Wednesday, August 7, 2013


CS Maxwell ~ Where's My Muse?

Author: Sawyer Bennett
Publisher: Big Dog Books
Release date: August 4, 2013
Genre: Contemporary
Age Group: New Adult

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Book Blurb

Renner Caldwell has her life perfectly mapped out. She has the ideal relationship, the perfect job and all is right in her world. When a shameful turn of events happens, she boards the first plane bound for Ireland to lick her wounds and get her head back on straight.

Cillian O’Braidagh is the sexy, front man to the Irish rock band, Over The Edge. His rising fame and sultry voice make him every woman’s fantasy come true. Not to mention his single-minded determination. To put it simply: what Cillian wants, Cillian always gets. And he wants Renner, because there’s just something about the flame-haired beauty he has to possess.

If their relationship was just about sex and rock n’ roll, it would be easy for them to get lost in their desires. Only their relationship is anything but a hook-up. Will lies, deceit and hidden tragedy get in the way, making the path to true love uncertain? Or will the girl whose been knocked Off Course, find her footing with the man who is teaching her it’s okay to lose control?

~ Top 10 ~ 

Guest Post

By Sawyer Bennett, Cillian O’Bradaigh and Renner Caldwell

1.     Favorite movie/actor/actress? 

Sawyer: This can fluctuate but currently I’m in Hollywood lust with Chris Hemsworth.

Renner:  Ooooh...that’s a good one. He’s really hot.

Cillian:  I like going classic. Ann Margaret. She reminds me a lot of my girl, Renner.

2.     Favorite song/singer? 

Sawyer:  What A Wonderful Word, Louis Armstrong

Renner:  Walking On Tree Tops by Over The Edge

Cillian:  You’re just partial, Ren. I’d have to say Backwater by the Meat Puppets.

3.     Favorite place you would love to visit? 

Sawyer: favorite city in the world.

Renner:  Australia...I’ve always wanted to go there.

Cillian:  We’ll be hitting there an upcoming tour so no worries. I’d like to check out the Maldives...with Renner in a bikini.

4.     One item you can not live with out? 

Sawyer:  Unfortunately, as I’ve gotten older... my glasses.

Renner:  Cillian

Cillian:  Renner

5.     Who would you like to meet?(dead or alive)

Sawyer:  I’d love to meet the late Thurgood Marshall, former Justice of the US Supreme Court and the attorney who argued the case of Brown v. Board of Education. He’s my legal idol.

Renner:  That’s a hard one...hmmmm...

Cillian: Bono from U2.

Renner:  Oooohhh...Bono...I’ll go with that.

6.     Favorite hobby? 

Sawyer:  Reading is my favorite hobby but outside of that, I love to paint.

Renner:  I like to take pictures of landscapes...but I’m not very good.

Cillian:  You’re good at everything, babe. I actually like to read too, when I get the time.

7.     Guilty pleasure? 

Sawyer:  Hershey’s Kisses with Almonds

Renner:  White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Cillian:  Renner...but there’s no guilt involved.

Renner:  *blushes*

8.     Favorite author and/book? 

Sawyer: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

Renner:  Off Course by Sawyer Bennett.

Cillian:  Suck-up.  I think mine is The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

9.     Do you collect anything? 

Sawyer:  Sadly...I don’t, unless you count dog hair. I have quite the collection over my house, my clothes and even stuck in the back of my throat.

Renner:  I collect seashells from the various beaches I’ve been too. I have them in a glass jar back at my parents’ home.

Cillian:  I collect t-shirts of various bands that I’ve seen.

10.      Favorite color? 

Sawyer: Yellow. It’s so bright and cheery!

Renner:  Blue. Simple. Classic.

Cillian:  Green...the color of Renner’s eyes.

Book Excerpt

You remember me?" she asks in awe.

Stepping up close to her again, I grab her chin between my thumb and forefinger so her gaze stays locked on me. I swear a feel a sizzle of electricity from the contact of my skin on hers. "That I do. Five years ago, I kissed a girl that was fresh, and young, and innocent... and so not ready for the likes of me." Releasing her chin, I rake my eyes down her body and slowly move them up again. I like what I see...a lot, and I take pleasure in the fact that her breath hitches just a little under my perusal. "You're all grown up, Renner. I'm bettin' you could handle me now."

She lets out a shaky breath, and there it is... her eyes go dark. The knowledge that my words alone do that to her thrills me beyond measure. I can't wait to see what type of response my tongue can get.

"Now, let's go get that drink and we can see just how well can you handle me."
The blinding smile I expect to get from her doesn't come. Instead, her eyes lighten back up and there's now a scowl on her forehead.

Putting her hands on my chest, she pushes me back away from her. "In your dreams, O'Bradaigh," she sneers. "I may have been stupid enough to fall for your sexy lines before, but you're right... I am all grown up now and I have better things to do than waste my time with an arrogant musician."

I stare at her for just a moment, stunned she's turning me down. Then I throw my head back laughing. She glares at me and crosses her arms across her chest. She clearly doesn't get my amusement but I am indeed amused with her. If she wants to play hard to get, I have time to play.

Reaching out, I wrap my hand around her throat, skimming my thumb softly along her jaw. "My cailín álainn has some claws. I'm going to enjoy them when they’re sunk deep into my back while I'm riding you."

"Aaaagghhh," she screams in frustration, at the same time knocking my hand away. I take a step back for good measure, just in case she decides to let a fist or foot fly my way. "You are a conceited, egotistical, jackass and the only place my claws will be sunk will be in your balls if you try to touch me again."

I give her a well-calculated smirk. "Now that thought just turns me on, Renner. You have a gift for words."

In all actuality, it doesn't turn me on... thinking about her ripping my balls to shreds, but I'm having far too much fun teasing her.

Now... that lovely high and angry blush she's wearing? Yes, that's turning me on. I wonder if her cheeks will get that red when she comes. I bet she blushes all the way down to her breasts.

About The Author 

USA Today Best-Selling author, Sawyer Bennett, is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn't have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

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