17 August 2012

Blog Tour : Deceiving the Witch Next Door by Melissa Bourbon Ramirez (Interview + Giveaway)

Deceiving the Witch Next Door by Melissa Bourbon Ramirez.
Audience/Genre : Adult/Paranormal, Romance.
Publication : July 20th 2012 by Entangled Publishing (Covet).
Storie Bell has a little secret—she’s a witch. But magic hasn’t exactly kept her life from being a complete mess—her love life is non-existent and the town thinks she’s a total nutter. Plus there’s her neighbor Reid Malone who runs hot one minute and cold the next.

Reid Malone can’t wait to escape Bloomington, Texas. Unfortunately, he’s stuck where he is unless he helps his father hide a very illegal secret. The only key to Reid’s freedom lies with the eccentric Storie…and he’ll do whatever it takes to get the information he needs from her.

But Reid’s holding something back. Something big. And if he’s not careful, he’ll find out exactly what happens when you try to deceive a witch…

I’m excited to have Melissa Bourbon Ramirez, author of a lot of awesome books, including her latest novel Deceiving the Witch Next Door (from Entangled Publishing), here again today. Thanks Melissa!

Can you tell us a bit about Deceiving the Witch Next Door? What inspired the story?

Thanks for having me here! Deceiving the Witch Next Door is a fun, short contemporary romance with a little paranormal twist. It’s about a witch, Storie Bell, and the bar owner next door, Reid Malone. They had an encounter twelve years prior to Storie returning to Bloomington, Texas, and now things are heating up between them—in more ways than one!

Is Storie’s personality based on you or someone you know?

It was actually inspired by a bookshop called the Storiebook CafĂ© in the small town of Glen Rose, Texas. There’s a real Storie, too! I loved her and her shop, spent time there, and the idea grew from there. My imagination took over ☺

How does your writing process work? Do you plan the story/chapters out in advance or do you think of the plot as you write?

That depends on the project. I try to write everyday, although that doesn’t always happen. I have a general plot with an idea of where the story will go. As I write, the details flesh out and the story gains depth and interest.

What is the book that you’re reading right now/last read?

I’m currently reading Ain’t Misbehaving, by Molly Cannon. It’s a really fun Southern contemporary romance. Think Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Loving it!

Any favorite movies/TV shows?

Of course! I love SMASH, THE NEWSROOM, 24, and SUPERNATURAL The occasional CAKE BOSS is fun, too, and I’m a sucker for The Food Network.

What’s your favorite quote from a book?

“After all, tomorrow is another day.” ~Scarlett O’Hara from Gone With the Wind. I have a necklace (which I happen to be wearing right now!) with that quote on it.

Do you prefer writing in a first person's point of view or

They’re pretty different from each other. Most of what I write (my Lola Cruz Mysteries and my Magical Dressmaking Mysteries) are all first person, but a few more recent romances are 3rd and I’m really enjoying them! I think it’s a toss up, and I love that I can go back and forth.

All your books so far have been targeted toward adults. Do you see yourself writing for a different audience, maybe young adult, in the future?

I actually began my career with a children’s picture book. It’s out of print now, but helped me catch the fire! I have several middle grade projects in progress. If I ever have time, I may continue to work on them, but right now I’m busy and happy with what I’m doing ☺

Any other books planned? If yes, can you tell us a bit about them?

Always more books planned! I’m currently working on book 4 in the Magical Dressmaking Mystery series. Book 3, Deadly Patterns, comes out in October, and book 4 will be early summer 2013. I have the next Lola Cruz Mystery sometime later in 2013, the 2nd romantic suspense in my Deadly Legends trilogy, Curse of Passion, to come out in spring of 2013, and then next book in the COVET series (with Astrid, Storie Bell’s sister) coming in the middle of 2013.

So lots to write!!

Thanks for having me. I love your love of books, and hope you enjoyed Deceiving the Witch Next Door!

Giveaway Terms and Conditions :

  • Giveaway is International.
  • Prize is an e-book copy of the book.
  • The Author/Publisher is responsible to ensure that the winner gets the prize.
  • Giveaway ends on 27th August, 2012.

