VISIT AND GIVEAWAY WITH AUTHOR CHRISTIE CRAIG….

IT IS OUR PLEASURE TO WELCOME TO  MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE AUTHOR CHRISTIE CRAIG WITH US AGAIN TODAY….

MEET SEXY,SUSPENSEFUL AND SERIOUSLY FUNNY AUTHOR CHRISTIE CRAIG!!

(Bio,and author image from author’s website)

Photojournalist, Author and Speaker

Christie Craig, an Alabama native, is an award-winning, multi-published writer, multi-published photo journalist, motivational speaker, and writing teacher..  Her non-fiction articles and photography have appeared in almost three thousand national magazines. A Golden Heart finalist, and a finalist in more than fifty RWA-sponsored contests, she has gained a well-deserved reputation for writing romance fiction that has both witty humor and a suspenseful, sexy tone. Published by Silhouette in the 90s, she recently broke back into fiction in a big way, making four book sales in one day. Her seventh humorous single title romance novel, published by Dorchester, will hit the stands in June 2010. Her non-fiction book, co-authored by Faye Hughes, released September 08, is The Everything Guide To Writing A Romance Novel and  their second non-fiction book, a humorous self-help relationship book, Wild, Wicked and Wanton: 101 Ways to Love Like You Are in a Romance Novel is scheduled to be released December 2010.  Craig’s latest writing adventure is the sale of a young adult paranormal romance series, Shadow Falls Camp, that will be published by St. Martins Press in the near future.

Thirteen things you’ll learn from reading Murder, Mayhem and Mama:

1)      Grief sucks.  Love heals.

2)      Believe it or not, sometimes mama does know best.  Even when she’s dead.

3)      Painting your toenails is equivalent to a happy pill.

4)      Sometimes there’s a hell of lot more to our dreams than we think.

5)      When a tough guy resorts to sniffing a girl’s sweater that she left behind, he might as well give up the bachelor pad, he’s on the road to falling in love.

6)      A guy who offers you a shoulder during a meltdown and doesn’t try to cop a feel, just may be a keeper.

7)      When a guy says all he wants to do is sleep with you, he might not be talking sex, you might just be his answer to insomnia.  Then again, he’ll probably want sex when he’s had some sleep.

8)      When all else fells, try saying the magic words:  please and thank you.  It’s a manner thing.

9)      Be leery of opening your boyfriends medicine cabinet, it’s not just what you might find, but what might fall out and bounce right into the toilet.  Explaining how his 36 pack of condoms got wet could be embarrassing.

10)   While being a better bitch isn’t something we should aspire to, learning to stand up for oneself is definitely goal worthy.

11)   Sharing food off each other’s plate could lead to sharing a toothbrush.  And after that, all bets, and possibly the clothes, are coming off.

12)   Bad habits die hard.  Then again, the sergeant general doesn’t say anything about smoking after you’re dead.  Just ask Mama.

13)   Take a man’s favorite leather jacket, and he might offer you his heart to get it back.

Christie Craig’s website: http://christie-craig.com

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Available now at: BN.com

Will be available at Amazon in early Feb.

MURDER,MAYHEM AND MAMA BOOK TRAILER:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOjXesDUptM

Thank you Christie for taking the time out of you busy schedule to visit with My Book Addiction and More and our readers today…..

MURDER,MAYHEM AND MAMA

CHRISTIE CRAIG

BN ID: 2940013855229

Publisher: BookEnds Literary Agency

Publication date: 12/20/2011

Format: e-book

Available now at: BN.com

Will be available at Amazon in early Feb.

Product Description(from the author)

BEING A MAMA IS HARD. BUT THE JOB’S EVEN TOUGHER WHEN YOU’RE DEAD…
Cali McKay’s mama isn’t ready to pass over to the “other side” yet. Her unlucky-in-love daughter needs her now more than ever. Before Mama can chain-smoke her way to heaven, she’s gotta make sure Cali’s ex deadbeat boyfriend doesn’t get her daughter killed.

GRIEF SUCKS. LOVE HEALS…
Cali lost her mom to cancer. Detective Brit Lowell, lost his partner to murder. Now he’s in the mood to take down some dirtbags and Cali’s ex just happens to be a dirtbag leaving a trail of dead bodies behind him. Can Brit trust this beautiful woman to help take down her ex? Can Cali look past this sexy cop’s hard exterior to trust him with her heart? Can life get any crazier when Mama starts meddling from the grave? Only one thing is for sure–none of it will matter, unless they catch a killer before the killer catches them.

FIRST TIME AVAILABLE IN WIDE RELEASE!

***GIVEAWAY***

Thanks to, Kathleen and Christie,we are offering an e-book copy of “Mayhem,Murder, and Murder” by Christie Craig.Giveaway will run from today January 31 until February 7,2012.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!

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FOREVER’S PARANORMAL ROMANCE BLOG TOUR AND GIVEAWAY…..

IT IS OUR PLEASURE TO WELCOME TWO PARANORMAL ROMANCE AUTHORS AS OUR GUESTS TODAY TO MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE!!

WELCOME Kristen Callihan,author of “FIRELIGHT”!!

MBA&M: Tell our readers a little about yourself?

KC: I’m a book lover and a daydreamer. When I was younger, I wanted to be everything from a pilot to a decorator to an archaeologist. Fortunately, I realized that I could be all of those things by becoming a writer –at least vicariously!

 MBA&M: What made you decide to write Paranormal Romance?

KC: I’ve always gravitated toward the paranormal. I like the idea of taking a peak behind the velvet curtain of our preconceived reality. Why romance? Well, falling in love has got to be one of the most significant events in a person’s life. Most of us crave love, being loved, having someone to love. To me, adding that to the mix of a paranormal adventure is too good to resist.

MBA&M: What are the challenges in writing a paranormal romance?

