Interview & giveaway with debut author Joan Swan

Books-n-Kisses is pleased to welcome the wonderful Joan Swan to the blog today.  I am SO EXCITED to share Joan and her debut novel Fever with my followers.

Author Bio:
Joan Swan is a triple RWA® Golden Heart finalist, and a double Kiss of Death Daphne Du Maurier finalist. She writes sexy romantic suspense with a paranormal twist, and her first novel, FEVER, debuts with Kensington Brava February 28, 2012.  BLAZE releases October, 2012.

Currently, Joan works as a sonographer at a one of the top ten medical facilities in the nation, and lives in magnificent wine country on the central coast of California with her husband and two daughters.

Kelly:  Welcome Joan. 
Joan: Hey, Kelly!!!!!!! Love that shirt!!  **For those without webcam it says “I ‘heart’ Delilah Marvelle<scribbled out by moi> Joan Swan”** Sorry, D, you know I love you, but…you have to share.

Kelly : Can I get you anything before we get started? Coffee, tea, water?
Joan: Good God, I could use a Margarita. Midori.  Blended. Brain-freeze thick. Sugar, no salt.  Triple tequila.  Por favor, bonita…or is it Bonita por favor? 

Q1) Joan, your bio pretty much covers who you are. So tell us something off your bucket list.
Joan: I have to admit—I didn’t see The Bucket List, but the way I understand it is that is a list of things you want to do before you die.  I’ve been so very blessed with a keeper of a husband for 21 years and two absolutely fabulous, intelligent, healthy daughters.  My parents are still happily married and healthy well into their 80’s, my 3 sisters and 1 brother are all happily married with healthy children and my husband and I have been lucky to have had stable jobs that have paid most of the bills. 
And because I know how fragile life is and how lucky we have been, what’s at the top of my bucket list at the moment?  Quitting the day job so I can stop looking, touching and examining strange men’s mangled private parts.  I mean, seriously?  The fact that I can still write hot sex scenes after that sh…stuff is a testament to my warped mind!

Q2)  Tell us about your typical writing day. Are there things you have to have?
Joan:  The only thing routine about my writing these days involves breakfast at my neighborhood McDonald’s, email, Twitter, blog posts and lots and lots and lots of procrastination.  It’s an unfortunate pattern I’ve developed over the past few months that I plan to change. 
Maybe tomorrow.

Q3) Have you always wanted to be an author?
Joan:  No.  Just about every other profession under the sun.  Never an author. 

Q4)  Who are some of your favorite writers? Who do you feel has influenced your writing?
Joan:  The authors I would consider favorites have changed as I’ve changed.  Before I wrote, I wasn’t as demanding as I am now.  I admire the writing skill of Dean Koontz, Sandra Brown, Harlan Coben, Tami Hoag and Ted Dekker.  For decades I’ve loved Suzanne Brockman, Barbara Delinsky, Kat Martin, Joanne Ross, Cindy Gerard.  I’ve more recently fallen in love with Darynda Jones and just discovered Robert Crais.  My critique partner, Elisabeth Naughton, has inspired my writing with her strong story structure and amazing talent for world building.

Let’s talk about The Phoenix Rising Series:

Q5) Book one Fever will be coming out in February 28  2012.  Tell us a little about this book
Freak love this cover this man is HAWT!!
Joan:  FEVER is the first of the Phoenix Rising series. 
The overarching series plot broils around a government conspiracy after the explosion of a military warehouse injuries a team of seven hazmat firefighters, killing one.  The contents of the building, extremely confidential and dangerous radioactive chemicals used by the Department of Defense in secretive scientific experiments, have inflicted the team with various paranormal abilities.  Abilities the government wants to study covertly.  Abilities the team wants to understand and expose.  With military advancement and national power at risk on one side and personal health and freedom at stake on the other, each group is fighting for precious stakes.
FEVER is about one of the seven firefighters, Teague Creek, convicted of a murder he didn’t commit, framed by a government threatened by his prying questions into the warehouse explosion.  Teague has been denied an appeal, lost the daughter he lived for, and the career as a firefighter he loved.  With no hope left, he plans an escape.  But his plan goes wrong when the woman he kidnaps as leverage to get his daughter back turns out to be someone else.  And this woman quickly clues into the abilities he tries to hide, creating a bond neither can afford while they’re on the run from both the cops and undercover operatives who want Teague silenced.  This time, permanently.

