10 – 4 Tuesday

06 Nov

Welcome to 10 – 4 Tuesday!

10 – 4 Tuesday is a quick way to get to know an author and learn about their latest release. I will ask our guest to share 10 things about themselves and their book and then 4 questions for fun 🙂  So let’s get started.

Today I’d like to introduce you to author Lynn Cahoon!  She’ll be sharing her 10, followed by her 4 and then an excerpt from her book A MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL 🙂

Hi Lynn, thanks for joining us for 10 – 4  Tuesday 🙂 

 First the 10:

 To start out, tell us a bit about yourself.

Officially? Lynn Cahoon is a contemporary romance author with a love of hot, sexy men, real and imagined. Her alpha heroes range from rogue witch hunters to modern cowboys. And her heroines all have one thing in common, their strong need for independence. Or at least that’s what they think they want.

Really, I’m a Type A workaholic that loves writing because it gives her muse a way to make up stories without making Lynn crazy.  A lover of chocolate and real Coke (the drink, not the drug, although, it’s kind of a drug for me…)

Oh Lynn, if you only knew. I’m a lover of chocolate and my husband has worked for Coca Cola since birth!  LOL  What’s genre (s) do you write?

Contemporary. 🙂 Small town and paranormal.

Share your blurb from A Member of The Council!

A rogue hunter, a clueless witch and a mission to save an unknowing world.

Parris McCall, owner of the dive bar, The Alibi, has finally constructed a life where her little quirks don’t show or matter to anyone. As for her grandmother’s warnings that she’s different, well, she’ll cross that bridge if she comes to it.

Ty Wallace loves his life. How could he not? He’s a powerful human lawyer by day and the Magic Council’s rogue witch hunter by night. But after he agrees to substitute on his secretary’s dart team, all hell breaks loose. Now Ty has to help Parris admit who she is before her long-lost relatives kill her.

What would we learn about you by investigating your bookshelves?

I’m a collector?  I love a mix of genres and I have books I’ll probably never read, but some day, I might…So I keep the book.

Do you prefer to write in the morning, afternoon, or evening?

My muse prefers working with me in the morning, when I’m still asleep.

Choose five words to describe your book.

Hot, funny, suspenseful, witchcraft, discovery.

What was your favorite part about writing your book?

The discovery.  I’m a pantser, so running Parris and Ty through their paces was as fun for me as I hope it was for them.

What makes your book stand out from other books out there now in your genre?

My humor.  My characters tend to have a dry sense of humor and don’t take themselves as seriously as others might.

What inspired you to tell this story?

I wanted to try to write a paranormal novella for a callout.  When I started writing, I wanted the story to be hot and mix in my favorite bar game, darts. Then they changed the rules for the market I had targeted.  And my characters wouldn’t change their story to fit the new guidelines. So I had to find another market.

Share with us three of your writing goals for 2012 that you accomplished.

*During the last quarter of 2011, I started writing, “Sell a full length manuscript by 12/31/11” I missed my self-imposed deadline by three months when I sold The Bull Rider’s Brother to Crimson, then a week later, got an offer for A Member of the Council.  Since March, I’ve sold 6 manuscripts this year.

*Write 12 short pieces and submit monthly. I still have 3 months to go, but I’ve sold 2 Chicken Soup essays this year.  One released last month, one this month.

*Participate monthly in my chapter’s critique group and bring at least two writings to share. So far, I’ve attended all but one month (conflict) and brought my 2 readings.  I believe you get better by critiquing and being critiqued.

Now the 4:

You’re stranded on an island for a week with the most super-hotalicious-stud-muffin-hunk-of-awesomeness actor in the world.  Who is it?

I was going to beg to change the question and say Kid Rock, but then I realized, Matthew McConaughey is my boy.

We might have to arm wrestle for the rights of just whose boy Matthew McConaughey is…lol

Would you rather sing in public, give a speech in nothing but your underwear to a crowded convention hall filled with at least 15,000 people, or run barefoot over hot coals the length of ten feet?

Sing in public.  The speech would be okay, as a breast cancer survivor you kind of get immune to showing perfect strangers your tata’s, but I’d hate to subject you all to the chubby figure that is Lynn. And I don’t think I could push myself onto the coals.  Although, I’d think about it.  LOL

Starting today you can only eat one type of food for the rest of your life. What would you choose?

Define type –does healthy count?  Or one of the four food groups?  Yes, I’m that person who always needs the rules before she jumps into the fray.  Okay, no answer, so I’ll make my own, and I say, SEAFOOD.  Or bread. No, definitely seafood. Do I get condiments?

