I’ve got a special guest on my blog today. Some of you know Loni Flowers, who has visited in the past, and who was one of the first friends I made when I ventured online in early 2012. I’m super jazzed to announce that Loni has a new contemporary romance release.
Let the Snoopy dancing commence and break out the bubbly! And, psst! . . . there’s a giveaway! 😀
Thanks so much for having me on the blog today, Mae. Truly an honor to be here… again! I can’t believe I’m here again with yet another novel to release. If someone told me five years ago that I was a writer and had would have three published novels, I would have laughed in their face.
Three books. That has to feel especially awesome. Give us the deets on your latest, please!
Today I’m so proud to release my newest novel, Witness to my Heart. It’s a contemporary romance with a touch of mystery. The main heroin, Abi, seeks shelter from the Witness Protection Program after witnessing a horrific crime. Staying away from all the pleasures life can give her, she meets a seductive and secretive man, Max Smith. He turns her whole world upside down and makes her question the way she’s living her life.
As you know I’m very fond of romances with a twist of mystery. WITNESS TO MY HEART sounds especially yummy with a “seductive and secretive” hero. 🙂 Which character did you enjoy writing the most and why?
I stepped out of my comfort zone with this novel. Writing my male lead, Max Smith has been my most favorite to date. He’s different than my other male character leads. Bringing sarcasm, sex-on-a-stick appeal, attitude, confidence and a sliver of sweetness, I thoroughly enjoyed his dialogue.
Ooo, he does sound appealing…just look at that cover! I sense romantic sparks all over the place. Without giving too much away, please share a bit about your favorite scene.
I’d have to say Max contributed to all of my favorite scenes. I could share one, but honestly, I have too many. There’s the pizza by the pool and an unexpected swim. Or the Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan movie marathon couch-snuggle. Or the heated exchanged in the park just before the rain started to fall. Or maybe the epic kiss against the elevator door….. see what I mean? There’s just too many to pick from!
Wow, such teasing! They all sound fantastic. I can’t wait to discover each of them. Can I get you to share a single sentence of dialogue you love?
One of my favorite lines: “…I just want to live without fear, love without consequence and not feel responsible for the actions my past can have on my future. I want to experience being me.”
Very nice! Finally, I’d love for my readers to know you a bit better. When you’re not writing what do you do to unwind?
When I’m not writing, I’m either tending the my family’s needs, reading, or watching the 100 some-odd television shows I’ve recording on my DVR. I couldn’t function without my DVR! Besides reading to unwind from the day or to take a break from writing, I turn the TV on! My TV obsessions include: Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead… I could live off of those shows alone. I think they are two of the best shows on TV!
I am so deprived. I haven’t seen either. 😦 I really need to correct that soon. I’ve got a backlog of stuff on the DVR too, and of course I love to read. WITNESS TO MY HEART will be on my Kindle the moment I can snatch it up. Now for a few quick faves. Tell us your:
Favorite season: Summer
Favorite ice cream flavor: Mint Chocolate Chip
Food you never grow tired of: Mac and Cheese
Sunset picnic or night on the town: Sunset
Mountains or beach: Beach
YAY! You chose mint chocolate chip as your favorite ice cream flavor. It’s mine too (although my husband fails to understand why, saying it tastes like mouthwash). I love all of your other answers too, especially the beach. I could live there. It’s even better when I have a good book to read like WITNESS TO MY HEART. 🙂
Thanks for being my guest today Loni. It is always a pleasure to have you here. Naturally I wish you much success and a gazillion sales.
Connect with Loni Flowers at the following haunts:
Loni Flowers lives in Eastern North Carolina with her husband; two daughters, who never slow down for a second; and her couch-potato dogs, who only raise an eye when food’s around. She spends her days working a full-time professional job and when Loni isn’t there, you can find her playing on the internet. Chatting on Twitter and Facebook are her weaknesses! She loves to read and loves most genres, but she’s a definite sucker for a good romance story!
Contemporary romance is her writing genre of choice, but she’s not opposed to writing something different should an excellent idea strike.
Some of Loni’s favorite authors include: Kristan Higgins, Darynda Jones, Jill Shalvis, L.J. Kentowski, Stefne Miller, Cassandra Clare, J.K. Rowling, and Karen Marie Moning, Nicholas Sparks, and Mae Clair… just to name a few.
Blurb for WITNESS TO MY HEART
Keep a low profile. That’s what Abigale Peterson was supposed to do, especially when the person she was being protected from was one of the world’s worst crime lords. After seven years in the Witness Protection Program, she felt no safer now than she did when she was seventeen. Revenge was rarely forgotten when it came to a professional criminal like Zerilli.
Low profiles meant no social life and definitely no love life.
Paranoia and lies became daily habits, going against everything Abigale believed in, but they kept her safe. They kept everyone safe.
Until a house fire puts her out of that safety and into the arms of a stranger. Max Smith is sexy, smart, and has major attitude. He’s the only one who seems to get her. He calms her fears and comforts her from her nightmares. But he also sees right through her lies.
Before Abigale can stop, she’s in too deep; confiding too much and breaking the one rule she promised herself to uphold: Never fall in love.
WITNESS TO MY HEART will be available for purchase on August 12th. Mark your calendars! In the meantime, add it to your Goodreads list here.
Loni has a huge giveaway going on right now to celebrate the release of WITNESS TO MY HEART. You can win a gorgeous heart charm necklace and keychain, Amazon or B&N gift cards, paperback or ebook copies of her release, and signed swag. Comment below, and then click here to enter!
Loni, thanks for being my guest today. I’m super-excited about your new book and am looking forward to release day. Congrats!
I love Loni! She truly is one of the kindest, sweetest people I know. Thanks for introducing me to her and Laura, Mae. 🙂
Aww! Kitt you are too kind. I’m so glad we were introduced. I hope you’ll get the chance to read this one, and I’d love to hear what you think about it too!!!
I already have your first two (just so you know). I need to make time to chillax & read them…maybe with a glass of red. 😀
Kitt, so glad you dropped by to check out Loni’s latest. And you’re right – – she’s a gem! 🙂
Nice to meet Loni today. Witness sounds like my kinda book! I shared the interview. 🙂
*waves madly to Mae*
Hey, you! Nice to have you drop by. Many thanks! Thanks for sharing the interview and I’m sure Loni will be delighted to learn you like the sound of the book. YAY!
Witness to My Heart sounds fab.
I agree with you about The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones.
Thanks for visiting, Emma. And I’ve really got to check out those two shows. I sense a DVR alert 😉
Great cover and line! I also enjoy Game of Thrones and Walking Dead, also Supernatural, Dominion, and True Blood. There are too many good shows on right now. Lori, congratulations on your book and thanks for having her here, Mae.
Thanks for visiting, Flossie. And hey, I’ve got about five eps of Dominion on the DVR. Just haven’t had a chance to check them out yet. I’ve heard good things!