Thursday, January 22, 2015

Stormee Waters by Lynda J. Coker ♥ Spotlight & GIVEAWAY ♥ (Sweet Contemporary Romance)

Dirk Savage never fails to acquire what he wants until he encounters Stormee Waters and a backwash of trouble...

Stormee Waters knows about hard times. Needing to care for her aging grandmother and teenage brother, she moves to Houston, Texas and takes a writing job for a popular magazine. Her first assignment is to interview a successful business man for a series of articles entitled, Make My Man Texas-Sized. Her target, Dirk Savage, appears to have the right criteria. He's adventurous with the air of a conqueror. Admired by his peers and coveted by beauty queens and debutantes, he's just the type of man that Stormee needs to make her first article sizzle and sell. But can she handle the heat when she catches his attention?

Dirk Savage is used to acquiring what he wants, except in the illusive quest for the one woman who can fill his heart. The shock of discovering her in the naive young woman assigned to interview him sets his jaded emotions on high alert. Can he convince her that his pursuit is genuine?
• What do you think makes good writing?
For fiction, a writer must tell the story that lingers in their mind and heart, from their perspective, with their feelings. Tell the story they would like to read. I want characters that aren't perfect so that through their struggles and change, I come to care about them and want to stay in their story, even wondering how their lives are progressing long after I've finished the book.

• Do you have a favorite hobby or pastime?
I have always like to design and have had a love affair with fabric for a long time. So I quilted for many years then wondered into the world of designing fiber art wall-hangings. While a piece can be intricate and time consuming, I find the process quite enjoyable and a definite change from writing.

• What is your favorite thing you've written?
My favorite is always the last one finished, in this case, STORMEE WATERS. I think that is because I've been married to this book for the last year throughout the submission, contract, edits
and release launch. If a writer doesn't love the book, they won't get through this process.
He studied her in silence before making a blunt reply. “I’ll pick you up at 7:30 this evening.”

Had he extended an invitation or a command? “Well—ah.” She shrugged to hide her confusion.

“Surely, you eat dinner?” he quizzed through lips curved with humor.

“I suppose it’s okay.” She fiddled with the edge of her collar and contemplated the hint of challenge
underlying his playful smile.

“Dress casually but bring a wrap. We’ll be dining by the river.” He dismissed her with a short command to
leave her phone number and address with the receptionist.

Why do I feel as though I’ve been ordered to show up for duty call? Did alpha males assume that women in
general deferred to their decisions, or was she just a simple-minded exception?
       
Lynda is an author of contemporary romance that lingers in a reader’s mind long after they’ve closed the book. She lives in Northeast Texas with her husband of fifty years. They enjoy traveling, trying new foods, spending time with family and friends, and doing community service work together. When she feels the need to take a break from writing, she enjoys creating fabric art. She offers an open invitation to view both her writing and fabric art on her blog.
      
Lynda is giving away LOTS of great prizes!


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5 comments :

  1. Good Morning Lauren,
    Thank you so much for hosting the release of STORMEE WATERS. It's a pleasure to be visiting with you and your readers today. I'll be making myself comfortable in that cushy chair in the corner while I sip on a cup of Earl Gray tea, so anyone who wants to chat, please join me.
    Stormee and Dirk will be here in a jiffy, they'll be happy to chat as well. Everyone have a great day.

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    1. Lynda, I loved learning about you and Stormee Waters! I wish you many 5-star reviews!!!

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  2. Just started this book. It's very hard to put down. Love it so far. Good thing I take my kindal everywhere with me. Lol

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  3. Hi Cecelia,
    Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on STORMEE WATERS. I'm thrilled you're enjoying Stormee and Dirk's story. Best wishes to you.

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