Thursday, October 3, 2013

Blog Tour: Life For Rent by Emmie Lou Kates

Title: Life For Rent
Author: Emmie Lou Kates
Published: May 13th, 2013
Genre: New Adult Romance
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Beth is always running from love, life and relationships and yet another disastrous break up finds her in a little village in Cornwall. She just wants to be left alone to enjoy the quiet country life and continue her work as a freelance artist.

Liam was young free and single, enjoying the sun, surf and sex life to be found living in Cornwall, until tragedy strikes his family and he is left on his own trying to keep the family farm going.

Two lost souls not wanting to be saved until fate and a little Cornish magic steps in.

EXCERPT: Liam woke the next morning with Beth still fast asleep on top of him. To his dismay he was sporting a major hard on and cursed his anatomy under his breath. He tried to shift position to ease the tightness of his jeans, but Beth squirmed on top of him, which just made matters worse. “Shit!” He muttered as he took as sharp intake of breath.

He attempted to take his mind off the beautiful redhead draped over him, by going over what jobs he needed to get done that day….speak to Joe about the top field, call the farm supplies to order fertiliser….. Beth sighed in her sleep and her warm breath tickled his neck. Nope that wasn’t going to work.

He cringed at the thought of Beths reaction to waking up on top of him in his present condition, so tried counting in his head.

Beth groaned as she started to wake up, she didn’t remember her mattress being this uncomfortable, perhaps her duvet had got caught underneath her. She pushed up with her hands and wiggled her hips trying to dislodge the lump, and was startled by a small yelp by her ear. She opened one eye and found herself staring into those deep blue eyes of….. “Liam?” She gasped trying to push herself up further.

“Don’t move!” Growled Liam.
“Wh.. what? Why?” She asked opening both eyes.
As she focussed on Liam’s face she noticed that he seemed to be in pain, his face was contorted and his cheeks flushed.
He watched as she stared at him in confusion, and saw the flush creep up her cheeks as realisation dawned and leapt off him.
Groaning in pain he grabbed her hand before she could storm off. “Hey! Don’t get the wrong idea. I woke up like this, it doesn’t mean anything.”
She glared at him whilst trying to pull her hand out of his strong grip.
“Well that’s reassuring.” She snapped.
He took in her indignant scowl and made what could be a rash decision, but hey, he was damned whatever he did or said. Using his superior strength, he pulled her back on top of him a locked his lips on hers.

Life For Rent (Writing) Playlist:
Can you share the playlist you listened to while writing ‘Life For Rent’ with us?

Emmie Lou Kates: It’s a bit of a weird mixture, but here goes.

The only exception - Paramore
My happy ending - Avril Lavigne
Kingdom of Rust - Doves
Midnight city - M83
The Kill - 30 Seconds to Mars
Clown - Emile Sande
The Reason - Hoobastank
Quiet Mind - Blue October
Out of reach - Gabrielle
Black - Pearl Jam
18th floor balcony - Blue October
Waiting all night - Rudimental
Sand in my shoes - Dido
A beautiful lie - 30 Seconds to Mars
Stay - Blue October
Angel - within Temptation
Going under - Evanescence
Just Breathe - Pearl Jam
Bubble - Biffy Clyro
Hurricane - Dustin Lynch
Retrograde - James Blake
Cowboys and Angels - Dustin Lynch
Come away with me - Norah Jones
Strong - London Grammar
Wasting my young years - London Grammar
Broken - Jake Bugg
Martha’s Harbour - All about Eve
When it hurts so bad - Lauryn Hill
Ordinary people - John Legend
Stay - Rihanna
Follow the cops back home - Placebo
Little wonders - Rob Thomas
Little Dreams - Ellie Goulding
Salt Skin - Ellie Goulding
Drumming song - Florence and the machine
Swimming - Florence and the machine
She cries your name - Beth Orton
Love is on it’s way - Corinne Bailey Rae
Lady Luck - Jamie Woon
Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson
Sex on fire - Kings of Leon
Angel - Massive Attack
Blurry - Puddle of Mudd
I don’t need a man - Pussycat Dolls
Hesitate - Stone Sour
Another love - Tom Odell
I don’t want a lover - Texas
Turning tables - Adele
Feel my love - Adele
Life for Rent - Dido
In praise of the vulnerable man - Alanis Morissette
Too  close - Alex Clare
Cold - Annie Lennox
Skinny love - Birdy
Unravel - Bjork
Ain’t nobody - Chaka Khan
Hurt - Christina Aguilera
Landslide - Fleetwood Mac

Life For Rent Book Soundtrack:
Can you share your idea of the perfect soundtrack to ‘Life for Rent’ with us?

Life for Rent - Dido  This sort of gave me inspiration for the story.
Dakota - Stereophonics
This one’s gonna bruise - Beth Orton
I don’t need a man - Pussycat Dolls
Hurricane - Dustin Lynch
Independent Women - Destiny’s Child
Days before you came - Placebo
I need air - Magnetic Man feat Katy B
A Quiet Mind - Blue October
A beautiful Lie - Thirty Seconds to Mars
Little Dreams - Ellie Goulding
Angel - Massive Attack
Heartbeats - Ellie Goulding
The only exception - Paramore
Make you feel my love - Adele

About The Author-
Self confessed hopeless romantic, still looking for my happy ever after. Until then I write about them instead.You can find me at

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