Thursday, April 10, 2014

#AuthorSpotlight: Louise Wise!

Hi, lovely readers! It's my pleasure to welcome British author Louise Wise to the blog today, to tell us about her new book, Oh No, I've Fallen In Love, which sounds like a hoot! Take is away Louise!

All About: Oh No, I've Fallen In Love! 

On the surface, Valerie Anthrope was happy with her life. She had her own brokerage with Sunny Oak Insurance and was financially solvent. But once asleep, she was plunged into a world of nightmares that reminded her she was cursed.

And that meant she couldn’t fall in love. Ever.

Lex Kendal was a multi-millionaire. Women flocked to him, preened and flaunted for his attention. But one woman knocked him back. Hard. It dented his pride and Lex set out to convince himself he still ‘had it’ by pursuing Valerie. Only he found himself being needed in a way he never, ever, expected and, for once in his life, money wasn’t the answer.

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All About: Louise Wise: 

Married, with four children, Louise Wise lives in England. She is a pharmacist technician by day and a writer by night. She was educated in an ordinary state school and left without achieving much in the way of qualifications; you could say she was the result of a crap school. Hungry for knowledge she enrolled in an Adult Education centre and studied English, maths and creative writing. Whereas other young girls asked for makeup and clothes for their birthdays, she asked for encyclopaedias!

Louise Wise used her general love of romantic fiction and interest in astronomy to write her first book. The book received many rejections stating the novel was too original for the current market, until finally, an agent took the book on but subsequently failed to find a publisher for it. Instead of becoming despondent, it made Louise realise that becoming a published writer WAS possible. She turned her back on traditionally publishing and threw herself into the indie world, and went on to publish her first chick lit book, A Proper Charlie and then Oh no, I’ve Fallen in Love!

As for the ‘too original’ Eden it has been such a hit that Louise has now followed it up with the sequel, Hunted. So far, they are both selling well.

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Friday, April 4, 2014

#CoverReveal: One Lucky Night!

Hiya, gang! I'm thrilled to be part of the cover reveal for One Lucky Night, an anthology from Constant Phillips, Aria Kane, Melinda Dozier, Grace Teague and Ana Blaze! Here we go!

One night can change everything…

The crew at Boston’s Brazen Head Pub hasn’t been very lucky in love. Can a mysterious visitor inspire them to look past old hurts and misconceptions and give romance a chance? One Lucky Night is a collection of five sexy interwoven novelettes by Aria Kane, Grace Teague, Ana Blaze, Constance Phillips, and Melinda Dozier.

Lucky Break by Aria Kane
Four years ago, chef Derek Chase walked out of Andrea Rivera’s life after a tragedy neither of them were prepared to deal with. When she’s called to the Brazen Head to repair a dishwasher, old sparks ignite buried feelings.

Lucky Star by Grace Teague
When her life is threatened by a mugger, Charlotte Price realizes she's in love with her best friend, Tommy Leung. The Brazen Head seems like the perfect neutral place to confess her feelings, but nothing goes according to plan.

A New Tune by Ana Blaze
When it comes to dating, Holly Hall has one unbreakable rule: no musicians. Not even gorgeous ones. Especially not gorgeous ones. Dating them only leads to heartbreak. So why did she let singer-songwriter Cian O’Neill kiss her? And why is she thinking about doing it again?

Lexi’s Chance by Constance Phillips
As a bartender, Sean Whalen meets all kinds of women every night, but none turn his head the way that Lexi has. She’s been playing cat and mouse with him for weeks. Tonight, Sean’s determined to get Lexi to quit teasing and take a real chance on him.

Drink or Dare by Melinda Dozier
A bachelorette party Drink or Dare game pairs paramedic students, Rachel Robertson and Killian Whelan, in a flirting match. Soon, the dares threaten to turn their academic rivalry into something much more.

One Lucky Night will be available in print and at all major ebook retailers on May 7th. For now, you can add it to your Goodreads shelf.

About the Authors

Aria Kane is a recovering mechanical engineer and romance writer. As a military brat, she grew up all over the country, but now lives in sunny Florida with a 60 lb mutt who thinks he's a chihuahua.

Grace Teague lives in Pittsburgh with her spouse, children and a cat named Mr. Sushi.

Ana Blaze lives near Washington DC with her charming husband and three cats who firmly believe they are royalty. Ana is a member of Romance Writers of America.

Constance Phillips lives in Ohio with her husband, two ready-to-leave-the-nest children, and four canine kids. Her perfect fantasy vacation would involve hunting Dracula across Europe with her daughter, who also digs that kind of stuff.

Melinda Dozier teaches English to middle schoolers by day and writes at night. She lives in Guatemala, Central America with her college sweetheart and three sons.


The authors are giving away four print copies of One Lucky Night before you can buy it! 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

#Giveaway Winners + All. The. Books.

Hiya, gang! So, we have a winner! I participated in the Springtime in the Country blog hop over this past week - and we have winners! The Randomizer pulled 3 names from its hat, to win copies of my backlist books - yay! Those winners are Andrea I, Cathy Brockman and Janice H. Look for an email from me and let me know which book you'd like to claim, winners!

There are more winners - all the blogs in the hop had prized plus the hosts are offering up a $100 gift card to head over to Cowboy Charm to see if you won anything else!

And, on to the apologies I mentioned in the post title - my blog is going to be quite sporadic over the next few weeks because I have All. The. Books. Seriously. All of them!

As you guys know I sold a novella trilogy to the Harlequin E lines just after the holidays. Well, those books have been turned in and edits are beginning to come through. The first of the books is set to release in May/June (I'll have an actual release date and cover SOON - more yay!), the second in the fall and then the third will release just before or just after Christmas. Boy, that's fast!

In addition to the novella trilogy, I'm absolutely THRILLED to tell you guys that I've sold 3 more books to Harlequin - for their SuperRomance line! And I have another writing project that I can't talk about yet - it's super-secret but it also had a deadline. Whee! 2014 is off to a crazy-good start! I absolutely love SuperRomances, and have since I was a kid. They are longer books (around 85,000 words) and they deal with real life issues, characters, families. There are big supporting casts and the books can be quirky and fun or very serious and dramatic. There is so much variety that no book is ever like any I'm stretching my wings!

That is 6 contracted books coming from me, to you, over the next 18-24 months plus the super-secret project. Which is amazing and wonderful and I'm so excited. But this, of course, means less time to blog and more time working on my characters and stories - because I have to write the books!

So, I'll still be blogging, interviewing other authors, doing cover reveals and offering up sneak-peeks...but I won't be here very Tuesday/Thursday like you've all become accustomed to. I'm sorry! On the other hand, less blogging means more Kristina books - and that's a good thing, right?