Q6) Book Two Blaze is scheduled for Fall 2012.  Can you share with us anything about this book?
Joan: Blaze is rather special to me.  I’m not sure why, but the main characters, Luke and Keira, just seemed to speak to me.  Maybe because it’s a reunion story – I am such a sucker for those.  Maybe because both Luke and Keira are tortured in so many ways, which is also a character element that pulls me in.  I can also see advancement in my writing skills and storytelling abilities in this work which I’m proud of.  Whatever the case, this story remains very vivid and close to my heart.
Blaze takes place several months after Fever concludes.  While the immediate threat to Teague has been remedied for the time being, the team is clearly not out of danger.  And when a member of the government’s team makes a bad decision and messes with the wrong team member in just the wrong way, all hell breaks loose.  Again.
Blurb:  When a simple child custody retrieval turns into a Waco-slash-Jonestown rerun in the remote Nevada desert, former firefighter turned ATF agent Luke Ransom is paired begrudgingly with his ex, Keira O’Shay, also a former firefighter but now one of the FBIs sharpshooters.  Thrust into the depths of a conspiracy they’d suspected, but couldn’t prove, they uncover a deeper, darker force at work, one that is somehow linked to the destruction of their former firefighting team and the development of strange paranormal abilities every team member has struggled with since the mysterious warehouse fire five years before that changed their lives forever.
What neither Luke nor Keira have forgotten in their time apart, is that their paranormal abilities are enhanced by the power of their relationship. Keira’s clairaudience blossoms with empathetic qualities and even a touch of clairvoyance. Luke’s gifts come back full force and not only is he immune to burns, his skin is impenetrable, his bones unbreakable. Each utilize their powers toward the success of their mission, but don’t expect the bond their interconnected powers create in their relationship.
And when the shadow agency that has been tracking them decides they’re getting to close to the truth, repressed passions and unspoken regrets won’t be the only thing keeping Luke and Keira apart. Now, they’re in a race not only to save a child’s life, but to save each other’s as well.

Q7) Book 3 is Inferno. Can you share more about this book?
Joan: Inferno is my heartbreaker. The one firefighter killed in the original warehouse fire that started this whole nightmare, Quaid Legend, was the new husband of another firefighter on the team, Jessica Fury.  Watching her husband die ripped Jessica’s life apart.  She’s lived without him for five years when the team discovers proof of life in Blaze. Quaid has spent five years living in a cell, being tested like a rat.  The governments experiments have wiped out his memory.  He trusts no one.  He remembers no one.  Which of course causes heartache and huge conflict when the team, and Jessica, finally get him back.
Blurb: JESSICA FURY once had everything to live for. Now, she lives for one purpose: revenge.
Five years ago, Jessica witnessed the death of her newlywed husband, QUAID LEGEND, when their hazmat firefighting team stumbled upon an illegal chemical stash in a government warehouse set aflame. Since her recovery, Jessica has slowly pieced together a plan to implement payback, and she’s just one piece of information away from achieving that satisfaction when she receives the biggest shock of her life: Quaid may still be alive.
Recent events involving other members of her team in BLAZE turn up evidence that Quaid has been held as a prisoner in a secret military laboratory. Jessica utilizes her scrying abilities—using an item to view events at a distance or in the future—to help find and free Quaid from the custody of the shadow government agency, only to discover that all the experimental testing he’s undergone over the years has wiped his mind clean, and he has no memory of her.
Utilizing the clustered paranormal abilities they developed within Quaid, the government scientists have created a powerful weapon for the U.S. military. When his former firefighting team rescues him from the secure facility, the government goes on an all-out mission to retrieve what they consider an extremely valuable element to national security.
With their past shadowed and their future threatened, Jessica and Quaid face the ultimate battles of freedom–one for life, one for love.

One of your prizes
Q8) Do you see the Phoenix Rising Series going beyond these three books?
Joan: Absolutely. There are 7 original members of the hazmat team: Teague, Luke, Quaid, Kai, Seth, Keira and Jessica.  In book one, FEVER, I introduce the heroine’s brother, Mitch, a smartass, headstrong, brilliant attorney.  I definitely see Kai, Seth and Mitch having their own books.  And who knows what other strong characters will popup within those stories demanding their own book as well.  Of course, the government is endless fodder for the roll of villain.

