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Jun 11, 2014

Better When He's Bad Blog Tour: Author Interview + Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the Better When He's Bad Blog Tour hosted by InkSlinger PR. I'm so excited to be one of the very many blogs on this tour because I absolutely love Jay Crownover and all her books are the bomb dot com org net gov edu! ;p

For today's stop, I've got an awesome interview with Jay that I can't wait to share with all of you as well as the tour wide giveaway, so stick around and don't miss a second of any of it! ;p

About the book:

Title: Better When He's Bad (Welcome to the Point, #1)
Author: Jay Crownover
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Expected publication: June 17, 2014
Age group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jay Crownover returns with a heart-stopping new series... Welcome to the Point.

There’s a difference between a bad boy and a boy who’s bad... meet Shane Baxter.

Sexy, dark, and dangerous, Bax isn’t just from the wrong side of the tracks, he is the wrong side of the tracks. A criminal, a thug, and a brawler, he’s the master of bad choices, until one such choice landed him in prison for five years. Now Bax is out and looking for answers, and he doesn’t care what he has to do or who he has to hurt to get them. But there’s a new player in the game, and she’s much too innocent, much too soft…and standing directly in his way.

Dovie Pryce knows all about living a hard life and the tough choices that come with it. She’s always tried to be good, tried to help others, and tried not to let the darkness pull her down. But the streets are fighting back, things have gone from bad to worse, and the only person who can help her is the scariest, sexiest, most complicated ex-con The Point has ever produced.

Bax terrifies her, awakening feelings she never thought she’d have for a guy like him. But it doesn’t take Dovie long to realize... some boys are just better when they’re bad.

Author interview with Jay Crownover:

Welcome to Books Over Boys, Jay! I’m so excited and happy to have you on the blog today! In just a few short days, Better When He’s Bad will be released into the wild. How is this release different from the Marked Men series? More excitement? Less anxiety? More nerves? Less nerves?

Doing something new is always scary. To go from something that has been unarguably successful to an unknown is very nerve-wracking. Plus I have the added anxiety of knowing BWHB is a very different book than the New Adult genre has really seen so far. I’m pretty sure it’s either going to be absolutely loved or absolutely hated with no middle ground. That’s a weird place to be right before a release. At the end of the day Bax is my favorite character I have ever written, BWHB is exciting and a cool new foray into something wild and unleashed so regardless of what happens on release day I’m all in with my guy and his crazy-ass story.

Q. What can you tell us about your couple, Bax and Dovie, that we won’t find in the book?

That the things they give to each other, the ways in which they make each other better stick around and play a major part in the book following their own.

Q. ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE. *it happens* Which of your characters (from any of your books) dies first? Who would you want by your side fighting zombies? Who goes off searching for a cure? Who completely loses it? Who is the brain behind keeping your group alive?

Well I feel like zombies would get their asses handed to them in the Point so they wouldn’t even try and mess with Bax and his crew. The Marked gang is so tight they would all survive together or die trying. Obviously Cora would be the brains, I think Rome would be the Rick w/ the weapons and the fight. And maybe Asa could be the Daryl since he’s a little crazy and as close to a redneck as I really get. Ayden seems like the crazy one that would venture off for a cure and we all know she does whatever she wants regardless of common sense... I dunno who dies first... maybe Gabe since he’s awful or Jet’s dad... maybe Asa since he was supposed to die a long time ago anyway... I could see Saint losing her shit but I could see Shaw flipping out too... I dunno... I think they would all help each other through until the end.

Q. What is it about the Welcome to the Point series that captivates you the most?

It’s more about the twists and turns in the world than in the character as the story goes along. There is a lot of suspense, a lot of blood and mayhem. I like that it feels raw and unhindered by tropes and what’s popular in NA storytelling right now. I love that this is a place, a series with no real heroes and I love that the way the couples in these books fall in love feels just as violent and crazy as the place that they call home. I like that it feels new and different. And I LOVE that Bax is really, really bad... not a caricature of a bad-boy.

And lastly,

Q. If Bax had a “theme song” that played whenever he walked into a room full of people, what would it be?

Ain’t It Fun by The Dead Boys or The Guns and Roses version would work too...

Thanks so much for being here today, Jay! It’s been a blast and congrats on the release of Better When He’s Bad!

About the author:

Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men series. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she'll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.

Connect with Jay Crownover: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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  1. I like to read about bad boys who are exciting and adventurous are always testing the boundaries and pushing the envelope when it comes to their life, who are challenging and mysterious and who are passionate about what they believe in... but most importantly, they still know how to treat a lady.

  2. I love the intensity of the bad boy! Also, they must have lots of ink and a bit of heart!

  3. I love a bad boy that knows what he wants and won't stop until he gets it. They have confidence and ooze sensuality.

  4. I like it when bad boys fall in love, they can still be bad but you see a bit of a soft side too.

  5. I like it when they're bad with everyone else but not with the girl/woman they love. Or they're bad but in a good way ;)

  6. I have heard so much about this series, and I seriously need to pick it up. I can't wait to meet Bax and Dovie. Bax sounds like such a hunk! I love my bad boys and I love how the author describes the series. Everything seems so real. Awesome interview and post, Momo! Thanks for sharing! :D

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair

  7. I like the fact that no matter what they do they are not real. Bad boys in real life are trouble.

  8. I like bad boys on motorcycles. HAHA


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