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Character Interview for The Duchess Quest

2 Dec

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Today I’m hosting a character interview for the book tour for “The Duchess Quest”, a fantasy / romance novel. I’m interviewing Jon Cosmith, one of the characters in the book.

Character Interview

Character: Jon Cosmith
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
For starters, dear, you can call me Jon – all my friends do. And I’m certain you’ll wish to become quite friendly with me before your little interrogations are through. Ha… I digress. I may or may not be a Jordinian fugitive who abandoned my government… but who’s keeping track, anyway? More importantly, I’m surely the cleverest and best-looking suitor our young Duchess shall have the fortune of encountering along her journey.
What is your role in the story?

Ah, story. Aye, it’s recently been brought to my attention that, of all tales in which to be featured, mine is called The Duchess Quest. Truly? Could the author not have bestowed a more masculine-sounding title for the likes of me? Alas… To answer your question, pet, as I’ve no doubt you’re intensely curious about me, my role is to pursue the lovely Duchess Eludaine (among the other insufferable imbeciles competing for her hand), and secure the gold – er, I mean, the darling girl – for my very own.
What is your favorite hobby?

I’d not call them hobbies so much as skills, my dear. For example, you may not realize exactly how much practice is involved to perfect the art of taking things undetected. That’s stealing, you challenge me? Well then, answer me this: is taking from an utter fool, who neither notices nor deserves what’s missing, really stealing?
What is the challenge you’re trying to overcome during the story?

Ha! I daresay, my little interrogator, but you amuse me to no end. To put it bluntly, darling, nothing challenges me. I am the challenge.
If you could make one wish, what would it be?

Oh, I need not wish for anything, my sweet. Whatever I desire, believe me, I obtain. Anything is possible. It’s only a matter of time and strategy.

About The Duchess Quest

TheDuchessQuestBookCoverTitle: The Duchess Quest

Author: C.K. Brooke

Genre: Fantasy / Romance

Love is destined to find her…

Dainy doesn’t know that she is the lost Duchess of Jordinia, believed to have been assassinated fifteen years ago. Nor does she know that her uncle has implemented an illegal contest to seek her, offering her marriage hand as the reward!

Though at odds, three clashing rivals – including a noble giant, a forest dweller and a thieving rake – voyage together by woodland, prairie and sea to recover the lost royal, notwithstanding the assassins and spies at their tail. Soon, young Dainy is swept into a comically complex romantic quadrangle as each suitor competes to capture her heart.

Charmingly romantic and bursting with political intrigue, startling twists and vivid characters, readers of romance and fantasy alike will adore this original yet timeless tale of swashbuckling adventure and unlikely love.

 

Author Bio

CKBrookeAuthorPhotoC. K. Brooke is a fantasy/romance writer. She is the author of The Duchess Quest (Jordinia: Book 1), now available in paperback and e-book. Her next two novels, The Duchess Inheritance (Jordinia: Book 2) and The Red Pearl, are coming soon to 48fourteen Publishing. She lives in Washington, Michigan with her husband and son. Visit her at www.CKBrooke.com.

 

Links

Official site: www.ckbrooke.com
Publisher: http://48fourteen.com/author/ck-brooke
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Character Interview Divine Scales Tour

22 Nov

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Today I’m interviewing quite a special guest – a cuelebre, which is a small winged serpent. If that doesn’t strike your curiosity, then I don’t know what will! Enjoy the interview!

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

Yesss. I am a cuelebre. For thossse of you unfamiliar with my homeland, I am a sssmall winged ssserpent.


What is your role in the story?
In thisss ssstory, I played the part of Eurydiccce’sss agent of change. Being a hamadryad, Eurydiccce isssn’t exactly mobile, and ssso ssshe asssked me if I would mind overssseeing Patricccio and Marcccela’sss meeting. It wasss my job to make cccertain thingsss moved along toward a happy ending. You might sssay I wasss the fairy godfather. I did an excccellent job.

 

What is your favorite hobby?
I like to obssserve. Having had a tassste of helping people lesssssss perccceptive than I, I’ve decccided to help othersss asss well. Much can be learned through obssservation and a few well chosssen wordsss. I had great successssss with Patricccio and Marcccela. I am currently aiding a naga lord. He isss fond of the young beauty living in hisss home, but he isss sssadly incapable of wooing her properly.

