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Sally Clements and the RUNAWAY GROOM - GIVEAWAY

It gives me great pleasure to welcome Irish romance author Sally Clements to MBB today. Sally has been published by the Wild Rose Press and she has also self-published.  She has a book out with Entangled Publishing at the end of this year.   She's here to tell us a little about her new release, RUNAWAY GROOM.


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Sally, what made you become a writer?
Ever since I was a child I’ve loved reading and writing, and I started my first novel thirty years ago. Needless to say, this first manuscript remains unfinished, and long abandoned, but the urge to write has always been a driving force for me. In 2000 I did National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo), a challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days for the first time, and managed to complete an entire novel in 30 days. I’ve done NaNoWriMo a total of ten or eleven times altogether, and it taught me that I could start and finish a book – which was the first lesson that I needed to learn in my path to …

Nicole Flockton with RESCUING DAWN - and a GIVEAWAY

Today, I welcome Nicole Flockton  to MBB.  She writes  contemporary romances with either a medical setting or in the boardrooms of high powered business. She enjoys taking two characters and creating unique situations for them. Apart from writing Nicole is busy looking after her very own hero – her wonderfully supportive husband, and her two fabulous kids. There will be a kindle copy giveaway of RESCUING DAWN to one commenter!


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ANNOUNCEMENT:  The winner of Nicole's giveaway is jcbweiss.  Congratulations.

What inspired you to become a writer?
Getting involved with a group of girls on a romance community board and trying our hand at writing our own story. I decided I could do this and then started writing from there.

What's your preferred genre?
Definitely contemporary. I like modern settings. I fear if I did a lot of research for a book I'd get bored with it and then would never write the darn thing!

Are you a plotter or a pantser…

Maria McKenzie Returns with MASQUERADE - PART II of the UNCHAINED TRILOGY

I'm happy to welcome author Maria McKenzie back to MBB today, with MASQUERADE,  Part II of her historical fiction trilogy, THE UNCHAINED TRILOGY.  This is a romantic family saga spanning several generations and it deals with the interesting and potentially controversial matter of inter-racial romance.  As someone who read Part I of the trilogy and was fascinated by the love story of Lori, a former slave and Daniel, the free man she fell in love with, I was eagerly waiting for this book release. So I had questions aplenty for Maria.

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ANNOUNCEMENT:  The winner of Maria's giveaway is Cherie Le Clare.  Congratulations, Cherie.

You're very welcome to the blog  today, Maria.  As MASQUERADE, the second part of your trilogy, is published, I'd love to ask you did you find it tough to put a sequel to the first book together?

Maria, thanks so much for inviting me to your blog today! And in answer to your question, it wasn’t really difficu…

Annie Seaton Talks About Her ITALIAN AFFAIR - and a GIVEAWAY

I'm happy to welcome Austrialian author Annie Seaton back to MBB today.  A versatile writer who can turn her hand to steampunk and contemporary novels alike, Annie is back with ITALIAN AFFAIR, a contemporary romance which has been eagerly awaited, following the great success of HOLIDAY AFFAIR, her contemporary release of last year.  Currently retired from the working world, Annie is fulfilling her dream of being a full-time writer.  She lives on the north coast of New South Wales in Australia and writes her novels overlooking the Pacific Ocean.


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Announcement::  The winner of Annie's giveaway is Patsy.  Congratulations, Patsy!

Annie, you're known as an author of steampunk, with a touch of the supernatural thrown in, not to  mention sci-fi.  In your books we get wonderful, fantastic stuff like time travel and shape shifters.  And here you are with a contemporary romance release!  Which is your preferred genre and why?

Petronela Ungureanu On Her New Paranormal Work I MET A DEMON and a Giveaway

I am happy to welcome fantasy author Petronela Ungureanu to MBB today.  Petronela is Romanian, but writes in English and through her work, she explores the inner worlds of fantasy and imagination.  Her recent releases include LOST IN THE SEVEN WORLDS and a new release, I MET A DEMON.


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ANNOUNCEMENT:  Petronela's giveaway has been won by Petula.  Congratulations, Petula.

What made you want to be a writer?
It came naturally. I've started as a journalist for a daily newspaper and only recently  have I discovered my inclination towards fiction.

What attracts you to the fantasy genre?
The endless possibilities, I can make up worlds, mystical creatures and unknown abilities.

Do you write in Romanian language as well as English?
No. Aside from my journalistic articles, I have nothing else written in Romanian. English is my...magical language.

Can you share a little about your new release?
I met a demon" is a story based on actual events. I…


ANNOUNCEMENT:  The winner of Sarah's giveaway is Desere Congratulations Desere.

I'm happy to welcome Sarah Painter to MBB today.  Sarah writes women's fiction and has just released her debut novel THE LANGUAGE OF SPELLS with Carina Press UK.  She  has worked as a freelance magazine journalist, blogger and editor for the last thirteen years, combining this career with motherhood.  Sarah lives in rural Scotland with her children, husband, and two enormous cats.  Today, she stops here  on her blog tour....

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What made you decide to become a writer? I’ve wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember, but by the time I went to university, I’d decided that writing fiction was an unrealistic dream and so I went into magazine journalism instead. It was still in my heart, though, and I kept saying that I’d write fiction ‘one day’. After I’d had my second child something clicked and I realised that ‘one day’ was never going to come if I didn…