Boyer: Bloopers, Bombshells, & Harlan Coben

Getting a video right is hard.  Thinking up questions, focusing the camera, setting the lights  — trying to put someone else at easeDSC09755 when you are darn nervous yourself.  I’m usually pretty decent at dealing with these things — (although there was that time that Alma Katsu had to start the interview over twice when someone walked into the room , or when I ran out of film in the middle of an interview for Marcia Talley.  Sigh.)

But, what you never expect is to forget a fact — especially an author’s name — especially when that author is your very dear friend!  To be fair, I’d only done twenty interviews in a row that day (hey, either you grab authors at conferences or it’s hard to pin them down — and boy is my voice hoarse in the clip) — but seriously, how on earth do you forget your friend’s name?

So here in all it’s glory, at Susan’s insistence, is our Blooper outtake reel.  Have fun!

What Susan doesn’t know, is that Harlan Coben knows all about it.  This is a little souvenir that is coming to her by mail today!

Note to Susan Boyer from Harlan Coben

And here is footage from Susan’s Agatha acceptance speech (yes that is me shrieking next to her):

::::Drum roll::::

Now, the winner of Susan Boyer’s book:  Lowcountry Boil is:  Deborah D ! Please contact us within ten days to qualify for your prize.

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Here’s a blurb from Lowcountry Bombshell, so hot off the presses, it sizzles!

Private Investigator Liz Talbot thinks she’s seen another ghost when she meets Calista McQueen. She’s the spitting image of Marilyn Monroe. Born precisely fifty years after the ill-fated star, Calista’s life has eerily mirrored the late starlet’s—and she fears the looming anniversary of Marilyn’s death will also be hers.

Before Liz can open a case file, Calista’s life coach is executed. Suspicious characters swarm around Calista like mosquitoes on a sultry lowcountry evening: her certifiable mother, a fake aunt, her control-freak psychoanalyst, a private yoga instructor, her peculiar housekeeper, and an obsessed ex-husband. Liz digs in to find a motive for murder, but she’s besieged with distractions. Her ex has marriage and babies on his mind. Her too-sexy partner engages in a campaign of repeat seduction. Mamma needs help with Daddy’s devotion to bad habits. And a gang of wild hogs is running loose on Stella Maris.

With the heat index approaching triple digits, Liz races to uncover a diabolical murder plot in time to save not only Calista’s life, but also her own.

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Join us next Tuesday when Manda gets the scoop on our own Lena Diaz’s latest book.

Lena Diaz

And on Wednesday we have a bonus visit from Allison Brennan and Laura Griffin. Gwen pins them down to talk about their collaboration, Crash and Burn.

Crash and Burn cover

About Diana Belchase

I am an author, who won the Golden Heart for my suspense novel Spy in the Mirror and was a Golden Heart finalist, once again, for my second novel, Spy in the Harem. I am also a triple Daphne Du Maurier Award for Mystery and Suspense Finalist for three other books. Please follow me at my website: DianaBelchase.com, or friend/follow me on facebook and twitter. I blog on KissandThrill.com. See you there!

Posted on August 29, 2013, in Author Interview, book recommendations, Diana Belchase, Thursday Winner, Winners and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Oh. My. Stars. LOL. Diana, I did ask you to KEEP the bloopers. I never thought you’d POST the bloopers.I just thought we’d keep them for us. This is hilarious. And Harlan Coben is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. I love his books all the more after meeting him. And I love this note. I’m going to frame it and hand it on my office wall.

    Thank you, Diana! 🙂

  2. Love the blooper and Harlan Coben responding to it. Congratulations Susan on your award!

    I’m looking forward to next week as my favorite r/s writer is featured…. Lena Diaz!! Sometimes I, almost, feel like a stalker following her from twitter to here. 🙂

  3. Be careful Susan … I’m getting some Lowcountry books this weekend. There is plenty of me to spread the “stalkiness” around. 😉

    • Julie, I’m so happy to hear you’re getting some Lowcountry books! I hope you enjoy them! I would be honored to have you stalk me. I don’t think I’ve ever had a stalker. I do stalk Susan Elizabeth Phillips, though. I even have a button that says, “I stalk SEP.” One of my Golden Heart sisters got them for a few of us. 🙂

    • Oooh, good, Julie. Susan is very stalkable, too. And she IS a bombshell to boot!

  4. Diana you are a treasure! Susan congratulations on winning the Agatha. What an amazing accomplishment! Thanks for sharing your moment with us. And congratulations to Harlan Coben for having the honor of sitting in your chair:-) Classy guy!

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