Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Ann Everett, author of Swan, A Bluebird, Texas Romance, a contemporary romance.
Swan, A Bluebird, Texas Romance by Ann Everett
Genre Contemporary romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
A small-town girl rising to fame.
Swan Malone never imagined leaving Bluebird, Texas, but when her college cheerleading gig leads to fame, and her first film becomes the top-grossing movie of the year, she realizes dreams really do come true. However, not everything in her life is as good as a fairytale.
A soldier barely hanging on.
Nothing could have prepared Army Sergeant Teague Shanahan for what he endured while held hostage in enemy hands. Battered and scarred, he returns home hoping to put his life back together but finds he’s still a prisoner of his past—too broken to be fixed, even by the woman he loves.
Welcome to Bluebird, Texas
Where a girl with stars in her eyes fights to save a man with demons in his soul.
Is it true:
this is your first book?
No. I have 9 published novels, 3 non-fiction books, and a cookbook.
this book is part of a series?
Yes. This is third book in my Bluebird, Texas Romance series.
you lost sleep while writing this book?
Yes. I lose sleep regardless if I’m writing a book or planning a book.
you did research for this book?
Yes. I’m lucky to have some excellent sources to help me with research, as well as using Google.
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
Yes. My hero has a service dog. His name is Bandit…the dog, not the hero.
this book has more than one genre?
No…yes…sorta. Funny you should ask. This book is steamy romance, but for years, members of my local critique group have suggested I write ‘clean’ versions. Swan, is the first novel I’ve done this with, so I’ve also published it under a different pen-name, cover, and title for those who might enjoy a ‘sweeter’ romance.
you speak more than one language?
No…unless you count Texas twang.
you grew up where you live now?
No. I grew up in Texas, but in a teeny-tiny town. I still live in Texas, but in a larger city.
you love to read?
Yes. I’m currently reading about 12 different novels on a critique site I belong to, as well as one novel on my Kindle, and one paperback. I’m also judging an online short story contest, so I’m reading a LOT of stories there.
you are never late?
No. That is one of my pet peeves. I’m early everywhere I go.
you love pizza?
Yes. I prefer thick crust, but I’ll eat any kind.
you love sushi?
No…or should I say…hell no.
you have a pet?
No. I lost my two feline fur babies a couple of years ago, and I can’t bring myself to get that attached again…just yet.
Where to buy Swan, A Bluebird, Texas Romance
Ann Everett’s Social Media
Award-winning and Amazon Bestselling author, Ann Everett embraces her small-town upbringing and thinks Texans are some of the funniest people on earth. When speaking at conferences and to writing groups, businesses, book clubs, and non-profit organizations, she incorporates her special brand of wit, making her programs on marketing, self-publishing, and the benefits of laughter, informative and fun.
A top reviewer on thenextbigwriter.com, she lives in Northeast Texas where she writes, bakes, and fights her addiction to Diet Dr Pepper.
Ten things you won’t know about Ann by reading her bio:
She’s married to her high school sweetheart.
She loves shopping at thrift stores.
She doesn’t remember her first kiss.
She hates talking on the telephone.
A really sharp pencil makes her happy.
She secretly wants to get a tattoo.
She’s thankful wrinkles aren’t painful.
She thinks everyone should own a pair of cowboy boots.
She sucks at math.
Amazon Author page http://www.amazon.com/author/ann.everett