Cover reveal and Pre-order sale

Happy Friday!

Today is the cover reveal for The Evolution of Us! I'm so excited to share this cover with you all. The Evolution of Us, releases on October 11th.

 
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Synopsis –

They say most people meet the person they will marry while in high school. Balancing one another perfectly, Holly Ryan and Declan James were together through most of college—until their relationship blew up, leaving Declan with more questions than answers.

For the past two years, Declan has tried everything he can think of to earn Holly’s forgiveness, but even if he manages to help her let go of the past and give them another chance at happiness, she still has a secret. Not to mention, she can’t get over the revolving door of women he seems to have coming in and out of his apartment.

Declan is desperate to prove to Holly she’s the one for him and isn’t above using his celebrity status or enlisting the help of their friends to win her back. All’s fair in love and war, right?


 

This beautiful cover created by Kassi Snider, of KassiJean Formatting and Design.

To celebrate this new standalone novel, I'm doing something I've never done before. I'm having a .99 cent pre-order sale! This sale is valid at the following retailers - Kobo, BN, and iBooks.

For all of you Amazon readers, I haven't forgotten about you. I'm hoping to have a pre-order up by October 8th. If I do set one up, I'll send out an email. This is not a guarantee unfortunately, if you have one of the other platforms you might want to grab it there to guarantee the price.

Pre-Order Links

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Last but not least, be sure to visit the pinned post on my Facebook page today to enter the cover reveal giveaway!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

XoXo,

Dee

Bastards and Dangerous Q&A Week 6 (Amelia)

Bastards and Dangerous Q&A by Belle Dixson

Amelia Greyson! It’s about time I get my hands on you for some interview questions. Our Slammed readers have questions they’re dying to know the answers to.

Mel: I’ll do my best to answer them, but some things fall under my NDA so I might not be able to answer them all.

Excuses, excuses. It’s all good, girl, we’ll make it work. My first question is what everyone is wondering. Are you involved with any of the band members?

Mel: No. I’ve only been on the buses for a few weeks, so we’re just getting to know each other right now.

Alright, tell us what it’s like to share a bus with Noah and Sawyer Weston. I mean, girl …you’re in the middle of a double yum sandwich.

Mel: <insert laugh> Belle, sometimes you are too much! I love being on the buses and being able to take in the countryside as we drive along. Hmm, what can I tell you about the guys? Noah is a sound sleeper. He works late nights and sleeps in as late as possible. Sawyer is an early bird. It doesn’t seem to matter how late he’s up, he’s still awake bright and early taking in the sunrise over a cup of coffee. 

How about the girls? Is it out-of-control crazy with women traipsing on and off the buses?

Mel: I’m pretty sure this is something that would be prohibited by my NDA, but the truth is, these guys aren’t like that. Wyatt is married and I’ve never seen him look twice at anyone who isn’t his wife. The rest of them do their job and get on the bus for the next stop. There’s no juicy gossip here, they’re just normal people doing a job.

Are they messy? Who is the cleanest?

Mel: Sawyer is a neat freak, which is nice since I’m on his bus. Noah isn’t messy but he’s not perfectly clean, either. I’ve got no idea about the other guys since I’m not on their bus. Warren has mentioned Darren and Wyatt drive him crazy with their mess, though, but you’ll have to take that secondhand.

What can you tell us about each of the guys that might surprise people?

Mel: There’s not a whole lot I can say, but I’m going to group them together as a whole for this question. They all have a reputation for being out-of-control jerks. I don’t think anything could be further from the truth. From what I’ve experienced, they’re four nice guys with a deep love for family.

I’m going to give you four categories and I want you to assign one member of BAD to each. Best Overall Personality, Funniest, Most Surprising, and Most Intriguing.

Mel: Funniest is definitely Darren … he makes me laugh often. Best Overall Personality is Wyatt. He’s just so easygoing with everything and I’ve never seen him down. Most Surprising … definitely Noah. That leaves Most Intriguing and it’s a perfect title for Sawyer.

Tell us about the book you’ve been hired to write. What makes this book different than most other band stories?

Mel: BAD hired me to write their story, but they don’t want a fluff piece. This book is going to be an insight into their lives, their families, and fans. The perks of fame and the pitfalls as well. I think the best part of it is they will proofread every word, so not only do you know it’s truly their story but it’s got their stamp of approval as well.

