February 19, 2013

Writer Wrangler + Giveaway: H.M. Ward

After reading her holiday novella, Christmas Kisses, I knew I have to invite her to be part of Crazy, Stupid Love! H.M. Ward might write about semi-juvenile, spontaneous and impulsive characters but she doesn't skimp on sexy! She's here now to talk about her other series, THE ARRANGEMENT.

Braine: Hi Holly! So excited to have you here today! Please tell us something about THE ARRANGEMENT that we won't find in the book blurbs?

H.M. Ward: The spray start car was real! It belonged to my husband when I first met him. He had to spray ether into the engine when it stalled. It was awesome in a real hobo kinda way.

Braine: It's a little ghetto but not hobo. You're fine. LOL What book/s influenced you and your writing the most?

H.M. Ward: Peter Pan. I loved it. It influenced me because I'd only heard the Disney version and didn't realize the original was so dangerous. Life is dangerous. It was a major turning point when I realized that my stories didn't have to be happy to resonate with people.

Braine: Oh, yeah! From experience I respond more to the sad ones than the happy ones. Which line from THE ARRANGEMENT is your favorite?

H.M. Ward: It's not so much a line, as a favorite part - That would be when Avery gets car jacked and chases after it, waiting for the car to stall, so she can get it back.

Braine: If I were the thief, I'd be pissed! Can you describe THE ARRANGEMENT in one word.

H.M. Ward: AWESOME (Can I say that?)

Braine: You most certainly can! Was your own New Adult phase similar to that of your characters?

H.M. Ward: LOL. Yes, although I was married when I was 20 years old, So I was a bit of a freak. But then again, all my characters are a little crazy, so that lines up.

Braine: Crazy is good and I think getting married at 20 is romantic but risky. What is it about THE ARRANGEMENT that readers will find compelling?

H.M. Ward: It's sexy and funny.

Braine: Good combination. Can you share a little trivia with us regarding the conception of your characters?

H.M. Ward: Avery is a bit of a smart mouth. She's had a rough life and been through hell. It shapes her personality, but instead of becoming bitter, she still tries to laugh. Sean is a totally messed up hot guy.

Braine: I think a lot of our Supies will like Sean. What's are you writing next?

H.M. Ward: DAMAGED - A New Adult romance novel.

Braine: Catchy title. What book did you recently purchase?

H.M. Ward: BLACK CITY - YA PNR Dystopian is my favorite genre. I'm an addict.

Braine: I loved that book too! Looking forward to Phoenix! Aside from your books, what other New Adult novel or series do you recommend? 

H.M. Ward: I LOVED EASY by Tamara Webber. Damaged characters, wonderful banter, and a happy ending.

Braine: I love HEA's. Thanks for stopping by Holly!

H.M. Ward: Thanks for inviting me! You're awesome! 

The Arrangement

NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY Bestselling author H.M. Ward is a native New Yorker living in Texas.

Ward was featured in the Washington Post for her debut novel Demon Kissed. Series by H.M. Ward include Secrets, Scandalous, The Arrangement, Demon Kissed, Vampire Apocalypse, and The Secret Life of Trystan Scott.

Fan Girls & Boys Welcome

Holly is giving away three copies of The Arrangement 


  1. If I could move to any city in the world I would move to Clearwater, FL. I love it there!!

  2. If I could live anywhere in the world it would probably be Rome, Italy.

  3. I'd probably stay in Florida. Bipolar weather but it's nice. The giveaway sounds amazing!

  4. Now that I think about it, though. I'd go to Rome. Cozy, amazing tailoring and impressive architecture.

  5. The last contemporary novel I read is Release Me by J. Kenner. Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to read The Arrangement!


  6. Gosh there is nothing contemporary about the books I've been reading since last May!!!

  7. Thanks for the fun post and giveaway! I just finished Exposed to You by Beth Kery. It was fantastic!!!!!

  8. Great post, I love author interviews.
    I just finished Slammed by Colleen Hoover & i really liked it (:
    Havent read any books by H M Ward but definitely going to be giving them a try!
    Have a good day.

  9. The Dresden Files are the last that I read for myself. I just read a YA for review called Flight.
    Every comment you made in the above review really resonated with me--car breaking down, hellish life, laughing about things, totally messed up hot guy, and not having to offer the reader happiness---I guess we humans are all a bit alike;) Thanks!!

    cc_clubbs [at] yahoo [dot] com

  10. I just finished Beautiful Bastard! <3 This series has been on my wish list for awhile...thanks for the chance to win. :)

  11. I just finished Hector (5th Street #3) by Elizabeth Reyes! Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. My last contemporary was When We Collide by AL Jackson. Love it!

  13. Megan Hart-The Space Between Us. Very Good Author and book if you get a chance. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

  14. Of course I asked because I need to add more books to my already brimming wishlist. Great reads guys!


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