KC: As for the challenges, for me, good a good paranormal world has to be believable. The possibility of falling into cliché or farce is high. So you’ve got to sell it well. To do that, I think you have to make it as real as you can for your characters. If the characters believe it, the reader will too. (That’s the theory, anyway! Lol! ) The other big challenge is to have the right blend of world building/paranormal adventure with the romance. The romance needs to essential to the paranormal plot in that one drives the other and vise versa.

Visit Kristen at www.KristenCallihan.com

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Forever Romance is excited to introduce debut author Kristen Callihan and the upcoming release of her dark, atmospheric paranormal romance, FIRELIGHT!

FIRELIGHT

By Kristen Callihan

ISBN: 9781455508594

Published by: GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING

Genre: FICTION, ROMANCE

Published on: 2/01/2012

Format: MASS MARKET

Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. Yet one innocent but irreversible mistake has left her family’s fortune decimated and forced her to wed London’s most nefarious nobleman.

 

Lord Benjamin Archer is no ordinary man. Doomed to hide his disfigured face behind masks, Archer knows it’s selfish to take Miranda as his bride. Yet he can’t help being drawn to the flame-haired beauty whose touch sparks a passion he hasn’t felt in a lifetime. When Archer is accused of a series of gruesome murders, he gives in to the beastly nature he has fought so hard to hide from the world. But the curse that haunts him cannot be denied. Now, to save his soul, Miranda will enter a world of dark magic and darker intrigue. For only she can see the man hiding behind the mask.

Firelight” by Kristen Callihan available at:

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MBA&M: Tell us a little about yourself?

KLC: I’m 34, which is an age I remember regarding as kind of old.  I realize I’m not actually old, but they’re starting to play some of my favorite music from my formative years on classic rock stations, and it’s freaking me out.  I’m originally from Watertown, NY, where it is incredibly cold a lot of the time, and where the local accent is almost Canadian.  I’ve been married for thirteen years to a Navy fighter pilot, have three kids ranging in age from 6 to 12, and because I am a sucker for creatures in general, have a lovely old Pekingese named Daisy, two young Newfoundlands named Chewie and Stella, and a big obnoxious cat named Bruno.  I have a degree in Secondary Education (English concentration) because my parents didn’t think that my first choice of career, Famous Rock Star, was something they wanted to pay for me to pursue.  So I write books, and I sing around the house instead of for an audience, and I’m happyJ

MBA&M: What is a typical writing day like for you, some of your rituals?

KLC: For the longest time, my routine was simply to grab what writing time I could when the kids were otherwise occupied!  That usually meant staying up late.  Fortunately, I’ve always been kind of a night owl.  Now that my youngest is in school, I’m trying to train myself to write during the day.  This would be a lot easier if I weren’t so easily distracted by shiny objects, and/or my growing pile of iThings.  As far as rituals go, I just sit down, re-read the last couple of pages to remember what I was up to when I left off, and get going again.  Nothing fancy.  Hmm…I feel like I should make this sound more mysterious.

MBA&M: How many books will be in the Dark Dynasties series?

KLC: I’m currently writing the fourth book, and I’d like to continue on after that!  I’ve got plenty of ideas to keep the Dark Dynasties going for quite a while.  The third book, SHADOW RISING, will be out this August,

Visit Kendra Leigh Castle at: www.kendraleighcastle.com

Facebook @facebook.com/kendraleighcastle

Twitter @KendraLCastle

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In the world that lives by moonlight, vampires aren’t the only creatures who create dynasties. The second paranormal romance in the Kendra Leigh Castle’s Dark Dynasties series takes readers into a wild world where werewolves–and passion–reign, to share a story of forbidden love.

Midnight Reckoning

By Kendra Leigh Castle

ISBN: 9781609418380

Published by: GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING

Genre: FICTION

Published on: 1/01/2012

Format: MASS MARKET

 

Wild and passionate by nature, Lyra Black is not just any werewolf. She’s the future leader of the powerful pack of the Thorn-if she can stay alive long enough to inherit the title.

One of the Cait Sith bloodline of vampire cat-shifters, Jaden Harrison has no interest in the wars plaguing the world of night. But when he rescues Lyra from a violent attack, they’re both captured by an insatiable desire that threatens to overwhelm them and bind them together for eternity . . . just as ancient enemies prepare to strike. And when they do, the Thorn and the Cait Sith-and Lyra and Jaden’s love-may never recover from the deadly blow . . .

“Midnight Reckoning” by Kendra Leigh Castle

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1609418387/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d0_i4?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0KNEMWXXNVV7Z2DR3AFH&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846

THANK YOU BOTH LADIES, FOR VISITING WITH MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE AND OUR READERS TODAY!!!

***GIVEAWAY***

Thanks to Forever Romance, we are offering 3 lucky commenters a set of “Firelight” by Kristen Callihan, and “Midnight Reckoning” by Kendra Leigh Castle. Yes, that is 3 winners,will win 1 copy of each book.  Giveaway open to U.S. residents, only.No P.O. Boxes, please. **Giveaway copies will be sent directly to winners.**Giveaway will run from today January 30 until Febuary 6,2012.

***Please tag,facebook,tweet about both of these outstanding reads**

****Visit www.mybookaddictionandmore.wordpress.com for “My Thoughts” on “Firelight” by Kristen Callihan and “Midnight Reckoning” by Kendra Leigh Castle**

**Images from the author’s website**Product descriptions for Forever Romance**

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VISIT AND GIVEAWAY WITH NANA MALONE,AUTHOR OF “RELUCTANT PROTECTOR” …

IT IS OUR PLEASURE AT MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE TO WELCOME NANA MALONE AS TODAY’S GUEST…..

WELCOME NANA MALONE,MULTICULTURAL ROMANCE WRITER…

Brief bio and image from the author’s website:

Waiting for my chance at a job as a ninja assassin, I, meantime work  out my drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as  sassy and kick butt as I thinks I am.  Though, until that ninja job  comes through, you’ll find me acting out scenes for hubby and puppy  while catching up on my favorite reality television shows in sunny San  Diego.