Most people may not realize you’re not a BAD fan. In fact, it caused quite a commotion when they found out you weren’t a fan of their music. Now that you’re immersed in it every day, have you changed your mind?

Mel: Way to put me on the spot, Belle. I’m not a fan of hard rock in general. But I’m fortunate enough to get to sit in on practice each day, and I have to admit I love their acoustic album. My favorite part of the day is getting to listen to them sing on the bus. It’s different than watching them on stage. They’re more relaxed and have fun with it. I take great joy in being able to witness them in that element.

One question I keep getting asked is if you’ve seen them naked. Have you had any accidental bathroom encounters? Middle of the night snack attacks?

Mel: Nope. Sorry to disappoint, but there have been zero naked encounters. They’re very respectful of my space and I am of theirs. We’re in close quarters so I have seen them in boxers and an occasional towel as they leave the bathroom, but nothing to get excited about.

Oh, Mel, if that doesn’t excite you there’s something wrong with you. Most people would cream their panties at the sight of Noah or Sawyer in boxers or a towel.

Do you find yourself inspired enough to start other books? Your first book, The O Factor, is a nationwide bestseller. Do you think BAD will give you the inspiration you need for your next book?

Mel: Well, their book is my next book. As for future projects, I’m not even on that wavelength. I can only write one book at a time and right now my head is in conceptualizing this book. I can’t say they won’t inspire me at some point because, as an artist, you never know when inspiration will come but so far it hasn’t happened. Sorry, ladies, no BAD themed romances in my foreseeable future.

Last question. Do you see yourself staying in touch with the members of BAD after the tour is over? Or is this strictly a work assignment for you?

Mel: We’ve all become pretty close in a short amount of time. We have so much more in common than I think any of us could have imagined. I’m pretty sure we’re forging lifelong friendships here and I’m really excited about that. I feel very blessed to be in the presence of these amazing men every day. I can’t wait to see where this journey takes us.

Well, there you have it, Slammers! My girl Mel gave us all the answers she could, and I’m sure we’ll get even more over the next few months. Thanks for talking to me, Mel!

Until next time - Live today, like there's no tomorrow!

Xs and Os

Belle

 

 

 

Bastards and Dangerous Q&A Week 5 (Wyatt)

Bastards and Dangerous Q&A by Amelia Greyson

Hey, Wyatt! Thank you so much for sitting with me today for this interview. I’ve compiled a list of questions from your fans as well as some of my own. Are you ready to get up close and personal with me?

Wyatt: I’m always ready to hang out with you, Mel.

I’m pretty sure that’s the first non-sexual answer I’ve received.

Wyatt: That isn’t surprising, but none of the other guys have a wife, either.

True. Let’s talk about Anna. Tell me about how you two met and how long you’ve been together.

Wyatt: Anna and I met in junior high. She was actually friends with Sawyer first. The two of us just connected. We talked all the time, hung out whenever we could, ended up dating, and never stopped. We got married earlier this year, and I’ve never been happier. She’s the love of my life.

Your story is so sweet and so is Anna. The two of you really do make the perfect couple. How about we move into some fan questions now? Are you up for that?

Wyatt: Ask away.

Ashley G. is up first. Who do you admire the most and why?

Wyatt: Noah … without a doubt. He’s my best friend and the most selfless guy I’ve ever known. I’ve literally watched him take off his shirt in the middle of winter and give it to someone who didn’t have one, along with his jacket and a wad of cash. That’s the thing about Noah, there’s nothing he wouldn’t do for anyone even if he’s never met you. He’s got this unflappable belief in fate I wish I could share.

How does Anna handle your time on the road? Does she get jealous of all the women around you guys?

Wyatt: Anna and I have strict rules about communication. We tell each other everything. If we didn’t, this wouldn’t work. I know it’s hard to believe a man can have women constantly throwing themselves at him and not cheat. Truthfully, like anything else, that gets old fast. I don’t want a woman who would so casually look at my wedding band then look the other way to have one night with a rock star. Fame is fleeting, but love is forever, and Anna is my rock. I’m sure there are times when she may seem jealous, but that’s when we make sure one of us visits. It’s not so much actual jealousy as it is the distance eating at us.

That makes a lot of sense. You two have something special, and it’s nice to hear how much you cherish it and how hard you work at keeping it.

How about we lighten things up? Kim T. has a question for you. What is your favorite guilty pleasure?

