{Blogoversary Author Spotlight+Giveaway} Bottom of the Sky by Shae Ross

March 17, 2017 Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews, Young Adult 4

For my blogoversary this year, I am hosting several authors that I have discovered through my six year blogging journey. I will be sharing book spotlights, author interviews, guest posts and lots of other fun features to share with you some of my favorite authors! I am also hosting a HUGE giveaway. In fact, the giveaway is the biggest I have ever hosted on my blog, and each of the authors featured has a prize in the giveaway, so be sure to check that out!

Today I have Shae Ross on the blog. She is going to be sharing her new book, Bottom of the Sky, which is a romantic suspense. I have already had the opportunity to read this book and trust me, it is AWESOME! So be sure to check it out, and be sure to enter the giveaway down below!

You can win a $15 Amazon Gift Card & an ecopy of Rush (open INT) from Shae along with a ton of other prizes. (enter at the bottom of the post) 


I am so excited to have Shae Ross here today. Shae is another one of my most cherished author finds during my time blogging. I seriously love her books so much! She writes some of my favorite romances. I always get lost within her books.

{Blogoversary Author Spotlight+Giveaway} Bottom of the Sky by Shae RossBottom of the Sky by Shae Ross
Pages: 350
on April 2017
Series: Bottom of the Sky #1
Genres: adult, contemporary, Romance, Suspense/Thriller

The best way to get rid of someone who’s pulling you under is to let yourself sink…

John
The last thing I need is to be saddled with the on-the-run niece of the crime family I’m about to take down. Gianna Silva wants me to help her find her missing mother. But I’ve got bigger fish to fry—namely, her cousins Stefano and Santos Silva. They’re flooding the West Coast with deadly counterfeit goods, and I’m about to drop the net on their entire operation. To keep Gianna out of my way, I’ve agreed to help her but under one condition: What I say goes. No questions. No pushback. I make the rules.

The problem is Gianna Silva doesn’t know the meaning of the word “rule” and she’s on to me. For two years, I’ve hidden my true identity behind a wall built from stone-cold revenge. I thought it was indestructible—especially against someone with the last name of Silva—the family I’ve vowed to destroy…

Gianna
If I could find my missing mom by myself I would, but the only enemies she’s ever had are my father and his powerful family. Confronting the Silvas alone is too dangerous. I need an insider who knows how to play their game. John Rossi, with his bad-boy confidence and access to the family compound is my best hope. I’ve bargained away the last dollar in my savings account in exchange for his help, but I’m beginning to think I made a deal with the devil.

I didn’t expect his rules to include sharing a cabin—and a bedroom with him—northwest of Nowheresville. I don’t trust him, or my attraction to him. But to find my mom, I’ll break every one of his damn rules, regardless of the consequences…

Note: This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
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  1. Describe Bottom of the Sky in a tweet.

The last thing I need is to be saddled with the on-the-run niece of the crime family I’m about to take down. Gianna Silva wants me to help find her missing mother. But I’ve got bigger fish to fry—namely, her cousins Stefano and Santos Silva. I’m about to drop the net on the ring of counterfeiters. To keep Gianna out of my way, I’ve agreed to help her but under one condition: What I say goes. No questions. No pushback. I make the rules.

The problem is Gianna Silva doesn’t know the meaning of the word “rule” and she’s on to me. For two years, I’ve hidden my true identity behind a wall built from stone-cold revenge. I thought it was indestructible—especially against someone with the last name of Silva—the family I’ve vowed to destroy…

  1. Which of your characters has been the most challenging for you to write? Which has been the most fun?

Answer:  John Rossi, my “Bottom of the Sky” alpha has been the most challenging. He’s more deeply damaged than my other Alphas so balancing his outward persona with his inner being took a lot of fore thought. Most fun? JACE!  Jace was my heroine’s best friend in “Rush”. She has no fear, no filter and a ‘no-regrets’ kind of attitude—yet she’s smart, inherently sweet and loyal. My first draft of “Rush” had a Jace scene that I LOVED but my editors were a little worried it was too much—they were probably right and I did cut the scene but I had so many readers shout out their love for Jace, I’m still curious how they would have reacted to that scene…

  1. What is something we would be surprised to learn about you?

Answer:  Hmmmm, well about a week before my deadline for “Bottom of the Sky” I ended up in the hospital with Bells Palsey, which I knew nothing about and have never experienced. I had stroke like symptoms—my right eye wouldn’t blink and my mouth went crooked. Most people make a full recovery and I’m almost straightened out now but seriously, not fun. My thirteen year old son had these words of encouragement, “Don’t worry mom, we’ve all had those days when we look like a bad Picasso painting.” Thanks honey. I feel better now. 

