Thursday 13 March 2014

Interview: Blue 52 by Elaine Cantrell[+giveaway]


"First Lady Kills President Lovinggood" 
December 29, 2018
Thirty years later Hank Lovinggood embarks on a quest to prove his mother's innocence and punish the killers who took his family from him. Together Hank and lovely physicist Kathryn Sinclair confront an implacable, twisted, merciless enemy who'll do whatever it takes to hide the truth forever.

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Hi Ellaine:) Glad to have you here.

Now, to start, what inspired you to write the "Blue 52"?  

I had to write Blue 52. The book is the sequel to Return Engagement which is also published by Whiskey Creek Press. I loved those characters so much that I couldn’t give them up! I dreamed about those people and lived with them in my head for so long that when the book ended, I felt crushed. Blue 52 gave them back to me.

How would you describe the story to someone who hasn't read it yet?
It’s a mainstream romance with action, adventure, and of course desirable and beautiful characters who love intently and are required to achieve something remarkable.  

Describe Hank and Kathryn in 3 words each.
Hank my hero: brave, loving, sexy.  
Kathryn, my heroine: brilliant, self-assured, determined

What scene did you have the most fun writing? Why?
Oh, it was the first pivotal scene in the book. My hero Hank hasn’t had a good life because when he was three years old, his father, the President of the United States, was murdered by his mother who then committed suicide. Hank has always accepted her guilt, but when his parents’ bodies have to be moved to make way for a modern, high-speed train, he starts to remember a lot of things he’d forgotten. He vows to get to the bottom of the murder and prove his mother’s innocence. At this point, Hank starts changing from a mourning dove to a hawk, a very satisfying transformation. 

Why do you write?
LOL. I have to. I can’t stop.

Do you listen to music while you write? 
No. I have to have quiet or I’ll get distracted.

Did you always want to be an author?
I did. I dictated my first story to my father when I was around five, but I never really thought it would happen. How nice that I was wrong.  :)

Does your family read your books?
Some do, but not all. I feel kind of bad about that.

Can you tell me some of your favorite authors? How about books?
This is the hardest question you’ve asked me because there are so many. Some of my favorite authors are Barbara Michaels (Elizabeth Peters), Frank McCourt, Philippa Gregory, Joel C. Rosenberg, Jana DeLeon, Karen White, Paullina Simons, and Sherryl Woods. As far as favorite books are concerned, I’m reading The White Princess right now, and I’m enjoying it so much. I’m also fond of The Bronze Horseman series. There are just too many to mention.

What are you currently working on?
I’m working on the third book in the Lovinggood trilogy. Return Engagement was one, Blue 52 is second, and my current WIP is the third book. It doesn’t have a name yet because I can’t think of one. I’m drawing a blank even though usually it’s easy for me to come up with a title. 

A few short answer questions:
Tea or coffee? Tea
Do you prefer the sea side or the mountains? Sea side
Sweet or salty? Sweet
Print or ebook? Either. I like both.
Movies or TV shows? Movies

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Elaine Cantrell was born and raised in South Carolina where she obtained a master’s degree in personnel services from Clemson University.  She is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary society for women educators, Romance Writers of America, and EPIC authors.  Her first novel, A New Leaf, was the 2003 winner of the Timeless Love Contest.  When she’s not writing or teaching, she enjoys movies, quilting, reading, and collecting vintage Christmas ornaments. 

Find Elaine at the following locations. 

Elaine will be awarding a free ecopy of Return Engagement to a randomly drawn commenter at every stop and a Grand prize of a $50 gift certificate for Amazon or B&N to one commenter during the tour.

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  1. Elaine Cantrell13 March 2014 at 12:28

    Readers, what are your favorite fictional characters?

  2. Elaine Cantrell13 March 2014 at 12:31

    Aly, thank you for hosting me today.

  3. Goddess Fish Promos13 March 2014 at 13:39

    Thanks for hosting!

  4. Seth Bookjunkie13 March 2014 at 14:35

    Thanks for the giveaway:))

  5. My favorite characters change with every book I read. lol

  6. Elise-Maria Barton13 March 2014 at 17:57

    Great interview today Elaine. Blue 52 seems to be packed with action~ my kinda read :)
    I can't pinpoint a favorite character and so therefore I'd have to agree with Rita that it changes with every book.
    Thanks for sharing with us today.

  7. The blurb definitely piques my interest!

  8. Enjoyed your comments. This sounds like a great book.

  9. Mine are Elena and Raphael from the Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh. They are the most favorite from all the favorites, the whole list is VERY long :D

  10. Elaine Cantrell14 March 2014 at 02:23

    You are very welcome.

  11. Elaine Cantrell14 March 2014 at 02:23

    I know what you mean!

  12. Elaine Cantrell14 March 2014 at 02:24

    Mine used to, but once I wrote the Lovinggoods I stuck with them.

  13. Elaine Cantrell14 March 2014 at 02:24

    Super! Please pass it along.

  14. Elaine Cantrell14 March 2014 at 02:24


  15. Sounds like a great read!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. Elaine Cantrell14 March 2014 at 12:03

    Thank you, Natasha. The reviews for the book are really nice.