Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Destined Prey by Bailey Bradford: #BlogTour #Fundraiser #Giveaway

Destined Prey
(Wild Ones, Book 1)
by Bailey Bradford

Release Date: Publisher's early release - December 14th, 2015
Major retailers - December 18th, 2015
Length: 43,000 words
Genres: Gay (M/M), Humor, Romance, Paranormal, Erotica, with a dash of Western/Cowboy.
All Jack Tucker wanted was to come home for a little while and try to figure out where his life had gone wrong. Moving from Wyoming to New York hadn’t turned out the way he’d thought it would, and a bad breakup leaves him bruised in more than just the emotional sense.

He doesn’t expect to be glad he’s back on the Double T Ranch with his brother, Rhett, and he sure doesn’t expect to find the place crawling with coywolves, wolves, and coyotes. There seems to be some kind of animal-warfare going on, and he and Rhett are caught in the middle of it.

Coywolves—the hybrid of wolves and coyotes, hated by both, and more predatory than either. Add in the fact that all the battling species are shifters, and there’s bound to be trouble.

Ben Akers is part of his brother’s pack. The only coywolf shifters in existence, they find themselves under constant attack from wolf and coyote packs determined to make the Akers pack extinct. But coywolves don’t die out so easy, and when Ben’s life takes a surprising turn in the form of one sexy human named Jack Tucker, they’re both in for surprises, danger, and, if Destiny rules, an abiding love that most people—and shifters—only dream of.
Today I’m welcoming Bailey Bradford, author of Wild Ones: Destined Prey, to tell us a little more about herself.

1) What is the most satisfying thing about being a writer?
I enjoy everything about it, from the creative angle. From the business aspect, not so much. Of course I want to have my books sell well and get good reviews, but I really don’t focus on that more than I have to, which makes me bad at promo and bookkeeping.

2) Do your characters ever take over your writing and make the story go somewhere you hadn’t originally planned?
Always. I am a total pantser. Unless there’s a plot thread that carries over from one book to the other, but besides that, I sit, write, and let it go.

3) How did you celebrate the release of your book?
…I’m pretty laid back. I just get up and do what needs doing, then write.

4) How did you come up with the idea for this book?
I’d read an article about coywolves and knew I was going to write a shifter book about them. It had to happen or my brain wouldn’t stop nagging me about it.

5) Have you ever written naked?
I write naked all the time—naked characters having raunchy fun or making sweet love. That’s what you meant, right?

This book was written as a fundraiser for Peyton Hollingsworth, a family friend of Bailey's who has been diagnosed with cancer.

Peyton is a funny, loving, 11-year old boy who loves playing outside, riding go-carts, and Batman. In April, we found out he had cancer. Peyton has asthma, and often had to have nebulizer treatments, so when he was having trouble breathing, his doctor thought it was asthma. But nothing worked to ease his breathing, and the doctor sent Peyton to the hospital for a suspected collapsed lung. 

From one day to the next, it went from us thinking he had a severe bout of asthma to finding out that he had a tumor pressing his lung up until it was almost completely obscured, and he couldn’t get much, if any, air into it. 

Peyton was sent to St. Jude’s and diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma. The mass was attached to one rib, and was spreading. He has undergone radiation, surgery, and chemotherapy, several transfusions and MRI’s, numerous tests and received numerous shots. It’s been a rough, rough time for the Hollingsworth family, and we are hoping to help them out.

While St. Jude’s doesn’t charge for treatment, the Hollingsworth family has accumulated medical bills from Peyton’s doctor and hospitalization before he was sent to St. Jude’s. Cherri, his mother, has been unable to work during this time, and the financial constraints are something they could really use help overcoming. 

We are currently awaiting another MRI to be scheduled and done to see if all the cancer has been eradicated. We are hopeful and have faith that Peyton will be in remission and the cancer will not have spread or reoccur.

*All proceeds and royalties from this book will be donated to help pay the medical bills for Peyton Hollingsworth. While he is currently being treated at St. Jude’s for Ewing’s Sarcoma, and treatment there is free, there are accumulated bills from his treatment and diagnosis before being sent to St. Jude’s.

If you'd like to help, a Go Fund Me campaign has been set up:
Available December 14th:
Available December 18th:
I am a married to a lovely man who supports everything I do and encourages me to be myself. I am also a mom who spends most of the day writing, either on stories for books or at the blog. I love to write as much as I love to read. I am generally quiet and laid back, choosing to let things slide off me rather than stick to me and be irritating.

And it’s really hard trying to think of descriptives for myself, so I’ll just let y’all e-mail me or comment at the blog if there’s something specific you’d like to know, and spare you from reading a boring bio.

Tour Dates & Stops:

14-Dec: Decadent Delights, Wicked Faerie's Tales and Reviews, Because Two Men Are Better Than One, BFD Book Blog, Hearts on Fire, Mikky's World of Books, Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents, Unquietly Me

15-Dec: Open Skye Book Reviews, Nephy Hart, MM Good Book Reviews, I Read Selfies, Havan Fellows

16-Dec: Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Carly’s Book Reviews, Dawn’s Reading Nook, Love Bytes, Divine Magazine, Wake Up Your Wild Side, A.M. Leibowitz

17-Dec: Elisa - My Reviews and Ramblings, Happily Ever Chapter, 3 Chicks After Dark, QUEERcentric Books, My Fiction Nook, The Hat Party

18-Dec: Jessie G. Books, Bayou Book Junkie, The Novel Approach, Inked Rainbow Reads, Kimi-Chan, Molly Lolly, Book Lovers 4Ever

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