Thursday, December 06, 2012

Q & A (and giveaway) with ANNE CALHOUN!


Anne has stopped by to answer some questions and to offer up a download of BREATH ON EMBERS. Post a question or comment to be entered in the drawing.


Q: Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.


A: Writer who holds citizenship in 3 countries on 2 continents yet lives in a flyover state for love. Wife. Mother. Loves Frye boots, wool, and character more than wit. 


Q: Your current release is BREATH ON EMBERS. Deets! 


A: It's the story of a FDNY lieutenant whose relationship with a widow goes from hot to white-hot and intensely emotional over the holidays. 


Q: What three words best describe Thea?

A: Trapped. Fighting. Passionate.

Q: What three activities would Ronan never engage in?

A: Coercion. Quitting. Smarmy superiority.
Q: What is the one accessory Thea won’t leave the house without?

A: Her scarf. It’s practically illegal to leave the house without one in NYC. ;) Ronan wears them, too.

Q: What are your greatest creative influences?


A: Music, although what I’m listening to may not play a role in the current WIP. I read a ton of nonfiction, sometimes for research, sometimes for curiosity. Travel. 



Q: What three things do you need in order to write?


A: MacBook Air. Quiet (or the steady background noise of a coffee shop). An idea of what I need to write that day. 


Q: What is the last book that you read that knocked your socks off?
A: Dennis Lehane’s Shutter Island. I’ve read Rainbow Rowell’s two 2013 releases – Eleanor and Park, and Fangirl – and they are wildly different and both incredible. 

Q: If you had to pick one book that turned you on to reading, which would it be?
A: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Q: What do you like to do when you aren't writing?

A: Read. Knit. Take yoga class. Walk the dog. I’ve got an eight-year-old boy so much of my non-writing time is occupied with homework, having friends over, activities he’s in. I also like to talk to (or at) my husband. ;)

 

Q: How can readers connect with you?


A: Annecalhoun.com has an email form. I’m on Twitter as @annecalhoun, and Facebook. I also have a fan group on Goodreads.


Book blurb --

Christmas is the perfect time for Firefighter Ronan O’Rourke to take things to the next level with his sexually adventurous girlfriend. He knows she has feelings for him—and he’s sure of his feelings for her—but when Thea refuses his invitation to sample Christmas in New York City because what they share is nothing more than sheet-burning sex, Ronan sets out to change her mind.
Deep down Thea Moretti knows she cares for Ronan, but she can’t move past her grief over her late husband. Loud music and sex with Ronan are the only things she’s got that her feel alive, so she takes as much of both as she can get. She knows Ronan wants more, but during the darkest time of the year finding her way won’t be easy.
Ronan gambles everything and challenges Thea: one night of passion with him and another man. Can he prove to her that what they share isn’t just great sex but an emotional connection strong enough to last forever?

Anne's info --

5 comments:

Rahab M said...

I am a new fan of Anne Calhoun after I recently read her book Liberating Lacey! I love that book so much and cannot wait to read Breath on Embers!
Thanks for the chance to win a copy :)
ryjosy at yahoo dot com

Maureen said...

I haven't read any stories from this author but I saw a great review of this story and it looks intriguing.

bn100 said...

Congrats! I enjoyed the interview.

bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

Joanne said...

Congrats on the new release. This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the great interview and giveaway.

e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

flchen1 said...

Ooh, this sounds fantastic, Anne! Is this a stand-alone? :)