Q&A AND GIVEAWAY with ELLIE MACDONALD~ THE GOVERNESS CLUB: BONNIE

WHAT A GREAT HONOR TO HAVE WITH US…..

[Regency Historical Romance]

Debut Author

ELLIE MACDONALD

~THE GOVERNESS CLUB~

 

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So without further ado, let’s give Ellie MacDonald a bit MBA&M welcome!!!

WELCOME, ELLIE!

 

MBA&M: Welcome to My Book Addiction and More today, Ellie!! Please tell our readers who may not know you a little about Ellie Macdonald?

ELLIE: Hi! Thanks for having me! Hm, how to make this answer not sound like a dating ad? I’m a brand new author, writing Historical Romance set in the Regency era. I am a proud Canadian and hope to be entertaining readers for many years yet.


MBA&M: What was your inspiration behind writing Historical Romance, especially your Governess themed series?

ELLIE: Historical Romance has always appealed to me as a reader, so when I began writing several years ago, it was only natural that I write it as well. As for the Governess series, I got the idea from call for authors put out by Avon Romance. The topic was called The Governess Club and from there the plot evolved into four young ladies who happened to be governesses in the same area and become friends, eventually forming The Governess Club as a means to achieve independence.


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MBA&M: Which of your characters in the “The Governess Club” series, so far, was your favorite to write and why? Which one the most difficult?

ELLIE: Bonnie was my favorite character to write so far as I think she is the most like me. She definitely has her sarcastic moments, which my family and friends would say fits me to a tee. As for the most difficult, it will have to be the third story, Sara, which I am working on now. Her character is quite meek and anxious, to the point of being weak. This is so contrary to who I am as a person and what I look for in female heroines that it has been quite difficult to get into her head. Even though I know she’s going to end the book being stronger doesn’t make it easier.


BONNIE 9780062292247-1MBA&M: I know you already have two out in this series, THE GOVERNESS CLUB: Claire and THE GOVERNESS CLUB: BONNIE, if you can reveal to us, how many will be in this series, and who may we see upcoming up next?

ELLIE: There will be four in total. Sara’s story is the third and Louisa is the fourth.


MBA&M: Now, what was the most difficult scene for you write? Why?

ELLIE: That would be the scene in Bonnie’s story where Stephen is confronting the murderer. I’m not a murder mystery writer, so trying to make it convincing was a challenge.


MBA&M: How would you describe this series in three to five words?

ELLIE: Sexy schoolroom antics!


MBA&M: Who is your strongest supporter and why?

ELLIE: That would have to be my family. They have all been pretty excited about this. I also have a very close friend, who is also my writing partner, has been with me every step of the way and is always good for an excited hug and smile.


MBA&M: Now let’s talk a bit about yourself, what is your favorite time of day, your Favorite foods, and your favorite music? Oh yes, who is your favorite all-time author (not to put you on the spot or anything)?

Favorite time of day: evening

Favorite food: anything pasta.

Favorite music: rock alternative, female folk, anything where I appreciate the lyrics.

Favorite author: can’t limit it to one, so Mary Balogh, Julia Quinn, Grace Burrows and Eloisa James are the top ones.


MBA&M: Last but not least, please tell our readers where or how they may connect with you if they so decide and where they may purchase your “The Governess Club” titles?

My website is www.elliemacdonald.com. My Facebook page is www.facebook.com/EllieMacdonaldAuthor and Twitter is @elliemacdauthor

 

Thanks for having me!

You are so welcome!! Thanks for spending your Saturday with us and our readers. I love this series, such spunky and dedicated heroines with their Alpha hero!!

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CLAIRE 9780062292179-1

Book #1 of The Governess Club series:

Claire Bannister just wants to be a good teacher so that she and the other
ladies of the Governess Club can make enough money to leave their jobs and start
their own school in the country. But when the new sinfully handsome and utterly
distracting tutor arrives, Claire finds herself caught up in a whirlwind romance
that could change the course of her future.
Jacob Knightly has a secret.  He is actually the notorious Earl of Rimmel. He’s just posing as a tutor to  escape his reputation in the city. He never expected to fall in love with the  kind and beautiful governess. She is the first person to love him for himself  and not his title.
But when Jacob’s true identity is revealed, Claire  realizes she has risked her reputation and her heart on a man she doesn’t truly  know. Will Jacob be able to convince her that the Wild Earl has been tamed and  that she is the true countess of his heart?

  • Series: The Governess Club
  • Mass Market Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Avon Impulse (September 17, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062292218
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062292216

Available now for download!
Kindles: amazon.ca  amazon.com amazon.co.uk
Nook: barnesandnoble.com

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~My Thoughts:

http://mybookaddictionreviews.com/2013/10/25/review-the-governess-club-claire-by-ellie-macdonald/

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BONNIE 9780062292247-1Book #2 of The Governess Club series:

Miss Bonnie Hodges, governess to  the Darrow family, is desperately trying to hold it together. Tragedy has  struck, and she is the sole person left to be strong for the two little boys in  her care. When the new guardian arrives, she hopes that things will get better.  She wasn’t expecting her new employer to be the most frustrating, overbearing, and…handsome man she’s ever seen.
Sir Stephen Montgomery is utterly distracted. He should be trying to figure out how his two best friends were  killed in a suspicious accident and why the new young viscount seems destined to be the next victim. But he can’t concentrate on anything but his growing infatuation with the beautiful, mysterious, and utterly captivating
governess.
Together they’re doing their best to save the two boys, but
will Stephen’s feelings for Bonnie get in the way of their search for a
killer?

