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A cup of English Breakfast tea with Louise Rose-Innes

depositphotos_3300129-Cup-of-english-breakfast-tea-with-cookiesauthor profile pic for print books createspaceToday I’m having tea with Louise Rose-
Innes and we’re talking about her latest release, A Passion so Wild. She prefers English Breakfast tea in the morning and Earl Grey in the afternoon. And we are also (and this makes me very happy)  having carrot cake, one of my favourites cakes too!

Before we talk about the story, let’s find out more about Louise:

Questions:

A. Quickies

  1. Tea or wine? (what brand/cultivar?)

Tea! I’ll have English Breakfast in the morning and Earl Grey in the afternoon, please. A slice of carrot cake or a muffin wouldn’t go amiss either…

  1. Read or jog?

Read! I love nothing more than to curl up in a sunny spot with a good book. Does anyone prefer jogging?

  1. Cats or dogs?

Dogs. I’m allergic to cats, unfortunately, but we’ve always had rescue dogs.

  1. Heels or flats?

Heels! I’m already quite tall, but I love to step into my heels for a good night out.

  1. Boxers or briefs?

I actually prefer briefs, especially if the man is well constructed. J

  1. Milk, dark or white chocolate

White chocolate is my absolute favourite treat! I can’t wait until Easter.

  1. Sweet or savoury

Savoury usually, although I have developed an annoying sweet tooth of late.

  1. Sea or mountains

Sea. I grew up near the sea and nothing beats falling asleep to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore. Or waking up to it… or walking along the beach next to it… or surfing in it… or staring out at it.

B. Five likes and five dislikes

I like spending quality time with my son, reading, listening to live jazz, walking in the park and laughing with friends.

I dislike being late, getting behind schedule, cooking, red meat, and big egos.

C. Three things on your bucket list

An American road trip with my best friend, sailing around the Greek islands, and redecorating my entire home!

D. What triggered this specific story?

I wanted a setting that would take my characters way out of their comfort zone. My heroine is a wealthy socialite from New York and my hero is a hunky ex-military engineering tycoon from London, so I thought what better place to stick them than in the African jungle.

Growing up on the east coast of South Africa, I’ve always loved the wilderness and the subtropical rainforests of the region, so I applied this knowledge to the story, and set the book in the Congolese jungle.
Not only do my characters have to get to grips with the heat, humidity and lack of infrastructure, but they also have to cope with gorillas, rebels and the instability of the country.
During my research I fell in love with the magnificent mountain gorillas, which are sadly critically endangered. I am also in awe of the brave park rangers who risk their lives on a daily basis to protect these endangered animals.
So for me, the book is so much more than just a love story. I’m hoping my readers will see it that way too.

A Passion So Wild releases 1/4/16 from all major online retailers. It is available now for pre-order.

A Passion So Wild - Louise Rose-Innes logo flatBlurb:

A Passion So Wild (Release date: 1/4/16)

Former socialite, Lexi, adores her new, fulfilling life as a gorilla vet in the Congolese jungle. Even the surrounding political volatility can’t dim her contentment – until she meets the sanctuary’s enigmatic benefactor, Sir Anthony. He’s wealthy and arrogant, appearing more concerned with his company’s image than the welfare of the sanctuary he’s endowed. He symbolizes the empty, pampered life she left behind – so why is she falling for him? When rebels attack the sanctuary, Sir Anthony is the only man who can keep her safe – yet he’s also the biggest threat her heart has ever faced.

A fast-paced, romantic suspense novel from Amazon Bestselling Author, Louise Rose-Innes.

Social media links:

Website: www.louiseroseinnes.co.uk

Facebook: Facebook.com/louiseroseinnes

Twitter: @louiseroseinnes

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/LouiseR-I

Pnterest: Pinterest.com/louiseroseinnes

Instagram: Instagram.com/louiseroseinnes

Buy links:

Thanks for having tea with me, Louise – I hope this one flies!

Tea and wine with Aussie author Lee Christine

Drinking tea Glass of wine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lee Christine Photo

Today I’m having tea and wine with the gorgeous Lee Christine. We’ll probably start with the wine and see whether we get to the cup of tea 🙂

Before we talk about her new release from Escape Pulblishing, A dangerous arrangement, let’s get to know her a little better!

 

Questions:

A Quickies

  1. Tea or wine?

Both!

  1. Read or jog?

Definitely read!

  1. Cats or dog

Dogs, although I don’t have one at the moment.

  1. Heels or flats?

Heels, but it depends on the occasion.

  1. Boxers or briefs?

Briefs

  1. Milk, dark or white chocolate

Milk

  1. Sweet or savour

Savoury

  1. Sea or mountains

Sea

 B. Five likes and five dislikes

I dislike Bluebottles, bad wine, shoes that rub and give you blisters,reality TV and techno music

I like watching cricket and tennis. I love perfume, good books, good shoes and good company.

 C. Three things on your bucket list

Visit the Galapagos, Iceland and South America

 Lee Christine A Dangerous Arrangement-Harlequin1920_1920x3022 (1)D. What triggered this specific story?

I read an article about the growing problem of intellectual property theft. I began developing an idea where a company owned by my hero suffers a cybercrime so devastating it could ruin his company. I was travelling throughout Europe at the time and part of the holiday was a sixteen day cruise around Italy which began in Venice and ended in Rome. A visit to the Conservatorium of Music in Venice inspired me to make my heroine a violinist. I studied the alto saxophone for fourteen years at the Newcastle Conservatorium so I felt able to write from the heroine’s perspective. I began with a crime, threw two very different characters together and created a new romantic suspense!

 Blurb:

When violinist Marina Wentworth arrives in Venice en route to a cruise ship for a short working holiday, the last thing she expects is to be confronted by a handsome stranger demanding answers. After going to great lengths to keep her real reasons for the trip a secret, Marina refuses to let her immediate attraction to Dean Logan derail her plans.

Desperate to recover his latest super yacht designs, Dean doesn’t want to believe the lovely violinist is involved in the devastating cyber-attack that threatens to destroy his yacht building empire. However his growing feelings for Marina fail to extinguish the nagging suspicion that she is hiding something.

Set against the backdrop of Italy’s Amalfi Coast, Dean and Marina must navigate the dangerous waters of secrecy, attraction, and the fusion of two very different worlds. Will their lives remain discordant, or will they take the chance at true harmony?

Social media links:

Website: www.leechristine.com.au

FAcebook: https://www.facebook.com/leechristine59

Twitter: @leechristine59

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/leechristine59/

Buy Links:

Amazon Australia:

http://www.amazon.com.au/Dangerous-Arrangement-Arrangements-Book-ebook/dp/B00WHESW84/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1430792808&sr=8-1&keywords=9780857992611

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Arrangement-Arrangements-Book-ebook/dp/B00WHESW84/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1430792700&sr=8-1&keywords=9780857992611

iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/a-dangerous-arrangement/id988288256?mt=11

Kobo:

https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/a-dangerous-arrangement

Thanks for having wine and tea with me, Christine. A sixteen day cruise around Italy – sounds like absolute bliss! I can understand the creative juices starting to flow! All the best with your book – I hope she flies!