Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Meadows Shore Series by Eva Charles Interview & Giveaway


Meadows Shore Series
by Eva Charles

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GENRE: Contemporary Romance

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BLURB:

Prepare to fall in love with the Claytons and Harringtons and their rich Portuguese heritage. A Wedding at Meadows Shore is the first book in the series. In it, you’ll meet the family and visit their beloved Meadows Shore nestled along the moody Atlantic in the charming seaside town of Fair Harbor.

It all begins with Sophie’s story, where she discards the past and learns to trust herself and others. The series follows the lives of her sisters and cousins while they, too, sort through their baggage and fall in love. Travel with them on their romantic journeys, stopping in rural Minnesota, New Orleans, and other enchanted places along the way.

They are wealthy and powerful, but suffer pain and loss much like the rest of us. Even great privilege can't shield them from those experiences. But despite their wealth and power, I think you'll find them approachable and down-to-earth—or as Cole Harrington would say: “We put our pants on one leg at a time, same as everybody else.” 

There's an old Portuguese adage, "the rooster crows loudly, but it’s the hen who’s in charge.” And so it is with the Claytons and Harringtons: strong women, alpha males, and of course, Avó Angelina, the family matriarch who keeps them all on their best behavior. 

Bem vindo à família, Welcome to the family!

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Excerpt One:

A Wedding at Meadows Shore:

His voice took on a husky, seductive quality. “The women I date aren’t interested in my body, Sophie. What interests them is how I pleasure their bodies.”

She stared deep into his icy blue eyes and snickered.

Max never missed even the smallest of details. They were often the difference between success and getting your hat handed to you. Tonight, he noticed Sophie’s eyes betray her, even as she mocked him. Her pupils were dilated, the rich, whiskey-colored irises nearly overtaken by black. I have her attention.

Embolden by her body’s reaction, he took a step closer. He was so close that if she’d been breathing, her breath would’ve warmed his skin. “I can bring much more to your bed than my father does. So…much…more…” He drew out the words, emphasizing each in a voice that oozed sex. “And though I’m not an easy man to impress, I’m sure you’d have no trouble persuading me to finance your agency. None at all,” he drawled.

Neither of them spoke for a long moment, maybe two. The air was charged. The silence dangled between them like a ripe peach, fragrant and swollen, tempting the weakest among them to reach for it first.

“What do you think?” he asked softly, ending the silence.

While waiting for her response, a calculated kind of wait, he resisted the urge to lift his hand and run his fingers through the strands of hair that’d come loose, softly framing her face.

“I think you really are an a*s.”

With that, she turned and walked away. Leaving him to gape at her magnificent back.


   

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Eva Charles is the author of the multi-titled Meadows Shore Series chronicling the lives and loves of the Clayton-Harrington family. She invites you to visit their beloved Meadows Shore, nestled in the charming seaside town of Fair Harbor, where you’ll enjoy love, laughter, loyalty, and an abundance of mouth-watering food, Portuguese style.
After being a confirmed city-girl for more than thirty-five years, Eva moved to beautiful western Massachusetts in 2014. There, she found herself living in the woods with no job, no friends (unless you count the turkeys, deer, and coyotes roaming the backyard), and no children underfoot, wondering what on earth she’d been thinking. But as it turned out, it was the perfect setting to take all those yarns spinning in her head and weave them into a romantic tale.

When she’s not writing, trying to squeeze information out of her tight-lipped sons or playing with the two cutest dogs you’ve ever seen, Eva’s creating chapters in her own love story.

Website:   evacharles.com




Interview:

Where are you from?
I’ve traveled the world, but the United States is my home. I grew up in Southeastern Massachusetts not far from Fair Harbor where my Meadows Shore Series takes place. After moving several times, I now live in beautiful Western Massachusetts with the love of my life, and two adorable dogs.

Tell us your latest news?
I’m currently working on the fourth book in the series, Helena’s story. I’ve taken a few risks with her story, risks that I hope readers will accept. The book is written in the first person point of view, which is different from the first three books in the series which were written in the third person. In addition, Gabe, the hero behaves so badly, that he might be the top contender for the Men Behaving Badly annual award (no, he doesn’t cheat on the heroine). I expect readers will hate him, but I hope they’ll give him a second chance. There is one other risk I took with story, crossed over the imaginary gray line, but I can’t share the details because it will give too much away. Let’s just say, there’s a surprise twist that will leave you gasping.

When and why did you begin writing?
I’m trained as a lawyer, so I’ve written for many years, although not fiction. My husband and I moved (again) about two years ago, and I found myself in a new place without family, friends, or a job. A close friend of mine had been encouraging me to write about a Portuguese family for some time, but I’d always scoffed at the idea of writing a book. After the move, with so much free time on my hands, I decided, why not? And I love it! I’m only sorry that I didn’t do it sooner.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
The last eighteen months since I began writing books, has been full of firsts for me. But the first time I considered myself a writer was when a reader contacted me to tell me that she loved my book. It was an exciting moment for me.

What inspired you to write your first book?
My own ethnicity was the inspiration for the series. I gave the characters a Portuguese heritage because there are few, if any, romance novels written in the United States about Portuguese families. As a first generation Portuguese-American woman, the series has afforded me an opportunity to share bits and pieces about the culture, like the food, customs, and the central role that family plays in the lives of individuals. Some of the books have more cultural references than others, but family plays a significant role in each story.

What would you like my readers to know?
I would like your readers to know that my books are great fun! They will warm your soul, and leave you with a smile on your face. The stories touch on some heavy subjects, domestic violence, death, mental illness, and breast cancer, to name a few, and although you might shed a few tears along the way, you’ll laugh plenty, too. And I promise, by the end of each book, your heart will sing.


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GIVEAWAY 

Eva Charles will be awarding a $75 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


25 comments:

  1. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! Good luck with the contest!

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  2. Thank you for hosting the Meadows Shore Series today! I'll be available all day to answer questions from readers.

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    1. Hi Trix! The series is fun, I think you'd enjoy it!

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  4. Thank you for the tour. I'm really looking forward to checking these books out, I love a good happy heart book. ^_^

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    1. Hello Melinda! This series will leave you with a very happy heart!

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  5. Thanks for sharing the great post and for the awesome giveaway :)

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  6. The Meadows Shore Series sounds really good!!

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  7. I'm happy to be a part of this tour, thank you for sharing!

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  8. Looks really good. Thanks for sharing with us. What is your Favorite Genre to Read?

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  9. Shared on G+ to help spread the word, have a great day! :)

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  10. Do you still travel? Where would you like to go?
    Sherry Compton

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  11. I like the cover. Very well designed and intriguing. Keeps you looking
    Sherry Compton

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  12. Do you enjoy writing series? Reading them?
    Sherry Compton

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  13. What book do you want to read this year?
    Sherry Compton

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  14. Is there anyone you would like to write with...another author?
    Sherry Compton

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  15. You don't hear the name Sasha a lot. Is there a reason you chose it?
    Sherry Compton

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  16. Do you like writing in first person?
    Sherry Compton

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  17. Do you have any writing goals for 2017?
    Sherry Compton

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  18. Does your family like reading and books, too?
    Sherry Compton

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