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Romancing September Across The World – Day 5 Carmen Stefanescu

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Welcome to Day 5 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 Carmen Stefanescu and I want to thank her for blogging with me today. Here is a little about her and her book Shadows of the Past.

Carmen Stefanescu                                                     shadowsofthepastbk

1) What inspired you to write this book?

 I accidentally read a small article in a Romanian newspaper about a haunted mountain in England. The souls of two sinners, a nun and a priest who break their vows and elope, can’t find their rest. The tourists visiting that area sometimes hear agonizing moans during the night. That was all. The moment I put down the newspaper I felt that I had to write about them. This is how The Ballad of the Priest and the Nun came to life, first. Later, I felt it was not enough. I felt Genevieve’s story must be presented in detail. And thus I wrote this novel.

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

 Genevieve’s. I have an attraction for sad characters.

3) What is your philosophy on writing and life? 

 Never give up!  Find  a way to make your dreams happen.

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

 Shadows of the Past, released in December 2012 by Wild Child Publishing, Dracula’s Mistress in the edits stage and Till Life Do Us Part, waiting approval from the publisher.

Buy Link: Wild Child Publishing

http://www.wildchildpublishing.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=84&products_id=410

Buy Link: Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Shadows-of-the-Past-ebook/dp/B00AK2D9I8/ref=sr_1_15?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1354874514&sr=1-15&keywords=shadows+of+the+past

Buy Link: Barnes & Noble

 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shadows-of-the-past-carmen-stefanescu/1113910162?ean=2940015715026

https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-shadowsofthepast-1013184-140.html

  5) What are your goals for this year? 

 To see Dracula’s Mistress released, work the edits on the paranormal mystery and work on the next paranormal romance

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

Roll with the punch of rejections and stood up and try again. Read! Write! Read and write!

          

 Shadows of the Past

                       Blurb

 Anne’s relationship with her boyfriend Neil has disintegrated. After a two-year separation, they pack for a week vacation in hopes of reconciling. But fate has other plans for them.

The discovery of a bejeweled cross and ancient human bones opens a door to a new and frightening world–one where the ghost of a medieval nun named Genevieve will not let Anne rest. This new world threatens not only to ruin Anne and Neil’s vacation but to end all hopes of reconciliation as Anne feels compelled to help free Genevieve’s soul from its torment.

Can Anne save her relationship and help Genevieve find her eternal rest?

A touching, compelling story of tragedy, loss and the power of endless love and good magic.

The twists and turns in this paranormal tale keep the reader guessing up to the end and weave themselves together into a quest to rekindle love.

 

Author bio:

                Carmen Stefanescu was born in Romania, the native country of the infamous vampire Count Dracula, but where, for about 50 years of communist dictatorship, just speaking about God, faith, reincarnation or paranormal phenomena could have led someone to great trouble – the psychiatric hospital if not to prison.
                Teacher of English and German in her native country and mother of two daughters, Carmen Stefanescu survived the grim years of oppression, by escaping in a parallel world, that of the books. 

                She has dreamed all her life to become a writer, but many of the things she wrote during those years remained just drawer projects. The fall of the Ceausescu’s regime in 1989 and the opening of the country to the world meant a new beginning for her. She started publishing. Poems first, and then prose. Both in English.

Author Links

 Carmen Stefanescu’s Site:

 http://shadowspastmystery.blogspot.ro/

https://twitter.com/Carmen_Books

 http://www.pinterest.com/carmens007/

 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carmen-Stefanescu-Books/499245716760283

 http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6624397.Carmen_Stefanescu

http://www.amazon.com/Carmen-Stefanescu/e/B00APVDGAA/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Buy Link: Wild Child Publishing

Buy Link: Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Shadows-of-the-Past-ebook/dp/B00AK2D9I8/ref=sr_1_15?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1354874514&sr=1-15&keywords=shadows+of+the+past

Buy Link: Barnes & Noble

  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shadows-of-the-past-carmen-stefanescu/1113910162?ean=2940015715026

 https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-shadowsofthepast-1013184-140.html

 Trailer: Shadows of the Past

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LmY-9yDl5s

 

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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Author: stephaniehurt

Stephanie Payne Hurt has been writing stories since she was a teenager, but only started publishing her work in 2012, 30 years later. The romance genre drew her in at an early age. Since 2012 she's published over 15 Romance novels/novellas. Stephanie is a busy lady. She's a Children's Minister, Accountant, wife and mother along with a blogger and writer, along with starting a publishing service called Horseshoe Publishing alongside her publisher. It's been an exciting ride and she looks forward to what the future holds for her writing. Currently she writes romance ranging from Christian, Contemporary, Suspense and Cowboy. Her work is available at many online retailers, on her website and in a bookstore in Zebulon, Georgia near her home. Come by and visit her at http://www.stephaniehurtauthor.com/ and subscribe to get updates and release dates, also her monthly newsletter! Don't forget to join her Street Team for all the new updates and to get free chapters of upcoming books and lots of other prizes.

8 thoughts on “Romancing September Across The World – Day 5 Carmen Stefanescu

  1. Thank you, Stephanie, for your kindness to host me today!

    • I’m glad to do it. Rosie and I have enjoyed doing this tour for our fellow authors. I hope it brings a lot of views your way. Thanks for being a part of this grand adventure. Have a wonderful day and keep up the writing 🙂

    • Hi, dear Carmen! So glad to see you featured here. I did the Romancing September with Stephanie and Rosie last year, a great experience I thank them for once again.
      Teacher of English and German, born in Romania, ha? Well, what do you know, so am am I :)))) Wonderful article! I’ve just started on Shadows of the Past from Amazon. I hope we keep in touch!

  2. Thank you, Ana!
    What a great pleasant surprise!
    Not only that I am born, but still live in Romania. Please, when you finish reading Shadows of the Past I would appreciate a small review on Amazon, if possible. Let’s keep in touch. And if you need a promo for a book let me know. I can help you.
    carmens007atyahoodotcom

  3. Reblogged this on Realm of Romantic Mystical Manuscripts and commented:
    Romancing September Across The World – Day 5 Carmen Stefanescu with Stephanie Hurt…

  4. I like hearing accounts of hauntings throughout the world. I never experienced one myself, so it is a bit of a fascination to me when I do hear one. I like how you used it as the inspiration of your book, and look forward to reading it when the opportunity strikes.

    • I am also attracted to all paranormal I believe in reincarnation, past life regression and so on. I’m sure you’d enjoy my story. It’s in your line of interest. Thank you for reblogging!

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