Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Marcus from Because of Low by Abbi Glines + GIVEAWAY

Happy Book Birthday to Because of Low & Abbi Glines! 

I'm so excited to have Marcus from Because of Low here today. 

Welcome, Marcus.  Your eyes are even better in person.  I'm a sucker for green eyes.  You get those from your mom or dad? 

My Mom. Although hers are prettier.

So, I first met you in Breathe.  That was a hard time for you.  How long did it take you to get over Sadie?

After Jax returned and really became a part of Sadie's life, I let go. It's easier to let go of something you never really had. Sure it hurt. But I moved on. She became, just a friend. 

I was so glad we got to see Sadie and Jax in Because of Low, and that you seem to be friends with Jax now.  Think that friendship will continue? 

Now that Jax knows I'm not sniffing around his woman, I think things will be fine. He's really not a bad guy. I mean, Sadie sees something in him worth loving so he can't be all that bad. The only thing I had against him was the fact he got the girl. But now, I'm thankful he did. 

That day you opened the apartment door and saw Low for the first time, what was you first impression?  What really captured your attention? 

She had the biggest green eyes I'd ever seen. And I guess I'm a sucker for a girl in tears. I immediately wanted to fix her problem. I wanted to see her smile. Her lips are just a little on the plump side and they fascinate me. I didn't even know her and all I could think about was making her happy again. 

Now that you know her better, can you describe her in 5 words?


Caleb Lane as Marcus
Describe the perfect day with Low.  Where would you go?  What would you do?

I'd spend the day taking her to every rock concert she's ever wanted to go to  and I'd buy her a t-shirt from each one of them. Read the book and this answer will make more sense. 

You can take Low anywhere in the world, where would you go?  Why? 

She's never been anywhere. Which makes this  a hard question. I want to take her everywhere. I guess to start off I'd take her to Paris. It's somewhere I've never been and I'd like to experience it with Low. 

If you could go back in time, where would you go and what would you do?

I'd go back to the night I went to my Father's new house and I wouldn't make the biggest mistake of my life. Low would never have been hurt. 

One wish, no questions, what would it be?

I could take Low and move away. Just far enough that our families couldn't affect us so much. 

You think you will ever be able to have a positive relationship with your dad again?

I don't know.  Right now, I doubt it. 


First thing you notice about a girl? Her eyes. 
Favorite color? red (Low's red dress and then of course the Crimson Tide) 
Mountains or ocean? Ocean. It's in my blood. 
Chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla 
Blue eyes or Brown eyes? Green
Blonde or brunette? (better answer this one right) Red! Or more like a rich copper. 
M&M or skittles? Skittles- the red and yellow ones. 

Spoilery questions(highlight to read)

Tell me about how you feel about your new sister?
Larissa is charming. She had me from the moment she scrunched her little nose up and said "skiutles". Nothing is her fault. She's innocent in the mess my Dad created. I love her. Without question. 

Future plans with Low?  Are you two gonna finish college?  Then what?  I know you're gonna marry her.  I have it all planned in my head.  I'm thinking a beach wedding...okay you answer not me. =)

Beach wedding huh? I like that. 
Yes, we are both going to finish college. I don't know where we will end up or what will come next I just know I never intend to let her go again. I'll follow her to the ends of the earth if I have to. Low will never doubt my unconditional love. 

*** GIVEAWAY ***

I have an eBook copy of Because of Low & a signed bookmark to giveaway.  Fill out the rafflecopter to enter.

GRAND PRIZE: Those who comment on blog posts during the tour are entered to win a signed copy of Breathe, The Vincent Boys, and Existence. ONE person will win all three paperback along with an ebook copy of Because of Low.  To enter for the grand prize, comment on at least 5 blogs on the tour, including this one.    Find the tour schedule here.  And start commenting.

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  1. Marcus you have made my Valentine's Day!!! Can't wait to read Because of Low, and I can't wait till I can read the spoilery questions. Only once I'm done :D

  2. And, Abbi Glines I love all your books!

  3. Cute interview, thanks for not directly showing the spoiler! I have all these books on my TBR list, just haven't gotten to them! Would love to win them! I have heard nothing but great reviews about all of them! Thanks for the giveaways!!

