Click Here For Free Blog Templates!!!
Blogaholic Designs


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Not My Idea Book Tour + Giveaway

"Lucas, you must return home."

Twenty two year old Lucas Bywood abandons his Grand Tour in response to those words from his father. Everything is not well at home and he finds himself in a bit of a fix. A little warning that his father had made tentative arrangements for his marriage would have been nice but Luke really wishes it had been anyone other than the young lady chosen. After all, Phoebe Ramsey had always been an annoyance and any time they had spent together had resulted in physical injuries for one of them. 

Just when Luke thinks he's escaped that particular future, he finds himself courting a young woman he doesn’t want, a furious best friend who wants a duel to satisfy honor, and the responsibility of finding who and why someone had caused an accident for his mother. 

For as long as she can remember, Bethany Swafford has loved reading books. That love of words extended to writing as she grew older and when it became more difficult to find a ‘clean’ book, she determined to write her own. Among her favorite authors is Jane Austen, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Georgette Heyer.

When she doesn’t have pen to paper (or fingertips to laptop keyboard), she can generally be found with a book in hand. In her spare time, Bethany reviews books for a book site called More Than A Review.

Connect with the Author here: 


What gets your creative juices going? Do you write to a music, and do you want to share your playlist?

Music definitely helps when I’m writing. I don’t have a specific playlist, since it changes for each scene or project. Mostly, I listen to instrumental music: The Piano Guys, Two Steps From Hell, Lindsey Stirling, etc.

What about you as a person? What do you do to relax? Favorite movies or tv shows? Hobbies?

Well, I like to sing karaoke with my best friends, but I don’t get to do it very often. My favorite movie constantly changes. Right now, it’s The Man From Uncle, which was a little gem I discovered last year and I love everything about it.

"All writers must have cats, especially if they write fantasy or speculative fiction." Do you have a stand on this one? Any cute pictures of your kitty or other pet?

I don’t think it’s absolutely necessary to have a cat, but it sure makes the hours of staring at a blank page less lonely. My kitty is notorious for avoiding the camera, and for sleeping on my laptop.

If you could travel to any time in history, when would you visit?

No surprise here: the Regency era! 

                  Top 10 List: 

Top Ten Favorite Movies
  1. Northanger Abbey (2007)
  2. The Man From Uncle (2015
  3. The Princess Bride (1987)
  4. Persuasion (2007)
  5. Hidden Figures (2016)
  6. Gone With the Wind (1939)
  7. The Sea Hawk (1940
  8. The Phantom of the Opera (2005)
  9. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
10.The Avengers (2012) 

To view our blog schedule and follow along with this tour visit our Official Event page