Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Virtual Book Tour + #Giveaway: Zoey's Place by E.M. Bannock @EMBannock @GoddessFish



Zoey's Place
by E.M. Bannock
GENRE: Modern Adult Romance w/Erotic Elements


BLURB:

Zoey DeLucca is a successful Michigan divorce attorney. Growing up the center of a bitter custody battle between her neglectful mother and her caring father convinced her to become a Family Law attorney and champion the father’s that seldom won in court.
Her handsome husband, Mickey, works for an oil development company. The money is great but as he climbs the corporate ladder, he must spend more time traveling and away from home.
It was love at first sight when they met in college. Their storybook marriage is the envy of all of their friends. They keep the spark in their marriage glowing red hot with wild, uninhibited behaviors in the bedroom. So why does the feeling of impending doom occupy Zoey’s thoughts?
Zoey’s Place is a modern erotic romance about bonding friendships and life’s lessons. See how Zoey handles the challenges that come her way. Experience her joys, fears, and unusual solutions.
This book contains explicit sex scenes and very mature subject matter. It is intended for adult pleasures only. So, turn on the fan, because it’s going to get hot!


Excerpt:


Sparks of electric energy surged between them as the rhythmic tempo of their love play created a sweet melody of passion and desire, building until the thunder of their orgasms drained them of their strength.


Through the years of marriage they always kept the spark of excitement alive in the bedroom. Both were still adventurous and, between the two of them, it was just about anything goes. If they liked it, they added it to their repertoire. If they didn’t, it was a one-time deal. They had tried almost all the positions of the Kama Sutra. Some they passed on because it seemed that only contortionists could get into the twisted positions. They experimented with toys of all kinds, a little SMDS, role-playing, and porn.


Interview with E.M. Bannock


As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal? 
I would choose the eagle because books help you soar above the mundane and ordinary and take you to imaginary lands and adventures. I want my books to be the eagle that takes you there.

How many hours a day do you put into your writing?
I don’t really set a time limit. I have to get things in the house settled before I can write without interruption. That’s why I like to write at night when the house is sleeping.

Do you read your book reviews? If yes, do they affect what you write in the future?
Yes, I read all the reviews. I love feedback from readers. Good reviews encourage me. Bad reviews are immaterial unless there are multiple reviews that express the same thought.

Do you leave hidden messages in your books that only a few people will find?
Yes, a great many. And if I tell you about them, they won’t be hidden messages anymore. I can tell you that they could be names, situations, or personalities. Close family members can find most of them. No one knows all of them but me.

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in Zoey’s Place?
Zoey’s Place centers around Zoey DeLucca and her husband, Mickey. They met in college, fell in love, and married. They are both lawyers. She is in family law; he works for an oil development company. They are madly in love and have a lot of great sex. By mutual agreement they have no children or pets. Their best friends are Carol and Dave, and Joanne and Lenny. Their friends offer support for the couple throughout the book. Annette Barrand is Zoey’s office manager who becomes a very close and important friend to Zoey. This is Zoey’s story and the book details life from her point of view. Zoey’s female intuition tells her that something bad is going to happen. She doesn’t know what it is but she must deal with the feeling. She is smart and independent and uses unusual means to deal with her trials and fears.

The book highlights relationships; husband-wife relationships, and close friend relationships. It even explores the relationships of acquaintances who become close friends and become part of your support system.

Can you tell us a little bit about your next books or what you have planned for the future?
If all goes as planned, Zoey’s Place, the audio book, will be released next year. The next new book will be a period piece based in the little western town that I currently live in. It will take place around the 1880’s and early 1900’s. There will be a strong-willed, independent woman in the lead role that clashes with the traditional expectations of women of the day. I plan to use the personalities of some of the old codgers that live in my town today to fashion my characters. The book will give the reader a glimpse of what life was like back then and the challenges women faced. I hope to get a start on that book this year.
Do you allow yourself a certain number of hours to write or do you write as long as the words come?
I write until I can’t. Sometimes I have chapters in my head that have to come out. Sometimes I just spend a short time perfecting the story or rewriting sections. I just let it come naturally.

