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Monday, September 17, 2018

Flawed by Vivian Kohlman - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hey lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Vivian Kohlman and her new book, “Flawed”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Vivian and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

by Vivian Kohlman


GENRE: Contemporary Romance



That guy—the one that most girls would run away from—captured Kara’s attention and wouldn’t let it go. As expected, he turned out to be a player. So she cut him off.

But he wasn’t done with her yet. He waited until the memory of their start would have been forgotten—at least, softened a bit. Then he returned to her life, and captured her heart.

Finally blissfully happy, they fall in love and decide to make it official…until his past catches up with him and he destroys her again. But this is it…this is the last time she’ll fall for him.

And she keeps telling herself that until she almost believes it.

This book is for mature audiences.



Chapter 9

A few minutes later, I heard the door open again.

“That was quick,” I said while shuffling cards, not paying attention to Anna’s return. But it wasn’t Anna. It was Naheed…he walked around the corner, and leaned next to me, putting a hand on the back of my chair.

“You forgot your drink,” he said, setting the drink down in front of me while keeping his hand on the back of my chair, essentially enclosing me in his arms.

“Thank you.” I felt the heat emanating from him and I know my face was bright red. I couldn’t breathe. Butterflies were storming around my stomach.

“You’re welcome. Aren’t you going to even say hello? You’re acting like I’m a stranger.”

“Hello,” I said. I haven’t even looked at him yet. I was avoiding that like the plague. I knew our eyes would lock, just like they used to…and I can’t let this get out of hand.

“So, you’re engaged to Dominik. Why him?”

A slight fit of anger made me look up to Naheed; he’s still standing incredibly close to me.

“Why do you care?”

“Because…he’s not the one for you.”

“Ah, how ironic. That’s what my friends said about you.”

“Yeah, I remember.”

“And you still have a girlfriend…so, I guess things ended up the way they were supposed to.”

I got to him; he looked pissed. He was quiet for a minute…then sat in the chair next to me.

“Kara, I’m with her because you walked away. YOU WALKED AWAY from us,” he said loudly.

“What did you expect me to do?”



The book, Flawed, is not erotica, but does include some steamy scenes, and contains adult situations (curse words, drinking alcohol, etc).



Four Reasons You Should Read My Book:

1.     It’s a romance, but the female lead is not a victim. Flawed is not about a girl being saved, it’s about a love struggling to survive in a complex world.

We all love a damsel in distress, but not all of us need to be saved. Kara’s an introvert, but she’s confident and in control of her life…and that life is pretty darned good. Everything doesn’t come easy for her, though…she falls hard for Naheed and her heart is broken more than once. But she’s not a victim; she brushes herself off and gets right back up.

And did I mention that Kara’s fabulous and brunette?

2.     It’s not sappy. Sure, everyone loves a pure, innocent love story, but that’s just not the way real life is anymore…at least, not for the Young and Privileged of Washington, DC. Kara and her friends are all upper class, live in the city or near suburbs, and have experiences that raised their maturity well beyond their years. This story is contemporary, and a bit edgy without erotica or anything too crazy.

I love reading a clean story here and there—Emma’s a favorite of mine—but there’s something passionate about having fewer boundaries in speech and action. Flawed is about good young adults who drink and curse, and sometimes have to decide which evil to choose.

3.     It’s relatable. If you’ve ever been to Washington, DC, you may easily identify some of the locations where the stories take place. If you’ve lived in the city, you can relate to the personalities, likes and dislikes, and general lifestyle of the characters. Our nation’s capital is a diverse place that can support a variety of activities and lifestyles…it’s not all politics.

The characters are relatable. They’re just young adults trying to enjoy life while checking off the boxes of what they should do to mature (school, etc.). Flawed is told in the first person, so you can really understand Kara’s feelings and thoughts. You get to know her, and her pain and happiness. These feelings are the same no matter who you are.

4.     It’s only $2.99—you pay more than that for a coffee that’s gone in a half hour! Why not make your money last hours with a book that you can read over and over again? All of the books in this series are priced at 2.99 and are often offered for free here and there. Follow me on Facebook or Twitter, or sign up to the newsletter through my website –you’ll be the first to know when a book is offered up for free! But if you want to read to something now, 2.99 isn’t a big investment.



Vivian Kohlman writes romance novels based on stories of love and loss under the backdrop of Washington, DC. She grew up in Maryland just outside DC, but lived in Los Angeles on and off in her 20's before returning to the Washington, DC area to live out her adult life.

Vivian attended a private university in Washington, DC for undergraduate and graduate school, and lived a very active social life. During her teens and twenties she and her friends lived through a lot of ups and downs—these experiences have fed the stories of this series.

Currently, she loves to travel with her husband and reads or writes romance novels as often as she can. When she’s not writing, she works a fulltime job and enjoys all of the bars, restaurants, and other hot spots of the nation’s capital. Born and raised in the DC metro area, she adores the culture of the city and is passionate about highlighting the city's attributes, lifestyles, and norms—not including politics.





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Vivian will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. Vivian ~ It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! Looking forward to reviewing your book later this month! :)

  2. Thanks so much!! It’s great to be able to connect with your readers. I hope you (& anyone else who reads Flawed) love the book! Thanks for hosting!!

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