Available now for download!
Kindles: amazon.ca  amazon.com  amazon.co.uk
Nook: barnesandnoble.com

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~My Thoughts~

http://mybookaddictionreviews.com/2013/10/25/review-the-governess-club-bonnie-by-ellie-macdonald/


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A bit about the author:

Ellie Macdonald has held several jobs beginning with the letter T: taxi driver, telemarketer, and, most recently, teacher. She is thankful her interests have shifted to writing instead of taxidermy or tornado chasing. Having traveled to five different continents, she has swum with elephants, scuba dived through coral mazes, visited a leper colony, and climbed waterfalls and windmills, but her favorite place remains Regency England. She currently lives in Ontario, Canada. The Governess Club series is her first published work.

www.elliemacdonald.com. My Facebook page is www.facebook.com/EllieMacdonaldAuthor and Twitter is @elliemacdauthor

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 ~GIVEAWAY ALERT~

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COLLETTE CAMERON~ THE VISCOUNT’S VOW….SPOTLIGHT AND REVIEW

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT:

COLLETTE CAMERON

{Historical Romance}

~THE VISCOUNT’S VOW~

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TheViscountsVow2_850Title: The Viscount’s Vow 
Author: Collette Cameron
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Soulmate Publishing
Amidst murder and betrayal, destiny and hearts collide when scandal forces a viscount and a  half-gypsy noblewoman to marry in this Regency romance, sprinkled with suspense, humor, and inspiration.
Half Romani, half English noblewoman, Evangeline Caruthers is the last woman in England Ian Hamilton, the Viscount Warrick, could ever love—an immoral wanton responsible for his brother’s and father’s deaths. She thinks he’s a foul-tempered blackguard, who after setting out to cause her downfall, finds himself forced to marry her—snared in the trap of his own making.
When Vangie learns the marriage ceremony itself may have been a ruse, she flees to her gypsy relatives, declaring herself divorced from Ian under Romani law. He pursues her to the gypsy encampment, and when the handsome gypsy king offers to take Ian’s place in Vangie’s bed, jealousy stirs hot and dangerous.

At last, under a balmy starlit sky, Ian and Vangie breech the chasm separating them. Peril lurks though. Ian’s the last in his line, and his stepmother intends to dispose of the newlyweds so her daughter can inherit his estate. Only by trusting each other can they overcome scandal and murderous betrayal.

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A bit about the author:

Collette Cameron, a Pacific Northwest native, was born and raised in a small town along the northern Oregon coast, which to this day, continues to remain one of her favorite retreats.  If you’ve ever lived near the ocean, you understand the irresistible, captivating draw of the sea! An enthusiast of times gone by, Collette currently writes Regency historical romance.

A lifelong resident of small towns, she’s also been known to venture to parts of Europe. Her favorite destinations? England and France of course! There she can indulge her passion for exploring opulent manors and centuries old castles, in addition to scrutinizing anything even remotely related to the Georgian, Regency or Victorian eras!

She’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment on her Blue Rose Romance Blog page. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Pinterest too!
Website: http://collettecameron.com/about.html
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http://mybookaddictionreviews.com/2013/09/16/the-viscounts-vow/
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~ ALEXANDRA SELLERS…Newly ebook editions of three of her early books: Captive of Desire, Fire in the Wind, and Season of Storm…TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT….

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT….

ALEXANDER SELLERS

[Romance]

*Newly ebook editions of three of her early books: Captive of Desire, Fire in the Wind, and Season of Storm*

~CAPTIVE OF DESIRE~

~FIRE IN THE WIND~

~SEASON OF STORM~

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Publisher:  YouDon’tOwnMe Books

 

Published Date: December 2012

 

ASIN:  B00AQP64I6

 

 

Captive of Desire

 

AlexandraSellers_CaptiveofDesire_HRLaddy Penreith was 17 the night she met Soviet dissident Mischa Busnetsky. The love that flamed between them still burned bright eight years later when Mischa was released from the Gulag. In Laddy’s arms Mischa was reborn. Then an act of betrayal drove him so far away it seemed the love that had once sustained them might now destroy them both.

Fire in the Wind

fireJace was dead. Jace, whose love she had carried in her heart for ten long years. Vanessa had finally fulfilled her promise to come to him, but too late. Now she could never explain, never find the forgiveness she had yearned for all these years—never again experience the overwhelming love they had shared. Jace’s look-alike cousin Jake was willing to act as stand-in for her dead lover, and the fire he ignited in her might burn all her life…but what was in it for Jake? He wasn’t pretending to forgive her for the fatal hurt she’d caused his cousin. Did he really want her? Or did he only want revenge?

 

Season of Storm

Layer-711-1-2-2-He took her hostage…could he ever let her go? Shulamith St. John had lived with the threat of kidnapping for most of her life, but that only made her situation now more terrifying. Because she knew what her kidnapper did not—that her father would not pay any ransom for her. Johnny Winterhawk didn’t believe that—but he was no ordinary kidnapper. He didn’t want money, he wanted to protect his tribal lands from her lumber-baron father’s chainsaws. And then, it seemed…he wanted her. Shulamith responded to her captor’s touch with a yearning fire that made her want to trust him with her life. Their deep passion shook her, body and soul. And that was the most terrifying thing of all…

 

 

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A bit about the author…..

A writer and editor for the past 30 years, Alexandra Sellers has written over two million words for print, both fiction and non-fiction, including articles, reviews, training material, brochures, websites, mini-series ‘bibles’, blurbs, obituaries, short stories, and over 35 books. Her novels have been translated into more than 15 languages. She has also written and produced murder mystery experiences, and for several years taught her own course in How to Write Romance.

Alexandra Sellers has been a full-time writer since the publication of her first novel in 1980, writing novels that are both spiritually and emotionally intense. In 1997, her novel A Nice Girl Like You was nominated by Romantic Times for a Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Silhouette Yours Truly. Three years later she received the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Series Romantic Fantasy.

