Hey crew. I’m about to shout from the rooftops!!! The very sweet, humble, funny as all get out, little bit flirty and even more dirty *winks*, but most of all who I am honored to call a friend, HEIDI MCLAUGHLIN stopped by Flirty and Dirty. Oh yeah!!! And we have some fun for you including a coveted excerpt from book #3 in the Beaumont Series!!!! You did not read the wrong. We’ve got it!!! Check out the author interview, an interview with Harrison and Quinn, as well as my review for My Unexpected Forever!
We also have a special interview from two of my favorite books boys. Be sure to leave a comment about what you thought of today’s spotlight and I’ll give away some books. *insert SQUEEING* here.
So let me start off by saying how much I seriously love Heidi McLaughlin. Yes I’m professing my love for her. She is so down to earth and real and if you have read any of her books you can see that through her writing. The Beaumont Series isn’t just any rock series. This is what makes them one of my top rock series ever. The loyalty and strong family ties in these books make them just as swoon worthy as her book boys. And ladies, let me tell you her book boys *sigh* I could have a few weeks to talk and gush about them.
Her latest release MY UNEXPECTED FOREVER is amazeballs!!! I warn you to have some Kleenex at the ready. Harrison will melt your heart and your panties.
Check out the synopsis and my review for it here.
Synopsis My Unexpected Forever:
I expected a life of music.
I expected to raise my son.
It took one look to make everything change.
I never expected happiness.
I never expected to find her.
I never expected to feel desire.
I never expected I’d be a family man.
I never expected to be loved.
I never expected to fall in love.
They say you should expect the unexpected, I didn’t realize my unexpected would be the forever kind.
add it to your goodreads tbr: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17185556-my-unexpected-forever?from_search=true
I know everyone thought they met their quintessential rock boy in Liam with all his schmexy Liam Page persona melded with his down home family goodness in Liam Westbury, but let me tell you Harrison takes this title without question. Not only is this rock boy divine with his sticks when he bangs out a rhythm but he wears his heart on his sleeve with a loyalty that is as fierce as a spring hurricane. There are subtle details that McLaughlin repeats throughout the story that solidify Harrison’s character. Even the cover of the book holds so much meaning and visual poetry. These details give My Unexpected Forever sincerity and thoughtfulness. I have to say that McLaughlin’s strong notion of family and children heavily woven throughout the story is a big draw for me. I absolutely love how the children are a driving force in some of the chapters and ultimately the story line. Although Harrison is a rocker, props go to McLaughlin for not overly relying on this to fulfill the obligation of the overall story. In other words, My Unexpected Forever is full and beautifully complete without using the simple fact of hot, tatted up book boy as the feature. There is so much more to Harrison and this story that are beyond the schmexy factor. The words are heartwarming, loving and the idea of wanting the best for you and your family is something we all can relate to and strive to attain throughout our lifetime. The Beaumont Series is fast becoming one of my favorites as is Heidi McLaughlin. I am eagerly anticipating her next book. This series is one that should definitely be on your TBR. D 5/5
All right I know y’all aren’t going to be patient so here is my interview with Harrison and his sweet as pie son Quinn…
Hey you two. Thanks for coming by for a visit? The both of you are pretty popular. Little man, the ladies love you.
So Quinn. We’re gonna ask both you and your dad some questions and just hang out. What do you think about that?
He just gave me the best smile you could ever receive. Ladies he’s going to be a heartbreaker.
OMG! Ladies be jealous. I’m sitting here with the cutest guy ever. His dad’s not so bad either. *winks*
All right let’s get to it.
D- So how are y’all adjusting to living in Beaumont? I’m sure it’s a big change from L.A.
Harrison: It’s a huge change, but has been worth it. I’m at ease knowing Quinn is having a normal childhood and getting to grow up with kids his age.
Quinn: I like going to school. I’ve made a lot of friends, but I have chores now which aren’t so cool.
Quinn what do you think about your dad being a drummer and in a famous band? Do you want to be a musician or famous?
Quinn: I don’t know it’s always been like this. He works less now though, since we moved to Beaumont and I like that. My dad taught me to play the guitar and drums, maybe someday I’ll have a one man band or something.
