Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Fans of contemporary romance are sure to love debut author, Rebecca Thomas’, sensual story where opposites attract in HER ALASKAN HERO.

Giveaway: Three $10 Amazon GC's will be given away during the tour. Please use the RaffleCopter below to enter. 


Crystal: I'm thrilled to host Rebecca Thomas today. Welcome Rebecca! I'm so excited to have you here today? Would you share a little bit about yourself with us today?

Rebecca: I live in Alaska with my husband and two teenaged sons. I’m a huge hockey and tennis fan. You will see remnants of both those sports in Her Alaskan Hero. I was a reluctant reader as a child. I didn’t become interested in books until my teen years when I discovered historical romance. Now I love all sub-genres of romance and can’t decide which one is my favorite. 

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

Rebecca: I confess my favorite scenes in romance are generally when the hero and heroine first meet and the conflict that arises from that first meeting. Here is part of a scene when Zak and Sabrina meet in the Forrester Lodge in Alaska:

She clutched her Valentino purse in her lap and fought back the urge to tell Zak Forrester, lodge owner and desk clerk, everything she’d been through. The impulse to decompress overwhelmed her. Her chest felt tight and if she could just confess her troubles, maybe all would be well. She glanced around at the log walls surrounding her and wondered if there wasn’t some kind of magic “confessing” potion being emitted from the wood. “I’ll be fine. I just…I just wanted to get away.”
“Are you in trouble? Are the state troopers looking for you?” His voice sounded brusque, almost angry.
He had no reason to be angry with her—maybe her parents did, they had been the ones to pay for the wedding—but not his guy. “Do I look like a criminal?” she asked.
“You asked about television. So if you aren’t trying to get away from the law, who or what are you trying to get away from?”
Why not unload on a complete stranger? He could be like her hair stylist. Everyone told their hair stylist everything because they knew it would go no farther. He certainly wasn’t a reporter. What would it matter if he knew she’d been left at the altar? 
Despite the warmth of the fire, shivering overtook her. Usually an organized person, she would have made reservations in advance, but this wasn’t a normal day, and despite her fleeting wishes, she wouldn’t confess anything. “I’m from southern California. I wanted to get away from home for a while. You know—have an adventure.”
The man’s mouth fell open. “Listen…” He rubbed the bridge between his eyes. “I’m all for adventures, within reason of course, but you can’t stay here. We’re booked solid. Do you have a change of clothes? Are you at all prepared for what Alaska can be like?” 

Crystal: Where did you come up with the idea for your latest release?

Rebecca: I was on a family trip near Coldfoot, Alaska sleeping in tents and panning for gold. I thought how wonderful it would be to have a lodge in this area of the state with all the amenities I didn’t have! Like a real bathroom. I’ve also always been intrigued with the idea of being left at the altar and what would you do? How would you act? What would you think? So I combined these two ideas into my story.

Crystal: What are you currently working on?

Rebecca: Melting His Alaskan Heart, book #2 in the Alaskan Hero series.

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

Rebecca: I’m sad to say, I have no routine, other than I have a day job and do most of my writing on the weekends.

Crystal: Did you have to do a lot of research for this book or any other?

Rebecca: No. I live in Alaska. It’s what I know. However, for my historical romance books I do have to do a lot of research. 

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

Rebecca: In contemporary romance, Rachel Gibson and Christie Craig are a couple of my favorites. I lean toward light-hearted romance most of the time.

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

Rebecca: I’d love to write an epic fantasy with all the cool world building and interesting creatures!


He’s a rugged outdoorsman, she’s a California princess out to prove she can make it on her own.

After being left at the altar, California girl Sabrina Tate needs to make a fast getaway. With her famous overbearing parents and the paparazzi hot on her heels, where else is a jilted bride to go to lick her wounds but Alaska? With only her tropical honeymoon clothes in tow, she makes her escape. For two weeks, she’ll live on her own and prove to herself—and her family—that she can make it without a husband.

 Zak Forrester is a man on a mission. He’s turned his rugged yet luxurious Alaskan lodge into a hotspot for hunters, all in the hope to make up for a painful event in his past. But when Sabrina—one of the rare women to enter his rugged realm—stumbles into his world, he can’t get rid of her fast enough. He has no time for her yoga, vegetarian meal requests, or Scrabble.
 Soon, neither can resist the other, and two hearts collide. With time ticking away, they have to decide where they belong. Is a life in a different world better than being a world apart?

Available at:  Amazon |Kobo | Goodreads

About Rebecca Thomas

Rebecca Thomas enjoys a love-hate relationship with Alaska. She lives there with her bush pilot husband and two teenaged sons. When she isn’t reading, writing, or playing board games, she is cheering for her sons at their hockey games and tennis matches.
A reluctant reader as a child, she didn’t become interested in books until her teen years when she discovered historical romance. Now she loves all sub-genres of romance and can’t decide which one is her favorite.
Rebecca earned a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Alaska and was employed in the airline industry for several years before working in her current position as a program manager in higher education.

Connect with Rebecca:  Website | Newsletter | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon Author Page | Google + | Tumblr Goodreads | From Here to There Romance

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting me today, Crystal. I really appreciate it!