Friday, April 26, 2013

Straight Chatting from the Library: Cheryl Douglas

I'm excited to have Cheryl Douglas stop by the Library today to talk about books as part of her Virtual Book Tour with Goddess Fish Promotions!  Cheryl is going to be giving away the following prizes to randomly drawn commenters during the tour:

* two $20 Amazon Gift Cards
* ten trading card/cover flat packs (US/Canada)
* ten eBooks from the Nashville Nights series (winner's choice)
* two sterling silver necklaces (US/Canada)

Make sure you comment and be sure and check out the rest of her tour stops here:

Q. What is the favorite book you remember as a child?

A. The Diary of Anne Frank. 

Q. E-Reader or print? and why?

A. I use a Kindle. I’m a voracious reader, so if I didn’t switch to digital I would have had to build an extension on to my house just to accommodate my library.   

Q. One book at a time or multiples?

A. I’m always reading one fiction book, usually romance. I also have a non-fiction book going at the same time, usually about positive thinking, the law of attraction, business, marketing, or goal setting.

Q. Favorite book you've read this year?

A. I love Bella Andre’s The Sullivan’s series. I can’t pick just one. I think they’re all great! 

Q. When do you do most of your reading?

A. Early morning and late evening. 

Q. Favorite genre?

A. Romance. Always and forever! 

Q. Re-reader or not?

A. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book more than once, no matter how much I enjoyed it. I have a short attention span so by the time I finish a book I’m always ready to move on to the next one on my ‘tbr’ list. 

Q. What would make you not finish a book?

A. I used to finish every book I started until recently. Now I realize my down time is too precious to waste on books I’m not enjoying. If the characters don’t hook me by the fourth or fifth chapter, I move on to something else.


      Cheryl began her professional career as a nutritionist, but her love of books started at an early age. She studied writing for many years before she decided to pursue her passion as a full-time career. After receiving constructive criticism from several well-known authors, Cheryl finally had the confidence to write her first romance novel.

The first book in the Nashville Nights series, Shameless, was a book that had been dwelling in Cheryl’s subconscious for years. For her, the surprise came when the manuscript began taking on a life of its own. Characters came to life, secondary characters became more prominent, outlines were forgotten, and a single title evolved into an eight book series, and another eight book spin-off series entitled Nashville Nights, Next Generation.

One word would aptly describe Cheryl: workaholic. She lives and breathes her writing, when she’s sleeping, watching TV, driving, reading… it’s always in the periphery of her mind. Her imagination rarely takes a holiday, even when she escapes to a sandy beach with her husband and son, she’s planning, plotting, outlining, and daydreaming.

Cheryl feels blessed to be able to get up every day and do something she loves. The thousands of fans who have embraced the Nashville Nights have made that possible. She writes for the readers who ask for more, she writes to satisfy the muse residing inside of her, but most of all, she writes because she couldn’t imagine doing anything else with her life. It took her thirty-seven years to decide what she wanted to be when she grew up, but now that she knows, she’s convinced she’s found her purpose.


Former party girl, Alisa Turner, made a deal with her daddy, Trey. He’ll provide the seed money for her new business venture as long as she promises to stay out of trouble. Too bad her good intentions tumble 30,000 feet when she meets a sexy stranger on a flight to sin city.

Hotel mogul, Liam Bryson, has never believed in love at first sight, but when a sexy little siren twenty years his junior tempts him into a night of high stakes Blackjack, he’s suddenly playing for keeps.

Alisa wakes up in Liam’s bed the next morning, cursing Tequila and the five carat diamond on her left hand. She demands an annulment before her over-protective father finds out she reneged on their agreement, but her new hubby isn’t prepared to let her go without a fight.

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  1. Hello All,
    recently bought HIGH STAKES ,I'M REA:DING NOW! thanQ MS. DOUGLAS! GOOD LUCK!!

  2. Thanks so much for having me today.

    I hope you enjoy High Stakes, Ruby!

  3. I enjoyed the questions and answers, it's fun to learn more about the author. The book sounds like a fun read.


  4. great interview! I normally only read one book at a time but sometimes I end up reading two or three.
    nightsky1102 at gmail dot com

  5. I love the fact that you only read a book once. I have read some of my favorites more than 3 times. This one sounds like fun. I love romance stories, they are my very favorite.

  6. I wish I could read some books more than once, but there are just so many books calling to me on my TBR list! Some of my readers tell me they read my books 3-4 times, which is the biggest compliment they could pay me. I know how valuable everyone's time is and the fact that they would want to spend that much time with my characters is so awesome!

  7. You know, I've actually never read the Diary of Anne Frank? I feel like I've missed a crucial chunk of history. Thanks for the great interview!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  8. Great interview! I cant wait to read this one!

  9. I love the interview!!!! Surprisingly, I would have the same to most of the questions. I had this strange fascination with Anne Frank in the 7th grade. I actually got to go to Germany and visit Bergen Belsen. It was a very surreal experience.

    Thank you for the giveaway.