Thursday, May 12, 2022

Susan Coventry has a lot to teach us...plus a book giveaway

We are pleased to welcome Susan Coventry to CLC today. She has a new series called Love Lessons and the first book, Teach Me Tonight, is a sweet and sexy contemporary romance. Susan has one copy for a lucky reader!

Susan Coventry is the author of over twenty-five contemporary romance novels and multiple series. She's also an avid reader of romance, historical fiction (particularly WWII), and women's fiction. Susan has a degree in Elementary Education although she never became a teacher. After several years of working in the insurance and real estate industries, she became a stay-at-home mom, and was finally able to pursue her true passion—writing!

 Today, Susan spends most of her time writing "sweet and sexy" romance novels with a touch of humor. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, puzzling, and walking her lovable Labradoodle. Susan lives with her family in Southeast Michigan where many of her novels are set. (Bio courtesy of Susan's website.)

Visit Susan online:
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Synopsis:

Friends and coworkers…

Lily Caldwell loves her job as a junior high school language arts teacher. It doesn’t hurt that her classroom is right across the hall from her handsome, charming coworker Trey. While she enjoys his friendship, she hides her attraction to him for a variety of reasons, and she’s determined to keep it that way.

A mutual attraction…

Trey Garrison enjoys his job as a math teacher even if it makes him sound nerdy. He also likes his pretty coworker across the hall and interacts with her every chance he gets. Lily is sweet and friendly, but she keeps her distance, and he’s dying to know why.

One conversation changes everything…

Lily tells Trey about her friend’s upcoming wedding at a popular ski resort. It should be fun, but she’s standing up in the wedding with Collin, her controlling ex-boyfriend, and wishes she had a date. She never expected Trey to volunteer or to play her “fake boyfriend” to prove to Collin that she’s moved on.

Love Lessons…

Trey can’t wait to spend more time with Lily. He excitedly prepares “lesson plans” to pull off their ruse. However, he hasn’t accounted for everything, including falling in love. (Courtesy of Amazon.)

What is a favorite compliment you have received on your writing?
My favorite compliment on my writing was when a reader compared me to Jill Shalvis, Susan Mallery, and Debbie Macomber. Jill Shalvis had a big influence on my writing style, and to be placed in the same category as her was amazing!

What were the biggest rewards and challenges with writing Teach Me Tonight?
The rewards of writing this book were similar to my other books. I love seeing a story come together from the initial planning stage to self-publishing it. To me, the biggest challenge of writing is the editing process. I review the story several times before I send it to a professional editor, and though it's tedious, the end result is worth it.

If Teach Me Tonight were made into a movie, who would you cast in the leading roles?
If Teach Me Tonight were made into a movie, I would cast Scott Eastwood as Trey and Zooey Deschanel as Lily. I think Scott could easily play the cool, charming Trey, and Zooey the sweet, and slightly awkward, Lily.

What is the last book you read that you would recommend?
I'm an avid reader and known to give book recommendations to friends and family. The last great romance I read and would recommend is The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood. This story has all the elements of contemporary romance that I love: humor, heart, and passion. Plus, the characters are highly educated and nerdy. I loved it!

If you were to go back to school to learn something new, what would it be?
If I were to go back to school, I would take more writing classes. I earned a college degree in Elementary Education, but never became a teacher. Had I known I would become a writer, I would have geared my education in that direction. Now, I read books on the craft of writing and continually work on honing my skills.

Where is your favorite place to spend money?
My favorite place to spend money is at the bookstore (of course)! I'd rather have shelves full of books than clothes, and I do!      

Thanks to Susan for chatting with us and sharing her book with our readers. Thanks to Author Marketing Experts for coordinating the interview.

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Giveaway ends May 17th at midnight EST.

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11 comments:

Susan Coventry said...

Thanks for featuring Teach Me Tonight on your website!
Susan Coventry

traveler said...

I would learn more practical applications for this world.

Dianne Casey said...

Historic preservation

Mary C said...

Internet security and troubleshooting

Suburban prep said...

I would study more about finance.

Nancy P said...

I am thinking about a professional photography course as it's been a hobby for years & I would like to improve my craft.

Toni Laliberte said...

If I could go back to school, I'd like to learn library science. I always wanted to be a librarian.

Anita Yancey said...

I think that I would learn history, I didn't pay too much attention the last time around.

Mary Preston said...

A language - maybe Spanish.

Kelley said...

I would love to go back and take business courses in hopes of owning a beach bookstore!

bn100 said...

crafts