Friday, January 1, 2010

Michelle Sutton ~ Interview + Giveaway!

Today, author Michelle Sutton is telling us about her new e-book, First Impressions. She has offered to send a copy to one lucky commenter, so keep reading to find out more info about this great book! **Note: If you don't have an e-reader, don't worry! You can read this book on your computer using Adobe.**

Welcome, Michelle! Tell us a little about yourself.
I'm an author and mother of two teen boys, 18 and 16 respectively. I've been married almost 20 years and have written about 13 books and started many others. I love to read and especially love to write. When I'm not doing those things I'm blogging and writing book reviews.

How long have you been writing?
I started writing in August 2003.

If you compared your writing style to any other Christian Fiction author, who would it be? Also, how would you rate the romance in your books?
Um, well, eh… Okay, I write PG-13 + Christian fiction. Lots of tension and kissing. I can't think of anyone I write a lot like in the Christian fiction realm except maybe Karen Kingsbury when it comes to drama. I don't write sweet romances, but I do like a heavy romance with deep spiritual lessons and themes.

In your own words tell us a little about First Impressions.
First Impressions is the first of three e-books in my Tombstone Treasures series. I have a cute video on youtube and my website that gives you a snapshot of the story.


Sammie Carpenter understands how a uniform influences behavior. Wearing her Army fatigues puts her in the mindset of a soldier and donning her Class-A Uniform always helps her shift into Captain Mode. So what harm could come from her dressing like a saloon girl and strutting through the streets of Tombstone? She didn't know how to flirt to save her life, and she wasn't getting any younger.

When she met the lonesome stud cowboy, Jimmy, she knew he was the one. So why was their communication always so awkward? Couldn't he see that she was interested in him? No matter how hard she tried to win him over, she couldn't seem to get him to see past his first impression of her. But Sammie didn't give up easily. Somehow she would make him see that they were meant to be together, but how can she do that when all of her plans keep falling apart?

Read my review HERE.

What made you want to write this story?
This was actually the first story I ever wrote. Silly me, but I thought Love Inspired would want it. I had no clue about their rules back then. At any rate, I'd visited Tombstone during one of their Helldorado Days celebrations and thought about the people who acted different parts and how fun it would be to write a romantic story about their lives outside of Tombstone.

What research did you have to do for this book?
The research was easy. My oldest son is graduating from Tombstone High School so I have access to the town at any time. I took all of the pictures for both of my book video trailers with my camera phone.

Who would you pick to play the lead roles if this book was made into a movie?

I'd have Jessica Simpson play Sammie because she has the body for it and the pretty brown eyes. Plus, she has the vixen look.

And Chace Crawford would star as Jimmy. He's got that wholesome smile and the right features.

What are you working on now or going to write next?

I'm am wrapping up the sequel to Danger at the Door and it's called In Plain Sight and releases in April 2010.

How can readers get in contact with you?
Go to my website to find out more or write to me at

What are you currently reading?
In the Arms of Immortals by Ginger Garrett.

Tell us something surprising about yourself that readers may not know.
My mother was a nun before she met my father.

If you could be any animal, which would you choose? Why?
Probably a puppy because I'm always into something.

TV show, and/or movie?
I don't watch TV much so I'd say my favorite movie is Charlotte Gray.

Place to go on vacation?
I like beaches. Anything with beautiful landscaping.

Book this year or month? Why?
I've read about a hundred books. That's a tough question. The last book I read and loved was Fools Rush In by Janice Thompson.

Do you have a link to a place to read the first chapter of this book?
Nope. But there is an excerpt on this page…

First Impressions releases today!

**This giveaway is open to any country**
Okay readers, here is your chance to win a copy of Michelle Sutton's new e-book, First Impressions!

To enter:
*Leave a comment with your name and email address (so I can contact you if you win).

*Please specify that you want to be included in the contest!

*If you want an extra entry, become one of my followers.

*The comment is mandatory. (Please, say in the comment if you are a follower!! It makes my job easier when you do.) You will not be entered unless you leave a comment. If you are already a follower, and then you leave a comment, you will still get two entries in the contest.

