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Romancing September Across the World – Day 30 Lane Linfoot

Welcome to Day 30 of the 2nd Annual Romancing September Across The World Blog Tour. I’ve teamed up with Rosie Amber again this year. We’re promoting 30 awesome romance authors in 30 days. Help us out by cross promoting when you can and check out these authors.

Don’t forget to go over to Rosie Amber’s page and check out her page too.

Today my guest author is Jane Linfoot and I want to thank her for blogging with me today. Here is a little about her and her book High Heels & Bicycle Wheels.

High Heels and Bicycle Wheels Jane Linfoot

What inspired you to write this book?

Bryony marched on to the page fully formed in The Right Side of Mr Wrong, and after I finished that book she refused to go away until I’d given her a story of her own.

I love watching pro cycling, and I’m fascinated by the mindset of the top riders, who have super-human strength both mentally and physically. One day at a cycle race and I saw a young blonde TV presenter interviewing a top cyclist. I immediately thought Yay! this is Bryony’s story! A pro cyclist would be a perfect match for her own strength. I admit that I drew a lot on my own tandem riding experiences for the part where Bryony rides a tandem with Jackson. We both do a lot of screaming going downhill.

What’s your favourite part of this book and why?

I love the way Bryony and Jackson have a complete clash of wills at the same time as being hugely attracted to each other. And I particularly love the end of the book.

 What is your philosophy on writing and life? 

In life it’s very important to me to be happy every day. I tend to find humour in most situations, and I guess this passes through into my writing. I’m lucky because I hate giving up, and that’s a great trait for a writer to have.

Name your three favourite books that you’ve written — feel free to list buy links

How To Win A Guy In 10 Dates   Amazon buy links: UK http://amzn.to/19axrXZ   US    http://amzn.to/175vMNR

The Right Side Of Mr Wrong   Amazon buy links: UK   http://amzn.to/NbO6R8  US  http://amzn.to/1nOCgba

High heels & Bicycle Wheels   Amazon buy links: UK http://amzn.to/1qvx4wo US http://amzn.to/1jh3Z2x

 What are your goals for this year?

More books, happy readers, and good sales.

If you had to give one piece of advice what would it be?

If you’re an aspiring writer, believe in yourself, remember it’s very important to find the right home for you and your work, and never give up.

High Heels & Bicycle Wheels by Jane Linfoot

 Published by Harper Impulse, ebook release date 17th July, pod paperback 27th September

Jane Linfoot Author Bio 1.

I’m Jane Linfoot, and I write fun, flirty fiction, with feisty heroines and a bit of an edge.

I live in a mountain kingdom in Derbyshire, England, where my family and pets are kind enough to ignore the domestic chaos – happily, we’re in walking distance of a supermarket. For me, writing romance is cool because I get to wear pretty shoes instead of wellies. I love hearts, flowers, happy endings, all things vintage, most things french. When I’m not on facebook, and can’t find an excuse for shopping, I’ll be walking, or gardening. On days when I want to be really scared, I ride a tandem.

Author Bio 2

Jane Linfoot writes fun, flirty fiction, with feisty heroines and a bit of an edge. She lives with her family and pets in Derbyshire, and loves hearts, flowers, happy endings and all things vintage.

Author Links

Author Page Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/JaneLinfoot2

Personal Page Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/jane.linfoot.1

Twitter: https://twitter.com/janelinfoot  @janelinfoot

Website: http://www.janelinfoot.co.uk

Blurb

 High Heels & Bicycle Wheels

 Meet Bryony: She’s a fun-loving, very single TV production assistant whose idea of sport is the Jimmy Choo sales scrum

Meet Jackson: Cycling’s bad boy superstar. Injured and out of racing this summer, without his training he’s looking for another distraction.

Bryony’s facing a triple whammy – her last single friend just named the day, her mother’s offering to have her eggs frozen, and the guy she’s loved from afar, forever, just got hitched. So she’s more than happy to accept the offer of a totally out of character but seriously steamy one night of no-strings fun. Especially when the guy in question is so attractive he even looks good in Lycra!

