Interview: Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth

The amazing power and truth of the Rapunzel fairy tale comes alive for the first time in this breathtaking tale of desire, black magic and the redemptive power of love. 

Award-winning author Kate Forsyth braids together the stories of Margherita, Selena, and Charlotte-Rose, the woman who penned Rapunzel as we now know it, to create what is a sumptuous historical novel, an enchanting fairy tale retelling, and a loving tribute to the imagination of one remarkable woman.

I am thrilled to be able to offer a copy of this novel in a giveaway which will be happening all week (see the giveaway post to enter for a chance to win). Forsyth also agreed to an interview with me as part of the release of this magical novel. So without further ado please welcome Kate Forsyth to The Lit Bitch!

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Interview: The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker

With the upcoming US release of this #1 international bestselling thriller, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

A global phenomenon, with over 2 million copies sold in Europe, THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HARRY QUEBERT AFFAIR is a fast-paced, tightly plotted, cinematic literary thriller about the disappearance of a fifteen-year-old New Hampshire girl and, thirty years later, a young American writer’s determination to clear his mentor’s name.

Please enjoy this conversation with Joel Dicker about his upcoming novel!

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Interview: The Midnight Witch by Paula Brackston

Double bubble, toil and trouble! Come celebrate the spring equinox with a bewitching tale of historic fiction, romance, and magic! This spring, you don’t want to miss Paula Brackston’s latest novel, The Midnight Witch.

Brackston is the best selling author of The Witch’s Daughter and The Winter Witch.  This latest novel is set in Edwardian London where the Duke of Randor has just passed away leaving his daughter, Lilith, as the leader of Lazarus Coven.

I am thrilled to be able to offer a copy of this novel in a giveaway which will be happening all week (see the giveaway post to enter for a chance to win). There is a little preview of the book at the end of this interview too for your enjoyment! Brackston also agreed to an interview with me as part of the release of this magical novel. So without further ado please welcome Paula Brackston to The Lit Bitch!

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Interview: The Longest Date: Life as a Wife by Cindy Chupack

The best selling author of The Between Boyfriends Book and an award-winning writer for Sex and the City and Modern Family takes a hilarious and at times, a heartbreaking look at marriage in her latest novel, The Longest Date: Life as a Wife.

Chupack has spent much of her adult life writing about dating and relationships for several hit TV series and as a sex columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine. At the age of thirty-nine, she finally found The One—and a wealth of new material.

Marriage, Cindy discovered, was more of an adventure than she ever imagined, and in this collection of essays she deftly examines the comedy and cringe-worthy aspects of matrimony. Soulful yet self-deprecating,The Longest Date recounts her first marriage (he was gay) and the meeting of Husband No. 2, Ian.

After the courtship and ceremony, both Cindy and Ian realized that happily ever after takes some practice, and near constant negotiation over everyday matters like cooking, sex, holidays, monogamy, and houseguests. The Longest Date takes a serious turn when it comes to infertility.

As part of the upcoming release of this novel, I am honored to host not only a Q & A with Cindy Chupak but a giveaway that includes a paperback copy of The Longest Date for which I will post a seperate post for you to enter to win! For now, please join me in welcoming Cindy Chupak to The Lit Bitch!

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Interview: Rasputin’s Shadow by Raymond Khoury

As part of the Rasputin’s Shadow blog tour, author Raymond Khoury has done a fabulous Q & A! Without further ado, please welcome Raymond Khoury to The Lit Bitch!

Q: RASPUTIN’S SHADOW is a great mix of technology, history, and action, but there is a little romance too. How do you work to balance these in the novel?

A: I guess it just comes from practice, really. I’ve been a storyteller for years, whether in screenplays of in my previous five novels, and I suppose it’s just a personal preference for how to tell a story, for the pacing, for having a gut feeling about when those different aspects should pop up and not jar or crowd each other out. It’s not something I consciously map out, I don’t outline the books; I just spend a lot of time setting up the characters and their motivations, the triggers of the story, then I let them loose and the story—and all the elements you refer to—come in when it feels right.

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