*The contest will run from today (Jan. 1) until 10:30 CST on Thursday (Jan. 7). I will announce the winner that night. The winner is always randomly drawn. I will contact the winner on Friday the 8th, and then that person will have one week to reply. If the winner doesn't reply within that time period, I will pick a new winner.

Good luck! Thanks for visiting.


Virginia C said...

Hi, Carman & Michelle! Happy New Year!

Thanks for this great giveaway. I am a follower.

gcwhiskas at aol dot com

Joyful said...

Hi Ladies,
Thanks for having this giveaway and for entering my name.
I am a follower.


Sherry Kuhn said...

Happy New Year! I really like Michelle's writing and this book looks great. Thanks for entering me in the drawing.


Janice Thompson said...

Thanks for entering me! And thanks, Michelle, for mentioning Fools Rush In. I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

Michelle Sutton said...

Hey, guess what, Carman? My birthday is January 8th and I'll be the one giving the gift to the winner. Is that cool, or what?

Casey said...

This book looks so good. I would love to read it! Please enter me. I am a follower.

Email addy:

Carly Kendall said...

Great blog, wonderful interview! I just became a follower. I would love to win a copy of this book. Please enter me. I have been to Tombstone and I think this is a wonderful idea for a book. Thank you very much.

Emii said...

This looks like an interesting book -- I'd love to read it! I'm already a follower. Please enter me!

Thanks for these interviews,Carmen -- they're really interesting and helpful:)


Sandee61 said...

I'd love to read this book, please enter my name in your giveaway. Thank you!

New Year Blessings,


HandyFamily said...

I would love to be included in this contest! This book sounds amazing!

I am a follower as well. Happy New Year~


Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

I'd love to be entered! I'm an old follower too! This looks so terrific and I would love for it to be my first book by Michelle! The cover is so cute! I have a hard time with e books sometimes but I just have to pace myself and try to resist reading it all at one time! LOL!

XOXO~ Renee

Marjorie said...

An absolutely super giveaway, please count me in.

I am a google reader follower.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Julie J. said...

I would love to be entered into this giveaway! I've not read anything by Michelle yet, but I did get two of her books in the mail last week that I purchased! Thanks for the opportunity!

I follow through GFC.



Carman said...

Michelle~ That is funny! Happy Birthday! (almost) ;)

SuperMom said...

Please enter me!


SuperMom said...

I'm a follower!
I've been wanting to read something by Michelle, this would be a great chance for me to review it for my blog!

mindy said...

this looks just wonderful thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

Ashley W. said...

This book looks so good! I'm a little sad that it's only an e-book,though:~( But I would still love to be enter in this giveaway.

I'm a follower

Love Y'all,

kanishk said...

This book looks so good.

Work from home India

G.R.I.T.S. said...

This sounds like a great book, please enter me! and I'm a follower...

I found your giveaway through Carman's Blog....

Rae Byuel

Julie Lessman said...

Hey, Carman and Michelle -- great interview, and oh my, sign me up for the contest because I love reading anything by Michelle!! I am a follower and my e-mail is:



rubynreba said...

Please enter me. Thanks!
I am new follower.

Anonymous said...

Please enter me I am a new follower. Thanks.

Lindsey B. said...

Omygosh! this book looks really REALLY good! i'd love to read it. carman, thanks so much for having the interview and give-away! the interview was extremely interesting =) i would like to be entered for the give-away!

Edna said...

Michelle I would love to win this book, I enjoyed the interview


Edna said...

I am an old follower


susan said...

thanks for the giveaway, please enter me

Andrea said...

Sounds interesting; please enter me!

I am a blog follower.

Blessings - Andrea


Marianna said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
mannasweeps (at)))) gmaildotcom

Marianna said...

I follow your blog
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Nicole said...

I would love to enter!


Kathryn said...

Hi! Long time lurker, first time commenter :) I love book blogs, and yours is the first I've found devoted to Christian romance, one of my favorite genres.

Please enter me in the drawing for an e-copy of "First Impressions"