Monday, September 29, 2014

Blog Tour: Guest Post, Author Interview, Review, and Giveaway of Inevitable Detour by S. R. Grey

Boy do I have lots of treats for you! There's a top 10 list, an interview, a review, and a giveaway you won't want to miss!

Inevitable Detour by S.R. Grey 

(Inevitability #1) 

Publication date: September 7th 2014 

Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense

The day my life took an inevitable detour things got a little crazy.
My name is Essalin Brant, but everyone calls me Essa. I attend a small college in a tiny town, and in my twenty-two years of life I’ve never even traveled outside the state of Pennsylvania. You could say my life is pretty boring. I live by the rules. I’m a good girl and nothing exciting ever happens. 

But that’s all about to change. 

Enter Farren Shaw. Not only is he older and intimidating, but he’s more sure of himself than any 29-year-old man has a right to be. Did I mention that he’s drop-dead gorgeous? Well, he is. He also happens to be my best friend Haven’s brother. And I would be content with just fantasizing about Farren from afar, but when Haven suddenly goes missing, her gorgeous brother is the only one who believes me when I say she was abducted, even though all signs seem to suggest Haven left town willingly. 

I know better, though. As does Farren. So when he asks me to accompany him to search for his sister, I accept. 

That’s when the real adventure begins. 

Our quest to find Haven takes us across the country. And throughout the time we spend together, I find myself falling for Farren . . . falling hard. He's everything I’ve ever wanted. But is he really someone I should fear? 

Because aside from making me feel things I’ve never felt before, Farren is hiding something. Something big. What could this stunning man be keeping from me? And why? Is Haven’s disappearance somehow connected to his mysterious job? 

All I know is that things are about to get real. 

Welcome to the Inevitable Detour that has become my life.

**mature themes**


 Top 10 List

"I'd like to know the top 10 "Oh Lord" moments S.R. Grey had when writing this book.  They could be moments when she was stumped, the characters didn't do what she wanted, happy moments, sad moments, just basically ten moments that stick out in her memory.

Top 10 “Oh Lord” Moments while writing Inevitable Detour

1)      When Haven, Essa’s best friend, is kidnapped.
2)      When Farren shows up at Essa’s apartment unannounced. Scary…but then sexy.
3)      When Essa first realizes Farren is as attracted to her as she is to him.
4)      The first kiss!
5)      The first more-than-a-kiss moment.
6)      Time spent at the Blue Cactus Inn. *swoon*
7)      The Incident at Dawson’s estate. Ugh. Hardest to write.
8)      Reuniting with Haven (for both Essa and Farren). *wipes tear*
9)      Reveal of who Mr. Barnes really is. OH LORD!
10)   The last page!

Author Interview

1. How many books do you have planned for this series? 

2.  What inspired you to write this story?

I kept imagining this couple at a motel in the middle of nowhere. I saw a tragedy that had brought them together. And I saw the moment when they fell in love.

3.  Did you use any external people or images to help create your characters?

             Not people, but I did use places I’ve been to before as some of the settings.

4.  How long did it take you to write this book?

             Three months for the first draft, then two months of editing.

    5.  What is the title of the last book you read?

                   “Black Lies” by Allesandra Torre 


★★★★ stars

There was quite a bit that attracted me to this book.  I love best friend's older brother romances.  I was also intrigued by the disappearance aspect.  What I read didn't disappoint.  The story was full of twists and turns and lots of romance. 

I guess I wasn't expecting the seriousness of the story material.  I saw the warning given in the blurb and thought I was prepared.  I've read quite a few books in this vein recently and they were treated with a certain gravitas.  This story didn't have that same feeling.  It wasn't taken lightly, but I felt sort of like I was viewing the situation from afar. I guess that had to do with the fact it was told from Essa's point of view.  She was there, but not really where all the action was going on. There were some really tense moments in the book that had me on the edge of my seat.  There were others where I was fanning myself from the heat Essa and Farren gave off each other.  I'm glad Essa found herself and her voice, and broke out of what she considered to be her boring life.  I'm guessing she wasn't hoping for adventure afterwards! 

It felt like I read the book very quickly from start to end and while the book does end on sort of a cliffhanger, I wasn't upset about it.  I'm looking forward to learning more about Farren and seeing how he and Essa are doing.  I'm guessing Haven's story will be darker because she went through so much.  In fact I'm hoping S.R. Grey will write a story for her.  This is my first book by her and I look forward to reading more in the future.

* A copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*

S.R. Grey is an Amazon and Barnes & Noble Top 100 Bestselling author. She is the author of the popular New Adult novels I Stand Before You (Judge Me Not #1) and Never Doubt Me (Judge Me Not #2). Her newest novel, Inevitable Detour (Inevitability #1), is a wild ride combining the New Adult genre with elements of Romantic Suspense. She is also the author of the Harbour Falls Mystery trilogy. Ms. Grey's novels have appeared on Amazon and Barnes & Noble bestseller lists in multiple categories, including Amazon Top 30 and Barnes & Noble Top 5. 

New novels slated for 2015 release dates are Just Let Me Love You (Judge Me Not #3), Inevitable Circumstances (Inevitability #2), and a New Adult novel to be revealed in the future. 

Ms. Grey resides in Pennsylvania. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, as well as an MBA. Her background is in business, but her true passion lies in writing. When not writing, Ms. Grey can be found reading, traveling, running, or cheering for her hometown sports teams.

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  1. Thank you for taking part in the blog tour. :)

  2. Glad you liked it, Chanpreet! And thanks for being on the tour! :)

    1. I'm glad I liked it too! Thank you for having me on the tour! :)



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