Book Inspired Jewelry Giveaway ~ Thoughtless, The Perfect Game & Beautiful Disaster

We’ve partnered with Bzbisdakbiz to bring you this fantastic giveaway.  Who doesn’t love book-inspired jewelry?  I know I do, and I can tell you that I own my very own Kellan Kyle key chain and bracelet and wear them proudly!

There will be a total of three winners.  This giveaway is open internationally!  So enter today.

Thoughtless-inspired Pandora bracelet and key chain
The Perfect Game-inspired charm bracelet and key chain
Beautiful Disaster inspired charm bracelet and necklace

For more information and pictures, as well as other book-related jewelry, check out the http://www.bzbisdakbiz.com.

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Win the THOUGHTLESS Series (ebooks) by S.C. Stephens ~Thoughtless, Effortless & Reckless

This Giveaway is for all those readers out there who have never read the Thoughtless Series by S.C. Stephens.  Two people will win the entire ebook collection of the Thoughtless Series (Thoughtless, Effortless & Reckless).  So spread the word, tell your friends, and let’s find some new Kellan Kyle/SC Stephens’ fans out there.

Note:  The ebooks will be gifted from Amazon.  If you do not have a Kindle, you can download one of the Kindle apps from Amazon.com.Thoughtless Trilogoy GiveawayENTER GIVEAWAY

 ~ Open Internationally ~

We also have a special LIVE FAN CHAT with S.C. Stephens on Thursday, March 28, 2013.  Click HERE for details.

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S.C. Stephens Links ~ Reckless

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ICYM: Here is our wrap up of Reckless and the Thoughtless Series by best-selling author S.C. Stephens!

Review: Reckless 5-Star Spoiler-Free
Interview: S.C. Stephens
Series Book Covers: Changing Book Covers
Thoughtless Series: Everything You Need to Know About the Thoughtless Series Including Deleted & Bonus Scenes
Giveaway: Win Signed Paperbacks of the Thoughtless Trilogy
Giveaway: Win Thoughtless-Inspired Keychain

Interview with S.C. Stephens ~ Author of the THOUGHTLESS Series

Author S.C. Stephens at a Seattle book signing in December 2012.

In October 30, 2012, we celebrated S.C. Stephens’ Day and without a doubt had to celebrate it again today, the official release day of Reckless, the third and final book in the Thoughtless trilogy.  Since I personally am not a fan of character interviews, I was thrilled when S.C. graciously gave us another personal interview, especially when I know how busy she has been.  Yes, I love talking to the mastermind and boss of Kellan Kyle.  (You can read our previous interview here.)

How did you come up with the three titles Thoughtless, Effortless, and Reckless?

Thoughtless came up because Kiera kept doing things without thinking.  It fit her character. Effortless was in my mind after hearing it in a song (I’m losing you and it’s effortless). I decided to use it as the title after Kiera mentioned that loving him was effortless.  Reckless was the hardest of the three to name. I had a list of dozens of “less” titles.  It was the one that was the most unique, but still fit the story.

If you could describe the Thoughtless series in three words, what would they be?

Accepting true love

What have you been were you working on from the time Reckless was returned to the publisher with final edits completed until now?

I’ve been working on the second book in the Conversion: The Next Generation series. I’m almost finished with the rough draft. Then I’ll be rereading the two books and making sure they are consistent. After that I’ll be starting a new book while working on the final edits for the original Conversion series which I’ll be publishing in the fall.

Who or what inspired Kellan’s character?

Kellan was inspired by music. He was my generic fantasy guy who I pictured as the singer of whatever band I was listening to.  His character grew and evolved as the story progressed, and now he’s so much more than just a fantasy guy to me.

Were there any earlier written versions of Kellan that fans don’t know about?

No, Thoughtless was Kellan’s very first appearance.

What do you do when you are not writing?

Answer emails, PMs, Tweets, Facebook comments, Authorgraph requests, and plan upcoming signings…that’s almost a full-time job, lol.  When I’m completely out of the writing zone, I hang out with my children, spend time with my friends, and try to find a little time to read books by other people.

One of our favorite reads this year has been Beautiful Bastard.  How did  your quote make it on the front of the cover?  Did you write fan fiction with the authors?  Any thoughts of ever co-authoring book with anyone?

