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I always felt like I could do something more than just read. Finally, I have found both a creative outlet and a chance to do something meaningful with my reading. This blog was created in appreciation of and tribute to all of the authors who have brought me joy through their books. These reviews are my way of giving back to authors and providing recognition for the hard work that each one completes every day!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Interview and GIVEAWAY with author Lacey Wolfe

Interview and GIVEAWAY with author Lacey Wolfe

What’s up friends, family, readers … all of you, my Lovelies? I have a very special treat for all of you today. I recently had the opportunity to review a novella entitled FINDING HOME by author Lacey Wolfe. Now, I don’t know Lacey very well, but I have worked with her on several occasions when I scheduled tours on the blog via Sizzling PR. Unfortunately Lacey will be leaving Sizzling soon which stinks for me because I really enjoyed working with her. But … I am hoping this change ultimately translates to more reads for all of us. If her other books, which I have not yet had the chance to read, are as good as FINDING HOME was, then she is an author to keep an eye on. I contacted Lacey after I had written my review of her book and asked if she wouldn’t mind providing an interview for all of the readers here. She was more than happy to do so and as a special bonus, she added a giveaway for one lucky reader: a digital copy of her book! Yay! I was stoked to find out that she added this awesome gift for my readers. I am sure you all will be too, so be sure to remember to enter the contest at the end of the interview. And so, I now move forward, and am happy to introduce to you all, Ms. Lacey Wolfe.


Lacey Wolfe has always had a passion for words, whether it’s getting lost in a book or writing her own. From the time she was a child she would slip away to write short stories about people she knew and fantasies she wished would happen. It has always been her dream to be a published author and with her two children now of school age, she finally has the time to work on making her dream come true.

Lacey lives in Georgia with her husband, son and daughter, their six cats and one black lab who rules the house.

You can find Lacey at the following places:


How has your life changed since becoming published?
I’ve had to learn to be two people. I have a pen name, which means I have two FB accounts, a million email address it feels like, and two people to keep up with. It was strange at first, but I’m used to it now.
What is your typical day like?
Right now, hectic! The kids are out for summer and I’ve gotten NO writing done. Hopefully once they go back on the 6th of August, I can get cracking on some writing.
For serious, Yo! Can’t wait for mine to go back! Tell us a little about your current release FINDING HOME.
Finding Home is my first sweet romance. To sum it up, it’s about a girl who returns home to her hometown pregnant. She is looking for guidance from her mom, but when she gets there, her mom isn’t there but instead a hunky half naked man is! And as soon as she can wrap her head around this, a snow storm hits, leaving her snowed in.
For those of you who don’t know, sweet romance can have sexual situations, but are generally somewhat vague in detail. Much is left to the reader’s imagination rather than explicit verbiage. Any upcoming projects you would like to tell us about?
Finding Home is part of the Clearwater Series from Ruby Lioness Press. I have written another story for this series and it’s set to release on September 7th; BARE NECESSITIES.
Good to know! How do you keep in contact with your readers?
I’m always on Facebook and Twitter. I love to talk.
What is your favorite thing about this book?
Its sweet. I like that I was able to step out of the erotic genre I have been known for. And the story has done well. I plan to continue writing sweet romances, as well as spicy.
I agree. Sweet is a nice break from erotica at times. Changing up genre keeps me, personally, from getting burnt out on the same thing. What’s next for Lacey Wolfe?
I hope to write a full-length and maybe try sending it to one of the big houses. But, I’m not sure. I want to try my hand at self-publishing as well.
Ambitious! I like it! When did you begin your journey as an author and what pulled you in the direction of writing?
I started a few years ago and wrote a full-length. But never did anything with it. When e-books got super popular and the erotic genre, I decided to try my hand at it.
Looks like it worked. *grins* Any special quirks or habits when writing?
I like quiet and something little to nibble on. It may be why I’ve put on 15 pounds in the past year. But if I have food in front of me, I will write longer.
Was there something in particular that gave you the idea for this book (series)?
The Clearwater Series is a multi-author series and I just love the town itself. It has a good set up and the potential to be a popular series.
I did not know that. I will have to check it out further. What about Julie and Mark made you want to put them together?
They each needed someone to help them and take care of them. So, why not do it for one another? And that’s what they did. They helped one another heal and take charge of their own lives.
They sure did! Any advice you’d like to share for aspiring writers?
Don’t give up. Start small if you have to. Novels aren’t as popular anymore. If you can write an awesome short story, chances are you can find a home for it. With busy schedules, people don’t have as much time to invest in novels. Also, have someone who reads your work that will be honest! You need someone to tell you if a paragraph sucks or needs help. Not just a team to cheer you on.
Good advice! What is one thing you know now that you wish you had known when you first started writing?
Don’t head hop! Stay in one persons point of view. And always show and not tell.
Time for randomness … Salty or Sweet?
Alcoholic or Non-alcoholic?
What is your favorite holiday?
Thanksgiving. No pressure, just eat!
Hey! That could be the new Thanksgiving slogan! You should copyright that! Favorite place you have ever visited?
I haven’t visited many places, so I’d have to say the beach in general. You can actually feel relaxed there!
Not so much for me, but I hear it is relaxing for millions of others. *smiles* M&M’s or Skittles?
Of course! E-reader or Paperback?
Caffeine or Decaf?
Caffeine! I love the taste of coffee, but I want the jolt with it too.
I wish I still got a jolt. I drank so much of the stuff in my younger years … still do … that it doesn’t affect me anymore. But the taste is wonderful when made the way I like it. Nothing like it!
So how about I tell you more about this book? First, I would like to thank Ms. Wolfe for taking the time to answer my questions and for visiting with us today. For those of you who enter the contest, but don’t win, I have included buy links for the book. And Ms. Wolfe has asked a question of you all, so be sure to answer it! The answers could be quite interesting! *wink*


Read My Review by clicking here!!!

