Monday, May 12, 2014

Interview With Elyssa Patrick Author Of Four Weddings And A Breakup!

FOUR WEDDINGS AND A BREAK UP

Author: Elyssa Patrick
Release Date: May 12, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Summary:
One fake relationship . . .
 Ginny Michaels has always been a good girl and—ever since surviving a school shooting a little over a year ago—hailed a hero. Except she doesn’t feel like a hero. She can’t even have a one-night stand with sexy Wes Dalton properly. When her big city fling resurfaces in her hometown with an intriguing proposition, she’s powerless to resist. A fake relationship is exactly what’s needed to keep her small town’s matchmakers at bay during the upcoming wedding season. If only her attraction to Wes were as easy to ignore.
 Too many real kisses . . . Wes Dalton doesn’t have many regrets, and that includes his night with Ginny. But he’s always hoped to strengthen his relationship with his estranged family. When his father’s health takes a bad turn, Wes puts his life on hold and moves to the meddling seaside town of Cape Hope. With his barriers in place—and a beautiful woman to help him hold them up—he’s prepared for anything. Or so he thinks. Despite his determination to leave as soon as the summer is over, those fake kisses are starting to feel an awful lot like the real thing.

 I was lucky enough to get an interview with the lovely and funny Ms. Patrick, as well as an ARC of her book which I shall be reviewing shortly. Now, lets see what she has to say!

Book and Movie Dimension: Thanks so much for agreeing to be interviewed!Where did you get your ideas for Four Weddings and a Breakup? And why did you decide to write this particular book?

Elyssa Patrick: Thanks so much for having me on! I got the idea for Four Weddings and a Breakup when the first scene of the book popped into my head. The title came to me as I wrote the first chapter, and I knew the book would revolve around four weddings and a break up. I had to find out more about Ginny and Wes, aka Mr. Dangerous, and I really wanted to write it.

Book and Movie Dimension: They are very memorable characters! When did you realize that you wanted to be an author, and what was your first foray into writing?

Elyssa Patrick: It’s such a cliché, but I knew I wanted to write when I was really little. I always wrote stories and read a lot. I loved when my mom would take my siblings and I to the library and bookstore. I was shy (still am) and had a really bad speech impediment, which a lot of kids teased and bullied me about, so I found solace in different worlds these authors created. But being a published author seemed like a faraway dream, something that other people did.
 My first “official” foray into writing when I entered the Avon Fanlit competition, which was about in 2006 or so. At the time, I was interested in writing historical romances. But the competition was really good in the sense because you were required to write so many words, have a little blurb, make a title, etc.

Book and Movie Dimension: I'm sure many aspiring writers will be inspired by your success. Now, for the question I've been dying to ask: have you ever been in a fake relationship?

Elyssa Patrick: If I had been, would I ever tell? ;) Book and Movie Dimension: Too true! Where is your favourite place to write? Elyssa Patrick: I usually write in the basement, because it’s free of distractions.

Book and Movie Dimension: basement - could be spooky! Are you the type of writer who plans every detail out before writing a book, or one who prefers to play it by ear?

Elyssa Patrick: I’m a pantser so I play it by ear.   

Book and Movie Dimension: What’s your favourite thing about being an author?

Elyssa Patrick:So many things! I love writing—even when I struggle with a scene or particular point—but creating characters and worlds, and seeing them come to life on page is fun and rewarding. It’s even better when readers enjoy them, too.  

Book and Movie Dimension: it does sound amazing. But how do you juggle family life and work?

Elyssa Patrick: I’m single so my family life is around my parents and siblings, and I work from home. But there are times when there seems to be a lot going on, and lots of juggling has to happen. Wine is always good for these occasions.

Book and Movie Dimension: Wine is good for many occasions.;)Are you working on any other projects at the moment?

Elyssa Patrick: Right now, I’m working on Go With Me, my second New Adult contemporary romance, which is set to release on July 1, 2014.

Book and Movie Dimension: great! I shall keep an eye out. As a reader, what are some of your favourite books?

  Elyssa Patrick: As you can imagine I have so many favorite books. My all-time favorites include: Little Women, Anne of Green Gables, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, To Love a Thief by Julie Anne Long, Kiss an Angel and Dream a Little Dream by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas, Fool Me Twice by Meredith Duran, Mr. Impossible by Loretta Chase, It Happened One Wedding by Julie James, The Chocolate Rose by Laura Florand, If I Stay by Tamara Morgan, and Simply Dangerous by Mary Balogh.

Book and Movie Dimension: yes, it can be hard to pick a fav. What are you most looking forward to in 2014?  

Elyssa Patrick: I’m looking forward to books I got to read early to release: Tamara Morgan’s If I Stay, which also releases on May 12th, Laura Florand’s Sun-Kissed, and Nalini Singh’s Shield of Winter. All are spectacular reads! I’m also looking forward to Archangel’s Legion by Nalini Singh, Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, and Brown-Eyed Girl by Lisa Kleypas. I’m a huge fan of these authors.  

Book and Movie Dimension: Me too! Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?

  Elyssa Patrick: Read a lot. Write even more.  

Book and Movie Dimension: If your fairy godmother waved her wand and whisked you away to the location of your choice, which place would you choose, and why?

 Elyssa Patrick: Somewhere tropical and secluded, where I could enjoy the beach and quiet and write a lot.