Jackson’s on the look out for a new career but if the opportunity to work on TV means a fortnight with the most uptight woman in the world, he’d rather not bother. He never goes in for seconds – and who in their right mind would head off in a camper van with a woman who irons her knickers?

Add in a tandem (yes, a tandem) and fast forward to double trouble for a summer neither of them will ever forget!

Buy Links:

Amazon UK http://amzn.to/1qvx4wo

Amazon US http://amzn.to/1jh3Z2x

HarperImpulse (all buy links)  http://bit.ly/1lcnNUu

Thanks so much for joining us on this grand adventure we call Romancing September Across the World 2014 Blog Tour.

As always, good writing and May God Bless You…


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Romancing September Across the World – Day 29 Rae Rivers

Welcome to Day 29 of the 2nd Annual Romancing September Across The World Blog Tour. I’ve teamed up with Rosie Amber again this year. We’re promoting 30 awesome romance authors in 30 days. Help us out by cross promoting when you can and check out these authors.

Don’t forget to go over to Rosie Amber’s page and check out her page too.

Today my guest author is Rae Rivers and I want to thank her for blogging with me today. Here is a little about her and her book The Keepers: Declan.

Declan Cover Rae Rivers

  • What inspired you to write this book?

Until this series, I’d always only written romantic suspense stories.  Initially the idea of Sienna came to mind – a powerful witch destined to protect the balance of nature.  With her duties and responsibilities comes great dangers so the idea of a Keeper came to mind – someone to help her, protect her and be her ally in protecting the balance.  In her case, because of her importance and power, she comes with three Keepers – three brothers, four books, hot romance and one huge epic adventure!

  • What’s your favourite part of this book and why?

I loved the scenes with Declan and Kate together as their romance journey is so beautiful.  I’m particularly pleased with the ending of this book as it turned out so differently to the first draft.  Writing the second ending was an adrenaline fuelled ride for me  – and the book is better because of it.

  • What is your philosophy on writing and life?

Have fun.  Be it writing or living … have fun.

  • Name your three favourite books that you’ve written — feel free to list buy links

My first book ever written was a romantic suspense book, Cat Got Your Tongue?  Filled with art heists, cat burglars and spicy romance, this was so much fun to write.  Since then, I’ve written The Keepers: Sienna, The Keepers: Archer – and most recently, The Keepers: Declan.  My favourite is probably Declan.  Although this wasn’t the easiest book to write, I really enjoyed the writing experience as this was the first book I’d ever written knowing I had eager readers waiting for it.  Their daily messages of support and enthusiasm was something I treasured whilst writing Declan and I really hope they enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.   http://smarturl.it/TheKeepers

5) What are your goals for this year? 

Personally – to organise my life better.  Balancing motherhood, life and writing has been a challenge and something always suffers in the end.  My goal for this year is to get more organised!  Professionally  – to complete the last book in the series and have the time of my life doing it!! As for after that … I have another idea in mind that’s itching for attention.  Can’t wait!

6) If you had to give one piece of advice what would it be?

Follow your dreams, trust your instincts and believe in yourself.  And laugh.  A lot.

Amazon

http://smarturl.it/TheKeepers

Kobo

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/the-keepers-declan-book-2-harperimpulse-paranormal-romance

Barnes & Noble

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-keepers-rae-rivers/1119438570?ean=9780007536030

RAE RIVERS BIO

I’m an avid reader and writer with a passion for writing romance novels. I live in Cape

Town, South Africa, with my gorgeous husband, two beautiful children and a zoo of house pets.

Besides writing, I love family time, the outdoors, travelling, watching TV series, reading and

chocolate.

For more information about my books, or me, please visit:

www.raerivers.com

Wattpad

Facebook

Goodreads

Pinterest

Twitter: @raerivers1

“You lied to me, misled me, attacked me,” Declan murmured, dipping his head toward hers, “but what we had three months ago wasn’t fake, was it?”

