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Blog Tour Stop for Famous by Default by M.K. Harkins with Excerpt and Giveaway

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Today’s stop is for M.K. Harkins’s Famous by Default. We will have info about the book and author, and a great excerpt from the book, plus a great giveaway. Make sure to check everything out and enter the giveaway.

Happy Reading :)

 


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Jax doesn't want to be famous. Stalked by rabid fans and the paparazzi, he dreams of better days when things were normal. But those days are gone. No one can stay under the radar if you're from the Jaynes family. He doesn't trust anymore.

Sivan doesn't have a family. As a part of the foster care system, all she wants is to finish doing her time and move out and on. She doesn't love anymore.

Jax and Sivan are thrust together on a small-town farm in Mount Vernon, Iowa. They take an immediate dislike of one another, trying at every opportunity to trip each other up. They don't want to acknowledge they might be more similar than they first thought.

Will they stay stuck in their past, hanging on to their lack of trust and love? Or can they change before it's too late?

 

 

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Screams echoed behind me. Dear God, if you get me out of this, I’ll never ditch my bodyguard again. “There he is!” squealed a high-pitched voice. A twelve-year-old girl, like the others in her mob, chased me. And I feared for my life. I’d think about that charming fact later. I darted around the corner and came face-to-face with a brick wall. Dead end. My chest heaved in ragged breaths, and sweat seeped from every pore. Where to escape? I backed into a small alcove to assess. A rabid herd of crazed, stampeding tweens, all wanting a piece of me—hair, t-shirt, shoes, whatever they could rip off—were too close. I needed Ray, my bodyguard, like, this second. But I’d ditched him this morning so I could have a “regular” day at the mall. The type of day I’d enjoyed only six months before. A lifetime ago. I hated my life now. However, focusing on survival was the wisest choice right now. With a lowered head and a tug on my baseball cap, I rounded the corner back into the main corridor and ducked into the nearest store. “Can I use your bathroom?” I asked the clerk. She let out a squeak and dropped something lacy and pink. Not again. “Quick. They’re coming.” My hand tapped an impatient rhythm on her counter. Temporarily shielded by a rack of nightgowns placed at the front entrance, my time was running out. The excited voices from just outside came through loud and clear. “Did you see which store he went in?” a breathless voice asked. “I think he went into Victoria’s Secret.” The stunned clerk pointed to a back hallway. I dashed past bras and crashed into a half-naked mannequin, veered sideways, and managed to lock myself in the closet-sized employee bathroom. Frustrated, I ripped off my cap and threw it across the small room. It bounced off the wall and plopped into the toilet. Figures. My favorite hat splashing in the toilet was the perfect metaphor for my life. No way was I fishing that out of there. I kicked the door and swore under my breath. It was their fault. Why shouldn’t I swear at the top of my lungs? Why not scream obscenities through the door for all the fans to capture on their cell phones? I’d love to see the headlines: Brother of the chart-topping rock band, The Jaynes, has mental breakdown at the Bellevue Square Mall. My mom’s voice floated through my head. Don’t embarrass your brothers. They need your support right now. Just because you didn’t want to join the band doesn’t mean you should turn your back on music. They’ve cleared the path if you ever decide you want a solo career. You can record that artsy Indie stuff you like so much. I paced back and forth in the small room, rubbing the stubble on my chin. It didn’t matter anymore, because I hated music, well, for now anyway. My entire seventeen years spent surrounded by the guitar, piano, violin, and drums didn’t matter anymore. My history wasn’t enough to make me want to play again. What I wanted was an eraser, or maybe time travel. I’d go back and tell my twin, Gage, not to form that stupid rock band with our two older brothers. I’d tell them it would make my life a living nightmare, and it wasn’t worth it. I never wanted it. I never enjoyed it. I wanted my life back. Although, they were enjoying the hell out of all the attention. Famous by default. A genetic twist of fate. Either the girls thought I was my twin brother, Gage, or they were intrigued because the media had labeled me “mysterious.” The fact that I refused all interviews that included our family fascinated the public. Because, in our media-hungry culture, who didn’t want their fifteen minutes? Who didn’t want to be a rock star? Not me. No, thanks. I wanted nothing to do with the music industry or the fans. Correction—fanatics.

