Happy Friday readers! Today I’m so excited to share Walk Through My Door by Anthony Bryan! I hope you all enjoy this book as much as I did!
Finally, an erotic & romantic story of real people, facing the challenges of real life, and searching for the one true love we all dream of finding… Lauren is a newly-single mother carrying the weight of a well-guarded secret while trying desperately to make sense of her new role and being on her own. Adam is a single father, with a powerful past, now struggling to find his place in the world. Together, they are the right people falling in love at the wrong time. ‘Walk Through My Door’ is the sexually-charged story of one man who’s willing to give anything for true love, except give up, and one woman fighting to make the right decision between the man who held her heart for so long and the man with whom she’s now deeply fallen for. Adam and Lauren form an unimaginable bond which leads to a romantic, highly erotic, and heartfelt adventure through the struggles and challenges of life, with both hoping to find nothing more than their one true love at the other end of this beautiful journey.
Immerse yourself in a reading experience like no other with Enhanced Playlist Experience! Keep your smart-phone (or similar device) at hand as you read. As you come across embedded QR codes, scan the code with your device and instantly hear the song which the author wants you to listen to at that precise moment in the book! EPE and this amazing story come together to give you a reading experience unlike any other!
No billionaires, tattooed bad boys, or beautifully proportioned models….just real people! Anthony’s goal with ‘Walk Through My Door’ is to give you a story you can feel to the very depths of your soul. He tapped into those common traits, hopes, dreams, and insecurities found in all of us to create a pair of leading characters who are real. You’ll see yourself in Lauren as you feel her happiness and her struggles. As for Adam, let’s just say your new book-boyfriend is waiting to meet you!
Jenn’s Review: 4 Stars
I have been looking forward to this book from Anthony Bryan for a while and he so delivered!
Walk Through My Door is real life romance and I have to say I loved it! I certainly enjoy my billionaire CEOs and tattooed bad boys but this book was a refreshing story of real life people.
Adam and Lauren are both single parents who happen to take their kids to the same park. Their chemistry is instant, strong and perfect! They have that quick connection of not only sexual chemistry but personality as well, they are funny and witty and just fit.
Adam, ohh Adam! I can’t say enough about how much I love Adam. He’s such a wonderful man. He’s a great father, he’s strong and he’s adorable and FUNNY! He’s that kind of character that I couldn’t get enough of, I just wanted to know more about and what he was going to do next. He so captured my heart right from the beginning.
Lauren is a relatively new mom struggling with her separation from her husband. She knows what she has with Adam is very real but is still dealing with the demise of her marriage. I do have to add that at times she wasn’t my favorite person. As much as I wanted to love her as much as I did Adam it just didn’t happen though. (And not a knock on Anthony Bryan, she is a wonderfully developed character, I just didn’t always love her decisions.)
The connection between Adam and Lauren felt so natural and true that I was really rooting for these two to make it. They were funny and relaxed together and yet had a sizzling sexiness too. There were definitely some twists and turns I wasn’t expecting but the story truly did capture my heart.
I think Anthony Bryan deserves a huge high five for his incorporation of music into the book! BRILLIANT! This was one of my favorite features that I enjoyed immensely! If you don’t have a QR code scanner I suggest you get one because this is something that you don’t want to miss! (I downloaded one just for this book!)
Walk Through My Door is written from both characters’ POV and I think Anthony did a great job getting into the minds of both Adam and Lauren. Their story felt very real and was one I had a hard time putting down once I started. Anthony Bryan is certainly one of those authors I will read no matter what he writes and I am SO hoping to see more of Lauren and Adam in the future.
I received an advance copy to review for The Geekery Book Review.
About the Author and Interview with Anthony Bryan
Author Bio Anthony Bryan, Author of “Walk Through My Door” and “The Suicide Princess”
Born and raised in In the United Kingdom, Anthony Bryan now resides in the United States where he is tenaciously pursuing his writing career. His hope, more than anything, is that his words can provide you with a temporary escape from reality, and he hopes they take you on a journey you won’t soon forget. His goal is to give you something different, refreshing and unlike anything you’ve ever read. His writing is designed to target certain emotions and hit them like never before – love, anticipation, thrill, suspense, angst, revenge, lust, and so on. Each story grabs a different set of feelings and refuses to let go. So, find your favorite reading spot, pour yourself a drink (or two) and love every second of every page he writes… After all, he writes them for you! At 29 years old, Anthony served with the American military in Afghanistan, and he is a combat veteran as well as an accomplished fighter who is still training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai kickboxing. He may not seem like your typical erotic-romance writer, and he’s not. He’s different, and his work is different. He wouldn’t have it any other way, and he’s dying to take you on the ride of your life! What are you waiting for? Get to know him, and you’ll quickly see there is no one out there quite like him…
For those who don’t already know you, let’s just start by telling us who you are and a little about yourself…
Hey! My name is Anthony Bryan, I’m a writer, and I love dishing out stories that keep you coming back for more. I’m 28, Irish/Brit but now living in the United States, and I like to think of myself as a pretty interesting guy. So, stick around and get to know me!
