Monday, November 20, 2017

You Taste Like Whiskey and Sunshine by Kimberly Love - Book Tour and Giveaway



About the Book




There's an evil queen, a demented father, some amateur boxing and a trailer park story. Even a silver fox makes an appearance. Why wouldn't that entice you?

If you are looking for something different from the rest of the books out there, something that might make you question your sanity then you will love this book











Excerpt

You see, my father was evil—seriously evil. During his relationship with my mother, he brutalized her and some of my siblings in ways that she won’t speak about to this day. He was often filled with rage and that rage showed in his physical violence. His brutality was never just saved for my mother. He once punched out my five-year-old step-brother; literally punched him in the face. I couldn’t even imagine what that would be like for a small child. Miss B hated him so much that her hatred poured into me from the time that I was just a toddler. She couldn’t stomach the sight of me for the simple reason that I was a part of him.
These aren’t my memories and most of which I know is fragmented, as no one wanted to talk about the man. What I know of him was learned in piecemeal over the years.

He was the kind of man who would rather see you dead than see you leave. I’ve seen several men like that while watching Law & Order. It’s shocking to know that things like that actually happened in my own family. My mom is such a great woman that the thought of her being hurt is a little hard to take at times. When my mother finally decided to get us all away from him, she had to wait until he went to work. Then, she packed up our things and left home. There was no warning; no threats of leaving him. She knew what he was like and she knew it was best to slip out without telling him.

Interview

Tell us about your current release

You Taste Like Whiskey and Sunshine is a reminder that good things can come out of the ashes of terrible experiences. Despite betrayals, lies and heartbreak it’s possible for someone to crawl out and find redemption in a new life. You Taste Like Whiskey and Sunshine is written with unrestrained honesty and it forces you to ask yourself what it means to be happy and to discover your own worth.

Tell us about the cover and the inspiration for it

Gosh, the cover took a really long time to figure out. All I knew was that I wanted it to be simple. The cover designer was trying to convince me to put a picture of myself on the cover since the book is about my life but I was not at all comfortable about that. I’m a little shy at times. In the end, we decided to focus it around whiskey since the title is based on a guy I once knew so one thing led to another and it ended up bright yellow and looking pretty badass. 

What exciting story are you working on next?

I’m just about finished a thriller actually, a story based on a serial killer that wreaked havoc in Thailand during the 90’s. I’m in the editing process, so I’m hoping to be finished it this year. 

What do you like to do when you are not writing?

Read mostly or spend time with my daughter. I write so much that I don’t have a lot of time to read, so it’s refreshing to get into a new book. I love summer days outside with my girl though, time with family is the best. 

What sacrifices have you had to make to be a writer?

Probably the finer things in life. I left a cushy job to write full-time and for a few years, it was a struggle. But I knew what I wanted in my life and now I make a lot of money doing it. So, I guess I can say it was worth it in the end. 

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Don’t give up. I know the struggle. I’ve lived as a “starving artist” for a while and it’s not fun by any means. But if you believe in yourself and really want to be a writer than I say never give up. It’s so much better to wake up and know that you are doing what you love. 

Any last words?

I’m very thankful to everyone that has supported me through the good times and the bad. I’m able to do what I love because of that support. So, thank you.

Thanks...


About the Author

Kimberly spend her days writing about serial killers and playing on her blog while trying not to get sucked in by her Facebook notifications or get into the whiskey decanter (just kidding...kinda). Check out her blog www.kimmilove.com

Book Description:

WHAT MAKES THIS BOOK AWESOME?

There's an evil queen, a demented father, some amateur boxing and a trailer park story. Even a silver fox makes an appearance. Why wouldn't that entice you?
If you are looking for something different from the rest of the books out there, something that might make you question your sanity then you will love this book.
Seriously! The comedic and sassy perspective will make you see things differently, and you may even find yourself laughing out loud. It's a good story and one that I truly believe needs to be told. Period.
It’s dark, raw and takes you to a door that keeps all my innermost secrets. I hope that the book makes you laugh, makes you cry, and inspires you to be the best version of yourself.

Website/Blog: www.kimmilove.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/kimmiloveauthor
Facebook: www.facebook.com/kimmilovetheauthor
Twitter: www.twitter.com/kimmiloveauthor

Giveaway
Kimberly Love will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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