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Two Week Blog Tour for My Favorite Second Chance by Author Rue from March 30 - April 16, 2015

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My Favorite Second Chance
  The Lake Effect Series # 2
by Author Rue
Audience: NA and Adult - Genre: Romance/Contemporary; LGBT - Formats: E-book and Paperback - Publisher: Sittin’ On A Goldmine Productions - Cover by:  Regina Wamba, Mae I Design - Editor:  Jazmine Hale- Pages: 328 - ISBN-13: 978-0-9860627-3-5 (Paperback) - ISBN-13: 978-0-9860627-2-8 (eBook) - Date Published: 10 March 2015
Have you ever wished for a second chance?
The Hutchinson sisters are out of the frying pan and into the fire—just like their mother always threatened!
Gwenn is floating in the dreamy, fragile glow of her new relationship with wealthy artist, Daniel Gregory, when a blast from her past makes a triumphant return. Sure he ran out on her over a decade ago, but can she turn her back on a war hero?
Rachel is on the brink of having everything she ever dreamed of, but that’s not how things work out for Hutchinson girls. Her rock-star girlfriend is leaving for a lengthy tour and something is afoot at the bakery. The righteous hand of her mother, Shirley, can orchestrate tribulations from halfway across town.
The sisters think they can run away from their troubles on a quick trip to the heart of Mexico, when an unexpected phone call shatters that illusion.
Filled with intriguing characters, plenty of steamy romance and lovely plots twists, MY FAVORITE SECOND CHANCE will have you flushed with anticipation, blinking back tears, laughing out loud and cheering for your favorite characters.
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He woke with a start.

A flaccid sliver of grey light had infiltrated the dank blackness. The comforting numbness in his right shoulder convinced him that he had survived the night. He listened carefully and played his second favorite game—how long until they got to his cell and tossed in what he had come to call “breakfast.”
A key twisted in the lock. The door screeched open, the light blinded his nocturnal eyes and a metal tray scraped across the filthy concrete floor.
His hand searched toward the sound. Treasure found, his fingers encircled the spoon handle.
Slowly, painfully he crawled to the corner and scratched a hatch mark on the wall as he recited his “sanity” mantra.
“I am Sergeant Steven Hays. Today is day 2,189 of my captivity. I am engaged to Gwenn Hutchinson and I will return to her. God. Country. Corps.”
            Steven slid the bowl over and forced himself to consume the foul slop it contained. He was emaciated and his mouth burned from canker sores. One thought kept him alive—his last, sweet, searing memory of her. Gwenn was his guardian angel and he intended to live long enough to tell her.
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Rue graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, with a degree in Journalism. Her intimate knowledge of the Midwestern United States, the inordinate amount of time she spent in its churches’ pews and her unique parentage make her an expert on life after religion. Having moved 17 times by the time she graduated from high school Rue has seen more than her share of the Great Plains. She never stayed in one place long enough to make lasting human friends. Her best friends were all characters from her beloved books; and the love of reading led to a lifelong passion for writing.
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Angels with Attitude - Author Interview

What would you have done differently if you were the main character of your book?

 I’m not a big risk taker - so I probably would n
ot have been as brave as Gwenn or Rachel. 

What was your inspiration behind this book?

 Once I started down the road with The Lake Effect Series I quickly realized it would be a trilogy. The sisters’ story unfolded in my mind and I was inspired to share the Hutchinson sisters with someone outside of my head!

Why did you become a writer?

 I always wanted to be a writer. I am a fairly introverted person and I always found it easier to express myself through writing. It took a few decades for all the pieces to fall into place, but I am finally doing what I love.

Do you have a favorite author or authors? 

Depends on the genre—I have many favorites. But, if you put a Juliet Marillier book in front of me I wouldn’t be mad about that.

Do you like to write your books in a continuing series? 

Yes and No. Readers can expect more of the same genre AND books from a new genre. There is one more book in The Lake Effect Series and I have two YA books and a children’s book on the schedule, as well.

If you could date any character from any book, who would it be and why?

 Nerd alert: Aragorn from Lord of the Rings - because I would want him to teach me how to be a good tracker.
What kinds of books do you like to read in your spare time? ALL. I just love to read - fantasy, romance, paranormal, historical fiction, how to, self-help, YA, children’s picture books - anything!

As a reader and writer I think it is important to get to know your fans and make a connection with them as an author who takes the extra step to hear what their fans think and want in their continued writing is continued success and key to selling more books. Do you agree with that?

 Absolutely! Reader feedback is important to me. If the story the characters are telling in my head is not getting translated to the page—I want to know. I think of readers as an interactive part of the process.

Do you cry when writing sad scenes?

 Like a baby.

Did you have a Cover Designer? 

I worked with Regina Wamba with Mae I Design for this cover.

Who is your fictional boyfriend or girlfriend crush?

 Herb Gooley

If you were able to dine and have a one on one with your favorite writer/author who would it be?

 In reality I would die of old age before I could make a decision. But, again, if you sat me down across from Juliet Marillier I wouldn’t be mad about that.

Do just re-read your favorite books?

 Rarely. I have a semi-eidetic memory, so it’s rare that something warrants a re-read.
Do you ever get in a reading slump like your readers do? Well, if slump means not reading…then no. I am always reading something. If slump means a rut of similar genre or same author…then yes!

What is the funniest book you ever read? 

Bossypants by Tina Fey. :-)

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March 30
Pretty Little Pages
Portals to New Worlds
March 31
Deal Sharing Aunt
April 1
Archaeolibrarian - I dig good books!
April 2
Moonbeams over Atlanta
April 3
Angels with Attitude Book Reviews
April 6
The Avid Reader
April 7
The Idle Musings of a Writer's Mind
April 8
Booky Ramblings of a Neurotic Mom
April 9
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April 10
Eclipse Reviews
April 13
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April 14
Hooked on Books
April 15
G & Co. Book Blog
April 16
The Phantom Paragrapher


Rue said...

Love the interview questions! If your readers would like to see this series in film(s) they can vote here: