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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Forever's PS I Love You Tour: Sherrill Bodine & Rochelle Alers (Interview & Giveaway)

Today I have two wonderful authors joining us on Forever's first romance tour of the year, please give them a warm welcome!

SHE'S STEALING HIS HEART . . . Vintage boutique owner Venus Smith is stunned to realize her newest acquisition comes with a larcenous legend. Stolen years ago, the antique mermaid brooch belongs to the Clayworth family. The right thing to do would be to return it, but that means facing Connor Clayworth O'Flynn, the sexy department store heir Venus has had an unrequited crush on since childhood-and the man who helped ruin her father. ONE KISS AT A TIME Connor knows that Venus has never forgiven him for what happened between their families

Crystal: In one sentence, why should readers pick up All I Want is You?

Sherrill Bodine: Readers should pick up ALL I WANT IS YOU because it is fun, entertaining and extraordinarily satisfying.

Crystal: From 1-5, 1 being 'It's getting warm in here' and 5 being '5 Alarm fire, grab some cold water and your significant other stat!', how would you rate the romance in All I Want is You and why?

Sherrill: I broke my cardinal rule and let my husband read the ARC of ALL I WANT IS YOU instead of waiting until the book was launched.  According to him, ALL I WANT IS YOU is a "5 Alarm fire grab some cold water and your significant other stat!" 

Crystal: What do you think readers will love most about Venus and Connor?

Sherrill: I know it sounds like a cliche but the repartee and sexual tension between Venus and Connor really does jump off the page and grab you.  And you'll love the lengths they will go to in order to protect their families.

Crystal: What are two items that are a must-have for you when writing?

Sherrill: I always do the first draft of my novels in a notebook - pen to paper.  When I go out to buy a new five subject wide line notebook and several new black gel pens my family knows I'm starting a new book.

Crystal: The heroine of your novel is a vintage boutique owner, what is your favorite vintage item that you own today?

Sherrill: My friend, Laurie Davis, owns Lulu's at the Belle Kay (Pandora's Box in my books).  It is quite simply the finest Vintage Store I've ever seen anywhere in the world.  She has introduced me to the beauty of vintage couture costume jewelry.  Now I'm an avid student and a passionate collector.

Crystal: Thanks, Sherrill! To find out more about Sherrill Bodine and her books visit her website:

Sometimes love is the simplest choice of all. Still reeling from her husband's untimely death, Deborah Robinson needs a fresh start. So she decides to pack up her family, box up her bookstore, and return to her grandmother's ancestral home on Cavanaugh Island. The charming town of Sanctuary Cove holds happy memories for Deborah. And, after she spies a gorgeous stranger in the local bakery, it promises the possibility for a bright, new future.

Crystal: Please describe Sanctuary Cove in one Tweet, 140 characters or less. 

Rochelle Alers: It is a second chance at love, an opportunity for a widow and widower who are not looking for love.

Crystal: What are three strengths of Deborah's that you think will endear readers to her?

Rochelle: As a widow Deborah has prioritize her life to first provide emotional stability for her children and that makes this her greatest strength.  Readers will also cheer her dedication to opening and operating the first bookstore in the history of Cavanaugh Island.  I believe readers will come to appreciate her maturity when she doesn’t resort to histrionics when the man whom she has fallen in love discloses he’s leaving Cavanaugh Island to work with Doctors Without Borders.

Crystal: What is one thing that Deborah would never be caught dead doing?

Rochelle: Deborah detests repeating gossip.  It was unfounded gossip that impacted the lives of her family and eventually destroyed her late-husband’s career.  She even chides her children when they repeat gossip about a classmate when they have a guest for Sunday dinner.

Crystal: What are two items that are a must-have for you when writing?

Rochelle: I must have a lot bright light, preferably sunlight, and background music.  It can either be prerecorded music from my iPod, the radio or my favorite movie soundtracks. 

Crystal: The heroine of your novel first meets her love-interest in a bakery, what is your favorite bakery item?
Rochelle: Tiramisu.  Need I say more?

Crystal: Thank you for joining us, Rochelle! To learn more about Rochelle Alers, visit her website

Thanks to the gracious ladies at Grand Central Publishing, I have these two wonderful books to giveaway to three lucky readers who reside in the US! (No P.O. Boxes please, copies will be sent directly from publisher.) To enter, just leave a comment on this post and then fill out the rafflecopter below with your name and email address. Additional entries are available but not required. =)

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Joanne said...

Both books sound great. I can't wait to read them both. Thanks for the blog tour.


Maria D. said...

Loved the interview! Both of these books look great. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Giselle said...

Great post! I love the sounds of All I want is You. Plus that cover is gorgeous!

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SM Patel said...

These both sound great.

Kristy said...

The books sound great! Thanks for the giveaway.

Cathy P said...

I really enjoyed Sherrill's and Rochelle's interviews. ALL I WANT IS YOU and SANCTUARY COVE both sound like must reads.

Cathy P said...

ps: my email is

Unknown said...

Thanks for the interview. Sounds like an excellent read!

Thanks for the giveaway and have a Happy New Year!

elizabeth @ bookattict . com

Sherrill Bodine said...

Thanks so much for being a part of PS I Love You tour - loved being interviewed by you!! Your support means everything! I hope everyone enjoys ALL I WANT IS YOU!
xox Sherrill

Karen C said...

Enjoyed the interviews. Pretty cool that Sherrill's husband gave it a heat rating of 5. Love tiramisu, too, although I find it difficult to find really good stuff. All I Want Is You and Sanctuary Cove sound like really great reads - have been added to the TBB/TBR lists.

Krystal Larson said...

Thank you for the chance to win! Love the covers

Pat L. said...

Both books sound great.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyedthe post/interview ty for sharing! Both bookssound like they are going to be great reads - love the bakery theme.

Di said...

These both sound so good! I love good repartee!

sallans d at yahoo dot com

Sophia Rose said...

Those both sound like good stories and I love the back drop offered for both of them- vintage shop, book store.

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Tore923 said...

These books both sound really good. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read them.

Helen said...

Both books sound awesome. I would love to own a vintage boutique or a book store so these books sound so interesting to me.

Anonymous said...

These books look great. Would love to read a new author to me. Thanks for the chance.

erin said...

Thanks for the wonderful post! These books look fantastic! Hope I get a chance to read them :)

Chrisbails said...

What a great post. Both of these books sound great. Both are new authors for me and would love to win and read them. Thanks for the chance to win.

ML said...

Both books sound wonderful. I have to say I love to wander vintage shops and wish I was checking out some jewelry right now. Thanks for the giveaway!

Anita Yancey said...

These books sound really good, and I'd love to read them. Thanks for having this giveaway.


Wall said...

This is a great giveaway. I would love to be able to review this book for my blog.

AEKZ2 said...

I'm always looking for something new to read. Thank you for introducing new authors to me.

Kristina said...

Both books sound amazing..I added them both to my Amazon wish list ;) Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!