Saturday, April 4, 2015

Raining Romance Giveaway Hop featuring Heather Wardell

Hello & Welcome to my stop on the Raining Romance Books Giveaway Hop. A big thank you to the host of this giveaway hop StuckInBooks. And to the sponsor of my giveaway Heather Wardell! THANK YOU! Three (3) readers will win an e-copy (1) of the following book!

The fiercely private Madeleine-Cora Spencer is the last person who should be on a reality TV show, but when she's shunned by a friend's new wife because "you can't trust desperate single women" her pain and humiliation drive her straight to the "Find Your Prince" dating show's web site.

Armed with date-appropriate clothes and a detailed game plan she arrives to meet her potential loves, only to be dumped... on a remote island with seven ex-boyfriends.

Seven exes! Could this be any worse?

1. Where did you get the idea for the novel?
 I was watching TV and saw a commercial for "Survivor", and thought, "That'd be bad, but it'd be worse if you knew and didn't like everyone on your team." That eventually turned into "your whole team is exes". 

2. Is there a message in your novel that you want your readers to grasp?
Push past your discomfort and go for what matters to you.

3. Why did you pick this genre? What do you like about it?
I think it picked me! I have always loved reading about real-life women and their struggles, so when I started writing that's how my books came out. I love inventing characters who feel like they could be your friends.

4. Since becoming a writer, what’s the most exciting thing to ever happen to you?
Meeting readers! I've done it twenty times, in cities all over the US ( to see pictures!) and every time it's amazing.

5. What book are you currently reading or what was the last book you read?
I finished one and read two others today (so lovely to have a free day to read!): "Accidentally Married" by Victorine E. Lieske, "The Mysterious Bakery on Rue Du Paris" by Evie Gaughan, and I reread my own "Go Small or Go Home".

6. At a book signing, do you just sign your name or do you write a note? How do you come up with stuff to say?
All of my signings have been small groups so far, so by the time I get to the signing stage I know the people well enough to write something funny or sweet based on what they've said. On the rare occasion that I don't, I thank them for being a reader and end with "Happy Reading!" because that's what I wish for them.

7. What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
Though I may not look the type, I have six tattoos. (One being the one from "Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo", and the rest being either polar bears or stars or polar bears AND stars.)

8. How do you react to a bad review?
I don't read my Amazon reviews because I think they're for readers not for me, but I do read all blogger reviews. I am sorry I've disappointed a reader when a blogger doesn't love my book, but I take from the review whatever I can use to make the next book better and try hard not to let it bother me. (Challenging sometimes but I do try!)

9. How did you celebrate the sale of your first book?
I am not good at celebrating, and since I put my first book up as a free download on my own I didn't really have it as a sale. My favorite celebration to date is what I did on the 5th anniversary of that book ("Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo", still a free download from my site!): I got the polar bears from its cover tattooed on my arm. :)

Heather is a natural 1200 wpm speed reader and the author of sixteen self-published novels including the free ebook "Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo" which has had over 385,000 downloads.
She came to writing after careers as a software developer and elementary school computer teacher and has no plans to leave it.
In her spare time, she reads, runs, swims, crochets, takes care of her aquarium and her cat Trinity, and plays drums and clarinet. Generally not all at once.
This picture, taken by and licensed from Martin Russell of PixelMagic Digital Photography, was used in the program for Heather's first musical as a drummer ("Fame! The Musical") in February 2012.

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Three (3) e-copies of Seven Exes are Eight Too Many in winner’s choice of format are up for grabs.

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  1. Open and friendly author. Love her books

  2. Love Heather's books! I have read all of them and re-read many :) Can't wait for 15 minutes of summer

  3. Thanks for this giveaway. Happy Easter!

  4. Oh, that's super cool. I saw the bit about her newsletter delivering a new, free short story every month. That seems like an EXCELLENT idea to get and retain subscribers.

    You have some awesome series listed on the right hand side of the page. Are those all favorites of yours, or were they selected some other way? And, I saw The Morganville Vampires over there (which was so fun to read and had a fabulously high number of books in the series, if I remember correctly). Have you read Rachel Caine's Weather Warden series? I think you'd enjoy it from looking over that list :)

    1. Whoops, forgot to click so it'll notify me of responses :) Reply-fix! :D Ignore me, I'm a weirdo

    2. The list on the right side are all favs of mine (it desperately needs updated though lol). I have read some of the series, I own five of them and will get the rest Im sure. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. This book sounds like it would be a lot of fun to read! I'm not a huge fan of reality shows but this concept just drew me in! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  6. I haven't read her books but Seven Exes are Eight Too Many sounds like a great read.

  7. Maria Theresa SantosApril 9, 2015 at 12:17 AM

    thanks for the chance

  8. Love your blog. Thanks for the chance!

  9. Thanks for participating in the hop. I'm not a fan of reality tv, but this sounds like a fun read!

  10. Awesome lady and great writer 💞