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Featuring Merry-Go-Round by Donna Fasano!

August 18, 2014

The Merry-Go-Round
by Donna Fasano
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 2, 2009




When Lauren divorces her husband, she has one thought on her mind...stepping off the merry-go-round. However, her life quickly turns into a three-ring circus: her hypochondriac father moves in, her ex is using her shower when she’s not home, and her perky assistant is pushing her out into the fearsome dating world. She also has to decide if the dilapidated barn and vintage merry-go-round she was awarded in the divorce settlement is a blessing or a bane. As if Lauren’s personal life isn't chaotic enough, this slightly jaded attorney is overrun with a cast of quirky characters who can’t stay on the right side of the law. What’s a woman to do? She can allow life to spin her in circles forever. Or she can reach out and grab the brass ring.









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What are you working on now? 
I’m currently writing two projects at once. I've never done this before, and I can’t decide if I love it or hate it. I’m writing a Christmas Novella entitled Almost Perfect Christmas, the story of man who enlists the help of a woman in giving his daughter a perfect Christmas. Unbeknownst to him, his little girl has every intention of playing an angelic matchmaker. The other project is the first book of a 3-book series called Following His Heart, the story of a man who is eerily drawn to a woman, and after they fall in love, they discover what brought them together, and it just might tear them apart. Yes, the description is vague, but that’s just the way it has to be for now. I’m chuckling as I type this. Both books are contemporary romance novels and are due out this fall.

What are you reading now or what do you have in your TBR pile? 
I just finished Learning to Swim by Sara Henry. I’m currently reading Love Me Tender by Mimi Barbour. On my TBR pile you’ll find A Reluctant Hero by Jackie Weger, Creatus by Carmen DeSousa, The Neighbor by Dean Koontz, Three Junes by Julia Glass, One Way or Another by Elaine Raco Chase…should I go on?

What flavor is your writing style?
I always tell people I write cotton candy for the mind. Think back to when you were a kid and you took a bite of that delectable confection. What did you do? You smiled. That’s what I’m going for in my romance novels.

Was writing always the first thing you wanted to do in life?
No, I wanted to be a teacher, but then I met and fell in love with my husband. We married and began raising a family. It wasn't until my children started school that I started writing.

While you were writing, did you ever feel as if you were one of the characters? 
I believe there’s a lot of me in my protagonists. I write about women who are strong, yet vulnerable. My main characters and my secondary characters have flaws and make mistakes (don’t we all?), but then most of them do all they can to learn, grow and become better people.

Do you have any advice for other writers?
One piece of advice I often give to writers is to READ. Don’t just read in the genre in which you write. Read everything. And then figure out what you liked and what you didn't…and then think about why. Reading and analyzing the writing of talented people can help you perfect your own skills.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers? 
I bow down to readers! I am so appreciative that they spend their hard-earned money on my books and then take the time to read my stories. I am so blessed to have a job I love, and I wouldn't have this job if there weren't readers who love romance novels.

What inspired you to write your first book? 
I came to writing through my love of reading. I spent many a Saturday as a kid in the local library. I loved books, but I never imagined I would ever write one. My husband gets the credit for my becoming a writer. When my children started school and I decided to find a part-time job, he looked around at the piles of romance novels in our home and said, “You've read a lot of those. Why don’t you try writing one?” So, you see. It’s all his fault.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book? 
Not my latest book, but one of my titles—Where’s Stanley?—features an ending that I didn't come up with. I handed in the completed manuscript, and my editor suggested a different ending. I wasn't happy, but I did as she asked. Personally, I think the book suffered for it, but readers seem to enjoy it.

What books have most influenced your life most? 
Old Yeller, Sounder, The Bell Jar, To Kill a Mockingbird…how can people read these books and not be influenced? There are so many titles that inspired me and moved me, molded and shaped me, there isn't time to name them all. The characters in these wonderful books help young readers to decide what kind of individual they want to be.

Do you ever experience writer's block? 
There was a time when I’d have said no. I have a plant-your-butt-in-the-chair-and-the-words-will-come attitude. But I did suffer writer’s block while my dad was battling cancer. It’s difficult to write feel-good happily-ever-after when your beloved father is dying.

Do you write an outline before every book you write?
I do, yes. I equate an outline with a road made; how do you know where you’re going if you don’t have a map? I might write the first chapter or two on the fly, but I always take the time to plan out where I want the story to go. Now that’s not to say that the characters are going to stay on the straight and narrow. They decide to veer off the highway every now and then, and that’s when I have to do a quick reroute.

Have you ever disliked something you wrote? 
I've never published anything that I disliked. I have started projects that haven’t seen the light of day, either because I couldn't figure out where to take the story, or I couldn't make the protagonist sympathetic or likable. It’s a rare occurrence, and when it happens, I just set the story aside and hope I can someday come up with a solution.




USA Today Bestselling Author Donna Fasano has written over 30 romance and women's fiction books that have sold 4 million copies worldwide. Look for Ehefrau auf Zeit (German Edition) due out September 16th, published by Amazon Crossing, and the first novel of the brand new 3-book Ocean City Boardwalk Series called Following His Heart, due to be released at the end of October.


 

Santa Claus, Lies, and Murder - New Amber Fox Mystery Out Now!

