Welcome to the Shiloh Walker Curves & Qs Blog Tour, sponsored by Hips & Curves! I am so excited participate and help promote If You See Her and If You Know Her, the 2nd and 3rd books in The Ash Trilogy series. Each of us on this blog tour got to ask her one question about the series, see mine below along with her answer.
Q: What inspired you to create a blind heroine, and what were some of the challenges that you faced. Was it easier in some aspects to have a heroine that could not see what was in front of her?
Well, the entire story came from Lena...and from the very time she came into my head, her blindness was a part of her. And it never defined her for me. I didn't see her as a blind heroine...she was a woman who is blind, not just just a blind woman, if that makes sense. Her inability to see is just one aspect of her.
Since that was who she was from day one, it never really affected how I was writing her story. I guess the hardest part was writing her in a way that would still bring her world to life for the readers, without just relying on her other senses. Lena still had memories of when she could see and that was one way that played out, I think.Lena was dreaming.
She knew it and she had to admit, it was one damn fine dream.
In the dream, she could see. She had vivid memories from back before she’d gone completely blind and sometimes, those dreams taunted her.
This dream wasn’t so bad, though.
She was outside and the sun shone down on her, brilliant burst of light and warmth raining down on her. Tipping her face to it, she stared into the sun until her eyes watered and burned.
“You shouldn’t stare at the sun.”
The voice was low, rough…sexy. And familiar.
Ezra. Damn him.
Couldn’t he leave her in peace, even in her dreams?
Lena was a sucker for a sexy voice and he had such a fine one. Hands came up from behind, rested on her waist and then slid around her, pulling her back against a hard, strong body.
“I don’t want to dream about you,” she said, but she didn’t pull away from him. No, she rested her head against his chest and continued to stare at the golden-white burn of the sun.
“I told you that you shouldn’t look at the sun,” he murmured, stroking one hand up and cupping her breast. Something hot and liquid flared to life inside her.
“It doesn’t matter if I look at it or not. Not now.”
“Because I’m just dreaming. Those pesky UV rays can’t hurt me here.” As much as she hated to look away from the sun, she did, turning in his embrace to study his face. She wanted to see him, too. See what her subconscious image she had cooked up to go with that sexy voice.
And damn, her subconscious had delivered just fine.
Although sometimes she suspected her sighted memories weren’t as clear as they could have been, she wasn’t going to complain. He looked just fine to her.
Right now, she could see…
Right now, she could touch.
And more…she could be touched.
Curves & Qs Giveaway
Enter the Curves & Qs giveaway for a chance to win $50 Gift Certificate provided by Hips and Curves, or a book provided by Shiloh Walker.
The blog hop will take place at the following blogs:
2/6 Book Vixen
2/8 Fiction Vixen
2/10 Tori's Misadventures
2/13 Life as a Spaz
2/15 Under the Covers
To enter, just visit each blog on the scheduled date, leave a comment AND fill out the form below. You can enter up to one time per blog for up to five entries for the grand prize.
One winner will be chosen for a daily prize (a signed book from Shiloh) at each blog.
All comments and form entries when be tallied up and one winner be chosen to win the main prize, an e-gift certificate to online retailer Hips and Curves.
The prize is valued at $50 (US) and winner is responsible for any and all costs over the dollar amount of the GC. Contest is open internationally, void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning depend of number of entries. The contest will remain open until 2/22. Winner(s) to be posted the week of 2/28 at Shiloh's blog, and will also be notified via email, however they must reply back within 14 days to claim prize.
For a further list of rules, please check out the disclaimer at shilohwalker.com.
Please note the e-gift certificate was donated by Hips and Curves with no strings attached.