29 October 2012

Blog Tour : Holiday Affair by Annie Seaton (Interview + Giveaway)

I'm happy to host Annie Seaton, author of Holiday Affair on the blog today. I've an interview and a giveaway for you guys!

Holiday Affair by Annie Seaton.
Audience/Genre : Women/Romance.
Publication : March 15th 2012 by Indulgence (Entangled Publishing).
Staid professor Lissy McIntyre believes that choosing a mate should be based on common sense, not runaway passion. And she would certainly never pick a rolling stone like Nick Richards for long-term love. But a red-hot, tropical romance? Oh, yeah. He’s got a body just made for sinning and his sizzling kisses leave her senseless.

When Nick blows into town, he’s stunned to discover that his no-nonsense new neighbor and co-worker is the same sultry creature he seduced for one night of forbidden island pleasure. He’s unaccustomed to staying in one place for long, but he just can’t seem to keep his hands off the multi-faceted woman. Will Nick break loyal Lissy’s heart or will she be the one woman he simply can’t walk away from?

Thanks for being here today Annie!

If you had to describe Holiday Affair in 3 words, what would they

Sizzling sun and sex!

What inspired you with this specific storyline?

A love of sailing in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands where the story begins and watching the romances that began between people from very different backgrounds. I decided to play with the idea of a holiday fling coming unstuck when both the hero and heroine are playing a holiday role and are less than honest with each other. My academic background then encouraged the transfer of that romance to a university setting which I was familiar with.

Are any of your characters based on you or someone you know in real life?

No, they are totally from my imagination... although Johnny Depp’s face kept coming to mind when I created Nick!

If you had to pick an actor and actress to play Nick and Lissy in a movie, who would it be?

Well, I suppose after that I should say Johnny Depp, however I have recently been quite taken by the hunky good likes of our own Aussie Chris Hemsworth. I can see Chris both on a sailing yacht and in a corporate suit!

How does your writing process usually work? Do you have all the
details noted before you start writing or do you go with the flow? How long does it usually take for you to write a book?

I sit and write. I often drift off to sleep at night, planning a scene that I may write the next day, but nothing goes down in print until I actually start writing. I am a true seat of the pants writer. I wrote Holiday Affair in one month, however it had been in my head for a long time and it was very easy to write. I now schedule myself about three months per book for the initial writing. Then my editor still loves me as there is less to edit when I take a bit more time!

Share one of your favorite quotes with us!

If it wasn’t for the last minute, nothing would ever get done in this house!
Not only in my house, but in my life, and in my writing and editing. When I was studying, many university essays would be done the night before. I am very much a ‘leave it to the last minute and work under pressure’ person! I produce my best work that one for some reason.

Could you name some of your favorite romance novels/movies?

Steel Magnolias has to be number one. I love that movie!
Pretty Woman would come in at number two.
Somethings Gotta Give... I love anything with Jack Nicholson
How to do Lose a Guy in Ten Days
Overboard... a golden oldie
Oh... and Bridget Jones’s diary

I could go on for ever... I love romance on the screen and in the written word!

Favourite books...
Again the list is long so I will stay with my absolute all time favorite.
Katherine by Anya Seton.
It is the story of John of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford and was written fifty years ago! A wonderful historical romance that never dates.

The best romance I have read recently was Crazy Love by Nicola Marsh. I love Nicola’s voice.

You’ve written 2 more books since Holiday Affair, could you tell us a bit about them as well?

My two published books written at the same time as Holiday Affair are Winter of the Passion Flower—a rollicking steampunk adventure and Blind Lust –a little paranormal romance which is a favourite of mine.
Since Holiday Affair, I have completed the second book in the series, Italian Affair which is currently with my editor and Outback Affair, the third in the series is almost finished!

Giveaway Terms and Conditions :

  • Giveaway is International.
  • Prize is an e-book copy of the book.
  • Giveaway ends on November 10th, 2012.
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Annie Seaton lives on the beautiful east coast of Australia, where she loves sitting in her writing chair, gazing at the ocean and writing stories. She has always been fascinated by all things historical and has found her niche writing contemporary romance and steampunk, where strong heroines and brooding heroes fight together to make their alternative world a better place. Her debut novel, Holiday Affair, a contemporary romance set in the South Pacific was released as part of Entangled Publishing’s Indulgence line in March. The sequel Italian Affair is currently underway Watch out for the story of Tom and Brianna the sex therapist who spices up his life! Winter of the Passion Flower was released through Lyrical Press at the same time. It is also available in print from the Books page of Annie's website. Currently immersed in the creation of Book Two, a full length novel, the adventures of Sofia and her Scottish laird, Annie is already looking forward to the rest of the series, particularly the adventures of Indigo’s four boys: Jago and Jory, Ruan and Kit. Strong sassy heroines and rebellious heroes have a rollicking good time as they work to make the world a better place-- albeit their own steampunk world. Blind Lust, a paranormal novella will be released by Musa Publishing on 15th June.

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  1. Hi Annie,
    I found you on your blog tour :)

    I'm one of those "last minute" people too. So I love your quote. I knew people who used to say, "Put the big wheel on" when they were in that last minute dash to do things. Now I'll add your comment before the big wheel!

    Happy blog tour.


  2. With Annie's excellent taste in movies, I'm sure to like this book. My favorite holiday spot is right in my home or at Disney World. Guess my inner child needs to let my adult side pick some holiday vacation spots ;)

  3. Hi Cate. It works for me. Glad you found me on the tour.

    Sarah, I was recently in LA (for half a day all the way from Oz on the way to a business meeting) and I managed to get to Downtown Disney!

  4. I know that quote well, too. Lovely to learn more about you Annie, and where the inspiration for this story came from. Sailing in the Whitsunday's sounds absolutely blissful, considering I'm at work at the moment :). My favourite holiday destination would have to be Lord Howe Island. All the best

  5. I love Disney too, but my first thought was the beach. Any beach anywhere!

  6. I haven't been on holiday in a long time but I would one day love to visit Ireland and Scotland. :)