Monday, October 29, 2018

Flawed by Vivian Kohlman - Book Tour and Giveaway

That guy—the one that most girls would run away from—captured Kara’s attention and wouldn’t let it go. As expected, he turned out to be a player. So she cut him off.

But he wasn’t done with her yet. He waited until the memory of their start would have been forgotten—at least, softened a bit. Then he returned to her life, and captured her heart.

Finally blissfully happy, they fall in love and decide to make it official…until his past catches up with him and he destroys her again. But this is it…this is the last time she’ll fall for him.

And she keeps telling herself that until she almost believes it.

This book is for mature audiences.


Chapter 9 

A few minutes later, I heard the door open again.

“That was quick,” I said while shuffling cards, not paying attention to Anna’s return. But it wasn’t Anna. It was Naheed…he walked around the corner, and leaned next to me, putting a hand on the back of my chair.

“You forgot your drink,” he said, setting the drink down in front of me while keeping his hand on the back of my chair, essentially enclosing me in his arms.

“Thank you.” I felt the heat emanating from him and I know my face was bright red. I couldn’t breathe. Butterflies were storming around my stomach.

“You’re welcome. Aren’t you going to even say hello? You’re acting like I’m a stranger.”

“Hello,” I said. I haven’t even looked at him yet. I was avoiding that like the plague. I knew our eyes would lock, just like they used to…and I can’t let this get out of hand.

“So, you’re engaged to Dominik. Why him?”

A slight fit of anger made me look up to Naheed; he’s still standing incredibly close to me. 

“Why do you care?”

“Because…he’s not the one for you.”

“Ah, how ironic. That’s what my friends said about you.”

“Yeah, I remember.”

“And you still have a girlfriend…so, I guess things ended up the way they were supposed to.”

I got to him; he looked pissed. He was quiet for a minute…then sat in the chair next to me. 

“Kara, I’m with her because you walked away. YOU WALKED AWAY from us,” he said loudly. 

“What did you expect me to do?”


What should readers expect when they pick up your book?

When a reader picks up Flawed, they can expect to read a fun, contemporary, urban romance story. This book is part of the Young and Privileged of Washington, DC series; the characters in all of the stories are like us all, but they do drink, curse, and party. Flawed is based on real life events and characters, and describes a love that is deep and passionate, and slightly obsessive. 

How long does it take you to write a book?

From start to finish, it takes about 5 months to finish a book. I don’t write if I’m not “feeling” it; I wait until I get into the grove of the story. Once I’m there, I can get the first draft out in less than 2 months; the rest of the five months is multiple rounds of editing, book cover creation and other administrivia.

What are you working on next?

I’m currently not writing at this exact moment—I haven’t gotten in the grove of a new story yet—but I have a few things on my to-do list. I plan to write book six in the series, which will complete Ava’s story. I also want to write a couple of screenplays—one comedy and one horror script. In the long term, I plan to keep writing new novels that’ll fall into the Young and Privileged of Washington, DC series, but I have no concrete plans past book six.

What do you think makes a good story?

I can’t say one thing that makes a good story, but for me as a reader, I love a story that pulls me in. That can be done by a spectacular first scene, or strong characters that you relate to immediately, or by great writing. Anything that grabs me and makes me get lost in the story, I find to be a good story.

Do you have a favorite quote?

My father raised me with this quote and it’s always stuck with me: “Hope for the best; prepare for the worst”. I’ve applied this quote to most parts of my life and find it to be very practical. 

But my more whimsical side has a different favorite: “Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.” by Satchel Paige

Any last words?

Thank you for reading this blog post! I would love to connect with you! Please follow me on Instagram, and like my Facebook page to stay up-to-date and learn more about the series.


About the Author

Vivian Kohlman writes romance novels based on stories of love and loss under the backdrop of Washington, DC. She grew up in Maryland just outside DC, but lived in Los Angeles on and off in her 20's before returning to the Washington, DC area to live out her adult life.

Vivian attended a private university in Washington, DC for undergraduate and graduate school, and lived a very active social life. During her teens and twenties she and her friends lived through a lot of ups and downs—these experiences have fed the stories of this series.

Currently, she loves to travel with her husband and reads or writes romance novels as often as she can. When she’s not writing, she works a fulltime job and enjoys all of the bars, restaurants, and other hot spots of the nation’s capital. Born and raised in the DC metro area, she adores the culture of the city and is passionate about highlighting the city's attributes, lifestyles, and norms—not including politics.

Links  Flawed, Book 1 of the Y&P series (Kara’s story, part 1)  Found, Book 2 of the Y&P series (Kara’s story, part 2)  Let Go, Book 3 of the Y&P series (Billi’s story) Girls Like Me, Book 4 of the Y&P series (Ava’s story, part 1) Guys Like You, Book 5 of the Y&P series (Ava’s story, part 2) 

Note from Author:

The book, Flawed, is not erotica, but does include some steamy scenes, and contains adult situations (curse words, drinking alcohol, etc).

Vivian Kohlman will be awarding $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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