Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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Today we have the fantabulous JoAnne Kenrick....
 
Born n bred Brit, JoAnne Kenrick grew up in a wee sea-side town in North Wales and has enjoyed a variety of vocations such as holistic healer, window dresser, and ghost tour guide. Having lived in Wales, England, and Scotland with her dear family, she finally escaped the dull British summers to reside in sunny Australia. After two years, they moved to the States where she endured three harsh winters in Minnesota. She now lives in North Carolina with her husband, two kids and two puddy cats. When they aren't demanding her attention, or jumping on her head, she strums away on the keys of her little laptop, creating worlds and adventures she could only ever dream of. Come across the pond and faraway....with JoAnne Kenrick! Find out more about JoAnne by visiting her website http://www.joannekenrick.com and get exclusive sneak peeks at her new and upcoming releases by signing up to her quarterly newsletter here http://tinyletter.com/joannekenrick
 Now let's learn a bit about how JoAnne writes :) 

Do real life events find their way into your stories?

Quite often I find a lot of myself and my life makes it in my stories without me realizing I've done that. I do believe there is a lot of truth behind the saying that writing is great therapy and allows one to work through their feelings about stuff they didn't even realize bothered them.

 

Do you ever mimic family members or people you know when you choose characters?

No. Never. My characters grow organically…and usually have a little slice of JoAnne in them.

 

Do you find yourself going back to the same inspiration for each story or is it always something different?

Inspiration comes from the most unusual places. The Irish Kisses series, for instance grew from a short story I was going to write and turned into an Irish Pub book after watching In Burges while an invite to write the for 1NS series came in. Tales from the Coffin series, however, smashed into me while listening to a certain song. It was like a light bulb moment.

 

When do you write?  Early morning? During the day sometime or all day?  After the kids go to bed?

Morning! I'll get breakfast and the morning cup of Joe (always decaff), and once the kids have left for school and the husband is at work, I'll run around and clean up the morning mess and throw in a load of laundry. I then hit twitter and Facebook before writing until two-ish. Then the rest of my mummy duties are fulfilled. Quite often, I'll research and write up notes during the evening.

 

How do you feel about marketing your book?

It's apart of being an author. And although I can get grouchy because blog posts and trying to organize advertisements and book trailers take away from my writing time, I do enjoy the  reader/writer interaction doing my own promo allows.

 

What social sites do you feel work best for marketing?

This answer will be different for each author. Which ever the author feels most comfortable in, is the one that will work best for them. For me, it's Twitter and Facebook.

 

Do you like to pitch stories to your publisher or do you wait until you have written the story and have a final manuscript to turn in?

Mostly I write and submit the final manuscript, but Sweet Irish Kiss was presented as a pitch to the 1NS series editors before it was written.

 

Do you always/ever see yourself as the heroine/hero when you write a story?

No. But somehow a piece of me always end up embedded into my characters. I think most authors weave pieces of themselves in each of their characters.

 

Just for fun, I have a few personal questions, 

Favorite 5
1)         Favorite Male Actor  - David Duchovny
2)         Favorite vehicle -  I'd love a black Impala…so I can pretend to be as cool as the Supernatural boys!

3)         Favorite way to relax - Meditation, reading, long hot bath

4)         Favorite ice cream - Chunky Monkey

5)         Favorite outfit - jeans and t-shirt or Boho type dress

And for a bonus:  If you could pick any place in the world to live, besides where you are now, where would it be?  (Of course, without the hindrance of jobs or money needed)

I'd go back to Australia in a shot, if money was not an issue and we didn't need to worry about finding work etc..  Cronulla, NSW. Right by the beach.

 

Where can our readers find you?? 


 

 

Is there an upcoming or current release you would like to share with us today and where can we find it?

Tales from the Coffin book four releases late October 2012 - Treacle and treason -- a Guy Fawkes special

Irish Kisses book three releases early winter 2012 - Threesome Sweetness

Irish Kisses book four releases late November 2012 - Hot Winter Kiss -- a christmas special

 


SHAMROCKED

Devlin Kinney is focused on his Irish Rock band, Shamrocked. Between that and tending bar at Bell's Irish Pub, he's rushed off his feet. Still, he's envious of Shaun who found his perfect woman through Madame Eve's exclusive agency, 1Night Stand.
 