 

What is the challenge you’re trying to overcome during the story?
Patricccio’sss arroganccce. The avenging angel ssseesss only sssoulsss and sssinsss. He hasss no humility. No doubtsss. It wasss challenging to get him to look at Marcccela and sssee passst the effect hisss curssse had on her.

 

If you could make one wish, what would it be?

The naga lord I am watching now hasss the ability to take on human form (or he did before the curssse). I think I would like to have more than one form. Who knowsss? Legsss could be ussseful.

About Divine Scales

DivineScales 500x750Title: Divine Scales

Author: Jennifer Blackstream

Genre: Fantasy Romance

A warrior with a hunger for sin . . .

Driven by a terrible hunger for the black souls of evil men, Patricio, divine executioner of the gods, patrols the kingdom with blood on his hands and ice in his heart. The families of his victims sing his praises–the result of a witch’s cruel curse that condemns him to be forever surrounded by false adulation. When the curse sours the first hint at romance Patricio has had since becoming the king’s heir, his rage is all consuming. Disgusted, he leaves the mermaid in the sea and returns to the palace…only to be shocked when she bargains for the legs to follow him.

A mermaid out of her element . . .

Marcela’s world has been turned upside-down–literally. Once a proud member of her father King Triton’s royal guard, she’s now the victim of an angel’s curse. Enchanted into false adoration bordering on obsession, she traded her tail–and her voice–to the sea witch for the legs she needed to pursue the object of her desire. In a cruel twist of fate, the very magic that gave her the means to pursue her passion also broke the spell that caused it. Now she’s in the angel’s arms, but how can either of them trust the desire churning inside them when so much magic has muddied the waters?

Trust isn’t easy when nothing is as it seems . . .

A mermaid with legs and no singing voice. An angel with a curse. A witch with a chip on her shoulder. The world is full of magic and mayhem, and for an angel and a mermaid, it will take more than a kiss to balance…the Divine Scales.

Author Bio

Jennifer Blackstream is a psychology enthusiast with both a B.A. and M.A. in Psychology. Her fascination with the human mind is most appeased through the study of mythology and folklore as well as any novel by Sir Terry Pratchett.

Jennifer enjoys listening to Alice Cooper, trying new recipes (to which she will add garlic whether it calls for it or not), watching television with her family, and playing with her woefully intelligent young son. She lives in Ohio.

Jennifer spends most of her time drinking coffee from her X-Men mug and desperately trying to get all her ideas written down before her son can find that all magical button on her laptop to make her latest work vanish.

To learn more about Jennifer Blackstream and her novels, visit her website at http://www.jenniferblackstream.com.

Links

BOOK ONE

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BOOK TWO

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BOOK THREE

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BOOK FOUR

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Character Interview A Bridge Through Time

21 Nov

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Today I’m interviewing one of the main characters of time travel romance “A Bridge Through Time”, Ashley Moore. I hope you all enjoy the interview!

Can you tell us a little about yourself?
 
Of course, but first I’d like to thank you for having me here.  My name is Ashley Moore and I was born and raised in San Francisco, California.  I’ve always been a bit of a homebody, but lately I’ve been trying to step outside of my comfort zone.  I love horses.  My mother signed me up for lessons when I was quite young and it’s been a lifelong love affair ever since.  My friends will tell you, I’m a bit of a chatterbox and I guess it’s true.  I do tend to ramble, especially when I’m nervous.  I love children and was a teacher for a little while.
What is your role in the story?
As the main character in A Bridge Through Time,  I’m in search of  a grey eyed stranger, and that search leads me to Scotland where I end up in the sixteenth century.  I meet some amazing people along the way – some good and some bad.   I have quite the adventure.

What is your favorite hobby?
 
As I mentioned before,  I love horseback riding, but I also enjoy all kinds of crafty things.   I like to sew, knit, glue things together…  just about any craft you can think of, I’ve tried.

What is the challenge you’re trying to overcome during the story?
 
I’m learning to be brave, to try new things and to trust enough to give love another chance.   You see, my life wasn’t going the way I had imagined it would.  I was dumped by the only guy I’d ever loved, I lost my job and my apartment.  I just had to pick myself up and do something about it, especially after I started seeing a very handsome Highlander everywhere I went.  I didn’t know who he was or why I was seeing him, especially when no one else could.  I had to do something about it.  I had to prove to myself that I wasn’t losing my mind.  Also, I wanted a chance at a new life.  One filled with love and family.

If you could make one wish, what would it be?
 