Wyatt: Eating Darren’s Fruit Loops in the morning. It makes him so mad because it’s his favorite cereal. I usually wake up first, so fucking with him is easy. I’m not a total asshole, though. I always have an extra box on hand so he can get his fill. He freaks out just as much as Sawyer does when Noah takes his brown sugar Pop-Tarts.

You’re so bad, but that’s funny.

Wyatt: Right? They’re so sensitive about their food. They should realize if it’s on the bus it’s a free-for-all.

Yeah, I’m pretty sure they don’t agree with that at all, but I see your point. You’re family and what’s yours is mine and vice versa.

Wyatt: Exactly!

Dana S. is up next. Do you follow any pre-show rituals?

Wyatt: I do. I call Anna and tell her I love her because her love keeps me centered. I also hug each of my brothers before we hit the stage. Those two things keep me grounded and keep reality in the forefront. It’s easy to lose yourself in the fame with fifty thousand fans clamoring for your attention. I don’t ever want to get lost in that fantasy world and forget who I am and where I came from.

While we’re talking about the guys and staying grounded, Meghana S. has a question for you. Is there ever any jealousy between the four of you and if so, in what regards?

Wyatt: Nah … I mean, nothing big. The only thing I can even remember is being bummed I can’t bunk with Noah. Sawyer and Darren would be much better bus mates, but there are reasons why things are this way. The main one being Darren and Sawyer on the same bus would be trouble with a capital T. And the second being Noah and Sawyer need their brother time. Those two are connected on a whole other level and don’t do well when they’re apart for extended periods of time.

So no fights over who has more photoshoots? Or who has the most fan mail or things like that?

Wyatt: <insert laughter> Not in years. Maybe in the beginning when it was all new we might have had little tiffs over superficial stuff like that. That kind of stuff gets old fast. I know we have like this ridiculous reputation of being rough and tough but we’re pretty laidback about everything.

Well, what you’re saying isn’t anything different than what I’ve seen so far. It’s nice to know what you see is what you get with you guys.

I want to ask you something I’ve been wondering for a while now. With seventeen American Music Awards and twelve Grammy awards, Bastards and Dangerous has obviously been well-received within the music community, but you are notorious for not attending the ceremonies and have even turned down appearance offers. The only year you did both shows was with your breakout album Lost. Can you tell me why?

Wyatt: We appreciate the awards and nominations, they mean a lot to us. We have done some performances and acceptance speeches via satellite so we could be there in some manner. The first year it was insane and so flattering. We were in high demand and didn’t have much downtime at all that year. We were able to take the people important to us to the shows that year, but after that tour was over we sat down as a group and made some tough decisions. You’re not a stranger to this world, Mel. It’s crazy at times. As much fun and honor came from the award shows, it wasn’t worth the stress of squeezing them into our schedules and making them priorities. We had to decide what events to schedule our tours around, our lives around, and oftentimes it came down to a scenario like … if you go to the AMAs you won’t be able to be home for Anna’s birthday, or the birth of your niece, or your parents’ twenty-fifth anniversary party. We have moments in the spotlight every day. Life is made of moments, family moments we’ll never get back, so we do what we can to be there. Unfortunately, that’s meant missing ceremonies. That being said, we’re all looking forward to going next year because we won’t be touring and we won’t have to make the choice anymore.

Thank you for explaining that. I know it’s hard for the fans to wrap their heads around why their favorite band wouldn’t go to such a prestigious event. Now, maybe they’ll understand a bit more as to why.

What’s your favorite holiday, Wyatt?

Wyatt: Christmas. I love the smell of fresh-cut trees, and our families get together, so it’s one huge celebration of family and love.

If you had to pick one, would you pick red licorice or black?

Wyatt: Red Vines Super Ropes … those are the shit! I used to get them at the baseball field. Red all the way. But not Twizzlers, that shit sucks.

Do you believe unicorns exist?

Wyatt: Sure, just because I haven’t seen one doesn’t mean they aren’t out there. I haven’t seen a lot of shit I know is real so why not believe in unicorns, too?

Does the same go for aliens?

Wyatt: You’re fucking with me now, but it’s okay. Yeah, same for aliens.

Yeah, I was messing with you, but we have to have some fun, right? Your interview was a little more serious than the others.

Wyatt: That happens. I’m a pretty serious guy most of the time. I think it’s why Noah and I are such good friends.

Okay, last question. If you could go back and tell your sixteen-year-old self anything, what would it be?

