Thursday, July 16, 2009
Today I have romance author Lisa M. Campbell here for an author guest blog. She got in touch with me through my association with Jessica Coulter Smith and the e-publisher that I have found publishings wonderful novels, Wild Horse Press. She contacted me in hopes of scheduling an author interview, author guest blog as well as a book review for her historical romance novel, Superstition's Desire. Remember to stop by her interview with me that was posted on Tuesday, July 14 and keep a look out for my review of the novel as well. Now onto Lisa's guest blog about her writing her historical romance novel Superstition's Desire.
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I'm a bit eclectic. At least that's what my friends tell me. Whether it's a night in watching TV, dinner at a new restaurant, different hairstyle, or reading material, I tend to be diverse in my tastes, and Superstition's Desire was born out of my divergent nature. When my curiosity is sparked, I'll read everything I can about a topic until I've exhausted said interest, and then never pick up the subject again. Yet, as much as Superstition's Desire emerged from this curiosity, the story is really about acceptance. How many people in your life really accept you for who you are? Not just the impersonal mask we show to the world, but the real "you" deep down in your darkest hours. When I began writing SD, I was struggling with clinical depression so it's kinda ironic I gravitated towards Romance. Now, after reading the book, I see my husband in Connal's accepting nature. Of course Connal thinks Arabella is a bit off the beam with her misconceptions, but he never really tries to change her, only, tone her down a bit so she isn't hanged for witchery. Nonetheless, he loves her for who she is barmy behavior and all. It took me ten years to write this book. I'd come back to it again and again, never really thinking I would ever publish. My husband is the person who thought I should give it a go. He knew I'd always harbored the dream of seeing my name in print, and after years of self-doubt, Kevin made me believe in myself again. To all aspiring writers I say this; dream as big as you can, push past your comfort zone, but most importantly have fun. Whether you're up or down in this business, it's one hell of a ride. Blurb: Superstition's Desire by Lisa M. CampbellThe lush landscape of the Scottish Highlands holds great beauty, but also great peril. Therefore, when Lady Arabella Wyndmere is spirited away from her English home, she is right to fear for her heart and her welfare. Held to a deathbed vow, Laird Connal MacRae is honor-bound to deliver Lady Arabella unsullied, to his deposed older brother, as a prize to soothe his ego. Nevertheless, Connal cannot deny the burning ache the spirited beauty has awakened in him. However, something far more dangerous stalks from the shadows. And in a climate of treachery and betrayal; the greatest risk of all could be surrendering to the depth of feelings of unexpected love. You can find me at my website, MySpace and Twitter.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Lisa! I know for me during the tough times with my health, I don't know what I'd do without my reads! They really are the best medicine! You have a great hero in Kevin!! Congrats on getting your story in print!

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  2. Thanks Caffey! I'll be seeing you on Twitter--BTW come over to my website. I'd love for you to join the Clan!
    Happy Reading Always,
    ~Lisa

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