Author Spotlight ~ Jennifer Domenico

I participated in an online party nearly two years ago where I was lucky to win two books from a series called ‘The Sunflower Trilogy’. I devoured both of them in next to no time. I contacted the author, Jennifer Domenico, afterwards to let her know how much I loved the books and also how I had fallen head over heels for Enzo, the sexy Italian hero.

Ever since, we have formed a wonderful friendship and I have been most honoured to be able to Beta read a few of her books, including her soon to be new release, ‘Londyn Falls’. This is a beautiful love story between a sexy, strong but broken Harvard University Professor, Luca, and his bookish but sweet new teaching assistant, Londyn. This is one of my favourite reads from this year. I just love the cover and it fits the story perfectly!

londynfalls

 

Blurb for ‘Londyn Falls’

He makes me want to ease his sorrow. To know what broke his heart. To help him heal. When he’s near, my breath catches, my heart races, my body sings. His very presence ignites my soul with desire.

All I want is to love him.

I just wish he knew it. ~ Londyn Harper
She makes me want to open my heart. Ask her to love me. Tell her my secrets. She makes me want to try again. When she’s near, my heart begins to heal, my body yearns to touch her, the darkness disappears.

All I want is to love her.

I just need to tell her. ~ Luca Di Roma
Londyn thinks she could never get a man like him. Luca fears if she learns his secret, she will run. Does he have what it takes to love her? Could she love him back?

 

Add ‘Londyn Falls‘ to your Goodreads TBR.

**********

Jennifer was lovely to answer some question for me about her writing (and her response to question #7 is GOLD!! And the answer is YES!!)

 

#1 What or who inspired you to start writing?

Crazily enough, FSOG inspired me to write. I wrote when I was younger but then let it go. I stopped reading for fun back in my 20’s. I had a friend that would not shut up about the Fifty books and I was bored after returning from a 3 week vacation so I downloaded the sample. Needless to say, 6.5 days later I was done reading all three. I went to sleep on that last day, had a dream, and when I woke up I started writing Enzo and Ava’s story. It was the strangest thing, but I’m happy it happened.

#2 Can you describe how you felt when you published your first book? Did you have doubts or regrets?

Scared sh*tless! I couldn’t believe I pressed that published button and I had a book out in the real word. I panicked daily for two weeks after that and friends had to talk me out of pulling it all the time. I don’t know why, but it was a scary feeling. Maybe because my whole soul was bared to the world. I always say it’s like taking off your clothes in public and then asking people what they think! So yeah, tons of doubt. Regret? Not really. Only that I didn’t know anything about the whole Indie world at that point. It took 2 books before I knew what a blog tour was.

#3 A you a planner or a pantser?

Definitely a pantser.

#4 You have 4 different series. Do you have a favourite? Why that particular series?

I only have one series 🙂 Unless Londyn Falls turns into two books for Maddie and Devon.

(Blogger note: I had forgotten to change this question when I sent it…BUT I would LOVE a book about Devon and Maddie 😉 )

#5 Do you have any particular rituals that you do before/during/after writing a book?

Not really. I listen to music while I write. It’s important inspiration for me.

#6 Is there anything you do in particular if you get stuck writing a scene?

Yes, move onto another one. I don’t always write in order. For example, I wrote the scene where Londyn and Luca first kiss right after I wrote the first chapter because it was calling to me. I couldn’t do anything else until I got that scene out. Of course, it changed slightly, once I got to it, but not much, remarkably. Basically, I just move on to the scene that wants to be written and come back to the other parts later.

#7 If you could team up with any other author and write a book with them, who would it be and what type of story would you like to write with them?

Ooh, that’s a good question. Sylvain Reynard comes to mind. We could write some epic story about a love affair in Italy. Or perhaps I would pick Emma Fitzgerald and we could come up with some fun rom com set in Australia. I could visit and call it a research trip!

#8 What are you reading now? What genres and authors do you typically read?

