Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Q&A with Macy Beckett + Giveaway

Karen & I are delighted to welcome Macy Beckett to The Eclectic Reader. I know that like me, many readers have enjoyed Karen's guest reviews of the Sultry Springs series. We hope you enjoy getting to know author Macy Beckett a little more.

There are certainly some funny moments between the characters in the Sultry Springs series, do you find yourself laughing at their antics whilst you are writing?

Macy: I’ll admit it...I laugh at my own jokes. My husband shakes his head and says, “Nobody cracks you up like you do.”

What made you pick a small town community in Texas?
Macy: Because Texas is freaking awesome! I lived there during college and fell in love with the hill country—rolling countrysides, clear springs, warm weather, and friendly people. It’s a beautiful state with so much to offer.

You have a new series out in 2014? Can you tell us a little about it?

Macy: You bet! I actually have two new series coming in 2014. The first is a hot and humorous contemporary romance about a family of men who haven’t made it to the altar in 99 years. It kicks off with PREMARITAL HEX (April 1st, from Penguin Group). The second is a sci-fi romance for young adults, written under my super-secret true identity, Melissa Landers. ALIENATED follows the misadventures of valedictorian Cara Sweeny, who gets more than she bargains for when she agrees to host the nation’s first interplanetary exchange student. (February 4th, from Disney-Hyperion).

Are you interested in writing a stand-a-lone novel? Another genre?

Macy: I tend to write what interests me, so I’m game for just about anything.

What are you reading now?

Macy: I’m reading an advance copy of BIRD, by debut YA author Crystal Chan. It’s a heartbreaking and beautiful story of a young girl struggling to thrive in the shadow of her dead brother.

If you could be dropped into any book as a character, who would you be and why?

Macy: Oh, man, this is HARD! There are so many fantastic novels I’d love to experience firsthand. I guess I’ll play my Nerd Card and say Hermione Granger from the HARRY POTTER series.

Describe yourself in 3 words
Macy: Funny, neurotic, driven.

Planner or Pantser?
Macy: Both—a plantser.

Bookmark or Dog ear?
Macy: Dog ear??? What blasphemy is this? I use the little due-date receipts from my library as a bookmark.

Guilty pleasure?
Macy: I’m strangely addicted to watching “Duck Dynasty” and “Swamp People.” I don’t know what it is about those shows, but I can’t get enough.

Thanks Macy, that bookmark/dog ear question gets authors every time lol. I'm curious already about Premarital Hex ... hot and humorous  does it for me (great title too) 

If you haven't already done so check out Karen's review of SURRENDER TO SULTRY (in stores August 2013.) 

Macy Beckett writes hot and humorous romances, including the Sultry Springs Series—where first loves find second chances: Sultry with a Twist, A Shot of Sultry and Surrender to Sultry. Additionally, Macy writes young adult science fiction under the name Melissa Landers. 

Connect with Macy Beckett

Purchase Surrender to Sultry:

Thanks to Sourcebooks 1 lucky reader will win a copy of A SHOT OF SULTRY (book 2 in the Sultry Springs series) 

US and Canada ONLY. 

Macy cracks herself up so to enter the giveaway tell us what tickles your funny bone, cracks you up, makes you laugh, has you in stitches??
Don't forget to include an email address. 

Extra Entries: 
+ 2 comment on Karen's review of Surrender to Sultry 
+ 2 tweet giveaway and leave a link

Giveaway ends 18th August and winner will be drawn via random.org and announced on my blog. Good luck everyone!


  1. Loved reading this!! I am looking forward to the new series... sounds FUN!!!!

    1. I thought so to to Julie, have you read the Sultry series?

  2. Thanks for having me on the blog today. It's a pleasure to be here! :)


    1. Hi Macy/Melissa, waving from chilly Brisbane this morning :)

      Humour and heat is my favourite mix in a romance, I'm guessing that's not something that can be learnt as an author ... you can either write 'funny' or you can't??

    2. Yeah, it's not the kind of thing you can force. :)

  3. The author is new to me. Sounds like a good book to read.

  4. Haha, well it's good to laugh at your own jokes

    1. unless of course, they are so NOT funny, my boyfriend tells a joke and is laughing so hard he can barely talk, gets to the punchline and we're like ... is that it???

  5. I've heard about Alienated around and about -- several bloggers I follow are excited about it, and it looks intriguing. As for the Sultry series, they sound like perfect summer reading!

    What cracks me up: My family are serial punsters; someone will pun, and then everyone picks up on the theme and tries to top them. I also enjoy witty humor -- think Aaron Sorkin or Julia Quinn. (Yes, I know, you wouldn't usually think of them in conjunction, but they both write fast-paced, often humorous dialogue.)

    Tweet link: https://twitter.com/BookwyrmsHoard/status/364890064255320064

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. My small grandsons antics are what crack me up! I also love funny moments in my books. I would live to read this!

  7. She's cute! I like her and can't wait to read one of her books, which I just happen to have!!

  8. My adorable granddaughter whose personality is special. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  9. I sometimes put on my dvd collection of Friends....there are a few episodes that still have me in stitches.

    Thanks for the Q & A Macy...can't wait to see what you'll have for us next.

  10. My grandsons keep me in stitches with everything they do

    lag110 at mchsi dot com


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