What A Woman Desires Tour

What A Woman Desires Tour

Friday, 19 December 2014

Welcome romance author, Karyn Lawrence...


 Welcome Karyn! Looking forward to getting to know more about you and your work - wishing you lots of sales and success :)

What is the best and worse thing you have learned from an editor/agent?
I have learned so much from my editor, it’s tough to pick the best, but probably the advice she gave me was to write my love scenes as if the characters were blindfolded was the most helpful. This forced me to describe sensation and emotion, rather than just stage directions.

I never looked for an agent with novels, but when I queried agents for my screenplays, the worst thing I ever received back was a paragraph long rant on how my “pitch” was too short. “You only gave me the concept and main storyline! I don’t have any idea what happens.” It was puzzling. I was taught to pitch to entice them to read the script.

Then I spent days drafting a three page long version of a pitch for another script I had, and his response was, “No thanks, I have a similar concept in production.”

What is your typical day?
I work a nine-to-five day job managing a graphic design department. I try to write during my lunch break, then squeeze a few additional hours of writing when I get home, after the kids are in bed.

What do you read while in the midst of a project? Or don’t you?
Usually I can’t read while I’m writing. I reward myself when I finish a draft or polish, and buy a few books, then inhale them on a weekend binge.

What do you do with a paperback once you’ve read it?
If I liked it, it hangs out on my nightstand for a while and might get re-read. If I wasn’t a fan, it goes almost immediately to one of the bookshelves in my home office.

Are you nervous about friends reading your books?
No, although my father has chosen not to read them due to the sexy parts. (There are a few scenes that are pretty racy.) He works as a nurse and took a stack of paperbacks into the hospital break room to give to his coworkers. Apparently one of the nurses came to him a few days later and asked him if he’d read it, and looked relieved when he said no. She said she couldn’t imagine how uncomfortable those scenes might have made him. J

What things inspire you to write? Location, music, film or even in a book?
Music, most definitely. When I wrote screenplays, I listened to soundtracks or instrumentals without words, but with novels it’s the opposite. A lyric can inspire a scene, or in the case of my work-in-progress, a song can inspire an entire book. Mumford and Sons, “White Blank Page” inspired “Surrender.”

What’s next for you?
“Surrender,” the third book in my series is due out in April, and my debut novel is currently on sale now for 99¢ through Dec. 21.

Keep
by Karyn Lawrence

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BLURB:

Billionaire CEO Shawn Dunn has plenty of sex, power, and money. A woman turning down his advances? Unfathomable. Yet that’s what she does, again and again.

Kara Hayward is supposed to be off limits. Her sister is hiding from the dangerous assassin she escaped from, and it’s best for everyone if Shawn keeps his distance. Certainly as far as Kara is concerned. Shawn’s only after one thing and then he’ll walk away, just like her ex-husband.

But Shawn has larger desires and he’s used to getting what he wants. He doesn’t care if being together is dangerous. He doesn’t believe that threat to him, or his empire, is real. Right up to the night he has everything taken away.


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EXCERPT:


“You'll stay here where you're safe, until we have a plan.” Shawn stared at her as if waiting for an answer.

Was there any other option? She sighed. “Okay.”

She expected him to get up out of the bed, to go to the shower, but he continued to sit there like a lump.

“Thank you,” he said, “for agreeing.”

Annoyance grew in her. “Can you stop doing that? Treating me differently?”

“What?”

“How you're being nice to me. I don't like it.”

He blinked. “I'm sorry, you're asking me to be mean?”

“No, just treat me like you used to. I can't handle it when you come at me all . . . sideways.”

“Sideways?” he said, a small laugh escaping him. “Are we in combat?”

She scowled.

He exhaled and then gave her a large grin, and she could see it in his eyes. The game was back on. He finally moved, but it wasn't how she wanted it to go. He had on the smallest pair of boxer briefs she'd ever seen, and they clung to every inch of him.

