Tuesday, December 17, 2013

BTB-Patricia Rosemoor Duet in Crimson Author Interview & Giveaway!!

Today is my stop for the BTBTours Patricia Rosemoor Duet In Crimson Author's Spotlight Tour & Giveaway. Patricia is here and she's answered some questions, I hope you'll stay a while and enter the giveaway too.

Please share 5 fun facts about yourself that most people don't know?
One summer while in college, I taught ballroom dance at Arthur Murray Studios.
My first full time job was as an editorial assistant and then assistant editor on Modern Hospital Magazine.
I was one of the last two people to earn an MT degree from University of Illinois – MT meaning Master of Television (as in television production).
I wrote, produced and directed a music video (film, actually) to a song my musician boyfriend wrote for me as a 25th birthday present – this was BEFORE there were music videos.
I have a love affair with animals, and as an adult have had 13 cats and a dog (not all at once), have volunteered at Lincoln Park Zoo for 11 years and at PAWS Chicago for 2, have rescued animals and found them homes, have fostered cats and then adopted them.

What was your ideal career when you were a child?
Acting, then being a doctor, then a newspaper reporter, then...

Tell us about a typical writing day for you.
Very different than it used to be. I used to write 10-12 hours a day the month before deadline. Now I try not to write more than 5 or 6. I of course start with coffee and email. Do some writing, watch some tv and check those emails, write again, work out, write some more.

On average, how long does it take you to write a book?
Depends on length and complexity. 8-16 weeks. Average is probably 10 weeks.

Where’s your favorite place to write?
My garden, but of course that’s only about 4 months out of the year due to weather. Also the Chicago Botanic Garden overlooking the water.

What’s your biggest writing achievement? Why?
I guess the fact that I’ve lasted in this industry for 30 years. And that I’ve finally achieved New York Times and USA Today bestseller status.

Can you tell us about your current book, DUET IN CRIMSON.
Actually Duet is two related holiday books – HOLIDAY IN CRIMSON and NIGHTMARE IN CRIMSON – set at the same department store, both starting with “Santa Claus” being murdered.

What made you write ‘this’ story?
I love Christmas and will never forget my mom taking me to Marshall Field’s (now Macy’s) to see the Christmas windows. So I wanted to write a holiday story that used those windows. And then I amused myself when I thought about killing off Santa... And then I did it a second time, using some characters and background created in the first story.

What do you think makes a good story?
The characters. They need to be fully developed. They need to be real in that they have problems and sometimes things to hide. That creates conflict. And a reason for change.

Other than writing, what are some of your passions in life?
Animals, gardening, travelling, learning something new.

Fun Questions

Coffee or Tea? 

Pepsi or Coke? 

Salty or Sweet? 

Chips or pretzels?

Chocolate or vanilla? 

Mountains or beach? 

Shoes or barefoot? 

Favorite color? 

Favorite ice cream? 
 Fancy chocolate flavors

Casual or dress up? 
 Dressy casual

Early bird or night owl? 
 Night owl

Cook outs or restaurant dinners? 

Title: Duet in Crimson                                            
Author: Patricia Rosemoor
Publisher: Entangled Publishing - Ignite Imprint         
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Length: 500 pages
ISBN: 978-1-62266-371-2
Release Date: November 25, 2013

In Holiday in Crimson
Westbrook Department Store’s Christmas party wasn’t that wild–but Santa ended up dead!  Window designer Shelby Corbin suddenly finds herself the prime suspect in his murder.  CEO Rand McNabb’s romantic attentions both thrill her and frighten her. Is Westbrook’s impossibly sexy co-owner really helping Shelby search for the truth about that fatal night? Or does Rand have a deadlier motive for courting the only possible witness to the crime…?

In Nightmare in Crimson
Last holiday, Pippa McNabb’s faithless husband was found murdered in a Santa suit after a Christmas party. Another year, another Christmas party, and another dead Santa – this time, run down by eight tiny reindeer and a sleigh. And this time, Pippa is the prime suspect. Sexy sleigh driver Sky Thornton seems intent on helping her, but is the man who knows too much about her really trying to clear her name, or is he trying to frame her for a murder he committed?

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He murmured something low and urgent against her mouth, then trailed quick, moist kisses along her jawline to the tip of her chin. Shuddering, she arched her neck for him while splaying her hands through his hair. His lips nuzzled her long throat, his tongue lathed the smooth skin, his teeth bit the soft flesh under her jaw. And then his mouth slipped lower, brushing the valley between her breasts. With a quick intake of breath, Shelby let her eyes slit open.

Through her lashes, blobs of color danced through darkness. Red. Green. Blue. Familiar shimmers.. .gleams of fuzzy brightness. Widening her eyes, she focused on the elongated silver star topping the Christmas tree. The reflected twinkling lights on its gleaming surface reminded her of similar images she’d seen on the door to the inner office the morning after the party…and consequently, they reminded her of why she was in the executive suite now.

So how had she ended up in Rand McNabb’s arms?

Her escalating pulse had nothing to do with the desire that was still fighting to claim her. Horrid images tried to slip past her guard, but she closed her mind to them.

Rand’s head rose, changing her view to softened masculine features and mussed auburn hair. She took a deep breath. His lips loomed closer for another kiss. Panic replaced the more beguiling sensations still zipping through her body. She arched her neck farther in a successful attempt to block him. Determinedly, she placed flat palms against his chest and pushed.

He let go of her immediately, withdrew and stared. His expression changed from passion to surprise to confusion to blankness. Nothing. She couldn’t tell what he was thinking. She didn’t want to know. Somehow, she’d been lulled into pretending she was in a situation that was, in reality, a fantasy. Rand had forced this evening on her because of Pippa. Because he suspected her…at least of knowing something she wasn’t sharing.

Trying to deny the guilt she felt at deceiving Rand—not that she’d actually lied to him, Shelby told herself—she was relieved to be free of his embrace.

New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Patricia Rosemoor has written 95 published novels that have generated more than seven million sales for eight publishers. Her fascination with “dangerous love” has led her to bring a different mix of thrills and chills and romance to each book. ANIMAL INSTINCTS and CRIMSON DUET (2 related holiday novels at a discounted price) are now available at digital retailers.

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Monday, December 16, 2013
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Joyfully Reviewed {Author Interview}                           
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Sarah Grimm, Author {Guest Post}                                       
For Whom The Books Toll {Author Interview}                       
Finding Fantastical Books {Spotlight}                                       

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Talk Supe {Guest Post}                                                           
Simply Ali {Guest Post}                                                             
What Readers Want {Spotlight}                                             

Thursday, December 19, 2013
Loralee Lillibridge – Blogging Across the Back Fence {Spotlight}     
Margo Hoornstra – Writing Inside & Out {Spotlight}                              
Friday, December 20, 2013
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Booklover Sue {Spotlight}                                                             
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