MEET NANA MALONE…..

MBA&M:  Tell our readers about Nana Malone?

NM: I’ve lived all over the world but my family is originally from Ghana.  Growing up, I was always itchy for new adventures and slamming my nose in a book was the easiest, safest way I could manage it.  It was during one of my less successful adventures in New York that I decided to actually do something about my writing hobby and aim for publication.  It took me eleven years 3 completed manuscripts and more rejections than I care to count but I’m finally here.  I live in sunny San Diego where I spend any free time I have chasing around Dear Hubby, nearly two year old daughter and stubborn Scottie puppy.

MBA&M: What if anything made you write “Reluctant Protector”,an erotic paranormal romance?
NM: I was watching reruns of Heroes and was gearing up for the start of Alphas on the SyFy channel.  Then I thought, why not a Superhero Romance?
MBA&M:  What where some of the challenges in writing “Relucant Protector”?
NM: You mean besides my muse not cooperating when it came to edits?  Deciding on the superpowers.  There are so many to choose from.
MBA&M: Who,be it animal,character or person is your biggest hero?Why?
NM: My younger brother who is autistic.  He’s changed my life dramatically.
MBA&M:  Nana, tell our readers a few tidbits about what’s next for Nana Malone?
NM: Slated for release this spring is a sexy interracial, contemporary romance, called Sexy in Stilettos.  The sequels for both Sexy in Stilettos and Reluctant Protector will be released later this year.
MBA&M:  If you could be anyone or anything, what or who would you want to be at this time in your life?Why? 
NM: I wouldn’t want to be anyone other than myself.  I’m a very lucky woman.  Great husband, great kid and I get to write what I love.  Though, it wouldn’t hurt to be JK Rowling.  Lol.
MBA&M: Tell our readers where to find you and where “Relucant Protector” is available?
Reluctant Protector is available on Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords.
Thank you so much for having me!
You are so welcome and thank you for visiting with us today!!!
 Visit Nana Malone at:
RELUCTANT PROTECTOR (Protectors Series)
NANA NALONE

ASIN: B006QSKP0A

Product Description(from Amazon)
For five years, Cassie Reeser has been her brother’s personal lab rat.  Peter’s experiments have made her a stronger, faster, better human. And  she’s not the only one – he’s been experimenting on others as well. For five years, escape has eluded her. Until now. When she finds out he  plans to sell her as a human weapon she knows it’s now or never. To make  her escape she’ll sacrifice family bonds and leave behind the one  person who’s ever helped her. Cassie’s learned to shrink from kindness  and to never trust anyone. She knows the day Peter finally captures her  will be the day she dies. To elude her brother and save the others,  she’ll have to risk her body and her heart. What she doesn’t expect is a  chance at a normal life.Seth Adams is used to sifting through  lies to find the truth. As a former war correspondent he knows what  evils lurk in the world. When he finds Cassie hiding out in his car  trunk, her story sounds like a fantastical dream. But, before long, he  witnesses firsthand what she’s talking about when they’re attacked by a  group of Peter’s soldiers. As a result, he goes through his own  transformation into a super human and realizes the extent of what Cassie  is running from. Cassie might not think she needs his protection, buthe’ll die before he lets her brother have her back.
Now Available from Amazon and Smashwords
 ***GIVEAWAY***
Thanks to Nana we are offering 1 lucky commenter an e-book copy of “Reluctant Protector” by Nana Malone.Giveaway will run from today January 27 until Febuary 3,2012. **You must post the amazon link to their FB or Twitter and let us know where you posted(per author’s request).**
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!
***Please visit www.mybookaddictionreviews.wordpress.com for “My Thoughts” on “Reluctant Protector” by Nana Malone.***
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VISIT AND GIVEAWAY WITH “RISKING TRUST” BY ADRIENNE GIORDANO…

IT IS OUR PLEASURE TO WELCOME OUR GUEST TODAY,ADRIENNE GIORDANO TO MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE TODAY!!!

MEET ADRIENNE GIORDANO!!

BIO:

Adrienne Giordano writes romantic suspense and women’s fiction.  She is a Jersey girl at heart, but now lives in the Midwest with her workaholic husband, sports obsessed son and Buddy the Wheaten Terrorist (Terrier). She is a co-founder of Romance University blog. For more information on Adrienne’s Private Protectors series please visit www.AdrienneGiordano.com. Adrienne can also be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AdrienneGiordanoAuthor and Twitter at http://twitter.com/AdriennGiordano.

Good morning, Adrienne and welcome to My Book Addiction and More today….

MBA&M: Adrienne, tell our readers a little about yourself?

AG: I’m a Jersey girl at heart, but now live in the Midwest with my hubby and my junior-alpha-male son.  I started writing years ago, but didn’t actually submit anything to publishers until 2006. I think one of the hardest steps to getting published is sending something out for the first time. I applaud anyone who takes this journey because it’s not an easy one.  It can be so rewarding though.

MBA&M: Can you tell our readers why you chose romantic suspense genre?

MBA&M: I’m a fan of the romance and mystery/thriller genre and thought it would be fun to try writing a romantic suspense. I wrote the first one and was hooked. I like the challenge of weaving the growth of a relationship with the suspense angle. It might be a sickness I have (J), but I love shoving characters into terrifying situations and forcing them to get themselves out.

MBA&M: What where some of the challenges in writing “RISKING TRUST”?

AG: Probably the biggest challenge was writing about a woman grieving the loss of her father. My own father had just died and I was dealing with grief on a personal level. Each day, I found I could only write for short bursts because the onslaught of emotions exhausted me.  At the same time, I found it therapeutic to put those emotions on the page.

