Monday, October 28, 2013

Tour Kick Off - Meet and Greet - Freedom of Love by G.S. Carr

Interracial Historical Romance
Date Published: 9/20/2013

The stunning daughter of the French nobleman Dominique, marquis d’Chartes and the African beauty Imani Marsan, Soleil is captivated by everything during her first trip to America including Alex.  She loves him almost from their first meeting. However, their love is interrupted when she is abducted and sold into slavery.  Alone and scared she only wishes to regain her freedom.

Alexander couldn't help but love the exotic beauty with the caramel skin that made him want to taste it.  Losing her was the hardest day of his life. After years of searching she appears as if conjured by his deepest desires. But she returns far from the same.  Can they rekindle their love or will they never find the freedom only love can bring.

 #1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?
I do see it as a career. A career to me is something that you invest your time, money, and energy into to create a living for yourself, as well as, contribute to society in some way. I have definitely invested a lot of time and money into my book and I feel that it provides joy and entertainment to those who read it.  This will be true for my many more books to come.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
Writing is the easy part for me, everything else is hard. Naming the book, picking the cover, deciding how to market, these are the tough decisions for me.  As a person I don’t like making very big decisions. Especially decisions that are so important they have the ability to make or break your books success.  If it wasn’t for my publicist Vicki I would be lost in a world of “I have no clue”.  I think that it is very important for authors, especially new authors, to have a solid team of people to help you and also encourage you along your journey.  There is nothing wrong with admitting your lack of experience. 

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?
Yes, my editor Rosa and my publicist Vicki.  Rosa and I have had plenty of debates on past and present tense in fiction writing. She has truly helped me to become a better writer and more detail oriented during my self-reviews.  Vicki has been an Ace when it comes to getting my name out there and building my fan base.  It doesn’t matter if you have a great book if no one knows about it and she has been instrumental in making sure that people know about my book.  

#4 – What is next for your writing?
I actually have a series that I am working on right now.  It is based on three friends and although they will each have their own books I plan to have them be very interconnected. In some cases I will even have a conflict that started in one book end in another. I am really excited about this serious. It has more of a romantic thriller feel to it and I am literally sitting on the edge of my seat as I write it.  

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?
I most certainly do. Honestly, if it weren’t for my love of reading I don’t think that I would have ever found my love of writing.  I am currently reading The Nanny Diaries. It is not a romance novel but it is a great read so far.

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True love is only for those brave enough to stand against the world for it.
This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3?
Honestly, I still am not 100% sure what an Mp3 is, so I am going to have to go with iPod.  Although I didn’t get my first one until I was about 18. I’m a bit of a late bloomer when it comes to technology.

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla?
I’m thinking about a Wendy’s frosty here. I love the chocolate frosty. It’s the original and it can’t be beat in my mind. Granted, I have never given vanilla a chance.  

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries?
FRENCH FRIES! If I could eat nothing else in this world it would be French Fries. They knew what they were doing when they created the crispy, golden brown, deep fried stick of deliciousness.

#4 – Comedy or Drama?
Comedy all the way.  I love a good gut busting laugh.  I even like jokes that I don’t get at first because then when I finally do a few minutes later I have something to laugh at again.

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks?
Just from the stand point that I have never read any of Nicholas Sparks books I am going to have to go with Danielle Steel.  But I have seen his movies and I love them.

#6 – Fantasy or Reality?
Reality has nothing compared to the little voices that live in my head. Fantasy in my opinion stands for the ability to create your perfect world. Why wouldn’t anyone want to always be in the world they thought was perfect?

#7 – Call or Text?
Calls mean more to me. They tell me that you have taken the time to fully invest in me and our conversation. When you are texting you can be doing a million other things, but with a call you have to be paying attention the entire time.

#8 – Public School or Home School?
Neither. I would go private school. I suck at math so my kid would be at a high disadvantage with me as a teacher.  But public schools don’t give as much attention to children as I think they should.  Now, don’t get me wrong I went to public school, but I think that just makes me more qualified to say I don’t want my kids going.

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate?
My veins no longer have blood in them, just coffee.  I feel like a zombie until my first cup of the morning. If I’m feeling fancy I will put some hazelnut creamer or wipe cream on it, but I can’t function without it. 

#10 – eBook or Paperback?
I want to eventually have a library in my house which is proof of my love of the paperback.  eBooks are great, but there is nothing like the feel of the book in your hand.  Not having to worry about battery life and finding your charger in the middle of the most intense love scene you have ever read. Paperbacks are forever in my mind. 

Raised in Charlotte NC, G.S. Carr has always enjoyed indulging in her imagination. At a very young age she had a thirst for reading and the many possibilities it helped come alive in her mind’s eye.  She consumed books like they were the air she needed to survive. It seemed inevitable that her love of reading would transcend into a desire to create her own stories.  She began writing poetry and stories at the age of 10.  By the time she was thirteen she found her passion in the romance genre and has not looked back ever since.   

Twitter handle: @GS_Carr

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  1. The cover looks awesome tbh and the plot looks fresh !! Thanks a ton for the giveaway :)

  2. I love that this is a Historical Fiction Novel! I have been loving historical Fiction Romances for sometime now.... Thanks for this lovely giveaway!!!