  4. How sweet is he?! Thanks for the interview and giveaway! :)

  5. I cant wait to read this book...and the Marcus you picked..HOT

  6. Sigh, Marcus sounds gorgeous. He's mine.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. Ooh Caleb Lane! <3 This sounds like a great read I'Ve been seeing it a lot around lately! Great post Valerie!

    Xpresso Reads

  8. Oh how I'm lovin' Marcus even more,I was rootin' for him in Breathe,but it seems he is doin' just fine!Thanks for the interview n the giveaway!Oh,n thanks for not spoilin' it too much! xoxo

  9. Awesome interview! I guess I really need to read Breathe so I can really know more about Marcus. This book sounds so good. I have been following the tour around the blogosphere and am really enjoying all of the posts.

  10. I loved loved LOVED Breathe and I can't wait to read this story. especially with some Jax in it!

  11. I just started THE VINCENT BOYS and I'm loving it! Can't wait to read EVERYTHING else Abbi Glines has written!

    Patricia Riley

  12. This book sounds great!! I just finished The Vincent Boys and really enjoyed it. Thanks for the chance.

  13. The book sounds amazing!!! I can't wait to read it!! Awesome interview!! Thanks for the giveaway! Happy Valentines Day!!

  14. THanks for the giveaway and i will follow the tour!

  15. I love that Marcus got his own story!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. I can't wait to check it out! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  18. That was fun reading the interview! I have never read any of Abi's books but the blurb and the situation the characters deal with sounds like a great read.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  19. Aww he sounds so sweet! Abbi, what is the first thing you notice in a guy ;) Hahah! Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. I am a HUGE fan of Abbi Glines! I just finished The Vincent Boys and I am hopelessly crushing on Beau Vincent! He has been placed on my much coveted Book Boyfriend List!

    The first book I read was Breathe and fell in love with Abbi's writing style immediately. You get sucked in and so invested in the characters really quickly. In Breathe Sadie is such a strong character who is used to taking care of others. And as much as I adored Jax Stone, I ask you how you couldn't fall head over heels for Marcus as well? I simply CAN NOT wait to read Because of Low. This is a great give away and would love the opportunity to win. :-)

    Adrena Lambert

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  21. GREAT INTERVIEW!!! I can't wait to pick this book up!!!

  22. Marcus, the perfect guy. Very beautiful interview and thank you for the giveaway!
    Demitra G

  23. really can't wait! this is going to be an amazing book!

  24. Awe, amazing interview. :) Marcus sounds adorable, and he's so sweet about Low. I'm definitely going to have to get my hands on this book soon so I can read all about him. :D

    Thanks for the giveaway, and for the chance to get to know a bit about Marcus in the interview. :)

  25. Oh, this was so stinkin' cute; I love Marcus, he's so dreamy!! Just finished BOL today, wrapping up my Abbi Glines 3-day book marathon. Breathe, Vincent Boys, and finally BOL were my companions until the wee hours of the night for three days (I read Existence awhile back already), and I loved every minute!! Thanks for the great giveaway, I LOVE your books, Abbi!!

  26. Love! Abbi Glines makes such wonderful characters.

  27. Great interview questions! Abbi, I was wondering if you based Marcus on anyone you knew?

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. I haven't read any of Abbi Glines books but I've been dying to for forever.

  29. Great interview! I'm looking forward to reading the book.

  30. I've got this book on my to read list and if I don't win it here (or somewhere) I'll purchase it.

  31. I haven;t read any of Abbi's books yet but they are all in my to read list!!!

  32. Great interview! This has been added to my TBR pile!

  33. Oh Marcus!! I haven't read Because of Low or Breathe (HOW?? Where was I, living under a rock??) but I can tell from his answers that he'll turn into one of my favorite lit-guys.

    He's so caring, you can see he loves Low - from the rock concert T-shirts and wanting to take her everywhere, to how he'll show her she'll never doubt his love for her. What an awesome guy! Congrats Abbi!

    And how cool that they have the same eye color!

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  35. I just want to tell Abbi that I'm an official fan-girl. If she writes it, I'll read it. I loved this book. I think this is my favorite interview. I love Marcus, he's sooo sweet! I want to win the signed print copies. Thanks for the post and giveaway!


  36. Thanks for the giveaway! I purchased The Vincent Boys for my kindle earlier and really enjoyed it so I have high hopes for this book! :)

  37. i liked the sound of this book before i started reading this but now i really want to read it.