“Want to take a closer look?” he asked, looping a finger under the waistband.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Karyn Lawrence is an author, graphic designer, and screenwriter. She published a nonfiction book about color guard after an editor discovered her blog, way back in the infancy of the Internet and long before blogging was really a thing.

She has been a screenwriter for more than fifteen years, with rather mild success, and grew tired of her stories only reaching a handful of readers. The decision was made to try fiction in early 2013 and once she figured out how to write internal dialogue again, the prose came fast and furious. She most enjoys writing smexy (smart-sexy) books featuring a lovable SOB hero and a tough-as-nails heroine.

Karyn is a Chicago native who lives in Kentucky with her epic husband and two adorable sons.



Twitter: @karynsloan




Karyn will be awarding a $25 gift card to Amazon, a signed paperback copy of both "Keep" and the first book in the stand-alone series, "Stay", bookmarks from "Stay" and a can kozie with the logo from the fictional beer company that the hero owns in "Keep" (Swag and print book are US only) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Welcome historical/YA author, Christina Courtenay/Pia Fenton...


 I am thrilled to welcome Pia Fenton/Christina Courtenay to my blog today! Hi, Pia :D As Pia is a fellow member of the Romantic Novelists Association and a regular visitor to the Bath/Wiltshire Chapter meetings, I am lucky enough to call Pia my friend as well as fellow author. Let's start the interview...cannot wait to find out about your latest releases, lovely lady!

1.    What do you wish men understood about women? – Everything/anything!  On second thoughts, perhaps it’s better that we remain an enigma to them?

2.    Do you only work on one book at a time?No, I work on lots of different things at the same time – at least two stories/works in progress, edits of other completed books and research for yet more.  And if I get random scenes into my head I have to write them down immediately so I don’t forget them.  I get bored easily so this sort of jumping around works for me J

3.    Who is your favorite fictional couple?Probably Claire and Jamie from Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, but I also really liked Winter de Ballesteros and Alex Randall in M M Kaye’s Shadow of the Moon – a classic

4.    Favorite TV show? – Time Team (love archaeology!) and The Musketeers but I also loved Once Upon a Time (very cross that we can’t see series 3 and 4 of that over here in the UK!)

5.    Do you set daily writing goals? Word count? Number of chapters? Do you get a chance to write every day? – No to all of those.  I write whenever I can and whenever I feel inspired, but I have to fit it around lots of other things so I never know when that will be, although I do try to write something every day.

6.    Who was the last person you hugged? – My two lovely daughters.

7.    What are you working on now? – I’m working on a new time slip novel based on the English Civil War (I just love the Cavaliers!) and I’m also working on a couple of different YA stories – the third book in my New England series and the first in a fantasy series.

8.    Tell us about your latest release and where we can find it – My latest release from Choc Lit is Monsoon Mists and it’s a historical romance and adventure story, set in India in 1759 (the third book in my Kinross series). It features Jamie Kinross, a gem trader who embarks on a dangerous mission, carrying the stolen talisman of an Indian Rajah. When he encounters Zarmina Miller, he’s instantly tempted by the so called “Ice Widow”, but he soon begins to see another side to her – a dark past to rival his own and a heart just waiting to be thawed. But is it too late? And what is he to do with the talisman? (Monsoon Mists on Amazon - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Monsoon-Mists-Kinross-Christina-Courtenay/dp/1781891672/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1415047686&sr=1-1

Under my real name, Pia Fenton, I’ve also recently self-published the second book in my “Northbrooke High” YA series, New England Crush, which is a contemporary story about a British girl who attends a US high school for a year.  She enjoys it more than she thought she would and everything would be perfect if she wasn’t crushing on the one boy she can’t have – a jock whose current girlfriend will fight for him by fair means or foul (well, mostly foul!)  It’s out on Kindle now and coming in paperback within the next two weeks. (New England Crush on Amazon - http://www.amazon.co.uk/England-Crush-Northbrooke-High-Book-ebook/dp/B00OYLB636/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1418492749&sr=1-1&keywords=new+england+crush


