Monday, November 13, 2017

Cindy Kirk Gives Us Some Good Hope


Please welcome Cindy Kirk back to the crew today! She’s here to tell us about her new release, SAY I DO IN GOOD HOPE (A Good Hope Novel Book 5). AND she’s giving away a Kindle copy of SAY I DO IN GOOD HOPE. So, be sure to read to the end to find out how to win.

MEET CINDY

Cindy Kirk started writing after taking a class at a local community college. But her interest in words began years earlier, when she was in her teens. At sixteen she wrote in her diary: “I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t be a writer.” After her daughter went to college, she returned to her passion and jumped straight into composing book-length fiction. She loves reading and writing romance novels because she believes in the undeniable power of love and in the promise of the happily ever after. An incurable romantic and an eternal optimist, Kirk creates characters who grow and learn from their mistakes while achieving happy endings in the process. She lives in Nebraska with her high-school-sweetheart husband.


THE STORY BLURB

Sometimes love is right on your doorstep...

Eliza Shaw has never met a crisis she couldn’t manage. If her father thinks she’s going to take his attempt at selling the family home out from underneath her, then he clearly doesn’t know her at all. She‘ll chain herself to the banister if she has to... 

Kyle Kendrick doesn’t have time for the hassle of an eviction. He definitely doesn’t have time for Eliza Shaw’s drama – even if she does look distractingly gorgeous when she’s furious. His sister is arriving in Good Hope and he needs a home. Now. 

Neither Kyle nor Eliza is thrilled at the idea of sharing the house, but it’s the only sensible solution. Now if they could each just stop fantasizing about their new roommate this crazy plan might just work. And if they’re lucky, what started out as playing house could end up giving them the home and family they’ve both desperately yearned for. 

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UP NEXT FOR CINDY:

A Good Hope Novel Book Six, February 2018


Available March 2018

THE INTERVIEW:

Nancy Robards Thompson: Hi, Cindy! I’m so happy you’re here today! How often do you get lost in a story?

Cindy Kirk: Thanks for having me, Nancy. I get lost in a story whenever I read a book that pulls me in.  Sometimes I can go for a period of time without that happening but when it does, it’s magical.

NRT: What is your favorite trait about your hero in SAY I DO IN GOOD HOPE? 

CK: There is so much to like about Kyle. He’s an intelligent, hard-working guy who loves his family and who doesn’t get too worked up when things don’t go his way.  I truly believe that he and Eliza are perfectly matched and will be very happy together.

NRT: If you couldn’t be a writer anymore, what profession would you take up?

CK: I’ve had other professions. I’ve been an RN Hospital Discharge Planner, a Hospice Coordinator, a Medical Case Manager and a Regional Consultant for a large insurance company. I wrote in my diary when I was sixteen “I don’t know what I’d do if I couldn’t be a writer.” There is nothing else I would do.

NRT: Is writing or story-telling easier for you? 

CK: I believe to be a storyteller is a gift and that while you can teach anyone to write, you can’t teach someone how to make up stories.


NRT: Where do you read and how often?

CK: I read a little bit every day, usually by listening to audio books in the car and when I walk.  A good narrator brings a story to life.  I just finished listening to my latest release on audio and it was fabulous!


NRT: Do you write while listening to music? If so what kind?

CK: Not normally, but for the book I just finished (ONE FINE DAY, March 2018) I listened to 3 songs by Rachel Platten (Stand by You, Fight Song and Better Place) over and over and over while writing and editing.

NRT: What turns you off like nothing else?

CK: Writers bad-mouthing other writers’ work. Just because a story doesn’t appeal to me, doesn’t make it a bad book.

NRT: What dreams have been realized as a result of your writing?

CK: The gift of being able to spend my days doing what I really love….telling stories in my head. 

NRT: Does your heroine have any of your character traits?

CK: Eliza is very focused on getting things done. I’m very much that way.  I have a schedule and I pretty much stick to it!

NRT: Thanks so much for being here with us today, Cindy! It was such fun talking to you.

CK: Thanks for having me today, Nancy. I always enjoy spending time with the GLIAS crew.


Cindy Kirk is giving away a Kindle copy of SAY I DO IN GOOD HOPE.

SHE WANTS TO KNOW:  Tell me the last book you read that you loved.

Answer Cindy’s question in the comments below to be entered for a chance to win.