The common theme that runs through her novels is the cosmic union of male and female: the reuniting, through deep romantic love manifested in the sex act, of that universal soul which was divided into male and female at the moment of physical creation, and which has been searching for its other half ever since. Her novels also express a fundamental belief that love conquers all.  Sellers is a writer who uses the canvas of romantic novels to present her ideas not only about love, but also about the world.

She was born and raised in Canada and educated there and in Britain. After training in London at RADA, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she spent seven years as an actor on stage, radio, and television. She later attended the School of Oriental and African Studies, or SOAS, a faculty of the University of London that specializes in the cultures of the Middle East and Asia. Sellers was the first student to study for a double degree in Persian and Religious Studies; she was awarded First Class Honours.

Alexandra first started dreaming about exotic locales at the age of 10, when she first cracked the cover of a small collection of tales and pictures called The Arabian Nights. The stories were taken from The Thousand and One Nights, and names like Samarkand, Shiraz, and Baghdad still carry a magic for her which no amount of current history can overshadow.

Her favourite hobby is foreign languages, of which she has studied eight: French, Farsi, German, Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, Italian, and Latin. Her talent for languages (along with her sense of humour) was also expressed in her book Spoken Cat and Relevant Factors in Worldview, a self-teaching language primer of the Cat language.

Other areas of interest for Sellers include: health and alternative medicine; English grammar; linguistics; theatre/arts; Middle Eastern languages, religions, and history; Regency England; Jane Austen; psychology; dreams; storytelling; academic writing.

 

– See more at: http://alexandrasellers.com/about/#sthash.YNNxcx7X.dpuf

Alexandra Sellers has written over two million words for print, both fiction and non-fiction, including articles, reviews, training material, brochures, websites, mini-series ‘bibles’, blurbs, obituaries, short stories, and over 35 books. Her novels have been translated into more than 15 languages. She has also written and produced murder mystery experiences, and for several years taught her own course in How to Write Romance.

Alexandra Sellers has been a full-time writer since the publication of her first novel in 1980, writing novels that are both spiritually and emotionally intense. In 1997, one of her novels was nominated by Romantic Times for a Reviewers’ Choice Award. Three years later she received the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Series Romantic Fantasy. In 2009 she was awarded the Romantic Times Career Achievement Best Author Award for Series.

The common theme that runs through her novels is the cosmic union of male and female: the reuniting, through deep romantic love manifested in the sex act, of that universal soul which was divided into male and female at the moment of physical creation, and which has been searching for its other half ever since. Sellers is a writer who uses the canvas of romantic novels to present her ideas not only about love, but also about the world. Her novels express a fundamental belief in the vital importance of love in the universe.

A writer and editor for the past 30 years, Alexandra Sellers has written over two million words for print, both fiction and non-fiction, including articles, reviews, training material, brochures, websites, mini-series ‘bibles’, blurbs, obituaries, short stories, and over 35 books. Her novels have been translated into more than 15 languages. She has also written and produced murder mystery experiences, and for several years taught her own course in How to Write Romance.

Alexandra Sellers has been a full-time writer since the publication of her first novel in 1980, writing novels that are both spiritually and emotionally intense. In 1997, her novel A Nice Girl Like You was nominated by Romantic Times for a Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Silhouette Yours Truly. Three years later she received the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Series Romantic Fantasy.

The common theme that runs through her novels is the cosmic union of male and female: the reuniting, through deep romantic love manifested in the sex act, of that universal soul which was divided into male and female at the moment of physical creation, and which has been searching for its other half ever since. Her novels also express a fundamental belief that love conquers all.  Sellers is a writer who uses the canvas of romantic novels to present her ideas not only about love, but also about the world.

She was born and raised in Canada and educated there and in Britain. After training in London at RADA, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she spent seven years as an actor on stage, radio, and television. She later attended the School of Oriental and African Studies, or SOAS, a faculty of the University of London that specializes in the cultures of the Middle East and Asia. Sellers was the first student to study for a double degree in Persian and Religious Studies; she was awarded First Class Honours.

Alexandra first started dreaming about exotic locales at the age of 10, when she first cracked the cover of a small collection of tales and pictures called The Arabian Nights. The stories were taken from The Thousand and One Nights, and names like Samarkand, Shiraz, and Baghdad still carry a magic for her which no amount of current history can overshadow.

Her favourite hobby is foreign languages, of which she has studied eight: French, Farsi, German, Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, Italian, and Latin. Her talent for languages (along with her sense of humour) was also expressed in her book Spoken Cat and Relevant Factors in Worldview, a self-teaching language primer of the Cat language.

Other areas of interest for Sellers include: health and alternative medicine; English grammar; linguistics; theatre/arts; Middle Eastern languages, religions, and history; Regency England; Jane Austen; psychology; dreams; storytelling; academic writing.

 

– See more at: http://alexandrasellers.com/about/#sthash.YNNxcx7X.dpuf

A writer and editor for the past 30 years, Alexandra Sellers has written over two million words for print, both fiction and non-fiction, including articles, reviews, training material, brochures, websites, mini-series ‘bibles’, blurbs, obituaries, short stories, and over 35 books. Her novels have been translated into more than 15 languages. She has also written and produced murder mystery experiences, and for several years taught her own course in How to Write Romance.

Alexandra Sellers has been a full-time writer since the publication of her first novel in 1980, writing novels that are both spiritually and emotionally intense. In 1997, her novel A Nice Girl Like You was nominated by Romantic Times for a Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Silhouette Yours Truly. Three years later she received the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Series Romantic Fantasy.

The common theme that runs through her novels is the cosmic union of male and female: the reuniting, through deep romantic love manifested in the sex act, of that universal soul which was divided into male and female at the moment of physical creation, and which has been searching for its other half ever since. Her novels also express a fundamental belief that love conquers all.  Sellers is a writer who uses the canvas of romantic novels to present her ideas not only about love, but also about the world.

