Friday, 30 November 2012

Fanged Princess by Elisabeth Wheatley ~ Cover Reveal!




I will not let my brother suffer the same loss…

Hadassah’s father, the Vampire King, punished her for her choice to love a human. Now her brother, the only person in the world who still matters to her, has fallen for a human girl. Determined to keep the girl safe, the three of them flee from their home in New England and find themselves cornered with their father’s minions closing in. If they want to escape, their only hope may be to join forces with the mortal enemies of their kind…

Be ensnared in this dark tale of enduring love, loyalty, and revenge from teenage author, Elisabeth Wheatley. 

I like it! What do you think?

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Fanged Mania #1!


To join in, copy and paste these rules and the above banner into your Fanged Mania post and add your link to this week’s Fanged Mania post at Elisabeth Wheatley’s Blog. Fanged Mania is a Friday meme counting down to the release of Fanged Princess and displaying all things vampire and awesome. Fanged Mania posts can be a review of a vampire book, a quote from the latest Vampire Diaries episode, a showcase of a cool vampire book’s cover, or whatever you like so long as it is vampire related. Don’t forget, participants will be entered in the drawing to win a fanged-abulous prize pack!
The prize pack I mentioned includes Vampire Diaries and Breaking Dawn posters as well as a paperback copy of Erica Steven’s Captured (my review here) and the complete collection of The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter stories by Jennifer Malone Wright, in paperback, too! =D
Oh, and the contest is international. And the more Fanged Mania posts you have, the more entries you get! So what are you waiting for? Hop on the bandwagon!


Elisabeth... this is for you - just cause I love you ♡

This week I'm going to go with some tasty looking vampires ☺  
So here they are:

Angel.... What can I say? I still love you even now ♡
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Sigh....
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Cannot forget Spike either ☺
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Check out Elisabeth's post here: http://elisabethwheatley.wordpress.com/2012/11/30/fanged-mania-1/

25 Days 'til Christmas!!

On my Christmas wishlist today...

Blink Once
West is a high school senior who has everything going for him until an accident leaves him paralyzed. Strapped down in his hospital bed, slipping in and out of consciousness, West is terrified and alone. Until he meets Olivia. She's the girl next door-sort of. A patient in the room next to his, only Olivia can tell what West is thinking, and only Olivia seems to know that the terrible dreams he's been having are not just a result of his medication. Yet as West comes to rely on Olivia-to love her, even-certain questions pull at him: Why has Olivia been in the hospital for so long? And what does it mean that she is at the center of his nightmares? But the biggest question of all comes when West begins to recover and learns that the mysterious girl he's fallen in love with has a secret he could never have seen coming.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Author + Book Spotlight (+Giveaway) - Color of Loneliness (Color, #1) by Madeleine Beckett


Color of Loneliness (Color, #1)
Myra Sommers, an attractive young copy editor living in Philadelphia, makes the tough decision to return to her family home in Nyssa, Oregon. A recent death leaves her with no remaining family, and she decides to heal and regroup there. Her decision to leave is solidified by recent revelations involving her cheating ex-boyfriend, Trent.

Myra parts ways with her only friend, Susie O’Connor, a zany woman who’s more than a little insane. In Nyssa, Myra finds little immediate comfort in her “new” home which is literally falling apart around her. She sinks into a deep depression, exacerbated by her feelings of loneliness and isolation in the small town.

News of Myra’s return takes no time to spread through Nyssa, and she quickly encounters several locals, some friendly, some not. Among the friendly faces is Jim, an elderly neighbor whom she begins to rely on for help and companionship. When she realizes that she’s going to have to hire someone to do repairs on her broken-down home, Jim gives her the name of a local contractor, Dylan Lawson, who has done work for him in the past.

When Myra calls Dylan for an estimate, she’s astounded by the contractor’s gruff, surly demeanor. But she trusts Jim and there are few other options in the small town.

Dylan can’t help but notice that Myra is young, single, and beautiful, which makes him suspicious of her real reason for calling him. The women in Nyssa pursue him relentlessly but he’s not in the least bit interested.

After Myra approves his estimate, Dylan begins the process of repairing her home. While he works, she begins writing a book; that is, when she’s not fielding insane calls from Susie who misses her like crazy.

