Thursday, August 18, 2016

Kerry Lonsdale has written a keeper...plus a book giveaway

We're excited to have Kerry Lonsdale here today. Melissa A read her debut novel, Everything We Keep, last month and promptly added it to her 2016 favorites list. Check out her review. Thankfully, Kerry has a sequel in the works, as well as a standalone novel coming out this winter. If you haven't gotten your hands on this one yet, TLC Book Tours has a copy to give away! There are also other chances to win throughout Kerry's blog tour.

Kerry Lonsdale believes life is more exciting with twists and turns, which may be why she enjoys dropping her characters into unexpected scenarios and foreign settings. She graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and is a founder of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, an online community of authors located across the globe. She resides in Northern California with her husband, two children, and an aging golden retriever who’s convinced she’s still a puppy. Visit Kerry at her website, Facebook, and Twitter.

Synopsis:
Sous chef Aimee Tierney has the perfect recipe for the perfect life: marry her childhood sweetheart, raise a family, and buy out her parents’ restaurant. But when her fiancé, James Donato, vanishes in a boating accident, her well-baked future is swept out to sea. Instead of walking down the aisle on their wedding day, Aimee is at James’s funeral—a funeral that leaves her more unsettled than at peace.

As Aimee struggles to reconstruct her life, she delves deeper into James’s disappearance. What she uncovers is an ocean of secrets that make her question everything about the life they built together. And just below the surface is a truth that may set Aimee free…or shatter her forever.

A luminous debut with unexpected twists, Everything We Keep explores the devastation of loss, the euphoria of finding love again, and the pulse-racing repercussions of discovering the truth about the ones we hold dear and the lengths they will go to protect us.


In one sentence, what was the road to publishing like for you?
How about one word? Bumpy. For 99% of us, the ride isn’t smooth and the off-ramps enticing an exit are plenty. The key (in my case) was to keep moving forward, even when the rejections had me burning fumes. The journey was so worth it though.

What was your inspiration for writing Everything We Keep?
Revealing that would give away a key plot point in the story. ;) Let’s just say I saw a TV show where a character had a condition that fascinated me. Intrigued, I started researching and well…the real-life case scenarios I came across were, to be cliché, stranger than fiction. They sparked the foundation of Everything We Keep.

Are any of your characters based on yourself?
Oh gosh, no! I’m not at all interesting. But the people around me are.

If you could cast Everything We Keep as a movie, who would play the lead characters?
This is a tough one. I’ll pick the top three characters. Thinking of current possibilities, I’d have to say:
Aimee Tierney: Alexandra Daddario or Alexis Bledel. (I waffle between these two. It’s the all about the eyes. ;) )
James Donato: Matt Bomer
Ian Collins: Scott Eastwood

What is the strangest movie that has ever made you cry?
I am a sap. I get teary over commercials, cartoons, you name it. It doesn’t take much for a movie to make me “happy” cry. Strangest movie off the top of my head? Blended, with Adam Sandler.

Where is your favorite place to spend money?
DSW. Shoes, baby. It’s all about the shoes.

Thanks to Kerry for chatting with us and TLC Book Tours for sharing her book with our readers.

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18 comments:

Janine said...

We watched Keanu and I got emotional in several parts of the movie because I didn't want anything to happen to the cat.

Natasha S. said...

The strangest movie I've ever cried in? Hmmm...I cried a lot in Marley and Me. That's not strange, though, because it's so sad when a dog dies. I can't think of a stranger movie I cried in, though. :) I did cry after watching the series finale of Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

Bonnie Franks said...

Ice Age. For real.

Rita said...

I don't watch many movies. I do remember crying a lot when I watched the movie Ghost.

Book Worm said...

My Mom and I cried like babies in the movie theater when we watch E.T.. We thought he had died and the boy was crying.

Bube said...

How to Train Your Dragon :D :)

Anonymous said...

I think the strangest movie I cried at is probably a Steven King movie. Thanks for this generous giveaway. Linda May

mom2fiveohio said...

Strangest movie I cried during...Divergent. (so many reasons but mostly losing both parents)

Mary Preston said...

I don't know about strange, but I cry very easily at the movies.

Nina said...

Already read this one, and have to tell you guys, it's great! You won't be disappointed!

Gena S said...

I can't wait to read this book!

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for featuring Kerry for the tour!

Bonnie K. said...

I remember as a kid, my parents took us to see a couple of movies. One was Ben with Michael Jackson singing the main song and it was about a boy and his friendship with rats. A very strange movie, but I cried for the boy. We left in the middle of another movie; it was too weird. I don't even remember what it was. It may have been another movie involving rats.

Kelly Rodriguez said...

I remember crying in the movie ET. Not sure if that is weird or not.

bn100 said...

none

Grandma Cootie said...

Well, pretty much anything in a movie can make me cry, but one was What Dreams May Come.

penney said...

I have to say the wizzard of oz it made me cry every time I watch it as a kid.
This sounds very good thanks for the review
Penney penneyw(at)sbcglobal.net

Jinger Kat said...

Sounds like an interesting read ~ thanks for the chance