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Meet Cynthia Ainsworthe!

Posted by [email protected] on July 11, 2015 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (129)

I'd like to welcome Cynthia B Ainsworthe today! I'm also celebrating CHRISTMAS in JULY, so be sure to grab my FREE and 99¢/99£ books HERE!


Cynthia has been kind enough to answer some questions AND is offering an ebook giveaway to three lucky commenters!!!


Cynthia's interview:

1) Tell us about your most embarrassing moment. (Book related or not)

 

When I was 19, and dinning in a very exclusive restaurant at a formal event in a hotel restaurant, my false eyelash fell into my soup. My date thought there was an insect of some sort floating in the broth.

 

2) How would you spend your “perfect day”?

 

My perfect day would start out with my husband’s kisses, snuggles from my poodles, and a visit with my daughter.

 

3) Be honest, do people you know ever make it into your books?

 

Traits of people I know will make up my fictional characters. No one character is an exact replica of any of my family members or friends.

 

4) Aside from writing, what are your hobbies?

 

I enjoy cooking French and Italian food. French culture is a favorite.

 

5) What are your bad habits?

 

I tend to procrastinate. I mull over a plot for quite a while before I put pen to paper, so to speak.


 

6) Lightning round:

a. Paper back or ebook? Paperback.

b. Socks or bare feet? Bare feet.

c. Tea or coffee? Coffee.

d. Dogs or cats? Poodles.

e. Beach or mountains? Beach.

f. Butter or margarine? Butter.

g. Cash or credit? Cash.

h. Gum or mint? Mint.

i. Summer or winter? Winter.


Info about Cynthia and excerpts from her work:

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

Cynthia has longed to be a writer. Life’s circumstances put her dream on hold for most of her life. In 2006, she ventured to write her first novel, Front Row Center, which won the prestigious IPPY Award (Independent Publisher), as well as garnering numerous 5-star reviews, one from known Midwest Book Review, is the first book in the Forbidden Series, and a script is in development by her and notable Hollywood screenwriter, producer, and director, Scott C. Brown. Ms. Ainsworthe has been a guest on several talk radio shows. As a retired cardiac RN turned author, she enjoys her retirement in Florida, caring for her husband and their five poodle- children. Cynthia is currently writing Forbidden Footsteps , book three in the Forbidden Series.


 

Author Awards

 

2008 Prestigious IPPY Award in romance, Front Row Center

2013 Reader’s Favorite International Award in fiction anthology, The Speed of Dark, for two contributing stories:

When Midnight Comes and Characters.

2013 Excellence in Writing Award, It Matters Radio, for short story It Ain’t Fittin

 

VISIT CYNTHIA AT:

 

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Cynthia-B.-Ainsworthe/e/B00KYRE1Q8

Official Website: http://www.cynthiabainsworthe.com/

Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cynthia-B-Ainsworthe/38240446635

Facebook Profile: https://www.facebook.com/cynthia.b.ainswortheauthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CynB_Ainsworthe

 

Front Row Center Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhK7prWYxhk

Front Row Center’s Passion in the Kitchen Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/E44QH1Gdrdc

Remember? Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/Tej-TfOtvJs


 

 


“Front Row Center” back copy:

Their attraction is electric, their affair explosive, and their love—devastating to the lives of others!

5 Stars! “Original and Riveting! …Cynthia B. Ainsworthe's "Front Row Center" is a superbly crafted novel… recommended for readings …sophisticated, complex, thoughtful, thought-provoking, and thoroughly entertaining —Midwest Book Review.

5 Stars! “…difficult to put down until the last page. Tension and suspense build with every chapter, culminating in a fantastic conclusion.” —Joseph Bedrin

It all starts at a concert. Taylor Allen, a happily married business woman, finds herself attracted to singing idol, Larry Davis, a world-renowned singer and bachelor, who feels his only love is his music. Larry is drawn to Taylor at one of his concerts. She sits in the front row, center seat, when their eyes meet. They both feel electricity between them. Is this the beginning of love?



 

“Front Row Center’s Passion in the Kitchen” back copy:

Discover the passion for not only cooking, but for enriching the joie de vivre! Recipes that create delicious entertaining and romantic conclusions. Whether cooking for two or more, these easy dishes will enhance any occasion and can turn an ordinary eating experience into a memorable event.

