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Monday, July 13, 2015

Baby Girl Series Box Set by Elle Klassblog Tour and Giveaway

BabyGirl Series Box Set By Elle KlassBlog Tour 

Author: Elle Klass 
Tour Hosted By: Ashley's Addictive Book Promotions 

Box Set Release Date: July 13th, 2015 

Follow Cleo on her epic saga which begins when she abandoned by her mom at twelve. She has no other family which she is aware of, and in order to survive she leaves her home and lives on the streets. She meets interesting characters and gets into amusing predicaments all in the name of survival, such as jumping trains, being chased through the woods by a crazy man with a loaded shotgun and witnessing an unspeakable crime. After a few months on the streets she runs into another group of kids, Einstein is the oldest and a leader in the group, and they form a family of sorts. For survival and money they lean towards a life a crime which inevitably breaks up their family and sends Cleo and Einstein spiraling into their own adventure. Eventually they settle into a “normal” life however their pasts can’t be hushed forever … 

Follow Cleo as she transforms into the glamorous Justine and falls into a life of unimaginable wealth when Didier the owner of a hotel empire is beguiled by her mysterious and naïve charms. Her life becomes one of luxury and fame beyond anything she could have ever imagined. Remnants of her past continue to haunt her and a new threat appears; is her latest peril related to her past or someone else’s, someone who has become a large part of her new life.
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Follow Cleo, who has once again changed her identity, this time to Shanna Nu, an orange moppy-headed homely girl, or so she tries to portray, as she travels to San Francisco seeking employment with the La Tige Detective Agency to search for answers. La Tige, a hard, sloppy man, lacking in social graces manages to worm a way right into her heart. Finally entering adulthood, Cleo realizes who she is inside, and through La Tige and a few other friends, she finds that true affection is forcing her to desperately pursue the answers to the mystery surrounding her birth and biological family. She manages to tie up a few loose ends while unraveling a few more. 

Cleo, masquerading as Shanna, is hot on the trail of learning her identity. After spending a lifetime living lies she now finds her biological family, and learns the truth about her birth. Why she was kidnapped at the hands of Perdy and why Slug hunted her down; killing her one true love

Box set includes In the Beginning, Moonlighting is Paris, City by the Bay, and Bite the Big Apple. 
Abandoned at 12, Baby Girl is forced to face the harsh realities of life and struggles to find her path. She forages for sustenance, steals from the wealthy, and sleeps in any dark hole she can find. A ‘family’ of sorts forms between her and a band of other youngsters. Together they fight for survival, friendship, and love in the midst, but that is only the beginning. Life throws her one curve ball after another until secrets are revealed and the search for her true origins begins and ends with the powerful truth.       Amazon Buy Link

Book Excerpt 
Here and Gone

Our engagement party stood out as the soirée of all soirées: co-workers, friends, and I invited Kamisha. I unexpectedly grew used to the flamboyant lifestyle, but on the inside - it wasn’t me. The focus of the night centered on Didier and I and it overwhelmed me. People I barely knew, or never met congratulated me, and young ladies eyed me with envy. Whispers circulated the room: Who is she? Where did she come from?  Then You don’t belong… You don’t belong in smudged lipstick echoed inside me. I snuck away finding a deserted room I closed the door behind me and took a deep breath then composed myself. The echoes in my head faded, and I emerged into the hallway.
The door closed behind me and a warm, sweaty hand slipped across my mouth. Heavy breathing followed by a crackling voice said, “You need to go back to wherever you came from, Justine.” Her voice reverberated inside me and Sam’s self-defense skills blossomed into action as I grabbed hold of the mystery woman’s arm and slung her over my shoulder. A puff of dark hair and a small frame came thundering forward, landing on the floor with a loud thud. I drove my shoe into her side for good measure and ran down the hall, rounding the corner I ran into Sam.
The expression on my face gave away my fear. “Wow! Where have you been? What happened?”
“I threw her in the hall, on the floor.” I squeaked. He burst down the hall.
Didier’s forehead creased with lines and his eyes grew dark as he walked towards me. He scrutinized our actions. “Where is Sam?”
“I used the skills he taught me. A woman caught me from behind, I flipped her, and left her in the hall crumpled on the floor.”
A look I didn’t expect came over his face as his lips curled into a smile of satisfaction. “I will remember not to get on your bad side. Was she the same woman from Aruba?”
“I don’t think so. Her hair was dark and short, although her size and frame are correct. With her hair covering her face, I can’t be sure.”
The woman disappeared by the time Sam arrived. He and security scoured every inch of the hotel, and scanned the video footage, though apparently she busted the camera in that hallway. My immediate thought was, how convenient you little bitch. They didn’t find her, although we didn’t come up empty handed. I threw her so hard she left a small blood stain behind, it got collected and sent in for analysis. In the cover of night she fled, but I would soon know who she was and I’d be ready. My devious mind schemed for her return.

