The 2014 BELLES ON WHEELS Bus Tour Spotlight: Alice Clayton

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~ ALICE CLAYTON ~

Welcome to UTC, Alice! I know there are a ton of readers anxiously awaiting the sequel to Wallbanger, RUSTY NAILED is set to release on June 24. What can you tell us about this book?

RUSTY NAILED is the sequel to WALLBANGER, and I sincerely can’t wait for readers to get their hands on it! I really wanted to see what else might be in store for these two, and everyone else in their gang of crazy friends. And while it’s definitely the same feel as WALLBANGER, this book takes a little bit of a different turn. I think there’s some scenes that will surprise readers, that’s for sure…

If you could summarize RUSTY NAILED in a tweet, what would you say?

BEST BOOK EVER. NO SERIOUSLY BEST BOOK EVER. IS THAT 140 CHARACTERS?

While writing Wallbanger, did you ever expect the amount of success you’ve gained since the first book in the Cocktail series released?

100% NO. I could never have predicted what was going to happen, I am still pinching myself over everything that’s happened. I’m starting to bruise…

What would you say is your favorite thing about Simon’s character?

He doesn’t apologize for who he is, which I kind of love. Too often the male has to be toned down a bit to get the girl, needs to be knocked down a few pegs. Simon never claims to be anything but who he is, and I love that.

Which author has inspired you or has influenced your writing?

Believe it or not, I was never a big romance reader. Not until a few years ago. Prior to that, I read everything Stephen King ever wrote, and The Stand is still my favorite yearly reread.

When a book is as popular as WALLBANGER, there’s always a fear that the next book would have some big shoes to fill to live up to it.  After the success WALLBANGER had, how much pressure did you feel about writing RUSTY NAILED and what would fans think of it?

Pressure? What do you mean by that? *hand shakes as she drinks martini* Seriously though, yes. There is a ton of pressure, not just from readers but from myself. I didn’t want to write a sequel just to write a sequel, I really wanted to see what would happen next to these two. I just hope the readers like where it goes and what happens. And the naked sexy times…

Do you have a favorite moment while meeting fans/readers at conferences?

It’s all my favorite. For real. I’m coming up on the 1 year anniversary of the first signing I ever did, Book Bash in Orlando in 2013 was the first time I ever signed a book. And I was petrified no one was going to come to my table. It was amazing, I had the best time. One gorgeous reader even brought me pickles! She knew I liked pickles! I thought, “they get me, this is going to be fun!” And it’s been a blast.

If you came with an author warning, what would it be?

Contents under pressure.

There will be lots of IFs in this question.  If Clive could speak and we were able to ask him what he thought about you, what would be the first thing that would pop in his head?

Clive would ask me where the nearest window ledge is, and could I possibly move any slower in getting ice cubes for his water? And while I was fetching for him, he’d tell you I give great belly rubs…

What’s the next project you will be working on?

SCREWDRIVED, which comes out Sept 2nd. This one I’m really excited about, because its my first new characters in years! I’m kind of in love with Clark, and I can’t wait for my readers to love him too.

Wallbanger

The first night after Caroline moves into her fantastic new San Francisco apartment, she realizes she’s gaining an intimate knowledge of her new neighbor’s nocturnal adventures. Thanks to paper-thin walls and the guy’s athletic prowess, she can hear not just his bed banging against the wall but the ecstatic response of what seems (as loud night after loud night goes by) like an endless parade of women. And since Caroline is currently on a self-imposed dating hiatus, and her neighbor is clearly lethally attractive to women, she finds her fantasies keep her awake even longer than the noise. So when the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts Simon Parker, her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. The tension between them is as thick as the walls are thin, and the results just as mixed. Suddenly, Caroline is finding she may have discovered a whole new definition of neighborly…

In a delicious mix of silly and steamy, Alice Clayton dishes out a hot and hilarious tale of exasperation at first sight…

DON’T MISS THE …

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Get ready for the BELLES ON WHEELS Bus Tour to come to a city near you! Fan faves such as Emma Chase, Alice Clayton, Kresley Cole, Kyra Davis, Katy Evans, Lisa Renee Jones, Christina Lauren, Jennifer Probst, S.C. Stephens, and Kristen Proby will pop up at signings all over the south during this multi-city tour. Be sure to get all of your tour information here and connect with your favorite indie authors through social media using #BellesOnWheels.

ATLANTA, GA

Attending authors: Emma Chase, Alice Clayton, Kresley Cole, Kyra Davis, Lisa Renee Jones, Christina Lauren, Jennifer Probst, S.C. Stephens, Kristen Proby
Friday, May 9th – 7:00 PM
KROGER, 3420 South Cobb Drive, Smyrna, GA 30082
Kroger.com | @kroger

BIRMINGHAM, AL

Attending authors: see Atlanta
Saturday, May 10th – 12:00 PM
BOOKS-A-MILLION (#180), 757 Brookwood Village, Birmingham, AL 35209
Booksamillion.com | @booksamillion

MEMPHIS, TN

Attending authors: see Atlanta
Saturday, May 10th – 6:00 PM (note: event is now one hour earlier than previously listed 7pm start time)
THE BOOKSELLERS AT LAURELWOOD (Laurelwood Shopping Center)
387 Perkins Road Extended, Memphis, TN 38117
Thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com | @LaurelwoodBooks

