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Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Guest Post and Excerpt: Alluring Turmoil (Bayou Stix #1) by Skye Turner


Alexia Sloane is the 26 year old owner of the highly successful Louisiana coffee shop/bakery, Java and Sweeties. The past couple of years have been all she’s dreamed of and her business takes all of her focus. All of her heart.

Jude Delecroix is the lead singer of one of the most famous rock bands in the country, Bayou Stix and the man who broke Lexi’s heart.

Lexi and Jude have a past.

When Jude comes back to town 8 years after leaving to fulfill his lifelong dream of being a famous musician and comes face to face with Lexi, forces collide, old hurts are brought to the surface, and life as these two have been living it will never be the same.

There are 2 sides to every story, and what happens when the things you believed to be concrete suddenly crumble like ash and fade away?
Welcome to Louisiana where humidity and passion are high and things are not always what they seem.

***Contains graphic sex and language. Not for young readers.***

Two sides of the story- two stories?
(MB's topic)
My writing style is in dual point of view. I have my two main characters point of view, both male and female, in every chapter of every book.

I have been both criticized and praised for it, but I personally love it. I love that you get to see the same scene through both characters in the same book in some instances. I think it gives you a deeper insight into the characters and most readers really seem to appreciate being able to “get into both characters heads.”

I love that it shows the difference that a male and female can see in the exact same situation. And as a reader, it seems to give you a more thorough grasp of every scene. 

Male and female brains are not the same, so what a female takes out of a statement or situation may be the exact opposite of what a male actually means. 

We as females tend to overthink most things, so if a man says, “No, I don’t want to do that tonight.” We might take that as he doesn’t want to spend time with us, we’ve done something wrong, he’s seeing someone else, etc. and what he really means is he doesn’t feel like doing what we suggested. 

Alluring Turmoil is all about the importance of communication in a relationship. It’s about talking about things when they happen, rather than getting mad or upset and turning little things into big things. 

It teaches a valuable lesson that we can all use in life. It teaches that what you assume or perceive something to be, may very well not be what is going on, but unless you talk about it, you will never know. 

A note from Jude Delecroix, lead singer of Bayou Stix. 

“Lexi and my story is written in both of our points of view. It shows exactly why communication with people you care about it so important. One event ruined both of our lives for many years because we were both too scared to talk to the other person. Save yourself the heartache we went through… communicate. And read Alluring Turmoil, Book 1 Bayou Stix by Skye Turner.”

About the author:
Skye Turner is an avid reader and an editor turned writer.

She attended Southeastern Louisiana University and Louisiana State University where she majored in Mass Communications, centering her studies in Journalism.

She lives in small town Louisiana with her husband, 2 children, and 4 fur babies.

When she's not chained to her laptop pounding out sexy stories she can usually be found playing Supermom, reading, gardening (playing in the dirt), listening to music and dancing like a fool, or catching up on her family oriented blog.

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