What’s the most annoying thing I could do to Claire Gillian? #Giveaway

On April 25, 2012 by Aimee

Author Claire Gillian

Author Claire Gillian

Claire’s debut novel, The PURE, is a romantic suspense, with a fairly high heat level, not erotica or erotic romance high, but enough to make you blush. Yup … enough to make YOU blush. Me? Well … maybe. But that’s not what we want to talk about first. Let’s talk … dinner.

If you were to be eaten by cannibal, how would you like to be prepared?
I’d like to be humanely killed first because terror in the final moments of life taints the flavor of the meat. That being said, just throw me in a tandoori oven and season me with lots of Indian spices—cumin, cinnamon, coriander, cayenne, ginger and cardamom. Yum, yum. If I weren’t the main course, I’d ask for a nibble.

If that doesn’t get you interested in this brand new author, check her out at all these other places:

Wouldn’t it be fun to chuck it all and go live on a sailboat?
Not on a sailboat. How would I get internet??? What if my laptop got wet?? I love the sea but as a place to visit or live near not on.

Do spelling and grammer mistakes annoy you?
If you spelled grammar wrong in the question on purpose, then my answer is obvious, since I zeroed in on it and had to address it. And that second question is a trick question I refuse to answer. But one day perhaps I’ll reconsider.

Have you ever had your heart broken?
No. The heart can’t be broken. It can be bruised, battered and stomped on emotionally. It can be clogged until it ceases to function, like a toilet, but I wouldn’t say that’s broken. That’s destroyed. See, I’m one of those annoying nit-pickers who takes things too literally sometimes. I told you I was a curmudgeon!

Now, before we get to the last question, let’s look at Claire’s book …

The PURE by Claire Gillian

The PURE by Claire Gillian


No one ever said Gayle Lindley’s first job would be a killer.

Fresh out of college, Gayle’s career path should follow the yellow brick road straight to the top. Thanks to a menial errand gone wrong, a wayward tongue, and a randy supervisor who won’t take ‘no’ for an answer, Gayle’s stuck in corporate hell.

Discovering a company secret only turns up the heat.

The one part of her life not going down in flames is her friendship with the gorgeous, but intensely private, Jon Cripps. Jon would make the perfect consolation prize for Gayle’s pity party if dating a co-worker wasn’t career suicide. Then again, with all Gayle has been through, maybe falling in love is the lucky break she needs.

Hitting the cool sheets with Jon soothes her mind and body, but it also enrages whoever’s behind the smokescreen she’s uncovered at work. Someone is willing to kill to protect their secrets, and Gayle and Jon are the targets.

With both her heart and livelihood at stake, Gayle’s early career-limiting moves could turn into life-terminating ones.

Claire says she wrote The PURE because she was once that naive new hire trying to fit into corporate America for the first time only to discover that a high GPA coupled with lots of wining and dining during the recruiting phase meant absolutely NOTHING! Nothing? Yes, nothing! Well that sucks. Too bad for her main character. ;)

Favorite 6 sentences from the book

“The elephant in the room trumpeted for attention. The kiss. My lips on his. Did I use my tongue? Oh God, I don’t even want to think about it.

I shrank in my seat as fresh brain cells replaced their fallen comrades, the memories coming into sharper focus.

Buy it now … I did.
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But before you go, one last question …
What is the most annoying thing that someone could do to you?
The most annoying thing someone can do to me is ask me what I find most annoying and then DO that thing to me. So…not taking any chances here. You look like a nice lady but…

So … let if asking you what the most annoying thing is is annoying, I presume I have succeeded in annoying the curmudgeon. ;)

Congratulations, Claire! Good luck with The PURE!

Share your answer to Claire’s last question and you could win an ebook copy of her book The PURE which released April 16, 2012! Get your answer in by April 30th at 5:00 pm ET. One person from all commenters will be randomly selected!

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10 Responses to “What’s the most annoying thing I could do to Claire Gillian? #Giveaway”

  • Congrats on your book debut, Claire. Loved the interesting interview questions and responses. I’m right there on the Indian seasoning for my long pig.

    I hate it when my boss asks me if I have time to do something. Dude, you’re the boss, you want something done, I’ll make the time. (I actually said that to him minus the dude…unfortunately, “dude” did slip out once in a conversation, we non-verbally decided to ignore it) Then he decided I should pick designated times to do accounting versus other work. I told him I prioritize and do what needs to be done when it needs to be done and I’m constantly shifting priorities as things come up. Come on. I swear he works at coming up with craziness.

  • Very nice interview. The most annoying thing would be to ask me to do something that that person would never do.

  • I hate when people complain about something but do that exact same thing they were complaining about. Drives me nuts! And i hate to agree with Anne and bn100. Both those things drive me nuts too! Thank you for the giveaway and for sharing!
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  • Congrats on your debut novel, Claire! I am about 90% done and trying to sneak in the last 10% in between meetings today! It’s an exciting story with lots of twists and turns…go out and buy this now people!!

  • Great answers, Claire. Made me laugh.

  • Thanks, Aimee, for having me here. Your questions were most thought-provoking and potentially provocative in other ways too. LOL

    Thanks for all the nice comments, everyone.

  • Congratulations on the new book Claire! It’s on my TBR list.

    The most annoying thing? Have you sit in the city square singing “Frere Jacques” over and over and over for 24 hours. If you aren’t sick of the song before you start, you’ll be that way afterward.

    Ok, lame but…

  • Totally forgot to pick a winner! (Doh!) Random.org picks #2 = bn100. Congrats! I will get your copy of The P.U.R.E. sent to you ASAP!