Sunday, August 27, 2017

Welcome, Author Miss Mae with your Audio Book "Catch Me If you Can"!

Author Miss Mae spent her childhood in east Tennessee, but now resides in Georgia. To be honest, she still wishes she was in Tennessee. "Miss my home state!"
Welcome to my blog! What is your newest book about?

I’d love to chat up my new audio book, “Catch Me If You Can” produced by Roger Rittner of Los Angeles, California. If I may gush a little with an opening from the PR release? (

You Can Now Hear the Award-Winning "Catch Me If You Can"

The howling wind of a hurricane. The creak of footsteps on the stairs. The wailing of a dog in the dark of night.

"Catch Me If You Can", the thrilling romantic mystery by award-winning author Miss Mae, is now available in an enhanced audiobook at

"Catch Me If You Can" is a 2017 Platinum winner of the Hermes awards. With it’s five-star reader ratings at, the brand new audio version enhances the story with extensive sound effects, background accents, and a complete music score. The story is performed by five of Hollywood's best voice artists, and is produced by Roger Rittner Productions of Los Angeles.

In this riveting story, Lois Steinberg is washed ashore on a South Carolina island during a category four hurricane. She seeks shelter inside an old plantation house that was scheduled to host a video game convention to announce the newest mystery game, "Catch Me If You Can". But almost immediately, the cook is found murdered. Then the prize to be awarded at the convention, a CD of the game, goes missing. The quest to discover the answers becomes a maze more complicated than any "Catch Me" game could ever be devised, as Lois races to save her life ... and keep hidden her mysterious secret.

The new audiobook is available in a deluxe 6-CD set in library case, or as an instant MP3 download at
Where did you get your inspiration for this book?

Several ideas/inspiration came to mind. First, I’ve always loved mystery and suspense stories, starting as a young girl with the likes of Nancy Drew, Donna Parker, Trixie Belden, etc. Graduated to Agatha Christie, Victoria Holt, Phyllis Whitney. So when “Catch Me If You Can” came to mind, I wanted a complicated who-dun-it. And I wanted all my characters to be confined in a group – meaning they HAD to interact and their personalities, motives, secrets, etc. would slowly be revealed for all to learn.

What kind of research did you do for this book?

In 1989 we moved to south Georgia, right before Hurricane Hugo hit. It was targeted to make landfall at Savannah, and we lived on the outskirts of town. However, right before it did so, it curved and aimed for Charleston, SC.

So when I needed a reason for my characters to be located together in one spot (see above question), I chose a hurricane. I placed the story in SC too, on a fictional island, though.

For some technical issues involved in my story, (government related), I had the aid of Mike Angley, OSI retired.
Did you put real experiences from your research in this story?

Yes. Describing the setting of the hurricane was similar to some things we experienced that night of Hugo.
What intrigues you most about writing these stories?

I assume the main character’s role and I imagine myself trying to muse and puzzle out the answers. I hope I make it as much fun for the readers as I have while ‘role playing’. (

Tell us a bit about your other books.

Would love to. I’m not all about mysteries, you know. LOL I also have a quirky, warped sense of humor. My latest is the “Ahoy, Mischaps!” series written for kids, but with grown kids-at-heart in mind. Number 1 in the series is: ‘Ahoy, Gum Drop!” It’s in print, ebook, and audio. The second book is: ‘Ahoy, Out There!’ It’s in print and ebook, and signed with Roger Rittner for the audio. I’ve released the third book: ‘Ahoy, Mummy Mia!’ Again, just in print and ebook. Hopefully, audio will come later.

If anyone has a love of chocolate and just plain old downright silliness, then these books are for you!

Which of all your characters is your favorite?
I love all the characters in “Catch Me If You Can”, of course. Each has their own unique personality. And I must say that the actors in the audio book were astounding at how they captured the characters’ quirks and feelings. J.W. Terry, who “plays” the obnoxious Bob took my breath away with how real he portrayed him; Stephen Mendel’s deep tones who plays Victor, the hero, made my heart go pitter-patter; Robin Riker who plays Lois, the heroine, sent shivers down my spine at how she knew exactly when to be soft and the next instant to be hard as nails (depending on the scene); Toni Attell, as Jenna the resort owner --ooh, she had “catty” to an art, and Dave Mallow as Andy was Nasty with a capital N.
How did you get started in this genre?
See above reference about loving Agatha Christie, etc. (

When you have time to read, who are some of your favorite authors?
James Herriot!