Do you have a certain number of words or pages you write per day?
Not usually. But I do like to finish a chapter once I start it.

What inspires you to write?
I’ve been a world observer for a while now and I’ve got a suitcase full of experiences that I can write about. I try to create a plot that is unusual but interesting. I don’t want my love stories to be the typical ‘boy-meets-girl’ or ‘happily ever after’ type of romance. Love is appreciated much more if you have to fight for it. There are so many types of lifestyles and families today, the possibilities for happiness are endless.



Would you rather

Read fiction or non-fiction?
Fiction, especially historical fiction. Non-fiction may reflect history, and that is important, but sometimes history doesn’t always end the way you want it to. Fiction always does.

Read series or stand-alone?
Stand-alone in general. I don’t have time to drag it out. Although my very favorite book is the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. Each book, and there are eight, is at least 1,200 pages. Book nine will be released this year. I can’t wait.

Read Science fiction or horror?
Science fiction. Horror gives me nightmares.

Read Stephen King or Dean Koontz
Selective Stephen King (haven’t read any Dean Koontz) My favorite Stephen King book is The Stand. Sometimes his books are too horrorish.

Read the book or watch the movie?
Watch movie first then read book so I have faces to put on the names.

Read an eBook or paperback?
Depends on the book, but generally eBook. If it becomes one of my favorites, I’ll buy the book.

Be trapped alone for one month in a library with no computer or a room with a computer and Wi-Fi only?
Computer and Wi-Fi. I’m a teckie at heart. That’s when an eBook can save the day as well as keep me connected to the world.

Do a cross-country book store tour or blog tour online?
Cross-country book-store tour, hands down. I love meeting my readers face to face. Traveling is one of the things I love to do. Seeing new places gives me a thrill. I enjoy talking to people about what they like to do and why they live where they live. Readers are fascinating people.





AUTHOR Bio and Links:

E.M. Bannock grew up in the Detroit suburbs. She is the second child of seven and eldest daughter of a working class family. Her parents had traditional, old style, European ideals which clashed with her modern, adventurous personality. The daughters were not encouraged to attend college. Instead they were expected to get married, have children, and be homemakers.

Her father was a great storyteller and sparked her love for writing. In high school she enjoyed writing short stories and poetry. A small inheritance from her father gave her the funds needed to begin her career as a published author. She has published two books, Totally Devoted, which is also available in audio, and Zoey’s Place.
Born with the wanderlust, she found herself in Los Angeles. LA was an exciting place to be in the early 70’s and she experienced all that it had to offer. She met her husband there.

Marie and her small family have lived in California, Oregon, Alaska, Florida, and Wyoming, where she now lives with her small family which includes a spoiled dog and cat, two horses, also spoiled, and a brood of chickens that live like queens in the chicken-coupe-de-ville.

She has made her living as an office manager, computer programmer/analysts, project manager, clothing sales person, substitute teacher, and buffalo meat packer. Throughout it all, she never lost her love for writing.
E.M. Bannock is a Goodreads Author, a BookHub Author, a member of the Romance Writers of America, and a Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer.  Her book, “Totally Devoted” is a finalist for a 2019 NERFA (National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award) in two categories.




Buy Link:

The book will be $0.99 during the tour.



Giveaway:

$15 Amazon/BN GC




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9 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Chucosgirl said...

Love the cover!

James Robert said...

Your book sounds like a great read and thank you for sharing it with us.

E.M. Bannock said...

I want to thank my hosts at The Avid Reader for hosting this stop on my tour. I hope your readers enjoy the interview and my book.

E.M. Bannock said...

I'm glad you like the cover Chucosgirl. I do, too. Thanks for stopping in James Robert hope you have been enjoying the tour.

Bernie Wallace said...

How long ago did you come up for the idea of your book?

E.M. Bannock said...

Thanks for the question, Bernie Wallace. I got the idea for Zoey's Place about 2 years ago.

Victoria Alexander said...

Great interview!

E.M. Bannock said...

Thank you, Victoria. It was fun to do.

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