Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Sharing some laughs with Rich Amooi...plus a book giveaway

We welcome Rich Amooi to CLC today, as his latest novel, Madam Love, Actually, published earlier this year. He's here today to tell us about his favorite TV shows from past and present and he has a special giveaway as part of his blog tour with Rachel's Random Resources!

Rich Amooi is a former radio personality who now writes romantic comedies full-time. He is happily married to a kiss monster imported from Spain. They live in San Diego, California with their very hairy daughter, a mini goldendoodle puppy. Rich believes in public displays of affection, silliness, infinite possibilities, donuts, gratitude, laughter, and happily ever after.

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Lance Parker is an arrogant know-it-all. As author of the bestselling book Your Soulmate Doesn’t Exist, he says love is for losers. Madam Love is a fortune teller and matchmaker who has brought hundreds of couples together.

When the two clash during a radio interview, she admits even someone as irritating and impossible as Lance has a soulmate. He says she’s delirious and a fraud. Then the gauntlet is laid down: Madam Love has two weeks to prove Lance wrong and find him a soulmate.

When Lance meets wonderful Emma by chance, he doesn’t know what to think anymore. But Emma has a secret. She’s Madam Love, actually. And it's going to take a whole lot more than a crystal ball to get her out of this mess.

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Amazon US * Amazon UK * Amazon CA * Amazon AU

Top 5 favorite TV shows from when I was a teen:

1) Saturday Night Live — I used to stay up late and watch this show with my mom, since she loved it too. There were so many hilarious comedy sketches and parody TV commercials from Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, and the rest of the other very talented comedians. I would continue to watch this show decades later. Eddie Murphy is my all-time favorite cast member with Will Ferrell coming in a close second. Although I don’t watch the show anymore, I do occasionally see a hilarious sketch from the current season that someone posts on Twitter or Facebook.

2) WKRP in Cincinnati – Loved the humor and occasional over-the-top situations in this sitcom with nerdy weatherman Les Nessman. I thought Johnny Fever and Venus Flytrap were the coolest DJs. I guess it’s not a surprise I ended up having a career on the radio as a DJ for over thirty years before I started writing romantic comedies.

3) The Mary Tyler Moore Show — This was another show I used to watch with my mom. Clever, funny, and an amazing ensemble cast.

4) I Love Lucy —Lucille Ball was a comic genius. I loved watching her get into trouble every episode. This was such a funny show and even funnier seeing how everything she did drove her husband Ricky Ricardo crazy.

5) Three’s Company —I’ve always been a big fan of silliness and this show ranked high on the silly meter.

Top 5 favorite TV shows now:

1) Psych — I usually don’t watch detective shows, but this one is so witty. I was instantly hooked with the banter and quirky characters.

2) Doc Martin — The Brits know how to do comedy well and this show is no exception, featuring a brilliant doctor with no social skills whatsoever. We binge-watched the earlier episodes on Netflix when we discovered it.

3) Santa Clarita Diet — This show has made me cringe more than a few times, but it’s very funny. Love the banter and the humor.

4) The Golden Girls. Okay, maybe I cheated a little with this one since it isn’t a current TV show, but I watch the syndicated episodes regularly on the Hallmark Channel. That counts, right? Of course, it does! These women are hilarious.

You’re probably wondering about number five. I don’t have one! Honestly, we don’t watch much television anymore. We prefer to watch movies (three to four a week) and go for lots of walks by the ocean. Oh, and we read a lot of romance!

Thanks to Rich for chatting with us and for sharing his book and special prize with our readers.

Win a Sterling Silver Lucky Charm Pendant, plus an autographed paperback copy of Madam Love, Actually. (Open Internationally).

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Janine said...

This sounds like a fun story.

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good book.