Today is the release day for Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After! This bundle includes SIXTEEN complete novels–some never before published–by SEVENTEEN fabulous authors (one book was co-written), with all the proceeds going to Pets for Vets, an organization that matches shelter animals with military veterans.
16 books for only $1.99 with all net proceeds going to Pets for Vets!
They’re all hometown heroes, guys from small towns who’ve made a name for themselves, big or small, who’ve withstood the odds and risen to the challenge, who are heroes in their own right.
Once again, to learn more about the Hometown Heroes authors, I donned my James Lipton beard and put them in the Inside the Actors Studio hot seat.
What is your favorite word?
|Lucy: Hugs!||Allie: Any Allie’ism (words I blend together to create a new word). Currently, everything is fantabulous-o! This is as close as I get speaking Spamish (that means an attempt at Spanish but failing miserably—much like Spam is for meat)|
|Sabrina: Kerfuffle. It just sounds…tasty!||Rachel: Schadenfreude|
|Jami: Win||Adrianne: WINNER!!!|
|Destiny: Extraordinary||Kate: Pleasure|
What is your least favorite word?
|Lucy: Slurs||Allie: Can’t|
|Sabrina: The “C” word for lady parts||Rachel: Fart|
|Jami: Lose||Adrianne: Sexism|
|Destiny: Never||Kate: Greasy|
What turns you on?
|Lucy: Lovingkindness. I’ve been known to get very amorous when my husband cleans the kitchen.||Allie: Chillaxin on the couch with the hubs. I also have a thing for sexy shoulders.|
|Sabrina: Bacon. Yesssss. Simply bacon.||Rachel: Captain America|
|Jami: A hot athlete||Adrianne: Besides sexy men? True Friendship|
|Destiny: An intelligent man who knows how to work his swagger without coming across as arrogant||Kate: Dinner on the table and no housework to finish|
|Cathryn: My husband’s shaving cologne|
What turns you off?
|Lucy: Meanness||Allie: Being an arrogant asshat. If he’s a jack wagon, even his shoulders can’t save him.|
|Sabrina: Bullies. Can’t stand them||Rachel: Smoking|
|Jami: People texting and driving||Adrianne: Meanness|
|Destiny: A belligerent drunk who thinks he’s cute||Kate: Dirty laundry (or housework in general)|
|Cathryn: Feeling fat|
What sound or noise do you love?
|Lucy: Babies giggling||Allie: That swooshing sound my Mac makes when I send a manuscript off to the editor.|
|Sabrina: The oboe. Haunting. I also love the cello.||Rachel: My children’s laughter|
|Jami: Wind in the trees||Adrianne: My cats purring|
|Destiny: Ocean tides||Kate: Laughter|
|Cathryn: Zach Brown’s voice singing|
What sound or noise do you hate?
|Lucy: Fists hitting flesh. I hate abuse and have opened my house to more than one woman or teen at risk.||Allie: The sound of a low, ominous growl behind you when you’re out hunting right after you’ve spotted fresh cougar tracks (yes, that really happened)|
|Sabrina: The nasal whine of a mosquito hovering around me, plotting to suck my blood. I wish no harm to any creature on earth…except mosquitoes. They can all die a heinous miserable death.||Rachel: Traffic|
|Jami: Traffic||Adrianne: Tinnitus|
|Destiny: The sound of a circular saw in use||Kate: Any heavy equipment that squeals/whines|
|Cathryn: Whining… doesn’t matter who|
What is your favorite curse word?
|Lucy: Bollocks||Allie: Fartnarker. That’s totally a word and fits any situation. It’s not even an Allie’ism.|
|Sabrina: Blurg (I channel Tina Fey in 30 Rock sometimes). I am also partial to “frick.”||Rachel: Fuck|
|Jami: Shit||Adrianne: The F word|
|Destiny: I take the 5th||Kate: Douchecanoe|
|Cathryn: Hmmm, can’t say it here|
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
|Lucy: Psychologist||Allie: I want to write full time. Currently I have a Stinkin’ Day Job. If I could write full time, I’d be fartnarkin’ fantabulous-o!|
|Sabrina: Glassblower. Sigh…I dabbled with glass at one time and loved it. So beautiful.||Rachel: CIA Case Officer or superhero|
|Jami: Interior designer or bartender||Adrianne: A singer, but the world would cringe.|
|Destiny: Stripping. Just kidding. Psychologist||Kate: Actor (I was in the drama program in college and always regret not sticking with it)|
|Cathryn: Chris Hemsworth’s movie set hair stylist|
What profession would you not like to do?