She was born and raised in Canada and educated there and in Britain. After training in London at RADA, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she spent seven years as an actor on stage, radio, and television. She later attended the School of Oriental and African Studies, or SOAS, a faculty of the University of London that specializes in the cultures of the Middle East and Asia. Sellers was the first student to study for a double degree in Persian and Religious Studies; she was awarded First Class Honours.

Alexandra first started dreaming about exotic locales at the age of 10, when she first cracked the cover of a small collection of tales and pictures called The Arabian Nights. The stories were taken from The Thousand and One Nights, and names like Samarkand, Shiraz, and Baghdad still carry a magic for her which no amount of current history can overshadow.

Her favourite hobby is foreign languages, of which she has studied eight: French, Farsi, German, Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, Italian, and Latin. Her talent for languages (along with her sense of humour) was also expressed in her book Spoken Cat and Relevant Factors in Worldview, a self-teaching language primer of the Cat language.

Other areas of interest for Sellers include: health and alternative medicine; English grammar; linguistics; theatre/arts; Middle Eastern languages, religions, and history; Regency England; Jane Austen; psychology; dreams; storytelling; academic writing.

 

– See more at: http://alexandrasellers.com/about/#sthash.YNNxcx7X.dpuf

A writer and editor for the past 30 years, Alexandra Sellers has written over two million words for print, both fiction and non-fiction, including articles, reviews, training material, brochures, websites, mini-series ‘bibles’, blurbs, obituaries, short stories, and over 35 books. Her novels have been translated into more than 15 languages. She has also written and produced murder mystery experiences, and for several years taught her own course in How to Write Romance.

Alexandra Sellers has been a full-time writer since the publication of her first novel in 1980, writing novels that are both spiritually and emotionally intense. In 1997, her novel A Nice Girl Like You was nominated by Romantic Times for a Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Silhouette Yours Truly. Three years later she received the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Series Romantic Fantasy.

The common theme that runs through her novels is the cosmic union of male and female: the reuniting, through deep romantic love manifested in the sex act, of that universal soul which was divided into male and female at the moment of physical creation, and which has been searching for its other half ever since. Her novels also express a fundamental belief that love conquers all.  Sellers is a writer who uses the canvas of romantic novels to present her ideas not only about love, but also about the world.

She was born and raised in Canada and educated there and in Britain. After training in London at RADA, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she spent seven years as an actor on stage, radio, and television. She later attended the School of Oriental and African Studies, or SOAS, a faculty of the University of London that specializes in the cultures of the Middle East and Asia. Sellers was the first student to study for a double degree in Persian and Religious Studies; she was awarded First Class Honours.

Alexandra first started dreaming about exotic locales at the age of 10, when she first cracked the cover of a small collection of tales and pictures called The Arabian Nights. The stories were taken from The Thousand and One Nights, and names like Samarkand, Shiraz, and Baghdad still carry a magic for her which no amount of current history can overshadow.

Her favourite hobby is foreign languages, of which she has studied eight: French, Farsi, German, Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, Italian, and Latin. Her talent for languages (along with her sense of humour) was also expressed in her book Spoken Cat and Relevant Factors in Worldview, a self-teaching language primer of the Cat language.

Other areas of interest for Sellers include: health and alternative medicine; English grammar; linguistics; theatre/arts; Middle Eastern languages, religions, and history; Regency England; Jane Austen; psychology; dreams; storytelling; academic writing.

 

– See more at: http://alexandrasellers.com/about/#sthash.YNNxcx7X.dpuf

Website: http://alexandrasellers.com/

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Thank you!!

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FUN CONTEST! DIANE CAPRI AND GET BACK JACK CONTEST OVER ON FACEBOOK….

A FUN CONTEST FROM DIANE CAPRI……
Strangest place “Get Back Jack” has been seen!
Have you been reading “Get Back Jack” by Diane Capri? Been reading in great locations, funny locations, or mysterious? Take a picture of the book on your eReader, showing the location or part of it, and share it with us for your chance to win 1 of 2 $10 gift cards to Amazon. Top 2 photos with the most likes will win.
Must be 18+ to enter this Photo contest, must own the images you share.

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Diane’s Contest is on FB:

https://www.facebook.com/DianeCapriBooks/app_451684954848385

 

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Do stop by Diane’s contest on FB for a chance to win!!

 

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LOVE IN DISGUISE! WIN A MINI IPAD & MORE…RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY!!

 

If you love contests as much as I do, then be sure to check this page out often. All the info on all of my contests will be here—as well as details on how to enter and how to win! Good luck—and let’s have some fun!


Win a Mini iPad & More with Love in Disguise!

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As a SPECIAL thank you…I’m going to be giving away some sweet treats – but you MUST let me know you’ve entered by filling out the contact form  below (this rafflecopter is for the Mini iPad).

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Q&A & GIVEAWAY WITH : RASPUTIN’S SHADOW~ RAYMOND KHOURY….

TODAY WE WELCOME….

[ Historical Thriller]
AUTHOR, RAYMOND KHOURY
~RASPUTIN’S SHADOW~

    

So without further ado, WELCOME RAYMOND!!

Rasputin is known as one of the most elusive figures in Russian history, but what specifically drew you to him as a character for your upcoming novel, RASPUTIN’S SHADOW?

 

RK: As with previous novels, it was an unplanned convergence of influences. Very early into my research on the central theme of this book, mind control and how much we know about the way our brains work, I read about a Russian scientist who had been carrying out some pretty shocking “Manchurian candidate”-style experiments during the Cold War. He was described as having “Rasputin-like powers.” And that just lit up inside me. It was the perfect historical parallel for what I was working on, the big daddy of mind control, and the fact that Rasputin’s story had also taken place in Russia was too irresistible to ignore. The story fell into place within seconds. Like Hannibal Smith used to say, “I love it when a plan comes together.”

