Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tour Kick Off - Meet and Greet - Mandy Baggot


The Mandy Baggot - Taking Charge Tour has Begun! 

Contemporary Romance
Date to be Published: 5/3/12

 Is going back Robyn’s only way forward?

American-born Robyn Matthers is going home. With her dad in hospital, his roadhouse in ruins and the ice hockey team slipping down the league, she needs to take charge. But does she have the strength to do it? 

Cole Ryan is a hockey player on a personal mission. He’s tall, dark, hot and Robyn’s noticed! But can she trust her feelings - or his? And what will Cole do when he finds out the truth about her?

Robyn returns to Michigan and things aren’t quite the same. Her best friend has grown up and is thinking about marriage and babies, the ice hockey team is no longer the life blood of the community and her father is engaged!

When Robyn’s twin cousins drag up past events that hold painful memories for her, she and Cole are forced together. But are either of them ready to start something new?

With an ill father, a trailer trash almost step-mom and ex-boyfriend Brad desperate for another chance, does Robyn have time to contemplate a relationship? Does she really want one? And is it physically possible for two people to fall in love in just three days?


Reading Addiction Blog Tours

Mandy Baggot is a self-confessed Twitter addict who likes to sing on You Tube. She regularly guests on book blogs and is a featured author on the innovative website loveahappyending.com. She is also a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association.
Taking Charge is her fifth novel. Mandy lives near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with her husband and two daughters.

Twitter Handle: @mandybaggot

Reading Addiction Blog Tours MEET and GREET

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?
Writing is most definitely my career now! But as much as I love writing, being an author isn’t just about making up the stories, you also have to be experts in social media and marketing. I love the social aspect of connecting with people but I do spend lots of my time chatting when I should be creating fiction!

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
Editing! The fun part is making up the story, growing your characters and letting them lead you into their world. The hardest part is making it perfect, finding those errors and making it the best novel it can be. Having said that, editing is a necessity and it is satisfying when it’s finally at an end.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?
I am blessed to be part of a whole team of people at Loveahappyending.com. We are an interactive reader and writer group who support each other on social media and beyond. All featured authors and associate readers have provided me with amazing support over the course of my writing journey so far.

#4 – What is next for your writing?
At the moment I am working on a new novel called ‘Security’. This is about a pop princess, Autumn Raine, and her newly appointed bodyguard and ex-Special Services soldier, Nathan Regan. Autumn’s received kidnap threats ahead of the International Music Awards and almost everybody has a motive. It’s a little shift for me as it sits firmly in romantic suspense.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?
I do have an addiction to reading, more so now than ever. I love to read contemporary romance but I’ve also been reading Loveahappyending.com authors and other authors from Sapphire Star Publishing. At the moment I am reading Fire on the Island by J K Hogan. It’s brilliant!

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3? IPd

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries? MASH!! I love MASH!

#4 – Comedy or Drama? Drama, no comedy, er, bit of both?

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks? Hmm going to have to go for Danielle because Nicholas didn’t really write Zac Efron into that shower scene did he?

#6 – Fantasy or Reality? Reality

#7 – Call or Text? Text

#8 – Public School or Home School? Public school

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate This is too hard! Hot chocolate but I love coffee too! And tea! Us Brits live on tea!

#10 – eBook or Paperback? Ebook


Follow along with this tour:

September 3 - What's on the Bookshelf - Review/Interview
September 4 - For the Love of Film and Novels - Review/Guest Post
September 5 - Insightful Minds - Review/Giveaway
September 6 - LovLivLife Reviews -Review/Guest Post/Giveaway/Excerpt 
September 7 - A Case of Reading Insomnia - Review/Guest Post/Giveaway
September 8 - Sweeping the USA - Review/Giveaway/Excerpt
September 9 -My Cozie Corner - Review/Giveaway
September 10 - Books and Needlepoint - Review/Interview/Giveaway
September 13 - Up All Night Reviews -Review/Giveaway/Guest Post/Excerpt
September 15 - My Reading Addiction - Review/Excerpt/Giveaway
September 16 - Taking it One Page at a Time - Review/Guest Post/Giveaway/Excerpt
September 17 - Andi's Book Reviews - Review/Guest Post/Giveaway/Excerpt
September 18 - Jersey Girl Book Reviews - Review/Guest Post/Excerpt
September 19 - Bless Their Hearts Mom - Review/Giveaway/Excerpt
September 20 - Gothic Angel Book Reviews - Review/Guest Post/Giveaway/Excerpt
September 21 - Tana Rae Reads - Review/Giveaway/Excerpt
September 22 - Crazy Four Books -Review/ Interview/Giveaway
September 23 - Natasja's Book Blog - Review/Giveaway/Excerpt
September 24 -Mademoiselle Le Sphinx - Review/Excerpt
September 25 - Literature Lovers Labyrinth - Review/Interview/Excerpt
September 26 - Review's By Molly - Review/Giveaway


  1. Thanks for the great interview. Would love a chance to read this book. julierupert@gmail.com