It’s my game…and you can definitely have condiments!  Lol

You’ve just won the lottery but due to some crazy personal reasons you can’t keep any of it and have to donate it to a charity for displaced authors down on their luck. The groups of authors are divided into the genres they write. Which genre would you choose to receive your good fortune?

The Erotic group doesn’t need the money; they’re doing quite well on the e-book lists.  The inspirational folks wouldn’t keep the money – they’d re-donate it to starving kids in Africa. The historical group would either use it to support a historical re-creation event or buy new corsets for the upcoming ball.  So I’ll have to give it to the contemporary, they have the single mom’s out there to support while they wait for their knight in shiny armor to come and unclog the kitchen sinks. Besides, that’s my group.

LOL…that was fun Lynn…thanks for playing along and sharing your 10 and your 4.  Please share an excerpt of your book 🙂

“Sally knows how to recruit a substitute.” Parris looked in his brown eyes, juggling her darts. “You’ve never played before?”

Ty shot her a smile designed to melt the coldest of hearts. Yes, he knew what he was doing all right. At least in the flirting department. Parris’ knees felt weak looking at him.

“I swear. I’ve never played league before. Beginners luck.” Ty motioned to the dart machine. “You ready or you want to throw a few practice darts?”

Parris’ eyes narrowed. Ha. He’d said he’d never played league before, not ever played before. Sally had brought in a ringer. Confident, she shook her head. “I’m ready to get this over.”

“Pretty sure of yourself aren’t you?” Ty tilted his head to the side, watching her reaction.

“You don’t have to be cocky when you’re good.”

“And you think you’re good?” Ty pressed. “A natural?”

She frowned, her face crinkling. “I have a lot of free time on my hands here when there’s nothing to do except practice.”

Another couple hours and Ty Wallace would be out of her sight, her bar, and her life. She wished erasing him from her thoughts and dreams would be as easy.

So excited you joined me for 10 – 4 Tuesday!  Before we wave good-bye, let us know if there are any other links you’d like to share so that we can find you and your book online 🙂

Lynn’s website and blog:

Or FaceBook:

Or Twitter:

Lyrical Press


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47 responses to “10 – 4 Tuesday

  1. lynncahoon

    November 6, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Thanks for having me here Christine. And, I’m so happy to announce AMOTC went live on Amazon over the night. It’s so pretty. Now I have to hook it to my other books. It’s always something, right. Going to go vote and then off to the day job. I’ll pop in soon.

    Oh, you want the Amazon link (grin) –

    • ChristineWarner

      November 6, 2012 at 7:39 am

      YAY! Congrats on the links going live Lynn!

      And thanks so much for coming back to my blog. I always enjoy your visits!!!

  2. Loralee Lillibridge

    November 6, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Loved the post, Lynn, and your sense of humor. Wishing huge success for AMOTC and all your books in the future.

    • ChristineWarner

      November 6, 2012 at 7:40 am

      Glad you dropped by Loralee…and you’re right, Lynn has a great sense of humor!

    • lynncahoon

      November 6, 2012 at 11:05 am

      Thanks Loralee!

  3. Diane Burton

    November 6, 2012 at 7:32 am

    Lynn, I love that your muse visits while you’re asleep! That in-between time (before I’m really awake) is so creative. Now, if I could just remember what the muse said. LOL Wishing you all the best on AMOTC.

    • ChristineWarner

      November 6, 2012 at 7:40 am

      LOL @ Diane…love it 🙂 Thanks for coming by.

    • lynncahoon

      November 6, 2012 at 11:06 am

      LOL on the memory thing… I wrote a scene off my desktop and then went back to add it in, but I’d already wrote and passed that scene in my WIP. So I got to layer most of it in. Must keep better notes.

  4. Kristina Knight

    November 6, 2012 at 8:09 am

    I’m sooo with you on the seafood, Lynn. And the condiments, too! Great interview!

    • ChristineWarner

      November 6, 2012 at 8:25 am

      Thanks for coming by Kristi!!!

    • lynncahoon

      November 6, 2012 at 11:07 am

      I know, right? Seafood should be a food group. 🙂 Thanks Krisina!

  5. Mae Clair

    November 6, 2012 at 8:43 am

    What a fun interview, ladies. Lynn, I loved your answer about the lottery win. Priceless! And I’m with you on seafood. Congrats on the release and wishes for much success!

    • ChristineWarner

      November 6, 2012 at 9:52 am

      LMBO…I loved her answers too! I always enjoy having Lynn visit. So glad you came by Mae 🙂

    • lynncahoon

      November 6, 2012 at 11:08 am

      You never know what I’m going to think about a subject. Don’t get me started on what my husband would do with the money… Thanks for stopping in Mae!

  6. Jennifer Lowery

    November 6, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Love your sense of humor, Lynn!! Bet it comes through in your books too! Can’t wait to read them! Great interview!!

