Ladies & Gents- It’s Wendy S. Marcus!
I’ve been waiting ALL summer for today. What’s so special? I have the new Mills and Boon Medical author, Wendy S. Marcus visiting! Awesome? Yes! So without more of my rambling let’s get to the fun!
Welcome Wendy. I’ve been keeping track and your blog tour promoting When One Night Isn’t Enough has been a great success for you. I’m super excited to have you here today. Please tell us about you and why you’re here.
Thank you so much for hosting me on my blog tour to promote my debut Harlequin Medical Romance, WHEN ONE NIGHT ISN’T ENOUGH. Rather than answering the typical interview questions, (since this is my 23rd blog stop in three months and I fear people are starting to get sick of me!) I thought I’d do a Five Things You May Not Know About Me, post. (If any of you are interested in my call story or reading other interviews, you can find the links to all my blog stops at: http://wendysmarcus.com/news-events/)
Wendy S. Marcus lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley region of New York with her husband, two of her three children, and a much loved Bichon Frise named Buddy. A nurse by trade, Wendy has her master’s degree in health care administration. After years of working in the medical profession, Wendy has taken a radical turn to writing hot contemporary romance with strong heroes, feisty heroines, and lots of laughs. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and blogging/e-mailing/tweeting with her online friends. To learn more about Wendy visit her website, http://www.WendySMarcus.com.
Would you be willing to share some fun facts about Wendy with us?
Here are five things you may not know about me:
1) I was adopted at birth, well prior to my birth actually. My parents flew down to Florida to pick me up and I was on a plane up to New York at the age of two days old. I’ve lived in New York ever since, and although from time to time I’ve perused the adoption websites, I’ve never made a concerted effort to locate my birth parents. An interesting tidbit: My mother – who was told she couldn’t have children (my older sister is also adopted) – was one month pregnant when I was born. My younger sister is eight months younger than me.
2) Growing up I played the flute and guitar, took classes in gymnastics and dance, and was an avid skier. Now I enjoy watching all of these things on television!
3) In high school I was the head cheerleader for soccer and basketball. (We didn’t have a football team.) I had a perfect split, and I was NOT snobby. It was a relatively small school in the Catskill Mountains and I don’t recall any “Mean Girls” roaming the halls.
4) In my first year of college – and what a fun year it was! – I landed myself on academic probation. After that reality check I pulled it together, went on to make the Dean’s List, and eventually achieved my Masters of Science degree in Health Care Administration.
5) I have put on ten pounds since I’ve started writing. And it has nothing to do with my age!
Hmm. I wonder why I’ve gained ten pounds since I started writing? That was fun. Now tell us about your book!
Here’s a blurb about my book, WHEN ONE NIGHT ISN’T ENOUGH:
Nurse Ali Forshay has found the perfect man for her. Dependable. Routine. Boring. Exactly what she wants to ensure a quiet, stable and anonymous life. Then his friend, Dr. Jared Padget, shows up and goodbye fairytale ending. The man’s a schmoozer. A womanizer. A whoo-a-woman-into-bed-using-any-means-necessary kind of man just like her father. And Ali wants nothing to do with him. But he’s so tempting. Thank goodness his temporary assignment at Madrin Memorial is over, and he’s heading out of town.
If only he hadn’t shown up at girls’ night out on the eve of his departure. If only he hadn’t taken her up on her drunken one-time offer. If only he hadn’t come back when he’d promised to stay away…
Here’s where you can read an excerpt: http://wendysmarcus.com/books/.
Here’s where you can purchase WHEN ONE NIGHT ISN’T ENOUGH:
In the UK: In stores and online at Amazon UK. (please add link to words Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Flirting-Society-Doctor-Enough-Medical/dp/0263885925/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1307558369&sr=1-1
In Aus/NZ: Online at Mills and Boon. (please add link to words Mills and Boon: http://www.millsandboon.com.au/product.asp?productid=4371&dest=%2Fcategory%2Easp%3Fbookcategoryid%3D27%26page%3D1 and coming to stores in July 2011.
In the U.S.: Online at Amazon.com in July 2011.
