Reflections of a newbie author
Hello Riya and Romance Reader Fans, it’s lovely to be here – thank you for inviting me!
I’m absolutely thrilled to be here to talk to you about my debut release, a Harlequin SuperRomance called Cassie’s Grand Plan.
I love reading SuperRomance – it’s my favourite category line by far. I love the true-to-life stories and real-world problems that the characters have to overcome and I’m thrilled that they wanted me to join them as an author.
Because SuperRomance allows its authors to write about real-life stuff, I was able to set Cassie and Ronan’s story in some of my favourite places in the world. I was also able to draw on my own experience as a “frequent flyer” – travelling for work all over the country (and world) and having to make the best of life on the road.
Most of Cassie’s story happens in Melbourne, a city I’m proud to call my home town. They also visit Perth and Sydney – both lovely cities that I’m pleased to be able to say I’ve visited many times and had wonderful experiences every time. Of course I probably don’t need to tell you much about Sydney – that harbour and bridge are pretty iconic all around the world! Perth is probably less well-known, but just as beautiful. Especially Fremantle, a sea-side suburb, where Cassie and Ronan take a walk along the ocean – and where their relationship begins to get a little less “strictly business”!
Iwas also deliberate in my choice of San Francisco as Ronan’s home town. San Francisco is one of my favourite places in all the world. If I didn’t live in Melbourne, San Francisco would be my next choice. A beautiful city with lovely people, fantastic restaurants and bars, and a rich tradition of supporting arts and culture.
I’m lucky enough to be heading off to San Francisco for a visit shortly. I can’t wait to get back to some of my favourite places for eating, drinking, shopping and just plain soaking up the city! Because I travel there regularly, I also have some friends and familiar people I’m looking forward to catching up with again. I hope the city is ready for me! J
What’s your favourite city in the world? Your home town or somewhere you’ve visited? Tell me about it for a chance to win a copy of Cassie’s Grand Plan.
Four steps to a brand-new life
Cassie Hartman knows what she needs to do to get her life under control. First, she’ll get herself promoted. Then she’ll update her appearance. Steps three and four—marriage and family—well, those will have to wait.
Then Ronan McGuire shows up. The too-sexy, too-polished business consultant has the power to derail Cassie’s plans before she’s even really started. If he doesn’t approve her promotion, she’ll be back to square one—and that’s not an option. Cassie needs to keep her focus on that first step, no matter how much Ronan tempts her to skip ahead to the third and fourth ones….
Emmie on the web:
So friends, Emmie is asking .....
What’s your favourite city in the world? Your home town or somewhere you’ve visited? Tell her about it for a chance to win a copy of Cassie’s Grand Plan. SO let's start with favorite cities! Mine is Suva in Fiji as I live there!