Today I have the pleasure of having Dawn Brower on my blog. Her first book, A Flawed Jewel, released on April 4th, everyone will get the opportunity to win a copy of the book. Details are at the end of the blog post.
Tell us what inspired you to write your first book?
I was talking to my step sister on the phone and she told me I should try to write one. To make a long story short she had read a few subpar ones and believed I could do a better job. I had a rough plot in my head before I ended the call. After I finished my conversation with her I started working, creating characters, and making rough notes. In less than twenty-four hours I had an extremely rough draft written. After a few beta reads and a lot of revisions I sent it into Breathless Press.
You wrote your first book what’s next?
A can of worms was ripped open by writing the first book. I never intended to write. Now I can’t seem to stop. I started working on another book and researching ideas after I wrote A Flawed Jewel.
Can you tell us about them?
I have a book coming out on September 4th, Cowgirl Fever. It is a little different than A Flawed Jewel. It’s contemporary where A Flawed Jewel has pirates and is historical. A Treasured Lily is coming out in January, and continues on in the world of A Flawed Jewel.
How is writing a historical different than a contemporary?
No matter what, research needs to be done. Some people may not realize it, but a lot of research needs to go into writing a book. It could be a little line, but it needs to be double checked. I searched for hours just to see how long it would take a ship to cross the Atlantic on wind speed. There was no definitive answer so I had to do math. *shudders* Nautical miles are different than regular miles, which meant I had to convert the distance in miles to nautical miles. Once I had that answer I had to divide that by how many nautical miles they traveled an hour and so forth to get a rough estimate. In Cowgirl Fever I had to research wild life on the west side of the country because I am not familiar with what is out there. The only thing I can say for sure is it’s easier with contemporary only because I don’t have to think about my word choices as much. Sometimes a word or phrase can be too modern for a historical novel.
So are you going to write any more historical books?
Yes, actually I wrote another two books in the world of A Flawed Jewel. A Treasured Lily is contracted with Breathless Press. It is about Thor and Pia’s daughter, Lily. A Sanguine Gem is with my beta readers and is about their son Liam. My current project Perceptive Soul is set during WWII with a lot of twists and turns.
Will you write any more contemporary novels?
Yes. I have two more books planned in the world of Cowgirl Fever. I have not finished them yet, but they are next on my agenda once I finish Perceptive Soul.
Thanks for joining me on my blog today.
All right, now for how you can win a copy of A Flawed Jewel
******This contest is only for a mobi/Kindle eBook copy. If you don’t have a kindle you can always download the Kindle app for PC or the Kindle mobile app on your phone or tablet. ******
Leave a comment on my blog for a chance to win. The contest begins today, Friday, July 11th and ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, July 13th. A winner will be picked at random and notified on Monday, July 14th.
Pieretta boards a ship, unaware that Thor is waiting to kidnap her for revenge against her grandfather. Will love intervene, altering both their courses?
Pieretta Carlyle experienced the loss of her father, leaving her alone in the world except for her grandpere, Comte Renard Dubois. The comte insists that she travel to France to live with him. Pieretta doesn’t want to leave Charleston and the only home she has ever known. Her grandpere is her guardian, and she must do what he says.
Thor has a score to settle, and Pieretta is the key to his revenge. He became a pirate unwillingly after his business partner tried to murder him. He must acquire Pieretta by any means necessary, and he doesn’t mind plundering a ship to obtain her.
When Pieretta and Thor meet, they are instantly attracted to each other against their better judgments. Pieretta is disgusted by the pirate’s actions. Thor knows what Pieretta believes, but proceeds with his plans anyway. She is only a tool to achieve vengeance. What happens will depend on Thor’s need for revenge and Pieretta’s ability to forgive him for his dastardly deeds.
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