Sunday, October 11, 2015

The House at Homecoming Cove by Ginny Baird Excerpt Giveaway & Inteview

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TITLE – The House at Homecoming Cove SERIES – Romantic Ghost Stories by Ginny Baird AUTHOR – Ginny Baird GENRE – Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance, Sweet Romance PUBLICATION DATE – 10-15-15 LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 60K PUBLISHER – Winter Wedding Press COVER ARTIST – Dar Albert

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From New York Times Bestselling Author GINNY BAIRD A breathtaking romantic mystery set at the Virginia Eastern Shore...
Seeking out solitude in which to work, New York City music composer Melissa Carter rents a century-old farmhouse on the Virginia Eastern Shore. There, she meets a loner with rugged good looks and smoldering gray eyes, who has long-term ties to the property. When strange things start occurring at the historic home, the handsome groundskeeper comes to her aid, but is Melissa really safer in his arms?
When Stone Thomas meets a pretty northerner with a musical gift, he's immediately drawn to her. He's also determined to protect her from the increasingly odd happenings at the fifty-acre farm where he's employed. Soon, Stone finds himself wondering whether he and beautiful Melissa might share a future. Yet the secrets of Homecoming Cove threaten to drive them apart.
Praise for Ginny Baird Paranormal Ghost Romance

The Ghost Next Door (A Love Story)
"A fine suspense and you just won't believe how it ends." ~ Barbara Baker
"The twist at the end took me by surprise! Great job to the author!" ~ Melinda Burchett
"!! I did not see that coming." ~ Mary Ann
"This is a mind bender! Very well done!" ~ Sandra D. Griffin

The Light at the End of the Road
"A gripping tale with a hint of paranormal." ~ Dawn Pearson
"New, refreshing twists and turns." ~ Anna Gibson
"Ms. Baird has again exceeded any expectations." ~ Dianna Plano
"Wow. I mean, WOW. This is not your normal romance..." ~ Anita Slaugh

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Her words came out in a whisper. “Thank you for everything. For coming to my rescue, for…” She was saying goodbye, yet her chin tilted toward his and she took a step closer, her lips barely parted, inviting. She peered up at him and met his gaze with a look that was surprisingly heated, decidedly predatory. There was no mistaking it. Melissa wanted him too. That was all the encouragement Stone needed to take her in his arms and bring his mouth down on hers with a hungry desire that surpassed all expectations.

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NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling Author Ginny Baird has published novels in print and online and received screenplay options from Hollywood for her family and romantic comedy scripts. She writes heartwarming contemporary romance about single women facing everyday challenges. Known for featuring holidays and family themes in her work, Ginny frequently portrays the struggles of single parents or others who've given up on finding true love.
Ginny has two novella series, The Holiday Brides Series (holiday romance) and The Summer Grooms Series (summer romance), a Romantic Ghost Stories series (paranormal ghost romance), and additional single titles available. She is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling Author, a Top 10 Best Seller on Kindle, NOOK and iBooks, and a #1 Best Seller in several Romance and Women's Fiction categories. Visit Ginny's website to learn more about her and her books.


Where are you from?
I grew up in North Carolina, but have lived in Virginia for most of my life—almost 30 years!
Tell us your latest news?
I’m excited to be releasing my third Romantic Ghost Story, The House at Homecoming Cove, on October 15, 2015. I’d originally intended to write just one sweet and spooky tale, The Ghost Next Door, but the response to that was so overwhelming I wrote a second light paranormal book, The Light at the End of the Road, and now a third! All three books have surprise endings, and each twist is different and unique to that individual story.

When and why did you begin writing?
I wrote a lot of poetry in high school, then contributed feature articles to my college’s weekly paper. Afterwards, I had a job contracting with the US State Department where I did a lot of technical writing. I didn’t complete my first novel until I was in my early thirties. At present, I’ve written more than twenty books.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I first decided I wanted to be a writer in high school. It took a very long time to discover my path, and find my right fit in romance fiction. I like it here a lot! I think I’ll stay.

What inspired you to write your first book?
My first book ever was a thriller novel, based on my contracting experiences in El Salvador during that country’s civil war—and also on my experiences living and studying in Spain and having family there. My first romance novel was based on the idea of an avid romance reader finding her real-world match. That book, Real Romance, was inspired by a trip to an Ophthalmologist with my daughter. The eyeglasses guy was very hunky, and I found myself thinking, Hmm, wouldn’t it be interesting if I were single and in need of his assistance? LOL.

Do you have a specific writing style?
I think it’s mostly short and sweet, but I can tend to get wordy at times. I like to incorporate a lot of comedy in my contemporary romances, and mystery and intrigue in the light paranormals.

How did you come up with the title?
For The House at Homecoming Cove, I wanted the title to reflect a sense of place, because the setting is so integral to the story. The word “homecoming” also has several meanings to different characters as the plot unfolds.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
That true love is destined, but that our destinies are not always in our hands. Sometimes we have to give ourselves over to the larger fates and see what life has in store for us. It could be something (or someone) really wonderful!

How much of the book is realistic?
Oh, I’d say about seventy-five percent. But this really depends on perspective.

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
The setting for The House at Homecoming Cove is based on a 50 acre farm my family and I rented a few summers ago. It was on the Virginia Eastern Shore and in an extremely isolated locale. The scenery was gorgeous, but I could imagine how a century- old farmhouse like that could get spooky if I were a single woman staying there all alone.

What books have most influenced your life most?
Wuthering Heights and The Old Man and the Sea.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
I’m not sure he’s so much a mentor as an inspiration. Earnest Hemingway for his economy of words. I love the concept of writing succinctly and powerfully. He was a master at it.
What would you like my readers to know?

How much I appreciate them, and value their time in being here. I’d like to thank them for visiting this blog today to read my interview and learn about my newest book, The House at Homecoming Cove. I’d like to thank you as well for hosting me and asking such wonderful questions. It’s been a pleasure being here!



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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the spotlight today for The House at Homecoming Cove, and thank you for the amazing interview questions. I enjoyed answering them!