|Lucy: Sewer management||Allie: Pretty much anything on Mike Rowe’s “Dirty Jobs” show|
|Sabrina: Housecleaner. Exhibit A: My house||Rachel: Wearing a hot dog costume and passing out flyers.|
|Jami: Cook||Adrianne: Toll Booth money taker|
|Destiny: Retail salesperson||Kate: Septic Tank cleaner|
|Cathryn: Middle school teacher (been there)|
If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
|Lucy: Well done. 🙂||Allie: Take a left at the first cloud. You’re mom and dad are there waiting for you.|
|Sabrina: O Myself, Sabrina. I loved your books!||Rachel: I’ve decided to make an exception for you.|
|Jami: Welcome, my child!||Adrianne: Kim’s been waiting for you.|
|Destiny: For a minute there, I wasn’t sure you’d make it but it sure is good to see you. Now let’s dust off those wings and find your halo.||Kate: Welcome!|
|Cathryn: Whew! You made it!|
Because all proceeds go to charity, this week’s giveaway is a little different. The first TEN eligible commenters win a digital copy of HOMETOWN HEROES, gifted from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iBooks. I will notify you in the comments if you are a winner and prizes will be awarded upon receipt of winner’s email address and choice of vendor (winners will be asked to provide that information via email, using the CONTACT US page).
The winner of a digital copy of Never Forget by Heather Ashby is…
Ellen, to claim your prize, please use the CONTACT US page within ten days.
As a reader, my favorite kind of book is a thriller that features a strong, smart professional woman whose work opens the door to adventure, mystery, and sometimes romance, so it is with great excitement that I share with our Kiss and Thrill readers that CONCRETE EVIDENCE is part of a book bundle with just these types of books. It’s a thrill to see my title included with these great books by fabulous authors!
Available only for a limited time, you can get WORKING GIRLS which includes 6 complete novels for just $0.99!
When stakes are at their highest, these working girls draw on the tools of their trades to kick butt, take names and make a difference.
IRREPARABLE HARM – Melissa F Miller
Someone’s using a smartphone app to bring down commercial airliners and only attorney Sasha McCandless and the federal air marshal she’s teamed with can prevent more disasters. When the madman’s killing spree takes a personal turn, Sasha will need both her legal skills and her Krav Maga training to stop him.
GUARANTEED JUSTICE – M A Comley
Retired Detective Inspector Lorne Simpkins is happy running her new animal rescue centre with her husband. But when sisters Linda and Fiona Carter come to her desperate to adopt a guard dog, Lorne takes up the mantle of Private Investigator when she learns the reason. Linda was brutally raped by a serial rapist — who’s named Fiona his next victim.
BLACK DIAMOND DEATH – Cheryl Bradshaw
On the slopes of Park City, Utah’s newest ski resort a woman is found dead. Accident — or murder? Private Investigator Sloane Monroe is on the case when a second dead body is found. Now the killer is tracking Sloane’s every move, and her life depends on uncovering the truth before he strikes again.
CONCRETE EVIDENCE – Rachel Grant
Accused of stealing artifacts from a shipwreck, underwater archaeologist Erica Kesling is determined to clear her name. An undercover job with the buyer of the missing antiquities puts her close to her goal. Until a sexy, charismatic intern with secrets of his own shows up, placing her heart — and her life — in jeopardy.
BADWATER – Toni Dwiggins
A terrorist has stolen radioactive material, leading forensic geologists Cassie Oldfield and Walter Shaws on a perilous hunt through Death Valley. The unstable atom — in the hands of an unstable man — is governed by Murphy’s Law. Whatever can go wrong, will. And when it does, field skills won’t be enough to save them.
SECTOR C – Phoenix Sullivan
A pair of seemingly unrelated outbreaks — a rise in human stroke-like cases and a rapidly spreading animal disease — lead a CDC analyst and a veterinarian to a shocking discovery at a big-game compound. But even if they can escape with the secret of Sector C, it may already be too late.
In the WORKING GIRLS book bundle, the heroines are: an attorney, two private investigators, an archaeologist, a forensic geologist, and a veterinarian. Today’s question for our readers: what is your fantasy adventure career?
One commenter will win a print copy of BODY OF EVIDENCE and an ebook by one of the other WORKING GIRLS authors – winners choice!