Come Get it Bae…

^^^ Yeah…that’s what I said. LOL…it’s my birthday, I’m allowed to dork it up a little, right?! There is a ton of things in this post, so please take a minute to look it over, I would so greatly appreciate it!! ❤

  • First off, I wanted to share a few of the kind things those who have ARCs of Finding Laila have said (click any name below to read their full review):
  • Second, Finding Laila comes out in 4 days!
Count them - 4!!!

Count them – 4!!!

Preorder is available and Laila is listed for $2.99!!
After release, the price will go to regular price of $3.99, so get your copy here
—->
HERE <—-
before it’s too late.

Oh….and check out the book trailer featuring music from the awesome Matt Haeck (who has a new album coming out soon!!!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq63R6_ZJ74

  • Third, I wanted to share links for ways you can follow/connect with me online:
  • Fourth, if you’ve been on the fence about whether or not #FindingLaila is the read for you, I wanted to share an excerpt. Maybe this will sway you toward reading 😉 :
    • Excerpt from Chapter 1“I guess we know the flavor of the week,” a female voice says from behind me, causing several others with her to laugh.I know they’re talking about me. They’re always talking about me. It’s been this way since I was in seventh grade, but I’ve made it my mission to ignore it.

      “She certainly gets around,” another voice chimes in.

      Cole is sitting to my left, Haden to my right and both guys are staring at the field, but neither is paying attention to the game. I watch out of my peripheral as Haden’s forearm muscles tense and relax while Cole bites his lip. They are intently focused on the words being thrown at me, but keep quiet for the time being.

      “She must be good because they all stick around,” a guy’s voice states in salacious tone that makes me nauseous.

      I don’t wait for another barb to be hurled my way, even though I know it’s coming. I throw my arm around Haden and whisper something in his ear before kissing his cheek then turning to do the same to Cole. I lean forward to see Joey, who is next to Cole and give him a wink, “I’ll get you later, Baby.”

      He shakes his head and laughs, “Why must you stir the pot?”

      Haden smiles – proud of my display – and it pushes me on.

      I turn to look at the three classmates who have stopped chattering long enough to watch my little show, jaws hanging open. I shrug my shoulders, and answer Joey, “I’m just giving them what they want.”

      One of the girls, Kasey, looks at me and raises a brow, “And what about Braxton?”

      I glance over to Cole who’s listening to everything, but is still watching the game. He smirks, as if he knows what’s coming and a smile of my own begins to break.

      They are gawking at me when I turn and wet my lips before winking at the girls.

      “If he wins, we all win,” I say huskily.

      “Touchdown!” The announcer yells and the crowd jumps to their feet to celebrate. All but the three jerks behind me.

Thank you so much for all the kind birthday wishes and reading this thing all the way to this point! ❤ I love you all so much and thank you for your support and encouragement. I’m still nervous about release day, but for some reason, not as scared as the other times. I absolutely love this book and it feels weird to admit that because I don’t want to sound obnoxious. I just truly loved writing it and fell in love with every character. So much that I wanted to live in my head and experience life WITH them. If you honor me with reading it for yourself, I hope that it touches you the way it did for me when I wrote it. And if it does, I would love to hear your thoughts if you review, so share with me. Please? 

I hope you have a fabulous weekend and you’ll be seeing me again…soon!! ❤

XO
~T

😎 And duh, Come Get it Bae by Pharrell

Tuesday Teaser ~ Finding Laila

 

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Coming January 13

Pre-Order available NOW for $2.99.
After release, it will be $3.99

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And don’t forget to enter the Paperback giveaway here:

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Finding Laila by T.K. Rapp

Finding Laila

by T.K. Rapp

Giveaway ends January 17, 2015.

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Three paperback are up for grabs!! Enter for your chance to win and share with friends and family. More to come next week and be sure to follow me on any of the following social media:

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1 Year Bookiversary…

Bookiversary?

Pubiversary?

Book Birthday?

What in the hell do you call it????

It seems so strange to me that it was over 1 year ago that I hit the publish button on Being There. What started as a challenge to myself in February of last year, turned into a ride that I don’t want to get off any time soon.