Slowly, a reluctant friendship develops between the pair, followed by romantic feelings which neither of them can fight. However, their painful past experiences threaten to tear them apart. Can they move beyond their despair and open their hearts to love?



Interview with the Author - 

 Madeleine Beckett


Hi Madeleine! Welcome to the blog!

When did you start writing?

I only started writing two years ago, but I've wanted to be a writer literally for as long as I can remember. I grew up without a TV so my nose was constantly stuck in a book. I remember as a child I kept a notebook by my bedside and would jot down the story ideas that I had swimming in my head, but I had no idea what to do with them. 

A few years back, I was online reading some FanFiction when an author told me she was going to be running a one-shot contest and she encouraged me to enter it. I freaked out and told her I had no idea how to even begin to write a story. After calming me down, she told me to just give it a try and see what happens. So I did. And what I wrote was absolutely horrendous, but I immediately knew I had found my love and my calling. I have not stopped writing since.

Can you tell us a bit about ‘Color of Loneliness’ and your Inspiration for it? 

I originally wrote Color of Loneliness as a Twilight FanFiction. This man came to my mind. A broken man with a traumatic past who used anger to deal with every person and every situation in his life. Then I envisioned a woman just as equally broken but in a different way. Both of them suffered from severe loneliness - one due to circumstances out of her control; the other due to his own making. Then I thought about what would happen if I stuck these two broken people together. Could they fall in love? Could they help heal one another? Or were they both too broken?

Once I started working on the first few chapters, I knew I needed another character to bring some much-needed humor to the story. I looked at Stephenie Meyer's cast of characters and found that she didn't have a single one that was even close to what I was looking for. So that's when I created Susie. Her comic relief helped bring a balance to the story and helped lighten the heaviness. She was exactly what my story needed. 

What three words would you use to best describe ‘Color of Loneliness’? 

Gut-wrenching, gut-busting, gut check.

Can you tell us a bit about Myra Sommers, the main character in ‘Color of Loneliness’? 

Myra is a sweet, tenderhearted person who finds herself all alone in the world after she loses her last living relative. She’s also been terribly hurt in a previous relationship. Even though she’s had her heart broken and her trust in men shattered, she still wants to find someone that she can trust and connect with. She longs to be loved – to find a relationship like her parents and grandparents had. She’s never experienced love like that before. But she finally decides that for some reason that kind of love just wasn’t meant for her to ever experience.

Then she meets gruff contractor Dylan Lawson. Initially, she can’t stand the angry, hateful man. But for some reason, the more time she spends with him, the more she finds herself drawn to him. She knows she’s probably setting herself up for heartache, but she can’t seem to stop herself. 

Is ‘Color of Loneliness’ a standalone novel or will this be part of a series? 

It's the first of two books. The next and final book, Color of Forgiveness, will be published in January 2013.

Can you tell us about your other books? (If you have any) 

This is the first book that I've had the courage to publish. Woot!

Can you tell us what you’re working on at the moment? (If you are) 

I'm finishing up the editing of Color of Forgiveness right now. As far as writing goes, I plan on publishing more of my original work. I'm also still writing FanFiction and will continue to write FanFiction as long as I can. Hehehe. I love the stuff.  

Other than your own, what are your favourite books? 

Sempre by J.M. Darhower and Wallbanger by Alice Clayton. I read both of these stories on FanFiction while they were in the progress of writing them. I can remember waiting patiently for chapter updates and squealing every time I got a notification. 

My favorite Twilight FanFiction that has not been pulled for publishing is My Wounded Soldier by Counselor. 

Random Questions
-          what’s your favourite treat? 

Ding Dongs were my favorite treat until Hostess had to up and go out of business. Please someone buy that danged recipe and make a knockoff. They could call them Dang Dongs or Ding Dangs - I don't care as long as they taste the same. Sigh. I guess next in line would be either cherry Pop-tarts or Zero candy bars.

-          What’s your Favourite place to read/write?  

Strange as it may seem, McDonald's. I get up every day and lug my notebook and netbook with me and sit by a huge picture window. I always get my best inspiration watching people. There's a guy that comes in every day and gets a stack of napkins six inches tall. At first I thought he was stealing them but instead, he uses one or two and just throws the rest away. Weird little quirks like that fascinate me. Who knows, maybe a guy with a napkin fetish may work his way into my next book. ;) 

-          If you won the lottery what would you most look forward to spending money on? 