Not reading, although last weekend I re-read Up in Flight by R.K. Lilley because I just heart Mr. Beautiful. There is something about him that gets me going. I read the genre I write, romance and erotica typically, but I like to read a lot of nonfiction travel essays too. Anything about Italy!

#9 What are you currently working on?

A new series about five friends that holiday in Italy for the summer, each looking for some adventure.

#10 What one piece of advice would you like to have known when you first published?

What the bloody hell a blog tour is. Okay not really. What I really wish I knew back then is the importance of building relationships with others in this industry. Not only readers, but authors, bloggers, and everyone. I got a late start, but better late than never!

 

Five quick questions!

#1 Who, out of your male heroes, would you like to 1) Get frisky with? & 2) Marry?

Scott Patrick to get frisky with – the garden! And a tie to marry Enzo or Luca. Believe it or not, I lean towards Luca. I’m kind of in love with him.

#2 What is your favourite snack food to munch on while writing?

Twizzlers!

#3 Your favourite activity to do when you aren’t writing?

Can I say that on here? *wink*

#4 Name one place you would like to visit but have not as yet?

Australia! England, too.

#5 Tell us one quirky thing about you that few people would know?

I have a million quirks. I guess an easy one is that if there is something in my food I don’t like, I will meticulously eat around it. For example, I eat oatmeal raisin cookies slow enough to avoid eating the raisin. It annoys people who know me and amuses people to watch me.

*****

About the Author

One day, many months ago, Jennifer Domenico went to sleep and a beautiful love story played out in her dreams.

When she awoke, she felt compelled to write it down. So she did- for days and days she wrote. The result was her first novel, Turn Towards the Sun and a writing career was born.

Ms. Domenico lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her very Italian husband, a dog that adores her, two cats that tolerate her, and a wicked sweet tooth.

*****

You can find Jennifer’s books at all amazing online retailers including Amazon.

Jennifer can be contacted via her Facebook page or her website.

 

 

Advertisements

COVER REVEAL – Oceans Apart

 

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000040_00005]

 

Finally, I can reveal to you the cover for my first book, Oceans Apart.

The beautiful cover was designed by Rebecca Berto of Berto Designs. Once we got over a few teething issues, the perfect picture was found and Rebecca worked her magic to create almost exactly what I had imagined. Many thanks Rebecca!

I would also like to thank Kristy from Book Addict Mumma for getting my cover seen on various blogs. Please sign up to her blog on the website. She writes wonderful reviews and is always happy to receive recommendations for new books to read.

 

And, without further ado, here is the synopsis to my debut book, Oceans Apart.


SYNOPSIS

 
Nobody ever cares for second place.

Talented public relations associate, Annie Scott, knows second place well. She has never been anyone’s priority and is sick of wallowing in self pity, sick of being an option. In a snap decision, she flees her hometown of Nashville for the unknown shores of Sydney, Australia. There she can be whoever she wants to be. Perhaps, the enforced solitude will give her back her identity and kickstart a new path in life.

Professional surfer, Cam Hart, is home on leave from the Pro Tour, and in desperate need of some rest, relaxation and maybe, a little female company. All extremely achievable at his home in Bronte, Sydney. There will be women willing and waiting for him, of that he has no doubt. He’s never been a relationship kind of guy, and after his embarrassing defeat for the recent World Title, the idea of losing himself in between the sheets for some no-strings fun, definitely has appeal.

Fate throws Cam and Annie in each other’s path. Their attraction to each other is immediate. Cam believes he has found the perfect girl to distract him for a few weeks, while Annie is ready to throw caution to the wind and dive into a holiday romance. The two drifting souls soon realise that their chemistry and passion is more than they bargained for.

Cam has never wanted to entrust his heart to anyone again. But, with Annie, he sees that he may indeed want a future, a change from his impulsive and wild ways. Could Cam actually be capable of such change? Should Annie consider Cam to be more than a summer fling, or will she be bound by her insecurities and not believe him worth the risk? Will she return to her hometown, the same as she left it: alone.

