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Tuesday, 11 August 2015

BLOG TOUR & AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Ryan's Love By C.A. harms



"How could I ever go on without her..."


RYAN'S LOVE 
Author: C.A. Harms
Series: Sawyer Brothers #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Release Date: August 11, 2015
- SYNOPSIS -
One of the hardest things I have ever had to do was bury my wife. 

The second hardest thing would be watching my 12 year old daughter fall to her knees as they lowered her mother into the ground to rest. 

A heart wrenching vision that will forever be etched in my mind.

Claire was my best friend, she had been since we were barely old enough to talk. I always knew, one day, I would marry her. I think I may have even told her that a few times while we were growing up. 

Never did I think I would lose her so suddenly.

I knew at that moment…
Our life would never be the same again…

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- EXCERPT -
I couldn’t contain my happiness. Hell, I had forgotten what it was like to hold a woman close. To hold her hand in mine or to bury my face at the base of her neck, just where it meets her shoulder. The comfort of having a woman in my arms was something I thought I’d never have the pleasure of again.

Amber was different than any other woman I had met over the years. She was so sweet, shy, and compassionate. She was so easy to talk to, and the way she listened to me made me feel like she was hanging on my every word. The way she looked at me also made me feel like I’d hung the moon. It was reassuring to have someone I could share time with, someone that didn’t know me during the darkest part of my life. She gave me the chance to let a little of the old me shine through. I had really missed the old me.

“Climb up,” I said from behind her as she stood staring up at the horse only a few feet from her with a look of panic on her face. I was more than positive this was the closest this city girl had ever been to one.

She peered back over her shoulder, and I almost laughed at how overwhelmed she looked.

“I’m from the city,” she said with wide eyes, emphasizing her loss at what to do. “Ryan, you do understand that we have subways and taxis, right? We do not have horses that are the size of SUVs. I’m going to need a little help if you expect me—” She pointed toward her chest, then spun around to point at the horse. “—to get up on that thing.”

Now I did chuckle. It was impossible not to. She was damn near panicking at the thought of how she would mount and then ride the horse.

I stepped up behind her, my chest fitting flush against her back. Gripping her hips, I leaned my head closer and grazed my lips over her ear. Her body relaxed against mine, and she tilted her head to the side, opening up her neck to me.

As I placed a kiss at the base of her neck, she shuddered in my arms. “You have to put your foot in the stirrups,” I whispered before kissing just below her ear. “I’ll lift as you pull yourself up.”

She nodded with her eyes closed as her chest moved up and down in small pants.

“Go on,” I urged.

I lifted her as she gripped the saddle, and she yelped when I firmly placed her atop Storm, my father’s Oldenburg stallion. Jackson held him steady as I pulled myself up and took my spot behind Amber. Our bodies were so close together I could feel her ragged breaths as she shifted against me with each one.

Earlier, I’d been worried about bringing her to my parents’ house. I wasn’t sure how they would feel about seeing me with another woman after all this time. When I stopped by last night for dinner, I wanted to make sure it was okay, and their answers shocked me. My mother cried and assured me that moving on was for the best. She then admitted she had worried I would never truly be happy again and that imagining me alone without someone to love me broke her heart.

My father gave me one of those manly hugs and said he looked forward to meeting the woman who was bringing back his son. His words rang true as I too felt Amber was allowing me to feel alive again. She had returned my desire to feel, to love.

Jackson, on the other hand, just kept commenting on how good-looking the girl that caught my attention was. He made sure to throw in the fact he met her first and had already been inside her apartment. The cocky son of a bitch was so full of himself, he chose to leave out the part about only being there to move furniture. Noah, of course, was more of the silent type, yet his eyes showed he was pleased with my choices.

“You ready?” I asked Amber while wrapping my arms around her waist and grabbing the reins.

She nodded, and I looked over one last time to see Jackson grinning from ear to ear.



1. Can you tell us a little about yourself? 


I am a mother of two, happily married to my high school sweetheart for over 16 years. I have a love for reading and always have. 
 
2. When was that point in your life that you realized that being an author was no longer going to be just a dream but a career you were going to turn into reality?
 
 I still have a hard time believing that people read and enjoy my stories. To me it seems surreal and fans will truly never understand just how much their support means to me. 

3. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
 
Still writing and reading, that is something I will never stop. 
 
4. How did you choose the genre you write in?
 
 Believe it or not I used to be addicted to mystery and suspense. I wasn't a huge fan of romance books, but I honestly had never given them a chance. The moment I read my first one, I was hooked and it has been hard to stop ever since. And so the writing began, because you doesn't love a little something saucy and sweet.

5. Where do you get your ideas?
 
It is weird but they came come to me and the strangest moments. A song on the radio, a scene in a movie triggers and vision in my head. Like you see a scene on the TV where the woman looks at the man she loves and you think, that feeling makes my stomach flutter. Then the ideas start rolling, things and actions that would make your heart warm and your stomach tense. Times when you feel like your floating and the excitement those times give you, which in turn leads to a whole list of actions I start jotting down in a notebook and then eventually a story is born. 
 
6. Can you tell us about your challenges in getting your first book published?
 
It was sort of surprise. I have always written little short stories, ever since a certain English teacher turned my interest to books. But they were always just tucked up in my notebooks or hidden away on my computer. One night after I had just finished reading a self published book I had ran across I thought, I'm gonna give it a shot. I never expected two years later to have 16 books published. I slowly fine tuned books I have had written for years and began releasing them to fans and the support has truly been amazing.

7. How do you market your work? What avenues have you found to work best for your genre?
 
Tours through multiple PR companies. Continued Social Media, Bookbub, and any other book sites I can get in to. Also the GREAT support of Bloggers and fans sharing my work with others and supporting me.  


8. Are there certain characters you would like to go back to, or is there a theme or idea you’d love to work with?

I have a million ideas running through my head all the time, if you only saw my notebooks. Each character consumes me and yes there are those I think I could go back and work with, and who knows in the future that just may happen.

9. What has been the toughest criticism you’ve been given as an author and how did you move past it?

I try to take all criticism and learn from it. As an author I have come to realize not everyone will love my work, or even like it. I am okay with that, it used to bother me. There is a way to critique someone and then their is just plain out cruelty and unnecessary behavior. I don't let those who feel the need to be hateful affect me, I just pretty much ignore those. I no longer read reviews, good or bad. I have gotten into the mode were I just let it go once it is released and hope for the best, yet not dwell on the bad. I love writing, and if a handful of people love my work to then that to me is enough. Those handful of people are an accomplishment. I don't have to be loved by all, just a few are fine by me. Fans feedback is something I truly love, those messages of kind words someone send through Facebook or email, that means the world to me. If someone takes time out of their day to send me encouraging words that is what means that most, those words are what makes me want to write another story.

- TEASERS -



- ABOUT THE AUTHOR - 
CA Harms 
C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.

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