Thursday, 20 June 2013

Tragic Blog Tour: Guest Post - Does Everyone Deserve a Second Chance? by J.A. Huss (Giveaway!)

Does Everyone Deserve a Second Chance?

I’m a firm believer in second chances because I think almost everyone wants to get a do-over at some point or another. I’ve never really screwed up my life royally, but I’ve been caught up in certain things and wanted to make “big changes” and that’s pretty much what Rook does in TRAGIC.

By the time we meet her she’s already taken her second chance and now she’s ready to take a big risk, lured by the promise of a completely new life, one that comes with money and the illusion of stability. She’s reinvented herself and she’s ready to start again. 

Most of the hard stuff is behind her now, she did all that outside of the story. I know her full past and history because I cut about 45,000 words out of this book and decided people don’t necessarily need to see what she was to appreciate what she becomes.

But she’s fragile and her control over her life is tenuous and shaky.

Rook isn’t the only one getting a second chance in this story, because Ronin has his own demons to deal with. His story isn’t as in your face as Rook’s, but he needs to accept the mistakes he made in the past and forgive himself so he can let go of some of his guilt.

So really, TRAGIC presents both sides of the story, even though they are very different scenarios. Rook trying to get over being a victim, and Ronin trying to get over allowing someone he cared about to be victimized.

The conflict comes when you’re presented with new situations that might cause you to repeat your mistakes and mess up all that hard-won progress.  And this is the major theme running through the Rook and Ronin series.  Will Rook be able to navigate herself through an industry that is infamous for abuse?

The statistics are not in her favor, so the real question isn’t whether or not she deserves a second chance, but whether or not she can break the patterns of the past and come out the other side whole again.

About the Book
Tragic by J.A. Huss
Publication date:  May 20th 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Rook Walsh is TRAGIC

Because life so far – just sucks.  Some girls get parents.  Rook got the foster care system.  Some girls get Prince Charming.  Rook got an abusive frog.  Some girls get lucky…

Rook got a second chance.

And she took it.  Because when fate throws you a bone – you grab it with both hands and run.

Antoine Chaput knows the minute he spies Rook in his photography studio that she’s got The Look.  The dark and desperate look he must have to land the exclusive TRAGIC media contract.

Rook is paired up with top model, Ronin, and he’s everything her abusive ex-boyfriend wasn’t. Patient, gentle, happy, attentive, and sexy!  He knows exactly what to do to make Rook blush for Antoine’s portfolio.

Rook’s luck changes in an instant and suddenly she’s the darling of the modeling world.  It’s a dream job to go with a dream guy and all she has to do is look pretty and follow directions. But there’s always a price to pay – and Rook is about to get the bill.

TRAGIC is a new adult contemporary romance.

J. A. Huss likes to write new adult books that make you think and keep you guessing. Her favorite genre to read is space opera, but since practically no one reads those books, she writes new adult science fiction, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and books about Junco (who refuses to be saddled with a label).

She has an undergraduate degree in horses, (yes, really–Thank you, Colorado State University) and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida. She used to have a job driving around Colorado doing pretty much nothing but shooting the breeze with farmers, but now she just writes, runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads Book Blogs, and runs an online science classroom for homeschoolers. 

Author links: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

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I completely agree with J.A. Huss...everyone deserves a second chance, and I loved reading about Rook's and Ronin's!

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