Bernadette Marie stopped by The Library to talk with us about books as part of her virtual book tour with Goddess Fish Promotions. Bernadette will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. You can see the other stops on the tours here: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2014/02/virtual-book-tour-home-run-by.html.
What is the favorite book you remember as a child?
My favorite book was THE LITTLE HOUSE by Virginia Lee Burton. It is now my youngest son’s too and we both cry when we read it.
What is your favorite book today?
IF TOMORROW COMES by Sidney Sheldon will probably always remain my favorite (and one I’ve read the most.) It was the first book that got me wanting to seriously write.
Do you have any bad book habits?
Not so much anymore, but I used to be a sucker for self-help books that I wouldn’t read.
E-Reader or print? and why?
I’ve gone to the love of an Ereader because I can have the same book on my computer, iPad, and phone. I have read most books lately on my cell phone!
One book at a time or multiples?
I both read and write more than one book at a time. :-)
Dog-ear or bookmark? (don't worry—Librarian Judith won't hold it against you—much)
I’m a bookmarker. Dog-ears make me crazy! :-) But I use a Post-it note for a bookmark usually.
Do you loan your books?
Re-reader or not?
No, I don’t usually reread books.
Keep books or give them away?
Only recently, in a fit of decluttering, I have started to give away books. I used to keep them as trophies, but as I don’t reread them it seems silly.
Victoria Lincoln had a promising future with Christian until an accident took the life of her sister and left her as guardian to her two small children.
Their lives have gone in different directions, but Christian and Victoria’s paths will cross again. It will take a lot of change to pick up where they left off—if either of them can.
In 2007 – after marriage, filling her chronic entrepreneurial needs, and having five children – Bernadette began to write seriously with the goal of being published. That year she wrote 12 books. In 2009 she was contracted for her first trilogy and the published author was born. In 2011 she (being the entrepreneur that she is) opened her own publishing house, 5 Prince Publishing, and has released contemporary titles and has begun the process of taking on other authors in other genres.
Bernadette spends most of her free time driving her kids to their many events. She is also an accomplished martial artist, working her way to her second degree black belt in Tang Soo Do. An avid reader she loves to meet readers who enjoy reading contemporary romances and she always promises Happily Ever After.