Molly McAdams Prank-Tacular Blog Tour & Giveaway

Who is the real Molly McAdams?

Molly McAdams is pulling a prank on the internet to celebrate the release of her prank-tastic novella, Needing Her, on 12/23! For eight days until Needing Her goes on-sale, the internet will be brimming with New Adult celebs like J. Lynn, Jay Crownover, Sophie Jordan, and more—all pretending to be the REAL Molly McAdams. All have filled out the same Q&A, so it’s up to the fans to guess which one is the real Molly! Each day, a new Q&A will go live on a variety of blogs, and if you guess who’s answering the questions in the comments, you could win a fabulous gift basket, including books from all the participating authors, as well as a prank “starter-kit,” for your own practical jokes. Here are the participants:

Molly McAdams – J. Lynn – Monica Murphy – Lisa DesRochers – Jay Crownover – Sophie Jordan – Nichole Chase – Blogger Yara Santos of Once Upon A Twilight

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So see if you can guess who’s who by commenting and you’ll be entered to win a lavish prize basket. And check all the other participating blogs until 12/23 to see if you can pick out the REAL Molly McAdams. Identities will be revealed, and the winner will be announced on 12/24, on these blogs as well as on the Between the Covers FB page.

12/19 –Molly McAdams Pretender #4

Favorite food?

Ain’t no thing like a chicken wing, ya’ll.

Favorite color?

White. What? It’s a color. It goes with EVERYTHING.

Favorite band and / or favorite song?

Anything from Lil’ Wayne. I love him and his gold capped teeth. Don’t hate. WHEEZY 4EVA!!!

How do you come up with your book ideas?

I pay attention to people I know in real life. I know some cray cray people.

What’s the best prank you’ve ever played on someone?

Oh lawd, once while road-tripping with my best bud for a signing, I convinced my publicist I’d been detained for questioning in a string of adult sex toy shop robberies committed throughout Texas because I was late reaching said signing.

What’s your fascination with cops and detectives?

Once you go pop a cop, you can’t stop. Wait. That came out all kinds of wrong. I married one! Love me a man in a uniform.

What’s the thing you love most about Needing Her?

Green kool-aid and abs. Ya’ll understand when you read NEEDING HER.

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Needing Her

A fabulous, fun, and sexy New Adult novella from New York Times bestselling author Molly McAdams. If you loved Connor in From Ashes, this is the story for you.

She’s the Girl Next Door

Maci Price isn’t really into relationships. Having four very protective older brothers has always made having a boyfriend very difficult anyway. But her friend is set on finding her the right guy—and thinks the mysterious Connor Green is the perfect pick.

He’s Her Brother’s Best Friend

Connor Green is trying to find himself again. He loved, then lost, and it’s time for him to pick up the pieces. His brooding is making his friends crazy, but Maci, who has grown up into a gorgeous and incredibly sexy woman, is about to break the spell.

They’re Made for Each Other

When Maci starts up old pranks to get Connor out of his slump, an all-out war leads to a night that will break all their rules … and a relationship they must keep hidden. Together they’re electric. Apart they’re safe. And soon they’ll each find that they’re exactly what the other needs.

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Participating Blogs:

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About Molly

Molly McAdams grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband and furry daughter. Her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling and long walks on the beach…which roughly translates to being a homebody with her hubby and dishing out movie quotes. When she’s not at work, she can be found hiding out in her bedroom surrounded by her laptop, cell, Kindle and fighting over the TV remote. She has a weakness for crude-humored movies, fried pickles and loves curling up in a fluffy comforter during a thunderstorm…or under one in a bathtub if there are tornados. That way she can pretend they aren’t really happening.

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Jane Austen’s Thoughts on Novels

“Romance” and “Chick Lit” novels have a bad name. Not because they are inherently bad books, but because the rest of the literary world looks down on them as something lesser. We have a cultural block about accepting romance, chick lit, women’s fiction, etc. as part of the legitimate publishing world.

Think about your romance novels… Do you hide them away? Do you call them a “guilty pleasure”? Do you limit yourself on how many you check out from the library? Do you get embarrassed going to the romance section in the book store?

Despite being far and away the biggest book market in the world — estimated at $1.368 billion in sales for 2011 compared to the next biggest genre “religion/inspirational” at $715 million or HALF of the romance genre — people still feel guilty about reading romance. (Source: Romance Writers of America: Industry Statistics) Continue reading

Fireworks

Today is the Fourth of July and here in the United States that means we are celebrating Independence Day.  Everywhere else in the world it just means it’s the first Thursday in July.  It also means it is my day to post here at Teatime Romance, so I’m totally going to take the opportunity to share this video, because I love it.