 

 

Abouttheauth

 

 

M.K. Harkins

 

MK has always been a voracious reader. After hitting a dry spell of reading material, she decided to write the kind of book she'd like to read. This resulted in the creation of her debut novel, Intentional. (Award for Best Sweet Romance - eFestival of Words- August 2014)

Unintentional, the second book in the series, is based on the life of one of the characters in Intentional (Cade - an engineer/rock star). Unintentional was written as a stand-alone book.

Breaking Braydon, another stand-alone book, is now available on Amazon.

Taking Tiffany (A spin-off) is available now.

MK is currently working on a paranormal romance - The Reader. Due out 2016. When she's not writing novels, she likes to spend her free time traveling the world, splashing in mud puddles (She lives in Seattle, what can she say?), watching movies and reading (!)

 

 

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text 2014-03-14 19:06
Freebie Friday on Amazon
Beauty From Pain (Beauty Series) - Georgia Cates
Intentional - M.K. Harkins
Sinful Seduction (Sins Secrets & Scandals Series) - Sabrina Sims McAfee
Artistic License - Elle Pierson
Fool for You - Megan Noelle
Slave - Sherri Hayes
The Wicked Wedding of Miss Ellie Vyne - Jayne Fresina

TGIF!!  Get these kindle reads while they're free! 

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review 2014-01-11 00:00
Intentional
Intentional - M.K. Harkins

SOURCE: Author in exchange for a honest review.

 

OMG! This was an absolutely amazing, thrilling and exciting read. Since the beginning of 2014 I have read a couple of real good books, but I think this is the best one so far. I am still trying to come to grips with what transpired within this story. I keep asking myself can one person be so evil and twisted?

When I first took up this book I did not know what to expect as this author was completely new to me. After reading a few pages I knew this was going to be a riveting read. I found that I had a hard time putting this book down. Intentional took me on an emotional ride that I have not completely recovered from.

I totally fell in love with Mattie and Jeremy. I loved how the author developed the romance between them. It was not rushed and it felt so realistic. I couldn't decide if I should hate Sarah (Mattie's best friend) or I should pity her. She is not a very like-able character.

Intentional was told from four different POVs. Some persons may find that a bit confusing but personally for me it helped me to have a better understanding of the characters emotional state.

This is a story of love, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness. I would definitely recommend this for readers who are looking for a new and refreshing romantic read.

I can't wait to read more of this author's work.

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review 2013-10-01 16:22
Intentional by MK Harkins
Intentional - M.K. Harkins

We begin with Mattie who has a BFF Sarah. They have been friends since the 4th grade. As they grow up Mattie's parents die and she is taken in by Sarah's family. 

Sarah and Mattie move to Sedona, AZ after graduating college. Sarah a lawyer and Mattie a graphics designer. Sarah lands a job at a respectable law firm in town. Her boss Jeremy Harkins is 28 well accomplished and gorge!!! One day Mattie meets Sarah for lunch and Jeremy sees her and instantly is attracted. This is where things get weird because Sarah tries to keep Mattie away from him. It got me thinking WTF is up with her?

Eventually Mattie and Jeremy do get together and they are really in love, they even plan on getting married. Then yup you guessed it....

 

Drama! I kind of expected it. Then enter Cade. An engineer by day and a rockstar by night. He tries to help Mattie heal from the betrayal she went through. Things get interesting and then I learn the truth. 

 

Say whaaa??? I can't believe someone could be that hateful, well wait yes I can. It was all crazy. 

 

Well the writing style wasn't really for me but the book was good. It was a pretty quick read and I enjoyed all the characters well except for one. I will enjoy reading more from this author as she grows. I like the basis of the story so that is what kept me intrigued. 

 

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review 2013-07-19 00:00
Intentional - M.K. Harkins FREE ON AMAZON right now 8/8/13http://www.amazon.com/Intentional-ebook/dp/B00DIESJNA/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_kin
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