Sunday, June 24, 2018

Virtual Book Tour + #Giveaway: Becker Circle by Addison Brae @AddisonBrae1 @RABTBookTours

Romantic Suspense
Date Published: 14 March 2018

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My first and only boyfriend believed I was too gutless to leave. He was dead wrong. My name is Gillian. I graduated Harvard early and left his hot temper and everyone else behind for Dallas. Determined to make it on my own, I land a second job bartending at the neighborhood pub smack in drama central where most every jerk in the neighborhood hits on me—at a huge price.

A week into the job, the neighborhood’s very popular drug dealer falls to his death a few feet from the table I’m serving. The cops say suicide, but the hot guitar player in the house band and I suspect foul play, and I intend to prove it. We dig deeper, grow closer, and make a shocking discovery. We know the murderer.

Praise for Becker Circle:

·         “I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to finding out what will happen in Becker Circle next.” ~ 4* Goodreads ARC review by Cathy Geha,

·         “Overall, Becker Circle was a good book that I’m sure many people will love.” ~ 4* Goodreads ARC review by Kiss Like a Girl

·         “Brimming with both action and drama, Becker Circle draws readers into its social milieu and keeps them hooked, page after page.” ~ 5* Cadia Cox, Award-Winning Author of Double Shot of Love and Mistletoe & Macaroons

·         “This is an awesome mystery/thriller set against the backdrop of a popular neighborhood full of intrigue, a fascinating cast of characters and a sexy romance. It'll make you look at your favorite neighborhood bar in a different light.” ~5* Amazon reader review

·         “Becker Circle and Gillian kept me on the edge of my seat between the romance, suspense, and mystery. Every chapter took me to a place I didn't see coming and an ending that I would have never anticipated.” ~5* Goodreads reader review

·         “Becker Circle has a main character you'd like to know, and a slow burn suspense that just keeps getting creepier.”  ~ Kris Bock, Author of suspense, mystery and romance

Interview with Addison Brae

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in Becker Circle?

Gillian, the main character, escaped an abusive boyfriend to seek her dream of being strong and independent for her fresh start. That’s how she ended up in the trendy urban area of Dallas called Becker Circle. Gillian and her best friend Lauren both inspire me. Lauren is the perfect friend who tells it like it is. With Gillian, I learned I can control the destiny of any situation or character, and that’s very empowering! I just wish life was as easy.

Can you tell us a little bit about your next books or what you have planned for the future?

I’ve been working a lot with artificial intelligence that’s got a fascinating romantic suspense brewing in my head. Based on the positive reader reviews, I’m also toying with the idea of creating more adventures for Gillian in Becker Circle.

How long would you say it takes you to write a book?

Writing takes a few months. Revising can take a year or more. I’m working to be faster!

What is your favorite childhood book?

The Anne of Green Gables series was one my first loves because spunky Anne Shirley always overstepped boundaries and questioned the rules.

If you could spend the day with one of the characters from Becker Circle who would it be? Please tell us why you chose this particular character, where you would go and what you would do.

I’d love to be an invisible fly on the wall with Kyle, the antagonist, to see his life story. I’ve known some pretty evil people, but never understand them—what caused them to be so wicked, what motivates their every move. It’s fascinating to learn what makes people good versus bad.

What was the hardest scene from (Please insert name of book here) to write?

Gillian, the main character, has pops of her abuse college relationship that haunt her throughout the story. So many people in my life have been victims of domestic violence like Gillian. Seventy-four percent of people in Texas know someone who’s a victim. It broke my heart to write those scenes.

What made you want to become a writer?

I’ve written diaries, letters and short stories since I was a kid, which led to my career writing video scripts, articles and speeches as an independent marketing consultant. But while growing up, no one encouraged me to dream. My destiny was to get a corporate job, marry, have kids, then retire. That’s so not me. About nine years ago, I realized I could do lots more than live that expected life. It’s also when the inspiration for my first novel hit. I was super selective about whom I told so nothing or no one could discourage me.

Just for fun

(a Favorite song:  I’m a music junkie. I write to music—anything from 80s alternative to classic rock to today’s pop. It drowns out the distractions.

(b Favorite book:  Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. It’s old fashioned but so suspenseful and well written.

(c Favorite movie:  Also Rebecca. When I was a kid, I watched the 1940 black and white film in my grandparents’ gothic three-story 19th century home. The movie scared the pants off me—so much I was too frightened to walk down the hall to the bathroom.

(d Favorite tvTV show:  I’m a fan of Booze Traveler, Black Mirror, Altered Carbon, Doctor Who, Law and Order SVU, and Mad Men.

(e Favorite Food:  I’m a sucker for gumbo, steak, and anything Tex-Mex or Greek

(f Favorite drink:  I love a smooth glass of red wine.

(g Favorite website:  My browsing history proves my favorite websites are Pandora and YouTube for my music addiction and Amazon and Black Milk Clothing for shopping at my fingertips.

Thanks so much for visiting with us today!

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of The Avid Reader blog.

About the Author

Addison Brae lives in Dallas, Texas on the edge of downtown. As a child, she was constantly in trouble for hiding under the bed to read when she was supposed to be napping. She has been writing since childhood starting with diaries, letters and short stories. She continues today with articles, video scripts and other content as an independent marketing consultant. 

When she’s not writing, Addison spends her time traveling the world, collecting interesting cocktail recipes and hosting parties. She’s still addicted to reading and enjoys jogging in her neighborhood park, sipping red wine, binge-watching TV series, vintage clothing and hanging out with her artistic other half and their neurotic cat Lucy. 

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