Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Life for Rent by Emmie Lou Kates Blog Tour

Can you provide us with a short history/bio on each of the main characters? 

Liam Trevose 26 - Youngest son of Mary and Ryan Trevose. He grew up on the family farm in a small village in Cornwall, he studied architecture at the University of Exeter and spent his summers surfing in Newquay. He planned to take a year off after University touring surfing beaches around the world, before looking for a job. His older brother Rhys worked with his father on their farm, and would soon take over the day to day running with his soon to be wife Rowena.
Four years prior to the start of the story, his family along with his brothers fiancee were killed in a car crash.
From the day he buried his family, Liam shut away his heart and his dreams. Wracked with guilt for not being with his family on that fateful day, he swore to keep the family farm going.

Beth Hathaway 24 - Only daughter of Nick and Arabella Hathaway. Having to watch her mother’s breakdown and eventual suicide, after her father walked out on what was supposed to be a perfect marriage, she had no time for love and relationships. Passed from one relative to another from the age of fourteen, she worked her way through college, pursuing her dream of being a freelance artist. She was tough and independent, even her closest friend Trish had no idea about her past.
She had fun with guys, but would never open her heart to them. So when a guy she was seeing started getting serious she decided to get out of London and away from him.
She found a little cottage in a quiet Cornish village and thought it would be the ideal place to chill out and carry on her freelance work.

Can you share your idea of the perfect soundtrack to ‘Life for Rent’ with us? 

Life for Rent - Dido  This sort of gave me inspiration for the story.
Dakota - Stereophonics
This one’s gonna bruise - Beth Orton
I don’t need a man - Pussycat Dolls
Hurricane - Dustin Lynch
Independent Women - Destiny’s Child
Days before you came - Placebo
I need air - Magnetic Man feat Katy B
A Quiet Mind - Blue October
A beautiful Lie - Thirty Seconds to Mars
Little Dreams - Ellie Goulding
Angel - Massive Attack
Heartbeats - Ellie Goulding
The only exception - Paramore
Make you feel my love - Adele

Book Info-

Title: Life For Rent
By: Emmie Lou Kates
Published: May 13th, 2013
Genre- New Adult Romance 


Beth is always running from love, life and relationships and yet another disastrous break up finds her in a little village in Cornwall. She just wants to be left alone to enjoy the quiet country life and continue her work as a freelance artist.

Liam was young free and single, enjoying the sun, surf and sex life to be found living in Cornwall, until tragedy strikes his family and he is left on his own trying to keep the family farm going.

Two lost souls not wanting to be saved until fate and a little Cornish magic steps in.



The loud roar of a tractor in the lane, and then an incessant tooting of a horn abruptly cut her daydreams short. She jumped up and looked over the garden fence to the road below. There was the huge red machine, inches behind her fiesta, inside sat a large dark haired man scowling in the cab. She opened the gate and ran down the path, smiling she started to make apologetic noises that dried in her throat as he jumped out of the cab and roared at her. “What the fuck do you think you are doing parking in the middle of the lane?”
If he had not put her back up with his foul mouthed tirade, she may have had time to notice how his lean muscular body was bursting from the open shirt roughly tucked into fading jeans that covered strong, long legs. She would have admired his square jaw and high cheekbones covered by skin tanned from years working outside, or the way he tossed his unruly dark hair away from his deep blue eyes with a flick of his head.
But no, all she could see was some uncouth local, bad mouthing her because she had the audacity to park her car outside her cottage.
She glared back at him and replied with ice cool politeness. “This is a private lane and I have every right to park my car outside my property”. There that told him.
He walked towards her, his six foot two frame towering over her and continued to glare. “If you had bothered to read your property documents thoroughly, you would have seen that my farm has a right of way down this lane to the field at the end, so you will have to park your car on the grass verge”.
She glared back, her temper rising, “Well, if you had knocked on my door and asked politely I might have been of a mind to move it, but as you don’t appear to have a polite bone in your body you can whistle pal”. And with that she turned on her heel and marched back up the path to her cottage, slamming the gate shut she shot inside before he could reply.

About The Author-
Self confessed hopeless romantic, still looking for my happy ever after. Until then I write about them instead.You can find me at 

Can you share the playlist you listened to while writing ‘Life For Rent’ with us? 

It’s a bit of a weird mixture, but here goes.

The only exception - Paramore
My happy ending - Avril Lavigne
Kingdom of Rust - Doves
Midnight city - M83
The Kill - 30 Seconds to Mars
Clown - Emile Sande
The Reason - Hoobastank
Quiet Mind - Blue October
Out of reach - Gabrielle
Black - Pearl Jam
18th floor balcony - Blue October
Waiting all night - Rudimental
Sand in my shoes - Dido
A beautiful lie - 30 Seconds to Mars
Stay - Blue October
Angel - within Temptation
Going under - Evanescence
Just Breathe - Pearl Jam
Bubble - Biffy Clyro
Hurricane - Dustin Lynch
Retrograde - James Blake
Cowboys and Angels - Dustin Lynch
Come away with me - Norah Jones
Strong - London Grammar
Wasting my young years - London Grammar
Broken - Jake Bugg
Martha’s Harbour - All about Eve
When it hurts so bad - Lauryn Hill
Ordinary people - John Legend
Stay - Rihanna
Follow the cops back home - Placebo
Little wonders - Rob Thomas
Little Dreams - Ellie Goulding
Salt Skin - Ellie Goulding
Drumming song - Florence and the machine
Swimming - Florence and the machine
She cries your name - Beth Orton
Love is on it’s way - Corinne Bailey Rae
Lady Luck - Jamie Woon
Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson
Sex on fire - Kings of Leon
Angel - Massive Attack
Blurry - Puddle of Mudd
I don’t need a man - Pussycat Dolls
Hesitate - Stone Sour
Another love - Tom Odell
I don’t want a lover - Texas
Turning tables - Adele
Feel my love - Adele
Life for Rent - Dido
In praise of the vulnerable man - Alanis Morissette
Too  close - Alex Clare
Cold - Annie Lennox
Skinny love - Birdy
Unravel - Bjork
Ain’t nobody - Chaka Khan
Hurt - Christina Aguilera
Landslide - Fleetwood Mac

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