Saturday, 14 December 2013

**Blog Tour** Unsettled by SC Ellington




 



After a horrific breakup with her long time boyfriend, Brooklyn Caldwell is completely disenchanted with the notion of mingling with the opposite sex. Damon Williams had been everything she thought she wanted…until he wasn’t.

In an attempt to escape her heartbreaking past, Brooklyn seeks refuge in bustling Washington DC where she folds into the fast paced society unnoticed…until she meets a young entrepreneur, Logan Colton.

Brooklyn is surprised to find that while she has been successful in keeping the opposite sex at bay, somehow she is defenseless against Logan’s confidence and charm—and it doesn’t hurt that he is absurdly beautiful. While thrilled with Logan’s candor, Brooklyn hesitates, as she can’t seem to move past the heartache that she suffered at the hands of Damon.

As much as Logan didn’t plan on pursuing her, he is drawn to Brooklyn’s muted beauty and her witty persona. For all his success, Logan is ensnared in the coveted world of unequivocal wealth and power, but behind closed doors is taunted by demons and an undeniable need to atone for a monumental mistake.

As the two embark on a tumultuous obstacle course saturated with unknown twists and turns, Brooklyn is left to question whether she can endure the journey ahead.
 
 





 
"I couldn’t breathe. I saw her below me. I couldn’t make out her face, but I knew she was someone close. Something was wrapped around her ankles, I thrust myself deeper into the darkness. The salty red water was all around me. Claps of thunder rang in my ears, but I plunged further into the bottomless abyss. Intense fear gripped my heart valve so tightly I thought it would burst, but I knew she needed me."




 
 
S.C. Ellington is an up and coming author who enjoys expressing her creativity through frequently writing adult, contemporary romance novels that readers can relate to, but more importantly, enjoy.
Aside from writing, Ellington enjoys curling up with her e-reader and absorbing herself in novels loaded with emotion, desire, and passion. She also likes to spend sunny, wistful afternoons, in her hammock thinking up new ideas for great stories.
Ellington currently resides on the west coast with her beautiful family and loving friends.

Connect with SC: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest | Instagram
  
 





 
ALBUMS THAT INSPIRED S.C. ELLINGTON’S UNSETTLED



ADELE: 21

BEYONCE: 4

ANTHONY HAMILTON: AIN’T NOBODY WORRYIN

ALICIA KEYS: THE ELEMENT OF FREEDOM

BOYZIIMEN: II

MAROON 5: SUNDAY MORNING/OVEREXPOSED

FRANK OCEAN: CHANNEL ORANGE

SIX60: SIX60

BON JOVI: THE CIRCLE

DRAKE: NOTHING WAS THE SAME

USHER: RAYMOND V. RAYMOND/SUPERSTAR

RHIANNA: GOOD GIRL GONE BAD

MUSIQ SOULCHILD: JUSLISEN/SOULSTAR/LOVANMUSIQ

MILEY CYRUS: BANGERZ

MAXWELL: BLACKSUMMERS’NIGHT

JASON MRAZ: LOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE: JUSTIFIED/20-20 EXPERIENCE

JOHN COLTRANE & DUKE ELLINGTON: IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD


   




Interview with S.C. Ellington:


Have you always wanted to be a writer? 
 
Yes and no. I always enjoyed using my creativity. I found pleas-ure in writing short poems and things of that nature. For a while I considered medical school, then law school, but for me, those professions were more of a means to earn a substantial living. My father always told me to choose a profession that I didn’t feel like would be "work." I ended up doing the opposite and pursued my Masters degree. From that point, I acquired a position within the government.


Over the course of the last few years, I found myself yearning for more. I would say that the day my husband brought me my Kindle, was the day that my life and outlook changed. I started thinking back on my father’s words and what I found joy in. I’ve always been an avid reader, and many close friends always told me that they thought I wrote well. About a year ago, a tiny light bulb went off, propelling me to pursue my creative pas-sion for writing. Had it not been for the ever evolving world of self-publishing, I am not sure that I would have ever seriously pursued my dreams of becoming a published author.




Have you ever suffered from "writers block"?


I had a few cases of this dreadful disease! I found that by leaving my work alone for a few days, ideas were able to flourish when I didn’t put myself under pressure to spit out words.



Best advice for anyone starting out writing?


Well as a budding author myself, I can’t stress enough the importance of networking. When I first approached the idea of writing a novel, I was mortified by the idea of social networking and meeting people face to face. Luckily I was able to meet a few great people early on who showed me the ropes of the author world. I think my exposure to them has made my author experience richer.


Is it harder to write a male or female character?