Are you writing anything new and when can we expect to see it, if so? I know whatever it is it will be just as wonderful as this one.
Here’s where you can read an excerpt for my second book, ONCE A GOOD GIRL, coming to the UK in December 2011, other release dates still pending: http://wendysmarcus.com/excerpt-once-a-good-girl/
So for all of you who have been faithfully following my blog tour (thank you very much, by the way), is there anything left to tell? Any questions you’re burning to ask that I have not yet addressed? Go ahead, now’s your chance! And for everyone else, have you ever read a medical romance? If so, what’d you think? If not, why? And are you willing to make mine your first? Do you watch medical dramas on television? Who is your ideal medical hero/heroine?
Thanks so much for joining me today. One lucky commenter will win a copy of the 2in1 UK edition of my book which includes a complete novel by Janice Lynn.
Which I’m doubly thrilled about because I just received my copy today and can’t wait to read it! Where can we find you when you’re hard at work creating memorable books?
Visit my website: http://WendySMarcus.com
Visit me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Wendy-S-Marcus-Author-Page/184507031577429
Visit me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/WendySMarcus
Visit me on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4823224.Wendy_S_Marcus
Thanks for joining me Wendy. Good luck on your sales (though I know you don’t need it) and I hope to have you here again. Folks, don’t forget to check out Wendy’s links. Most of all- leave a comment for your chance to own this wonderful book today!
Posted on 07/19/2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 42 Comments.
Congrats Wendy! That was a great five facts list.
Congrats Jackie S!!!
Thanks to everyone who made this stop a big success for Wendy!
And big thanks and congratulations to Wendy for being here with the tour of your first book sale!
I’m late, but had to stop in and say that WHEN ONE NIGHT ISN’T ENOUGH sounds awesome. With a mom and a niece who are nurses, I’ll be recommending this to them as well.
And I can definitely relate to n. 4 of things we didn’t know about you. Congrats on the release and good luck.
Congratulations, Jackie! You’ve got one hot, sexy, sensual and packed with emotions medical romance coming your way! Enjoy!
Thanks, Wendy! Your mum sounds like a wonderful lady but can’t believe how mean that nurse was 😦
Family gatherings are great for finding out the little things that make us who we are!
Alrighty, then. Looks like I could have picked a winner last night, after all. But I’ve picked one just now….and…..the winner of my book give away is…..
Congratulations, Jackie! Since you included your e-mail addy I’ll be contacting you today to get your mailing address.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by to visit me! And a special thank you to Lisa for having me!
That’s great Wendy! I’m sure you got a good number to pick from already but more is always better! And thank you again for blogging When One Night Isn’t Enough with me today. I hope you’ll return in a few months. *winks*
!off to tweet Last Call!~
I am so proud of everyone for finding time in your busy days to drop in! Thank you. I’m going to leave Wendy’s post up for a couple of days to let others come by and say hi even if the contest ends before some make it in. One day just never is long enough for me to make it to all blogs I try to follow or visit.
I’ve enjoyed having Wendy here today. I may just crack open her book…when revisions are done of course.
I had a great time here today! I’ll pick the winner of my book tomorrow in case more people stop by later tonight!
Thanks so much for having me! And yes, revisions must always come first.
Awww that fact #1 made me cry for obvious reasons! How lovely for your mum (and you!) that you had a sister so near in age to you. I bet that was hard work for your mum, though.
I love all your facts, I am such a nosy busybody I love reading all about other people 🙂
PS I was a gymnast too although I fear if I tried to do the splits now I would break myself!!
…I fear if I tried to do the splits now I would break myself!! You crack me up! I fear the same thing!
And re: my mum having two babies so close in age, I found out many years later that my mom had some complications from the delivery of my sister and required a home nurse when she was discharged from the hospital. That nurse would only take care of one baby. So I was shipped off to my grandma’s house for several months until my mom got well. Funny the things you learn at a family gathering…
My mom loved having children. (She was a kindergarten teacher.) She stayed home with us when we were little but went back to teaching as soon as my sister entered school full day.
Thinking of you and your babies!
