Blog Tour: Who He Is (FireNine, #1) by S.Q. Williams

Welcome to day 5 of the Who He Is Blog Tour! I have quite a bit of goodies for you today including a couple of giveaways, the trailer, an excerpt, the playlist, and character casting!


Author Info


S. Q. Williams was born and raised in Matthews, North Carolina. She’s the author of the New Adult series, OBTAINED and the Best Selling New Adult novel, Hard to Resist. Her upcoming mature New-Adult/Adult novel, Who He Is, will be released in July of 2013.

When she’s not writing, she’s happily reading or watching cartoons like the big kid she is. She has a wonderful family that you will hear her brag and talk about all of the time. Whenever she just wants to get away from the words for a while, she’ll spend some time with her loved ones, eat gummy bears, or drown in Coca-Cola and anything else caffeinated.






Book Info


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Title: Who He Is

Series: FireNine

Author: S.Q. Williams

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance – 18+

Rating: School School School School School


Eliza Smith has never been the one to seek a relationship. She’s never dated a guy in her life, never even hugged a man (outside of her father/manager of the hot and popular rock band, FireNine) but when she decides to spend her summer on tour with FireNine, it all changes. Eliza really gets to meet Gage Grendel – her former crush from high school and the lead singer of FireNine – and witness sides to him to which she’ll begin to truly despise.
She’ll ignore him, she’ll dislike his ways, she’ll do anything to try and stay away from him until Gage finally gets her to slip up and give in. She agrees on a casual fling with Gage, but soon they’ll both see how the fling will blur into something they can’t control and when it’s finally time for Eliza to go and accomplish her own dreams, she’ll know there’s more she took from Gage than she ever thought possible.


Eliza starts off as introverted and shy, especially around Gage. As the story progresses not only does she form a friendship (and then more) with Gage, she also starts to come into who she really is, be more confident in herself, and be comfortable with other people, even making friends. When she is first thrust into Gage’s fast paced and crazy lifestyle, she despises everything about him even though she knows she’s attracted to him.

Due to his own rocky past, Gage is emotionally damaged and has abandonment issues. Its obvious that he’s instantly attracted to Eliza but she keeps pushing him away. Gage keeps pushing and is determined to be more than just a friend to Eliza. This delicious tattooed bad boy rocker is definitely on my book boyfriends list. He is so yummy!

There were times when I wanted to strangle Eliza or Gage (sometimes both) when they were being stubborn. And there were even times I wanted to yell at Roy or Deed and say “What the hell is going on?!?!” They were great though. The secondary characters really rounded out the cast of characters and brought a great dynamic to the story of Eliza and Gage so that you end up with several underlying stories besides the main one.

I really got into this book. I was so wrapped up in it that I missed dinner and stayed up into the wee hours of the morning (on a work night no less) to finish it because I just had to find out what was going to happen next. There are still a LOT of questions that need answered. This was a definite 5 out of 5 for me and I look forward to reading the next part of the story in Who We Are.


Find It On:

Goodreads   Amazon





Go HERE to hear the Spotify playlist for Who He Is



Grabbing the bar soap, I lathered it over me, my head tilted back in the running water until the bathroom door creaked open. My eyes widened, seeing Gage through the opaque glass door of the shower. His figure was solid, sexy. His strides toward the shower were cautious as he placed the towel on the rod.

He was about to turn around, but, surprisingly, I called his name and he stopped, taking a glance over his shoulder. A million thoughts were running through my drunken head. One of them was to tell him thanks… just because. Another was to ask for a kiss. It was odd, but I just wanted to feel him. The last was to tell him to come into the shower with me.

“Yeah?” Gage called, turning around.

I chewed on my bottom lip, the silence ringing between us. Finally, I asked, “Can you come in with me?”

He remained quiet for a few seconds. Through the opaque glass, he was perfectly still. Unmoving. Then, slowly and still quiet, he pulled his shirt over his head. He unbuttoned his jeans, kicked off his shoes, slid out of his boxers and jeans, and then walked toward the shower. My heart raced with each step closer. It raced even more as he grabbed the handle of the shower door and slid it open.

He stepped in without looking at me and I stepped beneath the water, as if it were going to hide my naked body. I held the bar of soap against my chest and as soon as Gage slid the shower door shut behind him, his heavy hazel eyes met mine.

For the most part, we were quiet. It wasn’t awkward to stare because he had more than enough to stare at and keep me quiet. Although the features of his face were hard, his eyes were tranquil, admiring the naked aspects of my body. My eyes traveled from his face to his broad chest. There was a tattoo of a woman’s name right below his left collarbone, almost where his heart would be. The name was Chloe and was in a flowing script.

The dragon on his ribs was defined; the blue and black stood out most. A splash of orange came out of its mouth and its head was tilted up, as if it were burning his armpit. My eyes continued traveling southward until they got to the main attraction. He wasn’t soft. He was hard, probably harder than a rock. I had the urge to grab him, stroke him… maybe even get a taste of him, but I held off, suddenly realizing I was the reason he was getting turned on.

Gage finally made the first move. His actions were deliberate, but he was going for it. He cupped my face, taking the soap out of my hand, placing it down, and then pulling my lips to his and kissing me fiercely.

I drowned in his touch, my body sinking against his firm upper half. He swallowed my moans and his tongue ran over and slipped beneath mine. His panting increased, his whole body turned rigid. He then picked me up and I had no problem wrapping my legs around him. My back pressed against the cool shower wall, but our lips never parted.

Groaning, his head moved down and he licked the droplets off my neck. He kissed and sucked on me tenderly, his arousal digging into me. He was so close to my entrance that it frightened me yet turned me on at the same time. I wanted it more than I realized. My body was yearning, craving for him to just take me there.


  • Go HERE to enter the giveaway for 6 eBook copies of Who He Is (Open to US and International)
  • Go HERE to enter the giveaway for 2 signed paperback copies of Who He Is (Open to US Only)


Character Casting

Eliza         Gage

            Eliza Smith (Heroine)                                    Gage Grendel (Lead Singer)


Montana               Deed

                  Montana Delray (Bassist)                             Dedrick ‘Deed’ Parsley (Drummer) 



Roy Sykes (Lead Guitarist)


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Posted on August 2, 2013, in Contemporary, New Adult, Romance and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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