Kate’s gaze faltered to his lips, heat pulsing between them. But she didn’t deny it.

Declan Bennett has zero tolerance for thieves. He and his brothers, the Keepers, are fiercely protective of their witch, Sienna, and their privacy.

So when Kate Carrigan breaks into their estate, he’ll be damned if he lets the little wildcat get away with it – especially after she seduced him three months ago, leaving him buck-naked in a New Orleans hotel. Declan wants payback – and some answers.

Before she was murdered, Kate’s mother ingrained it in her not to trust anyone.  Kate’s magical powers make her a pawn in the war between good and evil, a war she’s always avoided.  Declan is everything she’s been taught to fear, even if she can’t forget the memory of his touch that one night…

Trouble is brewing as the powers of evil regroup – bolder and hungrier than ever – and Kate is forced to choose a side.

Hot romance, epic battles and action abound in Book 2 of The Keepers.

Thanks so much for joining us on this grand adventure we call Romancing September Across the World 2014 Blog Tour.

As always, good writing and May God Bless You…


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Romancing September Across the World – Day 28 Liz Everly

Welcome to Day 28 of the 2nd Annual Romancing September Across The World Blog Tour. I’ve teamed up with Rosie Amber again this year. We’re promoting 30 awesome romance authors in 30 days. Help us out by cross promoting when you can and check out these authors.

Don’t forget to go over to Rosie Amber’s page and check out her page too.

Today my guest author is Liz Everly and I want to thank her for blogging with me today. Here is a little about her and her book Like Honey.

Like Honey Liz Everly

1) What inspired you to write this book? Jennifer was a character in my previous two books in the series (SAFFRON NIGHTS and CRAVINGS) and I really wanted to challenge her character in this book and wanted to give her a happy ending. So the character of Jennifer inspired me.

2) What’s your favourite part of this book and why? The depth in the relationship between Jennifer and Gray. It was like a huge onion that I kept peeling. I also loved the Scottish setting and all of the bee & honey stuff.

3) What is your philosophy on writing and life? Balance and moderation in all things.

4) Name your three favourite books that you’ve written — feel free to list buy links 

Here are links to all three of the books in the SAFFRON NIGHTS series. Of the three, I think LIKE HONEY is my favorite.

Buy Links:

Saffron Nights  http://www.amazon.com/Saffron-Nights-Liz-Everly-ebook/dp/B009T9SCDU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407516127&sr=8-1&keywords=Saffron+Nights

Cravings http://www.amazon.com/Cravings-Saffron-Nights-Liz-Everly-ebook/dp/B00CZFBDH2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407516215&sr=8-1&keywords=Cravings+by+Liz+EVerly

Like Honey  http://www.amazon.com/Like-Honey-Saffron-Nights-Everly-ebook/dp/B00FY54N68/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407516269&sr=8-1&keywords=Like+Honey+by+Liz+Everly

5) What are your goals for this year? To stay sane in this very crazy business and to keep writing through all of the distraction.

6) If you had to give one piece of advice what would it be? I assume this is writing advice…in which case my advice is always the same—learn your craft and that take years. Don’t publish before you are ready.

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About the book:

Wanted: A Hot Honey of a Man

Love brought Jennifer D’Amico to Scotland, but it’s honey that makes her stay. Her honey farm is all the beautiful widow has left of her brief marriage. All she needs is a master beekeeper to get the flailing business back on track. What she gets is Grayson McGhilly, a boldly sexy stranger who knows his honey–almost as well as he knows how to bring Jennifer to the brink of passion. . ..

From the moment Gray lays eyes on Jennifer, he’s hooked, mind and body. But his mission isn’t just to savor every succulent inch of her, but to keep her from harm. For Gray isn’t just a beekeeper, but an undercover agent investigating criminal activity at her farm. And now he’ll do just about anything to keep the sweet and oh-so-satisfying Jennifer safe in his arms. . ..

