Interview & Giveaway with Debbie Gould

Books-n-Kisses is pleased to have the wonderful Debbie Gould on the blog today to talk about her up coming 1 Night Stand release.  


1.    Can you please share with us a little about yourself
Debbie: Let’s see, I work full time as a nurse at a rural family practice in Vermont. I have 3 children. My daughter, the oldest, is in the Air Force, the middle son works for the family Water Well Drilling business, and the youngest is in college.

2.    Have you always wanted to be an author?
Debbie: Nope, lol. Not until about ten years ago. I am an avid reader. Started out with Stephen King as a teenager and moved to romantic suspense as I got older. I finally started hearing all these characters in my head wanting a story for themselves.

3.    Who are some of your favorite writers? Who do you feel has influenced your writing?
Debbie:  Well, like I said, I cut my teeth on Stephen King and Koontz. Still love them. Most recently, Lori Foster, Cindy Gerard, Suzanne Brockmann(I want to be like her when I grow up) lol, Catherine Mann. Gosh I could go on and on.

4.    How did you get into writing in this specific genre?   Have you ever thought about writing in a different genre?
Debbie:  I love romantic suspense and that is really where my heart lies, but this story is more contemporary. I have a writing partner with some other novels, L.J. Garland, and we are writing all kinds of different sub genres within the romance spectrum. It’s been fun.

5.    What are some of your writing rituals?
Debbie: I really don’t have any. I used to be a punster, and just write without knowing where I was going, but L.J. has taught me the fine art of outlining. Even though we may stray, I find it keeps me much more focused.

6.    Can you please tell us about your latest book(s)?
Debbie:  Second Chance. is a story about getting past your self perceived failures. The hero is an Air Force Special Ops Officer who lost his wife in childbirth while he was on an op. For two years he’s lived on the guilt he feels for not being there for her. The baby is being cared for and loved by his wife’s sister, Emily. He financially supports them, but has emotionally distanced himself.
Emily has grown to love Colin and with the help of one of Colin’s teammates, together they set up the one night stand where she hopes to show him he can still have the family he thought he lost. It’s an emotional story of forgiving yourself and allowing yourself to take that second chance.
7.    How did you come with the idea for this story?
Debbie:  I’d heard about the 1 Night Stand series and wanted to do a story for it. You’ll see a lot of the military theme in my stories because of my daughter. She and her friends inspire me everyday. The sacrifices they make take their toll though and I think those stories need to be told.

8.    Can you share with us your current work(s) in progress?
Debiie:  Well L.J Garland and I are actually working on Colin’s teammate’s story at the moment. We also have a romantic suspense coming out in April form Decadent Publishing.

9.    What would you be if you were not an author?
Debbie: Since I’m a nurse, I guess that’s your answer, although I do believe I was supposed to be born a Billionaire so I could just sit on the beach and write all day, but that didn’t happen, lol.

10. What is in your To Read Pile that you are dying to start or upcoming release you can’t wait for?
Debbie:  I can’t wait for Sins of the Mind to be release in April. I’m dying to get the reactions. It’s a bit of a dark book. If anyone has read my Infidelity, I do believe this one is darker, lol. As for my TBR pile? It’s huge and mostly compiled of other 1 Night Stand stories from Decadent.

11. Is there anything else you would like to add?
Debbie:  Thank you so much for having me and I’ll be giving away a copy of Second Chance to one lucky commenter so don’t forget to leave an email addy.


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48 Responses to Interview & Giveaway with Debbie Gould

  1. Jessica Subject April 12, 2012 at 4:52 am #

    Great interview, Kelly & Debbie! :)

  2. Autumn Jordon April 12, 2012 at 4:57 am #

    A billionare. LOL. I love it. And I love VT. I so would love to visit it again.

    Your story sounds very emotional. I love emotional stories.And the cover is yummy! Put me in for the contest. I did't see a form so I hope this is it.

    (((HUGS)) AJ

  3. Debbie Gould April 12, 2012 at 5:46 am #

    Thanks, Jessica!!

  4. Debbie Gould April 12, 2012 at 5:47 am #

    It could've happened, lol. This is an emotional story, one of my favorite to date. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. *yadkny* April 12, 2012 at 7:38 am #

    Love the 1 Night Stand series line, so I really think I'm going to like this story!

    yadkny@hotmail.com

  6. erin April 12, 2012 at 7:38 am #

    Thanks for a fun interview and giveaway! OOOHHH… your book sounds *hawt* Congrats on the new release and here's wishing you many more ;)

    Do you have a series planned or are you just writing the characters that pop into your head?

  7. Debbie Gould April 12, 2012 at 8:19 am #

    Thanks!!!!

  8. lgm52 April 12, 2012 at 8:21 am #

    Interesting interview….thank you for sharing! Your book sounds wonderful,too. Must read it!

  9. Debbie Gould April 12, 2012 at 8:22 am #

    Yes, we are planning on doing a series with Colin's team. I wrote the original, but my writing partner and I are doing the rest of the guys…hmmm that didn't sound right, lol. They are Air Force Pararescuemen and so darn hot, lol.

  10. Debbie Gould April 12, 2012 at 8:22 am #

    Thank you very much!