 

   Your novels contain a lot of historical truths, so how do you go about researching your subject before you dive into the story?  Did anything surprise you during your research for this book?

 

RK: I probably do a lot more research than I need to for my novels, for several reasons: part of it is simple curiosity: I just find it interesting to educate myself about the topics and themes I’m curious about, and it’s so easy to get swept up in surfing from one link to the next. Also, I have this obsession with wanting every detail in my books, historical or otherwise, to be accurate. I remember being on a panel with Harlan Coben once, and he said, “we’re fiction writers, we can just make things up.” And he’s right, of course, we do—a lot. But I feel a need to know exactly what a Turkish horse-trader in the 13th century would have been wearing, what he would have eaten, what his sword (scimitar!) would have looked like, before writing him into a book. And that takes a lot of research that can only end up as a sentence here or a word there. The big scene at the end of The Templar Salvation, for instance, the plane and the sea, or the one where the Italian gets chucked out of it earlier on: I went through every detail of those sequences with a pilot who owns that exact plane, and we made sure everything I wrote was not only correct, but doable.

 

    In past reviews your writing has been called “cinematic.” Do you consciously try to write this way? Or do you think that thrillers naturally lend themselves to this style of writing?

 

RK: I see my stories visually, it’s hugely important for me. I see the scenes unfurling in my mind as I’m writing them, and I often sketch out storyboards for the big set pieces to “direct” them as I write them out. Thrillers naturally lend themselves to this style, and to be frank with you, I’m often disappointed by thrillers that turn out to have limited scale in their visuals. What I mean is that as a writer, you can almost take any scene and ratchet up the suspense and the scale without necessarily turning it into ridiculous, comic-book-like, over-the-top mindless action. Think of a director like Michael Mann, for instance, and the bank robbery scene from “Heat.” Or any scene from “Collateral.” Or read “Marathon Man,” which is exactly similar, beat for beat, to the great movie it spawned. In my mind, a real thriller should have a ‘cinematic’ aspect, but it’s crucial to keep it within the confines of reality.

 

   What impact, if any, do you think your experience as a screenwriter and producer has on your ability to paint a vivid description in your novel writing?

 

RK: Huge impact, no doubt. I’m always told by readers that they could “see” the book like a movie while reading it. I don’t believe in taking shortcuts. If the FBI is shadowing a hostage trade-off between a group of Russian mafia thugs and some Korean gangsters in some remote Brooklyn shipyard in the dead of the night, that’s an opportunity for a major set-piece with a lot of suspense, it deserves to be cinematic. I believe good writing should conjure up vivid visuals in the mind of the reader and should kick up as much adrenaline in him or her as a great movie would.

 

    What types of characters do you most enjoy writing?

 

RK: I enjoy spending time with all my characters. RASPUTIN’S SHADOW probably has the largest cast of characters I’ve used in a novel, and I really enjoyed creating them and exploring their own foibles. That said, I usually enjoy writing the main antagonists most: characters like Vance in THE LAST TEMPLAR, the Hakeem in THE SANCTUARY, Zahed in THE TEMPLAR SALVATION, and El Brujo in THE DEVIL’S ELIXIR (no spoilers about the new book here!). They’re never clear-cut bad guys, nothing’s black or white. They have histories, they have reasons for doing what they’re doing, we need to wonder what we’d have done if we had been in their situation. The grey area of human nature is very interesting to me. I also hugely enjoy writing the historical characters: Rasputin and Misha, or course, in the new book; but also, Sebastian and Theresia’s love story in THE SANCTUARY and Conrad and Maysoon’s one in THE TEMPLAR SALVATION are particular favourites.

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 RASPUTIN’S SHADOW
by Raymond Khoury

Dutton; October 8, 2013
384 pages; $27.95 U.S./$29.95 CAN.
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What gave a madman the power to control the Tsar? New York Times bestselling author Raymond Khoury has made a name for himself as the master of cinematic, contemporary suspense novels steeped in long-lost historical mysteries. After his hugely successful breakout novel, The Last Templar, Khoury has gone on to explore the rainforests of South America, the abyss of Antarctica, and now, in his latest novel, RASPUTIN’S SHADOW (Dutton; October 8, 2013), Khoury delves into one of Russia’s biggest mysteries: Rasputin’s meteoric and bizarre rise to power.

 

 

 

Booklist has praised Khoury’s novels as “fast-paced thrill-ride[s]” and Publishers Weekly commends their “unrelenting action.” Without fail, Khoury delivers the same great storytelling in RASPUTIN’S SHADOW. His prose is filled with silver-screen worthy action and intrigue as well as a surprising reimagining of Russia’s secretive past.

 

 

Rasputin was a monk blessed by God, a malicious killer, a mastermind, a renegade, a fraud. Even the most lauded historians haven’t decided which of these descriptors best fit the illusive figure from Russia’s past. And no one can understand his incredible rise from a starving, degenerate peasant to the Tsar’s most trusted advisor. No one, that is, except Leo Sokolov. And so begins RASPUTIN’S SHADOW. Khoury’s novel is filled with modern-day action as FBI Agent Sean Reilly and his unexpected partner Russian FSB Agent Larisa Sokolova search to uncover a mysterious device that has led to the suicide of a Russian embassy attaché and the disappearance of a Russian physics teacher, Leo Sokolov. Their adventure leads them into an unexpected rendezvous with the lost journals of Rasputin’s confidant, and to the frightening realization that the device wreaking havoc on modern-day Manhattan may have been used for even greater destruction a century earlier in Russia.

