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Monday, April 7, 2014

Tour Kick Off - Meet and Greet - She Likes it Rough by GVR Corcillo




Contemporary / Chick Lit / Romantic Comedy

Date Published: July 2013

Can daring adventures with an adrenaline junkie give a daydreaming pushover the courage she needs in order to make her life count for something? 




When a freak fast-food accident almost kills scaredy-cat Lisa Flyte, she decides it's time to get a backbone and really start living life! But how is a shrinking violet like Lisa supposed to get assertive all of a sudden after a lifetime of watching from the couch? 


Jack Hawkins, that's how. When Lisa finds out that the outdoor extremist from her MBA classes needs a clueless urbanite to test his top-secret line of adventure gear for beginners, she gets the most outlandish idea of her life: she will be his undercover test dummy if he helps her become brave on their adventures in the wild. 



They strike a deal. But can Lisa use her outdoor moxie to become the alpha hero of her everyday life? Will she find the grit to pursue a career she really wants or the nerve to stand up to her bullying family? 



And will she get gutsy enough to go after Jack? He's a man who's not afraid of anything...except maybe of falling for Lisa.



GVR Corcillo’s debut chick lit novel, She Likes It Rough, was awarded Best Indie Book of 2013 by the Rebecca’s Reads Choice Awards. The romantic comedy also took first place in the Humor category. RebeccasReads.com established the awards program to pay tribute to authors who are self-published or have had their books published by a subsidy publisher, small press, university press, or independent book publisher. 

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?
Absolutely. I am burning the candle at both ends, in the middle, and upside down in order to launch my writing career with my debut chick lit novel She Likes It Rough. I know from years of writing and connecting with writers in Romance Writers of America that the career of a writer entails HARD work, but it is work I want to spring out of bed and do every day. I am working towards the day when I can afford to quit my day job and write as my one and only job.


#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
Writing the first draft. Coming up with the story and working it out happens pretty quickly in my head. And I LOVE editing once I've got the thing written. But getting the first draft from my head into the computer? Ugh! So DIFFICULT to take the vivid picture in my imagination and splash it onto the screen just so.


#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family? Leonard Wang Kingsley. We were friends in middle school and high school, and I re-connected with him at our class reunion. We hadn't seen one another or talked in years. When he found out about my book and my writing aspirations, he kicked my butt to get me to self-publish! He edited my book and helped me launch the novel on CreateSpace and Kindle. If it weren't for Leonard, I would still be dreaming of a life as an author, instead of LIVING the life or an author. Thanks, Len!


#4 – What is Next for Your Writing?
I am writing my next chick lit novel, Queen of the Universe. When a control-freak TV writer tries to convince the handyman working on her house that he's perfect to play the sexy bounty hunter in her new show, she figures out–  though she works to deny it!– that real people and their destinies aren't nearly so easy to manipulate as the ones she writes about. I am having a lot of fun with Queen because my main character Lola's trajectory is  quite the opposite of Lisa's, from She Likes It Rough. Lisa needs to grow into herself and find out where she fits in her world, whereas Lola needs to realize that while she thinks she has all the answers, she doesn't, and that's okay.


#5 – Do you have an Addiction to Reading as well as Writing? If so, What are You Currently Reading?
I am so addicted to reading. I drive a lot for my day job, so I always have a book playing on DVD or Kindle in my car. Right now I am listening to Storm Front, a Virgil Flowers mystery by John Sandford. I adore not only the character Virgil Flowers, a cowboy/surfer country cop in Minnesota, but the evolution and creation of the Virgil Flowers books. John Sandford found great success with his Lucas Davenport mysteries. When Sandford decided to help out some of his writer friends, retired or laid-off  journalists with no pensions to speak of, he created the Virgil Flowers series. He sketches out the stories, his friends write them, and they all split the profits. The books are tightly written, compelling, and addictive.


DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet: 5✭ #chicklit: Can adventures with an adrenaline junkie give a scaredy-cat the courage to make her life count? tinyurl.com/shelikesitrough


This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3? iPd

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries? Mashed potatoes

#4 – Comedy or Drama? Comedy

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks? Nicholas Sparks

#6 – Fantasy or Reality? Fantasy

#7 – Call or Text? Text

#8 – Public School or Home School? Public School

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate? COFFEE

#10 – eBook or Paperback? eBook






With her Ivy League education, white trash sensibility, and pop culture savvy, GVR Corcillo delights in writing chick lit about characters who try not to trip as they valiantly march to their own bongo beat.
She didn't start writing right away. First, she worked in a greenhouse, a supermarket, a movie theatre, a potpourri-stuffing factory, an electrical fixtures plant, a book warehouse, a metal-perforating factory, a video store, several movie studios, a children's museum, a radio station, and a bar. She also taught high school in Watts and South Central Los Angeles.
But none of these fit the bill for what she always wanted to be when she grew up - a writer. So, she won some writing contests, hit the New York TimesBestsellers List with her first short story, and got a screenplay produced.
Geralyn Vivian Ruane Corcillo, a native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, lives in North Hollywood with her husband Ron, a television comedy writer. They are both New York Giants fans. 