Over the next few weeks, I assisted in planning my wedding and succumbed to being a public societal figure. In the past I worried about my transgressions slamming me in the face, but now I looked my fear in the eye and assisted in the hosting and planning of various charity events. I wanted this would-be assailant woman to find me. With my ears open and eyes peeled, I watched and waited. 

Character Interview 

What is your name?
Do you have a nickname?
 I’ve had more names than blades of grass on a lush lawn Justine and Shanna to name a couple.
What is your hair color? 
My natural color is dark brown but it’s been various shades depending on my persona.
What is your eye color?
How old are you? 
Where were you born?
 Brennan California. Not really, I grew up there but was born in a hospital in New York.
Where have you lived since then?
 Most everywhere in the U.S. – Alabama, California, New York, Seattle. I also lived in Paris for a couple years.
Where do you currently call home? 
Where ever my heart takes me.
What is in your refrigerator right now? 
I love to cook so a little of this a little of that. You won’t find any hot dogs or junk food.
What is on your bedroom floor? 
The carpet. OK, seriously my favorite pair of flip-flops. Their black with beads adorning the toe piece.
What is on your nightstand?
A picture of my fun in Santa Cruz. Fetch, Kacy, myself, and Javier took a group photo in the hot tub. The picture brings back fun memories I like to think about when I’m falling asleep. arm clock shaped like a shell that plays Wipeout.
What is in your garbage can?
 Trash, an empty bottle of Sauvignon blanc,
Who are the people you are closest to?
 La Tige, Kacy, James and Will. We talk and visit every chance we get. La Tige isn’t a big talker so I dominate our conversations but he’s like a father to me. Kacy is the best friend I girl could ever have.
Who is your funniest friend?
 Kacy! She is crazy and makes silly facial expressions while doing impressions.
What is your most treasured possession?
 My back pack memories – pictures of Einstein, memorabilia of our times together.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
 Einstein was my first love. A huge part of my heart will always belong to him.
What do you most value in your friends?
 Their big hearts. I grew up without a “real” family. My best friends are my family. La Tige has done more to help me than any single person without prodding. Kacy and I have an inseparable bond and Will is Will. James was always there for me when I needed shady business done it felt really great to do something for him.

