Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A Kaptivatingly Krazy interview with Jasper from A.M. Hargrove's Tragically Flawed

Interview with "Prick-Tober" of the Week: JASPER

KK Reviews: Well this in a new experience for me. I have never interviewed anyone in jail before...  So a Jasper, What was it about Riviera that first caught your eye?
Jasper: Well, that’s easy. I mean look at her. She’s hot as hell. And that rack on her. I mean come on! And I knew the way she acted, she and I would be a go great together.

KK Reviews: Did you ever love her?
Jasper: Well, yeah. I still love her. Even after everything that bitch did to me. And what she says ain’t true. Well, I might have pushed her a time or two, but when I did, she always deserved it with that nagging mouth of hers. God, if only she’d shut up once in a while.
KK Reviews: *Rolling my eyes* and saying very sarcastically.. Gee aren’t you a catch, the men will love you in here.

KK Reviews: What in your life made you drink so much and upset you so much that you took it out on Riviera? Why not just go to the gym to work out your frustrations?
Jasper: Snickers Look at this body, baby. Do I look like someone that sits on his ass everyday? I live and breathe the gym! What the hell kind of question is that anyway? Besides, I don’t drink a lot. That’s all in Riviera’s stupid mixed up head of hers. And I didn’t take nothing out on her. Anytime I hit her, she deserved it.
KK Reviews: So you are saying that the scars from where you cut her are in her head? That you raping her was in her head? Wow, you are the second most delusional person I have met in the last week. 

KK Reviews: Was Riviera the first women you ever hit?
Jasper: Hey, you’re acting like all I do is smack women around. Why you asking me that anyway?
KK Reviews: "Why am I asking? Because you seem to be an abusive man and I am sure Riv wasn’t the first good looking woman with a nice rack you used as a punching bag and raped. Seriously? dude,Take a look around, you are in Jail!"

KK Reviews: Do you regret all that you have done to her?
Jasper: I don’t regret a thing. She’s the one that should have regrets. What she did to me and the way her boyfriend or whoever he is beat me up. Oh, I know what he says. But I’m tellin you, he held me down and beat me. Didn’t give me a chance to defend myself. What kind of man does that?
KK Reviews: A sane man. You deserved that and more!

KK Reviews: Do you consider yourself a good person?
Jasper: Hell yeah I’m a good person. The best, man.
KK Reviews: That was a great joke! Thanks, I needed a good laugh today.

KK Reviews: How long have you battled with your drinking?
Jasper: Hey, what’s this crap about my drinking. I already told you I ain’t got no drinking problem. I may have a little too much on occasion, but who doesn’t, right?

KK Reviews:  Why did you agree to get Riviera back? Why not just let her be and walk away?
Jasper: You don’t know what she did to me…how she left me. She was MINE! All MINE! And she leaves me like that. No way am I gonna let her walk away.
I know what she did and how she left you. Kudos to her..

KK Reviews: If you could have just one do-over what would it be and why?
Jasper: The night she left me…I would’ve been the one to handcuff her to that pole, right before I passed out on her. Then she’d have never left me. I’d have made sure of that.
Again, you PASSED OUT from DRINKING too much, just stating the obvious.

KK Reviews:  Was any of what you did to Riviera worth it?
Jasper: Like I said, I didn’t do nothing to her. Not a goddamn thing. So you can take this interview or whatever the hell it is and tell everybody you know. Jasper Mossburg was screwed.

KK Reviews: "So you are saying that the scars from where you cut her and you raping her was in her head? Wow, you are the second most delusional person I have met in the last week. You should probably lay off of those steroids too. It affects your mood and your balls you know with shrinkage, low testosterone, bad performance.

Well Jasper, I would say it was a pleasure but you know. All I can say it watch your back in there. The other inmates don’t take kindly to rapists." 

Jasper gives me an evil grin and flexes his muscles and says “Don’t worry, baby. I already told ‘em to bring it on.”

Here is my 4.5 Star review

If there is love in your life, it can make up for most things that are missing. If you don’t have love, no matter what else you have, it will never be enough.”

