About the Author:
Brooke Moss is the name, contemporary romance, fantasy YA, and women's fiction are the game. Brooke writes complex, character-driven stories about kismet, reunited lovers, first love, and the kind of romance that we should all have the chance at finding. She prefers her stories laced with some humor just for fun, and enough drama to keep her readers flipping the pages, and begging for more! When Brooke isn't spinning tales, she spends her time drawing/cartooning, reading two books a week (ask her who her faves are), watching movies then comparing them to books, and, of course, wrangling four kids, one hubby she lovingly refers to as her "nerd", and attempting to conquer the Mount Everest of laundry that is the bane of her existence.” Find me elsewhere on the web here: www.brookemoss.com
Take A Break…and Read
By Brooke Moss
Hi, and thanks for having me on the Stitch-Read-Cook Blog today! I’m so excited to get to know some of your readers, and to tell them all about my latest release from InkSpell Publishing, The Carny.
As many of my readers know, I am a full time wife and mother. I have four children ranging in age from 4 to 13, and I spend most of my time (when I’m not writing) wiping boogery noses, arguing with a tween about trips to the mall, and baking casseroles that might—or might not—turn out edible. Many of my readers are in the same boat. They’re either professionals who work 40+ hours a week, then crash with exhaustion when they get home, or they’re mom’s who are clipping coupons and changing Pull-Up’s.
Through reader emails and feedback, I often hear the same theme. I work all day, and came home exhausted…but reading your book was an escape. Or The kids ran me ragged today, but during naptime, I grabbed your book and started reading. I couldn’t put it down! It seems as though my novels are a fun little escape for the busy woman. I’ll take that description. There’s no shame in providing some escapism for some very deserving readers. In fact, there’s pride in it!
I hope that all of your readers, however busy they are, will allow themselves five, ten, fifteen—maybe even more—minutes to themselves. Curl up with your favorite drink and a good book. Get away from the chaos before bed and take your mind elsewhere. Live in a delicious book for a while. Escape. Doesn’t that sound lovely?
Ad in case any of your readers are looking for a nice book to curl up with during their break…here is a bit more about my latest release, The Carny:
“At a town fair on the coast of Oregon, handsome Native American carny, Vincent Youngblood, bestows an unforgettable kiss on shy, awkward teenager, Charlotte Davenport. Then he disappears without another word, leaving her baffled and enamored.
Ten years later, Charlotte is still living in the small fishing town of Astoria, while being trained to--reluctantly--take over for her philandering hotelier father when he retires. After all, who else will do it? Her two perfect sisters are busy being married to their flawless husbands and having cookie cutter children, while Charlotte remains single, childless, and every bit as mousy as she was a decade ago.
As Charlotte struggles to climb out from underneath her judgmental parents thumb, the carnival rolls back into town, and Charlotte finds herself face to face with Vin again. He's back to run his father's carnival, walking away from a promising career in medicine he started in Chicago. Will her biased and judgmental family accept her relationship with a man who is not only a Native American, but works as a carny for a living? And what unsavory secrets bind the well-educated and seemingly superlative Vin to that ramshackle carnival?
After all, you can’t judge a carny by its cover.”
Thanks again for hosting me on the blog today. If your readers would like to escape with a copy of The Carny today, here is where they can grab one: www.inkspellpublishing.com
"Sweet, subtle, heart-warming romance." --USA Today Bestselling Author, Nicola Marsh
"Brooke Moss is a gifted storyteller. With a compelling plot and characters who will steal your heart, The Carny is a winner." -- Cate Lord, author of Lucky Girl.
1 signed paperback copy of "The Carny" by Brooke Moss and 4 ebook copies of "The Carny"
What you need to do to be eligible? Answer this question in the comments of this post! - Tell the story of your first kiss in 5 lines! AND for extra points - tweet about this post!
Winners will be announced on August 1st.
The paperback giveaway is not international - eligible only in US while the ebook giveaway is international.An Inkspell Publishing Giveaway