Please help me welcome author Rebecca Yarros to the blog. Rebeccas is sharing her latest release and 3rd installment in her Flight and Glory series titled Beyond What is Given. I have all these books on my Nook and can’t wait to dive in because I’ve heard so many wonderful things about them.
Before you check out her book, please join us for a sit down interview. Grab your favorite beverage and snack and enjoy getting to know Rebecca 🙂
And don’t forget to enter her wonderful giveaway!
Let’s get started…
Tell us 5 words that your friends would use to describe you.
Rebecca: From my husband, and he’s pretty biased: Intelligent, beautiful, loving, caring, and big-hearted. I’m pretty sure I should make him breakfast after he just said those! LOL!
He definitely deserves breakfast! 🙂 What color is your toothbrush?
What’s the one thing you eat that makes your family cringe?
Rebecca: I put ketchup on my tacos! Best part, I have my 2nd son doing it too. LOL! But it drives them bonkers that I eat gluten free and paleo, too.
OMG, my hubs puts ketchup on so many things. It used to drive me crazy, especially when he’d put it on lasagne. lol Tell us your favorite part of the writing process.
Rebecca: I love immersing myself in a scene, losing myself to a character in the draft phase.
I love choosing character names. Tell us how you came up with your character’s names in BEYOND WHAT IS GIVEN:
Rebecca: Sam had already earned her name in FULL MEASURES, as Ember’s best friend, and Grayson in EYES TURNED SKYWARD. But I did love choosing strong names!
Describe your book tweet style…that’s right, you have 140 characters!
Rebecca: Grayson is a determined, secretive, sexy apache pilot. Samantha is his new, incredibly stubborn, irresistible roommate. Sparks. Will. Fly.
Tell us about your writing space.
Rebecca: I have a small office in the corner of our music room, which looks right into our kids playroom, so I can monitor the shenanigans. My favorite part? My “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good,” sign over my corkboard for plotting!
lol…I love that sign! Nice. Do you prefer to write in the morning, afternoon, night, or are you one of those lucky authors who can write whenever and wherever?
Rebecca: I’m a night writer. My best work is done between 10 pm and 2 am, but I can definitely make a Starbucks day work for me!
Is there something you have to have when you are writing? Maybe you wear a lucky pair of socks, light a candle, eat something sweet…
Rebecca: Coffee. I sit down with Coffee and a glass of ice water, and get to work!
What’s the one scene from BEYOND WHAT IS GIVEN that stands out in your mind as being your favorite to write?
Rebecca: I’m definitely partial to the brownie batter scene. There’s something to be said for first kisses!
When did you first know that you wanted to go the extra distance and become an author?
Rebecca: It was during my husband’s third deployment. I couldn’t sleep while he was on missions, and I began writing in earnest. By the time he came home, I had a manuscript and thought, “Hey, maybe I should actually try and get this published!”
Great story! Love it. Why should we read BEYOND WHAT IS GIVEN
Rebecca: You should read BEYOND WHAT IS GIVEN, because not only is it sexy, but it touches on the areas of our life where we’re not at our best, where we all deal with the mistakes we’ve made and earn our own forgiveness.
Out of all your books, which one character resonates with you the most?
Rebecca: Jagger, because he’s very much like my husband. 😉
Care to give us a sneak peek into what you’re working on next?
Rebecca: I’m actually working on a novella being released in an anthology in November that will introduce you to a group of legacy hotshot firefighters struggling to reinstate their team fifteen years after their fathers were killed fighting a wildfire that annihilated the team, and falling in love along the way, of course! I’m in LOVE with it and really enjoying stepping outside the Flight & Glory world. Plus, I have HALLOWED GROUND, the final (for now) book in the Flight & Glory series releasing in January!
RANDOM FUN: FINISH THIS SENTENCE…
I wish I could add at least another ten hours to my day.
My hair is Hot pink in places.
If I could go anywhere in the world I’d go I’d move to Colorado so I could live with my husband. We’re in court this week for the hearing that determines if we can adopt our foster daughter, so hopefully soon!