Find Cindy on the web:
| Website: www.cindykirk.com 
| Facebook: www.facebook.com/cindykirkauthor___
| Amazon: www.amazon.com/cindy-kirk/
| Twitter @ cindykirkauthor
| Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/cindykirk
| Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/cindykirkauthor___
| Instagram: _www.instagram.com/cindykirkauthor_
| Cindy’s previous GLIAS posts: http://bit.ly/2hv5YeE

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National bestselling author Nancy Robards Thompson lives and writes in Florida, but her imagination transports her all over the world. She has found Nirvana doing what she loves most – writing romance and women's fiction full-time. After hanging up her press pass, this former journalist and two-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart struck gold in July 2002 when she won the award. Since then, she’s gone on to sell more than 40 books, which critics have deemed, “…funny, smart and observant.” You can connect with her at NancyRobardsThompson.com; on Facebook at Nancy Robards Thompson Books; follow her on Twitter at @NRTWrites; and connect with her on Instagram @NancyRThompson.

25 comments:

  1. all the light we cannot see

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  2. I generally like most books I read, some more than others of course. And I just finish FOREIGN ECLAIRS by Julie Hyzy, SYCAMORE ROW by John Grisham, and SPECIAL FORCES SAVIOR by Janie Crouch.
    But it has been a while since I have read a book I really *loved*. Think that designation might go to THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY.

    donna (dot) durnell (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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    1. Donna, thanks for your comment! I've been hearing good things about THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY.

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  3. At the Heart of It by Tawna Fenske (reviewed via netgalley). Fun romance! I'd love to try your books! You're a new author for me! ��

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    1. Stella, If you're an Amazon Prime member, you can read Christmas in Good Hope (the first book in the series) for FREE!! It's guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit. I'm going to have to check out Tawna's book!! I appreciate the recommendation. <3

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  4. Great interview!
    The Final Girls by Riley Segar is my most recent 5 star book. Read it before Halloween & can't stop thinking about it.
    Lwilson-28 [at] Hotmail [dot] com

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    1. I'm definitely going to check out that book!

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  5. Susan Mallery's Marry Me at Christmas

    Laurie G

    johnslake at usa dot com

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    1. Hi Laurie,

      Thanks for commenting. That book is on my TBR pile!!

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  6. Twisted Truth and Truth Be Told by Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliott. I love when they do a series together.

    neikya at hotmail dot com

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    1. I love Melinda and Kendra's books...such great writers!!! Thanks for commenting, Neikya!

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  7. I just started reading To Marry A Texas Outlaw by Linda Broday and really enjoying it.

    quiltlady110 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi, Quilt Lady!! Good to hear from you!

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  8. I’m enjoying Susan Mallery’s Happily Inc books right now. Great interview with two of my favorites!

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    1. I really need to get to those Happily Inc books!!

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  9. My most recent favorite is A love letter to Whiskey by Kandi Steiner. Wonderfully written, great characters and character development... I can’t seem to return my kindle unlimited copy of it, lol. Of course I love your books Cindy! And anything my Catherine Bybee.

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    1. Theresa, I so miss seeing you and talking books!!

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  10. The last book that I read and loved was by Danni Roan and her book is Sean's Secret Heart. I have also read Susan Mallerys Happily Inc. and Jennifer Faye who writes wonderful romances. Eve Gaddy also there are a lot of authors out there who just write such good books then there are ones who push to get a lot of books out there and forget to put their heart into them. Thank you so much for coming to GLIAS I can't do ebooks as fingers deformed and severely disabled I do print and also love writing the reviews after. ptclayton2@aol.com

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    1. I've got Susan Mallery's Happily Inc. on my TBR pile!

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  11. Hi Cindy! Good to hear from you. I haven't read any Good Hope yet, but I enjoyed your "RX for Love" series! The last romance I read and loved was "That Wintry Feeling" by Debbie Macomber, one of my favorite authors, who also "does" Christmas so well! It's an older book (mid-80s) but the story holds up over time. The last non-romance I read was "The Truth About the Harry Quebert Case" - mystery is my other favorite genre. The fist half was enthralling, but I think it lost steam at a certain point. Best wishes!!

    Daniela :)

    dani.innocenti@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks for the love on the RX for Love series, Daniela!!

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  12. I just read TO MARRY A TEXAS OUTLAW by Linda Broday. It is the last in a trilogy and one I have been waiting for.

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    1. I love the title of that book, librarypat!!

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  13. Thanks to everyone who commented and for Nancy and everyone else for making me feel so welcome. librarypat is the winner of the random drawing....please send me and email at cindy@cindykirk.com and I'll get the book to you!!

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