Monday, March 24, 2014

Toeing the Line by Allyson Lindt - Interview and Giveaway


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Allyson will be awarding prizes as follows:

* Grand prize at the end of the four week tour - a Kindle Paperwhite to one randomly drawn winner.
* Each week, one randomly drawn commenter will win a $10 Amazon GC

Thanks for stopping by, Krystal. It's always a pleasure.

Thanks so much for having me here today!

What do you do when writer's block hits?

Pound my head against the wall, wail, and gnash my teeth in frustration.

But once my skull stops pounding from that… It depends on how long it lasts. I start by stepping away from the page. Trying to imagine the scene in my head while I’m nowhere near the computer. If I can get a good mental image of what’s going to happen, I can usually go write it all out. If that doesn’t work, I’ll make some brief notes about what I want to happen there, and then move on to the next scene.

When I’m done with a first draft, it’s pretty typical for about 1/4 of my manuscript to be notes that say things like “put something exciting/sexy/compelling here later”

What reality show would you love to be on? Why?

Any one of them that will come in and remake my house with some kind of grand, unlimited budget, including new appliances and all the bells and whistles.

Which of your characters would you most like to meet IRL? Why?

The hero, Zane, definitely. First of all, I’ll be superficial and say, he’s gorgeous. But he’s also loyal, and intelligent. The kind of guy who keeps his word, means his friendship, and can talk about anything and everything for hours on end.

And possibly the only person ever (real or fictional) who’s worse at billiards than I am.

What four literary characters would you most like to have over for dinner?

1. The dormouse, from Alice in Wonderland – because I think there’s more inside that fluffy head than he’s letting on, and I’d bet it’s not all insanity.

2. The narrator (John/Jonah) from Cat’s Cradle—intelligent, scary insightful, and curious

3. Mark Twain, from a Tramp Abroad. I say character, because so much of the book is fictionalized. And just dry, and sarcastic, and humorous.

4. Justin March from the Age of X series by Richelle Mead (I couldn’t go all classical… got to have a little modern in here somewhere :)

Riley tends to fall hard and fast for the guys she dates, and it never ends with the wedding bells she expects. Tired of the heartbreak and unsure if she even knows what love is, she swears off unreliable things like dating and trying to find that elusive happily-ever-after spark. Focusing on her art seems like the perfect distraction, except she’s missing the physical side of being half a couple. Fortunately, her best friend, Zane, is happy to model for her drawings and tie her up in the bedroom with no expectations.

Zane’s granddad raised him with the belief that people who bring joy to the world should be protected at all costs. For Zane, his best friend Riley is one of those people, and he definitely doesn't mind when making her happy involves helping her pursue her creative dream and some sport sex with a hint of kink. They can have fun, and he can keep her from falling for the next idiot who comes along while she searches for her Prince Charming.

Regardless of her resolution, as things heat up between them, Riley finds herself falling again. She needs to decide if she’s in love with the idea of being in love, or if—despite Zane’s insistence that she deserves someone better—what she feels for him is the real thing. If she can’t learn to trust her heart and convince Zane he’s exactly what she needs, it will obliterate a lifelong friendship.

About the Author:
Allyson Lindt is a full-time geek and a fuller-time contemporary romance author. She prefers that her geeky heroes come with the alpha expansion pack and adores a heroine who can hold her own in a boardroom. She loves a sexy happily-ever-after and helping deserving cubicle dwellers find their futures together.

Website: http://allysonlindt.com
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/AllysonLindt
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Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/author/allysonlindt

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14 comments:

  1. Whoa~ new week, new book. I need a BFF like Zane! Toeing the Line is definitely one to read! Thanks for sharing.

    ilookfamous at yahoo dot com

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    1. I have to keep you on your toes with a wide variety of heroes ;) Welcome to a new week!

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  2. I like the sound of the story.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Rita :D And thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I'm looking forward to reading Toeing the Line. Lovely interview Allyson. Fabulous to have a new hero in a new week.

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    1. Thanks, Daisy :D I'm glad you enjoyed it, and I hope you enjoy the book!

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  4. Loved your comments . This sounds like a really good book.

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    1. Thanks, MomJane--I fully recommend it ;)

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  5. Fun dinner party

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  6. Such a fantastic interview thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  7. Loved the interview, thanks for sharing!

    tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. Great interview!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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