Author Spotlight ~ Kathleen Brooks

As an Australian, our impressions of the United States of America are more than likely formed from watching TV and movies. I have always been intrigued and fascinated with ‘The South’. The homeyness of the small towns, the friendliness of the residents and cowboys…..PHEW!!

I found Kathleen’s first book, ‘Bluegrass State of Mind’, when I first discovered e-books. It was a freebie and when I read that it was set in the South, I immediately downloaded it and I read it in one sitting. She had me hooked from the beginning with her witty, funny and suspenseful characters and dialogue. I was transported into her fictional town of Keeneston and she had me believing that this unique town was very much real.

The first series features three books, Bluegrass State of Mind, Risky Shot and Dead Heat. With the success of these books, Kathleen followed up with the Bluegrass Brothers series. This meant more wonderful and entertaining stories from Keeneston and also a close up look of all the Davies brothers! I’m still waiting for Kathleen to tell me where I can find a family filled with smart, funny and totally sexy brothers!

Kathleen, a NY Times Best Selling Author, is wrapping up the Keeneston series (for now anyway) with her new release Final Vow. This story has the ever popular Ahmed as it’s main man. Ahmed almost has a cult following and I know many Bluegrass series fans who have been waiting a long time to see ‘their’ Ahmed get a book all of his own!

Kathleen graciously let me ask her some questions and I hope you all enjoy reading her responses.

EF – What or who was your inspiration to start writing?

KB – I was inspired by a lot of different things. Like most writers, I’m and avid reader. Reading contemporary romances inspired me-they had the courage to do it, so could I. Even before that though it was Murder, She Wrote. I watched it when I was seven years old and loved the mystery. It was then that I started coming up with stories in my head. However, it wasn’t until I finished school, had a job, and a baby that I took a chance on this dream that I couldn’t get out of my head. It was about what a fashionable woman from New York City would think about being transplanted to a tinny Kentucky town. With encouragement from my husband, I started writing Bluegrass State of Mind.

EF – How did you feel when you published your first book? Did you have any doubts or regrets?

KB – I remember sitting there and staring at the submit button. I was filled with complete nervous excitement. I still get that same feeling every time I publish.

Of course I had doubts. What if no one read it? What if no one liked it? But it meant so much to me that it was more fun than anything. Keeneston and its residents were like family to me and I couldn’t stop until the whole story was told. Now, as I publish Final Vow, all I feel is excitement and definitely no doubt or regrets.

EF – Are you a planner or a pantser?

KB – A bit of both. I have an overall plan for the series and for how each book fits into ti. But then the scenes and the dialog are all by the seat of my pants.

EF – Do you have any particular rituals that you do before/during/after writing a book?

KB – Before, I have a notebook that I sit down and think about the mystery of the book and I lay out a rough outline of where I want the story to go, who the characters are, what they look like and so on.

While I write, I listen to music. You’ll always find me in my office with my headphones on.

After the story is written, I go on a book binge and read as many books as possible in a week.

EF – Is there anything you do in particular if you get stuck writing a scene?

KB – Yes, I completely step away. I’ll watch Pride & Prejudice, Persuasion, or Lost in Austen. Or I’ll read a historical romance. The point is for me to be swept into a completely different world and to get lost in it for a bit. Usually when I’ve watched or read something else, I can take a new look at my scene and work through it.

EF – I love that you don’t always write about what happens behind closed doors, Was there any reason in particular why you decided to do this?

KB – It just felt write for these character. This town is a mix of times past and hope for the future, so it just didn’t seem to fit. My next series kicks that heat level up some, but always with heart.

EF – What are you currently working on?

KB – I’m working on Chosen for Power, which is the first book in my new Women of Power series. Readers are able to get an extended sneak peek of Ella and Drake’s story in Dancing Beneath the Mistletoe, which is part of the Hot, Sexy & Bad box set.

