Good morning everyone! I want to welcome you to the 2nd part of Day 4 of the 3rd Annual Romancing September Across the World Blog Tour. If you haven’t checked out Rosie’s post from earlier, then go by https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/ and get caught up.
Now on to today’s featured author, Michelle Betham.
Here’s the question I asked:
What has been the biggest inspiration for your writing?
As far as auhtors are concerned, it’s definitely got to be the likes of Jilly Cooper and Jackie Collins – both queens of escapism in my eyes. Reading their books inspired me to create my own brand of escapism, something that, hopefully, can transport the reader to a whole other world. That’s all I ever wanted to do with my writing – give people the chance to escape for a little while. And if I’ve managed that with even just a handful of people, then I’ll be more than happy.
But inspiration comes in all forms, and for me, music is and always has been a huge inspiration for me. I can hear a song, listen to a lyric, and all of a sudden a story will start to form. Music has helped me through many instances of writer’s block, it’s even helped inspire entire books I’ve written. I’m one of those authors who makes playlists for their books, and I have to have music on in the background when I write. I can’t write in silence. So, for me, music is extremely important. It’s definitely a HUGE inspiration for me.
Here’s a little bit about today’s author:
Michelle Betham is an ex-media technician turned author of hot, edgy, gritty romance, usually involving rock stars, sports stars, and bikers. But not usually all in the same book. Yet. She is both self-published and published through HarperImpulse, a division of HarperCollins Publishers.
Addicted to binge-watching TV dramas she struggles to think of a life before Netflix, loves rock music, tattoos, spicy food, and Keanu Reeves – a crush that’s lasted over twenty years, and one she blames entirely on ‘Point Break’…
Her dream is to ride a Harley. And visit Las Vegas… And be able to eat any amount of chocolate without putting on weight…
She lives in County Durham, north-east England, with her husband and West Highland Terrier, where she can be found most days drinking tea and making up stories.
I’ve recently set up a website, and that can be found at www.michellebetham.co.uk
There’s my blog – http://michellebethamwriter.blogspot.co.uk/
And I can also be found on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMichelleBetham
Twitter – @michellebetham
Pinterest – https://uk.pinterest.com/writerchelle/
Todays featured book is “Shirley Valentine Goes to Vegas”. If you haven’t checked out the her book, then here’s a little about it and where to find it.
Shirley Valentine meets Sons of Anarchy in this raunchy, red-hot read! Lana Saunders is on a mission find the ‘new Lana’, the real Lana. After twenty years spent as a prim and proper businessman’s wife, she’s finally swapped beige cotton for black leather, and cardigans for tattoo sleeves! With the ink only just dry on her divorce papers, she’s ready to live it up in Vegas. What she doesn’t expect is to meet wickedly sexy biker, Eddie and is shocked when he asks her out. Not only does he send her sex-starved libido into overdrive, but the connection between them is unlike anything she’s ever experienced. So when Eddies asks her to stay with him in Vegas, the desire to fall into this gorgeous man’s bed and stay there forever is too tempting to ignore! Living with Eddie in Las Vegas is the most fun Lana’s had in years-especially when he shows her that there’s more than one way to ride on a Harley!-but soon she realises she can’t ignore her old life forever, particularly when her ex, Adam shows up determined to win her back! Author Michelle Betham gives Jackie Collins a run for her money in SHIRLEY VALENTINE GOES TO VEGAS, a story about what happens when you realise that life isn’t what you thought it would be…
I hope you enjoyed it! Keep watching for more great authors all month and don’t forget to go by Rosie’s post at https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/… Let’s make it another