That’s a tough one.  I feel like all of my wishes have already come true,  except one.  I’d really like to see my friend Jenna again.

About The Book

A Bridge Through Time BTitle: A Bridge Through Time

Author: Jennae Vale

Genre: Time Travel Romance

Ashley Moore’s life in San Francisco has hit a few snags, not the least of which involves sightings of a mystery man around every corner.  Is she losing her mind or does he really exist?   Her search for this grey-eyed stranger leads her to  Scotland. There she meets a witch with a secret, a vindictive English knight who is bent on revenge, and she crosses a fog shrouded bridge into the arms of a 16th century Highlander.

Cailin MacBayne is no stranger to beautiful women, but has always managed to stay one step ahead of commitment.  That all comes to an end when he meets Ashley.  He doesn’t care where this beautiful, yet unusual lass came from, he’s just happy to have found her.  Ashley cannot resist the handsome Scot and finds herself falling hopelessly in love.  In the process, a secret is revealed, a battle is waged and Ashley must ultimately decide whether to return to her own time or give up her 21st century life to stay with the love she has found in the past.

Author Bio

Jennae was born and raised a New England girl, just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, where her imagination was always bigger than she was. Her large, extended Irish and Italian families were a great source of support, inspiration and humor.  Laughter, love and food were never hard to find in her home. Jennae grew up surrounded by nostalgic, historical landmarks, which fed her love of history and creative writing.

She has worn many hats over the years.  From owning her own typing service and horse training/boarding facility, to operating an embroidery/t-shirt business, her entrepreneurial spirit was strong and thriving. Determined to do something she truly loved, her vivid imagination took over again and she decided to follow her literary dream of writing stories that tapped into her love of magnificent people and places.

 Jennae now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, where they’ve raised two beautiful and talented children.  Along the way they’ve gathered a menagerie of pets, including one dog, three cats and 4 chickens to make the family complete.

You can contact Jennae at her website: www.jennaevaleauthor.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jennaevaleauthor

Twitter:  @jealil

jennaevaleauthor@gmail.com

Links

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Character Interview I Am Ella. Buy Me. Tour

17 Nov

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I’m hosting a character interview today for the book tour for chicklit / humor / romance novel “I am Ella. Buy Me.” I’m interviewing Peter Richards, one of the characters in the book.

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

Hello there. You’d like me to tell you all about me? My pleasure! My name is Peter Richards. I am Creative Director extraordinaire of CBA advertising agency in London’s Soho, where I am responsible for some of the best commercials this side of Madison Avenue. I’m sure you’re familiar with my work for a well-known brand of kettle descaler? If not I’d be happy to enlighten you. It may be the 80s. Britain may be in recession but I still drive a Porsche. If you fancy a spin, climb aboard. Let me check my Filofax – ah you’re in luck – I have a window tomorrow night. I guarantee it’ll be the ride of your life.

What is your role in the story?

Strictly entre-nous, Ella wanted me be to her love interest, and who can blame her, but frankly she’s not my type. The flat-chest and fat thighs don’t do it for me. Tom and Adam are welcome to her. She thinks I don’t know about her and Adam Hart. (He’s an ex-employee of mine. I had to fire him. He thought he was bigger than me. Big mistake.) I’ve seen the pair of them, canoodling over cake in Patisserie Valerie. Back to me and my role in the story. I provide the suave good looks and wit in the story. Handsome and hilarious, a rare combination. Think Mad Men. I am Don Draper to Ella’s Peggy.

 

What is your favorite hobby?

I’ll let you into a little secret. I have a wonderful singing voice. (I know, is there no end to my talents?) A producer for a big label was desperate to sign me but I said, ‘No, my calling is TV commercials.’ Music biz’s loss was Adland’s gain.

What is the challenge you’re trying to overcome during the story?

I am at the top of my game. I AM the challenge. And, every Monday morning, I have a long queue of leggy lovelies outside my office desperate to take me on.

 

If you could make one wish, what would it be?

That I never lose my essence. That special something that makes me, me. I don’t question it. I just accept that whatever it is keeps the hotties hot to trot.

 Oh and I wish that Little-Shit-Steve-Winter would drown in a pool of his own effluent. Did I just say that? Don’t print that. No, actually do print it! Serves him right for trying to steal business from under my nose.

Oh is that it? No more questions about me? But I’ve got so much more to say. Look, here’s my card. Call me. I’d be delighted to chat some more over a bottle of Chablis. Caio for now.

