Monday, October 7, 2013

Blog Tour (Playlist) & Giveaway: Stripped by Brenda Rothert

Welcome to my stop on the Stripped blog tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours.  Click HERE to see the full blog tour schedule!


by Brenda Rothert

Release Date: 05/27/13

New Adult Contemporary Romance

262 pages


Summary from  

Abby Gillis is used to being called a promiscuous, uneducated whore. It’s all in a day’s work when you’re a stripper. Since her job allows her to support her siblings, 24-year-old Abby takes it all off in stride. She’s never had trouble keeping men at arm’s length – until she meets ER physician Chris Reneau, who is sexy, sweet and interested in more than what’s beneath her clothes. As their relationship unfolds, Abby becomes increasingly aware of the desire building in her for the first time, and of her yearning to be wanted by the one man who truly sees all of her.
Commitment-averse Chris finds himself in uncharted territory. He wants Abby, that’s clear, but he can’t accept not having all of her. As the distance between them erodes, he tries to convince Abby to give up stripping for a chance at something real.
As the two of them get closer, Abby realizes that truly baring it all has nothing to do with her body. Chris makes her feel more exposed than she ever has, and she has to grapple with what’s left when her notions about herself and those around her are stripped away, leaving only the naked truth.



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A good playlist helps connect you to an author and her story. Here’s the playlist for Stripped, which I often listened to while writing it.

Angel of Harlem – U2 – In the opening of Stripped, Abby is pole dancing to this song. A line about being an angel in devil’s shoes inspired this, because that’s what Abby sometimes feels like.

Ava Adore – Smashing Pumpkins – This is the song Abby plays when she starts her pole dance for Chris. The lyrics are powerful and sexy, and the music has a vibe that just screams pole dance.

Criminal – Fiona Apple – This is the second song that starts during Abby’s dance for Chris. I love this song and it was such a perfect fit. What man wouldn’t want to see a gorgeous woman dancing to a song that starts with, “I’ve been a bad, bad girl?”

Pink – Aerosmith – This is another song that would be epic for pole dancing. It’s on Abby’s set list.

Firework – Katy Perry – Okay, so Abby is more than just a stripper. And this song’s lyrics really illustrate Abby’s journey through the story. The spark was always there, but Chris ignites it.

Madness – Muse – Doesn’t real love always have a touch of madness?

Somewhere Only We Know – Keane – As Abby and Chris grow closer, they develop that bond with each other – that intimacy of places and feelings they only share with each other.

1234 – Feist – I like the fun feeling in this song. When Abby lets loose, I picture her running on the beach while this plays.
Girl on Fire – Alicia Keys – This song reminds me of Abby’s up and down climb to her HEA. Plus it just kicks ass.



 About the Author:

Brenda Rothert lives in Central Illinois with her husband and three sons. She was a daily print journalist for nine years, during which time she enjoyed writing a wide range of stories.
These days Brenda writes New Adult Romance in the Contemporary and Dystopian genres.

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1 comment:

  1. It's absolutely amazing how far people will go to keep their family afloat. I had a friend who was a stripper for a while and she hated it! She came out of it a complete cynic. It's sad to see that she can only see the bad side of men.