Monday, February 11, 2013

Tour Kick Off- Meet and Greet - Killing Me Softly by Elle Chardou

Romantic Suspense/ Erotica/ BDSM
Date Published: 1/12/13

Aurélie experiences an identity crisis now that so much has happened over the past few months and realizes she is no longer comfortable with being sub for her fiancé, Rory Krieger. She leaves him though he tracks her down several months later and begs her to return and promises to change for her.

Meanwhile, ghosts from the past continue to haunt their togetherness and Aurélie wonders if a happy ending is at all possible between the two of them. When her family is placed in the center of the conflict, she must decide how far she is willing to go to keep them safe.


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Reading Addiction Blog Tours MEET and GREET

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?
Absolutely. I am a full time writer and author, and I feel very fortunate to be one that
can make a decent living off what I do. I have my own publishing business (Midnight
Engel Press, LLC) and I have a schedule which I adhere to religiously. I write seven
days per week and along with my business partner, we do all my marketing. I love doing
blog tours because it allows me to meet new people and also share my work with a wider
audience. I am always thinking about expansion and thus this is not only a full time job
but a career I love and cherish.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
The hardest part of the writing process is telling a story that not only is technically
correct (proper grammar, spelling, editing) but also engages the reader and makes them
feel emotions they wouldn’t normally feel for characters that I have created. If I have
entertained and allowed someone to escape from their everyday lives when they read my
stories then I consider myself to have done a very good job.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing
Outside of Your Family?
I have a whole team of people who help me and that would be my writing friends in
the different groups I belong to. We all live in different states and all across the country
but we have aided one another tremendously. My biggest supporters are some of my
writing friends and if they are also entertained (believe me, it is hard to entertain writers
who are also voracious readers and notice little things most readers don’t) then I feel an
overwhelming sense of gratification. I love my group of friends and feel very grateful to
have them in my life.

One of my biggest supporters is also a writer in a different genre and she has helped me
tremendously. We prop one another up when the other is feeling down and we constantly
discuss the challenges of writing a compelling and entertaining story.

#4 – What is next for your writing?
My mind is a complete and total whirl of energy. I feel like my greatest challenge is
writing in all the different genres I have tried out. I have written paranormal romance,
romantic suspense, contemporary erotic romance, a dystopian novel and now I am
moving into New Adult. I have two novels coming out in the next couple of months
which are both New Adult: Undertow, which is a stand alone and the second novel in The
Atonement Series, Only Love.

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

I don’t think it is possible to be a good writer without being a reader and I absolutely love
reading all genres. At the present, I just finished a great erotic romance novella, Beg by
CD Reiss; I am now reading You Only Live Twice by Christopher Smith.

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This or That?

#1 - iPod or Mp3?

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla?
Both (but if I had to choose, I would have to say chocolate)

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries?
Mashed potatoes

#4 – Comedy or Drama?

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks?
Nicholas Sparks

#6 – Fantasy or Reality?
Both (but if I had to choose one, I would say reality)

#7 – Call or Text?

#8 – Public School or Home School?
Neither (I would say private school, preferably Lutheran over Catholic…as a Catholic
myself, the guilt is a bit too much for me to handle sometimes.)

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate

#10 – eBook or Paperback?
eBook definitely. I am donating all my paperbacks to the Goodwill now that I have
collected all my novels on eBook but I still produce a paperback copy of all my books for
those who aren’t ready for the eBook revolution yet.

Elle Chardou is a world traveler and author of several different series.
Ms. Chardou is the author of The Ties That Bind TrilogyThe Atonement SeriesThe Hart Family SagaThe Vamp SagaThe Supernaturals,Beginnings: Book I (The Plague) series.
She is currently working on UndertowOnly Love (The Atonement Series), and several other novels for her continuing paranormal series, The Vamp Saga.
Ms. Chardou has lived abroad in Stockholm (Sweden), Manchester (England), Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Follow Along With This Tour! 
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 February 12 - Crazy Four Books - Review/Interview
February 13 - Steamy Side - Review
February 14 - Inside BJ's Head - Review/Guest Post
February 14 - Chronicles of a Book Addict - Review/guest Post
February 15 - Snifferwalk - Review/Guest Post

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