  1. What do you do when you have writer’s block? 

Answer: This probably sounds obnoxious but I have yet to experience writer’s block. What I do constantly struggle with is taming the beast of my imagination that wants to keep spinning new plot threads. Three fourths of the way through a 90,000 word book is not a good time to start flirting with a hot new side character who appears out of nowhere—even if he is wearing nothing but fireman pants and needs to borrow a hose—see what I mean?

  1. If we looked under your bed right now, what would we find?

Answer: This makes me laugh—and seem slightly coo-coo. Under my bed right now is a Five Nights At Freddy’s FUNKO action figure. I had gotten it as a Christmas gift for my son but yanked it from his pile when I realized I had an uneven number of gifts for my three kids. Also, a smattering of dusty vintage romance novels, my very first favorites; “Whitney My Love,” by Judith McNaught, “So Speaks The Heart,” by JoHanna Lindsey and “So Worthy My Love,” Kathleen Woodwiss.

  1. What is the best part of writing a romantic suspense novel?

Answer:  I really enjoyed stepping beyond the sweetness tone of my previous books. I think it gave me a chance to layer my character’s a bit more. I did realize though that my natural instinct is to write sweet characters so it required more concentration on my part.

 You can find more information about all of her books on Goodreads- HERE 

Be sure to check out the other authors that have joined in on my Blogoversary fun and see their giveaways!

 Robin Talley- (Our Own Private Universe)
 Jane Alvey Harris- (Riven)
Heather Hildenbrand- (Dirty Blood Series)
Penny Reid (Rugby Series)


Thank you so much for joining us today Shae! Have you guys read any of Shae’s books?

If not, you need to!

And check out Shae’s contribution to my Blogoversary giveaway! Fill out the rafflecopter below (or on the main giveaway post- they are the same!) and you can win a $15 Amazon Gift Card & an ecopy of Rush (open INT) (along with a whole slew of other prizes!)

Come celebrate @BookBriefs 6th #Blogoversary with @AuthorShaeRoss & Win a $15 amazon GC & copy of her book! Click To Tweet

Giveaway

To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win

This giveaway is sponsored by Book Briefs and all of the authors listed.

No purchase necessary to enter. void where prohibited by law.

My contest policy applies

Here is the the prize drawings will work. I will be drawing first the winner for the $25 worth of books. They will be emailed separately and first. (if that person passes on the $25 worth of books and wants a different prize, they can pick whatever they want, and I will draw again.)

Then I will be drawing 18 general winners (and yes, you can win more than once) The 18 general winners will all be BCC-ed emailed at the same time. When you are emailed please respond back to me with your top 2-4 prize choices and your mailing information. I will be taking prizes in a first come first serve fashion. This way people can hopefully choose which books they are most interested in winning. I will respond with what prize(s) you have gotten. It may take a few times if your top choices are already claimed. If you choose the box of books as one of your top prizes, please also send me your top 7 book choices from the stacks of books.

**Please read each of the prizes carefully in the main blogoversary post for details. I have included who the giveaway is open to, what the prize is (and if there are choices) and what age group the book(s) is/are.**

 

Thank you to all of the authors that donated prizes! Please follow them and check out their books!

Note: Book Briefs Contest Policy applies. All of the prizes, terms and conditions of the giveaway should be contained in the rafflecopter below. No Purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law.

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About Shae Ross

Shae Ross was born and grew up in Ferndale, Michigan. After graduating high school, Ms. Ross attended Michigan State University and continued her education at Detroit College of Law. Prior to 2014, she spent the majority of her career practicing corporate law, running a successful business and engaged in entrepreneurial ventures.

After having one too many stressful days at the office, Ms. Ross began to consider pursuing her lifelong dream of writing. Armed with an English degree, an interest in historical settings and a huge collection of romance novels, Ms. Ross put pen to paper and began converting the characters in her head to ink. She soon found herself happily immersed in a new working world that included heroes and heroines, agents and editors, and a multitude of secondary characters.

Ms. Ross currently writes in the new adult and historical romance genres and lives with her husband and three children in Holt, Michigan.

Michelle @ Book Briefs

4 Responses to “{Blogoversary Author Spotlight+Giveaway} Bottom of the Sky by Shae Ross”

  1. Aly P

    Happy Blogoversary! Thank you for the event. I read the blurb for Bottom of the Sky and the interview. The books sounds really good so I added it to my TBR 😀
    I’d love to win the 25$ for book.

  2. Lonna

    Happy 6th year anniversary! It’s so much fun to participate in all that you’ve planned for your celebration. Thanks! And, I love your blog. =)

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