Wyatt: Damn, that’s hard. My mom has always been a single mom. She was the best, but I know it was hard for her. When I got to high school, I really worried about her. She worked two jobs a lot of the time just so I wouldn’t miss out on anything. She wouldn’t let me work to pitch in because she wanted me to be a kid and enjoy my childhood. As soon as I got my first check, I paid off our house and gave her some money. Aside from Anna, my mom is my world. I’d tell myself not to stress about her so much because things were going to work out for her real soon. 

Thanks for sitting with me and answering these questions, Wyatt. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know all of you in our weekly meetings and can’t wait to continue them. You’re all amazing men, and I’m honored to be able to call you my friends.

Bastards and Dangerous Q&A Week 4 (Darren)

Bastards and Dangerous Q&A by Amelia Greyson

Hey, Darren! Thank you so much for sitting with me today for this interview. I’ve compiled a list of questions from your fans as well as some of my own. Are you ready to get up close and personal with me?

Darren: Sure, Mel. Just don’t go trying to bang my bongo or anything, that’s reserved for the other half of your troublesome twosome.

I wouldn’t dream of it! Let’s jump right into a question from Ashley J. What are your top-five favorite albums of all time?

Darren: That’s an impossibly hard question and so fucking awesome. I’ll give you the first five I remember having a big influence on me. Purple Rain by Prince, Thriller by Michael Jackson, Metallica’s Black Album, Hotel California by The Eagles, and Night Train by Joey and Iris Triton. Just to be clear, that last one isn’t because they were your parents but because it’s a fucking kickass album.

Thanks, Darren. I’m sure my parents would appreciate the shoutout. This question is from Misti S. What is the first thing you want to do when the tour is over?

Darren: I’m going to Disneyland! <insert laughter> Damn, I’ve always wanted to say that. For real, I’m going to spend some time with my parents. They’re getting older, and family is important, you know?

Yeah, I sure do. I think that’s sweet. This question has been asked by quite a few fans. Boxers, Briefs, Commando?

Darren: Commando, baby.

That was so much more than I needed to know.

Darren: Well, hey … you asked. When you’re touring, every second is important, so underwear of any kind wastes valuable seconds. I want to be able to unzip, cover up, and … well, you know the rest.

Yup, sure do. Let the banging of the bongos commence.

Darren: Exactly! You know what’s up, Mel. Even if Boy Band was the one to teach you the ropes.

And on that note, next question! This one is from Gayle C. Do you have a fantasy destination you’d like to go to?

Darren: We’ve traveled so much on tour but we honestly don’t get much time to enjoy where we go. I’d love to grab my girl and show her the Seven Wonders of the World. I think that would be an amazing thing to experience together.

I love that answer! I’m sure your girl would love that, too. <wink wink> Okay, let’s switch it up a bit. Tell me about the friendships between you and your band members. Are there any love/hate relationships going on? Or are you all actually good friends?

Darren: We’re all best friends … brother’s, really. Noah and Wyatt are the two serious ones, so they spend a lot of time together. Sawyer and I are more of the party guys, so we’re always together. It’s hard to explain. We’re all best friends, but we usually pair off. Noah and Sawyer’s relationship sort of supersedes all of that, though. Their twin connection is just … I can’t even put it into words, but I’ve always been envious. I’d love to have that kind of unique bond with someone else.

Me, too. Here’s an interesting question from Dana S. Do you have a favorite song you like to perform at karaoke?

Darren: Yes! The absolute best karaoke song is “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond. Everyone knows it and ends up singing along.

Favorite Holiday?

Darren: Halloween, hands down. The combination of candy and scary shit is a guaranteed recipe for getting laid.

How do you guys always turn everything to sex?

Darren: You’re the author of The O Factor and you’re asking me that? You’re lucky we don’t talk to you about sex 24/7 because seriously, Mel, I have questions about your book and your inspiration for said book.

Moving on. This one from Kim T. should be safe enough. Do you have any pets?

Darren: Nah, pets and bands don’t mix. We’re far too busy to take care of an animal the way it deserves. Maybe once we’re done touring I might get a dog. I’ve always loved English Bulldogs and regularly donate to a few different rescues.

That’s so true but super sweet you give donations. Our next question is from Cindy L. If given the choice, would you pick cake or ice cream?

Darren: Both. I’m not a take it or leave it kind of guy … I want it all.

You remind me so much of this reporter I know. She likes to bang bongos in her spare time.