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Bio – Christina Courtenay writes historical romance, time slip and YA contemporary romance, all published by independent publisher Choc Lit.  She is half Swedish and was brought up in Sweden. In her teens, she moved to Japan where she had the opportunity to travel extensively in the Far East.  Christina is the current chairman of the UK’s Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA).  Her novels Highland Storms and The Gilded Fan have both won the Romantic Novel Award (RoNA) for Best Historical Romantic Novel of the year (in 2012 and 2014 respectively).  Her latest novels are The Secret Kiss of Darkness (time slip), Monsoon Mists (historical romance) and New England Crush (YA)



Monday, 15 December 2014

Welcome multi-published romance author, Emelle Gamble...


 Hi, Emelle! It's great to have you visit with me again so I catch up with what you have been doing...and, of course, find out more about you! Wishing much success and sales with your latest release, December Wedding - love the cover :D


1)  What kind of music do you like? 

“We never did too much talking anyway, don’t think twice, it’s alright.” “And I’ve been hauling ass alone, I’ve been sleeping all alone, cause I miss you.”  And “you are so beautiful, to me.” Yes, I am a chick who loves Dylan, Jagger and all those boys of the 60s and 70s and their soul thumping rock and roll.


2)  Describe your dream home… 

It’s by water. It’s quiet. High ceilings. A fireplace. A patio with a telescope. It has 3 guest rooms and an office with a lock. I like company, and my privacy. Furnished with love, good wishes and books!

3)  Favorite literary hero & heroine? 

Yikes, always hard. I love Penelope from The Shell Seekers. I adore Jaime from Outlander. The girls from Pride and Prejudice are wonderful. And Nick and Cathy Chance from SECRET SISTER are my idea of what lovers are…loyal no matter what.

4)   What are you reading now?

Soul Mate Publishing author Lauren Linwood’s new Medieval, A Bit of Heaven on Earth. It is delish because she is such a smooth and capable writer. And I am rereading some stuff I found in my closet when I rearranged my office, including Jeanne Ray, Nora Ephron and Sue Grafton’s T is for Trespass.

5)  What did you do on your last birthday? 

Took the day job off and lunched and dinnered with hubby Phil-the-fist. Slept in. Drank wine. Read. Talked to both of my children on the phone. Perfect.

6)  What comes first, plot or characters?

Always plot. Opening scene, title, how it ends. Then it gets populated.

7)  Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? 

No, no one does. HA! That could earn me some enemies. However, I believe what we authors suffer from when we cannot produce is a belief that our work sucks more than we usually think it does. So we do not write. When the only cure for that is writing more so you get to the stuff that does not suck.

8)  Do you ever want to be someone else? Who? 

No. A younger me (by only about 10 years) maybe, but I just want to be me.

9)  Tell us about your latest book? 

I got a lot of nice feedback from my novel MOLLY HARPER, about a movie star and her birth mother and adoptive mother and the true love of her life. It was big and angsty and complicated. Had some movie star stuff, and lots of ‘what makes a person feel like they belong in a family’ stuff. It ended complete for me, but many readers wanted a little bit more. So DECEMBER WEDDING is that little bit more in novella form. It is Molly and Cruz’s last chapter…and the first chapter of their new life. I love that I got to revisit them.

10) What’s next for you?

KISS ME TWICE is almost done. It is a return to my romantic suspense roots…but with my newfound commitment to women’s fiction elements in that the characters are always forced to grapple with big, emotional real-life issues. It is about Jill Farrell, who has to put her mom in a nursing home the same week her fifteenth college reunion takes place and the only guy she ever really loved shows back up in her life. Oh, and there’s a murderer on the loose. Typical Emelle Gamble genre mashup.

Thanks so much for hosting me, Rachel Brimble. I love your blog posts. I hope all your UK and USA readers will come chat…tell me…do you like women’s fiction? Or are you hard core romance readers? Why? 