What a wonderful “blog tour post”! Fresh and new. I think my favorite part (other than talking about your lovely read, of course) was that fact that you said you weren’t snobby. LOL! I’m so glad to hear it. Thanks for letting us get to know you better, Wendy. Your book sounds like a lovely read.
I felt the need to point that out because I think people have a certain negative image of cheerleaders, and that’s not at all me.
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to get to know me better!
I must admit, I never had any idea cheerleaders were considered mean girls until I’d seen them portrayed as such in the movies. What a bum rap – at least in my high school!
I think I was blessed by the cover angels, too!
Thanks for stopping by!
Congratulations, Wendy, the book sounds like a winner, and I looove the cover! BTW, thank you for reassuring us that not all cheerleaders are, “mean girls.”
Great blog, Lisa.
Oops – that should be quit not quite! Oy!
I’ve never mentioned that academic probation tidbit to my children, so let’s keep it between us! My daughter plays the flute now – my flute actually. But she’s been asking to quite for two years.
I’m so happy you enjoyed my book! No pressure on following my tour. I appreciate it when you can make it!
Thanks for stopping by!
Hi Calisa, Wendy!
I always love the five interesting tidbits posts because you learn so much about authors from them. I played the flute once upon a time too! And I would love to be able to do a perfect split, though I never have and probably never will. And academic probation? Tsk, tsk.
By the way, Wendy, I just finished reading When One Night Isn’t Enough, and it’s such an amazing novel. You deserve every positive review you’ve gained. I loved every word of it. Congratulations!
(I’m so bad at following blog tours, but I will try harder!)
I really worked hard to do something a little different at each blog stop. Thank you for noticing – and for all your help with my blog tour!
Thanks, also for the promo op for my next book, Once a Good Girl, coming to the UK in December 2011 (paired with a book by Alison Roberts) and to the U.S. as a single in January 2012. And for sharing Vince’s kind words!
Thanks! And thank you for stopping by!
Hi Wendy, Hello Calisa.
Wendy, I’m surprised! Every blog has something new and fresh. It’s interesting following you around on your journey!
And I agree with Lynne, I loved finding out new things about you, Ju, you should see my collection of envelopes! All has the author’s writing on it, right? With our names and addresses! One of the first I received was Lynne Marshall’s! And it has pride of place.
Congratulations on the 4 star rating from RT Book Reviews, Wendy and we all who’ve already read WHEN ONE NIGHT ISN’T ENOUGH are waiting for your second book, ONCE A GOOD GIRL with bated breaths!
The excerpt here: http://wendysmarcus.com/excerpt-once-a-good-girl/
is so enticing and as Vince so rightly said, “I don’t think I’ve seen a hero and heroine more deeply developed in just one chapter! I feel like I totally know the hero and heroine. Wow! And two crisis in just one chapter. This is how to write a short romance and still get everything in. Wonderful.” said by Vince on your Seekerville blog stop!
Your book sounds great. Congratulations and wishing you the best of luck with sales!
Wendy! It’s great to see you here. I loved finding out new things about you. Great idea. You must be blog numb after 23 in such a short period of time.
I must say, as a Medical Romance author myself, your debut book is edgy and totally different from others I’ve read in the line. That must be why you stood out from the submission pile and got bought! Congratualtions, and best wishes for much success.
Hi Lynne! (Who actually bought a copy of my book at the RWA book signing in NYC! I was so excited I took a picture to commemorate the event! It’s on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Wendy-S-Marcus-Author-Page/184507031577429 )
I know my book is very different from the rest, but that’s what makes the medical romance line so great, there is something for everyone, a wide spectrum of voices, writing styles, settings, and heat levels.
Thanks for stopping by! And congrats on your release from The Wild Rose Press this month. I can’t wait to read it. (I’ve spent down all my Amazon gift cards – which is how I control my book buying. Luckily, my birthday is in August so I’ll be back up and buying soon!)
Ah, Wendy… I write paranormals….or “keep trying” to write 🙂 My reading tastes are toooo varied 🙂 Except non-fiction, I read everything else… or used to, until I started choosing romance over other genres 😉 Everything from inspirational to erotica – yeah – that’s the reader me 🙂 !!!
