Friday, June 6, 2014

Guest blog and Giveaway with Carla Susan Smith

Lists …

Anyone who has followed my previous pathetic attempts has probably come to the startling realization that I’m a lousy blogger, and doing these has been pure torture for me. Which for a writer to admit is kind of sad, but there you have it. 

I think I’m much better at putting words in the mouths and heads of characters I create, than to actually share thoughts and ideas that are bouncing around inside my own skull. Besides, who the hell is really interested in anything I’ve got to say?  

But sharing is what blogging is all about (or so I’m told) so in this blog I’m going to share (in no particular order of preference) my favorite non-paranormal romance books and movies. I was going to include CDs in this listing, but it seems to take me about five years to catch up to whatever is current. Right now I’m really into Hinder and Adele. It’s a weird pairing I’ll admit, but this is what I do. Catch a tune, play the ever loving snot out of it and when I’m done, move on. Not sure what that says about me …

Okay, so here are my lists. 


The Stand - Stephen King  
The Talisman - Stephen King & Peter Straub                                      
      The Mallen Novels - Catherine Cookson
Timeline - Michael Crichton
Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follet
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
The Last Kingdom - Bernard Cornwell
Inferno - Dan Brown
A Time to Kill - John Grisham
Seabiscuit - Laura Hillenbrand 


The Godfather
Love Actually
The Shawshank Redemption
Pulp Fiction
Schindler’s List
Skyfall (one of the better James Bond movies IMO!)

A Vampire’s Promise
The Vampire’s Promise Series
Book One
Carla Susan Smith

Genre:  Paranormal Romance

Publisher: eKensington

Date of Publication: June 5th 2014

ISBN: 978-1-60183-289-4

Number of pages: 271
Word Count:  92,500

Book Description:

Trust Your Instincts

Rowan Harper is nothing but a smart-mouthed bookstore clerk with a crappy love life on the night she walks into Rosie’s Bar. Most of the drama in her life is borrowed from her best friend’s adventures. But when she meets Gabriel—tall and movie star gorgeous—everything changes. Never mind that she turns down the drink he offers, or that he brims with secrets she can’t begin to guess at. He ignites a desire in her she never suspected—and shows a fascination with her she can’t explain.

He has no family, no job, no bank account; he knows where she lives and her favorite flower. An aura of mystery cloaks him, even as Rowan grasps for facts, even as she fears an answer that could destroy her happiness. Gabriel can guide her through a wonderland of new sensations. But only if Rowan trusts him enough to follow…

Winner of the OKRWA “Finally a Bride” contest.

Amazon    Kensington    iTunes     BN     

Kobo        Google Play       ARe      Blio

About the Author: 

Carla Susan Smith owes her love of literature to her mother, who, after catching her pre-teen daughter reading by flashlight beneath the bed covers, calmly replaced the romance book she had “borrowed” with one that was far less risqué, and much more appropriate! Though she was encouraged to include different genres in her reading tastes, romance - paranormal romance in particular - has always been her first love.

Born and raised in England, she now calls South Carolina home, where she lives with her wonderfully supportive husband, awesome son, and a canine critique group (if tails aren’t wagging then the story isn’t working!) When not writing, she can usually be found in the kitchen trying out any recipe that calls for rhubarb, working on her latest tapestry project or playing catch-up with her reading list.

June 2-9 Tour

June 2 Guest blog
Fang Freakin' Tastic Reviews

June 2 Interview
Immortality and Beyond  

June 3 Interview
Pembroke Sinclair.  

June 3 Spotlight
Night Owl Reviews

June 4 Spotlight and review
Penny For Them...

June 4 spotlight
Snarky Mom Reads…

June 5 Interview
Paranormal Romance Fans for Life

June 6 Guest blog
Fang-tastic Books

June 6 review
For the Passion of Romance

June 9 Guest blog
Urban Fantasy Investigations

June 9 Spotlight
Jacqueline Paige

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