Definitely a new car. Right now I drive a hand-me-down 15-year-old minivan that has bullet holes in it. No lie. The poor thing has been through a lot. I'm ready to have a funeral for her and bid her adios.

-          If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? 

Italy. No question. In a heartbeat. As I'm typing this, my brain is in my bedroom packing my bags right now. ;)

Thanks so much to Madeleine for stopping by the blog and for making this giveaway possible ☺ 
1 lucky winner will receive an ecopy of 'The Color of Loneliness' 



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Today I am Reading... Louder Than Words by Laurie Plissner


Louder Than Words
Blurb (from Goodreads):
The debut novel of an American original, Laurie Plissner's is both medical thriller and lyric love story in the tradition of magical realism

Since the snowy night when her family's car slammed into a tree, killing her parents and little sister, Sasha has been unable to speak except through a computer with a robotic voice. Nothing is wrong with her body; that's healed. But, after four years, Sasha's memory, and her spirit, are still broken. Then one day, she's silently cussing out the heavy book she dropped at the library when a gorgeous, dark-haired boy, the kind of boy who considers Sasha a freak or at least invisible, "answers" Sasha's hidden thoughts -- out loud. Yes, Ben can read minds; it's no big deal. He's part of a family with a host of unusual, almost-but-not-quite-supernatural talents. Through Ben's love, Sasha makes greater progress than she has with a host of therapists and a prominent psychiatrist. With him to defend her, bullies keep the world from ever understanding Sasha, he pulls away. Determined to win him and prove her courage by facing her past, Sasha confronts her past -- only to learn that her family's death was no accident and that a similar fate may wait for her, in the unlikeliest of disguises.

26 Days 'til Christmas!!

On my Christmas wishlist today...

This is Not a Test


It’s the end of the world. Six students have taken cover in Cortege High but shelter is little comfort when the dead outside won’t stop pounding on the doors. One bite is all it takes to kill a person and bring them back as a monstrous version of their former self. To Sloane Price, that doesn’t sound so bad. Six months ago, her world collapsed and since then, she’s failed to find a reason to keep going. Now seems like the perfect time to give up. As Sloane eagerly waits for the barricades to fall, she’s forced to witness the apocalypse through the eyes of five people who actually want to live. But as the days crawl by, the motivations for survival change in startling ways and soon the group’s fate is determined less and less by what’s happening outside and more and more by the unpredictable and violent bids for life—and death—inside. When everything is gone, what do you hold on to?

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy, #1)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Evie's always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she's falling for a shape-shifter, and she's the only person who can see through paranormals' glamours.

But Evie's about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

So much for normal.




Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

My rating: 4.25 of 5 stars


Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy, #1)(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
16-year-old Evie is special. She’s the only person in the whole world who can see through paranormals glamours, and because of that she’s very valuable to a lot of people.
Since she was 8 and her talent was discovered, she’s been working for the IPCA (International Paranormal Containment Agreement), tagging and bagging vamps, werewolves etc. to keep humans safe. She also lived at their headquarters all that time too, and has never been allowed to go to a proper school.

One day a boy breaks into the facility, a boy who is unlike any paranormal she has ever seen before. Lend can change his glamour to look like anybody, but Evie isn’t fooled and helps to capture him. As she gets to know him she begins to develop feelings for him, and realises that he knows something about some recent paranormal deaths, and that they should be working together rather than keeping him imprisoned.

Evie has no shortage of problems to deal with though with Reth – a fairy, who seems to want her heart for some reason, as well as dealing with the supernatural killer, her homework, and Lend. So when the paranormal killer gets into the facility, and comes after the people who are like Evie’s family, she makes a run for it.
Can she work out what exactly the killer is? Can she do something to stop them? And can she stay away from Reth before he does her serious harm?


I’ve waited ages to read this book so I was so excited that I finally got to read it! Usually when I have such high expectations of a book I end up disappointed, but I’m happy to say that that totally didn’t happen with this book! I knew I would love this right from the very first page!

Evie was such a great character. She was so sweet and strong, she didn’t like doing homework and always rushed to watch her favourite tv show. She really cared about the people that she spent her life with, even when there was a possibility that they had betrayed her, and she also cared about what was right, without being a martyr or being perfect herself. She was just such a lovely character, and totally the sort of person you would want to be friends with, and I really liked her.