EF – Do you have a particular workspace or can/do you write anywhere and everywhere?

KB – I work in my office the most, but I can work anywhere at anytime. I can work in a car line while waiting to pick my daughter up from school. I can work on planes or even in bed at night.

EF – Who, out of your male heroes, would you like to a) Get frisky with & b) Marry?

KB – All of them or any of them…..I can’t pick a favourite. I love them all!

EF – What one piece of advice would you like to have known before and after you first published?

KB – Learn from reviews, but don’t obsess over them. Many people online will use overly harsh tones because they want attention. But if you can dissect what they are really saying, then you can experience some genuine growth as an author.

And to finish up….five quick questions!

EF – What is your favourite snack food to munch on while writing?

KB – M&M’s

EF – Your favourite activity to do when you aren’t writing?

KB – Reading!

EF – Name one place you would like visit but have not as yet?

KB – Australia & New Zealand

EF – What is one thing about you that few people would know?

KB – I have my second-degree black belt in karate.

EF – What is your favourite quote?

KB – “Courage, in the end those who do not succeed are those who do not try” – Unknown.

Thank you so much to Kathleen for taking the time to answer my questions.


FinalVowCover

Final Vow will be released on January 20th, 2014.  This is the last book in the Bluegrass Brothers Series.

Kathleen’s book series are –

  • Bluegrass Series
  • Bluegrass Brothers Series
  • Women of Power Series (coming in April 2014)

The first book in BOTH series are FREE on Amazon.com.

Kathleen also has this series on Audible.com and is my most favourite audiobook series. Her narrator is perfect!

Kathleen can be found at –

KathleenBrooks.com

Amazon Page

Facebook

Twitter

GIVEAWAY

Visit my FACEBOOK PAGE for details on how to win a copy of Kathleen’s new release, ‘Final Vow’.

Author Spotlight ~ Ruth Cardello

Ruth Cardello is an amazing woman. The former teacher has used her life experiences and combined them with her wild imagination to write books….and not just any books. Romance stories with powerful Alpha men, sassy and wily leading ladies and plots that have you drawn in from the very beginning.

I picked up Ruth’s first book, Maid for the Billionaire, when it was recommended to me from iTunes. It was a free read so it was worth giving it a go. I wasn’t disappointed. This story of a successful and hard-arsed businessman who meets a sweet and caring woman  just at the right time in his life, had me turning pages as quickly as I could. I enjoyed every minute of it and even got to have a good giggle through it.

With the release of Alethea’s Redemption, Ruth now has six books in the Legacy Collection plus a short novella that was written for the Hot, Sexy & Bad box set that was released late in 2013. In September last year, Ruth began a new series called Texan Nights, and the first book, Gentling the Cowboy was very well received. It still continues to get amazing reviews!

Ruth answered a few questions for me….take a read!

EF – What or who was your inspiration to start writing?

RC – I have always written for the pleasure.  I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t dreaming about characters and the lives they would live. When I read, I prefer romance and escapism—so writing in this genre was a natural fit for me.

Maid for the Billionaire, however, was born on a dare.  I was waist deep in a sci-fi romance whose plot was melting my brain when a friend of mine asked me if that was the type of romance I preferred to read. I told her that I’m much more cheese-tastic than that. Give me a rich, hot man in an exotic place any day. She dared me to write three chapters of my dream alpha man and Dominic was born.

EF – Can you describe how you felt when you published your first book? Did you have doubts or regrets?

RC – I’d just about given up on getting my Maid for the Billionaire published in 2011. I had submitted it to several publishing houses and each said about the same thing. “Good writing, just not what we’re looking for right now. Do you have anything else?”

New job. New baby. Maid for the Billionaire sat on my desktop for six months.

Then one day my brother came over and told me about an author he’d heard speak about e-publishing. I thought, “Why not?”  Maid for the Billionaire was finished and self-publishing would allow the readers to decide for themselves if my story was good.

