Stranded with a Hero
by Karen Erickson, Cindi Madsen, Roxanne Snopek and Coleen Kwan
Publisher: Entangled Publishing – Bliss
Date of Publication: November 11, 2013
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Getting snowed in never felt so good as boundaries are crossed, opposites attract, and friends discovering more promise a Christmas no one will ever forget.
Loving Mindy by Karen Erickson
Mindy can’t believe she’s stuck with her ex–best friend—and the man whose heart she broke years ago—for the holidays, though the tension between them is more than enough to keep them warm. Josh Powers never forgot Mindy, but he can’t risk his heart a second time.
White-Hot Holiday by Coleen Kwan
Naomi’s sworn off men like Aaron—rich, cocky, and dismissive of holiday traditions. Aaron decided to spend Christmas in sunny Australia to avoid snowy New York, not to fall for the woman his best friend warned him away from. But when a volcano grounds him, Aaron and Naomi’s relationship becomes eruptive.
An Officer and a Rebel by Cindi Madsen
The last person police officer Nate Walsh expected to discover in a snowstorm is his brother’s ex and former town rebel, Kelsey Cooper. She’s his complete opposite and totally off-limits, but as they wait out the storm together, all he can think is how he wishes she’d stay forever.
Saving the Sheriff by Roxanne Snopek
Frankie Sylva was determined to free the reindeer cruelly held for a holiday roadshow, even if it meant risking her own life. Deputy Sheriff Red LeClair set out to save a stranger in a snowstorm, never expecting he’d be the one to be rescued.
TOUR WIDE GIVEAWAY!!! YAY!
About the Authors
Cindi Madsen sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children. She is the author of YA novels All the Broken Pieces and Demons of the Sun, adult contemporary romances Falling for Her Fiancé and Act Like You love Me, and the women’s fiction novel Cinderella Screwed Me Over.
Coleen Kwan has been a bookworm all her life. At school English was her favorite subject, but for some reason she decided on a career in IT. After many years of programming, she wondered what else there was in life — and discovered writing. She loves writing contemporary romance and steampunk romance. Coleen lives in Sydney, Australia with her partner and two children. When she isn’t writing she enjoys avoiding housework, eating chocolate, and watching Criminal Minds.
USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson writes what she loves to read – sexy contemporary romance. Digitally published since 2006, she’s a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children.
Roxanne Snopek is the author of ten books, more than 150 articles, and has had short fiction published in several anthologies. She is currently serving as Vice-President of the Romance Writers of America Greater Vancouver Chapter. She and her family live in the Pacific Northwest, where she’s at work on more love stories for Entangled Publishing.
I am overjoyed that Cindi Madsen graced me with her presence once again. Being part of this blog tour was one thing, getting to interview this seriously rocking chick again almost had me jumping out of my skin. Cindi totally rocks!
I always find that novellas leave me wanting after I’ve read one. Do you find it difficult to write one? Don’t you struggle to put the story and the character growth into so few pages?
This is the first one I attempted to write a novella and I did have a I-don’t-know-how-to-do-this freak out after about twenty pages. But then there was flirting & kissing & fun and that’s all that really matters, right? It is a struggle to get it all in, but it’s also nice to read a romantic story in an afternoon. By the end of it, I thought I should write more novellas, because they’re so fun.
Where do you spend most of your time writing?
At my desk. When it’s time to really get into edits & I want no interruption from the family, I sometimes go to Panera.
Where do you get your ideas?
My editor asked if I wanted to be in an anthology with the theme stranded for the holidays and my mind started spinning. Lots of times I think what if…? Or I see an image that sends me thinking, and after a while thinking about it, all the pieces just fall into place. With this I saw a guy helping a girl out of a wreck and that they knew each other, then I asked myself how, and it all fell into place from there.
What would be Nate Walsh’s top three favourite songs?
That’s a hard one. They’d probably be country, which makes me cringe, so I’m a little out of my league here. I’d say, with Kelsey in mind, he’d pick Blake Shelton’s “Mine Would Be You.” And Lee Brice’s “She Ain’t Right”. Then I’ll cheat (since it was hard enough for me to find two & I asked my aunt for help in the country music area) & say anything Johnny Cash or Tim McGraw for the last one(ish).
What would be Kelsey Cooper’s top three favourite books?
Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan, The Better Part of Darkness by Kelly Gay & Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever Googled?
It’s a toss up between ingredients for spells for an urban fantasy series, demon names & strengths, and information about C4 for a spy novel I wrote. I’m sure there’s been a lot of other weird things, but those were the ones I felt like the FBI was going to show up for. Lol
Which book, written by another author, do you wish you could’ve written?
Probably Hunger Games. That series is awesome and you know, quite successful. 🙂
If I had to look in your closet right now, how many pairs of shoes would I find?
It’s been a while since I counted, but I guess it would be somewhere in the sixties.
If you had to pick two characters out of any of your books, to come to life and have dinner with them, who would it be?
You’re asking all the hard questions! I’d probably say Wes from Falling for Her Fiance and Troy from the Cipher series
Finally, I just have to know, are you the type of person whose bed has to be made in the morning or do you just think “screw it”?
Screw it. Always. I can’t remember the last time I made my bed. (Don’t tell my mom. Lol)
I always have so much fun when you’re around! Thanks Cindi!
Now people if you want to get in the Christmas Spirit, You’re going to want to read Stranded with a Hero. I was all ready to put up my Christmas decorations when I was finished reading it.