Darren: You’ll have to introduce me someday. <laughs>

Alright, last question. If you could give any advice to your sixteen-year-old self what would it be?

Darren: Don’t sweat the small stuff. Just live in the moment because things always have a way of working themselves out.

For some reason that’s exactly the answer I expected from you.

Darren: At least I didn’t disappoint.

I don’t think you ever could. It’s always a pleasure to spend time with you, Darren. Thank you for hanging out with me today and answering my questions.

Darren: Happy to do it, Mel, and I can’t wait to read it.

 

Bastards and Dangerous Q&A Week 3 (Belle)

Bastards and Dangerous Q&A by Amelia Greyson

Hey, Belle! Thanks for sitting with me today for a few quick questions. I think it’s important to learn a bit more about our favorite entertainment blogger who is keeping everyone updated on BAD this year.

Belle: Hey, Mel! You know I’m always happy to sit with you and shoot the shit no matter what it’s about.

Cool, my first question for you is a simple one. When did you first discover Bastards and Dangerous?

Belle: It was the summer before I started college. I’d gone to a club in Hollywood where they were playing. I was hooked right away. That was the summer they got signed, and I’ve followed their career ever since.

I’m pretty sure not many people know this next bit of information. The night at The Greek, where BAD announced Slammed had an exclusive about them in their upcoming issue, that was a surprise to you. How did you feel in that moment?

Belle: Oh my God, I was so freaking excited! I was always a huge BAD fan, and to end up with a job where I could follow their career and write about them was a dream come true. Then to be asked to write exclusively for them for a year, by the band themselves? I could die tomorrow and my bucket list would be complete. It was the most amazing thing ever. I’m still in shock.

Before taking this job you were one of the most influential entertainment bloggers/reporters around. Your Instagram followers were pretty steady at about three million last year. Could you tell us your current Instagram follower count and how it makes you feel?

Belle: The numbers are insane. Almost overnight, I went from three million to about fifty million. BAD has eighty million, so I’m pretty sure those numbers will continue to grow. It’s awesome but also a bit daunting. People should just know that while I’m definitely posting more things about BAD, I’m still posting other bands, and my daily coffee, my shoes if they’re cute, my nails when they’re looking badass. I’m still me, just with a cooler job aspect.

It was recently announced you’re going to spend the last three months of The Just an Illusion Tour on the buses with the guys and me. What are you looking to accomplish in those three months?

Belle: Being up close and personal with BAD is going to bring a whole new level of depth to my articles. Flying in once a month and attending shows and doing some quick interviews is great, but fully immersing myself in the experience is every reporter’s dream.

Are any of the members of Bastards and Dangerous on your celebrity cheat list?

Belle: Uh, yeah! Darren Miller has been on my celebrity cheat list since I saw him play in that club. I couldn’t get him out of my mind. I kicked myself for a good year for not introducing myself to him back then. After having met him and getting to know him better, I see why I was so enamored with him. Thankfully, I’m not dating anyone, so I don’t need a cheat list.

Are you trying to tell us something, Belle?

Belle: <insert laugh> No, but a girl can dream, can’t she?

Hell yeah she can! What has been your favorite part of covering BAD exclusively so far?

Belle: When I come to the concerts and get to see how moved the fans are by the experience. Not just the fans in the audience, either. Smaller venues means less tickets, but the parking lots are always filled to the brim with tailgaters. Those people in the lots are so happy to even be in proximity of the band. It’s a heady experience for sure. One people will talk about for decades.

If you could see Bastards and Dangerous collaborate with someone on this tour, who would it be?

Belle: Wow, that’s hard! There are so many people I’d love to see them do something with but because of the acoustical nature of this tour I’d say Ed Sheeran would be a great mix with what they have going on right now.

So what is up next for you? Do you have any idea where your career will go after this tour?

Belle: You know me, I live by the seat of my pants. I’m sure whatever comes next will be a great experience. Life is such a mystery. I’m just along for the ride.

What’s your favorite pastime?

Belle: I’m in the beginning stages of dating someone new. You know how that is … kind of scary and awkward but also really fun. I guess you could say he’s my favorite pastime at the moment.

Is it serious with this guy?

Belle: I don’t really do serious. I’m all about having a good time. Of course, I’d never rule out serious someday with the right person.

Could this mystery man be Mr. Right?

Belle: You’re not going to let this go, are you? I’ll never say never, but what I will say is he’s Mr. Right Now.