Ultimately, I think writing RISKING TRUST gave me something positive to focus on. This book holds a special place in my heart and I’ll always be grateful it’s been published

MBA&M: What is the weirdest piece of writing advice you have ever gotten that actually worked?

AG: To let the story sit for a while.  I had always heard writers saying they wrote every day. No matter what, they put their butts in the chair. Someone once told me that when I was stuck I should leave the story alone for a few days and work on something else. I thought that sounded crazy because how the heck was the book supposed to get better if I didn’t work on it? I tried it though and it worked for me. It was almost as if the part of my brain working on that story needed to rest. When I do this though, I always set a limit of how long I will stay away from the story. The time limit is my way of giving myself permission to not work on it. Once the time limit is reached, I go back to it.

MBA&M: What are some of your favorite food,music,books,etc?

AG: I love Italian food. Anything Italian. Just send it my way. My taste in music varies. I love classic rock and will happily listen to Springsteen or Van Halen. Since moving to the Midwest, I’ve developed a hankering for country music. I also like the blues and the old standards. Give me some Sinatra and I’ll swoon.

MBA&M: Tell our readers a few tidbits about your upcoming project(s)?

AG: I have two projects I’m working on. One is a novella for the June 2012 Carina Press anniversary edition. The heroine in this story is Janet Fink, the computer geek from my Private Protectors series. I’ve always wanted to give Janet a story of her own and found the novella to be a great opportunity to do that. I’ve also just turned in book four in the series. For readers familiar with the series, book four is Billy Tripp’s book. I had a ton of fun with Billy’s book. He’s a handful!

MBA&M: Now, tell our readers where to find you and where to purchase your books?

AG: You can find me on Facebook and Twitter (more Twitter than Facebook. J ). Here are the links to all of the places you can find me:

http://adriennegiordano.com/

http://www.facebook.com/AdrienneGiordanoAuthor

http://twitter.com/AdriennGiordano

http://romanceuniversity.org/

http://www.goodreads.com/adriennegiordano

http://www.amazon.com/Adrienne-Giordano/e/B00515T88E

Links to buy books:

Carina Press

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

MBA&M: Adrienne, is there anything else you would like to add, or tell our readers about?

Yes! I’ve recently discovered a new website dedicated to the romantic suspense genre. Readers, if you love romantic suspense, hop over to Just Romantic Suspense, It’s a fabulous place to browse for a new book.

Thank you to My Book Addiction for letting me hang out with you all today.

 MBA&M: You are so welcome and thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit with us and our readers today!!

RISKING TRUST

ADRIENNE GIORDANO

Publisher:Carina Press (November 7, 2011)

ASIN: B005UPRTAO

Product Description(from amazon)

Roxann Thorgesson’s world is out of control. After her father suffers a fatal heart attack, she must take over as publisher of Chicago’s second-largest newspaper. Then her ex-boyfriend Michael Taylor, CEO of his own security company, shows up needing a favor. The last thing Roxann needs is Michael around causing trouble—and potential heartbreak—but he’s involved in a scandalous story she can’t pass up.Twelve years ago, Michael walked out on Roxann without explanation. Now he needs her help. Michael’s estranged wife has been murdered and he is the prime suspect. He offers something no newspaperwoman could refuse: exclusive access to his headline-making murder accusation, in exchange for her help in uncovering the true killer. When their investigation leads them to a city hall conspiracy, both their lives and their newly reignited flame could be permanently extinguished…
***GIVEAWAY***
Thanks to the author we are offering 1 lucky commenter an e-book copy of “Risking Trust” by Adrienne Giordano. Giveaway to run from today January 26 until January Febuary  2,2012. *Please remember to leave your email address*
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!
**Please visit www.mybookaddictionreviews.wordpress.com for “My Thoughts” on “Risking Trust” by Adrienne Giordano**
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VISIT WITH JENNIFER HAYMORE,AUTHOR OF “SECRETS OF AN ACCIDENTAL DUCHESS”….

IT IS OUR GREAT PLEASURE TO WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER HAYMORE TO MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE TODAY!!

MEET JENNIFER HAYMORE!!

(all images from the author’s website)

MBA&M: Tell our readers a little about yourself?

JH: Well, I’m a crazy busy mom of three who runs around like a chicken with her head cut off a lot! I divide my time between my family, my job as an editor, and writing. It’s a crazy life, but someone’s gotta live it!

     MBA&M: What if anything inspired you to want to write this genre?

JH: I’ve always loved the “fantasy” of history. A lot of real history is truly stranger than fiction. I think the Regency period is such an elegant, rich period of history, I just love it. And my ancestry is British too, so I feel some slight connection there every time I write a book, wondering if my ancestors traveled these roads, went to these houses, ate these foods, wore these clothes, etc. etc.

MBA&M:    “Secrets of An Accidental Duchess” is book 2 in the DONOVAN SISTERS, how many books will be in this series and whose story is next?

JH: Book 1.5, the novella ONCE UPON A WICKED NIGHT, is due out the same day as SECRETS OF AN ACCIDENTAL DUCHESS, and will be available in ebook format only. ONCE UPON A WICKED NIGHT is a bridge between books 1 and 2.

Then, in August, the final book, PLEASURES OF A TEMPTED LADY, will release.

MBA&M: What is a typical writing day for you, what are some of your writing rituals?

JH: I’m a nighttime writer. I usually get all my “busy work” done during the day (there is a LOT of that!) then I have family time in the evenings. Then, I get down to work with my writing. I’d say the majority of my books are written after 8 p.m.!

MBA&M: What is the weirdest piece of writing advice you were given that actually worked(s)?