December Wedding
by Emelle Gamble

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BLURB:

Molly Harper is a movie star who fans think ‘has it all’. Cruz Morales is Molly’s true love, and he hates the media intrusions into their life. Molly and Cruz are going to have a baby. And throw a secret wedding for her brother Harry. What could go wrong? Read DECEMBER WEDDING, the sequel to DUETS and MOLLY HARPER, and find out if there really is a happy ever after for Molly and Cruz. 
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Excerpt:

Molly Harper lay beside Cruz Morales in the darkened bedroom, finally drowsy as the familiar night sounds floated in on the Santa Barbara breezes. She was on her second set of counting backwards from 100 to fall asleep, forty-two, forty-one…

“Will you marry me, Molly?” Cruz asked, his voice husky and close.

“No.” She’d said no to him a hundred times the last year. He told her last Christmas Eve he was going to ask her the last thing every night for a year before he’d give up. Saying no had been easy. Though meaning it was getting a little more difficult.

“Why not?”

“You know why not. I love you too much to subject you to a wedding.”

Cruz sighed. “Lame reason, chica. No one I know would think that’s a good reason.”

“They would if they remembered I’m an actress whose life attracts the press like a tub of honey attracts bees. And bees sting. You know what a zoo our wedding would turn out to be.”

“Not if we got married at the courthouse in Taos, or at your home there. People can get hitched the same day they get the license in New Mexico. I checked. We could keep it a secret.”

“A secret?  You know that’s impossible. Someone at the courthouse would tell their friend, who would call the newspaper or People Magazine or tweet it to thirty thousand of their closest friends.”

“Are you sure we’re still interesting to other people? I think the gossip about us has cooled down. People seem more interested in royal babies and the Jolie-Pitt clan now.”

“That’s true. There were only two camera crews outside the restaurant where we ate last Friday.” Molly’s brain reran a few snippets of the last two years, all recorded and available on the internet. Cruz struggling to recover from the motorcycle accident that nearly killed him. Her movie star husband leaving her for another woman. Her ex and the other woman having a baby.

Mother’s death.

All events which were played out on the front page of newspapers and websites around the world.

“Please? I’ll put a ring on it tomorrow if you say yes.”

Molly took a rattling breath. Tonight’s discussion was quite a bit more protracted than the three hundred plus nights before. “No, thank you. I don’t need you to do anything more to prove you love me.”

In the midnight shadows, his generous mouth softened against the hard curves of his face. “I do love you. I’ve always loved you. Every single moment since I met you. Even when we were apart.”

“Did you, Cruz? Did you really even love me then?”

He touched her nose with his finger and cleared his throat, which he always did when he recited a favorite poem.

“i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) i  am never without it (anywhere I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling) i fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)”
    
Molly’s eyes burned. “I melt when you recite love poetry, Professor Cruz. I hope you don’t do in class; all those cute girls will be trying to jump your bones.”

“I only recite for you, chica. I read e.e. cummings when I was recovering in the hospital. He brought you back to me.”

“Oh please,” she whispered. “Let’s not talk about those terrible times.”

“Why? They don’t matter now, they hardly mattered then. Once we got back together, I mean, the past was gone.”

“The past is never gone. It’s on Facebook and Entertainment Tonight.”

“No one looks at those things.”

That made her laugh, as he had hoped it would.

“Right. No one.” Molly embraced him, the sheets silky smooth, while Cruz was warm and hard, and then rolled onto her other side.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Emelle Gamble Bio : Emelle Gamble became a writer at an early age. As ‘M.L. Gamble,’ she published several romantic suspense novels with Harlequin Intrigue. She is now self-publishing and also working with Soul Mate Publishing  who have released  two romantic women’s fiction novels,  Secret Sister, in July of 2013, and Dating Cary Grant, an April 2014 release.