 

 

 

RASPUTIN’S SHADOW delivers in the way a thriller should. It melds historical disaster with modern retribution. The novel is heart-racing and smart, full of twists and turns and action scenes that seem as real as the pages that you’re reading.

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RAYMOND KHOURY is a New York Times bestselling author of several novels, including The Last Templar, The Templar Salvation and The Sanctuary. Born in Beirut, Khoury and his family fled to Rye, New York when he was 14 to escape Lebanon’s civil war. Khoury worked as an architect and investment banker before becoming a successful screenwriter and producer for networks such as BBC. Today, he focuses on his writing career. Rasputin’s Shadow is his sixth book.

 

 

 

 

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MIYOKO HIKIJI ~#GIVEAWAY AND #Q&A WITH A WOMAN WARRIOR IN IRAQ ~ALL I COULD BE….

WHAT A GREAT HONOR TO HAVE WITH US TODAY…
WOMAN WARRIOR IN IRAQ,AUTHOR,ACTRESS,MODEL….
MIYOKO HIKIJI
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~ALL I COULD BE~
“My Story as a Woman Warrior in Iraq”
ALL I COULD BE (1)So without further ado…..
MBA&M: Welcome, Miyoko! Please tell our readers a little about yourself?

Miyoko 1MIYOKO: Usually, the first thing I tell people is that my name is Japanese.  My father is full Japanese-American, born in Hawaii.  He went to the same school as Secretary of Veterans Affairs (and retired General) Eric Shinseki.  My mother is Czech-American, born in Iowa, where I was also born and raised.  From that combination, I learned in early childhood to eat with chopsticks and squeeze out a beer barrel polka on the accordion.

I’ve been a story teller all my life, writing for school publications, including my university’s newspaper (Iowa State Daily), where I studied journalism/mass communication and psychology.  I’ve contributed poetry, essays and devotions to various anthologies but my latest is, of course, my memoir “All I Could Be: My Story as a Woman Warrior in Iraq,” released this past May by History Publishing.
I joined the active Army at age 18, for a 3-year contract.  Then I re-enlisted in the Iowa Army National Guard for 5 years while attending college.  It was my senior year that I was deployed to Iraq.  And that set my life on a new course all together.  Returning home, I had no desire to cover breaking news.  I didn’t want to write war stories; I wanted to pen mine.  So I got a variety of part-time jobs: modeling, acting, marketing, I even delivered newspapers for a summer.  In between, I worked on my book.  I was diligent, but it was still a long process to compile, edit and solicit publishers.
 
MBA&M: We understand you where in the Military, thank you for your service to us and to our country! Can you tell our readers some of the challenges faced by women in today’s Military?
 
MIYOKO: I think one major challenge for women entering military service at a young age (or any age, really) is to find a way to fulfill the “soldier role” without losing their own identity.  What I mean by this is, for a man entering the military, many of the “desirable” masculine traits–toughness, brutality, physicality–are celebrated.  A man doesn’t lose his identity by being hypermasculine.  A woman, however, may feel as if she is losing a part of herself if some of her natural personality–sensitivity, compassion, femininity–are suppressed because leaders or male comrades view these traits unfairly as weaknesses.  The truth is that men are not exclusively one way and women another.  We’re different blends of all traits.  And the effectiveness of any team is maximized when people are allowed to let their unique traits and talents shine.  Diversity is strength when it’s applied to the same goal.
With media attention on sexual assaults in the military, this is clearly another challenge for women in the military–to remain physically and emotionally insulated from harm, to be allowed to perform their job duties without harassment or prejudice, to feel comfortable reporting inappropriate and criminal behavior to their leadership knowing that action will be taken to persecute sexual perpetrators.  In an environment where young women soldiers are accustomed to taking orders, in the matter of Military Sexual Trauma (MST) women must be empowered to take charge, especially in the realm of mental health treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which often results from a sexual assault, especially when it occurs during a deployment when other traumatic incidents have likely been experienced.
 

MBA&M: “All I Can Be: My Story as a Woman Warrior in Iraq” we understand is your story, how hard was it to write this compelling tribute to women who serve their country?
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MIYOKO: At times, writing my story was very difficult.  In order to describe some of the events in Iraq, I had to put myself back there emotionally and envision the people, the smells, the fear, the heat and the sweat.  The gift of re-visiting those sands of time was being able to critically examine details I did not have time to reflect upon at the time and form, ultimately, my own truth about them.  It was an opportunity for me to take all the pieces of an incoherent and chaotic experience and say, hey, this is what it was for me.  Of course, I recognize that years from now my reflection may be different but that’s all a part of the healing process.  I don’t believe a soldier ever completely returns home.  It’s a lifelong process of steps that occur while the rest of post-deployment life moves forward.

MBA&M: What was the most difficult scene for you to write?

MIYOKO: The most difficult scene to write was the convoy I was on when another of my company’s convoys (on the same road) was ambushed and through the radio transmissions I could envision the scene of chaos, destruction and death of my friend, Specialist Aaron Sissel.  I felt completely helpless as my vehicle was too far away to reach him in time.  Aaron was a great guy and an admirable soldier–kind, hard working, patriotic–and only 22 when he was killed.  I was 26 at the time, hardly much older, but I still felt like he was just a kid and never got the chance to get married, have a family and do many of the other things in life that we not only take for granted but sometimes complain about.  I try to remember him and his complete sacrifice because I think it pushes me to live my life to the fullest and that is one of the ways that I can honor him.

MBA&M: We understand the sacrifices you made for your fellow countryman,and your extraordinary service, but if you could change anything about your sojourn into a combat zone, what would it be? 

