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Giveaway Interview DESPERATELY SEEKING SUZANNA by ELIZABETH MICHELS @southerntart @sourcebookscasa

Book Description

 March 4, 2014

Her Cinderella Moment

Sue Green just wanted one night to be the pretty one. But a few glasses of champagne and one wild disguise later, she's in some serious trouble. Who knew the devastatingly handsome face of Lord Holden Ellis would get in the way of her foot? And how exactly did all that high-kick dancing start in the first place? At least she blamed it on her new persona—Suzanna—so Society's most eligible bachelor will never find out the truth.

All Holden wants is the truth. Who was that vixen who seduced him so thoroughly, then disappeared? The only one who seems to have any answers about Suzanna is Miss Sue Green. She's promised to help him find his mystery woman, but she's not being all that helpful. And the more time Holden spends with Sue—witty, pretty, and disarmingly honest—the more he realizes he may have found exactly what he's been looking for all along...


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Elizabeth Michels grew up on a Christmas tree farm in rural South Carolina. After tip-toeing her way through school with her focus on ballet steps and her nose in a book, she met a boy and followed him a thousand miles away from home to Kansas City, Missouri, before settling down in North Carolina. She attended Park University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Interior Design. Elizabeth is a lover of happily-ever-afters; she invites you to read her stories, get lost, and enjoy. For more information, please visit http://www.elizabethmichels.com/






PLEASE WELCOME ELIZABETH TO BOOKHOUNDS 



1. What is the first book you remember reading by yourself as a child?

EM: I remember reading The Velveteen Rabbit when I was pretty young. What a sad book! It’s an amazing story but, wow…I sobbed. And now, as I’m thinking about the books I liked as a child, I’m noticing a whole woodland creature theme in my reading material…The Mouse and The Motorcycle, Bunnicula, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Adventures of Uncle Wiggly… I’m sure this has some kind of psychological reasoning, but let’s just attribute it to cute fluffiness.


2. What are you reading right now?

EM: I’m in the middle of Much Ado about Jack by Christy English and I’m about to start The Trouble with Honor by Julia London. There are so many great books out right now, I’m reading two at a time! I also had to take a reading break to complete my books on time, so I have some lost reading ground to make up for at the moment. Must. Read. Faster.


3. How does your garden grow?

EM: Not very well, if I can be honest on the subject. I love flowers. I wander through the nursery and sigh over all the beautiful colors unfolding at the first hint of spring. I carefully select the perfect plants and bring them home with me. I plant them and water them with love...and with real water. And then, I get busy for a few weeks, neglect them entirely, and bring them to the edge of death. The following weeks are spent bringing the poor plants back to life, before I become distracted and allow them to wilt once more. It’s a disturbing cycle that would continue on indefinitely with my flower beds only filled with my good intentions and shriveled plants if not for my husband’s heroic use of the sprinkler. He’s the sort that washes his riding mower on the weekends and goes to the home improvement store simply to browse the selection of landscaping power tools. So, my garden grows more in spite of me than due to my constant care. But, I do love looking at it!


4. What is the last thing you Googled?

EM: Which Skylander Giant is the tallest? It’s Tree Rex in case you were wondering. And in other news, I have a 6 year-old little boy who asks lots of questions. *grins* My Google history is filled with random questions about everything from superheroes to river otters with the occasional recipe and book research question thrown into the mix. How did we survive before Google? I’m not sure.


5. What makes you cringe?

EM: Men who wear flip-flops.



Thank you for hosting me on Bookhounds today! This is so much fun and I’m excited to be here celebrating the release of the 2nd book in The Tricks of the Ton series, Desperately Seeking Suzanna. Now, I have one question for you: what makes you cringe?


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32 comments:

  1. When students think it's appropriate to use 'text language' when writing in class, like '2' for 'two' and 'u' for 'you'. lol That makes me cringe!

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    1. Thanx for commenting, Kimberly! ...Haha! Just kidding. That is annoying. I shudder every time I see someone type b4 instead of before on Facebook. It's the difference of 4 letters and there are no character limits on FB. It makes me want to call out Bingo! ...but I just quietly scroll away. :)

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  2. texting makes me cringe i dont understand why everyone likes to do it i dont know how to do it and dont care to learn i dont have texting on my phone either i like calling on teh phone or emailing or writing an old fashion letter with pencil and paper denise smith denise226@verizon.net

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    1. I sympathize, Denise. But, I must admit, I'm addicted to texting. I love that I can send a quick note to a friend who may have her hands full with life and children and she can respond when it's convenient to reply. Phone calls seem to take scheduling with my schedule. ;) I wish you happy phone calls and letters--which I love!

