Sunday, February 15, 2015

Tour Launch: Asking for Trouble by Anna J Stewart #Giveaway #PrismBookTours

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We're Launching the BOOK TOUR for
Asking for Trouble
By Anna J. Stewart

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2/16 - Launch

2/27 - Harlie's Books
3/1 - Grand Finale

More About Asking for Trouble and Author Anna J. Stewart

What is your motivation behind this book? Why did you want to write it?

For me, it's always about the happily ever after and the journey the hero and heroine go on to get there. The original idea behind this story was actually the Robin Hood aspect--the Nemesis character who robs from the wealthy and redistributes what's stolen in the hopes of making others' lives better. Over the years (and the many rewrites), that story changed, but at its core, I think ASKING FOR TROUBLE is about what so many of us go through, family issues, health issues, finding our place and where we belong...and realizing that the people we surround ourselves with should make things better, not drag us down.

I wanted to write it because it felt like a fun story to tell. Also, I've always been intrigued by the dynamics of large families and the way they interact with one another. I come from a very small nuclear family (I'm my mother's only child), so from an "investigative" point of view, it was out of my realm of experience, which always makes telling a story a little more exciting.

What do you hope readers take with them when they read it?

While what Morgan Tremayne has taken on is a huge task (helping critically ill children), it doesn't take a lot to make a difference in someone's life. A hug here, a pair of shoes there, giving back to someone, at some point can have a butterfly effect . We're all in this crazy, insane and sometimes disturbing world together and while yes, one person can definitely make a difference, what we can accomplish as a team is an incredibly powerful possibility. Wow. I didn't realize how Pollyanna-ish that sounds (and believe me, I'm not one <G>). Kindness. Yeah, if there's one thing I'd love people to take away from reading ASKING FOR TROUBLE, it's the fact that kindness that can and will change the world.

Do you have a favorite scene?

I have a couple and funny enough, neither one has changed very much since the first time I wrote the book. Morgan's first encounter with Gage's family I think is my favorite; actually any scene where Gage's mother is involved tends to make me laugh. There's a conversation among the women at one point (I'll just say Crock-Pot and readers will know which one I'm referring to) that to this day brings a smile to my face. Yeah, it would have to be one of the scenes featuring Theresa Juliano. She's just really fun to write.

Share something about you that is unique--maybe about how/where you write...or favorite snack foods?

My friends and close writer buddies know this but...every one of my heroines has a Barbie representation sitting on my desk. I'm a doll collector from way back, so when I first start a project, the first thing I do is go in search of a new heroine. The hairstyle, the clothes (I have 2 big tubs of fashion doll clothes, LOL), it all starts to come together and I get a clear picture of what she looks like and who she is. Although, I add a few extra pounds...with a few exceptions, most of my heroines are quite curvy--gotta write from what I know, right?

Another quirky fact? I write in my kitchen. The best days are when the dishwasher is running. That white noise is awesome. Favorite snack food? Cheez-It...which is why I rarely get them in the house. Man those little suckers are yummy.

Asking for Trouble (Tremayne Family, #1)Asking for Trouble
(Tremayne Family #1)
Anna J. Stewart
Adult Contemporary Romance
February 17th 2015 by Berkley InterMix

The Tremaynes are one of the most prosperous families in Lantano Valley, California. But money can’t buy everything—especially when it comes to love…

Morgan Tramayne has a heart of gold, but to keep her children’s charity afloat she’s had to resort to some less than legal means: donations from a notorious cat burglar who targets the wealthy. It’s only a matter of time before Morgan’s criminal connection blows up in her face—especially since her undeniable attraction to the man heading the investigation keeps putting her in tricky situations.

Former police detective-turned-investigator Gage Juliano has two goals: salvaging his career and nabbing Lantano Valley’s present-day Robin Hood. But when he meets a beautiful, curvaceous woman who’s more interested in helping others than amassing a fortune like the rest of the town’s residents, Gage finds his desires pulled in an unexpected direction…

Note: This novel contains some mature content.

You’ve met Anna J. Stewart (or someone like her) before. She was the girl who spun in circles on the playground hoping her Wonder Woman costume would magically appear before playing cops and robbers a la Charlie’s Angels–as Sabrina (she was the smart one). Anna was the girl in the back of the class with a paperback romance hidden in her algebra book (and yes, she failed algebra).
Growing up in the 70′s and 80′s meant there weren’t a lot of YA books, so she ventured early into mainstream fiction and read Stephen King’s CARRIE at the age of 8. Discovering Nora Roberts and romance novels early in high school opened her eyes to the wonders of storytelling and the beauty of a happily ever after.

So here she is, many years later with an English degree from CSU Sacramento, an RWA Golden Heart nomination behind her, countless stories in her head, and a serious addiction to STAR TREK, SUPERNATURAL, and SHERLOCK. She recently wrapped up a nearly 8-year stint working as assistant to NYTimes bestselling author Brenda Novak where she helped run Brenda's annual online auction for diabetes research. When she's not writing or reading (which she never has enough time for!), she's working on dollhouse miniatures and tolerating her overly-affectionate cat named Snickers (or perhaps it's Snickers who tolerates her).

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