Monday, May 20, 2013

BLOG TOUR - REVIEW - INTERVIEW & GIVEAWAYS - FULL OF GRACE by MISTY PROVENCHER - COMPANION NOVEL TO HALE MAREE - SELF PUBLISHED - ADULT CONTEMPORARY - 5 BEAUTIFUL LANDON STARS!



Today I am rather excited, on Novels On The Run , I have my stop on the FULL OF GRACE blog tour. I have my review and a most awesome Q & A with Misty Provencher AND a couple of GIVEAWAYS.

So you are getting spoilt today!

Woot!

So carry on reading , I know you are itching to see this lads face...or is that just me. I am still ogling his lovely shoulders.... anyhoo .... scroll on down and check out all the goodies and don't forget to pop over to all the other blogs on the tour.



By: Misty Provencher
Published By : Misty Provencher
Released : Available Now
Details: Kindle, 186 Pages

RATING : 5 BEAUTIFUL LANDON STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

Running about 7 bananas strong on shots from Hale and Oscar Maree's wedding bar, what happened between Landon Grace and Sher Traifere was supposed to be a one time thing. A quickie on a romantic night. 

Sher wanted a fast evening of fireworks to remember on the dull horizon of her life; Landon wanted to get his mind off his psycho ex by feeling Sher's curves. By the end of the evening, a secret of Sher's complicates Landon's attempt to escape the girl's chainsaw giggle. 

Some one-night-stands just can't be finished in one night. 

Even more complicating, this one rises back up with a hard shot of morning sickness and an entire repertoire of questions. The most important being: how much pull does a guy really have in a woman's choice to pursue or terminate a pregnancy?

And in this case, how clever can he be about stealing her pants?



BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

After falling for Oscar Maree in Hale Maree, I wondered how Misty was going to write Landon. Oscar is a beautiful , phwoaaaarrr!! smexi lad whose persistence won Hale over, not to mention his...........

Misty wrote a most gorgeous voice in Landon. The lad is this mix of humour, thinks outside the box, not afraid to accept responsibility.... and can he make your toes curl.

I uber uber uber loved this book!

I laughed so much. Misty has this magnificent witty talent. I connected with Landon in Hale Maree, I knew I wanted to read his book and I knew I wanted him to hook up with Sher.

Sher is this loveable, total giggle pot. She has a most unique voice for a character. I loved hearing Landon’s inner monologue about Sher and her giggling.

I loved her giggling.

I could hear her giggles.... especially the chainsaw ones.

LOL!

“We’re going hobbit hunting,” Sher giggles, but it doesn’t derail Saul in the least.


How’ve you been?” I inquire lightly annnd...she giggles. Damn. It’s like a bucket of ice in my shorts.


I just came off of a quickie relationship with Amy-the-Psychopath, and now I’ve landed the Giggler, who might actually end up going Jack the Ripper on me.


A serious topic is the basis for Misty’s story about Landon and Sher and she handles it brilliantly.

I have not laughed so much one minute and then had my toes curl the next in a book.

I tug her earlobe into my mouth, or maybe it’s her lip... I don’t have a clue. It’s just soft and warm and makes me think of nipples.



“That’s fine,” I tell her. “But if you happen to be the one that gets thirsty first, I just want you to know, I’m not stingy with my milk at all.”


She reaches across me, brushing over my crotch, and the alarm in my jean-submarine instantly flashes: Semen! All hands on deck!

OMG!

I have some favourite scenes.

*waggles eyebrows *

Misty put the sizzle in Landon and Sher.

Misty really does have writing talent. She drew me in from the first page. I connected with Landon, and his inner monologue is brilliant fun and how he sees Sher and how he wants to give her what she thinks she will miss. He really is a stand up guy. He is honest with himself and with Sher with regards to the situation and that is all you can do.

I really love a guy like Landon. There is just something special about the way they see life and what it throws at them and how they handle it. He has such a talent for being creative in his endeavors to try to stop Sher making a big mistake in his eyes.

I loved how much he cares.

Give Sher a reason, give her a life. The things she wants to do though - horse riding, pole dancing, tattoos, sex with strangers - I’m not sure how okay I am with letting her have four whole episodes of ‘Sherr Gone Wild’. I’m sure as hell not going out to recruit a dude to do her on the beach.


A very clever story that even had me getting a bit teary.

Landon knows how to bring romance to the picnic ... his style of picnic. To have a guy in your life like Landon who truly puts the thinking cap on to make a girl feel special is something to see.

“You can stop trying to be my hero,” she says. “I don’t need one.”

“But I do,” I tell her, “and this was the address they gave me.”



Horses, pole dancing, tattoos, stranger sex on the beach. I try to keep my lip from hanging open.

“Okay,” I rub my hands together slowly. “I really didn’t see three of those things coming.” 

The sub characters are very entertaining. I loved Sher's interesting family. Her mother Lisa,  is quite a character that you can't help but like and her oompa loompa sized brothers and sisters are like rugrats on Red Bull. 

Sher showed her ability to be a great mother and role model when the rugrats joined in the story.

