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Interview with Ryan Tucker – Begin Again – Christy Newton

Begin Again CoverToday I would like to welcome Ryan Tucker the hero of Christy Newton’s sweet contemporary romance

Begin Again. Over to you Ryan:BA Teaser

Would you describe yourself as an adventurous person?

Not most days.

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

That would be the time when my best friend Jacob and I stole a couple of mice from our high school science lab and gave them to my sister to keep as pets.

Describe your ideal woman.

A woman who loves animals and has a pure heart.

Do believe in love at first sight?

Yes.

Do you believe in ‘Happy Ever After’?

Yes, I am living my Happy Ever After with Maisie.

Career or family which is your top priority?

Family, but my career is extremely important to me as well as my family.

Who’s your favourite fairytale heroine?

Snow White. She is my ideal woman. *laughs*

Where in the world would you most like to live?

Right where I am in Pleasant Valley, Indiana.

Are you a cat or dog person?

I’m a critter person… I have to say that I’m an exotic veterinarian. Although, I do have a dog named Happy that I love.

What’s your favourite sport?

Basketball

Thanks for visiting with us today Ryan. If you would like to read how Ryan met and fell in love with Maisie here’s the blurb:

‘What if one night changed your life forever?
Maisie Scott lost not only her husband and unborn child in a tornado two years ago she lost her will to live. Keeping busy is the only way she can get by. This small town waitress won’t let herself get attached to anyone…until Ryan, the new veterinarian for exotic animals, starts making regular trips to her diner. As hard as she tries not to feel anything, Ryan ignites a spark in her broken heart.
Ryan Tucker craves a happy family of his own more than his Momma’s apple pie. Getting over his fiancée leaving him six months ago, he moves to Pleasant Valley for a fresh start. When he meets Maisie and notices the sadness in her eyes he is determined to put a smile on her pretty face. What starts out as innocent flirting turns into two people finding something they no longer want to live without? The problem is Maisie has deep scars inside and out. Showing Ryan that part of her may just be too painful.
When another dangerous storm hits, Ryan stays by Maisie’s side. She fills the missing piece in his heart, but will Ryan share his secret? Can Maisie move on from the past and learn to begin again?’

Begin Again is available from:

Amazon

Amazon UK

Barnes and Noble

Christy 014Christy has also written two romantic suspense novels: Stolen Hearts and Something to Treasure

Connect with Christy on her Website Twitter or Facebook

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Author Interview: Christy Newton

Today I  would like to welcome Christy NewtonChristy 014 Author of Stolen Hearts, Begin Again  and Something to Treasure  to  First Steps .

Last Friday I  gave a 5* review to Begin Again published by Crimson Romance.

Here’s the blurb:Begin Again Cover

‘What if one night changed your life forever?
Maisie Scott lost not only her husband and unborn child in a tornado two years ago she lost her will to live. Keeping busy is the only way she can get by. This small town waitress won’t let herself get attached to anyone…until Ryan, the new veterinarian for exotic animals, starts making regular trips to her diner. As hard as she tries not to feel anything, Ryan ignites a spark in her broken heart.
Ryan Tucker craves a happy family of his own more than his Momma’s apple pie. Getting over his fiancée leaving him six months ago, he moves to Pleasant Valley for a fresh start. When he meets Maisie and notices the sadness in her eyes he is determined to put a smile on her pretty face. What starts out as innocent flirting turns into two people finding something they no longer want to live without? The problem is Maisie has deep scars inside and out. Showing Ryan that part of her may just be too painful.
When another dangerous storm hits, Ryan stays by Maisie’s side. She fills the missing piece in his heart, but will Ryan share his secret? Can Maisie move on from the past and learn to begin again?’

Now to find out some interesting facts about Christy 🙂

What influenced your career choice as a writer?

My brother encouraged me to keep going with my story. My love of books also helped.

What would you like your potential readers to know about Christy Newton?

I enjoy creating stories that evoke emotions in people.

What inspired you to write your debut novel ‘Stolen Hearts’?