  11. Ali April 12, 2012 at 8:42 am #

    Loved reading the interview :)
    Second Chance sounds like an emotional read… I've enjoyed the books in the 1NS series and I'm sure this one is another great addition :)

    aliciaeflores1 @ yahoo.com

  12. Tore April 12, 2012 at 8:46 am #

    I would love to read your books. They sound awesome. What genres do you like to read and write? Tore923@aol.com

  13. Joanne April 12, 2012 at 8:53 am #

    Great interview. I love the 1 Night Stand series. Can't wait to read this book. Congrats on the new release.

    Joanne B
    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

  14. elaing8 April 12, 2012 at 9:23 am #

    Great interview.I love the 1NS series.
    Your book sounds really good.

  15. Filia Oktarina April 12, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    Great interview, Second Chance sounds interesting. I would love to read this book:)

  16. Debbie Gould April 12, 2012 at 9:46 am #

    Thanks so much! I love the 1NS series as well.

  17. Debbie Gould April 12, 2012 at 9:48 am #

    I love reading Romantic Suspense. Just love the added action and adrenalin rush of being in peril and a nice hunky guy to share it with, lol. That is also where my heart lies with writing, but I have ventured of into paranormal and contemprary as well.

  18. Debbie Gould April 12, 2012 at 9:49 am #

    Thanks for stopping, Joanne!

  19. Debbie Gould April 12, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    Thanks so much!

  20. Debbie Gould April 12, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    Thanks, and thanks for stopping by!

  21. Alba April 12, 2012 at 10:13 am #

    T_T I haven't read anything by Stephen King and it's one of her favorite authors…I'm completely in need of some dose of the King…and the book sounds AWESOME!!!!!! I'm all for emotional reads and everything that can make me cry hehehe Debbie! Looking forward to your book!!
    calbizzz_152(at)hotmail(dot)com

  22. Sheila April 12, 2012 at 10:34 am #

    This story line sounds really good, Can only hope he finds love again bless.

  23. Debbie Gould April 12, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    Thanks so much. I must confess I haven't read any new King, but as a teen, I gobbled him up. Pet Semetary, It, Carrie, Thinner oh the list goes on and on. He's awesome.

  24. Debbie Gould April 12, 2012 at 10:56 am #

    Thanks, Shelia. And you can rest assured that he probably did, lol.

  25. Unknown April 12, 2012 at 11:08 am #

    Hi Debbie,
    thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway. i love the cover, it's gorgeous and i wondered if you design your own book covers or have a lot of say in how they will look? i know some authors have little to no say in the way the book cover will look.

    tammy ramey
    trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

  26. Debbie Gould April 12, 2012 at 11:27 am #

    Decadent Publishing is great and we get a lot of say in the cover. We get to tell them what we want and then ask for a change once if there is something we want tweaked, but the cover artists over there are supurb!

  27. Audra April 12, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

    Great interview and I can't wait to read your books
    audie(at)wickerness(dot)com

  28. Debbie Gould April 12, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    Thanks so much!!

  29. Cinderella April 12, 2012 at 2:03 pm #

    You and me both sweetling on the billionaire thangy.lol So many books so little time I swear. Loved the interview and your answers. Please put my name in the hat for the draw.

    Cyn
    crozzy67@nctv.com

  30. LJ Garland April 12, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    enjoyed the interview and reading all the wonderful responses! (sips coffee) And if you become a millionaire, please adopt me. I would love sit on the beach and write as well!

  31. VS Morgan April 12, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    H Debbie,

    Stopping by to say Hi! Sorry I missed you at the other blog yesterday!

  32. Jennifer L. Bielman April 12, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    A very good interview. I think this book sounds very interesting.

  33. mahalia2010 April 12, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    Hey hon! love this story and what a great interview. Got to learn more about you :P

  34. Debbie Gould April 12, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

    You got it Cyn

  35. Debbie Gould April 12, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

    Only if you switch to decaf!

  36. Debbie Gould April 12, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

    No problem, Vanessa! Thanks for stopping!

  37. Debbie Gould April 12, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

    Thanks, Jennifer!

  38. Debbie Gould April 12, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    Thanks, Hales! :-)

  39. Jen B. April 12, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

    I love the 1NS series. I think you and I have something in common. I was supposed to be born a billionaire too!!! I can't imagine where it all went wrong ;) jepebATverizonDOTnet

  40. Emily April 12, 2012 at 7:37 pm #

    This book sounds awesome! I want it so bad!

    Great interview and thanks for the giveaway!

  41. Becky April 12, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

    Great interview. I read Infidelity and loved it. Second Chance sounds interesting and I'm looking forward to reading it.

  42. bn100 April 15, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    Very nice interview. The book sounds good. I like second chance stories.

  43. msmjb65 April 15, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    Congrats on the book and thanks for a really interesting interview. I haven't read any of your work and would love to read this one. To be totally honest, I almost passed it by because it look like it will be a tearjerker, but then I read the blog and thought – well, even if it's a heavy premise (death of wife in childbirth), it looks too good to pass up.
    MJB

  44. Debbie Gould April 19, 2012 at 7:12 pm #

    LOL, when you figure it out, let me know.

  45. Debbie Gould April 19, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    Thanks, Emily!

  46. Debbie Gould April 19, 2012 at 7:14 pm #

    Thanks so much, and I'm sooo glad you liked Infidelity. It's a tad dark, but one of my favs.

  47. Debbie Gould April 19, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

    Thank you very much for sttopping by.

  48. Debbie Gould April 19, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

    Awww, thanks. And I promise it has a really happy ending.

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