Riviera Benson is a survivor. Finally finding the courage to escape an abusive relationship she has an opportunity to start over in Beaver Creek. She is far from perfect, smart and beautiful in her own unique way. She is a talented painter but not in the traditional sense. She has been hired by the notoriously bitchy interior designer, Marsha Sue. Working for Marsha Sue hasn’t been easy and Riviera realizes it never will be but Marsha is the “it” person to work for and Riviera needs the work. Working in million dollar Shandon homes, Riviera creates masterpieces..murals on the ceilings and walls using faux finishes. They are breathtaking, one of a kind and priceless. Fearing relationships and lacking trust, she focuses on her work, it is the one thing that helps put her mind at ease from the terrifying nightmares that keep her awake at night, a secret that has prevented her from opening up to anyone, until Shan. He seems to have gotten her panties in a bunch, in a good way and that scares her more than anything.

Benjamin Shandon is a successful builder and owner of Shandon Homes. His homes are perfect. He is tough to work for but in the end the quality is priceless. After a devastating fire that destroyed hundreds of million dollar homes, Shan works himself to the bone. He expects the perfection from his employees as well as from his women; lately he doesn’t really have time for that. He is married to his job that is until he meets the talented painter, Riviera. He is completely smitten with her.

Slowly Riviera let’s Shan in and their friendship turns into so much more. Shan believes in Riv, her talent and her strength and he does his best to get her to believe in herself. Things seem to be going well, until Riviera’s past catches up with her. When jealousy, revenge and love collide. Riviera believes she is too flawed and Shan wants nothing more than to save her from her tragic past as well as his.
Will Riviera be able to let go of her past to have a future with Shan? Will Shan be able to accept her past as well?
Riviera is such a tortured soul. She is naive yet so smart, so vulnerable and beautiful. Her scars are her story, her past. Your heart absolutely breaks for her but somehow through it all she is able to create beauty. She has the will and the drive to survive and to be free.
Jasper and Marsha Sue are those characters you absolutely LOVE to HATE. They are evil n their own way and all you want to do is punch them!

Shan.... Oh Shan *hotsexysmartdedicated* He is fantastic, smart, cranky and gorgeous. He has his own demons he is battling, the same demons that made him the work-a-holic perfectionist. When he meets Riviera, she ends up turning his world inside out in the best possible way.

A.M Hargrove created some fantastic characters. There is fear, struggle, angst, longing, love and most of all accomplishment by facing the past, overcoming that fear and accepting the future.
Riviera and Shan journey is beautiful, angsty, humorous and sexy. 

Mrs. Hargrove does a fantastic job keeping the reader engaged. A wonderful read that will piss you off, make you laugh, make you cry and make you blush. An entertaining read. A fantastic job!

About the Author:

One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn’t do something soon, it would quickly be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life.  So, she rolled down the passenger window of her fabulous (not) company car and tossed out her leather briefcase.  Luckily, the pedestrian in the direct line of fire was a dodge ball pro and had ├╝ber quick reflexes enabling him to avoid getting bashed in the head.  Feeling a tad guilty about the near miss, A. M. made a speedy turn down a deserted side street before tossing her crummy, outdated piece-of-you-know-what lap top out the window.   She breathed a liberating sigh of relief, picked up her cell phone and hit #4 on her speed dial.
Boss:  Hello
A.M.:  Boss, is that you?
Boss:  Why yes, A. M., who else would be answering my phone?
A.M.:  Er… right.  Well, I’m calling to let you know you can pick up my luxury Ford Focus at Starbucks near the interstate.
Boss:  Why ever would I want to do that?
A.M.:  Because I quit!
A.M. hit the end button and speed dialed her husband.
A.M.:  Hi hubs, can you pick me up at Starbucks?
Hubs:  Sure… Having some car trouble?
A.M.:  Not at all.  I don’t have a car to have trouble with because I just quit my job.
Hubs:  WHAT?!
A.M.:  It’s time for a new career and I am going to be a very famous novelist.
So began A. M. Hargrove’s career as a YA/NA and Adult Romance writer! Her books include Kissing Fire, Edge of Disaster, Shattered Edge, the series the Guardians of Vesturon (Survival, Resurrection, Determinant, Beginnings and reEmergent) and Dark Waltz.

1 comment:

  1. Yikes, that Jasper is a righteous Prick, isn't he? Thanks for featuring him--I think ;-) On a serious note, there are monsters out there who think like he does and maybe one day we'll corral them all and lock them away forever. Thanks for featuring me today and also for the amazing review! xoxo