Okay …We’ve been friends for twenty years, I know when to back off. Tell us your favorite must-have while writing.

Belle: A latte or wine and either fresh fruit or chocolate. The time of day determines which order I have them.

What do you prefer a man wear … boxers or briefs?

Belle: Who has time for underwear? Commando all the way, baby.

And on that note, I think our time is up. Thank you so much for sitting and chatting with me, Belle.

Belle: Like I’d rather be doing anything else. Someone else … maybe. But anything else, not on your life.

 

Bastards and Dangerous Q&A Week 2 (Noah)

Bastards and Dangerous Q&A by Amelia Greyson

Hey, Noah! Thank you so much for sitting with me today for this interview. I’ve compiled a list of questions from your fans, as well as some of my own. Are you ready to get up close and personal with me?

Noah: I’m always ready to get up close and personal with you, Mel, you know that.

Great, now that I’m blushing like crazy, I’ll jump right in. This first question comes from Kim T. What’s your favorite guilty pleasure?

Noah: That’s easy … indulging in you.

Come on, Noah! That’s not what your fans want to hear.

Noah: Hmm … maybe not, but it’s the truth, and they asked for an in-depth personal interview. That’s about as personal as it gets. I hope.

Alright, this next question comes from Lisa A. Would you ever pose for Playgirl?

Noah: <Insert panty-dropping smile> Nah …some things need to be left to the imagination. The only one who gets to see my goods is the woman I’m intimately involved with.

That’s completely understandable. Our next question was asked by just about everyone. Boxers or briefs, Noah?

Noah: Why is everyone always obsessed with our underwear? Ladies, what we carry our package around in isn’t nearly as important as how we use our package. But to answer your question, I prefer boxer briefs.

I wonder how many of your fans are hitting up Calvin Klein on social media right now begging for a Noah Weston exclusive.

Noah: Probably more now that you planted the seed. Thanks, Mel.

Anytime, Noah, happy to help.

Noah: I’m pretty sure you secretly want to see the goods yourself. You know, if you ask nicely I might just show them to you.

Have you always been such a flirt? That question is all mine.

Noah: I’m a friendly guy, and a lot of time it gets mistaken for flirting when it’s not. But with you, I’m definitely flirting, Mel.

And on that note, let’s go to a question from Gayle C. Do you believe in fate?

Noah: More than anything else, except for love. We may never know how and why things happen, but I believe with my whole heart everything happens for a reason.

Does that have anything to do with why you do so many random acts of kindness?

Noah: Maybe? If you put good into the world, it can only result in more good things. I’ve been blessed with more than I need so why not share the good fortune? If it doesn’t have anything to do with fate at least it’s good karma, and we can all use as much of that as we can get. 

What are you looking forward to most after the tour?

Noah: Seeing what’s next. Ideally, it would have to be love, wife, and kids.

If you could collaborate with any artist, who would it be?

Noah: Sawyer. My brother is, without a doubt, the most talented person I’ve ever known.

Favorite holiday?

Noah: Thanksgiving. Being surrounded by all the people I’m thankful for every day is the best feeling there is.

Last question. If you could tell your sixteen-year-old self one thing, what would it be?

Noah: I’d tell myself that one day I was going to meet an author who was going to change my life and she was worth the wait.

Thank you for answering my questions, Noah, and for all the flattery … it will get you everywhere.

Noah: Anything, anytime, anywhere, Amelia, you know that.

Bastards and Dangerous Q&A Week 1 (Sawyer)

Bastards and Dangerous Q&A by Amelia Greyson

Hey, Sawyer! Thank you so much for sitting with me today for this interview. I’ve compiled a list of questions from your fans, as well as some of my own. Are you ready to get up close and personal with me?

Sawyer: Careful what you ask for, Princess. I’ve been known to bite.

Sawyer…

Sawyer: Calm down, Princess, you know I’m only joking. Ask away but know I reserve the right to plead the Fifth.

Fair enough. This question is from Karie G. What is the hardest part of being famous?

Sawyer: The loss of privacy. Some days you just want to be able to take your family out to dinner but you can’t without being interrupted a thousand times. Everyone wants a hug, an autograph, a selfie. Don’t get me wrong, our fans are great and they’re why we’re where we are today. There’s not much I would change, but being able to have uninterrupted family time if I could change that? I would in a heartbeat.

Alright, this question is from Meghana S. What is the first thing that catches your eye when you spot a woman?

