Guest Post with Kaira Rouda, author of All the Difference & Giveaway

May 5th, 2012

I’m pleased to have Kaira Rouda, author of All the Difference, here at Peeking Between the Pages today.  Kaira is such a nice person and so easy to work with – I adore authors like that!  I haven’t had the chance to read her first novel Here, Home, Hope but I have read many good reviews from bloggers.  Her new novel All the Difference sounds fantastic and I can’t wait to get to it.  Unfortunately my reading schedule right at this minute is full to brimming but I thought it would be nice to have Kaira do a guest post and offer up a copy of her new book for giveaway.  So enjoy Kaira’s post about what it’s like to have her second novel out in the world…

 

Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to visit your blog today, Darlene! Of course, I’m here to talk about my new novel, ALL THE DIFFERENCE. What’s it like having my second novel out in the world? It’s awesome. Here’s why.

When your first novel is finally published, it’s a big deal. It’s the first born. It’s especially gratifying if you, like me, have been trying to get published for years and years. So, I focused a lot of attention on marketing my baby – telling the world HERE, HOME, HOPE had arrived. I visited 22 states last summer and had book signings, private parties and the like. It was a wonderful, amazing experience and the response to my debut was more than I could have ever dreamed.

And number two? Of course, ALL THE DIFFERENCE is just as special to me. This story was quite fun to write. There are much more shenanigans and a dose of suspense. I’d always wanted to try my hand at different perspectives and points of view. And being a huge fan of Law & Order, as well as Sara Paretsky, Susan Isaacs and others, I loved the chance to add a little murder to the suburban mix. So far, readers have enjoyed the story, too.

I’m most gratified that many reviewers have remarked that they are enjoying the range of stories I’m sharing. I’d like to remain non-genred (not sure that’s a word). I love chick lit, but I also enjoy a good mystery/suspense book and I have an historical fiction novel up next on my bedside table. I think many readers are like me, too. I hope so, at least. In HERE, HOME, HOPE – described as “warm, witty and enlightening” – the protagonist Kelly is wrestling with a midlife crisis of sorts and comes through it with the help of her friends. In ALL THE DIFFERENCE – described as “fun, sexy and suspenseful” -the question is: Would you go to extremes to live the life of your dreams? Both novels are very different stories, as is my next novel, IN THE MIRROR.

I’m in the process of final edits for IN THE MIRROR, my third baby. This baby also is very close to my heart. I hope, if you’ve enjoyed one or both of my other novels, you’ll want to give this next one a try. I am having so much fun living the life I’ve dreamed of since a child, writing stories and hopefully, inspiring and entertaining readers along the way. Thank you again for allowing me to visit! Happy reading.

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Thank you so much for this great guest post Kaira!  I can’t wait to get started on All the Difference!

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About All the Difference

Beautiful Ellen abandons her life as a successful fund-raiser for that of isolated housewife in the country estate she shares with her husband, whose affairs become increasingly hard to ignore.

Television anchor Laura is driven to succeed, and her choices are motivated by her one dream in life—to move out of small-time media markets, and on to the big time, whatever the cost.

Angie is the luckless waitress who spends her time waiting for Mr. Right in “shiny shoes” to save her from temporary jobs and a life spent making bad choices, particularly when it comes to men.

ALL THE DIFFERENCE is the story of three women whose lives become entangled by the choices they make and how, ultimately, one of them turns to murder to achieve her goals.

Reading Guide
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About Kaira Rouda

Non-official bio: Due to the career ladder of her professor father, Kaira was born in Chicago (Northwestern), moved to L.A. (USC), then to Austin (University of Texas), Boston (Harvard University) and finally Columbus (The Ohio State University) where Kaira, her mom and her siblings put their collective feet down and grew roots. Kaira spent the remainder her childhood in Columbus, and following graduation from Vanderbilt University, returned to spend another 20-plus years in Central Ohio in the marketing and publishing fields. She believes she has written just about everything: for public relations and advertising clients, including copy for electronics manuals (yawn), press releases for dog ice cream and hamburgers, carpet cleaning television and radio spots, to real estate websites and more; for business newspapers, regional and national magazines and blogs; for countless charities near and dear to her heart; a business book for women entrepreneurs; and now, finally, she is writing what she dreamed of writing since fourth grade: novels of her own. Here, Home, Hope is the first of several novels, all set in the fictional suburb of Grandville, that will be published. Kaira is ecstatic her dreams are coming true.

Kaira is a philanthropist who started Central Ohio’s first homeless shelter for families in the early 1990s, served two terms on the board of the MidOhio Food Bank, the YWCA, The Wexner Center for the Arts and numerous other charities, with a particular interest in empowering women and girls. The creator of the Real Living Real Estate brand — one of the fastest growing in the country — Kaira has earned numerous awards in business. For more on her career, please visit RealYouIncorporated.com.

Two years ago — of course not following her oldest child who had picked a college there — Kaira and her husband and four kids moved to Southern California where she is busy writing, volunteering, and growing new roots.

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GIVEAWAY DETAILS

I have one paperback copy of All the Difference by Kaira Rouda to share with my readers.  To enter…

  • For 1 entry simply leave me a comment entering the giveaway.
  • For 2 entries, follow my blog.  If you already do, thanks, and let me know so I can pass that extra entry on to you as well.
  • For 3 entries, blog or tweet this giveaway and spread the word!

This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only (no PO boxes) and I will draw for the winner on Saturday, May 26/12.  Good luck everyone!