Always intrigued by the words ‘what if’,  Gamble’s books feature an ordinary woman confronted with an extraordinary situation.  Emelle celebrates the adventurous spirit of readers, and hopes each will enjoy the exciting and surprising journeys her characters take.

Emelle welcomes any reader interested in emailing her at emellegamble@aol.com  and hopes they will visit her website, www.EmelleGamble.com ,  her FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/
Emelle.Gamble or follow her on Twitter @EmelleGamble.


Emelle will be awarding a $20 Amazon GC plus a digital copy of December Wedding to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during this tour and the Review Tour, here. A $25 Amazon GC will be awarded to a randomly drawn host also between the two tours.

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Saturday, 13 December 2014

Welcome Harper Impulse author, Angel Nicholas...


 So excited to have my good friend and fellow Agency author, Angel Nicholas here today! Hello, lovely •waves madly• How are you? SWEET DECEPTION is finally here, your debut novel! For all my visitors, I highly recommend this book. I was lucky enough to read it in its infancy and have downloaded my copy to read again now it's published. Okay, let's getting started with my questions...

1)   Did you set any goals for 2014?

I didn’t, no. While I certainly have goals and dreams—publishing my novels, for example—I don’t believe in setting New Year’s resolutions.

2)   How long does it take you to write a 50,000-60,000 word manuscript?

My manuscripts run closer to 80,000-90,000 words, and they take anywhere from three months to a year to write, depending upon how much time I can dedicate to that task around my four munchkins and day job.

3)   Tell us about a new author you’ve recently discovered.

C.J. Kyle’s Silent Night was marvelous! Suspenseful, with enticing characters, a well-written plot, and fantastic villain. I have a weakness for wonderful villains. 

4)   Name two romances you’ve read more than once.

I actually haven’t read any more than once, though I do intend to. There are so many wonderful romances awaiting my attention! My TBR pile is ginormous. However, Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series is at the top of my re-read pile.

5)   Tell us about your first car.

Ah, my first car. What a treasure. My uncle found a gray Plymouth Horizon for me and purchased it for the bargain price of $250. That little car took me all around town and from Idaho to Nevada—barely. It chugged and strained up one rather large hill so slowly that semi-trucks were passing me. I was in tears by the time I reached the top. When I arrived at my destination, a mechanic discovered the car had been running on only three of the four cylinders. Despite that, I was rather sad to see the rear bumper disappear after I sold it.

6)   Tell us something you’ve lied about?

Goodness. I try so hard not to lie. Let me think… Oh! I lie about my weight on my driver’s license.

7)   Kissing in public? Yes or no?


Yes, but not passionately. Love is nothing to be ashamed of, but neither should we make other people uncomfortable.

Her boring existence seems perfect until a charming detective threatens Ally’s heart and lethal contract killers jeopardize her happily ever after.

Sweet Deception Blurb

Ally Thompson’s life is perfect. Calm, quiet, some might even say boring. The sole survivor of a tragic accident, she’s not the adventurous type—something she’s decided to change.

One roller-coaster ride…
A murder and a detective in disguise shatter Ally’s first attempt at “fun.” Detective Greg Marsing is everything Ally knows better than to want. The gun-totting, tattooed scumbags trying to kill her are almost a welcome distraction from her pointless attraction.

Blows her world wide open…
A contract on Ally has every lowlife for miles gunning for her. Sparks fly while she and her unlikely hero scramble to unravel clues. As the deadly game escalates, Greg has to decide if self-preservation rates higher than a love worth dying for.

Excerpt

Oh, God! He was shooting at her. Actually shooting. In broad daylight. In her neighbor’s backyard. Didn’t they have rules about that sort of stuff?

Nerves shredded, Ally gritted her teeth. Three more feet. Two. Another crunch. She swore the heat of the bullet singed her shoulder. Arms extended, she jumped for all she was worth. Up, braced her arms and pushed off. She landed with an oomph on the other side, followed by another crunch and a hole in the wood fence.

