Monday, June 29, 2015

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Insignificant by Kelly Lincoln @KLincolnWrites @sparklebooktour


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Insignificant - The Goldenrod Series  #1
by Kelly Lincoln
Audience: New Adult 18+ - Genre: Romantic Suspense  - Format: E-book and Paperback - Publisher: Kelly Lincoln - Cover by: Najla Qamber Designs. Cover photo by Lindee Robinson Photography - Editor: Editing 4 Indies - Date Published: 6/10/15
When Taylor was four years old, she became an orphan and her childhood spiraled into darkness. She spent years lying, hiding, and avoiding any love offered to her until she was old enough to run away from all the threats of her past.
Now twenty-two, Taylor doesn’t think she’s worth more than being the kind of girl a guy hooks up with in the back room of a bar after her band plays. She definitely isn’t the one you bring home to meet Mom and Dad.
An unlikely rescue puts her in Ethan’s sight. He’s her total opposite, though. Ethan is a sexy dork who sees beyond Taylor’s guarded exterior. He sees past the tattoos and piercings. He sees her.
But they both have secrets capable of destroying their relationship. And if Taylor’s past ever catches up with her, the consequences could be deadly.
Due to explicit language, sexual content, and dark themes, reader discretion is advised.

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I stepped backward as he came closer until my back hit the tiled wall. This was it. Whatever was about to happen would make Ethan and me definite. We’d be together, or all hope I had for the two of us would be gone.
Ethan sucked on his bottom lip, his eyes full of torment. “You wouldn’t talk to me.”
I swallowed. He had this way of making me think he could see all of me, every part I hid, every flaw I had, every dream I didn’t dare believe in, like he worshipped it because it was mine. “I screwed up.”
He shook his head as he stepped closer, took the net out of my hand, and placed it on the side of the pool. “No, you didn’t.”
He stood in front of me, staring into my eyes. I couldn’t look away. I didn’t want to look away. There was nothing but Ethan and me in the water with the vibrations of anticipation flowing through my veins, feeding an energy to my body so intense I could only stand frozen. His gaze shifted to my mouth, and I licked my lips.
“Taylor, I…I’m going to kiss you,” he said softly. “I want you to remember how good it feels. I need you to remember that before we talk.” His hands ran up and down my arms as his eyes bore into mine. “Okay?”
I did not need a reminder of how perfect everything in the world was when we kissed, but I sure as hell wasn’t going to argue. The ability to speak escaped me, but I nodded. He leaned toward me and my heart slammed in my chest as he brushed his fingers over my lips. “So beautiful,” he whispered, more to himself than me.

  character bio



What inspired you to write Insignificant?
I wanted to write a nerd romance, and made the female lead a tattooed and pierced bass player because the nerd/hot girl thing has been done a few times already. I intended for the story to be light and fun, but as I started writing things got much more complicated and darker than I planned.  

When or at what age did you know you wanted to be a writer?
I have an essay from fifth grade about wanting to be a writer when I grow up. But I think it officially started when I discovered my love for reading.

What is the earliest age you remember reading your first book?
I always liked being read to, but the book that really sticks out to me as being the one that hooked me on reading was a Baby-Sitters Club book, Kristy and the Snobs. I think I was in third grade.

What genre of books do you enjoy reading?
Romance, suspense, and humor.

What is your favorite book?
Come on, now! I can’t answer that!

You know I think we all have a favorite author. Who is your favorite author and why?
In the suspense genre, I like James Patterson because he has interesting characters and twisty storylines. In the romance genre, I love Jessica Clare because her books are funny and hot. In the humor genre, Gina LaManna can always make me laugh.

If you could travel back in time here on earth to any place or time, where would you go and why?
This is tricky, because part of me wants to go back and warn people about disaster, and how do I pick one where there are so many to choose from? So, I’ll just answer this as a fun question. I’d go back to the sixties. I missed it by a few decades, and it sounds like it was a good time. But only for a couple of hours. I’d miss talking to my friend on Facebook Messenger too much.

When writing a book do you find that writing comes easy for you or is it a difficult task?
Writing definitely has its easy moments and moments where I want to throw my computer at the wall. I’m lucky to have wonderful friends in the writing community who listen to me whine and help me work out my problems when I have them.

Do you have any little fuzzy friends? Like a dog or a cat? Or any pets?
No pets for me! I actually travel a lot so I’d be a terrible pet owner. But if I was home more, I’d love a pet duck.

What is your "to die for", favorite food/foods to eat?
If it’s not good for you, chances are I love it… but I’ll say potato chips with ketchup. And before you dismiss how delicious that is—try it. Then we’ll talk.

Do you have any advice for anyone that would like to be an author?

Get over your self-doubt. Everyone has it. It’s impossible to write something that everyone in the world will like, and that’s okay.

Once you realize that, the most important thing is to actually write. Even if you’re someone who’s lucky enough to have opportunities and connections, they don’t mean a thing if you don’t have a story to give them.

Get critique partners (there are online sites, I use Read a lot (both established and aspiring authors). Be respectful of others. Be open-minded to feedback, but it’s up to you to pick and choose what’s best for your story.

Thank you so much for your questions!

about the author


Kelly Lincoln is pretty lame but she’s okay with that. She enjoys reading, inappropriate jokes, all things Disney, and spending time with her family. She lives in the northeast and drinks way too much Diet Coke.
For character bios, playlists, and news about upcoming releases, please visit You can also find Kelly when she’s avoiding writing on Facebook at or on Twitter @KLincolnWrites.



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