Bio

Liz lives in the gorgeous Shenandoah Valley in Virginia with her family. She writes under a pen name to escape expectations and embrace all possibilities. She’s the author of the SAFFRON NIGHTS SERIES (e-Kensington). She also writes regional bestselling cookbooks and Agatha-award nominated traditional mysteries under her own name. On any given day, you may find her researching murder, sex, or cooking techniques. She’d not have it any other way.

Buy Links:

Saffron Nights  http://www.amazon.com/Saffron-Nights-Liz-Everly-ebook/dp/B009T9SCDU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407516127&sr=8-1&keywords=Saffron+Nights

Cravings http://www.amazon.com/Cravings-Saffron-Nights-Liz-Everly-ebook/dp/B00CZFBDH2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407516215&sr=8-1&keywords=Cravings+by+Liz+EVerly

Like Honey  http://www.amazon.com/Like-Honey-Saffron-Nights-Everly-ebook/dp/B00FY54N68/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407516269&sr=8-1&keywords=Like+Honey+by+Liz+Everly

@Lizeverly1  (Twitter)

https://www.facebook.com/LizEverlyAuthor?ref_type=bookmark

http://www.lizeverly.com

Thanks so much for joining us on this grand adventure we call Romancing September Across the World 2014 Blog Tour.

As always, good writing and May God Bless You…


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Romancing September Across the World – Day 27 Romy Sommer

Welcome to Day 27 of the 2nd Annual Romancing September Across The World Blog Tour. I’ve teamed up with Rosie Amber again this year. We’re promoting 30 awesome romance authors in 30 days. Help us out by cross promoting when you can and check out these authors.

Don’t forget to go over to Rosie Amber’s page and check out her page too.

Today my guest author is Romy Sommer and I want to thank her for blogging with me today. Here is a little about her and her book To Catch A Star.

Romy Sommer To catch a star

1) What inspired you to write this book?

This story has been my easiest to write so far because the characters and central plot emerged as I wrote the previous two books (Waking up in Vegas and The Trouble with Mojitos). So by the time I sat down to write this one, I already knew what was going to happen in To Catch a Star.

All my books so far have at least one scene inspired by a movie. In The Trouble with Mojitos I have one scene that was ‘lifted’ from Audrey Hepburn’s Roman Holiday, and this book owes its opening scene to Singin in the Rain. (Can you guess that I enjoy classic movies?)

2) What’s your favourite part of this book and why?

My favourite part of the book is the finale. I felt a lot of stress writing this scene because my previous two books ended with big, grand finishes (one ends with a flash mob proposal) and I felt under pressure to top those. What could be bigger than a public declaration of love? But I think I managed to crack it, and now this is my favourite scene. (And it pays homage to a popular TV series. Let me know if you spot the connection!)

3) What is your philosophy on writing and life? 

This is a tough question, but I guess it would be to stay true to who you are. What interests and inspires you? What do you care most about? Hang on to those things, both in life and in writing. Don’t change who you are or what you write because you think it might please someone else. That goes for friends, lovers, editors and even book reviewers!

4) Name your three favourite books that you’ve written — feel free to list buy links

That’s like asking a mom to choose which is her favourite child – I love all the books I’ve written!

Of my three Westerwald books published by Harper Impulse Waking up in Vegas was a breeze to write which makes it an easy favourite. To Catch a Star is also a favourite since it’s more complex than my other books, with much more story going on in it and more secondary characters.

Waking up in Vegas:  http://smarturl.it/Vegas

To Catch a Star: http://smarturl.it/CatchStar

I also write historical novellas set in the 1920s under the name Rae Summers. Of my four Rae books, I think my favourite might be Prohibited Passion. Though it’s my only book with no sex in it, it was a fun book to write and I completely fell in love with my Prohibition gangster hero.

Prohibited Passion: http://smarturl.it/ProhibitedPassion

5) What are your goals for this year? 