Intermingled between luscious photos of recipes, are gorgeous photos of men to spice the cook’s creative energy. A romantic story thread begins after the first recipe and concludes after the last menu suggestion of cheese and wine.

Front Row Center’s Passion in the Kitchen is a unique addition to any cooks collection and is the go-to book when desiring originality with a flare.

Winner of multiple literary awards, Cynthia B. Ainsworthe delivers more than tasty recipes.



 

“Remember?” back copy:

 

They endured hell to be together. Now Larry must suffer again to find his lost love.

World famous singer, Larry Davis, frantically searches for his wife, Taylor, who has been missing for more than 18 months. He’s convinced he sees her in a London dress shop, but the lookalike tells him her name is Tiffany, and she is married to renowned neurosurgeon, Clive Bradford, Earl of Lantham.

Larry is certain Tiffany is really Taylor, and on an impulse, he gives her a ticket and pass to his evening performance at the Royal Albert Hall. His quest to prove he is right is paved with unexpected danger as he follows a trail of passion, lust, betrayal, and revelation.

“Cynthia B. Ainsworthe has done it again! Remember? -- Book number two in the Forbidden Series, and following the IPPY award winning novel, Front Row Center—will take you on a journey fraught with danger, passion, and shocking surprises….” –Trish Jackson, Author & Editor

“…Cynthia is a very gifted storyteller who effortlessly creates well-developed characters and engaging storylines. You are quickly drawn in and kept guessing about what will happen next. If you enjoy a dramatic and intriguing fast-paced love story that you can’t put down, then this is the book for you!”–Alexandria Matthews , Author & Editor


 



Meet Sarah Butland

Posted by [email protected] on July 1, 2015 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

I want to take a moment to welcome author Sarah Butland to my site today! She's taken time to share some of her books with us and answer my questions. Sarah will gift an ebook copy of Being Grateful, Being Thankful to one lucky commenter!


INTERVIEW with Sarah Butland:

1) Tell us about your most embarrassing moment. (Book related or not)

Funny you should ask as I was just thinking about revealing this the other day in hopes of coming to terms with the embarrassment.

Non book related but may be why I secluded myself even more. It was in grade 6 and we just got back from skating at the nearby rink to the classroom where it was reading time. I raised my hand, politely asked the teacher if I could be excused to use the washroom and permission was denied. “We just got in and you didn’t need to pee before leaving the rink so I could wait,” exclaimed my teacher (whom I previously adored). So I squirmed and waited, not wanting to disobey my teacher and finally my bladder could take no more.

 

I let loose and filled the old fashioned orange chair with the pit for your butt with urine and so I was nicknamed “Puddles” for months!


2) How would you spend your “perfect day”?

The weather would be hot, around 28* Celius and I’d spend it at the beach with my family. Some time to play with them, swimming and building castles and some alone time to read a good mystery.


3) Be honest, do people you know ever make it into your books?

My characters are often inspired by people I know but never written about directly.


4) Aside from writing, what are your hobbies?

My other hobbies include a bit of cross stitching and reading, of course.


5) What are your bad habits?

Me, bad habits? I don’t think so…. Well, besides being cranky if the house isn’t cleaned and stomping around the house when cranky, my husband would say.


6) Lightning round:

a. Paper back or ebook? Paperback all the way! Though ebooks have their perks.

b. Socks or bare feet? Socks, except for on the beach during my perfect day.

c. Tea or coffee? Tea. I only drank coffee once and it did nothing for me.

d. Dogs or cats? Do I have to choose? I enjoy both.

e. Beach or mountains? Beach all the way.

f. Butter or margarine? Butter

g. Cash or credit? Credit with hopes of paying it back immediately

h. Gum or mint? Mint

i. Summer or winter? I love all seasons for what they offer though after this cruel winter I think I can wait a year or two to see another winter.


You can connect with Sarah and find her books at the following links:

https://www.facebook.com/SarahButland" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://www.facebook.com/SarahButland

http://sarahbutland.com/

https://www.amazon.com/gp/profile/A3JVQZRZRQ0IYM" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://www.amazon.com/gp/profile/A3JVQZRZRQ0IYM

http://www.amazon.com/Being-Grateful-Thankful-Appreciate-Everything-ebook/dp/B00MQA65WY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432607328&sr=8-1&keywords=sarah+butland

http://www.amazon.com/Arm-Farm-Sarah-Butland/dp/0981159214/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1432607355&sr=8-2&keywords=sarah+butland

http://www.amazon.com/Sending-You-Sammy-Sarah-Butland/dp/0978123808/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1432607368&sr=8-6&keywords=sarah+butland

http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Day-Short-Sarah-Butland-ebook/dp/B00J5NTC5W/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1432607383&sr=8-4&keywords=sarah+butland

 


 

 


Meet Maria Gibbs!

