Thursday, December 31, 2009

Q&A and Giveaway! Author MJ Smith!

Joining us today is author MJ Smith! I'm so excited to have her here today! She'll be doing a guest post and Q&A....also she'll be giving away an AUTOGRAPHED copy of her new book "FOREVER YOURS"!

Summary: (from Amazon)

Author M.J. Smith's Forever Yours is an engrossing and sweeping saga of a novel about love, war and bittersweet reunions. Europe is torn apart by World War II and a feisty and beautiful heroine, Liz, answers the call to battle as a pilot in the Royal Air Force. Philip, her childhood friend and superior in the air force, is in a position of authority to stop her, but Liz is determined. Before she leaves on a dangerous reconnaissance mission, the two share a passionate night and Philip proposes, giving her his grandmother's ring. Liz's plane goes down during her mission in enemy territory while Philip is sent to train with an elite team of paratroopers. The two discover other loves during their time apart, each thinking the other is lost forever. Will these two star-crossed lovers find each other or will a war that has destroyed so much destroy the greatest love each has ever known?

Q&A With MJ!

me: First off, tell us a bit about yourself.

MJ: I was born in New Brunswick Canada. I love history and romance. Forever Yours is my first novel.


me: What inspired you to write "Forever Yours"?

MJ: Many things influenced my storyline. My love of history and fascination for this time period mostly inspired me. And World War II was also part of stories my maternal grandparents used to tell me as a child. So I guess it was only natural for me that one day I would write a romance story set in war time England and France.


me: Was there a ton of research involved in writing a historical romance?

MJ: Yes there was a ton of research involved. I wanted to make sure I had my facts straight. Above all, I wanted the reader to truly feel through my story as if they were back in time.


me: Who is your favorite Character in the story and why?

MJ: My favorite character is without a doubt the heroine Liz. She's feisty and determined. And nothing stops her from getting what she wants. She's a bit like me I guess(laughs).


me: Can you tell us a little about your upcoming novel?

MJ:My upcoming book is called A Soldier’s Vow. It takes place during World War I Europe where an American female photographer meets a handsome Canadian soldier. My manuscript is in the editing process but it should be out during the winter.


me: Last but not least...where can we find more of your and your work?


My blog



So how can you win an autographed copy of "Forever Yours"? Well I'll tell you! (contest ends on my birthday! January 25th! Open to US residents only)

+1 if you comment and leave a way to contact you

+1 for becoming a follower

+2 if your already a follower

+1 if you tweet it @ KrisLovesBooks or retweet

+3 if you stop by tommorrow and comment on MJ's guest post and excerpt from the book!

+1 add it to your sidebar


  1. Sounds good, I'd like to be included!

  2. +2 I'm already a follower! I'd love to read this historical romance.

  3. This sounds really good! I'm already a follower.

    I just tweeted it here:

  4. Great interview and contest! I'd love to be entered in to win.

    +2 old follower

  5. +1 if you comment and leave a way to contact you
    I am really looking forward to this book!=)

    +1 for becoming a follower
    YEs... I am a new follower

    +1 if you tweet it @ KrisLovesBooks or retweet

    +1 add it to your sidebar


  6. Oops! Forgot to leave my e-mail addy above (it's in my profile too):

    srfbluemama at gmail dot com

  7. I find this type of book very exciting especially since it is set in WWII. Strong female heroines is an added plus. Please add me to your giveaway. Thanks.

    I am an old follower.

    I tweeted about the giveaway.

    bstilwell12 at comcast dot net

    I added the giveaway to by my sidebar:

  8. Hey everybody! Thanks for stopping by to enter!

  9. +1 I'd love to win a copy of this book! I found your blog on Book Blogs!

    +1 I just became a follower of your blog!

    +3 commented on other blog post

    +1 on my sidebar

    +1 Tweeted

    Thanks for the contest!



    Please enter me in the giveaway.

    I was already a follower.

  11. Please enter me -

  12. +1 I'm a new follower

  13. This sounds like a good one...

    +1 New Follower

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  14. +1 if you comment and leave a way to contact you:
    +1 for becoming a follower (@kittydanza)
    +1 if you tweet it:
    +3 if you stop by tommorrow and comment on MJ's guest post and excerpt from the book!: I really appreciate that she took the time to research and get facts straight which makes the story that much more special to read.
    +1 add it to your sidebar: (blog post:

  15. Being Canadian I love discovering new Canadian authors.

    +1 follower

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  16. cococroissants

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  17. For those who don't win the giveaway you may buy a signed copy of my book at


  18. This sounds great, I would love to read it!

  19. +1 I am a new follower.

  20. +1"FOREVER YOURS"sounds wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.

  21. Happy Birthday. I'd love to win this book.

    I'm a new follower.


  22. Sounds like book I'd love to read. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  23. I'd love to win this book. Thanks.

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  24. +2 already a follower.

    forwhlz at gmail dot com

  25. Hi everyone

    For those who want to get a SIGNED copy once the giveaway is over, you may do so through my website


  26. This one sounds like a good read. Please count me in..

    +2 I am a follower on google.

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  27. I am already a follower of your blog and would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.

  28. Please count me in. Thanks for the giveaway.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  29. I'd love to enter! Thanks!

    +1 New follower

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  30. Please enter me. Thanks!

  31. I am a new follower

  32. I'd love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  33. new follower
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