Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sharla Lovelace: The Reason is You, Release Party and Giveaway!

Welcome back, Sharla Lovelace!  

In the small river town of Bethany, Dani Shane never fit in.  Being different pushed her to the fringes of society, and even leaving town for two decades didn’t stop the talk.  Now, with her sixteen year-old daughter Riley in tow, Dani is back in Bethany looking for a fresh start.  Too bad her plans for staying under the radar are about to be thrown out the window.
Mischievous and sexy, Dani’s old friend Alex still has the power to rock her world, but there’s a big obstacle standing in their way–Alex has been dead for forty years.  With a ghost popping up at inopportune moments and sparking conversations with her teenage daughter, Dani scrambles to find solid ground and get a grip—both on her sanity and her heart.

Click on the image above to read the first chapter of The Reason is You.

Win a copy of The Reason is You 

and a $25 Gift Card for Barnes & Noble

*see details below

1.      Since your last interview on Addicted to Words, which strangely enough was almost exactly one year ago (read here), how has your life changed? 
I got so so so so much busier. LOL.  Writing under contract is very different than when you’re just under your own timeline, so that was eye-opening.
2.      Will there be a sequel to The Reason is You?  
Not at this time, my next book is a stand-alone. 
3. What are you writing now?   
 ;) it’s still in the infant stage…so can’t say…it might turn to goo if I do.
4.  Will you have a new book coming out soon? 
My second book, BEFORE AND EVER SINCE, is scheduled to come out in November.
5.  Book signings? Where can we meet you and get our copies of The Reason is You signed? 
I will be doing a May 19th book signing in Beaumont, TX.  I’m also looking at some Houston stores, but I don’t have any dates yet.  My website www.sharlalovelace.com has a “What’s Happening” tab that I try to stay diligent about updating, so you can always check there.  In any case, I’m always happy to mail out a signed bookplate sticker for your book.  Shoot me a message on the Contact form on my website, and I’ll get one out to you.  It’s not as fun and personal, but it beats driving 500 miles. LOL!
6.  What are your plans for the future, when all of this crazy release stuff settles down, anything you can’t wait to do that you’ve had to put on hold?  
 Go on vacation!!
7.  Goodreads…are you going to peek at the reviews, or duck and run? 
Ohhh, I can already tell I’m going to be a bit obsessive at first.  I already go looking.  J  But I’m only giving myself a couple of weeks to indulge, and then I’m walking away from that.  It’s not good for the muse!
8.  Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers?    
Do your research on agents and editors, and customize to them…make it personal.  And make it professional.  And develop a thick skin.
9.  Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers, fans…or Goodreads reviewers?    
I appreciate any and every person that buys my book…the whole experience is very surreal and it still seems bizarre to me that the book is out there.  I hope you all enjoy it, and will tell your friends!
10.  Where can we find more interviews with you?   
Well, for the next fifteen days, I’m on a blog tour with Goddess Fish Promotions, and you can see all the stops here:  http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2012/01/virtual-book-tour-reason-is-you-by.html  or go to my website to the “What’s Happening” page…I have them listed there by date.
11.  Where can we buy The Reason is You?    
All major bookstores around the country, and online as well. Also on Amazon.
12.  Where can we find your blog:  www.sharlalovelace.com/my-blog     
Twitter:  www.twitter.com/sharlalovelace
Facebook:   www.facebook.com/sharlalovelace

Thanks for joining us again, Sharla. Happy Book Release!

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Contest runs now through April 30th, 2012

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Addicted to Words is Back!

Thanks for all of the well wishes for my friend's daughter and thanks for your understanding in my absence.

I am happy to report that my friend's daughter is doing very well. It's been three months since the accident and she is walking without a walker, her scars are fading and she's got a new outlook on life. She still has a long road of physical therapy and surgeries in the future but we're all grateful she's alive.

In other news...tonight at midnight a Book Release Party and Give Away begins right here, so stay tuned. You don't want to miss it!

See you then.