Q9) How did you come up with the idea for the Phoenix Rising Series?
Joan: Here’s the short version:
The kernel of an idea for a straight romantic suspense came from working as a sonographer and scanning a large population of prisoners.  “What if a hospital employee was taken as a hostage in an escape attempt?”
When the hero in that story turned out to be a fireman, I knew he’d have a team—firemen are never loners.
My critique partner, Elisabeth Naughton, suggested I make Teague’s team members future heroes in a series.  At the time I’d only written stand alone single titles and couldn’t fathom writing a series.
After the manuscript was rejected by a dozen agents, Elisabeth suggested I add a paranormal element to tailor the book to the current market.
I rewrote the manuscript with the paranormal element, which also meant changing the plotline.  And it sold.  The Phoenix Rising Series was born.

Q10) What is next for you?
Joan:  I’m pretty excited about what I’m working on now.  It’s another paranormal, but ventures deeper into the genre, exploring witchcraft, demons and true evil.  It’s complicated, dark, gritty and sexy.  Very fun!

Q11) I love to know what authors are reading. What have you read recently or what new release are you most looking forward too?
Joan:  I actually read quite a bit, but not in the traditional way.  Since I work 4 hrs from where I live, I spend a lot of time listening to audiobooks.  I always choose the unabridged versions and if I particularly love a book, I often buy the Kindle or print version as well.
I just finished my first Robert Crais book, The Watchman.  Really, really loved it—the poetry and freshness of his prose, the pacing and tension, but especially the amazing character arcs. I recently went on a Karin Slaughter binge where I read her Will Trent series one after the other, I just couldn’t get enough.  Another strong character driven suspense.  I’ve also become an avid fan of Darynda Jones’ Charlie Davidson series and can’t wait for Third Grave Dead Ahead to release.

Q12) Is there anything else you would like to add?
Joan: Yes!  I’m having a BIG give away to celebrate FEVER’s availability for preorder and I hope everyone will enter!  I’m giving away a week’s stay at a 2br/2b condo in Lake Tahoe with a value of over $3000!  All you need to enter is your name and email.  No strings, no gimmicks!  Escape & Enjoy Mega Giveaway:

Books-n-Kisses:  Joan, Thank you so very much for taking time out of your busy writing schedule to sit down and talk with me about your upcoming releases. 
Joan: Thank YOU, Kelly!  So glad we connected on twitter and can’t wait to meet you at the next conference!  Thanks to all your readers who came out to chat with me today!

You can order your copy of FEVER at the following locations:
Amazon (print & Kindle)Barnes & Noble (print & Nook)Booksamillion

Want to learn more about Joan and her up coming books please check her out here: 

Now for the Giveaways: 

1 winner will get a custom made Fever Bookmark 
1 winner will win a $10 Amazon Gift card and a Fever Bookmark 
The Grand prize is an author copy of Fever & a Fever Bookmark (please note winner of the Grand Prize will have to wait until close to the end of the year or early in 2012 for book to become available)
To Enter please use the form below.

73 Responses to Interview & giveaway with debut author Joan Swan

  1. mnjcarter October 26, 2011 at 6:09 am #

    I cannot wait for this to come out!!! You just keep teasing us all everyday!!!!! Anticipation is killing me!!!!

    mnjcarter at charter dot net

  2. Kristina October 26, 2011 at 6:42 am #

    Can't wait!!!!!!

    I mean I am really super excited!!!!


  3. Joan Swan October 26, 2011 at 7:00 am #

    Hey, Melissa,

    :) Thanks for coming by!

  4. Joan Swan October 26, 2011 at 7:01 am #

    Thanks Kristina! I'm pretty excited as well! :)

  5. alainala October 26, 2011 at 7:22 am #

    ohhh this looks good! and the bookmarks are gorgeous..
    i would love to win (everything but the amazon gift card.. apparently shipping is more then what the books actually cost.. strange)

    alainala AT hotmail DOT ca

  6. katsrus October 26, 2011 at 9:30 am #

    Awesome cover. Looking forward to your book.
    Sue B

  7. Amber Hughes October 26, 2011 at 9:35 am #

    This was a great interview! I'm definitely adding this series to my TBR list! I have a friend who I know would love to read these books too! I'll be sharing this post with her :-)

    I LOVE the bookmark! So cool! I also love that you're a fan of Darynda Jones. She is one of my new favorite authors. Love her books :-)

    Thanks so much for the wonderful giveaway!!


