Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Virtual Book Tour & #Giveaway for Surrender by Violetta Rand

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Book Tour, presented by Tasty Book Tours, for Surrender by Violetta Rand.  Please leave a comment or question for Violetta to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter her tour wide giveaway, for a $25.00 eGift Card to winner’s choice book seller, Loveswept Mug and Romance at Random Nail Polish, by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You can also follow the rest of the tour by clicking on the tour banner above. 

Garrick Dempsey Interview

I’m thrilled to be having breakfast with Garrick Dempsey at his favorite downtown cafe. He orders a Grand Slam and I get coffee, not sure I could chew properly right now, this guy is hot, hot, hot…

Garrick, let’s be honest, you left a prestigious job as a mechanical engineer with British Petroleum to work as head of security at the Devil’s Den? Who does that?

Garrick: *smirks* I don’t care what anyone else does… Family means more to me than money. After my parents died, I reevaluated my life and decided I wanted to spend more time with my sister, Gretchen. The owner of the Den was my dad’s best friend, he offered the job and I took it. I never intended to spend the rest of my life there, just needed time to think and still bring home a paycheck.

What do your sister and friends think about your choice?

Garrick: *shrugs* Gretchen doesn’t like it. As for my friends… *rolls his eyes and smiles* It’s a strip club. Cold beer and front row seats. It’s not the first time I’ve changed directions. My best friend says I traded pigskin for a pocket protector. *chuckles*

You played football?

Garrick: *grins* I turned down a football scholarship to Purdue to go to MIT.

Any regrets, Garrick?

Garrick: Everything happens for a reason. *takes a swig of coffee* Call me sentimental, but if I didn’t leave BP, I would have never met Robyn. Hell, I wouldn’t be here talking to you.

And how does Robyn make you feel? 

Garrick: That’s a loaded question. Gut feeling after we first met? She’s tenacious and smart. Underneath her tough-girl façade was a layer of vulnerability she tried to hide. If I got too close too fast, I was afraid she’d run. I wanted to help her overcome some of her fears. I was up against some pretty formidable foes, ghosts from her former life. Now? *crosses his fingers* Tight. Nothing can tear us apart. I love her.

Correct me if I’m wrong, it only took three days for you…

Garrick: *coughs* Chemistry.

For the ladies… Boxers? Briefs? Or boxer-briefs? 

Garrick: Boxer-briefs, but known to go commando. *arrogant smile*

Any words of wisdom?

Garrick: Don’t judge. There’s good and bad everywhere.

By Violetta Rand
Devil’s Den, Book 1

Publisher:  Loveswept
Release Date: January 27, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length:  239 Pages
ISBN:  9781101882672

Buy Links:  Amazon | Barnes | iTunes | Kobo

About the book: 

Welcome to the Devil’s Den, a Texas strip club where the air is heavy with desire—and sometimes dreams come true.

Ever since her mother kicked her out, twenty-year-old Robyn Gonzalez has been working the poles at the Devil’s Den, saving up to finish college and travel the world. With only her wits and her gorgeous body to rely on, Robyn has learned to be independent—fiercely independent. She’s never been tempted to let a man distract her from her dreams . . . until she meets the dead-sexy Garrick Dempsey.

The club’s new head of security, Garrick had walked away from a career as a mechanical engineer to return to his roots in Corpus Christi. He hadn’t planned on getting to know someone like Robyn, with her sinfully sweet combination of vulnerability and strength, at the Devil’s Den. She acts tough, but only because she’s been hurt. Soon Garrick knows he will do anything to win Robyn’s trust. And if that means surrendering to the red-hot chemistry between them, all the better.

Author Info
Raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, Violetta Rand spent her childhood reading, writing, and playing soccer. After meeting her husband in New England, they moved to Alaska where she studied environmental science and policy as an undergraduate before attending graduate school. Violetta then spent nearly a decade working as an environmental scientist, specializing in soil and water contamination and environmental assessments.

Violetta still lives in Anchorage, Alaska and spends her days writing evocative New Adult romance and historical romance. When she’s not reading, writing, or editing, she enjoys time with her husband, pets, and friends. In her free time, she loves to hike, fish, and ride motorcycles and 4-wheelers.

Author Links:  Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Thank you for hosting today! LOVE Garrick!

  2. I've just downloaded iStripper, and now I can watch the hottest virtual strippers on my desktop.