I put the book up for FREE and waited for the first reviews.  Two hundred thousand people downloaded it within the first month or so. The reviews were good and I started quickly on book 2: For Love or Legacy.

How did I feel?  I was terrified, excited, and determined.  Nothing has changed there. Each time I put out a new book I feel the same. Maybe it’s that mix that keeps me working hard at improving my craft and promoting my books. I don’t take a single part of this incredible journey for granted.

EF – A you a planner or a pantser?

RC – I’m a bit of both.  I brainstorm, plot, outline, sticky note my walls…whatever it takes to make sure that the details of the story are correct. It’s very important to me, that I come up with characters I will enjoy spending time with. I write their histories, their secret dreams, their fears.

Then I invite them to the party.  When my writing is flowing, I’ve created a framework for the story to happen in, but I’m recording what the characters are saying and doing as if I’m watching a movie in my head.  It doesn’t happen in a day, but when the story gels for me, the characters are alive to me and I’ll change my outline to suit the reality of who they have become.

I originally thought my Legacy Collection would have three books, but as I fell in love with the characters it grew. After expanding to six, Alethea’s Redemption: Breaching the Billionaire was supposed to be the last book, but I am leaving the door open for more if I decide to revisit them. I have a couple of story lines in the series that I’d love to explore.

EF – Do you have any particular rituals that you do before/during/after writing a book?

RC – Writing used to be a solitary hobby for me.  Over time, I have collected beta readers and editors who understand what I need during each phase of writing.  I write my first draft joyfully.  I can’t think about what could be phrased better or if the name of the place they went to is corny. I’m working on the big picture.  My first wave of beta readers get that and don’t worry about repetitive language or if I put the same dress on a character two scenes in a row. After that,  I give my finished first draft to a second group of beta readers who pull it apart for those things. They highlight what was awkward, what wasn’t funny, or what didn’t make sense. The details of the story are debated. It’s sometimes a painful process when someone says, “That’s not sexy.”  Or “Would a man really say that?”  BUT I value the honesty of my beta readers.  I don’t make changes based on one opinion, but I watch for trends.  In my first draft of Bedding the Billionaire, I killed off Jeremy.  Every one of my beta readers instantly called me or sent me a concerned email. In retrospect they were right. I learned not to write the end of a book while PMSing.

Before I put my book up, it also sees three editors.  Everyone finds something and they each have different strengths. Sometimes something could simply be said better.

EF – Is there anything you do in particular if you get stuck writing a scene?

RC – When I get stumped, I reread the book from beginning to end every night before I go to bed. Often, I will wake up with the reason the scene isn’t working.

EF – If you could team up with any other author and write a book with them, who would it be and what type of story would you like to write with them?

RC – I would love to team up with my niece, Danielle Stewart, and write a funny, very hot erotica. I think the process would be hilarious and we share the same sense of humor.

EF – What are you currently working on?

RC – I am currently working on book 2 of my Texan Nights series featuring Charles and Melanie. I’m also working on the first book in my new Andrade series which will feature four of Stephan’s cousins.

EF – Do you have a particular workspace or can/do you write anywhere & everywhere?

I write at the kitchen table because I don’t have an office yet.  It’s not ideal, but you won’t hear me complain. All I really need to write is relative quiet. I tried writing in the library, but sometimes I cry while I write a sad scene and the librarians worried about me.

EF – Who, out of your male heroes, would you like to 1) Get frisky with? & 2) Marry?

RC – This is a tough question because I am in love with each hero as I write him.  There is something I love about each of them.  Dominic is dangerous, but melts for Abby. Stephan is a family man. Jake is intellectual and hot. Rachid’s sophistication and sense of duty moved me. Jeremy made me laugh and fall more in love with him every time he spoke. Marc is a strong man, with strong passions, but his loyalty is what I loved him for.  That, and his ability to truly appreciate strength in a woman.

In my cowboy series, Tony was so broken my heart went out to him—oh, yes, and being gorgeous didn’t hurt at all.  When he became the man Sarah needed him to be, I would have married him in a heart beat.

