Interview with Sandra Brown + Spotlight on Mean Streak + Contest!

Sandra Brown Blog Tour BannerOh My Goodness!!! *Snoopy Dance* Sandra Brown is in the house! Well… virtually. 😛 She popped by The Book Tart on her official blog tour with Author’s Pal and answers my quickie 10! She also shares a bit about how she named the heroine in her upcoming release Mean Streak! Click HERE for my ARC review of Mean Streak too, it’s released into the wild on August 19th and you should read it. 😀


(((hugs))) Kat

The Queen of Tarts


Me: Oh My Goodness! Sandra Brown! You’re here! Come in, please come in.

Welcome to Tartlandia. We have cupcakes! You’d think we’d have tarts but… I prefer cupcakes. :p

Have a seat please. I’ll sit at the other end of my couch… so I don’t crowd you. <g> I am just so tickled pink to have you stop by for a quick chat on your book tour!


Mean StreakMean Streak

Sandra Brown (Author)
Release date: August 19th 2014 |
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing |
Genre: Romance, Romantic Suspense, Mystery
ISBN: 9781455581122 |
Format: eBook and print

Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her.

While police suspect Jeff of “instant divorce,” Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won’t even tell her his name. She’s determined to escape him, and willing to take any risks necessary to survive.

Unexpectedly, however, the two have a dangerous encounter with people who adhere to a code of justice all their own. At the center of the dispute is a desperate young woman whom Emory can’t turn her back on, even if it means breaking the law.

As her husband’s deception is revealed, and the FBI closes in on her captor, Emory begins to wonder if the man with no name is, in fact, her rescuer.

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Me: *bounces on couch* Oh! Oh! Can you share anything about writing Mean Streak? Oh! Do you use a name book to find names for your characters? *gasps for breath*


Sandra: Sometimes. Other times, they just come to me.


Me:I  love Lauri in Eloquent Silence and Emory in Mean Streak to name just a few.


Sandra: I have a sister named Lauri. I used her name for that book. My daughter’s last child, had it been a girl, was going to be Emory. She had a boy, so I “inherited” a name for a character.


Me: Awwww thank you for sharing that! Emory turned out to be the perfect name for your heroine in Mean Streak. 😉

Ok, before I let you go back to Texas and the summer heat we have to make time for a quickie! 😉

The Book Tart



1. If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

Writer at work. Interrupt at your own risk.
2. Do you have any secret family recipes?

My guacamole is pretty darn good. But it’s not a recipe I’ve ever written down. Fresh tomatoes, finely diced onion, jalapeno, fresh lemon juice, fresh cilantro. Don’t mash the avocados too much. Salt to taste. Secret ingredient: white pepper.

3. What’s the last thing you took a picture of?

A bowl of fresh-picked peaches for Twitter – my 100happydays item for that day.
4. How many hats do you own?

Hmmm, a dozen or more. Mostly cowboy hats, but I also have a “cocktail” hat with a black net veil that goes over the top half of my face. I wore it to dinner when my husband and I took the Orient Express from Paris to Venice. Seemed appropriate.

*Beams* I agree!I adore hats.
5. What’s on your refrigerator door?

Nothing except the handle.

6. What’s the cleverest word you know?

Plethora. It means abundance, but it sounds like something that requires a soothing ointment.

snork 😀
7. If you were in a band, what instrument/role would you play??

Tamborine. Not much work, all the fun!

lol Yep. I think I love you.
8. Do you talk to yourself?

9. Have you ever been in a helicopter?

Yes. A Black Hawk when on a USO tour to Afghanistan.
10. Have you ever got majorly lost trying to get somewhere??

All the time! But I have an arsenal of creative and perfectly logical explanations as to why!

Me: I just can’t stop smiling! Thank you so much for playing with me here at The Book Tart and for all your wonderful stories!

(((hugs))) Kat


PS. Make sure ya’ll enter Sandra’s

tourwide giveaway for 10 signed copies of Mean Streak! *points down*


1403_SandraBrown_050-B-SmMore Sandra

Sandra Brown is the author of more than sixty New York Times bestsellers, including DEADLINE (2013), LOW PRESSURE (2012), LETHAL (2011), TOUGH CUSTOMER (2010), SMASH CUT (2009), SMOKE SCREEN (2008), PLAY DIRTY (2007), RICOCHET (2006), and CHILL FACTOR, all of which have jumped onto the Times bestseller list in the number one to five spot.
Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published over seventy novels, bringing the number of copies of her books in print worldwide to upwards of eighty million. Her work has been translated into thirty-four languages.
Brown holds an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Texas Christian University. She served as the president of the Mystery Writers of American in 2012 and was named ITW’s Thriller Master for 2008, the top award given by the International Thriller Writer’s Association. Other awards and commendations include the 2007 Texas Medal of Arts Award for Literature and the Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award.


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Official Blog Tour!

hop along for more fun with Sandra!

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8/4/2014 In Shadows –– Feature
8/5/2014 Wicked Women Book Blog – Feature

8/5/2014  Adria’s Romance Reviews Feature
8/6/2014 Caribbean Accent Book Reviews Feature
8/7/2014 The Reading Frenzy Interview + Review
8/8/2014 Red Hot Books Review
8/8/2014 Booze, Bookz, and Bad Boyz Review
8/11/2014 The Book Tart Interview/Review
8/12/2014 Moonlightreader Feature
8/12/2014 The Book Review Review
8/13/2014 SOS Aloha Feature
8/13/2014 Books Books and More Books Feature
8/14/2014 Two Sassy Chicks Feature
8/15/2014 Romance Reviews Today Blog Feature
8/15/2014 Storm Goddess Book Reviews Feature/Review
8/18/2014 The Revolving Bookcase Feature/Review
8/18/2014 Book Lovin’ Mamas Feature/Review
8/19/2014 Dawn’s Reading Nook Feature
8/19/2014 Totally Addicted to Reading Feature/Review
8/20/2014 Read-Love-Blog Review
8/21/2014 The Reading Cafe Interview/Review
8/21/2014 Bea’s Book Nook Review
8/22/2014 Book Reads and Reviews Feature/Review
8/25/2014 Book Reviews & More by Kathy Feature
8/25/2014 Romancing the Readers Review
8/26/2014 SmexyFabFour Feature
8/26/2014 The Book Diva’s Reads Feature/Review
8/27/2014 So Many Reads Review
8/27/2014 Once Upon a Chapter Review
8/28/2014 babbling about books and more Feature/Review
8/29/2014 Michelle Abbott’s Blog Review




10 Autographed copies of Mean Streak (International shipping available) 

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When: Now- August 31st, 2014

Who: Open to International Entries

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2 Replies to “Interview with Sandra Brown + Spotlight on Mean Streak + Contest!”

    1. I know I know! *hyperventilating* SANDRA BROWN! I bout died. And thank you for the compliment 😀 friends like you help make blogging worth it.


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