  8. GzNKz4evr October 26, 2011 at 9:35 am #

    I've got FEVER for FEVER! Can't wait for the release or to get my hands on a copy with that luscious, hawt man on the cover. *grins* And firefighter? *swoon* Who doesn't love firefighters and those delish pants they wear?

    Here's to changing patterns – err … tomorrow. BTW, nothing wrong with McDonalds, e-mail, blog posts and Twitter. Please do not modify those traits. See, that only leaves procrastination. You are nearly there! WIN!

    Please don't enter me for the giveaway! Just wanted to pop in and say HI!

  9. cherthib October 26, 2011 at 9:36 am #

    This sounds like a very good series to get hooked on. New authors = new series. I'm loving it!!!

  10. Sara W. October 26, 2011 at 9:36 am #

    Great interview! I cannot wait to read this book, and that cover?? How delicious is that!! :)

  11. Jary October 26, 2011 at 9:47 am #

    This series sounds awesome. Definitely going on my TBR list. Thanks for the give away

  12. Victoria October 26, 2011 at 9:47 am #

    Hi Joan –

    I am so excited to get FEVER. The excerpts are so good.

    By the way, I have one of Joan's bookmarks that she made for another author – very nicely made. Whomever wins this will love it! I wouldn't mind winning ;).

  13. Jennifer S October 26, 2011 at 9:50 am #

    I love finding new books and authors.. this will definitely be put on my TBR list. I can't wait for it to come out.
    My questions is… can I borrow that delicious hunk of man who is gracing your cover?? LOL.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  14. Raonaid Luckwell October 26, 2011 at 9:55 am #

    Oh Joan you are so not alone on the Procrastination. Me and three friends are queens of procrastination enough so my one friend, a fellow procrastinator bought me a shirt "Proncrastinator Unite!…. Tomorrow"

    Raonaid at gmail dot com

  15. orchid7 October 26, 2011 at 10:14 am #

    This looks like a great read- thanks for the chance to win!

  16. Joan Swan October 26, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    Alainala, That's weird. Do you live somewhere overseas? Or where they charge extra postage? My Amazon shipping is pretty cheap.

    But you're in the contest and thanks for coming by!!

  17. Joan Swan October 26, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    Thanks, Katsrus! Kensington did a nice job on the cover!

  18. Joan Swan October 26, 2011 at 10:50 am #

    Hi Amber! Super appreciate you sharing!! And yes, Darynda is a fantastic author as well as an awesome person. I'm really looking forward to her third book in the series. I can't remember what she said she was working on next, but recently on a loop she said she was going underground because she had three books due three weeks apart. Brutal! But I'm glad to know I'll be looking forward to more of her work soon! :) I'm so selfish!

  19. Joan Swan October 26, 2011 at 10:51 am #

    Kendra — YOU ROCK!! Thanks for coming by! Love to see you!! XO

  20. Joan Swan October 26, 2011 at 10:52 am #

    Cherthib, I love finding new authors and getting hooked on new series! Thanks for coming by!

  21. Joan Swan October 26, 2011 at 10:52 am #

    Sara — :) Thanks so much! XO

  22. Joan Swan October 26, 2011 at 10:53 am #

    Thanks for coming by Jary! Nothing I like to hear better (other than, of course that you loved it after you read it :))

  23. Joan Swan October 26, 2011 at 10:55 am #

    Hey Victoria! Thanks much! Glad you like the bookmarks. I try hard to make them high quality so they'll last a while. And thrilled you've liked the excerpts of FEVER – they're on my blog if anyone is intersted.

    Thanks for coming by!

  24. Amanda W. October 26, 2011 at 11:07 am #

    This sounds amazing! Can't wait for it to be released! And WOW those bookmarks look awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

  25. GraceDZ October 26, 2011 at 11:09 am #

    Great interview! I'm very much looking forward to this series! Congrats!

  26. Joan Swan October 26, 2011 at 11:14 am #

    OMG, Rachel, I want one of those shirts!! :)

  27. Joan Swan October 26, 2011 at 11:16 am #

    Orchid7, thanks for coming by!

    Amanda, Thanks so much! I love the bookmarks too. Fun to make and I'm loving that the readers love them too.

    Grace, This is such a fun series to write. The group is like a family where everyone loves each other and would die for each other but is always in each other's business and doesn't hold back speaking their minds, so they're always razzing and sniping at each other. Total kick in the pants!

