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AAD Meet and Greet: Author Rita Sawyer Interview + Giveaway

Feb 18, 2011



Please help me give a warm welcome to AAD Author Rita Sawyer!

Rita Sawyer
When it comes to writing I have always made up stories to entertain my kids. As they grew up I began writing romances to entertain myself. Luckily I have a wonderful supportive family, and friends that are willing to sit there and listen to me ramble on about what my characters have done, or are about to do.


When I’m not totally caught up in getting my characters and scenes fleshed out I can usually be found with her nose stuck in a book, or snuggled up on the couch with my hubby or one of my kids watching a movie. I enjoy spending time with my big noisy family, and not just because they provide me with lots of ideas for my stories.


About you:

JJBC - Do you have any hobbies?
RS - Cooking and baking. I used to fancy myself
with a future as a cake decorator, but an injury to my
 wrist made me reconsider.

JJBC -What do you like to read?
RS - Anything. Romance is my favorite all of the
sub-genres, but truly I’ll read anything. The only thing
I have a hard time with is 1st person narrative.

JJBC -Can you tell us some of your favorite books
 you've read?
RS -  I loved the Irish Born trilogy by Nora Roberts.

JJBC -Who are some of your favorite authors?
RS -  Lori Foster, Eliza Gayle, Nora Roberts,
Sabrina Jeffries, and Lydia Dare.

JJBC -If you can meet any author in person
dead or alive, who would it be and why him/her?
RS -  I don’t know. I have this strange habit of fan girl
 squealing, so I tend to keep my distance. I do take
pictures from far away. The zoom button is my
 best friend.



AAD:

JJBC -What part of AAD are you most
looking forward to?
RS - Meeting other authors and readers in a
great relaxed atmosphere.

JJBC -What do you hope to walk away with
 from AAD?
RS -  I’d like to walk away with one of the awesome raffle
baskets and lots of books. No seriously I just want
 to have a good time and hopefully meet some
of the great authors I’ve read.

JJBC -Have you ever been to AAD before?
 If so what was your favorite part?
RS - Yes. I went last year. The whole thing
from start to finish was pretty amazing.

JJBC -Are you on any panels?
RS - Yeah, and I have to say I’m a little nervous.
This is going to be my first time.
 If so can you tell us which ones to look for you on?
 I’m on the Erotic Romance and the When the
 details are just as important as the Story:
 Food and Clothing in Romance panels.



Your Writing:

JJBC -How did you first get into writing?
RS -  I’ve always been a big reader. After listening
 to me tell him what I would have done differently
 my husband told me I should just write my own story.
 He bought me a laptop to make sure I did.
 Has it always been your dream? I think so I made
 up stories for my kids at nap and bedtime.

JJBC -What genre do you write?
RS - Contemporary romance. My heat levels vary
from sensual to sizzling, but hopefully they all have
 a hint of humor.

JJBC -Do you have any must haves when you
 sit down to write?
RS - No, but I’m seem to get the best ideas
 when I’m out driving around with my husband.
Whenever I feel stuck we just go for a ride.

JJBC -Can you tell us how a typical writing
day for you is?
RS -  I don’t have one. I probably should set up
 some type of schedule.



Your Books:

A Brazen Love Worth Fighting For
$4.99 - Rita Sawyer
(Published by: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc.)
Formats: pdf - lit - html - epub - prc[Siren Classic: Erotic Contemporary Romance]
Jessie Brazen fell hard for Victor Weatherly, hard enough to marry him during a short whirlwind romance. Then everything fell apart and he left. Now, after a three year separation things have changed. Jessie decides the best thing for everyone involved is to let him go, forever. After all, it's not like anyone knows they're married except for her sister Samantha. So she writes to him, demanding a divorce.
 


Victor isn't about to let his wife go without a fight. So they had issues, everyone does, but he knows if she will just hear him out, he can prove they belong together.



To Unleash a Brazen Desire
$4.99 - Rita Sawyer
(Published by: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc.)
Formats: epub - prc - html - lit - pdf[Siren Classic: Erotic Contemporary Romance]
Samantha Brazen’s world is spinning out of control. She’d finally dumped her cheating boyfriend. Then her bother in-law, Trent, blew into town sweeping her off her feet. Trent tears out of town just as quickly leaving her to wonder what, if anything, is going on between them. Then she learns she’s pregnant. Now she has to tell Trent he’s going to be a father. Then she needs to explain everything to her sisters.



Trent Weatherly has fallen hard for his sweet, little sister in-law. It hit him fast, but he was determined to see where it could go. Then he finds out she’s pregnant and decides he sticking around for good, whether she wants him to or not. He’s not going to let her ex-lover, or sisters, get in his way either. The sheriff might be another story





Stroking a Brazen Lust
$5.99 - Rita Sawyer
(Published by: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc.)
Formats: prc - html - lit - pdf - epub[Siren Classic: Erotic Contemporary Romance]
Francesca Brazen is working the night shift when her brother-in-law’s sexy foreman checks into the lodge. She has trouble hiding her interest in him. Can she get involved with a man she doesn’t know? After finding him naked in the hall, she’s willing to give it a try. A no-strings affair with a guy who will be leaving town in three weeks will be the craziest thing she’s ever done.



