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Monday, June 15, 2020

Blog Tour- WRONG BED, RIGHT BROTHER by @BeccaBooks With An Interview & #Giveaway! @entangledpub, @RockstarBkTours 




I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the WRONG BED, RIGHT BROTHER by Rebecca Brooks Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!
About the Book:
Title: WRONG BED, RIGHT BROTHER (Accidental Love Book #4)
Author: Rebecca Brooks
Pub. Date: June 15, 2020
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 200

I've been crushing on my coworker for months. And now he’s moving… across the country. I’ve got one shot to make my move. We’re all holed up in this amazing house upstate and tonight I’m going to sneak into his room and finally Make. Something. Happen.

So I go for it. I climb into Luke’s bed and the kissing is so much better than I imagined. Why did we wait so long to feel this? I moan his name and Bam! He jumps out of bed. WTF? It isn’t Luke. It’s his twin, Noah. I don’t even like Noah. And he certainly doesn’t like me.

This will NEVER happen again...until the next day against the barn door. Why can’t I stop seeing him? It will never work. We're complete opposites. Enemies with benefits is a thing, right?

But what happens when I start to want more?

Each book in the Accidental Love series can be read as a standalone.

Grab books 1-3 now!

Interview:

Hey Rebecca!! First I want to say welcome to Two Chicks on Books I’m glad you could stop by for a chat! WRONG BED, RIGHT BROTHER sounds AWESOME and I can’t wait for everyone to read it!

I’m so happy to be here!

For the readers: can you tell us a little bit about WRONG BED, RIGHT BROTHER and the characters?

Amanda is a video game designer (zombies!!!) who’s been crushing on her coworker Luke for years. He’s moving to L.A., so it’s do or die for Amanda to make her move. On a weekend getaway with friends, she slips into his bed at night and things get hot and heavy… And then the lights come on, and she discovers she’s been getting half naked with Luke’s twin brother, Noah!
Noah is a running coach, and Amanda’s always seen him as a total pain in the butt. The two have never gotten along, and they vow to keep their late-night mix-up a secret. Trouble is, they keep coming back for more. It’s a story about being surprised—by yourself, by others, and by love itself. And about taking risks, knowing your heart, and figuring out what you *actually* want—not just what you think you’re supposed to.

What are you working on now?

WRONG BED, RIGHT BROTHER Is the fourth book in my Accidental Love series, all of which feature wrong bed mix-ups. Each book stands alone and readers can pick them up in any order, but this is the last book in the series and I’m so excited to have them all out in the world! It’s been a ton of fun to hang out with this group of friends through all their shenanigans, but I’m looking forward to taking a breath before diving into the next manuscript. I have some things up my sleeve for a new series… I’d also love to explore some shorter novellas. I think Luke needs his own story!

Were any of the characters in the book inspired by people from your real life?

This is probably the book I’ve written with characters who are the most different from me and from what my real life is like, but I’m sure parts of my life sneaked in anyway. I spent like eight years wearing only Doc Martens, which are Amanda’s boot of choice. I love running around the Central Park Reservoir, which is where Noah does most of his coaching. I thought about people I know who work in fitness and what motivates them, and how I could translate that onto the page. Amanda and Noah are both characters who seem to have it super together on the outside, but on the inside are working through their own insecurities and uncertainties, just like everybody else. I think a lot of us can relate!

Who was your favorite character to write? What about your least favorite?

I loved writing both Amanda and Noah and discovering more about them as the story unfolds. Amanda appears in the three other WRONG BED books, always as a friend and supporting character. I kept dropping breadcrumbs in the other books about her crush on her coworker, even as I knew she was going to wind up in bed with his twin brother instead. But for all those early books, I still didn’t really know who she was. I loved giving her my full attention and letting her personality come forth.

I also didn’t know anything about Noah before I started writing, beyond the fact that he was “the other twin” and a runner. It was so fun figuring out what makes him tick and thinking about why he and Amanda hate each other in the beginning—and why they’re so perfect for each other by the end.

The hardest part was getting Luke’s character exactly right. He has to be likeable enough that we get why Amanda’s friends with him and has been crushing on him. But he’s not the hero, so he can’t overshadow the main characters—even though can’t be one-dimensional, either. It was a tricky balancing act, but I found myself really understanding him by the end and loving how he, too, grows and develops throughout the story.

What is your favorite passages/scenes in WRONG BED, RIGHT BROTHER?

