Sunday, August 4, 2013

***EXCLUSIVE GIVEAWAY & INTERVIEW w/ CT Oliver***

Exclusive w/ CT Oliver

Author of 

Love of Truth



Synopsis~ 

For the next eleven days all Amelia Adler wants is a nice relaxing vacation on the beach. All she’ll do is drink pineapple margaritas and read sexy steamy romance novels. She doesn’t want to think about the stress of her daily life nor the fact that she doesn’t know what to do with her life.


Craig Patrice just wants to spend his last spring break catching wave after waves during the day in the Pacific Ocean, and relax as much as he can at night. This is his last break before finishing law school and starting at a firm this upcoming summer. He has no desire for a fling or a girlfriend. All he wants is to buckle down and finish this year off right. That is until he gets a glimpse of his vacationing neighbor, and for the life of him, he can’t look away.

Though Craig and Amelia are somewhat reluctant for a relationship, they seem to find comfort in one another and can’t let go of each other. Finding romance on vacation is one thing, but can their relationship withstand the demands of real daily life and once a past relationship catches up with them will believing in each other’s truth save their future.


Excerpt~ 



Crawling up her body I leave kisses here and there before pulling her close to me. Spooning her. “G’mornin’, baby,” I whisper and nip at her earlobe.

Still catching her breath, she wiggles her bottom toward me. “Umm…morning. Mmm, I think someone else is awake, too.” She giggles feeling my aching erection rest between her cheeks. She takes advantage and starts to rub up and down with her bottom.

“Oh baby, let’s not start something we can’t finish,” I try to still her.

“But he’s awake and he’s lonely and wants to play with me,” she turns, facing me. Before I can say a word, she has me in her hands. Moving her little hand up and down, having no mercy on me.


Amy's Thoughts~ 

When I first "met" CT Oliver. She had emailed my FB page, asking me to read and review her book. She explained that she was having a hard time finding bloggers to do so because she was a first time author. I was appalled by this! This is why bloggers do what they do, I just didn't understand why they were turning her down. So I started pimping her out, promoting her book. And lemme tell ya - TO THOSE BLOGGERS WHO SAID NO - your effin loss, because this book was amazing! I loved it. I couldn't believe it came from a first timer. The more I talk to CT, the more I love her to pieces. She's kind, generous, always upbeat, and always goes after what she wants. Much like Amelia in Love of Truth.

Amelia needs to get away from her life, she needs a break. So she heads down to her uncle's beach house for a little R&R. Where she instantly meets Craig. Sexy, ex-special forces Craig. They spend their vacation in each others arms, sharing their laughs, their smiles, and their kisses. Along with Amelia's 2 besties, and Craig's 2 besties. They have the vacation of their life time. But what happens when they return to the real world? Can they make it with their busy lives??

READ.THE.BOOK.

Considering the things that Amelia has overcome in her life, she's an AMAZING main character. She hasn't let life get her down, and yet she can't see what goodness she brings to the world. Craig sees it, and does his best to convince her.

CT...... fantastic book. Just fantastic. As I was reading Love of Truth, I could feel CT's determination come through in her writing as it does in her life. I knew when we started talking to one another that we would be fast friends and I was so right. You did an exceptional job on this one and I can't wait to read the next. <3

Love of Truth is the beginning of a series. And these days, what book isn't?? We find more cliffhangers than we do stand-alones. To me, it just gives me something more to look forward to. CT Oliver is a graduate student and a professor, she's doing her best to get the followup to Love of Truth entitled Truth out by Winter 2014. Be patient. I have a feeling Craig and Amelia are going to be worth it. 


CT asks that if you enjoyed Love of Truth that you please go to Amazon &/or Goodreads and leave a review. It doesn't have to be a long review, just a few words. 

***PLEASE NOTE ~ While this book is the first in a series, it does NOT end with a cliffy, Yes it ends abruptly, but I do not consider it to be a cliffhanger!!!!!!! ***


Interview w/ CT Oliver~ 

TTP~ How do you balance everything you have going on in your personal life and writing?
CT~I started writing as a way of releasing stress. It was something I enjoyed and if there are things in life that you enjoy, you make time for it.

