Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Guest Blog and Giveaway with Bronwyn Green

I think it’s great that Roxanne decided to do a Michigan Authors Month. With the economy being what it is, Michigan isn’t a terribly popular place to live at the moment. Thousands of people have been forced to leave the state in hopes of finding work elsewhere. It’s depressing seeing the empty, boarded up houses – especially in the rural areas where people tend to be less well off anyway. But, I honestly can’t imagine living anywhere else.

Even though I complain about the snow in the winter and the humidity in the summer, I love it here. I love the variety of plant and animal life and the lakes are beyond compare. I just returned from a vacation to the UP – Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to non-natives – and I spent nearly all my time either in the woods or by Lake Michigan, Lake Superior and Indian Lake where our rented cabin was.

In fact, I love it here so much that the majority of my stories are set in Michigan – or if they involve other countries like my latest release, Moonlit Ménage, at least one of the characters is from Michigan. Part of it is writing what I know, but a bigger part is writing what I love. My stories, I Put a Spell on You, Ronan’s Grail, Mystic Circle and Best Laid Plans are all set in the fictitious town of Oakdale, MI which bears a striking resemblance to my hometown.

My recent release, Just Right, is set in Baraga – a small town in the north western UP. The follow up story, Maggie’s Mates, due to release September 1st, is also set there. Actually, now that I think about it, only five of my fifteen books are set in places other than Michigan – Wales, Ireland and England, to be exact – and three of those books involve – you guessed it – characters from Michigan.

If it’s okay with Roxanne, I’d like to share a little about my latest releases.

Just Right is a modernized retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears – think a brutal Upper Peninsula snowstorm, a couple of DNR officers and some bear shape shifters.

Here's the blurb:

When Department of Natural Resources officer, Gwendolyn Locke, hits a black bear on the way home from work one night, her entire view of reality changes. She discovers that shape-shifters exist, and she’s just become Goldilocks to three gorgeous, very aroused men who also happen to be werebears. Being snowbound has never been so hot.

Immortal Curse involves a witch who’s also a reluctant medium, a pissed off ghost and an abandoned schoolhouse. The schoolhouse is real and in Ottawa county. It’s also super creepy! I’ve been there twice, but I don’t think I’ll be going back any time soon.

Here's the official book description:

Cursed by a witch, Ian O’Meara has been trapped between the world of the living and the spirit realm for the last hundred and fifty years. Annoyed by having his eternity interrupted by amateur ghost hunters, he reaches through the veil to Emma Boulton knowing she can see and hear him even if the others can’t. When he discovers she can also feel him, he decides Emma is the most exciting thing to happen to him in the last century. Suddenly, escaping his miserable curse isn’t quite so appealing.

Much to her dismay, Emma has been able to see ghosts ever since she was a child. Most of the time she ignores them, but Ian makes that all but impossible. With his dark, good looks and his brooding personality, he’s a gothic novel hero come to to speak. She knows she should help him toward the light, but the only place he seems to be interested in is her bed. Falling in love with the charming spirit is all too easy, but is a future together possible between the living and the dead?

Moonlit Ménage is set in Wales, but features a grad student from Michigan, Brontë Matthews. In addition to Brontë, there are also faeries – some of whom want her and others who simply want her dead.

Here is the Moonlit Menage blurb:

American grad student, Brontë Matthews, travelled to Wales to study at the elite Bren Gwyrdd Music Conservatory, but life on the secluded campus isn’t what she expected. She quickly becomes friends with Quillen Davies and Tarran Ashe, and finds herself attracted to both. Even more troubling, an eerie melody repeatedly pulls her from sleep. When she follows, she finds herself in trouble and in the arms of her friends, the men who've haunted her daydreams.

Crown Princes of the Seelie and Unseelie Faery courts, Quill and Tarran know Brontë is marked for sacrifice by the bloodthirsty factions of their people. By Sidhe tradition, human blood must be spilled to bind their reign, but Quill and Tarran know there must be a way to save the woman they love. They only hope they can find it in time.

Now I’d like to share a few pictures from my vacation. If you ever get the opportunity to visit Michigan, drop me a note and I’ll send you a list of must see places!

Kitch-iti-kipi Big Spring (40 feet deep and Michigan's largest spring -yep, the water really is that crazy shade of blue!)

Seul Choix Pointe Lighthouse (built in 1895 - only working lighthouseon the northern shore of Lake Michigan, located in Gulliver, MI.

Lake Superior at Au Train, MI (one of my favorite stretches of beach)

Tahquamenon Falls (Upper Falls in Tahquamenon, MI)

Dragon Sunset (named by my youngest son) on Indian Lakein Manistique

About the Author:

Bronwyn lives in Michigan with her wonderful husband, two amazing sons and six somewhat-psychotic cats. When not tormenting her characters, she can usually be found helping with reading and writing projects in her sons’ classrooms as well as being the car pool mom extraordinaire for five teens and a couple of preteens. Besides writing, she also enjoys reading, knitting, sewing, cross stitching, pottery, drawing—basically anything that helps her avoid the tortures of cleaning and cooking.

