Monday, October 7, 2013

{Blog Tour} Rules of Regret

Today I have the incredible Megan Squires here to talk about her new book, The Rules of Regret. There is a guest post along with some quotes from the book 
and a great shot of the model who is Torin. 

 photo 18486040_zps53194f6b.jpg“Life doesn’t come with a blueprint, which makes it hard to have any plans.”

Nineteen-year-old Darby Duncan is finally on her own. Her boyfriend of six years just left for a high-powered summer internship, though in reality he’s been absent for much longer than that. This newfound freedom wasn’t a part of Darby’s plans, but as she’s come to discover, plans only exist on paper, not in reality.

And guys like Torin Westbrook aren’t supposed to exist in reality, either. But he does, with his disheveled curly hair, irresistible dimples, and endearingly quirky habit of reciting quotes from classic movies and ancient thinkers. When Darby meets Torin as a fellow counselor at the survival camp she impulsively applies to, she’s certain his main goal is to turn her world upside-down. 

But Darby’s not sure she can adapt to Torin’s ways of viewing his past and the tragedies he's faced. Because she’s had her own share of heartache, too, and as much as she wants to believe that it’s all been for a purpose, her grief hasn’t allowed her to get to that point. Yet the more Darby is around Torin, the more she craves the freedom to break out of her carefully constructed routine and mindset and fall into something new. 

She’s just not sure that she should be falling for Torin along the way.

(The Rules of Regret is a non-explicit, new adult romance.)

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 photo 1387914_10201235966395423_2036083023_n_zpsca37a6e0.jpgTorin. I don’t even know where to begin with that guy. When I wrote Demanding Ransom, I was certain that I’d never create a character that I could ever love as much as Ran. And then Torin came along with his endearing quirks and comedic relief and I fell in love instantly. He’s unlike any character I’ve ever written. He’s deep and emotional, but not brooding or depressing. He’s had tragedy and he’s overcome, so his outlook on life is formed and solid. I think that what I love about him the most—how he has so many things he’s absolutely certain of, but at the same time, he’s still a 19 year old guy that is navigating his way through life. While most of the character growth in The Rules of Regret happens in Darby, Torin also has his own epiphanies and we get to see him become even more solid as a character and leading man.

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Author Bio:

About Megan Squires - website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads
Megan Squires lives with her husband and two children just outside of Sacramento, California. A graduate from the University of California, Davis, Megan is now a full-time mother, wife, and dreamer – though her characters don’t often give her much opportunity to sleep.

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