Sunday, 26 January 2014

Jan 27th ~ Conduct Unbecoming of a Gentleman


 $50 GC to one randomly drawn
 commenter during the tour.
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One eBook to two randomly drawn
 commenters during the tour.




Recently widowed Lady Laurel Laningham flees Landings to escape her untenable position. Alone now and at the mercy of her sister-in-law, she decides to nestle under her aunt’s wings for a spell. To add to her burdens, her young son’s new guardian, Lord Adron Gladrey, has announced his intentions to take complete charge of his ward. 
The killer is stalking her and a devious jewel thief is stealing the family jewels. Can she convince her son’s guardian she is not a dangerous lunatic and is perfectly capable of raising her son or will he always consider her untrustworthy as a mother to his ward? 
Will his stubborn blindness send her straight into the path of the murderer, or will he relent in time to save her from following her husband into the grave?

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Excerpt:

Freedom. Freedom. Freedom. Each rotation of the hired coach’s wheels whispered the word. Laurel cradled her sleeping two-year-old son, the new Lord Laningham, as a heady sense of satisfaction curved her lips. She didn’t even mind the slight musty odor pervading the vehicle, although she leaned over and raised the window cover for a breath of fresh air. With a sigh she settled back against the seat. At least for a while, Rhonda’s constant complaints would no longer ring in her ears and for that she was devoutly thankful.

Out of nowhere, a rider flashed by the coach window and her startled gaze locked with his brief glance. Although she’d caught only a glimpse of the stranger, in that instant his intense, deep-brown eyes mocked her and unease shivered down her spine. She stared after him for a second before instinctively gathering her child closer. Laurel planted a kiss on his blonde curls, drawing reassurance from the nearness of his warm little body. As long as she had Jamie nothing else mattered. Her son must remain safe.

Everything happened at once. The coach lunged to the right and scraped against the bushes beside the road, sending a shower of droplets splashing inside the window. Her book and Jamie’s wooden horse thumped to the floor. The racket of brakes screeching shrilled in her ears as the vehicle rattled and lurched out of control.

“Jamie,” she cried.


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 two randomly drawn commenters during the tour,
 and one $50 GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour.
Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chance of winning.
 
 
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Welcome to my blog, Wareeze. I always ask my guests the following question. What draws you as a reader to the romance genre?

       I must have a happy ever after ending or the entire reading experience is a waste of my precious time. I’m afraid I brood about a story that ends sadly. I also want good to triumph over evil where ever possible.

That sounds great but what's the most difficult part of writing a love story?

       Plotting to the correct outcome is difficult on occasion. Sometimes the heroine falls in love with the wrong man and not the hero. Do I force her back, devise a disaster for that man, or let it play out? When I decide, the story flows.

Is creating a book title easy for you? Tell us about the process.

        A book title can be elusive, but mostly there is a scene, words or something that jumps out at me. That is usually the title of the book.

I love the title you've chosen for this book.  Do your characters love the direction you take for them or do they have other ideas?

        Most of the time, my characters dare not act up. However, there have been times when one wants to run away with the story. I let him or her run, and if that direction makes a better story line, I go with it.

Any tips on writing?

        If you are writing because you must, go for it. If it is a hobby only, enjoy and don’t make yourself crazy worrying about it. If you have writer’s block, here is a scenario to break it down:
Heroine: Rhonda. When you place your hands on the computer, ask and answer questions.
Where is Rhonda? Inside, outside, write it down. Winter, summer, spring, fall. Is the sun shining? Cold, warm, hot or is it raining? Is she sitting, standing, smiling, crying, or reading a book. Set the scene with her in it. Bring in an unexpected something: a vase shattered, so why did that happen? Is there a criminal in the room with her, did she swipe it off the table in a fit of anger? If she did destroy the vase, why is she angry? Before you know it, there is a string of thoughts to follow and build, evening fitting the scene into your story. Happy writing.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas. Have a wonderful book tour!

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

I am a native Texan and still live in the Houston area. I married by high school sweetheart, and after raising 4 children, they blessed up with 8 grandchildren. AND after all these years, we still love each other. True romance is happy ever after.

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Website:  www.wareezewoodson.com

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30 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting me on your blog, a truly beautiful site. I love your roses and in general the way your site appears. I will be in and out all day, but I shall appear periodically.
    I appreciate everyone that takes the time to peruse this interview and a special thanks for those leaving a comment.

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    1. Thank you for the lovely compliments, Wareeze. It's my pleasure to host you today. Enjoy your book tour and best of luck to all the commenters!! Happy reading.

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  2. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

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  3. Great interview and writing advice, Wareeze!

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  4. Exciting excerpt. I really enjoyed your comments.

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  5. Wow, what a great cover and title! Love it. :-D

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    1. Thanks. I love it too.

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  6. Congrats on your tour. Look forward to being able to read your book.

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  7. Excellent interview, Wareeze! And I love the advice for overcoming writers' block. Best of luck with sales :)

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  8. Thanks Laura for your comment

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  9. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

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  10. These prove you are not a robot are getting harder and harder to read. Many thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  11. Love the excerpt and from then on the book flowed to that great HEA!

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  12. Thanks for stopping by. I read the great news about your book in print. Good luck!

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  13. Love the book cover and the title. I like the fact you try and control where your characters want to go. I find sometimes they just won't listen and drag you somewhere else. The muse works in mysterious ways.

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    1. Sometimes it is hard to control the characters. Thanks for the comments.

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  14. Thanks for sharing the great excerpt and the giveaway. Sounds like a great book. evamillien at gmail dot com

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  15. Thanks Eva for the kind comments.

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  16. This has been a wonderful day, but I'm going to sign off now with many thanks to the hostess.

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  17. Nice tips

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  18. A great post thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  19. Wow, that cover! Makes me wanna engage in some unbecoming conduct myself!

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  20. Great interview and tips!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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