Interview and Giveaway with Beth Williamson

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We are very excited to have with us today the wonderful and talented Beth Williamson (aka Emma Lang) you may know her better as a cowbooy romance enthusiast but today she’s here to talk about bowling.

Sliding in under the wire!

THE PERFECT SCORE is a bit of country and a bit of sport with a whole lot of romance.  What gave you the idea of writing a romance novel centered around bowling of all things?

That’s a funny story, actually. My mom is an avid bowler and has been for my entire life. Her bowling team encouraged me to write stories about a bunch of bowlers and voila!

Jimmy, the hero from ONE NIGHT STAND, is the perfect man IMO.  What are your favorite things about each hero in the book?

Ooh, that’s a good question! I loved Jimmy because he is elegant, strong yet incredibly romantic. Like how he cooked dinner for Babs. I melted. 🙂

And Buck, well, what can I say? I love a big man, especially one who is a cowboy. He’s my ideal hero because he’s not perfect, but he’s big, sexy and can still be vulnerable for the right woman. *sigh*

WIDOW’S WEB is a f/f story.  What made you decide that’s what was right for Veronica?

Veronica had loved her husband deeply but she spent too long mourning him. What she needed, and what she thought she wanted, were two different things. Love doesn’t ask permission, it simply happens.

Do you have a favorite scene?

Believe it or not, I think the scene where Marlene sings to Buck is my favorite. She gets up in front of everyone and overcomes her fears. It’s the start of something that changes her life. One of those defining moments

What was the hardest thing to write in these three stories?

By far, the F/F was the hardest thing to write. I don’t have any firsthand knowledge (TMI?) but I wanted it to be as authentic as possible. So I did a lot of research (reading!) and asked a friend of mine who is a lesbian to read it for me. She gave me two thumbs up and I knew I’d hit my stride! 🙂

The stories are centered around, not only bowling, but three best friends.  Have you taken any of your own real life experiences with friends (or that you’ve heard about) and put them in the book?

Every book has a piece of me, my life or my experiences in it. For example, the characters of Lily and Ray in THE TREASURE (book 4 in the Malloy series)? They are based on me and hubby. I’m a clumsy, always-see-the-bright-side, but strong chick. My husband, well, he’s Ray Malloy – kind of dark, intense and refuses to show his emotions although they simmer right below the surface. Ray even says some of my hubby’s favorite sayings. LOL.

If you could describe Babs, Veronica and Marlene in one word each, what would it be?
Babs – brassy
Veronica – elegant
Marlene – audacious

The Perfect Score Tournament is coming to the small town of Espejo, Texas. The biggest bowling tournament in the state is going to change the lives of three friends.

The Perfect Score: Three novellas of women on a bowling team who all sign up for the tournament… what they find is more than a 300 game.

One Night Stand

Babs Loomis is a bitter woman. Her husband left her after five years because they couldn’t have children and he didn’t want a woman that was barren. She is a chain smoker, and a drinker, intent on getting as much pleasure as she can out of life. She bowls for company – Veronica and Marlene are her closest friends. When she runs into Jimmy Tanaka at the tournament, a former friend of her ex-husband’s, her bitterness turns into something completely different and totally unexpected.

Can Babs overcome her own ghosts and find more than a one night stand?

Widow’s Weeds

Veronica Avery needs to get laid. It’s been five years since her husband died in a car accident and she’s lonely and tired of trying to meet men that end up with a big “L” on their forehead. When she joins The Perfect Score bowling tournament, her modest hopes are pinned on meeting a man she might feel comfortable going to bed with.

She’s not expecting to meet Patrice Goldman, a woman that inspires feelings of passion and longing in her cobwebby heart. Afraid and confused, Veronica tries to deny her growing feelings for the auburn haired woman, but fate has other things in mind for the woman in black. It’s time to shed her widow’s weeds and live again.

Marlene’s Man

Marlene is a big girl and has always been a big girl, but she’s a kick-ass bowler, determined to finally hit that 300 game. The Perfect Score tournament at the Starlite Bowling Alley is her chance to show the world that she’s worth something more than just a quick lay.

When she meets Buck Miller at the tournament, she falls instantly in lust. When their fabulous sex turns into a relationship, Marlene runs like a scared rabbit. Will Buck give up his goal of a perfect game to convince the woman of his dreams that he loves her? Or will Marlene’s stubbornness ruin her chances at a 300 game and a man of her own?

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About Beth Williamson

Beth Williamson, who also writes as Emma Lang, is an award-winning, bestselling author of both historical and contemporary romances. Her books range from sensual to scorching hot. She is a Career Achievement Award Nominee in Erotic Romance by Romantic Times Magazine, in both 2009 and 2010.

Beth has always been a dreamer, never able to escape her imagination. It led her to the craft of writing romance novels. She’s passionate about purple, books, and her family. She has a weakness for shoes and purses, as well as bookstores. Her path in life has taken several right turns, but she’s been with the man of her dreams for more than 20 years.

Beth works full-time and writes romance novels evening, weekends, early mornings and whenever there is a break in the madness. She is compassionate, funny, a bit reserved at times, tenacious and a little quirky. Her cowboys and western romances speak of a bygone era, bringing her readers to an age where men were honest, hard and packing heat. For a change of pace, she also dives into some smokin’ hot contemporaries, bringing you heat, romance and snappy dialogue.

