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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Five Secrets from Author Patricia Preston




It's my pleasure to reveal Five Secrets From Patricia Preston! She's going to introduce herself in just a second, but I gotta tell you, I'm adopting her motto.
And she has a giveaway. 

Thanks for having me on your blog today, LA! I’m all about living the dream and literally tend to live in a dream world when I’m writing. My motto is be happy, have fun, don’t sweat the small stuff, watch good movies, read good books, and above all, eat plenty of chocolate! 

Patricia, please tell us Five Secrets we may not know about ONE WEEK IN YOUR ARMS or you, but will after today!

1) The writer in me budded early. I wrote my first short story in the sixth grade for a class project. I still remember the teacher told the class that a fellow artistic student who drew monsters and I would both end up in Hollywood. Of course that didn’t happen but it was like a special moment that has always been with me. Teachers can make a difference. I only wish I had a copy of that story now. I would love to see what I wrote. I only remember the title. “Priscilla’s Christmas.” What a winner. BWHAHAHA

2) I had no game plan when I wrote ONE WEEK IN YOUR ARMS. I just decided I wanted to write a contemporary mainstream romance. Thanks to the editor that bought it, it has evolved into a series, Love Heals All, and now I’m working on the third book. By the way, I never have game plans. I just roll with whatever.

3) I love writing different things. I’ve written historicals and I love the epic feel of them. I’ve also written humorous short stories and writing them was such a needed joy at the time because I was a bit depressed at the time. Sometimes I had to quit writing because I had tears from laughing. All my stories have happy endings. They may have some dark moments and drama, but they will end happy.

4) I channel my characters. Like a medium. LOL!!! I especially do it when I’m writing in first person. I have a character, Darlene Higginbottom, in Laid to Rest and she is my redneck Marilyn Monroe wannabe. I was surprised that some readers became fans of hers. People want to know how I change my voice when I write and I have no idea other than the channeling thing.

5) ONE WEEK IN YOUR ARMS will open a new chapter in my life as a writer. I will be writing on this series of stand-alone books throughout 2017. I’m excited about the books, especially the next book, EVERYTHING HIS HEART DESIRES, coming in Jan 2017. Out of all the work I’ve done, this is my favorite. It was a joy to write and for me, that is the most important thing. Enjoying the process. I don’t know what will be next after these books but new chapters are always exciting, so we’ll see!


Blurb
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IT STARTED WITH A FLING...

Six years ago, ambitious med student Marla Grant gave into temptation with a gorgeous man. Now a busy doctor and a loving single mom, the only thing that matters to Marla more than her adorable daughter is the Lafayette Falls Community Clinic. When its funding is threatened, Marla is determined to find out why until she learns the person responsible is none other than the powerful, persuasive man of her long ago fling and the unsuspecting father of her child...

Carson Blackwell has never forgotten bright, beautiful Marla. When he discovers that she runs the clinic his grandmother's foundation funds, it's the perfect chance to put an end to his ongoing infatuation and use his leverage to cement a new business deal. He needs a fake girlfriend for one week in Hawaii, and Marla is just the woman for the job. It's a win-win situation until they realize the attraction between them isn't feigned and the heat has never died down. Only the secrets they're both keeping stand in the way of a future together and a love that could last a lifetime.
  
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Author Bio:
Patricia Preston writes fun, passionate romances with a feel-good atmosphere where love matters most. Currently, she has a new series coming from Kensington Books starting in September. The series, Love Heals All, features some amusing characters and single doctors from the town of Lafayette Falls, Tennessee where love creates plenty of havoc and happiness. 

She also loves the French Quarter in New Orleans and she has a wonderful romantic historical adventure, To Save a Lady, set in the Quarter in 1814 available on Amazon as well as a Western novella, Almost an Outlaw, set during the week of Jesse James's wedding.

Besides romantic fiction, she writes funny Southern short stories.

Please visit her website, www.patricia-preston.com, for more information about her books and sign up for her newsletter. Represented by the Seymour Agency, she has won the William Faulkner Award for Short Fiction, the Lone Star Writing Competition for Historical Romance, and Harlequin’s World’s Best Romances Short Story Competition.

Besides writing, she loves visiting historical sites and homes, photography, movies, clearance sales, flea markets and getting together with writing pals. She’s a fangirl of the Walking Dead and Supernatural.

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**Giveaway**
I’m celebrating the coming of fall and the release of ONE WEEK IN YOUR ARMS by giving away a batch of my Kindle ebooks and a $20 Amazon gift card. You can enter by leaving a comment and email address on this blog and add extra entries by going to my Giveaway post on my blog: http://patricia-preston.blogspot.com/2016/09/celebrating-release-day-for-one-week-in.html  Drawing will be on Sept 30th. Winner notified via email and posted on my blog.


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