Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sunday Swag ~ Christi Williams


Welcome to Sunday Swag!

I am always looking for imaginative ways to promo the romance authors when I discovered this weekly feature hosted by Riverina Romantics; it comes with the added bonus of sharing my love {addiction} of swag with the blogging world. Congrats goes to Riverina Romantics for this remarkable giveaway idea and for allowing BBMoreB to join. My addiction to swag started with the Romance Trading Cards; then it was bookmarks; then….you get the idea!

About Christi Williams

My fiction is contemporary, so the settings and the characters are completely modern and struggle with today’s issues. But the men and women in my writing leave a big footprint, because their personalities and their solutions to problems hark back to the iconic days which really don’t exist anymore. My characters truly live by the Code of the West.

Christi Williams writes contemporary sensual romance set in Wyoming. My strong heroines love cowboys and lawmen! I love hearing from readers, so please contact me.

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Perilous Promises blurb:
She can survive anything except the men who love her.       
Perris Dalton doesn’t need a man. She left southwest Wyoming broken, so transformed by fighting cancer even her big hunk of a lawman couldn’t make love to her. Now she’s back.
Her new job is to mitigate conflicts with raptors at a power plant’s coal mine. There’s no reason for her path to cross her ex-husband’s. But when an environmental demonstration inexplicably centers in on her, Sheriff Noah Dalton steps in, confident he can win back the woman who once walked out on him.
As the demonstration spirals into personal attacks, Noah, Perris’s father the sheep rancher, and her brother the college student hatch a secret plot to protect her.
In an epic contest of wills with a lone woman survivor used to solving her own problems, and three Western heroes just as determined to save her, all hell starts to break loose.

Perilous Promises excerpt:
When Perris divorced Noah five years before, he’d worn tan. He hadn’t yet been elected sheriff of Powell County.
She realized she still didn’t know what to say. She had no words, even after all this time, to explain the hurt panic that had sent her into precipitate flight. And maybe it was too late for explanations. If Noah wasn’t the same person she had left, Perris wasn’t the woman who’d been Deputy Noah Dalton’s wife either. A lot of changes had taken place in those years, not the least of which was that she was her own woman now.
A woman who took charge, got her way, bulled her way through if she had to. Without help from any man. Especially a big, strong, blond lawman who had thought it his duty while married to her to rescue her at every turn.
Perris didn’t want rescuing, didn’t need rescuing. She cleared her dry throat. In the most authoritative voice she could manage, she rasped, “I need to get to work. If those people don’t get out of my way, I’m going to drive right over them.”
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Sheriff Dalton stared at his ex-wife as he tried to recover from the churn of feelings engendered just by seeing her again. He let his law enforcement training take over automatically when he was under stress, and he was almost sure nothing on his face betrayed the fact that he wasn’t handling this encounter very well.
Noah had heard Perri was back in town. Most weekdays one or another of his deputies had some news to report about her run-ins with Benjamin Collins and his ragtag group of protesters. The Powell County Sheriff’s Office was a regular beehive of information anyway, sometimes useful and sometimes just plain gossip. He’d tried to keep the lid on the gossip part of Perri’s homecoming since it couldn’t help but include his name. But despite his efforts at damage control, the speculation had started up again, the questions about why she had left him in the first place. As far as he knew, she had never breathed a word about the reason he’d given her for running off.
He still wondered why she had never told.

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29 comments:

  1. Pleased to meet you. I do not recall reading any of your books. they look like just what I like.

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    1. Hi Debby. I am happy to meet you! I am a fairly new published romance writer. Take a Chance on Love came out in April of this year, and Perilous Promises is new this month. I do hope you like them!

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  2. I have not read your books. What types do you write? Do you have children?
    jrs362 at Hotmail dot com

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    1. Hi squiresj. I write sensual contemporary romance set in southwest Wyoming, featuring hot modern Western men and the women who love them. I hope you like Take a Chance on Love and Perilous Promises. BTW, I do have children.