Life might be chaotic, as life usually is, but Beth always keeps a smile on her face, a song in her heart, and a cowboy on her mind. 😉

Beth loves to hear from readers so get to e-mail her cowgirlbeth@gmail.com

BETH’S WEBSITE: http://www.bethwilliamson.com/
BETH’S TWITTER: https://twitter.com/authorbethw
BETH ON GOODREADS: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/38231.Beth_Williamson

A copy of THE PERFECT SCORE is up for grabs.  Comment below to enter.  International.

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pam howell

pretty MAN!! WOULD love TO WIN & READ!! pick me!!

Angela Love

Georgous Man and boy would I LOVE to win…

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Heather Coulter

I love to bowl…I think I would enjoy this very much!

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Nicole Laverdure

I asked my friend Kim for a suggestion for a sexy cowboy romance. She told me she loved your book The perfect score. I never read a country romance and would love to start with yours. Beautiful cover. thanks for your giveaway.

elizabeth keckler

This sounds really Great can’t wait to read it…Love all of your work, you are an Amazing Author!!! <3

Filia Oktarina

WOW!! Must have this one, i love Georgous Man!!
Can’t wait to read this one, and i love the cover book!!

Kathryn Anne Merkel

That cover is incredible & I just love it when big girls find their HEA. Dang, my out of control wish list just grew again.

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erinf1

Sounds fantastic! Thanks so much for a fun interview and congrats to Beth on the new release!

Kassandra

I have a weakness for cowboys *sigh*

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kp

sounds great….can’t wait to read!

Lisa H

Oh my my my……well, it sounds like a wonderful love story with a ”heck yea!” cover! 🙂

Susan T.

Love Beth Williamson’s books. Who doesn’t love a good cowboy story?! Can’t wait to read The Perfect Score! Thanks.

pc

Great interview and steamy cover! this books sounds like a wonderful read…I’ll check it out! thanks for sharing and for the giveaway chance!
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carole

Who wouldn’t want to read this hot book about cowboys…love to read this book an win…thanks for sharing your story! carolefiore@yahoo.com

Cathy V

These novellas sound like fun!
Thanks for the giveaway 🙂
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Lianne

Great cover and the description makes me want to read it!

Josie Hink

I grew up in a bowling alley my sister and I were on kids leagues while my mom and her bf were on night leagues…We were there 4x a week and it was one of my first jobs. I can’t wait to read this.

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Barb Hill-Kidd

This was the first Beth Williamson book(s) that I ever read. Love them. Love everything Beth/Emma writes.

Lily B

Love the cover and the book sounds yummy 🙂

Christy Perry

Amazing cover and wonderful interview, I will have to put on my TBR list, thanks for the chance to win 🙂 that would be great!

Lisa w

Sounds amazing! This has been on my wishlist for awhile!
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Cindy Barton

This book looks so good!! Thank you for the giveaway chance and for being a part of the hop.

Merry Christmas

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Natasha

Sounds really good!! Thanks for the chance to win!
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Sarah M.

This book sounds great and I can’t wait to read it! Already added it to my TBR pile!

Lori Meehan

I love Beth’s books. This one sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway.

Alexandrea Ward

That cover is hot! I just had to say that real quick. Thanks for this giveaway!

Timitra

I love the sound of this book!

Annette C.

Thanks for the Interview, have this book on my TBR list can’t wait to read it 🙂

marcia b

who wouldn’t like to score with winning and loving to read

trish dechant

Bowling….ahhhhh…brings back memories. I used to bowl all the time with my mom and dad as a kid. Then as a young adult I was in a midnight bowling league. We had a blast!
This sounds like a cute novella; will have to check it out.

JessS

Oooh sounds good, and I do really love anthologies with short-ish stories.

Joanne B

I love bowling. I stink at it, but it’s fun. This book sounds fantastic. Can’t wait to read it.

Mary Jo

Love the cover and the premise, will enjoy reading this book.

martha lawson

Love the cover on this one!! The book sounds really great and I’d love to be entered to win. Thanks forthe chance.

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Julianne

I’ve read a couple of books by Beth’s other pen name, and I loved them. I’d love to read The Perfect Score. I love her book covers too, super HAWT!!!

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Shannon G.

OMG great cover! Absolutely love it 🙂
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Elizabeth H.

LOVE this cover!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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Stefanie D

Yummie yummie, I like him and I would love to win!!!

sienny

bowling? i haven’t read any bowling themed book yet, didn’t remember seeing it anywhere too. so, definitely a must read.

Linda

Love this and can´t wait for my chance to read, =)

best wishes, Linda

Melissa Dianne

Love the cover. Love stories based in Texas. Can’t wait to read. melissa88dianne@yahoo.com

Jennifer N

I love the cover. He is so gorgeous, I have added this to my wish list.

Jen B.

I love bowling. I love small town stories. I love romance. I love short stories. This sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jenny

It’s very cool that this book has bowling in it. I love to bowl although I’m not great at it.

Betty Hamilton

It sounds like a great book and one that I would love to read!! TY for the opportunity.

Mary Preston

THE PERFECT SCORE looks like the perfect read. Yes please!!

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Ellen T

I would love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway!