Author Spotlight - B.B. Reid
Let’s start at the beginning …. How did I discover Bebe Reid? That’s a pretty easy one actually. I was surfing the books on iBooks when I came across a sexy blue and black cover of a hoodied bad boy with abs you just want to fucking lick. After that first book I became a proud stalker of Bebe. And though she fights it, I know she loves me too.
What do we know about Bebe? Well we know a few things, like she is just a young pup, but she has released 7 published works of art! We know that I have read everything she has released and loved every second of it. She writes bad boys like there is no tomorrow. (cliché but I`m not the writer remember). She is the queen of love to hate them / hate to love them anti-heroes. Her books aren’t always the sunshine and rainbows type, wait, her books are never the sunshine and rainbows type. She definitely pushes the limits between acceptable and unforgivable and she is damn good at it.
I’ve come to learn that she has a mad lady boner for fellow author Penelope Douglas and that she is not shy about promoting and supporting fellow authors. It is great to see such passion for others and really shows us how she appreciates others in the book world.
I have also had the pleasure of interacting with her on social media and found out that she one of the sweetest people in the book world despite her hard shell. WOW! She is like an M&M!. (She may kick me for that).. I also learned the hard way that if you tease her with cookies she will block you, but she also forgives and lets you back, when she remembers she blocked you.. She is totally approachable, in the you wanna be your pants before you talk to her way, but then she makes a joke and your like ‘wait.. did she just acknowledge me’.. it really never gets old. Haha I get to spend time in her book group and watching her interactions with her readers is always a highlight for me. She can definitely take a joke and has no problem returning your good hearted sass with some of her own.
Now that I’ve let the cat out of the bag (twice) on how sweet Bebe can be, there is a whole other side to her too. She is a little on the evil side and she likes it that way, I think. She teases us on purpose and I am pretty sure she laughs about it (insert the evil laugh from a Disney movie), you are totally picturing her holding an apple and cackling, aren’t you.. Maybe that’s why Ivan is mean to her..
But guess what the best part of this spotlight is? They let me interview her!!!! By they, I mean the other two bloggers that keep me on my leash… now it wasn’t face to face.. because they don`t trust me not to hump her leg and I would probably be too tongue tied to speak and just sit there waving at her. (I swear distance had nothing to do it, haha). But they did let me email interview her and by some miracle Bebe agreed to answer my questions! So we emailed back and forth (pretty sure we forgot about each other a couple times) but in the end we got to know Bebe a better and are excited for her upcoming work.
So without further of my babbling let’s get to know Bebe!
Q: Let’s start off with an easy one.. If you could only have one book, yours or someone else’s, for the rest of your life.. Which book is it?
A: That’s a hard one so I’ll make it easy and choose my first romance novel: Tempting by Susan Johnson. Eleven to twelve years later, Max Falconer still makes me swoon. Max and Christina’s story was the beginning of adventure. I still have the tattered hardcover and will sometimes reread when nothing else captures my attention.
Q: What is your all-time favourite movie?
A: I have a few favorites but The Princess Bride is probably my number one. Fear, Edward Scissorhands, Troy, Beauty and the Beast, and Bridget Jones’ Diary are also at the top.
Q: You are a gamer, correct? What is your game of choice?
A: First-person shooter games are my favorite! The CoD franchise is probably my favorite with Halo a close runner-up. I also like action-adventure games like GTA.
Q: Your fans know you are a chocolate whore, but what is your all time go-to chocolate when writing? Does it vary depending on subject matter?
A: I choose my chocolate based on what I’m craving, but my go-to is usually something that’s nutty or crunchy.
Q: What is your favourite genre to read?
A: I think I seek out new adult romance the most—Bully by Penelope Douglas was my first and my favorite. I also enjoy romantic suspense, urban, and fantasy.
Q: Do you review the books you read? Do you find writing reviews challenging?
A: I try not to because it’s risky business…like strolling through a minefield. I keep my positive thoughts brief and the negative ones to myself.
Q: You are known for your ability to tease your audience before a release, how much joy do you get out of teasing them? Does their anticipation play a role in your writing process?
A: Every time I write something sexy, humorous, witty, or thrilling I immediately want to share it. Most of the time I can talk myself down. It might help to know that the joy I get out of giving readers blue balls is nothing compared to my anxiety on release day. Sometimes I tease because I need the motivation. When I’m feeling uninspired or insecure I reach out to readers via teaser. Even it’s only ten people sharing their excitement it always pulls me out of that dark age.
Q: Do you hate writing blurbs? What is the most challenging part of the blurb for you?
A: Nailing the blurb isn’t an easy task, but I don’t mind the challenge. I do have far more fun dreaming up a cover though. The most challenging part of writing a blurb is keeping it under two-hundred words. Personally, I don’t like long blurbs because I feel too much is given away. My only goal is to intrigue.
