Sunday, January 24, 2016

Pushed (Torn Book One) by A.F. Crowell



Pushed (Torn Book One)

A.F. Crowell

My dear readers, you are probably going to get tired of me saying this, as repetitive as it is, but it is true. And the best way to meet new Authors and their amazing books! Yes, I met A.F. Crowell attending another facebook party, where I won this amazing book, that she was sharing as a prize. Until this event, I had never heard of Ms. Crowell, or her writing. 

As I opened this book, I noticed right from the very beginning the fact that this book is about a trauma ward, and the main character is a nurse. Those are usually my favorite shows to dig into on TV. But I’ve never really delved into them as a book until now-minus the book “Coma” many years ago. (I know right?! Who has thought of ‘that’ book in years?!)

Leila Matthews is one of those kind of nurses who thinks she has been around the block so much she has seen everything. However, lets face it, once you are so sure of yourself-someone or something is gonna prove you wrong.

The irresistible Brody Davis is everything any woman would want. The only thing his priorities are himself. Although his best friend has a baby sister that has always made him desire her. And if there is any female who has a chance of getting through to Brody, Leila believes she can change his ways of loving and leaving women.

The question being, is with a know-it-all, seen-it-all, nurse, and a love ‘em and leave ‘em heart breaker, do you think it will work? And do you think Leila can actually change this sexy billionaires attitude about women and give them the true love he needs at the same time?


This is a very beautiful five star book, with all the excitement you could ever want and need. "Pushed" kept me on the edge of my seat, whereas I was wanting to help both Leila and Brody in every way. I loved every minute of this book, and could not put it down. I think I found myself a new favorite writer! Ms. Crowell is an amazing writer, and she truly will make you see, feel and believe that you are right there. If you want a real love story, with a twist, you truly need to read this! A definite edge of the seat mix with romance, and two people who truly seem stubborn, but well worth the wait. Once you start reading it, plan on making yourself comfortable, because like I said-you won’t be able to put it down. 


My questions for Ms. Crowell:

1. What made you decide to write this book AND how long did it take you?

I had just finished reading another book and I kept wanting something completely different to happen but it didn’t. More and more books were doing that to me. I thought to myself, I could do this. I love to tell stories. Figuring out what to write about stumped me though. Then it happened. I woke up in the middle of the night from this dream that rocked me to the core. Pushed was born. I can only guess about how long it took to write because I wrote both Pushed and Pulled back to back with no break. All together it was 4 months, so approximately two months.

2. Did you have to do any research for this book?
 
Not really. I live in Charleston, where the book is set and I work in a surgery center. I definitely asked several of the nurses I worked with questions on specific details and complications.


3. Other then the cover, do you have photos or descriptions of Leila and Brody?
 
Brody Davis 31 yr old, muscular not too bulky but defined, unruly dark hair, blue eyes, no tattoos.
Leila Matthews 27 yr old, thin, curly auburn hair, brown eyes, tan skin, voluptuous. RN at Medical University of South Carolina.


4. As you are writing your characters- can you visualize the scenes? AND if it's sex scenes do you make certain the scenes are workable?
 
I definitely can see the scenes. I will actually stop and try to picture it so it is a do-able thing. The sex scenes are a little more tricky, but I do try to make sure they aren’t impossible or cheesy.

5. What are you working on now?
 
I’m actually working on my fourth book, Redemption. Because it is a spin off from the first three books, Pushed, Pulled and Torn, I won’t give any details.


6. What are your hobbies?
 
Reading!! I also really like making teasers and crocheting scarves. Blankets take too long and I’m not that patient to be able to count that many stitches.

7. Who is/are your favorite Author(s)?
 
Kristen Ashley, JC Valentine, L Wilder, Audrey Carlan, Jordan Marie, Emily Snow, JC Emery, Pepper Winters, Katy Evans, K Bromberg, Lauralin Paige, HM Ward, Vi Keeland, Sandi Lynn, Meredith Wild, Jasinda Wilder, Kaylee Song, River Savage…… this list could go on and on.

8. What is your favoritist book of all time?
 
Hands down, Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley

9. How long have you been writing?
 
I’ve been writing just over a year. My first book was self-published on February 18th 2015 before I was signed to Boroughs Publishing Group.

10. What all education have you had?
I graduated high school at sixteen and immediately went into college but I only finished two years. I wish now I had stayed with it.

11. Please provide us with your social and book links:
www.afcrowell.com
Reader Group on FB: http://on.fb.me/1Q70L4H

PUSHED, Book One in the Torn Series

PULLED, Book Two in the Torn Series

TORN, Book Three in the Torn Series

12. Anything to add?
I will be signing at Angels and Sirens in Pittsburgh, PA March 12, 2016 and at Authors With Southern Charm in Charleston, SC July 23, 2016.



Pushed (Torn Book 1)Pushed by A.F. Crowell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My dear readers, you are probably going to get tired of me saying this, as repetitive as it is, but it is true. And the best way to meet new Authors and their amazing books! Yes, I met A.F. Crowl attending another facebook party, where I won this amazing book, that she was sharing as a prize. Until this event, I had never heard of Ms. Crowl, or her writing.

As I opened this book, I noticed right from the very beginning the fact that this book is about a trauma ward, and the main character is a nurse. Those are usually my favorite shows to dig into on TV. But I’ve never really delved into them as a book until now-minus the book “Coma” many years ago. (I know right?! Who has thought of ‘that’ book in years?!)

Leila Matthews is one of those kind of nurses who thinks she has been around the block so much she has seen everything. However, lets face it, once you are so sure of yourself-someone or something is gonna prove you wrong.

The irresistible Brody Davis is everything any woman would want. The only thing his priorities are himself. Although his best friend has a baby sister that has always made him desire her. And if there is any female who has a chance of getting through to Brody, Leila believes she can change his ways of loving and leaving women.

The question being, is with a know-it-all, seen-it-all, nurse, and a love ‘em and leave ‘em heart breaker, do you think it will work? And do you think Leila can actually change this sexy billionaires attitude about women and give them the true love he needs at the same time?

This is a very beautiful five star book, with all the excitement you could ever want and need. "Pushed" kept me on the edge of my seat, whereas I was wanting to help both Leila and Brody in every way. I loved every minute of this book, and could not put it down. I think I found myself a new favorite writer! Ms. Crowl is an amazing writer, and she truly will make you see, feel and believe that you are right there. If you want a real love story, with a twist, you truly need to read this! A definite edge of the seat mix with romance, and two people who truly seem stubborn, but well worth the wait. Once you start reading it, plan on making yourself comfortable, because like I said-you won’t be able to put it down.

I proudly represent Borough's Publishing Group as one of their ARC readers.




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