Giveaway + Blog Tour: Epic by Adrienne Wilder

Adrienne Wilder is here today answering reader questions to promote Epic! Also there are 2 giveaways-a tour wide one and a blog one. See below for all the deets!

Good luck!

Reader Questions, answered.

Reader: In The Absence of Light, you paint such a moving picture of a young autistic man. How did this impact on you as a writer? 

This is a hard one to answer, but also a personal one. When I began researching information on severely autistic adults, I was surprised by how little information there was out there on adult Autism. It’s almost as if, when you reach 18, you’re kind of left on your own. The resources that are available are poor at best and severely limited.

Another thing I found when researching adult Autism, was information about missed symptoms in children who grow up to be Autistic adults. I was absolutely floored at how many behaviors and difficulties mirrored my childhood. From the time I was very young, I have had problems fitting in, adapting, coping, even being able to understand the nuances of social behavior. I approached my doctor with questions regarding the similarities. She seemed surprised that I didn’t know I had high functioning Autism.

I had no idea until I dug specifically on Adult Autism.  This is when you are not diagnosed until you are older because you often don’t display the atypical behaviors. A few I had, like obsessing about one thing, learning all I can about it, putting all my focus into it, interrupting people mid sentence, not understanding jokes, self mutilation (sounds worse than it is) where I banged my head on a wall, bit my hands, hit myself in the mouth, pulled out my hair, even pulled out my teeth (luckily I outgrew most of those by the time I was ten), and the classic inability to look people in the eye when you talk to them or maintain eye contact, which I still have to this day. I’ll tell you what, not being able to make eye contact is really big when you’re trying to get a job because everyone thinks you're dishonest.

But there were other behaviors that didn’t coincide and were dismissed until more recently. Looking back, if my mother had known this is why I had such a difficult time in school, socializing, even coping, I think helping me as a kid would have been so much easier. Despite not knowing why I was strange, I had a great mother who was very understanding and incredibly patient.

When I got older she finally admitted, “You were a very strange child.”  But she still loved me and gave me encouragement whether it was “farming toads” at the age of eleven or wanting to publish my stories as an adult.

So needless to say, writing Morgan had a HUGE impact on me.

by Adrienne Wilder
June 15, 2017
319 pages
Andrew Atler has learned the hard way, fiction is far better than real life. In his romance novels the world is safe, predictable, and there is always a happy ending. Best of all, he can safely fall in love and the person will never know. There he can weave a tale of perfect passion plus pay the bills.

Matt Grim flies the colors of Hell’s Legion. When he’s not riding his chopper, he’s working as a bouncer for the Six. Matt’s life consists of drinking, playing in a band, and burning the midnight oil in the dungeon. He lives hard, plays hard, and rides even harder.

Two people who would never be a part of the same EPIC love story.

But sometimes those fairy tale clichés have a way of working magic.

And sometimes…sometimes those happy endings do come true.

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by Adrienne
Releasing in August 2017

No sane man would choose to live in the Alaskan bush unless he had something to hide. And Keegan Brooks has secrets darker than night, more dangerous than wolves, more brutal than an Alaskan winter. Every day for him was survival until he found August Vallory the sole survivor in a downed plane.

It’s no longer just Keegan’s life teetering on the edge of survival.

Now it’s his heart.

Blog Tour
Aug 14-25

Aug 14 Boy Meets Boys Reviews – guest post
Aug 15 Making it Happen - review
            Vampy and Racey – review/guest post
Aug 16 The Novel Approach Reviews – guest post
Aug 17 Joyfully Jay – guest post
Aug 18 Jeep Diva – guest post
Aug 21 I Smell Sheep – guest post
Aug 22 Love Unchained - review
            Pearls Cast Before a McPig - spotlight
Aug 23 Love Bytes – guest post
Aug 25 Jessie G Books – spotlight


Email: Fourpaw at windstream dot net

Georgia born and bred, I am an artist, a writer, and a general pain in the ass.

I spend most of my days working on my next book or designing cover art for other writers. For stress relief I do Olympic lifting and occasionally run (but hate it). I have been in love with writing since I was very young but it wasn't until recently that I decided to pursue it as a profession.

I have experimented in several genres and found that since I identify as male, male romance has been the most comfortable for me to write. I don't discriminate in my books. All characters are fair game. I do however, prefer a happy ending at some level.

I don't write the standard romance book. Some might even argue that what I write isn't romance at all. Personally, I think of them as love stories, where even in a fantastical world, there are realistic outcomes to the obstacles the characters face.

Many of my books have dark turns and twists where the characters fight for the light at the end of the tunnel. I write action, fist fights, gun fights, downright dirty evil people who have to be stopped, things catch fire, blow up, and fall in. My characters come in a unique range. They are not all good guys, but the majority of them have very good hearts. Many of them have been through hell in their lives, and many of them have a laundry list of faults. But hopefully they manage to surprise you with their tenacity and loyalty.

If all goes well, there will be a myriad of different kinds of books available this year. If I am really lucky, you will enjoy them.

Blog Giveaway

One lucky commenter will be entered to win an ecopy of any Adrienne Wilder book! Contest ends August 21st at Midnight EST. Please be sure to leave contact info e.g. email, Twitter handle, Goodreads profile, something. We will contact the winner shortly afterwards and if no response is received within 48 hrs we will choose another winner. Good luck!

Tour Wide Giveaway
$20 amazon gift card

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Congratulations on the book, Adrienne. It does sound really good!

    1. If you have KU you can read it for free. Hopefully you will like it ;)

  2. I loved Epic! I can't wait for Wild.

    1. Good to hear you loved the book :) Thanks for reading!

  3. both Epic and Wild sound amazing!


  4. Congrats on the upcoming book!

  5. Congrats on the release & thanks for the post!