Monday, April 29, 2013

Welcome author Toni Lynn Cloutier

I'd like to welcome Toni Lynn Cloutier to my blog  Let's find out more about her and her book.  Also she is having a giveaway.

Lily, thanks so much for having me! Here is a little bit about me and what I’ve been up to.

1-How long have you been writing? I came up with a plot idea in 2003. What if a woman fell in love with the man she blamed for killing her husband? This idea wouldn’t let me go. It was my first novel and it took since 2012 until it sold. Within the years of writing this, I’d written seven others. But I always went back to THE PATRIOT GIRL whenever I learned something new and I’d tweak it.

2- What is your favorite genre to write? Contemporary, which is also one of two genres I read. I also write short erotic under a pen name.

3- What are you working on now? If you’ve read THE PATRIOT GIRL, I am working on Jesse’s story now. The title is COUNT DOWN TO LOVE. But as most people know, the publisher has the right to change the title.

4- When you start a new story do you begin with a character or plot? PLOT… I also have an idea for a story and a setting before the full-blown characters come to me.

5- Tell us about your latest/upcoming release. What inspired it? I don’t have anything coming out. I’ve written two stories within the past year. LASSOING LOVE has been read by my editor who loved it but wants changes, which I’ve yet to tackle. And a query for SEXY SINGLES is with a Harlequin Blaze editor, which I’ve not heard back. And I’ve just sent off a short erotic to a publisher on the 24th of this month. Fingers crossed. So I’ve been pretty busy!

Thanks again for allowing me to visit today. For those leaving a comment or question, please remember to add contact info for the prizes. Have a fun day all.

Blurb for The Patriot Girl a contemporary romance novel:

MaKayla Adams has always been curious about the wild side of life. Making love with her late husband wasn’t exciting, and she never could understand the big deal…until hunky nightclub owner Dustin James hires her as a public relations consultant. His touch arouses feelings she’s never known, and his kiss tempts her to cross the line between business and pleasure.

Dustin doesn’t remember the car accident that put him in a coma three years ago, but since his recovery, he’s pushed his own needs aside to be a single father to his young daughter. When MaKayla offers to help publicize his country nightclub, however, she ignites deeper feelings he can’t ignore.

But there is more than mutual attraction between MaKayla and Dustin—there is a shared past connected to her husband’s death. Will the truth bring them together or tear them apart?

Excerpt for The Patriot Girl a contemporary romance novel:

She tilted her head toward his touch. “We do have an unusual chemistry, but anything more between us would complicate things.”
“In what ways?”
“Alex wouldn’t understand. Not to mention Paul’s parents.”
“What about what MaKayla wants?”
A loaded question she didn’t know how to answer. She wanted what she couldn’t have—not to be alone, the noises in her backyard to go away, a husband to spoil, and another child to mother.
“It doesn’t matter what I want. What matters is doing the right thing.”
“For who?”
“For everyone.”
“Even if it means being unhappy? When was the last time you did something for MaKayla without worrying about consequences?” He rolled his tongue and smiled.
“There was liquor involved. Otherwise, I never would have growled at you.”
“Why not?”
She shrugged. “Because it’s inappropriate.”
“A tease?”
He cupped her cheeks between his palms. “I find you sexy as hell and I’m going to kiss you. The time to stop me would be right now.”


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Twitter: @ToniLCloutier


I write contemporary romance novels, but I also have two word search puzzle books published. They are fun and educational for  ages 8 to 108. Visit the books section of this blog to learn more.
The youngest of five children, I was born and
raised in Rhode Island. After graduating East Providence High School as a member of the Rhode Island Honor Society, I held several jobs from accounts receivable to medical billing before attending Rhode Island Associates of Realtors.
I have a wonderful husband and I’m a a stay-at-home mom to our teenage son.  My week is filled with writing romance novels and listening to country music while cleaning house, rearranging furniture, and playing with the cat we adopted from the shelter.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Lily, thanks for having me. Remember if you leave a comment, please also leave contact info.