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What inspires your writing by Beverly Adam (historical romance author – Regency romance)

Lady and the Captain 200x300Our guest blogger today is Beverly Adam. Beverly writes Regency historical romances for Lachesis Publishing. And her books always have a good dose of humour. Her Gentlemen of Honor series follows three wonderful heroes and heroines in Ireland. Book 1 is The Spinster and The Earl, Book 2 (newly released) is The Lady and The Captain. Book 3 The Widow and The Rogue will be out soon.

Here’s Beverly . . .

When I was a little girl I used to go up into my grandmother’s attic and look at old dress patterns, picturing the fabric and embellishments used to make the garments as if they were already sewn, imagining the tea gown with the handkerchief hemline being worn with a wide brimmed hat. The lady, wearing the peach colored tea gown, for that’s what I’ve decided the color of the fabric of the gown should be, is greeted by friends when stepping down from the wide porch of a clapboard New England house. A garden party is taking place on the lawn below and guests are drinking homemade lemonade and playing croquet. A young man with slicked back hair, wearing a Gatsby type linen suit with a straw bowler sees her for the first time from his canary yellow roadster.  He exits the car with a slight limp, an old injury causing him to grimace in pain from the first World War, and greets her, dialogue ensues, facial gestures and intonation are added and an intimate joke shared.

Not much has changed since my early childhood adventures up in grandma’s attic. I am still inspired by objects, pictures, and events of the past. When I set my imagination into motion I fill in what I think my five senses would see and feel when writing.  Upon looking at a picture of a Regency wedding gown online I imagine the soft silk and lace of the garment, feel the ribbons running smoothly through my fingers, the threads used to stitch it together, the chatter of the women finishing the gown, everything becomes a tactile moment, inspiring me. The body may be tightened by laces in the back, the inset stays digging into the flesh, remembering similar moments in my own life when my body was constrained or released.

My imagination is stirred by remembered emotions. It doesn’t take a lot of thinking for me to include the movements of the body as the wearer of the garment feels a stitch in her side from too much dancing, I had done that myself, or imagine the conversations taking place as someone deeply murmurs, “You look more beautiful than I could have possibly imagined . . . ” as the heroine takes off the delicate fabric, which tears a little later when the hero eagerly tries to undress her.  The story unfolds into a love scene where feeling and emotions take over, a romantic moment is played out onboard a ship deck, the ballroom or bedroom, written out as if I, the writer, were watching a movie in my mind, except more intimately, as if I were living the emotions myself, and putting it into the story to share with the reader.  Yes, inspiration for my writing comes from all types of experiences, some lived and some daydreamed, into a tale I play out in my thoughts and share with my readers, which I hope they will enjoy.

Connect with Beverly Adam online on her blog and on facebook and on goodreads.

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ALL SUMMER LONG by SUSAN MALLERY (contemporary romance)

Tuesday’s Revolving Book is the contemporary romance ALL SUMMER LONG by New York Times best selling author SUSAN MALLERY.

TITLE – All Summer Long, Fool’s Gold book 9

RELEASE DATE – NEW RELEASE

PUBLISHER – HQN Books http://tinyurl.com/7b8tqrz

BUY IT ONLINE:

Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/cwuynlq
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SYNOPSIS:

Can a summer fling turn into love that lasts a lifetime?

Former underwear model turned entrepreneur Clay Stryker has loved, tragically lost and vowed that he’ll never risk his heart again. After making his fortune, the youngest of the rugged Stryker brothers returns to Fool’s Gold, California, to put down roots on a ranch of his own. But he’s frustrated to discover that even in his hometown, people see him only for his world-famous.assets.

Firefighter Chantal (Charlie) Dixon grew up an ugly duckling beside her delicately beautiful mother, a feeling reinforced long ago by a man who left soul-deep scars. Now she has good friends, a solid job and the itch to start a family-yet she can’t move toward the future while she’s haunted by painful memories.

Clay finds an unexpected ally, and unexpected temptation, in tomboyish Charlie, the only person who sees beyond his dazzling good looks to the real man beneath. But when Charlie comes to him with an indecent proposal, will
they be able to overcome their pasts and find a love that lasts beyond one incredible summer?

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER:
http://tinyurl.com/73xrabs

AUTHOR BIO:
New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery has entertained millions of readers with her witty and emotional stories about women and the relationships that move them. Publisher’s Weekly calls Susan’s prose “luscious and provocative,” and Booklist says, “Novels don’t get much better than Mallery’s expert blend of emotional nuance, humor and superb storytelling.” While Susan appreciates the critical praise, she is most honored by the enthusiastic readers who write to tell her that her books made them laugh, made them cry, and made the world a happier place to live. Susan lives in Seattle with her husband and her tiny but intrepid toy poodle. She’s there for the coffee, not the weather.

