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Friday, November 30, 2012

Author interview and Book giveaway for Curiosity Killed the Kat



Author interview and Book giveaway for Curiosity Killed the Kat  



Welcome to Books, Books, and More Books.  I am pleased to share my review of this book with you.  Thank you for visiting and please come again.

Curiosity Killed the Kat
Publisher: Bristlecone Books, June 3, 2012
Category: Romantic Suspense
Tour Dates: November, 2012
Available in: Print and Kindle,120 pages

Blurb : 

Katherine ("Kat") thought she had the perfect marriage to International Lawyer Steven Flynn. Until he tried to kill her.

Katherine was the perfect obedient wife. She would do anything for her husband. That is, until she discovers he's the ring leader of a human trafficking organization. The action is fast and furious, the dialogue smart and the sex scenes hot. Meet Katherine in Curiosity Killed The Kat as she goes farther and farther down the rabbit hole of political intrigue, sex, and revenge. Will she let herself be saved by love or will curiosity and a thirst for killer justice kill the Kat?

About the Author:

Elizabeth wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills and relationship techniques have helped hundreds of others find their mojo. After earning a master's degree in secondary education from UNC, she worked abroad teaching English, bar-tended at late night clubs in Chicago, and continues various philanthropy projects that focus on empowering women. But she always returned to writing.

Though she'll forever be a free-spirit at heart, she now lives in Los Angeles with her two dogs. If she's not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rock concerts.

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Interview:
Hi Elizabeth, I appreciate your taking the time to visit with us today.

Thank you for having me.

1.       What character was your favorite to write for in this story? Why?

This series is centered on the personality of Katherine, so without a doubt she was the one I connected with and was my favorite to write about. She’s na├»ve, rather innocent, submissive but with hidden strength and courage she discovers inside herself when pushed a bit over the edge. She’s a woman who has many thoughts, ultimately in due time turning those thoughts into action; liberating herself from the confinements of her husband. There is a lot going on with Katherine and that’s what made this story so exciting to develop and write.  

I’m a single woman in her thirties. Many of my friends are married and I’m what you would call a hopeless romantic. Katherine was a bit like I was when I was in college. When you’re 19 and meet the man you are going to marry, you think you’re set for life. That was Katherine’s plan and I also thought it was mine at one time. Part of it was because I believe this is what society wants us to think, and so Katherine’s journey into marriage unfolded into what she thought was expected of her. She was to be an obedient housewife who took care of her husband. In the meantime her husband wasn’t being fair to her, and was leaving her vulnerable. Katherine’s transformation became my inspiration. 

I truly believe women hold up half the sky. Many women don’t have the courage to say what they truly feel or are held back by their husband or men in their life. Time and again I have heard women complain about how their husband is treating them or how a boyfriend wasn’t loyal. It’s not fair for us women to sit back and accept it as if we’re second class citizens. Katherine made this realization and she ran with it! That’s what makes Katherine such a great character to follow during this thrilling journey she embarks on and I encourage all women to read it.

2.       Which was your favorite scene to write?

Wow. That is very challenging for me to narrow to just one scene, however I really like adding the romance and sex to a story. It’s very fun to let my imagination go and really get into the fantasy.


3.       What was the hardest thing about writing this story?

This was my first attempt at intertwining romance with suspense. It was initially very difficult to allow my words to tell a story that was believable.

4.       What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

Is it weird that I like to write in only my underwear? Haha. 

5.       Where do you find your Inspirations?

I get lots of inspiration from other authors. When I was playing out the storyline for Curiosity Killed The Kat I drew upon great writers such as Dan Brown and John Grisham. But I wanted to add a strong female lead twist to my story. I wanted Katherine to find empowerment in making her own decisions and being a strong, independent woman. But in order for her to have this so called “wakeup call” she needed something to ignite the flame. Many of these ideas were drawn upon by other authors work.

6.      Please let readers know where they can connect with you and purchase your books...

I absolutely LOVE to connect with me readers on my Facebook Page. Come and have some fun there - https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethNelsonRomance


Anything additional you want to share with the readers?

Thank you for the support and don’t forget to connect with me on Facebook!

Thank you so much for chatting with us today.

Thanks for having me ;-)

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Book Review of Curiosity Killed the Kat



Book Review of Curiosity Killed the Kat
Sponsored by Virtual Author Book Tours

Welcome to Books, Books, and More Books.  I am pleased to share my review of this book with you.  Thank you for visiting and please come again.

Curiosity Killed the Kat
Publisher: Bristlecone Books, June 3, 2012
Category: Romantic Suspense
Tour Dates: November, 2012
Available in: Print and Kindle,120 pages

Blurb : 

Katherine ("Kat") thought she had the perfect marriage to International Lawyer Steven Flynn. Until he tried to kill her.

