Christine Young

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Christine Presents ~ One Night in Minneapolis by Margie Church

Please welcome Margie Church author of One Night in Minneapolis.

Margie Church will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

 

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One Night in Minneapolis

by Margie Church

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GENRE:  contemporary erotic romance

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INTERVIEW;

Christine, thank you so much for hosting me on the second stop of my blog tour for One Night in Minneapolis. It’s always so much fun to be at new blogs and get the chance to meet new readers. I hope everyone enjoys today’s Q&A, and don’t miss the chance to win a $15 Amazon gift card, too!

 

  1. What or who inspired you to start writing? I think I was born to write. Some people just have that particular talent. I was published in McCall’s magazine when I was in the fifth grade, and I’ve spent my entire career as an advertising and marketing communications writer. I’ve only been writing novels for seven years. One Night in Minneapolis is my twentieth book!
  2. How did you come up with ideas for your books? Sometimes it’s been a call from the publisher looking for stories in a particular series – One Night in Minneapolis is in the City Nights series – these novellas all occur within a 24-hour span in one city anywhere in the world. Other times, I might see a picture or conversation. Sometimes I just tell my brain to start working on a new idea.
  3. What would you want your readers to know about you that might not be in your bio? I really enjoy 4-wheeling. Driving through big puddles and muck are a blast. If you come home clean, you didn’t have ANY fun! Also, my day job is at a nuclear power plant. I work in station communications and spend most of my time shooting and producing video. It’s the craziest place to work with all the security but man, the technology and the people are awesome.
  4. As far as your writing goes, what are your plans? My day job is pretty demanding so it’s a struggle to be disciplined enough to get through all the administration an author has and still have time (and energy) to write. I wish I could say I write new words every single day. At best, I work on my newest project for a few hours a couple days a week and hit the administrative aspects every day. If I don’t, I’m overwhelmed.
  5. When did you first decide to submit your work? Please tell us what or who encouraged you to take this big step? This is the craziest story, and I’ll keep it short. We had straightline winds come through our neighborhood and do a significant damage to our home. When the contractor arrived for estimates, he asked for my work phone number as a contact. At the time, I was working as a freelance magazine writer and editor and writing my first novel. As it turns out, this guy knew an author and agreed to pass on my name to Ms. Sherri Der-Willie. Sherri was kind enough to contact me and agreed to read a chapter from my debut novel, Awakening Allaire. She gave me a few tips about major writing issues I had (and there were many). I had a lot of work to do. Fiction writing is very complex. Anyway, when I finished the book, she referred me to a publisher and the rest is history.
  6. Do you outline your books or just start writing? Pantsers just start writing. I am more of a Plotter. I have to figure out my characters, get to know them, their careers, motivations and settings. I also identify major themes and conflicts and their resolution. Sometimes the book doesn’t go the way I planned but I need to have some kind of “word map” before I start.
  7. Do you have any hobbies and does the knowledge you’ve gained from these carry over into your characters or the plot of your books? You’ll find construction, engineering, police and military themes, settings and careers in several of my books. In fact, Marine Major Skylar Landis is an intelligence officer in One Night in Minneapolis. I’ve worked in these areas and have friends who do, so I have sometimes relied on that and them to build characters and their worlds.
  8. Have you started your next project? If so, can you share a little bit about your book? I’m not an author who has lots of projects started. I am generally working on two projects at a time. My WIP is in a genre I’ve never written before – historical – and not a romance. Having said that, my previous works that weren’t strong romances didn’t sell well. I guess that says I write what pleases me, and then hunt for a publisher that wants to give a voice to the story.
  9. Can you tell us a little about the black moment in your book? This was a two-year pause. I was within 5,000 words of being finished with One Night in Minneapolis when I had a significant life event. I wasn’t sure I’d come back to fiction writing but patience and my muse eventually won out. I completed this story in November 2016. I got the contract in January 2017.
  10. Can you tell us a little bit about what it was like to write a series? I enjoy writing full novels and series are even better. I get the chance to know the characters well and build a really satisfying tale of their lives. I’ve also co-authored a series. That’s a bit more challenging. You must be on the same page about the story, it’s direction, your commitment and drive to write a seamless story otherwise you’re going to be battling each other. Readers shouldn’t be able to readily tell when one is taking over the pen if you’ve got duo authors.

