Tuesday, January 12, 2016

~ The Maureen Bonatch Book That You Won't Forget ~ FORGET ME NOT! ~

Isn't this a lovely teaser Maureen created? She's gonna put me out of business! ;) Please help me welcome back the wonderful Maureen Bonatch with her newest release--a book I'm very excited about--FORGET ME NOT! Wait 'til you hear the setup for this one! But first--I'm such a tease (but again, that's what I do)--Maureen answered a couple of questions for me...

Maureen, what is the best thing you’ve learned about writing and/or the publishing business?

I’ve been amazed by the support and encouragement of other authors. I hadn’t expected to make so many new friends, and learn so much, just from helping each other to succeed. It’s been a beautiful, heartwarming experience. 

I agree whole-heartedly! What is something you struggle with when you write?

I like to call it, ‘the shiny syndrome.’ This disorder has resulted in four WIPs festering in my computer as I work on them until a new, shiny idea pops into my head! I shove the WIP aside to start something new that’s surely better, more fun. The new story entices me to devote all my time to it—which I do, until something else ‘shiny’ comes along to distract me. 

Ahh...sounds like a pretty serious condition. Perhaps there's some elixir out there that could help. But in the meantime, share with us a little bit more about you, personally. Where do you live? Where would you love to live?

I live in Western Pennsylvania (PA to us locals).  I love my beautiful state. I spend as much time as I can walking, bicycle riding or cruising with my hubby on his motorcycle to take in the sights of the forests I love, and the rolling hills.

Sounds heavenly! Now, just for fun...what was one of the best Christmas presents you ever received?

When my twin girls were younger, probably around six or seven, they had an old Polaroid camera they lovingly dubbed ‘old noggin’ (who knows why? Lol) One Christmas, before selfies were a thing, they took a selfie of the two of them and wrapped it up as a gift for me.
Maureen's cuties!
The thoughtfulness behind this gift warms my heart. I still cherish the photo and have it hanging in the room where I spend the most time. Unfortunately, that room is the laundry room.

Ha! I hear you! Now...if you owned a CB radio what would your "handle" be?

Mz Hyde. I’d choose that handle for several reasons. It’s a song I love by Halestorm, and I have it as my license plate. Plus it suits my personality. In my day job I work in nursing administration and have to follow the rules, be serious and whip out structured policies with ease. In my author role, I can’t abide by an outline, write by the seat of my pants and live in a fantasy world.

Old Lzzy Hale of Halestorm. It's kind of funny you brought that up because I was just discussing how a local band played Halestorm and I was surprised, as you don't hear them covered very often. What is your concept of a fruitful day?

Ahh…there’s never enough hours in the day. The days I feel like a superstar are ones when I am at home and can start at 4:30 and plow through a bunch of emails, do online marketing, put in a little writing time and then get the girls off to school, tidy up the house, get dinner started and return to write for the afternoon. By the time the family is home I’m not fretting about my endless to-do list and can relax and watch a movie in the evening with my family. 

That email can get crazy, can't it? Well, thanks so much for sharing some of yourself with us. Let's find out more about FORGET ME NOT!

Blurb ~

The car accident totaled Sabrina Post’s convertible and reinvented her memories. She can't recall dumping Cole Dawson ten years ago. What her new clairvoyant visions tell Sabrina is he’s her husband. Any practical girl would question her sanity. But if Sabrina wants to make this imaginary future a reality, she'll have to regain Cole’s trust and eliminate her rival, the coffee shop waitress who’s pegged Cole as husband #4. To prove she’s foreseen their destiny, Sabrina stirs Cole’s interest by revealing specifics about him she couldn’t have otherwise known. Unfortunately, the one detail he vividly remembers is the pain when she left him and their "rinky-dink" town in her rearview mirror.

If Cole can't believe she's a changed woman, can Sabrina accept the only second chance she has at love exists in her memories?

Excerpt ~

The boxes of candy hearts Julie forgot spilled across the floor. 

Cole hunkered down and gathered the papers. His mouth formed a hard line as he glanced at Sabrina’s leave paperwork with the end date prominently circled. He replaced it on the table under the keys.

“No really, I can do it. You stay, Cole. I’ll be right back.” Sabrina caught her reflection in the mirror on the wall. The quest for a coat resulted in her hair looking as if she’d stuck her finger into an electrical outlet. Her appearance matched her desperation. She ran her hands over her head, but the static filled strands resisted smoothing.