“Walk Through My Door’ is your second book, and judging by the synopsis, it’s quite different than your first, “The Suicide Princess.” What kind of experience are you hoping to give readers through this book, and all of your stories?
Any time I write, I like to give the reader a story which does three things: entertains the shit out of them, makes them think, and makes them feel raw, hard emotion. “The Suicide Princess” was all about a seemingly innocent love story that takes a crazy turn and keeps you wondering what the fuck is happening. It was all about making you feel lust, hate, anger, and the thirst for revenge. “Walk Through My Door” is a different kind of story, but it’s just as powerful. It’s the story of two very real people who are falling in love when one isn’t quite ready. In this one, I want you to feel love, and I want you to feel that emotion when you want someone so bad it hurts, even if they’re just out of your reach.
Walk Through My Door also has something I’m calling Enhanced Playlist Experience. It’s a unique, and pretty clever way to combine an amazing book with an amazing soundtrack which you can listen to as you read. Once you experience it, books will never be the same!
You took some much needed time off. How did you find the motivation to get back into your groove?
I had some personal issues going on in my life, so I had to take a little bit of a hiatus from writing and promoting. But it was good, and I was able to get my head back to where it needs to be to do this right. I’d rather just walk away from something than do it half-assed. If I’m going to do something, it’s going to be amazing or nothing at all! And I’m not just back but I’m fucking back, and I’m here to kill it!
Where do you find creative inspiration from? What is your process for taking your thoughts and ideas and transforming them into well-rounded stories?
I’m asked this all the time, and the simplest answer is from music. I’ll hear a song, and the lyrics will inspire me to imagine a story to go along with the tune. By the end, I’ll think “Holy shit! That would be an amazing story!” Before long, I’m pouring through the idea to make it work. I also find a lot of inspiration from my life and personal experiences. I tend to leak into my characters an awful lot.
The musical inspiration is what prompted the Enhanced Playlist Experience feature in my new book… I promise you: you guys are going to LOVE this!
Tell us what true love means to you…
True love is seeing someone for who they are, accepting their faults and flaws, and taking the other person just the way they are. It’s easy to “love” someone when everything is rosey and wonderful, but if you think it’s cute when she farts under the covers while she’s sleeping, THAT is true love! It’s all about being a team, accepting and tackling the challenges of life together, and loving those gross, smelly little flaws.
Do you believe it’s possible to be in love with more than one person? Do you believe in soulmates?
My short answer is yes, but my long answer is no. If it’s true love, the kind that rocks you to your soul, there’s only one. But sometimes life isn’t so simple and clear cut; there can be overlap. “Walk Through My Door” looks at that issue when Lauren, one of the lead characters, is falling in love with Adam, but she’s still in the process of falling out of love with her last. Is it possible to begin falling in love with a new person while falling out of love with the last? Absolutely, and that overlap can be an incredibly painful journey that I think we’ve all been through at least once. I’m telling you, this book is about real people, real love, and real emotions!
Writing from both a man’s and woman’s POV, how different do you think men and women’s fantasies are?
I think our fantasies are usually very similar, we just perceive them in different ways. Men are more enticed by what we can see and physically feel – we’re tactile and visual creatures. Women, on the other hand, are more in tune with what they can emotionally feel. For women it’s more about connection. So, while a lot of the fantasies maybe the same, the reason for them, and the role of each, can be quite different. Getting that balance right is the tough part about writing for both sides!
Can you give us a little taste of your own personal sexual fantasies? Have they been fulfilled?
I have a very dominant sexual personality. I am not controlling yet I’m always in control in the bedroom. I want what I want, and I know how to get it. But, and this is a big but, it’s always reciprocal – if you give me what I crave, it’s only fair that I do the same in turn.
Each of the five senses play such an important and intricate role in the bedroom. If you had to give up one of your senses (sight, smell, hearing, tough, or taste) during sex, which would it be and why?
That would easily be taste… I like to put my tongue in some very naughty places, and that wouldn’t always be a bad thing 😉
What is typically the first thing you notice about a girl? What are your favorite physical and non-physical attributes?
Sense of humor! I love, love, love a girl that knows how to be goofy, play, and have fun! My favorite physical feature… I’m so an ass man!
When do you feel you are most attractive –clean shaven and in a suit and tie, or jeans and a tee-shirt?
My best look is a little scruff, a snug tee, some faded worn jeans, and a kickass pair of chucks. It’s just the look that works for me. But that said, I do clean up quite nicely.
A movie is being made about you – who is the actor to play your role?
He’s gone now, but James Dean all the way!
If you were granted one super power, what would it be?
To be able to freeze time… Just imagine the kind of shit you could do with that power!
Your fans are so excited to have you back! What can you promise to bring them in 2015?
2015 is a big year for me. Out now is Walk Through My Door which is going to absolutely blow you away. It’s an integrated reading/musical experience unlike anything you’ve ever enjoyed! But my next published release will be The Heart of Kyle, and that is going to kill it – it’s truly my masterpiece. I’m beyond excited for this year!
Amazon: Walk through My Door:
The Suicide Princess: http://www.amazon.com/Suicide-Princess-Anthony-Bryan-ebook/dp/B00FVJLZE0/
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