Pushed for time, he follows his friend's lead and hopes to be matched with a woman ballsy enough to share in his fetish for things that go buzzzz.

 
At the event of the year for soap stars, Elizabeth Grant meets Devlin and mistakes him for her soon-to-be co-star on The East End. Before she has a chance to confess she's not his 1Night Stand as he seems to think, the silver-tongued smooth dancer proves irresistible. He seems perfect...for one night of pleasure. She's ready to play the role of her life!
 

Will his Irish charm and toys be enough to hold onto his leading lady, or will his heart be shamrocked into next week?

 
Excerpt:
Surrounded by bridesmaids—the hottest guy in the place. His thick Irish brogue carried over the chattering wedding crowd and bad party songs.
Swallowing any signs of stage fright, she checked her fake hair in a mirrored wall, plumped her boobs, and plastered on a smile before making a beeline for her drop-dead gorgeous, future co-star.
She waded through the rough sea of pink-chiffoned up women, snapped out her arm, and took his hand like one of those shaking weight things. Thought she’d blown it until his mouth tilted up into a tempting smile. Dimples. Oh, my. He would be popular with the ladies. Might even help get her noticed by movie producers. Dating this hottie would get her on every front page known to the British public.
“Liz.” She fought to keep focused on his face rather than his thick muscles and rhythmic movements. She couldn’t recall ever seeing a man who could make dancing to All Night Long by Lionel Ritchie so goddamned sexy. His jig was infectious—her arm swayed in beat with his, their hands still clasped together.
“As in Elizabeth?”
“Uh-huh.” The swarm of bridesmaids knitted their brows and pursed their lips. One even stamped her foot. Liz couldn’t help but turning on a sweet smile. “Buh-bye, ladies.”
 
 
 

GOODREADS: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15761542-shamrocked
 

Available in most major e-book stores, including but not limited to, these:

BUY LINKS 

 

 

Favorite Quotes:

"I've crossed oceans of time to find you" Bram Stoker's Dracula

"There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir; We must rise and follow her; When from every hill of flame, She calls and calls each vagabond by name" William Bliss - Carman.




 JoAnne, it's been an extreme pleasure having you with today and I can't wait to read Shamrocked.
 
Readers, make sure you get busy on getting this series !!  You won't regret it!
 
Until next time, happy reading!!
Krista
 
 
 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

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Today our spotlight is on...   

 
Bare Necessities
(Brookfield Series Book Two)
by
 Lacey Wolfe

 
After years of bad relationships, Ava Miller is finally living life for herself and isn't going to let anyone get in the way.  Her dream is to open a lingerie shop, and she has chosen Brookfield Wyoming as her new home, where her dreams might just come true.  Once she meets the town  she's suddenly involved in a flirtatious battle for the right to open her store. 

Seth Hampton is the town's sheriff, and when Ava shows up, he's not sure what hits him.  He craves her, yet he can't stand to allow that type of shop to open in his small town.  However, he isn't alone.  Someone else wants Ava to leave town.  Things take a turn when her shop is vandalized, and all evidence points to Seth.

Ava isn't sure what to think.  While Seth seems to be the only one with motives, something inside her believes he would never do it.  Can Ava and Seth figure it out before one of them gets hurt?




Exerpt:


The sun was starting to go down, and even though it was late summer in Brookfield, it still got a bit chilly in the evenings. Once in her car, she made the short drive over to the local diner, Swift Water CafĂ©. It was brightly lit, and the place appeared to be hopping. She couldn’t wait to start meeting people. She loved to socialize. Talking was just second nature to her—along with flirting.

Seth greeted her at her door, and as she stepped out, he placed his hand on her lower back. It was possessive, and at first she wanted to step away, but his hand soon dropped and she realized he was just being friendly.

