Monday, April 29, 2013

BLOG TOUR [Interview] Deer In Headlights by Staci Hart + GIVEAWAY

I would like to welcome author Staci Hart to the blog today. She is here to share her book and a little about herself in a fun interview.

Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life -- a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom; she has three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife; even though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey. Her favorite word starts with f, ends with k, and there a uc in there. Just saying. From roots in Houston, to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she's not writing, she's sleeping, cleaning, or designing graphics. But let's be honest, she's mostly writing.

MK: If you could live in any book “world” which book would it be?
SH: Harry Potter! I seriously wish that Hogwarts and Diagon Alley were real.

MK: What did you want to be when you grew up?
SH: A teacher, I was an elementary ed major with a specialization in reading.

MK: What was your favorite book as a child/teen?
SH: In high school, I read about two dozen Stephen King books. He was my absolute favorite.

MK: You are stranded on a deserted island, what 3 things would you want?
SH: A pillow, my Nook, and a generator so I could keep my battery charged.

MK: M&M’s or Skittles?
SH: Skittles

MK: Favorite ice cream?
SH: Honeydew FroYo

MK: What is your favorite season/weather?
SH: Winter. Now that I live in Denver and we have magical winters, I'm in love.

MK: Beach or Pool?
SH: Beach! There's nothing like a nap on the beach.

MK: If you had a time machine where would you go back in time or ahead? And who would you like to visit?
SH: Back in time, to meet my grandmother in her prime. She's the most fascinating person that I know.

MK: Any advice for writers just starting out?
SH: Get scrivener, Self Editing for Fiction writers (Browne and Renni), and The Elements of Style (Strunk and White)

MK: Pet Peeves?
SH: When people clip their toenails nearby. *sick*

MK: Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book?
SH: Because it's fun, easy, and will make you laugh out loud and fall in love.

MK: Your most rewarding experience since being published?
SH: Hearing from people that enjoyed the book. There is nothing more rewarding.

MK: Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
SH: I'm currently working on Book 2, which will be out early summer. There will be a total of 12 books in the series, so I've got plenty to do!

What do the Greek gods do when they're bored? Because they're always bored, so humans are the perfect players in their games.

Aphrodite owns love; she hasn't lost a competition on her turf in over three millennia. Apollo is on a mission to win. He's counting on it to finally get the one woman he's never been able to have. The two gods will choose their human players, and if Aphrodite can't get them together before the clock runs out, Apollo will get his way. And Aphrodite couldn't have that.
 Lex and Dean are perfect for each other, they just don't know it yet. Dean is a perpetual bachelor, and a brooding, beautiful rock star. Lex is always with a man, but she'll never fully give herself up. Aphrodite has her work cut out for her, but if she can't make it work, no one can.

The gods have their own drama. Apollo killed Aprhodite's mortal love - they've got beef that's been dragging on for thousands of years. Ares, the douchebag, is forever trying to pick a fight, and trying to get Aphrodite into bed. And Persephone, Aphrodite's best friend, is the one person who Aphrodite shares everything with.

Follow the gods as they fight, laugh, cry, lose,  love, gain power, and make a mess with humans.

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