexy? >> Everything about him is sexy! Looks, body, voice, and personality.

3. If you are to do a love scene with Kellan, where and how do you want it? >> OMFG!
I’d like to say anytime, anywhere, anyway he likes it. But given the chance, I’ll do the “first round” (take note first round) in the shower…Wet and Naked, then we can hit anywhere after.

4. What do you love most about him? >> He has always been the one to show pure love and devotion to Kiera, he never gave up on her, he never gave up on them. He was never afraid to show his real emotions to her and stayed loyal up till the end. He’s dreamy! I really wish he was real .

5. Write Kellan a love note. (this would be hard) >> Dear Kellan Love, You first had me with those deep dark blue eyes in Thoughtless, then snatched my heart again with your UBER sweetness in Effortless, but now you have taken me all the way…breathless… BODY & SOUL with your faithfulness and unconditional love in Reckless. How can I live without you? I don’t have anything left with me anymore, so please, please just take my heart when you go. I will always love you! Cris

Pamela Carrion: Coordinator of The Book Avenue


1. Describe Kellan in 3 words >> Loveable! Lickable! Precious!

2. What do you think makes Kellan sexy? >> His attitude and confidence! He is just and amazing man!

3. If you are to do a love scene with Kellan, where and how do you want it? >> Anywhere and everywhere! No reason just because!

4. What do you love most about him? >> His heart.

5. Write Kellan a love note. >> Kellan you rock my world…you are amazing…let me rock yours!

Maggi Myers: author, Final Piece

1. Describe Kellan in 3 words >> My. Only. BB.

2. What do you think makes Kellan sexy? >> What is sexy about Kellan, outside the physical perfection, is his confidence mixed in with his vulnerability.

3. If you are to do a love scene with Kellan, where and how do you want it? >> 2 words: Espresso Stand…’nuff said.

4. What do you love most about him? >>The thing I adore about Kellan is how deeply and passionately he loves me *cough* I mean, Kiera.

5. Write Kellan a love note. >> Dear Kellan,Roses are red, Violets are blue, I want to have your babies…that is all. Forever Yours, Mags

Erika Taylor, new author Moving Forward set to release March 23 

1. Describe Kellan in 3 words >> sexy, intriguing, mesmerizing

2. What do you think makes Kellan sexy? >>The fact that Kellan isn’t conceited about his good looks is what makes him so damn sexy.

3. If you are to do a love scene with Kellan, where and how do you want it? >> Shit, if I was about to do a love scene with Kellan I’d take it anywhere and however I could get it…but since it’s my choice we’d be in his pride and joy Chevelle with me straddling him.

4. What do you love most about him? >> The thing I love most about Kellan is his passion. Whether it be his music or Kiera, when he’s passionate about something he doesn’t half-ass it, he puts all he’s got into it.

5. Write Kellan a love note. >> Kellan-I love you!!! I’m your number one fan. I’ll be waiting by your tour bus after the show for a quickie….*wink* Muah xoxoxo

Tammy & Kim : Coordinator of Reviews by Tammy & Kim 

Tammy:

1. Describe Kellan in 3 words >> Tease. Loyal. Perfection.

2. What do you think makes Kellan sexy? >> What isn’t sexy about Kellan should be the question. Everything about that man is unbelievably sexy.

3. If you are to do a love scene with Kellan, where and how do you want it? >> I will take that man where ever. I am not picky in the least bit. Damn if he wanted it in front of the crowd, I would be like ok, with one request. I am now addicted to the cowboy version of Kellan so I would need the hat and boots!

4. What do you love most about him? >> That he makes no excuses for who he is and the decisions he has made in his life. Kellan is Kellan.

5. Write Kellan a love note. >> I simply adore absolutely everything about you. The end.

Kim:

1. Describe Kellan in 3 words >> Passionate. Sexy. Loyal.

2. What do you think makes Kellan sexy? >> Well his looks, personality, and rock star status certainly help. But his intensity, his passion for life, his unwavering love for Kiera, his willingness to be vulnerable and cry, and his loyalty to his friends really make him stand out.

3. If you are about to do a love scene with Kellan, where and how do you want it? >> Well, not that it would really matter where it was and or how it was, but I have always thought backstage or dressing room around a big concert would he hot!

