Monday, August 19, 2013

Tour Kick Off - Meet and Greet - Stepping Up To Love by Katie O'Boyle

Contemporary Romance
Date Published: 8/7/2013
Soul Mate Publishing, Inc., NY

A lakeside porch in the Finger Lakes is the perfect spot for a quiet moment or a heart-to-heart with your special someone. Joel and Manda’s first heart-to-heart on the breakfast porch at the Manse Inn and Spa is anything but romantic. Joel the owner of the Manse is furious with his junior accountant for using one of the spa showers. If Manda didn’t have a desperate story and a spectacular body, Joel might not be feeding her breakfast and falling in love. Can Manda get sober, clean up her act, and open her heart to her rich, hunky boss?


#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?
Yes, but this time I’m enjoying every minute! I love growing as a writer, connecting with readers, and supporting other authors. Feels like I have my cake and I’m eating it too J

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
As a rookie author, I had a tough first editor who disagreed with the beliefs that underlay my story. When the dust settled I wrote a blog entry called “Staying true to your book.” I got a lot of support from my writer’s group and critique partners and readers. That kept me moving forward.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?
Wow, just one person? Initially, my teachers encouraged me. Then the editors who wrote thoughtful rejection letters. And friends who read my early books. I have to say, though, that the person who has helped me the most is an author who happens to be a relative.

#4 – What is next for your writing?
I’ve just submitted Book Two for consideration and I’m deep into Book Three of the Lakeside Porches romance books. There are more to come, including a Christmas-theme novella. Also, friends want me to get back to the Nob Tech mysteries that are on the back burner. When I pick them up again, they’ll have strong romantic elements.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?
Yes, I read at least an hour a day and as much as I can when work doesn’t interfere. On my TBR pile are Alan Bradley, Louise Penny, Debbie Macomber, Sally Goldenbaum, the Class of ’85 books, and various romances from my fellow Soul Mate and Celtic Hearts authors.

DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet:
When Joel outs Manda in his shower, her problems end. His begin: clean up the mess she reveals at the college AND win her heart? Just maybe!

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3?

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate, are you kidding?!

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries?
Sweet Potato Fries (no more dairy for me)

#4 – Comedy or Drama?

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks?
Vintage Danielle Steel

#6 – Fantasy or Reality?

#7 – Call or Text?
Call (my thumbs gave out!)

#8 – Public School or Home School?
Public school

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate

#10 – eBook or Paperback?
Paperback still had the edge

Once upon a time, Katie O’Boyle was a stellar student and closet substance abuser at a picture-perfect small college. She credits loving friends, 12-step spirituality, and plenty of hard work for her transformation into tech-savvy college professor and passionate author of warm-hearted romance. Fall in love with her characters on the lakeside porches of the beautiful Finger Lakes in upstate New York. Lakeside Porches, Book One: Stepping Up To Love (Joel and Manda’s story); Book Two: Coming Home to Love (Justin and Gianessa’s story).

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