  28. Scorpio1974 October 26, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    Excellent interview! The cover for Fever looks sooo yummy!! =) Joan is a new author for me so I'm glad I got a chance to learn more and hope to be able to get her books. =) Great giveaway and thanks for the chance to enter!

    Valerie Long
    Jewelry Creations by V.S. Long –

  29. Joan Swan October 26, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    Hey Valerie! Thanks for coming by! Glad you like the sound of FEVER! Good luck in the drawing.

  30. mommy0306 October 26, 2011 at 11:50 am #

    i love that cover. although i doubt my husband would. 😉 i also love the date it comes out too, it's our aniversary that day…

    thank you for the giveaway. :)

    Terri M

  31. Joan Swan October 26, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

    Awww, Terri, happy anniversary in advance!! :)

  32. Patsy October 26, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    This book sounds so good, I can hardly wait to read it!

  33. Joan Swan October 26, 2011 at 12:25 pm #

    Thanks Patsy! Music to my ears!!!

  34. Anita Clenney October 26, 2011 at 12:28 pm #

    Joan, FEVER sounds like an exciting read. And the cover is great.

  35. Joan Swan October 26, 2011 at 12:34 pm #

    Hey Anita! Thanks so much! And appreciate you stopping by!

  36. Proserpine October 26, 2011 at 12:41 pm #

    Looking forward to read this book, sounds really great! Thanks for the big giveaway!

  37. Joan Swan October 26, 2011 at 1:00 pm #

    Thanks Proserpine! Appreciate you stopping by!

  38. Barbara E. October 26, 2011 at 3:53 pm #

    Fever sounds like a fantastic book and I'm looking forward to reading it. I'll be watching for the next book you're working on, from the description it sounds great too.

  39. marybelle October 26, 2011 at 4:26 pm #

    I enjoyed reading about how the series was 'born' thank you.


  40. Kara October 26, 2011 at 4:45 pm #

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  41. elaing8 October 26, 2011 at 4:58 pm #

    Great interview ladies.
    This series sounds really good.Looking forward to reading it.

  42. Joan Swan October 26, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    Hi Barbara,

    Thanks so much! I adore Fever because of course it's my first and I've rewritten it many times, including the entire second half to amp the tension and tighten the ending, so I'm very invested in my characters and their journey.

    Blaze seemed to come more naturally. The pacing a race througout for different reasons, the characters didn't speak to me, they freaking sang to me. Just strange how different books latch onto you in different ways.

    Thanks for coming out and thanks for taking an interest in Fever and Blaze!

  43. Joan Swan October 26, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    Hi Marybelle,

    It's an adventure, that is for sure! I never know what's coming around the corner next.

  44. Joan Swan October 26, 2011 at 5:06 pm #

    Kara, Thanks for coming out.

    Elaing8, Thanks! Hope you love it as much as I do!!

  45. Lexi October 26, 2011 at 5:30 pm #

    Your "heartbreaker" story sounds so good, sad but good. Glad you were featured here, a new author for me. One I can now add to my TBR list. Hope your book does great!

  46. Joan Swan October 26, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

    Hi Lexi,

    These two, Quaid and Jessica, are both real heartbreakers. Both have been tortured in such painful ways — physically and emotionally. They go through a lot to bridge the gap in Quaid's memory and the years Jessica lived without him. But I make sure that their HEA is well worth the hardships they suffer. :)

  47. Vanessa N. October 26, 2011 at 6:04 pm #

    Great interview and the cover is awesome. The story sounds cool and can't wait to chec it out. Thanks for the chance.

  48. Joan Swan October 26, 2011 at 6:37 pm #

    Hey Vanessa, thanks for the cover love! :) Appreciate you coming out and saying hi!

  49. wanda f October 26, 2011 at 6:53 pm #

    Fever sounds awesome and I love the cover I cant wait to get my hands on this book and dive in.

  50. Jennifer October 26, 2011 at 7:22 pm #

    I love the cover and I'm dying to get my hands on this book next year. It sounds great and I can't wait to read it.


  51. Joan Swan October 26, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    Hey Wanda and Jennifer! Thanks so much! I hope you both love it!! Appreciate you coming out and saying hi!

  52. FairyWhispers October 26, 2011 at 9:51 pm #

    the bookmarks looks awesome

  53. Joan Swan October 27, 2011 at 6:44 am #

    Thanks FairyWhispers! They're fun to make. Rather theraputic to get me away from the computer for a while. :)

  54. Michelle Bledsoe October 27, 2011 at 7:22 am #

    Hi Joan and congrats on your upcoming book. I have been reading your interviews about Fever on other blogs and I am really eager for it to come out. Good Luck with it.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  55. Romance Reader Enthusiast October 27, 2011 at 7:39 am #

    Would love to add this book to my TBR list.

  56. Natasha October 27, 2011 at 8:52 am #

    Oh my gosh I love that shirt LOL!!! This sounds awesome, I can't wait to read! Great interview, kept me smiling the whole time :-)

  57. Joan Swan October 27, 2011 at 9:33 am #

    Hi Michelle,

    That's great news. It's hard to know how well the message is spreading so I'm glad to hear that you've seen it elsewhere.

    Thanks much!!

  58. Joan Swan October 27, 2011 at 9:34 am #

    Hi Romance Reader Enthusiast! I would love that too! LOL! Thanks for reading and commenting!

  59. Joan Swan October 27, 2011 at 9:35 am #

    Natasha, I love hearing it kept you smiling! My goal has been met!

    And Delilah is a hoot, she will totally get that shirt and spin it back at me at the most unexpected time. Can't wait. Will be sleeping with one eye open.

    Thanks for coming out!

  60. Sheree October 27, 2011 at 11:08 am #

    Given FEVER's cover,I can't wait to see the rest!

    Ironss at gmail dot com
    GFC follower

  61. Joan Swan October 27, 2011 at 11:13 am #

    Hey Sheree! Thanks for coming by!! XO

  62. Joanne October 28, 2011 at 11:23 am #

    Great interview. Can't wait for the books to come out. Fever is going on the top of my TBR pile. Congrats!

  63. Joan Swan October 28, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    Hey Joanne,

    That is fantastic news!!


  64. msmjb65 October 28, 2011 at 6:17 pm #

    I love the premise behond Fever and Blaze. Both books sound great.One concern: if I fall in love with Fever, do I really have to wait almost a year for Blaze?? Seems too long :)
    Can't wait for Fever!And maybe I'll win it!
    msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

  65. Joan Swan October 28, 2011 at 7:04 pm #

    Hi MJB,

    No, no, no, no!! Blaze comes out just 6 months later in Oct.

    Fever releases the very last Tuesday in Feb (Kensington calls that a March release) and Blaze will release the last Tuesday in Sept (which will be an Oct release).

    :) You don't have to wait a year!!

    Thanks for coming by!

  66. Robin October 28, 2011 at 8:26 pm #

    This series looks great!

    Robin D
    robindpdx (at) yahoo (dot) com

  67. Joan Swan October 28, 2011 at 9:40 pm #

    Thanks Robin!

  68. Laura Kaye October 30, 2011 at 1:47 pm #

    I really enjoyed the interview! The series sounds great and I enjoyed hearing how it came together, first as a romantic suspense and then with the paranormal. Great!

  69. IdentitySeeker October 30, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

    Great interview! Love Joan's answer to no. 1 about wanting to quit her day job. It's hilarious! I also love Sandra Brown. In fact, she's my favourite romance author since it was one of her novels that got me hooked on romances. Thanks for the giveaway:)



  70. Joan Swan October 30, 2011 at 11:43 pm #

    Hi Laura!
    Thanks for coming by! I am a big fan of yours…always watching where you're at in the twitterverse and blogsphere. Congrats on your successes!

  71. Joan Swan October 30, 2011 at 11:46 pm #

    Hi Sarah,

    I have been a fan of Sandra Brown for decades as well–romance and romantic suspense right into her mainstream thrillers. I love her work.

    And yeah, that day job…I swear…more bizarre stories than I would ever have time to tell.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  72. Lori Z. October 31, 2011 at 12:12 pm #

    Wow!!! The Phoenix Rising Series sound fantastic. I love inter-connected stories. Firefighters and a government conspiracy, sounds like a series I'm going to love. Definitely going on the ever expanding wish list.


    knitrix29 at gmail dot com

  73. Joan Swan October 31, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

    Hi Lori! I love the way you boiled it down to firefighters and govenrnment conspiracy!! Why can't I do that?

    Thanks for coming by! So glad it interests you!

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