Friday, 20 July 2012

THURSDAY PROMO PRESENTS CHRISTINE WARNER

I'm delighted, today, to extend a huge welcome to Christine Warner, a fellow Rose from The Wild Rose Press. Christine has put herself in that hot seat and has allowed me to interview her. Get organised, and get settled in for some lovely information about this lively lady!

 
Christine lives her dream in rural Michigan along with her husband, three children, one laptop and a much loved assortment of furry friends.
Besides laughing and a good round of humor, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, writing but no arithmetic. A confessed people watcher, she finds inspiration for her stories in everyday activities. She loves to read and write about strong heroes and determined, sometimes sassy, heroines.

Sunny, in the cover art here, looks absolutely perfect for the heroines you've just described, Christine! 

A girl gone wild, at least where social media is concerned, Christine enjoys meeting other avid readers and writers on facebook, twitter and her website at christine-warner.com. 

I'm  just recently into twittering, Christine, and sad to say I've not yet learned the knack of switching off and getting on with the writing! But here come the questions for you, and we'll start with a usual one since some of my readers might be surprised at your answer!

How long have you been a published author, Christine?
I’m going to give you the long version Nancy! Lol I sent in my submission for my first book, Some Like it in Handcuffs, to The Wild Rose Press in December of 2010.  The full was requested in late January of 2011 and I was offered the contract in April of 2011.  My book officially released in both ebook and print on March 23, 2012.  It was a long process, but worth it. Now, my second book was a bit quicker.

I sent Two-Timing the Boss in for submission this year and had a contract within 3 months, and it releases August 24th…which is only weeks away. I’m not sure if the varying wait times were due to the fact that Some Like it in Handcuffs is a romantic suspense and Two-Timing the Boss is contemporary, but I was surprised at how quickly the second book moved.

Tell us about your latest release- SOME LIKE IT IN HANDCUFFS.

Christine says:  "Here’s my blurb for Some Like it in Handcuffs."

Sunny Kennedy, the only female in a family of blue blood male detectives, is determined to prove testosterone isn’t the only qualification required to solve a cold case. Handcuffed while undercover then taken to the precinct by an attractive detective, her domineering family demands she work with Detective Judson Blackwolf, or she’s off the case.

Judson Blackwolf thinks women in law enforcement should work behind the scenes. The prospect of working with his Captain’s sexy daughter doesn’t thrill him. He only agrees in hopes of solving the murder of his one time mentor’s daughter. Once the case is over, he’s moving to Montana to heal his wounds from the loss of his last partner.

But when their investigation takes a dangerous turn, Sunny and Jud soon realize their feelings for each other cannot be denied.

That’s a great blurb, Christine. What’s the genre of Some Like It In Handcuffs?
Some Like it in Handcuffs is a sexy, light-hearted romantic suspense with humor!  Lol  How’s that for a mouth full? Two-Timing the Boss is a contemporary romance, and I also have another story coming out with Entangled Publishing titled, Bachelor’s Special, that is a contemporary romance as well, and tentatively scheduled for release in September. So stay tuned!  

Your hero in Some Like It In Handcuffs is called Jud. What’s he like?
Judson Blackwolf is over 6 feet of dark haired, powerful strength with a dash of humor and arrogance, but always fun and protective over the heroine Sunny.  Although not at first…tempers rose between the heat of their attraction. 

Does Sunny like Judson when they first meet? Are those sparks flying right away?
Sunny is instantly attracted—but leery of Judson Blackwolf because he’s another detective and she’s doesn’t want to become involved with a member of law enforcement. And I can’t blame her. Her father is the Chief of Police, and her four brothers are all over-protective detectives who like to run her life—or at least try.  She is annoyed over her attraction to Judson and annoyed further when her family tricks her into having to work with Judson in order to get some of the information she needs to solve a cold case.

Which bit of a novel do you find the hardest to write?
The hardest part for me is the end and I think it’s because by that point I really like my characters and know them so well. I don’t like saying goodbye.

Which character do you like best in Some Like It In Handcuffs?
My favorite character in Some Like it in Handcuffs is Sunny Kennedy, the heroine. She’s spunky and determined and sometimes awkward and unsure. I love how she sometimes speaks or acts before she thinks and then wishes she could take it all back.  I love that she is confident enough to move forward to get what she wants, but also unsure of herself at the same time because of her inexperience. 