April 7 - Book Nerd - Review
April 8 - My Devotional Thoughts - Interview
April 9 - Pure Jonel - Guest Post
April 10 - Passionate Encounters - Excerpt
April 11 - Swipe the Pages - Review
April 12 - Indie Authors You Want to Read - Excerpt
April 13 - Books Direct - Interview
April 14 - My Book Problem - Review
April 15 - Clutter Your Kindle - Review
April 16 - Books are Love - Review
April 17 - Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews - Excerpt
April 18 - Book Babe - Review
April 18 -RABT Reviews - Wrap Up





17 comments:

  1. Thanks, Reading Addiction, for hosting my FIRST ever, incredibly exciting tour with my #RomCom novel She Likes It Rough!! My favorite part of blogging is connecting with readers, authors, and other bloggers. And I love to promo anyone who comments who has a blog or book I can promo in thank you comments. And I love to chat, gossip, trade quips, and field questions with everyone who comments! I am looking forward to having so much fun during this tour! Drop on by, and say Hi! -GVR

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  2. I look forward to connecting with with y'all at Book Nerd, too, later today when my review goes up! http://booknerdloleotodo.blogspot.com

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  3. Congratulations on the book tour, GVR!! I hope it's fabulously successful! xoxo

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  4. Heather McCoubrey, Indie Author Extraordinaire! Girl, you make me blush coming on over and gracing the tour with your visit :) I'm off to London to get swept away in a life-affirming romance for the ages, courtesy of To Love Twice, Heather's gooood, indulgent read :)
    http://www.amazon.com/Love-Twice-Heather-McCoubrey-ebook/dp/B00BWYEHH0/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1396892013&sr=1-1&keywords=heather+mccoubrey

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  5. So happy to see you on tour, GVR!!!! The world needs to hear about She Likes it Rough. I still giggle when I think about reading this book while at the gym and laughing so hard that I almost fell off the elliptical machine. Twice!!! You know how to engage a reader, dissolve her into fits of giggles, make her gasp in surprise and how to make her smile with a very satisfying ending. Can't wait for Queen of the Universe!!!! :)

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  6. Glynis Astie! What a wonderful shout-out from a masterful comedienne in her own right! And I don't have to wait for YOUR next book - it just came out - squeeeee! French Toast - the gleefully awaited sequel to French Twist <3
    http://www.amazon.com/French-Toast-Twist-Glynis-Astie-ebook/dp/B00JCUZ630/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1396896897&sr=1-1&keywords=french+toast+glynis+astie

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  7. We've got a visitor by proxy! Multi-published Indie Author Nicole McGehee tried to comment here, but... computers, right? The times I've tried to comment and "Yes, I AM GVR Corcillo and not a robot!!! Yes, I do own that account! Let me comment!" Nicole McGehee all about sharing the love among Indie and Chick Lit authors - woo-hoo! And check out her sizzling latest - No More Lonely Nights!!
    http://www.amazon.com/More-Lonely-Nights-Nicole-McGehee-ebook/dp/B00CJYQB5S/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1396898570&sr=1-1&keywords=nicole+mcgehee

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    1. Sorry! I originally put this reply in a separate comment! Here it is as a "Reply" :)

      Rose Marie, nothing "rough" in this book 'cept how hard we can make life for ourselves when we don't follow the beat of our own drummer. You are too sweet to drop by and check in! Thanks for the good wishes! Thanks again, Rose Marie!!

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  9. Rose Marie, nothing "rough" in this book 'cept how hard we can make life for ourselves when we don't follow the beat of our own drummer. You are too sweet to drop by and check in! Thanks for the good wishes!

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  10. the relationships between two main characters are intriguing

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    1. Thanks, Elena!! I had so much fun writing these characters, using their changing relationship to reflect how they were each changing and evolving. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  11. This book sounds really funny! I think we all need some courage! Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks, Collenga! Too cool of you to check in with your very nice words! I must say, I am BLOWN AWAY by how funny people think this this book is - far and away most reader reviews say how funny it is, and in March, She Likes It Rough won best Humor Book of 2013! I mean, I thought it was funny, but I am thrilled beyond belief at how funny everyone else finds it too:) After all, in real life, I an TERRIBLE at telling jokes. I always mess up the punch line. And yeah, we could all use a little more courage...sigh. Thanks again for checking in, and I hope you enjoy She Likes It Rough!

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  12. Thanks, Collenga! Too cool of you to check in with your very nice words! I must say, I am BLOWN AWAY by how funny people think this this book is - far and away most reader reviews say how funny it is, and in March, She Likes It Rough won best Humor Book of 2013! I mean, I thought it was funny, but I am thrilled beyond belief at how funny everyone else finds it too:) After all, in real life, I an TERRIBLE at telling jokes. I always mess up the punch line. And yeah, we could all use a little more courage...sigh. Thanks again for checking in, and I hope you enjoy She Likes It Rough!

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