Confession Time with Abbie Roads, GIVEAWAY, and AMPU Blog Tour!

Greetings Rock 'n' Rollers! Today we're going to hear a hilarious confession from Abbie Roads and I'm going to encourage you to check out her massive release party and author giveaway event on Facebook! Abbie's group, the Dangerously Dark Darlings will be hosting over a hundred authors and giveaways for your viewing pleasure, so come play with us.

I met Abbie last year through our author chats with Diana Muñoz Stewart and Maria Vale and we realized that we have a lot in common. In her other life, she is a mental health professional and I worked for years as a school counselor and spent time working with victims of domestic violence and doing therapy with them and their kids as an intern. As an author, she writes dark and twisty romantic suspense that you can really sink your teeth into. I can't wait for the new book and I hope you'll check it out as well.

I asked Abbie to share with us a little confession and honestly, this one rang true for me as well. I think many of us authory folks have been there:

"When I was writing my first novel I debated with myself about whether a certain male body part should be called a 'dick' or a 'cock'. I had 'cock' in my manuscript and I decided that felt too dirty (haha) so I did a find/replace and the computer automatically replaced all the 'cocks' with 'dicks.' It wasn’t until I started reading through the manuscript that I noticed my mistake.

He dicked his head.

The dickroaches scrambled.

She dicked back her arm and swung."

I LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing this tidbit from your writing adventures. I know people have preferences when it comes to naming the flaming appendage. The skin flute definitely gets dicked around when we are writing the sexy times. Do you have a penile preference? Let's take a poll! Answer the question on this form and let's have a good laugh about throbbing members and trouser snakes haha. You can win an ebook of mine and an ebook of Abbie's latest release!

Here's more about Abbie:

Seven Things about Abbie Roads:
1. She loves Snicker Parfaits. Gotta start with what's most important, right?
2. She writes dark emotional books featuring damaged characters, but always gives her hero and heroine a happy ending… after torturing them for three hundred pages.
3. By day she's a mental health counselor known for her blunt, honest style of therapy. At night she burns up the keyboard. Well… Burn might be too strong a word. She at least sits with her hands poised over the keyboard, waiting for inspiration to strike. And when it does–the keyboard might get a little warm.
4. She can't stand it when people drive slowly in the passing lane. Just saying. That's major annoying. Right?
5. She loves taking pictures of things she thinks are pretty.
6. She lives in Marion, Ohio with her favorite fellow and two fur babies.
7. Being a published author is a dream come true for her.

Author links:
Dangerously Dark Darlings Facebook Group:

Here's more about Capturing Fate:

Can love untangle a web of lies and expose the truth?

A loner with a mysterious childhood…

FBI agent Dolan Watts is no stranger to pain. From his childhood spent in foster care to his daily grind of hunting down hardened criminals, it’s been the one constant through the years. Pain carved out gut feelings he can trust and instincts able to solve cases in record time. Until now. Confronted by a malicious new enemy who revels in mind games, Dolan begins to doubt his own perceptions. Fearing he’s spiraling into insanity, he seeks help from the one woman who can shine light into the darkness consuming him.

A woman haunted by a secret…

Psychologist Daughter Dawson sabotaged her own safety the moment she accepted Dolan as a client. Still, she felt compelled to help him. Dolan’s past mirrored many of the questions about her own, making his torment achingly familiar. Despite their growing attraction, her career demands she keep an ethical distance. Yet when she makes the mistake of confiding in him, both their lives are thrust into unimaginable danger.

Nightmares come to life…

When gruesome tragedy uncovers a serial killer’s twisted agenda, Daughter and Dolan must cling to each other if they hope to survive. Can they stop the body count from rising? Or will they find their only purpose from the start was to be pawns in a reign of evil?


Abbie has a giveaway going for her release as well:

In other news, A More Perfect Union is on the Other Worlds Ink Blog Tour! You can find posts here:

January 28 – Thursday Mirrigold: Mutterings & Musings Mirrigold

January 28 – Thursday Sadie's Spotlight

January 28 – Thursday Drops of Ink

January 28 – Thursday Sharonica Logic

January 28 – Thursday QueeRomance Ink

January 29 – Friday Once & Books

January 30 – Saturday Never Hollowed By The Stare

January 31 – Sunday Mickie B. Ashling

February 1 – Monday Bayou Book Junkie

February 2 – Tuesday Love Bytes

February 3 – Wednesday My Fiction Nook

February 4 – Thursday Joyfully Jay

February 5 – Friday Emotion in Motion

February 6 – Saturday Viviana MacKade

February 7 – Sunday Boy Meets Boy Reviews

February 8 – Monday MM Good Book Reviews

February 9 – TuesdayJ. Scott Coatsworth

February 10 – Wednesday Valerie Ullmer | Romance Author

That's it for today! I'll see you at Abbie's release party and then I'm in a virtual writer's retreat for the weekend, which means I'm going to attempt to hide in my room and make major headway on my current WIP, Havenhart Academy Book Two. I hope to have details for you very soon!

Stay Tuned for more Rock 'n' Romance…


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