The storyline was great. It wasn’t your average paranormal book, this wasn’t all about vampires or werewolves, this was something pretty different, and I liked it. There was action and excitement, and plenty of mystery too, and I loved how I never knew what was coming next!

The romance storyline was only part of the story, it wasn’t the central theme, but it was good still, without taking over the whole book. Lend was an interesting character, and it was obvious that Evie really liked him, but I have to say that I very strangely actually liked the bad guy Reth though. At times I was just thinking – ‘you know, you could do worse than Reth…’ hmm, maybe I just have a thing for bad boys….? Anyway, Lend was a good choice for Evie, even if I might have picked Reth…

I was pleased with the ending of this book, although it did leave a few questions unanswered, so I’m glad that I have the next two books available to read now!
Overall; a great paranormal YA, which isn’t your average vampire story.
8.5 out of 10.


   

Today I am Reading... Poison Princess (The Arcana Chronicles #1) by Kresley Cole



Poison Princess (The Arcana Chronicles, #1)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
#1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole introduces The Arcana Chronicles, post-apocalyptic tales filled with riveting action, the dark mysticism of Tarot cards, and breathtaking romance.

She could save the world—or destroy it.

Sixteen year old Evangeline “Evie” Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future—and they’re still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux.

But she can’t do either alone.

With his mile-long rap sheet, wicked grin, and bad attitude, Jack is like no boy Evie has ever known. Even though he once scorned her and everything she represented, he agrees to protect Evie on her quest. She knows she can’t totally depend on Jack. If he ever cast that wicked grin her way, could she possibly resist him?

Who can Evie trust?

As Jack and Evie race to find the source of her visions, they meet others who have gotten the same call. An ancient prophesy is being played out, and Evie is not the only one with special powers. A group of twenty-two teens has been chosen to reenact the ultimate battle between good and evil. But it’s not always clear who is on which side….


27 Days 'til Christmas!!

On my Christmas wishlist today...

Monument 14 (Monument 14 #1)
Your mother hollers that you’re going to miss the bus. She can see it coming down the street. You don’t stop and hug her and tell her you love her. You don’t thank her for being a good, kind, patient mother. Of course not—you launch yourself down the stairs and make a run for the corner.

Only, if it’s the last time you’ll ever see your mother, you sort of start to wish you’d stopped and did those things. Maybe even missed the bus.But the bus was barreling down our street, so I ran.Fourteen kids. One superstore. A million things that go wrong.

In Emmy Laybourne’s action-packed debut novel, six high school kids (some popular, some not), two eighth graders (one a tech genius), and six little kids trapped together in a chain superstore build a refuge for themselves inside. While outside, a series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a chemical weapons spill, seems to be tearing the world—as they know it—apart

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Chosen by Barbara Ellen Brink (Excerpt, Interview and Giveaway!)





Chosen (Book One)
The Amish Bloodsuckers Trilogy

With tongue firmly in cheek and genuine Amish-made stakes at hand, The Amish Bloodsucker Trilogy sets off like a bat in the belfry. Jael the vampire slayer is ready to kick some serious bloodsucker butt. Seriously.
Move over Buffy – there’s a new slayer in town! Raised in the desert of Nevada, and destined for the Minnesota Loon Lake Amish Community, Jael Shetler is the Chosen One.
Trained by her uncle and father in twenty-one different forms of hand-to-hand combat – she also throws a knife with the speed of a bullet, and is accurate to within two centimeters of a cold, dead heart with her crossbow – she is a bloodsucker’s worst nightmare.
Her parents, forced to leave their plain and simple upbringing to escape the clutches of the new Bishop – an ancient and powerful vampire with plans to use the Amish Community as his own personal Jamba Juice – raise and train their daughter to continue the fight begun thousands of years earlier by another Jael, and to fulfill the prophecy in the Book of the Shunned.
Soon Jael is turning sweet sixteen and then … all hell will break loose.


