Monday, July 8, 2013

One Bad Day By Edie Hart ~ Bridging the Gap Promotions & More Blog Tour ~ Giveaway ~ Excerpt

One Bad Day 
By Edie Hart

Two lucky winners will receive a $5 GC during this tour. Please be sure to enter on the rafflecopter below. You may find the other tour stops here....

Crystal: Today as part of the Bridging the Gab Book tour, I have the opportunity to interview Edie Hart. Thank you so much for stopping by today. Would you share a little bit about yourself with us today?

Edie: I was born in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. I still live in that area.  I am a wife and mother of two. I think that everyone deserves to be loved unconditionally—and that’s why I write romance. Everyone should have a little “happily ever after” and romance novels share a bit of that with everyone. 

Crystal: Where did you come up with the idea for One Bad Day? 

Edie: I came up with the idea a couple of years ago.  I had to dress as a giant lightbulb for an event.  The whole thing was so ridiculous.  I wanted to share the humor of that day.

Crystal: What are you currently working on?

Edie: I am currently working on Book 2 for the One Day series.  It’s Burg’s story.

Crystal: Do you have any special routine that you follow when you are writing? 

Edie:When the kids are in school I do, but since they’ve been out of school, everything has changed.

Crystal: Did you have to do a lot of research for this book or any other? If so do you have a fascinating fact that you have learned you would like to share with us?

Edie: I’m a research junkie.  I’m curious about a lot of different things and can easily get sidetracked with research.  I research stuff that I’m not even writing about…  for instance, I have a robin’s nest outside my window.  Did you know that robins lay one egg a day and will have 2 sets of babies over the spring and summer?

Crystal: Who are some of your favorite authors that you like to read?

Edie: I love Milly Taiden, Jill Shalvis, Linda Howard…  and there are so many good new authors out there, it’s hard to choose what to read.

Crystal: Is there any genre you haven't written that you would like to try?

Edie:I would love to write erotica.  The really sexy steamy kind.  With the love scenes I write now, I want to hide them under the bed for awhile before I’m comfortable showing them to anyone. Maybe one day I’ll work up to it.  ; )

Crystal: Do you have a favorite scene you would like to share with us?

Favorite Scene Excerpt: 

“Well, thanks,” she said before trying to dart out of the car.

He grasped her arm and, with a gentle tug, pulled her around
to face him. He looked her over. Her wide eyes shimmered in the
yellow haze of the lamppost and he noticed for the first time that
the bridge of her pert nose was covered with a light dusting of
She sure didn’t look like a hooker—at least from the neck up.
She was too cute and fresh-faced to be a prostitute.
Oh, but those glorious legs. He glanced over at her stockingcovered
feet and up her torso. Rust-colored splatters on her tiny
white skirt caught his attention.
“Are you hurt anywhere?” he asked, making eye contact
She bit her lip and glanced down. “No.”
Gray nodded at her skirt. “That looks like blood.”
“It’s not mine,” she said, jerking her arm from his grasp. She
shoved open the door and got out without looking at him.



Tessa is having one seriously bad day. After agreeing to dress as a cheesy mascot at a convention for her boss, her clothes get stolen, she gets chased through a sinister parking garage, and her apartment gets broken into and turned upside down.

Gray, an off-duty police officer, can’t resist the sexy legs he sees in costume at a hotel convention. When he catches sight of her running for her life through a dark car lot, he's determined to find out what her story is and ends up promising to keep Tessa safe...even if that means taking her home with him. 


Title: One Bad Day
Author: Edie Hart 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: 2
Publisher: Breathless Press
Formats Available In: All eBook formats
Word Count: 15,962
Release Date: 24th May 2013
ISBN: 978-1-77101-993-4
RRP: 1.99


Gray stepped outside of the hotel ballroom hoping the air would be cooler out there. He hated stuffy gatherings. Hell, he hated weddings. How two people could think they'd love each other forever was beyond him. Gray didn't do love. Which was why he was stag at a co-worker's wedding. He'd originally planned to invite Monique, but several months back she'd become demanding and talked about moving into his place with hearts and flowers in her eyes. So he'd ended it. Deep down, he'd known that she didn't really want him. She wanted any warm body that would take care of her. She had slowly been trying to mold him into some GQ tycoon, telling him what to wear, how to act, and even going as far as telling him what he needed to do career-wise.

A loud crash on the other side of the hall caught Gray's attention. In the open ballroom across the way he saw legs. Glorious legs in strappy high heels. The beautiful legs were tangled on the floor and attached to an ass that was just as gorgeous. After taking a closer look, Gray realized that above the amazing ass was an enormous, white light bulb-shaped head with blue googly eyes. It had blonde hair and wore a glittery purple hat. The tangled-up legs and heels were flailing around in a pile of what looked like empty light bulb boxes. Several gentlemen nearby were quick to help Legs get her feet beneath her. From their smiles and laughter he could tell that they were all quite happy to be of assistance. Gray didn't blame them.

He watched Legs find her balance in those high heels, and with a little wiggle and tug of her skirt she went on her way.

About The Author:

Edie Hart was born in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, where she now resides with her husband, two children, dog, and three cats. After spending her childhood making up stories in her head, she finally decided to put them on paper. What came of it was her first novella, One Bad Day. Edie is a die-hard romantic and believes that everyone deserves to be loved unconditionally—both in print and real life. 

Edie also admits that "Edie Hart" is a pen name and an alter ego to an otherwise boring wife and mother. Edie is 20 pounds lighter, loves to skydive, travels to foreign places, and is a total sex kitten as compared to the uninteresting other half who is none of those things.

In reality the counterpart of Edie is a lackluster 40-something-year-old, whose main goal is to keep The Big One (The Boy) from torturing The Little One (The Girl). This week he hit her in the head with a 12-pack of Juicy Juice. Last week he left ravioli handprints on the back of her white T-shirt. The week before that he told her she was adopted and she believed him.

To learn more about her, and find out what The Big One and The Little One are up to, visit her via her website, Facebook, or Twitter:


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  1. I'm so anxious to read this book. It is on my to be read list :)

    1. Thanks so much to everyone for stopping by today. Don't forget to enter the contest :)

  2. Replies
    1. I am sure I will. I can't wait for it to get a little closer to the top of my pile :)

  3. Thanks for hosting Crystal :)

    1. It's has been my pleasure to host today Krista :)

  4. Oh, this sounds like such fun! Can't wait to read it...:D

  5. Sounds like a great way to put some real-life experiences into a fun story. Thanks for the interview and good luck with the release!

  6. Great cover and I love the blurb. Can't wait to read it!


  7. This sounds like an interesting read. I'm looking forward to checking it out.


    1. My first stalker!

      Thanks for stopping by.

      : )