I prefer phone calls to texts.
Growing up means you’re accountable for EVERYTHING.
The last thing I ate that had bacon in it was Everything. I love bacon.
Thank you so much for joining and good luck with the adoption!
Thank you so very much for having me!!!!
Lt. Grayson Masters is focused on graduating the Apache helicopter course, and the last thing he needs is his gorgeous new roommate Samantha Fitzgerald distracting him. While her smart mouth and free spirit are irresistibly irritating, he can’t deny their off-the-charts chemistry, no matter how hard he tries.
Having just been expelled from college, Sam has no business digging for Grayson’s secrets while she’s hiding her own, but that doesn’t stop her from trying to tear down his walls. Each barrier she busts through drops one of her own, though, and she’s not prepared for the truth: another woman laid claim to Grayson’s heart long ago.
Falling in love is something neither Grayson nor Sam can afford, and when that line is crossed and secrets are exposed, they’ll learn that sometimes it’s the answered prayers that will put you through hell.
I shrieked as the mixer whirred a shrill pitch
and batter exploded, hitting the walls, the cabinets, my face…everything. I sputtered as some landed in my mouth, and slammed my hand against the lever to turn it off.
This was going to be a bitch to clean up.
“Are you okay?” Grayson ran in, hair damp from the shower. His eyes widened as he took in the state of his precious kitchen. “You weren’t kidding about the mess.”
“Oh this?” I smiled. “It’s a new aeration technique. I totally meant to do this.” My awesome excuse died as a glob of brownie mix fell off the tip of my nose.
“Is that so?” he asked, walking over to me slowly, consuming my vision. My breath hitched as he swiped his finger across my cheek, and then licked the brownie mix off the digit. Holy hot. “Hmm… I think there’s something to be said for this method. Maybe a little more air in the batter?”
My mouth popped open. “Are you making fun of me?”
He smirked, which must have had a direct link to my panties, because they unanimously voted to drop. Now. There was sexy, and there was Grayson’s tongue sweeping across his lower lip, which was a step beyond hedonistic. His eyes took on a mischievous glint but kept the same signature intensity that held me captive, unable to look anywhere else as he lowered his face toward mine. What…what was he
Do you even care? Nope. Not one bit.
“Maybe another taste to be sure?” he asked, his voice low as his lips skimmed across my jawline. “Mmm. Definitely more.” Shivers coursed down my body. Holy shit. His mouth was actually on me, and I was awake.
He flipped the switch on the mixer and chocolate flew.
“You did not!” I let my knees buckle so I slipped to the floor, leaving Grayson to be splattered by the flying confection.
“I most certainly did!” He lifted me up like I weighed nothing, and batter smacked the back of my tank top. “Man, you’re slippery.” He mock-dropped me.
I yelped, locking my ankles around his waist and my hands around his neck. He turned off the mixer and chuckled low in his throat. “You can laugh?” I asked, yanking my head back to look at him.
“I have been known to on occasion,” he answered, that stupid, crazy-sexy smirk in play despite the chocolate on his cheeks and forehead. How the hell could someone look so hot while literally dripping brownie batter?
“I like it,” I admitted.
His smirk disappeared, and his grip tightened on my bare thighs as his gaze dropped to my lips. They parted as if he’d freaking asked them to. We weren’t just stepping out of the friend-zone here, we were on a damn missile into let- me-jump-you-ville.
“I do, too,” he whispered.
Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and lover of all things chocolate, coffee, and Paleo. In addition to being a mom, military wife, and blogger, she can never choose between Young Adult and New Adult fiction, so she writes both. She’s a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but still holds out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Her blog, The Only Girl Among Boys, has been voted the Top Military Mom Blog the last two years, and celebrates the complex issues surrounding the military life she adores.
When she’s not writing, she’s tying on hockey skates for her kids, or sneaking in some guitar time. She is madly in love with her army-aviator husband of eleven years, and they’re currently stationed in Upstate NY with their gaggle of rambunctious kiddos and snoring English Bulldog, but she would always rather be home in Colorado.