Barbara Ellen Brink is a multi-published author of mystery and suspense. She lives with her husband and their two mutts in the great state of Minnesota where mosquitoes are the only bloodsuckers she’s actually ever seen. This is Barbara’s first foray into the world of Amish and Vampires – both of which scare her – but it isn’t the last. The 2nd book in The Amish Bloodsuckers Trilogy – SHUNNED – is now available. The 3rd book – RECKONING – will be available for Thanksgiving!

CHOSEN is available now in kindle and paperback until Dec 31st and then will be available in all ebook formats as well.

Purchase CHOSEN here:
Amazon kindle/paperback http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009JYT3B0

Purchase SHUNNED here:
Createspace paperback https://www.createspace.com/4041332
Amazon kindle/paperback http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009VQIXF8

Author Website/blog: http://www.barbaraellenbrink.com
Amish Bloodsuckers website: http://www.amishvampireslayer.moonfruit.com
Twitter: BarbaraEBrink

Excerpt from CHOSEN:


“Jael?” Brianna was watching her with a puzzled expression on her face. “Are you all right? You seem sort of out-of-it.” She closed her locker, her history book in the crook of her arm.
“Yeah, just tired. Up late last night,” Jael said, dropping her book bag in the bottom of her locker and sliding out the book she needed for first class - Trigonometry. Ick. She’d rather smell a rotting corpse on a warm night than solve math problems.
“Okay…well… I’ll see you later, right?” She backed up a couple of steps, holding her gaze as though Jael would disappear again as soon as she let her out of her sight.
“Sure.”
Brianna smiled, then turned and hurried down the hall toward Mr. Stanton’s history class. Jael watched her go, feeling as though she was losing the only real friend she’d ever had, and there was nothing she could do about it. She saw Marti stop Brianna outside the history classroom to say something and then they both laughed and went into class together.
Jael slammed her locker shut and twisted the combination lock. She couldn’t go on this way much longer. Kicking vampire butts at night and pretending to be an average girl during the day was just taking too much out of her. She wasn’t cut out to live a double life. She wanted to be normal. If only she could be like Brianna, have parents that were nerdy scientists, a baby brother who was already taking college classes cause he tested out of third grade and was considered a genius. Okay, maybe Brianna’s family wasn’t that “normal” but still.
“Hey, Jael,” a male voice whispered close to her ear.
She twisted around and was a tenth of a second from crushing the guy’s windpipe with the heel of her hand when she realized it was just Lyle standing there. She dropped her arms and blew out a confused breath.
“You scared me,” she lied, a flimsy excuse for cover.
“Sorry.” He backed up a step, as though sensing his near demise. “Just wanted to see if you were coming to the exhibition game against the Redville Scorpions tonight. Some of us are going out afterwards for burgers. Thought you might like to come along. Hang out. Have some fun.” He narrowed his eyes. “You live way out in the desert somewhere, don’t you? Like in a commune or something?”
“What?”
“It’s cool. I don’t mind.” He smiled, and stepped closer, leaning in against the lockers with one hand. A wave of minty fresh breath wafted over her. He was always sucking on those Altoids. Curiously strong indeed.
“Good to know,” she said, basking in the warmth of his gaze. The blonde basketball star could believe she lived in a cave in Afghanistan if he wanted to, as long as he looked at her like that.
“So…?” He leaned closer, pinning her against the lockers with the heat of his eyes and another wave of peppermint.
She smiled back. “I was thinking about coming to the game.”
“Cool. I’ll see you tonight then,” he said, and pushed off from the locker. He winked and walked away to join a group of guys waiting at the end of the hall.
Her arms and legs felt paralyzed as though she’d been shot with a tranquilizer dart. At least how she imagined it would feel to be shot with a tranquilizer dart. She forced herself to move, to look away from the group of guys and walk in the opposite direction. She couldn’t let Lyle know that he set her heart racing just by speaking to her and that her skin tingled with electricity at his proximity. He would think she was some crazy, stalker girl – someone to avoid, not date.
The bell rang as she slowly moved toward the trigonometry room. Her legs refused to hurry, regardless of being tardy. She paused outside the door, listening to the sound of voices and laughter and scraping chairs as kids settled down for class. Mr. Winchester’s gruffy baritone rang out calling for attention.
Jael suddenly realized the predicament she’d shoved herself into. Since when had she ever thought about going to a game, much less believe her parents would allow her to be out of their sight that long? She blew out a frustrated breath. Since a hot guy asked her out on a date–that’s when. She had to get into town for the game tonight. It was her only chance to be normal. If it were up to her parents and Uncle Seth, the only socializing she’d ever do would be with undead creatures in the dark of night.
This was a once in a lifetime. She never thought Lyle would give her the time of day much less invite her out for burgers. Okay, maybe it wasn’t a real date; just a group thing. But it was a start.