You can check out Bronwyn’s books and more at her website: or at her blog:

Giveaway Time!

Bronwyn is offering 2 winners each

a pdf of one of her ebooks- winner's choice

To enter leave a comment on this post

Please include email address

A winner will be announced next Wednesday

Good Luck!


Aimee said...

These books look great! Thanks for the giveaway!


Book of Secrets said...

Hi, Bronwyn! I bought IMMORTAL CURSE a few days ago. The blurb had me hooked (the hot cover too!). Can't wait to read it. MOONLIT MENAGE sounds intriguing...I ♥ books set in Wales - where my kin are from. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Diana ♥ Book of Secrets

SandyG265 said...

Moonlit Menage sounds good. Thanks for the giveaway.

sgiden AT

throuthehaze said...

All of these sound so good!
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Sherry said...

All of your books sound very good.

Jason said...

oh Bronwyn!! I need me three bears! Soooo bad. :)


Chris said...

I'm not entering - just stopping by to say hi to Bron and Roxanne and admire the gorgeous MI photos!

Bronwyn Green said...

@ Roxanne - Thanks so much for letting me hang out on your blog! :D

@ Aimee - Thanks for stopping by and you're welcome!

@ Diana - I hope you enjoy Immortal Curse and thanks so much for picking it up! I have family in Wales, too - my Gram emigrated from there after WWII.

@ Sandy - Thanks for entering and you're welcome!

@ throughthehaze - Thanks! :D

@ Sherry - Thanks to you, too!

@ Jase - LOL - you make me smile :D

@ Chris - Thanks for coming to visit!

Roxanne Rhoads said...

You are welcome Bronwyn - thank you for being a guest here at Fang-tastic Books.

I am so glad my brain thought up Michigan month. I have got to "meet" so many great authors in my area it's fabulous.

And the books- adding more to my reading list everyday.

Immortal Curse definitely has me hooked- I'll be reading it soon.

*yadkny* said...

Hi Bronwyn (btw - love the name),
The covers were beautiful as well as the Michigan pics:) The Dragon Sunset would have to be my favorite.

elaing8 said...

Hot covers :)
They all sound good but Moonlit Ménage really interests me.

Estella said...

All of your books sound good!
The pictures of Michigan are beautiful.

kissinoak at verizon dot net

booklover0226 said...

Hello, All.

I have a couple of Bronwyn's books and loved them. I can't wait to read more.

Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

s7anna said...

Oooh I loved Just Right - glad to hear that Maggie’s Mates will be out soon!


The Scarf Princess said...

Those are some great sounding books! I'm totally intrigued by the excerpts and the sexy covers.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

KimiKayKristie said...

The books sound great. The pictures look amazing. Thanks for the giveaway.

Bronwyn Green said...

@ Roxanne - I'm glad you thought of it, too! :D

@ yadkny - Thank you, so much! I love the Dragon Sunset, too. I might have to blow that one up and hang it in my office.

@ elaing8 - Thank you. :) I'm glad you entered!

@ Estella - Thanks so much and good luck!

@ Tracey - Awwww, thanks hon! :D

@ Anna - Thanks!!! :D I hope to have excerpts and a cover up on my blog soon. :)

@ Joder - Thanks so much! Love those kitties in the sink. :)

@ KimiKayKristie - You're very welcome and thanks for entering! :)

Beth said...

Already have Just Right. The other books sound good.
Love that sunset picture.


Meredith said...

Those covers are so hot!

meredithfl at gmail dot com

Nicole said...

Some of those covers crack me up! Love the one with the snake at the bottom. *G*

Donna said...

It is so great to love where you live. Your pictures of Michigan are fabulous. I feel the same way about our home in the mountains of North Carolina.

Thanks for the giveaway. I love to read and your books are amazing!

donnafisk at bellsouth dot net

Rosie said...

These all look like awesome books. Thanks for the giveaway!

rosie0512 @ hotmail . com

Bronwyn Green said...

@ Beth - Thanks so much! I love that sunset picture too. My son dragged me away from making supper so I could see it - so sweet. :)

@ Meredith - Thanks! My fav is the Moonlit Menage one! :)

@ Nicole - Do you mean the one with the apple? If you blow it up it's a disembodied arm...with a greenish cast to it, but yeah, I can see where it kinda looks a little snake-ish. :)

@ Donna - I've heard that the mountain region of NC is absolutely gorgeous! I'd love to see it someday! :) And thank you so much! {Hugs!}

@ Rosie - Thank you! And you're very welcome! :)

Arianna Skye said...

Hola! Just thought I'd pop over to say hi to Bronwyn. Fancy seeing you here! No need to enter me in any giveaways. :-)

Mary said...

Books seem awesome and the pictures are gorgeous!


Deb said...

Not entering the contest. Have all Bronwyn's books.
Showing the love.

Deb a Michigander

Bronwyn Green said...

@ Arianna - Hey to you, too. :)

@ Mary - Thanks so much. I have to admit though, it's hard to take a bad picture up there! :)

@ Deb - {Hugs!} Thanks for the love - I'm sending some right back. :)

Unknown said...

Beautiful pictures! The bear shifter book sounds really good. Count me in.