 

Whew! I hope you have a question or two about what you just read because one lucky person is going to win a $15 Amazon gift card for their comment. I will be back to answer your questions later today!

 

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BLURB:

 

Marine Major Skylar Landis doesn’t resemble the demure Catholic high school girl Vince Andersen once knew. They’d dated briefly until she patched things up with his nemesis, Ethan Standfeld. After school, she joined the Marines and they’d lost touch.

Their ten year class reunion in Minneapolis brings Skylar face-to-face with Vince, awakening her memories of the past. She asks him to plan a hot, no-strings-attached hook-up to sustain her sexual fantasies while her intelligence unit is deployed to the Middle East. As their adventure unfolds, and he gives her exactly what she needs, Skylar wonders whether she can forget the man who put her desires first and asked for nothing in return.

 

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EXCERPT:

 

Skylar walked toward him, the picture of confidence and seduction in a black and

white sheath dress that clung to her curves. Her coppery-red hair rested on her right

shoulder.

 

Vince couldn’t wait to run his fingers through the thick, luxurious tresses and

over every inch of Ms. Landis.

 

She stood in front of him, a demure smile on her lips. “Vince. Finally.”

 

He took her hands, drawing her into an embrace. “Welcome home.”

 

“I can’t believe the day is finally here. We’re here.” Her voice held a gentle North

Carolina drawl she’d picked up after years living at the U.S. Marine Corps base

there.

 

When he kissed her cheek, citrus and spice scents grabbed his attention. He

whispered into her ear, “You look even more gorgeous than I imagined, and you

smell good enough to eat.”

 

“One can only hope.”

 

He winked at her. Though it had been ten years since they’d seen each other,

the intimate exchanges they’d had and the plans they’d made for this weekend

removed the usual dating preliminaries. He brushed the tip of his nose against hers.

 

Passion smoldered in her green eyes. She didn’t move from his embrace.

 

He kissed her lips softly, hoping to invoke the same desire unfurling in the pit of

his stomach. He noted a slowness in her breathing. Anticipation?

 

She brought her hand to the back of his head, and slowly moved her fingers in

the short hairs there.

 

Vince held her a little tighter. He teased her lips with the tip of his tongue, silently

inviting her to taste him. The sounds of shoppers quieted as only her soft moan

reached his ears. He kissed her with strengthening desire, but didn’t rush this first

time. Pent-up emotions made his body react like any red-blooded man’s would,

especially since she responded with equal passion. If he didn’t end the kiss soon,

anyone would be able to see the physical effect she’d had on him. Vince cupped her

cheek and gave her one more gentle kiss before stepping back.

 

He cleared his throat. “You’re lucky we’re in public.”

 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

Margie Church writes erotic romance novels with a strong suspense element, in keeping with her moniker: Romance with SASS (Suspense Angst Seductive Sizzle). Never expect the same thing twice in one of her books. She tackles subjects and conflicts that aren’t typical in romances. Life is complicated. People are, too. Marrying those concepts makes her work fascinating to read. Margie was 2011 GLBT Author of the Year, and her book, Hard as Teak, was named 2011 GLBT Book of the Year at Loves Romances Café. She is well-known for her BDSM erotic romances as well.

Margie lives in Minnesota, is married, and has two children. Some of her passions are music, poetry, walking on moonlit nights, fishing, and making people laugh.