Go ahead, watch it.  I’ll wait.

Now wasn’t that awesome?  Schoolhouse Rock, FTW.

And now, onto the real post.
One of my favorite things about the Fourth of July is fireworks.  Currently I live in Montana and these folks take their fireworks seriously.  Like my fellow Montanans, I, too, am a fireworks fan.  I’ve been to my share of sporting events with Big Bang shows after and theme parks aplenty. I’ve seen the various fireworks shows at Disneyland often enough that I know them by heart.  Fireworks, quite frankly, are awesome. Continue reading

The Tearoom Welcomes CC MacKenzie!

We’ve got a real treat in store for us today. CC MacKenzie is back! Though I promise she’s not here under duress. No. No, me hearties. Sailing across the pond and capturing heroines only happens in my books. I promise CC hasn’t ventured from England to the tearoom in shackles. See for yourself, loves.

CC MacKenzie is the author of the best selling contemporary romance The Ludlow Hall series, which includes Reckless Nights In Rome, A Stormy Spring and Run Rosie Run. She also writes a sexy paranormal series, The Vampyre Legal Chronicles, since she loves those bloodsuckers too.

So join me in raising the signal flag. Welcome to the tearoom, CC! Continue reading

Feast Your Eyes On That Horizon

Aw, the tea room.  How I love it here!  Manners observed, napkins in our laps and fresh scones.

“I’ll have a chocolate chip scone today, please.”  Tea froths into my cup.  “And one lump, not two.  Thank you!”

What I love about tea time is sharing the longings of the heart and whatever has stirred the mind in recent days.  Gathering together is a great way to stir and replenish the soul.  I always feel depleted if I haven’t been able to commune with friends.

Writers, you see, are solitary beings.  Some readers are too.  The written word can be an elixir  too tempting to ignore, keeping you literally chained to a computer for hours on end.  I’ve found that to be the case recently.  I’m experiencing a whirlwind to publication that has me channeling different personas on a daily basis.  The calendar I’ve rarely paid attention to, has now become my saving grace.  But this wonderful experience has also gifted me with so many blessings.  If you’ll allow me, I’d like to share a few with you today.

One of the wonderful things about the road to publication is knowing your baby will finally go out into the world.  But as in every writer’s life, that was not always the case.  The road to publication is riddled with potholes and cracks.  Sometimes it seems the more we patch the segmented strips of asphalt by attending conferences, taking online classes, participating in critiques, seasons of growth, the elements and a bad critique or rejection do their worst, leaving us strown about the room in pieces.  (Where’s the rum?)

Keeping a positive attitude is one of the hardest things to maintain in this business.  Rejections swoop in on owl mails or the forest echoes with mockingjay choruses.  Emails, twitter and texts speed these responses.  Yes, the agony is quick these days, isn’t it?  And so, that brings us back to the importance of staying positive, of looking ahead, of setting your eyes upon a BIG goal and meeting lesser goals head on.  (Of feasting your eyes upon that horizon… and really bad eggs.)

I’m blessed to be celebrating several achievements this week.  So far, I’ve received my edits, turned them around and sent them back to my editor and received my unedited galleys for reviews.  But this week, I received my galley edits.  Galley edits are the last time you can make any corrections or minimal changes to a book before it goes back to editors and then is sent out to the public.  Going through galley edits is like reading a book, in book form.  (Oh, and it’s WAY cool!)

But getting here was only a dream until this past June.  Twenty years ago, raising four small children, I didn’t think I’d ever see the day one of my books would be available to readers.  Dreams do come true however.  This week my book showed up on Goodreads and Amazon for pre-order.  This week I got my promo items, stress bones (muahahaha! for name recognition) and pens.

This week I got my very first book cover.  (It’s like pirate treasure.)

How did I get here?  Small goals merging together to form BIG goals.  Twenty years with lots of living in between is what it took to mold me into the writer I am today.  I didn’t write over the entire twenty years.  There were times when I didn’t write at all because my children needed me.  I wasn’t able to seriously focus on writing until seven years ago, when my children were nearly all grown.  But all that time I’d held goals in my heart, cherishing them, feeding them, living with the dream that one day I would get that call or email telling me someone wanted to publish my books.

There is so much talent in the tea room every day.  As I share my experiences here, I want you to know that I’ve been there.  I’ve been down and out, at my wit’s end, crumbling to pieces, mending my heart, renewing desire and motivation, pumping myself up to get out in the ring again.  The irony is I was at the end of my rope earlier this year, upset about some contest results.  When out of nowhere I get a call from an agent I’d submitted to nearly a year before.  She spoke with me for two hours on the phone, encouraging me not to quit, never to give up.  And one month later, Duke By Day, Rogue By Night was accepted by Crimson Romance, followed by two more books.  Who knew?

