Posted by Diana Belchase
Mary Kay Andrews books are transformative. When you’re done with them, you think twice about your life decisions, and you feel as if you’ve found long-lost sisters. She takes you down the back roads of America — to little towns and places where traditions and secrets run deep, and friendship runs even deeper. Her heroines are the kind of women I want to be — brave, able to deal squarely with their problems (okay it might take a few chapters) and move in new directions.
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But if you’re as much of a fan as I am — you might notice that there is always an element of suspense or mystery buried within the pages of her novels. Well, the reason is finally made clear as Kiss and Thrill reveals that Mary Kay is also mystery writer Kathy Hogan Trocheck. What a scoop! Take that all you fancy reporters at CNN. <smile> And an even more recent scoop — Mary Kay just bought her dream house, Ebbtide, the one that was featured in her book Summer Rental!
I love Mary Kay’s dual identity more than I can say, because I also write both suspense and women’s fiction and can tell you, Mary Kay is exactly who I want to be when I finally grow up.
Today we’re giving away as prizes TEN COPIES of her newest women’s fiction novel: Spring Fever — a fab read I know you’ll enjoy. Don’t forget to leave a comment or ask a question to be entered! Mary Kay is going to try to stop by and answer as many as possible.
(Please make sure you contact us within ten days of us posting the winners or you’ll forfeit your prize. Chances of winning depend upon number of people entered. Winners will be chosen from those that leave comments today and tomorrow at both Kiss and Thrill and Diana Belchase’s website, and you are invited to post comments on both sites for an extra chance to win.) Good Luck!
Posted by Lena Diaz
Congratulations to Kitty Katz Mom. You’ve won a Brenda Novak tote with an autographed copy of WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES inside!
Congratulations to C. K. Crouch. You’ve won the audio version of WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES from Brenda Novak!
To claim your prize, please email us here with your preferred email (and snail mail if you are the winner of the tote). Snail mail winner must have a USA address.
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Posted by Diana Belchase
Brenda Novak was struck by lightning — but don’t worry she’s okay. It’s the kind of lightning that wins Rita awards, not the kind that puts you in the hospital! Her new book, When Lightning Strikes, is coming out in one week, August 28th. To celebrate, she is here, via video interview, to tell us about it, how she researches her books, and her fantastic work raising money for diabetes.
Even better, two — yes that is right TWO — readers who comment below will win prizes. The first prize is a Brenda Novak tote with an autographed copy of When Lightning Strikes inside, AND the second prize for another lucky reader is an audio version of the same brand new book!
So don’t be shy, let us know what you think, a great prize may be waiting just for you!
And on Thursday, August 23rd, not only will we be announcing the winners, but posting a fourth video in which Brenda tells us about some of her most embarrassing moments and whether she’s wearing anything under her skirt. <G>
First up, Brenda tells us about her new book and what success means to her.
Brenda discusses her research method including a trip to a very scary prison cell
Diabetes Research is extremely important to Brenda. Here, she talks about how she raised over 1.6 million dollars and the son who inspired her to do it. (Click here if you’d like to find out more, and here if you’d like to make a donation.)
Please leave a comment below to join in the conversation and automatically enter the prize drawing. Just click on the link that says “Leave a Comment” (below, next to the tags). Stop by on Thursday to see if you’re one of our two lucky winners and to find out just what Brenda is wearing under her skirt! (Winners are chosen randomly and must live in the U.S. Chances of winning depend upon numbers of entrants.)
See you there!
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