November 14, 2013

Some Kind of Wonderful by Maureen Child {Interview & $.99 Sale}

What would you do if you found a baby?

Late one night in Christmas, California, Carol Baker sees unexpected movement in the manger of the year-round nativity scene. A real baby! Alive. Abandoned. With the help of the local sheriff, Carol will care for the precious newborn until her mother can be found... but what then? Will Carol be forced to give up the two people who are beginning to feel like family?

Praise for Some Kind of Wonderful:

"Child deftly invokes the full range of human emotion in this contemporary romance set in the determinedly festive town of Christmas, California...thoroughly satisfying." Lynne Welch, Booklist

For one week only you can download SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL on Kindle! 

Some Kind of Wonderful by USA Today bestselling author Maureen Child is on sale for 99 cents for the Kindle from November 14-20! We asked Maureen to answer a few questions about the book and about her own holiday traditions.

What is Some Kind of Wonderful about?

I love this book so much! It's set in Christmas, California, a small town where 'Tis the Season all year long. When Carol Baker finds a baby abandoned in the manger, her heart is immediately captured. She always wanted to be a mom, but she never imagined it would happen like this. Still, the baby is only hers until the sexy local sheriff, Jack Reilly, can find the real mom. Carol's trying very hard not to fall in love with the precious baby – or with Jack – because life has taught her that love can be ripped away in a heartbeat.

Some Kind of Wonderful is a contemporary, small town romance, a perfect heartwarming read for this time of year. I'm really excited to offer it for just 99 cents this week for the Kindle. This is a 352-page book, not a novella. I hope lots of people will snap it up.

Describe Sheriff Jack Reilly in 5 words.

Alpha. Sexy. Protective. Hurting. Nurturing.

Describe Carol Baker in 5 words.

Vulnerable. Loving. Yearning. Alone. Generous.

What do you love best about the holidays?

What I love best is the time with my family, with a focus not on gifts, but on demonstrating our love for each other in tangible ways. We'll do the whole, big Thanksgiving dinner – turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, pumpkin pie – gathered around a table so overloaded with food, it ought to collapse. Before we eat, we each say one thing we're thankful for. It's fun to see what the kids come up with every year.

I recently moved to Utah, so this will be my second Christmas with snow. I love it! When the world is blanketed by white, everything is hushed and peaceful. This is the most beautiful time of the year.

Thank you for spending some time with us today.

Thank you for helping to spread the word about my sale on Some Kind of Wonderful! Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!

USA Today best selling author Maureen Child is the author of more than ninety romance novels and novellas. Maureen is a five time nominee for the prestigious Rita award from Romance Writers of America.

One of her novels, A POCKETFUL OF PARADISE, was made into a CBS-TV movie called The Soul Collector, starring Melissa Gilbert, Bruce Greenwood and Ossie Davis.

Maureen was not only on the Texas set to watch her characters come to life in front of the cameras, she was also tossed into the last scene by her husband and the producer, who both thought this would be a fun way to humiliate an author!

When her kids were small, Maureen started writing as not only a way to stay sane, but in the hopes of finding a job she could do and stay at home with them. Sanity is still an issue, but she did manage to write her way into a career she wouldn’t trade for anything.

Over the years, she’s written under lots of different names and she prefers the term ‘pseudonym’ to ‘alias’. As Ann Carberry, she wrote western historical romances. As Kathleen Kane, she wrote not only Americana romances, but western paranormal romances as well. As Sarah Hart, she wrote one really spectacular western paranormal that is still one of her favorites. And once, Ann Carberry even wrote a Victorian historical which she absolutely loved doing.

Under her own name, Maureen writes short contemporary novels for Silhouette Desire—books she loves to write because of their fast pace and condensed story telling. Maureen is also writing funny, contemporary paranormal romances for NAL and darker paranormal stories for Silhouette Nocturne.

Life is busy but when she isn’t writing you can find Maureen sitting under her ‘thinking tree’, coming up with new ideas for even more stories. When she isn’t dreaming up a new book or writing a current one, Maureen loves to travel. Her favorite vacation spot is Ireland, with Scotland coming in a very close second. She and her husband love a good road trip and Maureen’s looking forward to the day when she can actually drive to Ireland. Talk about the best of both worlds!

Maureen Child is a native Southern Californian who has recently moved with her family to the mountains of Utah where she's learning to deal with snow on the road and deer in the yard.

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