Hi, Georgina! So great to have you return to my blog for a guest appearance - I LOVE the look of your latest release, SUMMER SUNDAES! I'm looking forward to catching up with you and your work so why don't I kick off with my questions?
1. What do you wish men understood about women?
That we love having time to ourselves just to ponder, and that if we’ve decided not to do something/go somewhere we can rarely be persuaded to do otherwise. Or is that just me?
2. Do you only work on one book at a time?
Yes, usually. Though when I send a manuscript off for edits I’ll then work on the next book. At the moment, I’m working on structural edits for a thriller (written as Deborah Carr) and as soon as these are completed and sent off, I’ll begin writing book 2 in my The Boardwalk by the Sea series, Autumn Antics. Can’t wait!
3. Who is your favorite fictional couple? Claire and Jamie from Outlander.
4. Do you have a favorite quote that sums up how you feel about life?
George Eliot: It is never too late to be what you might have been.
5. Do you set daily writing goals? Word count? Number of chapters? Do you get a chance to write every day?
I manage to write most days and feel like something is missing if I don’t. When writing my first draft of a novel I aim to write 1,000 words in a day, but usually do 2,500.
6. What do you like better, Twitter or Facebook? Why?
I’m not sure… thinks… probably Twitter. I enjoy trying to say something in only 140 characters. It’s not always easy, but it’s a good exercise in tightening my writing.
7. What are you working on now?
The thriller I mentioned above. I love writing different genres and alternating between each book. When this is done, I’ll have had enough – for a while – of focusing on dark sides of characters and will be ready to lose myself in a contemporary romance. I love a little romance.
8. Tell us about your latest release and where we can find it.
Summer Sundaes is book 1 in The Boardwalk by the Sea series. It’s a four-book series set in a fictional seaside village on the island of Jersey. The series covers a single year with the books each focusing on a season and on one of four girlfriends who live on or near the boardwalk. There’s a mystery that builds through each of the books and is solved at the end of book 4.
Book 1, Summer Sundaes, is Sacha’s story. Sacha runs a retro beach café on the boardwalk, the Summer Sundaes Beach Café, having taken it over from her father two years. Everything is going well for her. She has no competition on the boardwalk as the only other businesses are Bella’s antique business and Jools’ second-hand book shop.
Sacha accompanies her glamorous god-mother on a short trip to Rome where she meets Alessandro Salvatore. He acts as her tour guide, but Sacha discovers that isn’t what he does for a living. Alessandro is in fact an archeologist and is about to… well, you’ll have to read the book to find out more about him, and her, and what causes Sacha to panic that maybe her easy life on the boardwalk is about to change, drastically.
Book 2, Autumn Antics, is about Bella, a part-time hand model who runs a tiny antique business on the boardwalk.
Book 3, Winter Whimsy, is Lexi’s story. She runs three fisherman’s cottages on the hill above the boardwalk as holiday lets, until her father sells them to Oliver Whimsy. There’s nothing whimsical about Oliver Whimsy!
Book 4, Spring Siren, is Jools’ story. Jools is an artist who lives with her disabled mum on the boardwalk and helps her mum run a second-hand book shop, while building her own career.
For a quiet little seaside village with an above average quota of hot men(!), there’s an awful lot going on, and some of it is going to lead to big changes.
Thanks very much for taking part in the blog tour, Rachel! x
Series: The Boardwalk by the Sea, Book 1
Author name: Georgina Troy
Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Romance
Release Date: 15 July 2017
Publisher: Green Shutter BooksWipe off your flip flops, it’s going to be a bumpy ride...
When Sacha Collins, cafe owner and sundae-maker extraordinaire, meets Italian archaeologist, Alessandro Salvatore in Rome, she's grateful to him for being her tour guide. Now he’s turned up in the seaside village where she lives, known locally as, The Boardwalk by the Sea and is setting up a gelateria in direct competition to her retro Summer Sundaes Café.
She's only been running her café for two years since taking over from her father. Until now the only other shops on the boardwalk have been a wool shop, an antique shop and a second-hand book shop. These have helped rather than hindered her custom. How will her creative sundaes made from fresh Jersey ice cream compete with his delicious Italian gelato?
Sacha is worried. Is there enough custom for both businesses to thrive? Who is behind the strange changes being made on the boardwalk? And when the oldest resident on the boardwalk is threatened with eviction can Sacha and Alessandro come together and find a way of helping her?
For a peaceful little boardwalk overlooking one of the quieter beaches on the island, there's an awful lot going on and some of it is going to lead to big changes.
About Georgina Troy
Georgina Troy is the pseudonym of author Deborah Carr. Her first book, A Jersey Kiss was a finalist in the Contemporary Romance Category of the Romantic Novel of the Year Awards 2016 (RoNAs) and finalist in the Joan Hessayon Award for New Writers 2015.
Her WW1 historical romance, Broken Faces, written in her own name, Deborah Carr, was runner-up in the Good Housekeeping Novel Writing Competition 2012. She lives on the island of Jersey with her husband, two children and three rescue dogs. Her books are published by Accent Press and Green Shutter Books. Georgina is a member of The Blonde Plotters.
Georgina’s new series, The Boardwalk by the Sea, includes four standalone novels about friends, Sacha, Bella, Lexi and Jools. Each book is set in a different season. The girls live on or near a small seaside village known locally as The Boardwalk by the Sea and all of them make an appearance in the books throughout the series but each book will focus on one of the friends.
Summer Sundaes (book 1)
Autumn Antics (book 2) - due Spring 2018
Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7224225.Georgina_Troy
A character in Autumn Antics (book 2) named after someone the winner nominates, i.e their self/family member.