Welcome to my author spotlight. I believe that publicity is cooperation not competition. After all, when you get done with a book, you need a new one. In that light, here is my interview with Tamara Ferguson and Allyson Abbott. I hope you will take the time to check them out along with the Blue Dragon's Geas Series. I am still in the process of the final story of the series. Allyson and Tamara have great reads for you in the meantime.
You’ve written a book together: Mistletoe Kisses & Christmas Wishes. Will you tell us a little about each of your stories?
Allyson: The Prickly Christmas Kiss is my contribution. It is a sweet, romantic comedy, which hopefully will make you laugh out loud. The story follows Elf on a ‘escape from the family Christmas’ trip that goes wrong. A light hearted tale of love with laughter.
Tamara: My story is Two Hearts’ Christmas Wishes, which is Book 4 in my Two Hearts Wounded Warrior series. Colonel Jason Matthews is a wounded warrior whose dreams have invaded by Kat Conlin, a girl he shared a kiss with years ago. When they unexpectedly meet again at Christmas, will their long ago wishes finally come true? When I wrote this novella, my primary goal was to leave my readers with a smile. Two Hearts’ Christmas Wish is all about second chances, and moving forward. Normally, my writing tends to be a little bit steamier than it is in this novella, but I wanted my first Christmas story to be upbeat and appealing for every age group, in keeping with the spirit of the season.
What makes each of your Christmas stories so different than all of the other Christmas stories that are available right now?
Allyson: It’s a fun, magical Christmas story and the main characters have very apt names like, Elf (nickname from her initials of Emma Louise Fallon), and Rudi, is the local cop. There is also a couple who look like Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and a cat who steals the limelight, named Santa’s Little Helper. It is different because it’s about the magic of Christmas and a cat that seems to know just what to do.
Tamara: One of the reasons I began writing was to create stories that had original plots and unexpected twists. And, so far, I think that I’m succeeding with this. Two Hearts’ Christmas Wish is a sweet Christmas romance that deals with second chances and moving forward after tragedy. What I want to convey most in my stories? Hope!
How did it come about that the two of you decided to write a book together?
Allyson: After becoming friends with Tamara, I was in awe of her knowledge and work ethic and hoped one day to work with her again. I am not sure how it all happened so quickly, but a few months later we were both busy writing our contributions to this book. It was a twinkle in my eye that became a full blazing head lamp within days.
Tamara: I’m still trying to figure that out. Allyson and I became friends while we were writing stories for Mother’s Day Magic, and we were talking about writing Christmas stories. All of a sudden, we were planning on putting out a book together, even talking about working on one single story. Since the details were a little difficult to work out so late in the year, we decided to each write a story of our own instead, with some commonalities with our stories. We’d each feature a cat, and we would target the new adult age group with our clean and wholesome romance.
Do you have any plans to work together in the future? Some authors find it difficult coordinating their promoting efforts when working with other authors.
Allyson: I love working with Tamara, she is so motivated and committed to doing well. I hope we do something again in the future. I keep throwing ideas her way, but Tamara does have a lot of planned projects in the next year. We found a good way to share the work load and I just agree with everything she says, haha Lol
Tamara: Am laughing after reading Allyson’s tactful answer, because of my sales background, I know I can be bossy! It’s much easier to delegate duties with only the two of us. I love working with Allyson. (Although, we do tend to chat an awful lot while we’re figuring out our what nexts, haha Lol)
Tell us a little about any new releases you each have coming up. Do you have any works in progress?
Allyson: I have just published an erotic book called Slaving over Christmas and hope to get the next book in the series, Slaving over Valentine, published soon. Apart from that I have too many pies and not enough fingers, so I need to put a realistic plan of action together.
Tamara: On December 15, Love In Times of War will be released, featuring 12 USA Today & Bestselling authors. From there comes my next story, A Kiss Upon A Star, for the Wedding Pets & Kisses Anthology, and Kissed by Fate, That Unexpected Kiss, as well as my latest Tales of the Dragonfly Novel, Emergence, which will hopefully be released in fall of 2017.
Thanks for having us here today
Short Bio: Allyson:
Short Bio: Allyson loves to travel and spends most of her time on the road or away from her home country of England. At the moment she is in Spain, enjoying the slightly warmer climate. She misses her children and granddaughter, but uses all modern technology possible to catch up with them on a regular basis.
Allyson started her writing career on the road in The USA, in 2014, publishing her first book in January 2015 and has gone from strength to strength in the romance, erotic and nonfiction genres.
Goodbye, Hello became a #1 international bestselling book in 2015 and a total of five books have received glowing 5 star reviews from The Readers Favorite Editorial Book Reviewers, earning a hefty collection of 5 Star seals. Allyson also has a bestselling nonfiction book called How to Write a Simple Book Review, which has accumulated over 50-5 star reviews.
Social Links: Allyson
My email address is Allyson.Abbott@hotmail.com
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Tamara Ferguson is the multi-award winning, international best-selling author of 8 #1 Books. Two Hearts' Christmas Wish is Tamara's 4th Wounded Warrior Romance. Not only has her Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Series won 6 awards, including a silver medal in Military Fiction from Readers' Favorite, in 2016 alone, Two Hearts Surrendered was a #1 International Bestseller on 16 lists, while Two Hearts Unspoken was a #1 International Hot New Release as well as a #1 International Bestseller on 16 lists.
Since she remains a full-time caregiver for an autistic son, you can usually find Tammy working at home, where she spends a lot of time not completing her numerous home improvement projects, because she's writing or helping author friends promote their books on twitter.
Social Links: Tamara
Newsletter Sign Up https://www.facebook.com/Tammysdragonfy/?sk=app_100265896690345
Tamara's Blog https://Tammysdragonfly.wordpress.com/
Tamara on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Tamara-Ferguson/e/B0036WCDRW/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_
Tamara on Twitter: @Tammysdragonfly https://twitter.com/Tammysdragonfly
Tamara on Twitter @KissedByFate2 https://twitter.com/KissedByFate2
Tamara on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tamara-Ferguson/579374595502809
Tamara G+ https://plus.google.com/108952992124602192038/posts?hl=en
Tamara on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/pub/tamara-ferguson/94/a05/946
Tamara on Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/httpgoodreadscomtamara_ferguson
Tamara E-mail Tammysdragonfly@gmail.com
Kissed by Fate on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/KissedByFate?ref=hl
Kissed by Fate homepage http://www.KissedByFate.com
Tales of the Dragonfly homepage http://www.TalesOfTheDragonflyTheBook.com
Tamara on Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/Tammysdragonfly/
Tamara on Tumblr https://www.tumblr.com/blog/tammysdragonfly