Thursday 3 November 2011

Strings Attached Blog Tour

Tuesday 1st November 2011 was the official launch date for Mandy Baggot’s fabulous new hot, contemporary romance, Strings Attached!

I am thrilled to be hosting Mandy and her book today as part of her Blog Tour.

Mandy, tell us more about Strings Attached!

Strings Attached is the story of tom-boy caterer George Fraser and gorgeous rock god Quinn Blake. George is called to cater for Quinn’s after-show party and when they meet we’re talking sparks, magnets and an attraction as intense as it gets! But relationships are never that clear cut and there are plenty of obstacles in the way of their getting together! We learn about George’s passions, Quinn’s complicated relationships and we meet Marisa Thomas, a Welsh seventeen year old who knows everything about celebrity and fashion and is determined to get a little limelight for herself! It’s a complex mix of sex, drama, family relationships and humour! Dallas in paperback perhaps?

Quinn Blake is on Twitter isn’t he? What gave you the idea for this?

Yes! You can find him on Twitter @quinnblakemusic and he does like to interact with the ladies! I went to a talk by Lorelai Mathias at the Romantic Novelists Association conference this year and she had used one of her characters on-line to promote her novel involving speed dating. I thought this was an excellent idea and wanted to see how readers would react to being able to interact with a character from a novel. He has been getting quite a few people hot under the collar and has helped build the excitement for the book. Promoting a book in a new and different way is always going to add something to your profile. Even if some people don’t take to the idea you’ll be remembered!

Half the novel is set in England, the other half in Spain. How much research did you have to do?

I had to travel to Spain a lot on holiday for research purposes obviously! I set the Spanish part in La Manga and I have never been there but it sounded like the celebrity hangout Quinn would travel to. I spoke to two friends who had been to the area and one of them worked in the property industry in La Manga for a number of years. I told her about the castle that features in the book and she looked at me openmouthed and said that there was a viaduct in La Manga that was built to look like a castle and that it was a standing joke in the region. Spooky! I have however, been to the Murcia area and that also features in the book.

Finally, tell us something about you that hasn’t been published before!

Hmm, that’s a tough one because I do like to share! Some people might know this, but I have a tattoo of a Tasmanian Devil somewhere on my body…you’ll have to guess where! LOL!

You can buy Strings Attached in Paperback and for Kindle on:

Mandy Blogs here and you can follow her on Twitter @mandybaggot & @quinnblakemusic

Join in Mandy’s blog party all next week!

Monday 7 November - Turning the Pages here
Tuesday 8 November - Reabookreviews here
Wednesday 9 Nov - Chick Lit Reviews and News here
Thursday 10 November - Sarah's Book Reviews here
Friday 11 November - Love Reading Love Books here

Next Friday I’m unveiling my own exciting December 14th Launch Day Plans and subsequent Blog Tour Dates for Reaching for the Stars - not to be missed!

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Janice xx