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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Restraint Randi Cooley Wilson Blog Tour: Interview & Giveaway

Please welcome Randi Cooley Wilson author of Restraint to Diane's Book Blog for an author interview.

About the Author:

Randi was born and raised in Massachusetts where she attended Bridgewater State University and graduated with a degree in Communication Studies. After graduation she moved to California where she lived happily bathed in sunshine and warm weather for fifteen years.
Randi and her husband recently moved back to Massachusetts with their daughter where she was encouraged to begin writing again.
Revelation is her first novel and The Revelations Series is her first New Adult Paranormal Romance book series.
“I’ve had a love affair with books, writing and storytelling since childhood. It has been a dream of mine to introduce this world and these characters to you. I hope I’ve done them justice.”
Randi loves to hear from readers, you can reach out to her via Twitter: R_CooleyWilson and/or Facebook: authorrandicooleywilson

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What is your favorite part of the story, Restraint (The Revelation Series, Book #2)?

To be honest, Restraint is probably my favorite book so far out of the series that I have written. I have a few ‘favorite’ parts but my ultimate is a chapter called The Chamber.

How long did it take you to write Restraint?

From start to finish, Restraint took be about 3-months to complete.

If you could be best friends with one of your characters, who would it be?

This is a difficult question. If I had to pick just one, probably Asher St. Michael.

What inspired you to write your first book, Revelation?

A few years back, I had read what felt like every single story there was out there within the paranormal genre (which is my absolute favorite). As a reader, I was craving something different with new worlds, unknown characters and bad guys that I had not ever been introduced to previously. So I tied in my love for architecture and romance and created The Revelation Series.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

At the moment, I am finishing up Redemption, (The Revelation Series, Book #3). I’m really thrilled with how it’s coming together and look forward to sharing it with readers in November 2014.

What book are you reading now?

Currently, I’m obsessed with The Stage Dive Series by Kylie Scott. I also have a total author crush on Jay Crownover and her Marked Men and Point Series.

What do you prefer paperback, hardcover, or ebooks?

I am totally a hardcover girl. Super old fashion but nothing beats the feel of a heavy book and the smell of new pages.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

First and foremost, I’d really like to thank the readers who have embraced both Revelation and Restraint. Without you allowing me into your reading libraries, I would not even be here. So thank you for being so warm and welcoming to not only me, but these characters. I can’t wait to meet some of you this year at the author signings!

Thank you so much for having me today, it’s been fun.

About Book 1 REVELATION:

Revelation by Randi Cooley Wilson
Published May 1st, 2014
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Pages: 314


Eve Collins starts her freshman year at college blissfully unaware that one revelation will challenge everything she’s believed to be true about her family, life, and future, and right in the midst of it all is Asher St. Michael.

Mysterious and aloof, Asher is appointed to protect Eve at all costs. Bound by his oath of loyalty to mankind, loving her is forbidden. 

Dark and enigmatic, Gage Gallagher may be even more dangerous to Eve than the demonic army that hunts her.

Caught in the middle of a centuries old war, Eve must choose sides knowing that the wrong choice will cost more than just her life. 

Can Asher and Eve fulfill their destinies or will their love destroy everything?

Revelation is a journey of self-discovery, love, and sacrifice. 

This is volume one of a series

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About Book 2 RESTRAINT:

Restraint (The Revelation Series, Volume Two) by Randi Cooley Wilson
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Pages: 300
Publication Date: August, 2014


One revelation changed everything, turning Eve Collin’s world upside down with grief and questions of identity and allegiance. Now as she flees enemies that refuse to give up, Eve must also face the mounting attraction between herself and her gargoyle protector. Will she ever truly be safe? How much will she sacrifice to survive and who will she become?

Restraint is an addictive pleasure a spellbinding continuation of Eve’s journey of self-discovery, love and sacrifice.
Readers captivated by Revelation will eagerly devour Restraint.
Restraint is volume two in The Revelation Series.


"Sleep Over" - Asher and Eve, Restraint Excerpt
I’m brushing my teeth when Asher swaggers into the bathroom. He leans his hip against the counter and just watches me. It’s starting to freak me out. I squint at him before spitting.
     “Can I help you?”
     “Huh?” he asks.
     “You’re staring.” I tip my toothbrush at him.
     “Am I?” He tilts his head to the side and crosses his arms.
     I spit one last time and start my flossing routine and gargle my mouth rinse, all while Asher just stands there, observing me. Seriously, what’s he doing?
     “Curious about dental care?”
     “Curious about you,” he shoots back.
     He shrugs. “I like watching you do normal, everyday things.”
     I blink. “Did you get clocked in training today?”
     “No.” He slides his hands into the pockets of his pajama bottoms. “Want to have a sleep over?”
     “Sleepover?” I repeat, less than enthused.
      “Pajamas, pillow fights, gossip. You know, sleepover,” he clarifies, like I’m an idiot.
      I sigh. “You’re freaking me out. What the hell is going on?”
      He reaches for me and grabs the hem of my tank top, pulling me towards him. I stumble a bit and have to place my hands on his shoulders for balance as he tugs me closer. “I want you in my bed tonight. I was hoping you’d fall asleep in my arms.” His eyes lock onto mine.


In addition to the giveaway the winner will also be able to choose Callan's next Apron Saying in book 3. 

"Be a flirt and lift your shirt."

"If I want your opinion, I'll give it to you."

"Can I check to see if my hot dog fits your bun?"

Choose one, winner will be put into book 3!!!

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The tour schedule can be found HERE.


  1. Thanks for participating in the Restraint blog tour, Diane!


  2. looking forward to this read. good luck all


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