Thursday, December 9, 2010

Interview & Giveaway with Marissa Dobson

Today I have as a guest Marissa Dobson, who some of my readers might now from her book review blog She recently had her first short story published in Believe a Christmas Anthology that was published by Torqoise Morning Press.  The story that she was wrote was The Twelve Days of Seduction. Its a great story about a single mother who is starting over in a new town and taking over her late grandmothers estate. I will let Marrissa tell you a little more about. After the interview, look for a link to the giveaway to win your own E-book copy of Believe to help get you into the Christmas spirit!

1. Tell us a little about yourself Marissa?
When it comes to me there isn’t much to tell. I am no where near as interesting as the characters I write about. I am just your average twenty something housewife with a reading fetish and an active imagination. I am originally from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, but moved away when I met my husband.

2. How long have you been writing?
I have been writing stories since I was a teenager, but after I got married I didn't have as much time to write. About a year and half ago I started getting back into it. Taking time to write everyday, well at least Monday thru Friday while my husband is working.

3. Is this your first published story/book?
Yes this is my first story published. But if I have my say it will be the first of many.

4. Tell us a little about The Twelve Days of Seduction.
BelieveThe Twelve Seductive Days of Christmas is a sweet romantic story.  Jasmine has a rocky past, she has been burned by love and family before, and now she has a daughter to worry about. She isn't looking for anything, just a quiet place that she can raise her daughter.

On the other hand Logan Clarke fell in love with the mysterious Jasmine long ago, hearing stories from her grandmother. And now that Jasmine is finally here, he knows he’s in love for sure.

Snowbound in a cottage, twelve days before Christmas, does Logan have enough time to convince Jasmine of love at first sight? And can Jasmine let go of her past, and let Logan into her heart?

5. What can we expect from you in the future?
Currently I am working on another romance story, and polishing a paranormal one. Hopefully I will have some news in the future about the publication of the paranormal one.

6. Any writing quirks?
I write best in my office surrounded by my book collection, and looking out the window (especially if it is snowing). I have to have a drink, and some hard candy that I can suck on when I am stuck and need to think the plot over. Also before I start a new work in progress (WIP) I must clean my office and desk. It gives me time to think of what I plan to do with the WIP, and in my mind it gives me a fresh slate.

7. Favorite book?
I gave this some thought and I have to say I don't really have a favorite books. When I was younger it was Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, then in my teenage years my mother got be hooked on Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews. Now I would have to say that it is Portrait in Death by J.D. Robb. I love that series, but that is one that really stands out to me at this moment.

8. Current read?
Currently I am reading Primal Bonds by Jennifer Ashley that comes out in March 2011.

9. Is there anything else you would like to share about Believe or The Twelve Days of Seduction?
I was blessed to be apart of an anthology with so many wonderful authors. Being published in Believe was extra special to me, since I am a fan of a few of my co-authors. Especially Janet Evans, I love her work. Every author in Believe is wonderful, and I expect many great things from them.

Please note, this is for an e-book.
Winner will be announced December 15


Melissa said...

I'm not entering because it's not really my type of book, but I loved the interview! :)

GABY said...

Thanks for the interview. I have seen this book around blogs and I am really interested in reading it.

MDOBSON said...

Thank you for stopping by anyways, and letting me know you enjoyed the interview. What type of books do you normally read?

That is wonderful news that you are seeing this book around blogs, it means we are getting the word out there. Thank you for letting me know.