About The Book

cover-4-1Title: I am Ella. Buy me.

Author: Joan Ellis

Genre: Humor / Chick lit / Romance

I AM ELLA. BUY ME

‘I am a ginger tom. I am a boy racer. I am a housewife. I am a pain in the arse.’

Ella David is Bridget Jones meets Peggy from Mad Men.

Working in Soho’s mad, bad Adland in the sexist 80s, Ella is a rare beast – a woman in a man’s world, dodging her sleazy boss, Peter.

Based on Joan’s experiences in Soho’s mad, bad Adland, this fast-paced, funny tale is set against a backdrop of Thatcher’s Britain when money trumps morals
and lust is a must. Thankfully, Ella knows love is more powerful but can two unlikely friendships help her go from a girl in the firing line to a woman calling the shots?

Author Bio

JOAN ELLIS 1PBJoan Ellis
Award-winning advertising copywriter, comedy writer, performer, lecturer – Joan Ellis has been them all. With a full-time job in a top London advertising agency and a new baby, she did what any right-minded woman would’ve done and set up a comedy club. She even appeared on the same bill as Jo Brand. Once.

A career highlight was casting a black and white moggie as Humphrey Bogart for her award-winning cat food commercial. Other great performers who brought her words to life include Penelope Keith and Harry Enfield.

As a lecturer, Joan taught comedian Noel Fielding all he knows about advertising before encouraging him to showcase his talents on a wider stage.

Working for The Press Association, she tutored Wordsworth’s
great-grandson in the art of copywriting: Buy a host of golden daffodils and get a blue one, free!
She was a lecturer in PR and Advertising at Bournemouth University.

She penned a regular column about her daughter for parenting glossy, Junior. Sophie is now eighteen and refuses to read a word her mother writes.

Suffering from swine flu and sweating like a pig, she moved from London to her beloved Isle of Wight where she writes and eats cream teas with her long-suffering husband, daughter and cat.

She recently launched her books at The Ventnor Fringe and the Isle of Wight Literary Festival.

Links

www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00N7S1MSG
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http://www.joan-ellis.com
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23059201

Character Interview One Last Hold Tour

16 Nov

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I’m interviewing Caitlyn Daniels today, one of the characters of romance / suspense novel “One Last Hold”. Welcome, Caitlyn!

Character Interview

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

Hi, I’m Caitlyn Daniels. I’m a journalist for an entertainment magazine, and I live in Austin, Texas.

What is your role in the story?

My role in the story is to get an interview on Wesley Webb. He’s a racecar driver who absolutely hates to be interviewed or to talk about himself.
What is your favorite hobby?

I love to write, and I’m blessed to have a job where I can.


What is the challenge you’re trying to overcome during the story?

I hope this assignment to spend this time and get a story on Wesley will be my closing, and I can purge him from my system. The challenge is that it’s not working. I’m only falling in love with him even more. And we have such a history together. Some bad, some good.


If you could make one wish, what would it be?

Oh gosh. There’s some things in my past I wish I could change. But then, I’m not sure what the present would be if those things changed and I might really muck things up.

About The Book

OnLastHold_CVR_MEDTitle: One Last Hold

Author: Angela Smith

Genre: Romantic Suspense

He has a shaded past…

Wesley Webb is at the pinnacle of his auto racing career when his main rival is murdered hours after their confrontation. That, along with evidence found at the scene, shades him as prime suspect. Now he’s under intense press scrutiny, particularly from Caitlyn Daniels, an ex-girlfriend who knows all about his secret past.

And she’s the one woman who could expose him…

Caitlyn thought to never see Wesley again. Now, his life could be in her hands. Ten years ago, a tragedy tore apart everything she held dear, including their relationship. When she’s assigned to do an exclusive story with the reluctant race car driver she once loved, she believes this could be her purging. But chemistry tears apart her resolve to stay strong. Can they work out their differences and fall in love again, or will tragedy keep them apart?

Author Bio

Angela(2)During her senior year in high school, Angela Smith was dubbed most likely to write a novel, and that has been my dream ever since her mother read ‘Brer Rabbit’ to her and her sister so often that they were able to recite it before being able to read. Before venturing into writing, she fell into the perfect job in criminal justice and later became a certified paralegal. When not caring for her small farm or spending time with her husband of two decades, she loves to craft, read, go off-roading, and dream of all the places she’ll visit one day.

Links

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Cover Reveal Party After Death

7 Nov

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We’re hosting the cover reveal today for paranormal romance “After Death”, which releases on November 21.

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About The Book

Title: After Death

Author: Elle Jefferson

Genre: Paranormal Romance

It’d been building for months, festering inside her, begging to come out, but she controlled it.

But standing over his body, watching blood pool beneath his chest and soak into the carpet, waiting for him to take his last breath, she knew.

Control could go to hell.

They all could go to hell and she’d send them there.

She was letting the monster out.

And with it, she would get her revenge.

Links

Twitter: @oohlalakrysa
Facebook: AuthorElleJefferson
blog: Ellejefferson.blogspot.com

Book Excerpt from Phoenix Rising

31 Oct

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I’m sharing a snippet today rom a multicultural contemporary romance entitled “Phoenix Rising”. Have fun reading the snippet!

Book Excerpt

Clearing his throat, JP sat down behind his desk. “I called you down here to let you know that my father and I have decided to have the lawyers look into dissolving your partnership,” he said.

“You and your father? Or just you, JP?” she said, walking over to look out of the floor to ceiling window.

“Well, I was given my father’s votes, so yes, me and my father,” JP said in a superior tone. “Your work this past year has been mediocre at best. You are hardly here and I just think that a partnership is more than you are prepared to handle right now. We will, of course, let you maintain your position with the company as the COO but you would no longer be a partner,” JP said leaning back in his chair and looking at Phoenix. Turning to look at him, Phoenix walked up to his desk, slammed her hand on the top and leaned in.

“Let me tell you something, you sniveling little weasel. I MADE this company. Your father was on the way to closing the doors and I brought it back to life. So you go ahead and try and break the partnership contract. I will fight you tooth and nail,” she said before turning to walk out of his office. “Oh and JP, unlike Sharon, when I get your balls in a trap, it won’t be to make you my husband,” she said slamming the office door.

About The Book

23287678Title: Phoenix Rising

Author: Leila Lacey

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Phoenix James is plus sized dynamo, she is tall and light skinned, very earthy and eclectic in the way she dresses.

Phoenix is funny and fun loving; she has the personality that can make friends in the desert. Outgoing and charismatic, easy to talk to. She is the girl that all the girls want to have as a friend and the girl that all the fellas think is cool. She is loyal to her friends and family to a point of sometimes hurting herself if they are not being true to her.

She is single and has no kids, she has been married once and that relationship ended in divorce after he cheated on her. Although on the outside she seems totally confident and comfortable in her own skin to the public; she is sad and insecure about her weight and finding true love, Because of her insecurities her choices in men have been bad and most times disastrous.

Nick Crowne is 6’2” with broad shoulders and chocolate brown skin and brown eyes. He was born and raised in Britain so has and accent. His dimple on his right cheek gets him out of a whole lot of trouble with the ladies. Always being a slender man he is not much of a gym rat but still has an amazingly toned body with a deep sensual voice; he was married to the love of his life who died in a car accident 6 years ago, with their two year old daughter. He is not looking for nor does he have a desire to be in a relationship. He has decided that he will never let that pain touch him again. Besides the fact that being married to him was dangerous because of his family.

Nick is a man with culture and pride in being a black man. He donates extensively to scholarships for under privileges black children to go to college. He is a shark in business and a teddy bear in private.

He does not lie or sugar coat things he feels that, is just a way to cause more heart ache in the end. Being that he is so blunt and honest many people feel he is cruel and do not understand him. Born to a…. what American’s would call mafia family, he once worked 3 jobs and went to school full time to create a good life for himself and his family outside of a life of crime. He has worked hard for all he has and will fight dirty to keep it.

Author Bio

Leila Lacey is a romance author living in Michigan. With 3 Amazon Best Selling Books. Her unique, yet titillating, genre blurs the lines between romance, interracial love and erotica. Now in her late 30’s, Leila has been passionate about writing since age 10. She can often be found traveling the world, enjoying water sports, listening to jazz music or volunteering at Vista Maria, a local youth program for young women. Leila, above all else, loves her friends and family. It is with their support that she is able to create magical scenes of true human intimacy on every page. Follow Leila Lacey on her endeavor to be America’s next New York Time’s Bestselling Author!

Links

http://www.leilalaceyromance.com

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https://twitter.com/leilalacey1

US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MXSLACY

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Phoenix-Rising-Goddess-Leila-Lacey-ebook/dp/B00MXSLACY/ref=la_B00K82W080_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1411990238&sr=1-3