Saturday, September 22, 2012

#Giveaway & Chat with Author Rebecca Graf - Deep Connections (VBT Cafe' Tour)

Please welcome author Rebecca L. Graf to the blog, currently on tour with her new novel, Deep Connections, at the Virtual Book Tour Cafe'. Rebecca and I had a nice chat, and she will also be giving you a chance to win a copy of Deep Connections during her tour, just fill out the Rafflecopter below.

Welcome Rebecca!

Rebecca Graf worked as an account for 20 years before taking a chance at a dream. Starting off with writing online, she began to build a reputation and a number of followers. Now, she has one children's book, A Gift for a Mouse, published with Deep Connections being her first adult novel. She lives near Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband and three children as well as two cats, Oreo and Cookie, and two dogs, Bug and Mocha. Rebecca has started her own publishing company, Silver Tongue Press, with two partners. Their goal is to help new authors to achieve their dreams. She also spends her days crocheting and knitting....

Twitter: @rebeccagraf

MM:  Many authors relate their characters to people they know.  Is this the case with your characters and do you see yourself in any of them?

I don’t think I can pick a particular person when I see my characters. They are themselves. I might take a little bit from one person I know who has a particular character trait but mix it with someone else. I have a friend that swears I wrote Brenna after her because she sees so much of herself in the character.

MM:  Who is your favorite character in your book and why?

Tahnee is my favorite character. She is the mother to Slaton. I love her quiet wisdom. I wish I had it. If I would become someone, it would be her.

MM:  Who is your most favorite character from any book of all time?

I think I love Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. He is an honest man who gets caught up in a world he doesn’t want to be in but he doesn’t change who he is. He stays true to himself.

MM:  If you could dive into the pages of any book, which book would it be and what character would you be?

This is hard. I love so many books and can easily get lost in them all. I don’t know if I can answer this one truthfully.

MM:  If your book was to become a movie, which actors/actresses do you see playing the parts of your characters?

I want Ian Somerhaulder playing the stalker. I think for Slaton Chaske Spencer playing him. Brenna would be Amanda Seyfried. I had trouble with Brenna and Slaton, but a friend suggested these actors and I think they are perfect.

MM:  What can we expect from Rebecca Graf in the future? Any new projects?

There will be the sequels to Deep Connections as well as a few children’s books that will be out within the next year.

MM:  Where can readers connect with you?

I can be found at , facebook, and twitter @rebeccagraf

Thank you so much for taking time to chat with me today. It's been a wonderful pleasure.

Just as love appears, so does the darkness. With her heart reaching out for one man, Brenna finds herself the target of an unknown stalker. Who is he? What does he want? How far will he go for her? Death is an option. Brenna discovers more than she bargained for and learns that the stalker will kill for her. It all comes down to decisions, and no matter what she chooses it will demand sacrifice and someone's blood.

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Silver Tongue Press
Release Date: August 23, 2012

Buy The Book: Amazon

Excerpt 2:

Brenna quickly sat up and turned on the light hoping to see that the intruder was only a piece of clothing caught on a hook, but instead found something much worse. Her bedroom window was open. The curtains were parted as though someone had just pushed through them. The cool night air hit her in the face as the sounds of the night wafted in, so she knew she wasn't imagining things.
Her heart jumped into her throat and she reached to grab the phone. Her shaking hands knocked over an empty glass that was in the way. Not wanting to waste any time by calling the police, she automatically dialed Eaton’s number. Eaton’s voice was groggy from sleep, but alert from seeing her number on the caller ID at three in the morning.
“Brenna, what’s wrong?” She could hear him sitting up in bed and turning on a light.
“Eaton, someone was just in my place. He was in my bedroom and went out the window.” Her words came out in one quick breath. She was pulled up against the headboard with her knees drawn up watching the window intently. Did the person really leave or was he still there? A part of her wanted to run out the door, but she was afraid he’d be waiting on her.
“Damn. Don’t move, stay where you are. I’ll be there in a minute, and I’ll call the sheriff.” As soon as Eaton hung up, she called Slaton. His voice was more alert when he answered.
“Brenna, are you okay?” She heard concern in his voice and imagined him sitting straight up, completely alert and ready to go.
“No. He was here. In my bedroom.” Each word was clipped as she continued staring at the phone.
“I’ll be there in a few minutes. Have you already called Eaton?” She could hear clothes rustling in the background.
“Yes, I called him first so the police could be here before he got too far away.”
“Good thinking. Hold on tight.” He hung up and quickly began dressing on his way to the car. His pants were the only thing he had on as he headed out his bedroom door. Jumping from one leg to the other to get his shoes on, he hobbled down the hall. His shirt was halfway on as he made his way into the living room. He didn't have time to let his mom know what was going on, so it was a good thing she was standing in her bedroom door watching him as though she knew just what was going on.
Brenna took Eaton and Slaton's advice and didn’t move until she heard a knock on her door. It seemed as though hours passed before either of them arrived, but just a few minutes had gone by. She practically fell on her face trying to get off the bed and to the door. Her imagination had this mysterious intruder grabbing her from every nook and corner. She found Eaton and the sheriff on the other side of the door, and led them straight to the bedroom. Who cared if she was only in her shorts and t-shirt? There was no time for greetings or modesty, she wanted this unwelcome visitor found.


August 31 - Introduction at VBT Cafe' Blog
September 3 - Guest Blogging at Cindy Vine's Blog
September 4 - Book Feature & Excerpt at Cafe' Creations 
September 5 -Guest Blogging at The Book Hoard
September 7 - Interviewed at MK McClintock's Blog
September 11 - Interviewed at BK Walker Books Etc.
September 13 - Fun Facts & Fav Recipe at Writing Innovations E-zine
September 15 - Review & Guest Blogging at Jersey Girl Book Reviews
September 17 - Book Feature & Excerpt at Reviews by Dee
September 19 - Guest Blogging at SheWrites
September 22 - Interviewed at Mass Musings
September 24 - Reviewed at Books, Books, and More Books
September 25 - Guest Blogging at Romance That's Out Of This WorldSeptember 26 - Guest Blogging at AZ Publishing Services
September 27 - Interviewed at Reviews & Interviews  
September 28 - Book Feature & Excerpt at Whoopeeyoo

October 1 - Guest Blogging at Kimberly Lewis Novels
October 3 - at The Bunny's Review
October 5 - Review & interviewed at Infinite House of Books
October 8 - Reviewed at From The TBR Pile


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