Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Home Run by Bernadette Marie - Author Interview/Giveaway

Home Run 
The Keller Family Series, Book 7
by Bernadette Marie

In one moment Christian Keller’s life was changed. Now as he picks up the pieces he wonders if he can possibly recoup what he lost.

Victoria Lincoln had a promising future with Christian until an accident took the life of her sister and left her as guardian to her two small children.

Their lives have gone in different directions, but Christian and Victoria’s paths will cross again. It will take a lot of change to pick up where they left off—if either of them can.

Quickly, exhaustion took over her body. At some point she knew she’d heard the kids in the hallway with Scott on their way to bed, but she slept through the night.
She’d nearly forgotten he was there until the next morning when she walked downstairs to make her coffee. The deep breathing from the living room startled her a moment. Then she saw him splayed out under a Mickey Mouse blanket. Her breath hitched in her throat at the sight of his bare chest.
Steadying herself with a cleansing breath she walked toward the kitchen.
She was more than grateful that she’d brushed her teeth before coming down, because when Scott walked into the kitchen and pressed himself up behind her she’d let out a sigh. His hard body was close against her and his lips were on her neck.
“Are you feeling better?”
“Uh-huh,” was all she could manage.
“I can call in sick and take care of you.” His voice had dipped sensually and she swallowed hard.
“I have to work.”
He let out a groan and then gave her a peck on the cheek. “Maybe tonight and the rest of the weekend.”
He moved away from her and headed down the hall to the bathroom and Victoria let out the breath she’d been holding. Right. It was Friday. He could come back and spend all weekend.
Scott would be spending the night.
Dear Lord, was she ready for this. She looked down at her shaky hand. Yes. She was ready.

To get started can you tell us what you are working on or have coming out?

I’ve been working very hard on book 8 of the Keller Family series, THE ACCEPTANCE. And then I’ve been also getting a trilogy ready for its launch this summer called THE THREE MRS. MONROES. I think this will be well loved!

What made you realize that writing was it for you? Do you write full time?
I both write and publish full time! So I don’t get too far from the industry in a day, that’s for sure. But I knew I wanted to write when ideas consumed me and I couldn’t get them written fast enough. As it is I can pen a book in under two months and somewhere in there I’m usually starting another book too.

What is a typical day of writing like for you?

I write in increments, usually. With a busy publishing house to run and 5 sons (15-9) I have to write when I can. So I’m very good at setting a timer and working on a time budget!

Which genre(s) do you write and is one of them your favorite?

I write Contemporary Romance and I read the same. But I think in time you will find some paranormal coming from me. Contemporary, however, is my very favorite!

How did you start your writing career?

By writing and waiting for rejection. Yep, I was raised by a salesman and I was very familiar with the 10 no’s to 1 yes policy. So I set out to be rejected and learn what it was all about. I took every ounce of information anyone would give me as feedback and I processed it. I was picked up by a small house that basically stole my work and didn’t pay me what was owed, so that put the entrepreneur in me to work. I was published and now I was going into publishing. This is where I found my soul. And now I not only publish what and how I want I help others do the same.

Tell us about your current release.

Home Run is the 7th book in the Keller Family series. This story is Christian’s. We have followed Christian since he was about 12. So it is fun to see him grown up and working through the loss of his career and trying to get back to being himself. Though we see him pain a bit. His manly ego has cost him the love of his life, but for those who haven’t read the Kellers, you will find from book one that all members of this family are there for each other and it make a huge difference in how one recovers from heartbreak, loss, injury…you name it.

Plotter or Pantser? Why?

Total Pantser!!!  I don’t write my stories. The characters do. I know very little about what is going to happen when I start. I usually have one fantastic scene in my head and I write until I get to it. They do the rest.

Bernadette Marie has been an avid writer since the early age of 13, when she’d fill notebook after notebook with stories that she’d share with her friends.  Her journey into novel writing started the summer before eighth grade when her father gave her an old typewriter.  At all times of the day and night you would find her on the back porch penning her first work, which she would continue to write for the next 22 years.

In 2007 – after marriage, filling her chronic entrepreneurial needs, and having five children – Bernadette began to write seriously with the goal of being published.  That year she wrote 12 books.  In 2009  she was contracted for her first trilogy and the published author was born.  In 2011 she (being the entrepreneur that she is) opened her own publishing house, 5 Prince Publishing, and has released contemporary titles and has begun the process of taking on other authors in other genres.

Bernadette spends most of her free time driving her kids to their many events.  She is also an accomplished martial artist, working her way to her second degree black belt in Tang Soo Do.  An avid reader she loves to meet readers who enjoy reading contemporary romances and she always promises Happily Ever After.

Bernadette will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Please leave a VALID email address to be enter to win, and be sure to follow the tour for more chances to win. 


  1. If I just wrote like you do I'd be all over the place - not that I write. It is quite a talent.


  2. Thanks for hosting! This book sound great

  3. Nice excerpt, thank you.


  4. This sounds like a fun story. Now however, I will have to go back and read the previous ones.

    1. I hope you enjoy them all! Remember that book one THE EXECUTIVE'S DECISION is free always :) BONUS!

  5. Ok, so your characters write the story. What is the most unexpected romantic thing any of your characters ever did?

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  6. I'm embarassed to admit I've had The Executive's Decision on my kindle for over a year and have yet to read it! After reading the reviews for the Keller Family series and following your book tour, I find I have done us both a great disservice. I've missed out on several great reads and I've deprisved you of a warranted fan.Next up on the carousel is definitely The Executive's Decison. Thanks for pointing out that it's a free download.

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