Monday, November 19, 2012

Tour Stop: Shallow by Georgia Cates - Character interview with Payton and Nick, Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Shallow, by Georgia Cates.  The tour is sponsored by SupaGrul Tours.  Georgia Cates is one of my favorite authors and I absolutely loved Shallow, which is Payton Archer and Nick Hawke's story.  You can read my review of Shallow here.  If you haven't read any of Georgia's books, then you are in for a treat, because the Going Under series is fantabulous.  For my stop on the tour, we have a special treat, Payton and Nick are here for a character interview.  There is also a giveaway for an e-book of Shallow, which you can enter below.  Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out all the other great stops on the tour here.

by Georgia Cates
Published September 21, 2012

Payton Archer's best friend, Claire, strives to be perfect in every way. Payton doesn't and this is her story.

Nick Hawke likes his car fast and his girls even faster. He blows through females quicker than his muscle car races down the drag strip in Collinsville and he wouldn’t have it any other way. Determined to avoid the devastation he has watched his father endure in the aftermath of his mother leaving, he believes there is no room in his life or his heart for a relationship lasting more than one night. He seeks happiness in things that won’t let him cars, parties and one night stands. To his absolute dismay, all of that changes when he unexpectedly runs into an old friend and is introduced to Payton Archer, the first girl he ever wanted for more than one night. There’s only one catch...she is completely immune to him and his smooth talking ways. 

Payton Archer is looking for what Claire has with Jessie, but she has given up on finding least until she leaves for college in the Fall because she is certain that is where she will find the perfect guy to fit into her perfect world. She plans on Summer being nothing but three uneventful months of fun, but it turns out to be anything but ordinary when Payton is introduced to Nick Hawke, one of Jessie’s old Collinsville friends. She is shocked by her immediate and intense attraction for “Hawke” because nothing about him is what Payton is looking for. Sure, he’s hot and sexy but he comes from Collinsville and that is definitely not on her list of prerequisites. Everything about him makes Payton’s heart speed because he is exciting and dangerous, but his fast car and the dangerous chances he takes isn’t what scares Payton the’s the way Nick Hawke makes her feel every time he looks at her. Can Payton find that moment of total fearlessness and make the decision to leave the safe, shallow end of love to risk going under completely? 

I wanted to insert pictures of Nick and Payton in for the interview.  I can't think of a more perfect representation of Payton that the girl on the cover of the book.  She is exactly as I would picture her.  As for Nick, well, if you read the book, you know that there was a scene in the pool, and this image is how I would picture the perfect Nick, and it happens to be of him in the pool.  Enjoy!

Character Interview with Payton Archer and Nick Hawke from Shallow by Georgia Cates

Hi everyone.  I am so excited to have Payton Archer and Nick Hawke here for an interview today.  Thank you guys so much for stopping by today.  (Sigh…..thinks Nick is even hotter in person - I mean look at the picture). 

1.      So Payton, when you first met Nick, what was the first thing that caught your 
         attention about him?

Are you kiddin’ me? Look at him. He’s total eye candy so of course I immediately noticed how hot he was. He had that scruffy hair and face thing going which was so unlike the other guys I’d dated in the past. No one would ever accuse Nick of wearing lacy panties. *Whispers, “That’s an inside joke if you’ve read the book*

2.      Nick, same question.  What was the first thing that caught your attention       
       about Payton?     

First, it was her legs. *Reaches over to stroke Payton’s thigh* But then she opened her mouth and shocked the hell out of me. I was NOT expecting that smart ass mouth on this beautiful girl. I thought she was all prim and proper, but no way. Not this girl of mine. I knew I was in love when she mentioned swiping her Visa up my ass crack. *Laughing*

3.       Payton, I know you were determined not to get involved with Nick, especially 
                when you found out he had a reputation as a playa.  What changed your 

I loved the way Nick nurtured me. My own mother never nurtured me the way he did. It started the first night we met. He took care of me when I was sick but then I saw how he was with his family and that’s when I fell for him.
4.      Nick, when did you know that Payton was “the one.” 

       I knew she was the one when she asked me to show her how fast my car would go 
       and she sat on the door ledge with her head out the window.   I wanted her to be   
       the one to stoke my adrenalin for the rest of my life.  
5.      Payton, one of my favorite moments was when you learned to shoot a gun.  
         Can you tell us a little bit about that?