What is your motto?
 Don’t give up

Author Interview
1. Where are you from? The San Francisco Bay area but since have moved to Florida.
2. Tell us your latest news? Publishing Baby Girl Box Set. I’ve spent the past year and a half writing and publishing this book in short stories. Having them all together in one book is my dream.
3. When and why did you begin writing? I’ve been writing most of my life from the time I was a little girl and drew and designed my own comic books to a teenager writing poetry and finally writing novellas.
4. When did you first consider yourself a writer? When I published my first book. I’ve been writing most of my life so deciding and going through with publishing was a big step and a massive accomplishment.
5. What inspired you to write your first book? The love for writing and telling stories. My imagination has a mind of its own. There aren’t usually specific events that generally inspire a story it’s more a spark of creativity that plants in my head and grows into a story. Once it develops beyond the size of my head I type out a rough draft.
6. Is thee a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? I’d have to say the message in Baby Girl is that humans we have the capacity to survive even in harsh conditions and not every street child has a sad ending. They can rise above their situation – everybody can rise above a difficult situation. 
7. How much of the book is realistic? Her story in general is fiction but I drew on aspects of my own life. Cleo and I are both survivors. We find ways against all odds to make something happen. 
8. Are experiences based onsomeone you know, or events in your own life? City by the Bay Book 3 takes place in San Francisco. I grew up in the area and relived learning to drive. My dad taught me to drive in a green two door pinto then I bought a two door brown Honda Civic stick shift. He had to teach me again so I could drive it. Most of the bay area is hilly as Cleo explains in the book. Learning to drive an automatic up and down hills was a different experience than driving the stick shift, rolling backwards into the car behind me was my worst fear. I learned quick how to keep the car from rolling backwards! 
 What books have most influenced your life most?
9. If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor? Marcha Fox and Susanne Leist. I don’t consider them mentors so much as colleagues that I have grown to love and appreciate. 
10. What book are you reading now? I’m always reading something. Candi Silk’s The Aroused Milf has been begging my attention lately. Next in line is Robyn Roze HellKat. My Kindle and Google Play Books Apps are always loaded with books.
11. Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest? That’s a loaded question but since you asked new I’ll narrow it down to Mark Tillbury, Barbara Chioffi, and Dyane Forde. I recently found these authors and they are amazing! 
12. What are your current projects? Currently I’m working on Calm Before the Storm Evan’s Sins Volume 2 in the Ruthless Storm Trilogy. Writing this series is different than Baby Girl. Each book isn’t sequential to the next. Volume 2 is a prequel so I went backwards in time instead of forwards. Volume 2 is also written in third person vs. my usual first person. But for this story it’s important for the reader to know what’s happening with each character not just Evan.
13. Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members. There is no one entity but many. I have already named a few but I also want to give Ashley Haines a huge thank you for all her help with releasing Baby Girl Box Set. I couldn’t have done it all without her.
14. Can you share a little of your current work with us? I can. Here is my disclaimer before you read. It’s not edited and is not for those easily scared. 
“The family plus Evan ate dinner by candlelight. The flames caused shadows to bounce on the walls. Eilida snuggled Sandy close and tried not to look towards the stranger but she couldn’t ignore the creeping, disfigured shadow on the wall behind him. Its arms tendrils of black unfurled to reveal a shiny object dripping in red. Eilida watched in horror as the shadow moved towards her mother seated beside her. She twisted in her high chair, eye wide as flying saucers. She wanted to scream, tried to scream but her vocal buckled and no sound escaped her lips. 
“Evan turned his upper body as far as possible looking at the area. Nothing, calm. Then it hit him he was in the eye of the storm. He tilted his head toward the heavens, blackness and a few stars. No sign of the moon. A new moon. Eight years in Windy Oaks in-patient care and two years out-patient care Even was a model patient and was afforded many privileges. He used them to used study hurricanes and a bit of astrology and understood a new moon meant time to set a purpose and plan. The beginning of a new phase of life. A lopsided grin tugged at the corners of his lips. He fulfilled the new moon prophecy without giving it any thought. Plain and simple dumb luck.”
15. Who designed the covers? All the book covers were designed by Author Manuela Cardiga. Cleo’s face is an original Creation of hers. I have to brag on her for a moment I love her books and admire her talents. I’m a single talented author I can write but she writes poems, books, and dabbles in graphic design. 

16. Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers? I’m very thankful for all your support. Writing brings me great pleasure and I hope my books give you great pleasure to read. I haven’t decided yet whether Cleo’s adventure is finished. If you think there should be more books I encourage you to share your opinions with me. 

Author Bio 

Elle was born in Redwood City, California and spent her childhood growing up in the fabulous San Francisco Bay Area. She is an avid San Francisco Forty Niners fan. She has raised two beautiful daughters, and currently resides in Florida. For fun she reads, spends time at the beach, travels, and enjoys time with her favorite friends, and family. She is a night-owl known to be a hermit during rainy days, as she has a love for sun, and is mostly found poolside over the hot, humid summer months.

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