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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Killing Time Blog Tour: Interview and Giveaway

Today we are featuring Cindy Gerard and her upcoming release Killing Time, which is the first book in her new series One Eyed Jacks. Make sure you check out the giveaway at the bottom of this post! :)

Killing Time

Publisher:  Pocket Books
Publication date:  January 22, 2013

An exciting new series featuring Mike "Primetown" Brown, a character from her popular
"Black Ops, Inc." series.

For the seven years after Operation Slam Dunk went south, Mike Brown got drunk on each anniversary. The eighth year was no different--until he was drugged by a woman and woke up to her questions about what had happened eight years ago in Afghanistan. CIA attorney Eva Salinas has her own theory behind what happened to Mike's team--which included her husband--in Afghanistan eight years ago, and she's determined to prove foul play. Though she doesn't trust him, Mike is the only person she can turn to for help. Under an assumed name, Eva convinces Mike to assemble a new team and go after the traitor who screwed up both their lives. As they track down the rogue who started it all, Eva and Mike discover they can't live without each other. But can they stay alive while an enemy is still on the loose?

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Hi Cindy, Welcome to Book Lovin’ Mamas! We are so excited to have you here today!

Can you tell us three things about yourself that we might not already know? 

After all the interviews I’m doing this month to get the word out about KILLING TIME, I doubt there’s much anyone doesn’t know about me LOL.  BUT, in the event this is the ONLY blog someone reads … I have a new hobby.  Last year, I decided I wanted to try my hand at an aquarium and now I have 3. Yikes.  A 5 gallon with a blue betta named Turbo, a 30 gallon tetra tank with 2 lunker apple snails called Ping and Pong and a 90 gallon cichlid tank (my most recent tank) set up in my office with parrot fish, severums, congo tetras, a gorgeous blue angel and a few others.  Love the constantly moving colorful living art and have had many a zen moment watching my fish when I should be writing LOL / Otherwise, nothing new under my sun.  I think everyone knows I continue to be a big supporter of our troops

What is your favorite type of character to write? Least favorite? 

You know, I don’t really have a least favorite. I love getting to know all of my characters – good or evil.  Each one is interesting and important to me.  Favorite?  Well … the hero, of course.

When you are deep into writing, what is your biggest pet peeve?  

Having to stop and deal with my real life.  Make believe is so much more fun – unless of course I’m being  shot at by some rally bad dudes with some really big guns.  Then fixing dinner doesn’t seem so bad.

Does music ever play a part in you writing progress? 

Absolutely.  I always have music playing but it has to be soft and in the background and I have to be very familiar with it so I’m not distracted by a new melody or new lyrics.  It’s more of a comfort and white noise issue for me as opposed to inspiration.

Now for the most important question…What can we expect for the future of this new One Eyed Jack Series, which I am really excited about BTW? J 

I’m so glad you asked :o)  KILLING TIME, featuring Mike Primetime Brown, which you know is out this month, is book one of my new One-Eyed Jacks series.  I had initially planned 2 more books in the series – RUNNING BLIND and  TAKING FIRE.  I’ve been given the opportunity, however, to write a 4th book, one that will actually come out next December (just in time for Christmas!!) that’s a bonus book in the series.  I’m so excited about THE WAY HOME that is a homecoming story featuring Tyler Brown (Mike’s brother) and is a little different book than I usually write.  Still romance, still suspense, still features our black ops warriors, but THE WAY HOME has a little something extra ... something that  is leading me on  a very special journey.

Thank you so much for being here today and we hope you will come back again very soon!

Thanks so much for having me.  I really appreciate it.

The only thing Cindy had in mind when she started writing her first book was finishing it. The issue of actually selling it came much later. Only after she made that life-altering first sale did she realize that one book would never be enough. Now, over 20 books and numerous awards later, Cindy laughingly admits that she can barely remember life before...well, was there life before writing?

Actually, yes there was, and still is. A professional career woman, Cindy is a trainer for the Iowa Department of Human Services, a position she states is both challenging and rewarding. "Human Services is a front-line, real-life event. Everything about the job is immediate, from serving families in crisis, to assisting staff with difficult situations, to meeting tension-fraught deadlines." 
Cindy's writing has netted her spots on bestseller lists, numerous RT nominations and awards, the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, a National Reader's Choice Award and two RITA nominations.

Between writing and working full time you wouldn't think Cindy would have much time for anything else. And while she does find her work and her writing rewarding, there does have to be more. Cindy has more. Much more. She is happily married to the perfect man. Tom's a cowboy, ladies! 
Both Tom and Cindy enjoy gardening and have recently expanded their annual beds into a perennial garden. Cindy says she can hardly wait for spring and the promise of all that reawakening and the colorful blooms.

In addition to the horses, the Gerards have two dogs, Ellie and Boomer, who pretty much get anything they want. Tom and Cindy have one son, Kyle, who, after years of keeping them in suspense, found Eileen, the perfect woman.
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KILLING TIME Blog Tour Schedule

1/17 -  United by Books
1/31 -  Pimpin' Reads
2/01 -  The Book Nympho

To enter please fill out the rafflecopter below!

There is also a Grand Prize drawing of a $25.00 Gift Card (Amazon or B&N) and an autographed copy of KILLING TIME for one lucky winner that follows the tour and leaves a comment at every stop.
To enter the Grand Prize drawing CLICK HERE!

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laurie said...

thanks for the chance to get to know cindy a bit better. i have never read her work before and would love to win a copy to give her books a try

Unknown said...

Beautiful book cover and very interesting description of the story.

I enjoy romantic suspense and have always enjoyed your books. I can't wait to start this series.

Alina P said...

I love listening to music! I do it when studying or eating or reading, actually, all the time :D

Thanks for the great books!

Susan T. said...

Love BOI and am glad To hear that Cindy is writing One Eye Jacks. A fan of her books. Thanks and can't wait to read Killing Time.

thanks for the giveaway


Susan T. said...

Can't wait to read Killing Time. Enjoyed BOI and can't wait! Thanks for the giveaway.

Lisa W said...

Love these!

books4me said...

Cindy, what is your favorite book you've written?

books4me said...

Cindy, what is your favorite book that you've ever written?

Unknown said...

Can't wait to read Mike's story! Thanks for the chance to win!

Unknown said...

Can't wait to read Mike's story! Thanks for the chance to win!

Unknown said...

so excited for this series!!! thanks for the giveaway.
pepperpenn42 at gmail dot com

Jane said...

Congrats on the upcoming release. So glad there are three more books to look forward to in this series.

Linda said...

Since i´m International, i´m only here for the Grand Prize.
fr_larsson at hotmail dot com

donnas said...

Congrats on the new release! Cant wait to read it

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Anonymous said...

It's so fun to read the different questions from the different bloggers. Thanks for taking the time to interview and be interviewed.

sounds like an awesome book! I can't wait to read it

MinDaf @

Nicki said...

Couldn't leave a comment at stop for 1/19 but I hope that doesn't disqualify me, I tried both sites :( I love how you make your heroes, makes me want one of my own

Love to have music playing when I work. My co workers think it is funny b/c I have such a wide range of muscial taste. I could have yodeling one minute and rap the next.

Barbara said...

Love the covers...sounds like my kind of series!!
barbbattaglia @

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