Posted by [email protected] on June 17, 2015 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (221)

The end of school almost killed me and I got overwhelmed so my interviews slowed down a bit. However, it's SUMMER now! Woohoo! 


I want to introduce you to Maria Gibbs! She's visiting today to answer some questions, share her information with us, and do a giveaway to a random commenter (ebook sent to Kindle.com address).


1) Tell us about your most embarrassing moment. (Book related or not)


I’m sure I have more than enough of those but the one that springs to mind is the most recent. I work in a motorcycle training school as an office manager, until recently the students who came to do their CBT (Compulsory Basic Training) courses sat in my office/classroom. I was chatting with some colleagues prior to the class starting. Someone mentioned a previous student who thought the course would only take a few hours, I piped up with “You think that’s bad, I had someone who came in the other day who wanted to book in at 4pm!” Without boring you senseless with work-related information, the course generally lasts for a whole day. The course started; I was sat at my desk tapping away on my laptop. I happened to glance up and noticed one of the students. With a sinking feeling, I realised that he was the guy I had been describing a few minutes ago to my colleagues. It was the only time in my life when I wished that Morton Harket would put a hand out of the screen and pull me into the laptop (For anyone who doesn’t understand that reference- UTUBE Take on Me by A-ha)


2) How would you spend your “perfect day”?


My perfect day would be spent sunbathing on a beach in the Caribbean with a book/Kindle in my hand. A ride on a horse or a jet-ski, maybe a bit of sailing followed by a nice leisurely meal a few glasses of wine and time to write.


3) Be honest, do people you know ever make it into your books?


I don’t think I ever knowingly put anyone I know into my books, but I do sometimes discover a little bit of someone in there. I realised that one male character in my WIP novel was a mix between a guy I used to date years ago and a character out of a book/film from many years ago but it wasn’t intentional.


4) Aside from writing, what are your hobbies?


Obviously writing is up the top of the list. I love listening to music and jogging. I am now the proud owner of a Honda motorbike and enjoy riding that although I suppose at the moment it is used more for commuting. If I had the time, money, etc... it would be horse-riding, jet-skiing and sailing. I used to horse ride every week but life got in the way as it inevitably does and now all three of those pursuits are limited to being a holiday indulgence.


5) What are your bad habits?


Gosh, bad habits...do I have any? Maybe too many to list so I will limit myself to two; I am terribly untidy, I don't necessarily like a mess but there always seems to be something better to do than tidy up! The second one I will admit to is that I am one of those annoying people who interrupts you when you speak. I cringe as I am doing it but by then it is too late and the words are out.


 

6) Lightning round:

a. Paper back or ebook? Paperback is better but ebook more convenient

b. Socks or bare feet? Bare feet

c. Tea or coffee? Coffee

d. Dogs or cats? Dogs

e. Beach or mountains? Beach, but I do love mountains too

f. Butter or margarine? Butter

g. Cash or credit? Credit

h. Gum or mint? Mint

i. Summer or winter? Summer


Find Maria HERE:

Twitter: http://bit.ly/1Q6yESV

Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1Iu9LuY

Website: http://bit.ly/1P0fQDf

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/1O5Zk7Q

Amazon Page: https://authorcentral.amazon.co.uk/gp/profile" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://authorcentral.amazon.co.uk/gp/profile


As Dreams are Made On http://mybook.to/As-Dreams

Matty Taylor: a beautiful young woman is starting out in her new life with her husband. Plagued by visions that seem all too real she seeks advice from the Gypsy at the local fair.

Donald Taylor: cannot believe his luck when Matty agrees to marry him. A methodical, down to earth, man who requires irrefutable evidence to believe in the existence of anything.

Thomas Trevelyan: Enigmatic and exciting but with an agenda of his own.

Matty is pulled from her life in the 21st Century into a frightening dream world where Thomas Trevelyan rescues her from a crowd of angry peasants and spirits her off to his secluded house in the woods.

