Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Alex Chronicles: What My Friends Don't Know by Tracy Reed - Interview and Giveaway

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Tracy Reed will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Welcome to It's Raining Books. Would you share a little bit about yourself with us today?

I am like my reader. I love God, fashion and cute guys. I also, like reading romance. I own, a lingerie site for curvy women.

What are you currently working on?

I am currently in the pre-editing phase of part two of The Alex Chronicles: What My Friends Need To Know> and The Good Girl. I like how both stories turned out. I’m also writing the follow up to Generational Curse. That one is surprising even me, but I think readers will like it. I just got the proof for my next release, Love Notes. It’s a book of love letters.

Where did you come up with the idea for either your current release or your current WIP?

I think the title for What My Friends Don't Know, was a question I posed to myself and it sort of stuck.

Do you have a favorite snack that you like to munch on while writing? If so, would you mind sharing what it is with us?

I don’t really have a favorite writing snack. I like popcorn, and sometimes I’ll make batch with parmesan, coconut oil and a little butter and a glass of moscato. I have that in common with Alex. Or, it’s a cup of coffee or sliced red bell pepper.

Do you have a favorite scene you would like to share with us?

My favorite scene…that’s a toss up between the garden kiss, the airport parking lot kiss and Christmas in the kitchen. If you’ve read the book then you know the scenes I’m talking about.

When you are not busy writing wonderful stories to keep us lucky readers entertained, what do you like to do? Do you have a hobby?

When I’m not writing, I’m working on my other business, The Pink Duchess, shopping or at church. I don’t have a hobby per se. I’m a foodie and I like to cook. I read when I can. I need the outlet to recharge my creative juices.

Do you have a favorite background noise you like to have going while you write (TV, Music, kids playing)?

My favorite background noise is whatever is in my DVR and the playlist for the project I’m working on.

Thanks for visiting. It has been a pleasure having you visit today. Can you think of anything else you would like to share with us today?

I think that’s about it. Thank you for hosting me today. Oh yeah, download the free prequel and buy What My Friends Don't Know. Thank you.

Alexandra “Alex” Miller and her best friends are more like sisters. They live by the code that a good girlfriend will stick by you and be honest with you not matter what.

They’ve been friends over twenty years and have seen each other through marriage, divorce, broken engagement, death and other minor crisis. But it’s the secrets they’ve failed to trust each other with. Each of them is holding on to a secret they believe could destroy not only their reputation, but their friendship as well.

Alex and her best friends, Chloe, Taylor, Kendell and Dionne all long for one thing, a happy ending. As they’ve gotten older, they’ve discovered, not everyone gets the fairytale happy ending they want, but the reality life has orchestrated for them.

Enjoy an excerpt:

I couldn’t move. That was the most uncomfortable experience I’ve ever had, much worse than my first pelvic exam. In fact, right about now, those stirrups are looking pretty good, because that would distract me from all the memories that brief encounter resurrected. It’s been over twenty years and he still makes my stomach jump.

“Who was that man?” Bas asked.

I couldn’t dance around his question like I did last night. “Uhm...did I ever tell you how I got the money to start my business?”

“Does it have anything to do with the couple we just met?”

“It has everything to do with them.” I took a deep breath and continued. “My girlfriends know about Jonathan, but only a handful of people know about Terrence.”

“Come on, let’s sit down.” He guided me back to the club chairs, we sat down and I stared out the window.

“I spent the summer before my junior year and my junior year of college working at Motif Magazine in Paris. The short version, Terrence and I met at the Louvre. We were both trying to see the Mona Lisa. Unfortunately, so was everyone else. Instead, we spent the afternoon exploring the museum and by closing time, we were in love. He was in Paris working for his father’s company.”

“That’s your ex?”

“Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to be married and no one know?” He looked perplexed. “Let me answer it for you. Yes.”

“Excuse me?”

“Towards the end of summer we were hooked at the hip. We spent all of our free time together. Instead of going home for the holidays, I stayed in Paris and spent them with Terrence. Spring came and the air was filled with love. He proposed and two weeks after Valentine’s Day we got married. When his parents found out, they came over and yanked him out of our apartment. The last time I saw him was that morning.”

About the Author:I am a single Christian woman who loves God, Fashion and Cute Guys. Not all women who write Christian fiction will admit to that.

The subjects I write about are considered taboo in Christian fiction. If you want to read about Christians dealing with unrequited love, apprehension to give love another chance, arranged marriages, physical attraction, divorce, annulment, controlling their urges, infidelity, abortion, dating younger men, being a single mother, slipping up and sleeping with your estranged ex, standing up for yourself, being honest about not liking your in-laws, still being attracted to your ex, battling postpartum depression, having challenges in your walk with Christ or if you aren't too proud to admit you sometimes get angry and yell at God, then you're in the right place.

The people that read my books have a thing for designer clothes and accessories and aren't ashamed to admit it. To them a cute Christian guy on their arm is the finish to the perfect outfit. Sort of like lipstick, you don't have to have it, but it sure makes you feel prettier when you do.


Buy the book at iTunes.

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  1. What book describes you best?

    1. Hi Mai,
      I'm not sure what book best describes me. But I think I fit good in the Rom Com genre. Thank you for posting.

  2. Loved the excerpt. This sounds like a really good story.

    1. Hi MomJane,
      I'm glad you like the excerpt. Thank you for posting.

  3. Thanks for sharing this giveaway.

    1. Hi Becky,
      Thank you for posting and entering the giveaway.

  4. Replies
    1. Hi Rita,
      I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for following the tour and posting.

  5. Hi It's Raining Books,
    Thanks for hosting me today.

  6. Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!

    1. Hi Natasha,
      Thanks for posting and entering the giveaway.

  7. A great interview thank you. I like popcorn too.

  8. Thank you for sharing your book and the giveaway!

  9. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.


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