I read across the lines of romance as well. (And only romance.) Contemporary and historical are my first choices. I don’t read much inspirational or paranormal but have read some. And there are a few erotica authors who if I see their names on a book I’ll buy it.
Thanks for stopping back!
Another enjoyable blog. Wendy is a hoot!
The book blurb is tantalizing. We all love the sexy bad boy.
Looks like I’ll be picking this honey up and staying up late–to read.
Thanks for introducing me to Wendy.
I’m glad you liked my blurb! I always say, the biggest compliment you can pay an author is saying their book made you stay up way to late to read it!
I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by!
Hi Wendy, Thanks for sharing your 5 unknown facts with us! So interesting!! And I love your cover. Can’t wait to dive into your book. It’s on my kindle waiting…
The Kindle edition isn’t released until August 1st so no rush to get to it!
Thanks for stopping by – and congrats on your second or is it third sale?!
Covers..oops, I was thinking of envelopes and mistyped, not once, but twice! Ugh! I am not a cover-ripper, Wendy!!!! 😉 I wouldn’t dream of it..
So the laundry basket is full of “envelopes” !!!! LOL!
Whew! And I like that you were so excited to receive my book you couldn’t type!! Now…I hope it meets your expectations. If I remember correctly, you’re more into paranormal? I hope it’s a nice change for you!
I love the excerpt! To be honest, I haven’t ever read a medical romance, but plan to make yours my first. Thanks Calisa for introducing Wendy to me, and a whole new category of reading.
I’m so glad you loved the excerpt! A lot of people I come across haven’t heard about medical romance. I am happy to be introducing so many people to this wonderful sug-genre of romance!
Thank you for making mine your first! I hope you enjoy it!
You and I definitely have something in common. I too had way too much fun at college. I’m working hard to prevent my kiddos from doing the same. 🙂
Loved When One Night Isn’t Enough. It definitely deserved the 4-star rating it recieved from Romantic Times Book Review!
I think getting it out when I was young – mostly! – has made me a better, more sensible parent. Maybe I’m nuts. My kids are way boring compared to me! And that’s a good thing!!!
I’m so glad you enjoyed my book! Thanks for stopping by!
I’m so happy you received my book. I hope you like it. And the cover is so pretty!!! Please don’t rip it!!!!
Thank you for being one of my most loyal blog tour followers! I look forward to seeing you at each stop! (No pressure!)
Hi Jackie S.!
Thank you for following along on my blog tour! So far you’re the only one entered in the book give away contest, because Ju has already won a book! Let’s see what happens!
And the funniest thing about having a sister eight months younger is people always asking if were were twins. (We look absolutely nothing alike.) Luckily, because of where our birthdays fell, we were in different grades at school.
Wow, Wendy!!! Those fun facts prove that reality is, indeed, stranger than fiction!!!
And I want to say I just received the book..and I gave a banshee like screech and refrained from tearing the cover open…LOL!
And just to add a strange fact about myself…umm.. I never “tear open” covers.. I try to open them as neatly as possible and store them on the sides.. I have a “laundry” basket full of covers as of yesterday.. !!!!
Wow, I am loving this tour!! And to have a sister 8 months younger….what fun…I am
an only. I live in GA so will have to get your book online (if I don’t win a copy lol). Have a great time on your tour!!
Thank you so much for having me on your blog today! And congrats on your beautiful new house. Best of luck with it! – Now back to work on your revisions!
I wanted to share here, since I wrote this blog post, When One Night Isn’t Enough received a web exclusive 4 star review from RT Book Reviews. Here’s the link if anyone’s interested: http://www.rtbookreviews.com/book-review/when-one-night-isn’t-enough
Also, here are the links to pre-order my e-book editions (Releasing August 1st):
Amazon U.S.: http://amzn.to/nPWtJo
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/o3Fhwi
Thanks for being here Wendy. And congrats on the whopping review! Well deserved! Great you added these links for those interested. I’m off to tweet your visit now that I have a minute.