Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Interview with Allyson Lindt author of Unconventional Fling. $10 Amazon GC #giveaway

I’d like to welcome Allyson Lindt back to my blog with her new release Unconventional Fling.  Allyson will be awarding a $10 Amazon gift card, and ecopies of her books Conflict of Interest, and Toeing the Line to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

Because of the title of your book I’d like to ask you some unconventional questions. Nothing too weird, hopefully.

Thanks so much for having me back, Nana. I love unconventional, and just a little weird, so coincidentally, I loved your questions.

I’m sorry to be the one to tell you, but the romance genre has kicked the bucket. Yes, it’s dead, and nothing can save it. Which genre will you write?

Oh noes! Not my spicy, beloved romance. *pouts* *ponders* I guess if I had to choose something else *sigh* it would be urban fantasy. There’s something about a sassy, kick-ass heroine, and a brooding hero who can keep up that just makes for a good story. Especially when things like angels, vamps, or other super-human creatures are tossed into the mix.

Urban fantasy is a great genre. I love a kick-ass heroine. Other than writing, what gift do you possess that could make you a superstar?

When I was 12, I got my hair permed for the first (and last) time. I didn’t have the best reaction to the chemicals. Apparently my mother had arranged a surprise, church-sponsored, slumber party for me that same night. So I was poodle-headed, a little woozy, and they made me stand up in front of everyone and then asked me the exact same question. Minus the writing thing.

I crossed my eyes at them (on purpose, not as a precursor to passing out), and then went and sat back down. Now that I’m a little older and more experienced, I’ve come to realize being able to cross one’s eyes is not likely to make me a superstar. But I would be an awesome gourmet, short-order chef. Or poodle should I ever get my hair permed again.

The calorie counts of all foods have quadrupled and you only get to choose one treat every two months so  you’ll still be able to fit through doors without getting greased down. What food would you choose?

Err… Um… I almost said coffee, but it’s a pretty low-cal food, so I’m going to take a chance and keep drinking it. So if I have to choose, honestly? Chocolate. Yup. But if I’m only getting a taste every two months, it had better be the best freaking chocolate in the world.

You are a woman after my own heart, chocolate is a great answer. If you could look like anyone in the world who would it be?

This is a fun one to play with… Emma Stone. I’m trying to find something witty to say about the whole thing, but really it comes down to, I want to keep my red hair—and she manages to rock the auburn look—and, just… that’s my pick, that’s all there is to it.

Finish the famous Forrest Gump statement without using ‘a box of chocolates.’  Life is like…

I’m going to leave the day job analogy behind, for the sake of not being *too* nerdy and unconventional. Life is like an overplayed pop-song. Sure, it’s got its grating bits, and as many people make fun of it as like it, but sometimes it’s just catchy and you can’t help tapping your foot in time to the rhythm and enjoying yourself.

Denzel Washington. There’s no question here, just a long sigh.

You’ll get no argument from me. I’ll just sigh along with you if that’s all right.

Moment of sighing is finished. Since this is unconventional day, but I’m a creature of habit, please give us an analogy of what writing ISN’T for you.
What writing isn’t for me… It’s not a slow-moving, lazy afternoon in the sun, where all that matters is making sure you’ve picked a spot where you won’t have to move for a while.

That was a good answer. Writing is dynamic for you. Thanks for joining me on my blog Allyson.


Jade is in Nashville on her third week of a month-long business trip. She doesn't mind seeing a new city every week, but she's dragging after so many without a break. When a sexy stranger wants to share her breakfast table, she welcomes the change in scenery. The easy banter and teasing that dances behind the eyes of the handsome voice actor have her wondering if just this once, a one-night stand might be worth her time.

Brandon is tired of the playboy image that comes with his cult-celebrity status. When he meets a business woman with a travel schedule as hectic as his, she lights a spark deep inside. The problem is, he's hoping for something long-term, and she's hesitant to start anything that will become long-distance. With less than three days before they go their separate ways, Brandon has to show Jade there's more to them than just an unconventional fling.

Mini Blurb:

Jade needs to break up a monotonous, five-week business trip. A one-night stand with Brandon, the sexy voice actor she meets at breakfast, is the perfect solution. With three days before they go their separate ways, Brandon’s hoping to show Jade there’s more to them than an unconventional fling.

Jade’s heart dropped into her shoes when she realized she’d reached the front of the line. What was she supposed to say? She shifted her weight from one foot to the other while the actors took pictures with the person who’d been in front of her. And then it was her turn.

Brandon’s eyes grew wide when she stepped forward, smile quickly spreading. “I didn’t know you were a fan.”

She couldn’t help returning the pleased look but made sure to tuck away most of her giddiness. “I didn’t realize you were famous.”

He grabbed a small poster off a nearby stack that sported the cartoon characters she figured were him and his cohorts. He scribbled something, holding it at an angle so the glare of the lights above kept her from reading it.

He nodded to his left. “Who’s your friend?”

She followed his gaze to Andie, who stood at the edge of the line, almost hopping with irritation. Jade’s smile faded to embarrassment. “That’s who I borrowed the pass from to stand in line.”

He grabbed another print. “I’m flattered. What’s your plan now that you’re here?”

“I hadn’t gotten that far,” she confessed.

He handed her a print and nodded at the now wide-eyed Andie. “For your new friend.” Then he handed her the second one. “For you. Don’t get them mixed up.”

Jade gave him one last smile. “Thanks.”

She trudged toward Andie, handing off the girl’s pass and the signed poster without another word, and then headed upstairs. So much for her brilliant plan to seduce the gorgeous stranger. Maybe she should just stay in her room the rest of the night.

When she pulled out her signed print and turned it over to read the inscription, her embarrassed heat shifted to something new.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Allyson Lindt is a full-time geek and a fuller-time contemporary romance author. She was lucky enough to marry her muse and soul mate. When they’re not spending way too much time gaming, they’re building new worlds together. She loves a sexy happily-ever-after and helping deserving cubicle dwellers find their futures together.

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  1. I rather like the unconventional myself.


  2. Mary - unconventional pretty much rules :D

    Thanks so much for having me, Nana, and for the great interview questions that made me think!

    1. You are welome. Thanks for the answers that made me chuckle. I hope you never have to pretend to be a poodle to gain more stardom.

  3. I loved this excerpt. I still like romance stories.

    1. Thanks, MomJane :D I still love a good, heart-felt romance as well.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Michelle. Have a wonderful day :D

  5. Give... up... chocolate.... * gulp *....? Great interview :-)

    1. Sofia- never not ever. Death before giving up chocolate! (or something ;)

  6. Thanks, Rita. I love that bit too :D

  7. Too tantalizing to be true. Can't wait to read it.

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    1. Me too, Lynda. Strong characters can consume a story.

  9. Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
    Sounds like a great read!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

    1. Thanks for stopping by Natasha, I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt :)

  10. Yay! Allyson's got another book out -- and this one looks as hot and fun as the others! The interview was awesome, and I loved the permed-hair, slumber party story. Funny! Wishing you much success! :)

    1. Thanks, Lexa :) I'm just glad no one besides me (and the yearbook) remember the poodle hair ;)

  11. I love the unconventional in romance!

  12. thanks for the chance to win :)
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  13. Your interview rocked! I love your sense of humour and quick witted answers. Hmm, think I'm gonna have to read your book lol.

  14. Great interview!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com


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