Thursday, November 19, 2015

LUCKY SHOT: Giveaway and Q&A with B.J. Daniels

THE BOOK
The third book in the Montana Hamiltons series, LUCKY SHOT, is the story of Kat Hamilton and Max Malone.
 


Kat is a photographer who is about to have her very first showing of her work. Max Malone, a renown journalist, takes a lucky shot with his camera of a blond woman meeting with Senator Buckmaster Hamilton, Kat’s father. 

Max is sure the woman is the mysterious Sarah Johnson Hamilton who only recently returned from the dead. He decides there is one way to find out what he has – show it to Kat and see her reaction.
 
What Max has though is more than a photo of Sarah. He has a theory – one that Kat is determined will never see print. But in order to do that, she is thrown together with Max, who proves to be a lot more than she first thought.
 


What they discover is Sarah Johnson Hamilton’s past – not the missing twenty-two years – but something even more frightening.




Praise for New York Times bestselling author B.J. Daniels 

 “This fast paced and suspenseful novel had me hooked from cover to cover. Daniels has created an in-depth and complex novel that left me guessing throughout.” —PURE JONEL

 “Filled with twists and turns as well as incredible danger, B.J. Daniels’ storytelling will have you captivated and intrigued.” —CATAROMANCE 

 “…Daniels’ new Montana Hamiltons series will draw readers in with its genuine characters, multiple storylines and intense conflict set against the beautiful Montana landscape.” —RT BOOK REVIEW

 “B.J. Daniels has done it again! Just when I think her books couldn’t get any better, she obliterates all my expectations. A true storyteller in every sense of the word.” —COCKTAILS AND BOOKS

 “B.J. Daniels will absolutely move to the top of your list of must-read authors.” —FRESH FICTION


Q&A WITH B.J. 
In 250 words or less, what can you tell us about your newest release?
LUCKY SHOT is the third book in the Montana Hamiltons series. The series tells the story of six sisters who were raised on a ranch. Their father is running for president and their mother, who they believed dead, comes back from the grave after twenty-two years with no memory of where she’s been – or what she’s done. On the way to each sister finding the love of her life, she and her new love must also run for her life as the past comes back to haunt this family. 

What is a typical day in your writing life? 
I treat writing like a job. I get up in the morning, have breakfast and go to work. I have an office four blocks from my home. I worked out of the house for years. The wonderful thing about an office outside the house is that I don’t stop writing to do a load of wash or bake cookies or do something really crazy like clean the toilets. My goal every day (yes, I write everyday to stay in the story) is to write 10 pages a day. Sometimes I can accomplish that in a couple of hours if the story is going well and then I’m done for the day. Other days I spend all morning at the office, go home for lunch and go back to the office until dinner time. 

Where do the stories come from? 
That’s a really good question. I have a friend who swears that it all comes from outer space and all we do it is type it in. Some days it sure feels that way. I’ve had days when I can’t type fast enough. Then other days nothing comes through.

Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you? 
I’m a seat-of-the-pants writer. I know little about my characters or my plot when I begin. I have to sit down, fingertips on the keys and begin typing before the story comes to me. My characters always surprise. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten goose bumps when I’m writing because I’ve suddenly realized who the killer is. I love the process. It’s the only one that works for me. But it often forces me to do a lot of research. When I started the Montana Hamiltons series, I realized that the father, Buckmaster Hamilton, was running for president. I know nothing about politics so I had a lot to learn.  

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? 
I come from a family of storytellers. I never met a writer before I became one. There were few books in my house growing up. And yet, all I wanted to do was write novels. My first writing class was nonfiction. It got me a job at the newspaper where I learned to write fast, tight and on deadline. From there I began writing short stories for Woman’s World before getting my first novel published. My 75th work of fiction was recently published. And what makes that crazy is that I got a late start on writing, not selling my first book until late in my forties.


MEET THE AUTHOR
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author B.J. Daniels lives in Montana with her husband, Parker, and three Springer Spaniels, Spot, Jem and Ace. When she isn’t writing, she quilts, snowboards, camps, boats and plays tennis.

Daniels writes both series and single title books for Harlequin Intrigue and HQN, and has sold more than 90 books. Most of her books are set in Montana, where she has lived since she was five. She loves driving out in the country and writing from the tailgate of her pickup.

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GIVEAWAY
Up for grabs today is an ARC (advanced readers copy) of Lucky Shot, plus three addition copies for three winners (print for US, ebook for international). Comment below to be entered!

WINNERS!
DARLA R.
BARBARA A.
RHI
EMILY B.

Congrats! Please contact us at this email address. 

26 comments:

  1. Love your books! Can't wait to read more of them

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  2. Looking forward to reading your new book! Reading is my stress free zone, no one bothers me when I curl up on the couch with a good book.

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  3. I can't wait for this book...I know it will suck me in just like the last one did..the ending left me hanging wanting this book the moment I was done with that one!

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  4. Would love to read your new book. I have enjoyed every one of your books that I have read in the past. Look forward to reading more of them in the future.

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  5. My aunt got me hooked on b j Daniels love her books she is a great writer and will inspire future writers I can't wait for lucky shot to come out I'm sure it will be another great read it comes out two days before my birthday yay :)

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  6. I love your books! I can't wait for this one, and the one after that, and the one after that. I have read them all!

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  7. Love all your books! You are a must read writer for me. I have all your books so far. Always looking forward to the next book! <3

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  8. Found cowboy romance stories thanks to B.J. Daniels. Eagerly awaiting Lucky Shot!

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  9. I would love to win an ARC copy! I love all of her books! Thanks for the chance!

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  10. Can't wait to read Lucky Shot & the rest of the series!

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  12. I love all your books.

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  13. Just started reading your books - what a delight - can't wait for more!

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  14. Love your books have a bunch. thanks for the giveaway

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  15. Thanks for the giveaway. Sounds like another great book by the author. One of my favorites.

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  16. B.J.'s books always keep me reading way past my bedtime. She has a remarkable
    imagination and true understanding of the intrigue/mystery genre. Love all her books.

    wordperfectqueen@yahoo.com

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  17. It would be so cool to get a free copy. Love the books and Montana.��

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  18. I haven't read BJ yet but I can tell I've been missing out. Look forward to reading Lucky Shot. Thanks for the giveaway chnce.
    Carol L
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  19. I haven't read BJ yet but I can tell I've been missing out. Look forward to reading Lucky Shot. Thanks for the giveaway chnce.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  20. Looking forward to reading Lucky Shot. Love the books I have read so far. A giveaway is great.
    Barbara Appleby

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  21. I have all your books and can't wait for this one it comes out on my late husbands birthday 11/24 Thanks Anna

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