Monday, March 11, 2013

Tour Kick Off - Meet and Greet - Undertow by Elle Chardou

New Adult Contemporary
Date Published: 2/3/13

Evie Sandstrom has always had secrets. She has grown up with them and now they are starting to come back and chip away at her confident facade. Always one for an adventure, she decides to leave after college break and spend the summer in Boston.

The Irish Gangster...
Finn Reilly is not only a bad-boy drug dealer but he is also Evie's first love. When they meet again in Boston, sparks begin to fly and although they share one huge secret that should have destroyed them forever, it unites them at a time when she needs all the help she can get.

The French Model...
Evie's mother, superstar actress Athena Donahue, has remarried to Etienne Fournier, a model who is eighteen years her mother's junior and wants to get to know Evie in more ways than one.

Once Athena drags her daughter back to L.A. under dubious circumstances, she is within the sights of Etienne yet out of the sights of Finn. Can they resolve their differences and will true love prevail or will life get in the way and spoil their chances of happiness?


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.

DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet:
Get lost in steamy romantic suspense where a reporter has to discover who killed her runway model sister by exploring the world of BDSM.

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 SupernaturalsBeginnings: 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!

March 12 - Gimme The Scoop Reviews- PROMO
March 13 - T's Bookish Moments of Escape - Review/Interview
March 14 - Tiffany Talks Books - Review
March 15 - Up All Night Reviews - PROMO
March 16 - My Reading Addiction - PROMO
March 17 - For the Love of Film and Novels - PROMO
March 18 - Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews - Interview/PROMO
March 19 - Bookishly Devoted - Review
March 20 - Book Referrees - Review
March 20 - Bean Counting Mommy - Review
March 21 - The World As I See it - Review
March 21 - Sweet-N-Sassi - Review
March 22 - Read, Review, Love - Review

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for hosting me today for the meet and greet. It meant a lot. ;-)