My goal for this year has less to do with what books I want to write and more to do with living life. This year I want to find more of a balance between work and relaxation. Much though I love writing and it feels more like play than work, I need to take more time out to meet friends, read, watch a bit of TV and just plain ole sleep!

6) If you had to give one piece of advice what would it be?

Follow your dreams. No matter whether your dream is to write a book, travel to a particular destination or learn hang gliding, do it!! You are worth living up to your dreams.

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Book blurb

‘A fairy-tale romance to warm even the coldest of hearts.’ Chloe’s Chick Lit Reviews

Teresa Adler is the ultimate Ice Princess, with a heart as frozen as the winter landscape of her beloved home, Westerwald. All her life, she’s belonged to the ‘inner circle’ of wealth, privilege and position.

Christian Taylor: Heartthrob. Movie Star. Bad Boy. The mischievous actor sets temperatures soaring in the picturesque baroque principality – and with a wicked glint in his eye and a chip on his shoulder he sets his sights on the one thing he’s told he can’t have. Teresa.

While Tessa holds the ultimate clue to the secret of Christian’s parentage, it is the heat of his touch that will make this Ice Princess feel more alive than she ever has before…

Biography

I’ve always written stories for myself, but didn’t even think of being an author until I realised that being over thirty and living in a fantasy world was a little odd.

Writing those same stories for other people makes it a lot more acceptable! By day I dress in cargo pants and boots for my not-so-glamorous job of making movies but at night I come home to my two little Princesses, and I get to write Happy Ever Afters. Since I believe every girl is a princess, and every princess deserves a happy ending, what could be more perfect?

Social media links

Website/Blog: www.romysommer.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Romy-Sommer/581103771909039?fref=ts

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/romysommer/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/romy_s

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6603454.Romy_Sommer

Thanks so much for joining us on this grand adventure we call Romancing September Across the World 2014 Blog Tour.

As always, good writing and May God Bless You…


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Romancing September Across the World – Day 26 Dani-Lyn Alexander

Welcome to Day 26 of the 2nd Annual Romancing September Across The World Blog Tour. I’ve teamed up with Rosie Amber again this year. We’re promoting 30 awesome romance authors in 30 days. Help us out by cross promoting when you can and check out these authors.

Don’t forget to go over to Rosie Amber’s page and check out her page too.

Today my guest author is Dani-Lyn Alexander and I want to thank her for blogging with me today. Here is a little about her and her book Anonymous.

Anonymous Cover Dani-Lyn Alexander

1) What inspired you to write this book? The world of online dating fascinates me. How do you ever know who you’re talking to and if they’re being honest.

2) What’s your favourite part of this book and why? I like the ending best, but I can’t say why without spoiling it. J

3) What is your philosophy on writing and life? My philosophy on writing and life is the same; Go for it. Whatever you want to do, try it. Sometimes you’ll succeed, and sometimes you won’t, but you’ll never know what you could have done if you never try.

4) Name your three favourite books that you’ve written — feel free to list buy links

Aside from Anonymous, my favourites are;

Trust and Betrayal http://www.amazon.com/Trust-Betrayal-Realm-Light-Book-ebook/dp/B009PA8JUE/ref=sr_1_8?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1406853047&sr=1-8

Truth and Deceit http://www.amazon.com/Truth-Deceit-Realm-Light-Book-ebook/dp/B00EPFSMH4/ref=sr_1_7?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1406853047&sr=1-7

And my novella, Ghost http://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Dani-Lyn-Alexander-ebook/dp/B00KFN24WO/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1406853047&sr=1-2

5) What are your goals for this year? I hope to finish book two in my young adult fantasy series. I’d like to begin a contemporary romance I’ve been thinking about, and I would love to write a second book in my cozy mystery series.

6) If you had to give one piece of advice what would it be? Always follow your dreams.

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Blurb:

What happens when an online date is not what it seems?

