Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Author Christi Barth Talks About The Opposite of Right

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The Opposite of Right by Christi Barth - Thoughts in Progress I’m delighted to welcome author Christi Barth back to Thoughts in Progress. Christi joins us to talk about her rock star romance novella, The Opposite of Right, book 1 in her Bad Decisions trilogy that’s available today.

Christi has graciously answered some questions for me, but first here’s a brief synopsis of THE OPPOSITE OF RIGHT. I’m also sharing my thoughts on this fascinating read.

      Kylie Stafford has spent her whole life doing exactly what’s expected. The right major, the right sorority, the right guys, just like her mother and her sister before her. But when everything falls apart for her, Kylie wonders if doing everything right has been utterly wrong. There’s only one way to find out.
      She decides to try making all the wrong choices for three months. Hit on a tattoo-covered rock musician? Check. Go back to his dressing room for a hot hook-up against the wall? Gulp. Drop everything to be a roadie for him to binge on more of the best sex of her life? Maybe. Start falling for him despite her better judgment? Um….yeah. Figure out why doing everything that seems wrong feels so darn right?

My thoughts ……….

The characters in Author Christi Barth’s appear to be complete opposites but find they are very much alike. Their traits and faults will have readers relating and pulling for them. They are well-developed and likable.

The setting sizzles much like the chemistry between the main characters. Readers are quickly pulled in and find themselves immersed in the actions of the characters. The story flow at a good pace, smoothly and with heart-pounding romance.

This is a quick read that will leave you smiling and taking a different look at how you perceive your choices. THE OPPOSITE OF RIGHT is romance, passion, self-awakening and insight rolled into an entertaining steamy novella you won’t put down until the very end.

The Opposite of Right by Christi Barth, Bad Decisions trilogy Book #1, Amazon Digital Services, @2015, ASIN: BO14VR2YEW, 3770KB, 86 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the author in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Now, join me in giving a warm TIP welcome to Christi as she answers some questions. Welcome, Christi.

MASON - Did the idea of THE OPPOSITE OF RIGHT come first or the ideal of the Bad Decisions Trilogy?
Both? Simultaneously, almost? I was attempting to be strategic - rock star romance is popular right now. My friends thought it'd be a good fit for my voice, so they urged me to write a rock star series. But there was zero story idea attached to that bullet point on the business plan. So in the same day, I tried to think of what makes rock stars so hot, and I kept circling back to the appeal of a Bad Boy. How was I supposed to make a bad boy the right guy? And that's when the idea for The Opposite of Right hit me.

Mason - What is the hardest part of creating a story for you - the setting, characters, dialogue or something else?
Oh, I love wallowing in setting and dialogue. The only place I get hung up is when it comes to conflict. With my stories being set right here and now, there really aren't any serious obstacles to a woman being with the man she loves. Contemporary romance conflict is tough.

Mason - Who designed the cover of THE OPPOSITE OF RIGHT and did you have any input in the decision?
It is my favorite cover EVER! Pickyme did the cover and I've already lined her up to do the rest of the trilogy. And it is all her brilliance, because here is what I told her (besides the blurb): I would love a series logo. Don’t know if making Bad Decisions into a concert ticket would work? I’m very, very bad at this. I would like it to be scorchingly hot. I feel like I really need ½ naked male abs to make it fly off the shelf.

Mason - What is a typical writing day like for you?
I have a day job, so a typical writing day entails me working all day, going to the gym, cooking dinner, maybe watching an hour of TV with my hubby, I start writing about 9 p.m. and go until I freak out about how late it is around midnight and run for bed.

Mason - What one question do you wish readers would as, but no one never does?
I have two books that have sequels semi-plotted but unwritten. I'd love for readers to ask me what happens next and if I'll be writing the sequels! (They weren't sold as part of a series, so this is me just falling in love with my characters and wanting to stretch things out.)

Mason - What new projects are you currently working on?

I’m working on book two in the Bad Decisions trilogy, The Reverse of Perfection, which release in May. But I’m beyond excited for the launch of my Naked Men series with Loveswept, kicking off in March with Risking It All. It centers around five men who survived a high school tragedy, how it made them into the men they are today, and of course, the women who complete them

Christi, thanks for joining us today and sharing this insight on how your story came about. The book cover is very catchy.


Author Christi Barth - Amy Jones Photography - Thoughts in Progress
Author Christi Barth, Amy Jones Photography
Christi Barth earned a Master’s degree in vocal performance and embarked upon a career on the stage.

A love of romance then drew her to wedding planning. Ultimately she succumbed to her lifelong love of books and now writes contemporary romance.

Christi is President of the Maryland Romance Writers and lives in Maryland with her husband.

For more on Christi and her writing visit her website and blog, as well as connect with her on Pinterest, Twitter, Goodreads, Amazon Author Page, and Facebook.

Thanks so much for stopping by today during Christi’s visit. Are you a fan of novellas? Have you ever dreamed about being a rock star or being with a rock star?


  1. Congratulations Christi. It sounds as if you lead a very, very busy - and productive life.

    1. And why is it that bad boys have soooooo much charm?

    2. They are stinking irresistible, aren't they?

  2. Although the cover is uber hot and nom nom nom... I wonder how would ladies react if books for men had big naked boobies on the covers :)) Would they call it a sexism :)

  3. Well, who doesn't want to be a rock star these days? Trust me, it's a great place to be! Well, I'm not really a rock star...
    Congratulations to Christi!

  4. The rock and roll world is a great context for a romance. Thanks for sharing, both, and much success.

    1. Thanks - I'm starting to write book 2, and rockers are so darn much fun!

  5. Christi, thanks again for visiting with us. You have a great new series here. Wishing you much success.

    Hi, everyone. Thanks for stopping by. Miss visiting with you, but having a great time in Texas. Back soon.


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