Friday, October 17, 2014

Ripple Effect Blog Tour


Every event in our life causes a ripple effect that we never truly understand until the waters calm and everything reveals itself. It’s in that moment we truly see…

Adam Ryker, owner of Club Envy, has his rules. Relationships stay within the walls of the club. Outside of that, people are merely acquaintances. After having his heart broken, he’s not interested in the happily ever afters and white picket fences. Adam’s interests lie in his club and giving pleasure to women.

Ainsley Pearson wants to be free. She needs an escape from her life. Her best friend suggests Club Envy. From the moment Ainsley sets foot in the club, Adam decides he wants to be the exclusive one to bring her pleasure.

He wants her.

He needs her.

He has to have her.

Adam finds himself wanting more.

Will this unforeseen ripple in Adam’s and Ainsley’s lives be too much to overcome? Or will the one thing they never thought they deserved have an everlasting effect?


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Ainsley’s voice invaded my thoughts, but she wasn’t due here for a bit.


The bed dipped, and I felt a small hand on my arm. It was Ainsley’s touch.

Hell, this is going to be the best dream I’ve had in ages.

“I’ll come back tomorrow. Sleep tight, Adam.”

Lips brushed my forehead and then the bed rose again. I heard footsteps.

Shit, she’s really here. I pushed off the bed and called out hoarsely, “Ainsley, wait.”
She stopped and turned. “It’s okay, Adam. I can come back later. You’re exhausted. You need your rest.”

I kept blinking the haze away. She was in white capris that hugged her slim figure, a tight blue T-shirt, and that damn pink wig.

Hot. As. Hell.

She played with the ring on her right finger. I was pretty sure that meant she was unsure of something.

Shit, I don’t want her to be unsure about staying with me.

I did the first thing that came to mind. I walked straight up to her and started kissing her. The small gasp right before my lips touched hers, told me she hadn’t expected me to come after her like this. Her body needed to take over her brain that was probably telling her that I didn’t care if she were here or not. That was the furthest thing from the truth. Her being here with me was all that I had thought about through the day.

Ainsley opened her mouth in shock, and I took advantage by pushing my tongue inside. By her rigid posture, I could tell she was still thinking with her brain. It was obvious when she let the moment take over. She became clay in my hands as her body took control. I needed her in that place, so she wouldn’t try to leave right now.

I need this. I want her.

About the Author:

Kristin Mayer is a wife, a proud mother, and a full-time Analyst and Import Manager. Since an early age, she has always enjoyed reading and writing. While visiting her father one weekend, he suggested that she should take up writing again. With family and a career, she didn’t give it a lot of thought, until a story entered her mind and wouldn’t leave. It just kept forming and developing over a couple of months.

At the beginning of 2013, she decided to sit down and write it all down, but she kept it to herself. One sentence developed into two, and before she knew it, she had the makings of a novel.

Kristin tries to live life to the fullest during every moment. She loves to travel and meet new people. She holds a degree in International Business and uses it daily in her job. Kristin now adds “author” on her list of jobs, and feels very blessed and thankful.

Author Interview

Tell me about Ripple Effect. How did you come up with the story?

Ripple Effect is about how events in our lives transpire and cause different things to happen to us, whether it be too scared to love after being hurt or afraid you’re not good enough to love which is the case in Adam and Ainsley’s story. They both have things from their past that hold them back from giving someone their whole heart or have self-doubt about being able to be loved.
Ripple Effect actually came from my Trust Series. In the last book, Promise Me, Adam is briefly in the book a few times. Those few times I wrote Adam, I fell in love with him and knew I had to tell his story.

Ripple Effect is different from my other series. It’s written in both Adam and Ainsley’s point of view. It’s rawer than the Trust Series where it comes to fully understanding what is going on in both of the characters heads. They have to work for their love and overcome various “hurdles” that life throws out them.
Since Ripple Effect takes place in a sex club, the intimate scenes in this are more carnal before the relationship develops.
I think this line from the book sums up the underlying meanings that are expressed throughout. Every event in our life causes a ripple effect that we never truly understand until the waters calm and everything reveals itself. In that moment, we truly see.