D: somehow I odn’t doubt you could rock that and own it.
D: Harrison, what do you love most about being a dad?
Harrison: Seeing him smile every day. (Harrison ruffles Quinn’s hair)
D: What’s your favorite thing to do with your dad Quinn?
Quinn: Well it’s not mowing the lawn that’s for sure. (Quinn looks at his dad). * everyone laughs* We’ve been jamming a lot and that’s fun, but we still have just us time and we usually go for a ride on his bike or take my grandma out to lunch.
D: Your grandma is a special lady.
Quinn: Yeah. She is. I love her lots.
D: So tell me. It’s kind of just been the two of you for so long. How are you making out with having such a big family now? With Josie, Liam and Noah. Then there’s Kate and the girls.
Quinn: Miss Denise don’t let Katelyn hear you call her Kate, she throws things at my dad when he does that.
D: Shit! I mean shoot. Quinn don’t tell her I called her that. I totally forgot.
Harrison: having a large family is great. We’re always at each other’s houses and the kids are always together. They look out for each other.
Quinn: I like having sisters. Peyton and Elle are different, so even though they look alike, we do different things together. Their dad had a tree house in the backyard, but it was falling apart so my dad and Grandpa Powell rebuilt it. Peyton and I play in there. And Elle makes me help her practice her cheerleading moves. I’m always on the bottom of the tower.
Harrison: The house is never quiet and I wouldn’t change that for anything.
D: Harrison what’s one wish you have for Quinn?
Harrison: That he grow up and be a man that he can be proud of.
D: I have absolutely no doubt he will become that man when he has you as his role model and dad.
Harrison: I’m just trying to raise him with the respect my mom raised me with
D: Quinn if there’s one thing you could tell your dad right now, what is it?
Quinn: That I’m really happy he’s my dad and that I love him. Wait that’s two things…
D: I’m pretty sure we can allow for two. *winks*
D: So crew. I have to change this question up a little bit because we have this handsome little devil with us…
D: Quinn tell us one funny thing about you and one serious thing about you that no one really knows about. Harrison same question. And ladies I’ll ask him the big important question later. *winks*
Quinn: oh man I have to give out my secrets. Okay my serious thing would be there’s a girl at school that I like. And my funny thing would be would Peyton is being a pill, I swap out her cereal so she pours the wrong kind.
Harrison: That’s you?
Harrison: My funny would be I use Katelyn’s hair products so she’ll yell at me and I can make it up to her. My serious would be that I’m madly in love with you, Denise. Will you have my babies?
D: *blushes and punches him in the arm* Ladies he’s a charmer. Katelyn is so lucky to have him.
Okay, seriously… my serious would be – I visit Mason’s grave about once a month to let him know how his girls are doing.
D: I don’t think I have ever cried during an interview. Looks like this may be a first.
You two have made my heart melt. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today. We wish you all the best. Harrison keep rocking the beat. And Quinn just stay as cute as you are. Can I tell you ladies? Quinn gives the best hugs hands down. Yep be jealous. *laughs*
Ladies I promised you I would get you the flirty and the dirty on Harrison. Here’s what he told me. I’m pretty sure there are hearts breaking all over the world tonight because Harrison is one amazing guy, with an even more amazing heart. And his love for Katelyn and his family makes him absolutely a #1 guy.
Harrison’s flirty – he likes to pretend to pick Katelyn up when he meets her at the bar for a drink. His dirty – he likes to take her on long rides, on deserted roads, on his bike.
That man just owns the heart.
I also had the opportunity to interview Heidi!! I just love her. Check it out!!!
D: What made you choose to do a series on rock boys, especially being that there are many others out there?
H: I didn’t intend too. I started the book with Liam and thought about just doing his story, but when I introduced Harrison and Katelyn – it sort of morphed into more.
D: Are you a front man girl, a guitar girl or a drummer? You already know what I am. Lol
H: Drummer all the way. It’s sexy and the skill that it takes do bang those drums is remarkable. You know Drummers Do It Better
D: What do you find the most difficult about writing?