After Ali’s heart is broken, she decides to try Anonymous, a new dating website where you can retain complete anonymity while you search for your soul mate. When she discovers Joe, she thinks she may have at least found a new friend and decides to put her past behind her and move on.

Several death threats and an attempt on her life force her back into contact with her soon-to-be ex, Mark, who is the lead detective on the case. The tension builds between them while Ali struggles to get over Mark, and Mark races to find the maniac who’s trying to kill her.

When Ali meets up with her online flame, she finds he’s anything but the friend she imagined…

Buy Links:

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/HarperImpulse-Romantic-Suspense-Dani-Lyn-Alexander-ebook/dp/B00IWTKY8E/ref=la_B007RT5RFU_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1396540368&sr=1-7

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/anonymous-dani-lyn-alexander/1119438599?ean=9780007588701

ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-anonymous-1479335-152.html

Bio:

Dani-Lyn Alexander lives on Long Island with her husband, three kids and three dogs. She loves spending time with her family, at the beach, the playground, or just about anywhere. In her spare time, which is rare, she enjoys reading and shopping—especially in book stores. Some of her favorite things include; Bernese Mountain Dogs, musicals, bubble baths and soft blankets. She’s an incurable insomniac and has an addiction to chocolate.

Social Media:

Website:  http://www.danilynalexander.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/danilynalexander

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/DaniLynAlexande

Thanks so much for joining us on this grand adventure we call Romancing September Across the World 2014 Blog Tour.

As always, good writing and May God Bless You…


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Romancing September Across the World – Day 25 Michelle Betham

Welcome to Day 25 of the 2nd Annual Romancing September Across The World Blog Tour. I’ve teamed up with Rosie Amber again this year. We’re promoting 30 awesome romance authors in 30 days. Help us out by cross promoting when you can and check out these authors.

Don’t forget to go over to Rosie Amber’s page and check out her page too.

Today my guest author is Michelle Betham and I want to thank her for blogging with me today. Here is a little about her and her book Striker.

DIGITAL CAMERA Striker Cover

1) What inspired you to write this book?

I’m a huge football/soccer fan, have been since I was young. And I’ve always wanted to write a romance set against the backdrop of professional football. I was also a really big fan of Footballers’ Wives when it was on TV – I loved all that glamorous escapism, but at the same time I knew the life of a professional footballer wasn’t always that glamorous. And that’s what I wanted to portray in this book – that behind closed doors, The Beautiful Game isn’t always that pretty… Oh, and when I was a teenager I really wanted to be a football journalist, but I never had the confidence to pursue that career, so I suppose you could say I’m living that secret dream through Amber Sullivan, the female sports reporter in ‘Striker’!

2) What’s your favourite part of this book and why?

I think I’d have to say the early part of the book, when Amber and Ryan meet for the first time. I really enjoyed writing that scene because, even though it isn’t an easy first encounter, there’s an air of intense sexual chemistry there – they just don’t realise it at the time!

3) What is your philosophy on writing and life?

My philosophy on writing definitely has to be do it because you love it. That’s certainly the reason I write. And my philosophy on life? Enjoy every day as much as you can, and don’t ever take anything for granted.

4) Name your three favourite books that you’ve written — feel free to list buy links 

Ooh, this is a hard one really because I’ve loved writing all of my books, but, I do have favourites…

1 – ‘Unbreakable’ –  A sexy sheriff, a past love, and a whole lot of small town secrets! I adored writing this one! amzn.to/1k3mi0U

2 – ‘See You At The Show’ – The first rock star romance I ever wrote, borne out of my total love of rock music, and rock stars! amzn.to/UF7E3Q

3 – ‘Striker’ –  I loved every minute of writing this book, because it contains characters I have truly fallen in love.  amzn.to/1pfcBOf

5) What are your goals for this year? 

To make the deadline for my next book is my main goal, I think! And to try and put down on paper some of the many ideas I’ve got for a lot more future books so I can start next year with a plan!

6) If you had to give one piece of advice what would it be? 

