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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Interview with Author Debbie Mason and Giveaway

Meet Debbie Mason, author of The Trouble With Christmas.

Praised as a "writer to watch" by RT Book Reviews, Debbie Mason also writes Scottish-set historical paranormals as Debbie Mazzuca. Her MacLeod series debuted in April 2010 and is said to "combine the passion of Hannah Howell's Highand romances with the seductive fantasy of Karen Marie Moning's bestsellers."

Places to find Debbie:

A la Twitter style, please describe your book in 140 characters or less.
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas meets It's a Wonderful Life.

What types of scenes are your most favorite to write?
Scenes where one of my characters does or says something that takes me completely by surprise and the story comes together in a totally unexpected way.

If you could have dinner with any three authors (alive or dead), who would you choose and why?
  • Emily Bronte. I read Wuthering Heights when I was fourteen, and to this day, it remains a favorite of mine. I would love to ask Ms. Bronte about her experiences as a writer in the early nineteenth century, about everyday life in that time and her relationship with her sisters, especially Charlotte.
  • Ingrid Betancourt. I recently read, Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle, and was left wanting to know more about Ms. Betancourt's post-hostage life. The challenges she faced reentering society and reestablishing a relationship with her children.
  • Dudley Copland. My grandfather wrote several books and inspired me to become a writer. I was in my early twenties when he died. As I've gotten older I've realized there's so much I wish I would've asked him. I'd like to know more about his time growing up in Scotland, and his time serving as Chief Trader for the Hudson's Bay Company in the Arctic. He'd often said how he wished he'd written something more commercial, and I'd love hear his ideas for that book.

What are you favorite types of stories to read?
I wouldn't say I have a favorite type. I'm a voracious reader. I love books that make me laugh, make me cry and make me sigh. Books that take me to another place and time. Books that challenge me, teach me and change me.

Last question, are you working on anything right now?
Yes, I'm writing book 3 in the Christmas, Colorado, series. IT HAPPENED AT CHRISTMAS is Skylar Davis and Ethan O'Connor's story.

What book have you recently read that you thought about long after turning the last page?

Resort developer Madison Lane is about to lose the one thing she loves most in the world - her job. Dubbed "The Grinch Who Killed Christmas," Madison spoiled a deal that would turn quaint Christmas, Colorado, into a tourist's winter wonderland. Now the citizens want her fired but the company gives her one last chance, sending Madison to the small town to restore the holiday cheer.

For Sheriff Gage McBride, no hotshot executive from New York City is going to destroy the dreams of the people he loves. But one look at this beautiful woman and it's his heart that may be broken. In just a few days, Madison causes more trouble than he's had to deal with all year. He can't decide if she's naughty or nice, but one thing is for certain- Christmas will never be the same again...

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Check out what's up for grabs.

Up For Grabs:
  • 3 copies of The Trouble With Christmas

To Enter: 
  • Please answer Debbie's question: What book have you recently read that you thought about long after turning the last page?
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Good Luck! 

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  1. Death of a Schoolgirl by Joanna Campbell Slan


  2. So... What About Love? by Dan Arrow.

  3. I read the whole Fat Vampire Value Meal set by Johnny B. Truant.

  4. Dark Lycan by Christine Feehan.
    Merry Christmas :)

  5. Lady Jenny's Christmas Portrait by Grace Burrowes.

  6. Shenandoah Nights stuck with me. I kept dreaming of going back in time to visit. LOL
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  7. Mary Balogh's The Arrangement

  8. "Too Good to Be True" and "Until There Was You" both by Kristan Higgins...and "The Book Thief", which I read because my teenage daughter had to read it for school.

  9. There have been many, but I'd say the Avoiding series by K.A. Linde has stuck with me for awhile.

  10. Twilight with the Infamous Earl by Alexandra Hawkins. I just couldn't get the ending out of my head or how Frost's character was. I was hoping for more when he was my favorite Lords of Vice

  11. Any of Sherry Thomas' books. They are so well-written with lots of angst.

  12. Actually, I don't recall the last time this happened to me. I read for entertainment value and don't 'wish to return to the scene of the story' so to speak when I close the book. That said, I'm gleaning book titles from others comments here today. Sounds like lots of good reading fodder!

  13. Any of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter books by Laurell K. Hamilton, it is one of my favorite series.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Happy Holidays!

  14. The Arrangement by Suzanne Forster
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