Thursday, June 25, 2015

Two Week Blog Tour for Insignificant The Goldenrod Series # 1 by Kelly Lincoln from 15 June to July 2, 2015.


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Insignificant - The Goldenrod Series  #1
by Kelly Lincoln
Audience: New Adult 18+ - Genre: Romantic Suspense  - Format: E-book and Paperback - Publisher: Kelly Lincoln - Cover by: Najla Qamber Designs. Cover photo by Lindee Robinson Photography - Editor: Editing 4 Indies - Date Published: 6/10/15
When Taylor was four years old, she became an orphan and her childhood spiraled into darkness. She spent years lying, hiding, and avoiding any love offered to her until she was old enough to run away from all the threats of her past.
Now twenty-two, Taylor doesn’t think she’s worth more than being the kind of girl a guy hooks up with in the back room of a bar after her band plays. She definitely isn’t the one you bring home to meet Mom and Dad.
An unlikely rescue puts her in Ethan’s sight. He’s her total opposite, though. Ethan is a sexy dork who sees beyond Taylor’s guarded exterior. He sees past the tattoos and piercings. He sees her.
But they both have secrets capable of destroying their relationship. And if Taylor’s past ever catches up with her, the consequences could be deadly.
Due to explicit language, sexual content, and dark themes, reader discretion is advised.

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I stepped backward as he came closer until my back hit the tiled wall. This was it. Whatever was about to happen would make Ethan and me definite. We’d be together, or all hope I had for the two of us would be gone.
Ethan sucked on his bottom lip, his eyes full of torment. “You wouldn’t talk to me.”
I swallowed. He had this way of making me think he could see all of me, every part I hid, every flaw I had, every dream I didn’t dare believe in, like he worshipped it because it was mine. “I screwed up.”
He shook his head as he stepped closer, took the net out of my hand, and placed it on the side of the pool. “No, you didn’t.” He stood in front of me, staring into my eyes. I couldn’t look away. I didn’t want to look away. There was nothing but Ethan and me in the water with the vibrations of anticipation flowing through my veins, feeding an energy to my body so intense I could only stand frozen. His gaze shifted to my mouth, and I licked my lips.
“Taylor, I…I’m going to kiss you,” he said softly. “I want you to remember how good it feels. I need you to remember that before we talk.” His hands ran up and down my arms as his eyes bore into mine. “Okay?”
I did not need a reminder of how perfect everything in the world was when we kissed, but I sure as hell wasn’t going to argue. The ability to speak escaped me, but I nodded. He leaned toward me and my heart slammed in my chest as he brushed his fingers over my lips. “So beautiful,” he whispered, more to himself than me.


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Angels with Attitude - Author Interview

What would you have done differently if you were the main character of your book?

 Taylor is much braver than I am. If I was a child and found myself in a situation similar to hers, I probably would have told an adult.

What was your inspiration behind this book?

 I had just finished a very emotionally draining manuscript and wanted to write something light and fun. My original idea was a nerd and a hot girl, but I thought that would be too Big Bang Theory, so I changed it to a nerd and a tattooed, pierced girl in a band. I then decided her back story was that she was an orphan whose twin sister got adopted. 
As I started writing and developing the supporting characters, I started to really like AJ, and realized a story I’ve had floating around in my head for the past three years would be perfect for him. Then I got the idea to link to his story to Taylor’s. So Insignificant turned into the Goldenrod Series, and the book took a totally different direction from the nerd romance I was going for originally. 
Plus, I’m not smart enough to write a nerdy character. All I did was stick glasses on Ethan. 

Why did you become a writer?

 For years, I would start stories, then just delete them. I decided to go for it and actually complete a novel in September of 2013. I joined an online critique site, met some great people, and learned a lot. I finished the first draft in April of 2014. 
But before that, I always wrote or made up stories in my head. Even as a little kid I used to think, “Kelly said” after I talked.

Do you have a favorite author or authors?

 I’m always finding new ones, but I love Jessica Clare and Tracy Brogan. 

Do you like to write your books in a continuing series? 

I didn’t intend to, but this book will be the first in a series. And I’m so excited to tell each character’s story, so the answer is yes. 
I have a few other ideas for stand-alone novels too, and will be having one released in the fall.
If you could date any character from any book, who would it be and why? Professor Snape. I like them damaged. 

What kinds of books do you like to read in your spare time? 

Romance, suspense, or humor.

As a reader and writer I think it is important to get to know your fans and make a connection with them as an author who takes the extra step to hear what their fans think and want in their continued writing is continued success and key to selling more books. Do you agree with that? 

I do agree that it’s important to connect with readers, and I very much value their opinions and would be happy to hear feedback and ideas for what they are interested in next.
That being said, I'd have to be excited about an idea or suggestion to write about it, because I need that passion to produce something of quality. I don’t want to publish something that I’m not proud of just to sell books. That’s not fair to the readers, and I’d be upset with myself.

Do you cry when writing sad scenes?

 I’m not a big crier, but I do get upset. My husband will ask me why I’m in a bad mood, then doesn’t understand why because my characters aren’t real.

Did you have a Cover Designer?

 I have a wonderful cover designer, Najla Qamber of Najla Qamber Designs. The photographs that will be used on the entire Goldenrod series covers were taken by Lindee Robinson Photography. I’m very lucky to have found them.

Who is your fictional boyfriend or girlfriend crush?

 Travis Parker from Make Me Forget by Anna Brooks.

If you were able to dine and have a one on one with your favorite writer/author who would it be?

 I’m going to a rule breaker for this question—I’d pick all of my critique partners. Most of them are in different time zones or countries from me, but I talk to them so often I feel like they are my friends, and I would love to hang out with them. Though I’m so socially awkward I’d probable just stare at them and laugh.

Do just re-read your favorite books?

 I am always looking for new favorites, so I always have a new book to read, mixed in with re-reading favorites!

Do you ever get in a reading slump like your readers do?

 Oh, yeah. That’s when I pull out one of the favorites and get ready to try again!

What is the funniest book you ever read?

 I’m actually in love with the Lacey Luzzi series by Gina LaManna, but since I have to pick one, I’ll go with Sprinkled. 

Thank you so much for your questions! 

about the author


Kelly Lincoln is pretty lame but she’s okay with that. She enjoys reading, inappropriate jokes, all things Disney, and spending time with her family. She lives in the northeast and drinks way too much Diet Coke.
For character bios, playlists, and news about upcoming releases, please visit You can also find Kelly when she’s avoiding writing on Facebook at or on Twitter @KLincolnWrites.

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