Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Author Interview: Diane Thorne (A Gift to Remember)

Today I welcome Diane Thorne, author of A Gift to Remember from Breathless Press.  Please enjoy learning more about Diane and her book. 

What 3 things do you need in order to write?
Water, gum, and my iMac

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
Everywhere except Mexico and the Middle East. I’d love to travel around the world and see historical places, experience different cultures, try different foods, etc. If only I could…

When did you decide you wanted to be a writer?
Well, I’ve always enjoyed writing. When I was about twenty-two, I wrote a short novella but didn’t do anything with it. I got pregnant the next year and writing no longer was a thought in my head. Around 2008, I realized I had plenty of time on my hands. I loved to read and just thought…hey, I should seriously try to write something. So I did.

What's the first sentence of A Gift to Remember?
Lips pressed together, Carol stared at the computer monitor on her desk and cursed the person within the company who had manipulated her template.

Tell us what A Gift to Remember is all about.
Carol works for a wonderful man named Thomas. He's married to Lynn. She's good friends with both Thomas and Lynn. Thomas is turning 40 and Lynn has the perfect gift idea for him. She wants to make his fantasy into reality - give him threesome and Carol is perfect for them. But Carol has some reservations. Can she work with her boss and be his lover while holding a relationship with his wife?

Dish, who’s your favorite character?

What would you say is Thomas’s most prized possession? 
His wife.

What book would Thomas have on his nightstand?
He doesn't have time to read. His business keeps him occupied and at night, he has Carol and Lynn to keep him busy.

For all of us impatient readers, what is up next for you?
The sequel, Another Gift to Remember, comes out in 2014 with Breathless Press. I'm taking a small break before I start something new.

What one book that turned you on to reading?
When I was 15, Interview with the Vampire turned me on to reading.

What book(s) are you reading right now?

Laurell Hamilton’s The Laughing Corpse.

Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.
I'm a single woman who enjoys traveling, sunny days, shopping with my daughter, laughter, and red wine. I dislike taxes, slow drives, cold weather, and cranky people. I'm open-minded and have a very active imagination.
(I didn't actually count the characters. Please, don't boot me off your blog.)

LOL, no booting off here, :)

What do you enjoy doing when you aren’t writing?
Read and catch up on shows.

A Gift to Remember by Diane Thorne

Breathless Press Contemporary Romance
Word Count 32 300 * Heat Rating 2 * ISBN 978-1-77101-178-5 * Releases 22 November 2013 

Carol has spent the last five years working as an assistant for her boss, Thomas Barrett. She enjoys her job, and is a good friend to his wife, Lynn.

Every year Lynn asks Carol for assistance in obtaining a gift idea for Thomas's birthday. With his big fortieth arriving in a week, Carol expects she'll need to snoop around the office for Lynn. To Carol's surprise, Lynn already has an idea for Thomas's present, and it's one he will never forget.

Lynn invites Carol to join her and Thomas in a ménage a trois. Although shocked, Carol considers such a rare opportunity to broaden her sexuality. But if she joins her boss and his wife in the bedroom, will Carol be able to continue a relationship with them?

Moreover, can she keep her job working for Thomas?

Make Me Yours & You Are Mine by Alla Karr Release Day Blitz

Make Me Yours (Forever #1)

Summary from Goodreads:

This best describes Layla’s life. Ever since her father passed, she has stuck to his rules: Never get caught. Never get too close.

Layla’s game plan is simple, make all the extra cash she can, to make a living during college, hustling people at pool. If that means, flirting, and dressing sleazy, then so be it. It isn’t until she catches Taylor Jack’s eye that her shield is in terrible trouble of crumbling. The tattooed, bad boy, campus Fight Night champion, has his sights set on Layla, and isn’t about to give up.

After a weak moment, Layla leaves Taylor on top of his pool table half-naked and wanting her. Now it seems like she can’t shake him, he is everywhere she turns. But, when Layla hustles the wrong guy, her safety is threatened. She might have to take down her shield so Taylor can rescue her from herself.

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You Are Mine (Forever #2)
by Alla Kar 

Summary from Goodreads:
From the Amazon Best-Selling author of MAKE ME YOURS comes the second installment to Layla and Taylor’s story – a sexy New Adult Romance about letting go of your past and embracing your future. 


Layla’s hustling days have come to an end. With her being hospitalized after a deal gone wrong, she decides it’s better to leave that life behind her. 

But, sometimes your past can come back to haunt you. 

Her parent's killer is back and ready to finish his original job. Making Layla his next target. But, Layla refuses to back down and let him take her entire life away from her again. No matter the consequences. 

Taylor’s life hasn’t been a bed of roses. His dad is an abusive alcoholic that finally landed himself in prison, and the best thing that has ever happened to him is Layla. She came with her own baggage, and Taylor refuses to let her go. Even if his life depends on it. 

*This is the second book in a Trilogy of New Adult Novels. The last installment FOREVER YOURS will be out in late 2013.*


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Book 3

Cover Reveal: Before the Find Us by Michelle A. Hansen

Before They Find Us
Cover Designed by: Cathi Stevenson of Book Cover Express

Book Summary:
I’m going to make you wish you were dead.
Just a text. Seventeen-year-old Rebecca Hales tries not to worry. Probably a wrong number. Not really meant for her, and definitely not related to the crime she witnessed six years ago. Right?

Then two states away, a bomb goes off in her best friend's locker. Soon Ryan is labeled a terrorist and runs to the safest place he knows—Rebecca’s house in small-town Wyoming. It doesn’t take long for the FBI to show up asking questions. Rebecca lies, of course, and says she hasn’t seen him.

Now she's neck-deep in it with him, whatever "it" is. The only way out is to return to Vegas, where Ryan is a wanted man. The city of lies and illusion puts Rebecca’s small-town wits to the test as she struggles to find the person who framed Ryan and why.

Is Rebecca’s text linked to the bombing? And what does it have to do with a six year old murder? Rebecca needs to find out before she loses Ryan—and her own life.

About the Author
Michelle A. Hansen was raised in southeastern Washington. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in English teaching from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and taught high school English for six years.

Michelle loves Pepsi and Doritos more than chocolate. She loves summertime and hates to be cold. She has had three near-death experiences. She’s addicted to office supplies and has an irrationally large stash of pens and notebooks.


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