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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

"When I'm not writing" with Andrea R. Cooper + giveaway

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This week, we're hosting Crimson Romance author Andrea R. Cooper for "When I'm not writing". Andrea is celebrating the release of SONS OF DRAGONS, the second book in her Legends of Oblivion series. She's also a native of Houston, Texas, a city near and dear to me because it's where one of my best friends is from.

There's an amazing tour-wide giveaway so be sure to toss your e-hat in the ring after you find out what Andrea does when she's not hard at work crafting her next paranormal romance!

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Andrea R CooperWhen I’m not writing (non-writing being 90% of my day) I am juggling being a stay-at-home mom to three kids; two of which are under the age of five. Even though I dislike cleaning (but love a clean house), I daily do laundry, dishes, pick up toys, and try to clean a few rooms or vacuum.

Cooking also takes up part of my day as does running to the store when I realize we don’t have some ingredient for the recipe I was making (yes, I have to have a recipe and no, I’m horrible at improv). Don’t believe me? Last week, I was thinking of making a mushroom pasta cream sauce. Then I debated adding summer sausage. How did I escape the dilemma of a disastrous dinner? I texted my husband (who is a great cook and can throw things together without any recipe or plan and it comes out yummy). Anyway, he told me the sausage would not go well—with this meal—too tangy.

I also exercise, because sitting in front of a computer as much as my kids will allow me, does not make a slim figure. Zumba, swimming, and weights are my favorite ways to exercise. Although, my gym has a body combat class that I’ve been wanting to try. I took several years of Karate and Muay Thai. Though, when my nineteenth month old daughter has had enough of the gym’s kids’ club, there’s nothing I can do but pick her up and leave.

I also read (especially since my kids take over the TV if they are awake and it is on). My favorite genres to read are fantasy, paranormal and historical romance. The internet takes up any extra time I have (or sometimes don’t have) in my day.

Typically, I do all my emails, facebook, twitter, etc. in the morning. Then I take my two youngest kids somewhere fun to play. If they were older, I would use the time they were screaming down the slides to write, but again, my daughter has other ideas. It is all I can do to get her not to eat dirt, mud, or sand. However, out of all three of my children, she has been the healthiest so far … maybe she’s onto something with the dirt-eating.

Sometimes, my husband and I splurge and have a babysitter for the kids while we go watch a movie. Of course, the last time we tried that, we got a frantic phone call and missed the last half of the movie. LOL. Such as life with kids—and I know they won’t be this age for long.


Thanks so much for visiting us, Andrea! Follow the links below to learn more about Andrea and her books:

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Here's the scoop on SONS OF DRAGONS:

Sons of Dragons by Andrea R CooperIn a time of false peace, the dead rise as soldiers for the Warloc’s scheme. For thousands of years he has stood ready for the final battle. Though the witch and her cursed Elvin have destroyed his physical body, now with his protégé, he has honed a new way to wage war.

Shunned by her own people and weary-hearted from centuries of lost loves, Elvin warrior Mirhana scours the land to silence the undead. Her heart has turned as cold as the sword she wields, until a prince seeks her aid.

Never has Prince Landon met a woman like Mirhana. Both beautiful and deadly, she haunts his dreams. The battle at hand becomes more enchanting than fighting to remain true to his unseen betrothed.

When a traitor emerges, new alliances are tested and the only remaining hope is to follow the prophecy and find the ... Son of Dragons.

Read an excerpt

Pre-order: Amazon | Book Depository


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Andrea is giving away a bunch of prizes on this tour:
2 ebook Son of Dragons Book 2 - Int'l
1 ebook Cursed in Shadow Book 1.5 - Int'l
1 $15 Amazon Gift Card - Int'l
1 winner - $70 Victoria Secret Gift Card - US only

Follow the Rafflecopter instructions to enter!

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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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10 People left their mark' :

  1. Thank you Ladies, for having me on your wonderful blog :)

  2. Sounds like you have a great life!

  3. Darn it! your comment about laundry just reminded me I put in a load of wash three days ago. I'll have to rewash em now. LOL

    When I'm not writing, I meldewing my clothes, hiking and gardening. I cut down a tree yesterday and stuffed all the cut branches into my little car today and took them to the recycling center. All by myself. Then Jess and I went hiking. Then I came home feed the fish, took pictures of anything blooming in my yard, and returned to working on my books. I have to go and restart my washing machine now. Thanks for reminding me.

  4. Busy you!! Enjoy is now, they'll be grown before you know it. I tweeted.

  5. I was a stay at home mom when my children were young and I loved it! Yes, it's a lot of time watching them to make sure they aren't getting into trouble but now that they are older, I miss it!

    I love the cover and wish you all the best!

  6. Melissa,

    They grow up so fast. I remember when my 19yr old was a baby. Thank you for stopping by.

  7. LOL, I've done that before too Liza. Thank you for coming by.

  8. Wow, your busy schedule is the real deal! Exactly what I describe to those who say a stay at home mom has no true work. Congrats on doing it all and writing!