I LOVE the scene where they realize they’re about to sleep with the wrong person. I had that scene in mind from the very beginning, even when I didn’t know anything else about the book. This group of friends rents a house outside NYC for a long weekend getaway. Amanda sneaks into what she thinks is Noah’s room, not realizing the twins have changed bedrooms for the night. It’s dark, she crawls into the bed, sexiness ensues, and then the lights come on… It’s funny and horrible and she and Noah are trying to be mad at each other but they’re both still turned on out of their minds and trying to hide it… No matter how many times I’ve re-read that scene working on the book, it still makes me giddy.

I also love some of the later scenes, where they start to open up to each other outside the bedroom. There’s one scene where they go out to brunch somewhat unexpectedly and start talking about what they were like in high school and how they wound up in New York. I love seeing them evolve as individuals and start to grow toward each other. There’s always that shift when the romance deepens, and I look forward to writing that scene every time.  

What kind of research did you have to do for the story?

I interviewed a running coach and did my best to get a sense of what it’s like to have that job, especially in NYC. I wanted to get the details right, like Noah’s work schedule, what he actually does as a coach, what his role is on race day, etc. But I also had to learn about how that job shapes him as a person. What motivates him? What does he love about running? What would he miss if he weren’t coaching? How does it reflect not only his drive and commitment, but also his vulnerabilities and his fears? The more I talked to runners, the more I came to see all the dimensions that makes Noah such a great hero—strong, caring, committed, and kind.

I also know nothing about video games, and especially about how it actually works to have a job in the gaming world. I did a bunch of research into indie game companies, what the company structure and office culture would be like, and what Amanda’s day-to-day would look like. I needed to figure out her schedule, and there’s a key office scene that I won’t spoil, but let’s just say I needed to get creative to make it work!


Who is your ultimate book boyfriend?

I’m so bad, I always want whoever I’m reading in that moment! Ford Cooper in WHITEOUT if I need to save my life. Cunnilingus Gabe in TAKING THE HEAT, for obvious reasons. :)

What inspired you to write romance?

I came to the genre later than many fans. In graduate school, I wrote my dissertation on the romance plot in contemporary feminist science fiction. Somewhere in there, I felt like I should probably read a romance novel. From my first Anne Calhoun, I was hooked! I’d always wanted to be a novelist but didn’t know how to make my way into the (daunting) task of writing a novel. But I fell in love with the feminism and depth and variety of contemporary romance and found myself full of ideas. I’d dabbled in writing other novels, but my debut romance, ABOVE ALL, was the first novel where the whole idea appeared in my head and I knew I could do it. Finishing that first draft was like finding a home I didn’t even know I’d been missing.

Lightning Round Questions

What are you reading right now? Or what do you have on your TBR that you’re dying to read?

Where the Crawdads Sing

Instagram, Twitter or Facebook?

Instagram

Favorite Superhero?

Jessica Jones

Favorite TV show?

More shows like THE GOOD WIFE, please!

Sweet or Salty?

Chocolate

Any Phobias?

I don’t think so!

Song you can’t get enough of right now?

Hit the Back by King Princess (somebody rec me a romance novel with this vibe!)

2020 Movie you’re most looking forward to?

Time to watch HAMILTON on the small screen at home! (Am I the only person in America who hasn’t even listened to the soundtrack yet? I’m prepared to be surprised!)

Thanks so much Rebecca for answering my questions! I can’t wait for everyone to read WRONG BED, RIGHT BROTHER!


Thank you so much for having me!




About Rebecca:



Rebecca Brooks lives in New York City in an apartment filled with books. She received a PhD in English but decided it was more fun to write books than write about them.

She has backpacked alone through India and Brazil, traveled by cargo boat down the Amazon River, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, explored ice caves in Peru, trekked to the source of the Ganges, and sunbathed in Burma, but she always likes coming home to a cold beer and her hot husband in the Bronx.

She likes outdoorsy guys with both muscle and heart and independent women ready to try something new.

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a $15 Amazon GC, International.



Tour Schedule:
6/15/2020
Review
6/15/2020
Guest Post
6/15/2020
Interview
6/16/2020
Review
6/16/2020
Interview
6/16/2020
Excerpt
6/17/2020
Review
6/17/2020
Guest Post
6/18/2020
Review
6/18/2020
Guest Post
6/19/2020
Review
6/19/2020
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