JH: Hmmm…it probably doesn’t sound weird to most people, except people who are really new, but when I first started writing, some wise person told me to stop spending days fretting over each sentence and just push forward and write. “Come back to it later,” she said. “Just finish the work now.” And that was how I finished my first book. If I’d stopped and looked back, I would have gone backwards, revising every page 100 times. But after I finished the whole book and looked back, suddenly I realized none of the writing was as bad as it had seemed seconds after I’d finished it. Sure, it still needed revisions, but I didn’t waste my life away writing and rewriting and writing again. Now, it’s how I deal with every manuscript. Just read over what I wrote yesterday once, then MOVE ON. That’s how I finish each and every book!

     MBA&M: What where some of the challenges you have found in writing “Secrets of An Accidental Duchess”?

JH: Every book is challenging for me to write. It’s hard work and I agonize over every word. But SECRETS came a little easier for me than most. It was one of those books in which the story of the romance between Olivia and Max sort of just flowed out of me. I really loved those characters and felt such strong connections to both of them–I think that’s why!

MBA&M: Now,Jennifer tell our readers where to find you and where your books are available?

JH: You can find me online at the following places:

Website: www.jenniferhaymore.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jenniferhaymore-author

Twitter: www.twitter.com/jenniferhaymore

My books are sold in bookstores and online wherever print and ebooks are sold.

Jennifer,thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit with us today. Is there anything else you would like to add or tell our readers?

Thanks so much for having me here!

**PLEASE VISIT www.jenniferhaymore.com FOR HER CONTEST***

****Come on over and visit my website after February 1–You can take a quiz to find out which Donovan sister you are, and my publisher and I are running a “Secrets” contest in which you can win tons of great prizes, including a $100 gift card from Victoria’s Secret! Hope to see you there!***

SECRETS OF AN ACCIDENTIAL DUCHESS

JENNIFER HAYMORE

ISBN-13: 9780446573153                       

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Publication date: 2/1/2012

Series:A Donovan Novel Series

With her pale hair and slim figure, Olivia Donovan looks as fragile as fine china, and has been treated as such by her sisters ever since a childhood bout with malaria. But beneath her delicate facade, Olivia guards a bold, independent spirit and the kind of passionate desires proper young ladies must never confess…

It was a reckless wager, and one Max couldn’t resist: seduce the alluring Olivia or forfeit part of his fortune. Yet the wild, soon-to-be Duke never imagined he’d fall in love with this innocent beauty. Nor could he have guessed that a dangerously unpredictable rival would set out to destroy them both. Now, Max must beat a Madman at his own twisted game-or forever lose the only woman to have ever won his heart.

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VISIT AND GIVEAWAY WITH C.H.ADMIRAND,AUTHOR OF “DYLAN”…

IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE WE WELCOME OUR GUEST C.H. ADMIRAND TO MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE TODAY!!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

C.H. Admirand was born in Aiken, South Carolina. She has published 9 bestselling novels for the library market. Her Secret Life of Cowboy series, published by Sourcebooks Casablanca includes Tyler (available now), Dylan (in stores January 2012) and Jesse (in stores July 2012). She lives with her husband, who is the inspiration for all of her heroes’ very best traits, in northern New Jersey. For more information, please visit http://www.chadmirand.com/ or follower her on twitter, @chadmirand.

MEET C.H. ADMIRAND,ROMANCE AUTHOR AND COWBOY ROMANCE!!

Good morning, C. H. Admirand, welcome back to My Book Addiction and More today.

 

MBA&M: Tell our readers a little about yourself?

CA: Thanks for inviting me back. I’m new to mass market, having been in the Library Market and Small Press for the last twelve years. When I started writing for Sourcebooks, I switched from writing Historical Romance to writing Contemporary Romance. Although I wasn’t surprised, there is just as much research involved!

MBA&M: Tell our readers why you chose to write The Secret Life of Cowboys trilogy?

CA: The idea was a result of a trip to a ladies club in support of a publisher one of my author friends writes for. My vision of a ladies club was definitely the romanticized version. To get through my embarrassment at the time, I started to plot in my head, wondering why would a cowboy be up on stage stripping down to teeny tiny briefs, his chaps and his Stetson? The answer: to save the Circle G Ranch. Once I started plotting, my mind was busy and I could set aside my embarrassment and focus on aspects of the scene around me that I could utilize in my book. I’ve always loved watching cowboys on the silver screen and TV, so it was very easy for me to envision one as the hero in my trilogy. I love writing about families, so my cowboy had to have brothers.

MBA&M: How do you feel your writing has grown through the years?


CA: I’ve never focused on the mechanics of how to write a story. For me it’s always been about telling the stories that are inside of me. Once the plot or character takes a hold of me, I flesh out the plot and characters, then sit down and get to work. It’s an awesome feeling, sitting in front of a blank page and starting to type as the story unfolds in my head. It is definitely a gift that I can’t ignore and I know that I’m supposed to share them. The bonus is that readers are starting to find me and enjoy reading my stories. With each book my writing improves, it is a continuous learning process.

MBA&M: What is the weirdest piece of writing advice you got that actually works?

CA: If there is a scene you absolutely love and just have to write (even though it doesn’t move your story forward or ultimately belong in the story) write it; print it out, and frame it, because it doesn’t belong in your story.

MBA&M: For the readers who did not realize you wrote a Medieval Trilogy, can you tell us a little but more about those, and where readers can find them?

CA: I have always loved reading about the Norman Conquest and the struggles the Saxons had during that time. There was so much turmoil during that time and the plight of the Saxons always had me rooting for them, but I have Norman blood mixed in with my Irish ancestors, so I knew I needed to open my mind to their side of history as well. The result is a trilogy of strong heroines willing to stand against all odds for their families and way of life and heroes strong enough to recognize the value of such a woman by their side. The trilogy is published by DCL Publications and available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble in trade paperback and NOOK formats.

MBA&M: Will you re-release any of your older books?


CA: I have the rights back for two of the books in my Irish Western Series and am hoping to find a new home for them. My only problem right now is time! LOL.

MBA&M: What are some of your favorite movies, music, food, drink, and such?


