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February 18, 2012

Blog Tour: Guest Post by author Katie Reus + Giveaway! (18+)


Thank you so much to the ladies at Good Choice Reading for letting me blog here today! Currently I’m in the middle of a blog tour and have been talking a lot about the paranormal (since my current release is full of paranormal goodness) but today I wanted to talk about distractions because we all have them! Here are some things guaranteed to drive me to distraction when I should be working (in no particular order).

1. Sunny weather. If it’s gorgeous outside, I have a habit of shutting down my computer and going for a walk, taking my little one to the park, or just getting some sun in the backyard. I’m all about the Vitamin D! Well, that’s what I tell myself. I actually just like it when I have a nice tan.

2. Twitter. I’ll get on twitter, scroll through my feed, see some cool links, click on those, get caught up in reading interesting articles or blogs and…a freaking hour has passed. An hour that I should have used writing. This actually extends to facebook too so I’ll combine FB and twitter into one giant distraction!

3. The phone. I tend to ignore my cell if I’m on a deadline but there are some people who when they call, I don’t ignore and they almost always call when I’m in the middle of a hot scene. I swear, it’s like they just know I should be working and are taking joy in distracting me. I should have more control and call them back later but sadly, I don’t. I blame caller ID.

4. Cleaning. This actually sounds like a good thing, but I can’t just clean one thing. And if my husband comes home and finds me cleaning like a crazy woman, he knows I’m avoiding working on a synopsis. I’ll tell myself that I just plan to fold and put up one load of laundry but that never happens. I’ll start putting my little one’s clothes up and then realize half the clothes in his drawer are too small and start cleaning them out. Then I’ll realize I need to dust his room which leads to the rest of the house. After that, sweeping and vacuuming inevitably follow and it just turns into this never ending thing.

5. My bike! This kind of ties into sunny weather, but when it’s nice outside, I love taking my bicycle out even if I should be working. This one isn’t actually a bad distraction because I enjoy it so much.

What about you? Do you have any activities or something that’s guaranteed to drive you to distraction? Two readers who comment on the blog today will be randomly selected to win a print copy of Alpha Instinct (US eligible only), the first book in my new paranormal series. Good luck and thanks so much for stopping by!


Alpha Instinct official blurb:
Fear has a scent. So does desire…

Ana Cordona has been a strong leader for the lupine shifters who survived after all the males and most of the females in her pack were mysteriously poisoned. As tough as she is, with no Alpha male, the pack is vulnerable to the devious shifter Taggart, who wants to claim both their ranch and Ana as his own. When Connor Armstrong comes back into her life, promising protection, it’s almost enough to make Ana forget how he walked out on her before—and reluctantly accept his offer to mate.

The minute Connor sees Ana again, it reawakens a raw hunger. He must have her for his bondmate—his wolf cries out for it. But his human side knows he must proceed with caution because of their complicated past. If he is to truly have her body and soul, he must go beyond his burning desire and win back her heart. Whatever it takes, he is determined not to leave her side again.

But Taggart and his rival pack are not their only enemies. A human element in town is targeting shifters. Their plan not only threatens Ana and Connor’s future, but the lives of the entire pack…


A little about me: 

I’ve been reading romance since a young age—ever since I discovered my mom’s hidden stash. Luckily the addiction stayed with me into adulthood. I write paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense for Carina Press, Harlequin Nocturne, and NAL/Signet Eclipse. To learn more about me please visit my website, my blog, facebook or find me on twitter @katiereus.

Thanks again for letting me blog here today!


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Giveaway:


To enter all you have to do is leave a comment answering Katie's question:

What about you? Do you have any activities or something that’s guaranteed to drive you to distraction?

  • Must be 18+ to enter
  • Make sure to leave a way to contact you if you should win.
  • This giveaway is only open TWO DAYS only. 
  • Ends February 20th.  
  • US ONLY


Good Luck!





46 comments:

  1. I'm not entering, I already won a copy :). But Twitter and a book can take me off course ;).

    Good luck every one!

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    1. Hi Victoria! Reading is definitely a distraction too (though not one I ever feel bad about *g*)

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  3. Basically anything else I could possibly be doing. It's usually cleaning though because then I at least feel a little productive. That's when scrubbing the bathroom tiles suddenly seems like a wonderful idea, and I feel like I have all the energy in the world for it.

    nrosario23@yahoo.com

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    1. When I was pregnant I was crazy about cleaning bathroom tiles and baseboards! :)

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  4. Reading...my husband always saying are you listening to me? Yep gets me in trouble every time.
    Theresa N
    weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. You're not alone! I definitely get that 'did you hear what I said' when reading :)

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  5. Hi! Great giveaway! My dog distracts me all the time, I can't help looking at his cute face and playing with him. Now that dogs are allowed at my work, I can feel my productivity going! :)

    Thanks!
    Leanne
    leannessf@gmail.com

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    1. That's an understandable distraction! I'm curious what kind of job you have that allows dogs. Very cool :)

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  6. Reading. Thanks for the giveaway!
    natasha_donohoo_8@hotmail.com

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    1. This seems to be a common answer! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  7. reading always distracts me, as well as pretty much anything on the computer, especially twitter. it's very good at distraction : )

    thanks for the giveaway!

    ame1184 at gmail dot com

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    1. Yeah, the computer is all encompassing for so many distractions! Sometimes I have to go offline to get work done :)

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  8. I would have to say my own blog -.- I can spend hours there :)edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

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    1. I can understand that. I get so caught up and lose track of time when updating my website :)

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  9. Reading, knitting or crocheting! Or even better, listening to an audiobook while I knit or crochet! LOL Thanks so much for the giveaway:)

    jwitt33 at live dot com

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    1. I'm so impressed that you can knit and crochet! Sadly not one of my skills :)

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  10. Omg, another Julie :D
    I love to crochet but it takes up a while so by the time I finish a piece, it would be pretty late by then :'{
    Email: puieread at yahoo dot com

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    1. Another creative type who can crochet :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. A great distraction is my hubby! He is on 7 days and then off 7 days so when he is home all I want to do is hang with him and I get NOTHING DONE! Although he is fab about running errands with me. He doesn't care what we do as long as we are together.

