Thursday, February 21, 2013

Blog Tour Stop: Turning Point by Tiffany A. Snow

  

From the blurb:


After her promotion from law firm Runner to Investigator, Kathleen Turner is learning the ropes of her new job from none other than assassin-for-hire Kade Dennon, a situation her boyfriend Blane Kirk is none too happy about. But the lessons with Kathleen take a back seat when Kade becomes a target. Previously untouchable, his enemies now know of the chink in his armor – his brother’s girlfriend. And Kade’s not the only thing coming between Kathleen and Blane. From Blane’s inexplicable defense of a man guilty of a horrible crime, to a mysterious stranger from Kathleen’s past, to Kathleen’ risky investigation into human traffickers, the obstacles mount against a relationship that’s just begun to find trust again. While Blane considers a job offer that would take him back to the front lines in the war on terror, Kathleen is determined to pursue her new career, with or without his approval. Unfortunately, her current case is far more dangerous than anyone knows. Someone close to Blane will go to extreme lengths to split them up, lengths that may prove worse than death for Kathleen. Kathleen, Blane and Kade must atone for the sins of the past and the present. The fallout will force Kathleen to a turning point…in her career, and her life.


I asked Tiffany about her writing process.

Tiffany:

It’s definitely different for everyone and I don’t think there’s a “wrong” or “right” way to write. I know some authors that write their manuscript’s dialogue first, then go back and fill in the story. Others draft with pen and paper before moving to computer. Some start with the ending and go backward. As for me, I write a book in its entirety the first time through. I begin with an idea in my head of where I want the characters to be when the book is finished and plan things accordingly. Since I’m writing a series, the characters grow and change with each book, so I try to have in my head the journey each character will take for that particular book in the series. My particular writing style is long chapters with cliffhangers. I just love a good cliffhanger that makes you groan and turn the page, ignoring the clock on your bedside table that says you’re going to have a reading hangover in the morning. As with any story, the question constantly in my mind is “What happens next?” What’s going to keep the reader engaged and keep those pages turning? Sometimes it’s more difficult than others to come up with the answer to that question. When that happens, I need a little inspiration. Usually when I have “writer’s block,” I’ll go in search of a song to help me get inside my characters’ heads. If I can find the right one, just listening to it a couple times will get me back in the mindset of the story and I can continue. Other times when I hit a dead-end, I try to think of what would totally turn the story on its head. What “grenade” can I drop right in the middle of the narrative and blow my character’s day all to hell? Thinking of the absolute worst thing that can happen to them will often get me thinking outside the box and provide the reader with something completely unexpected.



Win a Kindle copy or print copy of one of her KATHLEEN TURNER books, winner's choice (Print copy is available to continental US only). Enter here for your chance! Good luck!



Tiffany is giving away, a grand prize of the winner's choice, KINDLE Paperwhite or HD. Winner will be selected by Rafflecopter. Good luck!


Additional Blog stops:











February 19

SnifferWalk Books
The Muse Unleashed
Guilty Pleasures


February 20

Momma's Books
Lori's Book Blog


February 21

My Fiction Nook
Hesperia Loves Books
Romancing the Book


February 22

Melinda Dozier
Reading Romances
Simply Ali


February 23

Musings of a Bookworm
Storm Goddess Reviews
Mrs. Condit & Friends Read Books


February 24

Reading, Eating & Dreaming
Reading Between The Wines
Heart Breaking Reviews
Cocktails and Books


February 25

Little Fiction of Every Flavour
Scorching Book Reviews
Journey With Books


February 26

Tattooed Book Reviews
Sugar & Spice
Read Your Writes


February 27

Romance Book Craze
My Life Beyond Labels
Ali's Bookshelf


February 28

Jessy's Book Club
Harlie's Books
Queen of the Night Reviews


Thanks for stopping by. Until next time,







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5 comments:

  1. thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  2. love the blurb ^^

    Thank you for this giveaway :)

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  3. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway

    missieholly (at) gmail (dot) com

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  4. I love the drop a grenade comment. These books are beyond awesome!

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  5. The blurb sounds interesting.

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