In the diner, they made their way to a corner booth. Many of the customers quieted and watched as she and Seth took their seats. Just like a normal small town. She was new, and now they were curious. She smiled at everyone. First impressions were important.

A perky waitress made her way over and took their drink order. The blonde made flirty eyes at Seth, and Ava couldn’t help but be amused. He was most likely Brookfield’s number one bachelor. Every woman here probably wanted to tie him down and have six of his children. Thank God that was the last thing on her mind.

“So, Ava, tell me a little about yourself,” Seth said.

“Not much to tell, officer.”

Seth’s face lit up again. She enjoyed making him smile.

“Everyone around here loves Julie,” he said. “It’s nice having her home again. Have you been by to see her and Lila yet?”

“It’s the first thing on my agenda in the morning. I can’t believe how big Lila’s getting.”

The waitress returned with their drinks and then took their order. Diner food, what could be better? A nice, greasy sandwich and fries. She was thankful she wasn’t one of those women who watched her weight.

“So tell me, Ava, what brought you to our lovely town?”

“I’m opening my own business.” Ava took a sip of her soda.

“That’s great. We need some more shops. Let me guess, you’re opening up a boutique of some kind.”

“Something like that.”

“Rumor has it we have an adult store opening.” He laughed.

Ava froze. What was so funny?

Seth continued. “Whoever that nut job is, I hope they know this town isn’t having it. We plan on running them out. We have a reputation to keep up.”

The waitress came back, still batting her eyelashes at Seth. Looking at the food in front of her, Ava was no longer hungry. She dug through her purse for a ten-dollar bill, set it on the table, and then stood up. Seth gazed up, confused.

“Are you okay?” he asked. “Did I say something wrong?”

“Yes, you called me a nut job, and I’ve lost my appetite. I thought Brookfield would be different, but you’ve just shown me how wrong I was.” Ava turned and started to make her way to the entrance. Once she was outside, Seth came running out after her.

“You’re the one opening up a sex toy shop,” he said.

Rolling her eyes, she said, “It’s a lingerie shop, and in the back, there just so happens to be a small adult area. Why I’m explaining this to you, I don’t know.”

“Well, I hate to tell you, but that shop isn’t opening here.”

Crossing her arms, she glared at him. “Just try and stop me.”



Buy Links:  Smashwords     Amazon    

Finding Home (Brookefield Series Book One)



Julie Miller has returned to her home in Brookfield, Wyoming after discovering she is pregnant. All she wants is her mother to comfort her after her boyfriend told her to either have an abortion or leave. The only problem is, when she gets to her mother’s house, she doesn’t find her mom—she finds a half-naked man cooking breakfast.

Mark Thomas has moved to Brookfield to escape his past. He needs a fresh start to try and forget the things that haunt him, and Brookfield seems like the perfect place.

As if it isn’t bad enough that Julie doesn’t find her mother, a blizzard buries the town, and she is snowed in with Mark. Leaving them no choice, they begin a friendship while trying to resist the attraction they feel for one another.

Once the snow melts, Julie is free to leave. Will she choose to start a life in Brookfield or run back to New York? Meanwhile, Mark struggles to let go of his past and, if he does, is Julie his future?




About the Author:


Lacey Wolfe has always had a passion for words, whether it's getting lost in a book or writing her own.  From the time she was a child she would slip away to write short stories about people she knew and fantasies she wished would happen.  It has always been her dream to be a published author and with her two children now of school age, she finally has the time to work on making her dream come true. 

Lacey lives in Georgia with her husband, son and daughter, their six cats and one black lab who rules the house.

You can find Lacey at the following places: 

Her Site     Twitter    Facebook
 


Friday, October 26, 2012

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Release Day Blitz
 


Style Me Sexy

Tara Chevrestt

Release Date - October 26th, 2012

Genre - Short Story, Sweet Romance    

Bridget isn't beautiful. At least she doesn't think so. Besides, her ex always told her she wasn't. And she believes him. So when an online romance leads to a blind date, she heads to the salon for a makeover stat.

