Monday, April 08, 2013

Review Tour Highlights

I was feeling poorly during the Caribbean Casanova blog tour, so I didn't manage to list the reviews and interviews as they came in. Here's a recap...followed by the announcement of the winners from the tour.

Caribbean Casanova is a thoroughly entertaining novel that will have you turning the pages quickly as you root for the happily ever after. If you like your novels steamy with blazing chemistry and hot sex scenes, then this one is definitely right up your alley. - Janna Shay

Sexy, sizzling, and fun! I had a blast reading Caribbean Casanova. This is my first work by the author, and I enjoyed her sexy style. 4 Lighting Bolts, Storm Goddess Book Reviews

Chatting with Krystal Shannon ::
KS: Beer, Wine, or mixed drink?
JBB: Wine! Pinot Gris, please. Or champagne. Sometimes lemon drop, but only if the lemons are fresh squeezed. Lush or high-maintenance, whatevs.

Talking with Romancing Rakes ::
RR: Do you have any writing rituals? (blasting music, eating cookies, drinking wine...)
I have writing pants. No joke – leopard, zebra & frog. I write better when I’m comfortable. And I tend to stick with one manicure style when drafting a book. Caribbean Casanova was Ruby Shoes (sparkly red).

Dishing with Flirting with Romance ::

When you have writer's block how do you break free?
Writers block is an injury in your creativity. Just like a physical injury, you need to rest and make sure your body can properly heal. Then, you have to work through it. Exercise, stretching…and eventually you’ll be back to your normal pace.
Rachel Brimble chitchat ::
Who would you cast to play your hero & heroine in a movie?
Joe Manganiello & Khloe Kardashian. I am a visual person, so I’m in love with Pinterest for storyboarding. Want to see the inspiration behind Caribbean Casanova? 
Prattling on at Books and Other Spells ::
Since becoming a writer, what’s the most exciting thing to ever happen to you?
Going to New York City for the Romance Writers of America conference a few years ago. I’ve always dreamed of New York, so it was beyond amazing to find myself there.

Thanks to everyone who followed the tour, picked up Caribbean Casanova and buzzed about the book. The winners of the contest are ::

$25 :: Mary Preston who commented on I Love Lady Porn
$10 :: Book Lady who commented on Queen of the Night

*Because there were so many entries, I decided to send free copies of Caribbean Casanova to commenters picked by *

Andra Lyn who commented on Storm Goddess
Maria D who commented on Krystal Shannan Chats
Janice H who commented on Romancing Rakes

Monday, April 01, 2013

All Over The Place

Life has been a whirlwind. The kids home for Spring Break, Hubster negotiating a new job, the angry gut trying to get attention... and I had a book release, signing, & a reading. Sheesh.

Now the kids are back to their routine (and my carpool, ugh), Hubster has the transition scheduled and budget tightened, the antibiotics are doing their thing, and I can get back to doing what I love. Reading, writing, and chatting everyone up.

In fact, I'm all over the blogosphere this week doing fun interviews. Check it out (and enter to win gift certificates)

April 1: Krystal Shannan - Where Love and Destiny Collide
April 2: Queen of the Night Reviews
April 3: Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance
April 3: Flirting With Romance
April 4: Rachel Brimble Romance
April 4: Books to Light Your Fire
April 5: Books and Other Spells