Monday, February 29, 2016

CAN'T STAY AWAY Release Day Interview With Lilly Avalon + Giveaway

Happy release day to Can't Stay Away by Lilly Avalon!

Today I have a fun spotlight on my friend and critique partner Lilly's new book, including an interview with the woman herself, a couple of teasers from the book (made by yours truly, as was the cover), and a pair of giveaways!


Can’t Stay Away by Lilly Avalon
Genre: Contemporary New Adult
Release Date: February 29th, 2016
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Piper Winchester is fresh out of college. With only three weeks until her father remarries and five weeks until her first business venture launches, she's got her hands full. She certainly doesn't need any distractions to get in the way of building the future her father's always wanted for her. But when a familiar boy with bright green eyes walks back into her life, she's thrown for a loop.

Four years ago, Chase MacKenzie left for college without looking back. He didn't mean to disturb the peace then, and he definitely doesn't want to do that now. Once he lays his eyes on Piper again, there's no way he can leave without fixing what went wrong in the past. Although she's more determined than ever to push him away, he still manages to get under her skin. Regardless of what happens between them, there's one thing that will always be standing in their way...

He's about to become her stepbrother.

~Interview with Lilly Avalon~

Marie: Let’s break down what Can’t Stay Away is really about. In tweet length (140 characters or less), tell us about Piper and Chase’s story.

Lilly: Piper thought she had her career and love life under control until her estranged future stepbrother returns with what she truly needed.

Marie: Can you share a few songs from your Can’t Stay Away playlist?

Lilly: Oh my. The primary song is "I Can't Stay Away" by The Veronicas. I hadn't selected the title yet when the song came up on a playlist and it struck me how much it fits (lyrics and title). Also, "crushcrushcrush" by Paramore. Actually, multiple songs by Paramore, but mostly that one.

Marie: Do you have a favourite scene from Can’t Stay Away?

Lilly: Um...this is difficult to narrow down. Especially since some of the ones that come to mind might head into spoiler territory. One of my favorite parts is where Piper and Chase make references to Mario characters during a hospital benefit. It kind of makes me giggle every time.

Marie: What are some of your favourite New Adult books?

Lilly: I really enjoy reading Caitlin Daire's stepbrother stories (the obsession with these and others led to my own stepbrother romance). Foreplay by Sophie Jordan is an exceptional NA novel that really drew me in. Let's not forget Something in the Air by you! (Readers, you can read a chapter from Marie's book in the back of Can't Stay Away.)

Marie: Thanks so much for the shout-out! Last question: What can we expect from you next?

Lilly: I still haven't decided what I want to write next. There are a couple short stories I'm planning on doing soon. One of them is the second story in my short story series on Wattpad (the collection is called Irresistibly Yours) and the other is an m/m romance (unsure if this will be short story or novella length yet). My next full-length is up in the air, though. I'm debating on a few ideas, mostly contemporary romance, but I'll hopefully decide soon. 

Marie: Thank you so much for being here today, Lilly, and for answering my questions! Readers, as Lilly mentioned, there’s an entire chapter sneak peek of my latest release, Something in the Air in the back of Can’s Stay Away. I’m really excited and honoured for this chance for us to do some cross promotion!

Lilly Avalon is the author of the erotic romances Here All Along and Resist, and the upcoming novella More Than Words. She's somewhere in the midst of her twenties and lives mostly in the stories in her head. When she's not enveloped in the worlds she creates, she's out in the real world making stories happen. That or reading other romances. It's a toss-up. 

Find Lilly online:
{Goodreads || Website || Facebook || Twitter}

Giveaway #1: A prize pack from Lilly, open to US residents. 

Giveaway #2: Since Lilly is one of my closest friends and I'm really excited about the release of her newest book, I'm chipping in a $5 gift card from Since I'll be sending it from Amazon Canada, I'd say this is open to Canadian residents only, but I'm not 100% sure if people from other countries can use it (like I can use gift cards from for instance, so I tend to enter giveaways for gift cards...I'm just not sure how it works for If you're from outside Canada but know that you'll be able to use the gift card, feel free to enter the second giveaway, too!

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  1. Congratulations Lilly!

  2. Great post, I enjoyed reading the excerpt and interview!! Thanks for sharing :)


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