54 Comments to “Guest Post with Kaira Rouda, author of All the Difference & Giveaway”

  1. Ellie says:

    I would enjoy this lovely book. I subscribe via e-mail.

  2. Anne says:

    An interesting background and the book sounds so appealing. Many thanks. I am an e-mai subscriber.

  3. Mary Ward says:

    I really enjoyed her first book and look forward to reading this one.

  4. Mary Ward says:

    I’m an email subscriber and follow on GFC (mamie316).

  5. Susan says:

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway, Darlene. I have a copy of Here, Home, Hope, which I will hopefully read this summer. I’d love to have the second book by this author as well. Please enter me in this great giveaway. I will post it in my blog’s sidebar. I am a follower.

    suko95(at)gmail(dot)com

    THANKS AGAIN!

  6. Linda Kish says:

    I would love to win/read this book. It sounds terrific.

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  7. Linda Kish says:

    I am a GFC follower

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  8. Mary says:

    - I really enjoyed Here, Home, Hope and would love to win a copy of All The Difference. Like the author, I also enjoy a variety of genres. I’m never bored with my reading.

    – I’m a Networkedblogs follower (Bookfan Mb)

    – I tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/bookfanmb/status/198828258500943872

  9. Mary Ann Woods says:

    I follow via email and would like to be entered to win All the Difference. Thanks! The book sounds very interesting because I know women like the three main characters here and would like to see how their issues are dealt with by the author.

  10. I absolutely LOVED Kaira Rouda’s “Here, Home, Hope” – so I’m definitely looking forward to reading “All the Difference” by this wonderful author! :D

    Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway. ‘Peeking Between the Pages’ hosts giveaways for some of the BEST books out there! :D

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  11. I’m a GFC Follower: ~Enamored Soul~

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  12. I tweeted the giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/inluvwithbookz/status/198853011014025217

    Name: Hira Hasnain
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  13. Carl says:

    Well the first thing I did was tweet the giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/carlrscott/status/198932459650416640

  14. Carl says:

    They sound like very interesting characters. I’d like to know how they get into such trouble. Please enter my name for the chance to win a copy of the book. Thanks

  15. Carl says:

    I do follow this blog by email: carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

  16. rhonda says:

    Follower Lomazowr@gmail.com twitter follower and will test at rhondareads. Thanks for giveaway.

  17. Bridget O'Neill says:

    Sounds like a great book, thanks for the chance to win!

  18. Bridget O'Neill says:

    I am a follower via email bjoneill@hotmail.com

  19. bn100 says:

    The book sounds very interesting.

  20. bn100 says:

    I follow the blog.

  21. I haven’t heard of this author, but the book does sound interesting and I like the cover!

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  22. amandasue says:

    I’d love a chance to read this.

  23. amandasue says:

    I’m a follower thanks.

  24. karenk says:

    thanks for the chance to read this story ;)

  25. karenk says:

    i’m a follower, too ;)

  26. Jeanne B.T. says:

    I would love to read this book.
    Thanks for the chance.
    :)Jeanne B.T.

  27. Jeanne B.T. says:

    I all ready follow your blog by GFC – @Jeanne.
    :)Jeanne B.T.

  28. Jeanne B.T. says:

    Tweeted about giveaway @momma8385 – https://twitter.com/#!/momma8385/status/199332231817342977
    :)Jeanne B.T.

  29. Colleen Turner says:

    I love stories about women and how they influence each other’s lives. Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. Colleen Turner says:

    I am a GFC follower (Colleen Turner) and email follower.

  31. I enjoyed her first book and would love to read this one.

  32. Tweeted the giveaway.

  33. Tiffany Drew says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this. I loved Kaira’s first book, Here Home Hope, and I’ve been anxious to read this one ever since first hearing about it :)

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  34. Tiffany Drew says:

    GFC follower Tiffany Drew

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  35. Patricia Boyle says:

    Another great book giveaway! Please enter my name. Thanks!

  36. I would love this book. I loved Here, Home, Hope and this one and would love to have this one on my shelf too.

    I am a GFC follower – thanks for the giveaway!

  37. Anita Yancey says:

    I love that the book tells the story of three different women. Sounds really good, and I’d love to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!
    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

  38. Anita Yancey says:

    Follow on GFC as Anita Yancey.
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  39. Anita Yancey says:

    Tweeted about giveaway.
    Twitter Name:@Anita Yancey
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  40. Lisa Garrett says:

    I want to see how these three lives become entangled.

  41. Lisa Garrett says:

    I follow via GFC, email, and networked blogs.

  42. Maureen says:

    I like to read a lot of different genres.
    I follow on GFC
    Tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/MaureenCE/status/202116579113189376

  43. theresa n says:

    Sounds like a really good book.

  44. theresa n says:

    I’m a gfc follower: theresan

  45. mamabunny13 says:

    I like that it’s a book about three women.
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  46. mamabunny13 says:

    I follow via gfc – mamabunny13
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  47. Carol M says:

    This sounds like a book I would enjoy. Thank you for the giveaway!

    I follow by GFC and email.

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  48. Wanda says:

    I absolutely loved Here, Home, Hope and would love to read this one also!!

  49. Gale Nelson says:

    I am a GFC follower Gale Nelson

  50. Gale Nelson says:

    would love to win this book it sounds like a great read. Gale pgan427@yahoo.com

  51. Gale Nelson says:

    email subscriber pgan427@yahoo.com

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