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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Interview with Author Cindi Madsen and Giveaway

Cindi Madsen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting, revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a pretty new pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music and dancing and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.

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First off, can you tell us a bit about you?
I’m from Colorado, have one hot chess & math nerd hubby, three kids, and one drama kitty. I love music, shoes, dancing, and drink a lot of Diet Mtn Dew.
Did you always want to be a writer?
I’ve always told myself stories, and always liked to read, but it wasn’t until after I had my first baby that I thought about writing down one of my stories to see if I could actually make it into a book. After that I was hooked.

What kind of writer are you? Panster or Plotter?
Total panster. When I try to plot, it tends to block me, or my characters hijack the story & say we do what we want, sucker! LOL

Where do your ideas come from?
A lot comes from asking what if? What if that happened? Or wouldn’t it be fun to throw two characters together who want these same things, but are totally opposed on these things. I pretty much add kissing & go from there.

A la Twitter style, can you describe your book (or series) in 140 characters or less.
A bad boy hockey player who makes a bet, a reporter in pursuit of a story to keep her from falling for players, & a whole lotta chemistry.

What are some of your favorite kinds of stories to read?
I’m a sucker for two broken people who come together and help each other heal, and I love anything that can make me laugh and swoon.

Do you have a favorite book and if so what is it?
It changes all the time. I really love Jane Eyre, though. One of my all time faves.

What are the scenes that are the hardest for you to write? Why?
I procrastinate writing the scenes where everything falls apart for my couple. I’m usually kind of mean & I know I’ll fix it because I’m all about the HEAs, but I still feel bad & put off writing them. The good thing is, after I do write them, I’m in a huge hurry to write the rest and make it right.

If you could have dinner with any three authors, who would you choose and why?
Mary Shelley- basically the creator of sci-fi, and she had to publish under a male name at first just to get her story read. Oscar Wilde-I love his writing & the humor in it. I think it’d be highly entertaining. And finally, I’m going to go with Charlotte Bronte, since I do love Jane Eyre so much.

Last question, are you working on anything right now?
Always. I just turned in my next Bliss book, I’m in the middle of writing a fun western novella for an anthology, and then I’ll be writing the next NA book in my Taking Shots series.

I’m a huge bingewatcher when it comes to Netflix and I’m always looking for a new show. I just finished Jane the Virgin & I fell in love with the 100 last year & am looking forward to new eps. So, I wanted to ask everyone what show they’re currently bingeing? Let me know what’s good!

This bad boy is about to get played…

After getting her heart broken by a player again, Whitney Porter is done with men. She's focusing on her future career and her first assignment at the college newspaper: Posing as a sports writer for an exposé on the extra perks jocks receive. But Hudson Decker, the bad boy of the hockey team, is about to test her resolve. To keep herself from breaking her no-sex rule with the temptingly tattooed athlete, she decides to use him for a side project: Anatomy of a Player, to help Whitney—and women everywhere—spot a player, learn what makes him tick, and how to avoid falling for one.

With his life spiraling out of control, Hudson Decker's looking for a distraction. When his teammates bet him that he can't land the gorgeous but prickly new reporter, he accepts the challenge, boasting he'll have her in bed by the end of the semester. But Whitney is so much more than Hudson expected, and soon enough, he's in too deep. The last thing he needs is another complication, but staying away isn't an option. One thing's for certain: this girl totally throws him off his game.

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Check out what's up for grabs.

Up For Grabs:
  • 1 eBook copy of Getting Lucky Number Seven

To Enter:
  • What show are you currently bingeing?
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  1. Don't laugh... the 2nd season of Z-Nation just came to Netflix and I've been thinking of the survivors with the nuclear missiles aiming at them - which is where they left the 1st season. It's a crazy show... but we're already up to the 4th show after one night. I think my fav in the 1st season was the one featuring the flying zombies which was released shortly after the 2nd Sharknado with the flying sharks. LOL.

    1. Sounds intense! I've only seen the first Sharknado. Lol

  2. Really nothing right now.. I'm keep up with the shows that I like: NCIS, Limitless, Grey's, Walking Dead. I keep telling myself to start and catch up on Arrow but I don't have time!!! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Ooh, I love Walking Dead. And I'm also addicted to Arrow. Only a little bit *cough* lot bit *cough* because of the shirtless factor. LOL

  3. We just finished bingeing Big Bang Theory

  4. We binged watched football over the holidays, so now we are taking a break. I'm not sure what's next.

  5. I started watching Angel From Hell. This will be week 3, I love it !

    1. I've seen the promos but not the show. I'll have to check it out.

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    1. That one's on my watch list. Gonna have to bump it up :)

  7. The Blacklist!!!! Call me crazy but Raymond Reddington is HOT for a mon of his age! <3 <3 <3

    1. I've heard a lot of good things about that one :)

  8. I am not. I usually read or clean house. I prefer reading though.LOL

  9. I'm totally bingeing on One Tree Hill, I forgot how good that show was!! lol

  10. I'm really into superheroes right now so I'm all about Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and now adding Legends of Tomorrow to the mix.

  11. I don't really watch television.