February 4, 2014

Giveaway Contest - Please Give A Warm Welcome to Author, Cerian Hebert

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Welcome to Cheryl’s place! I’m thrilled to have you here.
Glad to be here Cheryl!
Please tell us a little about yourself.
I live in southwestern New Hampshire with my husband and 4 kids. I work full time for a children’s magazine publisher, run around for my kids, and somewhere in the midst of all that I find time to write. I’m hoping that someday I’ll be able to make the writing a full time job. Fingers are crossed.

What is your favorite pastime, other than writing?
I love to paint. Once, when I had more time, I painted wooden boxes with Celtic knotwork and sold them at craft fairs, but when I became too busy I had to drop it. Maybe after the kids are out of the nest I’ll pick it up again. It’s very relaxing.
When did you first get the writing bug?
I was twelve when I first became interested, but it didn’t really bite hard until I was about 15.
Any advice for new writers just starting out?
      Don’t give up. Write write write. And find groups to join online. There are so many groups        
   out there who can offer advice and support.
What genre or genres do you write?
I mainly write Contemporary romance, but I do dabble in paranormal romance as well. Love to write a good ghost story.
Tell us about your latest release(s)? (If you have any snippets of great reviews you’d like included, here would be a good spot.)

Going Going Gone is my latest Soul Mate release. Here’s a blurb.

How would you feel if you came back to your hometown and no one recognized you? Nell is going to pretend she's someone else to get a little revenge on the ex-high school bully.
When Nell Moreno returns to her small hometown after a lengthy absence, she’s not too surprised no one recognizes her, she’s certainly not the overweight teenager she used to be. While hiding her true identity, Nell “wins” hunky fireman, Elijah Knight, at a charity auction and she’s determined to give the one-time bully a little payback for the misery he caused her when they were teens. However, over the next few weeks she discovers he’s changed a lot too and as they fall in love, Nell is left with the dilemma of how to admit she’s lied to him about who she really is.

Please share an excerpt of your book!
She forced herself to smile and slanted a look into his chocolate brown eyes. “And why are you following me, Mr. Knight?”
It was as good a time as any to flirt with him, see him squirm a little. After all, he’d presented her with an opportunity. From where they stood no one could see them. Leaning toward him, she raised one brow. She didn’t touch him, but came within inches of his body. He wouldn’t be able to move without coming up against her, and as his eyes met hers she knew that he’d picked up the challenge.
“I just wanted to make sure you were okay. A city girl like you doesn’t know the dangers of the country.”
There was the faint scent of coffee on his breath, and she felt its warmth brush against her cheek.
“You mean like snakes or spiders?” She let her voice drop to just above a whisper, inching closer to him so that her chest barely skimmed against his.
“Something like that.” He still didn’t touch her, kept his arms at his side.
She did the same, curious to see how long they could go on like this, clinging to the last shred of willpower. “I’m a big girl, Eli. New York has its own share of creepy crawlies. Though it’s nice to see you care for a stranger.”
“You paid a thousand dollars for me. I think I should provide a little more than just painting a house.”
And then he gave in, as Nell had hoped. His arms snaked around her waist and pulled her close before his mouth descended on hers.
At first it was just a taste, his lips taking and releasing hers, barely touching them before reclaiming them, more fiercely. For a moment Nell let her hands remain at her side, until she could get her thoughts into some semblance of order. But as she felt his arms tighten around her, felt the tip of his tongue tickle her bottom lip, her hands found their way up the hard length of his arms and over his shoulders until she held him tightly around the neck. She became a full participant in the kiss, pressed her mouth against his, and invited him to delve deeper.
The way his body pressed against her was enough to send her blood coursing insanely to her heart. It beat so hard it nearly blocked out the sound of Gwen’s voice from the back yard.
Despite his tight hold, Nell pulled her mouth from his. "Hold on," she whispered as his lips claimed hers again. "Eli, wait."
"Say you’ll have dinner with me tonight," he murmured against her mouth.
Gwen called again, her voice closer this time.
Nell pushed against Eli’s chest, but he wouldn’t budge.
"She’s going to find us here." She protested when Eli kissed her again, playfully nipping her jaw. She wanted to be outraged at his behavior, his forward manner and the way he assumed she’d fall over backward for him.
"Then say yes."
She hesitated a moment longer. Looking out the corner of her eye she could see Gwen walk across the lawn, glancing around. It would only be a moment before she’d spot them. The last thing Nell wanted, after her conversation in the kitchen, was for Gwen to catch her making out like some kind of high school kid.
But Eli was so persuasive, his hands moving over her back until they held her waist. She wanted nothing more than to feel him pressed up against her. Damn it, she wanted him to keep kissing her.
"Yes, fine, I’ll go to dinner with you," she hissed, pushing away from his grasp. "Just stay out of sight for a few seconds. Let me get out there." She thrust him back against the side of the barn and, without thought, leaned up and pressed one last kiss on his mouth, then picked her way through the underbrush and returned to the backyard before Gwen could discover what she'd been doing.

What’s your current WIP?
Which one? I have several going at once. A sequel to a Contemporary western romance which I self-published; a rather spicy story that I intend to make into a series; and another contemporary western novella. Amongst many others.

Do you prefer your men in boxers, briefs, or commando?
LOL I would choose boxer briefs. Commando looks just too uncomfortable.

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.
      Webpage – www.cerianhebert.com
      Wattpad - http://wattpad.com/CerianHebert

     Buy link for Going Going Gone - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E00RUW2

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for a lovely pos. I enjoyed the interview and excerpt. Best wishes

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  2. Thanks for having me over, Cheryl, and thank you for visiting Elise-Maria!

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  3. Book sounds great. Love the cover. Best of luck!

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  4. Thanks Liza! I appreciate you stopping in.

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  5. I just started reading this book, and so far...AMAZING!
    Thank you Ms. Hebert for a wonderful escape.

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  6. Wow! Thanks so much! I'm glad you're enjoying it so far!

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  7. Intriguing storyline! Putting GOING GOING GONE on my TBR list. Best of luck with sales, Cerian :)

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  8. Interesting and your cover is great.

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  9. Last eight minutes and I just tweeted again lol

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    1. Whoops!

      My bad...I updated the ending to 9:00. :>)

      -Cheryl

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