Sunday 6 April 2014

THE ROCKSTAR TOUR for What Goes On Tour & Giveaway

A themed tour with Prism Book Tours...

Welcome to my stop for
The Rock Star Tour
for What Goes on Tour by Claire Boston

When I tell people who inspired the idea for What Goes on Tour I usually get a certain look – you know the one where people screw up their face as if to say, ‘Really?’

He’s not one who would usually come to mind if you consider traditional romanctic heroes. Who is he? Marilyn Manson.

I was watching one of those music video shows and he came on screen with his dark hair, pale skin and dark makeup and I wondered what made him make up the persona of Marilyn Manson. My brain spiralled through a range of what ifs:
⦁ What if it was the only way he could perform in front of people?
⦁ What if he was nothing like the character he portrayed?
⦁ What if he was the exact opposite?
⦁ What if it was his way of hiding from the world?

And so the character of Adrian/Kent was born. I had to figure out why he’d created his persona of Kent Downer and what his backstory was that lead him to this point. It was a lot of fun. One of my favourite parts of coming up with a story idea is playing the ‘what if?’ game when I can brainstorm all sorts of interesting and outlandish ideas before I settle on the one that is going to work for this story.

When I had Adrian sorted, I had to create a heroine to suit him. The two things I needed to decide was what was she like and how did they meet? I went through a few options before I decided a talk show was a fun idea. So there had to be a reason why Libby would be on a talk show with Adrian. I decided to make Libby an author for a couple of reasons:
⦁ I know about writing
⦁ Her job gave her the flexibility to continue being with Adrian
⦁ It’s a fantasy of mine to be invited on my favourite talk show to discuss my book (anyone know the person who books guests on The Daily Show, The Graham Norton Show, The Project, The Last Leg???)

Finally I had to figure out why Libby and Adrian would continue to see each other after the talk show. They were both on tour so it was kind of tricky. It would be too much of a coincidence if both their tour schedules had them in the same city at the same time for the whole tour, so that idea got scrapped. I eventually came up with the idea of Kent having a niece and Kate was born.

You’ll see the results of this first session of what ifs in the first chapter of the book. I hope you like it.

THE ROCKSTAR TOUR for What Goes On Tour by Claire Boston!

Eligibility: Contest does not seem to have any geographical restrictions (may be subject to the winner's ability to receive and use ebooks and/or Amazon products in his/her locale).

Ends: 20 April 2014

  • $50 GC & ebook of What Goes on Tour
  • 10 ebooks of What Goes on Tour
Entry method: Rafflecopter form + follow instructions.

The Book

What Goes On Tour by Claire Boston
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

About What Goes On Tour:
What goes on tour, stays on tour … or does it?

Few people know that socially awkward Adrian Hart is actually rock god Kent Downer, and that's the way Adrian likes it. His privacy is essential, especially now that he has guardianship of his orphaned, ten-year-old niece, Kate. But when the nanny quits in the middle of his tour Adrian finds himself in a bind.

Until Libby Myles walks into his life.

Libby has only ever wanted to become a full-time author and prove to her parents that she can make it on her own. On the surface, the temporary job as the nanny for Kent Downer's niece looks perfect—the pay is fabulous, the hours are short and Kate is a big fan—it's the rock star that's the issue.

Arrogant and way too attractive for anyone's good, Kent Downer has enough swagger to power a small city. But when he's out of costume he's different—shy and uncertain. For Libby it's a far harder combination to resist. She needs to find a balance between work, writing and ignoring her attraction to the rock star, because if she falls for him, it could mean the end of her dream.

But when a horrible scandal is unleashed—putting young Kate in danger—there's more heat between Libby and Adrian than just sexual attraction. Libby must figure out if Adrian ever cared for her, or if it was all just part of the show …
Source: Info in the About What Goes On Tour was from the press kit from the publicity team.

Here's some background on What Goes on Tour and the author:

What Goes on Tour is single title novel and the idea hooked me right from the beginning. I liked the thought of writing about a rock star who wasn’t like the normal party hard singer with a full entourage that you see in many novels and TV shows these days. 

I’d love it if readers enjoyed the novel and maybe took with them that people are often different from their public persona.

One of my favourite scenes is probably the dancing game scene because I had a lot of fun writing it.

Something unique about me… I’ve recently taken up vintage motocross and I’m the passenger on a sidecar. I’ve attached a photo because people often think that a sidecar passenger just sits on the side but it’s a lot more work than that!

- Claire

Meet The Author

About Claire:
Claire Boston was a voracious reader as a child, devouring anything by Enid Blyton as well as series such as Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden, The Baby-sitters Club and Sweet Valley High. Then one school holidays when she’d run out of books to read her mother handed her ‘Hot Ice’ by Nora Roberts and Claire instantly fell in love with romance novels.

The love of reading soon turned to a love of writing and she struggled to keep within the 1500 word limit set by her teachers for her creative writing assignments. When she finally decided to become serious about her stories she joined Romance Writers of Australia, found her wonderful critique group and hasn’t looked back.

When Claire’s not reading or writing she can be found in the garden attempting to grow vegetables, or racing around a vintage motocross track. If she can convince anyone to play with her, she also enjoys cards and board games.

Claire lives in Western Australia, just south of Perth with her husband, who loves even her most annoying quirks, and her two grubby, but adorable Australian bulldogs.

What Goes on Tour
By Claire Boston


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