Welcome to Day 1 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. I’ll put the link at the bottom of this post.
Today my guest author is Caroline Stoner and I want to thank her for blogging with me today. Here is a little about her and her book The Roman.
1) What inspired you to write this book?
I’ve been a voracious reader all my life. I also have an overactive imagination. For years I’ve been making up stories in my head and jotting ideas for book plots down on scraps of paper muttering things like “One day I’ll…” In 2007 my husband went out one afternoon and bought me a laptop. He gave it to me and said “Now you’ve no excuse. Write that book.” It’s taken a lot of hard work to finally get published in 2014, but all the rejections shouldn’t be seen as negatives in my opinion, but stepping stones to your final goal of being published. But I digress, – this book was inspired by Russell Crowe in “The Gladiator” – ‘nuff said!
2) What’s your favourite part of this book and why?
I love the opening chapter. It’s full of angst and tension as this is when the hero and heroine meet for the first time after six years of bitterness and anger has festered between them.
3) What is your philosophy on writing and life?
Just do what feels right. I’m going to admit to being an author who writes when I feel like it. I have days when the words don’t flow, and on those days I don’t lose any sleep over the fact that I haven’t written anything. I tend to find that I’m more creative late in the evenings and at weekends, so I fit my writing around those times. One thing is for sure, all writers are different, and if I compared myself to some of the more prolific authors (Nora Roberts for example) I would freak out. So I go with the philosophy of “what works for me, works for me!”
4) Name your three favourite books that you’ve written — feel free to list buy links
“The Roman” is my first book. But I have written another “Roman” and that’s currently with my editor at the moment. I’m also finishing off a “Viking” romance and I’m thinking of writing a “Regency” romance soon.
5) What are your goals for this year?
I need to edit and “layer in” some emotion into my “Viking” book before it’s ready to be sent out. I’m also researching everything to do with the Regency period. My idea of “research” tends to be reading as much of the genre that I can fit onto my Kindle!
6) If you had to give one piece of advice what would it be?
Keep going. Ignore the rejections. Ignore the “crows of doubt”. One day you will be published.
ROME AD 79 – The one woman he ever loved was the one woman who betrayed him. And now, the Roman will have his revenge… Marsallas and Justina were young, beautiful and desperately in love once, until a tragic betrayal tore them apart. Six years have passed since that day and Marsallas has since thrown himself into the deadly world of chariot racing, gaining fortune, fame, and a salacious reputation throughout Rome. His bed could be kept warm by a different woman each night if he chooses, but his heart remains iced over as the memory of Justina’s betrayal continues to haunts him. The last thing he expects is to see her again, but when she steps back into his life he sees a chance to avenge his broken heart. But beneath the hurt, an attraction so intense still burns between the two, and as their fates begin to intertwine once more, their determination to resist one another starts to falter…
On Amazon.com – http://ow.ly/tPGTX
On Amazon.co.uk – http://ow.ly/tPHfJ
On Barnes and Noble – http://ow.ly/tPHvY
On Kobo – http://ow.ly/tPI1N
You can also find me on my blog at – http://carolinestorer.blogspot.co.uk/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/CarolineStorer6
Thanks so much for joining us on this grand adventure we call Romancing September Across the World 2014 Blog Tour.
Now go over to Rosie’s page if you haven’t already – http://rosieamber.wordpress.com/
As always, good writing and May God Bless You…