Frightened when he cannot wake Matty from her sleep Donald has to start challenging the way he thinks in order to get her back.

If Thomas can win her heart, he will be a step closer to obtaining the ultimate prize but he has to contend with the echoes of her real life endeavouring to lure her home.

Two men lay claim to her love but who will be the victor in this love triangle.


A Lifetime or a Season http://mybook.to/A-lifetime

Kobo http://bit.ly/1JWCFFg

Athena finds herself in the wet and windy South Coast of England as she tries to forget the enigmatic man who ignited her dreams.

Roberto seems determined to hold her at arm’s length but can’t seem to set her free once and for all.

Having lived in the shadows of her self-centred mother, Athena struggles to find her true identity.

A Lifetime or a Season is a journey of personal discovery for Athena as she takes an independent step into the unknown in order to achieve a life-long dream.

Will she find the love that she is searching for with Roberto or will the sacrifice be too much?

 

 

 

 

 






Meet Stephanie John!

Posted by [email protected] on May 27, 2015 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (10)

 

I'm super pumped to introduce you to Stephanie John today! Not only is Stephanie answering my questions and sharing her book with us, she's also GIVING AWAY an ebook copy of Salvation to your Kindle.com address! So be sure to comment on the post!

 

 

1)      Tell us about your most embarrassing moment. (Book related or not)  Making out with my brother’s friend and not realising he was standing behind us

 

 

2)      How would you spend your “perfect day”?  Can I give two answers?  With my writer head on, it would have to be a day spent alone with just my characters for company, and the words flowing onto the screen.  It would be rounded off with a nice glass of wine and a good steamy romance book.  With my every day head on, it would be a day at the beach or pool with my husband and children just relaxing and being mummy.  It would still end with a nice glass of wine but maybe something a little more real than reading about some steamy romance action…

 

 

3)      Be honest, do people you know ever make it into your books?  No one specific person has made it into my book as an individual.  However, there are characteristics of people I know, myself included, that my characters have inherited.

 

 

4)      Aside from writing, what are your hobbies?  Being a full-time parent to small children takes a huge amount of my time.  I enjoy simple activities like being able to watch a TV programme in peace without interruption, or read more than one page of a book before being called elsewhere.  I love going to watch live concerts, having a girls night out, shopping.  And I spend countless hours being distracted by photos of rather attractive young hotties on Pinterest and Instagram - that’s a hobby, right?

 

 

5)      What are your bad habits?  Procrastinating, being impatient, and not having enough self-belief.  And I’m a huge perfectionist which is good and bad, depending on the circumstances.

 

 

6)      Lightning round:

 

 

     

     

  1. Paper back or ebook?  Paperback
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  3. Socks or bare feet?  Bare feet
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  5. Tea or coffee?  Coffee
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  7. Dogs or cats?  Cats
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  9. Beach or mountains?  Beach
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  11. Butter or margarine?  Butter
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  13. Cash or credit?  Credit
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  15. Gum or mint?  Mint
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  17. Summer or winter?  Summer
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Here are some glimpses at Stephanie's books!
teaser

 

 

 

 

 

Hmmmm, Stephanie's Nate seems as sexy as the Nate in my story! YUM!

 

 

teaser 1 

 

 

teaser 2

 

 

Salvation by Stephanie John

 

 

Salvation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find Stephanie and her books on these social media sites!

 

 

viewBook.at/Salvation

 

 

viewAuthor.at/StephanieJohn

 

 

www.facebook.com/stephjohnwriter

 

 

www.twitter.com/stephjohnwrites

 

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24882338-salvation

 

 

www.authorstephaniejohn.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Maggie Adams!

Posted by [email protected] on May 20, 2015 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (8)

 

I'm so happy to have my friend and fellow author, Maggie Adams, visiting with us today! Maggie is answering some questions and sharing with us about her books! She's also generously giving away a signed paper back to a random U.S. commenter! Thanks for being here, Maggie!

 

 

1) Tell us about your most embarrassing moment. (Book related or not) – I’ve had lots! Ok. Once I walked through an entire department store with my skirt tucked into my pantyhose and mooned everyone I passed.

 

 

2) How would you spend your “perfect day”? massage, pedicure, read a good book

 

 

3) Be honest, do people you know ever make it into your books? Oh Yeah! Tempered Steel series is loosely based on my brother-in-laws.

