Wednesday, January 9, 2013


I would like to welcome Nana Malone to Where's My Muse as our guest blogger today and am excited to be a part of her blog tour sponsored by Sizzling PR Presents ~ 

Welcome Nana! 

When I started writing my first book (which now sits in the bottom drawer in my office), I immediately grabbed my laptop and started banging out a manuscript knowing nothing about characterization, plot or the writing business. Like so many newbie “have a lot to learn” writers, I said things like, “How difficult could it be?” An adorable heroine, sexy hero, a cute meet, sprinkle some acerbic wit and bam, you have a book. 

God, I had no idea. Who knew I needed plot, characterization, some magical writing and heaps of luck?

After several failed attempts at gluing a haphazard plot together for my first book, I got myself some craft books. Make that lots of craft books, joined RWA, signed up for every class I could get my hands on, and found the best critique partner that a newbie like me deserved or could ask for. She’s been patient, but honest. Tells me what I don’t want to hear, encourages me to be the best writer I can be and I’m so honored to call her a friend and one of my favorite authors, Misty Evans. If you’ve never read her, you’re missing out!

Over the years I’ve met some amazing writers. Women who pour their hearts out onto the paper. Those who plot, those who pants it. All of them hustling towards an impossible goal while traversing the land mines of day job, significant others, kids and personal lives.

Because now, 12 years later, four books, over a hundred rejection letters and experiences I wouldn’t trade for a pair of Prada pumps, (Let’s be honest, I might trade the experience for some Louboutins), I know what work goes into being a writer. The pain, pleasure, joy of it. The sweat and the literal tears. It’s in my blood now.

The In Stilettos Series came out of my love of my girlfriends and fashion.  You mention a book, show or movie that includes fashion and chances are I’ve watched it and lusted after the clothes and shoes.  Although, let’s be honest, most of the shoes I love to look at I could never wear as I have an aversion to being uncomfortable. 

With Sultry in Stilettos, I wanted to explore those friendships that turn into something more.  It doesn’t always happen, as evidenced by the original 90210, but when it does, every inner shy girl with a secret crush rejoices.  Ricca spends so much time taking care of other people, she never goes after what she wants.  And Beckett has never given love a chance until one kiss under the mistletoe changes everything.

Shy, Fantasy Event Planner, Ricca Munroe has never been lucky in love, so when the latest in a long line of Mr. Oh So Wrongs publicly dumps her, she focuses on her career.  All she has to do to land the job of a lifetime is work side-by-side with the one man who can break her heart.

Beckett Mills has never been in love. Personal entanglements are a recipe for disaster—that is until one kiss from Ricca Munroe changes everything.  Beckett needs this job to fulfill a promise he made.  All he has to do is resist the seductive charms of his best friend.

Can Ricca come out of her shell to land her dream job and the love of her life? Can Beckett trust himself enough to actually fall in love and still keep the promise he made?

Warning: Sexy, sass talking women will make you laugh, cry and want a pair of killer footwear.

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About the Author:

Nana's love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin. It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She's been in love with kick butt heroines ever since. 
With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.

Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, in the meantime Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is. 
Though, until that ninja job comes through, you'll find her acting out scenes for hubby, baby and puppy while catching up on her favorite reality television shows in sunny San Diego.

Nana Malone is offering up a tour wide giveaway--just leave a comment below for a chance to win a copy of her book, Sultry In Stilettos.

Click here for more dates and locations from her blog tour. 

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  1. Love finding new author and books. Thanks for the giveaway.

    1. Laura,
      I've been off grid--laptop had a ton of viruses....and just getting back to answering emails and such.
      Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting.


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