Sunday, February 19, 2012

WELCOME KERRIANNE COOMBES WITH RUNNING HOME, RELEASING 02/21/2012


Hello Goddesses! We have a very special treat for you today! Kerrianne Coombes has stopped by to tell us a little bit about her new book, Running Home, that comes out TOMORROW, February 21st!  Here is the book blurb that sounds just scrumptious!
Tom Cane, Ex-military man and self professed recluse turned farmer, wants nothing more from life but the chance to wallow in his own pity.  The shrapnel lodged permanently in his leg a daily reminder of his failings during his last tour of duty.  On a cold, rainy, British evening fate delivers a new reason to live in the form of Joanne Sloane, the daughter of a socialite and abused wife of an up and coming businessman.  Desperate and in fear of her life, she flees her home and stumbles onto Tom's land. Together their passions ignite and the need to rescue one another entangles them in a bitter fight for their lives.


And even more scrumptious is the book snippet that Kerrianne shared on her website http://kerriannecoombes.wordpress.com/
She moved with him, sliding her hands over his chest, gripping, and scraping. Her nails left tingles in their wake as she dragged them up and over his neck. She tugged at his hair, pulled him closer, stood on her tiptoes as he kissed her wildly.
Tom wanted to roar as erotic pressure built in his balls. The sexy way her hands and nails danced over his body were forcing him to lose control. He wanted her, wanted her naked, and under him.
Doesn’t that just make your mouth water??? We can’t wait for this book to get into our hot little hands!  It sounds like a book you can sink your teeth into, wrap your hands around, and make you want to bring the pages to life.
Ok, Kerrianne, how about a few questions to entice the readers? 
When did you start writing? 
Well, I have always written little bits here and there, but it was about four years ago that I decided to put a little more effort into my hobby. 
What spurred you to become an author? 
I have a wild and sometimes fantastical imagination, so I decided to put it to good use! Writing is a form of release for me.
What gave you your inspiration for this book?
 I don't really know. I know I had the idea for Tom, a recluse and ex-military man, for a while but I didn't know what his story was. When I had the idea of Jo, a tortured wife, I had to put the pair together. I love Matchmaking. ;-) 
Why did you pick the title Running Home? 
Because when Jo makes the decision to run away from her abusive husband, she actually finds that home is not a brick-built house, it can be a person too. 
Tell us, exactly what genre would you classify your book and why? 
Contemporary erotic romance. 
How long did it take you to write the book and become published? 
I wrote Running Home in three weeks. When it had been BETA'D I sent my submission in, and it was accepted a week later. That was a very happy day indeed! 
How did you choose Secret Cravings Publishing?  Were there other publishers wanting to sign you? Secret Cravings were asking for submissions for their line 'special love' and I felt Running Home' was a good fit for what they were asking for-- plus my crit partner Kathleen Grieve gave me a push. ;-) 
Ok, now a Bakin’ Goddesses question:  If you were a dessert, what would it be and why? Creme brûlée, because once you crack through my sweet exterior, you find I am soft and gooey inside... 
When you think of this book, what kind of foods do you think the characters would eat during a romantic dinner? For instance for another author, we suggested a wonderful Lavendar Creme Brulee for their characters because of the way those characters interacted with each other.  
In the book, Tom and Jo eat a nice beef stew. It is comfort food, and Tom is Jo's comfort.
Are you a full-time writer or is this book something you wrote when you came home from work, on weekends, during holidays? 
Since we emigrated to France I have been lucky enough to have more time to write. I have two kids, so full time writing can't happen. But one day I hope it will. 
Did you let the characters tell their stories or did they allow you to steer them in the directions you thought they should go?
They totally told this story. I have no control over any of my characters. *sigh* 
When you think of Tom, even with his leg imbedded with shrapnel, what stands out about his physical nature? Would his eyes attract you the most? His bulging biceps? The rock hard abs (as Shauni would say -- her favorite part are the 6-pack abs aka “penis pointers”)?? What is it about him that would tempt you?
 Everything! He is a sex-pot! Shauni would not be disappointed, he has perfect penis pointers.  But for me, probably his deep, rumbling voice.. Yeah, that would work every time. 
Ok, I’ll ask the question....What about Joanne? Is she a woman who is a stick figure and needs a hoagie to eat? Or is she a voluptuous woman who turns men’s heads even though she’s not the size of a pixie stick? Joanne is sexy, smart and very classy. Tom is a gonner immediately. ;-) 
So, Kerrianne, now is your time to give us information about you, the book, or whatever you would like the readers to know. 
I have another book coming out in April called, The One That Got Away. It is another contemporary romance. Then in May I have the first of a three book series of paranormal romances coming out. I am very excited! 
You can find me on twitter kerrianne_xx and Facebook. And I have a blog www.kerriannecoombes@blogspot.com
We would like to thank Kerrianne for stopping by and giving us this opportunity to be one of the first blogs to showcase her book and we wish her all the best!  Ya’ll all run out and grab a copy of Running Home because it sounds like a smokin’ HAWT book.

Keep Reading Goddesses


8 comments:

Kerrianne Coombes said...

Thank you for having me x x x. Kerrianne

Tabitha Shay said...

I love the premise of ur story...Enjoyed the excerpt. Good luck and may u sell many copies...Tabs

Kerrianne Coombes said...

Thanks so much Tabitha! And thanks for taking time to pop by. ;-)

Marie Rose Dufour said...

Sounds wonderful! Happy almost release day! Wishing you many, many sales!

Daisy Dunn said...

Hi Kerrianne!!

Wow, your story sounds amazing. It's officially on my TBR list. Beautiful cover too. I wish you great success with this and all your upcoming books!!

Hugs!!

Daisy Dunn

Kerrianne Coombes said...

Thank you so much Marie and Daisy! Thanks for stopping by.

Unknown said...

Hi KerriAnne,
thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway. i love the cover of the book, it's gorgeous and the excerpt was wonderful. i can hardly wait to read the rest of the book and see what happens next.

did you design the cover yourself/have alot of say in the design? i know some authors have almost none.

tammy ramey
trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

Kimberly, Bakin' Goddess said...

Thank you to everybody that has come by to wish Kerrianne good luck and to learn about Running Home. If you stop by her blog tomorrow, she is having a giveaway there.

Keep Reading Goddesses
Kimberly

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