Julie Miller has returned to her home in Clearwater, Wyoming after discovering she is pregnant. All she wants is her mother to comfort her after her boyfriend told her to either have an abortion or leave. The only problem is, when she gets to her mother’s house, she doesn’t find her mom—she finds a half-naked man cooking breakfast.

Mark Thomas has moved to Clearwater to escape his past. He needs a fresh start to try and forget the things that haunt him, and Clearwater seems like the perfect place.

As if it isn’t bad enough that Julie doesn’t find her mother, a blizzard buries the town, and she is snowed in with Mark. Leaving them no choice, they begin a friendship while trying to resist the attraction they feel for one another.

Once the snow melts, Julie is free to leave. Will she choose to start a life in Clearwater or run back to New York? Meanwhile, Mark struggles to let go of his past and, if he does, is Julie his future?

The sun shined brightly through the windows. Julie wished now she had noticed the blinds were open last night. Pulling the sheets over her face, she closed her eyes for a few more minutes as she tried to wake up.
Finally, after battling with herself, she climbed out of the bed. She put her jeans back on and then pulled her hair up in a ponytail. A sudden urge to use the restroom took over, and she rushed toward the bathroom. This was something new—no bladder control. She didn’t expect to already have to pee so much.
She quickly brushed her teeth then made sure everything was tidy as though she hadn’t been there. Grabbing her suitcase, she left the room. She expected to find Chloe up front, but she was nowhere to be seen. So she stopped by the front desk and scribbled a note, thanking Chloe for the stay and saying they would talk soon. After all, she was going to need someone during this process. As young girls, she and Chloe had always gotten along.
Outside, the sun was bright. There was a chill to the air, however. The few clouds in the sky were thick and fluffy. She bet there would be a light snow shower before the day was over. In fact, she was surprised to not see any snow on the ground yet. It would be anytime now.
The drive to her mother’s house was short. She lived on the older side of town, and it was unchanged except that the trees had gotten taller.
Julie was excited to see her mom. It had been almost a year since she’d seen her. Julie had flown her out last Christmas to visit her in New York City. She’d taken her mother everywhere, showing her every tourist spot there was to see. Her mother had loved it and said it had always been a dream of hers to travel. Julie hoped one day her mother would get to. Her father had died about ten years ago, and her mother had never remarried. She had a few close friends, though, and maybe one day they would all get together and travel.
But for now, Julie needed her mom. She couldn’t wait to have her mother embrace her and hold her tight, telling her it would all work out.
She pulled up to the house. It looked the same. A small ranch-style home painted a light blue color. It was time for a fresh coat of paint, that was sure. Perhaps she could get someone out here in the spring to spruce the place up. Her mother’s car wasn’t in its usual spot but instead pulled over near the picket fence. A pick-up truck sat where the car was usually parked. Maybe something was wrong with the vehicle, and she was borrowing the truck.
Climbing out of the car, Julie could smell bacon. A smiled crossed her face. Her mom was cooking breakfast. Shutting the car door quickly, she went up the front steps two at a time. As she turned the doorknob, she found it locked. Groaning, she dug through her purse until she found the key to the house and let herself in.
Loud music blared through the house. It was set to a local country station. This was so unlike her mother. In fact, as Julie looked around the living room and saw how untidy it was, she wondered if she was in the right house.
Following the smell of food, she stepped into the kitchen. Julie froze. A half-naked man stood at the stove, flipping pancakes. It was as if he sensed he was no longer alone. He turned, and Julie thought she was going to faint.
“Hi,” the man said.
“Who the hell are you, and where is my mother?” Julie demanded.

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I hope you all enjoyed getting to know a bit about Ms. Wolfe. Don’t forget to enter the contest for your chance to win the book for yourself! Thanks so much for spending time with us today.
Until next time …


  1. Not sure if this is where I am supposed to comment or not, but when I was pregnant with my son I craved toasted peanut butter sandwhiches topped with pickles. With my daughter it was corn dogs.
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    1. Hi Amanda,
      Yes. You commented in the right place. :) I can relate to the peanut butter, but not the pickles. With my second one I was always eating mongolian bar b q or peanut butter sandwiches with honey, bananas, and chocolate chips. I still love them to this day. And a corn dog sounds fabulous right now! Better get to the store! Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck to you in the contest.

  2. Nice interview. Sweet and spicy! Sounds good for me :) Well, I saw a friend of mine to eat chocolate, and strawberries. And before she was pregnant she didn't liked them!! Now she still loves chocolate :) who can resist it? LOL

    1. Holy cow! I didn't know it was possible not to like strawberries and chocolate. :) Awesome that she likes them now though. Actually, that sounds really good now. Thanks so much for stopping by!


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