Reader’s Edyn

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Interview + GIVEAWAY with author Debbie Gould

Interview + GIVEAWAY with author Debbie Gould

Well, my lovlies, It has been a while since I have done an interview, so I figured it was about darn time for me to get one posted for all of you. Today, thanks so the fabulous Marissa at Sizzling PR, I have the talented Debbie Gould on the blog. She will be discussing her book Second Chance, which is part of the Decadent Publishing 1 Night Stand series. I have read several of these novellas, mostly for review with Just Erotic Romance Reviews (JERR), and I have enjoyed every one of them. There are so many 1 Night Stand stories from a ton of authors. If you are looking for some fast erotic reads, you will most definitely not want to miss this series of books. I highly recommend everyone to check them out. And with so many contributing authors, there is something for everyone. If that sounds exciting, wait until you hear about Ms. Gould’s Book, SECOND CHANCE. *nods* So let’s get to it!


Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, at the age of two Debbie and her mother moved to New Jersey, spending many happy years on her grandparents' horse farm. You'll sometimes find this setting as a backdrop in her work.

As a teenager, she and her mother found a new home in Vermont, where she currently resides. With a daughter in the Air Force,  one son in college and the other working for the family business,  Debbie now shuffles her time between a husband and full time job as a nurse, and writing.

About seven years ago, while looking at over three hundred treasured books lining her shelves, she realized there was a multitude of stories of her own clamoring for release. Since then, she's seriously persevered in keeping the keyboard in constant motion.

With two novels, Mountain's Echo and Infidelity, and two novellas, November Rain and Second Chance now published, Debbie is now also working with a partner, L.J. Garland. Together the two have written Sins of the Mind and are hard at work on many more manuscripts.

Debbie has been a member of KOD, FTHRW, ELEMENTS and RWA Online.


Tell us a little about your current release Second Chance.
I’d heard about the 1 Night Stand series at    Decadent Publishing, read a few of them and wanted to try my hand at it. The hero is an Air Force Special Ops Officer who lost his wife in childbirth while he was on an op. For two years he’s lived on the guilt he feels for not being there for her. The baby is being cared for and loved by his wife’s sister, Emily. He financially supports them, but has emotionally distanced himself.

Emily has grown to love Colin and with the help of one of Colin’s teammates, together they set up the one night stand where she hopes to show him he can still have the family he thought he lost. It’s an emotional story of forgiving yourself and allowing yourself to take that second chance.

Second Chance is part of the 1 Night Stand series. What can you tell us about the series?
Madame Eve runs an online dating service. Applicants fill out information about themselves and what they are looking for. It’s billed as a one-night-stand service. No strings attached, but Madame Eve usually works her magic and the dates end up wanting much more than one night. It’s really a great series and encompasses so many sub-genre’s such as shifters, paranormal, Sci-fi, just to name a few.

What is your favorite thing about this book?
The bond that all the characters have with each other. The H&H have some really helpful friends.

I noticed that Second Chance is published via Decadent Publishing. Other than writing under different pen names or different genres, why do readers see authors commonly published with multiple publishers these days?
Different publishers offer different things for authors. Like this 1NS series is unique to Decadent. Some offer print books for any word count, some offer print for a higher word count, some offer promotion packages. I think it’s all about working conditions and what a particular author is looking for in a publisher.

I read in your bio that you just started writing about 5 years ago. How has your life changed in the last five years since you started writing?
Other than the TONS of on-line pals I have now and the superb writing partner L.J. Gardner, not much has changed. I still work the day job and write when I can.

What is your typical day like?
Up for work at seven, usually out by four. Home to do the chores and make dinner. I have a new work-out program I’m fitting in there somewhere, then its to the computer to write or network. Not too exciting these days, lol.

Any upcoming projects you would like to tell us about?
L.J. and I have a book, Sins of the Mind coming out the end of April with Decadent, we’ve also just finish up a paranormal novel and have several others in the works.

How do you keep in contact with your readers?