 

 

4) Aside from writing, what are your hobbies? Dancing, cooking, reading, watching baseball, movies

 

 

5) What are your bad habits?  I am my own worst critique and I have no willpower against dessert.

 

 

Lightning round:

 

 

Paper back or ebook? paperback

 

 

Socks or bare feet? bare feet summer, socks winter

 

 

Tea or coffee? coffee with vanilla caramel creamer

 

 

Dogs or cats? Big hairy dogs that bark, not yip

 

 

Beach or mountains? Mountains

 

 

Butter or margarine? butter

 

 

Cash or credit? cash

 

 

Gum or mint? gum

 

 

Summer or winter? winter

 

 

Here's the blurb from Leather and Lace, Maggie's newest release:

 

 

Sam Coalson, ex-Navy SEAL, has returned to Grafton for the wedding of his brother. After being run out of town fifteen years ago for a crime he didn’t commit, he’s determined to claim what is rightfully his and take on anyone crazy enough to try and stop him.

 

 

Angel Devereaux is smart, sexy and definitely on Sam’s blacklist. After siding with Sam’s enemy fifteen years ago, Angel can’t help but wonder what if….what if Sam had never left? What if he could forgive her now? She had her reasons, but he won’t listen. So enough with words, sometimes action is exactly what’s called for.

 

 

Teaser

 

 

Maggie's Whistlin' Dixie and Leather & Lace are both available now! (I, for one, really enjoyed Whistlin' Dixie!)

 

 

teaser 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find Maggie at the following social media sites!

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/maggieadamsbooks

 

 

https://www.tsu.co/maggieadamsbooks

 

 

http://www.maggieadamsbooks.com/

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/Maggie-Adams/e/B00PKHNK6E

 

 

@authrmaggieadms on Twitter

 

 

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9867300.Maggie_Adams

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/Whistlin-Dixie-Tempered-Steel-Book-ebook/dp/B00PKEQU4G

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/Leather-Lace-Tempered-Steel-Book-ebook/dp/B00TVASI1S

 

 

http://youtu.be/GZ4I-3ybrig Whistlin' Dixie trailer

 

 

https://youtu.be/YXaIftiZP4s Leather and Lace trailer

 

Meet Rick H. Veal

Posted by [email protected] on April 29, 2015 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (13)

 

I'd like to say a great big welcome to Rick H. Veal! Thanks so much for joining us today! Readers, Rick has graciously offered to give away your choice of one of his ebooks to three winners! So be sure to comment on this post to enter! 

 

 

Let's get started with an interview.

 

 

1)      Tell us about your most embarrassing moment. (Book related or not)
I suppose that it would be about twenty years ago when I took my mom out for Mother's Day. We went to a very nice, really expensive restaurant and I treated her to anything she wanted and dessert. When the bill came and I started to pay, I realized that I had left my wallet on the dresser at home - I had no money, no credit card, nothing! That alone was embarrassing enough but to add salt to the wound I had to ask my mom to let me borrow the money to pay for her Mother's Day dinner! She dug in her purse and handed me the money playfully adding 'Happy Mother's Day!' I repaid her the next day - and made up for it by taking her out again the next week ... and I made sure I didn't leave anything at home that time!

 

 

2)      How would you spend your “perfect day”?
Let’s face it, I am in LOVE with The Big Easy – New Orleans. There’s just something about being in the Land of Voodoo and Vampires, no matter the genre you write in, that’s inspiring for a writer. I would begin my day with a stroll up Decatur Street to Café Du Monde for one of their hot steaming coffee lattes and a plate of beignets piled high with sugar. There I would sit and, if lucky listen to a street performer sing or play jazz, while watching the city come to life as I sipped slowly on my coffee.
After breakfast I would walk through Jackson Square, admiring the beauty of the park and the huge Cathedral. I would make my way back to Canal Street, catch the St. Charles line, and ride the trolley for a couple of hours up into and through the Garden District, listening to the ghosts of the past, looking for inspiration while watching the beautiful houses of the district passing by. I would return in time to take a lunch cruise down the river on the steamboat Natchez.
I would spend my afternoon walking the Quarter, and the French Market, shopping and exploring all the small alleys and courtyards. In the middle of the afternoon I would go into one of the small snack bars for a shrimp Po’ Boy and a local made beer before returning to my room for an hour to freshen up and prepare for dinner. I would have dinner at Huck Finn’s Café, perhaps having their famous ‘Tour of the Town’ coupled with one of their own specialty craft beers.
After dinner I would begin the evening by walking around Jackson Square again, this time watching the card readers, magicians, and street performers begin their daily activities, luring tourists for a song and a reading. When it got full dark I would sign up for one of the many ghost or vampire tours of the District. After the tour, I would head up to Frenchman Street to spend a couple of hours in one of the famous jazz clubs where I would enjoy the Cajun beat and dance the evening away.
I would end my day back in my room where I would eagerly await the dawn and begin it all again.