Well, If I had to give one piece of writing advice it would be don’t write what you think people want to read; find your own voice, and learn to love it.

‘Striker’ book blurb

 It’s time to play dirty…

Amber Sullivan is an ambitious, beautiful and feisty Sports reporter for a local TV news programme. With an ex-professional soccer player for a father, she’s grown up in and around the world of premiership football, and boy does she know better than to get mixed up with the men who play the game. As rich and charming as they are, Amber has a strict no player rule.

One of the biggest names in football, Ryan Fisher is young, hot, and talented. He has it all – looks, fame, money; not to mention women falling at his over-insured feet and a lifestyle he’s in no hurry to give up.

At the centre of a multi-million-pound transfer deal back to his home club, Ryan’s a big scoop for a local sports journalist and Amber can’t afford to miss this career-making opportunity – even if that means having to interview the cocky sports star.

But once the tape starts rolling it’s clear Ryan’s got more than just an exclusive on his mind… and he’s used to getting exactly what he wants.

Delving into the lives of those who live and work within the so-called Beautiful Game, ‘Striker’ is a story of sex, secrets and the true cost of fame.

Footballer’s Wives meets Jackie Collins in this sizzling scorcher of a read!

Social Media links:-

Blog

Facebook Author Page

Twitter @michellebetham


Google+


‘Striker’ – Buy Links
:-

Amazon UK – amzn.to/1ldOSYZ


Amazon.com –
amzn.to/1pfcBOf

Kobo – bit.ly/1mUbXiN

Barnes and Noble – bit.ly/WJs8dU

Google Play – bit.ly/1rX9JVc

Thanks so much for joining us on this grand adventure we call Romancing September Across the World 2014 Blog Tour.

As always, good writing and May God Bless You…


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Stepping out of a hole…

It’s been such a wonderful September with the Romancing September Across the World with my friend across the pond, Rosie Amber. I’ve learned a lot from the different authors. It’s crazy how different all of us are, but in so many ways we’re the same. We all face the same hurdles and somehow we jump them and run toward the next one, but what happens when you jump one hurdle and fall in a hole on the other side?

I just recently released Emma Rose. It was a challenge to me for many reasons. If you’ve never written historically relevant material you might not understand this, but let me enlighten you. I’m constantly reaching for my timeline to keep dates correct and world happenings. You can’t put the cart before the horse so to speak. Well that wasn’t the only challenge with Emma Rose.

Emma Rose presented another problem. When I started out I was headed in a certain direction, but when I got to a crossroads I floundered, in exhaustion I went down the wrong road that took on another persona. I wasn’t happy, but I was too far in to go back, or was I? As I neared the words The End my heart kept telling me it was totally wrong. The story completely lost it’s meaning to me. I had jumped one hurdle and landed in a bottomless pit, falling into writer’s oblivion!

The Saturday before the release date on the upcoming Friday I took a leap that helped me to see the light at the top of that dark hole. I went back to where the story meant something, over thirty word document pages. I highlighted them and saved them in another file and then I did something drastic. I hit delete. As my finger hovered over that ominous black key I struggled with indecision, but finally did it. I deleted 5 whole chapters of a manuscript I’d stayed up late and got up early to finish before the deadline.

I sat for a long while staring at the void in my manuscript I’d just created. I know I saved it but that didn’t lesson my fear. I knew deep down that if I was planning to meet my deadline I had to get scrambling to repair the void. I stepped back, worked on something else that was going along pretty well.

When I came back two hours later it was clear. With determination and some fear I started that section over. The words flowed freely from me as they didn’t when I’d first worked on this section. The story became clear. No longer was it unfocused and dull, it was crisp and clear with a purpose that blowed me away. I knew where it had to go and when I did eventually type The End I was satisfied and teary eyed.

I’d jump a authors worst hurdle, fell in the dark hole and made my way out with exhuberance. It left me totally at peace with the decision and now I know that when it happens again, it’s for the best and just do it.

As always, good writing and May God Bless You…