She's dismayed to discover that her usual stylist isn't available, and she has no choice but to let a man do her hair. Nervousness turns into sexual awareness as the sexy Javier buries his fingers in her tresses.

Javier has been aware of the timid but kind woman for some time and vows to make her see that she's beautiful on the outside as well as on the inside. Will he succeed in keeping his own feelings at bay and style her sexy?

 

Excerpt:

Bridget was grateful to get out from the under the hairdryer. Not only were her eyes beginning to water and tear, but she was looking forward to having Javier wash her hair, to have his soapy fingers massaging her scalp and oh to be at eye level with… Oh, my gawd. He’s gay. He’s not going to want you looking at his… oh, what does it matter? Looking isn’t the same as touching.

She followed him to the sinks and sat in the chair he beckoned her to. He placed a rolled up towel behind her neck before she rested it on the hard edge of the sink. He’s considerate. Deborah never did that. I always had a crick in my neck after washing…

She closed her eyes as the warm water cascaded over her hair. His fingers soon followed, pulling the foil from around the strands, caressing her mane as it fell into the sink. His attentions caused goose bumps to rise all over her body. She felt her nipples harden into little peaks beneath her bra.

Finally, the foil was removed from her hair, and his hands delved deep into her newly highlighted tresses. Oh, yeah. That feels so good. Some sprinkles of water fell onto her face when he rinsed the shampoo from her hair, but she barely noticed. She was noticing wetness growing elsewhere and not for the first time, was glad to be wearing the cape.

Javier, however, did notice the water on her face, for he gently dabbed at the drops around her eyelids with a towel. She opened her eyes, and they sought and met his. It felt like an eternity, but it was only a few minutes. They simply gazed at each other, and Bridget silently prayed that he didn’t notice the increase in her breaths. She tried to take short, measured inhalations, but it was hard to breathe at all with his eyes on hers, with his hands buried in her hair, with the knowledge that should she turn her head just a bit to the left, she would be eye level with his plumbing, and oh, she so wanted to look. How utterly and deliciously naughty.

Available now at  
Amazon    &    Whispers Publishing



 

Finally Friday !!

Today is another fabulous Friday but seriously, how did it get here already???  Apparently i'm busier during the week than I thought, hmmm.    Well anywho, today is a great day because we get to view another GREAT title from the back list of Turquoise Morning Press's library, woohoo!!!


Today it is...... 


Prince Charming
by
Jennifer Anderson
A Honey Creek Young Adult Book
(Honey Creek Royalty Series, Book Two)

Break-ups are never easy, and Sarah O’Connor finds her hard truth from a note. Furious with the delivery and lack of reasoning, she’s forced to carry on with her life, but Josh’s timing couldn’t have been worse. The Ohio State High School Cheerleading competition is around the corner, and instead of focusing on a monumental win, she’s overwhelmed with the recent heartbreak, jealous when she sees him with a new girl, and confused by lingering feelings of taking him back.

Enter Adrian Beale, a face from her past. Soon, she’s more conflicted because while she knows she needs to move on, making Adrian an ideal candidate, Josh won’t go away.

She decides to put both boys aside to focus on winning state, but when she witnesses an scandalous situation, can she erase what she’s seen, or will the images plague her performance? Can Sarah move on from an old love to a new one, and will she carry her squad to victory?

Release: October 1, 2012
Category: Fiction, Young Adult, Contemporary
Heat Level: Sweet, Romantic Elements
Length: Novella, 25,000 words
Price: $2.99

Take me to the Turquoise Morning Press bookstore !!
 

 
Author Bio:
 
Mommy, wife, cat owner, review coordinator for Turquoise Morning Press and author. Needless to say, my plate is full. Even though I’ve spent many years on either coast, I’ve spent a majority of my life in the Midwest. Here is where my heart grows with the love and support of my family and friends, and here is where I find inspiration for my stories.

 

I didn’t grow up wanting to be an author but knew I needed to do something creative. After many years of moving from one job to the next and not finding happiness, I set pen to paper and began work on a Young Adult novel that will never see the light of day. And that’s okay.
 