 

 

3)      Be honest, do people you know ever make it into your books?
Yes, but only once as the actual person. One of my best friends, Billie Jo, gained a cameo in Katelyn’s Chronicles. She is an RN and my ‘go-to’ for any medical questions I have when writing. I wrote her in to the scene where Katelyn is in the hospital for observation after discovering her parent’s bodies after their murder. There was one other young lady I knew that was the inspiration for Charlotte Ann’s financial agent in Dale’s Descent. Otherwise, all of my characters are born in my head.

 

 

4)      Aside from writing, what are your hobbies?
Wait … you have time for hobbies as a writer … really … we should talk! Seriously though, I love to travel, especially Charleston, Savannah and New Orleans. I have also been a reader all my life. I feel like one cannot be a successful writer unless they read … a lot. Reading is as much a part of learning the craft of writing as writing itself. I was never into sports or other activities. I like to say that you can take what I know, or care, about sports, put it in your eye and never blink. But give me a good book and I’m happy.

 

 

 5)      What are your bad habits?
None. I just celebrated the thirty-seventh anniversary of my eighteenth birthday (fifty-five for anyone who can’t or doesn’t want to do the math) so all of my bad habits are now far in the past.

 

 

6)      Lightning round:

 

 

     

     

  1. Paper back or ebook? Real book, I prefer a hardback but paperbacks will do.
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  3. Socks or bare feet? Bare feet and flip flops.
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  5. Tea or coffee? Yes, please.
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  7. Dogs or cats? Cats
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  9. Beach or mountains? Mountains
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  11. Butter or margarine? Butter
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  13. Cash or credit? Cash
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  15. Gum or mint? Mint
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  17. Summer or winter? Summer
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WEBSITE

 

 

FACEBOOK

 

 

AMAZON

 

 

Books by Rick H. Veal

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0086YRR80
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DU98K28
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JQLC67Y
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TYT66YM

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some teasers/covers from Rick's work:

 

 

book cover

 

 

book 2

 

 

book 3

 

 

book 4

 

 

BLURB: Meet Jennifer, an almost thirty single girl who suddenly finds herself summoned to an attorney’s office in Beaufort, South Carolina. Once there she discovers that she is the sole heir to her Aunt’s estate, a beautiful nineteenth century cottage overlooking the beach on a small coastal island. She soon finds that the cottage comes complete with its original owner … who died in 1864. See what happens when the two of them come face to face …

 

 

Meet Rachael Slate!

Posted by [email protected] on April 22, 2015 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (9)

 

I'd like to say a great big welcome to my guest today, Rachael Slate. Rachael has agreed to answer some of my questions, share her book related info, and give us the proper links so we can stalk, ahem, I mean FOLLOW her. She's also graciously giving away one ebook copy of Trancing the Tiger to one commenter!

 

 

Let's get started!

 

 

INTERVIEW with Rachael Slate:

 

 

1)      Tell us about your most embarrassing moment. (Book related or not) The one and only time I’ve fallen flat on my face while running was when I tripped on an uneven patch of sidewalk… The next time I ran past that spot, someone had leveled the sidewalk. Wonder if they got a video too? LOL

 

 

2)      How would you spend your “perfect day”? At the lake, canoeing with my husband and two kids.

 

 

3)      Be honest, do people you know ever make it into your books? No, I’m afraid I don’t know any shifters ;)

 

 

4)      Aside from writing, what are your hobbies? Running, baking, and reading of course.

 

 

5)      What are your bad habits? Hmmm Drinking too much coffee.

 

 

6)      Lightning round:

 

 

     

     

  1. Paper back or ebook? Paperback
  2.  

     

  3. Socks or bare feet? Socks
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  5. Tea or coffee? Coffee
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  7. Dogs or cats? Cats
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  9. Beach or mountains? Mountains
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  11. Butter or margarine? Butter
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  13. Cash or credit? Debit
  14.  

