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Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Welcome Samhain Publishing author, Anna James...

Hi Everyone,
My name is Anna James and I write contemporary romance and romantic suspense with strong heroes and heroines that conquer life’s trials and find their happy ever afters.

I’d like to thank Rachel Brimble for having me here today.

As a writer, I’m often asked where I find ideas for my stories. The truth is, ideas come from everywhere, including places you wouldn’t imagine. This is the case for CHASING MEMORIES – Book 2 Forevermore Series. I would have never have guessed a run-of-the-mill business trip would inspire a book, but it did.
Three years ago I found myself in Miami, FL searching out venues for a seminar my company wanted to hold. I had a blast visiting many high-end plush hotels in the area with their ultra-modern, sleek designs, and the boutique hotels influenced by the Art Deco district.
The idea for this novel struck me as I strolled down the boardwalk enjoying the afternoon sun. A romance novel set here in Miami Beach. My hero could be a luxury hotel owner, and thus Lucas Morgan, the hero in CHASING MEMORIES was born. No romance novel is complete without a feisty heroine for the hero. I matched him with India Leone, a former childhood actress turned interior designer. Throw a case of amnesia into the mix and a murderer, the heroine can’t remember, and voila…

Here’s a little snippet from the story to whet your appetite:
Lucas Morgan wants to know the cause of the hit-and-run accident that killed his grandmother, and he’s certain the truth is locked inside the head of India Leone—an interior designer apparently suffering an all-too-convenient case of amnesia.

Determined to either trip her up in a lie, or wait for her memories to return, Lucas offers India a job at one of the luxury hotel properties he’s developing. He never thought he’d wind up falling for the woman at the top of his suspect list.

India isn’t so sure herself how she ended up at the wrong place at the wrong time. Until her memories return, how can she possibly move on with her life? The police say she’s innocent, but too many questions linger.

Desperate to get away, she seizes Lucas’s offer, never expecting to fall in love with him. Or that he would be keeping secrets that could not only break her heart, but cost her her life.

CHASING MEMORIES – Book 2 Forevermore series
Trouble gets closer with every beat of their hearts…

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If you haven’t read the first book in my Forevermore series, it’s a great time to get caught up. THE BUSINESS OF LOVE is on sale for just $.99 from January 18th through January 29th

About Anna
 Anna James writes contemporary romance novels with strong, confident heroes and heroines who conquer life’s trials and find their happily ever after.  While she’s been writing for years, her first published story released in 2010. Since then, Anna has penned five novels, seven novellas and one short story.
She is a member of RWA (Romance Writers of America), CTRWA (Connecticut Romance Writers of America), CORW (Charter Oak Romance Writers) and CR-RWA (Contemporary Romance – Romance Writers of America).
Anna is married to a wonderful husband who spends countless hours picking up the slack around the house so she can pursue her dream of writing, is the proud mother of five fabulous children, and a big, loveable rescue dog the entire family adores.
Although she’s lived in several locations throughout her life she now calls Connecticut home. When not writing, reading, or plotting, she can be found spending time with family and friends.

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  1. Best of luck with the book, Anna! Trips away are great for inspiration.