Sunday, October 13, 2013

Aloha to Canada Thanksgiving, Molly O'Keefe, and WILD CHILD - Blog tour and giveaway

Link to Tour Page

We interrupt Fleet Week to join our Northern neighbors, the fun loving Canadians, for Thanksgiving.  From Kidzworld (link),

Another reason for Canadian Thanksgiving arriving earlier than its American counterpart is that Canada is geographically further north than the United States, causing the Canadian harvest season to arrive earlier than the American harvest season. And since Thanksgiving for Canadians is more about giving thanks for the harvest season than the arrival of pilgrims, it makes sense to celebrate the holiday in October. So what are the differences between Canadian and American Thanksgiving, other than the date? Not much! Both Canadians and Americans celebrate Thanksgiving with parades, family gatherings, pumpkin pie and a whole lot of turkey!

File:A Thanksgiving Service Attended by Canadian Troops Being Held in the Cambrai Cathedral.jpg
Canadian troops celebrate Thanksgiving
in bombed out Cambrai Cathedral, France
13 October 1918
Public Domain (link)

Let's celebrate with Toronto denizen Molly O'Keefe, who is preparing for her October 29th release, WILD CHILD:

October 29, 2013
ISBN 978-0345533715

Perfect for readers of Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Rachel Gibson, this sizzling romance tells the story of a sexy small-town mayor and a notorious “bad girl,” who discover that home really is where the heart is.

Monica Appleby is a woman with a reputation. Once she was America’s teenage “Wild Child,” with her own reality TV show. Now she’s a successful author coming home to Bishop, Arkansas, to pen the juicy follow-up to her tell-all autobiography. Problem is, the hottest man in town wants her gone. Mayor Jackson Davies is trying to convince a cookie giant to move its headquarters to his crumbling community, and Monica’s presence is just too . . . unwholesome for business. But the desire in his eyes sends a very different message: Stay, at least for a while.

Jackson needs this cookie deal to go through. His town is dying and this may be its last shot. Monica is a distraction proving too sweet, too inviting—and completely beyond his control. With every kiss he can taste her loneliness, her regrets, and her longing. Soon their uncontrollable attraction is causing all kinds of drama. But when two lost hearts take a surprise detour onto the bumpy road of unexpected love, it can only lead someplace wonderful.

To learn more about Molly and her books, check out her website at  Romance at Random is hosting a special giveaway for WILD CHILD:

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  1. An amazing photograph in the Cathedral.

    I always enjoy reading the back ground to stories.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving all, can't wait to get some turkey!!

    I'd love to see Molly do some blog posts about her interests outside of writing/books

  4. I would like to see pics of the celebrities/people and places that were inspiration for the characters and setting.

  5. Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!

    I would like to read about Molly's past and present books, Molly's life, and what makes her tick.

  6. I hope she would talk about her own books and other authors as well.

  7. I like to hear snippets about the author's life...whether it is fun things she is doing, methods of research, what she is reading, her writing techniques, etc. Thanks for the post and the giveaway!

  8. A belated Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian neighbors! Elf2060 summed it up well for things I'd like to read about.

  9. When I like a particular book or author, I like to hear a lot of the things already mentioned, such as where the story idea came from.