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Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Shiloh Walker's Curves & Qs Blog Tour

As we get ready for the release of the final book in the Ash Trilogy series, If You Know Her, we are very excited to participate in the Curves & Qs Blog Tour with Shiloh Walker!  This will be the last stop, so make sure visit the previous participants of this tour to see Shiloh's answers to their questions.

We basically each got to ask her a question about the series.  This is what she had to say to UTC.

Q:  I think you've done an amazing job writing the "bad guy" of this series. It's not obvious and you manage to make the reader feel some sort of connection to him. At least I did after reading If You See Her. When writing a good villain for a romantic suspense, what do you think are the key elements to keep the reader guessing and involved?

A:  Eh, I'm leery about saying too much just yet about keeping the reader guessing, although naturally you want to put a variety of individuals on the playing field.

As to keeping the reader involved in the guessing game…mainly I just did it through letting people see inside his head.  I hope it worked…I know he's a creepy, freaky bastard, but the stories just wouldn't have been the same if I hadn't brought him into the story the way I had.

From the villian's POV…a small snippet from IF YOU SEE HER…right when Nia, the heroine of book 3, rolls into town.

That woman didn’t belong here.

He watched as she drove into town in a simple, utilitarian sedan.  Even without the Hertz tag on the back, it had rental written all over it.  Either that, or cop car.

She wasn’t a cop, though.  He could peg a cop from a mile away and she wasn’t a cop.

The car was basic, navy blue and simple, the sort of car that said, forget you ever saw me.  It didn’t suit the woman who climbed out from behind the steering wheel. She wasn’t basic and she wasn’t the sort of woman that people forgot.

She was…rather lovely, he thought. Long and lean, her skin the color of coffee and cream, her hair cut much shorter than he preferred, but it suited her.  A little broad through her shoulders and hips, but like her hair, it suited her.  She looked…strong.  But still very, very female.  Legs that went on forever, full, lush breasts, and what seemed to be a very delectable ass.

He wondered what her name was, what brought her here.

She didn’t carry a purse, something he thought was kind of strange—most women did.  There was an air of strength about her and that intrigued him.  But as she started toward the police department, that air strength wavered and he watched as she slowed to a stop, paused.  Lifted her hands to her face.  Those strong shoulders bowed, like she carried some awful burden.  Then, less than fifteen seconds later, she lifted her head and squared her shoulders, stared at the building before her.

Who are you? he wondered.

He really, really wanted to know her name.

Check out our reviews of this series:
Our review of If You Know Her is coming February 21!

Enter the Curves & Qs giveaway for a chance to win $50 Gift Certificate provided by Hips and Curvesor a book provided by Shiloh Walker.

The blog hop will take place at the following blogs:
2/6   Book Vixen
2/8   Fiction Vixen
2/10 Tori’s Misadventures
2/13 Life as a Spaz
2/15 Under the Covers

To enter, just visit each blog on the scheduled date and comment.  You can enter up to one time per blog for up to five entries for the grand prize.

One winner will be chosen for a daily prize (a signed book from Shiloh) at each blog.  Hosting bloggers are allowed to enter, although they can’t win at their respective blogs.  They are eligible for prizes offered at the other blogs, and the grand prize.

All comments when be tallied up and one winner be chosen to win the main prize, an e-gift certificate to online retailer Hips and Curves.

The prize is valued at $50 (US) and winner is responsible for any and all costs over the dollar amount of the GC.  Contest is open internationally, void where prohibited by law.  Odds of winning depend of number of entries.  The contest will remain open until 2/22. Winner(s) to be posted the week of 2.28 at Shiloh’s blog, and will also be notified via email, however they must reply back within 14 days to claim prize.
  • Giveaway open Internationally
  • You have until Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 to enter
For a further list of rules, please check out the disclaimer at shilohwalker.com.

Please note the e-gift certificate was donated by Hips and Curves with no strings attached.


misskallie2000 said...

I have not read any of your books Shiloh but looking forward to reading soon. I have your series on my wish list. Thanks for stopping by to chat and share with us.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Sasha R said...

