Thursday, February 2, 2012

Heather Thurmeier shares her passion and her e-book!

Introduction by Gail Allison

**Giveaway is now closed**

She’s found what she loves, and it shows in her work. Heather Thurmeier is a full-time stay at home mom, who has found her passion in writing. Her husband is her biggest fan, and eagerly (proven by the dust and coffee stains) proofs her pages for her. Heather was born and raised on the prairies of Canada, and now resides in New York with her husband, 2 children, and a King Charles Spaniel named Indy. Her newest book, "Love on Landing," the second of the Meadow Ridge Romance series (but separate from the first of the series, "Love and Lattes") was released on January 28th.

Heather has one e-copy of "Love on Landing" to give away to a lucky reader anywhere in the world.

You can find Heather at her website, as well as Facebook and Twitter.

Favorite date in a novel:
In "The Notebook," when Noah takes Ally out on the rowboat and all the swans surround the boat. *sigh* So sweet, secluded and romantic.

Favorite chick lit novel couple:
Tough choice, but I’m going to have to go with Becky Bloomwood and Luke Brandon from "Confessions of a Shopaholic." I loved these two and how they come together despite their fundamental differences.

Favorite romantic movie:
I currently have a ton of favorites so picking one is just too hard. I’ll just pick two instead…

Most memorable date:
My hubs and I went to Paris ten years ago. (Where did the time go?!) One evening after sight-seeing all day, we stopped in at this little pizza place we just happened to wander by that looked and smelled tasty. We ordered a pizza, and a bottle of wine (since hubs didn’t want to order by the glass), and sat at our tiny table surrounded by Parisians. The pizza was delicious, the wine was gone and the world around us faded away into a blur of white noise and French words we didn’t understand. It’s one of my favorite memories of our week in Paris. Tali’s dinner with Gavin in LOVE ON LANDING was definitely inspired by that night—although what Gavin and Tali did after that dinner is completely fictional...yep, com-plete-ly… No really… Stop looking at me like that! ;) 

Favorite Valentine's Day candy:
Chocolate! Absolutely, without question. It doesn’t even have to be fancy, expensive chocolate to make me happy. Hubs could bring home an Almond Joy and I’d be thrilled. Although he shouldn’t… 

Favorite Valentine's Day memory:
Any Valentine’s Day that hubs is home. We’re not really big Valentine’s Day people. We don’t often make a huge deal out of it. But we’ve had a few where hubs has been away for work, and those are definitely ones I haven’t liked. Now when I get him home for Valentine’s Day, I’m very content cuddling on the couch, sipping strawberry, lime margaritas and nibbling on a box of assorted chocolates. Nom, nom, nom.

Best TV show kiss:
I’m a big fan of the TV show, "Friends," and Ross and Rachel’s relationship. There’s one episode where you think they’re just never going to work out. They’re fighting in Central Perk and Rachel kicks him out into the rain and locks all the deadbolts on the door. We think Ross is gone for good, but then he comes back and it’s clear what’s going to happen. Rachel fights with the locks, trying to get the door open. And just when we can’t stand the tension any more, she finally frees that last bottom lock and the door opens. Ross comes in from the rain and kisses her exactly how I’d been yelling at the TV for him to do the entire season. *happy sigh*

Guy you would date from a chick lit novel:
Gerry from "P.S. I Love You" (played by Gerard Butler in the movie. What’s not to love about a sexy man with an accent? Yum.)
Noah from "The Notebook" (played by Ryan Gosling in the movie. Need I say more?) 

Special thanks to Heather for making us swoon and for sharing her e-book with a lucky reader.

How to win "Love on Landing":
Please comment below with your e-mail address. (Please note: Entries without an e-mail address will NOT be counted. You can use AT and DOT to avoid spam. Or provide a link to your facebook page or blog if you can receive messages there.)

Bonus entries (can be listed all in one post):
1. Please tell us: Which guy would you date from a chick lit novel?
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Giveaway ends February 8th at midnight EST.


Heather Thurmeier said...

Thanks so much for having me here today! I can't wait to hear everyone else's favs!

Stephanie said...

GREAT post!!!! All things that I love!!!!

Here is my email: haefner919 at yahoo dot com

Which guy would I date? Hmmmmm I really loved Ethan in Something Borrowed and Something Blue!

I'm already a follower of this blog!

I tweeted and FB'd!

I'm already a member of Chick Lit Central's FB page!

Kim W. said...

1. Sooooo with you on Gerard Butler!! But I actually like Jeffery Dean Morgan more. So he's my choice (cuz, ya know, there's a good chance it would happen - )!

2. I follow the CLC blog

3. I posted on FB

4. I belong to CLC on FB

bn100 said...

I enjoyed your interview.

Mark Darcy from Bridget Jones' Diary

I follow your blog.

Thanks for the giveaway.


Literary Chanteuse said...

I would date Luke Brandon from the Shopaholic Series.

I'm a follower.

Tweeted on Twitter

Joined the CLC on facebook


Heather Thurmeier said...

Thank you for stopping by! I love all your "date" choices!! So many hunky heroes to choose from, how are we even supposed to pick just one?

Kat said...

Heather sounds like a kindred spirit based on her answers. Would love to win!

Without a doubt, I would date Noah from The Notebooj % and I agree with Heather, as played by Ryan Gosling *sigh*).

I am already a follower of the blog.

I am already a member of CLC.

Posted on Facebook.

Diana_Dimovska said...

Definitely Luke Brandon :D

Thanks for the giveaway :)

I'm a devoted follower of your blog :)

tweet link:!/Diana_Dimovska/status/165856611578032128


karenk said...

i really don't know who i would 'date' great question.

i'm a follower

thanks for the chance to read this novel

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Jeryl M. said...

I would like to read this book.

Jeryl M. said...

I would want to date I am not sure but right now I like Christian from the book I just read A Previous Engagement.

I am a Facebook follower.

I am a subscriber.

Heather said...

Ooh that woud be Luke from the shopaholic series!
Ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Heather said...

I'm a follower!
Ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com