Here to tantalize us…Linda!

Good morning everyone!! Today I am happy to have author Linda Bradley and her book, Maggie’s Way. Be sure to leave a comment with your email address at the bottom for a chance to win a free E-book from Linda. 2 books will be chosen at random and Linda will personally contact you. Enjoy!

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Hi Linda. It’s great to have you here. Please, tell us about your book.

Middle-aged, Maggie Abernathy just wants to recuperate from cancer during the solitude of summer vacation after a tiresome year of teaching second grade. 
Maggie’s plans are foiled when precocious seven-year-old Chloe McIntyre moves in next door with her dad, John.
Maggie’s life changes in a way she could never imagine when the pesky new neighbors steal her heart. With Maggie’s grown son away, her ex-husband in the shadows, her meddling mother’s unannounced visits, and Chloe McIntyre on her heels, somehow Maggie’s empty house becomes home again. 

This sounds like a wonderful, heart warming novel. What are some of the things people are saying about it so far?

I am thrilled by some of the reviews I have gotten. Here, let me share a couple with you:

“Linda Bradley’s fresh voice will keep readers riveted from beginning to end. Bradley delivers a heart-warming story full of disarming honesty and beautiful drama…This one stands out!” Jane Porter, New York Times and USA Today Best Seller, Author of Flirting With Forty and It’s You

“Maggie’s Way is a heart-warming tale of love and loss, fear and friendship. With charming characters and a moving plot, Linda Bradley’s lovely debut gently reminds us that it’s never too late for second chances.” Lori Nelson Spielman, International Best Seller, Author of The Love List and Sweet Forgiveness

Wow, those reviews are great! You should be very proud. They definitely are a good part of being a writer. Tell me, what is your absolute favorite thing about being an author?

I love writing stories that connect with readers and inspiring others.

I love reading those type of stories. The ones that lift you up and make you feel good. No d of like listening to a good song. Speaking of music, do you remember your first concert?

Of course. I saw Chicago. I went with my girlfriends and we were teenagers. We were right in front of the stage and had the best time ever. 😄

I used to love Chicago! I remember putting their cd in my radioand blaring it, singing along with every song 😌 Good times. Hey, what about a favorite drink?

My favorite would have to be Kir Royal.

Kir Royal?

Yeah. It’s champagne with a shot of Crème de cassiss with a lemon twist. I learned about these on a trip to France with my mom and sister in my younger years.

That sounds delicious! 😋 What else can you make? Do you cook?

I’d consider myself a baker rather than a cook.

A few of my specialties include: Chocolate Chip Cookies, Sugar Cookies, Pumpkin Bread, Blueberry Buckle

Oh man, my mouth is watering just thinking about all of those sweets. I’m going to have hit the grocery store now. LOL. I do have one more question before you go. Do you have a favorite animal?

My dog Maisey. We adopted her from a rescue shelter, but my husband and I really think she did more of the rescuing than we did.
 
I have a rescue pet too. His name’s Tucker and he’s a shih tzu. And I know what you mean about the pet rescuing  you instead. 😌

Linda, I’m so glad you took the time to stop by and visit with me today. Can you tell the readers where they can find you and your book?

Absolutely. I can be found by clicking one of the following links:

CONTACT LINKS:

Twitter

Facebook

Website

BUY LINKS:

Barnes and Noble

Amazon

Schuler Books

 

 

 

 

Vigelantes Anyone? Part One. Movies…

Hi everybody. Now that my first book, Angel in the Shadows, has been released (Aug 19th on Amazon) everyone is asking me where I get my ideas for coming up with such characters. Well, one source for my inspirations is movies. 

I LOVE movies. All types of movies. Comedy, drama, sci-fi, romance, horror, action, etc. As long as it’s good, I will watch it. But we’re not talking about all movies today are we?

 Today I am talking about those action packed movies that center around those top secret people that work just outside of the law, that take out the bad guys that fail to register on the government’s radar. Those specialized individuals that come and go as they please without ever getting caught or identified. That’s right, I’m talking about…Vigelantes

**Now before I continue, let me just stop here and say, I am not condoning vigelantism by many means. This is just about those movies that get my creative juices flowing. That being said, I will continue.**

There has always been something so intriguing to me about these movies. Maybe it’s the danger and subsequent adrendaline rush. Maybe it’s the fight for justice when there seems to be none. Maybe it’s the hero/heroine that is cold enough to shoot someone in the head like it’s nothing yet in the end reveals that they have a good heart-they may fall in love-and do in fact, have a soul. (yeah, I’m a hopeless romantic-even with these type of movies. I’m a sap, I know it. 😍) Whatever it is, these movies inspire me like no other. So I’ve decided to share with you, in order, my top 3 favorite vigelante-esque movies of all time. Enjoy!

#1. HITMAN (2007) Starring Timothy Olyphant and Ogla Kurylenko *MY FAVORITE* 

  

  
 

A gun-for-hire known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as ‘The Organization’ is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Russia and Eastern Europe. **Timothy Olyphant is easily one of the hottest me I have ever seen. add Robert Pattinson and Johnny Depp to that, and you will have my top 3 hottest men list. Aside from my sexxy hubby Shaun of course). And in this movie, Timothy is a total badass that is highly skilled in the role of a killer but is at a loss when he begins to care for the woman that gets in his way…(Pssst, this is how I always picture my heros in The Perfect Order to be).**



#2. WANTED (2008) Starring Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy     
  

  

  

A frustrated office worker learns that he is the son of a professional assassin, and that he shares his father’s superhuman killing abilities. **Although the main focus of movie is on the male character and his personal journey to vigelantism, I pay more attention to Angelina’s part. Simply because:(Spoiler Alert) in book 3 of The Perfect Order series-Angel Rising-(if I can get that far), the vigelante is a woman. Come on, I can’t let the guys have all the fun now can I? 😜**

#3. THE EQUALIZER Starring Denzel Washington and Chloe Grace Morentz 

    
  A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by-he has to help her. **This guy has had a hard life. He’s lost everything that matters but soon he finds something that wakes him up and makes realize that some things are still worth fighting for. I love this just because I want my characters to always fight for what is right no matter what.**

AND THE RUNNER-UPS ARE:

  • MR. AND MRS. SMITH Starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie 

  A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.

  • THE MECHANIC Starring Jason Statham and Donald Sutherland 

    
Follows an elite hit man as he teaches his trade to an apprentice who has a connection to one of his previous victims.

  • THE BOURNE IDENTITY (and subsequent movies) Starring Matt Damon and Franka Potente 

 

Matt Damon is Jason Bourne, an elite government agent determined to outwit and outmaneuver anyone who stands in the way of his finding out the secrets of his mysterious past.

So there you have it. The top movies that are the inspiration for my Perfect Order series. If you haven’t watched any of these, you definitely should. Thanks for stopping by. And check back later for more posts about what inspires me to write vigelante stories.

 My buy link: http://www.amazon.com/Angel-Shadows-Amy-Deason-ebook/dp/B013KWTIUW/ref=sr_1_2