Big Girls *Heart* Books: GHBT- 'What I Really Learned in College' by Addison Winters Tour : Review, Excerpt/Spotlight, Author Interview & Giveaway -->

Saturday, October 4, 2014

GHBT- 'What I Really Learned in College' by Addison Winters Tour : Review, Excerpt/Spotlight, Author Interview & Giveaway

What I Really Learned in College
With Honors #1
By- Addison Winters
Release Date- July 14th, 2014
Publisher- Booktrope Entice

Alex Rose is a 32-year-old divorced mother of two, looking for a better life for her and her sons. In search of answers, she returns to college to finally get that degree she’s always dreamed of. What she finds is something she wasn’t even looking for.

Mason Brooks is every girl’s dream: 21 years old, tall, with dirty blond hair that curls when it’s wet, sea-blue eyes, and dimples. Hot, sexy…and deliciously na├»ve and innocent.

Enter a tantalizing world where an average soccer mom utilizes her newfound knowledge of psychology to make life just a little more interesting. Follow along as Alex educates Mason on the art of seducing and pleasing a woman. Take notes as she introduces him to a whole new level of intensity and sexual pleasure. Study the sensual art of tantric sex as Alex creates her own style of silk and lace female dominance.

This little tryst will never survive past college–but Alex is determined to enjoy it the fullest while it lasts.
Lana's Review 

And here is our interview with Author, Addison Winters

 Let’s start off with you telling us a little bit about yourself and your latest project.
~A little about myself? Let’s see…I’m married, have a son who is an NCO in the Army and deployed in Kuwait, my oldest daughter is going to college just outside San Francisco and my youngest daughter is a senior in high school this year…WOW, that really makes me sound/feel old. I also have three dogs and a very overweight cat. And by overweight, he’s 30 pounds, resembles Garfield and has a very bad attitude. Oh, and his name is aptly fitting…Chubbies.
~My latest project has been Book 2 in my With Honors series, Making the Dean’s List. I’ve been working on it all summer and really loving the characters and the storyline. It’s very sexy, delicious, and sultry all rolled up in a ball with a splash of the pleasure principles thrown in for good measure.
When did you know you wanted to be an author?
~For as long as I can remember I’ve always had an overactive imagination and loved creating stories and characters. I started writing short stories in grade school, but didn’t actually start writing my first book until I was 21. I can assure you, it’s really terrible but is still sitting on a flash drive. I’ve considered going back and playing with it, but right now I’m trying to balance both my YA series (the EVE series) and erotica series (the With Honors series) so I have plenty to keep myself busy for the foreseeable future.
What are three things you must have to write?
~Coffee, gummy bears, & cigarettes (although I am trying to quit)  
What’s your writing space look like?
~Organized chaos would be a very accurate description of my work space.
Do you have a favorite genre to write in?
~I write a YA Fiction series and an adult erotica series and I absolutely love them both. They are two very distinctly different genres and each is a great distraction from the other.
Do you have a favorite amongst your characters?
~ My favorite would be Lisa from With Honors series. She’s a wise-cracking, quick-witted, and feisty divorced mother of three who always has an opinion about the choices the main character makes. My other favorite character in my YA series, the EVE series, would be the MC Jocelyn Timmons. She’s loosely based on my daughter and I’ve really enjoyed writing about her adventurous life.
What can we expect next from you?
~The 3rd book in my EVE series, Perception releases next month and the 2nd book in my With Honors series, Making the Dean’s List releases in December. Next year will see the 4th and final book, Illumination in the EVE series and the 3rd installment, Transferring Credits in the With Honors series, but also the 1st book in the spin-off from the EVE series…the Spirit Quest series.
This or That-
*Coffee or Tea?
~I have an ever so slight addiction to coffee and cannot function without a minimum of a pot every morning.
*Ebook or Paperback?
~Personally, I prefer paperbacks. I love to hold it in my hands, throw it in my purse to take with me when I’m out n’ about or pick up whenever I have a free moment.
*Book or Movie?
~Books all the way. While I love a good movie, I prefer books any day of the week to loose myself in. A movie just does not have the same impact on you mentally or emotionally that a book does. There is nothing quite comparable to crawling into a good book and drifting off into the author’s imagination.
*Winchesters or Salvatores?
~While there is something very sexy about the Salvatores (especially Damon), I am definitely a Winchester’s fan. I have a serious Dean crush!!
*Chocolate or Vanilla?
~(Lindt) Chocolate!!!

And now please enjoy this excerpt from What I Really Learned in College

I wish I could say that it was easy or that college was everything I had dreamed about and that first semester went off without a hiccup. I could say that, but I’d be lying. It was hard. So freaking damn hard. There were times when all I wanted to do was quit and return to my mind-numbing day job. Some night I would stare at my assignments and cry because I was never going to understand the material no matter how many times I read it.

There were times that I truly hated the younger students in my classes who picked up the material easily, who never opened a book and aced every exam without ever studying. It didn’t seem fair. I busted my ass late at night after I’d cooked and cleaned up dinner and helped my boys with their homework. There were more sleepless nights than I cared to count.

But I hung in there, if only for the fact that I wanted better for my children. I wanted them to be able to say that their mother was a college graduate and had a meaningful job that earned more than peanuts. I would look at them after they’d fallen asleep and think to myself that they deserved better than this…better than what I was providing for them.

About the Author-
Addison Winters graduated from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis with a BS in psychology. She loves music, can be found “dancing” around her house when no one’s home, and is notorious for blowing the speakers out on her car. She’s been known to surprise her children with Jell-O balloon fights and to pull “devious” pranks on her friends. Addison enjoys playing basketball and softball and is proud to be the team captain for the Happy Hooters in the Striking Out Cancer, annual Ladies Softball Tournament. She is also an avid reader and enjoys spending time in her gardens and with her family. She and her husband, Monte, have three children, three puppies, and an oversized cat. They reside in Indiana.


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