Ice Princess, Book 1 in my Honey Creek Royalty Series, released April 2012. Book 3, Queen Mean is expected out December 2012 with King of the Lake, Book 4 out in 2013.
 
You can find me on Twitter @JenniA8677,
on my blog
 
or
check out my website
 
 
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today and Happy Reading :)
 
Krista
 
 
 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

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Today we have Avril Ashton ...

Welcome, so great to have you here with us.  Can you tell us a little about yourself? I’m a Brooklyn baby, by way of the Caribbean. I’m a lover of books, of coffee, cake and naked men. I’m a hermit with no apologies and did I mention I liked cake?

 

Do real life events find their way into your stories? Nah. Real life is mad boring.

Do you ever mimic family members or people you know when you choose characters? LOL Nope. See previous.

Do you find yourself going back to the same inspiration for each story or is it always something different? My constant source of inspiration is music so yes, I’ll go to the same song over and over again, but it brings different insight to different stories.

When do you write?  Early morning? During the day sometime or all day?  After the kids go to bed? Early mornings after the kid is on the school bus and in the evenings at the EDJ.

How do you feel about marketing your book? It’s a bitch and a half, but necessary so I do it.

What social sites do you feel work best for marketing? I should know this, right? I’m not sure. I’m on Facebook and Twitter, but I don’t really do much promoting except for a release day blitz or when I get reviews. I have no way of knowing what works or don’t.

Do you like to pitch stories to your publisher or do you wait until you have written the story and have a final manuscript to turn in? I have to have a finished product to send in before I do anything.

Is there any other genre that you would love to try writing?  If so, what is it? At the moment I’ve dipped my toes in all the genres I’ve wanted to tackle.

Do you always/ever see yourself as the heroine/hero when you write a story? There are bits of myself in my heroines. Mostly all the dirty words and fly clothes.

 

Just for fun, I have a few personal questions, 

Favorite 5
1)    Favorite Male Actor - Jason Statham
2)    Favorite vehicle – One that gets me from point A to point B
3)    Favorite way to relax - Read
4)    Favorite ice cream – Pralines and Cream drizzled with hot caramel
5)    Favorite outfit – Jeans and a T-shirt

And for a bonus:  If you could pick any place in the world to live, besides where you are now, where would it be?  (Of course, without the hindrance of jobs or money needed)
Grenada, West Indies. Spice Isle.

 

Where can our readers find you?? 

Twitter: @AvrilAsh

 
 

Is there an upcoming or current release you would like to share with us today and where can we find it?
 
Till Surrender is book two in my Paranormal Security Council series.   

Blurb

The key to his salvation is the one person he’s destined to love…and betray, so how long can Saint keep his distance and his secrets? How long Till Surrender?

 

Tattooed half-breed, Takayo ‘Saint’ St. John, kills for the PSC with single-minded efficiency. He’s never questioned or failed his assignments…until he stares into the cornflower blue eyes of Ryken Valte, the man whose life he’s infiltrated under false pretenses. Harsh words and a cold shoulder isn’t enough to keep the distance between them, but Saint’s mission hangs over his head. His job is to kill the brother of the man he loves and he sees no way out of his predicament.

Ryken melts under the intense attraction between him and Saint, but the man keeps pushing him away, denying their connection. Ryken would give up everything, do anything to have Saint at his side and in his bed, but secrets bigger than them make it impossible. Ryken yearns for Saint’s surrender, but he’ll get more than he bargained for when dark forces neither comprehends return with a vengeance.


 

EXCERPT R

Five and a half hours later, Saint still hadn’t got any sleep, but he’d managed to rub a nut off in the shower. Not quite the same as a warm, wet mouth swallowing him, but he could hold on—barely, till he found a willing partner.

As the pilot turned off the seatbelt sign, he stretched his legs out on the seat in front of him and read through the folder Remi had given him. He grinned when he saw his name remained the same. He didn’t technically exist, so they’d given him a brand new, and very violent background. Not too dissimilar from his real life, but the fake Takayo St John was all about honour and morality. Fighting for the greater good.

