Saturday, July 13, 2013

Character Spotlight for Taken By You by Carlie Sexton!!


Fallen For You Synopsis
If you believe your life is the sum total of your choices, what do you do when things just don’t add up? You are about to find out. It won’t be pretty. It won’t be dull. And surely, it won’t be safe. In fact, making just one wrong choice could put evil at your bedside watching you sleep.

And so it is with Kate Simmons, a young woman who, by choosing to regain her life, actually puts it at risk by the very choices she makes. After unimaginable heartbreak stops her world on a dime, Kate falls into a three-year blackness of self blame that brings her to the edge of life, itself. As time finally brings light back through tiny cracks of renewed desire, Kate moves out of the prison she made for herself in her mother’s home to find a new reality, rooming with her best girlfriend, Charlie.
Yet, to be free is to be vulnerable, and Kate’s choices more than ever mark a splattered line between being happy and being dead.

Care to choose? Here’s your menu:
A strangely alluring building manager so possessed with wanting you for his own, he’ll bury more than the fact he has a girlfriend; a buff college student for whom you are clearly hot, as are all the other girls on campus; a pushy lawyer who is as handsome as he is intoxicated with conquest, who doesn’t take no for an answer, who gets what he wants — always.

Sometimes, it’s whom you choose. Sometimes, it’s who chooses you. If you’re Kate, it’s both, and it puts you on a perilous road where good looks and humor are the thin masks of jealous delusion and utter violence.

You’re in trouble when the sum total of your choices is written in blood red.

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Taken by You Synopsis
How tragic it is when a caged spirit finally finds its freedom and — entranced in its ecstasy — is invited by that freedom into a cloaked dance with danger.

In Book One of this three-part epic, Kate Simmons — young and alluring, and finally out of her cage of grief — attracts more than attention. Intoxicated by her newfound independence, a blithe Kate is on her way to finding out that around the corners of life, some life-changing eye-openers await. As the story continues in Book Two and she begins to churn a dangerously turbulent trail, it is Kate who now has to snap to, to react, to outrun, or become yet another tortured victim who vanishes down the path of wrong choice.

Having already roiled the risky waters of jealousy, Kate moves in with Neil while Roger — an enamored oddity — visits his son in Germany. Upon his return and finding Kate gone, Roger’s predator mind becomes unhitched, and then unleashed, on the hunt of a lifetime. But whose life?

Step by creeping step, even as Kate’s future closes in on her, she attends — obliviously — to her new life, working through the challenges of fresh relationships, losing family members both to death and to deceit, questioning the depth of love.

 Every path offers a choice. Every choice offers a consequence. And every consequence summons its due. As emotions swirl across fateful days and nights, some in Kate’s life will reach out to touch happiness in warm embraces, others to sever ties in bloody traces.

The stains of passion are frequently mistaken. The question here is who will be taken?

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Full name: Peter (Neil) Statton
Born: July 8, 1982 in San Diego, CA
Astrological Sign: Cancer
Stats: (6’1”; 185 lbs; black hair; hazel eyes)
Favorite food: Filet Mignon
Favorite TV show: Suits
Activities: Golf, tennis, reading
Favorite book: The Litigators by John Grisham
Favorite movie: A Few Good Men
College degree: B.A. Communication from SDSU; Law degree from Stanford
Current job: Lawyer

Why did you hide that Kate looked like your wife?
I was so taken aback by it at first I didn’t know how to broach the subject. How do you bring up, “By the way, you look just like my dead wife?” It seemed impossible, so I said nothing. All I knew was that I had to have her in my life. I wanted to tell her, but I was worried that if I told her too soon she would leave me. I couldn’t handle that. Then, after a while, her resemblance to Elizabeth diminished because I was in love with Kate. When she found out and said she needed space I was shaken to the core. Other than losing Elizabeth, I’ve never been so scared in my life.

How do you see yourself proposing to Kate? 
I wanted to create the perfect day for my beautiful girl. That’s when I came up with the scavenger hunt. When she finally arrived at the hotel I was going to greet her in my tux. We were going to have dinner under the stars and I was going to get down on one knee, tell her how much I love her and ask for her hand.

Full name: Katherine Ann Simmons (Kate)
Born: February 12, 1988 in Lafayette, LA
Astrological Sign: Aquarius
Stats: (5’7”; 123 lbs; brown hair; brown eyes)
Favorite food: Lasagna
Favorite TV show: Big Bang Theory
Activities: reading, studying, working out, kayaking
Favorite book: Naked, All In by Raine Miller
Favorite movie: Twilight series
College degree: B.A. in Liberal Arts-currently attending SDSU
Current job: Sales associate at Nordstrom

What is your biggest regret?
My biggest regret is texting David when I knew he was on his way. My impatience got the best of me. He would have been giving his attention to the road and he’d still be here today. So many people miss him and their lives will never be the same without him.

Do you want a big family one day?
I would love to have 2 children. I don’t want my husband and I to be out numbered. I don’t know how people do it with big families.

Full name: Roger James Wilkins
Born: March 2, 1974 in Boise, ID
Astrological Sign: Taurus
Stats: (6’0”; 180 lbs; brown hair; brown eyes)
Favorite food: steak
Favorite TV show: Dexter
Activities: Playing in a band,
Favorite book: Darkly Dreaming Dexter
Favorite movie: The Shining
College degree: B.S. Business Finance
Current job: Business owner~ window tinting company

What is your biggest fear?
I’d have to say my biggest fear is dying and never having the perfect life I deserve. That’s where Kate fits in. She’s going to make my life complete~ perfect. I’ll be happy finally, with her by my side.

How many people have you killed?
I have killed 42 people. Most of them were from my military days- 30 to be exact. But the other 12 were people who got in the way of what I wanted or who wanted more from me than what I could give. But now, with Kate I can leave that behind me and have the perfect life with her.

Full name: Mark Andrew Baxter
Born: November 16, 1991, Arlington, VA
Astrological Sign: Scorpio
Stats: (6’2”; 195 lbs; black hair; green eyes)
Favorite food: Thai
Favorite Movie: Teen Wolf
Activities: Football, scuba diving
Favorite book: Stone Cold by Joel Goldman
Favorite movie: Idiocracy
College degree: B.S. Business Finance
Current job: Waiter at George’s in La Jolla

Did you really think you could hide that you were a womanizer from Kate?
I knew that I couldn’t hide that I am a ladies man. I was just hoping to wear Kate down until she gave into me. It was working until Neil got a hold of her. I could tell when we talked in the hallway at SDSU that she wanted me. At coffee, she seemed to have a nervous energy around me and at her car I should have made a bigger move and kissed her. If I had done that she would have been mine.

Carlie Sexton has had a passion for reading her entire life. She loves it so that she dedicated her life to educating children. As a teacher, she has had the profound pleasure of teaching children to read and explore their imaginations through a good book. Just recently she decided to write a story that had been on her mind. Now she has several that she wants to turn into additional books. Writing has become a passion that she dearly loves.

Carlie lives with her handsome husband in Southern California. They enjoy the relaxed lifestyle that California provides. They have two beautiful dogs, but on children.

You can connect with Carlie on Facebook via her author page at email her at, or visit her blog at to see what is next on her horizon. If you enjoyed part 1, then you will be happy to know that part 2, Taken by You is on its way for you to read it. It will be released no later than July 2013. It is the continuation of the story between Neil and Kate with many twists and turns.


I was really happy to be part of this tour!!  I'm liking the characters from reading this!! Especially Neil!!  Can't wait to read this series!!

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