BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF WESTERN HISTORICAL ROMANCE!
Caroline Clemmons writes historical and contemporary genre fiction. Historical romances, contemporary romantic suspense, mysteries, and paranormals are among her current works. Learn more about her at www.carolineclemmons.com
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
12 HONEYMOONS BY K. L. BRADY -- CAN SHE BREAK THE CYCLE?
by K.L. Brady
The author will be awarding a Kindle Fire HD (International Giveaway) to a randomly drawn winner and a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to another randomly drawn winner, both via rafflecopter during the tour.
12 HONEYMOONS Blurb:
Miki Vincent's entire life stalled because she's addicted to the beginnings of things, especially relationships. She relishes in the emotional highs, first hugs, first kisses that new love brings. But sex always ruins it. That's why abstaining during the first three months of a relationship—following the 90-day rule—was supposed to help land her down the aisle with Mr. Right. Miki finds out the hard way, Mr. Wrong can wait that long, especially if his ultimate prize is her inheritance.
One assault charge and depression later, Miki devises the Honeymoon Plan, guaranteeing her a lifetime of firsts and zero heartaches. But following her own rule sends her life into an out of control spiral in which she's sentenced to more than perpetual break-ups. A new pursuit and a string of sexy suitors offer her the opportunity to jumpstart her life and test her new strategy. The only problem? It just might work.
Miki's best friend Pam, a repressed artist, struggles to keep her honeymoon alive but she can no longer ignore the blatant evidence staring her in the face: Her husband is having an affair. A different kind of "honeymoon plan" designed to free her from her troubles, and a chance meeting with a handsome artistic stranger, help reignite her passions. But will they destroy her marriage in the process?
12 HONEYMOONS Excerpt:
My Grandma Pearl once told me there are two kinds of men: the ones who will make you count your blessings, and the ones who will make you want to start counting from zero to forget they ever existed.
Mitch Wiggins fell into the latter category. He made me determined to not only start again...but to start better. The end of our disastrous liaison quite literally drove me from love’s hangover straight to Circuit Court... in a brand new S-Class with a dented rear fender. The real shame of this sham was that I had him pegged within days, maybe moments, of meeting him. The red flags went up and flapped like crazy, batted against the winds of Deceiving Bastard, but I convinced myself to ignore the warnings and continue with the charade. And finally, I figured out the real problem.
See, at that time, I still viewed “the honeymoon period” in a relationship as a wonderful pit stop on the yellow brick road to everlasting happiness—and I was wrong. So wrong. The actual truth was concealed behind the blare of my biological clock, which was ticking like an Old & Barren bomb merely seconds from exploding over the remnants of my life.
The book will be on sale for $0.99 during the tour.
K. L. Brady is a D.C. native but spent a number of her formative years in the Ohio Valley. Her writing career started in the pages of diaries when she was 7 or 8 years old. But it wasn’t until her 40th birthday and an Oprah “Live Your Best Life” moment that she finally answered her calling and wrote her first novel–THE BURN MAGNET. The originally self-published novel was picked up by Simon & Schuster in a two-book deal, and K.L. hasn’t looked back since, penning the follow-up, GOT A RIGHT TO BE WRONG and self-publishing the first books in two young adult series and a spy thriller series based on her 20+-year career in the U.S. Intelligence Community.
She has a B.A. in Economics, an MBA, and is a member of the Maryland Writer’s Association, Romance Writers of America, Sisters In Crime, and International Thriller Writers. She’s addicted to writing and chocolate—not necessarily in that order—and currently lives in the Washington D.C. area with her son. She is hard at work on several projects, including the next installment of the series.
I grew up in the DC area and then moved to Ohio…then back to the DC area during
my second year of college. I got tired of being a broke college student and got
a real job to feed my eating habit. I have one brother – he and I were both
band geeks. He played trumpet and I the tuba. Definitely a bookworm. I was an
honor roll student and consummate workaholic overachiever. Not much changed
there except I’m not currently on any honor rolls.
Caroline: Who are your
favorite authors and favorite genres?
I read a little bit of everything. Recently, I’ve read a ton of non-fiction,
two books on Steve Jobs that I’ve enjoyed. But I’ve also been reading Game of
Thrones and sweet romance by Debbie Macomber and Sheila Robert. And let’s not
forget the latest Terry McMillan.
Caroline: What’s your
favorite way to relax and recharge?
Honestly, when I’m not writing, I’m usually writing. That’s how you know that
you really love what you do. Your work doesn’t feel like work. If I’m not
writing, I’m pretty insane. It’s not pretty. So, the people in my life let me
write and we’re all happier for it.
Caroline: How long have you
I’ve been writing since I was 7 or 8.
Caroline: Where do you
prefer to write?
Everywhere and nowhere. I usually write in the house. Sometimes I’m on the
couch, other times I’m in the bed, and yet other times I close myself up in my
office. It just depends on how clean my house is. The cleanest room usually
wins because my muse doesn’t like clutter.
Caroline: Are you a plotter
or a panzer?
I’m actually a little bit of both. I used to be a pantser when writing my
romantic comedies but I’ve come to learn that outlines only limit you as much
as you allow them to. Somebody gave writers the idea that because they write an
outline they have to follow it. No, it gives me a place to start and sometimes
it keeps me from loosing track of my subplots. But if my characters take the
story in a different direction than what I planned, I just let them go. They
are better storytellers than I am.
Caroline: Do you use real
events or persons in your stories or as an inspiration for stories?
Absolutely. I pull very heavily from my personal experiences and my career when
looking for ideas for my books. I’ve been living my life for a lot of years and
didn’t have a clue about why certain things happened. Now I know it was all
material to source my writing career.
Caroline: Do you set daily
writing goals? Word count? Number of chapters? Do you get a chance to write
No, I just write. Some days I write a paragraph. Some days I write multiple
chapters and thousands of words. Some days I can only edit. For me, the point
is forward movement. As long as I’m making progress I’m happy. But I do write
consistently so that I stay productive.
Caroline: What do you hope
your writing brings to readers?
I love to help my readers laugh at their pain…and my pain. I hope my stories
spark an epiphany in their lives. Most of all, I hope to give them a few hours
of escape in my world…and books they can’t put down.
Caroline: What long-term
plans do you have for your career?
Just to write books. A lot of books. I’ll empty my head of all these stories
and see where it goes from there. That will probably take a few years as the
ideas I have now will carry me at least through 2019, God willing.
Caroline: Would you like to
tell us what you’re working on now?
I joined a Valentine’s Day box set with 13 other authors and am writing my
first sweet romance novella. I’m so excited for February…but I’ve got to get
through Christmas first.
Caroline: What advice would
you give to unpublished authors?
Keep writing and write what’s in your heart. There’s an audience for everyone.
And don’t let other authors’ careers define you worth as a writer or your idea
The author will be awarding $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner, and a Kindle Fire HD (International Giveaway) to another randomly drawn winner, both via rafflecopter during the tour.