What’s next for Debbie Gould?
Lots and lots of new stories with tons of twists!

How do you celebrate when you finish a novel?
Begin the next. If I don’t keep going then I’ll fall out of my routine and just sit around and read for days, lol.

What are you reading now? Any favorites you tend to go back to?
Right now I’m reading Kat Martin’s Against the night. Great book! The one I always go back to is Tami Hoag’s Lucky’s Lady. I just love that book.

Was there something in particular that gave you the idea for this book (series)?
My daughter is in the Air Force. All the deployments she’s been on take their toll. I wanted to tell a story about one man’s reaction when tragedy struck at home while he was deployed.

What about (the hero) and (the heroine) made you want to put them together?
He needed her way more than she needed him, although she may not have thought so.  He needed a strong woman that was going to fight him to win him.

Any advice you’d like to share for aspiring writers?
Do your research and keep learning your craft. Most of all get a thick skin and don’t give up!

What is one thing you know now that you wish you had known when you first started writing?
The publishing world is changing so fast, its almost daily. It’s hard to forecast what is going to be the next great thing so just write what you love and go with the flow.

Do you have any other hobbies or interests besides writing?
Reading, oh my gosh, I must have upwards of 600 books on shelves in my room. That and cooking.

Salty or Sweet?

What is your favorite drink?
Water, lol. Never had a taste for soda, drank warm sour milk when I was 4 or 5 and can’t stand the stuff now. So water it is.

What is your favorite holiday?
Thanksgiving. I love feeding people.

Favorite place you have ever visited?
New Orleans, I just LOVE that city. It is just filled with history and passion.

Boxers or briefs?

Long hair or short hair on a guy?

Caffeine or Decaf?
Hot Coco

Favorite midnight snack?

Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
Somewhere in-between. I’m a little introverted until I get to know you, then watch out.

Almond Joy or Mounds?

Do you have any phobias or fears?
Intense phobia of ticks, lol. Hate em. I grew up in NJ and they were always getting attached somewhere in my head, ohhh the torture of getting them out haunts me today.

Are you a night person or morning person?
Night, definitely. I hate getting up in the morning for work.

Favorite meal?
Steak, crab legs and a baked potato

How fun was that interview? Crazy fun! So how about I tell you about Ms. Gould’s book a bit more? Sound like a plan? Yeah, I thought you might agree. *grins*

**A 1 Night Stand Series Book**

Lieutenant Colin Beckett, US Air Force special ops, lost his wife in childbirth while off on a mission. Two years later, he’s still trying to come to grips with the guilt that tortures him. And to complicate matters, he finds himself undeniably attracted to his wife's sister, Emily. Struggling with his desire, he tells himself he doesn’t deserve a second chance with such an amazing woman.

Emily wants Colin in her life and her bed. Enlisting the help of Colin's teammate's and Madame Eve's 1 Night Stand dating service, she plans to prove to Colin he can have everything he lost once again.

Will their one night lead to the happy ending she longs for or the loneliness he thinks he deserves?

(adult content)

Colin took a step back and cringed. “Aw, shit, Bobby. What’ve you done?”

Bobby punched Zeke in the shoulder and shook his head. “Nothing bad. Actually, it’s so simple you’re gonna kick your ass for not thinking of it first, Ghost.”

He doubted it. More than likely he would kick Bobby’s ass. The man worked overtime to hook him up, like he was a damn charity case. If he wanted to get laid, he could go find his own. Unfortunately, the only woman that spurred his senses in the last year had been Emily. He wanted her so bad he caught himself thinking about her during the day and woke up sweat-soaked and hard at night from dreaming about her.
Shit! Maybe he did need to get laid. “I repeat, what have you done?”

Zeke jumped up. “See, there’s this woman named Madame Eve––”

Colin threw his hands up. “Whoa, whoa, whoa! This is low even for you. I don’t need a freaking prostitute. Damn, Bobby. What the hell are you thinking?”

