Friday, April 17, 2015

Book Blitz, Interview, and Giveaway: Ropes and Revenge by Jessie Evans

Interview with Jessie Evans

Tell us something about yourself, both as a writer and as a person.

As a writer I am dedicated, reliable, passionate, and determined to tell the best story I can possibly tell. As a person I am loyal, silly, and always looking for a reason to laugh.  

When did you realize you wanted to become a writer?

I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was little. Playing pretend for a living seemed like the most wonderful thing ever.

How did you come up with the idea and how did you create the characters?

Honestly, I have no idea! My brain is a mystery to me. Stuff just pops up. These people come to life on the page and then I go back and flesh them out with more specific characteristics during my second and third drafts. Now that I’ve finished the series, however, the town is populated by people that feel real to me. I talk to my husband about them all the time and he thinks I’m crazy, lol.

If you should describe your books in three words, what would you pick?

Fast-paced, entertaining, written-from-a-loving-place

What else do you enjoy doing, when you’re not writing?

Playing with my family, surfing, and working on getting my fixer-upper house fixed up ( a never ending battle).


Ropes and Revenge 
by Jessie Evans 
(Lonesome Point, Texas #6)
Publication date: April 14th 2015
Genres: Adult, Suspense

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Eight months ago, John Lawson lost his wife and best friend in a tragic accident on his family’s ranch. In the time since, he’s devoted himself to two things—taking care of his two newly motherless sons and proving that Lily’s accident was no accident. Now, he finally has hard evidence that his wife was murdered and he won’t rest until he has the killer’s blood on his hands. He doesn’t have time for anything but vengeance, especially not a crazy ghost hunter wanting to poke around the old spring on his family’s ranch.

Persephone Styles—Percy to her friends—learned about ghosts the hard way, when she was orphaned by a violent crime at the age of seven. Ever since, she’s seen spirits and been obsessed with studying souls beyond the grave. She’s in Lonesome Point to document the town’s spectral activity, but finds herself powerfully drawn to widower John Lawson and empathizing with his grieving children. For the first time in years, Percy is as riveted by the living as she’s always been by the dead and longs to be a part of John’s life.

But when one night of passion becomes something more, Percy realizes John is as haunted as she is and that the man she’s coming to love is walking a dangerous road that may end with him becoming a murderer’s next victim.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessie Evans, gave up a career as an international woman of mystery to write the sexy, contemporary
romances she loves to read.

She's married to the man of her dreams, and together they're raising a few adorable, mischievous children in a cottage in the jungle. She grew up in rural Arkansas, spending summers running wild, being chewed by chiggers, and now appreciates her home in a chigger-free part of the world even more.

When she's not writing, Jessie enjoys playing her dulcimer (badly), sewing the worlds ugliest quilts to give to her friends, going for bike rides with her house full of boys, and drifting in and out on the waves, feeling thankful for sun, surf, and lovely people to share them with.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Book Blitz: Fools Rush by Ciara Knight

Fools Rush 
by Ciara Knight
Publication date: April 15th 2015  Genres: Adult, Historical
Buy at: Amazon
To avert an impending life of servitude, Bethany Cook seeks freedom on a wagon train bound for gold country. Disguised as a young boy she secures work as a travel companion with Thomas Nolan, a rich New Yorker who is on his own quest to distance himself from the nightmare of a fraudulent marriage.

A cross-country journey by Thomas’ side proves more difficult than Bethany anticipated when he becomes obsessed with her true identity—the golden haired beauty he shared one night of passion with. Bethany attempts to confess the truth, but a bounty hunter exposes her as a devious woman that lied to Thomas for months for her own evil gain. Her life and her heart now rest in the hands of Thomas, who must decide if he can forgive and marry her or leave her to the fate she’s brought upon herself.

Bethany Cook must earn her keep by cookin’ and providing companionship for Thomas Nolan, all while dressed as a man. On the trail, she soon discovers that resources are limited and the customs of cowboys are foreign to her.One of her everyday food items are biscuits. She thought she’d share a recipe with you all. You know, in case you ever have to dress as a man, cook for a hot guy, and all the time mind the ways of the cowboys.

Soda Biscuit recipe:

Take 1lb flour, and mix it with enough milk to make a stiff dough; dissolve 1tsp carbonate of soda in a little milk; add to dough with a teaspoon of salt. Work it well together and roll out thin; cut into round biscuits, and bake them in a moderate oven. The yolk of an egg is sometimes added.

Also, she thought she’d share a few things about proper manners, or lack thereof, while on the trail.

Chuckwagon Etiquette:
  1. The cook is named Cookie. 
  2. No one eats until Cookie calls.  
  3. Cowboys eat first, talk later. 
  4. Hungry cowboys wait for no man. They fill their plates, bellies, and then move on so stragglers can fill their plates 
  5. Eat with your fingers, the food’s clean. 
  6. Don't take the last serving unless you’re sure you're the last man. 
  7. Food left on the plate is an insult to the cook.  
  8. No running or saddling a horse near the wagon. And when you ride off,always ride down wind from the wagon.  
  9. If you come across any decent firewood, bring it back to the wagon.

I hope you’re ready for an adventure full of food, hot guys and dangerous times. Join Bethany and

Thomas for their cross-country adventure in Fools Rush!

Ciara Knight writes to 'Defy the Dark' with her young adult speculative fiction and sweet romance books. Her most recent international best-seller, Pendulum, scored 4 stars from
RT Book Reviews, accolades from InD’Tale Magazine and Night Owl Top Pick. Her young adult paranormal series, Battle for Souls, received 5 stars from Paranormal Romance Guild and Night Owl’s Top Pick, among other praises.
When not writing, she enjoys reading all types of fiction. Some great literary influences in her life include Edgar Allen Poe, Shakespeare, Francine Rivers and J K Rowling.
Her first love, besides her family, reading, and writing, is travel. She's backpacked through Europe, visited orphanages in China, and landed in a helicopter on a glacier in Alaska.
Ciara is extremely sociable and can be found at Facebook @ciaraknightwrites, Twitter @ciaratknight, Goodreads, Pinterest, and her website

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