Monday, November 12, 2012

Author Elizabeth Nelson On Tour

I’m delighted to welcome author Elizabeth Nelson here today as part of her Premier Virtual Author Book Tour for her latest release, CURIOSITY KILLED THE KAT, and to talk about her writing.

In celebration of her romantic suspense novel, Elizabeth is giving away one copy (print or Kindle) of CURIOSITY KILLED THE KAT. Please see the end of the post for the details. I reviewed this tantalizing book yesterday.

Here’s a brief description of the book:
Katherine (“Kat”) thought she had the perfect marriage to International Lawyer Steven Flynn. Until he tried to kill her. Katherine was the perfect obedient wife. She would do anything for her husband. That is, until she discovers he’s the ring leader of a human trafficking organization. 

The action is fast and furious, the dialogue smart and the sex scenes hot. Meet Katherine in Curiosity Killed The Kat as she goes farther and farther down the rabbit hole of political intrigue, sex, and revenge. Will she let herself be saved by love or will curiosity and a thirst for killer justice kill the Kat?

Elizabeth wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills and relationship techniques have helped hundreds of others find their mojo. She joins us now to talk about her writing.

Mason - Your book is categorized as romantic suspense, which is harder to write - the romance or the suspense and why?
Elizabeth - Great question. For me it is always the suspense. I have firsthand experience with romance so I can generally draw on past experience to come up with the romance part. The suspense is much harder. I like to keep my life simple and free of drama. Though challenging to write, it was lots of fun to do.  

Mason - If you could spent a day with any author (living or dead), who would it be and how would you spend the day?
Elizabeth - This is much easier to answer. Nicholas Kristof. Hands ElizabethNelson_CuriosityKilledTheKatdown. I loved his book Half The Sky. It moved me in so many ways. Our day would be spent in Africa at a woman’s clinic working with women and girls who have been discriminated against, sold into prostitution, or raped. It would be a heartfelt day but would also be very rewarding.
Mason - With all the recent buzz about FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, do you think the general public will now look at romance books different and if so, is that a good or bad thing?

Elizabeth - The Fifty Shades Trilogy really shook America. I think what romance readers will look for now is either the erotica or the traditional less descriptive love story. If readers are anything like me, I like the descriptive juicy stories. I can’t get enough of it! I mean how many times do we go out with our girlfriends and demand them to spill the beans? If writers can find that balance of writing erotica romance I believe the market just got a whole lot bigger.  

Elizabeth, thanks so much for joining us today. I believe you’re right about the romance market opening up. The sub-genres of romance just added many more layers.

A bit of background on Elizabeth. After earning a master’s degree in secondary education from UNC, she worked abroad teaching English, bar-tended at late night clubs in Chicago, and continues various philanthropy projects that focus on empowering women. But she always returned to writing.

Though she’ll forever be a free-spirit at heart, she now lives in Los Angeles with her two dogs. If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rock concerts.

For more on Elizabeth and her writing, check out her Facebook Page: and find her on Pinterest at

Here are the giveaway guidelines. The book is available in print or Kindle for residents of the U.S. and Canada and Kindle version only for international entries. To enter, send me an e-mail ( with the subject line, “Win CURIOSITY KILLED THE KAT.” The message in your email should include your name and mailing address if you’re a U.S. or Canadian resident and wish a print book or note that you wish the Kindle version and your Kindle address. If you’re an international resident, please just note your Kindle address in the message. And, just so you know, I don’t share any of this information with anyone other than the publisher nor use it for any other purpose. The deadline to enter this giveaway for a chance to win a copy of CURIOSITY KILLED THE KAT will be 8 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, Nov. 21.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Do you think the romance genre has expanded in recent months?


  1. Elizabeth, thanks again for joining us and answering my questions. Your book has a good blend of the romance and suspense. Wishing you much success.

  2. Mason - Thanks for hosting Elizabeth.

    Elizabeth - Thanks for your perspective on the changes in recent romance novels. I think any genre evolves and develops; that's how genres stay interesting. I wish you much success with Curiosity Killed the Kat.

  3. Elizabeth, your books sounds interesting.

    Mason, Thanks for the interview--very good.

  4. Not entering to win, but wanted to say that judging from Elizabeth's picture, I can't imagine her having problems talking to boys.

  5. Thanks again for taking part in the tour and your great interview questions! Good luck to everyone who enters the giveaway!


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