Friday, November 30, 2012

Saving You Saving Me Blog Tour: excerpt

Saving You Saving Me by Kailin Gow
New Adult romance
Paperback & e-book, 290 pages
Published April 16th 2012 by
Purchase: Amazon

18 year old high school senior and aspiring psychologist Samantha Sullivan (Sam) never thought she would fall for the one mysterious guy she has been speaking to over the phone for months, the boy the counselors called Daggers. She wasn't supposed to talk to him outside of their sessions. But as she began to peel the layers of Daggers and learn who he is, the one boy she is supposed to be saving, might just be the one who is saving her. 

An excerpt:

My hair fell forward, covering my face while my legs sprawled out in front of me, knees bent. My hands were flat on the ground, arms straight out, pushing my chest forward. 

Gentle hands pulled at my arms, as a warm but firm voice asked, “Are you alright?” 

I tried blowing my hair out of my eyes, but my long dark waves were too full and heavy to move. Strong fingers gently tucked my hair behind my ears and I looked up to see those icy blue eyes staring into my green ones. “Hmm?” 

“You bumped into me and fell,” Collins McGregor said, his face just inches from mine. Up close he was much more gorgeous than I could have imagined the president and founder of a music company should look like. His skin was flawless and tanned; his jaw strong. He smelled good - an intoxicating mix of musk and vanilla. He was young, too – probably only 24 at the most, a few years older than me. His eyes bore into mine with concern. “Are you alright?” his sensual lips asked again. “Anything feel broken?” His fingers gently touched my elbows. “If you give me your hand, I’ll give you a boost up,” he said, straightening his long legs up from his bent knee position. 

I reached up to give him my hand, but realized as his eyes briefly skimmed my body that my skirt had hitched up high enough to reveal my panties. Oh my God! My face burned red with embarrassment as my hand shot out to pull my skirt down. Of all the days, why did I have to be caught wearing my favorite ones, totally unsuitable for any guy to see me in – heart-covered boys-style underwear. “Crap,” I muttered. “Tell me you didn’t see that,” I whispered blushing profusely. 

Collins McGregor hid a smirk as he innocently said, “I have no idea what you’re talking about.” He reached up and grabbed my waist, pulling me up off the ground and into his strong arms. Again, I was facing him, except I had to tilt my head up higher to look into his face. He was at least a foot taller than me. He looked down at me, his eyes amused. “Well, Miss…”

“Sullivan,” I said. “Samantha Sullivan.”

Author Bio
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Kailin Gow has appeared on top national syndicated talk shows such as ABC Radio, Barbara Dooley show, Chat with Women on KKNW Seattle, Broadminded on Sirius Radio XM, and more as a leading authority on YA and women's issues including self-esteem, body image, dating and sexual relationships, abuse, and bullying. Kailin has been a published author for over 10 years with over 100 titles published under her name and under pen names.

She is the founder of the community social site, The Saving You Saving Me Project, which helps teens, young adults, and women deal with social issues like sexual abuse, self-esteem, body image, bullying, cutting, relationships, and more in a positive community environment. The Saving You Saving Me Project is an extention of her YA-mature fiction Saving You Saving Me.

Kailin Gow began writing books for tween girls to help them with self-confidence and self-esteem. Her book, Gifted Girls Activities Guide to 365 Days of the Week, became a reference book used in girls organizations across the U.S. As her tween fans grew to become teens and young adults, Kailin began writing engaging and entertaining young adult book series for them. The results are book series like the Frost Series, PULSE Series, Wicked Woods Series, Stoker Sisters, Phantom Diaries, The Fire Wars, FADE, DESIRE, and more.

All her books are inspired by personal experiences. Saving You Saving Me was inspired by her experience as a peer counselor for young women during college and from her psychology major college roommate's experience being in a relationship similar to the one portrayed by Sam and Collins in the book. Loving Summer was inspired by Kailin's experience growing up with a family consisting of a mother, two sons, and a daughter who went through a similar experience of tragedy in the book. Aunt Sookie is based on herself and some actor friends she knows. The Frost Series, Circus of Curiosities Series, and FADE Series came about through vivid dreams. Never Say Never was inspired by Kailin's experience as a radio host and working with and interviewing bands, as well as having college friends who were in bands. Kailin also played the drums and keyboard for a band she once started. A classically-trained musician, she was once led her school orchestra, playing first chair violin. Her experience in the music world and her love of Phantom of the Opera, inspired the Phantom Diaries. PULSE was inspired when Kailin was in the hospital suffering from heavy blood loss post surgery and needed several bags of blood to survive (like a vampire). Beautiful Beings was inspired by her college encounter with a young demon exorcist. A pastor once told her she had the gift of sight and that she was destined to become a prolific author, many times over.

She began taking her writing seriously when her daughter was diagnosed as being on the spectrum and her mother was fighting three types of cancer. Four years later, her daughter was no longer on the spectrum, and her mother became cancer free. Kailin believes in hope and miracles, after having been through several struggles and experiences herself. This is why she writes.

When not busy inhaling chocolate and drinking coffee by the gallon, Kailin makes time for writing fantasy books, blogging as an expert blogger for Fast Company, volunteering as an Emergency Responder and volunteering for battered women's shelters. For fun, she plays the electric violin, and puts together a music playlist for her radio and web shows.

Her Frost Series consisting of the Bitter Frost Series, The Wolf Fey Series, and the Fairy Rose Chronicles along with her other book series are being developed into worldwide MMORPG Games by SEE GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT, which is the world's leading game developer known for developing the top blockbuster films into games.

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