Hal Cummings checks into the lodge, wanting to do nothing more than spend the next three weeks visiting with his buddies and avoiding his stepmother. He needs a few weeks where he doesn’t have to make any decisions. Not hearing his stepmother harp about him settling down and having kids is a big bonus. Meeting Frankie sends that plan straight to hell. Now all he wants to do is spend it in bed with her.


JJBC -Can you share with us anything you are currently working on?
RS - Right now I’m working on book 5 in my Brazen Sister Series with Siren Publishing.

JJBC -Can you share with us your first book ever
 published?
RS - My first book ever published was The Millionaire’s
Fake FiancĂ©e. It’s a category length and style that was
originally published with a publisher that has recently closed,
 but it is going to be rereleased this year with Pink Petal Books.

JJBC -Can your share with us your most recent
 release, or a soon to be release?
RS - Book 4 in my Brazen Sister Series
Uncommonly Brazen will be coming out this
 April with Siren Publishing.

JJBC -What has been your favorite book you
have written so far?
RS -  I would have to say A Damsel Without A Dress
 is my favorite book that I written so far. Why is this
 one your favorite? I came up with the title first, and
the story came so quickly and easily. It really shouldn’t
be because it has s big black spider in it, one
of my biggest fears.



Extras:

JJBC -Where can readers find you?
Website: http://ritasawyer.com/default.aspx
Twitter: http://twitter.com/RitaSawyer
Facebook: Rita Sawyer

JJBC -Do you have a link to your book list?
RS - http://ritasawyer.com/Booklist.aspx

JJBC -Do you have a newsletter?
RS -   Not yet but I’m working on it.



*~*Giveaway*~*


Rita is stopping by to chat with you all today!

AND
is giveing away

A print copy of
 A Brazen Love Worth Fighting For.

And she is opening it up

*~*World Wide*~*

So say hi and follow these rules to enter the giveaway!





 
**RULES**

- Must leave a comment for Rita, OR ask her a question.
- Must leave a valid e-mail (please do not add your complete e-mail. we do not want it picked up by spammers. for Exp: leave DOT instead of . , or AT instead of @ )

**Giveaway ends Sun night ( 2-20 ) at Midnight, winners will be chosen and named here in this comments section

14 Hottie Follwers Thoughts:

Kasumi February 18, 2011 at 9:52 AM  

Much time that I didn´t read a contemporary romance, but your Brazen Sister Series sounds great.

Thanks for the interview and the international giveaway!

kasumigogo[at]gmail[dot]com

Victoria February 18, 2011 at 9:59 AM  

Your Brazen sisters sound great.
Are all of your works e-books?
vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

StacieDM,  February 18, 2011 at 10:21 AM  

Hello Rita!

I love the idea behind this series. I especially enjoyed the blurb for the first book. These sisters sound like a handful, so do the guys!

StacieDM
user1123 AT comcast DOT net

elaing8 February 18, 2011 at 11:30 AM  

These books sound good.
How many books will be in the Brazen Sister Series?
elaing8[at]netscape[dot]net

Melanie S. (Books for all eternity) February 18, 2011 at 12:31 PM  

thanks for a very interesting interview - you are a new author to me, but your books are now on my wishlist *g* they sound great!
wish you all the best, Melanie

booksforalleternity at gmail dot com

Rita Sawyer February 18, 2011 at 5:40 PM  

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for stopping by today. And thanks to JoJo for having me.

Victoria- All of my books are available as ebooks, and the first three of the Brazen Sister Series are also available in print.

elaing8- There will be 6 titles in the series. Books 1-3 are out now and just found out Book 4 is being released on March 2nd.

Andrea I February 18, 2011 at 7:46 PM  

This looks like a great series. I'll have to check it out.

lillieblue613(at)gmail(dot)com

booklover0226 February 19, 2011 at 1:09 PM  

Hi, Rita.

I must have been living under a rock to have missed these books!

I love the covers for the Brazen Sister Series. How much input did you have in creating the covers?

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

JoAnna February 19, 2011 at 9:01 PM  

I haven't read much contemporary and I do love series.
This series sounds great!

beckerjo(at)verizon(dot)net

BLHmistress February 20, 2011 at 1:32 PM  

I don't read or haven't read too many contemp not sure why? But these books have peeked my interest.

Here's Your Award

thehiddenbibliotheca February 20, 2011 at 9:28 PM  

These look great! Can't wait to read them!
hnwhitlock2000 at gmail . com

JoJo February 21, 2011 at 7:17 AM  

And Todays Winner choosen using random .org is:

elaing8

Please email me at jojosreviewsATgmailDOTcom
Please put what you won in the subject line.
Thank you all for stopping by and congrats!
*huggies*
JoJo

elaing8 February 21, 2011 at 10:51 AM  

Thank you :)
Off to email you now

Rita Sawyer February 22, 2011 at 10:04 AM  

Congrats elaing8!

booklover0226 as with most publishers(I think) I fill out the cover art form and the cover artist takes it form there. I have to say Siren-Bookstrand's cover artitst Jinger Heaston is awesome.

I just want to say thanks again for everyone stopping by.

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