Interview + Giveaway: Troubles and Treats by Tara Sivec Blog Tour

December 8, 2012

Author Interview: Tara Sivec

Tara Sivec is a best selling author, wife, mom, chauffeur, cheerleading coach, soccer coach, babysitter, short-order cook, genius and albino squirrel hunter. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two kids. In her spare time she likes to read, write and cover things in chocolate. Most of her material comes from real life experiences with family and friends. Lucky for them, the names have been changed to protect the innocent (aka, drunk).

Find Tara on: Website | Facebook | Goodreads | Twitter 

Hi Tara! Welcome to Enticed by Books. Can you tell us something about your latest book, Troubles and Treat?  
It’s the best book in the entire universe!!!  But seriously, it’s Drew and Jenny’s book.  Our favorite sex-aholic couple is having some bedroom woes.

Congrats on the success of Chocolate Lovers series. When you wrote Seduction and Snacks, did you ever expect it to be such a hit? 
NEVER!  Not in a million years.  Most of my friends read it before I published it and they all loved it, but they kind of have to tell me that because I pay them to be my friends.  I never expected strangers from all over the world to read it and actually love it.

You mentioned that the characters in your books are inspired from you friends and family. What made you write about them? Did they know about it beforehand?  
I wanted to document their stupidity for all of time so that whenever they pick on me, I can pull out one of my books and say, “See?  You were an asshole too.  I wrote it, therefore it’s true.”  They had no clue I was writing a book inspired by them.  My older brother’s still don’t believe I can read or write my own name.

Drew & Jenny's book, Troubles and Treat is the third in the series? Are there any more coming? Maybe future novellas.  
Right now, I’m taking a much needed break from writing comedy.  It’s hard to be funny.  Especially when you don’t really think you’re that funny.  But I am contemplating the idea of doing a Gavin spin-off down the road when he’s older and can get into more adult trouble.

Who is you favorite character to write about?  
Gavin.  Mostly because he is 100% my son and all he has to do is walk into the room and I get an idea.

What's you favorite scene/ moment in the series?  
Carter’s proposal to Claire.  That wasn’t how the initial proposal was going to go.  I don’t even remember what I planned.  It was something at the shop with chocolate and all their friends surrounding them, but in the middle of writing the chapter it hit me.  It HAD to be done with milk pong.

Did you have any deleted scenes in the series? If yes, are you going to share any? Even a little peek.  
I don’t have any!  I would have cut someone if they told me to remove a chapter!  Actually, the cat chapter in Troubles and Treats technically was a deleted scene.  I wasn’t going to include it, but it’s based on a true story with my husband and when I told him I wasn’t putting it in, he got a sad face.  So back in it went!

What's your favorite genre to read? Any recommended authors/books.  
Romantic suspense.  I love anything by Robards and Sharon Sala.  

What's next? Do you have any other book/s coming out soon?  
Speaking of romantic suspense!  The first book in my romantic suspense series comes out on January 3rdand it’s called “A Beautiful Lie”.  I’m publishing it under my pen name T.E. Sivec so people know not to expect funny.

Thank you so much Tara for being here. Anything you'd like to say to your readers?  
Read my books so my kids can eat.  Do it for the children!

Chocolate Lovers series
    Seduction and Snacks
    Futures and Frosting
    Troubles and Treats

     Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
    Read my review for Troubles and Treats here


    Tara is giving away one signed paperback copy of Troubles and Treats
    Giveaway is International. Over 18 please.

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    1. I absolutely had a blast reading seduction and snacks and would love to win this book!!!


    2. Great post! I'm definitely interested in A Beautiful Lie! It sounds right up my alley I love romantic suspense novels and the cover is really cool!

    3. Thanks for the giveaway! Tara is an awesome author! I love all of her books so far, and will continue to read anything she writes! :)

    4. What a great interview. I loved these books and can't wait to pick up Troubles and Treats. I can't believe Tara's son is exactly like Gavin! Good luck to you Tara, lol! :)

    5. Oh, thanks for the giveaway. :)

    6. I just love Tara! She is hilarious and a very talented author to be able to transfer all of her wit on to paper!

    7. Oh this is a great interview Aman! I love how the author has based her books on people she knows! Her series sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing it with us! :)

    8. This book was my favorite of the series! So funny! My husband kicked me out of the bed because I was laughing and punching so hard and slapping the mattress! When Drew was attacked by the cat I thought I would die from laughing so hard!

    9. I can't wait to read this book! I've only read the first one so far so I have the second one to read before this one. She makes me laugh so hard!

    10. Loved the first book and cannot wait to read the next two.

    11. Can't wait to get caught up on this series...

    12. I love the Chocolate Lovers series! Would be awesome to win a signed copy!

    13. Met you in Chicago and if I didn't love you just based on your books I'd be won over by your incredible personality!

    14. It was awesome meeting Tara at the TFEiC Author Meet & Greet. i fell in love with the first two books and i would love to get her third book #Squee #I♥Chocolate

    15. I love love love her book Seduction and snacks, I was trying to keep my self from laughing because my mom is Sherlock and she would definitely try to read what I'm reading..lol :))

    16. I'm not ashamed to say it I have a girl crush on Tara! I want her to be my BFF! I started reading S&S and I was sucked in and couldn't stop reading and then went on to read F&F. I love this author, I've never read something as funny as her books. She's freaking awesome!

    17. I am so glad that I followed Maryse's Review of Seduction and Snacks and read it! I loved both #1 and #2 and I am looking forward to reading Troubles and Treats!

    18. I hope I win. I can't wait to read this book. She is hilarious!!!!

    19. This series sounds like tons of fun! Also, I love the covers, they're very memorable- as much as I like hot shirtless guys on my romance novels, it's nice to mix it up sometimes :)

    20. i haven't read it yet but i've heard it's really funny!


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