Bobby laughed. “Not that kind of madame. She runs an elite dating service and sets up one-night stands for consenting adults. It’s a no-strings-attached kind of thing. Just two like-minded adults looking for a night of pleasure. That’s it. You both go in with your eyes open and leave the next more feeling a lot less stressed.”
Colin crossed his arms over his chest and lifted a brow, “And how does she go about finding these people and matching them up?”

“Don’t worry I’ve checked it all out. You go on her website, fill out the application. Then she matches you up with someone who meets your needs. She names the date and place and the rest is on you. It’s all legit.”

“You sound like an infomercial.” Colin shook his head. “This is fucking crazy, ya know. I have no trouble finding my own women.”

“Never said you did, Lieutenant,” Zeke said. “But this way you don’t have to troll the bars, hoping to find a woman who wants to get her rocks off exactly like you. We know that’s not your scene, but this way everyone gets what they want and walks away happy.”

Bobby glared at Zeke. “Where the hell do you come from anyway?” He returned his gaze to Colin. “More like a night of mutual pleasure.”

“I have my own ways of relieving stress.”

Bobby snorted. “Uh, yeah. I’m not talking about whacking off in the shower, dude.”

Colin rubbed his hands over his face. Good God, had he really been reduced to this? "Fine."

LOL, that was pretty cute. And now for the giveaway deets! One random commenter will win a copy of Ms. Gould’s book SECOND CHANCE. So check the rules, enter the Rafflecopter form and get to entering. You know you want a shot at your own copy of this fabulous book! *nods* Okay? O.K. 

**Da Rulez**

One commenter will be drawn at random to receive a digital copy of SECOND  CHANCE, by Debbie Gould. Must be 18 or older to enter. Contest open internationally as long as you have a valid e-mail address. Reader’s Edyn and participating author are NOT responsible for lost or damaged items. Anyone may be disqualified at any time so be sure to follow directions to avoid disqualification. No substitutions allowed. Contest ends May 18th at midnight MST. That means you will have through the 17th to enter. When the clock strikes midnight on the 18th, the contest will be over. Winner will be contacted by e-mail. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, or a new winner will be chosen. Odds of wining depend on the number of entries received. Be forewarned! *serious face* Those who enter and do not follow the tasks properly will have their entries removed. *peers closer* Don’t say I didn’t warn you. I. Will. Check. Them. Not trying to be a pain. Sorry.

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Best of luck to all who enter and until next time …


  1. The excerpt is fun. For a fight they kept up good banter.

    1. That is what i thought also, Na! Engaging and entertaining. :) Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck to you! Your chances are phenomenal right now. :)

  2. I've read several of the 1NS stories and enjoyed them, and I have a soft spot for the Air Force as I was an AF brat.

    1. HI Bea! *waves* Sounds like a book that was written for you. :) I have found that I enjoy all of the 1 Night Stand books. I have read several and haven't read a bad one yet. It is a very good series. I love that there are so many contributing authors as it brings a wide variety of choices to the reader. And ... "was" an Army brat? *raises brow* *snorts* Okay, we will go with "was" then. LOL Best of luck to you!

    2. I have not had the chance to read any of these books before but I am looking forward to it. Just found your blog and I love it. Gale

    3. Welcome Gale! I am so happy to hear positive feedback about my blog. I hope to see you hopping in whenever you can. The 1 Night Stand series books are novellas, so you could read them in a couple of hours depending on your reading speed. A great way to pass a couple of hours! :) I hope you enjoy them as much as I have. And good luck to you in the contest!

  3. I would love to read Second Chances! I've read this excerpt before and that put it on my tbr list. I've read quite a few one night stand books and I love them...madame Eve does work her magic!

    1. Hello again Andieleah! I love to see people returning to the blog. :) And I completely agree. Madame Eve rocks! What an amazing person she would be in RL. I just finished another of the series the other day and am happy to report it was another fabulous read. Check out ON THE RIGHT TRACK if you haven't already. A good luck in the contest.


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