Please welcome Amazon bestselling author and friend, Faith Mortimer. She has a new novel out this month!
Blurb: A VERY FRENCH AFFAIR
When Margaret discovers her fiancé is cheating on her, she leaves England for the south of France in search of a new life and a fresh dream. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Margaret is determined to put romance out of her mind and avoid forming personal ties. Things are looking up, until a series of events draw her into meeting handsome Frenchman Jean-Paul. Despite her reservations, Margaret begins to let down her guard with inevitable consequences.
Can she trust him with her heart?.. Has she found a safe haven?
Or is she poised on the brink of the abyss…
Now let’s talk a little about, ‘A Very French Affair’.
When asked about the inspiration for, ‘A Very French Affair’, I immediately think of my fans and followers. Yes, I do have some! My first book, ‘The Seeds of Time’ (Part 1 of The Crossing), is a mix of genre. It covers action, adventure; it’s historical in parts, a saga, relationships and that favourite of many, romance. I didn’t realize I could write romantic scenes until a very good friend said how much she enjoyed my romantic touches in Seeds. “Why not try writing a pure romance”, she said. So I did. To me, she was my first inspiring follower.
I often think romantic novels are looked down upon in certain areas of society. To many readers they represent a ‘light’ read. So, what’s wrong with that? I can write literary. I can write heavily described novels. And I can write about all different manner of things, especially if I’ve had experience in them. But romance and love is all around us and hey, romantic novels don’t have to be ‘light’! Think of all those classics… Since writing, ‘A Very French Affair’ I’ve received some wonderful reviews and comments. Readers have enjoyed the book – so much so I’m going to be writing more! Whether I’ll continue in the, ‘A Very **** Affair’ theme, I’ve not decided. It’s a good title for a series so…maybe. It will be a fun series to write!
So, What Makes ‘A Very French Affair’ so sexy?
Come on. You have to admit this. When you’re watching a French actor or actress who has a gorgeous sexy voice your heartstrings get a good, hard tug. You pause, your eyes follow them, you watch them smile that slow, languorous sexy smile…and you get tingly all over.
What is it that makes, ‘A Very French Affair’ so sexy? You might be too young to remember the famous French singer, Sacha Distel (swoon), but click on the link above and take a listen on You tube….Who wouldn’t find my hero, Jean-Paul drool-worthy? When a man is that sexy, a complicated chemical reaction takes place in a woman’s brain that makes her think…mmmm, now that’s sexy. Let’s have some more…and you read on…
1.What attracted you to writing in the first place?
Loving literature as I do, I’d always wanted to write – whether it was novels, plays or poetry. As a child I used to write stories for my sisters and then as I grew older, my short stories became much longer until they resembled novellas. But it wasn’t until the early 2000s that I started writing my first full-length novel
2.What genre are you most comfortable writing?
There’s more than one and I like to switch from one to another making sure I don’t become stale with my writing. I love crime writing; murder mystery suspense, but I don’t do real hard core violence – I prefer to let the reader’s imagination take over after I’ve laid down some hints. I love writing adventure and action mixed in with romantic suspense. Finally I’ve recently begun writing pure romance. A few fans of my adventure books like the romance I’ve included in them, so I thought, why not?
3.How has your upbringing influenced your writing?
I’ve lived an amazing life – and God willing I’ve got a lot of living still to do! Since the age of five I’ve been fortunate in visiting many countries and six of my tender years I spent living in Malaya and Singapore. I think living abroad and mixing with different cultures and class has enriched my life and hopefully my writing.
4.Where do you get your inspiration and ideas from?
All sorts of places. A snippet from an overheard conversation, talking with friends, reading an article in a magazine or something from the television. I have an antennae that turns towards interesting themes and I log on!
5.Do you have any writing rituals or listen to “mood music” when you write? Where is your favorite place to write?
I try and write in the morning for a few hours, then break and do something else. If I have time and the inspiration I’ll pick up and carry on. The next day I go over the previous day’s work and edit it. I rarely listen to music – I need quiet and I write in our ‘snug’.
6.What’s your favorite place in the entire world?
Being with my husband and family.
7.Fame or fortune, which would you prefer?
Both! Seriously I’d like to try fame and see what it is all about. I get a kick when I’m recognized in the street or supermarket and love signing books!
8.What was your favorite part of this book to write? Which part was the hardest?
I loved writing the middle and end parts. I suppose the more I got involved the more I was that heroine. The hardest…making sure I got my facts and dates right. I spanned twenty years and had to keep remembering there was no internet or mobile phones back then!
9.When you were a child, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?
A veterinary surgeon.
10.If you couldn’t be an author, what would your ideal career be?
Either a surgeon or an actor.
11.Give your fans three fun facts that they may not already know about you.
I’m a qualified Yachtmaster. I regularly ‘tread the boards’ (stage act). I’m a ‘hasher’.
12.If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
Unlimited supply of water and food. My reading glasses and books. My mate.
13.Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
If you’re a romantic who loves stories with a bitter-sweet ending, a heroine and hero who have problems and worries just like you and me, and a gorgeous setting.
14.So what’s next for you as an author? Any last words?
I’ve just finished the fifth Diana Rivers Murder Mystery Suspense, ‘Evil’s Unfinished Business’, I’ve started writing a short romance set in Egypt and I’m drafting a new full-length psychological thriller! Busy days!
Faith Mortimer is a bestselling Amazon author. Born in Manchester & educated in Singapore, Malaya and Hampshire, England. A Registered nurse and in later years changed careers to oversee a number of travel and sport related companies. Faith is happily married and has two children. The same time the children attended University, Faith joined them in reading for a Science degree in 2005. After gaining honours for the Natural Science degree Faith believes the dedication & stamina she needed gave her the confidence to finish writing her first novel.
BOOKS so far:
THE ASSASSINS’ VILLAGE ~ CHILDREN OF THE PLANTATION ~ THE SURGEON’S BLADE ~ THE BAMBOO MIRROR ~ THE SEEDS OF TIME ~ HARVEST ~ CAMERA ACTION…MURDER! ~ A VERY FRENCH AFFAIR. and soon: ~ EVIL’S UNFINISHED BUSINESS.
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