I know you’re super busy, but what are you working on right now?
I’m finishing up the sequel for Some Like it in Handcuffs which is titled, Some Like it on the Run, and features one of Sunny’s brothers named Derek. I’m also working on two other projects that I hope to submit for proposal to Entangled within the month.


Is there a favorite time of year for you?
I love fall.  I don’t like super hot temps (like we’re having now…lol) and I don’t enjoy the frigid cold either.  Fall is colorful and the temps are perfect.  Combined with the smells of burning leaves and the crisp air it makes for an enjoyable long walk around the nature trail not far from my house.

I find I can’t type well and eat at the same time so, I’m thinking you won’t have much time for either for this question, but what’s your favorite snack food?
It totally depends. I switch it up a lot. I find that I go in spurts of what I like. One day it’ll be salty and crunchy and that might last a week or so, and then I’m all about sour gummies, or chocolate covered peanuts, or celery and peanut butter.  LOL How’s that for indecisive?


Funnily enough, I love nuts but not so much chocolate covered peanuts. Mmmm but I do love chocolate covered raisins! I might just gorge on a few of those while I read the excerpt from Some Like It In Handcuffs.

“This isn’t how I wanted it between us.”  Judson grabbed the neckline of her sweater, dragging her body to meet his with a solid thump. Sunny licked her lips in answer to the question in his eyes. He lowered his head to move his mouth over hers. 

Sunny closed her eyes, a small whimper escaping her lips. She didn’t want it like this either, but that wasn’t possible. Unable to resist her attraction she accepted it wasn’t an affair, or a long distance romance she craved, but for him to love her back. It was all or nothing for her. Her heart sank. She accepted this as their goodbye kiss.

With no thought to what was happening upstairs, Sunny rose up on her toes demanding more. Her lips pulsated against Judson’s. When his hand trembled against her cheek in a soft caress she lost touch with reality.
 
“Judson.” Sunny’s weakened body drifted farther into Judson’s as his fingers glided down her arms, pulling them to her sides where their fingers intertwined. He forced them behind her before his tongue thrust into her mouth. 

Their bodies molded together, she heard her own heartbeat and his as well when he curved his fingers around her rear and squeezed.
 
That’s when the click of the handcuffs against her wrist connected her to the handle of the locked cupboard.
 
“What the hell…Judson?” She looked up at him, her knees shook, her body still inflamed with fever. 

“Like I was saying, you wait here and I’ll go upstairs to check it out. Backup’s already been called, so you’re safe until your brothers arrive.” Judson winked before walking toward the steps to the third level. Once he reached them he turned toward her and smiled. “Gotcha,” he whispered with his notorious grin.

Some Like it in Handcuffs is available in print and digital format at:

And you can find Christine at:
My blog/website:  http://christine-warner.com/
Twitter under ChristinesWords: https://twitter.com/#!/ChristinesWords
My Facebook page…stop by and give it a LIKE to keep up on what I have coming up next: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Christine-Warner/143430882396013
I love to hear from readers and other authors.


It’s great having you here, today, Christine. Thanks for visiting ‘she said, he said’.










41 comments:

  1. Fabulous post, ladies. Learnt a bit more about Christine, and I loved the excerpt. Judson sounds just like my kind of hero...

    Good luck with both releases! :-)

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    1. Thanks Cathie....I loved "working" with Judson...he's my kind of hero too, but Sunny snagged him first! lol

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  2. Great interview, ladies. Christine, I agree about the worst part of writing being the end. I don't ever want to leave those characters. *sigh* But we must in order to discover new ones who then become our favorites. All the best.

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    1. Thank you for coming by Diane! And you are so right about ending one book to meet new characters. I think that's why starting a story is one of my favorite parts of writing :)

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  3. Wonderful interview...wonderful excerpt. I have to find time to read this book. Sounds fantastic. I'm with you on the fall weather, can't stand this heat here in Oklahoma. I also love bitter cold, though. :-) Best of luck with sales and your upcoming procjects!

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    1. Thanks Alicia, I appreciate the support and hope you enjoy the book when you have the time to read it. That's the hardest thing about writing, you love to read but when you write it's a challenge to find time for both!

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  4. SOME LIKE IT IN HANDCUFFS is already on my TBR pile, but I loved seeing another glimpse of it here and enjoyed the wonderful interview. Great job, ladies. Christine, loved hearing how your publishing contract came about and I know I'm going to fall head-over-heels for Judson!