It is most definitely harder for me to write male characters. As a woman, it is so much easier for me to tune into what most women desire, complain about, or fear. Thankfully, my husband has been supportive and allows me to pick his brain to get male points of view.


What scenes are the hardest for you to write?

Oddly enough, as a new adult romance author, the hardest scenes for me to pull together are the actual love scenes. I struggle with the syntax of my word choice, where to stage the characters, and above all, keeping the scenes fiery.


If you could see the world through the eyes of one of your characters, which one would it be and why?


I would have to say I would like to experience the world through Logan’s eyes. Logan has had to deal with some hard blows. While everyone deals with adversity at some point, it would be nice to experience how he strives to move past it on a daily basis.


How do you know if your work is a short story or a novel in the making? What triggers that decision?


On some level, the characters speak to you. I find if they have a lot to say, then I continue to write. If they’ve, yelled, screamed, and made up in twenty pages, then I know they were only meant to be around for a season or two.


If you could bring one of your characters to life, who would you choose and why?

I would choose Brooklyn. Like Logan, Brooklyn has also dealt with tumultuous ups and downs in her life. Brooklyn has a fire about her, and I enjoy that. To see some of her crazy comments played out in real life would be comical.


Do your fans have any impact on your writing?


Certainly! As a budding author, you’re eager to hear what readers think of characters and the overall story line. What they liked and didn’t like and so forth. SinceUnsettled is the first novel of a series, I would embrace things that my readers had to say to keep the thrill of the story going.

 

What is the best compliment you have received as an author?


The best compliment thus far was from a reader who messaged me and cried, "I was sad to see the story end."


If you had the chance to go on a date with one of your characters, who would it be?


I would love to hang out with Damon for a couple hours. Get some insight into what he was thinking! I don’t think I could be his Mystic though!


What lies in your near future as an author?

 

I hope to pursue writing as a full-time career at some point. In the meantime, I look forward to interacting with my fans and continuing Logan and Brooklyn’s story.




Wendy's Review




I had great fun Beta reading Unsettled for SC Ellington, she is a blast and works so very hard promoting her book, I learnt lots of things like; who knew you could take your own packed lunch in to a coffee shop!  And now I can order “a small drip with room.”

I was introduced to Brooklyn - A heroine with a wee muffin top – praise the freakin lord, I adored her instantly, she was sassy, funny but ultimately insecure and still hurting from a past relationship.

“He gave me some belaboured story about how his dick fell into her because of all the stress he was under, and how it meant nothing “- Brooke

Alex and Jay her friends are very funny too, however when her ex shows up in town,  I felt they should have understood she didn’t want Damon visiting, he had cheated on her and I got a bit cross with them, but it later becomes clear that they weren’t fully aware of past events.

Then she runs in to the very successful and highly sort after bachelor about town Logan Colton.

Logan Colton wanted me to call him? Why? For the life of me I couldn’t understand the cruel joke that the universe was playing on me. I wasn’t the pretty or popular girl that got asked out by legions of boys to prom.

Brooke is reluctant to date Logan, to her he seems too good to be true and beyond her reach, but he is persistent.

“Strike one was you sending Merick to my job to fetch me, rather than coming yourself. I’m not really that girl,” I said

“Strike two was making assumptions about me when we haven’t had one full conversation. I am informing you now, I run a tight ship.

Three strikes and you’re out, and there is no coming back once you’ve been sent to the dugout. Oh, and by the way, thank you for the flowers you had your driver deliver,” I said, raising an eyebrow and smirking.

Once the story takes off there is a lot of humour injected in to pages and the emails and texts made me smile throughout the book

“Logan, this is my roommate and best friend Alex,” I said, waving my hand in her general direction. Logan turned to greet Alex. When he was facing me again I diligently ignored Alex’s jovial miming and thumbs-up behind Logan’s head.

This book really is the introduction to a much bigger story, we meet our characters, we learn about aspects of their lives and we become aware of issues and secrets still be dealt with.

And let’s not forget the sex………..

“What are…oh…” I stopped mid-sentence. My eyes took in a full frontal of Logan sans the towel I’d given him. My eyes travelled from his face to his perfectly defined chest and finally landed on the apex of his manhood, which was fully erect. I turned away quickly, not wanting to stare

And then there is the cliff-hanger *bites finger nails*, this was not a problem for me I love a good cliff-hanger but it did take me completely by surprise, one minute I’m happily reading away the next I’m messaging Ms Ellington with a “WTH just happened – no smiley face L

I’d love to tell you more, to explain how much I laughed, smiled, flushed and then cried, but you need to experience all this for yourself.

Bring on book two SC Ellington, bring it on…..

 

 

 

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