Monday, April 8, 2013

Tour Kick Off - Meet and Greet - Heroes and Hearts by Noemi Betancourt

Fantasy Romance
Date Published: November 24, 2012_by BookRix GmbH & Co. KG
 (Book 2 is set to release on May 3rd, at the end of the tour)

Isabel Kendra prides herself on being a strong independent woman.  She doesn’t fawn over men, doesn’t swoon and would rather take care of things herself than ask for help.  She has no use for heroes.  So when a dark stranger tells her of a kidnapped child who needs her help she approaches the situation in her usual practical manner.  Of course, with coming across her long lost father and gods and sorceresses who are constantly trying to kill her, Isabel soon realizes she’s out of her element.  Enter the dashing Prince Alaric for whom rescuing the damsel in distress is second nature, only this time the damsel doesn’t want to be rescued!
Together the two must thwart the evil forces that threaten their lives and their worlds while struggling against their own blistering attraction for each other. Can Isabel balance her aversion to the prince’s habit of coming to her rescue with the realization that sometimes it is all right to accept help from a man? Can Alaric handle himself around a woman capable of rescuing herself and learn to be simply the man who loves her?

The Crystal Palace Chronicles Part Two will be released at the end of the tour


 (Book 2 is set to release on May 3rd, at the end of the tour)

Reading Addiction Blog Tours MEET and GREET
#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?
I see writing more as a passion than a career. It isn’t something I feel compelled to do and if I’m just not feeling inspired I have the ability to walk away until the muse hits me again without feeling guilty. I know that whatever I’m working on will turn out much better if I don’t force it.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
The hardest part was trying to find time to actually sit down and write! I’ve been writing since I was 7 years old and as a kid there is just so much more downtime. Having really gotten back into writing in recent years, I’ve found the need to try and schedule time for writing and even when I adhere to that schedule sometimes the words and scenes just don’t want to come. Other times I’m really on a roll but have to stop to go grocery shopping, get dinner started, or take my husband to his medical appointments.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?
J.R.R Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Frank L. Baum. Their epics influenced me at an early age to write riveting stories with characters you can sink your teeth into. It’s a goal I strive for to this day.

#4 – What is next for your writing?
I’ve always enjoyed writing fantasy and science fiction but hit a mental block once I entered college. Then I discovered my love for the romance novel and started to experiment with how the two genres could work and suddenly it was as if I had put a key into a lock and turned it.  My enthusiasm for writing was reborn and I really like how the fantasy and romance genres seem to mesh in my stories. I have characters lining up around the block eagerly waiting for their turn. Luckily, I have just as many scenes and storylines lining up around the other side itching to be used, so I will be cranking out lots of great stories for the foreseeable future.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?
Oh absolutely! It was my love for reading that started my passion for writing. In fact, whenever there was a lull in a series I’d been following and I could find nothing to fill the void, I started working on concepts that would spring to mind during the lull. Currently I’m so focused on the sequel to Heroes and Hearts that I haven’t picked up a book in several weeks. However, I AM waiting anxiously for Stephen King’s sequel to The Shining!

DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet: Splendiferous!

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3? Mp3

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries? Mashed potatoes

#4 – Comedy or Drama? Depends on my mood

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks? Mercedes Lackey

#6 – Fantasy or Reality? Fantasy

#7 – Call or Text? Call

#8 – Public School or Home School? Home School

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate? Mocha Frappuccino please!

#10 – eBook or Paperback? Paperback, I’m old school like that.

Noemi Betancourt
Noemi Betancourt has been a lifelong fan of Fantasy, ever since her father introduced her to the works of Tolkien, Baum, and C.S. Lewis as a child. An avid reader, she has since developed her writing style over the years, and after becoming enamored with the Romance genre, Noemi began to blend a guilty pleasure with an old love. Her first novelette, Heroes and Hearts, is the first of many books and stories in which she interlaces the Fantasy and Romance genres.

Noemi lives in a seaside bungalow on Florida’s Sun Coast, indulging in her other passions: cooking, caring for her gallant husband (a disabled vet from the British Isles), and the three fur-babies who rescued

There will be giveaways throughout the tour, check out the schedule below to see what is happening at which stops!

April 8 – Reading Addiction Blog Tours – Meet and Greet
April 9 – Bunny’s Reviews – Guest Post/Giveaway/PROMO
$10 Amazon Gift Card + eBook
April 10 – The Book Faery Reviews – Guest Post/Giveaway/PROMO
$10 Amazon Gift Card + eBook
April 11 – Book Marks the Spot – Giveaway/PROMO
$10 Amazon Gift Card + eBook
April 12 – My Pathway to Books – Review
April 13 – Must Read Faster – Guest Post/PROMO
April 14 – Sylv Jenkins – Guest Post/PROMO
April 15 – BookRix – Review/Giveaway
$100 Amazon Gift Card + Heroes and Hearts swag + BookRix Sampler Pack
April 16 – My Reading Addiction – Review
April 18 – Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews – Interview/PROMO
April 19 – Author Ever Leigh – Review
April 20 – Texas Book Nook – Review
April 21 – Busy Mom Book Reviews – Review/Giveaway
$25 Amazon Gift Card + eBook
April 22 – Feed My Need, For a Good Read – Interview/Giveaway/PROMO
$25 Amazon Gift Card + eBook
April 23 – The Avid Reader – Review/Giveaway
$25 Amazon Gift Card + eBook
April 24 – YA Bookish News – Interview/PROMO
April 25 – My Cozie Corner – Review
April 26 – Words I Write Crazy – Review/Giveaway
$25 Amazon Gift Card + eBook
April 27 – Magnolia Blossom Review – Review/Interview/Giveaway
$25 Amazon Gift Card + eBook
April 28 – Inside BJ’s Head – Review/Giveaway
$25 Amazon Gift Card + eBook
April 29 – The Serial Reader – Review/Interview
April 30 – pending
May 1 – Book Maven – Review
May 2 – pending
May 3 – RABT Reviews – Review
May 6 – Announce the BookRix big giveaway winner!

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