Congratulations to Melissa on winning my first Goodreads Print Edition Giveaway! Your copy is on the way!
It’s here. It’s here. Release day for Guarding the Spoils has finally arrived. After months of planning, writing, editing and coaxing it along its ready to take its first steps into the world. Many thanks to my editor Anne Victory for her support and encouragement. I hope you all find Oliver as smexy as she did.
Elizabeth Turner once loved Oliver Randall, but was blind to his desire to travel without the encumbrance of a wife weighing him down. When she learned the truth, Beth settled for the security of a loveless marriage. Now a widow with a son to support, desperation has driven her into service at Romsey Abbey and directly into the path of the man she’d loved and lost.
Oliver has no intention of letting his dream of travel slip away again, even for a pretty face from his past. Since his return to the abbey, he’s planned a grand tour to the continent even while examining the astonishing emotional changes a decade apart from his brothers has wrought. The last thing Oliver wanted was stronger ties to the people living at Romsey. But then fate offers him both an affair and an unexpected friendship. Is it curiosity alone that stirs him, or the beginning of an unexpected adventure?
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I’m off to nervously pace and hope people are buying and loving the book.
Hi ho, hi ho its time for another Sunday Snippet for WeWriWa. Have you had a great week? Me, I’ve been super busy. Time is flying around here as I’m hard at work on yet another novel in the Wild Randalls Series. Book 4 Hunting the Hero is the last one and I’m anxious to wrap it up well.
My snippet this week is from the upcoming release, Guarding the Spoils. The next section follows on directly from last week where Oliver was trying to get a bit of light reading done but his brother is rudely interrrupting him just for the sake of eating.
He was plotting his biggest escapade yet—a grand tour of the known world. A world far away from this library.
He plucked three volumes from the shelves at random—Greek, Italian, and French—and descended to the main floor. Just enough light reading to last him until morning. Unlike others in his family, he enjoyed reading at all hours of the day and night. He devoured books as quickly as his younger brother demolished a well-roasted leg of lamb at dinner. The years without such precious volumes were a gaping pit of boredom he needed to fill.
“Everyone is waiting on you to go into dinner.”
And that’s my Weekend Writing Warrior’s post. I hope you visit the WeWriWa website to check out the other wonderful work by the authors listed there. Have a great weekend reading.
Ever wonder what a writer hears when they write. Voices usually, but I’m a big fan of listening music when I’m writing too. Music blocks out the neighborhood sounds, the cat demanding to be fed again (we’re thinking of calling him Horse) and the family (probably shouldn’t admit that). Some tracks put me in the mood to begin, some keep me there when my attention wanes.
In truth The Piano Guys music saved me when I was writing my last novel. I found them via social media. They had created an amazing track – Cello Wars – that we all loved. And then I took a peek at what else they’d done.
There is a track, Moonlight, that fitted my Forsaking the Prize couple so perfectly I played it everyday. Take a listen.
I’m currently working on Book Three of the Wild Randalls and The Piano Guys, along with Adele, have inspired me yet again with Rolling in the Deep. I dont mind either version really. Both move me.
Do you work in absolute silence? Or do you have a current track lending its inspiration to your work? or to your life? Feel free to share. I’m always looking for new music to write by.