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A cup of tea with author P.J. Roscoe

Drinking teaPaula Moel Fammau 37 small fileToday I’m having tea with author Paula Roscoe and we’re talking about the long journey she’s had with her paranormal release, Echoes.

But before we talk about her story, let’s get to know her a little better!

 

 

 

A. Quickies

  1. Tea or wine? Depends what day of the week it is! Tea during the week, wine at weekend!
  2. Read or jog? Read, NEVER, ever jog!
  3. Cats or dogs? Oh dear, I have both. Cannot favour one more than the other!
  4. Heels or flats? Flats, heels are my nightmare.
  5. Boxers or briefs? I guess briefs.
  6. Milk, dark or white chocolate? Milk and as much as you want to give me is fine!
  7. Sweet or savoury? Sweet. My downfall is home-made cake and meringue!
  8. Sea or mountains? Mountains. I live in North Wales and surrounded by Mynydd (Welsh for mountain.) Also, my maiden name was ‘Mountain’ so …!

 B. Five likes and five dislikes:

Likes: Writing (Too obvious!) Dancing, walking in nature, watching films, drinking a fine ale!

Dislikes: Rude, arrogant people, bullying, litter (clogs up nature), barking dogs, meat.

 C. Three things on your bucket list:

See one or all of my books on film or drama television.

Go to Italy with my husband for an adventurous holiday.

Visit my relatives in Japan when I go to do a book signing tour!

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000039_00010]D. What triggered this specific story?

‘Echoes’ was first brought to life over eighteen years ago following the death of our son. I was doodling in the kitchen trying to get through the day when I began writing a story, that over the following weeks turned into a book. I left it for many years, but it would be found and worked on and rejected and replaced back in the drawer until 2012. I self-published it and it was awarded an Honourable Mention in the New England book festival 2012. The following year it won the e-book category in Paris and awarded another Honourable Mention in the London book awards 2014. Christine Anderson publishing took it on last year.

Blurb:

Bronwen Mortimer, a young, mysterious woman, moves to the quiet village of Derwen, near Shrewsbury, England, in the hope of starting a new life following years of abuse; but the echoes of the land refuse to lie quietly and when she witnesses a terrifying murder, Bronwen must face her past and win, to have any chance of living in the present.

Moving between present day and fifteenth century England, when Henry Tudor claimed the throne at Bosworth. There were many casualties of war, but some will not be forgotten.

 Social media links:

Website: www.pjroscoe.co.uk

Twitter – @derwenna1

Goodreads blog – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6575717.P_J_Roscoe/blog

Google+ – https://plus.google.com/u/0/103527633975026566283/posts

Buy links:

Amazon.com

Amazon.co.uk

I’ll hold my thumbs for the book signing in Japan! An *sigh* I also have a sweet tooth!

Thanks for having tea with me, Paula – all the best with this story. I love the cover!

 

 

French Earl Grey tea and a rich Shiraz with Eva Scott

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Eva Scott photoToday I’m having French Earl Grey tea and a rich Shiraz with the gorgeous Eva Scott and we’re talking about her new Rural Romance, Red Dust Dreaming (Escape Publishers).  And I’m thrilled to be able to tell you that Red Dust Dreaming is topping the Western romance charts!

But first, let’s get to know Eva by looking at her answers to my questions!

 

 

 

Questions:

A. Quickies

  1. Tea or wine?

Both! French Earl Grey for my tea and a nice rich Shiraz for my wine.

  1. Read or jog?

Most definitely read. Jogging will kill you

  1. Cats or dogs?

I adore both but at a push I’d have to vote for the humble and loyal dog.

  1. Heels or flats?

I have a wardrobe full of towering heels I’m slowly coming to realise I will never       wear again. I get about almost exclusively in Birkenstocks. When did I become that person?????

  1. Boxers or briefs?

Briefs.

  1. Milk, dark or white chocolate

Forget all your posh choccies, give me good old fashioned Aldi milk chocolate any day of the week. Delish.

  1. Sweet or savoury

Savoury – preferably a little spicy.

  1. Sea or mountains

Sea. We thought about moving inland to the hills but I go into withdrawal if I can’t wander down and visit the sea daily. It’s my therapy.

B. Five likes and five dislikes

Dislikes

  1. The way the fruit bats eat all my mangoes from my backyard then drop the debris in the front yard by way of insult
  2. People’s undies hanging out in public
  3. The way my fingernails will not grow no matter what I do
  4. Unkind gossip
  5. Mowing the lawn

Likes

  1. Mangoes
  2. The way my boys go out to get me coffee on a Sunday morning leaving me with half an hour home alone to read
  3. Paddle boarding on a calm sea
  4. Yoga class
  5. A good dinner party

C. Three things on your bucket list

  1. See the Aurora Borealis
  2. Get married (been engaged for years)
  3. Have a book made into a movie

D. What triggered this specific story?

My mother has a friend who is a professor of art history at a local university. Dr Sally very kindly took my mother around an aboriginal art exhibition at the state art gallery, and then my mum took me! I was enthralled by the art, so vibrant and colourful. I was also intrigued by Dr Sally and her visits to the aboriginal art community located in the centre of Australia. Coupled with an old Sophia Loren movie about a girl who fights to keep her sister’s son…well, the alchemy fizzed away inside my brain and came up with a story about a girl who goes to get her sister’s son and along the way rediscovers herself through her art.

EVa Scott cover Red Dust Dreaming CoverBlurb:

In the battle of duty versus desire, only one can survive the hot Australian sunshine.

Elizabeth Langtree’s has her life in order – safe, organised, planned. Sure, she has her troubles, but they are nothing she can’t handle. Then everything is turned upside down when her family send her to Australia to collect her orphaned nephew.

It all seemed so simple in New York, but Australia is nothing like she expected, and she soon falls under the spell of the Outback – the station, the lifestyle, and the seriously sexy owner who has been caring for Luke since the death of his mother.

Elizabeth soon discovers that what seemed simple a world away is anything but, and her duty is at odds with the dictates of her heart. She must choose, knowing that a mistake will not only cost her everything, but destroy the future of a devastated little boy.

Buy links

Escape Publishing: http://bit.ly/escapepublishing

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1AsLmBd

Amazon Aus: http://bit.ly/1BIa3wj

iTunes: http://apple.co/1xqGgEd

Short bio

Eva Scott writes contemporary romance set in her homeland of Australia and historical fiction set in the Ancient World. Her books offer passion and adventure in some of the most beautiful and intriguing places in the world. Her heroes and heroines are strong, sassy and ready to rise to their challenges, and learn a little bit about themselves along the way.

Having lived overseas for several years, Eva returned to study Anthropology before heading off to live in Papua New Guinea for a year. There she met the love of her life, author G.W. Gibson, who was stationed there with the Australian Defence Force. The rest is history, romantic history.

She now lives on the Redcliffe peninsula with her husband, small son and an assortment of animals. When Eva is not writing she enjoys mentoring first-time authors, cooking up a story, practising yoga and getting out on the bay on her stand-up paddle board.

Media links:

Website: http://www.evascottromance.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/eva.scottromancewriter

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/EvaScottWriter

Thanks for chatting to us, Eva, so lovely to know more about you. And let me know when you’re going to see the Northern lighs – I’d love to join you!