Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Blog Tour featuring H.P. Mallory

I know its nearing the end of the blog tour and you all have probably heard a great deal about her fabulous books in the Dulcie O'Neil Series so I decided I would fresh things up a little and talk about how I came to fall in love with H.P. Mallory and her books. In fact, H.P. Mallory, is one of the best new authors I read in 2010.
Late last year, around August, I was asked to read and review one of her books, "Fire Burn & Cauldron Bubble", and of course is was amazing. If you haven't read my review yet you must just click here.
Shortly after I reviewed the first book I had H.P. on my blog for a Author Spotlight. I would like to share a little of that with you now. 

Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Sure, I'm 33 and I'm married and have a 17 month old son. I live in California although I lived in the UK for two years--Cambridge and Edinburgh, and that's where I was bitten by the writing bug!
 When and why did you begin writing?
I began while living in Cambridge, England and it was basically because I was living in such a magical place, I felt the need to be creative. You can't help but think of great stories when confronted with such awesome history!

What do you think makes a story great?
It has to be something that keeps you up late at night and something you can't put down--a page turner. And it really doesn't have to do anything with subject matter. As long as it's a page turner...

Now about "Fire Burn & Cauldron Bubble:
If you could describe this book in one sentence what would it be?
The story of a woman finding herself and dealing along the way with love, fear, comedy and hope.
How did you come up with the title?
Love that you asked me this question! No one has asked this yet and it's from Macbeth. It's when the witches are chanting--they say: Double Double Toil and Trouble, Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble!
We all have to know. Who designed the cover?
LOL well, I did the design. I need to caveat this by saying I purchased the images and then added the Halloweeny backgrounds, changed hair and eye color and added the text in photoshop. Yay photoshop!

And my favorite question and answer was this one: (I'm so glad I gave her that chance and you need to too.)
Is there anything you want to say?
I just want to thank you and all my readers for giving my books a chance. I know there are so many choices out there for you all to read and it really means a lot to me when someone takes a chance on me!  

I am now reading Toil and Trouble its making me fall in love with her writing all over again I can't wait to read her Dulcie O'Neil Series. 

Thanks for stopping on my blog for the blog tour and its been great having you here.



Belinda said...

I LOVE the Jolie Wilkins series... Rand and Sinjin make reading too much fun! That's what I love about H.P. - she writes amazing stories and if you're a romance lover, she crams them full with the good stuff. I love the sexual tension, the uncertainty of it all. I hope you enjoy reading A Tale of Two Goblins :)

V.K. Tremain said...

I agree, I've read all of HP's books, and they are all fantastic! I cannot wait for the next Jolie or Dulcie book. I'm totally immersed in their world, and what is happening in their crazy lives. Thanks to HP for writing such fun, steamy, and interesting page turners! I did stay up all night reading more than one of her books...

BLHmistress said...

My first HP book was with this tour- To Kill a Warlock to prepare for A Tale of Two Goblins and loved them so much I had to buy her other series immediately.

C.G. Powell said...

I love both series, but it is Sinjin who has my attention. The worlds and characters are so well written you want to be part of it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you all so much for the very kind comments and, Danielle, thank you! You were one of the first reviewers I contacted and I really appreciate you taking a chance on my books!
Hope you are doing well!!!!

LMAC said...

I remember starting the first Jolie book and after reading the first chapter went out and got the rest of HP Mallory's books. I really love the characters in the Jolie series, especially Rand. ;-)

Chelsea Rafferty said...

I really LOVED H.P. Mallory :) I discovered her from a guy friend of mine who buys and I buy and sometimes we share reads with each other.. I admit, I might have judged the book by its cover but he swore it was a great read so I thought what the heck? I got it on loan, read it and LOVED it.. needless to say I have all 4 of her books now and I'm really excited for when the nex books come out in both series...

H.P. Mallory, when my site is finally up (a book check list for those who go crazy) I already had plans to add you to the list :D such a great author :)

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