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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

When I’m not writing… with Lisa Desrochers! + Giveaway



I am extremely happy to welcome Lisa Desrochers in my Den today!

Debut author of Personal Demons (releasing September 14th, 2010), she very generously accepted my offer to pry into her life learn more about her.

Please welcome her warmly!




A “when I’m not writing” post is a little bit of a challenge for me, because, any spare moment I get, I’m writing. I’ve actually had my laptop surgically implanted into my thighs, which makes doing anything but writing nearly impossible.

No, that’s a lie. My laptop hasn’t become part of my physical body…yet. But it’s not out of the question for the future.

Honestly, I don’t spend much time doing “sports” but I love to hike and camp. I live very close to Yosemite so we hike here:

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And on a recent camping trip through Oregon and Washington, we hiked here:

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And here =):

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My kids are always on the move and I’m the taxi, so I spend time here:

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And here:

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I lecture internationally on a variety of healthcare topics, so I’ve spent time here:

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And here:

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When I’m home I like to do this:

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These are what I just finished:

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(Yes, that’s my book in there. Just re-read the proof for typos.)

And these are what’s next on tap:

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Other than that, I do this:

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And this:

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That’s it in a nutshell. The glamorous (or not) life of a writer.


Wow thank you so much Lisa for sharing your photo album with us! I’m specially jealous of this picture right under Sydney!

Here a bit more about Lisa’s book, Personal Demons

Personal DemonsFrannie Cavanaugh has always been a bit of a loner. She's spent years keeping everyone at a distance, even her closest friends. That is, until Luc Cain enrolls in her school. He's hot, sarcastic, and dangerous—and Frannie can't seem to stay away.

What she doesn't know is that Luc is on a mission. Because Frannie isn't exactly ordinary. She possesses a skill so unique that the king of Hell himself has taken notice, and he's sent Luc to claim Frannie's soul. It should be easy: All he has to do is get her to sin, and Luc is as tempting as they come.

Unfortunately for Luc, Heaven has other plans, and he's just started making progress when the angel Gabriel shows up. Gabe will do anything to keep Luc from getting what he came for, and his angelic charm might just be enough to keep Frannie on the right path.

It isn't long before Luc and Gabe find themselves fighting for more than just Frannie's soul. But if Luc fails to win her over, there will be Hell to pay . . . for all of them.

Here’s two of the trailers for the book, you can stop by Lisa’s blog if you wanna see the other ones!


 Lisa generously offered some very cool swag for 1 lucky reader!


it includes:

a tank top, bookmarks and Team Luc and Team Gabe tattoos

Giveaways is open to US & Canada

FILL THE FORM to enter

You can earn 1 extra entry by leaving a meaningful comment

Ends September 12th, 2010.


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Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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47 People left their mark' :

  1. I love a look into the lives of authors! Although I especially loved drooling over the pictures of the bookshelves :). What can I say, I like to see what authors read! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Oh my gosh, that picture with all the houses sitting atop the mountain is beautiful! Where is that? I want to go there right now.

  3. Oh! I play vollyball too! And Love the picture in front of the Forks sign!! I'm always on the move too so my mom's the one who has to be the taxi XD

  4. Thanks for sharing what you do and for the great pics. I'd love to go to Australia someday.
    I can't wait to read Personal Demons.

  5. I have this book in my to read pile, then my mother snatched it and SHE LOVED IT, so i finally have it back and hope to get to it in the next week or so.

    Great giveaway and post. Loved all the pics

  6. I love the blog title -it's simply perfect and unique!

  7. Would love to read personal demon...

  8. I love all the photos. the waterfall is just gorgeous.

  9. Hi Lisa! First of all, I have to say. You are beautiful.

    Ok, onward. Forks?! Really?! Awesome.

    I enjoyed your post, and your pictures are really cool!

    Miranda ~ Sweet Vernal Zephyr

  10. Great pics and this post was good too! I can't wait for your book! Wasn't Sydney simply beautiful? My dad's gone and he's got pics of the Sydney Opera House!

  11. I love the title of the novel. Its catchy. Thanks for giving us an insider look on the life of an author. I am drooling at the books on the bookshelves.

  12. This was fun! Readers get to find out a little of the authors personality.

    I too love Washington and Oregon. We take a trip there every year for camping or touristy kind of stuff. Last year it was a beach yurt for 5 days. Fabulous.

  13. i loved this post - so many cool visuals! i love the bridge and waterfall one and yay for coming to Sydney!

  14. I like the visual post and seeing what else Lise likes to do.

  15. I too love hearing about what other things authors like to do when they are not writing. Writing and reading can be their passions as they are mine, but I still like doing other things too! It's fun to hear them doing some of those things too.