    • ChristineWarner

      November 6, 2012 at 9:53 am

      Thanks so much for stopping in Jennifer and I’m glad you enjoyed the interview 🙂

    • lynncahoon

      November 6, 2012 at 11:08 am

      Thanks for stopping in Jennifer. I have to admit, Christine’s questions were fun! Lead me not into temptation, I can find it on my own. LOL

  7. Lisa Rayns

    November 6, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Great interview!

    • ChristineWarner

      November 6, 2012 at 9:53 am

      Thanks for coming by and commenting Lisa 🙂

    • lynncahoon

      November 6, 2012 at 11:10 am

      Thanks Lisa – I hope you give A Member of the Council a chance. 🙂

  8. jerridrennen

    November 6, 2012 at 10:37 am

    If I’m not mistaken, Lynn lives in the same area as I do. Hi, Lynn. Great interview, and both your books sound fab!

    • ChristineWarner

      November 6, 2012 at 11:00 am

      How cool is that Jerri! Love it. Thanks for coming by 🙂

    • lynncahoon

      November 6, 2012 at 11:04 am

      Jerri – we do! I just asked Megan Kelly if you were a MoRWA member. Thanks for the stopping in and saying hi – Neighbor! LOL

  9. Cait

    November 6, 2012 at 10:57 am

    What a fabulous interview, ladies, I loved it (as I’m drinking my hot choc with coffee) perfect combo, nice drink and great words to read. Good fun!

    • ChristineWarner

      November 6, 2012 at 11:00 am

      Glad you enjoyed the interview over your delish sounding drink Cait!

    • lynncahoon

      November 6, 2012 at 11:11 am

      Cait – I love hot chocolate mixed with coffee. Thanks for stopping in.

  10. D'Ann Lindun

    November 6, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Great interview today!

    • lynncahoon

      November 6, 2012 at 11:12 am

      Thanks D’Ann. Love seeing you around. You must be busy writing or I’m hanging out in the wrong places. 🙂

    • ChristineWarner

      November 6, 2012 at 5:10 pm

      So glad you liked it D’Ann…Lynn is always a great sport 🙂

  11. Maddy

    November 6, 2012 at 11:10 am

    I’m with you on the seafood / bread dilemma – I’ll never sort that one out. Great interview.

    • lynncahoon

      November 6, 2012 at 11:13 am

      Maddy – my local Albertson’s in Idaho used to put out frest baked french bread right around 4pm. So you know that loaf never got home intact. 🙂 Thanks for stopping in, and now I’m back to the day job. Have fun while I’m gone.

    • ChristineWarner

      November 6, 2012 at 5:10 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Maddy!

  12. Jessi Gage

    November 6, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Great to see you here, Lynn! I love the blurb on MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL. A dart team? That’s so cool. My husband love darts.
    Congrats on the new release!

    • ChristineWarner

      November 6, 2012 at 5:10 pm

      Thanks so much for coming by Jessi!

    • lynncahoon

      November 6, 2012 at 7:27 pm

      Hi Jessi – My husband thinks he’s a dart god, and sometimes, he’s right. LOL Thanks for stopping in.

  13. Sharon Cullen

    November 6, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    I love characters with a dry sense of humor. Great interview and I love the premise if this book.

    • ChristineWarner

      November 6, 2012 at 5:11 pm

      So glad you came by Sharon…and I’m with you…humor is a wonderful character trait 🙂

    • lynncahoon

      November 6, 2012 at 7:26 pm

      Sharon, Thanks for stopping in. AMOTC just took off. And I could play with the characters and situations.

  14. Melissa Limoges

    November 6, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Congrats on the release, Lynn! Sounds like a great read. 🙂

    • ChristineWarner

      November 6, 2012 at 5:11 pm

      Appreciate you coming by Melissa…thanks!

    • lynncahoon

      November 6, 2012 at 7:24 pm

      Hi Melissa! Thanks for stopping in.

  15. Callie Hutton

    November 6, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Best of luck with AMOTC, Lynn. It sounds great. Loved the interview.

    • lynncahoon

      November 6, 2012 at 7:24 pm

      Thanks Callie – AMOTC was fun to write.

    • ChristineWarner

      November 7, 2012 at 6:22 am

      Thanks for coming by Callie 🙂

  16. ChristineWarner

    November 7, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Lynn, thank you so much for coming on 10 – 4 Tuesday! Loved having you visit and hope you’ll come back on your next release 🙂

  17. Ally Broadfield

    December 5, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Lovely interview, ladies. I’m afraid I’m not a fan of seafood, but I do think your cover is gorgeous. Best of luck with your book!


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