CA: Movies: Stagecoach, McClintock, The Quiet Man, How Green Was My Valley, High Noon, Roman Holiday, The Matchmaker. Music: Alabama, the Eagles, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, Taylor Swift, the Everly Brothers, the Beach Boys, the Kingston Trio to name a few. Food: Carbs 🙂 Sweet Potato Praline Pie, Cream Scones, Roast Chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy…or Roast Turkey…etc. Drink: Tullemore Dew (Irish Whiskey)…Drake’s Funny Bones and Lay’s Potato Chips…if I buy either of those two…I will EAT THEM ALL…so I try not to buy the Funny Bones of Potato Chips too often. <sigh>

MBA&M: Where can your readers find you, and where can they purchase Dylan or any of your books available books?


CA: Readers can find me on twitter and facebook (unless I’m on deadline…like right now with revisions for my next book) www.twitter.com/CHAdmirand www.facebook.com/CHAdmirand or my website www.chadmirand.com . You can find Dylan, and my backlist, on Amazon or Barnes and Noble and most major booksellers. There are links on my website along with excerpts, reviews, and book trailers, so please do stop by and visit.

Thank you so much for visiting with us today!

Thanks so much for inviting me!

DYLAN BY C.H. ADMIRAND – IN STORES JANUARY 2012!!!

DYLAN: The Secret Life of Cowboys

C.H. ADMIRAND

ISBN-13: 978-1402258077

 January, 2012

There was nothing he couldn’t tame…

Dylan Garahan might be an old hand at lassoing fillies, but one night at the Lucky Star club, and he ends up wrapping his rope around someone that even his formidable strength can’t tame. She’s wily and beautiful… and she’s his new boss. Dylan’s had his heart broken bfore, but even an honest cowpoke has to wrestle with temptation…

Until he got his lasso around her…

Ronnie DelVecchio might be fresh off the bus from New Jersey, but she’s a hard-edged businesswoman and has had her fill of men she can’t trust—although she might consider getting off her high horse for that big handsome rancher with a Texas drawl.

 

Available for pre-order at: Amazon.com Barnes and Noble

***GIVEAWAY***

Thanks to Danelle at  Sourcebooks we are offering 2 lucky commenters a print copy of “Dylan” by C.H. Admirand. Open to U.S. and Canada residnets only. No P.O. Boxes,please. Giveaway will run from today January 24 until January 31,2012.

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VISIT AND GIVEAWAY WITH JENNA BAYLEY-BURKE,AUTHOR OF “FOR KICKS”…

IT IS OUR PLEASURE TO WELCOME JEANNA BURKE,TO MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE TODAY…

MEET AUTHOR JENNA BAYLEY-BURKE!!!

MBA&M: Jenna, tell our readers a little about yourself?

JENNA: Thanks for having me over. I love that my job description requires blog hopping. You know how people tell you to do what you love, and then figure out a way to get paid for it? That’s what writing is for me. I get to tell stories about interesting people and exciting places and then talk about it with the people who read them. Plus, my affinity for buying romance novels by the bag full? Research.

MBA&M:  What if anything made you decide to write this genre?

JENNA: I grew up in a small town where when people asked what you wanted to be when you grew up, most girls said teacher or nurse. One vacation at my grandmother’s I started reading her Harlequin Romances and my world opened up. There were all these great jobs – flight attendant, interior designer, accountant – and exciting places like Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis. Romance novels widened my view of the world, and I fell in love. We have a very healthy relationship to this day.

MBA&M:  When you aren’t writing, what are some of your hobbies/passions/interests?

JENNA: Photography. The hero in my next release, Drive Me Crazy, is an amateur photographer, so I had to take a couple classes to learn about it. Total job requirement. I also love to cook. Now that I’m working more, I have less time for it, but I love it. And I like to go on dates – with my husband! Last year we did some really fun stuff like rafting, kayaking, snowshoeing, and a walking tour of local restaurants.

MBA&M: What are some of your favorite books,authors,passions,interests and hobbies?

JENNA: I have such fun with my kiddos, they are a passion of mine. I like seeking out things that I hope they’ll remember. Plus, they inherited my love of board games, so I can always get a game of backgammon going. But not chess. Both my boys can beat me now. I love trying new things – be it a helicopter tour, mud facial, or pole dancing. I figure I’ll be able to work most anything into a book at some point.

MBA&M: What is something you’d like to accomplish in your writing career that you have not yet done?

JENNA: I’d love to make a big list – New York Times or USA Today. Compromising Positions lived on the Amazon bestseller list for a while, and I loved how my heart swelled with pride whenever anyone mentioned it. I’d also like to have a book club book, the kind people enjoy together. Who am I kidding, I want the book clubs to invite me over to schmooze, and I want there to be champagne and chocolate.

MBA&M:  Now tell our readers where to find you and where your books are available?

JENNA: You can find all the links for tracking me down on Facebook, Twitter, and the rest on my website, www.jennabayleyburke.com. I like to say that my books float on the Amazon river, but I’m a Nook person, so I have to mention Barnes & Noble.

Find Jenna:

FOR KICKS

JENNA BAYLEY-BURKE

Length: 173 pages

  • Publisher:Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (January 24, 2012)
  • Sold by:Amazon Digital Services
  • Language:English
  • ASIN: B005VFO19K

Product Description(from amazon)

If the shoe fits…run with it!

Breeze Cohen senses something is missing from her life, but her career doesn’t leave time for anything but retail business strategy—particularly the upcoming product launch for her cornerstone client, Nitrous.

No way is she going to let live-for-the-moment Logan Chandler tarnish her professional reputation. Even if the ex-athlete poster boy for Nitrous makes her heart pound like she’s run a marathon.

After surviving a near-fatal accident, Logan doesn’t want to waste a minute of life. It’s meant to be lived, ravished, enjoyed—and there’s no one he’d like to ravish more than Breeze. There’s a deep pool of mutual desire beneath her icy façade. He can feel it every time they touch.