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

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  12. I think the internets is my biggest distraction, then some reading especially when I near the end of a book and then life goes and makes demands oh then I sure do pine for my read.

    terilhack at yahoo dot com

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    1. I hate when I'm dying to finish a book and get delayed! :)

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  13. For me it is also reading. I get so involved in a book that I tend to put off doing things around the house. I eventually do my chores, but it is sometimes just so difficult to put my books down. Thankfully I have a husband who is very understanding and doesn't mind that I love to read so much. :)

    vadeluna07(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. Reading my favorite blogs.... is becoming addictive!


    wihockeycall(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. TV is a huge distraction, as is playing with the cats (or a cat getting up on my lap). I'm so easily distracted. I have the attention span of a flit.

    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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    1. Definitely understand that! There are a few shows I'm addicted to :)

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  16. I guess I have a couple of things that I can get real caught up in. First, I try to do scrapbooking. I love hoarding the paper, it's so pretty. I have tons and tons of papers. I can get all distracted from doing what I'm supposed to do and get all interested in the scrapbooking. The other thing is photography. Since the digital cameras, I can take as many pictures as I want and not worry about how much it will cost to get them developed. Just delete the ones that aren't very good. I belong to a photography club and we had an outing last week, and I took 300 pictures in two hours. But I got quite a few of very nice shots. Of course some were not as good as others but, that's the only way to learn. :)
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

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  17. Yes, usually reading does it. Also, entering giveaways. I have a bad habit of not doing what I should be to enter them. It's very easy to get distracted that way.

    Mary

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  18. Youtube, reading my RSS feed (I have so many blogs I subscribe to) and somehow half of the day is gone like POOF!


    Thank you for the giveaway~
    lilianxcheng@gmail.com

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  19. FB, Tweeter, Blogger, seem to all distract me from what ever goal I had been set on doing.
    Thanks for the giveaway! :3

    bookluver1997 AT hotmail DOT com

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  20. My new thing to suck up my time is Twitter and Pinterest. On Twitter, I get so caught up in all of the giveaways that I can easily spend a lot of time just floating through everything. On Pinterest, the ideas for everything are just endless.

    Kari
    Searching4princecharming(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Hi there =) Your book sounds fantastic, thanks for sharing. I agree with the cleaning thing. I tend to clean also when I'm avoiding doing something....like my math homework...I've just recently went back to college and man I avoid all my math work...lol..cleaning also de-stresses me. One thing that I've found myself getting distracted with is these blogs ;) I'll find myself reading along and enjoying the blogs and a hour or two goes by...very distracting. Thanks so much for the giveaway.
    Tanyaw1224(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. Well, Internet sure plays a large part in distracting me, but I believe that reading takes the cake! Once I start I can't stop! lol JessEmilyZack(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. Hahaha, distractions. Wow I have a lot of them. I have three young kids, and once they go to bed I keep thinking I will have all this time to get things done. Then I clean up (I am with you, not entirely a good thing), but half way through that I will get the day care bag ready for the next day, then I check some email/blogs, then my husband will interrupt me with (himself) some random question...etc. Never ending, when all I really want to do at the end of the day is put up my feet and read a good book =)
    Congrats on your release, and getting it done with all your distractions!

    eyesofblueice (at) gmail (dot) com

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  24. Twitter is a huge distraction. My dog is another. She demands my attention. Reading is one of my favorites though.

    geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

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  25. Definitely the book blogs on the internet. I can sit down for "just a few minutes", to check them and 4 hours later I'm still at it.
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    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
    http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/

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  26. I can tell you it definitely isn't work!!! Well I guess while I am there it does but once I am at home,ehh! I guess it would have to be like others, reading . If someone tries to call or get my attention when I am in the middle of it; watch out - I can be really mean!
    delivery.RN at gmail dot com

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  27. My computer is my biggest distraction. Particularly FB games, they keep me from doing things I want to do like read.

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

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  28. Hmm let's see... reading is a big one, sometimes I try to read and listen to who ever called me on the phone but it doesn't work to good, and whenever I need a distraction from the stress of the real world I like to pick up a book and just take a mini-vacation. Also, entering for giveaways has distracted me a lot lately lol!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

    susiebranum at ymail dot com

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  29. I get about 200 e-mails a day including newsletters, etc. It's really gotten to be overwhelming. Just going through e-mail takes 1 1/2 hours. Readings always a big distraction too.

    acm05atjuno.com

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  30. Haha I'm with Anne.. I get a lot of blogger emails and I'm always distracted at work trying to read them! My favorite tv shows distract me from chores quite often as well!

    Thanks for the contest!

    Poisnivyred AT gmail.com

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  31. I would have to say reading, e-mailing, hanging out with friends, or playing video games. :) I also am a huge movie buff. =D

    Thank you for this awesome giveaway!

    - Beckie @ Bittersweet Enchantment
    ChiKittie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. Lately it's been pintrest. Sooo fun but such a time suck!

    jesmck at yahoo dot com

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