DALLAS, TX

Attending authors: Emma Chase, Alice Clayton, Kresley Cole, Kyra Davis, Katy Evans, Lisa Renee Jones, Christina Lauren, Jennifer Probst, S.C. Stephens, Kristen Proby
Sunday, May 11th – 12:00 PM
HALF PRICE BOOKS, 5803 East Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX 74231
Hpb.com | @halfpricebooks

AUSTIN, TX

Attending authors: see Dallas
Sunday, May 11th – 6:00 PM
BOOKPEOPLE, 603 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78703
Bookpeople.com | @BookPeople

HOUSTON, TX

Attending authors: Emma Chase, Alice Clayton, Kresley Cole, Kyra Davis, Katy Evans, Lisa Renee Jones, Christina Lauren, Jennifer Probst, Kristen Proby
Monday, May 12th – 7:00 PM
BARNES & NOBLE (The Woodlands Mall)
1201 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381
Barnesandnoble.com | @BNBuzz

GREENWOOD, MS

Attending authors: Emma Chase, Alice Clayton, Kresley Cole, Kyra Davis, Lisa Renee Jones, Christina Lauren, Jennifer Probst, Kristen Proby
Tuesday, May 13th – 7:00 PM
TURNROW BOOK CO.
304 Howard St, Greenwood, MS 38930
Turnrowbooks.com | Facebook.com/turnrowbooks

About Alice Clayton

Alice Clayton is a novelist with an unholy love for her KitchenAid mixer. Making her home in St Louis, she enjoys gardening but not weeding, baking but not cleaning up afterwards, and is trying desperately to get her long time boyfriend to make her an honest woman. Hi sweetie!!

After working for years in the cosmetics industry as a makeup artist, esthetician, and national educator for a major cosmetics company, Alice picked up a pen (read laptop) for the first time at 33 to begin a new career, writer. Combining her love of storytelling with a sense of silly, she was shocked and awed to be nominated for a Goodreads Author award in 2010 for her debut novels, The Redhead Series.

Alice has penned three novels, The Unidentified Redhead,The Redhead Revealed, and coming soon in November 2012, Wallbanger. She thinks you should purchase them immediately. She’s not kidding, not even a little bit. Everyone needs some comedic erotica in their lives. She is hard at work on the third book in The Redhead Series, set to release in Spring of 2013, continuing the saucy and sexual escapades of everyone’s favorite couple, Jack and Grace.

Additionally, Alice loves spending time with her besties on Not Your Mother's Podcast, make sure you check them out at notyourmotherspodcast.com or over on iTunes. 3 women rushing towards their forties still acting like teenagers. A saucy little mix of sex, love, relationships, pop cultural, celebrity gossip and All Things Jake Ryan.

Alice enjoys pickles, Bloody Mary’s, 8 hours of sleep, and a good pounding.

Finally Alice would also like all her readers and listeners to help her convince Mt. Alice that the only other thing that would make her truly happy is finally bringing home a Bernese Mountain Dog. She is totally serious. And done talking about herself in the third person...

GIVEAWAY

Gallery Books is giving away a copy of WALLBANGER’s book during
this stop of the Belles on Wheels spotlight tour.

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DENISE SMITH

THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE GIVEAWAY GREAT INTERVIEW

Timitra

I’ve so many great things about this book, thanks for the chance to win a copy!

Elizabeth

congrats on your success with wallbanger and good luck with Rusty Nailed and Screwdrived

erinf1

I LOVE Alice’s books 🙂 Thanks so much for such a fun interview!

Krista

I’ve heard such great things about Wallbanger. I can’t wait to read it.

Lori Meehan

Great interview

Amy R

Great interview, I cannot wait to see what Clive has to say. Looking forward to the new books.

Sharlene Wegner

I have Wallbanger already, so I won’t enter. Loved it! Can’t wait for Rusty Nailed!

Victoria

I love Alice! Great interview thanks for sharing 🙂

Barrie

Another great interview! I love the Redhead series by Alice but haven’t read the Wallbangers. Will this also be a trilogy?

kitten sinclair

Love the interview! YES! Rusty Nailed would be THE BEST BOOK EVER!!

BellaBookaholic

I love Alice!!!!!!! Great interview and thanks for sharing

Feifei

Awesome questions y’all asked!! Can’t wait for Rusty Nailed!

Diana Doan

Great interview! I can’t wait to meet her in Dallas!

Tina F

Great interview.

Texas Book Lover

This book has been on my TBR list for a while! Now that I know it is part of a series (I’m a series junkie) I need to get to it!

bn100

Never read this series

Roselle Torres

yay!! Love the Q&A.. I adore Alice Clayton 🙂

Angelina

Great interview

Ivy

Loved the interview, thanks!

KV

I can’t wait to read her books!

Chelsea B.

Such a fun interview!
Totally love your author photo– adorable! 🙂

Anna Bella BookJunkie

Thank you so much! I love Alice Clayton and Wallbanger is one of my favorite!

Stephanie F.

Alice is so awesome. I loved her Redheaded series and have been eager to read Wallbanger. Great interview and giveaway.

Kristy Petree

Great interview. Wallbanger was awesome!