When a training snafu at Nitrous launches Breeze into damage control, Logan is ready and waiting to lace up and take her for a run on the wilder side—if he can catch her.

Warning: Side effects may include a desire to melt chocolate with body heat, spontaneous phone sex, and an intense drive to find loopholes in your workplace fraternization policy.

***GIVEAWAY***

 Thanks to Jenna, we are offering 1 lucky commenter for $5.00 gift card from Amazon. Giveaway open from today January 23 until January 30,2011. **Please remember to leave your email in your comment**

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CHASING MONA LISA by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey…review…

CHASING MONA LISA

TRICIA GOYER

MIKE YORKEY

www.triciagoyer.com

www.mikeyorkey.com

Publisher:Revell (January 1, 2012)

Language:English

ISBN-10:0800720466

ISBN-13: 978-0800720469

SOURCE: Received for an honest review from the publisher.

Book Description(from Amazon)

Publication Date: January 1, 2012
It is August 1944 and Paris is on the cusp of liberation. As the soldiers of the Third Reich flee the Allied advance, they ravage the country, stealing countless pieces of art. Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring will stop at nothing to claim the most valuable one of all, the Mona Lisa, as a post-war bargaining chip to get him to South America. Can Swiss OSS agents Gabi Mueller and Eric Hofstadler rescue DaVinci’s masterpiece before it falls into German hands?
With nonstop action, Chasing Mona Lisa is sure to get readers’ adrenaline pumping as they join the chase to save the most famous painting in the world. From war-ravaged Paris to a posh country chateau, the race is on–and the runners are playing for keeps.

MY THOUGHTS:  

CHASING MONA LISA by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey is an interesting inspirational historical fiction set in 1942-1944 Paris,France during Nazi occupation. “Chasing Mona Lisa” is the story of Gabi Mueller,a Swiss OSS agent,Eric Hofstadler,a Swiss OSS agent,the Mona Lisa, occupied Paris,Liberation of Paris,stolen pieces of irreplacealbe art,a bit of romance,mystery,heroism,adventure,danger,
intrigue,action,faith,and betrayal. It is a fast paced,action paced story that will have you turning pages. Written with strong characters,and a plot that is heart pumping from beginning to end. A few twists and turns. “Chasing Mona Lisa” is a must for any readers who enjoy WWII history, suspense,mystery,intrigue and Paris liberation from the Nazi occupation. Received for an honest review from the publisher. Details can be found at Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group and My Book Addiction Reviews.

RATING: 4

REVIEWED BY: April Renn

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FEATURE WITH SUSIE WHITE AND THE RIGHT HAND MAN BY LUCY FELTHOUSE…

Latest Release – Susie White and the Right Hand Man: Click HereClose

WE AT MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF “SUSIE WHITE AND THE RIGHT HAND MAN” BY LUCY FELTHOUSE TODAY….

WELCOME LUCY FELTHOUSE:

(from the author’s website)

I’m Lucy Felthouse, and I’m a chocoholic, a writer, a marketer and a web geek. I dabble in a bit of everything; but primarily I do the following things:

I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember, and have been published since 2006 in magazines, books and online.

This site has information about how I got started with my writing, where I’ve been published and so on. Check out my blog to see what’s happening with my latest projects, or head on over and check out my book reviews (which aren’t just of erotic books). If you’re looking for more general information on erotic writing and authors, might I suggest heading on over to Erotica For All. Yes, that’s one of mine!

When I graduated from University I started working in PR & Marketing. In early 2011 I decided to become self-employed; writing for part of the time and doing web design, PR & Marketing for the rest of the time. You can find out all about the services I offer on my website, Writer Marketing.

Visit the author’s website at: http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/

SUSIE WHITE AND THE RIGHT HAND MAN

LUCY FELTHOUSE

  • Publisher:House of Erotica; 1.0 edition (December 6, 2011)
  • ASIN: B006J9Q2H6

Blurb

A wedding, an evil plan, a love story and a sacrifice are the order of the day in this modern retelling of Snow White and the Huntsman.

Susie White and her stepmother-to-be have never seen eye to eye, despite all of Susie’s best efforts to be friendly. Eager not to spoil her father’s happiness, Susie still agrees to be bridesmaid at their wedding. When the big day comes, she meets Louise’s right hand man, Scott. Susie had never believed in love at first sight until that moment. The pair hit it off, sharing a mutual dislike of Louise and her wicked ways. Their camaraderie quickly develops into something more, and they date in secret until it’s time for Susie to leave for University – and freedom. Unfortunately, Scott has an earth-shattering revelation, which means the two of them of them must work together to unravel Louise’s evil plan, before it’s too late.

Word count: 5,022

Visit the author’s website for an excerpt of “Susie White and the right hand man”….

 

 

Available from:

Amazon UK Amazon US All Romance eBooks Kobobooks.com WHSmith 1PlaceforRomance.com

 

**Received for an honest review from the author**

MY THOUGHTS:

SUSIE WHITE AND THE RIGHT HAND MAN by Lucy Felthouse review:

Lucy Felthouse gives a fast, fun retelling of the Snow White story.  Susie White’s father is set to marry the beautiful Louise, a witch of a woman with an evil plan.  On the wedding day, Susie meets Louise’s right hand man, Scott, its love at first site for the both of them.  While they must keep their budding romance a secret from Louise, their loathing of her grows.

This story is a quick read with, of course, a happy ending.

RATING: 3 ½ stars

REVIEWED BY: Leeann Barker

 

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VISIT AND GIVEAWAY WITH JEANETTE BAKER,AUTHOR OF “IRISH LADY”…

IT IS OUR PLEASURE TO WELCOME AUTHOR,JEANETTE BAKER TO MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE TODAY…..

