Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway: Backlash by Karyn Good

Today we're welcoming author Karyn Good to the blog on her tour with Goddess Fish Promotions for her romantic suspense novel, Backlash.

Karyn will award a $25 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. So comment today AND follow her tour (if you click on the banner over there on the left, it'll take you to a list of her tour stops) -- the more you read and comment, the better your odds of winning. You could be introduced to a great new author AND win a GC!

I asked Karyn to share five things about herself that we might not guess -- I love getting to know something a little different than the norm about authors we feature! Take it away, Karyn...

Thanks so much for hosting me here at It’s Raining Books. I’m having a lot of fun touring around and introducing my debut romantic suspense, Backlash.

Five Things About Me That Might Surprise You

1.  Probably the most surprising is the fact that I didn’t get my driver’s license until I was in my thirties. I was not one of those teenagers avidly waiting for their sixteenth birthday so they could take their driver’s test. Driving is not my favorite thing. But I conquered my fear of crashing 4,000 pounds of metal and now I’m able to go anywhere I want. If only gas prices would go down.

2.  I’m terrified of grasshoppers. They may be small but they’re unpredictable and you never know where they’re going to land. When they do land on you they kind of stick. {{Shudder}} I grew up on a farm and you’d think I would have gotten used to them. I never did. They seemed to thrive out in the middle of nowhere where it’s hot and dry. They were everywhere, hundreds of the disgusting little…creatures.

3.  I would love to do some kind of volunteer work in a prison. Something along literacy lines. This one’s for the future when I have time to investigate the possibilities.

4.  One of my children has special needs and is non-verbal. Communication has always been a challenge. She uses an iPad (given to her by our school board). On it is a voice output app called Proloquo2Go. And because you never know who might be in need of this information I’ll include a blurb from the company, “The application bring naturally-sounding text-to-speech voices, close to 8000 up-to-date symbols, powerful automatic conjugations, a large default vocabulary, full expandability and extreme ease of use.” In my words – It rocks. With the help of her speech therapist, it’s really made a difference in her ability to communicate.

5.  I have never drunk more than a half-a-cup of coffee in my life. While I love the smell of the stuff I can’t stand the taste, no matter how much milk and sugar I dump in the cup. All those lovely lattes and iced coffee commercials make me wish I loved coffee as much as most people seem to. But it seems I’ll have to stick to my drinks of choice: tea or Diet Pepsi.

There you have it. Some interesting (or not so interesting) facts about myself. Join in and share a surprising fact about yourself!



What he’s sworn to protect, she’s willing to sacrifice to save those she loves...

When dedicated teacher Lily Wheeler interrupts a vicious gang attack on one of her students, she vows it won’t happen again. But her rash interference puts her in the path of a cold-blooded killer and the constable tracking him—a man she has little reason to trust, but can never forget.

Constable Chase Porter returned to Aspen Lake to see justice done, not renew old acquaintances. But when he rescues the woman he once loved from a volatile situation, he realizes his feelings for Lily haven’t lessened over the years.

Now, the dangerous killer Chase has sworn to capture has Lily in his sights. Can Chase and Lilly learn to trust each other again before it’s too late—or will old insecurities jeopardize their future?

I grew up on a farm in the middle of Canada's breadbasket. Under the canopy of crisp blue prairie skies I read books. Lots and lots of books. Occasionally, I picked up a pen and paper or tapped out a few meagre pages of a story on a keyboard and dreamed of becoming a writer when I grew up. One day the inevitable happened and I knew without question the time was right. What to write was never the issue - romance and the gut wrenching journey towards forever.

Website and Blog: http://www.karyngood.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Karyn-Good/168409826555843
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/karyngood

15 comments:

  1. We actually have a couple of facts in common. I came late to the whole driving experience - it still terrifies me. My son has a profound hearing loss, so communication has always been a focus for us, with him.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Hi Marybelle! Oh, how I took the ability to communicate for granted before my daughter was born. Our kids teach us SO much, especially when there's a huge challenge to overcome. Thank goodness for technology.

      I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one out there who doesn't enjoy driving. Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one!

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  2. Hi Karyn! I stumbled across this virtual book tour stop through GFP and my FB page. I'm terrified of grasshoppers, too. Nasty little buggers... or huge creepy evil things as the case sometimes is here. :shudder:

    I'm a little over halfway through Backlash and it is awesome. Great interplay between the characters, juicy romance... I can't wait to see what happens. =o)

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    1. Hi B.E.! Nice to see you here! Ugh, grasshoppers. Or those black locust-like things. I hate them!

      So glad you're enjoying Backlash! Can't wait to hear what you think of the end!

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  3. Loved your comments, and loved the story line.

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    1. Thanks, MomJane! It's always interesting doing these kinds of posts and deciding what to share!

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  4. I'm not a big fan of driving either (this is an understatement). I do love coffee, though. You could try a lighter roast, or some preparation that has some fat in it to bring out the sweetness (whole-milk latte, coffee ice cream)...

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hi Anonymous! Another reluctant driver. We should form a club! And I must say I love the idea of coffee ice cream :D

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  5. Hi Karyn,
    You use a program for speech communication and we use a voice to text to communicate with my mom who is now deaf. The strides in this new technical wold is fabulous .
    Yours truly
    Annette

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    1. Hi Annette! I agree and thank God for it! It's certainly made a difference in our lives!

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  6. I agree on the coffee thing. I tried it once and hated it. I love the smell. My hubby is a big coffee drinker. I bought him a bean grinder and I love the aroma when he grinds...BUT, when we go to Starbuck's, I get hot cocoa.

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    1. Hi Catherine Lee! I love the smell of coffee, too! Especially, when we're camping! My Starbuck's choice is a Chai Tea Latte!

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  7. Just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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