Something So Right Blog Tour & Giveaway
I’m so excited to be a part of the blog tour for Elyse Mady’s, Something So Right. This is my first ever read of one of Ms. Mady’s books and I really enjoyed it. I’ve now added all of her books to my ever-growing TBR list. Elyse joins me today with a Guest Post about Where She Writes and I have an amazing giveaway - make sure to visit the Rafflecopter widget at the end of the podt!
[box type="bio"] After having her heart broken, Lily Carver ran north to manage an upscale resort—and back to her longtime friend Sam Denning. Though she’s well aware of how hot Sam’s become, she refuses to risk her heart again. No matter how incredible his kisses make her feel…
Sam’s been in love—and lust—with Lily since the summer they met. When he finally shows her how much he wants her, Lily can’t resist his seduction. But Sam’s a forever kind of guy and she’s only interested in short, painless relationships. Lily thinks she can protect both their hearts with a short affair to let their passion run its course, something where they both know the rules and can explore the sparks between them without getting burned.
But their best-laid plans are put to the test by their undeniable attraction—and by a secret Sam’s been keeping from Lily that could ruin everything.[/box]
Now, take a good look. Study it. Appreciate the meticulous, paper free surface, all the pens and pencils neatly stored in their jar, my notebooks tidily aligned.
Excellent, because what you just looked at is a rare sighting at my house. That’s because I consider myself a creative person and cleaning is not, nor will it ever be, my first love. I’m sorry to burst any domestic goddess fantasies you might have been harbouring about me but there you have it.
Usually, when I’m writing a book, my desk is covered in stacks of paper, piles of ordered chaos. The top layer is immediate research, notes and ideas. Stuff I need right at hand. Further down, are the older notes or the sketches I’ve done. Think of it like an archeological site, newest to oldest and you’ll have a pretty good idea of what my desk looks like on a normal, I-didn’t-have-to-photograph-it-and-show-it-to-the-world, day.
My writing routine is fairly regimented. It’s the only way I can get the word count I require as a professional writer. I do the bulk of my writing in the morning, while my youngest son is at school. Evenings are typically reserved for the million and one promo things that come along with being a writer – the blogs and the review requests and the website updates and the cover copy forms and all that jazz.
This is my reading area. Usually, there is a white cat curled up there. It’s her chair. It’s very comfortable. She shares it with me on the understanding that I will provide unfettered access to my lap and non-stop petting during my reading and research sessions. Of course, being a cat, as soon as she was required to stay still for two seconds so I could take a picture, she instantly scampered off.
So just imagine the cat, like you imagine my desk will stay neat.
We moved into our new house last year and I have to say, I still delight in being able to close the door on the controlled chaos that erupts with two boys, a husband, a cat and all their friends and activities. My office is my refuge and I spend a lot of time here, writing and creating.
What’s your refuge for writing and creative time? I’d love to know.
About the Author
Elyse Mady is the author of “Learning Curves” and “The Debutante’s Dilemma”, both with Carina Press. Upcoming books include “Something So Right” (September, 2011) and “The White Swan Affair” (2012). She blogs at http://www.elysemady.com. You can also find her on Twitter at @elysemady and Goodreads.
In addition to her writing commitments, Elyse also teaches film and literature at a local community college. In her free time she enjoys (well, enjoys might be too strong a word – perhaps pursues with dogged determination would be better) never ending renovations on their century home with her intrepid husband and two boys.
With her excellent writerly imagination, she one day dreams of topping the NY Times Bestseller’s List and reclaiming her pre-kid body without the bother of either sit-ups or the denunciation of ice-cream.
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Monday, October 17th – Kate, I Just Wanna Sit Here And Read
Tuesday, October 18th – Grace, Books Like Breathing
Wednesday, October 19th – Rowena, Book Binge
Thursday, October 20th – Sophia, Fiction Vixen
Friday, October 21st – Cindy, Oodles of Books
Monday, October 24th – Loretta, Between the Pages
Tuesday, October 25th – Evie, Bookish
Wednesday, October 26th – Jodie, Riverina Romantics
Thursday, October 27th – Julie, A Tale of Many Reviews
Friday, October 28th – Alyssa, Hesperia Loves Books
Monday, October 31st – Janie, Colloquium
Tuesday, November 1st – Mandy, The Journey and Musings of a Single Country Girl and Her Cat
Wednesday, November 2nd – Hikari, Imaginary Reads
Thursday, November 3rd – Shannon, Cocktails and Books
Friday, November 4th – Stella, Ex Libris
Tuesday, November 8th -Grand prize announcement on Elyse Mady’s blog!
We have 2 amazing giveaways! First, enter for a chance to win one of Elyse Mady’s book – Something So Right, Learning Curves or The Debutante’s Dilemma. One lucky commenter will get their choice! (Open internationally).
Second, a grand prize pack of a gorgeous hardcover photography book about Muskoka history, a beautiful set of Group of Seven mugs, a set of note cards and some Canadian maple syrup!
Comments from each tour stop also act as an entry into this grand prize give-away. Open US/Canada. See full contest rules here.