Saturday, July 15, 2017

Christmas In July: Day One #interviews #Giveaway

Every year Diverse Reader likes to be Santa. But in reality it's not the blog giving the gifts to you, it's these amazing people you'll be seeing all week. For the first day of Christmas in July Diverse Reader bring to you, Kelly Jensen, Silvia Violet, Annabella Jacobs, Alexa Milne, Helena Stone, V.L. Locey, Lillian Francis,  & Robin Reardon. Each will be answering five Fast Fire Questions, you'll see links where you can stalk them, and they all have presents to give you! So, grab the cocoa and enjoy!!!

Fast Fire Questions

What did you want to be when you grew up? architect, astronaut, artist, archaeologist, writer (one of these is not like the others...)

salty or sweet? Salty!

cell phone or e-reader? Cell phone (mine is the size of a small tablet, so doubles as both!)

Favorite room in your house? Any room with a book in it. (bonus points for rooms with books AND cats)

pandora or spotify? Pandora


 Giveaway: One Copy of Uncommon Ground (ebook)

Fast Fire Questions

best gift you ever got?
A new laptop for Mothers Day which was a complete surprise 

worst gift you ever got?
Dish detergent for Christmas from my husband's grandmother 

favorite time of day? 
Early morning when no one else is awake 

sneakers or flip flops?
Flip flops 

favorite flower?


winner's choice of one of my audiobooks 
See them all here:

Fast Fire Questions

Favorite fictional character? - Dr Kay Scarpetta

favorite color? - Blue

favorite season? - Summer

favorite flower? - Spider Chrysanthemum

Favorite smell? - Fresh baked Cinnamon Danish 


Giveaway: $10 amazon giftcard & backlist ebook

Fast Fire Questions

NKOTB or Backstreet Boys? = Neither as I'm too old and too British

would you rather fly or swim? = Swim

be invisible or invulnerable? = Invulnerable

Favorite alcoholic beverage? = Asti - not much of a drinker

lefty or righty? = Righty


Giveaway: One of my paperbacks. Winners choice.

Fast Fire Questions 

 One place in the world you want to visit: The USA (as soon as the current madness ends).

 Favourite animal: Dog (and more specifically, my Sparky).

 Best place to read: Anywhere (because the world disappears once I open a book)
Favourite trope: I don't have one. I just want a good story.

 Favourite sound: Silence


Giveaway: I'll be giving away an e-copy of all three titles in my Dublin Virtues trilogy to one reader (E-pub or PDF only).

Fast Fire Questions

Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks? Dunkin

Favorite animal? Cat

salty or sweet? Salty

 Horror or Thriller? Thriller

heads or tails? Heads


Giveaway: 5 digital copies of The Point Shot Trilogy

Fast Fire Questions

Favorite color? Blue

TV or Movies? TV

Boat or airplane? Plane

winter or summer? Summer

favorite comfort food? Beans on toast with cheese


Giveaway: Copy of all books so far in the Village Love series (3 ebooks)

Fast Fire Questions

Roller coaster or carousel?

Carousel (I have an irrational fear of mechanical devices; nearly died on The London Eye)

Favorite holiday dish?

My mom's Thanksgiving stuffing

Vegetables or fruits?


introvert or extrovert?

Extroverted introvert (or maybe introverted extrovert?)

favorite past time?

Singing. Alone

Giveaway: Waiting For Walker ebook Mobi or Epub

Day One's Giveaway will end on July 22nd!

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  1. Thanks for this wonderful initiative and your continuing support of authors and books. You (and your 'team') are the best!

  2. I love those rapid fire Q&A. Thanks to all who participated. And Silvia Violet - I think dish detergent is the worst gift I have ever heard of someone receiving. Ugh.

  3. I'm enjoying all the answers to the questions and thanks to all the authors who are giving wonderful prizes. Shampoo was one of my least favourite presents I received!

  4. Thank you for the rapid fire interview. They're intriguing to read.