Monday, September 17, 2012

Tour Kick Off - Meet and Greet - Taylor Dean

Today is the Kick Off for the Sierra Virtual Book Tour! 

Romantic Suspense
Date Published: 6/13/12

Alyssa Fontaine’s life, loved ones—everything familiar and dear—are brutally taken from her.
Taken captive by two men, she endures a horrific nightmare. A new life is forced upon her and even a new name.
Just when it appears that no hope is in sight, she is saved by an unlikely twist of fate. Trapped in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains, life will open its arms to her again and she will embrace it. She will find love such as she never knew existed.  
Sierra is a heart-wrenching story of the power of the human spirit to survive amidst impossible circumstances and severe losses. It is a story of survival . . . and hope. 

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Taylor Dean lives in Texas and is the mother of four grown children. Upon finding herself with an empty nest, she began to write the stories that were always wandering around in her head, quickly finding that she had a passion for writing, specifically romance. Whether it’s paranormal, contemporary, or suspense—you’ll find all sub-genres of romance in her line-up. 

Twitter - @taylordeanbooks

Reading Addiction Blog Tours Author Meet and Greet

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?

Yes, absolutely. I love to write. It’s a huge thrill when someone else actually likes something I wrote. For some reason, it always surprises me. Writing is the best job in the world.

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

 Editing is always the hardest part. It’s long and tedious work. Good thing I love my own books or I’d never get through it! By the time they are published I’ve read my own books at least a hundred times. Literally.

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

As far as encouragement and confidence, yes. An acquaintance wanted to read my books. I nervously sent them to her. She read all six of my novels in about a month and loved them! She couldn’t get enough. Finally someone besides a family member loved my books and this gave me so much confidence to move forward. Of course, we are great friends now!

#4 – What is next for your writing?

Next I’m going to write a military romance and a futuristic romance. I write romance in all of its many sub-genres. I released two novels to begin with because I didn’t want to be labeled as a paranormal author. (Lancaster House is a paranormal romance and Sierra is romantic suspense) That way, readers received a taste of what to expect from me as an author.
Here is my release schedule for all six of my completed novels:

Lancaster House       June 2012 

Sierra                       June 2012 

I Have People          Sept. 2012 

The Middle Aisle       Dec. 2012 

Joshua’s Folly          March 2013 

For Nick                           June 2013 

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

I’ve always been a reader. Honestly, I feel that the simple act of reading taught me how to be a writer. Currently, I’m reading One Day at a Time by Danielle Steel.

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3?

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla?
Vanilla. Does that make me sound boring? Is this a trick question?

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries?
Mashed Potatoes. My daughter says she’s turned into me—can’t drive past a KFC without stopping for mashed potatoes and gravy.

#4 – Comedy or Drama?
Drama—love a movie/book that makes me cry.

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks?
Too hard—it’s a Sophie’s Choice. These are my two favorite authors.

#6 – Fantasy or Reality?
Fantasy. Always.

#7 – Call or Text?
Text. Hate talking on the phone. Love answering machines.

#8 – Public School or Home School?
Public. Voted Most Shyest on Senior Mosts! Ugh. Anyone who knows me, knows that’s not true.

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate
No contest. Hot Chocolate.

#10 – eBook or Paperback?
Paperback. Although my hubby just bought me a Kindle Fire—ebooks here I come!

Follow Along With This Tour:

September 18 - Little Bookstar - Review/Interview/Excerpt
September 19 - Literature Lover's Labyrinth - Review/Excerpt
September 20 - Jersey Girl Book Reviews - Review/GuestPost/Excerpt
September 21 - My Reading Addiction - Review/Excerpt
September 22 - Up All Night Reviews - Review/Guest Post/Excerpt
September 23 - Kaisy Daisy's Reviews - Review/
September 24 - Books For Me - Review/Excerpt
September 25 - A Chick Who Reads - Review/Guest Post/Excerpt
September 25 - Literary Getaway - PROMO
September 26 - Soon Remembered Tales - Review
September 27 - Andi's Book Reviews - Review/Guest Post//Excerpt
September 28 - A Date With a Book - PROMO
September 28 - Paulette's Papers - Giveaway/Excerpt/PROMO
September 29 - Sweeping the USA - Review/Excerpt
September 30 - Book Reviews by Dee - PROMO
October 1 - LovLivLife Reviews - Review/Guest Post/Excerpt
October 2 - Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews - Review/Interview/Excerpt
October 3 - Kindred Dreamheart - Review/Excerpt
October 4 - The Solitary Bookworm - Review/Guest Post/Excerpt
October 5 - Taking it One Page at a Time - PROMO
October 6 - The Thoughts of a Girl - Review

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