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An author with The Wild Rose Press, I strive to bring authors and readers together with a touch of Heart, Soul, and Happily Ever After. You can connect with me at www.facebook.com/imahayes , https://twitter.com/imahayes, and we can get pin happy at www.pinterest.com/imahayes.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Author Interview- Darlene Fredette

Wahoooo it's Friday. 
And to celebrate I've got new author Darlene Fredette on the blog today.
 Read on as we talk ultimate goals, and her new book, Twist of Faith.


Welcome Darlene, tell me three words that describe yourself starting with A, B, and C.
 Accomplished, Bright, Cuddly (all three descriptions as per my daughter).

What are your three favorite things?
My family, my home, and my truck.

Are you self- published or with a publishing company (if so, which one?)?
Published with Escape Publishing and The Wild Rose Press

 What is the ultimate goal you have for your career?
To get all the stories in my head into print.

 Will there be more books in your series, or can you tell us about any previous books?
My books, One Sweet Christmas, Law of Attraction, and Twist of Faith are single titles. My next book, Hershey’s Choice, was to be a single title as well, but as I was writing the end, two characters screamed for their own stories. A series is now in the works.

 When not writing, what can you be found doing?
Housework, walking the dog, hanging out with my family, lounging in the yard, reading, watching our favorite television shows...and the list continues.

Favorite item of clothing in your closet?
My black fluffy sweater, which I wear almost every day. AND the blue rubber boots my daughter and husband bought me for Christmas

 If you could spend the day with any celebrity, who would it be?
Carol Burnett. She a great comedic actress and an inspiring woman.




Sweet Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 18, 2015
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Sweetheart Rose Line


Tagline:

One twist of Faith can change everything.

Blurb:

Katrina has one goal—follow through on her late-grandmother’s last request, to oversee the renovation of Katrina’s childhood home. The handsome contractor is distracting, but she refuses to be swayed by his deep brown eyes and broad shoulders. A summer romance is not part of the plan. When the truth is discovered about her family’s past, Katrina fears her own future is in jeopardy. She doesn’t have faith, but the twists that lie ahead may just change her mind.

Nick refuses to accept help from anyone, until Katrina gives him an ultimatum—one he can’t refuse. Her renovation project will save his business, but puts his heart on the line. Can he convince Katrina to stay or will a promise to her late-grandmother pull her away? With a little twist of Faith, the odds may be in his favor.

Excerpt:

    The man shifted his weight.
    Suddenly, the air cooled around her. For the first time since she spied him in her home, Katrina stared face-to-face at her intruder. Past the pain, she saw a strong jaw line and a chin framed by the shadow of a goatee, or as they say in Paris, a French beard. A perfect set of lips held a thin moustache and his brown layered hair fell just above his chin. Dark brown eyes kept her gaze captivated. Johnny Depp has broken into my house.
    His face didn’t belong to someone who made a living from breaking-and-entering. This face belonged to a refined and hard-working man. She could tell there was more to the story behind those eyes, but the instant she stared at his lips, her thoughts turned to mush.
    He stumbled to stand, leaning on the wall for support. Johnny Depp kicked the wood, sending it rolling to the other side of the room.
    Katrina, now believing he meant no harm, accepted the hand he offered to help her from the floor. She ignored the tingling sensation running up her arm, knowing the fuss couldn’t be from the strong hand holding hers.
    He inhaled a deep breath and opened his mouth to speak, but shook his head instead. Frowning, he pointed a finger toward the card on the floor and limped to the exit, slamming the door behind him.
    She bent to pick up the card, which read, Donaldson and Porter, Architecture and Contracting, Nick Porter. Her shoulders dropped. “Damn!”
    Katrina now had less than twenty-four hours to master the art of groveling.

Bio:

An avid reader since childhood, Darlene loved to put a pencil to paper and plot out stories of her own. She writes heartwarming contemporary romances with a focus on plot-driven page-turners. When Darlene isn’t writing, editing, or reading, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and Yellow Lab.

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2 comments:

  1. Thank you, Angela for the great spotlight!

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  2. Hi Darlene, thank you for being with us. Twist of Faith looks like a great story.

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