July 1, 2013 – I hit that damn publish button that still freaks me out. I was very secretive about having written a book because the whole thing was intimidating. What if the story sucked? What if people didn’t read it? What if I failed?

Only a few people knew about my writing, and even fewer had read it prior to the release. It was a story that I wanted to tell and when I sat down to work on it – the words came in a flood. It took me 6 weeks to finish the first draft but the first draft wasn’t the greatest. 

A friend read it and suggested many changes which I took to heart. The entire story was revamped, while staying true to the focus – Cass. She is still close to my heart, the first character I wrote. My friends and family have told me there are things about her that resemble me so much. Others who know me well have commented that they heard my voice reading to them (which weirds me out a little). But if I reread it – I can’t help but agree, there is a lot of me in that character.

The final story was vastly different from the outline I had:

  • Cass was originally named Savannah.
  • Drew was originally Zane.  
  • The story was dual POV.

(These are only a few of the changes.)

A good friend, also a writer, read the story and made suggestions that helped it become what it is now. Without his feedback and guidance, I don’t know how it would have been received.

The last year has been an amazing journey filled with new experiences, new friends, new books and new hurdles. I am so grateful for all the support I have received and to those who have taken a chance and read this story and the ones that have come after. Every story is dear to me, but Being There will always have a special place in my heart because it started it all. Drew and Cass are a permanent part of me and I hope that others find them as special as I do.

Thanks for a great year! I ❤ you and hope you’ll stick around to see what comes next. 😉

XO ❤
~T

P.S. If you would like to purchase Being There,
click the link below and get the book that started it all.

BEING THERE

by T.K. Rapp

Alive…

Alright, so it’s Wednesday. How has your week been good so far???

Mine has been pretty good, and while I’m waiting to hear back from my betas about Mine to Steal, I’ve been busy plotting out the next book that I’ve been working on. This one came to me a while back and I’ve been sitting on it, despite it’s incessant poking at me while I work on other things.

It has a title!

It has a cover!

It even has a synopsis!

BUT….here’s the kicker….this one is being kept close to the vest until I’ve completed it. I’m scared to write it. I’m nervous about what people will think. However, I think I’m more scared of what I will think.

So, in the meantime, when I blog, I will focus on sharing Mine to Steal teasers and information. And if I can get someone who is willing to let me interview them soon, I will share another Author Spotlight. I miss those….but everyone has been so busy, they haven’t had time to take me up on the offer. (Soon…very soon.)

And just to let you know, Being There, my first novel, is on sale right now on Amazon for $.99! The sale is limited, so be sure to get your copy soon and please please PLEASE be sure to leave a review. If you love a story, the best compliment you can pay the author is a review!

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I suppose that is all I have for now. Aren’t you glad you checked it out??? LOL! Thanks so much for stopping by this week and hope the rest of your week kicks ass!!

XO
~T

Alive – Pearl Jam….it’s blasting through my house right now and I love it!

All I Can Do Is Write About It…

Merry Christmas!!! (Yes, I realize it’s late 😉 )

You probably don’t know this about me, but those who know me well do….I’m ALWAYS late! Hence why it’s taken nearly two months (possibly longer) to get Drew’s Scene completed. For those who don’t know…I promised that when I hit 1700 likes on Facebook, I’d write one scene from Drew’s POV, from Being There. As you have figured out, I’m L-A-T-E

If you want to read a special scene by Drew, click on this image below:

Drew & Cass

Drew & Cass

In other news…

  • Mine to Lose is on track to release on January 9 (which happens to be my bday!)
  • Mine to Lose will be available on iTunes, B&N and Amazon!!
  • To celebrate the Mine to Lose release, Being There will be on sale this Thursday. (Being there is only available on Amazon)
  • There will be a blog tour for Mine to Lose, so if you would like to participate, email me t.k.rapp@live.com
  • Be sure to Add Mine to Lose and Being There to your TBR on Goodreads (click either title to go to that page.)

I am going to try to post ONE MORE blog entry for 2013, so if you’re interested, check back tomorrow! Thanks so much for reading and hope you have a great day!!

XO
~T
😎 All I Can Do Is Write About It – Lynyrd Skynyrd – such a great song (acoustic version)