1. I hear you have a pet in your novel, Perfectly Christmas. Tell us about the book.
Thank so much for inviting me to your blog! I’m so excited to be here to put Tuck, Dr. Quinn Malone’s golden retriever, in the spotlight. Tuck is the cutest character in Perfectly Christmas! He’s a gentle, calm, smart dog and spends his day at the clinic with Quinn putting patients at ease. He’s so adorable (both Quinn and Tuck :D)! The only person who raises an eyebrow at having a dog at the clinic is Dr. Madison Hayes, the new surgeon in town. But she comes around and falls in love when Tuck nudges up to her for a cuddle. The perfect way to anyone’s heart!
Here’s what Perfectly Christmas is about ~
On the first day of Christmas, his true love said to him, “Sorry, I have to work.” That’s the life of a surgeon, and Dr. Madison Hayes wouldn’t have it any other way.
Dr. Quinn Malone has another priority. In the countdown to Christmas, he needs to convince his old flame that there’s more to life–and love–than the job itself. This time, his heart is in it for the long haul. Really.
Romantic and…complicated–it’s Perfectly Christmas!
Ebook Buy Link (only 99 cents for the month of December–Merry Christmas!): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MYW5T7X
2. Why did you add a pet to your book?
I’m definitely a dog person, and I wanted to give a nod to all the service pets out there. They help in immeasurable ways. I wanted to create opposites in my main characters–Dr. Madison Hayes is an uptight, go-by-the-rule-book, Type A new surgeon in town, and the town’s beloved Dr. Quinn Malone is an easy-going, laid-back, go-with-what-works family doctor/anesthetist who brings Tuck to the clinic with him. The folks in small town Strathaven ask for Tuck just as much as they ask to see Dr. Malone.
3. What other romances have you written?
I have 11 published romantic comedies–most of them feature doctors as the main characters. I’m a physician and work at an Urgent Care Clinic, so I like to weave the best parts of medicine into my stories. Perfectly Christmas is the fifth of six books in the Perfectly Series. All of the romantic comedies in the series are stand-alone stories, but the previous characters pop in for a visit and an update. I’ve also written four medical romantic comedies for my In the Game Hockey Romance series, and Time for the Doctor, a medical romantic comedy and one of eight romances written by an awesome group of authors and set in the same small town, Copper Mills.
4. Tell us about your kudos or reviews.
Perfectly Christmas has achieved bestseller status on Amazon–number one for medical romance in Canada and USA (Woohoo!). These are my favourite reviews–thank you so much to the awesome readers who spend a moment to write a review:
“I totally love this series! I read a lot of romance novels and I’ve already read everything by Nora Roberts, Debbie Macomber and Sophie Kinsella (my other favourite authors) so I was really excited to find another series I love just as much! …Characters are realistic and funny, and I love that you keep seeing characters again from previous books so you can find out what happened to them.”
“A Perfect read for Christmas. I read it sitting by the fire and drinking hot chocolate, just like the characters in the book. I loved the story in the small town where everyone looks out for each other. A Christmas story set in a Northern Ontario town where hockey, ice-skating and sleigh rides are part of the winter activities. The medical references are so detailed that you can tell this was written by a talented doctor.”
“This is a heartwarming Christmas romance that has it all. It is a great read that I couldn’t put down. The love story between the two characters is exquisite and the humour is wonderful. I found myself laughing out loud several times… ‘Extra large – just saying’ :)”
5. How do you promote your books?
I visit other authors’ blogs to meet new readers! I love interacting with readers, and I’m active on Twitter and Facebook.
6. Where can readers learn more about your books and connect with you online?
I’m always happy to meet people. Drop by and say hello!
Website: https://www.LindaOConnor.net (.net as in networking :D)
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Linda-OConnor/e/B00S7CNLEA
Newsletter sign-up: https://lindaoconnor.net/contact/
And not only is my Perfectly Christmas ebook on sale this month for only 99 cents, but I’m offering one free ebook to a lucky blog commenter!
Marcia James: Thank you, Linda, for stopping by my Go Pets! blog and giving away an ebook! I look forward to reading your romantic comedies!
READER INVITATION: Would you like to win a Marcia James’ ebook? Visitors to this pro-pet blog can join in the fun, comment, and/or share photos of their pets for a chance to win one of my ebooks! Each month, I’ll randomly pick one commenter to win. To leave a comment and/or a photo, click on the word “Reply,” which is just below the social media icons for THIS interview. (Don’t scroll past this interview to the next interview.) Go Pets!