Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Book Monster Presents: Matchpoint by Elise Sax

Author Interview:

What does your writing space look like?

I have a nice office, which is the front bedroom of my house, with a nice desk and bookshelves. However, I wrote MATCHPOINT, entirely while lying in bed and watching TV. Should I tell you that? It’s not very impressive, I know. I’m sure Nora Roberts doesn’t do it that way.

Do you have a process for coming up with character names and book titles?

Between you and me…I leave clues in the names of the murder victims! I also leave clues in some of the other characters. If you figure them out, contact me, and I’ll tell you if you’re right!

What inspired your current book?

My father was a dentist—not at all like the dentist in MATCHPOINT—and I thought of all the anxiety that goes along with going to the dentist, and then I thought: How could I ratchet up the anxiety even more (because I’m mean like that), and so I decided to have Gladie wake up to a dead dentist. Dead in a really bad way.

Do you write with music going in the background? What are some of your favorite types/bands?

The crazy thing is that I can’t have any music playing while I write the majority of the Matchmaker series because comedy has its own rhythm. That’s why I have the TV on in the background. The rhythm of people speaking helps me write comedy. However, I love, love, love music, and when I write the scary scenes or the love scenes, then I get to listen to music. Soundtracks are great for writing these scenes, like Batman or Lord of the Rings for scary and Pride and Prejudice for love scenes.

Is there anything else you'd really like our readers to know?

Yes! MATCHPOINT is a fun ride and perfect summer read. I really hope you enjoy it, and please contact me. I love hearing from readers.

What's your dream car?
Normally, I’m not a car person, but have you seen the Tesla? I want one!
Tesla has wings!

An Affair to Dismember
Book One of the Matchmaker Series

Three months has been Gladie Burger's limit when it comes to staying in one place: She's always been a temp agency kind of girl, ever ready to move on. That's why Gladie is more than a little skeptical when her eccentric Grandma Zelda recruits her to the family business in the quaint small town of Cannes, California. Gladie is also highly unqualified: Her beloved grandmother's business is matchmaking, and Gladie has a terrible track record with romance. Still, despite evidence to the contrary, Zelda is convinced that her granddaughter has "the gift." But when the going gets tough, Gladie wonders if this gift has a return policy.

When Zelda's neighbor drops dead in his kitchen, Gladie is swept into his bizarre family's drama. Despite warnings from the (distractingly gorgeous) chief of police to steer clear of his investigation, Gladie is out to prove that her neighbor's death was murder. It's not too long before she's in way over her head—with the hunky police chief, a dysfunctional family full of possible killers, and yet another mysterious and handsome man, whose attentions she's unable to ignore. Gladie is clearly being pursued—either by true love or by a murderer. Who will catch her first?

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Book Two of the Matchmaker Series

Lovably troublesome Gladie Burger runs into sizzling danger and a fiery love triangle in the second installment of Elise Sax's hilarious and sexy Matchmaker romance series.
Since joining the family matchmaking business run by her eccentric Grandma Zelda, Gladie is always looking for love. But when an unbearable toothache knocks her out of commission and into the dentist's chair, she prays only for relief. No such luck. Emerging from an anesthetic haze, Gladie awakes to find that not only is her tooth still throbbing, but her dentist is dead—and the lead suspect in the murder, office receptionist Belinda, just so happens to be Gladie's first real client. Now it's up to Gladie to find Belinda a manand keep her from being locked up behind bars.
As if that weren't enough distraction, two gorgeous men are vying for Gladie's attention: Spencer, the playboy chief of police, and Holden, Gladie's secretive, gorgeously muscled neighbor. Still, Gladie's not complaining about having a helping hand or two when the case leads her to a dangerously bizarre cult. She may have met her match—and if she's not careful, it could be her last.

AVAILABLE AT:  Amazon | B&N | Indie Bound | BAM | iTunes

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Elise Sax worked as a journalist for fifteen years, mostly in Paris, France. She took a detour from journalism and became a private investigator before trying her hand at writing fiction. She lives in Southern California with her two sons. An Affair to Dismember is her first novel.

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Elise is giving away the following prizes at the end of her tour:
GRAND PRIZE:  $50.00 Amazon gift card
2nd Prize:  $10.00 Amazon gift card
3rd Prize:  $10.00 Amazon gift card

Tour dates found here.

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1 comment:

  1. Elise,
    Thank you for being a guest on my blog today. Your series looks wonderful. Very playful covers. Are they funny as well?