4. What do you love most about him? >> What do you love most about him? I am a sucker for a man who can be so emotionally invested that he cries and feels deeply. I love how he loves Kiera so completely and constantly makes her feel appreciated, loved, and adored even when she is not confidant herself.

5. Write Kellan a love note. >> I loved you from the beginning and wanted your hurt to go away. As we have had longer together, I have enjoyed seeing you find yourself, heal, open up, and mature through the power of love. And I appreciate how you stand by your decisions, your relationship, and your friends. You are not only a man of many talents, but you also have so many admirable qualities. You have become a man worthy of all of the happiness in life.

Kim Box Person: Coordinator of Stick Girl Book Reviews

1. Describe Kellan in 3 words >> Sexy as Sin (that’s one word LOL), Talented, Endearing

2. What do you think makes Kellan sexy? >> What made him sexy to me is the fact he has EYES only for Kiera that’s so AWESOME in this book and to hear her describe him was just ~ sigh~ so amazing ~ jealous.

3. If you are to do a love scene with Kellan, where and how do you want it? >>  I would want it in a bedroom and I want to get through the Alphabet.

4. What do you love most about him? >> Again seeing that he wasn’t this uber confident guy he wanted to be loved and to see him accepting Kiera’s love and confirmation on how she saw him was awesome!

5. Write Kellan a love note. >> Kellan, My heart literally aches right now knowing that the last 48 hours I spent with you went by so fast! To say you’re delicious would be an understatement ~ you just ROCKED my world! The fact that you are so in love with Kiera doesn’t change my perception of you it makes me “swoon” so much more! Obsessed? I am but I think I’m girl crushing on your girl after Reckless!

Janéah Porreca Rosecrans, Admin Groovy Times, Brown’s Book Buddies, Pretty Pieces

1. Describe Kellan in 3 words >> HOT HOT HOT

2. What do you think makes Kellan sexy? >> Because he’s a Rocker, and he is awesome, and is super romatic

3. If you are to do a love scene with Kellan, where and how do you want it? >> The Espresso stand of course….DUH

4. What do you love most about him? >>EVERYTHING!!!!! Is that ok?? Haha!!

5. Write Kellan a love note. >> Kellan, leave Kiera and come to me, I’ll treat you better!!

BJ Harvey: new author, Lost in Distraction set to release April 10

1. Describe Kellan in 3 words >> Thoughtful, sexy, swoonworthy

2. What do you think makes Kellan sexy? >> His unwaivering love for Keira and his desire to make her happy, in all aspects of life.

3. If you are to do a love scene with Kellan, where and how do you want it? >> On stage at Pete’s, wearing a cowboy hat

4. What do you love most about him? >> He puts his heart and soul into everything and isn’t afraid to show his emotions

5. Write Kellan a love note. >> Mornin’ Hope you’ve gotten past H by now. Love, BJ

Jennifer Gruler Haren, Admin Groovy TimesBrown’s Book BuddiesPretty Pieces

1. Describe Kellan in 3 words >> Sexy, disassociated, childlike

2. What do you think makes Kellan sexy? >> His vulnerability.

3. If you are to do a love scene with Kellan, where and how do you want it? >> In the park. Slow, sweet, sensual, sultry, and seductive.

4. What do you love most about him? >> His complete and undying love for Keira, and the fact that he finally trusted her and himself.

5. Write Kellan a love note. >> I’m going to give you a minute before I rock your world. XoXo

Nikki Sparks: Coordinator of Book Junkies Anonymous 

1. Describe Kellan in 3 words >> Sexy, confidant, funny

2. What do you think makes Kellan sexy? >> His hot body, his voice, and his personality

3. If you are to do a love scene with Kellan, where and how do you want it? >> Doesn’t matter where as long as its hard and fast!

4. What do you love most about him? >> I love how Kellan puts his entire self into everything he does and when he loves, he doesn’t hold back!

5. Write Kellan a love note. >> Kellan, I think you’re amazing! Keep doing what you’re doing! Love Ya!

Francine Siegel Petro, Admin Groovy TimesBrown’s Book BuddiesPretty Pieces

1. Describe Kellan in 3 words >> SEXY ROCKER BOY

2. What do you think makes Kellan sexy? >> His cool attitude

3. If you are to do a love scene with Kellan, where and how do you want it? >> In his car and anyway he wants it

4. What do you love most about him? >> How can I just pick one!?!?

5. Write Kellan a love note. >> Dear Kellan I love you and you are hot! How about I just want to crawl on top of you and f@#k you!! I should have the rest by tonight.

