Thursday, May 9, 2019

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: Fresh off the Starship by Ann Crawford

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for Fresh off the Starship by Ann Crawford. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have a guest post as well as an excerpt for you. There's also a tour wide giveaway. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for more excerpts, guest posts, interviews, reviews, and more. Enjoy!
Title: Fresh off the Starship
Author: Ann Crawford
Publication Date: November 12th 2018
Genres: Women's Fiction, Romantic Comedy
Love to laugh? You'll enjoy this feel-good tale.

A starbeing skyrockets to Earth from the other side of forever with a specific assignment: to help steer humanity away from the collision course it's on. But we all know how travel can get drastically diverted--instead of landing in Washington, D.C., where she could assist on a grand geopolitical scale, she ends up in...Kansas!

Wrong place, right time? Join our shero on this whimsical journey as she pursues her purpose as well as discovers the beauty of life and love on Earth.

**The eBook is on sale for $0.99!**

Matt hands her a large drink with a little mountain of fluffy white stuff on top, with stripes of brown dripping down the mountainsides.

“Here, got you extra whipped cream and lots of car’mul on top, just the way you like it.”

Missy takes a lick of the whipped cream and her eyes go wide. “Oh!”

“Well, yer not supposed to lick it like an ice-cream cone. Sip it.”

She does and then slaps her hand on the table.

“Missy! You okay?”

“Oh, my! How can you beings ever complain about anything?”

“How’s that now?”

“Nothing.” She takes another sip and moans again. Several customers seated nearby look over at her.

“Missy, sweetheart, can you calm yourself a bit?”

She takes a bite of the round treat on a stick he’d set down by her. The moans escalate.

“Geez,” Matt says, trying to sink farther into his seat, “I feel like I’m straight out of When Harry Met Sally.”

“Who’s Harry? Who’s Sally?”

“The main characters in one of yer favorite movies. You made me watch it at least half a dozen times.”

She takes another sip and bite. The moans escalate even more. By this time everyone in the café is looking at her.

“Missy! Perhaps we should eat these in the car.”

“Wherever you want!”

The customers in the café receive one more rendition of “Ohhhhhhhh!” as Matt leads her out the door and she takes another sip of her drink.

Okay, maybe it’s not thaaaat bad here.
I'm a fun-loving, world-traveling, high-flying, deep-diving, and living-to-the-max author of eight books. When I'm not flying planes, scuba diving, climbing every mountain (on the back of my husband’s motorcycle) or riding the world’s fastest roller coasters, you can find me in my writing nest with a view of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains out the window. I've lived all over--from both oceans white with foam, to the prairie, and now to the mountain. Yes, a little backwards, but what the hey.

My bestselling and award-winning novels go as high and deep as I do—they’re profound yet funny; playful although poignant; heart-opening and heart-lifting; thought-provoking and inspiring; and edgy while universal. I'm also a screenwriter and award-winning filmmaker and humanitarian.

Do you believe in aliens? Why or why not?

Given a universe as vast as ours, I find it hard to believe that we’re the only living beings. So I’m completely open to the idea of aliens. I have never personally seen one, though…or at least as far I could tell. For all I know, they’re around us all the time. And I have heard, many times over the years, that they are indeed around us all the time.

I have seen, however, space ships! I was walking into work one day and happened to look up at the sky. Three “ships” were darting about. They were far too fast and fluid to be planes and way too big to be birds. Plus they glinted in the sun and were round.

I looked around me to see if anyone else was looking at them, and no one noticed me! Here was this 6’ woman standing in the middle of the sidewalk staring at the sky, and no one turned to see what I was looking at or bumped into me or even seemed aware that I was there. It was a wild moment.

I pulled out my cell to try and video them. Nada. Nothing showed up. Oh, well.

When I told my husband later, his comment was, “Your ships are coming in!” LOL.

I sure look up at the sky a lot more since then. This was in the middle of writing Fresh off the Starship, too.
Ann Crawford will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the tour. Be sure to leave a comment at a different stop each day to increase your chance of winning. Good luck!
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  1. Another great book to discover. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

  2. Are any of the characters in the book inspired by people you know?

  3. This book sounds like a fantastic read.

  4. The cover art seems appropriate for the book. Good job.

  5. Great cover and awesome giveaway! Thanks for sharing :)

  6. What do you most enjoy about writing?

  7. good luck with the tour this book sounds amazing

  8. Sounds good can't wait to read this book.

  9. nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

  10. Hope I get to read soon. I'm an avid reader. This sounds fantastic

  11. Michelle CatalloMay 9, 2019 at 9:30 PM

    Romantic comedies are a rare enjoyment for me; this one is right up my alley.

  12. It sounds like a intriguing and funny book. Thank you for a great giveaway!

  13. The cover is awe-inspiring! Love it!

  14. Hi, everyone! Thanks so much for your wonderful comments and thank you All the Ups and Downs for hosting. I was offline yesterday because it was my birthday.

    Bernie, yes, several of the characters are based on people I know, especially the aunt in Greensburg who lived through that huge tornado about a decade ago. All of my main characters have a little bit of me in them, LOL, so I can be as loopy and yet as wise as Missy is. Every love interest has a little bit of my husband in him. Matt is just a little bit based on a guy I once worked with.

    Caryl, my favorite thing about writing is going into my writing nest one day and walking out a couple months later with an entire world filled with fascinating characters who didn't exist a couple months prior. The characters usually come to me first, saying, "Hey, you--write my story!" LOL

  15. I love a starlit sky at night. Beautiful cover.

  16. Looks like an interesting book that I would enjoy.

  17. I would love to read a book that references When Harry Met Sally.

  18. Sounds like a great story. Nice cover!

  19. I haven’t read a romantic comedy in a long time. I’ll have to check this out!

  20. What was your biggest error writing?

  21. How have you progressed in your career this year?

  22. What's the craziest thing that's ever happened to you?

  23. Awesome blog! What is your biggest inspiration when it comes to writing?

  24. sounds like a fun one

  25. What a fun idea for a book! What inspired you to write it?

  26. I liked the excerpt, and the book cover.

  27. Sounds amazing. I can't wait to jump into this..

  28. I am a fan just by reading this post. In your bio, it's either the ocean or the air. You are way braver than me.

  29. I love the look of the cover I love the night sky on it.