Q: Your books all have very strong Anti-Heros so far, what made you lean to the love to hate them side of writing?
A: I’ve been reading romance for more than a decade and have met every kind of hero…antiheroes were always the most fascinating. Their flaws are what make them interesting. It’s easy to love a perfect hero, but where is the adventure? As a reader, I like the unknown: when it’s over, will I love or hate him? As an author, I try to keep readers guessing until the very end.
Q: What project are you most looking forward to releasing on your audience?
A: I’m just as excited about writing Q’s story as readers are to getting it. I thought his story would follow Stolen duet, but the characters from When Rivals Play got louder and louder until I couldn’t ignore them. I’m hoping the ride will be unforgettable.
Q: What has been your most memorable experience when meeting a reader?
A: They’re all so memorable it’s hard to choose just one. It certainly never gets old, and I’ll probably never get used to anyone being anxious to meet me. I do love when readers ask me if I’m Reid or Easton though.
Q: What part of your writing makes you the most self-conscious? Why?
A: Probably the cheesy moments. I’m not going to lie…sometimes I snort, groan, roll my eyes, or blow raspberries. It’s the same when I’m watching a movie or show and arrive at a heartfelt scene. I just feel out of my element.
Q: If you were to have an all-time FanGirl down moment, which author would give this to you?
A: Sarah J Maas. Hands down. She gave me Rhys and Feyre and the Night Court. I’m definitely melting when I meet that goddess.
Q: Do your past experiences make it into your books? Please say the class room scene … haha
A: Ha! I wouldn’t be surprised, but I can’t recall a particular scene. Each of the characters definitely inherited a piece of me, physically and characteristically.
Q: Have you ever read a book that you feel has changed your life? If so please tell us so we can add it to our TBR!
A: I’ve been influenced by so many stories, mostly within the romance genre, however I’ve yet to find a book that was soul-bending. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
Q: What made you decide to take on the role of author? Has it always been a passion of yours?
A: I knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur because I’m not a fan of taking orders. I figured I’d practice law or work for a fortune five-hundred before starting my own firm or company. I once wrote a short story on my very first computer and even then, it didn’t click that this was what I was meant to do. When I couldn’t find my next adventure, I decided I’d write the stories I wanted to read. I didn’t think it would go anywhere, and three years later, I couldn’t be more thrilled that I took the plunge.
Q: Where do you find yourself looking for inspiration on your characters appearances?
A: I mostly carve them from scratch, but I do store potential muses on Pinterest so I can provide readers with as accurate a visual as I can. Feel free to visit my page and look for Character Inspirations.
Q: Do you find your readers visualize your characters in the same way you do?
A: Not often, but whatever rocks their world, right?
Q: What is your biggest pet peeve when getting feedback?
A: Probably when the review is written to insult me rather than the book, but as a rule I don’t read reviews.
Q: If you could only save one of your characters from perishing forever, which character would you save? Why did you choose them?
A: Not fair! I’d save Keiran. He was the first character I dreamt up so it seems natural that I rebuild with him.
Q: Last but not least.. Can you send Keenan to my house so I can keep him forever?.. I’d say tied up in my basement but I think I’d prefer him tying me up...
A: Sure, but he’d like me to tell you that he has a list of demands and Sheldon says there will be no refunds.
So want to know more about B.B. Reid and want to know what books she has available. Ok we hope you are ready to get your one click on cause these books are amazing.
Fear Me Series
This isn't another "I hate you because I secretly love you" story. Boy really does hate girl. And this isn't just a forbidden love story. This is obsession at its darkest. I don't believe in fairy tales and Prince Charming. I believe in fear. He taught me how to be afraid. We first met on a playground on a wonderful summer day. It was the first time he hurt me and it wouldn't be the last. For ten years, he's been my tormentor and I've been his forbidden. But then he went away, and yet I was still afraid. Now he's back and wants more than just my tears. You see...he thinks I sent him away so now he wants revenge...and he knows just how to get it.
What happens when she's had enough? Lake Monroe has given in to her childhood tormentor too many times. She knows it, he knows it, and even their enemies know it. When he returned after being found guilty of a crime he didn't commit--a crime he thought she set him up for, he returned darker than ever, demanding her body and her submission. To survive him, she knew she had to give in to fear once more or suffer the deadly consequences... But Lake experienced what it was like to submit to the dark and demanding boy who invaded her dreams. Now she'll experience what it's like to fight him. What happens when he wants more? Keiran Masters has a past that is both shocking and dark. Once enslaved, he now has demons he can't escape--demons that have followed him for ten years, demons he blames his beautiful obsession for. He promised to make her pay. He promised to make her break... But when Keiran conquered her body and tasted her submission, he found a new addiction instead--one he has no intentions of giving up. As secrets unfold, Identities are revealed, Danger closes in, And they both discover what it really means to fear...