     

  15. Gum or mint? Gum
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  17. Summer or winter? Summer
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FIND RACHEL and HER BOOK(S) HERE: 

 

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RachaelSlateAuthor

 

 

Website: http://www.rachaelslate.com

 

 

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Rachael-Slate/e/B00S49W9MQ/

 

 

Buy link: http://amzn.com/B00S47074A

 

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RachaelSlate

 

 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/RachaelSlate

 

 

Newsletter: http://rachaelslate.com/Register/Maillist

 

 

Street Team: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RachaelsRushHour/

 

 

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 TTT

 

Meet Ruby Merritt!

Posted by [email protected] on April 15, 2015 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (8)

 

 

I'm so happy to have my friend Ruby Merritt stop by my blog today! She's going to answer my questions, share her books and contact info, and commenters will  be entered into a giveaway for one of her ebooks sent to a Kindle.

 

 

1)      Tell us about your most embarrassing moment. (Book related or not)

 

 

You mean the time I was criticizing a co-worker behind her back and she was standing behind me? Yeah—not embarrassing at all.

 

 

2)      How would you spend your “perfect day”?

 

 

I’d write all morning long then I’d ride my horse all afternoon and in the evening I’d have a scrumptious meal complete with wine and dessert then finish with a trip to the bookstore or the movies.

 

 

3)      Be honest, do people you know ever make it into your books?

 

 

Yes. 

 

 

4)      Aside from writing, what are your hobbies?

 

 

I train for and compete in the equestrian sport of 3 day eventing, I knit and I read.

 

 

5)      What are your bad habits?

 

 

Too much diet coke, procrastination and thinking I can do it all myself—none which help the others. It’s a wonder I get anything done.

 

 

6)      Lightning round:

 

 

     

     

  1. Paper back or ebook? ebook
  2.  

     

  3. Socks or bare feet? Bare feet
  4.  

     

  5. Tea or coffee? Tea
  6.  

     

  7. Dogs or cats? Both
  8.  

     

  9. Beach or mountains? mountains
  10.  

     

  11. Butter or margarine? Butter
  12.  

     

  13. Cash or credit? Cash
  14.  

     

  15. Gum or mint? mint
  16.  

     

  17. Summer or winter? summer
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FIND RUBY'S BOOKS HERE:

 

 

Amazon:  http://amzn.to/1H57A2f

 

 

B&N: bit.ly/1N5iZln

 

 

iBooks: apple.co/1zuAcdM

 

 

Kobo: bit.ly/1Bt2XwS

 

 

Ella's Choice

 

 

 

 

 

Teaser 1

 

 

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Contact Links:

 

 

Website: www.RubyMerrittAuthor.com

 

 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/RubyMerrittAuthor

 

 

Twitter: www.twitter.com/RubyMerrittAuth

 

 

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/rubymerrittauth

 

 

Tsu: www.tsu.co/RubyMerritt

 



Meet Sabrina Rawson!

Posted by [email protected] on April 8, 2015 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (7)

Sabrina Rawson is a fellow author I've been lucky enough to call a friend almost since the beginning of my author journey. I'm delighted she's stopped by today to share with us about herself and her books.


1) Tell us about your most embarrassing moment. (Book related or not)

It was my first reading and I was prepared. The audience was excited and medium in crowd, about 35-40 people. I got up to the podium to read from my book and before I spoke I felt a hot flash creeping up my neck. I began to read anyway and a minute into the reading sweat dripped off my nose onto the paper I was reading my excerpt from. I looked up and begged the audience forgiveness and proceeded to fan myself before I passed out. Everyone laughed and in a moment I continued reading. I don’t know how I made it out of there, but the hot flash didn’t let up because I was anxious by then. My cheeks were fever rosy and I was drenched in mortification and sweat. Despite everything I did a fantastic job and the applause was deafening.


2) How would you spend your “perfect day”?

Shopping, dinner and then wrap it up with a trip to a theatre production like an opera while visiting the country of Italy. I think back to the times in the turn of the 19th century when the upper class planned the day dressing up for the evening, dinning in with guests then attending the theatre late at night. Families went. Friends met up and gossiped. I would love to do that for a day. It would be my dream vacation holiday.