EF – What one piece of advice would you like to have known before and after you first published?

RC – I’m glad I didn’t know too much because I just dove in, but times have changed.

As the market floods with new authors, the competition is stiff.  Edit. Edit. Edit. Surround yourself with supportive authors and professionals who will help you grow, grow, grow.  No, your first story won’t be your best, but it should be the best you’re able to put out at that time. Keep learning. Keep reaching. Keep writing.

Five quick questions!

EF – What is your favourite snack food to munch on while writing?

RC – I try to keep fruit around while I’m writing.

EF – Your favourite activity to do when you aren’t writing?

RC – I used to say riding my horses before I adopted my youngest. Now most of my free time revolves around her. However, during those rare times when I have time to myself and I’m not writing – being outside with the horses is still one of my favorite places to be.

EF – Name one place you would like to visit but have not as yet?

RC – I’ve always wanted to see Ireland. It looks so beautiful in all the pictures.  I’d also like to see the Grand Canyon here in the United States.

EF – Tell us one thing about you that few people would know?

RC – I sold sex toys one summer. I knew nothing about them and had to attend a class to learn what half of them do.  My sense of humor made the sales parties fun, but I was awful at selling them. I never could understand what to do with more than one dial. I found some favorites that summer so I suppose it was a worthwhile experience.

EF – What is your favourite quote?

RC – “Be like the bird that, pausing her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing she hath wings.” Victor Hugo

To me that quote has always inspired me to have hope regardless of what is happening in my life.  Losing a job I loved led me into the career I have now.

I also believe that sometimes the rockiest roads lead to the most beautiful destinations. I don’t know who said that, but when I’m feeling overwhelmed those quotes remind me to keep my head down and plow forward.

It is a honour to have featured Ruth on my blog! Thank you Ruth!

ARCover

Alethea’s Redemption is available from January 13th.

If you haven’t started the Legacy Series, Maid for the Billionaire is Free!

 

Ruth Cardello can be found on

Facebook

Twitter

Amazon

RuthCardello.com

Author Spotlight on Melody Anne

Melody Anne.
What can I say about this lovely lady?
Creative….Inspiring….Generous….Cheeky….Dedicated.
She is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author.
Her books are fun, flirty, adventurous and HOT!
They feature sexy alpha males and strong women who can bring them to their knees.
She has a plethora of fans who are always eagerly awaiting every new release she has.
And I am lucky to call her my friend.
Through reading her books, she has reignited my spark and passion for both reading and writing about love and romance.
Melody has been full or support and encouragement on my journey into the writing world. She was also more than happy to answer a few questions for me and I am thrilled to be able to share them with you.
 
 
EF – What or who inspired you to start writing?
MA – I have always loved writing, but I got serious about it a few years ago because I was only working part-time and needed to change my life. My mother inspired me to love romance, and my daughter made me believe in myself. I love my family and all the support they give!
 
EF – Can you describe how you felt when you published your first book? Did you have doubts or regrets?
MA – No doubts, but pure terror. I was so afraid no one would want to read what I was writing. I was awed and humbled by the positive response I received! Absolutely zero regrets. This has been the greatest ride of my life.
 
EF – Are you a planner or a pantser?
MA – Haha, love it!! I’m both. Some things I take by the seat of my pants, and others I have to plan down to the smallest of details.
 
EF – You have 4 different series. Do you have a favourite and why?
MA – No. I love them all for different reasons. I do have to say that the Anderson’s will always be close to my heart because they were the first.
 
EF – Do you have any particular rituals that you do before, during or after writing a book?
MA – No. I’m actually a pretty boring person. I sit down and come up with a plan, then talk to my friends about possible situations I can put my characters through and then get busy.
 
EF – Is there anything particular that you do if you get stuck writing a scene?
MA – Yes. I read some books, watch romantic movies, go to the mall and watch people. I love romance because there are examples of things I can do all over the place.
 
