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Romancing September Across the World – Day 25 Michelle Betham

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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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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.

7 thoughts on “Romancing September Across the World – Day 25 Michelle Betham

  1. Yes, I agree with that: Don’t take anything for granted! May you accomplish all your goals!

  2. I’m the only one in my house who doesn’t take football seriously, if I try to join in the football conversation, they ask me if I have a book I should be getting on with reading instead!

  3. Thank you so much for this, Stephanie! 🙂 Really appreciate all the hard work you and Rosie are putting in to make Romancing September such a success. Been a pleasure to be a part of it all. 🙂

  4. I love your advice too, Michelle – find your own voice and learn to love and trust it!

  5. Reblogged this on Realm of Romantic Mystical Manuscripts and commented:
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  6. This was a fun interview to read. I especially liked your philosophy on life, “Enjoy every day as much as you can, and don’t ever take anything for granted”. That is a good suggestion to think about as you go through each day. And the more I discover about your book, the more I am intrigued.
    I wish you the best of luck on making your deadline!!

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