It was fun, but scary. I had no idea if the thing was going to kick back on me or not. And he was NOT kiddin’ about the adrenalin thing. I don’t know how to explain it. When you aim and hit your target, there’s this extreme satisfaction that comes over you and it’s wrapped up within this excitement inside that’s hard to contain. I’m much better than I was the first time he took me.

6.      Nick, Payton can be quite a “handful” sometimes, and I think you 
         may have met your match when you found each other.  In 1 or 2   
          sentences can you describe Payton to us?

Payton is as snarky as she is loving and I wouldn’t take one without the other. There’s a delicate balance between the two and you should be careful to not put too much weight on her snarky side because she will put you in your place.

7.      Payton, same question about Nick.  In 1 or 2 sentences can you describe 
*Mumbles under breath, ”Damn skippy”* Nick is just the right balance of love, nurturing and loyalty. Mix that with a splash of his bad boy adrenalin and he’s the perfect cocktail for me.

8.      Nick, what is your most memorable moment with Payton?

     When I found her walking down the highway in Shallow after she had gone missing  
     for several hours. I was scared shitless because I didn’t know what had happened 
     to  her. I’d never felt that much relief in my life.

                Payton, what is your most memorable moment with Nick?

      Same thing except the part that came after he found me when he gave me my   
      birthday present. *Gives wink and says, “You’ll have to read the book to find out 
      what that was.”                                                                  

Random fun questions

1.      Nick, if Payton were a cartoon character, who would she be?

            Barbie. Look at her. She looks just like her.

2.      Payton, same questions.

Flynn Rider, the handsome thief in Disney’s Rapunzel.

3.      Complete this sentence.  (This should be fun)

Payton:  We argue when Nick puts his music in my ipod.

Nick:  We argue when Payton puts her tampons in my glove compartment.

4.      Who is the safer driver (this should be good considering how you guys met)? 

Nick:  Me. I’ve never been the cause of a wreck. She has.

            Payton:  No, it’s me. I’ve never driven 180 mph like a speed demon.

5.      What is your boyfriend/girlfriend’s most repeated phrase:

Nick: She says ‘bang up job’ all the time. 

Payton:  He says ‘damn skippy’ so much I’ve started saying it.

6.      What do you think your boyfriend/girlfriend likes most about you?

Nick:  She’d kill me if I told you. *Grinning like a hyena*

Payton:  *Gasps and slaps Nick’s arm.* He likes my smart ass mouth most.

Thanks again so much for stopping by.  It's been great getting to know you to a little better........thinks - and get to look at Nick in person.......takes hand and shuts mouth while wiping away drool and attempting to stop gawking.  Be sure to tell Georgia hello for us.  

Author Bio
Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent thirteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author. 
Blood of Anteros, Book One in The Vampire Agápe Series, was her first novel and it was released in September 2011. She decided to briefly step away from the paranormal genre to try her hand at a young adult contemporary romance when she wrote Going Under, but returned to the paranormal romance platform to complete the second book in The Vampire Agápe Series, Blood Jewel.
Her current works in progress are Shallow (A Going Under Novel) which will release on September 27th and Blood Doll (The Vampire Agápe Series #3), to be released in January 2013.
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  1. I am tongue tied. Very nice picture! Yep!

  2. oh my!!!! im trying not to drool on my laptop


  3. Are you kidding me???? Love him! Who wouldn't?

  4. Great post! I always look at who's on the cover as the characters. And that guy up there is definitely making this book quite alluring! ;)

    1. I am big on covers also. The girl on the cover fits her character perfectly.

  5. I enjoyed reading the interview. Seems like there is a lot of chemistry between Payton and Nick. Thanks for sharing :)

    1. There is a lot of chemistry. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Great post, Ellen! I loved Shallow so much! Thanks for sharing.

    1. I just loved it to. Nick and Payton are great.

  7. He seems like the type of person you can cut up with..very funny. I can sit back eat some popcorn and hear them 2 go love the visa part!!

  8. Replies
    1. He is, and the book is really good.

  9. I recently read an excerpt for this book, and it was amazing. Now I can’t wait to read the full thing. Thanks for the giveaway. :)

    1. I hope you love it as much as I did.


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