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  3. Elizabeth, I'm with you on the men wearing flip flops - it is only ok on the beach or in a pool area! Next on my list are the people who wear those toe shoes everywhere -- especially the 'dress' toe shoes for work! Nope. Not appropriate!

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    1. Glenda, I agree!! Men's feet should only be seen on a beach! I love men, but their feet--ugh! LOL

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  4. Holding a cell phone up to your ear and talking or texting while driving makes me cringe. I don't know how many times someone has almost hit me while they were doing one of the above.

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    1. Oh my goodness, Cathy, it's so dangerous! I don't understand why anyone would take that chance with their life and the lives of those around them. And, no one ever talks about it, but I think programming the GPS while moving is just as bad. Stay safe! :)

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  5. Cutting up a person. I'll be watching NCIS, Bones, or Criminal Minds, CSI and when I see a person being cut up or something, I cringe. I can't stand it. I don't get gross out about it but it gives me the shiver because I feel it is happening to me.

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    1. I'm right there with you, Sandy! I can't handle the blood and guts! Last night my husband was talking to my son about his wiggly tooth and I had to leave the room...they laughed at me. ;)

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  6. Rats and mice make me cringe, they are so nasty.

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    1. And snakes. Can I add snakes to your list, Anita? *shudders*

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  7. What makes me cringe, and I avoid them at all costs, are scary movies like The Omen, Damien, Aliens, etc. I can read vampire hero stories just fine, but a Dracula movie? No way. Kinda weird, huh? :-) jdh23690@gmail.com

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    1. Janice, I don't like scary movies either. I watched Copycat in the mid 90s and I still cringe every time I go into an empty public restroom. Of course, I also wonder if I'm not overly sensitive to such things because Dr. Who gave me nightmares. :-/ Thanks for commenting!

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  8. This is for the blog reviewer. When I tweeted this giveaway it mentioned Silence of the Wolf by Terry Spear instead of Elizabeth Michels' book, Desperately Seeking Suzanna.

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    1. Janice - I just gave you five extra entries for catching that mistake. I was rushing to get everything done before I leave for Austin. Sigh. That is what I get for rushing.

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  9. Well you are new to me author, but I like this review and put all 3 books of the series on my to read list. Good to have found you and thanks for the giveaway
    I cringe at anyone's underwear showing and butt cracks in the produce isle is not a pretty thing! Pull up your pants people!

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    1. Your cringe item makes me laugh, Cathy! I agree! Nobody wants to see that!

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  10. I cringe when I am trying to help a customer and they are talking on their cell phone. I am a cashier in a service department and it is so rude for a person to talk while I am trying to collect money for their bill!!

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    1. Oh, I can imagine, Jeanne! That would annoy me too! I always feel like I'm listening in on something private when someone is on their cell phone near me, but you can't help it if they're talking right in front of you. It's awkward. Thanks for commenting! :)

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  11. Nails on a blackboard; gory movies; unexpected loud noises.
    I love this idea of a regency takeoff of Cinderella!

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    1. Thanks, Di! Oh my goodness, nails on a chalkboard! That's the worst!

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  12. Hearing every sentence with "So..." has been making me cringe lately.

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    1. Soooo nice to hear from you. Haha! Just kidding. :)

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  13. This one sounds good-adding it to my tbr list :)
    Just found your blog and now following!

    Finley Jayne
    http://finleyjaynesbookshelves.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Finley Jayne! I hope you like the first 2 books in the Tricks of the Ton series! :)

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  14. Nails on a chalk board definitely make me cringe but the sound of breaking bones on TV or movies does too.

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  15. Bad grammar, nails on a chalk board (or similar noises), people who think it's perfectly okay (or don't care) to use profanity in public, and people who carry on loud and very personal phone calls in public.

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  16. Loud cellphone calls on elevators (most of which consist partly of shouting "I'm on the elevator"). The sound of high heels on hard-surface floors and knowing that in a decade or two the wearers will be suffering some kind of foot pain.

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