Let’s get personal for a moment: Please share with us the most daring thing you’ve ever done.
Favorite meal? City you would love to visit and why?

Most daring this? Hm, probably trying to take a horseback ride. Learned instantly that was NOT for me! LOL

Favorite meal? I love meatloaf.

After our episode of “travel” to Savannah, I’m not interested in visiting any other city, thank you. I’m a home girl and just want to spend my days with Mr. Mae and our three dogs. (

To learn more about this author, visit her website:

Thank you so much for visiting “Gina’s World of Good”, Miss Mae! I wish you many sales!!

Readers, remember that "Dove Island" and "Fated Destiny" by Miss Mae are always free. They are wonderful mini-reads, not full lengths, and you are more than welcome to enjoy them!

Miss Mae's links:

Next week the wonderful Medieval romance novelist Joyce DiPastena visits!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Welcome, Inspirational Romantic Suspense Author Ann Mock!

This week we are so happy to have Inspirational author Ann Mock visiting "Gina's World of Good". Ann will be discussing her romantic suspense book Union of the North and the South. She will be giving away a free audio book code which can be loaded on a smart phone, tablet, computer etc. Click the link below to view the awesome trailer for her book Union of the North and the South.

Author Ann Mock grew up in Tallahassee, FL
Welcome to my blog, Ann. What is your newest book about?
The Union of the North and the South is a romance and suspense Christian novel set in the South in the 1870's. This is a story of Laura who overcomes personal tragedy, but is forced to hide a secret that, if revealed, will cause her great heartache. She experiences a number of crises that challenge her faith and encourage her to make her former enemies become allies while she deals with her secret. Can she find the strength to forgive as well as love again?

Besides entertaining the readers, I hope they will come to realize the power of forgiveness and the happiness it can bring to your life.

Where did you get your inspiration for this novel?

Twenty years ago I visited a Southern mansion in Vicksburg, Mississippi, that had survived the War Between the States because it had been used as a hospital for wounded soldiers. I was fascinated by a Union cannonball that was still lodged in the door frame over a century later. This inspired me to start my novel, The Union of the North and the South. I thought it would be interesting to have a story where a lead character would be forced to confront someone who had been responsible for shelling her home.

What kind of research did you do for this book?
I have often traveled through the deep South by car, but steaming along the Mississippi on the American Queen steamboat gives one a completely different perspective and made it very special. The experience gave me so many ideas for my novel. The steamboat pulled right up to Oak Alley and the Houmas House mansions. Both of those beautiful homes gave me the idea of how I wanted the ancestral home of Laura Malcolm’s, my heroine, to look.

What intrigues you most about writing these stories?I love the dynamics of the romance between the main characters and the integration of Christian values.

Which of all your characters is your favorite?

How did you get started in this genre?

I enjoy reading Christian historical romances and believe everyone has a book inside.

Let’s get personal for a moment: Please share with us the most daring thing you’ve ever done.

That’s hard to say. It could be riding in a hot air balloon. On the other hand it could be riding a camel in the desert, doing a trans-Atlantic cruise, or climbing up a Mayan pyramid that was protected by an armed guard.

Favorite meal? City you would love to visit and why?

Favorite Meal. Southern fried chicken and lots of lima beans.

Favorite City to visit. I love Venice because of the romance of the canals and the beautiful architecture.
To learn more about this author, visit her Facebook page at

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Thank you so much for visiting, Ann! I wish you many sales. Please come back again to the blog soon.

And dear readers, remember - Ann is having a drawing to give away an audio book; everyone who comments is eligible to win.

Please visit next week when our fantastic guest will be Miss Mae!

Until then, happy reading and may your world be filled with good :-)

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Welcome, Author Danielle Thorne!

Author Danielle Thorne grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, after moving south from Chicago. She currently lives south of Atlanta, Georgia.

Welcome to my blog, Danielle. What is your newest book about?

Proper Attire is about Julia Scott, who has left England and a dysfunctional family to live with her uncle in Antigua. Along the way, her ship is attacked by pirates, and she is saved by one of them who carries her off to sea. Thankful "John Smith" isn't what he appears to be, Julia reaches English Harbor in Antigua only to discover he is a respected citizen secretly involved in nefarious activities. She is just getting comfortable with her new surroundings, when a Navy lieutenant takes an interest in her. His attention forces Julia to sort out her feelings for the mysterious man who rescued her and refuses to be anything less than a close friend.

Where did you get your inspiration for this novel/book/work?