  16. Great post! Loved all the pictures :) So funny.

    Lisa, you have some great books to read. But I do love the one with the hot guy on the spine..hmm, what book is that again? ;) haha.

  17. Amazing post those are fantastic photos lol most of those books are on my wishlist lucky Congrats all awesome reads I loved mockingjay !personal demons cover looks thanks I love the blog I am dying in suspence to read it glad u enjoyed it thank you for the amazing post

  18. Wow! Thanks for all the kind words. To answer the questions:
    Jessy--That pic is Cinque Terre, Italy. If you ever get to Italy, don't miss it! I've already decided I'm retiring there. =)

    Sweet Vernal Zephyr--Yes, really! Forks. We actually had to drive through it to get to the rain forest in Olympic National Park. It's totally Twilight (very commercial), but nothing how SM describes it. =)

  19. I love your Pic's I wish i could travel love to travel just have not beed able to in a long time.
    I so want to read your book can't wait to get a copy and read it.

  20. Thanks for the giveaway, I love Oregon I live here! Such an exciting day, a giveaway and seeing pictures of Oregon! Never get tired of seeing it! Joined the military this week, going to miss Oregon.

  21. Those are wonderful pictures! It's wonderful you get to spend time traveling. Writing can really take up a lot of our time. :)

  22. I loved the pictures, thanks for sharing them with us. I can't wait till I can read Personal Demons it sounds like a fantastic book. Thanks for the give away you have some great prizes, love tank tops and tee shirts.

  23. Lucky lucky lucky! You have some serioulsy awesome books! Can I have Nightshade....? lol Just kidding.

    I'm so jealous of your traveling too! I can't wait to be able to do that....

  24. I loved using pictures to tell about Lisa's normal life. After reading the blur about her book I am ready to add it to my TBR list. Sounds sexy.

  25. I love the pictures! Lisa has been to some interesting places!

  26. Wow, Lisa, you have had some awesome adventures and gorgeous pics to go along with them!

  27. Wow Lisa those are some amazing pictures. I would love to go to Forks and see the Sydney Opera House. I also enjoyed they book trailers for Personal Demons. I have heard so many good things about this book. This book is so on my to be read pile.

  28. I'm so jealous that you have the time to go to those amazing places!! And I loved looking at the books on the shelves. I've been desperate to read this for a long time now and I've finally got a copy WOOT! Reading now...soooo good. Thanks for the contest :)

  29. So many books that I want to read. lol

  30. I Love your pictures - I am my Kids' Taxi also- and your books to be read pile is awesome- I also have to reread things to look for typos.

  31. I loved the picture of the houses on the sea cliffs. Gorgeous picture - I've never seen the like!

    I've been through Oregon and Washington and those photos brought back memories.

  32. you have been to some very beautiful places. Does any of them inspire you in your writing?

  33. you've visited such beautiful places! and all the gorgeous hiking spots - i'm drooling over the pictures!

    k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

  34. Those are some beautiful locations to visit and/or camp at! Awesome. Thank for a glimpse into your life! it is always fun to get a small peak into an author's life.


  35. wow thanks for this great giveaway.
    hopefully i win :D he he!
    i plan to collect books to read and im currently at 3 books :D

  36. I always love seeing what authors are reading :)

    My "to read" stack of books is about the same size, and growing all the time!

  37. That waterfall and bridge picture is absolutely gorgeous!

  38. I would so love to go to Yosemite as it has to be one of the last untouched landscapes left that still calls my name to explore! The pictures for this post were awesome and love the books on display because I am very nosy about what others read!

    jackie ^_^

  39. Thanks for sharing the pictures and the things you do.
    I alway enjoy learning more about authors.

  40. This is such a cool review!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Also don't forget to check out my amazing blog design giveaway that ends 9/29!

    Ashley's Bookshelf

  41. What a neat post! Love the photos & definitely got some great book on that bookshelf!! :D
    lovely photos!

    thanks for hosting the giveaway too! :)

  42. Thanks for the giveaway. Great post.

    BookNoise at gmail dot com

  43. God that book sounds so good! So it's basically 2 angels, 1 from on high, and 1 fallen, ohh, can't wait to read this one! Really!

  44. Wow... where ever that village on the cliffs is... gorgeous! I've read 3 of those books on your TBR shelf Lisa, The Iron King was amazing. Looking forward to reading Personal Demons. :)

    -- Rhianna (RhiReading)

  45. Wasn't sure if this closed on the 12 or the 20....on another list, it said the 20th. Love the pics like crazy. what an adventure in your real life and your writing life. :)

  46. So jealous of your huge pile of read and to read books! I wanted to read most of them!