Monday, April 28, 2014

Book Blitz + Author Q&A and Giveaway: Ransom by Rachel Schurig

By: Rachel Schurig

**The first book in a brand new series from USA Today bestselling author Rachel Schurig. This New Adult Contemporary Romance novel is a complete story with no cliffhanger.**

Daisy Harris has no reason to suspect that her day will be any different than usual. She’ll go to class, alone. She won’t speak or make eye contact. She’ll spend her entire day doing her best to go completely unnoticed. That’s what life is like for Daisy now—an endless cycle of loneliness and fear. A life lived hiding behind the walls she so faithfully maintains.

Then she sees it. A magazine, left behind in class. A simple picture—just his face. And it changes everything.

It’s been a year since she’s seen Daltrey Ransome. A year since he and his brothers left town to pursue their dreams of rock and roll superstardom. A year since he left Daisy behind—left her to watch as everything she knew crumbled around her. She’s been running from Daltrey ever since, desperate to keep her secret.

But she can’t run anymore. And now that Daltrey has found her—the girl he’s loved his entire life, the girl he’d give up everything for—he’s determined never to let her go again.

Author Q&A
What was your inspiration for writing Ransom? 

      I’ve wanted to write a rock star romance for a long time. When I was in college some 
friends and I spent a few months following our favorite band on tour. It was one of 
the best times I’ve ever had! There’s something about a good road trip with good 
friends—add in the thrill of live music and it can’t be beat! I wanted to write about 
girlfriends going on an adventure like ours—and finding love along the way. Who 
doesn’t want to fall for a rock star??
What can you tell us about Daisy? 

     Poor Daisy’s had a rough year. After her best friend, Daltrey, left to hit it big with his 
band, Ransom, things went south for Daisy. The victim of some pretty vicious online 
bullying, she began to withdraw from the world around her. Severe panic attacks 
brought on by the trauma make it very difficult for her to interact with her peers as 
she starts college. By the time she meets Ransom fans Karen and Paige, she’s almost 
forgotten what it’s like to have friends. Karen and Paige help her regain her 
confidence and find the strength to rekindle her friendship with Daltrey. 
What about Daltrey? 

     Daltrey is one of my favorite characters I’ve ever written. In many ways he’s your 
classic rock star—sexy, kind of dangerous, very talented, a little cocky. But he’s also 
incredibly sensitive and emotional. He never got over losing Daisy and now that 
she’s back in his life he’s determined not to lose her again. His dedication to the girl 
he’s always loved is pretty swoon worthy! 

Can you give us three random facts about Ransom? 

1. I plotted this entire book, right down to the names of all the characters, in one 
afternoon. In fact, I was waiting in line for a ride at Disneyland when inspiration 
struck. I was so glad I had my cell phone to take notes! By the time I reached the 
front of the very long line I had all the details squared away. 
2. Daltrey and his brothers are all named after famous rock stars who influenced 
their father. I spent a lot of time choosing the names; I wanted the most influential 
musicians I could think of but I also needed to make sure the monikers sounded 
good as first names. 
3. Music was a very big part of my writing process with this story. I created a 
playlist as I wrote, adding more songs as I went along. By the time I was finished I 
had a huge list, and I listened to it every time I worked on the book. 

Rachel Schurig lives in the metro Detroit area with her dog, Lucy. She loves to watch reality TV and she reads as many books as she can get her hands on. In her spare time, Rachel decorates cakes. Her THREE GIRLS series is available now from Amazon!

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  1. I'm part of the blitz for Ransom too and I just think it sounds fantastic! I love rock star romances. :)

    Thanks for hosting!

    1. I'm usually not interested in rock star romances, but this one just captured my attention with the synopsis! Not to mention, the cover is sooooo beautiful!! :)