MIYOKO: Since I was in college while I was in the National Guard, I focused on my schoolwork first and my military career second.  While other soldiers went to summer training schools to advance in rank, I took summer classes.  The result was that I earned 2 bachelor’s degrees and had a fantastic college experience.  I didn’t just “make the grade” or get my necessary credits, I got a superb education.  Simultaneously, my military career was stagnant.  I don’t know if I could have balanced a rigorous school schedule with additional military training, but if I could change anything I would have tried it so that I could have been a Sergeant or Staff Sergeant when I deployed.  Being in a leadership role would have driven me to be a better soldier, lead by example, and influence others in a way that might have improved their deployment experience.

MBA&M: How hard was basic training? 

MIYOKO: Basic training wasn’t easy, but it wasn’t overwhelming for me.  Everyone was miserable and time passed pretty quickly.  We were busy all the time, so there wasn’t any chance or anyone to complain to.  I knew when I enlisted that I wasn’t going to give up.  So I think I took it one moment at a time.

I had the benefit of playing Varsity sports in high school.  I was already physically fit and accustomed to being on a team so that was a good foundation to have for the physical training aspects of basic training.  I also grew up spending a lot of time outdoors–camping trips, tending a garden, yard work–so braving the elements for road marches or our field exercise was not entirely new to me either.  I wasn’t afraid to get dirty or yelled at.  In fact, in most situations I smile.  That’s my signature move.  So the drill sergeants sometimes called me “Private Smiley” because no matter what, I was able to find some happiness.
MBA&M: What do your regret most about your time served, what was some of the things you missed most while you where in the military? 

MIYOKO: There is very little I regret about my military service, or my life in general.  I do think that one aspect of young adulthood I missed because of my service was being sort of carefree, fun, exploratory and optimistic.  I started working at age 14, so had some level of responsibility and commitment at a young age.  Then in the Army, life was rather serious and paying attention to the details was critical.  I couldn’t let my mind wander on a firing range or while driving a 5-ton vehicle.  I didn’t stroll across the grass on a college campus in bare feet, playing frisbee between classes, or soaking up sun rays.  I didn’t spend hours getting ready for formals or wear fun lipstick colors.  I do all that now though.  It’s never too late to have fun, even if I’m not “young” anymore.

MBA&M: What do you most want people to understand about life in the military?

MIYOKO: The military, at least the active duty, is not a job it’s a lifestyle.  When a woman or man signs an enlistment contract she or he signs away the choice to decide where to live, what to wear, the length of the work day, the extent of the job duties and all the creature comforts of civilian life.  She or he agrees to give up everything including life, by the order of a squad leader up to the President, in order to defend the Constitution and the American way of life.  And she or he does that voluntarily.  No enlistment bonus or college loan repayment benefit can “buy” that.  It’s a loyalty and sense of duty that lives in the heart.  That’s how I define a soldier–by the condition of the heart to put the mission first.

MBA&M: What is your advice to anyone who is thinking about joining the military?

MIYOKO: 1) Do your homework.  Learn about the branches of service, the jobs, the qualifications and the fitness standards.  Research an initial enlistment contract and ask a recruiter (and someone that is currently serving in the military if possible) to explain it so you understand exactly what your commitment to the military is and what its responsibility is to you.

2) For women, make certain you can pass the physical fitness standards well above the minimum requirement.  It’s a more challenging environment for women than men, and fitness is highly valued.  If that part of your job is mastered, you’ll be able to focus on the other challenges better.
3) For single women, examine your sexual values and dating rules and set clear guidelines for yourself.  This area is also more difficult to negotiate for women than men, so having a plan is a smart approach.  When you’re assigned to your first unit, identify other women, especially in leadership roles, that are willing to mentor and support you in this area.  Work to establish a network of trustworthy women friends.
MBA&M: Please tell our readers where they may connect with you and where they may purchase “All I Could Be”?

MIYOKO: You can find me on Facebook, Twitter (@MHikiji), Pinterest, Goodreads, Google + and Tumblr (mhikiji).  My website and blog are at www.allicouldbe.com.

Thank you, Miyoko, for spending time with us and our readers today! Also, for your sacrifice and time served for your country!

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AUTHOR BIO:

Miyoko Hikiji, an Iowa native, served in the active duty Army from 1995-98 as a supply clerk and armorer in Air Defense Artillery, stationed at Fort Polk, LA and Fort Bliss, TX.  She returned home after completing her initial enlistment, joined a transportation unit in the Iowa Army National Guard (became a qualified truck driver) and began her studies in journalism and psychology at Iowa State University. 

After September 11th, 2001 Miyoko was mobilized for the Force Protection Security team at Camp Dodge for six months.  She resumed her studies afterward but was mobilized again in 2003 and deployed with the 2133rd Transportation Co. for over a year in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Miyoko completed over 70 supply convoy, security and raid missions throughout the northwest quadrant of Iraq.  Simultaneously, she worked as the unit correspondent and administrative sergeant.

Miyoko earned two B.S. degrees from Iowa State University in 2004—journalism and mass communication (with a public relations emphasis) and psychology.

            Miyoko is a passionate veteran’s advocate and takes special interest in supporting and mentoring veterans through the transition period after deployment.  She is outspoken on the present issues of MST (military sexual trauma), PTSD and suicide.  Miyoko believes that veterans should educate the non-uniformed public by sharing their experiences in any number of art forms and that all military-connected persons have a story to tell.

Website and Blog: www.allicouldbe.com

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  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Chronology Books; First edition (May 25, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933909587
  • ISBN-13: 978-193390958

 

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This inaugural account, during the onset of the Global War on Terrorism, by a female National Guard soldier provides evidence of the vitality of female fighters.

 

It pays tribute to the two soldiers in her unit that lost their lives, and shows how love can be more vital in the desert than in water. This story exposes the comradeship, intimacy, cowardice and humor of soldiers…more

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THEIRS TO KEEP~ MAYA BANKS SPOTLIGHT

ANOTHER GREAT MAYA BANKS SPOTLIGHT….

