October 17, 2013

E-Book Giveaway, by Author Collette Cameron


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Welcome to Cheryl’s place! I’m thrilled to have you here.

Please tell us a little about yourself.
Cheryl, I’m so thrilled to be here!

I’ve lived my entire life in the Pacific Northwest, so I love the beach. I’m also a part-time teacher, though I’m weaning myself away from teaching to spend more time writing. I adore dachshunds (I have five) and a good cup of coffee or tea.

What is your favorite pastime, other than writing?
I enjoy gardening on my acre plot. I’m also a bit of a bird nut. I get almost eighty species of birds visiting my yard and feeders
 
Let’s see...what else? Oh, I like hiking, interior decorating, and baking.  

When did you first get the writing bug?
The urge to actually write a novel snagged me in February 2011. I literally sat at my computer one day and started writing Highlander’s Hope.

I’d toyed with the idea of writing a book for years, but the timing was never right before.

Any advice for new writers just starting out?
Critique partners and beta readers are a must, but make sure they’re a good fit.

Attending writing conferences and workshops,  networking with other authors, and continually learning about the craft are equally important.

Stay true to your writing and your voice. You don’t have to look and sound like everyone else in your genre. Find something unique, just a small thing, and integrate it into your work.

Oh, and when the reviews start coming in, remember, not everyone has the same taste. If you choose to read your reviews, take what you can from them that can help you become a better writer and ignore the rest.

What genre or genres do you write?
Right now I write historical suspense romance (Regency) though I have a Highland Saga I’m about to start. I also have ideas for some medievals, a historical paranormal trilogy, and even a contemporary. Historicals remain my favorite genre to write though.  

Tell us about your latest release(s).

Highlander’s Hope: Regency propriety clashes with Scot’s boldness in this historical liberally dosed with humor and suspense.

“This story has wonderful imagery, characters you will enjoy and enough suspense to make for an exciting read.”  ~My Reading Obsession

“There’s a lot to love about this book.” ~The Book Breeze

“I rate it five stars but wish I could make it more. It is a wonderful book.” ~The Romance Reviews 


The Viscount’s Vow: Amidst murder and betrayal, destiny and hearts collide when scandal forces a viscount and a gypsy noblewoman to marry in this Regency romance, sprinkled with suspense and humor.
 

“With highwaymen, gypsies and an evil-stepmother -- heartache, betrayal and smoldering romance, The Viscount’s Vow is fast paced and action packed all the way to the end!”  ~Candy’s Blog Spot

“This wonderful crafted story has all the good parts; romance, mystery, comedy, kindness and something that I haven’t encountered but really liked, the Roma culture.” ~Romance Reader Girl 

“A very enjoyable and riveting read by Ms. Cameron!  I simply loved both the hero and the heroine in this novel!” ~My Book Addiction Reviews

Please share an excerpt of your book!
Here’s an excerpt from Highlander’s Hope. 

Peeking at the nobleman from beneath her lashes, Yvette reached to straighten her bonnet. It hung askew off the side of her head, like a giant drooping peony. She shoved it back into place but the moment she removed her hand, it flopped over once more.

The stranger's unrestrained laughter filled the carriage.

“Oh, bother it all.” Yvette’s patience with both her rescuer and the silly bonnet were at an end. She had no choice but to remove the dratted thing to reaffix it. Several strands of hair tumbled to her shoulders when she removed the cap from her head. Suppressing a shriek of annoyance, she placed the hat beside her. She then set about securing the wayward curls. Pinning the last strand in place, her eyes met those of her companion.

She stilled, as did the world around her. The air hung suspended in her lungs. Her eyes widened in disbelief, her stunned gaze riveted on his face. “You exist?” Her voice was husky with awe.

Raising an ebony eyebrow, a flicker of humor softened the nobleman’s features. “So it would appear.”

A voice, deep and dark, caressed Yvette’s heightened senses. She stared. Her gaze roved across his handsome features returning, as if compelled by some unseen force, to his eyes.

Those eyes. Fringed by thick lashes, the mesmerizing turquoise pools gazing back at her sent her senses reeling in recognition. Her mouth dropped open. No, it couldn’t be.

“Am I dreaming?” Giving a quick shake of her head, she lowered her eyelids for a moment. Lud, but she was befuddled. "Who are you?

Here’s an excerpt from The Viscount’s Vow.

Noticing the numerous pairs of eyes watching him escort Miss Caruthers onto the polished floor, a wry smile touched Ian’s lips.

“I haven’t danced with any other ladies this evening. No doubt the rumormongers are hissing envious conjectures as to why I’ve asked you.”

She shot him a startled look before glancing around the ballroom.

“Why did you?”

“To see if what I’d heard was true.”

Ian watched for a reaction.

She opened her mouth then closed it. They waltzed around the dance floor for a few moments in silence. The string quartet was quite satisfactory. Ian allowed the lilting strains to soothe his troubled spirit. 

“What did you hear?”

Miss Caruthers’s soft question reminded him of his purpose. 

“That you are an excellent dancer.” 

It was true. She moved with natural grace, following his lead, all the while holding herself in a most proper stance. He had to acknowledge she was a superb actress. Her gaze remained fixated on a spot above his left shoulder, except for one brief instance when she’d flicked her cobalt-blue gaze upward and unintentionally met his eyes.

“Is that all?” she asked softly.

He’d never seen eyes such a dark blue before. “All?”

“You’ve heard nothing else about me?

Her eyes held the perfect combination of trust and innocent curiosity. So convincing was she, that when their gazes fused, a peculiar jolt stabbed the center of his being.

What was it?
What’s your current WIP?
I just finished The Earl’s Enticement. It wraps up the trilogy.

Do you prefer your men in boxers, briefs, or commando?
Hmm, it depends on the man.  Well-built hunks...commando is always nice.

But my neighbor who keeps parading naked in front of his upstairs windows...long underwear please! 

And finally, where can we stalk you? (Include all your social links: blogs, facebook, twitter, goodreads, pinterest, or any other social link you want included.










BUY LINKS:

Highlander’s Hope:  http://amzn.com/B00CW1TTIO/



The Viscount’s Vow: http://amzn.com/B00EZ8RBN2/

7 comments:

  1. Love love Collette's books!! Tweeted and shared

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  2. thank you for the giveaway!!!
    cannot wait to read it!!!

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  3. All agog on the upcoming Highland Saga!

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  4. Love this excerpt, Collette! Both books were great reads!

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  5. LOL Does your neighbor know you guys see him naked?? Errr I don't think he would like to be watched if that's what you're doing or does he???? XD
    But I didn't know you were a late bloomer in writing!!! And look at you know 2 years later!!!

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  6. They both sound delicious, Collette! And your covers are gorgeous! Can't wait to read!

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  7. Congratulations to the winners!

    -Cheryl

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