This book was inspired by the Age of Sail, long after the Golden Age of Piracy. I adore pirates, but I love the Regency era, too, so I wanted to create a more modern (as far as piracy is concerned) telling. The Regency era of England was influential in the West Indies, not just in the London countryside. My goal for this book was to cross Jane Austen-inspired romance with the romanticized ideas of Pirates of the Caribbean.

What kind of research did you do for this book?

Research is one of my favorite aspects of writing because I get to learn so much. It's the main reason I also write young adult non-fiction. I have the opportunity to travel to the Caribbean every 1-2 years, so visiting the islands gives me a birds-eye view for the settings I need, as well as a feel for the culture. For Proper Attire, I did a great deal of research on Antigua in the early 19th century and since I have not been any closer to the that island than St. Kitts, I studies Antiguan topography, maps, science and nature journals, photography, and even Google Earth!

Did you put real experiences from your research in this story?

Other than relating to my heroine's early self-doubt and insecurities, this story blossomed purely from my imagination.

What intrigues you most about writing these stories?

I'm fascinated by wooden ships, life at sea, and the Age of Sail. Timber sailing ships have an indescribable charm. They are the epitome of economy and simplicity. There is room only for the necessities, and that's okay, because what a view! Not to mention, the wood, tar, and sea air have a mingled scent that seems to soak into your bones. They say a sailor's life was a grueling trial, but I like to think that was not the norm. Living aboard a ship-shape vessel for weeks at a time sounds like a wonderful life to me.

Tell us a bit about your other books.

Besides Jane Austen-inspired romances, I also write in the historical and paranormal genres. In-between those fiction projects, I write non-fiction books (mostly historical) for young readers for Atlantic Publishing. All of my books are clean, and feature adventure and self-discovery.

Which of all your characters is your favorite?

They say your first published book will always be your baby, and that has been true for me. I like quiet, thoughtful, misunderstood heroes who are fearless and brave, except when it comes to their hearts. Julius Bertrand is the The Privateer, a book that gave me the opportunity to create my own world in the middle of the Caribbean, as well as my ideal hero and heroine. I love Captain Bertrand because he is such a good soul beneath all of the expectations of his status and station. The Privateer has been classified a historical over a historical romance because of its strong pirating plot, but the romance is there for those who believe in love at first sight.

How did you get started in this genre?

I happened to be reading Patrick O'Brian's Master and Commander series about the Age of Sail and the Royal Navy the year the first Pirates of the Caribbean film came out. Of course I fell head over heels for Jack Sparrow, and the rest was history. I wanted to believe pirates could be good guys, too, and not just the cliché bad boys from dime store romances. My research of sail, my love of Jane Austen and Regency England all came together with that one word: pirate.

When you have time to read, who are some of your favorite authors?

I absolutely love Julianne Donaldson. I'm shocked when avid sweet romance readers tell me they haven't heard of her. I relate to her characters and settings. She's a beautiful writer with a strong, original voice and her stories are just fun to read. I only wish she would write faster!

Let’s get personal for a moment: Please share with us the most daring thing you’ve ever done.

I think the most daring thing I've ever done was get certified as a diver and scuba dive in the Caribbean and Florida Keys. I had a great deal of anxiety at first, but my drive to be able to stay under the water and swim among the fish and coral overcame the fear of training. Unfortunately, I've always struggled with ear problems during dives, and this past summer I had to back out in the middle of the dive for what was probably the last time. After 15 years or so, it's become too painful and dangerous.

Favorite meal?

I'm a street taco girl. I'm pretty sure I was born in the wrong country since I could live off of beans and rice and enjoy it. To be honest, I'm very nostalgic about all kinds of food. I've had dietary issues my whole life and haven't been able to eat wheat or have dairy for over a decade now. It stinks. I miss lasagna and pizza like you wouldn't believe. And cheesecake. *sniff* *sniff*

City you would love to visit and why?

Wow, that's a great question. I'm lucky to be able to travel frequently because one of my children works for a major airline. Although I'm a southern girl, I love Seattle, San Diego, southeast Idaho, and the Florida panhandle. I think the one place I always talk about going that I haven't visited yet is Santa Fe. I know it sounds random, but I've never been to New Mexico, and I know I'd love the food! I think it'd be a cool area to hike, too, since I've seen most of the rest of the country.

To learn more about Danielle visit her website at You’ll find all her books at this site.

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Thank you so much for visiting “Gina’s World of Good”! I wish you many sales!! And many happy "sails"!

Please visit next week when our guest will be author Ann Mock!!

Until then, happy reading and may a joyous heart be yours!