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    1. Thanks Mae! I hope you enjoy the book and I hope you do fall for Judson...he's one of my favorite types of heroes :)

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  5. Great inteveiw ladies... This book has been on my TBR pile for a while... Maybe next week when we're on vacation... I'll finally get to read it.

    Good luck in all of your upcoming releases, Christine!

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    1. Thanks Sara...I hope you have a great vacation!

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  6. Hello everyone. Glad you've all enjoyed the interview! Back in a bit!

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    1. Thanks for having me Nancy! Love your blog :)

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    2. I'll leave it to you for a while, Christine. Grandma duties have meant no writing today. See you soon.

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  7. Great interview, Nancy and Christine. Judson sounds like my kind of hero, and I love a heroine like Sunny too, a mixture of confidence and uncertainty. Definitely want to add these two to my TBR pile.

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    1. Love hearing that Paula...thank you so much for coming by!

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  8. Loved this! I really enjoyed Sunny's story - can't wait for Two Timing the Boss!!

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    1. Thanks Kristi....Two-Timing is almost here. I can't believe how fast it's gone. Glad you came by :)

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  9. Christine Warner is one of the warmest people you'll meet. And I hear she rocks the BIG HAIR! LOL Congratulations on both of your releases - I'm looking forward to reading them.

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    1. LMBO...you always make me laugh Sheri...the big hair is only memories at this point! Thanks for your continued awesomesauceness of support!!!

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  10. I just can't help laughing every time I read the last line of this excerpt Christine! I keep pushing books to the top of my tbr- it's no wonder I never get to read anything! Congrats on all your upcoming projects girl!

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    1. Thanks Calisa. I know what you mean about that dreaded tbr pile...I do the same thing. I wish I could read more than 1 book at a time at the same time!

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  11. I loved Some Like It In Handcuffs and can't wait for your next two books to come out!

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    1. Awww...thank you Ally...that made my day :)

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  12. Love the interview, ladies, and adored the book!

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    1. Thank you Jerri...so glad to hear you enjoyed it...I enjoyed Her Man Flint as well...you did a great job with that story!

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  13. I just finished reading S.L.I.I.H's and...wow! I loved Judson...*Hugs myself* He is so hot--and the way Sunny and Judson interact is hot, sexy, and funny.
    Christine, I can hardly wait for Derek's story. I can tell he is going to be an awesome hero.

    Fall is my fav time of year too. Hey, our fav time of the year is just around the corner.

    Christine, you're awesome.

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    1. Brenda, you're awesome!

      I'm so glad you enjoyed Some Like it in Handcuffs and fell for Judson. I think he's mighty hot myself (((shivers)))

      As for our favorite time of the year...I know it's only July, but I'm ready for some cool temps and chilly breezes.

      Thanks for coming by!!!

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  14. My thanks to everyone who has popped in today to share my visit with Christine. (To Cathie, Diane,Alicia, Mae, Sarah, Paula, Kristina, Sheri, Calisa, Liz, Ally, Jerri and Brenda. Have a nice day/ evening/morning wherever you are!)

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    1. And thank you so much for having me here Nancy...you have an awesome blog! (oh, and I like chocolate covered raisins too!...lol)

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  15. Loved the little excerpt on Some Like It In Handcuffs! Sunny and Judson's are great together.
    I cannot wait to read, Two Timing the Boss!
    Neecy

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    1. Neecy is such an interesting name I just have to ask if it is particular to any country? If it's too personal-I apologise!

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    2. Thank you so much for coming by...I can't wait for you to read Two-Timing the Boss either!

      Nancy, I'm going to answer for Neecy...it's short for Denice :) Denice is one of my long time cp's and all around awesome gal that helps me when the plotting gets tough! lol

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  16. Very awesome interview, ladies! I loved Some Like it in Handcuffs, Christine. Can't wait to check out Two Timing the Boss. I know it's going to be great as well. :)

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  17. Thanks Melissa....I appreciate you taking the time to read it and so glad to hear you liked it!

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  18. Great interview--I'm a fall fan, too! :)

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  19. Hi Natasha...great to meet another Fall fan...most people prefer summer...so we are a rare breed! lol Thanks for coming by to comment :)

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  20. Hi, Christine. I'm really pleased you came to visit me yestreday and that lots of friends popped in to chat! Best wishes with the new book, and also with Some Like It In Handcuffs!

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  21. Thanks Nancy..I had a great time and hope to come back to visit your awesome blog again :) Have a super weekend.

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