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Alma has been through a lot in her life but she knows it is coming to an end. Her only worry is for her great granddaughter, Carrie, whom she raised. She wants Carrie to know happiness and love even if it means taking a risk.
Alma instructs Carrie to read her diary. Carrie starts to understand things about this incredible woman that made her the strong person she is today. In the diary, Carrie is surprised to find that her great grandmother was sold to a brothel and worked as a prostitute during the Great Depression. It is a story of sex, love, heartbreak, and loss. It is a story that will help Carrie deal with the most terrible blow of all, losing her great grandmother.
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Interview with Lord Billy Freda!
1) Women have an idea of what the perfect romance model looks like, besides yourself, what actor do you think would fit that roll?
I think a scruffy, long haired Rob Lowe
2) What is your favorite position to pose for on a romance cover & why?
Underneath the female model in a bedroom scene! 😉 Why? Self explanatory!! LOL
3) What do you think women really don’t get about men?
We are really bad at reading b/w the lines. Just tell us what you want/think!!
4) What is your newest project your working on?
A comedic TV Pilot that is currently being shopped in LA 🙂
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1. What does your writing process look like?
UGH, I don’t have a process! LOL! At least not one that is remotely organized or makes sense. My characters have to talk to me first before I can start to write them…AND the first scene has to come to me. I know how it starts, I know that big issue in the middle and I have the ending sorted. I then write scenes and quilt them together to form the whole. 🙂
2. Do you have any strange writing habits (like standing on your head or writing in the shower)?
Yes, but not like that! LOL. I have to have either Supernatural, or Bones playing in the background and I have to have bubblegum on hand for chewing. Keeps me busy and focused. And I write like a crazy person normally able to produce 5k a day at least.
3. What book do you wish you could have written?
Oh, good question! I wish I could be super creative and twisty to write like the writers on Criminal Minds. As for authors, I envy Kresely Cole and Sherrilyn Kenyon…both super creative ladies with an amazing world to play and create in!
4. Just as your books inspire authors, what authors have inspired you to write?
Hands down, Heather Graham! She was the first historic romance author I read and she amazed me. She was really the one author that made me think I wanted to do this.
5. If you could cast your characters in the Hollywood adaptation of your book, who would play your characters?
Hmmm, well for my book Gabrielle, I’d love Colin Farrell as Devlin and Keira Knightly to play the role of Gabrielle.
6. How important are names to you in your books? Do you choose the names based on liking the way it sounds or the meaning? Do you have any name choosing resources you recommend?
Names are very important to me. I try to pick the name based on the time period (I write multi-genre/era books) and location. So if I set a book in Scotland, I try to pull good Scottish names.
7. What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?
Aside from the writing which is always a huge accomplishment. I’d have to say my best accomplishment was raising two very amazing little boys to equally amazing young men who are serving in the in the military. One in the Marines, one in the Navy. Couldn’t be prouder…
1. If you could work with any author who would it be?
Probably Diana Gabaldon. I would love to know her research techniques and also where she learned the Gaelic in her books
2. Who is your favourite author and is you writing style similar to theirs?
Fantasy author T.H. White was always my favorite, but I don’t think my style is similar to his. I hear the voices of poets I have loved in my work. W. B. Yeats and Edna St. Vincent Millay were always my favorites.
3. What’s your favorite part of a book?
Oh, the beginning. It’s like opening a box of chocolates.
4. When naming your characters, do you give any thought to the actual meaning?
Actually, I do. I created a language for my fantasy novel The King’s Daughter and the name of the female protagonist, Tarabenthia, meant “Heart of the Earth.” In my fantasy historical Spirit Awakened, the heroine had forgotten her name and the man she eventually came to love named her Delfi, which was “yellow flower,” for her blonde hair. Names are very important.
5) Where can readers best contact you?
At my Facebook page, MiriamNewmanAuthor, or the contact page at my web site www.miriamnewman.com.
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Glenda is resigned to never seeing her lover, Alexandros, again–until he knocks at her door, pleading for another chance.
Title: Love Match
Author: Kate Hofman
Publisher: DCL Publications, LLC
Publication date: April 18, 2012
Kate Hofman recieves a great review from Two Lips Reviews for her story, Love Match! To read the review, check it out here!