Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Kaira Rouda's wonderful world...plus a book giveaway

Today, Kaira Rouda is here to celebrate the publication of her latest novel, Best Day Ever! She's answering our questions for our Around the World theme and we think you'll enjoy what she has to say. Thanks to Graydon House, two lucky readers are about to have their best day ever, when they win copies of this book.

Kaira Rouda is a USA Today bestselling author. My books have won several Indie Excellence Awards, USA Book Awards, the Reader’s Choice Awards and honorable mention in the Writer’s Digest International Book Awards. Her previous novels include ALL THE DIFFERENCE, HERE, HOME, HOPE, IN THE MIRROR, and THE GOODBYE YEAR. Her modern romance novels are set on beaches, including the Indigo Island series and the Laguna Beach series. Kaira lives in Southern California with her family and is at work on her next novel. Visit her at her website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.


Synopsis:
Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys and a big house in a wealthy suburb. And he’s the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider. That’s why he’s planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house, just the two of them. And he's promised today will be the best day ever.

But as Paul and Mia drive out of the city and toward the countryside, a spike of tension begins to wedge itself between them and doubts start to arise. How much do they trust each other? And how perfect is their marriage, or any marriage, really?

Forcing us to ask ourselves just how well we know those who are closest to us, Best Day Ever crackles with dark energy, spinning ever tighter toward its shocking conclusion. (Courtesy of Amazon.)

Countries you'd like to visit:
Anywhere I haven’t been yet - but specifically, Vietnam and Thailand are at the top of my list. Also, Croatia. And, well there are so many places to see in this beautiful world.

Favorite foreign food:
Indian Food, specifically papadum, dark lentils, and sag paneer. Yum.

Favorite foreign film or movie that takes place in a different country:
Life is Beautiful (Italy, poignant) and Love Actually (England, heart-warming)

Something that interests or fascinates you about another part of the world:
I love listening to people speak different languages. I particularly love listening to French being spoken, especially if I’m sitting in a beautiful cafe in Paris.

Something you own from a different country:
We live in such a connected world, we are all surrounded by things from other countries. I’m writing this as I look up and see three beautiful African fertility dolls I found in South Africa.

Closest friend from a different country:
I’m blessed to have friends who are here in the states from all over the world. We live in a wonderful, historically inclusive and welcoming country. It’s what makes our country great. Unless you are a Native American Indigenous person, you’ve come here from a different country at some point.

Thanks to Kaira for visiting and to Graydon House for sharing her book with our readers.

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Giveaway ends September 24th at midnight EST.

21 comments:

Janine said...

I am always interested in the cultures and traditions of other countries.

Laurice McClung said...

I'm interested in those Amazon tribes that have never seen modern man

Aire para respirar said...

Egypt, the pyramids and everything related to it

traveler said...

Fascinated by some many wonderful places. Italy - the history, beauty and culinary traditions.

Rita Wray said...

I would love to visit England and see the castles.

Dianne Casey said...

I'm fascinated by the history and cultures of Europe. Especially Great Britain and Italy.

Carla S. said...

I am lured by the scenery, history and cuisine of Italy.

Jennifer said...

I always love learning holiday traditions of different parts of the world.

Grandma Cootie said...

I like to spend enough time in another country to see how everyday life is, not just the tourist sites.

Mary Preston said...

The tombs and pyramids of Egypt for one.

Dianne Casey said...

I'm fascinated by the history and cultures of Europe. Especially Great Britain and Italy.

dstoutholcomb said...

I loved seeing the windmills on the island of Mallorca

denise

Jennifer C said...

I love learning and culture and history particularly fascinate me to read about.

Book Worm said...

I would love to go to Ireland and explore the country and my ancestry there.

Bonnie K. said...

Most likely, I will never get to Europe. I will happily travel cyberly or through books and pictures with most interest in Italy, France, England, Ireland,Scotland, and Wales. History, culture, and food attracts me.

Priscilla S. said...

I had always been fascinated with English history, particularly the Tudor period.

Laurie I said...

Fascinated by the beautiful landscape of the English countryside.

bn100 said...

the cultures

Dianna said...

I'm fascinated by the different ways that people appreciate beauty.
It would be nice to feel like a healthy-but-plump figure was acceptable, instead of feeling despondent about not being stick thin.

Tatum Rangel said...

I'm interested in Scandinavian culture. I hope to, one day, visit.

Carol Doscher said...

I love exploring Italy. One of my favorite country's to visit. I love learning about the food and visiting all the beautiful churches.