Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Tina Carreiro----Next Big Thing Blog Hop

I virtually met Tina Carreiro over a year ago through Facebook. It wasn't until recently that her and I became friends, whom she was happy to lend an ear so I could rant and rave over a few personal things. (Thank you)  Not only is Tina a good friend, whom I can talk to and trust for her honest oppinion, she is a spectular writer. Her vampire/romance story Power of the Moon is proof of that. I recently asked Tina some questions and here they are. :)

1)When did you decide to become a writer? I’ve always been a writer, crafting stories as far back as I can remember and sharing them with family and friends. When I decided to put myself out in the public eye is a different story. When I finished Power of the Moon, my husband read the draft. He loved it. His reaction alone instilled enough confidence in me to move forward into the publishing world.

2) Who is your number one fan? My kids. Although, they aren’t allowed to read my books until their early twenties… they cheer the loudest everywhere we go.

3) What is the hardest thing about writing a book? I may be alone on this, but I don’t find writing hard. I love it. It flows from me in natural waves of creativity. Editing sucks though.

4)What or who inspires you to keep writing? I love my readers and they inspire me to keep writing. I receive emails, Facebook post… etc. from them and it makes my fingers twitch to move faster. Their enthusiasm for my books, their love for my characters is something I’ll always cherish.

5) Tell us one thing about yourself that very few people know? I love to put peanut butter in my vanilla ice cream. Shhh… it’s my dirty little secret.

AMAZON http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FPower-Moon-ebook%2Fdp%2FB009R4XVUQ%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1_title_1_kin%3Fs%3Dbooks%26ie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1350425985%26sr%3D1-1%26keywords%3Dpower%2Bof%2Bthe%2Bmoon&h=_AQG9UV__

B&N  http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.barnesandnoble.com%2Fw%2Fpower-of-the-moon-tina-carreiro%2F1104369134%3Fean%3D2940015515633&h=_AQG9UV__

ALL ROMANCE  http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.allromanceebooks.com%2Fproduct-powerofthemoon-1028479-139.html&h=_AQG9UV__

BLOG http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Ftinacarreiro.blogspot.com%2F&h=_AQG9UV__

WEBSITE http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Ftinacarreiro.com%2F&h=_AQG9UV__

FACEBOOK  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tina-Carreiro/113900751973213

GOODREADS  http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.goodreads.com%2Fbook%2Fshow%2F12049774-power-of-the-moon&h=_AQG9UV__


Friday, January 4, 2013

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

Bare with me...this is my first blog hop and I hope I get this right. LOL  The lovely and very talented Tiffany Carmouche ask me if I would like to join and since it's the new year and I did promise myself to try new things, so I said "Okay."  Here it is.....

Tiffany Carmouche' is a romance writer and inspirational speaker shares the first novel in her upcoming Triology, The Imposter. She shares her love for music, reviews and much, much more.

When Tiffany Carmouché is not writing romance novels, you can find her sculpting, traveling, teaching, singing, dancing, escaping in music or enjoying her family.
From skydiving in Alaska to scuba diving in Hawaii, Carmouché has traveled the world seeking adventure. These include riding camels in Africa, swimming under the stars in Puerto Rico, dancing salsa in Ecuador, and walking the cobblestone roads of Assisi, Italy. She has also found fulfillment working with the disabled and orphans in Argentina and Mexico. Her most cherished moments, however, have been watching her two beautiful daughters grow and strive to accomplish their own dreams.

Despite all of these amazing experiences, she has survived many struggles. There was a time she felt defeated, but now she is recommitted to savoring experiences both in the novels she writes and in the life she lives each day. Her secret hope is that anyone who is struggling will realize there is a light at the end of the tunnel and no matter how hard the fight, no matter how many times they have been knocked down, it is always worth staggering up to their feet and learning to breathe again.

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tiffanycarmouche.com%2F%23!news%2Fc1x9v&h=oAQHvtltK  Website

http://www.facebook.com/TiffanyCarmoucheAuthor?ref=hlFacebook Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Ftinyurl.com%2Fcabmnc9&h=oAQHvtltK ebook on Amazon

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Ftinyurl.com%2Fdyooebc&h=oAQHvtltK ebook on Barnes and Noble

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.goodreads.com%2Fbook%2Fshow%2F15747559-the-impostor-a-love-story&h=oAQHvtltK Goodreads

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Obsession-Sacrifice-Love-Story-by-Tiffany-Carmouche/510398818990960?ref=hl  Obsession Fan Page


Also Tagged for this Blog Hop

Dawn Jayne http://www.dawnjayne.com/

Tina Carriero http://bit.ly/aBa134

Theresa Oliver  https://www.facebook.com/theresa.oliver.author

Michelle Anderson Picarella http://www.facebook.com/picarellawrites

Theresa Renee Stoddard http://www.facebook.com/pages/T-R-Stoddard/227300200644434