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.
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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‘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…
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?
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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…
9 thoughts on “Romancing September Across the World – Day 27 Romy Sommer”
Interesting name you write under for the historical books. My middle name is Rae and it’s not often that I see it. We’re glad to have you join us for this tour today. Enjoy your day.
I love that films have inspired your books.
Great story line and cover!
Even Shakespeare was a borrower of subjects so I think it is OK if you take inspiration from a scene in a movie. Yes, classic movies are good romances. Best of luck with your writing!
Thanks for stopping by Rosie, June and Carmen.
Stephanie – Rachel is a family name that’s been passed down mother to daughter in my family over many, many generations. It skipped me, but by using my grandmother’s nickname of Rae I feel connected to all those Rachels I’m descended from.
That’s neat. It’s nice how we can use ancestry names in our writing. Enjoy your evening and writing…
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The more I read your book the more I think I will enjoy it immensely and I am looking forward to when i get to it on my TBR List. And I think they cover is adorable. The advice and your philosophy in life were inspiring, and wonderful ideals to adhere to.
Thanks, Mystical. Harper Impulse are great at creating covers. I love how every one they’ve done captures the feel of the book.