Blog Tour Stop and Giveaway: DEMANDING RANSOM by Megan Squires

Posted 28 June, 2013 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | Giveaway | 7 Comments

Hosted by the awesome folks at Kismet Book Touring

The Book Swarm is thrilled to welcome author Megan Squires, who recently released DEMANDING RANSOM, a new adult romance. Oh, and the cover just got a fantastic update (Look below — it’s so pretty! I love the colors and those two on the cover are just adorable). Woot!

Character Introduction: Ran 
As seen by Maggie

Ran… it’s really hard to sum someone up on paper, isn’t it? Ran is, well, to state the obvious, a paramedic. So that’s how we met, when he “rescued” me. It think it’s a little unfair that I was completely drugged during our first encounter, because I’m pretty sure I said things I shouldn’t have about his face and lips. But it’s true. I mean, have you seen his face? It’s unfair how gorgeous he is. Like, when you’re in an ambulance, you’re already all out of sorts and probably dizzy (or drugged in my case), and then they have this hot guy that is supposed to be calming your heart rate, but all it does is spike it through the roof. Seriously, it’s just not fair to have someone that looks the way he does in a position that he’s in.

But in all seriousness, Ran is unexpected. That’s how I would describe him. He’s this unexpected guy that completely kept me second-guessing. Because you don’t expect a tattoo-clad, motorcycle-riding reformed bad boy to be challenging emotionally or to push you to look at the world in a completely different way. Ran is definitely not one of those “what you see is what you get.” No, with Ran I got so much more than I could have ever hoped for. And in a way it scares me because I’m worried he’ll someday wake up and realize just how amazing he is and just how much he deserves. I’m pretty certain he deserves way more than I could ever offer him.

I’m so glad he was so persistent with me (even if at times it was bordering on annoying), because I know how stubborn I can be. It just took me a while to get past that gorgeous outer shell of his and see him for who he really is, this incredible, loving, and patient man that I’m so proud to call mine.

NA Romance
Kindle edition
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Sometimes life takes things away from you. In nineteen-year-old Maggie Carson’s case, it’s taken more than its fair share.
Determined to move forward, Maggie embarks on her first year of college, hoping to finally put her past behind her, exactly where it belongs.
But that’s hard to do when the present is just as difficult. And even harder when someone like Ran, the gorgeous paramedic that keeps crossing Maggie’s path, challenges her to face things head on, rather than bury them like she always does.
Ran hasn’t had a perfect life either. But there’s something different about him, and something different about the way he makes Maggie feel. Maybe meeting Ran is life’s little gift for Maggie—a sort of consolation prize for enduring everything she’s had to go through.
But things don’t come easy for Maggie. Why should love be the exception? And just when everything starts to settle, it’s all turned on its head once again.
If there is one thing Ran has taught Maggie, it’s that you can’t sit on the sidelines of your own existence. When life takes something that’s yours, you have every right to demand it back.
Only for Maggie, that is easier said than done.
Note: Demanding Ransom is a New Adult Romance with non-explicit sexual content.

Megan is giving away 5 copies of Demanding Ransom. Giveaway is open Internationally as long as you can received gifts via
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Tour Schedule
Monday, June 24th – Just Reading For Fun
Tuesday, June 25th – Nose Graze
Wednesday, June 26th – The Irish Banana
Thursday, June 27th – Proserpine Graving Books
Friday, June 28th – The Bookswarm

Monday, July 1st – Bewitched Bookworms
Tuesday, July 2nd Supernatural Snark
Wednesday, July 3rd – Krista’s Dusk Jacket
Thursday, July 4th – Basia’s Book Shelf
Friday, July 5th – Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Monday, July 8th – Rose’s Book Corner
Tuesday, July 9th – Confessions From Romaholics
Wednesday, July 10th – Xpresso Reads
Thursday, July 11th – The Book Cellar
Friday, July 12th – Selkie Reads Stories

About Megan Squires:
Megan Squires lives with her husband and two children just outside of Sacramento, California. A graduate from the University of California, Davis, Megan is now a full-time mother, wife, and dreamer – though her characters don’t often give her much opportunity to sleep.
Find Megan:
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7 Responses to “Blog Tour Stop and Giveaway: DEMANDING RANSOM by Megan Squires”

  1. I adore the new cover so much harder than the original. And I need to meet Ran for myself. Why haven’t I read this yet?!

  2. I’m pretty sure I would say really embarrassing and inappropriate things to a hot paramedic if I was drugged as well, so no worries Maggie! You are not alone. *nods* I adore the new cover, it’s so much sweeter than the original and just such a gorgeous photograph. Can’t wait to read this one!

  3. Ohhh, I don’t know a woman who wouldn’t fall for a hot paramedic, especially if she finds herself in need of saving. *fans self* It’s only natural, AND we can blame all awkwardness on drugs. 😀
    I can totally get behind that scenario.