Sawyer: Her ass. <insert cocky smirk> What? I’m an ass man, at least if I see her from behind first. If it’s up close and personal, it’s usually her smile.

Her smile? Really?

Sawyer: Don’t be so surprised. There’s this thing about women when they smile. You can tell by the ease of it, by the lines in the corner of their mouths, by the way they throw their head back or even kind of shake their head as they laugh. Those are typically the women who know how to have a good time, who are confident in themselves, who are nice. I don’t get a lot of downtime with women, so when I do, I want to find one who isn’t a bitch looking for a celebrity fuck. Or even worse, a celebrity baby daddy.

And speaking of celebrity baby daddies, how do you prevent that?

Sawyer: Well, there’s no surefire way to prevent a baby, I guess, but making it a cardinal rule to use my own condoms is a good start. Pulling out, even with a condom on, is the next best way.

How did this interview get so sexual? Let’s take it back a few notches, shall we? This next question is from Dana S. What is your worst habit?

Sawyer: Speaking before thinking. I’m forever doing things I regret because I act first and think later.

Cindy L would like to know … Batman or Superman?

Sawyer: Batman. Always Batman.

What is the best thing about being a twin? What is the worst? This question is all mine.

Sawyer: The worst is being attracted to the same women. It can make for some awkward situations. The best is everything else. Noah is my best friend, he’s my favorite person, he knows me better than anyone and loves me anyway.

Favorite holiday?

Sawyer: Christmas. There’s nothing better.

Is it better to give or receive?

Sawyer: Are we still talking about Christmas? Because, sexually, both are pretty fucking nice.

Yes, Sawyer, <insert exasperated sigh> we’re still talking about Christmas.

Sawyer: Well, then … not to seem too much like Noah, but giving is definitely better. The looks on my nieces’ faces are priceless.

This question is from Jacqui N. She’s an avid reader. Team Michael or Team Daniel from The Acceptance Series?

Sawyer: Considering I don’t read shit for romance, except for you, Princess …

Wait, you’ve read my book?

Sawyer: I’d read the fucking phone book if you wrote it. But like I was saying, I don’t know jack shit about romance teams. Even so, I’m going to go with Team Michael because my sister dated a Daniel once and the guy was a total asshat.

Alright, there you have it, Jacqui N. Sawyer is Team Michael for the win. Last question. If you could give your sixteen-year-old self any advice or words of wisdom, what would it be?

Sawyer: There was a girl who got between myself and my brother, and the whole experience is my biggest regret. I’d tell myself to never let that happen.

Thank you for spending some time with me today and letting me interview you. I know you don’t open yourself up for these things often.

Sawyer: I’m not sure what it is about you, Princess, but I don’t have the heart to tell you no when you ask for something. I’m pretty sure you cast a spell on me while I was sleeping or some shit, but in any case, you’re welcome.

 

Release Day and Giveaway

Hi Guys!
Today is release day for Just an Illusion - The B Side!

I'm so excited to share more of Amelia, Sawyer, and Noah with you all.

If you haven't read Just an Illusion - Side A yet, you need to read that first before starting The B Side.

You can purchase The B Side at the following retailers:
 

 

Don't forget to enter the release day giveaways:

Giveaway #1

Giveaway #2

Giveaway #3

  • Head over to my Facebook page and read the pinned post to enter this one.

Lastly, if you haven't heard the news - starting in April you're going to get a weekly Q&A email with Mel's interviews with the guys from BAD! Have you always wondered what was going on in those interviews? You're about to find out - so hang on for the ride!

Until next time!

XoXo,

 

Dee

Just an Illusion - The B Side Cover Reveal and sale

Hi Everyone!

Today is cover reveal day!


Just an Illusion - The B Side, is releasing on March 30th and I'm so excited to show you the cover! Side A, gave you a glimpse of sexy Noah Weston and The B Side, is giving you a glimpse of the sinful Sawyer Weston!

Currently available on iBooks at the pre-order price of $2.99



What goes perfect with a cover reveal? A sale and a giveaway of course!

Just an Illusion - Side A is only 99 cents until March 22nd. If you haven't read it, now is the perfect time.