It's almost here!! I cannot wait for the 28th so I can devour the 3rd book and finally find out who the bad guy is!!! Shiloh Walker did a fantastic job with keeping us guessing!!! Keep up the great work!! Can't wait for the next Grimm either!! :)

erin said...

Thanks for the lovely post and giveaway! I've read such great things about this trilogy. I really need to start it :)

Ashley Applebee said...

This sounds like a great trilogy and I look forward to reading it!
Ashley A

Melissa said...

I love Shiloh and her book. She is so talented and one of my favorites! Even though I have only read the first book in this series I already love it.


Danielle said...

I LOVE this series! I finished my ARC of Book 3 two days ago! LOVE IT!

Stacie said...

I really enjoy Shiloh's romantic suspense. The first one I read was Chains. I cannot wait to see how this series ends.

geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

Michelle H. said...

I'm looking forward to reading the 3rd installment in this series! Love how SW has kept us hooked throughout this series!


Shiloh Walker said...

:) thanks for hosting the blog hop...

Yep, Sasha, just a little over a week, now.

Melissa, thank you!

Stacie, thanks...

Danielle, glad you enjoyed it!

Thanks, Michelle

Thanks everybody who's dropped by and participated!

Sophia Rose said...

I love the idea of getting into the villain's thoughts as that is generally what has me curious at the great reveal to a book or series. I haven't started the series yet, but they are on the wish list.

Thanks for answering the question and sharing the excerpt.

Kassandra said...

Wonderful giveaway!!


Renee said...

I have not read this series. But from the reviews, it zooms to the top of the TBR pile!

Diane said...

I can't wait to find out who the bad guy is, I haven't a clue; I though I knew but not so sure now.

Patti P said...

I have not read anything about these until this blog. I have to come out of my cave more often.
musicalfrog at comcast.net

Catherine Lee said...

Well...You really do have me guessing!

I'm new to a lot of fiction having been predominantly a non-fiction reader in the past. I haven't read any Shiloh books.

catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Jen B. said...

This series gets such great reviews. I am looking forward to seeing where you take it and how you end it!

Elf2060 said...

Well, I have started the series and can't wait to read the other two! Good luck with the new release!

Timitra said...

Looking forward to reading this series it sounds really good!!!!

lisagkendall said...

Thanks for the info, excerpt is intriguing and interesting to read how you keep the reader engaged in the V's POV. lisagk(at)yahoo(dot)com

PaParanormalFan said...

Hello Shiloh,

Congrats on the release of the final book in your Ash Trilogy Series, "If You Know Her". All 3 Books sounds like excellent reads & I would be thrilled to enter you giveaway. Thank you.

Take Care,
PaParanormalFan (Renee’ S.)

June M. said...

Congrats on the release of the 3rd book of the Ash Trilogy. I have not read it yet but will be, they sound great. And since I only became aware of them recently, I won't have to wait between books, lol.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

sienny said...

congratz for the new release. since the trilogy has finished, i'm gonna start reading it :D


Lady D said...

Oooh. Loved the snippet! Thanks for stopping by! :D

Shelly said...

Congrats on the upcoming release. This sounds like a good series. Adding to my to buy list.

Rachel V said...

Sounds like a good series. I look forward to reading it. Thanks!

Rachel V
pefrw at yahoo dot com

Filia Oktarina said...

This sounds like a great trilogy and I look forward to reading it!

The ParaNormal Romance Party said...

Thanx for the giveaway!!
I havent read these but they sound good!!

Smantha Dacier

Brenda Hyde said...

I love Shiloh's writing, and am trying to read all of them as time and money allows:) This series is wonderful!

Evan Blanc said...

I can't wait to start this series!!

Evan Blanc said...


Eli Yanti said...

just got a good recommend of your book, hope can win it ;)

donnas said...

Congrats on the releases! Looking forward to reading them.

Danielle West said...

I got the first in the series but haven't gotten to it yet. Excited to start it soon!