Kristy Louise : Coordinator of Book Addict Mumma

1. Describe Kellan in 3 words >> Determined,sexy,sweet

2. What do you think makes Kellan sexy? >> I just have a thing for rock stars.

3. If you are to do a love scene with Kellan, where and how do you want it? >> Oh gosh *blush* anywhere and everywhere lol!

4. What do you love most about him? >> There’s not one thing I don’t love he’s a hot, sexy,rock star, who loves with his whole heart

5. Write Kellan a love note. >> Dear Kellan, I’m very much in love with you, now I need you to get naked and in our room.

Sandy Borrero, avid Kellanatics

1. Describe Kellan in 3 words >> Passionate is going to be first. Loyal and healed.

2. What do you think makes Kellan sexy? He looks at, kisses and touches Kiera like she is the air he needs to breathe.

3. If you are to do a love scene with Kellan, where and how do you want it? >> In the rain of course! On the hood of his car.

4. What do you love most about him? >> He was faithful to his love for Kiera despite temptations.

5. Write Kellan a love note. >> Beloved how I miss your smile. The look in your eyes that tells me you want me. I imagine Your touch telling me how much you’ve missed me too. I need you here with me, all over me, inside me, until I lose my mind with wanting you. Until my skin is imprinted with the scent of you! I’ll be here waiting until we can be together again. Until then know that my heart, my mind, my body and all that I am is yours today and always. I love you.

Laayna Lux Carstensen: Kellan Fanatic

1. Describe Kellan in 3 words >> Beautiful, sexy, sweet

2. What do you think makes Kellan sexy? >> Cause he is so darn sweet and affectionate!

3. If you are to do a love scene with Kellan, where and how do you want it? >> On a bed and I would love to make love and then spoon with him all night long. Lots of kissing too.

4. What do you love most about him? >> He loves with all his heart and he forgives.

5. Write Kellan a love note. >> Kellan my love you have a piece of my heart forever and no one will ever take your place as my #1 book boyfriend. I hope someday I find someone like you!! You forever!!

**check out our blog tour post No. 3: let’s play games with Kellan Kyle

Special thanks to all our friends who participated!

Blog Tour Part 1: Reckless by S.C. Stephens Book Review, Trailer and Giveaways

S.C. Stephens is an independent author who enjoys spending every free moment she has creating stories that are packed with emotion and heavy on romance.


Her first attempt at a full-length novel was Thoughtless. She wrote the angst-filled love triangle in early 2009 and published it that summer on FictionPress. Amazed and surprised by the response, more stories were quick to follow.

Conversion, the first novel in a three story vampire series, was released in the fall. Collision Course, a tragic, yet hopeful tale of love and loss was released in early 2010. The second Conversion novel came out next, along with It’s All Relative, a different take on a one night stand story.

In addition to writing, Stephens enjoys reading other people’s fabulous novels, loading up her iPod with writer’s block reducing music, heading out to the movie theaters, and spending quality time with her children.

Read the first two chapters of reckless

Pam’s house just after midnight on March 7th… 
*the house is dark* 
Cris: So do you mind telling me why you are sprawled out on the couch, dressed in black with enough drama on your face to beat out Meryl Streep on her next Oscar nomination??

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Pam: *sighs* I did it…I finished Reckless! My world just end as I read the last page! Cris!!! Our book boyfriend just DUMPED us! 
Cris: *shaking her head and laughs* Pam you called me over here after midnight to tell me that you are in some depressed state because the series is over? Pam…I…what…I’m… 
Pam: *jumping up and down* See!! See right there you feel the same way! You can not tell me that you are not upset about this! I… 
Cris: YES!! I am sad too! This series is amazing! Reckless was…OMG! I am at a loss for words. I don’t think that has ever happen! OMG what are we going to do??? 
Pam: Ok if I am Meryl Streep you are pulling in close behind as Julia Roberts right now! “I would like to thank the academy for this award! Without the drama filled words of Reckless I could have never won!” *holds remote and bows to the fake crowd*

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Cris: Ok LOL!! Are you going for comedy as well? 
Pam: *throws pillow across room at Cris* Ok lets do what we do best… 
Cris: Wine and a recap? 
Pam: *walks out of kitchen with bottle and glasses in hand* 
“Can love survive when life gets Reckless? 

