Author Interviews

Big week!

First, I’m interviewing friend and multi-talented author Diana Peterfreund tomorrow at Get Lost In a Story. My copy of For Darkness Shows the Stars arrived in the mail on Friday and I can’t wait to dig in!!!  I’ll post some of the interview here, too. :)

Second, my critique partner and best buddy, Molly O’Keefe’s first single title contemporary romance will be released on Tuesday! Can’t Buy Me Love is a fabulous book. Funny, sexy, heartbreaking and, yes, serious. Molly’s ability to create characters who seem real (versus romance land perfect) never ceases to amaze me.

Also on Tuesday, another critique partner, Joanne Levy’s first middle grade novel releases!  Small Medium at Large is also  fabulous and funny. I read a previous version of this book and can’t wait to read the final product!

And then finally… I’m finally, on Thursday, going to release the cover for DEVIANTS!!!

Here’s a tiny sneak peek.

Stay tuned. :)

YA in Tudor England!

Today I interviewed Katherine Longshore, author of the historical YA novel, GILT.

Welcome Katherine Longshore

Today I’m happy to host Young Adult author Katherine Longshore whose debut novel, Gilt, is set in Tudor England!


ABOUT THE BOOK

In the Tudor age, ambition, power and charismatic allure are essential and Catherine Howard has plenty of all three. Not to mention her loyal best friend, Kitty Tylney, to help cover her tracks. Kitty, the abandoned youngest daughter of minor aristocracy, owes everything to Cat—where she is, what she is, even who she is. Friend, flirt, and self-proclaimed Queen of Misrule, Cat reigns supreme in a loyal court of girls under the none-too-watchful eye of the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk.

When Cat worms her way into the heart of Henry VIII and becomes Queen of England, Kitty is thrown into the intoxicating Tudor Court. It’s a world of glittering jewels and elegant costumes, of gossip and deception. As the Queen’s right-hand-woman, Kitty goes from the girl nobody noticed to being caught between two men—the object of her affection and the object of her desire.

But the atmosphere of the court turns from dazzling to deadly, and Kitty is forced to learn the difference between trust and loyalty, love and lust, secrets and treason. And to accept the consequences when some lessons are learned too late.

BUY THE eBOOK:
    Amazon | Barnes & Noble

“A substantive, sobering historical read, with just a few heaving bodices.”
   —Kirkus Reviews
 
“…royally riveting for the reader.”
   —Booklist
 
“This is an enjoyable novel to recommend to girls interested in history, love, and betrayal.”
   —VOYA

To see the interview and enter the book giveaway, click here

Interviewed at The Write Stuff

I have been such a bad blogger **flogs self**.

Today I was interviewed at The Write Stuff by the lovely Brittany Rochelle whom I was introduced to by good writer-friend Marilyn Brant.  Brittany asked some great questions, and I’m particularly happy with this interview, which I did back in June. I do believe I answered her questions while I was preparing my workshop for the RWA National conference in New York and the interview includes some good (if I do say so myself) advice for aspiring authors.

Check it out if you have a chance. Interview here.

Tomorrow (July 19) she’s posting her review and hosting a giveaway.

How’s everyone’s summer going? Hot enough for you? 😉

Bursting out All Over

I’ve been all over the interweb these past few weeks and haven’t been doing a great job of keeping up with it all. Why can’t time stop for a day so I can get caught up?

That said, today, I’m thrilled to be featured on NYT Bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith’s blog Cynsations as part of her New Voices program.

I’m also blogging at the Chick Lit Writers of the World about how Hollywood stereotypes female friendships and how much I liked Bridesmaids.

And there are still some giveaways going on, too!

Black and Blue Ink Enter by June 8th

Books, Thoughts and a Few Adventures Enter by June 1st

To Read or Not To Read Enter by June 3rd

Red House Books Enter by June 3rd

Books at Midnight Enter by June 3rd

My Chaotic Ramblings Not sure of deadline. Still open today.

Cornucopia of Reviews Enter by June 5th

The Book Rat Enter by May 31st

Talking about Twisting Tales

I’m thrilled to be guest blogging at the Indigo Teen Blog today. (For those of you not in Canada, Indigo is the biggest bookseller in Canada.)

The wonderful editors there asked me to talk about the process of updating the fairy tales and adding reader interaction.

I’d love it if you stopped by! Indigo Teen Blog!

Letters From Home

Happy, happy release day to Kristina McMorris, whose fabulous book, Letters From Home, officially hits stores today.

Have you ever seen a more gorgeous cover?


Chicago, 1944. Liz Stephens has little interest in attending a USO club dance with her friends Betty and Julia. She doesn’t need a flirtation with a lonely serviceman when she’s set to marry her childhood sweetheart. Yet something happens the moment Liz glimpses Morgan McClain. They share only a brief conversation – cut short by the soldier’s evident interest in Betty – but Liz can’t forget him. Thus, when Betty asks her to ghostwrite a letter to Morgan, stationed overseas, Liz reluctantly agrees.

Thousands of miles away, Morgan struggles to adjust to the brutality of war. His letters from “Betty” are a comfort, their soul-baring correspondence a revelation to them both. While Liz is torn by her feelings for a man who doesn’t know her true identity, Betty and Julia each become immersed in their own romantic entanglements. And as the war draws to a close, all three will face heart-wrenching choices, painful losses, and the bittersweet joy of new beginnings.
 


I met the lovely Kristina when we were both finalists for the Golden Heart competition in 2007, her with this very book. I couldn’t be more excited for her. Seriously. Go out and buy this book. Now. :)

Interviewing Molly O’Keefe

Today, I’m thrilled to be hosting RITA® Award winning contemporary romance author, Molly O’Keefe, who just happens to be, not only one of my valued critique partners, but also one of my closest friends. In addition to her RITA® win, she’s also won two RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards as well as numerous other accolades. She’s has 18 novels published by Harlequin and two fabulous longer romances coming out from Bantam Dell in 2012.
For the full interview, check out the Get Lost in a Story blog

His Wife For One Night
February 2011
ISBN 9780373716883
Jack McKibbon knows the score when he offers to marry his best friend Mia Alatore. He’s fixing a bad situation for her—that’s all—they aren’t making a real life together. She wants to stay on the ranch and he’s got his studies and inventions elsewhere. Still, this arrangement is a good deal for both of them.
Until that one night…
A sexy interlude with Mia makes Jack rethink their relationship…and their future. But all his plans grind to a halt when she asks for a divorce. Once upon a time, Jack might have agreed. But now that he knows the chemistry they share, he’s not giving up a second chance to be with his wife.
ABOUT MOLLY
Molly O’Keefe has always known she wanted to be a writer (except when she wanted to be a florist or a chef and the brief period of time when she considered being a cowgirl). And once she got her hands on some romances, she knew exactly what she wanted to write.
She published her first Harlequin romance at age 25 and hasn’t looked back. She loves exploring every character’s road towards happily ever after.
Originally from a small town outside of Chicago, she went to university in St. Louis where she met and fell in love with the editor of her school newspaper. They followed each other around the world for several years and finally got married and settled down in Toronto, Ontario. They welcomed their son into their family in 2006, and their daughter in 2008. When she’s not at the park or cleaning up the toy room, Molly is working hard on her next novel, trying to exercise, stalking Tina Fey on the internet and dreaming of the day she can finish a cup of coffee without interruption.
To read the full interview, check out the Get Lost in a Story blog