Sunday, July 15, 2012

BigAl's Books and Pals: Author Interview: Kristie Leigh Maguire

BigAl's Books and Pals: Author Interview: Kristie Leigh Maguire

In these interviews I’ll often ask if an author always knew they wanted to be a writer. It’s one of those questions that are cliché, but often have good answers. But from your bio I suspect the answer to this would be no. Instead, why don’t you tell us, what prompted you to become a writer?

I’ve always been an avid reader but had never seriously considered becoming a writer although the thought crossed my mind occasionally. However, that changed when I was living in Japan and couldn’t find books to read that were written in English. This may sound strange now but remember it was 1997 before the e-book craze took off with the advent of good e-readers like the Kindle, the Nook, and the Ipad. It may sound stupid but I decided that if I wanted a book to read, I’d have to write one myself. Thus my career as a writer was born. I’m just an avid reader turned writer and author.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Download Desert Heat for only $1.00!

I have enrolled my novel Desert Heat: What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas in Smashword's Summer/Winter sale. For the month of July, you can download this book for only $1.00 using the promotional code listed at the book's page at SW. The regular list price is $3.99 so be sure to use the promotional code when checking out.

From the scorching sun of the Mojave Desert to the brilliant neon lights of Las Vegas, the sexy steel magnolia Marcie Treyhorne blazes a trail of passion through the desert sands. Her heart is torn in half as her desire for her new boss grows into a raging inferno while her love for her longtime husband remains as steadfast as the ancient desert mountains that surround Mojave Junction, California.