My first characters came to me in a dream so strong that the next morning I got up and just started typing.

Where do you create your wonderful characters and stories?

Mostly in my tiny office. Sometimes on my sofa in the living room.

What is your favourite time of day to write?

Anytime inspiration strikes. It could be early morning or late at night. I just go with it.

Tell us a little about ‘Begin Again’.

Begin Again is a sweet contemporary romance about starting over and second chances.

As a new author have you any tips for other new writers?

Study the craft. Read, read, read!

Can you tell us about the other books you’ve written?

Stolen Hearts and Something To Treasure are part of my More Than Treasure Series. They are both romantic suspense and are filled with adventure.

Where can your readers connect with you on social media?

Website

Twitter

Facebook

Where can we buy ‘Begin Again’?

Amazon.com

Barnes & Noble

Amazon.co.uk

Thanks  Christy.

BA Teaser

Tomorrow I have an Interview with the  charming Ryan Tucker the exotic animal vet from Begin Again 🙂

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This Weeks Blogs 14-18 October 2013

This week I have an interview with author Christy Newton and the hero of Begin Again the charming Ryan Tucker .

Read my review of Anastasia Ryan’s debut novel Heartbreak Ranch which is released Tuesday.

My usual Writing Journey post and a review of Justice For All Time by Kit Cole.

Christy 014Begin Again Cover Heartbreak Ranch blog tour banner  Justice For All Time Cover

Monday – Author Interview: Christy Newton.

Tuesday – Character Interview:  Ryan Tucker from  Begin Again written by Christy Newton Crimson  Romance.

Wednesday – Review of: Heartbreak Ranch  Anastasia Ryan   Swoon Romance released on 15 October 2013.

Thursday – Writing Journey Post.

Friday – Review of: Justice for All Time by Kit Cole.   

Hope you all have a good week 🙂

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5* Review: Begin Again Christy Newton

Begin Again

Begin Again is a sweet, poignant small town romance which is a pleasure to read.

Maisie is an island cut off from the world and her family as she grieves for the loss of husband and unborn child in a horrific tornado two years previously. She works long hours at the local diner and lives in her sister’s basement. She has little hope of enjoying life and finding love again. Physically scarred from the tornado she shies away from intimacy but it is her mental scars and self loathing she must overcome to live again.

Emotionally damaged Ryan Tucker moves to the small town in Indiana for a new start as the local exotic animal vet. His love of apple pie draws him to the local diner where he meets Maisie a beautiful woman with sad green eyes. He vows to make her smile and the charming romance begins.

Maisie attracts empathy and loyalty. The internal conflict is believable and increases your support of Maisie in her quest to overcome the past. Ryan is charming and caring and every inch the dashing hero but as the story progresses you realise he isn’t perfect either. This increases his charm and makes him real.

The support cast of characters in the diner and Maisie and Ryan’s respective families enhance the story and reinforce the ethos of small town living. The animals featured are characters in their own right and give the story instant appeal.

A plot with numerous twists interwoven with well-developed characters makes you care and keeps you turning the pages.

The traditional values of this story are given a contemporary slant and reflect the distinctive voice of the author it is easy to read and hard to put down…

Begin Again by Christy Newton

My rating: 5 of 5 star

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Writing Journey Post 10 October 2013

Dragon Legacy Happy to report after two rounds of editing The Dragon Legacy has been passed to Line Edits. I am very excited. 🙂  I was lucky to have a great editor and I have learned so much during the edits stage of my manuscript. January seems much closer now.

2013-07-14 06.05.17  I decided to enter  the first chapter of  The Dangerous Gift in #sytycw2013. Although I entered late two days before the closing date I have received lots of helpful comments and encouragement from my friends and other participants which I appreciate. If you haven’t read it yet here’s the link which should be available until early November 🙂

The Dangerous Gift

Begin Again CoverLook out  tomorrow for my review of Begin Again by Christy Newton who I will interviewing on First Steps next Monday 14 October 2013