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Romancing September Across the World – Day 3 – Terry Tyler


Welcome to Day 3 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 Terry Tyler and I want to thank her for blogging with me today. Here is a little about her and her book Round and Round.


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  • What inspired you to write this book?

A little bit of life saving luck.  Shall I tell you about it?  In early 2001, my then-husband’s father died.  A couple of months later Alan suddenly said, out of the blue, ‘get some batteries for the smoke alarm’.  We’d been in our new house about nine months; neither of us had ever looked at the smoke alarm. I don’t think I even knew where it was!  I got some batteries, anyway. That night we went out, and had too much to drink. When we got home I put something under the grill, forgot about it, and went to bed.  I was woken up by the smoke alarm a while later. As it was, we had to get a new cooker and have the kitchen redecorated.  I dread to think what would have happened if I hadn’t heard that alarm (though I did have a houseful of firemen at five in the morning, ladies, so it wasn’t all bad!).  Alan always thought it was his father who put the smoke alarm batteries idea into his head ~ a guardian angel?


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

I love the bits where Sophie finds out how her life would have turned out if she’d chosen one of the other three men, back in 1998.  I love that sort of thing, because I would so love to look back and find out about my own possible parllel lives.   Fascinating, but frightening, too, because you might have missed out on something wonderful – as Sophie finds out.


  • What is your philosophy on writing and life? 

People sometime ask me how I find the time to write as many books as I do, but I don’t ‘find the time to write’ – writing is what I do; it’s all the other stuff I have to find time for.


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

I’ll give the US links as it’s a US blog, Stephanie!

Round and Round – it’s such a neat little story!


Kings and Queens – it’s the book I’m most proud of, by far, and a slightly new direction for me; it’s a modern take on the story of Henry VIII and his six wives.


Full Circle – I hope I succeeded in writing a stand alone sequel that’s better than the first book.  It’s a rock romance with plenty going on, and it’s quite funny, too!


  • What are your goals for this year?

To make ‘Last Child’ even more enjoyable for my readers than its prequel.  A tall order, because I’ve had amazing reviews for Kings and Queens, for which I am eternally grateful.  Every day I think, oh no, what if people don’t like it???!


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

Do you mean to new writers?  It would be to understand from the outset that there is so much more to writing good novels and gaining a readership than just thinking of a good story! 

Here’s the book description:

Four Valentine cards – from four different men!

Sophie Heron’s fortieth birthday is looming, and she is fed up with her job, her relationship, her whole life – not to mention her boyfriend’s new ‘hobby’, in which she definitely doesn’t want to get involved…

Back in 1998 she had the choice of four men, and now she can’t help wondering how her life might have turned out if she’d chosen differently.

The person to whom Sophie had always been closest was her beloved Auntie Flick, her second mother, friend and advisor. Before her death in 2001, Flick said, “when I’m up there having a cuppa with St Peter, I’ll have a word with him about making me your guardian angel, shall I?”

As Sophie’s fortieth birthday draws near, she visits her aunt’s special place: a tree by a river, hidden from the world. Here she calls on Auntie Flick to show her the way forward – and help her look back into the past so she can see what might have been…


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…

Author: stephaniehurt

Stephanie Hurt lives in Georgia with her husband Tommy and their son Hunter, along with two dogs, Daisy and Jake. When Stephanie is not lost in one of the worlds that she creates, she's an accountant and children's minister. She has been writing the stories that fill her mind since she was a teenager. The moment a story comes into her mind, she's mesmerized and soon she's diving into the story with a cup of hot green tea and a notebook. Before long, the story has bones and is ready for the laptop. She happily types away in the early morning and at night. You can always find her with a notebook full of stories that have yet to come to life. Follow her journey in each of her over 40 published works! Stephanie Payne Hurt loves to hear from fans and hopes that she's helped them go to another world for at least a while! Connect with Author: Twitter: Email: Website: Facebook: Sign up for my newsletter at to keep up with upcoming events and new releases.

7 thoughts on “Romancing September Across the World – Day 3 – Terry Tyler

  1. Thanks so much, Stephanie! Delighted to be a part of this excellent project xx

  2. Interesting interview. Thanks for sharing with us! I think we are all in need of an Aunt Flick, aren’t we? Anyway your novel goes direct to the TBR pile!

  3. Loved reading Kings and Queens, can’t wait for Last Child to come out.

  4. Reblogged this on Realm of Romantic Mystical Manuscripts and commented:
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  5. What an experience you had in 2001, a houseful of firemen… I am glad that nobody was hurt and would definitely say that you had angels watching over you. The synopsis to your book sounds intriguing, after all how many times do we question ourselves if we made the right decision in the past in regards to this and that…

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