Monday, June 11, 2012

Hot Coco Anyone? Tour Kickoff & Giveaway with Cindy McDonald

Welcome to day one of Cindy McDonald's tour. Cindy is the author of the Unbridled Series, and will be offering you some great prizes during her tour, so be sure to follow...comment...and WIN!!

Welcome Cindy! 

Cindy McDonald Ladies & Gentleman...

For the past twenty-six years my life has whirled around a song and a dance: I have been a professional dancer/choreographer for most of my adult life and never gave much thought to a writing career until 2005. Don’t ask me what happened, but suddenly I felt drawn to my computer to write about things I have experienced (greatly exaggerated upon of course) with my husband’s Thoroughbreds and happenings at the racetrack.

Surprised? Why didn’t I write about my experiences with dance? Eh, believe it or not life at the racetrack is much more…racy. The drama is outrageous--not that dancers don’t know how to create drama, believe me, they do, but race trackers just seem to get more down and dirty with it which makes great story telling—great fiction.

I didn’t start out writing books, The Unbridled Series started out as a TV drama, and the Hollywood readers loved the show. The problem was we just couldn’t sell it. So one of the readers said to me, “Cindy, don’t be stupid, turn your scripts into a book series.” and so I did!
Last spring I took the big leap and exchanged my dancin’ shoes for a lap top—I retired from dance. It was a scary proposition, I was terrified, but I had the full support of my husband, Saint Bill. This past year has been a huge change for me. I went from dancing hard five hours a night to sitting in front of a computer. I still work-out and I take my dog, Harvey, for a daily run. I have to or I’d be as big as a house. Do I miss dance? Sometimes I do. I miss my students. I miss choreographing musicals, but I love my books. I love Westwood Thoroughbred Farm, the characters, and the sexual tension that I have created, and when someone tells me how much they enjoyed reading my first book, Deadly.Com, my heart over flows with pride and joy. I’m not alone in that, my husband has been stopped by people at his workplace to tell him how much they loved the book, and they quickly hand him their copy asking for a signature. He delivers the book to me with an ear-to-ear grin on his face and says, “You have to sign this right away for so-and-so.” He was thrilled to be married to a dancer, but somehow I think he’s even more delighted to be married to an author. Who knew?

Oh, and one more big change for me this year—I went from being a lifetime blonde to a redhead. Whew! What a great year!

I can’t wait for everyone to read my next Unbridled book, HOT COCO. I’m waiting with bated breath to hear what everyone thinks about the chaotic Coco Beardmore. It’s been a year of change for me, which brings me to ask you… have any of you had any big life/life style changes in the past year or so?

That’s right, Coco Beardmore is sizzling hot and she’s landed in Mike West’s lap. Problem is Coco’s middle name is chaos! Her driving skills are a real bang-into Mike’s horse trailer. Her sultry seduction will set the room on fire-the kitchen that is.

But what’s worse is her mischievous Thoroughbreds ability to mimic their owner’s habit of screwing things up. It’s enough to send a normally calm and collected Mike West to the very edge.

But Mike’s not the only one having problems with women, his father Eric has bitten off more that he can chew, and he’s about to get spit out by two women: One that he’s in love with, and one that thinks he’s in love with her. Oh yeah, things are hot around Westwood Thoroughbred Farm… and someone’s about to get burned! 

For the past twenty years Cindy has helped her husband, raise, train, and race thoroughbreds at their forty-five acre farm known as Fly-By-Night Stables.
During those years Cindy has paid close attention to the characters that hang-out at the back-side of the track. She found the situations and life style intriguing. In 2005 she sat down at her computer and began a journey into writing about this life that few understand.

Cindy has recently retired from making her living as a professional choreographer and owned and operated a dance school since 1985. She studied at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School and with the Pittsburgh Dance Alloy at Carnegie Mellon University to name a few. She has choreographed many musicals and an opera for the Pittsburgh Savoyards.

Unbridled telescripts has received recommends from three film industry readers and has been a semi-finalist in the Scriptapalooza Contest, and finalist in the Extreme Screenwriting Contest, and now will become a book series. The first telescript to become a book is Deadly.Com which is available NOW on and Kindle as well!

Genre: The series is a family drama, that said each book is quite individual.
Publisher: Acorn Book Services
Release date: June 15, 2012

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Follow The Tour:

June 11 - Introduction at VBT Cafe' Blog
June 13 - Interviewed & Review at Kimberly Lewis Novels
June 15 -  Guest Blogging at AZ Publishing Services 
June 19 - Guest Blogging at Book Reader Addicts
June 21 - Guest Blogging & Reviewed at The Writing World
June 25 - Interviewed & Review at A Book Lover's Library
June 27 - Guest Blogging at Wise Words
June 29 - Interviewed at Unnecessary Musings
July 3 - Guest Blogging & Review at Waiting on Sunday to Drown
July 5 - Reviewed at Ereading on the Cheap
July 9 - Guest Blogging with Cindy Vine
July 11 - Interviewed at Reviews & Interviews
July 13 - Guest Blogging at The Book Hoard
July 17 - Interviewed at Books Are Magic
July 19 - Character Interview & Review at Books, Books, and More Books
July 23 - Guest Blogging at Writing Innovations E-zine
July 25 - Reviewed & Guest Blogging at Words I Write Crazy
July 27 - Interviewed at Mass Musings
July 31 - Book Featured at The Lucky Ladybug
August 2 - Interviewed by Louise James


#1-We are doing a drawing at the end of the tour to include anyone who
commented or participated in the conversation at the blogs I visited
for a free signed copy OR ebook of Hot Coco.

#2- A drawing at the end of the tour for a $25.00 amazon gift card for
anyone who purchased a book/ebook of Hot Coco during the

#3-is actually a surprise at the end of the tour--I hate coming in
second, so the second person's name that is drawn from giveaway #1
will receive a copy OR ebook of Deadly.Com-the first book of the
Unbridled Series.



Lauren Carr said...

Hello, Cindy! Hot Coco is hot to say the least! Have fun on your tour, I'll be following.

Best, Lauren Carr

Cindy McDonald said...

Thanks Lauren!