For a split-second, she crouched panting, staring in disbelief at the fence towering over her head. Had she really done that?

Cursing from the other side got her up and moving again. Squealing tires and a revving engine brought her head around. A car tore into the alley and raced toward her. More bad guys? Had he called in reinforcements?

Ally froze.            

Did I do something horrible in a past life to deserve this?

Truly, I’ll help the poor. Serve food at the soup kitchen. Go to church every Sunday. Donate money to the shelter. I’ll even babysit my friend’s bratty kids.

Just please, please, please get me out of this alive.

The shiny black Camaro careened to a stop with the driver’s side door facing her. Heavily tinted windows revealed nothing. In a last desperate bid for freedom, she darted past the door. Strong arms encircled her waist and dragged her back toward the idling car.
“No!” Ally screamed like a banshee, flinging out her arms and legs, scrabbling for purchase. Hard hands sent her flying across the front seat.

“Ally.”

“Let me go!” She dove for the door handle.

“Ally!” He grabbed her elbow and pulled her back, away from the passenger door. “Damn woman, you are way more trouble than you’re worth.”

Almost blind with panic, she twisted around and crouched on the seat, prepared to draw blood.

Shocked hazel clashed with furious aqua. Her mouth fell open. Muttering under his breath, Detective Marsing threw the car into gear and spun out of the alleyway. She whipped her head around in time to see a blocky head pop up over the privacy fence as they disappeared around the corner. She’d done it. Escaped. Stayed alive. Like an atomic bomb, the events of the past hours and the emotions she’d worked so hard to control mushroomed up, exploding inside. Tears stung.

“Can’t you stay out of trouble for five minutes?”

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Author Bio

The only girl in the midst of four brothers, Angel Nicholas spent her childhood hiding behind romance novels. Now the mother of four overly-energetic children, a Whimsy kitty and slobber-flinging Great Dane, fiction is still her refuge. Excessive caffeine fuels her typing, stiletto heels maintain her sass, and the splendors of Idaho alongside its gregarious people inspire her muse.

Find Angel on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Goodreads, and on her website! You can also favorite her Amazon Author Page to receive emails when new books are available!

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Thursday, 11 December 2014

Welcome romance author, Jennifer Young...




