Monday, 11 November 2013

Character interview by Cindi Madsen + Giveaway

I just LOVE snowed in romances! Wanna know why? Because I love how a man and woman get closed in together and so even perfect strangers or enemies can bicker and get to know each other under a bit of hardship and feel some sense of closeness, the snow and dire conditions giving them a certain bond and make feelings and attraction develop between them. Well this holiday season I'm in luck: Entangled Publishing just released today a brand new anthology featuring 4 snowed in romances, yay! :-D Today's guest is Cindi Madsen, who got to interview her own heroine, so join us, get to know Kelsey better and enter the fantastic giveaway at the end! :-)


Former town rebel, Kelsey Cooper, plans on simply driving through the town she used to live in on her way to her mom’s for Christmas. But when it starts snowing and a deer runs out in the road, she wrecks her car. Luckily Nate Walsh, her ex-boyfriend’s older brother and now-cop, comes to her rescue. I thought it’d be fun to do an interview with Kelsey.

What did you think the first time you saw Nate?

Well, the first time, like back in high school, I’d say he was this stoic guy who didn’t like me much and was a total rule follower. When he helped me out of the vehicle, though, I couldn’t help thinking how good he looked in his cop uniform. In fact, it was kind of hard not to stare at him, even though he’s not my usual type. I mean, most of my interactions with cops are of them giving me speeding tickets.

What makes Christmas for you?

The tree, cheesy romance holiday movies, and of course, Christmas-shaped chocolate chip cookies. After this year, though, I’ve got some new traditions, involving scrap metal ornaments and Nate.

You’re known as the town rebel. Any regrets?

I think it’s better to look forward than backward. And maybe it makes me a bad person, but I kind of enjoy watching people’s eyes go wide when they take in my purple-streaked hair and tattoos, or when I say something that might raise a few eyebrows. Now that I know what I do, I guess I’d hesitate to make judgments about people I barely know, but since I had so much fun discovering I was wrong about a certain guy, I don’t think I’d want it to happen any other way.

Describe your hero’s idea of an ideal date.

Snowmobiling with Nate, followed by getting warmed up in front of a fire.

What’s your favorite pastime/hobby?

I like to take pieces of scrap metal and wield them into art, like sculptures or lamps or tables.

Lightning round:

Vanilla or chocolate? chocolate

Edward or Jacob? James. What? I know he was the villain, but he was super hot.

Hockey or soccer? Hockey

Salty or sweet? Sweet

Beach or mountains? Beach

Early bird or night owl? Night owl all the way

Dog or cat? Both

Messy or neat? Messy

Cindi Madsen sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children. She is the author of YA novels All the Broken Pieces and Demons of the Sun, adult contemporary romances Falling for Her Fiancé and Act Like You love Me, and the women's fiction novel Cinderella Screwed Me Over.

Find Cindi online at her websiteFacebook, Twitter and Goodreads.

Stranded with a Hero anthology

Getting snowed in never felt so good as boundaries are crossed, opposites attract, and friends discovering more promise a Christmas no one will ever forget.

Loving Mindy by Karen Erickson

Mindy can’t believe she's stuck with her ex–best friend—and the man whose heart she broke years ago—for the holidays, though the tension between them is more than enough to keep them warm. Josh Powers never forgot Mindy, but he can’t risk his heart a second time.

White-Hot Holiday by Coleen Kwan

Naomi’s sworn off men like Aaron—rich, cocky, and dismissive of holiday traditions. Aaron decided to spend Christmas in sunny Australia to avoid snowy New York, not to fall for the woman his best friend warned him away from. But when a volcano grounds him, Aaron and Naomi's relationship becomes eruptive.

An Officer and a Rebel by Cindi Madsen

The last person police officer Nate Walsh expected to discover in a snowstorm is his brother's ex and former town rebel, Kelsey Cooper. She’s his complete opposite and totally off-limits, but as they wait out the storm together, all he can think is how he wishes she'd stay forever.

Saving the Sheriff by Roxanne Snopek

Frankie Sylva was determined to free the reindeer cruelly held for a holiday roadshow, even if it meant risking her own life. Deputy Sheriff Red LeClair set out to save a stranger in a snowstorm, never expecting he’d be the one to be rescued.

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Giveaway is open worldwide and ends on 30 November 2013!

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