Greetings good blog folk! I have something very special for you today on Ye Olde Blog of Wonderland Delights- a blog hop and a give away. But not just any kind of blog hop and definitely not any old kind of give away. You see the wonderful authors of Crimson Romance have joined together for this hop… more than 40 of us! Every stop has a fantastic prize but not only that there are 3 wonderful grand prizes, too.
My publisher Crimson Romance offers a wonderland of stories from time travel, to historical, and everything in between. Isn’t that what reading is all about, being swept away to another place and time?
When I began writing my novel, Rush, I thought about where to set it. I’d been wanting to set a book in the south and my first choice was Alabama. A few years ago I traveled there with my sister. It was spring and everything was in bloom. I swear it looked like the roads were one giant flower shop, all the color!
The heroine of Rush is the host of a Home Shopping type show for adult toys. As I researched the location for the book, I discovered that Alabama has a law banning the sale of adult toys. Yeah, I was surprised, too. Residents can’t even order them online. Well, bummer, I thought. Back to the drawing board.
I finally settled on Dallas, Texas. At one time Texas had a law similar to Alabama’s, but it had been repealed a few years earlier. I’ve been to Dallas a few times and really like the city. It’s very clean and the people were very nice. Dallas it was!
But what time of the year should it be? What would the weather be like?
I chose mid-summer when temperatures are the highest because it would metaphorically mirror the intensity between Lucas and Mi. The heat is a constant as is the pressure they’re under and the attraction that builds between them. It’s a near tangible thing. In a novel, nothing is happenstance. Not even the weather. It’s all of the elements joined together that help to create a wonderland readers will happily fall into.
And now for the win… One (1) lucky entry will win a trio of crystal bracelets from me (US residents only) by commenting below and be automatically entered to win three (3) grand prizes (international)…
1st Grand Prize a $100 gift certificate to either Barnes and Noble or Amazon (winner’s choice)
2nd Grand Prize a $50 gift certificate to either Barnes and Noble or Amazon (winner’s choice)
3rd Grand Prize a $50 gift certificate to either Barnes and Noble or Amazon (winner’s choice)
Comment prompting questions- What is your favorite setting in a novel? Is there a particular time of year you like stories to be set in? ***YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THE COMMENT TO BE ENTERED***
CONGRATULATIONS TO JOY F. COMMENT #13 THE WINNER OF THE CRYSTAL BRACELET SET. AND THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED!
Comment by 11:59:59 PM Eastern time on November 21, 2012 for your chance to win. One (1) winner will be selected randomly for my give away using Random.org. Three (3) winners will be selected randomly from all participating blogs for the grand prizes using Random.org. Winners will be contacted by the blog owners by November 24, 2012. Only one entry per ISP address. The contest on my blog for the bracelets is NOT open to international entries. All three grand prizes are open to international entries. No purchase necessary to enter. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Email addresses will only be used for THIS contest and will not be sold or used for any other purpose. Void where prohibited.