Fall Apart Blog Tour – Guest Author – S.E. Culpepper
Today is Day Two of the Fall Apart Blog Tour and I’m really pleased to be the host. Please take some time to read the guest post from S. E. Culpepper and learn more about her new book, Fall Apart, book #4 in her Liaisons series. Be sure to enter the contest at the end for a chance to win one of the books in the Liaisons series.
Family in the Liaisons Series
I grew up in a strict, but supportive household and the love my parents bestowed on my siblings and me was a luxury that I later learned many people don’t get to experience. No family is perfect—mine certainly isn’t. We have weird and funny traditions. We all know that when dad loses his temper, it’s best to pretend to clean something so you don’t come under fire. We know that when mom decides we should listen to music, it’s going to be Tom Jones, and we’re all going to like it, or else! But, one characteristic of my own family that I try to instill in at least one character in any story I write is acceptance.
I mean, look at me. I love writing in the male/male genre. It’s a wonderful experience that gets better everyday, but there are still a lot of people out there with negative things to say about it. When I come into contact with people who have an issue with what I choose to do, and believe me, I have, I love that I can come back to my “traditional and conservative” parents, the folks who raised me to think for myself, and I get unconditional love and support. I’ve learned from them that it’s not about whom you love, what you do for a living, or what the neighbors think. It’s about being able to look at yourself in the mirror and making the world better.
In Fall Apart and the other books in the Liaisons Series, whenever I write that character, or couple of characters that epitomize acceptance, I have to smile. Acceptance doesn’t have to be a fairy tale, and it shouldn’t be.
I’m so glad my parents taught me that with their actions.
Leave a comment with an email address to be entered for a chance to win a free eBook. At the end of the blog tour, a winner will be chosen from each blog. The winner can choose any book in the Liaisons Series.
Dodging his ex, giving the Best Man speech, and smuggling home extra slices of wedding cake are Damon Wright’s only plans on his buddy’s wedding day. Capturing the attention of a renowned photographer with twice the sexual magnetism of James Bond doesn’t even make the list. Accustomed to a life spent keeping his head down, managing family obligations, Damon is unprepared for even a lukewarm pursuit, much less the hot, focused advances of a man like Alarik whose sophistication leaves Damon reeling.
Tired of the vapid, morally bankrupt and grasping fellows so common in his line of work, Alarik is through serving as just another step for mercenary men on the ladder to success. Damon’s kindhearted reserve excites a profound response within him, enticing him with the idea of an honest future. Compelled to dig beneath the surface in search of something lasting, Alarik can’t help but wonder if falling in love can be as easy as breathing.
Yet, fairytales don’t exist in the pace of real life; they disappear in shadow. Absorbed by the happiness of finding one another, Damon and Alarik never see the darkness coming…
S.E. Culpepper lives and works in Oregon. After graduating college in New Mexico, she served as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard for four and a half years before deciding to strike out on her own as a writer. S.E. is addicted to YouTube, reading, and chocolate, not necessarily in that order. In her free time, she visits parks with her son, studies for her Masters, and bakes. S.E. loves hearing from readers and she makes it a point to get back to them. Contact her through her website: seculpepper.com.
Fall Apart – Book #4 – Liaisons: Release Date 10/28/13
Blog Tour Dates and Stops:
Oct. 26: Sid Love
Oct. 27: Andrew Q. Gordon
Oct. 28: Book Reviews and More By Kathy
Oct. 28: Sinfully Sexy
Oct. 29: Elisa’s Ramblings
Oct. 30: J P Barnaby
Oct. 31: The Morning After Romance
Nov. 3: The Novel Approach