TTP~Where did you come up with Amelia & Craig and all the fun stuff they got into? And who was your inspiration for the two of them.
CT~I have always loved the name Amelia. I think it's a pretty name that's underused these days. I picked the name Craig, Cory and Charles because they all started with the letter C and I think that Craig is a strong name. I wanted Craig to be a strong male character that's also caring because that's what Amelia needed. She didn't come from a caring family like Craig's. As for the fun things that they do, that reflects some of the things that I do up and down the west coast. I surf, hike, and rock climb. Though, I'm not as good at it as my characters are. I don't think I had anything that inspired me to create these characters, I think just wrote what I thought fit. If that makes sense.

TTP~ If Love of Truth was made into a movie, Who would play the Characters? (not Gandy!! haha)

CT~ GAH!! I don't know!! LOL

TTP~ this or that~
           pepsi or coke
           beer or liquor
           bikini or one-piece
           boxers or briefs
           tats or no tats

CT~ Pepsi, liquor, bikini, no underwear please, both

TTP~Do you have any odd quirks or things you must do or listen to as you write? what kind of environment do you prefer?
CT~Oddly, I listen to classical music when I write. I think it calms me. I learned that I can't write elsewhere, just at my desk at home. Nothing is stranger when writing about a blow job when a kid is running back and forth in front of you at the local coffee shop.

TTP~ You are keeping your writing a secret from your family, Why is that?

CT~ Culturally I don't think that my family can accept it. They're very tradition in ways. Also it's something that I think my family doesn't see future in. Also, I'm applying to graduate school and it's a very competitive and judgmental environment, so for the time being it's best if I just write under my pen name.

TTP~ You are so well-rounded... You're Asian and you read/write/speak Vietnamese, French, & English. You work out at the gym, participate in runs, you're a professor and a graduate student and now a writer. How the hell do you do it all?

CT~ I don't know... I don't like to be be underestimated.

This concludes our interview with the amaze balls woman CT Oliver!! :) Now for the fun part. CT is giving us a Kindle wi-fi with 6" screen to giveaway in honor of Love of Truth.


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111 comments:

  1. Hello!!! :) I love this page and loved reading this interview!

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  2. this isn't the first time i've read about authors being turned down by bloggers. one author even told me that a blogger refused unless the author would pay her! wth is that?!

    glad CT found you! nice review and ty, CT, for the giveaway chance!

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    1. see now that pisses me off!! If you know which author it was send her my way! I do what I do because I love to read, not because I wanna be paid or get something out of it! ~Amy

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    2. I couldn't agree with you more! My mouth dropped in shock. I've never heard of bloggers taking money for reviews. WTH?! Isn't it enough that you get to read a free book?

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  3. Looks like a good book thanks for hosting I love your blog <3

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  4. HI!!!! thanks for the giveaway! you are awesome!

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  5. Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity! You're awesome!

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  6. Hi. Thanks for the giveaway!!!! :O)

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  7. Hello! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  8. HI! This book sounds amazing! Thank you for the contest!

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  9. HI! Thanks for the giveaway and bringing us this review. I am appalled that other bloggers refused to read this book because she's a first time author. Thank you for stepping up and doing justice to both the book and the author! I'm so happy that I end up checking out your blog as often as I do. I have this book, but haven't had a chance to read it yet. I've been looking forward to it and have been waiting until I had a couple of days to sit and enjoy it.

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  10. The books sounds pretty good and the cover is great. Thanks for sharing it and the interview.

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  11. Hi! Thanks for an awesome giveaway, and I added this to my TBR!
    (Fingers crossed, been trying to win Kindle or GC $ for awhile to get a new Kindle)!

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  12. Hello! thank you for this wonderful and awesome giveaway! Hope i can read this soon, Wishing to win the kindle :)

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  13. Hi! Hello! Have a great day!!! :-)))

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  14. Hi! :) This story looks really good. Good luck with your release.

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  15. Helloooooo!!! This book looks like it's going to be a good one!!! Thanks for the giveaway

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  16. Good luck all! Great blog and live learning about C.T.!

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  17. Saying HI, spreading sunshine and showing some love.

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  18. Hello! Thank you for the giveaway and excerpt

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  19. Hello!! Thank you for the giveaway!! I hope I win!!

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  20. Hi. Now you must smile because I said so.

