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Nurture Book Tour – Entrapped by Barbara Kyle + Giveaway November 1, 2011

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Author Bio:

Barbara Kyle is the author of the Tudor-era “Thornleigh” novels including The Queen’s Lady, The King’s Daughter, The Queen’s Captive, and The Queen’s Gamble, all published internationally. Barbara previously won acclaim for her contemporary thrillers under pen name ‘Stephen Kyle,’ including Beyond Recall (a Literary Guild Selection), After Shock and The Experiment. Over 400,000 copies of her books have been sold. Her latest thriller, under her own name, is Entrapped. Barbara is passionate about helping emerging writers. She has taught her “Writers Boot Camp” for the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, and is known for her dynamic workshops for many writers organizations. She offers twice-yearly Master Classes that focus on work-shopping each participant’s novel-in-progress. Her popular series of videos “Writing Fiction That Sells” offers ten hours of tips, techniques, and inspiration, and is available online via her website. Before becoming an author Barbara enjoyed a twenty-year acting career in television, film, and stage productions in Canada and the U.S.

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I’d like to welcome author Barbara Kyle to Juniper Grove today! Barbara has graciously allowed me to interview her as part of her Nurture Virtual Book Tour. Check out her interview below:

Without giving too much away, can you tell us what Entrapped is about?

Set in Alberta, Canada, Entrapped is the story of Liv Gardner, an ambitious young oil executive intent on stopping farmer Tom Wainwright who is sabotaging her rigs after a spill of lethal “sour” gas poisoned his wife. Desperate to save the company she built, Liv plants evidence to frame Tom. But when the evidence is used to indict him for a murder he didn’t commit, only Liv can save him.

How long did it take you to write this book?

About two years. For the first few months of that I was doing research about the oil industry, and about northern Alberta, a truly beautiful place.

What was your inspiration to write this book?

The true story of a man whose land was surrounded by oil companies’ rigs and gas flares, and whose livestock were sickening and dying from the poisoned air and water. His complaints were ignored, so he took matters into his own hands and sabotaged the rigs.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.

Entrapped is a fast-paced thriller with a crucial moral question at its heart: who owns the land?

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

My husband and I are sailors, and we sail our Cal-46 ketch on Georgian Bay, Lake Huron.

What does your family think of your writing?

My husband is my first editor; he’s a documentary filmmaker and has a superb eye for narrative. My daughter loved Entrapped.

How many books have you written so far?

Eight. Four, including Entrapped, are thrillers. Four are historical novels set in the turbulent times of Tudor England.

How did you celebrate the sale of your first book?

Martinis with my husband at our favorite bar. I’m sure I made a nuisance of myself by showing everyone there the book’s cover.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to become a published author?

Write a compelling and marketable book! The best advice I’ve ever heard is that of author Wayson Choy, who says there’s only one rule to writing: AC – ass on chair. It’s true. You write and then re-write and then re-write. There’s no other way to learn the craft.

What do you think makes a good story?

Characters thrown into situations of enormous pressure in which they have to make hard choices. Every reader empathizes with that dilemma. It makes us ask ourselves, What would I do if that happened to me?

Do you have any writing projects you are currently working on?

My publisher has signed me to write three more books to follow the first four in my “Thornleigh” series of historical novels set in Tudor England, so I’m at work on Book #5. They follow a rising middle-class family, the Thornleighs, through some of the most harrowing years of English history.

What does the word success mean to you?

Readers around the world reading and enjoying my books.

What is the best advice anyone has ever given to you?

My agent, Al Zuckerman, once told me, as I was almost pulling out my hair in wrestling with the challenges of a book’s first draft: “Remember, it’s a process.” That goes for the second draft, too. I have learned that it’s only the final draft that matters.

Thank you Barbara for that amazing interview!

Entrapped by Barbara Kyle

Synopsis:

Set in Alberta, Canada, Entrapped is the story of Liv Gardner, an ambitious young oil executive intent on stopping farmer Tom Wainwright who is sabotaging her rigs after a spill of lethal “sour” gas poisoned his wife. Desperate to save the company she built, Liv plants evidence to frame Tom. But when the evidence is used to indict him for a murder he didn’t commit, only Liv can save him.

Entrapped
Author: Barbara Kyle
Genre: Fiction – Thriller/Suspense
Published by: Barbara Kyle (June 15, 2011)
Age Recommendation: 18+ For Mild Sexuality
Format: eBook
ASIN: B0056AEQVI
Number of pages: N/A

Be sure to check back on November 15th to read my review of Entrapped!

You can find a complete list of tour stops HERE but here are the next few in line:

Giveaway Time!

One lucky reader will win an eBook copy of Entrapped by Barbara Kyle! Giveaway is open to the US and Canada only and ends at 11:59PM EST on November 28th, 2011. As an added bonus, the winner will also win another book by Barbara Kyle, a print copy of The Queen’s Gamble! To enter, fill out the form below:

Find and follow Barbara Kyle at:

Author Website
Twitter
Goodreads
Facebook Page

Buy the eBOOK at:

Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk
Barnes & Noble

Happy Reading,

Jaidis

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2. elainecougler - November 1, 2011

Congratulations, Barbara! Do you ever sleep? Your historicals have been coming out fast and furious and now you’ve another thriller out, too. Amazing and wonderful. For you and for your audience. You do hoist up the sail and fairly fly over the water.

Barbara Kyle - November 1, 2011

Elaine, what a lovely sailing metaphor! Thanks so much for your kind words.

3. Lolawid - November 1, 2011

Great interview! I love suspenseful books!

Barbara Kyle - November 1, 2011

Lolawid, I’m so glad you enjoyed the interview, and i hope you’ll enjoy “Entrapped” too!

4. Barbara Kyle - November 1, 2011

Jaidis, I enjoyed doing the interview, and I thank you for this opportunity to reach out to your readers!

5. Lenasledgeblog.com - November 1, 2011

Great interview. Looking forward to reading more about such an accomplished author.

6. katsrus - November 15, 2011

Love the cover. Your book sounds really good. Really great interview. I bet you see some beautiful sites while you are sailing.
Sue B

Barbara Kyle - November 15, 2011

katsrus – so glad you enjoyed the interview. You’re right, I’ve been lucky in seeing some lovely places while sailing, but I have yet to sail with a cat — would love to!


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