Monday, February 24, 2014

My Cup Of Tea Blog Tour Stop

My Cup Of Tea, By Author Kat Lieu

Blurb:

It’s another suck-tastic summer for book nerd and baker, Sara Lee-Affen. She’s broke, she’s single, and she’ll probably die a virgin. At her beautiful cousin’s wedding, Sara meets a sexy and delicious stud muffin, Ian Forrests. He’s totally her cup of tea, that is until he laughs at her misery when a bee burrows into her ear. Yes, a dang bee. She’s dying(well not really) as he’s dying from laughter.

What a jerk. A smoking hot, Adonis of a jerk with strikingly green eyes dark hair, and drool-worthy pecs and eight-pack abs.

As luck and fate would have it, Sara keeps bumping into Ian al summer long and ends up working for him as a pastry chef at his failing bakery.

Despite her better judgment, Sara falls for the sexy, badass rich boy. She discovers the truth about Ian: he’s a tortured soul who’s stil pining for his deceased girlfriend, Sarah.

One look at Sarah’s picture and poor Sara knows that she could never compete. She could never be Ian’s cup of tea.

Or could she?

Excerpt:

A minute ago, when I noticed someone approaching me, I couldn’t help but ogle at perfectly-formed man pecs and a tapered waist sporting well-defined washboard abs.

Droplets of water glisten on his tan skin. Said tan skin belongs to a guy, a hot guy walking toward me. Water from the pool drips off his dark hair.
His lean and muscular legs are made for running. His blue swim trunks, wet and plastered to his skin, leaves little to my imagination. I gulped.

I felt his eyes on me, all hot and smoldering Having a feeling that a handsome face goes along with his hot bod, my eyes traveled upward to confirm my theory.

traveled upward to confirm my theory Sharp features. Chiseled jawline. Straight nose with two nostrils that are perfectly shaped and sized. Cellophane forest-green eyes filled with intelligence. Hot..

But too bad it’s him, that jerk from Millie’s wedding.

Goodreads:

Goodreads Direct Link https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/ 20588539-my-cup-of-tea?ac=

Buy Links:

Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/My-Cup-Tea Summer-Volume-ebook/dp/B00HX6X3OO

About The Author:

Kat's most current publication is My Cup of Tea: Summer of Love. Read My Cup of Tea here: http://amzn.to/1fKJ4YW

Kat read her first book (a picture book while potty training at the age of one and half.

Reading became an addiction and a must during subsequent potty sessions.
Writing as a passion soon followed when Kat was in the fifth grade. She drew a picture storybook hand-stitched the pages together, and presented it to a class of second graders.
The children loved hearing Kat's story and that cemented Kat's love for writing.

Kat wrote My Cup of Tea, Summer of Love during maternity leave. While caring for her newborn, Kat sacrificed nap time and much needed rest in order to write.

When her baby slept, she quickly typed away, ignoring carpal tunnel. Now Kat works full-time by day. By night, she's a dedicated mommy and a writer.

She hopes to be able to spend more time with her son Philly Cheese Steak, and write for a living in the near future.

Dreams do come true, when you believe in them and work hard. Many of Kat's dreams have come true and she wishes the same for all her fans and readers.

Kat is also a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Certified Lymphedema Therapist.

She also runs a tween/teen empire Nummyz Productions.

Nummyz Productions creates original Flash games for girls and provides them with a safe community, love advice, free stories, and support. Nummyz Productions publishes books and e-books.

Kat's company has also created websites for celebrities of The Young and the Restless(Kate Linder) and Flash games for multi-million dollar company LittleMissMatched.

Connect With Kat:

Twitter  

https://twitter.com/katlieu

Goodreads  

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3342372.Kat_Lieu

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/ Nummyz

Amazon  

http://www.amazon.com/Kat Lieu/e/B003U1T7SC

Website

  http://www.nummyz.com

Maid for Me, Too Book Trailer  

http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kUyh0a1JQY

Giveaway:

Kat is giving away four ebook copies of Maid for Me and one print copy at each stop! This giveaway is open to USA residents only. Make sure to follow the tour and enter at every stop by leaving a comment with a valid emai address. Winners will be randomly selected by the author after the tour is over.

Author Guest Post:

" How important is being inspired when writing?"

As a writer, inspiration defines me. No writer can write without inspiration.

"Where does inspiration come from?"

Life events. I based the wedding scene in my newest novella, My Cup of Tea: Summer of Love, on two weddings: my friend's wedding in Planting Fields and my own wedding.

Dreams George Lucas dreamed and now we have the epic Star Wars. TV, movies, and other books. No story is truly original anymore.

If you analyze contemporary romance and erotic novels, you'll see that most of romance and erotic novels, you'll see that most of them, especially ones with billionaire alpha male them, especially ones with billionaire alpha male protagonists, are reincarnates of Pride and Prejudice or Cinderella, sprinkled with sex scenes and the author's  original prose.

I mentioned TV. Netflix is the gold mine of inspiration. protagonists, are reincarnates of Pride and Prejudice protagonists, are reincarnates of Pride and Prejudice or Cinderella, sprinkled with sex scenes and the author's  original prose. I mentioned TV. Netflix is the gold mine of inspiration the gold mine of inspiration.

During my three-month maternity leave, my favorite shows to watch were Cake Boss and DC Cupcakes

These shows, along with my love for pastries and These shows, along with my love for pastries and baking, inspired me to write Sara's story in My Cup of Tea: Summer of Love. She's a book nerd (like me) and a pastry chef who falls in love with her Heathcliff/Darcy bad boy boss, Ian. Both characters have experienced loss in their lives.

Two pained souls find comfort in one another, but not without a boatload of conflicts and misunderstandings along the way. Cue eye rolling.

Being inspired when writing is a necessity. You can't write if you're not passionate about the subject When I write, I let my words just flow from my brain to my fingertips.
I close my eyes, seeing the scenes play out in my head. You write what you know.

I'm not going to write about race drivers or electrica not going to write about race drivers or electrica engineers–that story would just resemble a wikipedia entry because I'd have to do a lot of wikipedia entry because I'd have to do a lot of research.

The end result will be more like a college essay than a story. I would write about vampires, fairies, and elves. Even though they don't exist, I've been a total fantasy and paranormal nut since I was a child, inspired by authors like L.J. Smith of the Vampire Diaries, and of course J.R.R. research. The end result will be more like a college research.

Tolkien. My genre is romantic comedy. My life is ful of laughter and love, which inspires me to write of laughter and love, which inspires me to write humorous love stories.

My inspiration becomes the inspiration of others. My original fan base of tween and teen girls are now new adults who tell me all the time that I've inspired them to write and love.

An inspired writer is a more powerful writer than one who doesn't have an open mind. Think outside of the box as a creative writer. Don't worry about grammar and the technical aspects of writing when writing. Let the ideas flow and let inspiration lead you. Let your beta readers and editors worry abou grammar and the technical aspects. Inspired writing sparkles with life.

Uninspired writing is dull and sparkles with life.

Uninspired writing is dull and lifeless, nothing more than typed words on paper. ifeless, nothing more than typed words on paper

Being inspired when writing is of utmost importance and I can't stress that enough.

Thank you for inviting me as a guest blogger, Books and Chocolate Book Blog! Happy reading and writing Kat Lieu~

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