Monday, July 26, 2010

Ask a question and enter to win a $25 gift card!

I will be having Carly Phillips later on as a guest on this blog and I thought for fun that I would ask her to answer your questions. Carly's newest release is KISS ME IF YOU CAN and will be released July 27th.

Here's a brief blurb:

Sam Cooper ("Coop") has just become the most eligible bachelor in New York City. Now that he has foiled a jewelry-store robbery and has been rewarded with the ring of his choice, single women all over the city are fawning over the crime reporter. But Coop isn't interested in the admirers sending racy underwear his way. His attention is centered solely on Lexie Davis, the only woman in the city who claims not to be interested in his bachelor status.
Instead, free-spirited Lexie is interested in Coop's antique ring, and its—potentially scandalous—history in her family. But Coop is quickly becoming more than just her route to the ring. When his investigation starts to uncover the truth, will she trust her heart—and her family secrets—to this most eligible bachelor?

You can learn more by visiting Carly's website at

Now, for the contest...

Get your thinking cap on and think of what question you would want to ask Carly. The rules are that you can only enter a maximum of three times the whole contest. Out of the questions asked, I will choose ten for Carly to answer and send them to her PR person. But even if your question is not one of those picked, you're still in the running for the prize: A $25 gift card from your choice of Amazon, BN, Fictionwise or Walmart. You can buy Carly's new one and the one coming out in September, LOVE ME IF YOU DARE.

Contest ends Midnight EST on 8/1/10 and a winner will be announced a day or two later.


Linda Henderson said...

Here is my question for Carly. When you are writing a series, do you ever get so attached to characters that you want to keep writing about them ? I know when I am reading I get attached to them.

seriousreader at live dot com

CrystalGB said...

My question for Carly is: What is the funniest/strangest comment you have received from a fan?

aromagik said...

My questions:

What kind of characters are the most difficult for you to write?

What questions do you have for reviewers?

Who are some of your favorite romance authors?


Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

Great giveaway!

My question would be:
How do you generate your titles for your book and do you tie them in the book?
Like some authors will put the title in the book somewhere... Do you do that?


Sherry said...

Here's my questions

What books are on your TBR list?

Which do you come up with first the title or the story?

If you could be anyone from a book who would you be? It can be your books or an author that you love to read.

Unknown said...

Have you thought about ever branching out into other genres?

How did you get started writing?

What did you want to be when you grew up?

amandarwest at gmaildotcom

donnas said...

Do you have input into your titles and covers?

How do you come up with your characters names?

What is your favorite part of writing contemporaries?

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

1. Do you come up with your book title before you start writing, during, or after?

2. What song do you feel fits your book(s) best?

3. Do you listen to music while you write or does it have to be silent?

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

debbie said...

1.I would ask what is the most unusual thing that inspired you, and what did it inspire?
2.Do you get a very clear mental picture of what your characters look and sound like when you are writing them?

Cherie J said...

Which of your characters would you most want to meet if they could come to life?

Which of your books did you most enjoy writing?


Tracy R said...

My question is how often are you recognized on the street or in the shopping malls? You are very famous, but as an author can you still go about your business and keep a low profile when you want to?

jeanette8042 said...

Do you have any strange habits when writing?


Jane said...

Have you ever thought about collaborating with another author?

Chelsea B. said...

From your new release, what scene did you have the most fun writing?

Estella said...

If you could have dinner with any author(living or deceased), who would it be?

The Scarf Princess said...

In your younger years would you have tried to find your mate through an online website?

Which book by another author do you wish you'd written?

If you could be an actor on any tv show, which tv show would it be?

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Kristina said...

How long do you spend on Facebook and Twitter on a daily basis? Has interacting with your fans brought you more business or just more opportunities to feature your books in new ways?

kristidavis at

Unknown said...

Have you ever been asked or considered turning any series into a tv show or movie? If you would like to which series would you like to see come to life? My choice would be the Bachelor series.

Scorpio M. said...

My questions for Carly are:

Is there a book out there that you wished you wrote?

Who are you a big fangirl of?


jenma76 at hotmail dot com

Nicole said...

Oh I loved this book! It was really great. Do you have any plans to do anything with your older characters? A glimpse into where they are now?

Sue A. said...


1. Who do you admire or look up to in your writing profession and in your personal life?

2. What is your ultimate aspiration within your writing career, is it an award, bestseller list or something else?

3. As you get older and wiser, in what way do you think your writing has changed?

Anonymous said...

My question is
Do you have any input as to what the covers of your books will look like? I like to read books with covers that give me clues about what the book is about. This cover doesn't give me any clues-to me, it is rather blah.

Caffey said...

Hi Carly!
If you could go back in time to meet one famous person, who would you want to meet and would you want to ask/say to them?

cathiecaffey @

Caffey said...

Oops, didn't know to put the questions on one post, so here's 2 and 3.

Carly, what was the first romance book you remember reading?

Do you have any unique routine you do before or during the time you get reading to write each day?

Unknown said...

What's the most unique thing you've learned during the research for your books?

throuthehaze said...

If you were able to read only one book for the rest of your life what book would that be?
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

My question is How do you keep your characters fresh from book to book and write them different from the previous ones? I would think it would be easier to write different ladies than gents. Is it?

Maureen said...

Is there anyone we would know that reflects your heroes or heroines appearance or personalities?

Laurie G said...

Hi Carly,

1) Which book has been your best seller?

2) Which book of yours is your favorite? Why?

3) Which book of all the books you've read is your favorite? Why?

Aimee said...

My question is, do you "write" your characters' personalities first & then just let them loose & see what they'll do, or do you think of the situation & outcome & then make up he personalities to suite the story?


Anonymous said...

love your books
congrats on this sereis and the great reviews

Would like any of your books to be turned inot a movie and who would you pick as your hero and herione

kim h

Sarah G said...

My question is:
Do you base your characters on people/friends you've known?


degood said...

I would ask her what was the last book she read and what her favorite book is and who her favorite author is.