Monday, April 29, 2013

Character Profiles + Giveaway: Off Sides by Sawyer Bennett!

Hi guys! *waves* Today I have a special post by Sawyer Bennett.  Along with a giveaway of her book, Off Sides, she also shared with us character profiles for Ryan and Danny.   Check it out below and don’t forget to enter to win!

Off Sides (Off Series #1)
Release Date: 02/21/13
Summary from Goodreads:
“I'm not sure what possessed me to do it. Maybe it was the impossible expectations I faced, maybe it was my own self-loathing. But I just knew I needed something different to happen. I needed derail me from my current path. Otherwise, I would become lost...a hollowed out shell of a man. So I did it. I approached her, then I pursued her, then I made her mine. And my life was saved...”

Ryan Burnham is the privileged son of a U.S. Congressman and captain of his university’s hockey team. While he is on the verge of fulfilling his dreams to play in the NHL, his parents want him on a different course. One he is expected to accept for the sake of his family’s public image.

Forced her to abandon her music career after the heart breaking death of her parents, Danny Cross exists on the opposite side of the tracks from Ryan. She is struggling to make her own way, working two jobs, attending college part time and volunteering in a homeless shelter. She is on a mission to build her own success.

With a chance meeting, their vastly different worlds collide, causing each to evaluate whether they are truly on the correct path to self-fulfillment and happiness. Can their relationship survive? Particularly when others are against them every step of the way. A lot can happen in just ten short days...

***Character Profiles***

Character: Ryan Burnham
Age:  21 years old
Background:  College senior, Captain of NCAA Div I Hockey Team for Northeastern University, Boston, MA. Comes from a wealthy and political family.
Aspiration:  To play in the NHL
Distinctive Features:  Eyes the color of whiskey and washboard abs

·         More than a like...LOVES Danny!
·         Playing hockey
·         Angry Birds
·         Listening to Danny play the violin
·         Danny’s face metal...thinks it’s hot!

·         Angeline
·         His mother’s attitude toward Danny
·         Poor sportsmanship
·         How hard Danny so works all the time

Character:  Daniella “Danny” Cross
Age:  21 years old
Background:  Former student at Julliard, currently a waitress, Boston, MA. Lost both parents and struggling to make her way back to Julliard.
Aspiration:  To return to finish her degree at Julliard
Distinctive Features:  Lavender hair, nose ring, eyebrow bar

·         Watching Ryan play hockey
·         Playing Mozart on her violin in the park
·         Paula and Sarge
·         The way Ryan nuzzles her neck
·         Running

·         Reece
·         Homelessness
·         Celia’s inability to be happy for her son
·         Paula’s foul mouth

About the Author
Sawyer Bennett is the pen name for 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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2 e-book copies of Off Sides (Nook or Kindle format), open Internationally!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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