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  21. Hi! Thank you so much for the chance to win. I tried very hard to find the Turn The Page Facebook Fan page and can't find it listed ANYWHERE, the rafflecopter entry has an error and when I search for the page nothing comes up. Please share the link again so that I may be a fan on Facebook! Thanks!!

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    1. Here it is, I found it, in case anyone else has trouble

      https://www.facebook.com/Turnthepage29

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  22. Hello! This is me...giving you my smile...:D <--- See? There it is!

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  23. book sounds like I need to add it to my TBR :)

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  25. Hi! Thanks for having such a fantastic give away!

    Also, I'm an indie writer myself. Do you review books on request?

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    1. Yes Ma'am. If you check under the "Contact" Tab at the top of our page, all of our information is there! ~Amy

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  26. Love all the new authors with great stories, your books are addicting!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  27. Hi ladies!! Great giveaway, thank you so much. I too have run into the whole "Bloggers wanting money" issue. Guess they don't realize just how little writers make. But that only endears bloggers such as yourself to us even more. You lovely ladies are in this for the genuine love of reading and we authors appreciate that more than we can say. So thank you for all that you do to support us!! MUAH!

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  28. What a nice way to ease us back into the rest of the year. Thanks for the giveaway

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  29. If you havn't smiled today, you should, right now!

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  30. This is an awesome giveaway! Smile

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  31. Hi & thanks so much for the giveaway :)

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  32. Hi, my pleasure to make you smile!

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  33. A blog refused you for being a first-time author?! Wow. I'm really sorry to hear that. :(

    Best of luck to you on your writing career! :D

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  34. Good grief, girls! You are kicking a$$ and taking names with so many giveaways! Thank you!
    Katrina Wofford

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  35. Fantastic book by an awesome author!

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  36. Looking forward to your book release!

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  37. You are a tease..thanks for the giveaway and congrats of the release

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  38. Awesome giveaway, I am enjoying this book right now. I have been following C.T. Oliver for a while now since I heard about the book. I wish her the best of luck and she is doing a great job.

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  39. Hi and thank you for this awesome giveaway!

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  40. Hi!! Love the blog!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  41. I read the excerpt and loved it. I hope the bloggers who couldn't be bothered with a first time author recognize themselves and feel the loss of reading her book. I loved it and would really love to read it. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  42. Hello, this is the second excerpt I've read for this book. It's going to be a great read when I get to it. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. Looks like a great read! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  44. Hi!! Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway!!! I love this blog!!!

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  45. I want to win!!!!!!!

    -Kyla Stein

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  46. Sounds fantastic, I can't wait to read it!!!!!

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  47. Hello :-)Looking forward to reading Love of Truth. :-)

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  48. Hi! Hi! Hi!!! Thanks for the great review, can't wait to read it...hopefully on a new kindle :) <3

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  49. Hi!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you are having a really good day! I woul dbe if it wasnt so hot at the moment. cooking in the oven during the summer should be banned lol

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  50. HELLOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! Have a great weekendbandvrad

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  51. Hi! Thank you for the chance to win,Good Luck to everyone and also I just LOVE the Blog,super cute ;)

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  52. Have a great weekend.. thanks for great giveaway!

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  53. Have a great weekend. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  54. Hi! Thank you for the great giveaway!!

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  55. I would love to own another kindle. congrats to whoever wins. wishing everyone a great weekend

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  56. Hi there!

    Now to make you smile :-)

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    I love this blog
    And CT's book too.

    Thanks for the awesome interview and giveaway!

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  57. Love the excerpt and what an awesome giveaway. .;)

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  58. Hello :) Thank you so much for the chance to win :)
    I was thinking of posting a dancing video of myself for you to smile, but that would probably make you laugh so hard you pee your pants. :)

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  59. Hello to you!!! Awesome giveaway, I would love to win....i need one! THanks <3

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  60. Amazing, I would love a chance to win, thank you, and have a great day!

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  61. Hi! Thanks for the giveaway. Nice cover!! :)

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  62. Hi!! Thanks for the giveaway! You guys are awesome!

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  63. Thanks for the giveaway! I read this book and loved it. :)

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  64. Howdy! Hello!! Ola! Hi! Hey There!!
    Great giveaway - thanks!!

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  65. Hello!!! Thanks for the great giveaway and review! Looks like a good read!

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