Happy Wednesday Readers, it's Humpday!!!!
Please join with me in welcoming back author Marlow Kelly as she shares her new book,
A Woman of Love, with us and answers a few questions.
Be sure to read all the way through as Marlow is offering a Rafflecopter Giveaway!!!
Tell me three words that describe yourself starting with A, B, and C.
Atypical – I suppose this word applies to everyone. We are all unique, unusual and peculiar in our own way. (Some of us are more peculiar than others.)
Babbler - I hate that I do this, but I can’t seem to help it. I babble when I’m nervous.
Curvy – This has always applied to me, even when I was young and thin. Of course I didn’t appreciate my curves back then, but now I can tell my daughters that women are supposed to have curves, enjoy them.
What are your three favorite things?
Are you self- published or with a publishing company (if so, which one?)?
I’m fortunate enough to be published through the Wild Rose Press. To be honest when I wrote my three novellas I thought I would have to self-publish them. I didn’t know of any publishers who released shorter works, but then a friend told me to submit my work to The Wild Rose Press and they accepted. (Even though it was over a year ago I’m still doing the happy dance over that one.)
Is there a process you stick to, or do you just write as it hits you?
As an author I’m a work in progress. I wrote the novellas to learn how to rewrite and edit my work. Now I’m learning how to plot. The main characters come to me fully formed with names and everything. They are who they are, but what they are doing, why they are doing it, and where they are going is often a mystery.
I’m developing a plotting process that works for me. I know certain plot points have to hit at certain parts of the story to make it effective, but getting it all sorted out and organized is a challenge.
Music is a big influence on my writing. I have certain songs that inspire each chapter, or the whole book. What helps to inspire you?
Music, walking, and research. If I need to develop action scenes then I listen to Epic Score while I walk. For those of you who have never heard of Epic Score. They write action score music for movies. You can listen to a sample on their website.
When I need to picture an emotional scene or a love scene I go with Enya.
Research helps develop all the ideas and images I get when walking and listening to music. Research can spark the idea or fan the flame.
Describe your perfect day?
5:30am Uninterrupted writing time - at least three hours
8:30am Breakfast with my kids
9:30am More coffee with friends, oh and maybe something sweet to go with it.
11:00am Massage for at least an hour, maybe longer.
A nice lunch with hubby followed by coffee and more sweet treats. (I only get cakes and cookies on a Saturday, every other day they’re a no – no.)
More writing in the afternoon
Dinner in a nice restaurant with my family.
A Family movie night
Reading time with a glass of wine.
When writing, which do you prefer to write with, computer or paper and pen?
I used to write with pen and paper and then type it all up on the computer, but these days I just use my laptop. Although, there are times when I’m stuck, I pick up a pen and paper and just write whatever comes into my head without censoring it. It can be a great way to unblock the mind.
Series Name: Honour, Love, and Courage Series
Theme(s): Scarred Hero/Heroine
Imprint: Tea Length: Rosette
Rating: Spicy (PG13)
Can Annabel escape a man who has the ability to control her with a gentle kiss?
When her dissolute husband insists that Lady Annabel Peters bed one of his villainous cohorts to repay a gambling debt, she is scandalized. But she is forced to agree because he controls every aspect of her life.
A physically and emotionally crippled war hero, James Drake has retreated from society. At the request of his brother, he manipulates events so he can interrogate Annabel, a woman he thinks may be part of a ring of thieves.
Neither of them count on an instant and overwhelming attraction. James may now believe Annabel but she suspects her husband plans to kill her. As one of her husband’s friends, James is not to be trusted.
Yet how can she escape a man who has the ability to control her with a gentle kiss?
Lady Annabel Peters sat in the open-top carriage and realized she had left it too late. She should have escaped yesterday.
“Really, Annabel, I don’t want you to give your left eye. All I’m asking is that you go in there and do what comes naturally.” Lord Elliott Peters, her husband of two months, sat opposite her, smoothing his waistcoat against his flat, toned abdomen. A lock of blond hair fell across his brow, accentuating his startling blue eyes. He claimed all he had to do was crook his finger, and besotted society women swooned, but she couldn’t imagine it. His grotesque personality obliterated any physical beauty he possessed.
The warm summer breeze touched her face. She inhaled the scent of grass and honeysuckle. Frogs sang somewhere in the distance, and crickets chirped, a sure sign it was going to be a warm night. She looked out at the passing Berkshire countryside, and wondered how anything this ugly could happen on such a perfect summer evening.
“It is not natural for a married woman to bed a man who is not her husband.” She struggled to breathe; a vise tightened around her chest.
“You must be joking. Women do it all the time. That’s how they entertain themselves. You didn’t believe we would be faithful to each other for the rest of our lives, did you? What a ridiculous notion.”
The thought of copulating with Elliott was horrific enough. Now he wanted her to sleep with his friends, too. Bile rose in her throat at the idea of having to endure another man like her husband. He was totally amoral, and thought nothing of sleeping with a friend’s wife. He undoubtedly took pleasure in it. He never controlled his lust. If he saw a woman he wanted, he took her by any means possible.
After being thrown out of England for refusing to drink tea, Marlow Kelly made her way to Canada where she found love, a home and a pug named Max. She also discovered her love of storytelling. Encouraged by her husband, children and let’s not forget Max, she started putting her ideas to paper. Her need to write about strong women in crisis drives her stories and her curiosity regarding the lives and loves of historical figures are the inspiration for her characters. You can visit Marlow at www.marlowkelly.com.
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