Monday, May 6, 2013

Blog Tour {Guest Post & Giveaway}—Project Five Fifteen series by Samantha Summers

Stopping by The LUV'NV today is the Project Five Fifteen blog tour, organized by Xpresso Book Tours.
We have Samantha Summers here to talk about her favorite scenes in the series, and you can enter to win signed copies!

First Light
by Samantha Summers
Book #1 of the Project Five Fifteen  series
Publication: May 12th 2012 by Samantha Summers
Genre: Young Adult Romantic Thriller

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A government experiment. Sixteen teenage boys on the run. An innocent young girl caught in the middle. When Ronnie Rose meets the handsome and alluring Kalen Smith, she can tell there's something he's hiding - something dangerous. But in trying to uncover his secret, Ronnie is plunged into a terrifying world she isn't prepared for... and the consequences could be deadly. Can we choose who we fall in love with?

As You Were
Book #2 of the Project Five Fifteen  series
Publication: December 12th 2012 by Publicious Self-Publishing

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For every choice, there is a consequence.

Ronnie and Kalen are finally together, living their life in secret under the radar of the people who want Kalen dead. But when a visit from an old friend sends Kalen away on a rescue mission, Ronnie finds herself plunged back into the world of Project Five Fifteen quicker than she ever thought possible.

It’s fast becoming clear The Agency will never give up their hunt for the boys, and a betrayal closer to home starts a chain reaction that will change everything. Now, caught in a deadly web of lies and deceit, Ronnie is forced to question who she can trust; even the person she once trusted most.

As enemies close in, Kalen’s past threatens to destroy the happiness they sacrificed so much for, and it’s only a matter of time before the ultimate choice must be made ...

Five of Samantha Summer's Favorite Scenes in Project Five Fifteen

1) One of my favourite scenes is when Ronnie first meets Kalen’s friends in First Light. I enjoyed writing their reactions to her. The boys are all very close – like brothers – and while Kalen has tried to keep his growing feelings for Ronnie a secret, his teammates know him well enough to see through his façade. For me this scene showed they weren’t in the least bit shocked to meet her, but each of them had their own opinion/feelings in regards to the relationship. I was able to give an insight in to each of their personalities in that small scene, purely based on their reactions. I hope that came across!

2) There’s a scene in First Light  while Ronnie is grieving for her father that she begins to act out, doing things out of character that deep down she doesn’t really want to do. Losing someone close to you at such a young age can drive you to do stupid things, perhaps in a cry for attention or just because you feel like giving up, so for me the club scene was quite poignant.

In this scene, Kalen stops Ronnie from taking drugs, but he’s not kind or sensitive about it. He tells her how things are and he’s very blunt – maybe too blunt – but I think this is what Ronnie needs; someone to make her see she really is strong enough to carry on without losing herself. Deep down she knows this, but she just needs a wake up call. I enjoy that Kalen is that wake up call for Ronnie, because in many ways she is a wake up call for him too.

3) Kalen takes Ronnie skydiving in First Light  and I love that for the first time he really let’s himself have some fun; showing Ronnie a part of him that is still innocent and carefree. It’s a turning point in their relationship and pivotal for the whole story.

4) In As You Were, Nash has to get Ronnie across a border. He asks Ronnie to get in the trunk of the car and when she hesitates, he takes matter into his own hands. It made me laugh writing this scene. Nash is actually the most similar character, personality-wise, to Kalen, however he is not in love with Ronnie and this is the key difference in the way they handle her in dangerous situations. Kalen is very caring and aware of Ronnie’s feelings, but Nash is still the soldier he had always been, doing what he must to get a job done. It’s a nice reminder that they aren’t just normal boys and also of the huge steps Kalen has actually made in becoming a more caring, rounded person.

5) Another scene I particularly like in As You Were  is where Kalen gives Ronnie her first mission. So much of As You Were  is intense and difficult for all the characters, but in this scene Ronnie and Kalen are having fun together again and it’s really enjoyable to write (and read) the moments between the two of them that make their relationship so special.

Hope this gives a little insight into my books. Thanks for having me on your blog! ☺

Thank YOU, Samantha! I'm looking forward to starting the series even more.

Samantha Summers

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Born in London, an only child with an overactive imagination, Sam spent much of her childhood telling ghost stories to her younger cousins and dreaming about far away places. She graduated university with a BA in marketing, but it wasn't long before her passion for storytelling and travel got the better of her. She currently lives in Sydney, Australia, where you'll probably find her hidden away in the corner of a park somewhere - writing, reading, dreaming or watching movies on her iPad. She loves everything spy and assassin and has a slightly unhealthy obsession with Star Wars, mainly Darth Vader.

Two (2) signed copies of First Light  and As You Were, plus
Two (2) Project Five Fifteen  shirts

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