CONNECT WITH SUSAN ONLINE:
http://www.susanmallery.com/
http://www.facebook.com/susanmallery
http://www.twitter.com/susanmallery
http://www.goodreads.com/susanmallery

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SUMMER NIGHTS by SUSAN MALLERY (contemporary romance)

Tuesday’s REVOLVING BOOK is the contemporary romance SUMMER NIGHTS by New York Times best selling author SUSAN MALLERY

TITLE – Summer Nights, Fool’s Gold book 8
RELEASE DATE – June 26, 2012
PUBLISHER – HQN Books http://tinyurl.com/7b8tqrz

BUY IT ONLINE:
Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/7zkk7ac
Barnes & Noble: http://tinyurl.com/6sns5t7

SYNOPSIS:

Wild hearts cannot be tamed.

Horse whisperer Shane Stryker is done with passion. This time around, he’s determined to meet someone who will be content with the quiet life of a rancher’s wife. And the fiery, pint-size redhead who dazzles him at the local bar definitely does not fit the bill.

Small-town librarian Annabelle Weiss has always seen herself as more of a sweetheart than a siren, so she can’t understand why Shane keeps pushing her away. Shane has formed the totally wrong impression of her but only he can
help her with a special event for the next Fool’s Gold festival. And maybe while he’s at it, she can convince him to teach her a few things about kissing on hot summer nights, too-some lessons, a girl shouldn’t learn from reading a book!

READ AN EXCERPT: http://tinyurl.com/7b8tqrz

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pB54bbc03bk

AUTHOR BIO:
New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery has entertained millions of readers with her witty and emotional stories about women and the relationships that move them. Publisher’s Weekly calls Susan’s prose”luscious and provocative,” and Booklist says, “Novels don’t get much better than Mallery’s expert blend of emotional nuance, humor and superb storytelling.” While Susan appreciates the critical praise, she is most honored by the enthusiastic readers who write to tell her that her books made them laugh, made them cry, and made the world a happier place to live. Susan lives in Seattle with her husband and her tiny but intrepid toy poodle. She’s there for the coffee, not the weather.

CONNECT WITH SUSAN ONLINE:
http://www.susanmallery.com/
http://www.facebook.com/susanmallery
http://www.twitter.com/susanmallery
http://www.goodreads.com/susanmallery

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SUMMER DAYS by SUSAN MALLERY (contemporary romance)

TUESDAY’S REVOLVING BOOK is the contemporary romance SUMMER DAYS by New York Times best selling author SUSAN MALLERY
POSTED TUESDAY MAY 29TH, 2012
TITLE – Summer Days, Fool’s Gold book 7

RELEASE DATE – May 29, 2012

PUBLISHER – HQN Books
BUY THE BOOK ONLINE:
Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/7ouaheg
Barnes & Noble: http://tinyurl.com/7ujebs9
 

SYNOPSIS:
Locked in an unexpected land dispute, Rafe Stryker is trapped in the one place he vowed never to return to-the Castle Ranch in Fool’s Gold, California. He made millions facing ruthless adversaries in the boardroom, but nothing could’ve prepared him to go head-to-head against stubborn, beautiful Heidi Simpson. No one is more surprised than Rafe to discover that he’s finding Heidi-and life as a cowboy-much more compelling than he wants
to admit.

For Heidi, the Castle Ranch is the home she’s always wanted. After a life on the road, the vivacious blonde has finally put down roots. She won’t give that up without a fight, not even for a man whose late-night kisses make her
yearn to be a little less.wholesome.

As the two turn from passionate adversaries to passionate, period, they’ll discover that summer love can last a lifetime.

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER: http://tinyurl.com/73xrabs

AUTHOR BIO:
New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery has entertained millions of readers with her witty and emotional stories about women and the relationships that move them. Publisher’s Weekly calls Susan’s prose “luscious and provocative,” and Booklist says, “Novels don’t get much better than Mallery’s expert blend of emotional nuance, humor and superb storytelling.” While Susan appreciates the critical praise, she is most honored by the enthusiastic readers who write to tell her that her books made them laugh, made them cry, and made the world a happier place to live.

Susan lives in Seattle with her husband and her tiny but intrepid toy poodle. She’s there for the coffee, not the weather.

CONNECT WITH SUSAN ONLINE:
http://www.susanmallery.com/
http://www.facebook.com/susanmallery
http://www.twitter.com/susanmallery
http://www.goodreads.com/susanmallery

 

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