H: Making sure my storyline isn’t the “same” as someone else’s and making sure it’s fresh. I like mine to be more realistic and while a few may say Harrison’s wasn’t, believe me when I say that’s a true story – it happened to my friend, who is in a band, who was drugged by a groupie. Sad, but true.
D: Recently, there has been quite a bit of… let’s call it what it is… Bullying in the indie/author/blogging community. How do you deal with all the negative reviews (that are not constructively and respectfully given)?
H: I read them, respect them because everyone is entitled to their opinion, and file them away.
D: Is there anything that surprised you once you published and became an author?
H: I was surprised at how many people read the book and not only read, but created these amazing collages and sent them to me and added Liam and now Harrison to their boyfriend lists. It’s crazy!
D: What is your favorite book or who is your favorite author?
H: I really don’t have any faves, horrible I know. I’ve read so many great books, it’s hard to say this one or that one is my favorite. Going back to my childhood, I loved Are you there God, it’s me Margaret.
D: How does your family deal with all those nights in the cave?
H: At first, not very well. Now they don’t mind it and I make sure it doesn’t interrupt family time. We sit down and watch certain shows together, or I’ll sit in the room while they watch a show, but write instead. Most of my writing is done after 9 when everyone’s gone to bed.
D: We wouldn’t be flirty and dirty if we didn’t ask… Tell us one flirty thing about you and one dirty thing about you.
H: Lol. Oh my no pressure here!
Can I plead the fifth?
Bypass and come back later?
D: *shakes head* Nope. No getting out of this one.
Lord have mercy… dirty – smut city – love to read it. My flirty – I love to stare at a very good looking man, even if he knows it. *no shame*
D: Girl I agree with your flirty. It’s a great pastime to have *winks* As for your dirty all the ladies here agree I’m sure. Thank you so much for taking time out for us. We can’t wait for your next release. Speaking of that, ladies I have an excerpt from the third book in the Beaumont Series. Yes I accept chocolate and vodka as thank yous. *winks* Just kidding. Here it is…
She catches me staring. It’s not the first time and it probably won’t be the last. I want carnal knowledge of her body and if I don’t get it soon I’m going to spontaneously combust. I want to feel her wrapped around my dick while I grind into her. She’ll want me to stay and I’ll want to say goodbye.
One night – that’s all I need – nothing more, nothing less. There’s nothing wrong with two adults giving into heated passion to fulfill one’s needs and desires. She may not need me, but after a minute with me, she’ll be begging for me to take her. I have no doubt she’ll satisfy my hunger. She’ll quench my thirst. Then I can move on. I can get her out of my system and go about my business. No one needs to know. No one can find out.
She walks to the bar. The barman flirts with her. It’s enough to make my blood boil. Is he her type? If so, I’m out of the running. He’s tall, lanky and looks like he plays basketball. The only thing I can play is her body and I know damn well I’ll be able to make her sing with the touch of a finger. The barman hands her a napkin and I have no doubts it probably has his number scrawled on it. He wants to take her on a date. I want to fuck her.
I down my whisky and coke and decide to take my chance. She can turn me down, I’ll be okay, but I don’t think she will. I’ve seen her watch me. I know that look. I’ve seen her undressing me, wondering what I have hiding under my jeans. If I play my cards right, I’ll be able to show her.
Let’s hope this is coming real soon.
Check out a couple more things here. Dream cast and Playlist for the series. At then end leave a comment or post a pic of someone from the dream cast to be entered in a draw for signed copies of My Forever Girl and My Unexpected Forever (US Only) and ebook copies too (international).
Forever My Girl Playlist:
It’s Time by Imagine Dragons
One and Only by Adele
Home by Michael Buble
Broken by Lifehouse
Secrets by OneRepublic
Don’t You Wanna Stay – Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson
Stephen Amell – Liam
Miranda Kerr – Josie
Channing Tatum – Mason
Jenna Tatum – Katelyn
Ryan Stevenson/Adam Levine – Harrison
Heidi is the author of USA Today, Digital Book World, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestselling novel, Forever My Girl
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.
During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she’s writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.
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