EF – If you could team up with any other author and write a book with them, who would it be?
MA – Oh, that is way too hard of a question for me to answer. There are so many great authors I would love to pair up with. Ruth Cardello, Kathleen Brooks, Jennifer Probst, Nora Roberts, and on and on and on….
 
EF – Your latest release, Scorched, is the 4th and final book in this series. How did you feel when you finished writing it?
MA – I’m always a little bit sad when a series ends. But as I tell my fans, never say never to the ending of a series!
 
EF – What project are you currently working on?
MA – I’m working on the next Tycoon book, and also the next Anderson book, along with a brand new series. I have some major announcements for you all in a few weeks!! I can’t wait!
 
EF – What one piece of advice would you like to have known when you first published?
MA – Edit!!! Oh my gosh, I wish I would have had my 2 amazing editors from the beginning. It would have saved me so much pain.
 
And just to finish….5 quick questions!
 
EF – Who, out of your heroes, would you like to a) Get frisky with? & b) Marry?
MA – Mmm, dang that’s hard. I would probably love to get frisky with Chad. There is nothing sexier to me than a man in uniform. I would marry each and every one of them. After all, I’ve created my idea of the perfect man in my head with each and every one of these guys.
 
EF – What is your favourite snack food to munch on while writing?
MA – Oh so many things. When I’m being good, I’d have to say popcorn. When I’m not, it would have to be white chocolate Twix bars!
 
EF – Your favourite activity to do when you aren’t writing?
MA – Sex! Just teasing. Sitting back and watching episodes of Bones, or reading a great book! Also hanging out with my kids.
 
EF – Name one place you would like to visit?
MA – Hmmm, I don’t know. There are lots of places I look forward to going, but I’m not much of a traveler. I love home the best!
 
EF – Tell us one thing about you that few people would know?
MA – I am a total nerd. I love sitting in my house in sweats with a great coffee and wearing zero makeup. I am also pretty open and honest with my fans so there isn’t a lot that people don’t know about me.
 
 
A huge thank you to Melody Anne for taking the time to answer these questions for me.
 
Scorched
 
As stated above, Melody Anne has just released ‘Scorched’, the 4th & final book in her ‘Surrender’ series.
Her other series are –
  • Billionaire Bachelors
  • Baby for the Billionaire
  • Rise of the Dark Angel

The first book in each series is FREE and can be found on Amazon, iTunes & Barnes & Noble.

 
Melody Anne can be found at

Book Teaser

Book Teaser

My lovely friend, Kristy, is a fellow blogger and writes book reviews for her blog ‘Book Addict Mumma’. She has branched out and started doing teasers for books too (Under the name Indie Magik) and kindly offered to do a little one for me!
So here we have a quote from the story I am writing, ‘Oceans Apart’.
Annie is from Nashville and travels to Sydney on a whim. Here she meets Cam. An Australian professional surfer with a playboy background.
I hope you like it!

Welcome

Welcome to my new blog!

My name is Emma Fitzgerald.

I am a book lover. I will read most genres but romance is my favourite. I will read whenever I can.

I rediscovered my passion for books and writing just over a year ago, when my oldest children were both in school and I had recently purchased an iPad. The new world of e-books opened up to me and I haven’t stopped reading!

I have had many ideas for books over the years and have kept a record of them in many various notebooks. It was only this year that I actually started plotting and writing my first story. I hope to have this written and published in early 2014.

I am a stay at home mum in my everyday life and have loved every minute of watching my children grow. I had been seeking something more for me, as a person and not as a mother, over the past few years. Writing has given me this something more.

I have discovered many new authors over the last year but even more than that, I have found so many people who feel the same way about books, especially of the romance genre, and am now lucky enough to call them my friends.

I will keep this blog updated with books I have read and loved, authors who I admire and also the progress of my own work.

I look forward to interacting and sharing with you all!

Hugs & smiles!

Emma