Thursday, June 30, 2011

Freedom Giveaway Hop!

This is stop #46 on The Freedom Giveaway Hop!
Click HERE to go to the whole linkly list!
First things first - I know you are all wondering about the giveaway right?!!! 
I am giving away EIGHT (8) ebooks from Leanore Elliott!  There will be EIGHT (8) winners!



The Giveaway is open July 1 - 7, 2011 ~ To enter:
1. Must be a follower of The Wormhole
2. Must be at least 18 years old.
3. Must fill out the form below.
Good Luck!
I have had the opportunity to interview Leanore Elliott - 
- Please welcome her!
? When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? At age 6. Yes, was writing shorts at that age. Was a full-fledged verbal storyteller by ten years old.
? How many jobs did you have before you became a writer? Lots! Baker, Chef and Pastry Chef. Food server for Marriott's and even Denny's. Owned three restaurants and managed countless others. I've even cooked for thousands of Boy and Girl Scouts at camps. I was known as Momma Bear to the LA county Girl Scout Association.
? How long does it take you to write a book? I've been known to write a full novel in three weeks time. Did that for six books in a row, I wrote ten novels in 2010 and I've already written 4 novellas this year as well as two short stories.
? What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk? I get the story idea from a dream and I feel if I don't start it right away, I'll lose it. The other is, I won't allow any plot or story changes by editors. They can change all else, but I'm superstitious about the story itself.
? Do you have a routine that you use to get into the right frame of mind to write? No, I have a by the seat of your pants way of writing and I just let it flow.
? Where do you get your ideas or inspiration for your characters? From dreams and once I saw an old John Wayne film and by accident, it had the Griffith Observatory, up on a mountain in the backdrop while he rode across the plain. If gave me the idea for my Western Paranormal story.
? How do you decide what you want to write about? I don't. I believe I have a muse and she decides and she spins it. I am nothing but a glorified editor.
? What books have most influenced your life? Romance novels of course and tons of them in my past. However, I have not read a full book since I took up writing professionally. Five years now, I guess because I don't have to. I get to read and write at the same time!
? What do you like to do when you are not writing? I'm obsessed with writing and all else has been shoved aside. I do cook and garden though. Hubby and I love to watch all the old classic in movies, especially old westerns.
? What is your favorite comfort food? That freaking awesome chocolate!
? What do you think makes a good story? Intrigue, mystery and a lot of suspense. Two people who are at odds, and then have feelings for each other. Some hot scenes and great action. I also must write paranormal, I've tried to write a contemporary story and it always takes that paranormal turn.
? Who would you consider your favorite author and why? Emily Dickinson, my hero. Why? She changed the way people looked at female authors.
? What book, if any, do you read over and over again? I've read the Flame and The Flower many times in the past. It's old I know, but it influenced me early on. I loved that book.
Fun random questions: 
·        dogs or cats? One dog and plenty of cats!
·        Coffee or tea? Both but coffee a lot.
·        Dark or milk chocolate? Both, and again; throw in some white chocolate as well and I'm so there!
·        Rocks or flowers? I garden flowers but I have a rock collection?
·        Night or day? Night… always night.
·        Favorite color? Red, have to admit it--Red bold and flashing and any variation of it, love burgundy.
·        Crayons or markers? Markers, they flow better and I'm all about the flow. (wink)
·        Pens or pencils? Pens, only I can never find one when I need it.
You can check out my reviews of Beholder and Lace and Leather by clicking HERE.


Thanks so much to Leanore for the fantastic interview and you all for reading it!
***you can buy Leanore Elliott's books on Amazon ***

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24 comments:

grammy1 said...

I am sooo excited I have someone else to 'talk' Ms Elliott to...I have been a huge fan since the Soul Series, thru The Beast series and now she is finding her groove... I have written reviews for her and hope to see others discover her talent

Penny said...

I, too, have read all of Leanore's books and am a huge (stalker) fan. Don't need to enter the contest as I own and have reviewed all of them (except Nowhere Arizona)

Forbidden Passions Reviews said...

I have all of Leanore's books too. So I do not need to be entered in the contest. I am just stopping by to show my support for a blog and a friend.

Melanie Nowak said...