Interview with the Author -

Barbara Ellen Brink





Hi Barbara! Welcome to the blog!
Hi Sarah! Thanks for having me on your bookshelf. I’m excited to share a little bit about myself, and my new series.
When did you start writing?
I’ve been writing since I was a kid, scribbling stories in notebooks and ideas on scrap paper, but I didn’t seriously pursue writing or publishing as a life goal until about twelve years ago. I remember it was sometime in the year 2000 because I sat down and pounded out an entire six hundred page manuscript over the next months, with a plot that coincided with the 2001 millennium coming up. And no, it was never published. But it got me going and I haven’t stopped writing since.
What was your inspiration for the ‘Amish Bloodsuckers Trilogy’?
My inspiration for the Amish Bloodsuckers came out of frustration. Up until now, I’ve written mostly mystery, suspense, or thrillers. I’d go to a bookstore to scope out the competition, and it seemed as though the only books selling were vampires, werewolves, or zombies, and the Christian bookstores were stuck on Amish. So I decided to take the most popular genres from both worlds and combine them for an awesome, action-packed, vampire slayer story set in the plain and simple world of the Amish.
What three words would you use to best describe the ‘Amish Bloodsuckers Trilogy’?
Adventurous, funny, and surprising
Can you tell us a bit about ‘Jael the vampire slayer’, the main character in the ‘Amish Bloodsuckers Trilogy’?
Jael is an average teenage girl living in a small town in Nevada who just wants to fit in at school, hang with her best friend, and maybe have a cute guy ask her out… except her parents have been training her in martial arts and hand-to-hand combat her entire life, preparing her for her destiny – to set the Loon Lake Amish community free from an infiltration of vampires. They just haven’t told her yet. That destiny will explode around her on her sixteenth birthday when she comes into her full powers. Being Chosen really sucks.
When can we look forward to the release of the third book in the trilogy?
RECKONING will be available by December 1st.
Can you tell us about your other books?
My Fredrickson Winery Novels, ENTANGLED and CRUSHED are women’s fiction/mysteries set at a Napa winery. A Minneapolis attorney inherits a California winery and mystery and romance ensues.
SPLIT SENSE is a speculative thriller. A set of twins, separated at birth, but both with unexplainable gifts, find each other again as teenagers and seek to untangle the web of deceit & subterfuge centered around a pharmaceutical co. experimenting on children.
I also have two Christian suspense novels, RUNNING HOME and ALIAS RAVEN BLACK. Both have a touch of romance and lots of suspense and intrigue.
Can you tell us what you’re working on at the moment?
Other than finishing up RECKONING and final edits, I am in the pre-planning stages of writing a 3rd Fredrickson Winery Novel.
Other than your own, what are your favorite books?
I think it would be easier to list a few of my favorite authors. There are so many books that I wouldn’t know where to start. Diana Gabaldon, Patricia Cornwell, Lisa T. Bergren, Sally John, Sibella Giorello, Steven James, Nicholas Sparks, and Iris Johansen are a few authors I’ve read multiple books from, so I suppose you could say they’re favorites.
Random Questions
What’s your favorite treat?
I wouldn’t want to live in a world without popcorn or chocolate.
What’s your favorite place to read/write?
I do a lot of reading at the gym when I’m running on the treadmill, but the only place I can write well is in my office at home where no one is around to distract me.
If you won the lottery what would you most look forward to spending money on?
I would travel to all the places I’ve loved to read about: Ireland, Scotland, Italy, France, etc. Then I would buy a houseboat and take my husband down the river in the Grand Canyon because he told me that would be cool ☺ 
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
There are a lot of places I’d like to visit but I can honestly say I’d still live in America, although I’d prefer to live near or in the mountains out West, maybe in Montana or Colorado.



Thanks so much to Barbara for stopping by the blog and for offering this giveaway prize!
1 winner will win an ecopy of 'Chosen'!

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