Monday, April 15, 2013

Tour Kick Off - Meet and Greet - When Summer Comes by Brenda Novak

Contemporary Romance
Date Published: February 2013

One day, Callie Vanetta receives devastating news . . . 
She needs a liver transplant. But her doctors warn that, in her case, the chances  of finding a compatible donor aren’t good. Determined to spend whatever time  she has left on her own terms, she keeps the diagnosis to herself and moves out  to her late grandparents’ farm. She’s always wanted to live there. But the farm  hasn’t been worked in years and she begins to fear it’s too much, she’ll have to  return to town.
One night, a stranger comes knocking at her door…
He’s an attractive and mysterious drifter by the name of Levi McCloud who  offers to trade work for a few nights’ shelter. Callie figures she doesn’t have  anything to lose. He needs a place to stay until he can fix his motorcycle; she  needs an extra pair of hands. The arrangement seems ideal until what was  supposed to be temporary starts to look more and more permanent. Then she  realizes she does have something to lose — her heart. And, although he doesn’t  yet know it, Levi stands to lose even more. 

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 This book will be on discount from $6.99 to $1.99 across all ebook platforms for a limited time (Apr 1 - Apr 30). 

Reading Addiction Blog Tours MEET and GREET

 #1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?

Absolutely. I write 3-4 books per year. Thanks to such tight deadlines, I don’t have time to do much else.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?

I think finishing a book is the hardest. I love starting a new book. I love building the characters and the conflict. But once the conflict is resolved, I don’t have the same energy for the ending. LOL

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?

When I started writing, we were going through a very difficult time. I’d just caught my daycare provider drugging my kids with cough syrup to get them to sleep all day while I worked as a loan officer (which is why I quit my job and started to write), and my husband was loving his business. When my first manuscript finaled in the Golden Heart, I was over the moon—but I couldn’t afford to go to the RWA National conference for the awards ceremony. I thought I’d have to miss the most exciting thing that had ever happened to me, and then I received a $1500 check from a business associate of my husband’s. She explained that she didn’t want me to miss the ceremony, and that money enabled me to go to conference that year. That was a huge boost for me at a very vulnerable time.

#4 – What is next for your writing?

So much! I’m thrilled to be writing in three different sub-genres—suspense, historical and contemporary. I have three more Whiskey Creek books coming out in the next nine months. I have my first historical on over a decade coming out in October. And I’m working on the beginning of a suspense series set in Alaska. It’s a great time to be a writer.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?

I LOVE to read. I just read a slew of book as a judge for the Rita (can’t disclose which ones), so I’m currently without a fiction read. I’ve delved back into my research reading and am currently reading about the colonization of America for a historical series I’m dying to start.

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What would you do this summer if you thought it was your last? See what Callie does in Brenda Novak’s latest Whiskey Creek novel, WHEN SUMMER COMES.

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3? iPd

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries? Mashed potatoes

#4 – Comedy or Drama? Drama

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks? Nicholas Sparks

#6 – Fantasy or Reality? Both

#7 – Call or Text? Text

#8 – Public School or Home School? Public School

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate? Hot chocolate

#10 – eBook or Paperback? Both

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Brenda Novak is the author of more than forty-five books. A three-time Rita nominee, she has won many awards, including the National Reader’s Choice, the Bookseller’s Best, the Book Buyer’s Best, the Daphne, and the Holt Medallion. She also runs an annual on-line auction for diabetes research every May (her youngest son has this disease). To date, she’s raised over $1.6 million. Come meet the long-time friends who have made Whiskey Creek the “Heart of Gold Country” with WHEN WE TOUCH, WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES, WHEN SNOW FALLS and WHEN SUMMER COMES.
Twitter: Brenda_Novak

Follow Along With This Tour! 
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April 19- Love in a Book - Review
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April 22- What's Beyond Forks - Review
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