Ugh. Saint wanted to hurl. He already hated the new him. It was the perfect bait, though, to reel in the humans intent on making a move on the Council. He flipped back to the pages about his target.

Nathan Valte.

Tall and lean, the fair-headed former professor of literature looked older than his thirty-eight years. He’d turned activist against all Para citizens after his wife and child were killed by leopard shifters.

Literally torn apart.

Saint winced at the gruesome pictures. Since his loss, the professor had become outspoken about his hatred for Paras, amassing a pretty considerable following. Before now, no one in the paranormal community had taken him seriously, deeming him harmless and grieving. Something had definitely changed. What though? That info wasn’t in the file, but several attempts had been made on Valte’s life. The man was in desperate need of a bodyguard, and who better to fill the role but fake Saint?

He’d be embedded with Nathan at his Texas compound until Remi gave him the go-ahead to off the professor. Saint didn’t do up close and personal, though there was a first time for everything. As a half-breed—part Para, part human—no one would have an idea a Para was in their midst unless Saint wanted them to. Unlike full-blooded Paras, he could pass for human any day of the week.

He paused at a photo of Nathan Valte with a younger man by his side. The other man’s face was averted, his attention off camera, but he’d been graced with the same light colouring, slight build and fair hair as the professor. If Remi’s info was anything to go by, this would be the professor’s baby brother, ten years younger, Ryken.

Saint stared at the younger Valte, wishing he could see his face clearly. A sense of familiarity flooded him as he practically willed the man to turn around, look into the camera. Stupid. Did he know Ryken Valte? Should he? His gut told him yes. Saint caressed the man’s face in the photo and the tattoos on his chest, arm and back came alive—writhing, burning his skin with each stroke of his finger.

“Fuck.” Sweat popped out on Saint’s brow. He flung the folder across the plane’s cabin and staggered to his feet. What the hell?


Avril, thanks so much for being with us today!! 

Readers, make sure you get in on the giveaway below and happy reading !!!

Krista

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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Super excited to have Carla Caruso with us today :)   
   

Welcome, so great to have you here with us.  Can you tell us a little about yourself?

Hello, I’m an Australian author called Carla Caruso. I’m behind the new eBook, Mommy Blogger (Eternal Press)! I’ve had a varied career as a newspaper and magazine journalist, government PR, fashion stylist – and now author. Hobbies include watching trashy TV shows, fashion, astrology and running.

Do real-life events find their way into your stories?
Mommy Blogger was actually inspired by once applying to write for a mothers’ website, pretending I was a mom – when, in truth, I’m not. My clueless story ideas, needless to say, didn’t make the cut. I like to let my own experiences color my writing as a sort of therapy! You can get things down on the page – like, about that horrible boss you hated – and actually laugh about it and make good of a bad experience. Your experiences are unique to you, and great fodder for writing, and (hopefully) readers will find it all weird and interesting. 

Do you ever mimic family members or people you know when you choose characters?
Yes, but the characters usually comprise a mix of people’s traits – they’d never be a total copy of one person haha! Plus, any mimicked traits are usually over-exaggerated and are ‘colored’ through my own perception of that person. They’d probably see themselves very differently! I carry a mini notepad around and sometimes, when I’m with my sisters, I’ll write down something funny they say off-hand and they’ll give me a killer stare and ask me where I’m going to use it - oops! (Don’t know if I’d like if they did the reverse to me…)

Do you find yourself going back to the same inspiration for each story or is it always something different?
I think everyone has some sort of message/theme to their books that they can’t help repeating. Mine seems to be a lot of ‘fish out of water’ stuff, because I’ve often felt like that in situations, from being a city slicker in my first journalism job at a country newspaper, to, on the other hand, being a small-town Adelaide girl moving to the big city of Sydney, Australia. I also often have stuff about ‘living in the past’ and things I could have done differently. I think that’s because I have a certain nostalgia about what’s past!