I loved having Oscar pop up with Hale. They are such great characters and I just loved hearing Oscar’s voice again.

I can see why Oscar and Landon are such good friends. They both won’t let the girl in their life run away without a fight. They love hard.

I totally dig that you don't have to read Hale Maree first to read Landon and Sher's story, but I highly recommend that you read Hale Maree first , so you can meet Oscar and get your glimpse of Landon. He will make you want to read more.

This was a story that the doctor ordered. I needed a book to have something different in a contemporary. 

This is a funny, witty, heart warming read with some theft and major giggle fits. Landon will show you why he can fall for a chainsaw giggler and you will be rooting for him to win Sher over.
Misty delivers in true Misty style.

Michelle

Q & A with Misty

I would like to welcome Misty Provencher to Novels On The Run and thank her for answering my Q 's. Take it away , Misty.....

Misty:  It’s an absolute honor, Michelle! I have some of my best giggles with you!

Hehe it's the lingo.

Michelle: What 5 words describe Misty Provencher the AUTHOR?

Misty: Tenacious, transparent, accepting, hippy-ish, writer

Michelle: What song do you think best describes you and why?

Misty:  Not a Pretty Girl by Ani DiFranco



Michelle: What song does your family think?

Misty:  My son said, DARK SIDE by Kelly Clarkson, because he said I always tell him to try to understand people. My daughter said TRY, by Pink, because it sounds like what I always tell her. So, I guess my kids think of me in reference to what I’m always preaching at them.





Michelle:  Have you got a book boyfriend, * whispers* you can tell me I won’t tell anyone. He can’t be from one of your own books. What do you love about him?

Misty: My very first book boyfriend was Michael, from Judy Blume’s Forever. I’ve come a long way, baby. 

Michelle:  Do you have a particular author addiction, if so who is it and why?

Misty:  My new one is Marissa Meyer. I picked up CINDER a while back and her writing absolutely totalled me. That girl is ah-maze-ing.

Michelle:  You have been invited to UtopYA in Nashville Tennessee, as a panelist. Congratulations! That is quite a wonderful thing to be invited to the panel. Friday 28th -Sunday 30th June 2013.

You are on three different panels with some awesome authors attending. How are you going with preparing for these panel topics? How is the excitement level you are feeling? I thought I would just show the panel topics you are on.


NEW KID ON THE BLOCK: 

How to Navigate Cliques & Promote Your Book 

MUSIC AS MUSE 

REVIEW REHAB: HOW TO HANDLE GOOD AND BAD 


Misty:  I am off-the-tracks excited about going to UtopYA. I never expected to attend a conference so far from home, let alone be invited as a panelist. I’m beyond blown away by that! 

I CAN NOT WAIT to meet the other authors I’ve befriended on line. It seems right since I’ve already taken so many of them to bed with me. Har har. And holy moley- the bloggers- I want to meet every single one of them and hug them til they turn blue. The bloggers are the reason people ever gave my books a chance and I owe them wicked big hugs! 

I’m not really preparing for the panels- most are things I can speak to because I am a new kid, I do make music my book bitch and dang, I’ve learned how to handle the good (easy peasy) and the bad (boo hiss). My tactic is to go and just tell people what I’ve learned and hope they love me.
 J  


Michelle:  Is there any authors attending where you can feel some fan girling coming on, where you might get yourself an autograph. 

Misty:  Ella James. I’m gonna stalk her til she signs my forehead. 

Michelle:  Have you been to Nashville before? Have you got any touring plans whilst there?

Misty: I haven’t been to Nashville before, so I am very excited to be going! The one place I’d like to visit is Cooter’s Place because my son is obsessed with cars and would love some pics of the Dukes of Hazard memorabilia. 

Michelle:  Now for some musical questions as they are what I love asking. What song best describes :

Oscar and Hale’s love - Hale Maree - This book I LOVED!!!!!!!!! 

Misty: Thank you so much, Michelle. I think their song would be: All In by Lifehouse


Just click the youtube title in bottom corner if you can't see the vid, it will take you straight to the song.

Michelle:  Landon and Sher’s love - Full Of Grace - Companion to Hale Maree 

OOo LOVE LOVE LOVE Landon!

Misty:  Just Give Me A Reason by Pink and Nate Reuss (I don’t know why, but I listened to this over and over and over again)


Michelle:  Garrett and Nalena’s love - Cornerstone YA Series


Misty:  Building A Mystery by Sarah McLachlan


Michelle:  What is your favourite quote as the author from :

Any Cornerstone book 
Misty: The boy, with eyes as clean as Jesus, is asking about me.

Hale Maree 
Misty:  “I would notice you, Hale,” he continues, “if you walked into a room behind a 500 pound lion that was charging straight for me. I would notice you if the room were full of naked women, and I was in deep conversation about my own death. I will always come running, I’ll eat the dinner and wear the shirts and I’ve already thought that if you put on ten more pounds, it’d be a sure bet that I would never let you out of my bed. I’ve been trying to soak up every word you’ve said since the first time we spoke, so I think it’s only fair that you try just as hard to hear me now. I think you are perfect for me, Hale, and I’m just waiting for you to realize that I’m perfect for you too.”

