Thursday, April 29, 2021

Virtual Book Tour + #Giveaway: The Misadventures of a (Wannabe) Slutty Bartender by WS Carmichael @RomanceWSC @GoddessFish


 

The Misadventures of a (Wannabe) Slutty Bartender

by WS Carmichael

GENRE: Romance/Romantic Comedy

BLURB:

Ava Moreland has it all planned out. In two months, she will marry her fiancĂ©, Tim. She’ll continue working at Vegas’s famous Cosmopolitan bar while he runs his father’s accounting firm. Soon they’ll start a family and she’ll have the white picket life she’s always dreamed of.
Or not.

When her fairytale engagement implodes in a devastating display, Ava embarks on a quest to reclaim her identity and feminine prowess – by sleeping her way through Las Vegas. With her best friend, Jarrod, acting as wingman her plan is foolproof.
Or not.

Nothing goes as planned with hilariously disastrous results. Her sexual misadventures will keep you in stitches as Ava searches for herself in Sin City, finding herself and her happily ever after in the unlikeliest of places.


Excerpt:

That’s your master plan? To become known as the slutty bartender?” Jarrod raises one eyebrow, his skepticism written all over his face.

Well, it sounds bad when you put it like that.” I shrug. “You’re misunderstanding the point.”

Is the point to see how many STD’s you can rack up?”

I sigh. “No. The point is to reclaim my womanly power. The point is to live life. The point is to embrace life’s opportunities without the expectation of a happily ever after. The point is to forget about Mr. Right and enjoy Mr. Right Now.”

Jarrod shakes his head, leaves me sitting on the sofa alone and goes into his bedroom.

I thought you’d be totally on board!” I shout to his closed door.

I mean, seriously. It isn’t as if I told him I was going to lay spread eagle in front of The Bellagio holding a sign reading ‘Free Sex’. While I’m not the type of girl to throw her cooter at every guy passing by, I see no reason to be a total prude either. I’ve decided to explore the world of one-night stands. I get hit on all the time at work. What’s so wrong with taking someone up on the offer if I find him attractive? I am no longer beholden to anyone.

A few minutes later, Jarrod jerks his door open. “Ok. I’ve thought about it. You can do this, but you need a chaperone.”

I don’t need a chaperone.”

Ok, A wingman, then. I’ll be personally vetting your selections to make sure there’s no psycho vibes.” He plops down next to me on the couch.


Interview with WS Carmichael

What made you want to become a writer?

I’m a voracious reader of romance novels. I love the HEA and the promise of love in each book. Also, for as long as I can remember, I’ve loved people watching and making up stories about them in my head. I’d often create an entire plotline and think “Wow. That would be a great book.” After thinking about it for years, I finally decided to put pen to paper. I had all these characters roaming about in my head. It didn’t seem fair to keep them trapped up there (it can be a scary place).


What inspired you to write The Misadventures of a (Wannabe) Slutty Bartender?

The idea for Ava’s story came from the title itself. One day while driving, the title popped into my head. Who knows what I was thinking about! I could have been thinking about my next novel or I could have been wondering if aliens wear underwear. Either way, the title popped into my head and I loved it so much I eventually fleshed out a plot and characters. Voila! Novel created! Just kidding, I wish it were so simple.


Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in The Misadventures of a (Wannabe) Slutty Bartender?

Ava Moreland is a smart, funny girl who tried to bend herself into someone else’s idea of perfect. Her engagement implodes, leaving her lost and in desperate need of figuring out who she is. Ava is also the imperfect mess we all are. She has her life together, but often gets herself in trouble with her speak first, think later mouth.

Jarrod Jeffries is her out and proud best friend. He picks her up, helps her dust herself off and even offers to be her wingman on her crazy quest to find herself through a series of (unsuccessful) one night stands. A girl couldn’t ask for a better bestie.

Adam Grayson is the unattainable idea of perfection. He’s kind, sexy, funny and everything Ava could want in a partner. Unfortunately, he’s not an option…or is he?


You know I think we all have a favorite author. Who is your favorite author and why?

Definitely Abbi Glines. I love the way she uses alternating first person perspectives to give her characters depth and dimension. Her books always grip me from the beginning to the end.

I also love, love, love Bertrice Small. She writes historical romance, usually in series. Her characters are complex and relatable. After writing several contemporary romance novels myself, I am in awe of the amount of research and knowledge her books display of the past.


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

I have a series planned about three sisters who are running their family ranch. Cattle ranching is a tough and expensive business, requiring them to get creative in order to keep their ancestral land. Each sister has their own story about finding love in the wilds of Wyoming – whether they’re looking for it or not.

I also have several children’s series planned, but romance is my first true love, so who knows when I’ll have time to explore those.


What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

I loved stepping out of the traditional girl meets boy, girl hates boy, girl loves boy trope. For The Misadventures of a (Wannabe) Slutty Bartender, I allowed the story to be as much about a strong woman who lost herself trying to be what a man thought she should and her journey back to herself as it was about her ultimately finding love with a man who accepts her just as she is.

I also enjoyed the challenge of creating a series of thwarted one night stand attempts while giving the reader hope for Ava’s plan to finally succeed. Each attempt illustrates some of the pitfalls and challenges a young, single girl faces on her path to true love in the funniest way possible.



AUTHOR Bio and Links:

WS Carmichael is attempting to write the world into romantic bliss one novel at a time. Based in upstate NY, she travels as often as her hectic schedule will allow. When she isn’t busy writing, she’s a mother, nurse and avid sportswoman.

WS Carmichael fell in love with romance at an early age when she would sneak Harlequins from her mother. A voracious reader, she eventually made the jump to writing.

Writing is her passion and she’s always jotting down new storyline and character ideas. Often, her characters take on a life of their own and don’t always cooperate with her plan for them. Creating well developed, strong alpha male characters that don’t fit into the typical romance hero mold makes her novels exciting and relatable. A woman who believes whole heartedly in happily ever after, she gives her heroes the heroine they deserve.

You can check out her blog and find out more on her website:


Social Links:

Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Website


Buy Link:

Amazon


Giveaway:

$25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC




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4 comments:

WS Carmichael said...

Good morning! Thanks for hosting me! I love questions and comments, so keep them coming! Happy reading, everyone!

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Sherry said...

I love the cover and think the book sounds good.

Victoria Alexander said...

Thanks for sharing!

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