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Melissa Bourbon, who sometimes answers to her Latina-by-marriage name Misa Ramirez, gave up teaching middle and high school kids in Northern California to write full-time amidst horses and Longhorns in North Texas. She fantasizes about spending summers writing in quaint, cozy locales, has a love/hate relationship with yoga and chocolate, is devoted to her family, and can’t believe she’s lucky enough to be living the life of her dreams. She is the author of the Lola Cruz Mystery series, A Magical Dressmaking Mystery series, and is the co-author of The Tricked-out Toolbox and two romantic suspense novels to be released in 2012.

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  1. Nice interview. The book look very good. If i would be witch, I could perform a spell to get lot of books :D :D :D

  2. I'd perform a spell to get an unlimited supply of books and chocolate I think :P

  3. Aww, this author sounds incredibly cool and fun!! :) I will definitely check her books out! :) I love the quote!! I have it written on the wall in my room :P Great interview Anjana! ;) :)

  4. Duh. I read now the question lol. A witch? God,I've always wanted to be a witch!! :) Hmm, to take a pill and be the smartest girl on the planet :P I wish I could fly :) Mind reading. :P Awww, so many things :)

  5. I'd do a spell to make the hottest/sweetest guy come true and fall in love with me . I read way too many books and lust after too many fictional guys. =P

  6. Hmmm, there are a lot of things I would do, but I would love to be able to control the weather. Make it rain when my garden needed watered, warmer when it gets too cold for my chickens, LOL. It doesn't need to be a large area of control, just over my little 3 acres would be fine.

  7. Hi Anjana! Hi Melissa! Great questions and answers. I so enjoy learning more about the authors I admire. If I were a witch and could perform one spell it would be to have time stand still when I needed more hours in the day - which lately is all the time!

    Have a great weekend!

  8. I think I would perform a spell to make me more talented. Maybe a better writer or smarter or something.

  9. I would wish for more hours in the day. Sexy cover, I love covers.

  10. If I was a witch, I would turn turdy people into frogs...but then we would have an overabundance of frogs!!!

  11. Fab interview and I think she really is your face author
    You devour her hooks like crazy!

  12. I thought the interview was very good. If I could use a spell... I'm not really sure I would.

  13. The interview was great! You book sounds good! Im not sure what spell i would do. So many options. Can i do a spell that will keep my house clean? lol Thanks!

  14. Access to all the unread books that I want to read plus a comfy place to read

  15. I did enjoy the interview. the book sounds like a great read, I can't wait to learn more. I think I would cast a spell so that I could read faster. That way I could read more books.
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  16. I'd perform a spell that would make my hair and make-up always be perfect, no matter the time of day or night.
    Your interview had some great trivia about the author that I liked.
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  17. Great interview. I'd perform a spell that would make me eternally youthful. I just hate the thought of being old and wrinkly with gray hair and everything else that comes with it, lol.

  18. I loved the interview =D, i would cast a spell so all the sickness on the world disapears yeah thst what i would do =D no more sickness

  19. The interview is great! If I'm a witch I would like to cast a spell that could take people's pain away. I would fill their hearts with love, understanding, forgiveness and peace. I really want that.

  20. The interview was great! Always love getting to know authors... And if I was a witch (some people say I am, but I don't think they mean it in a good way... LOL) I would wave it and make everyone I care about, settled in life... No big worries, less drama, and no money problems. I just want them to be happy & stressfree...

  21. Fun interview! If I was a witch I'd make all my family be settled in one place close to one another and happy. I'd also find a way to fly :)

  22. Fantastic interview! I would perform a spell that would give me all the gift cards I need to buy books :D

  23. a spell that would let me know about the future..:D

  24. Great interview!! If I were a witch, I would love to have the power to heal people. Also, I would conjure up a unlimited supply of any book that I want.

  25. Love the interview! And thats a really hard question! I would just like to be able to help people. And have more time to read. :)

  26. Great interview. I would do something to help people and stop the random violence that seems to keep happeneing.