anne_barwell (anne_barwell) wrote,

Welcome Ann Lister

A big welcome to Ann Lister today, as part of her blog tour with Creative Minds Promotions hosted by DaniCM for her new release Meant for Me

Meeting The Cast Of Characters
Ever wonder where an author discovers their characters? Most often my characters push themselves on to me by occupying too much of my brain space until I am forced to write their story. That may sound weird, and I thought it was too, until I talked to other authors and then discovered we all think very much alike. Sometimes I feel like the characters are writing their own story and simply using me as their vessel to channel their thoughts onto paper. I say that because I don't toil over what to call a character. They tell me what their name is and it goes from there. Locations, the names of rock bands, song lyrics, it all seems to be implanted inside my head by the characters themselves. I don't have to search for any of this information. It's just...there. In the beginning of this writing odyssey this unnerved me a bit. I'm used to their constant presence inside my head now, and the unending conversations with them telling me what to write. I've learned to work with this and even embrace how they help guide me through their story. I think that is the best way to describe how I meet my cast of characters. So, the next time you hear someone say they hear voices inside their head, ask if they are an author before you think they're just crazy. Although, there is a great deal of crazy that goes into this process!

Book Details:
Author Name: Ann Lister
Book Title: Meant For Me, The Rock Gods series, Book 5
Publisher: SleighFarm Publishing Group
Book Length: 270 pages, 85,000 words
Genre: Gay Romance, Erotic
Book Release Date: May 28, 2015
Cover Artist: Kellie Dennis from Book Cover By Design


Story Blurb:
Tony Wilcox, the quiet keyboard player for Ivory Tower, has always believed he was straight. A sexual encounter with his best friend leaves Tony questioning his heart and the unwavering attraction he has for Jared. Living and working together is no longer enough for Tony... he wants more. He wants Jared as his.

Jared Baker, the bass player for the band, has a past that is getting in the way of him fully embracing what he wants... Tony. He's tried everything to create distance between them, but none of it eliminated the feelings he has developed for Tony.

Trying to suppress the anger and confusion from Jared withdrawing from his life, Tony does his best to get beyond the feelings he has for his friend. When Jared becomes deathly ill, it's Tony that he calls for help and Tony has to decide if he can heal Jared without giving away too much of his heart.

Can best friends find their way to true love and discover if they were meant for each other, or will the challenges of life force them to choose separate paths?

Buy Link:
Amazon: Meant For Me

“We need to toast first,” Tony scolded.

“Okay, here's to owning real estate together,” Jared said quickly.

“Is that the best you got?” Tony asked.

Jared swirled the liquid around in his glass and thought about Tony's question. That wasn't the best he had by any means, and he hoped he had many, many years to show Tony over and over the best he really did have to offer him. Just thinking about their years ahead made a lump form in Jared's throat. He'd never imagined being one half of a couple, or having something long term with a lover, but Tony changed all that and now Jared couldn't imagine anything else. “You are the best of me,” Jared said softly. “You are the one truly meant for me. I am certain of that as much as my next breath. You are my 'forever,' T, and starting this journey here with you in this house we now own together...I feel so lucky.” Jared's voice trailed off as emotion chocked his throat.

“Weren't you the one that said luck didn't have anything to do with us?” Tony questioned.

Jared nodded. “I did say that, but Jesus, Tony, having you in my life has totally rocked my world in the best possible way. I honestly never thought I'd have this kind of feeling or relationship in my life. All that searching and it always came right back to you.”

Ann Lister writes erotic love stories using beautifully drawn characters; flawed and emotionally damaged, and at the height of their careers, each in search of the one thing that still eludes them: love.

The Rock Gods series gave her Bestselling Author status on Amazon. Each book in this series brings her two favorite elements together: musicians and the love between two men. These stories focus on what it truly means to love; love unconditionally, love without restrictions or labels, love without fear or judgment – to just simply love.
Author Links:

Facebook Author Page:
Twitter: @AnnListerAuthor

Amazon Buy Links Rock Gods Series:
Fall For Me (part 1)
Take What You Want (part 2)
Make You Mine (part 3)
Looking at Forever (part 4)
Meant For Me (part 5)

Giveaway :

Rafflecopter Prize:
• 5 signed copies of one Rock Gods title (5 winners)
• 5 swag bundles (5 winners)
• 1 signed set (4 titles) of The Rock Gods series
• 1 digital set of The complete Rock Gods Series (1 winner)
• 5 e copies of a Rock God book of choice (5 winners)
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule:

5/28/2015 Jackie's Book Reviews
5/28/2015 Elisa - My reviews and Ramblings
5/28/2015 Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents

5/29/2015 Drops of Ink
5/29/2015 Love Bytes
5/29/2015 Twinsie Talk

5/30/2015 Nephy's World
5/30/2015 Kimi-chan Experience

5/31/2015 The Hat Party
5/31/2015 Carly's Book Reviews
5/31/2015 We Love Kink

6/1/2015 Hearts On Fire Reviews
6/1/2015 Gay Media Reviews
6/1/2015 Because Two Men Are Better Than One

6/2/2015 Jackie's Book Reviews
6/2/2015 Rainbow Gold Reviews
6/2/2015 Two chicks obsessed

6/3/2015 JP Barnaby
6/3/2015 Multitasking mommas Book Reviews
6/3/2015 Eyes On Books' Next Favorite Reads

6/4/2015 Divine Magazine
6/4/2015 MM Good Book Reviews
6/4/2015 Gay.Guy.Reading and Friends

6/5/2015 Prism Book Alliance
6/5/2015 Bayou Book Junkie
6/5/2015 The Purple Rose Tea House

6/6/2015 Wicked Faerie's Tales and Reviews
6/6/2015 Nic Starr

6/7/2015 Nessa's Book Reviews
6/7/2015 Evermore Books

6/8/2015 My Fiction Nook
6/8/2015 Jill Prand
6/8/2015 Foxylutely Books

6/9/2015 Man2ManTastic
6/9/2015 The Novel Approach
6/9/2015 Twinsie Talk

6/10/2015 BFD Book Blog
6/10/2015 Diverse Reader
6/10/2015 Molly Lolly: Reader, Reviewer, Lover of Words
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