Well, if I’d quit, I never would have known.  Stay the course, mates.  Continue to focus heavily on your dreams.  Life is well worth the effort.  Hey, I’m proof!

What do you do to boost your spirits when things get you down?  And what kinds of advice can you share with others who eat those really bad eggs?

Katherine Bone

www.katherinebone.com

Heeeeeere’s Cora!

I’ve been submerged in a migraine for over a week now, but I’ve managed to surface long enough to introduce myself to you all…in the dark (it’s the middle of the night as I write this).  When I finally kick this thing, you’ll see me around the blog a lot more.  But for now, here’s a little bit about me to ease the wait.

1. What was the first romance novel you ever read?

I don’t remember exactly the first romance novel I read, but I do remember the first one I liked.  It was The Heir by Grace Burrowes (which shows you how long I’ve been reading romance!).  I was home on medical leave (a story for another time) and had discovered a wealth of e-books for under a dollar to help me pass the time.  A lot of them were in the You Get What You Pay For category, but The Heir was a good story, very well written, with characters I liked.  As with potato chips, one is never enough, so I kept reading romance.  I guess you could say that Grace Burrowes was my gateway author  😉

2. Your house is on fire–which five romance novels do you grab on your way out?

Can one of my five be my Kindle?  If so I’m set!  But I suppose the spirit of the question is meant to get me to delineate five favorites, so I’ll give it a try.  Slightly Married by Mary Balogh is a must, as is The Soldier by Grace Burrowes.  I have a soft spot in my heart for warriors, especially the wounded kind, and both Aidan Bedwyn and Devlin St. Just fit the bill.  The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn comes too, for Anthony Bridgerton is a wounded soul, and he meets his match in Kate, who I adore.  A Summer to Remember by Mary Balogh is one I’ve read several times—lots of things going on, lots of emotion, but it never seems hurried or crowded.  I aspire to write a book like that, and I love reading it.  I think my last pick is going to be The Dragon and the Rose by Roberta Gellis, not because I love it so much (it was published in 1980 and reflect the style of the time), but because it’s the only book I can find about Henry Tudor and Elizabeth of York that actually captures a bit of them on a personal level, yet still sticks to the known facts of the day.  Underdog heroes are also a favorite of mine, and who was a bigger underdog in history than Henry at Bosworth?

3. What is your secret passion?

I suppose that depends on what “secret” means.  There are many things the reading public doesn’t know about me yet, but my family does.  Does that count?  Okay, then let’s talk Law & Order.  Yes, the TV show, in all its incarnations.  The original was my favorite, until they discontinued it.  I discovered Law & Order: UK on BBC America a couple of years ago and fell in love again…til the cable channels changed, and I didn’t get BBC American anymore!  SVU is good, Criminal Intent is okay, and I tried to like Los Angeles…but, as the TNT commercials used to say “the original is the best”.  I still watch reruns when they’re on, even though I’ve seen them all.  Detective Logan and Executive ADA Mike Cutter are my favorites.  Any guesses as to why?  😉

4. Why do you write romance?

I write romance for the same reason I read it—to remember that there really is such a thing as Happily Ever After.  Sometimes it feels like Life is conspiring with Fate (or something else entirely) to keep you juggling problem after problem, and that’s true in romance novels, too.  But in the books, everything works out in the end…and that’s what I keep working toward.

5. Is there anything in your book that comes from personal experience?

The book I’m working on is a Regency, so there are a lot of things in it I could never experience first hand.  Waltzing with a handsome duke, for example J  But emotion is universal, and a lot of what my characters express comes from various parts of my life.  My heroine, Kate, is a Smart Girl who doesn’t fit with the “in” crowd…or anyone else.  And that’s pretty much the story of my adolescent years.  John, Lord Wrexham is my hero, and he is basically a control freak.  He has the power, money, and authority to order his world the way he wants it, and, because of events in his past, he doesn’t handle surprise very well.  That’s a little bit me, though ten years of teaching high schoolers have just about cured me of it.  I can—to borrow a hockey phrase—change on the fly pretty well, but I’m still a planner at heart.

6. What is your favorite kind of tea, and how do you drink it?

I’m not really a tea drinker.  And that whooshing sound you just heard was all my English ancestors gasping simultaneously 🙂  I have discovered that mint tea is nice when I don’t feel well, but the only kind I truly like is Tazo Organic Apple Red.  It’s got a little caramel flavoring in it, and it sweet enough on it’s own that I don’t have to add anything at all.  Then, of course, they stopped making it!  So now I guess I’m looking for a new favorite tea.  Decaff only, please.  Any suggestions?