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Tangled Hearts
October 22, 2013
Maya Banks

 

When Cade Winslow and Merrick Sullivan find Elle hiding in the cabinet of a gun store, they know they can’t just walk away from the fragile woman with no memory of who she is or who tried to kill her. Merrick is training for the title shot in the heavyweight division as a mixed martial artist and can’t afford distractions, but neither can he turn his back on the woman who tugs at his heartstrings.

 

Elle feels safe with her two protectors, and the longer she spends with them, the more she realizes that she has no desire to remember her past. Not when it could compromise her future with Cade and Merrick.

 

Cade has his own set of concerns when it comes to Elle, and it quickly becomes clear to the two men that for the first time in their friendship, a woman is coming between them. But what if they just kept her there? Between them. Where she belongs.

  • Series: Tangled Hearts Trilogy
  • Paperback: 242 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (October 22, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1492746622
  • ISBN-13: 978-1492746621

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Maya Banks is the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and historical romances. She lives in Texas with her husband and three children.
Maya Banks lives in Texas with her husband, three children and assortment of pets. When she’s not writing, she can be found hunting, fishing or playing poker.

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Check the October issue of BTS Book Reviews magazine. The talented Kristine Painter is this month’s cover author. We highlighted her House of Camarre’ series with her insight into the series and a sneak peek into Last Blood. Our features included 11 other authors such as Alexander Ivy, Diane Duvall and Victoria Dannan.

Each month our columns are: Chic Trends in Romance by Sandra Bunino The Scrying Eye by Kelly Hudson Sex & the Single Woman by Nicole Morgan Heat Diva by Nikki McCarver The Lowdown with Laurie by Laurie Garrison

Reviews We have 38 reviews in the emag and over 160 as of October for the btsemag.com website. www.btsemag.com

 

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My name is Alex…

 

 

And the first thing I knew about him was that he wasn’t from here.   It wasn’t because of his race, because in Los Angles there’s every kind.  It was his clothes.  The style, the thread origin, the stain pattern, even the smell all indicated to me that he hadn’t been in the states for very long.  That was the first clue.

 

 

His forehead had beads of sweat, and his movements were small, erratic, and unsure.  He was nervous.

 

 

It was at that point I wanted to stop.   I wanted to stop cataloging every nuance of behavior and detail about this man who I’ve never met, but simply saw standing on a street corner, but I couldn’t stop.  Not now.  The patterns were already in my head, the conclusion regarding his choices already formulated.   He was going to leave a pipe bomb in the L.A. Metro, and he was going to do it tonight.  I was sure of it.  It was a mathematical certainty.

 

 

The question was no longer about what was he going to do, but what was I going to do.

 

 

What people sense but do not grasp is that the universe consists of countless patterns, some that intersect and some that do not, but all of which are related.

 

 

What I can do, is see those patterns.  And how they relate to one another.  Particularly when those patterns involve human behavior.

 

 

Most people realize a man carrying a shotgun through a shopping mall is a threat.  But few are capable of seeing, or more accurately wanting to see, the anger in the eyes, the resignation in the posture, the degradation in hygiene, the increased social detachment, the growing frustration brought on by the constant reinforcement of a negative belief system that along with countless details, doomed this man’s fate from the beginning.

 

 

It’s all just simple mathematics.  And I can do the math, see if all very clearly, before the man every picks up the gun.  It’s not perfect.  It’s not perfect because occasionally, people can change.  But the more dogmatic the life, the easier it is for me.  And most people are set in their ways before the age of thirty.

 

 

But none of that answers the question in front of me right now.  Do I stop this man, from doing what I know he is about to do?  Do I report him to the authorities?

 

 

Because once I do, once I step into the Momentum, it changes everything.  For everyone.   And even I don’t know what happens after that…

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Keith Domingue is a screenwriter living in Los Angeles, and has written scripts for MGM Studios, Dimension Films, and Village Roadshow Pictures. His first original screenplay ONE THIRD, is being produced by Safady Entertainment and Lions Gate Films, and is scheduled to begin production in 2014. LUTHECKER is his first novel.

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LUTHECKERAbout the Book:

ALEX LUTHECKER lives off of the grid. He prefers the comfort of the night. He avoids the crowded and chaotic daylight hours, because the relentless anxieties of the multitudes overwhelm him. This is because Alex has a rare gift. He is a pattern reader. Patterns in nature, patterns in social groups, patterns in individual behavior, he can recognize them all. With one conversation, he knows all of your secrets. He can tell you exactly who you are. He can tell you exactly how your life is going to end.

For Alex, it’s not magic. It’s math.

NICOLE ELLIS works in the energy business. She trades futures in the lifeblood of civilization: crude oil. With the help of her patented pattern recognition software, PHOEBE, she has the uncanny ability to predict trends in oil production and consumption. And at the tender age of twenty-five, she is recognized as one of the best in the business, with the bank account to show for it.

For Nicole, who grew up with nothing, the world is hers.

RICHARD BROWN was a highly respected intelligence officer during both Gulf Wars. He oversaw rendition squads, making sure that his interrogators didn’t cross the line into torture, and if they did, that no one would ever be the wiser. The only thing that mattered to the government was that Brown always got his man. His track record of success allowed his move into the private sector, eventually heading the corporate entity known as Coalition Properties, the largest military contractor in U.S. history.

For Brown, the commodity he trades and sells is power.

A terrorist attack on a Saudi oil refinery sets the paths of all three on a collision course, an encounter that threatens to upset the balance of power in the world. Alex must learn to forge relationships and become a leader in order to save the lives of not only himself and Nicole, but also those of his loose band of allies, as he becomes one of the most sought after fugitives in history.

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