Monday, November 27, 2017

Interview/Giveaway!! A Gift for Santa, by Beth Carpenter

Welcome to the blog tour for
A Gift for Santa
sponsored by
Prism Book Tours!!

For my stop, I'm featuring an 
author interview!
There's also a tour-sponsored giveaway!!

A Gift for Santa
(Northern Lights, Book 2)
Beth Carpenter
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Harlequin Heartwarming
December 5, 2017
Christmas Romance,
Contemporary Romance,
Women's Fiction

It's the season for giving…and starting over?

A reindeer farm without Santa wouldn't be Christmas in Marissa Gray's Alaskan hometown. Luckily Chris Allen's there to pinch-hit, although for Marissa, seeing her ex-fiancé again brings back memories of what might have been.

Ten years after their breakup, the feelings between the wildlife biologist and blue-eyed fisherman are stronger than ever. Only now there's a foster kid in the mix, as well as the shocking crime that cost Marissa her job and her family's security. She and Chris need to find their way to a meeting of minds and hearts to make this truly a season for second chances…

An Interview with Beth Carpenter

Hi, Beth! Welcome to my blog!!  :) 

Maria: Who were your role models when you were starting to write?

Beth: I've loved many writers, but my favorites were probably Agatha Christie for her amazing puzzles, and Rosamunde Pilcher for her endearing characters.

Maria: What qualities do you think make a romantic hero memorable?

Beth: I think it's a balance between strength and kindness. A strong man with a soft heart is hard to resist.

Maria: Why do you prefer to write for the romance genre?

Beth: I'm a sucker for happily-ever-afters, and I love the way romance allows for characters to grow and change and earn that happy ending.

Maria: What special Christmas memories do you cherish?

Beth: I love Christmas! I remember as a child setting out milk and cookies for Santa, and watching the sky. I'd see a red light of an airplane winking, and wonder if it might be Rudolf. I got to live through that magic with my own children.

Maria: I've heard that your descriptions of Alaska are very vivid. Have you lived there yourself, or did you research the place?

Beth: We've lived in Anchorage for twenty-seven years now, although for the last three we've spent part of the year in Arizona. We're in Alaska now to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas. Most of those descriptions are of places I've been and seen many times. I love Alaska, and it makes me happy to share the beauty of my state, especially at Christmas.

Maria: What type of plot techniques do you think make a book really stick in a reader's mind?

Beth: If a story line has a different take on a familiar theme, or it surprises me in some way, it sticks in my mind. Plot twists aren't easy to do, but when a book or movie -- like "The Sixth Sense" -- pulls it off, it's hard to forget. I hope I've planted a few surprises in my stories.  

Purchase Links

Other Books in the Series

Where life's currents take you.... Dana Raynott just traveled 3,600 miles to reunite with the brother who changed his name and fled to Alaska nineteen years ago. 
It's impossible not to be moved by this wild, breathtaking state, even if Dana's no closer to finding the answers she came here for. Her brother's best friend, Anchorage engineer Sam MacKettrick, might be able to help her. He's a strong and kinda six-foot, irresistible blend of diverse cultures. He's also haunted by a tragic family history with a startling connection to Dana's past.

Purchase Links
Amazon/Barnes & Noble/Kobo
Harlequin/Google Play/iTunes

The Reindeer Prize Pack (US only) includes:
 * One large, handcrafted, 
reindeer tote bag
* One signed copy of The Alaskan Catch
* Reindeer cookie cutters
* One inflatable Reindeer Antler 
Ring-toss Game

For International Winners
$25 Amazon Gift Card

The giveaway ends on December 6th!!

 When Beth Carpenter was a little girl, she read everything she could get her hands on, and entertained herself on the school bus by making up stories in her head. Not a lot has changed. She's still consuming books like M&Ms, and spends her days creating happily-ever-afters for her imaginary friends.

She lives in Alaska and Arizona with her husband and an aggressively affectionate fifty-pound lap dog. She loves to hear from readers. 

The Alaskan Catch Pinterest Board/Pinterest

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  1. Replies
    1. Hi, Beth!

      You're very welcome! Thanks for your very interesting answers, and for stopping by to say thanks!!

      I'm looking forward to reading your book!! Merry Christmas!! 😍🌹👍😎😀✌

  2. I love the cover!! Looking forward to reading your book!


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