Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Other C-Word by MK Schiller Blog Tour with Interview


1) First, tell us about yourself – where  you live, your family, and those sorts of details.

I live in Michigan, USA.  I have a day job, two kids, a loving husband, and a passion for reading all things romance.

2) How long have  you been writing?

I have been writing actively for a little over a year actively, but I was always making up stories in my head.  Some people call it crazy…I call it a passion.
3) Do you have a favorite place to write?

My office which features dual monitors and tons of desk space (although very cluttered), and best of all a door I can lock.  I’ve always thought it might be nice to write outside on the deck or in a café sipping coffee, but I get distracted too easily, and I’d rather write in my PJ’s surrounded my the warm glow of my computer monitors.

4) Why did you decide to write The Other C-word?

The Other C-word was a story that started out in fragments of silly, sometimes sexy scenes in my mind. I had written a few other works in progress, but I decided that I wanted to explore these characters and the story fully.

5) Who is your favorite character in your book and why?

That’s like asking me who my favorite child is…it’s the third one  (just kidding, I only have 2).  I like them all for different reasons. Of course, I had to find the hero hot and special like the heroine did, do I do have a special place for Rick.

6) How about your least favorite character?  What makes them less appealing to you?

I guess it would be Kathy Carver.  You know the type…a woman that doesn’t really like other women.  Who never has a compliment and has snide remarks to cut them down. She is a minor character, but one that all of us have probably known one time or another.

7) Do you proofread/edit your own books or do you get someone to do that for you?

I edit it once or twice, but then I ask my daughter to do an edit for me.  She’s my biggest critic and fan in one.  Plus, she’s given me a few great stories or as I like to say, ‘fodder for my craft’.

8) What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Um…think about writing.  Actually, I love to read.  I also watch a great deal of romance movies.  I love Indie movies and books.  Although the books are brilliant, there is a new school of thought on these movies.  They don’t always have a happy ending or an ending at all leaving me very confused and dissatisfied.    

9) Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?

Next to writing, reading is my favorite passion.  I love Abbi Glines, Colleen Hoover, Alice Clayton, Stephen King, Dan Brown, and of course… EL James.

10) What question do you wish that someone would ask about your book, but nobody has? Write it out here, then answer it.

Why should I buy your book?

I think it’s a good question because purchasing a book is not only a commitment of money, but even more important time.  I am a first time author so I can understand there would be reluctance to take a chance on a first book.  I can tell you we’ve had some great reviews so far.  I would love to create a strong support group of readers who enjoy my work and look forward to any personal interactions.
Darn it, why did you ask me this? I’m a writer not a salesperson! (:

Title: The Other C-Word
Author: MK Schiller
Publisher: Total E-Bound Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 23rd August 2013


Can she overcome her consuming desire for him? Can he make her comfortable with the other C-word…commitment?

Marley Mason is dreading the arrival of the new business consultant. After all, this man will most likely outsource her job to China. The last thing she would expect is a case of mistaken identity, leading to false accusations of kidnapping when she attempts to pick up the wrong man at the airport, or worse…that she would have such a visceral reaction to the right man.

Rick Randy is super sexy, scandalously flirty, and perfect masturbation material, but a relationship is out of the question. Rick is contracted on a temporary basis to fix Marley’s ailing company, and then pull out, although as he expresses to Marley, pulling out is difficult for him, in more ways than one! Marley’s feelings range from utter confusion to intense contemplation as Rick charms his way into her life. All of those C-words Marley can control, but it’s the other C-word she fears—commitment.

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“Can you add these files?” he asked, grinning broadly at me.
“Sure,” I said curtly, taking the files.
“You were dancing.”
“You were playing Santana,” I replied as if that was an explanation.
“Oh, Santana makes you dance?”
“I guess so. Does he make you leer like some kind of stalker?” I snapped. My indignation only caused his smirk to widen.
“No, Marley, you manage to do that on your own.”
I swallowed, but my throat was completely dry. I leaned against the cabinet. I hoped he would think it was for comfort, but in that moment, it was for complete support.
“I’ll have to remember that.”
“Remember what?” I tried to sound offended, but it came out breathless instead.
“To download more Santana, of course. I really enjoyed the show.”
I wanted to reply with some witty comeback, but before my brain could function, he walked back to his office.
I allowed myself ten minutes to calm down, thinking I would need to buy new batteries for my vibrator since it was going to get plenty of use. I walked into his office when I was done filing to let him know I was leaving. I didn’t want to, but it was something I would have done with Mr Bellman. I wouldn’t give Rick the satisfaction of knowing how he was affecting me, although at this point, it was probably obvious.

Author Bio – MK Schiller
This is my debut novel, and I’m thrilled to share it with you.  I describe myself as a hopeless romantic in a hopelessly pragmatic world. By day, I don a magic cape, calculator (sometimes an abacus), and an assortment of gel pens for my work in the world of finance. But by night, I sit by the warm glow of my computer monitor, and think of stories that will warm the heart, and cheer the soul.
There is nothing better than the intimate journey and ultimate satisfaction that only a swoon-worthy romance can provide, especially if there are a few laughs along the way.  Although writing is my passion, I am a reader first and enjoy nothing more than curling up with a good book and some tasty Italian (the food, of course!). I hope you will enjoy my work and please drop me a line. I’d love to hear from you. 

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