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Blog Tour For Driven By K. Bromberg


Rylee Thomas is used to being in control. But she’s about to meet the one man that just might make her enjoy losing it…

I am the exception to the rule.

In a world full of willing women, I’m a challenge to the roguish and achingly handsome Colton Donavan. A man used to getting exactly what he wants in all aspects of life. He’s the reckless bad boy constantly skating that razor thin edge toward out of control, on and off of the track.

Colton crashes into my life like a tornado: sapping my control, testing my vulnerabilities beyond their limits, and unintentionally penetrating the protective wall around my healing heart. Tearing apart the world I rebuilt so carefully with structure, predictability, and discipline.

I can’t give him what he wants and he can’t give me what I need. But after a glimpse beneath his refined exterior into the dark secrets of his damaged soul, can I bring myself to walk away?

Our sexual chemistry is undeniable. Our individual need for complete control is irrefutable. But when our worlds collide, is the chemistry enough to bring us together or will our untold secrets and battle of wills force us apart?

About the Author:

K. Bromberg was born and raised in Southern California. She graduated from University of California at San Diego with two bachelors—economics and political science—but always loved to write.

K. Bromberg remains in Southern California with her husband and their three young children. When not writing or working her paying job, she can be found playing ninjas or power rangers with her son, fixing the hair of her oldest daughter’s American girl doll, trying to potty train her youngest daughter, or listening to any or all of them fight/whine at once. When she needs a break from the daily chaos, you can almost always find her with Kindle in hand, devouring the pages of a good book.

Author Questions:

1. Give a brief verbal description of your book:
Driven is a story about two characters with strong wills and dark pasts. Rylee Thomas is a look-before-you-leap type of girl needing control to help her heal from an accident that took the life of her fiancĂ©. Colton Donavan is the reckless bad boy racecar drive that lives life on the edge, always pushing the envelope to flee the demons chasing him from his past. They meet at a charity function for the non-profit that Rylee works for. Irritated that Rylee rejects his continuous advances, Colton proposes that a bet: that he’ll have a date with her by the end of the night or else he’ll donate a hefty sum to her organization. Colton finagles a win and sets the stage for battle of wills between them. 

Rylee refuses to honor the bet because more than anything, she doesn’t want to give him the unneeded boost to his already rampant ego. Colton decides to up the ante by offering up the rest of the funds for her company’s newest project with the caveat that Rylee be the face of the organization beside him. 

Chemistry ignites between the two but every time they get too close, their pasts come between them. Passion explodes, tempers flare, and desires ignite. Colton needs the physicality between them to drown out the memories that haunt him while Rylee needs the emotional connection to heal the numbness in her heart.

2. When is Driven available for purchase?

Driven will be released May 14th, 2013 on Amazon for the kindle and
kindle apps. It will be available on Createspace for print copies at a
later date. 

3. Why did you write this book?

I love to write. I love telling stories about characters that get in your head and make you think about them randomly long after the book is finished. Rylee and Colton (the main characters) and Zander and Haddie (minor characters) were in my head and I had to put them to paper. I didn’t want her to try and fix him but rather help him realize that it’s okay to need someone. So, once the idea was in my head, I couldn’t not write it down. Besides, who doesn’t love a bad boy with a vulnerable side that only you get to see?

4. Will we see more of these characters in future novels?

Driven is the first book in a trilogy, so yes, you will see more of all of
them. The second book in ‘The Driven Trilogy’ is titled Fueled and will be
out mid-August and the third book is titled Crashed with a release date to
be determined.
As for Haddie, she is fun to write so I just might delve into her a little
further at a later time.

5. Will any of the books be from Colton’s point of view?

A scene in or two in Fueled is from Colton’s POV. I’m still outlining
Crashed but possibly a few scenes will be in his voice as well. He’ll most
likely be making appearances on my blog though every now and then.

6. What’s your writing method?

I’m a planner. With Driven, I had an eighty page, detailed outline with
quotes and scenes and specifics. It made it easier for me to write as I
developed the characters. But I will say that many times I had to switch
scenes around like a shell game to make things flow how I wanted. 
Going off of my outline though, Driven ended up being way too long so I 
ended up having to cut it in half and move a portion into the second book,
Fueled. This is making it a challenge to write Chased and keep all the
scenes I wanted from the start all the while making it concise (and not
seven hundred pages).
In writing Fueled, the outline was much shorter because the characters
are already established. The outline for Fueled took me two days to
finish whereas Driven took me a couple of months.
I will say though, that no matter how much I outline, some of favorite 
scenes or lines are things that just happened during the writing process.

7. What are your favorite scenes to write?

I love to write the scenes where there is verbal sparring. I usually write
them and then during the next few days, ideas will hit me that make the
scene that much better. It’s kind of like when you have a fight and then
hours later you say, “Damn, I should have said xyz!” When writing these
scenes, you have that moment but get to actually say it. 
I will say that while they are fun to write, I find that the sex scenes are the
most difficult for me. Typing down physical actions is one thing, but putting
real emotion with it and relaying it so that it’s fresh and new and not
mechanical-sounding is sometimes challenging.

8. What are your least favorite scenes to write? 

The ones that aren’t working! Meaning the scenes that I can plan out 
perfectly in my mind but the minute I try to type it just comes out all wrong.

9. What do you do when you get writer’s block?

It’s inevitable—writer’s block always happens. I usually listen to music
when I write so I pick a song that sets the mood I am trying to write and
listen to it. Usually over and over to my children’s dismay until I can see
the scene through. Sometimes I also reread previous scenes and edit
them so that I can think through everything again. A lot of times I exercise
and spend that time thinking how to move things around to make it work.
And sometimes nothing works so I go and eat some chocolate. It doesn’t
fix things but it makes me feel better.

10. Tell me about you.

I was born and raised in Southern California. I still live there with my
husband and three young children. When I’m not writing or working at my
paying job, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing sports, and most
days you can find me somewhere reading a book.
I have two bachelors, in economics and political science, from the
University of California at San Diego but writing is my passion.



  1. Great interview! This one is on my TBR list and I hope to get to it very soon.. Its gotten some excellent ratings and it sounds like something I'd love.

    1. Hi Hazel! I can't wait for you to read Driven! Be sure to let me know what you think when you do.

      K. Bromberg