 

Keep up with Margie:

Margie’s blog: http://authormargiechurch.wordpress.com/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MargaretRChurch

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MargieChurch

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MargieChurchAuthor

Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/margiechurch/

Margie’s Amazon Author page: http://www.amazon.com/Margie-Church/e/B008H7HO4I/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

Tirgearr Publishing: http://www.tirgearrpublishing.com/authors/Church_Margie/index.htm

Buy link for One Night in Minneapolis: https://www.amazon.com/One-Night-Minneapolis-City-Nights-ebook/dp/B06XF2GMD1/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Margie’s Decadent Publishing page: http://www.decadentpublishing.com/product_info.php?products_id=563&osCsid=u2trcha42aae1ncia4hrngp3h2

Loose Id: http://www.loose-id.com/authors/erotic-romance-authors-l-p.html?cat=843

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE:

 

Margie Church will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

 

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/28e4345f2252/

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27 comments on “Christine Presents ~ One Night in Minneapolis by Margie Church

  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Lisa Brown
    May 3, 2017

    Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  3. achristay
    May 3, 2017

    Welcome to my blog. I hope you have a great tour.

    • Margie Church
      May 3, 2017

      Thank you! It’s my pleasure to be here! Nice digs and it’s so nice to have people commenting along the way.

    • Margie Church
      May 3, 2017

      Do you live in Couer d’Alene? My aunt used to live there and I visited once. It was really a beautiful area.

  4. kimbookbutterfly
    May 3, 2017

    Thank you for the chance to win. Great post!

    • Margie Church
      May 3, 2017

      You’re welcome. I hope you’ll enjoy the book, too, Kim!

  5. Victoria
    May 3, 2017

    Really great interview, thanks for sharing!

  6. bernie wallace
    May 3, 2017

    Looks like a fun read. I hope that I win. Thanks for the giveaway. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

    • Margie Church
      May 4, 2017

      I hope you enjoy the book, Bernie and thanks for stopping in.

  7. Ally Swanson
    May 3, 2017

    Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

    • Margie Church
      May 4, 2017

      Thank you very much, Ally! It’s always exciting to have a new book out. It really never gets old.

  8. Nikolina84
    May 5, 2017

    I really enjoyed reading the excerpt, thank you!

    • Margie Church
      May 6, 2017

      Nikolina, I hope you also enjoy the book. Thanks for spending a few minutes with me.

  9. Ally Swanson
    May 5, 2017

    Just stopping by to say hi! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

    • Margie Church
      May 6, 2017

      Hi Ally, sorry for the delay. I had a very busy, long day. My favorite place to read – as a kid used to be my father’s chair. Today it’s on my garden swing, though I must admit I spend much more time weeding the gardens and writing than reading.

    • Margie Church
      May 6, 2017

      Thanks! You, too. Got any plans?

  10. Ally Swanson
    May 5, 2017

    Where is your favorite spot to read?

  11. Ally Swanson
    May 6, 2017

    How was your cinco de mayo? Did you do anything special?

    • Margie Church
      May 6, 2017

      Thanks for asking, Ally. It was beautifully sunny here for a change so my son and I took a sunset ride with our 4-wheelers. The sky was that perfect blend of pink and orange. We saw about 50 deer, a lot of rabbits a turkey and a SKUNK!

  12. Bea LaRocca
    May 6, 2017

    Squeeee! I love second chance romance! Congrats on the book and the tour. I’m really looking forward to reading your story!
    My youngest sons are 4-wheeler and dirt bike enthusiasts but I’ve never had the pleasure. I’ve been a passenger on a moped a few times and that was a blast…except for the swallowing bugs part. Lol

    • Margie Church
      May 7, 2017

      Hi Bea – I’m big on second chances myself! I hope you enjoy the book and please leave a review. Ask your sons to take you for a 4-wheeler ride. It’s a chance to be a kid again – splash through the mud puddles and get dirty. I always say, “If you didn’t get muddy, you didn’t have fun!”

      • Bea LaRocca
        May 26, 2017

        Will do! As an author myself, I always leave reviews!
        Wishing you and yours a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!

      • Margie Church
        May 28, 2017

        I hope you’re enjoying your weekend. It’s always busy, isn’t it?

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