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I have another treat for you today that I know you are going to enjoy!!!  Alissa from Media Muscle/The Book Trib is stopping by with guest author Susan Mallery!!  So without further ado, I ask that you help me in welcoming them to the group!!

SUSAN MALLERY

With more than 25 million books sold worldwide, New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery is known for creating characters who feel as real as the folks next door, and for putting them into emotional, often funny situations readers recognize from their own lives. Susan’s books have made Booklist’s Top 10 Romances list in four out of five consecutive years. RT Book Reviews says, “When it comes to heartfelt contemporary romance, Mallery is in a class by herself.” With her popular, ongoing Fool’s Gold series, Susan has reached new heights on the bestsellers lists and has won the hearts of countless new fans.

Susan grew up in southern California, moved so many times that her friends stopped writing her address in pen, and now has settled in Seattle with her husband and the most delightfully spoiled little dog who ever lived. Visit Susan online at www.SusanMallery.com and  www.facebook.com/susanmallery

Q & A with SUSAN MALLERY

1)      What are some writing quirks or rituals that you have in order to keep you focused?
I’m not sure I’d call it a quirk or a ritual, but looking at my mortgage statement helps me focus. Writing is a joy – I love it – but it’s also my job, and I have a lot of people depending on me to meet my deadlines. A good work ethic is something I admire in others, and it’s something I require of myself.

2)      What does your writing space look like?
I work at a big wooden desk in my home office. One of the biggest luxuries of working at home is that my dog Nikki comes with me to the office every day. She snoozes while I write, but still, she’s good company. When the characters make me laugh, Nikki will run over to join the fun. She’s very wiggly when she’s excited.

By the time I reach the end of a book, the desk surface is littered with sticky notes, reminding me of something that needs to happen. Then I clear it all away and start the next book.

3)      The Three Sisters Queen Anne houses and Andi Gordon’s home restoration play a large role in your new book. How are architecture and home renovation a part of your real life?
I’ve moved so many times that my friends stopped writing my address in pen. (Not as much of an issue now as it was before we saved all our addresses digitally.) Which means I’ve spent many a happy hour staring at paint swatches, trying to decide between shades of taupe. I never had a contractor as sexy as Wade, though, I’m sorry to say.

I’m addicted to HGTV. My new favorite show is the Property Brothers. You can’t go wrong with two cute brothers. I’m especially fond of the one who knows his way around power tools.

However, I’m not sure I’d have the patience to take on a renovation project as extensive as Andi’s. She was in a bad state when she bought the house on Blackberry Island. She had just been left at the altar by a man she’d dated for ten years. He wasn’t ready, he said. After ten years. So when she saw this beautiful old Queen Anne house in need of love, it called to her.

4)      What do you love about writing romance novels?
I love the happy endings. As a reader, I get angry when I’ve invested my emotions into a book and then it ends badly for the characters. I have been known to throw a book against the wall. I don’t think an unhappy resolution makes a book deeper or more realistic. When readers pick up my books, they can relax into the experience because they’ll know that no matter what pain the characters might feel, they will find their way to a happy ending. I can’t even imagine writing a book that doesn’t end happily. The characters would haunt me for the rest of my life!

5)      If you could choose one romantic character from literature to jump off the pages and become real, who would you pick?
Jane Austen’s Mr. Darcy – oh wait, he did come to life. He goes by Colin Firth now.
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ABOUT THE BOOK

After Andi Gordon is jilted at the altar, she makes the most impetuous decision of her life—buying one of the famed Three Sisters Queen Anne houses on Blackberry Island. Now the proud-ish owner of the ugly duckling of the trio, she plans to open her own pediatric office on the first floor, just as soon as her hunky contractor completes the work. Andi’s new future may be coming together, but the truth is she’s just as badly in need of a major renovation as her house.

When Deanna Phillips confronts her husband about a suspected affair, she opens up a Pandora’s Box of unhappiness.  And he claims she is the problem. The terrible thing is, he’s right. In her quest to be the perfect woman, she’s lost herself, and she’s in danger of losing her entire family if things don’t change.

Next door, artist Boston King thought she and her college sweetheart would be married forever. Their passion for each other has always seemed indestructible. But after tragedy tears them apart, she’s not sure. Now it’s time for them to move forward, with or without one another.

Thrown together by fate and geography, and bound by the strongest of friendships, these three women will discover what they’re really made of: laughter, tears, love and all.

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  38 Responses to “Guest Author Susan Mallery and giveaway ENDED

  1. her failed marriage, thanks for the chance I so want this book

  2. Please Enter Me In Your Giveaway.
    It Would Be Great To Win A Copy Of Three Sisters By Susan Mallery.
    In Response To Your Question Of FROM READING THE SYNOPSIS, WHICH CHARACTER DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT AND WHY?
    I Would Like To Know More About Boston King Because I Want To Know What The Tragedy Was That Broke Up Her Marriage.
    Thank You For Having This Giveaway!!!!!!!!

  3. lol, much better, I would love to win this book!!

  4. I’m most intrigued about Andi and her story.

  5. I think Andi. She seems like a strong-willed woman. On her own too long and needs to change her ways so she can let another person in. I can relate. And, in the medical field as I am.

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  6. oh, I can’t just pick one! I have yet to read a Mallery character I didn’t fall in love with!

  7. Andi Gordon. She is the bravest woman of the two, she got up and made a life for herself even with the heartache she endured. I couldn’t do that .

  8. Boston King…I am curious about what tragic thing happened to her.

  9. Deanna Phillips – I want to see what she does to become a stronger woman from this situation.

  10. Andi because she is such a brave woman.

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  12. I would like to know more about Boston King because of the tragedy she’s been through, and I want to know what that tragedy is. Thanks for this chance to win a copy.

  13. Andi sounds like an interesting situation!

  14. I’d like to read more about Deanna

  15. I’d love to read this Susan Mallery book as it sounds like a delightfully relaxing, fun read…and I could really use that!

  16. I want to know about Boston King and what the tragedy was that her and her husband had.

  17. Andi Gordon

  18. Boston King

  19. I want to know more about andi

  20. Boston. I wanna see how she overcomes tragedy

  21. Boston King; I want to know what the tragedy is!

  22. Deanna, I want to know what she is going to do

  23. Deanna Phillips. She sounds like such a real woman who does what a lot of women do when trying to have everything, including themselves be perfect.

  24. Deanna Phillips because I can relate her to my life right now. I am my own worst enemy.

  25. I think Andi will be an interesting character to follow

  26. Andi Gordon, I love strong people!

  27. Deanna. She sounds like someone I know and I would like to see how she deals with her situation.

  28. Andi Gordon. She seemed like a strong woman that looks forward of change and the future.

  29. I want to read more about Andi Gordon because she sounds interesting.

  30. i would like to get to know andi gordon better because she is complex!

  31. Boston King’s character and how she handles tragedy in her life would be of interest to me.

  32. Boston King because I am curious about the tragedy that is tearing her life apart. Love Susan Mallery stories!

  33. Andi Gordon because she seems to be very complex and I want to know her whole story.

  34. Deanna’s husband!

  35. Andi;,to see the changes in her life.

  36. More about Andi because she seems so brave

  37. Boston to see what happens to her

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