When do you write?  Early morning? During the day sometime or all day?  After the kids go to bed?
I don’t have kids yet haha, so that’s out! I’m an at-home freelance journalist, so when I get the chance, I write during the day now. I would like to haul myself out of bed early morning, but love my sleep, and if I write at night, I toss and turn with ideas or things I could have written better.

How do you feel about marketing your book?
It’s a bit scary, putting yourself out there. I’m not usually a self-promoter type, but it’s something you have to do, otherwise no one will know about your stuff – or read it!

What social sites do you feel work best for marketing?
I’ve just got onto Twitter and that seems quite good. Facebook, of course! Having your own blog can also help people find out more about you if they’ve read your work and are curious. (Mine’s at www.carlacaruso.com.au.)

Do you like to pitch stories to your publisher or do you wait until you have written the story and have a final manuscript to turn in?
I like to wait until it’s written, because usually it winds up looking slightly different to how I first envisaged. Plus, I find I can feel more passionate and confident about it when I know everything about it! I’m also stubborn once I have an idea in my head. I want to write it, no matter what, and don’t want to be swayed by another person’s doubts.

Is there any other genre that you would love to try writing?  If so, what is it?
 Young adult fiction! My writing style is quite light-hearted and humorous (hopefully), so think it could suit.

Do you always/ever see yourself as the heroine/hero when you write a story?
Sometimes! Depends how much they look/act like me. Some characters have been quite different, so it’s been like slipping into a role as an actor. Stella from Mommy Blogger is blond (I’m brunette) and quite OTT and ‘out there’ (I’m more laidback and quieter, I like to think.) In another of my books, Cityglitter, the half-fairy, half-human heroine’s also blond and ultra-gorgeous… like a Victoria’s Secret Angel, but with wings! Unfortunately, I don’t have any wings…

Just for fun, I have a few personal questions, 

Favorite 5
1)    Favorite Male Actor – Mark Wahlberg (it’s a childhood crush thing!)
2)    Favorite vehicle – Ferrari, naturally
3)    Favorite way to relax – Watching a rom-com
4)    Favorite ice cream – Coffee or mango-flavored – can’t pick just one!
5)    Favorite outfit – Skinny jeans

And for a bonus:  If you could pick any place in the world to live, besides where you are now, where would it be?  (Of course, without the hindrance of jobs or money needed)
The glamorous Monaco! (I’ve been there too, nicely)

 

Where can our readers find you?? 

Twitter: @CarlaCaruso79
Website/blog: www.carlacaruso.com.au
Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B009H28WN4
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6541142.Carla_Caruso
TRR/Manic: http://www.manicreaders.com/index.cfm?disp=bookdetail&bookid=28124



Is there an upcoming or current release you would like to share with us today and where can we find it?

Yes! As follows… Mommy Blogger by Carla Caruso 

BLURB: One baby, one lie–and a whole new career. Stella lands a great job as a mommy blogger. The catch is she’s never had children. Plunged into a world of insanity every mother faces, she must learn to cope as her lies build upon one another. A sexy ex comes into the picture, forcing her to choose between him or the job and a handsome ‘keeper’ of a co-worker. It can’t last forever.

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Last but not least before we let you go, do you have a favorite recipe you'd like to share?  I like to cook and am always looking for new recipes to try and share but it's totally up to you.

(This is a healthy one I’ve stolen from my friend, Jennifer!)

RECIPE FOR JEN'S BEAN SALAD

Ingredients:

1 large can of Edgell's 4 Bean Mix
1 red tomato
1/2 a cucumber
1/2 a red onion
1/2 a lemon + olive oil for the dressing

Steps:

1. Pour the 4 bean mix into your salad bowl
2. Chop up the tomato, cucumber and onion and throw them in with your bean mix
3. Drizzle with some olive oil and squeeze your 1/2 lemon into it
4. Mix it up and it's ready




Carla, thank you so much for being with us today and I cannot wait to read Mommy Blogger!! Congrats on your release :)

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Until next time, happy reading!!

Krista