Saturday, December 8, 2012
Winter's Magic by Cynthia Gail
Join Cynthia Gail, author of the contemporary romance, Winter’s Magic, as she tours the blogosphere November 5 – January 11 2013 on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!
My husband and I live in the suburbs of Nashville, Tennessee with our teenage son and three dogs. Life is busy, but when I have free time, I love to read. A math/science girl at heart and a retail analyst by trade, I never thought I’d be writing romance. But one day, a story popped into my head and I had to write it down. The fantasy, escape, and wonder of just reading multiplied by ten-fold and I couldn’t stop my fingers from typing my own fairy tales.
I hope you enjoy my stories. Each one touches on modern day issues, fears, and challenges that women face every day. And each one illustrates that love is within reach if you let down those walls and allow your heart to open. Our lives and experiences are so much more meaningful when we have someone to share them with.
Cynthia’s latest book is the contemporary romance, Winter’s Magic (Book 1 in the Music City Hearts series).
Visit her website at www.Cynthiagail.com.
Writers Are People, Too
If you asked a room full of authors, ‘What makes the perfect book blog?’, you would get a room full of varying answers. Some authors are targeting other writers, so they teach through their postings. Others focus just on books, interviewing publishers, editors and writers, and reviewing new releases. There’s not just one right answer.
For me, the perfect book blog is one that talks about more than just books. It engages readers about life.
I’m not just an author. My writing career is a result of my love for reading. I have hundreds of books on my iPod and eReader. But that’s just a small corner of my life. I love to cook, entertain, get out on the lake with friends on a hot summer afternoon. I want to learn how to play golf. I like movies. I love shoes, purses, and accessories. I’m a Kentucky Wildcat fan, I cheer for the Steelers, and I spent a dozen years volunteering as scorekeeper, team-mom, or fund-raiser for my son’s baseball and football teams.
And my followers aren’t just readers. They’re wives, daughters, sisters, mothers, community leaders, shoppers, coupon-clippers, room-mothers, college students, bankers, house-wives, lawyers, daycare workers ... the list goes on.
Our connection is books, but books are only a piece of who we are. I post What’s New Wednesday every other week and interview an author or talk about a new book I found. On alternating weeks, my column is called Fantastic Fridays, and the subject is random—I share recipes, talk about shopping, poems, things in life that make me smile.
I want my followers to look forward to seeing my weekly post in their inbox, knowing that they can read it fast and get something useful out of it. They may even laugh and share it with a friend. Don’t we all need a few more moments like that in our week?
Regardless of the content and target audience, I think every author would agree that the perfect blog is engaging, provides information or entertainment, and forms a connection between the author and followers.
Beth Sergeant and Nick Chester come from opposite ends of the social food chain. While he sees a beautiful woman without an agenda, she sees a wealthy playboy. Can he convince her to let go of her insecurities and take a chance on love, when challenges from his past force her to reveal her most guarded secret?
Owner of La Bella Vita, a five-star day spa nestled in the affluent suburbs of Nashville, Tennessee, Beth Sergeant knows her elite clientele first hand. She attended their private schools. She was even engaged, although briefly, to one of their most recognized bachelors. But she never fit in to their social-elite world.
After losing his parents to a car accident at a young age, Nick Chester was raised by his grandfather, the wealthiest man in Nashville. When he chooses to socialize, he has a never-ending list of exclusive events and beautiful women vying for his attention. Yet he never lets himself forget that everyone has an agenda.
Beth can’t resist Nick’s charm and accepts an invitation to dinner, despite her deep-seated insecurities. She proves she’s nothing like other women Nick’s dated and learns to trust him in return. But just as the last of their resistance crumbles and true love is within reach, challenges from Nick’s past threaten to destroy everything and force Beth to reveal her most guarded secret.
Monday, November 5
Book Review at Romance in Review
Wednesday, November 7
Interview at Examiner
Thursday, November 8
Interview at Blogcritics
Friday, November 9
Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book
Monday, November 12
Tuesday, November 13
Guest Blogging at The Writer’s Life
Wednesday, November 14
First Chapter Review at Literarily Speaking
Thursday, November 15
Interview at Literarily Speaking
Saturday, November 17
Guest Blogging at The Book Vixen
Monday, November 19
Character Interview at Beyond the Books
Tuesday, November 20
Interview at Riverina Romantics
Wednesday, November 21
Interview at Between the Covers
Guest Blogging at Book Review Club
Thursday, November 22
Monday, November 26
Character Letter to Santa at Literarily Speaking
Monday, December 3
Book Review at Inside BJ’s Head
Tuesday, December 4
Interview at Laurie’s Non-Paranormal Thoughts & Reviews
Wednesday, December 5
Book Review at Sara’s Organized Chaos
Thursday, December 6
Friday, December 7
Interview at As the Pages Turn
Book Review at Read It All Reviews
Saturday, December 8
Book Review & Guest Blogging at My Life. One Story at a Time.
Monday, December 10
Book Review at Mommy Adventures with Ravina
Tuesday, December 11
Interview at Books Books the Magical Fruit
Wednesday, December 12
Book Review & Guest Blogging at My Reading Table
Thursday, December 13
Book Review at Teena in Toronto
Book Review at My Devotional Thoughts
Friday, December 14
Book Review at The Bunny’s Reviews
Wednesday, January 2
Book Review at Loves 2 Read
Thursday, January 3
Book Review & Guest Blogging at Always a Book Lover
Friday, January 4
Book Review at My Life in Stories
Book Review at Kaisy Daisy’s Corners
Monday, January 7
Book Review & Guest Blogging at Jersey Girl Book Reviews
Tuesday, January 8
Book Review & Interview at Amy’s Book World
Wednesday, January 9
Book Review at Ashley’s Bookshelf
Thursday, January 10
Friday, January 11
Book Feature at Hanging Off the Wire