 Elyssa Patrick is a former high school English teacher who left the classroom to write contemporary romances and New Adult. She is currently hard at work on her next novel.



 Social Networking Links Website - http://www.elyssapatrick.com
Facebook - http://on.fb.me/1fqbmD6
Twitter - https://twitter.com/ElyssaPatrick
Goodreads - http://bit.ly/MqYGU7

Friday, February 14, 2014

Gena Showalter's Queen Of Zombie Hearts (White Rabbit Chronicles #3) Cover Reveal!


Today is the day! The cover of Gena Showalter's THE QUEEN OF ZOMBIE HEARTS is here! We're so excited to be able to share this with you as it joins an already stunning set! Ready to see it? Not quite yet lets take a look a the first two covers in the series!

First there was ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND...



Then came THROUGH THE ZOMBIE GLASS...



Now get ready to EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT!!!




----

----

----

----



On-sale date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Add it to your TBR!  Goodreads

Pre-order your copy! AmazonBarnes & Noble
        

         


  Official book description:

I have a plan.

We'll either destroy them for good, or they'll destroy us.

Either way, only one of us is walking away.

In the stunning conclusion to the wildly popular White Rabbit Chronicles, Alice "Ali" Bell thinks the worst is behind her. She's ready to take the next step with boyfriend Cole Holland, the leader of the zombie slayers…until Anima Industries, the agency controlling the zombies, launches a sneak attack, killing four of her friends. It's then she realizes that humans can be more dangerous than monsters…and the worst has only begun.

As the surviving slayers prepare for war, Ali discovers she, too, can control the zombies…and she isn't the girl she thought she was. She's connected to the woman responsible for killing—and turning—Cole's mother. How can their relationship endure? As secrets come to light, and more slayers are taken or killed, Ali will fight harder than ever to bring down Anima—even sacrificing her own life for those she loves.

About Gena:

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of the wildly popular White Rabbit Chronicles, the Angels of the Dark, the Lords of the Underworld, and the Otherworld Assassins series.  In addition to being a National Reader's Choice and RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazine, and have been translated in multiple languages.  She lives in Oklahoma with her family and menagerie of dogs, and truly believes love conquers all.







Giveaway Details:

1 complete set of The White Rabbit Chronicles (first 2 sent as soon as the giveaway is over and the winner will get the first hardcover of book 3 when it's available!) US/Canada Only




a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, January 31, 2014

Review Of What The Bride Didn't Know By Kelly Hunter

Shh…it's a secret!

Special ops expert Trig Sinclair is a man's man, and that means he knows the cardinal rule of the bro code—no matter how dynamite Lena West is, as his best friend's younger sister, she's strictly off-limits!

But when a secret mission to Istanbul sees Lena and Trig pretending to be married (and sharing a bed!), he finds himself in a whole new world of sweet torture…. But if Trig thinks playing the honor-bound hero is tough, it's got nothing on how Lena feels when she discovers what her "groom" is really hiding…


Add this to Your Goodreads.com Shelf 

Recommended: Yes, do check out!
About What The Bride Didn't Know

                                    Available as: NEW Paperback $4.49 from Amazon.com 
                                                  Recommended Ages: 17 and Up
                                                            paperback: 224 pgs.

                             Published October 22nd 2013 by Harlequin KISS

                                  For This Review: *ebook Copy Provided through Harlequin KISS*
                                                                                   3 1/2 STARS
 

I am a sucker for best friend romances. Maybe it’s because the idea of such a strong yet platonic relationship that grows into a romance strikes me as a good basis for a lasting relationship, or maybe it’s because the characters always seem perfect for each other. I’m not sure. What I am sure of however is that I really enjoyed this book.
 It is absolutely perfect if you want a light read with touching romance, thought out back-story and some 007 action. From the prologue, I adored the relationship between Trig and Lena. The sexual tension practically leapt of the page, while both characters remained totally oblivious. Lena’s oblivion comes from her insecurities.
   As a character, Lena is fantastically done. She is insecure due to being the ordinary one in a family of geniuses, and because of the scars she got from a mission gone wrong. Despite this, she is tough, independent and feisty, as well as being well aware of her flaws. In a way she’s someone most people can relate to, while also possessing the characteristics we aspire to.
  Trig is the perfect match for Lena, supportive, kind and understanding, as well as knowing her well enough to know when to back off.
  However, things don't really heat up until Lena loses her memory… And believes that her best friend is her husband. Then the chemistry is off the charts, as Trig tries to avoid intimacy until Lena regains her memory.
  The middle Eastern settings are vivid and beautiful, and Kelly Hunter’s writing is simple and enjoyable.
All in all I’d give it about 3 ½ out of 5
 Overall: Touching Read!
Genre: Romance
    About the Author


 Australian born Kelly Hunter is a three time Romance Writers of America Rita finalist, a USA Today Bestselling author and loves writing to the demands of the short category romance form.

Disclaimer

Blog Graphics: Pictures aren't owned by me that are found on this blog. They are all found via google/Bing! images, and are in no way used for profit. Credit goes to them entirely.

Reviews: Are not given either positively/negatively based on compensation. Reviews are entirely out of speculative opinion. Put out for readers to ultimately make their decision of a book,movie, and or product.
They are honest reviews based on opinion.


LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

wibiya widget