Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Guestpost: KT Grant + For the Love of Mollie giveaway CLOSED

Today I welcome KT Grant, the author of For the Love of Mollie to my blog. And stay tuned cos at the end I am giving away this e-book.

Welcome to Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell :)

One of the reasons I love reading romance is because of the too good to be true hero. I just can't get enough of that drop dead gorgeous, rich, tall, has a nice smile and a body that would make most woman swoon at his feet man. So I guess it makes sense I would try my hand at writing my own too good to be true hero. That's where Conner Bean from my latest release, For the Love of Mollie comes into play.


Coming up with a hero like Conner was somewhat hard. It's one thing to make him this god among men (and women), but I also wanted to give him enough dimension. This is a guy you'd want to sit down and talk to and perhaps welcome him as your new friend. Also an important part when writing a character like Conner, is to give him enough depth so he's not too ho-hum on the page. The first person that came into my mind when writing Conner is the actor Ryan Reynolds.

I adore Ryan and have since he was a teenage on the Nickelodeon show Fifteen back in 1990. I watched Ryan come into his own as an actor and as a very attractive man. The moment I came up with the idea of Conner and For the Love of Mollie, I wanted Conner to have those same attributes that I find so pleasing in Ryan.

In regards to my heroine Mollie McGree, the main star of For the Love of Mollie, I wanted to write her with a few self imposed faults. If Mollie was this near perfect heroine, then there would be no story. Mollie, like most women, including myself, have issues with their weight. I constantly think I need to lose another ten pounds. Mollie feels she needs to lose more so she can catch the eye of her friend, JC, who cares for her only as a friend because he loves someone else. JC is not attractive to Mollie sexually, not because she may have too many curves, but his feelings are elsewhere. Mollie's opinion about herself is the catalyst that moves along the story. In my mind, I think of Mollie as an attractive woman who needs to embrace who she is, curves and all. The one woman who is so very self-assured and has an amazing body is Kate Winslet. To me, Kate is one of the most ideal women I've ever watched in movies. I wrote Mollie with Kate in mind. Mollie even says at one point, while she's arguing with Conner, that people have said she looks like Kate Winslet. That's the moment where Mollie has her realization that she is beautiful and should be proud to look the way she does. Conner certainly thinks so.

Choosing Ryan for Conner, and Kate for Mollie is my thank you to them for helping my create characters that readers many enjoy and remember.

B: Thanks for coming by! And mmm Ryan, good choice


You can purchase For the Love of Mollie at ´Decadent Publishing

Bio: KT Grant is a self-proclaimed eccentric redhead who not only loves to read a wide variety of romances, but also loves writing it. Under her alter-ego, she is a well known book reviewer and blogger who doesn't shy away from voicing her opinion. A proud native of New Jersey, KT is multi-published and known for writing "out of the box" romances. KT has been quoted in such publications as the Romance Writers Associations’ Romance Writers Report and Night Owl Reviews. She has also been mentioned in the Guardian.UK, Publisher's Weekly's Beyond the Book and at Bookseller.com.

You can visit KT Grant at her website: http://ktgrant.com/
Her Personal blog at Babbling About Books, and More! http://kbgbabbles.blogspot.com/
On Twitter: http://twitter.com/katiebabs
On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/kate.garrabrant

GIVEAWAY

To win this e-copy of For the love of Mollie all you have to do is comment :)

Of course I always appreciate a little more, ask KT a question, comment on the post, the book, more is always fun.

1. Open to ALL, as long as you have an email so the book can be sent to you.
2. Ends August 30th
3. Please, if your email is not in your profile then do leave it here so I can contact you. You have 5 days to respond.

CLOSED


21 comments:

  1. I love your inspirations :)

    Don't enter me..just dropping by...

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  2. I myself have a problems with my weight. I even had a crash diet and ends up in hospital. It's still hurt to talk about it but sometimes I just make fun of it too. I would love to read the book. Thanks.

    darlyn225 at gmail dot com

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  3. Not entering, but I'll mention it Friday!

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  4. This is a great book... or at least from the things I have seen about it. I think it is great that your book served as inspiration!
    Please count me in!
    allwantandmorebooks@ gmail.com

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  5. This books sounds so interesting! I love romances, they're so romantic and yes, the hero is always yummy.;)

    Count me in the giveaway:
    sladicirena AT gmail DOT com

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  6. Mandi: Thanks Smexy ;)

    Darlyn: By the time I was 19, I weighed 240lbs. I've always had problems with my weight and in my mind I still do, even though close to 15 years later I have kept off the 80lbs that I lost.

    Chris: In the links with the cute kittens? ;)

    Cecile: I have been amazed by the amount of support and praise of Mollie. Thanks.

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  7. Hi Mandi and Chris :)

    Darlyn
    So sorry to hear about that, those crash diets are never good. i am glad to hear it all ended well.

    Cecile
    Best of luck to you, and since you do like the term sex on a stick then I think you'll like this book :)

    Irena
    A yummy hero is the best ;)

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  8. KT
    Aren't the kitty posts the best ;) Chris sure knows how to find them

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  9. I love both Ryan and Kate, great inspiration story! :)

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  10. I love ryan and his movies. Kate is a great actress too.

    Count me in!

    ipinedaav2012@epals.com

    good luck to everyone!

    *fingers crossed*

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  11. Oh, I do love the sound of this :)

    Please enter me! mel(dot)helmers(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Do you always use movie stars as an image focus for your characters, or was that something more particular to this story?

    I blame Chris's linkety for sending me here!

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  13. Seanna: For some reason I used movie stars for Mollie and the sequel, Suzy, that I just signed with Decadent. :)

    It all depends what the character looks like in my head. Perhaps just my excuse to drool over Ryan some more? LOL

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  14. Great post! Its true, a good hero is a must in romance novels. Ryan Reynolds is fantastic inpsiration!
    The book sounds very good.
    http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

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  15. Sign me in! My e-mail is anto_90_5(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Thanks!!

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  16. This story sounds great. Please count me in.

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  17. Hi, book sounds great. Count me in, please!

    MLatalladi10[at]wooster.edu

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  18. The book sounds very interesting!!

    Please count me in.

    my email is alexa12_02[at]yahoo[dot]com

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