Tuesday, February 4, 2014

ENTANGLED HEARTS by Heather McCollum, Blog Tour: Author Interview / Giveaway

Welcome to today's TANGLED HEARTS blog tour stop. You can check out the entire tour schedule here. Today I'm thrilled to have author Heather McCollum on the blog to talk about her hot new release. First, here's a little bit about the book:

Author: Heather McCollum
Release Date: January 28, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Select
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The Tudors take on The Pirates of the Caribbean in this 16th century romantic adventure!
Pandora Wyatt is the most complicated woman alive. Raised by a pirate captain, Dory risks exposure of her magic to free the only father she’s ever known from the Tower of London. But when she’s tied to a smoldering witch’s pyre, her powers aren’t enough to save her. 

Ewan Brody is on a mission to deliver a traitor’s corpse to King Henry VIII when he rescues a beautiful spitfire from a horrific fate. Saving the lass’s life leads him on an adventure he never intended. Thrust together in the roles of husband and wife, they dodge royal intrigue, dark twists, and secrets as they attempt to find the true traitor at the Tudor court. 

Magic and adventure spark, igniting a fire between Ewan and Dory, consuming them and tangling their hearts together forever. But to reach forever, they first need to survive the day.

Hi Heather! Welcome to our Guilty Pleasures blog. 
Thanks so much for having me here today to talk about my newly released 16th century paranormal romance, TANGLED HEARTS!
How would you describe Tangled Hearts in 5 words or less? Yikes! 5 words?
Kilts, Tudors, Pirates, Magic, Fun
What's something you admire about Pandora?
Her spunk and courage. Pandora (Dory) was raised by pirates at sea so she is very much a “fish out of water” when she journeys to London to save her adopted father and brother from execution at the infamous Tower. Yet, she never backs down, never retreats, but continues to press forward with every skill she possesses to do what she believes to be right.
What's one of your favorite moments between Pandora and Ewan?
My favorite moment is definitely the garden scene where they discuss swiving and Dory’s request for education on the subject. It is hilarious! I laugh out loud every time I read it. Dory has such a straight forward way of talking, very different from the norm of the day. Her fresh and honest questions throw off Ewan’s plan to seduce her, which is fun to see since he’s so experienced with the lasses. He’s practically speechless. It makes me smile every time I think of it.
What's something you can tell us about Ewan that is not revealed in the book?
When Ewan first met Meg Boswell in the first book, he wished he’d found her instead of his best friend, Caden. But the more Ewan found out about her, the more he was glad she was Caden’s problem. Complicated women were something to avoid at all costs. Especially women who might require a lifetime commitment before giving out sweet kisses. He preferred simple lasses who would bake tarts for him and not require much more than a pleasure-filled night in return.
But, no matter what, he will never abandon a lass in need. He made the oath as a child, and he intends to keep it.
Who's one of your favorite literary romantic characters?
I’m a huge fan of Pride and Prejudice so Elizabeth Bennett is one of my favorite heroines. Her humor and her courage to stand against the social prejudices of her day, make her a heroine to remember. Jane Austen – if only you lived now to see how much we love you and your characters!
What is your favorite flaw in Ewan?
He’s a playboy, or was until Dory knocks him out of his self-indulgent, non-committal, comfort-loving way of life. He’s never cruel, just shallow, never risking his heart. He has a dark past that has left him scarred, but Dory might just be able to heal his heart.
Can you tell us what you're working on next?
UNTAMED HEART, a long novella, will be coming out to follow TANGLED HEARTS. It really ties up any little loose ends from the full-length and is a fun adventure with Will, Dory’s adopted brother from TANGLED HEARTS.
I just finished writing the third full-length book in this series. In CRIMSON HEART an all-grown-up Searc Munro journeys to the Scottish court of Marie de Guise in Edinburgh. Searc has a very different kind of magic from his mother, a red magic he’s hidden his whole life.
Also, in a completely different direction, I have my first Young Adult paranormal romance coming out in March, SIREN’S SONG.
I am also an ovarian cancer survivor (diagnosed in 2011, currently in remission). I someday plan to write some non-fiction books about my cancer journey. I think the first one will be called, A Wuss’s Guide to Chemo as I was horrifically afraid of needles when I started. At last count I’ve had 91 sticks over the past 2.5 years. I guess I’m over that particular phobia : )
Thank you Heather for being with us today!
Thanks so much for having me here today on Guilty Pleasures! For more information about me, ovarian cancer, and my books, please check out my web site: www.HeatherMcCollum.com . Have a lovely, rich-hot-chocolate-with-fresh-whipped-cream kind of day!

About Heather:
Heather McCollum is an award winning, historical paranormal romance writer. She earned her B.A. in Biology from the University of Maine, much to her English professor's dismay. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and was a 2009 Golden Heart Finalist. Ms. McCollum has four full length historical, paranormal romances released in both electronic and digital formats. She also has one short novella released in electronic format.

When she is not busy writing and answering calls of "Mom", she can be found educating women about ovarian cancer. She is a teal warrior herself and just finished slaying the ovarian cancer beast. She currently resides with her very own Highland hero and three spirited children in the wilds of suburbia on the mid-Atlantic coast.

More information about Ms. McCollum and her books can be found at www.HeatherMcCollum.com. Website/Twitter/Facebook/Goodreads
The Giveaway
Enter to win: 1 $25 Amazon Gift Card US Only & 3 eBooks of TANGLED HEARTS International

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