KEENAN It’s been four years since I ran away—from home, my brother, and my maybe father. I created a life free of expectations while pretending I wasn’t being hunted by all of the above. I managed to stay under the radar all this time… or so I thought. When big brother shows up and saves my ass, I’m forced to face everything I left behind, including her. SHELDON It’s been four years since I became another statistic. I made a lot of mistakes when it came to Keenan Masters. The first was loving him at all. He took something from me the night he left, and when I told him I still loved him, he told me he’d always hate me. After that, I learned how to be okay… until he came back. Gone was the boy who always knew how to make me laugh, and in his place was a cold, arrogant monster.
She's the girl who got away, but now she's back... Four years was all it took. I told myself I didn't need friends. I didn't need family. I sure as fuck didn't need him. And you know what? I was right. He had been inside of me, coursing through my veins. So I cut and bled Dash Chambers until I was free. But the day I returned to Six Forks and was thrown at his feet, I realized I would never forget how it felt to have every inch of him inside me. ...and he's waiting. Angel thought if she ran far enough, she'd be free. What's mine will always be mine. This time I do things my way.
Take one last ride with Keiran and Lake and the rest of the Broken Love gang in this fifth and final installment as they face stronger enemies and bigger obstacles while fighting to hold tight to the tattered existence of their love. When faced with broken love... Have you ever had the feeling you were a stranger? Out of reach, I watched and mourned me. Nothing moved. Breathed. Nothing lived. I was in an alternate universe. No longer an innocent. I had blood on my hands, and I wasn't even sorry for it. I was only afraid for Keiran. Of his reaction when the shock wore off. It would be an explosion. Of hurt, anger, and mistrust. He'd know I lied. And to him... The betrayal born of my good intentions is worse than the act of murder. ...will you succumb to fear... She was supposed to be my light. The one who saved me from the monster. But when I looked in her eyes that day, I didn't see her. I only saw my father's killer. Her love saved me from the monster. Mine turned her into one. ...or will you be fearless?
Stolen Duet Series
A missing legacy, a stolen son, and one dangerous secret changed everything for them... SHE STOLE MY PROPERTY I'll never forget the night I caught her sneaking around my place. She thought she could steal from me and get away with it, but I have no intention of letting her get away at all. Mian Ross has a lesson to learn, and I'm going to be the one to teach it to her. HE STOLE MY SON I'll never forget the night I made the second biggest mistake of my life. It was supposed to be a simple job, but it quickly became so much more--one that cost my freedom and cost my son. Angel Knight became my worst nightmare... and now, he'll never let us go.
Little Mian Ross and the big, bad Knight didn't find their fairytale ending. Together they found war. The Parties: Angeles Knight Mian Ross The Order: Angeles Knight orders the liberation of Mian Ross. He'll tear down their enemies, forsake his throne, and give his life to keep her safe. All Mian must do is forgive his betrayal and put her heart on the line. Again. The Debt: His legacy. The Bandit: Angeles The Sixth Knight The Knight is the second and final novel in the Stolen Duet.
Coming soon When Rivals Play Series
ABOUT THE SERIES
While fighting demons and giving into desires, a crew is caught up in an age-old war between rival gangs. WHEN RIVALS PLAY is a new adult series of standalone which includes an enemies-to-lovers, friends-to-lovers, second chance, and forbidden romance.
Borrow the bike. Win the race. Collect the cash. It should’ve been an easy job. Ran out of town with a broken leg and a lawsuit, my mother’s latest flame swoops in like a knight in gilded armor. Blackwood Keep is a place I don’t belong, and I’m not the only one who knows. To the boy across the hall, my savior’s only son, I’m a stray looking for a bone.
He’s lord of the manor. King of the academy. And number one on my shit list.
I have no intentions of becoming a happy family with the social climber and her wild daughter. A bottle of Jameson and a cracked skull gets my problem shipped to reform school, but I didn’t bank on her returning.
Four’s out to get even, and she almost had the perfect plan: expose the privileged kid moonlighting as a gangbanger. She’s smart, but she’ll have to be smarter. Sending her away won’t be good enough this time. I’m going to have to tame the little troublemaker. To the girl across the hall, the one without a name, I’m nothing without my silver spoon.
She’s lady of the trailer park. Queen of the swamps. And my new favorite pastime.
The Peer and the Puppet is the first standalone in the When Rivals Play series, however, it is strongly recommended you tune in for the rest of the series.
About B.B. Reid
B.B. Reid is the author of seven novels including the hit enemies-to-lovers Fear Me. She grew up the only daughter and middle child in a small town in North Carolina. After graduating with a Bachelors in Finance, she started her career at an investment research firm while continuing to serve in the National Guard. She currently resides in Charlotte with her moody cat Ivan and enjoys collecting Chuck Taylors and binge-eating chocolate.
Where to stalk B.B. Reid
Subscribe to her newsletter here
Now go forth and stalk all the goodness that is BB Reid