When the band hits it big, Kiera and Kellan must ask themselves: Can their love for each other withstand the constant pressures of superstardom? The friendships they’ve formed, the new family they’ve found, and the history they’ve forged will all play a part in helping them navigate the turbulent waters of the band’s exploding popularity. A greedy executive hell-bent on success, a declining pop star looking for an edge, and a media circus that twists lies into truths are just some of the obstacles the lovers will have to overcome if they are going to remain together. Fame comes with a price—but will it cost Kiera and Kellan everything?” 
Cris: I could never hoped for a better ending than this! Reckless is the perfect book to end their love story. I cried, I laughed, I cried again, and fell in love. Mind if you ask me about my favorite part? I’d say Chapters 1-31, how ’bout that? The book is sooo good that I literally sobbed like a baby, went to the bathroom every after 30 mins because of the smoking, hot scenes, and I think I got myself pregnant just by reading it! I mean, no words can actually  explain how much I loved it! I’m really out of words. How about you Pam?
Pam: I so loved this book too! Well all of the books! The part I enjoyed most was that fact that Kiera grew up in this book. She had a lot thrown at her. But as Tammy Wynette sang she stood by her man!

We saw Kellan grow as well. They both worked together and waved a bond that no one could break. I know a lot of people don’t like Kiera but I feel that we had to see her as child like in Thoughtless to show the growth that was needed to become the woman that Kellan needed in his life. 
Cris: Ditto! I really admired how Kiera showed maturity and strength all through out the story. She really stood out and redeemed herself in the book. Its not really easy to be put in that kind of situation but she pulled it through. Well Kellan as expected… I was in awe of him! He’s just so perfect! He knows what he wants and he will do everything to protect Kiera, even if it would mean giving up the fame and popularity. 
Pam: I agree with you and I have to say that I really enjoyed how Reckless played out. I felt that S.C. Stephens created three books that told a story from beginning to end. The ride along the way was amazing! We met a ton of characters that would make excellent books on their own! Griffin!!! OMG!! I must say I LOVED him in this book! *fans face* 
Cris: *jumping and spilling wine* 
Pam: Ummmm!! Party foul!!! There is wine on the floor! 
Cris: ABC’s! ABC’s! I just remembered ABC’s 
Pam: Who knew a skill learned in grade school would cause so much pleasure in your adult life *winks and sips her wine* 
Cris: Right and I just have the urge to watch a cowboy movie! 
Pam: Oh yes Cowboy Kellan! *blushes* Ok in all seriousness what did you think of Reckless and the books as a whole? I know that S.C. Stephens is one of your top authors! 
Cris: Hell yeah! Totally a fangirl! I can’t event count the number of times that I have read the first 2 books. But what I believe the biggest draw to the story are its characters and how realistic they were presented in the book. S.C. Stephens used the perfect ingredients to make the perfect recipe of a perfect book! The strong emotions and feelings, mixed with humor, word choice and her literary techniques were just so effective that it allowed the readers to be fully immersed in the story.
Pam: I have to say that this book has really touched me and is at the top of my all time favorites! Being able to see what it is like for people in the “spotlight”. Everyone has issues as my heart ached and I felt like I was experiencing every twist and turn that celebrity brings you. In the end he just wanted to make music and share a gift. But S.C. Stephens gave both Kiera and Kellan a supportive group of friends and family! Did I state the fact that I LOVE Griffin and Anna!! *stand up and taps remote as a mic* Attention! Attention! I need a Griffin and Anna book! Please and Thank you! 
Cris: *laughing into tears* I would love to see that too. Griffin and Anna definitely added a unique blend of story. I’d say Reckless, from being one of the most anticipated books in 2013 now has become one of the highly recommended books of all time. Heck, the whole series!!! 5 stars wouldn’t be enough to rate it, I’d say 6? 7? But since it hit me big time, I’d give it a whooping 10!

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Pam: Yes! I think Reckless and this whole series is a must read for anyone! I have already pimped it out to my aunt and anyone I see! This is a 5 star for me! Hands down!!! 
Pam: *picks up Kindle and starts to read* 
Cris: What are you doing? 
Pam: Starting from the beginning… 
Cris: *opening her Kindle app* If you can’t beat them join them!
**check out our blog tour post No. 2 later: Kellan in the Eyes of the Fans