3) Be honest, do people you know ever make it into your books?

Yes. Pieces of me are in my books. My heroines have bits of my character woven into them and I really have a good time reading how strong they are because then I can see myself through their eyes. It’s like a mirror that holds pieces of me inside of them. I haven’t written any person that I know, personally, but I am up for the challenge!


4) Aside from writing, what are your hobbies?

Reading. I used to garden a ton, but when I went through cancer therapy my physical life slowed down. Gardening became something I did once in a big while not like the every three weeks in a row from March to October I used to do. Reading is a daily habit now. I enjoy my stories and I have to say since I have opened my life to digital eBooks I have not had to re-read anything unless I seriously wanted to.


5) What are your bad habits?

I think too much. Sometimes I have to tell myself to slow down with the “to do” list. It can keep me up at night and I tend to have post it notes in my kitchen, by my computer and a list in a notebook or in my purse all saying the same thing. It is nerve racking, but I do remember everything and tend to forget very little. On the flipside, I tend to allow myself to be neurotic if I don’t check myself.


6) Lightning round:

a. Paper back or ebook? eBook

b. Socks or bare feet? Bare feet

c. Tea or coffee? Coffee

d. Dogs or cats? Dog

e. Beach or mountains? Beach

f. Butter or margarine? Butter

g. Cash or credit? Credit

h. Gum or mint? Gum

i. Summer or winter? Winter


FIND SABRINA'S BOOKS AT THE FOLLOWING LINKS!


Briksanna’s Sacrifice (A Novel of Four Realms Book One)

Amazon US http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JVURJB8

Amazon CAN http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00JVURJB8

Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00JVURJB8

Amazon AU http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00JVURJB8

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Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/briksannas-sacrifice-sabrina-rawson/1119404031?ean=9780996013901


Katerina’s Hope (A Novel of Four Realms Book Two)

Amazon US http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NT0DLEK

Amazon CAN http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00NT0DLEK?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00NT0DLEK?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

Amazon AU http://www.amazon.co.au/gp/product/B00NT0DLEK?*Version*=&*entries*=0

Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/katerinas-hope-sabrina-rawson/1120383987?ean=9781785200342

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Blood Oath (An Eagle Operatives Novel Book One)

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UK Amazon http://tinyurl.com/p2xqlnl


Meet Maryann Jordan!

Posted by [email protected] on April 1, 2015 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (6)

I'd like to say a great big thank you to my friend and fellow author, Maryann Jordan, for stopping by to visit with us today! Be sure to read Maryann's interview and check out her books; a random commenter on today's blog post will win an ebook copy of one of Maryann's books (your choice!) sent straight to your kindle.com address.


An Interview with Maryann Jordan:

1) Tell us about your most embarrassing moment. (Book related or not)

Wearing two different color of shoes to work one day (same type of shoe, just different colors!)


2) How would you spend your “perfect day”?

The perfect day for me is getting up early, having a cup of coffee while sitting on my porch swing overlooking the woods. Spending the day reading, writing, visiting with my family. In the evening, I love to curl up on my sofa with a book while my husband watches an old movie on TV.


3) Be honest, do people you know ever make it into your books?

Yes! I have borrowed a compilation of my career, my daughter’s careers, names of friends…all of these have ended up in my books!


4) Aside from writing, what are your hobbies?

Reading! I love a pretty garden, but hate yardwork!


5) What are your bad habits?

Not knowing how to budget my time wisely or when to stop when on a roll writing!!


6) Lightning round:

a. Paper back or ebook?

 ebook

b. Socks or bare feet?

 Bare feet

c. Tea or coffee?

coffee

d. Dogs or cats?

 cats

e. Beach or mountains?

 I can’t choose – I LOVE them both!

f. Butter or margarine?

 Butter!

g. Cash or credit?

 cash

h. Gum or mint?

 gum

i. Summer or winter?

 Summer!


CONNECT WITH MARYANN and FIND HER BOOKS!

Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/Maryann-Jordan/e/B00JIAMYN4/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/authormaryannjordan

Website www.maryannjordanauthor.com

Facebook fan group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1578773075701818/?ref=bookmarks" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://www.facebook.com/groups/1578773075701818/?ref=bookmarks



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Love's Taming: http://goo.gl/9Az033 Love's Taming was an overall Amazon Bestseller!


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