Today I have Kimberly Lewis, author of the western contemporary romance novels Zane and When the Heart Falls, here to answer a few questions.
What is your favourite part of promoting your book?
I’d have to say that my favorite part of promoting is getting to meet new people. During my last two virtual book tours I visited a lot of blogs that I hadn’t been to before. Sometimes you have several conversations with the bloggers before your stop and I’ve made a few friendships from that. It’s also nice reaching a new audience that you may not have if you hadn’t been a guest on a particular blog.
Do you keep track or write reviews for books you read?
Yes I definitely keep track of books I’ve read and I do post reviews. I find reviews very helpful when I’m searching for a new book to read or a new author. I will never pass up an opportunity to tell someone why I loved (or disliked) a book.
What are your thoughts on ebooks? (i.e. love them, hate them, wave of the future)
I absolutely LOVE ebooks. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy my print books very much but I really enjoy the convenience of ebooks. My local book store doesn’t always have the books I’m looking for and, being the impatient person I am, I don’t always want to order the book and wait for it to arrive via snail mail. Ebooks never run out of stock and I can start reading it in minutes.
Do you read reviews written about your book?
Yes I do read reviews for my books. I really enjoy finding out readers thoughts on my work. Good or bad, every review posted helps. I take pride in knowing that someone somewhere enjoyed reading my novel so much that they stayed up until the wee morning hours just to finish it. And when I read a review from someone who didn’t enjoy my novel I take their thoughts and use them as a guide to help myself become a better author. Every review is greatly appreciated.
In November of 2011, author Kimberly Lewis stepped into the writing world with her first original western contemporary romance novel, When the Heart Falls.
Born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, this country girl at heart caught the creative bug at an early age, doing everything from drawing to writing short stories.
After the birth of her son, Kimberly found the inspiration to pick up a pen, or in this case a laptop, and began writing her first novel. Since then she has continued to write and credits her husband, Rob, and her wonderfully crazy family, who with their love and joking demeanor provide her with the ideas that inspire her novels.
Kellan Anderson is in hillbilly hell – or at least that’s what it feels like. After enduring endless accounts of abuse from her now ex-boyfriend, Kellan makes a run for her life and finds herself in cowboy country. Leaving her fancy clothes and expensive lifestyle behind her, she trades in her high heels for cowboy boots and changes her name to Andi Ford. With her painful past threatening to catch up with her, hiding out in this small town seems easy enough – until one blonde hair, blue eyed cowboy steps in the picture.
Zane McKade has sworn off women, determining that they are all liars and cheats – including the new waitress at the local bar. After a rather unpleasant first encounter with the beautiful brunette, Zane’s radar is set to high as he believes this woman is not who she claims to be. When his intimidation methods fail to break through Andi’s barrier he decides to turn on the charm to get her to tell the truth. But Zane’s plan begins to backfire as the more time he spends charming Andi, the more he finds himself breaking his own rules and falling for her.