1)      What kind of music do you like?
Everything. I was always a bit alternative, even when I was a student (think The Smiths and The Cure) but I also love classical music. The only thing I really cant abide is syrupy Christmas music so this is a bad season for me, musically speakingbut I get round that by putting on my current favourite (Robbie Williamstake on swing). The good thing is that Ill always find some music thats a soundtrack for any story I happen to be writing!
2)      Describe your dream home
Thats a difficult one. It would have to be something old, with a feel of history through every stone. It would be quirky, with lots of window seats and lots of views to look out at and pretend I was thinking instead of procrastinating. Id like to be able to see hills and water and fields. And some interesting buildings. And I dont want to be too far away from a vibrant village or small town with lots of different coffee shops. If you find somewhere that fits the bill, could you let me know?
3)      Favorite literary hero & heroine?
I really a feisty heroine and I know theyre ten a penny in fiction. But my very, very favourite couple are actually Shakespearean Beatrice and Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing. They fight all the time, its genuinely funnyand yet we know theyre made for each other even though they dont.
4)       What are you reading now?
At the moment Im reading and rereading the draft of my current novel trying to work out whats wrong with it. I know should put it aside and read something else, and I have a long list of books I want to read. They include books by my fellow Tirgearr authors Romy Gemmel and Troy Lambert and a couple of novels about Italy which I never got round to reading when I was on holiday there in August. (Just the thing for Christmas, I hear you say)
5)      What did you do on your last birthday?
Last birthday came at a horrendously busy time in my life when all sorts of things were happening. So I took the day off. I went out for breakfast. I went out for lunch. I went out for dinner. And in between meals I did absolutely nothing, or nothing of note. That may in fact have been the last time I sat down to have a good long read.
6)      What comes first, plot or characters?
Location comes first most of the times. Then the characters. Plot comes last. In my recently-published book, No Time Like Now, the characters first came into my head on a holiday to Majorca. I never forgot them but I didnt know what to do with them. It was on another holiday to the same place more than twenty years later that they finally met. The plot made itself up after that.
7)      Do you ever suffer from writers block?
No, but Im a terrible procrastinator. If I can find an excuse I will, but if you sit me down and make me write Im never short of words, even if they arent very good. I used to think I suffer from the dreaded block but I realised that it was just in my mind the first time I did NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, when the challenge is to write 50,000 words in November). When I have to write a certain number of words I always doand behold, last years rubbish draft is this years published novel!
8)      Do you ever want to be someone else? Who?
Im pretty happy being myself, to be honest. I live in a lovely place and get to do the job I love. Of course there are little things Id tweak it would be nice to be able to find and afford that dream home, for example! - but generally speaking, its okay being me.
9)      Tell us about your latest book?
Its called No Time Like Now and I mentioned it above. Geologist Tim Stone turns up at a field centre in Majorca where hes horrified to find his old flame, Megan McLeod, who fled there after the very messy breakup of their relationship. Theyre not speaking, hes brought his new girlfriend with him and then Tim stumbles on something he really shouldnt have and he has no-one to turn to for help but Megan. When they realise that his knowledge could be the death of them both, they have to try and overcome the bitterness between them
10) Whats next for you?
Im working on another romantic suspense novel, this time set in Italy. Strictly speaking its two books because when Id finished the draft I realised that two of my secondary characters were demanding to have their story told and so I had to draft that out, as well. I knew that if I didnt get them both right at the draft stage I could be in real trouble later on. Rich, spoiled heiress Leona and her sensible best friend Skye head off to Italy for a month but Leonas wealth attracts the wrong sort of attention. The first book is Skyes story and the second is Leonas.
Excerpt: No Time Like Now
When youve finished your coffee, Megan or Catalina will show you your room.
Im going to finish getting the supper ready. Could Cat do it?
Yes, Ill do it.
Tim placed his mug on the worktop. That suited him fine. He didnt particularly want to spend time with Megan either. If its okay with you, perhaps we could go now and I can get unpacked and settled in.
This way. Delighted to help, Catalina led him through the lounge where the briefing meeting was already getting rowdy, into the hall where he retrieved his luggage from among the rest of the kit, and up several half flights of stairs. Im sorry, were really busy this week so we had to put you in the attic.
Itll keep me fit. When shed gone, he dropped his rucksack in the corner and took a look round. It was a nice enough room, not too big but clean and bright, with a comfortable bed and crucially plenty of desk space. He stood for a moment looking out of the window. Checked his phone. Stood and stared out of the window again as he turned things over in his head. And over, and over, because the past was like a snake that just kept rearing its ugly head to strike.
So, Megan McLeod. It was only for a month. And shed made it clear how she was going to handle it, so hed handle it that way, too. Remain polite, always be civil. Give nothing away. And above all, never forgive.


About No Time Like Now
Hiding away from a disastrous past, Megan McLeod is getting along nicely in her job as housekeeper at a university field centre in Majorca. But the arrival of geological researcher, Tim Stone, throws everything into disarray because Tim was the father of the baby she lost some years before and the two of them had parted very messily indeed.
As if having Tim on the scene wasnt bad enough, he's there with his new partner, Holly. But when in the course of his research he comes upon something extremely nasty along the cliffs of north Majorca, hes forced to turn to Megan for help.
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About Jennifer Young
Jennifer Young is an Edinburgh-based writer, editor and copywriter. She is interested in a wide range of subjects and writing media, perhaps reflecting the fact that she has both arts and science degrees. Jennifer has been writing fiction, including romantic fiction, for a number of years with several short stories already published. No Time Like Now is her second published novel; her first novel, Thank You For The Music, is also set on the Balearic island of Majorca.
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