Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Author C.H. Admirand: A New Series, Writing And A Giveaway

It’s always a pleasure to have author C.H. Admirand stop by Thoughts during a blog tour. Today she’s here to answer writing questions, talk about her latest release, JESSE, and offer a giveaway.

JESSE is the third and final installment in C.H.’s Secrets Life of Cowboys series. Thanks to C.H. and the delightful Danielle at Sourcebooks, I have 1 copy of JESSE to giveaway to a lucky visitor who comments on today’s post by 8 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, July 24. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only. Be sure to include your email address with your comment, if it’s not included in your profile.

Now C.H. joins us to answer some questions.

Mason - Do you plot out your story or does it come together as you begin writing with a certain theme?

C.H. - I usually plot out my stories from start to finish, but the interesting part of that is my characters often decide to go off in a different direction. The one time I didn’t pay attention to them, the story just didn’t ring true, so from then on, I made sure to pay attention and make adjustments along the way. :-)

Mason - What is the most useful writing advice you've been given?

Jesse coverC.H. - Keep writing and attending workshops and conferences to hone your craft. The more you write, the better you become. My advice is to NEVER give up, you never know just how close you are to achieving your goal of being published if you do!

Mason - How did you come to be a writer?

C.H. - I’ve always loved writing, but my 7th Grade English teacher, Mrs. Smith, sparked the need to write. I started with poetry, and short stories before penning my first full length novel: THE KEY TO THE BRIAR KEEP…which is still in a box under my bed! :-)

Mason - For new fans, what other books do you have available?

C.H. - For historical fans, check out my Medieval Trilogy and historical Irish Western Series on my website: http://www.chadmirand.com and my other titles, too.

Mason - What can readers look forward to next from you?

C.H. - My Small Town USA series, coming from Sourcebooks in November: Welcome to Apple Grove! The first book, A WEDDING IN APPLE GROVE releases on November 3rd. The Mulcahy sisters: Megan, Caitlin, and Grace have been running the family’s handyman business since their father retired. Love is always in the air in Apple Grove, Ohio…the proof is painted on the town’s yellow water tower in John Deere Green. And then in March 2013, my first digital comic…BRING ‘EM BACK ALIVE will be released from Sea Lion Books…and if you are attending RT’s Book Lovers Convention in Kansas City, MO, you can get your limited edition copy at the E-Book & Graphic Expo!

C.H., as always thanks for stopping by. It sounds like we readers have a lot to look forward to with a new series and a digital comic.

For those who don’t know C.H., here’s a bit of background on her. She was born in Aiken, South Carolina, but grew up in New Jersey. She has been delighting readers with her Secret Life of Cowboys Series, featuring three cowboy brothers with Irish charm, and is now working on her new small town contemporary romance series, featuring the town and quirky characters of Apple Grove, OH. The first book, A WEDDING IN APPLE GROVE, hits stores this November. 

She lives with her husband, who is the inspiration for all of her heroes’ best traits, in New Jersey. For more information about C.H. and her writing, visit her website at www.CHAdmirand.com and follow her on Twitter, @CHAdmirand. 

Here’s what RT Book Reviews had to say about JESSE “Get swept away with C.H. Admirand…A storyteller with "amazing flair...Readers will be left panting." 4 ½ Stars

Here’s a brief synopsis of JESSE:
Loneliness Will Take a Man Places...
Jesse Garahan has plenty of Irish charm, but having had his heart demolished twice, he's sworn off women forever. Until the fateful day he meets Danielle Brockway and her tiny daughter on their way to their new home in Pleasure, Texas.

But There May Be Places He Doesn't Want To Go...
Fiercely protective of her little girl, Danielle isn't about to let Jesse get anywhere close enough to hurt either of them, no matter how much longing she sees in his eyes...

Do you like to get swept away by a good book forgetting all of life’s problems for just a little while? Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting with C.H. Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of JESSE.


  1. C.H., thanks again for guest blogging and answering my questions. It's always fun learning more about a writer's craft. Wishing you much success and looking forward to your new series.

  2. Good Morning, Mason! Thanks so much for inviting me back. It's definitely a pleasure. :)

    Thanks for your support. You are THE BEST!!

  3. great interview, I have Tyler, and Dylan. can't wait for Jesse it sounds great. Also can't wait for A Wedding in Apple Grove. elizabethkeckler@yahoo.com

  4. Thanks, Elizabeth! I'm so glad you enjoyed reading Tyler & Dylan's stories :)

  5. Darn characters...always wanting their own way :)

    Nice to meet you.

  6. LOL! It's soooo true, Carol, and nice to meet you, too. :)

  7. I'm so glad cowboy books have made a come back!

  8. I do enjoy romances for the very reason that they do sweep you into another place and it is so relaxing.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  9. Great interview. Thanks for that. Jesse looks good!!!

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com


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