The Mistress of Pennington's Tour

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Welcome Women's Fiction writer, Kirsten Beairsto....

 Welcome back, Kirsten! It's been a while since we last spoke and I hope you're well :)

Looking forward to hearing what you've been up to and all about your latest release - let's get started...

1)   Did you set any goals for 2013?
First off, thanks so much for having me!  2012 for me was really tough, with a tight publishing schedule.  For 2013, I realized I couldn’t hold up the same schedule.  So I decided to scale back a little on my publishing schedule and breathe a little more. J  My main goal for the year is to make extra time to step back and enjoy things a little more.

2)   What is the best part of the writing process for you?
Reaching The End on a new story.  Even if it's a story that no one else will ever read, it's a truly amazing thing to have taken an idea and write it out on paper.

3)   The worst part?
It seems to be different for every book almost.  With the one I’m working on now, it’s the editing.  It’s kicking my but right now. LOL!

4)   Tell me where you write?
I have a little built in desk in my closet that was originally meant to be a vanity, but I use it as an office instead.

5)   Tell us about your latest release?
Going After the Heart is the story of Lizzy and Gavin trying to save their marriage.  After a long time of feeling his marriage is falling apart, Gavin goes back to hometown to visit his family to try and wrap his head around what he wants to do.  It serves as a wakeup call to Lizzy who follows him to try and make things right.

6)   Tell us about a new author you’ve recently discovered
Jennifer Cruise.  I might have read a book of hers years ago, but I recently read Bet Me after seeing it a few different places and finished it in a day.  Now I have a few other books of hers that I want to read.

7)   Name two romances you’ve read more than once
The Rake by Mary Jo Putney and anything by Christina Dodd.

8)   Tell us about your first car
It was a 1987 Chevy Sprint that I affectionately called The Skittle after my friends started calling it that and Boston Baked Bean.  It was red.  I didn’t care for the BBB name so I went with Skittle and it stuck.  It was a tiny car and I have fond memories of me and my friends piling into it and having fun on Friday and Saturday nights our junior and senior years of high school.

9)                  Where can we find you?
All over the place! J My website is  Facebook is  Twitter is  And Goodreads is

Going After the Heart
by Kristen Beairsto
Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Self/Indie
Release Date: December 18, 2012
Heat Level: Steamy
Length: 234 pages

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Lizzy Bergstrum thought she finally reached a point in her life when she could honestly say she had it all.  A thriving writing career.  A wonderful daughter.  And a marriage to the love of her life.  But looks can apparently be deceiving because her husband just walked out on her and their eight year old daughter hates her.

Gavin Bergstrum can’t handle the direction his life has taken.  Not only did he get laid off from his job, but his wife seems to barely remember he exists.  Convinced he’s tried his best to change things, he begins to wrestle with the possibility of divorce.  But he can’t think straight in the same house as Lizzy.  Hating to leave his daughter, but needing time to think and come to terms with what he feels he needs to do, Gavin decides to return to his small home town in Oregon and stay at his family ranch with his father and brothers.

In shock, Lizzy gives Gavin his space.  But as time passes and he doesn’t say a word about their marriage, Lizzy decides it’s past time she takes matters into her own hands.  Without a word, she follows Gavin to Oregon.

Now facing a daughter who blames her for everything, an irritated husband, and a small town that feeds on the drama, Lizzy finds herself trying to figure out how to convince Gavin to give her another chance, teach her daughter it takes two to make a successful marriage, and overcome her own insecurities – all without compromising who she is.

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains adult sexual situations and/or adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.

About the Author
In between her to-be-read pile and trying to bring the characters in her head alive, Kristen spends as much time as she can with family and friends.  Much to her husband’s dismay, she enjoys collecting purses, shoes, and jewelry.  During those rare times she’s not working at her day job, rushing her daughters somewhere, watching movies with her husband, and trying to meet a deadline, she can usually be found energetically cheering for one of her favorite New York sports teams.

As with just about every other writer on the planet, Kristen grew up an avid reader.  She started with young adult before she technically hit the age range and moved on to sci-fi classics by Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury.  At fifteen, her best friend gave her a book she just had to read!  The book was Honest Illusions by Nora Roberts.  Always a sucker for a happy ending, she was a goner and fell in love with the romance genre.  Having started writing novel length stories at the age of eleven, Kristen’s stories all took a romantic turn from that point on.

He could kill her.

At this exact moment, Gavin Bergstrum could easily reach out and gladly kill his wife of ten years.  Well, almost ten years, in another two months anyway.

If she lived that long.

Gavin watched as the woman—who may or may not survive the next two months to be his spouse of ten years—pulled her Cadillac Escalade to a stop a few yards in front of him in the wide open dirt area serving as the driveway of his father’s ranch.  She climbed out of the driver’s side door of the big vehicle as though she belonged there, as though there weren’t a wall of issues between them.

Despite the dark trendy shades covering what he knew were deep violet almond shaped eyes, Gavin felt the heat being aimed his way and felt a morbid satisfaction in the fact she clearly wished violence on him at the moment too.

Well, at least they still had something in common.

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