Wednesday, November 15, 2017

#GIVEAWAY Showcase- Take Down - Interview with authors Harper St. George & Tara Wyatt

Welcome to my stop on the Take Down blog tour. Take Down is book two in Harper St. George & Tara Wyatt's Blood and Glory series.
Read our interview, learn a bit about the book and the series then enter for a chance to win a digital copy too! Details below.

The Blood and Glory series #2
Harper St. George and Tara Wyatt
Pocket Star EBook
November 13, 2017
ISBN 9781501170201
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MMA champion Gabriel “The Sandman” Maddox prefers to live his life quietly and intensely. He plays by the rules, respects the sport, and trains harder than any other fighter. It’s this unwavering focus that helps him block out the pain from a devastating loss in his past. He spends his days slaying his monsters in the octagon, and his evenings numbing himself with sexual conquests. With his painful baggage, he’s not looking for anything beyond his no-strings-attached lifestyle.

But journalist Megan Sinclair won’t leave him alone. She’s intensely drawn to Gabe from the moment she meets him, and wants to know more about the secretive man who both intrigues her and makes her heart race. As she gets to know the quiet, brooding fighter, she realizes that giving in to their intense chemistry could mend her scars. Will these two be able to heal each other, or will ghosts from the past keep them apart?

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Author(s) Interview
Hi Ladies welcome to The Reading Frenzy
How did you two meet and how did a Canadian and a Floridian decide to co-author a romance series?

We actually met on Twitter through a mutual friend. We exchanged manuscripts and quickly became critique partners. We were both into watching MMA fights and thought it’d be fun to write a story set in that world. We started talking about different ideas, and Tara suggested that we write a series together. We were both interested in the co-authoring concept from another series we had read (Beyond series by Kit Rocha) and thought it’d be fun to try. A couple of years later here we are!

How do you two tackle the co-authoring?
We each write one of the main characters. For DIRTY BOXING, Harper wrote Jules and Tara wrote Nick. For TAKE DOWN, Harper wrote Gabe and Tara wrote Megan. For NO CONTEST, Harper wrote Leandro and Tara wrote Ashlynn. Our voices are distinct so it makes sense that the characters would have different voices. Then we extensively edit which helps to meld our voices together. We’re both not very good at plotting, but writing together has forced us to tackle this head on. We may not know how the entire book will go, but we generally know the big plot points and have the next four to five scenes planned out as we write.

Do you two get together occasionally or is your co-writing handled all on-line?
Most of our writing is handled via email and texting.  We did meetup at RWA 2015 in New York and again at RT 2016 in Las Vegas to plot out a lot of the series.

Harper tell my readers a little about yourself, how long have you been writing etc…?
I started writing romance in 2013. Historical romance is my passion, so it made sense that I’d start there. My first historical romance novel was published in 2015 with Harlequin. Contemporary is still fairly new for me to write, as DIRTY BOXING is my first attempt at writing a contemporary romance novel. But I love the genre and look forward to trying my hand at many more. 

Tara tell my readers a bit about you, what led you to the romance genre etc…?
I’d known for a long time (like, since grade school) that I wanted to be a writer, and I dabbled in creative writing in high school and university, but nothing ever really stuck. I was a chronic non-finisher of projects. I tried my hand at historical fiction, fantasy, short stories—you name it! Finally, it occurred to me that since I loved reading romance, maybe I should try writing that. (I know, DUH, right?) Once I started writing romance, a lot of things started clicking for me, and I finished my first manuscript in the fall of 2013. That book ended up becoming NECESSARY RISK, which came out in February of 2016. I now write both contemporary romance and romantic suspense, which keeps things interesting.
Ladies thanks so much for answering my questions. Good luck both in your solo and joint ventures!

 About the authors:
Harper St. George was raised in rural Alabama and along the tranquil coast of northwest Florida. It was a setting filled with stories of the old days and it instilled in her a love of history, romance, and adventure. By high school, she had discovered the romance novel, which combined all of those elements into one perfect package. She has been hooked ever since. She currently lives on Florida’s Emerald Coast with her family and loves to connect with readers. She would love to hear from you. Please visit her website at or connect with her on Facebook at

Tara Wyatt is a contemporary romance and romantic suspense author who has won several awards, including the Unpublished Winter Rose, the Linda Howard Award of Excellence, and the Heart of the West. A librarian by day and romance writer by night, Tara lives in Hamilton, Ontario with the world’s cutest dog and a husband who makes all of her heroes look like chumps. Find her at

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  1. I was looking at this one just the other day. I think I could like it

  2. How interesting that the two of them work together like they do. It must be fun when they do actually meet up in person.