Thursday, December 5, 2013

Lisa Chalmers Chats If Tomorrow Never Comes #giveaway #paranormal

 Today we have author Lisa Chalmers chatting about her latest release If Tomorrow Never Comes. She's giving away a copy of this heartwarming paranormal romance to one lucky comment leaver. So read on and stay for a chance to win! 



Interview questions for Lisa Chalmers!

Quick round:
Coffee, tea or…what’s your vice? Healthy – grapefruit juice, unhealthy – Coke, root beer or Dr. Pepper
Favorite Movie: Oh this changes a lot, but right now I love the Agatha Christie Poirot movies with David Suchet.
Favorite Color: Royal blue & silver
Favorite book/author: Jude Deveraux A Knight To Remember, adore that book.
How do you feel about bacon? I love it, especially if it's on a cheeseburger! :)

 And now for the real questions...

Tell us a little about yourself. 
I hate talking about myself lol I’ve always had a story in my head. I used to be a huge hockey fan, I don’t watch as many games as I used to, but I loved going to games. There’s probably a book or two about a hockey player hero somewhere in my future.

What’s under your bed?
Right now, a couple cans of coke as fuel for those late night writing emergencies, my writing binder, a bunch of books, some framed photos I took off the wall and possibly a Terry's Chocolate Orange I'm hiding shhhh!! lol

What comes first, plot or characters?
Characters usually. I think Plot has only come first once or twice.

Pantser, plotter, or hybrid? Tell us about your writing process.
I'm 90% pantster, 10% plotter. I usually know my opening and where everyone is meant to end up by the time I hit the end. Doesn't always mean they follow instructions though.

Oddest thing on your desk?
Would you consider nail polish odd? I currently have 5 bottles of it sitting beside me. All festive and glittery!

What’s your most interesting writing quirk?
There must always be music playing while I write. No music, no words. Soundtracks are usually made before I finish chapter one.

What’s your favorite thing about the genre you write in?
In paranormal, the freedom. I don’t have to think ‘is that logical?’ because anything can happen or exist.

What is the hardest thing about being an author?
Too many ideas in my head to get down at once. The story in my head never quite seems to match what comes out on paper. Also, character names. I’ve only had a few appear fully named and I loved them for that. The others tend to go through at least 3-4 names each time before I find something I’m happy with.

What’s the easiest thing about being an author?
Coming up with story ideas.

What do you wish someone had asked you for an interview question?
If you could be a character on a TV show which would you pick? For me, it would have to be Person Of Interest. I just love Reese and Finch.

Tell us about your latest release!
IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES is my debut release. It’s a paranormal romance, but not a typical romance. I describe it as a bit of GHOST meets IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. I wrote the original draft almost thirteen years ago and always loved the idea. It’s definitely grown in size since then. I did a trailer for it as well: Trailer for IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES on YouTube

Josh Collins has the perfect life—a beautiful girlfriend and a baby
on the way, until an accident takes his life and he’s suddenly forced to fight for everything and everyone he loves.

Alone and pregnant, Avery Rhodes is suddenly thrust into a painful new reality. Life without the man she loves is turbulent. Nothing feels the same any more without him and she finds herself facing the unimaginable.

With his new-found guide Gabriel, Josh is forced to learn what happens IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES.

She held her breath as the tiny boats on the mobile started to move. First one slowly, back and forth, as if it were deliberately being swayed gently, then came the next one, and then the one after that. Each started slowly, but picked up until they were all going. Either she was on the verge of a nervous breakdown or Josh was indeed back. She picked the brand new blanket out of the box and set it over the end of the crib. “They’d all think I’m crazy for thinking you’re here. Heck, I’m even doubting my sanity about all of this.”

One of the boats stilled in response. It was just like him. A smart aleck remark. “Funny,” she muttered. Still the same smart ass she’d fallen in love with. “So funny, Josh. Toy with an already emotional pregnant woman.”

The lone boat began to sway slowly again. The slightest chill brushed against her arm like he’d leaned against her for a moment.

She sighed. “Don’t.” The word was a weak plea not to play games.

The boats slowed down until just the first one was moving back and forth like someone was flicking it with their finger. For a moment she could almost imagine him beside her, leaning on the railing, toying with the soft fabric.

“I keep thinking you would try to show me you’re around. I know that night wasn’t a dream, Josh. You didn’t clean up after yourself.” She laughed softly. “Guess some things never change.”

“Neither do you.” The smile was evident in his voice as he watched her take a few more baby things out from the shopping bag on the change table. He had to smile when he realized how much she was showing. All he wanted was to tell her how much he loved her and how proud he was of her for going through all this and have her for once be able to hear him say it.

He watched her rub her back gingerly as she headed towards the dresser. He noticed the new addition she’d added to the row of photos. It had been taken the same day she’d told him about the baby. He had his head on her shoulder and his hands resting on her hips as she’d been trying to take the picture with her camera. He laughed remembering how many blurred shots she’d gone through before that one had finally been taken. That grin on his face was so silly, but then again, she could make him sillier than he’d ever been in his life and far more serious, too.

She picked the frame up and traced his face with her finger. Josh was rooted to the spot, unable to move. From where he stood her heartache was palpable.

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I’ll be happy to give away an ebook copy of IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES. Readers can just leave a comment with their email and I’ll use random generator to pick a winner.


Thanks for stopping by! 


Andrea Cooper said...

Great description: Ghost meets It's a Wonderful Life :) Tweeted.

bn100 said...

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