Tuesday 30 October 2012

Author interview and Contest: Macy Beckett - Sultry with a twist

Today I have an interview with author Macy Beckett and you can win her new book Sultry with a Twist (open to everyone in the world).


1. Could you tell me a bit about yourself?
MB:  Of course! I taught middle school for almost a decade before taking a “short break” to stay home with my babies. But in between feedings and diaper changes, I discovered a love for writing, so now I’m a full-time romance and YA author.

2. You have a new book out, Sultry with a twist. What is it about?
MB: In a nutshell, it’s about an Austin bar owner who’s forced to return to her tiny hometown for a month of community service under the supervision of her first love.

3.  What makes Luke the hero for the reader to fall for?
MB: Ooh, I love Luke. He’s surly and stubborn, but he’s got a heart of gold—he’s a hero in every sense of the word. It doesn’t hurt that he’s smokin’ hot, too. :-)

4.  These two have a history ( Luke and June), do you think the book was easier to write then?
MB: More fun to write? YES. Easier to write? NO! Because June and Luke had grown up together in the same house, they had a metric ton of back story, and it was a challenge to layer that in without slowing the pace. (It was worth the effort, though. I have a soft spot for reunited lovers.)

5. I see that more books are coming, could you tell me about those too?
MB: Definitely! Readers who’ve had a sneak peek of SULTRY WITH A TWIST tell me they love Trey and they hope his book is next. Well, it is—A SHOT OF SULTRY—and it’s now available for pre-order! http://www.amazon.com/A-Shot-Sultry-Springs/dp/1402270399/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_12

A SHOT OF SULTRY pairs Trey with Luke’s long-lost little sister, Bobbi. Let me tell you, they’re an explosive couple! Then in the fall of 2013, the third book pairs Colton Bea (you’ll meet him in book 2) with Leah McMahon, the pastor’s daughter, in another case of reunited lovers. ::dreamy sigh::

6. What is the best thing about writing?
MB: It’s the ultimate form of escapism, even more so than reading. I get paid to do something I love…it doesn’t get much better than that!


1 copy of Sultry with a twist

1. Ends Nov 13
2. Open to everyone in the world
3. Just enter


Welcome to Sultry Springs, Texas: where first loves find second chances...

Nine years after June Augustine hightailed it out of Sultry Springs with her heart in pieces, one thing stands between her and her dream of opening an upscale martini bar: a bogus warrant from her tiny Texas hometown. Now she's stuck in the sticks for a month of community service under the supervision of the devilishly sexy Luke Gallagher, her first love and ex-best friend.

If Texas wasn't already hot enough, working side-by-side with June would make any man melt. Luke wants nothing more than to strip her down and throw her in the lake—the same lake where they were found buck naked and guilty as sin all those years ago. In their heads, they're older and wise. But their hearts tell a different story...

Praise for Sultry with a Twist
“Beckett’s delightful debut is a sweet mix of lighthearted romance and down-home charm.”
Publishers Weekly
Heaping doses of heart, passion and laughter. The well-drawn characters and setting give this story a depth that makes it pop off the page.”
RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
“Beckett’s clever book is full of both humor and pathos...”

Macy Beckett has lived in two countries and eleven different states, but she abandoned her nomadic lifestyle and now resides in Loveland, “The Sweetheart of Ohio,” with her husband and three spirited children. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Texas State University and resigned after nine years of teaching to stay home and pen romance novels full-time. When she’s not writing, Macy is an active participant in the Ohio Valley chapter of the RWA. For more information, please visit http://macybeckett.com, follow her on Twitter @MacyBeckett, or check out her Facebook Page!


  1. Thank you for the interview Macy :)
    And I look forward the next book now, I so liked Trey

  2. Hmm... I'm curious about Luke and June growing up in the same house. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. You have the 'ultimate form of escapism' by writing! Mine is reading it! *laughs*
    Thank you so much,
    Sebrina_Cassity at yahoo dot com
    FB: Sebrina Cassity
    Twitter: @SebrinaC23

  4. I love the title. Who knew that staying home with babies would bring a new career. This sounds like a delightful read! Perfect for my next big event :)

  5. Thanks, everyone! I hope you enjoy it. :)

    ~Macy, posting under her secret identity because Google is being a pain.

  6. Thanks ladies for the wonderful interview! Having reunited lovers tend to be a balancing-act. You don't want to overwhelm the reader with too much past history and memories, but the reader NEEDS those memories to understand the characters.

  7. Oh I love to escape too. Usually by reading. Writing wouldn't do that for me. LOL
    books (dot) things (at) yahoo (dot) com

  8. Book looks great like the cover something I would love to read

  9. This book sounds great.

    I love couple that already have a history.

  10. It's a lucky person who finds away to get paid for doing something she loves!
    Thanks for the chance to win a copy. I'd love to read it!

  11. Oh wonderful to meet you! A great interview. Thank you!

  12. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway! this book sounds awesome!


  13. Twitted about your giveaway at: https://twitter.com/cherrymischivus/status/263565314237804545 :)

  14. I want to read more of Luke and June's story.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  15. Great interview! I'm a new follower from over at Book Blogs. I'd be absolutely thrilled if you'd stop by my blog for a visit and follow if you like! Here's the link: MaMa's Book Corner

  16. This sounds good, I love second chance at love stories. And she got community service, she must be a little bit of a bad girl.

    auriansbooks at gmail dot com

  17. What a fantastic interview. I love second chance love stories because well we don't always get it right the first time :)

  18. Great interview. Thanks for the chance to win.

  19. Congrats on the release. This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read more about June and Luke. Thanks for the great interview.


  20. Sounds very interesting. I like the cover.


  21. SULTRY WITH A TWIST looks & sounds fabulous. Loved the interview thank you.


  22. The Book sounds awesome! i'd love to win a copy ... thanks for the opportunity ...


  23. Love the title!!! Sounds like this one has a hero that I could easily fall for!

  24. Thanks so much for giving us this opportunity :)

    I'm following on twitter: KMGrandstaff


  25. Looking forward to read this one!
    I want to know why Luke is so smockin' hot! LOL! Thanks for the chance!


  26. This book sounds like a really good and hot read. I like the characters of June and Luke, and would love to read their story. Thanks for having this giveaway.




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