Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Of Breath and Water

I am often asked what it is that propels the plots and characters from my mind to their place on the page. Truth is – I don’t know. I wonder too about this need to create. To make something where once was nothing. So inherently driven by nature is this need that I am convinced I’m merely a passenger. Unwilling at times. Charmed and seduced during better times. Creation is to the writer what breath is to the breather. Involuntary. Rhythmic. I yield to its lead – more a conduit than a conductor. This book was conceived as are most of my ideas – in water. Through water. Seeds of thought sprinkled and nourished until they grow into people and places and problems and solutions.
As was the case with The Making of Nebraska Brown; I met Ann Leigh and Tommy while I was showering. The boundary between the author and her players is typically uncomfortably comfortable. The process was slow-going. Much like Ann Leigh herself, the details of her life were presented to me as the days went along, in random and unpredictable spurts. It was up to me to catch what I could, sort out the circumstances, and give a voice to the likes of Shane Kirkland and Renata Moreau. I enjoyed getting to know them all, with their humor and sweet imperfections.

Creating is romance fraught with your customary relationship woes. The writer and his story. Coming together by chance or fate. We bicker, laugh, cry, and love. But more often than not, creation isn’t so much chosen as it is supplied through the forces of the universe larger than our own will. 
I am that which I confess to on my website. The girl holding the pen. The creating is of its own accord. I’m helpless to contain it. Though for that futility I am ever-grateful.  


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Nebraska Brown #Blog #Tour

The very first Making of Nebraska Brown Blog Tour is kicking off this week! Hope you guys will drop by any one of the awesome participating blogs and join in the fun and festivities. Of course there will be giveaways, too!  Looking forward to meeting you all!

Tour Schedule:

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Of #Romance and #Release

We are feeling oh-so passionate here at The Hook this week. Yes, it's the month of love and all that jazz, so it's only natural right? BUT we've just had our official release for THE MAKING OF NEBRASKA BROWN and we are having a blast! On our first day we hit three best seller lists on Amazon kindle!

It's only fitting that we continue the celebration. Join the Rafflecopter below (see more) for your chance to win. We have a $10.00 e gift card and one signed paperback up for grabs! Here is just some of what the reviewers are saying:

"From the very first sentence of The Making of Nebraska Brown by Louise Caiola, I knew I had stumbled across one of those rare-finds in fiction: Beautifully Written, Sharply Honest, Poignant. And as I continued to read, this book proved to be every bit as brilliant as the opening lines. The delivery? Intelligently executed. The characters? Utterly engrossing. With each turn of the page I was getting hungrier to learn the truth. And the truth came, blow by devastating blow."
For those of you who like a bargain - and who doesn't? - drop by Amazon and snag your own eBook version for the limited time sale price of just .99 cents. http://amzn.to/1baCbhO

Thanks to Kathy for bringing this hop to us all. http://www.iamareader.com/2014/02/romance-is-in-the-air-giveaway-romance-through-the-ages-book-of-choice.html

Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Making of Nebraska Brown - Twitter Party

Here we go, my friends! We are officially in Release Week. Can you say:

Hmm...that doesn't quite sum it up. It's more like this:

So - on the BIG Day - 2/6 - please join us on Twitter for our Hashtag Party! You are ALL officially invited. There will be fun, chats and giveaways - LOTS of giveaways. Here are the festivity deets:
The Making of Nebraska Brown
Twitter Event
Feb. 6th, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

FIND US AT: http://www.tchat.io/rooms/nebraskabrown

Join us for book chatter and giveaways on the hour, every hour, for a chance to win free eBooks and bookmarks. One lucky participant will receive a free SIGNED paperback copy of The Making of Nebraska Brown!

10 am – Kick-off the party by chatting with us about what book you are reading now and your favorite books of 2013!  We have two signed bookmarks to give away to two lucky tweeters.

11 am – Let’s talk about love! Imagine you could have dinner with your favorite fictional character of choice. Who would it be? Your tweet could win you a free eBook.
12 noon – Recipe chatter! Find out what home-style cooking and great books have in common and share a few favorite recipes of your own! We have another free eBook waiting for one lucky person.
1 pm – The world is full of beautiful and haunting destinations! Where do you most want to travel? Post and you might win a surprise gift.

2pm – Mystery and Suspense fans can chime in on the discussion of the best books in this genre! We have two more signed bookmarks to snag for those who comment.

3 pm – We’re headed to the beach—east coast or west coast? Which ones are the most glorious? You vote! And yes, there’s yet another free eBook up for grabs.
4pm – Name a new character in my current work-in-progress. Names are so important – especially for Ann/Ana since she seems to have two of them. Here’s your chance to help me name a female friend in my upcoming novel.  Create and win a free eBook.
5 pm – Happy Hour! Bring a drink and bring a friend! We have a game of Twitter Hangman prepared and this hour we have a DOUBLE giveaway! Join in for details!
SUPER SECRET PRIZE ALERT: If you leave your Twitter handle in the comments below and participate in our event day fun you'll be notified the moment the party starts PLUS be entered to win a really cool gift!  Hope to see you all there! Jump around, kiddies! Let's get excited :)

Don’t forget to add TMONB to your TBR list on Goodreads!https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20685989-the-making-of-nebraska-brown