MEET JEANETTE BAKER!!

MBA&M:  Please tell our readers a little about Jeanette Baker?

JEANETTE: As a little girl I was fascinated with Egypt and wanted to become an archaeologist. I was an avid reader and believed that uncovering the stories of ancient civilizations was the most romantic occupation anyone could have. Later, I learned that archaeology was really digging in the heat and very dirty, neither of which appealed to me. My background is Irish. I spent my early childhood on a small island, population 800, off the coast of Western Ireland. There was no electricity, no transportation other than horse and buggy or bicycle and the winters were long. Music and storytelling were traditions on the island. When my parents moved to California, I was sent “home” to visit my grandparents during the summer months. Later, my reading led to writing which led to a double major in journalism and international relations. I spent 9 years in Belfast during the tumultuous “Troubles.”  Eventually, I married, had two children and decided that Southern California offered my family and me the good life. But the stories of my youth and my experiences in Ireland are still in my head. I live in Tralee, Ireland when I’m not teaching school.

MBA&M:  What made you decide to write “Irish Lady”,if anything?

JEANETTE: The idea for IRISH LADY began during the years I spent researching the Troubles in Belfast. The human rights violations of Britain toward the people of Northern Ireland, the emergence of a gorilla army, the IRA, and the source of those events which can be traced back to 800 years of Anglo-Irish history provides enough conflict for a lifetime of story line.

MBA&M: How much research went into writing “Irish Lady”?

JEANETTE: Actual active research was about a year.

MBA&M: What where the challenges in historical romance such “Irish Lady”?

 JEANETTE: Interestingly, the challenges were in the contemporary story. IRISH LADY was written while the conditions of the Good Friday Agreement were being negotiated between the Nationalist and Loyalist populations of Northern Ireland. I wanted the novel to be as historically accurate as possible but I had no idea what the outcome of the talks would be. I had to rearrange many of the plot details to fall in line with what happened, and didn’t happen at the time.

MBA&M: What is a typical writing day like for you,any superstitions?

JEANETTE: Because I teach school during the day, I don’t begin writing until my work day and then dinner, ideally some kind of exercise and grading papers is finished. Usually, that’s around 8:00pm. I work until 10:00 or so, then spend the last hour before bed unwinding. On weekends, I start at around 8:00 am, take a break to go out for breakfast with family, and find another 3 hours or so during the day. Promotion and blogging also take up some of that time. No superstitions.

6. Jeanette, if you could change anything in your writing career what would it be and why? I would not have changed publishers when I did. Pocket Books spent time and effort building me as an author. I won the RITA for NELL, a paranormal Irish romance, in 2000 which catapulted my sales and caught the interest of other houses. I was offered a great deal more money and a chance to write a different genre and, ultimately, went with another publisher, Mira Books. I should have cemented my base writing the kind of novel that had been my niche before branching out.

MBA&M: Of all your books which was your favorite to write and why?

JEANETTE: My favorite book to write was WITCH WOMAN, my recently released eBook, available on Amazon and other eBook sites. I decided I wanted to write a time slip paranormal set in America with a story line that focused on mother-daughter relationships. My own daughter got married during the time period I wrote the novel. Our relationship was very intense that year and planning for her event required we spend a great deal of time together. What would it be like, I wondered, for a young woman who grew up without her mother? This led to other questions, such as, what would it be like for someone to be told the woman who raised her wasn’t her birth mother. What makes some women try to find their natural mothers while others don’t see the need? I paired those questions with my interest in colonial America, particularly Salem during the witch trials of the late 1600’s, where the slightest mutation, abnormality or deviation from what was considered acceptable behavior was labeled witchcraft, hence, the character, Maggie McBride, her startling genetic mutation, and the plot for WITCH WOMAN were born. I’m very proud of the book, excited about the sales figures and I love the cover. It was also very nice not having to write to a deadline.

MBA&M:  Jeanette, please tell our readers where to find you and where “Irish Lady” is available? 

JEANETTE: Please visit my website, www.jeanettebaker.com, follow my blogs and contact me on Facebook, Jeanette Baker – author or Jeanette Baker.  IRISH LADY is available at bookstores and online.

 

Jeanette, do you have anything else to add?

Just this: thank you so much for providing a platform for my novels. It’s wonderful to see this book on the shelves again and online for the first time.

Thank you Jeanette for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit with My Book Addiction and More and our readers today!!

IRISH LADY

JEANETTE BAKER

Publisher:Sourcebooks Casablanca (January 1, 2012)

Language:English

ISBN-10:1402255926

ISBN-13: 978-1402255922

Book Description(from Amazon)

Series: Casablanca Classics | Publication Date: January 1, 2012
“A fiercely emotional and romantic tale. Jeanette Baker has a rare gift which allows her to blend genres with gracious ease.” -RT Book Reviews gold rating
The bad boy of her past…
A successful attorney in a posh London neighborhood, Meghann McCarthy thought she’d escaped the slums of Belfast forever. Until Michael Devlin needs her help. Years before, her love for the Irish charmer had nearly torn her apart, but now he’s part of a past she never wants to revisit. However, she can’t leave him defenseless against a murder charge-even if uncovering the truth puts her life in danger too.
She’ll risk everything to save Michael-and she’s not the first of her family to put it all on the line for a man she loves. As Meghann delves further into Michael’s case, further into the history that binds them so irrevocably, she slips into the unfolding drama of centuries before…of another woman’s desperate fight to free her rebel husband from the clutches of Queen Elizabeth. Stakes are high, but the reward is the love of a lifetime. And the Irish never give up. (20111107)
***GIVEAWAY***
Thanks to Beth at Sourcebook Casablanca we are offering 1 lucky commenter a print copy of “Irish Lady” by Jeanette Baker. Open to U.S. and Canada residents. No P.O. Boxes,please. Giveaway will run from today January 20 until January 27,2012.
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