Katherine was the perfect obedient wife. She would do anything for her husband. That is, until she discovers he's the ring leader of a human trafficking organization. The action is fast and furious, the dialogue smart and the sex scenes hot. Meet Katherine in Curiosity Killed The Kat as she goes farther and farther down the rabbit hole of political intrigue, sex, and revenge. Will she let herself be saved by love or will curiosity and a thirst for killer justice kill the Kat?



About the Author:

Elizabeth wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills and relationship techniques have helped hundreds of others find their mojo. After earning a master's degree in secondary education from UNC, she worked abroad teaching English, bar-tended at late night clubs in Chicago, and continues various philanthropy projects that focus on empowering women. But she always returned to writing.

Though she'll forever be a free-spirit at heart, she now lives in Los Angeles with her two dogs. If she's not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rock concerts.

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Praise for Curiosity Killed the Kat:

"A 5 star debut for sure!!! This book had ALL the elements I love; a kick-ass detailed story, a wealthy sexy man and strong female lead and my favorite; lots of hot, sweaty body tangling going on! Katherine and Steven's relationship is electric. The plot intense. The dialogue superb. Not wanting to give too much away, this was a fantastic read. The author kept me guessing until the end of the book. Once you start reading this book, it is very hard to put down. Ms. Nelson thank you for the entertainment!!!"- Sophia Schippers, Amazon.com Reviewer

"You can't put this one down ! This was my first Elizabeth Nelson book, and it was a lot of fun. It's suspenseful, action-packed and keeps you guessing throughout the book. There's never a dull moment. This book is one you will want to read in one sitting because you can't wait to see what happens next. I'm really looking forward to finding out what happens with Katherine and I can't wait to read the next in the series."-Lori S., Amazon.com Reviewer

"I loved this book.... It had me chewing nails , I can't wait to read the next book ... Keep up the writing!"-Sissy, Amazon.com Reviewer

"I found myself speed reading I was so anxious for the outcome! Imagine your perfect life & marriage over in one stunning moment of realism. Human trafficing; a compelling story that does not read like fiction but keeps hold of your attention and eager for the next book in the series."- Luvs2read, Amazon.com Reviewer

" I randomly picked this book on my wife's Kindle for a couple of hours of relaxing reading and must say I am impressed with the story line of this book. The book grabbed me almost immediately from the start, always wanting me to find out more. This is really a great book that really riveted my imagination."- Simon, Amazon.com Reviewer

"This book is fantastic, and it is a quality read. It really looks at the deception that can happen between a man and wife. This is an exciting book, and I think it empowers women. The wife, Kat, is someone many people will understand. I absolutely love the last line of the book: "To get the revenge I deserved all I had to do was live." Kat is dignity, grace, and strength - personified."- Florence Mims, Goodreads.com Reviewer

"This was a very explosive book. I couldn't put it down. I found it refreshing and was immediately drawn in from the beginning. There was passion, action, suspense, and I couldn't get through the pages fast enough. I can' t wait to find out how it ends."-Meggin, Goodreads.com Reviewer

Book Review:

I have worked in the field of social services and this book intrigued me for that reason, as well as the fact that it is a well written and interesting story.  In this story, Kat is a subjugated and abused wife, although she initially would not describe herself that way.  This psychological look was fascinating as I’ve seen this same thing played out in the real world.

Additionally the storyline is fascinating.  I love the intrigue and double life of the characters.  I cannot imagine finding out something like this about someone you loved and lived with for years.  Of course I also can’t imagine living like Kat does, but the author does such a great job of painting a picture with her writing that I could literally see myself in Kat’s shoes.  And given strong-willed and independent I am, that’s high praise indeed.

I give this story 4.5 out of 5 clouds.  Come back tomorrow for an interview with the author and a giveaway offer.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Giveaway link and Book Review of Forbidden Trilogy



Book Review of Forbidden Trilogy--Forbidden Mind, Forbidden Fire and Forbidden Life
Giveaway link
Sponsored by Innovative Book Tours



Welcome to Books, Books, and More Books.  I am pleased to share my review of this book with you.  Thank you for visiting and please come again.

Giveaway:   At the Facebook Event  https://www.facebook.com/events/472846019405495/

Blurb : 
 
"A thrilling, dark and deeply romantic read." ~Refracted Light Young Adult Book Reviews

"The plot is very ALIAS and DARK ANGEL-like with X-MEN as its backdrop (awesome combo!)." ~Sour Skittles Book Blog

Paranormal teens with unimaginable powers. A secret organization with deadly intentions. When Sam, a girl who reads minds, meets Drake, a boy who controls minds, they discover their lives aren't what they thought.