It is so great to see Ms Leanore Elliott being showcased for new readers! I'm a fellow author and my nose is currently buried in my own work, so I'm going to give other entrants a chance to win her books, but I wanted to pop in and thank Beverly for featuring this passionate and talented author!!!

~ Melanie

Gracen Miller said...

I've had the pleasure of reading Beasts of Forever and it is VERY unique! Loved it! I cannot recommend her enough to anyone who loves paranormal romance. Hoping to get to the rest of her books when summer slows down.

Best of success, Leanore! BTW, I love the color red too, I'm a coffee addict and a night lover! No wonder I adore you! =D

Huggles,
Gracen

KRP said...

What a wonderful showcase for Leanore and her wonderful books! Keep up the good work, and keep the readers panting!!! :) Luv Ya Miss Leanore!!

Emily Rose Perkins said...
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Shannon Bailey said...

Beverly,
what a wonderful blogsite! I love the quote you have at the top, "Wear the old coat and buy the new book." Only a dedicated reader thinks that way! ;)

Just stopping by to read this new and fun interview with Leanore. As people can see by the impressive display of her 8 titles above, she's not only a passionate author, but she's the talented designer of nearly all of those hot book covers!

In addition, Leanore's a great woman with a heart of gold and I'm so happy to see her being showcased like this! What a great opportunity! Well deserved. :)

Best of luck with the contest, Beverly and Leanore!

SB

P.S. Leanore, choclate, any and all kinds of chocolate, is my favorite comfort food too. I knew we were kindred spirits! :)

Gigi said...

What an awesome site Beverly! Loved the interview with Leanore. I believe she is one of the best erotica writers out there.Her wonderful stories "wow" me every time! I agree with the comments made above as well. Leanore is truly a great lady, and a terrific friend. :-)

Thank you Beverly!

Love you mean it Leanore!
Gigi

Diana said...

Great interview! My favorite food is chocolate too.
Thanks for the giveaway!

E.J. Stevens said...

Fabulous interview and giveaway! Leanore has a reputation for writing amazing paranormal romance novels and novellas. This giveaway is a treat not to be missed! :)

xx,
E.J.
Paranormal Author E.J. Stevens
From the Shadows

World Castle Publishing said...

Great Interview. I loved it.
Karen Fuller
Author & Owner of
World Castle Publishing

BLHmistress said...

Thanks for the giveaway as well as the wonderful interview I am now more than ever eager to read her books.

night owl in IL said...

Great interview!

I so LOVE Leanore Elliott's books! I have read & adored many of them (the rest I have in my stack of paperbacks waiting to read & the one I don't have yet is on my wish list).

I can't wait to read more by this wonderfully creative, original & sensual author!

Lea Ellen {night owl in IL}

June M. said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I have not read any books by Leanore Elliott, but from the comments from everyone else, I really need to!

janhvi said...

thanks for the giveaway!!
i'm looking forward to reading these books!

GFC-Janhvi Jagtap
justjanhvi at gmail dot com

latishajean said...

What a great interview Paranormal romance is my favorite to read her books sound great! Thank you for the great giveaway!

J.L. Campbell said...

Leanore is certainly a prolific writer!

inga said...

Thank you for this awesome opportunity!

GFC inga
inga(dot)kupp(at)gmail(dot)com

inga from http://www.ingasilbergbooks.com/

arialburnz said...

GREAT interview, Beverly! I love the questions.

Leanore, looks like you might have another new reader in me, with all the amazing comments posted here. I'm looking forward to hopefully winning a copy. If not, I will buy one! I look forward to diving in. (I hope I'm not too late for the contest.)

That's my two pence,

Arial ;)

DANIELA said...

Hi
Great interview! I've enjoyed Leanore's Books. I highly recommend them.
btw I love chocolate too!!!

Daniela. :)

Moonlight Gleam said...

Great post! Thank you for sharing and Thank you for the amazing opportunity!

Bella said...

Thanks for the great contest!

GFC - Marie Kacerosky

BellaMarie @ tampabay . rr . com

Leanore said...

I wanted to thank Beverly for this awesome spot! Thanks so much, to everyone who entered and commented. I will be emailing winners soon!
Those who commented and entered but did not win will get a free book as well!