I was a HUGE fan of The Office when it was on Fanfiction.net. Huge! I was obsessed with that story, and I was so bummed when they pulled it. When I found out that my publisher was going to be publishing it, I immediately contacted my editor and let her know how happy I was and how much I loved the story.  She emailed me back and asked if I would be interested in providing a quote for the book. I was thrilled to do it!  Giddy, even.

I’ve tossed around the idea of co-authoring a book with someone before, but I honestly have no idea how people do it.

Note:  We had a fan chat with Lauren and Christina a few weeks ago, and I asked them if they knew SC’s quote was going to be on the front of the book.
Lauren:  “We did know that Michelle! It was one of the first things we knew about our cover.  SC Stephens is so so sweet.
Christina:  Michelle!  We LOVE her!!! We died when our editor told us about the quote.  :)


Knowing Reckless is the most anticipated sequel of 2013, emotionally, how did it feel when you completely finished writing this book? 
As a writer, do you go through a grieving period?

Haha, I don’t think it’s the most anticipated sequel of the year, but there are a fair amount of people waiting for it. Honestly, I’ve been an excited/nervous wreck since finishing the book. This is the first one I’ve published without sharing it with hundreds of people first, so it’s a new experience for me. There is also a lot of expectation around the book, so I’m hoping fans are pleased.

Oddly enough, I didn’t experience any sort of grieving period once it was over. Probably because I had a deadline to make. I think I’ll feel that later, once it’s been published and the fans have read it.

Now that Reckless has been released, what is next on the horizon for S.C. Stephens?

I’m going to be publishing the Conversion series later in the year, then early next year I’ll be releasing the rest of my older stories. At the same time, I’ll be writing new stories to release, so hopefully you’ll have a lot to read from me for a long time to come.

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Craziest thing in your fridge right now?
Vegemite. A fan sent me a tube of it. Seriously, what is that stuff? And how are you supposed to eat it? Lol.

If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be?
Zzzzzzzzz. My life really isn’t that interesting, lol.

Shopping weakness?
Hmm…I’m not a big shopper. I’m too impatient. It irritates me. I do have a long list of songs and albums I want to buy though.

What was your mom’s pet name for you?
No pet name that I can remember.

Who would play you in a film of your life?
Oh boy. No, no movie, please, lol. I’d rather see Kellan’s life on film than my own. :)

Can you roll your tongue or tie a cherry stem into a knot with your tongue?
Haha! Yes, I can roll my tongue. No, I can’t tie a cherry stem. A friend has actually been trying to teach me how to do it. He’s an expert, but so far I’ve failed miserably.

SC Stephens at the TFEiC author meet & greet at Palmer House in Chicago September 29, 2012

Everything You Need to Know If You’re New to the Thoughtless Series by S.C. Stephens

On September 9, 2012, S.C. Stephens announced that she had signed a deal for Thoughtless, Effortless, and Reckless with Gallery Books, a imprint of Simon & Schuster.  That meant that the ebooks had to be switched over, the paperbacks re-released, and a delay in the publishing of Reckless until March 5, 2013 (previously scheduled for December 2012).

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For almost two years now, Kiera’s boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she’s ever wanted: loving, tender, and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to a new city to start their lives together—Denny at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university—everything seems perfect. Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart. Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source—a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he’s purely a friend she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes . . . and none of them will ever be the same.

  • Original Ending to Thoughtless.  Tissues are required.  (P.S.  I have NEVER read this although I know what happens.)
  • Bonus Scene posted on S.C.’s FB page on October 23, 2012: Anna’s reaction to seeing a photo of Kellan for the first time.
  • Deleted Scene posted on Totally Booked Blog on November 11, 2012.  Scene takes place at the end of Thoughtless, when Kellan and Kiera are dating but not yet having sex**
  • Bonus Scene written through Kellan’s eyes to thank all of the fans for their support. This takes place at the club, right after Kellan pushes Kiera away from him.  (1/4/13)
  • Thoughtless Playlist & Purchase Links

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In this stunning follow-up to Thoughtless, Kellan and his band embark on a tour that will propel them to national fame, but can Kiera trust her charismatic, sexy man to be faithful from so far away?

After being caught in the middle of a love triangle which led to a devastating betrayal, Kiera pledged to learn from the mistakes she’d made. She was determined to never again inflict that kind of pain on anyone, especially the soulful, talented man who held her heart. But life offers new challenges for every relationship, and when Kiera’s love is put to the ultimate test, will it survive? Love is easy…trust is hard.  New paperback edition available .

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Can love survive when life gets Reckless?