Together, they must escape their fate and free their friends, before they lose everyone they love.

This special edition omnibus includes the entire Forbidden Trilogy--Forbidden Mind, Forbidden Fire and Forbidden Life, as well as extensive bonus content. Meet the author in an in-depth Q&A, get to know your favorite characters better, enjoy never-before-revealed interlude scenes and so much more.

Forbidden Mind
49% of Americans believe their government officials are honest. I don't know these officials, or their supporters, but I know their secrets, and 49% of Americans are wrong.

My employers pay me well to be right, to know things others can't. But I don't know why they brought that boy in, strapped to a stretcher, barely conscious. He asked me for help when I could give none.

I'm a wealthy spy, a talented artist, a martial arts black belt, and a prisoner. They tell me that on my eighteenth birthday, I will be released, free to go to the college of my dreams. It's my eighteenth birthday, and a man in black is at my door. I know he's not here to free me.

I know, because I can read minds.

My name is Sam, and this is my story.

So begins the tale of Sam and Drake--from the time they link minds, forging a bond that leads to an unconventional romance--to their fight for survival against the corrupt, twisted organization known as 'Rent-A-Kid.'  

"...a thrilling, dark and deeply romantic read that had me sitting on the edge of my seat and eagerly awaiting the next installment." ~ Refracted Light Young Adult Book Reviews

"The plot is very ALIAS and DARK ANGEL-like with X-MEN as its backdrop (awesome combo!). Forbidden Mind BLEW my mind!" ~Sour Skittles Book Blog

Winner of 2011 Forward National Literature Award

Forbidden Fire
"She escaped, but she'll never be free."

"Time held no meaning as my mind darted in and out of memories. Past and present collided to create a full-sensory collage out of my life: playing hide-n-seek with my best friends Luke--who always cheated by walking through walls when he was about to be caught--and Lucy; Mr. Caldrin critiquing my sketches and offering ideas to make them more realistic; targets changing faces, blending into the same person, their thoughts rippling through my mind like waves. Through it all, a demon stalked me from the shadows of my memories, never quite showing its face, but crouching, waiting.

And then I dreamed...."

Sam and Drake may have escaped, but they aren't free—not with a powerful Seeker after them. As Sam struggles with the ethics of her new powers and embraces a blossoming physical relationship with Drake, Lucy and Luke face challenges of their own.

With forces coalescing inside and outside the Rent-A-Kid dorms, it's only a matter of time before the fire they started forces each of them to make choices they can't undo. But will it be enough to save them?

Forbidden Life
The road to redemption begins in darkness.
 
A sinister force waits for them in darkness, ready to devour their powers and take their lives.

Sam's baby is the key to a lock that must never been opened. To keep her child safe, Sam will do anything.

Drake might have found a way to get his powers back and save his family, but is it too late?

Luke and Lucy uncover secrets in an organization they thought they could trust, and the lives of all Rent-A-Kid children are at stake.

In this last Forbidden Trilogy installment, the secrets to Rent-A-Kid will finally be revealed.

About the Author:

Kimberly Kinrade was born with ink in her veins and magic in her heart. She writes fantasy and paranormal stories for children, YA and adults and still believes in magic worlds. Check out her YA paranormal novels Forbidden Mind and Forbidden Fire and her illustrated children's fantasy chapter books Lexie World, and Bella World, all on Amazon.
She lives with her three little girls who think they're ninja princesses with super powers, her two dogs who think they're humans and her husband, also known as the sexy Russian Prince, who is the love of her life and writing partner.

Contacts:

For a list of her books, check out: http://Amazon.com/author/kimberlykinrade
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·        Website  http://KimberlyKinrade.com
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Book Review:

            OMG!!! I love this series.  I don’t know where I was when these books were being reviewed individually, but I’m so glad I read this trilogy.  I totally agree with Sour Skittles about the Alias and Dark Angel tones, and the X-men vibe.  I also see some Pretender elements with the whole being sent on missions where they can be anyone.   My daughter is totally into fan fiction and mixed story fan-fiction, especially when the X-men are involved.  This story is totally something she would be into.

            I devoured (yes the right word is devoured) these books.  I stayed up all night reading instead of sleeping and then kept on reading instead of sewing my Christmas presents.  While totally bad for my timeline of present making, I loved the books.

            I give this entire trilogy 5 out of 5 clouds and seriously plan to make my daughter read it as soon as her finals are over.  If I let her now, she will never get her studying done.

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