G.S. Carr has stopped by The Library as part of her virtual book tour with Goddess Fish Promotions. She will be awarding a $20 Amazon gift card, a swag pack with bookmarks, bracelets, key chains etc. related to Freedom of Love, and two paperback copies of her favorite romance novels, to a randomly drawn commenter. (US ONLY) You can see the other stops on the tour here: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/10/virtual-nbtm-book-tour-freedom-of-love.html.
Tell us something about yourself that's not in your bio.
I absolutely love to travel. If I didn’t have a mountain of student loan debt I would literally be a vagabond and travel all over the world with just my tablet and write about everything as I travel. I love eating food from other cultures. The food I had while in Japan was some of the best food I have ever tasted in my entire life.
What do you like to do when you are not writing?
I am attempting to run a half-marathon. I have literally made it about three miles as my farthest distance so far and I am supposed to be running 13 miles February 1st. We shall see how that goes.
How did you choose the genres you write in?
I started reading romance novels when I was in about the fifth grade. Don’t remember how I got a hold of them, but ever since then I was hooked. I ate them alive. After that I was driven to create my own. I especially like writing in the romance genre now because on those days in my real life when I’m like guys are such douches it gives me hope that one of my heroes will hope off the pages and materialize into a real person. :-)
Is there any particular author or book that has influenced you or your writing?
I love Pepper Pace. I love her stories and her characters. She creates, in my opinion, such real characters that could be your neighbor or co-worker. You can almost see parts of yourself in them. And many of her stories are also about overcoming or the fact that people are no perfect and love itself isn’t perfect. I love her work!
What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? What has been the best compliment?
Well I got a three star review on by a reviewer. It was a little disappointing, but I honestly think that the book just wasn’t for her. The best compliment came during one of my five star reviews. The reviewer called my novel brilliant. I think I smiled for days and read the review to anyone who would listen.
If you could have dinner with anyone, past or present, fictional or real, who would it be and why?
I would have dinner with Ellen DeGeneres. I just love her. She is so kind and does so much for others. Not to mention I think she is hilarious and her weird is similar to mine. I think we could have some pretty awesome conversations.
You are going to be stranded on a deserted island and bring 3 luxury items. What would they be?
I would bring tooth paste. The idea of my teeth rotting out of my head is not very appealing. A blanket so I can stay warm because I am always cold. Finally, a knife so I can make things I need. I guess those things are more practical than luxury, but I am a practical person all around. I wouldn’t want lipstick if I’m starving. :-)
Pick two celebrities to be your parents. Who are they and why?
Will Smith and Raven Symone
What would we find in your refrigerator right now?
Nothing really. Two bottles of wine and some ketchup. My little brother (he’s seven) came over the other day and asked, “If you have a job and can afford your house how come you can’t afford to buy groceries.” I laughed for about twenty minutes. It just takes so much effort for me to the grocery store when Chili’s is right across the street. I’m lazy when it comes to grocery shopping.
If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
Crazy, Awesome, Sexy Weird Chica. I march to the beat of my own drummer and have never been ashamed of doing so.
Summer or Winter? Summer. I hate being cold. Anything under 80 is freezing to me
Coffee or Tea? Tea. More specifically Green Tea. I drink like three cups a day. Plain no sugar or anything
Cake or Pie? Apple pie all day! Or sweet potato pie. Or pumpkin pie. Let’s just go with pie in general :-)
Car or Truck? I like being in a truck because I feel like I could run over everyone in traffic if I wanted, but they are gas guzzlers.
Print or Electronic? Print. I like the smell of a new book and too many hours of a looking at a screen hurts my eyes
Thanks for coming by and spending some time with us. Any final words of wisdom to pass along?
I would like to say thank you so much for having me today and it was so much fun answering all of your questions. Also, thank you to all the amazing readers who have purchased and who will purchase my book “Freedom of Love” and all those to come!
Alexander couldn't help but love the exotic beauty with the caramel skin that made him want to taste it. Losing her was the hardest day of his life. After years of searching she appears as if conjured by his deepest desires. But she returns far from the same. Can they rekindle their love or will they never find the freedom only love can bring.
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