When the band hits it big, Kiera and Kellan must ask themselves: Can their love for each other withstand the constant pressures of superstardom? The friendships they’ve formed, the new family they’ve found, and the history they’ve forged will all play a part in helping them navigate the turbulent waters of the band’s exploding popularity. A greedy executive hell-bent on success, a declining pop star looking for an edge, and a media circus that twists lies into truths are just some of the obstacles the lovers will have to overcome if they are going to remain together. Fame comes with a price—but will it cost Kiera and Kellan everything?

 

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Enter to Win the THOUGHTLESS Series by S.C. Stephens. Thoughtless, Effortless & Reckless ~ All 3 Books Signed!!!

We’re so excited to share this incredible GIVEAWAY with other fans of the Thoughtless series.  Last October we celebrated S.C. Stephens Day, and we’re  celebrating it once again today since it’s the Official Release Day of the highly anticipated novel, RECKLESS.  We’ve provided the links at the bottom of the page if you want to catch up on our previous posts!

We also have a special LIVE FAN CHAT with S.C. Stephens on Thursday, March 28, 2013.  Click HERE for details.

Click on the image above or HERE to enter our giveaway!  US residents ONLY!  Good luck!

Thoughtless Series Roundup

S.C. Stephens Interview

Enchiladas Recipe from S.C. Stephens

Real Life Inspiration Behind Denny’s Character

Letter Dedicated to S.C. Stephens

Valentine’s Day Date with Kellan Kyle by Michelle Eck

Thoughtless Series by S.C. Stephens

On September 9, 2012, SC Stephens announced that she had signed a deal for Thoughtless, Effortless, and Reckless with Gallery Books, a imprint of Simon & Schuster.  That meant that the ebooks had to be switched over, the paperbacks re-released, and a delay in the publishing of Reckless.  Although we were very sad to have to wait five extra months for Kellan, we’re happy for SC, especially since so many more people will be able to experience her incredible writing; and we’ll get to see our favorite books in bookstores all over.

Thoughtless ~ Book 1 Thoughtless Series

For almost two years now, Kiera’s boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she’s ever wanted: loving, tender, and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to a new city to start their lives together—Denny at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university—everything seems perfect. Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart. Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source—a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he’s purely a friend she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes . . . and none of them will ever be the same.

The new Thoughtless paperback is scheduled to release on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.  You can pre-order your copy today!

Thoughtless Trailer

Thoughtless Playlist

Effortless ~ Book 2 Thoughtless Series

In this stunning follow-up to Thoughtless, Kellan and his band embark on a tour that will propel them to national fame, but can Kiera trust her charismatic, sexy man to be faithful from so far away?

After being caught in the middle of a love triangle which led to a devastating betrayal, Kiera pledged to learn from the mistakes she’d made. She was determined to never again inflict that kind of pain on anyone, especially the soulful, talented man who held her heart. But life offers new challenges for every relationship, and when Kiera’s love is put to the ultimate test, will it survive? Love is easy…trust is hard.  New paperback edition available January 8, 2013.  Pre-order your copy today.

Effortless Trailer

Effortless Playlist

Reckless ~ Book 3 Thoughtless Series

Reckless ebook and paperback will be available March 5, 2013.  Pre-order your copy today.

Reckless Teaser Trailer & Title Reveal

Reckless Playlist

Here’s your chance to win a paperback copy of Thoughtless

Real Life Inspiration for Denny ~ Thoughtless Series

Are any of the characters drawn from real life family or friends – yourself maybe? Why did you decide to make Denny Australian and did you speak to any Australians for help with his sayings or mannerisms?

S.C. Stephens:  “Haha, no, no real life family & friends inspirations, although, Kiera and I do share a lot of the same quirks. Denny is Australian because he’s based on an Australian actor that I had a crush on at the time (Craig Horner, such a cutie). I popped him into my fantasy with Kellan, and Thoughtless was the result. I didn’t know any Australians at the time, although, I do now! I just went more with his character than his nationality. I knew some sayings, then googled others. I hope I did him justice!”  (Courtesy of http://www.ourbookclub.net.au)

Here’s a fun fact for you to nibble on….in the very first draft of Thoughtless, Denny and Kellan’s names were reversed.  “I switched them because Denny was better for an Australian’s name, and Kellan was…well, let’s face it, a hotter sounding name.”  S.C. Stephens (Courtesy of http://www.maryse.net)