Just an Illusion - Side A
iBooks : http://apple.co/2cwMsfw
AmazonUS: http://amzn.to/2fGzxYA
Nook: http://bit.ly/2dPo5VX
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2elyttP
AmazonUK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M0R3WC9
AmazonCA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01M0R3WC9
AmazonAU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01M0R3WC9


Who wants to win an ARC? Head on over to rafflecopter and enter to win either a copy of Side A or The B Side - winner's choice. https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/0cba4250474/

That's all for now! I hope you all have a great rest of your week and a fantastic weekend!

XoXo,

Dee Kelly

Release Day, Giveaway, and More

Hey Everyone!


Today is the big day! The first book in The Illusion Series is here! Just an Illusion - Side A is live and the early reviews are amazing! Want to read an excerpt? Click here

You can get your copy at the following retailers:

AmazonUK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M0R3WC9
AmazonCA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01M0R3WC9
AmazonAU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01M0R3WC9

If you haven't seen the trailer yet, you've got to check it out. The Book Chick Blog did such a phenomenal job.

Now of course, what would release day be without a giveaway? Head on over to my Facebook page and check out the pinned post for all the details and prizes.

I'm so excited to share this new book with you guys! If you read it and love it, please consider leaving a review it's the best compliment you can give.

Thank you all for taking this journey with me.

XoXo,

Dee

 

Release Blitz hosted by The Next Step PR

Release Blitz hosted by The Next Step PR

Just an Illusion is Live! Read an Excerpt now!

Today is the big day! The first book in The Illusion Series is here! Just an Illusion - Side A is live and the early reviews are amazing! Read an excerpt below.


Amelia


Present Day – Two Years After The Tour

Stories are meant to be told. I firmly believe that, or I wouldn’t have pursued a career in writing. And yet, some stories should never be told for a variety of reasons. My story—OUR story—is on the cusp of both of those beliefs. When I first met them, it was quickly decided I would write their story. And their story is a great story, one I want to tell with all my heart and soul. One their fans truly deserve after all this time. The only problem is, in order to tell their story, I have to tell mine, too, since they’ve become so intricately entwined. I’m not sure I’m ready to share my story yet. My heart may not survive if I do.

As I release an exhausted sigh, I pause momentarily and deeply inhale the scent of the Pacific Ocean. The beautiful sunset’s reflection shines on the waves, looking like a million shimmering suns. The silence in the house is all encompassing and allows me to take a few moments to appreciate life. It’s funny how so many things can change over the course of a few years. How one person’s life can go from private to public in the blink of an eye. How easily we transition beyond our humble beginnings, instead winding up in the lap of luxury. How fate always seems to find a way to intervene.

When I started this journey, I lived in a small, one-bedroom apartment in Encino, California. And now, I’m living most people’s dream. My home—well, technically it’s their home—is a beautiful beachfront house with every amenity I could have ever dreamed of. But at the end of the day, it’s just a house, and a house isn’t a home until you make it one. Even though it’s been over two years since I officially moved in, making this house my home is still a feat I haven’t quite yet mastered. If I accept this house, I have to accept the realities that come with it—realities I’m not ready to acknowledge.

Realities I should have long ago accepted.

His ultimatum tonight threw me into a tailspin. He knows he’s making me relive the best and worst days of my life. It’s not his fault; they’re his, too, and he’s waited long enough. He genuinely wants to make this a home for us, but he’s worried my heart may not completely be his.

Is it?

I love him. I’ve always loved him, but being in love with someone is different than loving them. The only way to figure it out for sure is to write THE story—his, mine, theirs, and ours.

I turn away from the window, fire up my laptop, and uncork a bottle of my favorite Pinot Grigio, filling the largest wine glass I own. It’s cool, and the alcohol warms me going down. If I’m going to do this, I need something to soothe me. Especially when I have to read his notes and pull all of Belle’s articles. I need those most of all for this story to be truly complete.

It’s just a story, Amelia, you write them all the time. It doesn’t have to be published; you’re just purging it from your system and getting it on paper. But if anyone ever got their hands on it … If they find out you finally wrote it, there’s no coming back.

Closing my eyes, I wage the internal battle with myself. He gave me a deadline; I have seventy-two hours to answer his proposal. Three days. I’m not quite sure if three days is long enough for my heart to catch up with my mind. It doesn’t matter; he’s serious this time.

The boys left and went camping, giving me time to do this, to gather myself. He was hesitant to leave me alone, knowing how hard it will be for me. Eventually, I convinced him I’d be fine. I’m not so sure now, but it doesn’t matter. It’s time to put on my big girl panties and give him an answer. Which leaves me only one thing left to do.

It’s time to write our story.