Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Daydreaming of romance with Carole Matthews, plus a book giveaway
**Giveaway is now closed**
Welcome the 2012 Romance Novelist’s Association Romantic Comedy of the Year Nominee, Carole Matthews, who was nominated for her novel "Wrapped Up in You!"
Carole Matthews can do it all. She’s written over twenty novels in over fifteen years. More than three-and a-half million copies have been sold world-wide in thirty countries. She’s able to wear sleeveless blouses because she has incredible shoulders, and well-toned arms.
And if this isn’t too much, she’s bakes. You have to check out her website, she often posts the most fabulous cupcakes which she not only whips up, but decorates like a pastry chef.
And Carole Matthews has a new novel, "Summer Daydreams," coming out in May (currently available for Kindle though), but we get to visit with her here at Chick Lit Central first. YEAH!
Have you ever dreamed of doing something more with your life? In "Summer Daydreams," Nell wonders if it’s possible to have it all. She’s a juggling a job and her personal life but gets the opportunity to live her dream. If you want to learn more about what happens, you can enter to win a copy right here! Carole has one to give to a lucky reader anywhere in the world!
If you want to know more about Carole, you can find her on Facebook and Twitter.
Favorite chick lit novel couple:
Bridget Jones and Mark Darcy. The ultimate chick lit couple!
Favorite romantic movie:
Four Weddings and A Funeral. I think has to be my favourite. I love all of the British romcoms - Notting Hill, Love Actually, Bridget Jones’s Diary. Basically, anything scripted by Richard Curtis.
Favorite romantic song:
Everything by Mary J Blige. Music is really important to me and I always listen to music while I’m writing. I find song lyrics very inspiring. I particularly like listening to George Michael, Prefab Sprout and Vampire Weekend. A bit of Michael Buble never goes amiss either
Favorite place to go on a date:
On a picnic, anywhere sunny. Sometimes we’ll just have a picnic in our living room if the weather is awful - well, I do live in Britain! We just put a blanket on the floor, have all kinds of lovely picnic food and, of course, some fizz! Can’t beat it.
Most memorable date:
Afternoon tea at the Ritz Hotel in London. Such a romantic thing to do. The setting is beautiful, the tea is first class, very gentile and there’s a pianist plays throughout the afternoon. We went for my birthday last year and it was wonderful. Everyone really dresses up and the women all put on their finery and men have to wear suit and tie. It instantly turns the occasion into something very special.
Guy you would date from a chick lit novel:
I think my hero, Dominic, from my last book WRAPPED UP IN YOU would have to be on the list. He’s a Masaai warrior and quite unusual for a hero. He’d be wonderful to spend time with though. I’d also like a date with Daniel Cleaver from "Bridget Jones’s Diary." I do like a bad boy!
Favorite Valentine's Day memory:
My partner, Lovely Kev, took me to a lovely hotel in the Cotswolds in England which is home to The Pudding Club. We stayed in their chocolate suite and it was divine.
Best movie kiss:
Hmm. So many of them! I think I’ll plump for Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts in Notting Hill.
Special thanks to Carole for visiting with us and sharing "Summer Daydreams" with our readers.
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