August 7, 2014

My Bestselling Amber Fox Cozy Mystery Series is back with a new release!


About Santa Claus, Lies, and Murder

Santa has gone missing and the fate of Christmas is in Amber Fox’s hands… 

When the bones of St Nicholas, the original Santa Claus, are stolen from a special exhibit at the Natural History Museum on Christmas Eve, insurance investigator Amber Fox is hot on the thieves’ trail. 

Jinxed spells, freaky insects, and a sack full of secrets take Amber on a bumpy sleigh ride. But can she res...

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New Multi Author Boxed Set Release! The Gemstone Collection Out Now at a Bargain Price of $0.99/£0.77!

July 28, 2014


I'm so excited to be part of the WTRAFSOG  Gemstone Collection Part 4, along with 10 other authors.  This fab multi-author boxed set it out now at a bargain price for a LTD time!

ABOUT WHAT TO READ AFTER FSOG GEMSTONE COLLECTION PART 4:

Heidi and the Kaiser by Selena Kitt
Blurb:
Mousy little Heidi is a wanna-be designer who works as nothing more than a glorified go-fer for one of the largest and most well-known companies in the world of fashion. When she accidentally stains CEO Warren Kaiser's pa...

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Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt - Win Fab Prizes!

July 7, 2014


The 
Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt will run from TODAY until midnight on SUNDAY (19th July). To enter to win FORTY signed paperbacks by a wide range of authors PLUS $30 worth of Amazon Gift Cards, simply hop around ALL participating stops, collect all of the highlighted numbers, add them together, and then go enter the requested details along with your calculated answer in the ENTRY FORM. You can find more information on how the stop works HERE. All stops will direct you to the next place to hop...

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Win $25/£20 Amazon Gift Voucher with the Release of Look Behind You!

April 15, 2014

Want to win a $25/£20 Amazon gift card with the release of my new psychological thriller Look Behind You

Just leave a review for Look Behind You on 
Amazon.comAmazon.co.uk,  B&N.com between now and May 20th, then either come back here and post that you've reviewed, or post a message on my Facebook page and you’ll be entered to win a gift card! One winner will be pulled at random from all eligible entries. Look Behind You is on sale for a special introductory price of $0.99 for a LTD time...

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Butterfly Blog Tour! March 24th - 28th! Win a $25 Amazon Gift Voucher + ebooks!

March 19, 2014


I'm doing my first ever blog tour for the release of my New Adult/Contemporary Romance organized by the fab Itching for Books!




March 24th -
My Favorite Things *Review & Excerpt (blogger's choice)
BookGroupies *Review & Dream Cast (blogger's choice)
Reader Girls *Review & Excerpt (blogger's choice)

March 25th -
Another World of Books *Review & Favorite Quotes
Rockin' & Reviewing *Review & Dream Cast (blogger's choice)
Books Like Breathing *Review & Dream Cast (blogger's choice)

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Mystery Spring Fling: 10 romantic mystery novels for only $0.99!

March 14, 2014
Mystery Spring Fling: 10 romantic mystery novels

Gemma Halliday Publishing has launched an amazing boxed set of fun mystery novels for only $0.99/£0.77! 

10 romantic cozy mystery novels by New York Times, USA Today, and National Bestselling authors! Mystery, murder, laughs, romance, and tons of fun! 

ALL proceeds from the sale of this collection will be donated to one local library. To nominate your public, private or school library to receive these much needed-funds, visit gemmahalliday.com

Deadline to Nominate your library: March 31, 2014 

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A Step Too Far by LK Watts

February 3, 2014
A Step Too Far (A Fun Chick Lit Adventure)

If you're looking for a fun chick lit adventure, check out LK Watts' A Step Too Far...

Caitlin O’Connor has the perfect life. Or so she thinks. In her late twenties, she already has a fantastic career as a trauma nurse with a gorgeous, rich, successful husband to match. 

But when tragedy strikes on an exotic holiday, all this changes. Caitlin’s near-death experience makes her realise that she has to move out of her comfort zone and make the most of life’s opportunities. 

But when she makes...

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Lost Love Letters - An Indie Chicks Anthology

January 31, 2014


One of my stories was just published in Lost Love Letters: An Indie Chicks Anthology! This anthology is a collection of beautiful love letters from many bestselling authors and I think you might enjoy it. The Indie Chicks are offering it for FREE for two days - Sunday February 2nd and Monday February 3rd. If this sounds like a book you would enjoy reading, please go to Amazon during that time and download your free copy. Also, we would all appreciate it so much if you would leave a review for...

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Win a $25/£20 Amazon Gift Voucher with the Release of Butterfly (a New Adult Romance)

January 22, 2014


Want to win a $25/£20 Amazon gift card with the release of my New Adult Romance novel Butterfly

Just leave a review for Butterfly on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.ukB&N.com, Kobo.com, between now and Feb 28th, then either come back here and post that you've reviewed, or post a message on my Facebook page and you’ll be entered to win a gift card! One winner will be pulled at random from all eligible entries on March 1st. Butterfly is on sale for a special introductory price of $0.99 for a LTD t...

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Sibel Hodge I'm an author of comedy mystery and romantic comedy novels, and a huge fan of the screwball comedy genre. In my spare time I'm Wonder Woman! For more about me and my novels, please check out my book page.

 

 

 

 

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