Can you describe Adam and Ainsley’s personalities?

Adam comes across as a hard ass. He has a tough outer shell with a sweet core. Ainsley sees that side of him and she brings it out in Adam. Rules, rules, rules and more rules govern Adam’s sexual life and professional life. This accomplishes a few different things for him: Keeps relationships from happening and he maintains control. For instance, he only has sex in his club to keep attachments from happening. Adam was hurt badly and this is self-preservation mechanism. He’s loyal to a fault to his true friends and his club is one of his top priorities.
Ainsley has a soft side, but is independent. She’s afraid to lean on anyone too much with what has happened to her growing up. Love seems like a foreign concept, but she wants it. The problem is she doesn’t have any type of role model to go by when it comes to love. Ainsley is strong and doesn’t allow anyone to walk over her regardless of how much she may love the person.
It’s these characteristics in both Adam and Ainsley that complement each other, allowing them to find their way through the storm.

Were there any traits, looks, behaviors, etc. that you took from people in your life that you incorporated into your main characters?

This book didn’t have many traits, etc. from people in my life. It had more of instances. Adam receives the nickname manfriend, which came from one of my best-friends who called her boyfriend that name. It makes me laugh each time I  hear it.

Where were you when the idea for this book came to you?

I had finished one of the flashbacks in Promise Me that had Adam in it and then had gone for a run. The song  “Let Her Go” came on my iPod and I started thinking about Adam. From there the story unfolded in my head.

Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?

Every time I sit down to write a book, I learn more and more. This time around, considering the subject matter of the book…I received what felt like an education. Ha-ha!

What odd quirks do you have/do while writing?

Hmm…about the only thing I can think of is that I have the T.V. on in the background. I don’t write to music. I do write while a familiar movie comes on that I’ve seen a million times.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing process?

I’m dual-careered. I’m a wife, mother, analyst by day and an author by night. Balancing my time between all the different aspects can be incredibly overwhelming. But I love both my jobs and couldn’t imagine leaving either one. It all seems to work out thought which I’m thankful for. It seems like I’m able to have the best of all worlds even though it may mean not a lot of sleep at times. ;)

What are you reading right now? Are there any authors that you would name as influences?

I’m actually not reading right now. When I write, I don’t read since my time is limited to after 8 p.m. at night. I just finished the next book in The Effect Series, Domino Effect, which is Brandt and Nikola’s story. After finishing Domino Effect, I did read Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward. I’m now starting my next standalone novel, Dissipate that will be coming out in 2015 after Domino Effect. I do miss reading and hope to get far enough ahead in writing that I can go on a book binge.

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

There are so many new authors that I’ve one-clicked because their book look incredible that I hope to one day get to read. J

What is the best thing about being an author?

There are two things…Being able to express a story that’s in our head on paper and then seeing the finished product and the readers. Oh how I love my readers. They are what make it possible to keep doing what I love dearly.

Who should read your books? What kind of reader?

All my books are mature and intended for the adult audience. I take real life situations and thread it within my characters’ lives. They are stories of puzzle pieces fitting together as the characters find their way through life’s troubles. 

Of all the characters of which you have written, which is the one that has captured your heart?

Brandt and Nikola’s story in Domino Effect which doesn’t come out until 2015. Their story made me laugh, cry, sob, smile, dance and be filled with hope. It is the most personal story I have ever written and has a lot of me within the book…more so than I ever thought would be put down on paper.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers about Ripple Effect?

I am beyond grateful for the response it has received. My readers are beyond phenomenal. I cannot express my gratitude enough to each and every one of you guys for what you do to me. My heart bursts with joy when I think about it.

Once again, thank you so much!

Thank you for having me.

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