Full of Grace 
Misty:  Horses, pole dancing, tattoos, stranger sex on the beach. I try to keep my lip from hanging open.

“Okay,” I rub my hands together slowly. “I really didn’t see three of those things coming.”

Michelle:  What is an average day for Misty Provencher, from waking up to going to bed?

Misty: Hmmm, it varies, but a writing day looks like this: I get up around 5:30-6 am and check my email before packing everyone their lunches. (I know, wicked glamorous, right? Gotta keep the paparazzi from snagging pics of that, huh?) When everyone clears out, I usually make my phone calls or walk the dogs. By 9-10, I’m in front of my computer, writing. That goes on until around noon. I grab a bite, usually in front of the computer, and check in on the social media. I clean the house during breaks. I go strong until about 3, when the kids start filtering in from school. I’m all theirs until after dinner, when everyone scatters. Then, I might sit and write some more until I fall into bed to read for an hour before bed. 

Michelle:  What was the last book from any genre, that had you thinking it was the shiz, it rocked your kazbah?

Misty: I read Marissa Meyer’s Cinder and just about cried from how beautifully she writes. She is a master wordsmith.

Michelle:  Have you ever people watched and found the makings of one of your characters, if so who?

Misty: I am a people-watcher-aholic. Iris, from Cornerstone, was very loosely modeled after the memory I had of a little girl I used to care for. She was a complete spitfire and I loved her dearly and I tried to capture her ‘spirit’ in Iris.

Michelle:  If you could have dinner party with 4 people and shoot the breeze, alive or dead or fictional , it doesn’t matter. Who would they be and why?

Misty: Only four? I want to meet so many! 




John Steinbeck, because he was wicked-funny and would love to talk craft. I eat that stuff with a spoon.

Beth Chapman (Dog the Bounty Hunter’s wife), because I adore so many facets of her spirit.

Cesar Milan (the Dog Whisperer) because I want to feel what his energy is like. Sound cooky? I also have a few questions about Larry that I’m positive he could clear up.

Jodi Reamer, because I still think she’s the shit when it comes to critique. An Interview here with Jodi

Michelle:  If you could choose any ice cream flavour or a chocolate flavour, what flavour would best describe where your life is now? I’m drawing on Forrest Gump here J

Misty: Imagine Whirled Peace (Ben & Jerry’s). I had a long period of crazy stress and now my world has begun to settle, heal, and really get moving again. My whole world is moving toward peace- gotta love that! 

Michelle:  Just throwing this one out there, have you any projects in the works you can tell me about * whispers * I won’t tell anyone J  J J

Misty: Haha- yes- I’m working on CAPSTONE right now (the last in the Cornerstone Series). I have several in the works that need to be completed/revised, but this summer, I’ll be going easy, as I want to enjoy my kids while they’re home. I hope to have CAPSTONE out by this fall.

Michelle:  Thank you Misty for answering my Q’s. Have a whole pile of fun at UtopYA! Wish I was there J

Misty: Oh, if there was one person I could ‘wish’ to UtopYA, Michelle, it’d be you. I would love to meet you!! Thank you for having me over on the blog tour- I adore you!!

Awww shucks. I would love to meet you too. We could check out Cooter's together...hehe xx


GIVEAWAY TIME

USA

INTERNATIONAL

AUTHOR BIO Once a high school drop out and runaway, Misty Provencher became a college grad, and is now a full-time novelist with a close knit family. She doesn't do labels well. While she can ride a motorcycle, knows how to Karate chop, and has learned enough French, Spanish, and Sign Language to get herself slapped, Misty's life is the ruse she uses to connect with people. She is totally enchanted with them and spends her days trying to translate the soul bouquet of her muses into words. Misty Provencher lives in Michigan. Knock on her internet blog door at: Misty Provencher's Books, http://mistypro.blogspot.com/ or find her on Facebook and Twitter as Misty Provencher. 

STALKER LINKS BLOG: http://mistypro.blogspot.com/ 

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/misty.provencher3?ref=tn_tnmn TWITTER: https://twitter.com/mistyprovencher

PINTEREST: http://pinterest.com/mistyprovencher/ 

GOODREADS: http://www.goodreads.com/author/list/5322962.Misty_Provencher 





5 comments:

  1. WHOA MICHELLE!! It's like the grand pooba of all tour stops!! Thank you for your wonderful review and I loved the videos- watched them all again! Thank you for always being so wonderful in every way!!! I LOVES YA!!

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    1. I have my Fez on :)

      Thanks! Glad you liked it :)

      xx

      Mich

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  2. Oh my gosh, great interview! I love learning more about how you create the characters I love. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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    1. You are soo sooo sooooo nice, Amber! Thank you for YOUR awesomeness!!

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  3. Ugh! I want to read both of these books so badly! I am probably going to buy these. Soon! Great review and interview :)

    Jesse @ Pretty In Fiction

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