“I need to check on Dad anyway, and it’s on my way. I’ll take Josie.” Cole extended his elbow, and Josie latched on like a lifeline, her fingers digging into the leather of his jacket. She skittered across a few of the remaining candies, crushing Be Mine and Love Me on the floor. “Thanks again for dinner, Marge.”

“Cole wait.” Despair leaked into Sabrina’s plea.
He glanced toward the papers on the table and sighed. “I waited for years, Rena. It’s you who waited too long.”

As the door closed behind him, so did the future with Cole that she’d imagined. Her shoulders fell. She knelt to collect the candy hearts scattered on the floor. Forget Me Not and Hug Me taunted her with their cheerful words. Lacking a garbage bag, she shoved a handful of the candies into her jacket pocket. Several hearts were trodden into tiny pieces, like her own.

Author Bio ~

Maureen writes stories in the beautiful state of Pennsylvania that boast laughter, light suspense and something magical in the hope of sharing her love of finding the extraordinary in the ordinary world. She writes Paranormal Romance and Fantasy.

You can find Maureen here:

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Maureen-L.-Bonatch/e/B00KHY1KK8/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

The Wild Rose Press: http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=658

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mbonatch

Blog: http://www.maureenbonatch.com/blog/

Website: http://www.maureenbonatch.com

Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/1AV4L

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/maureenbonatch/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maureenlbonatch

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3103486.Maureen_L_Bonatch

You can buy FORGET ME NOT here:



The Wild Rose Press:


Barnes and Noble:


Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/forget-me-not-93

IBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/forget-me-not/id1067612795?mt=11

I tell ya, any excerpt that can work in candy hearts is good by me! Love it! And, with Maureen, there is even more! Not only do you get the snazzy teaser, the cute cover, the intriguing excerpt...Maureen is also offering a...

Giveaway ~

Rafflecopter for a $20 Amazon Gift Card (contest runs from January 6th until January 27th).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And Maureen's not finished yet...she's got one more thing for you...

Check out her Pinterest Board with all of the Candy Heaarts Books & Extras for Valentine's Day!



  1. What a beautiful spotlight! :) Thank you so much for having me today!

    1. Totally my pleasure, Maureen! Thanks for sharing yourself and FORGET ME NOT with us! I'd love to have you again with your next release!

  2. I love this Candy Heart series and Forget Me Not is at the to of my list. Best of luck to you all the TWRP Candy Hearts authors.

    1. Thank you for stopping by Casi!

    2. I know, Casi! I just wish I'd come up with the idea! ...maybe a series with those Dove candy wrappers, yeah! Or Snapple caps...

      I appreciate you stopping in today!

  3. love the interview...interesting questions too, especially the CB Handle LOL! Mine was "little filly"

    Good luck and God's Blessings.

    1. Pam that CB handle is awesome! Thank you for visiting!

    2. Little Filly, eh? Good to know! Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

  4. I really enjoyed the interview! Such an awesome, precious gift, I LOVE that your girls invented the selfie. Your story sounds fabulous. Best wishes!

    1. I know! Adorable! Now if they'd only invented the selfie-stick, Maureen could just sit at home and paint her nails. Ha! Thanks for joining us, Alicia!

  5. The more I hear about Forget Me Not, the more I become determined to read it. Congrats, Ladies, on a very nice post and interview.

    1. Yes. Such an intriguing concept, memory loss. And Maureen worked it so well into a candy heart phrase. Thanks for adding to the conversation, Linda!

  6. Great interview. Glad its not just me that gets up at 4.30am! Good luck with the release :)

    1. I get up at 5 to work out and that's plenty early enough! If I could just win that Powerball jackpot I could spend more time writing! Hey. Could happen. I appreciate you popping in today, Nicole!

  7. I so loved this blog posting--and adored this book. For many reasons Rena's plight spoke to my heart.
    thanks for creating her and the inherent conflicts associated with small town life!
    Veronica Lynch

    1. Glad you came by to let us know you liked it, Veronica! Hope you have a fantastic rest of your week!

    2. Thank you! I love the small town life stories :)

  8. Great interview, ladies. The book is now on my TBR list.

    1. Maureen provided some really great answers! We appreciate you joining us, Diane! Have a good one!