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  3. When writing about your heroes and heroines, do you begin with a complete idea of what they look like, or do they grow in appearance and personality as you write their story? Thanks for sharing with us. michelle_willms@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Michelle! I find the situation comes to me first. When I figure out what's going on, I begin to see who is telling the story and as the writing progresses they flesh out into real people. I hope you like my books!

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  4. You are a new author to me. The book sounds intriguing.

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    1. Hi Lori. Pleased to meet you! I do hope you like my books.

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  5. Christi ~ so excited to read "Perilous Promises" as I loved "Take a Chance on Love". What's your favorite place to write?

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    1. Hi Shirley! It's nice to see you here. I'm so glad you liked Take a Chance on Love, and hope you like Perilous Promises as well. BTW, I'm always looking for reviews if you want to comment on the book(s). I can write almost anywhere; presently that is at a desk beneath a window that looks out over part of the town where I live.

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  6. I haven't read you yet. Do you write other genre's and are your stories always western in theme?

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    1. Hi Victoria. I do write sweet Western historicals under another name, with one published and one set to come out in April 2014. My stories so far are all Western in theme; as they say, write what you know and that's mostly all the country and people I know. I hope you like the Hawk Point Romances, Take a Chance on Love and Perilous Promises.

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  7. Are any of your characters based on real people or people that you know?

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    1. Hi Gabrielle. No, I don't recall a single character that is based on anyone I've met. My characters show up in a given situation and just start telling their stories. I hope you like Take a Chance on Love and Perilous Promises.

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  8. YOU ARE A NEW WRITER TO ME. THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY! SHELLEY S. calicolady60@hotmail.com

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    1. Hi Shelley. I'm always happy to meet new people and give away a few things connected to my books. A teddy bear makes an appearance in both Take A Chance on Love and Perilous Promises, so I thought a t-shirt teddy bear would be appropriate for a giveaway. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Have you ever thought about crossing over into a bit of the paranormal in your contemporary works?

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    1. Hi CBarton! I have not done any paranormal although I do read it, and writing Western contemporary has been a happy and satisfying experience. I hope you'll read Take a Chance on Love and Perilous Promises, and that you like them as much as I enjoyed writing them.

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  10. Your books sounds interesting. Look forward to reading. Thank you for the giveaway.

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    1. Thank you Kim! I hope you enjoy the books in the Hawk Point Romances, Take a Chance on Love and Perilous Promises. And good luck in the giveaway!

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  11. Is it hard coming up with titles?

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    1. Hi bn100. Yes, titles are probably the hardest part of the actual writing process. For the first book, Take a Chance on Love, when it came to publication I thought it was too long and wanted to change it. But the editor liked it and so it stayed. The titles of the first two in the Hawk Point Romances are plays on the heroines' names: Chancie de Leur in Take a Chance on Love, and Perris Dalton in Perilous Promises. So that was kind of fun, and got me over the issue of coming up with catchy titles for my books. Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Have any of your stories come from any dreams you have had at night? If so, do you write them down as soon as possible?? Thank you so much for having this awesome giveaway!!!

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    1. Hi Lisa. No I don't write from dreams. A lot of advice to writers says to keep a daily journal and a notebook by the bed to write down dreams. I don't do either. My stories start with a situation, and then the characters appear and the story starts unrolling, sometimes so rapidly I have a hard time typing fast enough. Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Hi Christi, I have just started reading books like this one. This books is one that I'm putting on my to read list. Thanks for the contest.

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    1. If you do read the Hawk Point Romances, Take a Chance on Love and Perilous Promises, I hope you enjoy them and leave a review. Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Which of your characters do you relate to the most, and why?

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    1. Hi Veronica. I relate most to my female protagonists, Chancie and Perri, because they are so tenacious and cling so hard to living and loving despite all the obstacles placed in their way. I admire the tenets of the American dream, that hard work and belief in your dreams will make you a winner! Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. When did you come up with your first idea for a character? Did you immediately know that you needed to turn the character into a story?

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