Thursday, January 10, 2013
Free Trial (Tara Taylor Quinn)
Here it is...My offering in the launch month of the longer, more in depth, more compelling Superromance. Today's Superromance.
I want to say, first, that as part of the 'new' Super launch Harlequin is giving away an e-book anthology - completely free in all e-book formats available without coupon at all e-book retailers. It's called A Taste of Romance and consists of four novellas representing four different Harlequin publishing programs, one of which is Superromance. They asked me to write a story attached to The Truth About Comfort Cove. And 'The Good Girl' was born.
To read it now click here:
Now back to my regularly scheduled program...The Truth About Comfort Cove!
I hold it up to you without reservation. Without the least bit of trepidation or nervousness. A first for me. But this book doesn't need me. It exists on its own. Stands on its own. (Funny, ha ha, it's part of a trilogy!) It's not the plot, or where the story falls in a series that carries this book. It's the people. They came alive in a way I have NEVER had characters come alive. And that's saying a lot since I've become very attached to many of my characters. One, Kelly Chapman, still feels like a friend I carry around with me.
But Lucy and Ramsey...they aren't my people, like Kelly Chapman is. Lucy and Ramsey are their own people. They had a story to tell. And they didn't let me in on it ahead of time. Each day I would sit down to write and THEN they would take me on their journey. It was the most uncomfortable writing experience...and yet, the most rewarding.
It was about trust. Something I tend to struggle with in my personal life sometimes. And here was my writing life - the life that I have been certain about since I was fourteen years old, the life that sustains me - and I was being forced to trust in the most elemental way. I didn't want to do it. Didn't really intend to do it.
And Lucy, in particular, gave me no choice. She was on a mission and there wasn't anything that was going to stop her. Not Ramsey Miller. Not her alcoholic mother. Not her boss. And not me. Most particularly not me.
I got to be a reader again while I was writing the book!
The end result...a book that I can recommend to you, whoever you are, with complete faith that I am giving you a real reading experience. It's a book I have read multiple times, and I have been drawn into the story each and every time. It's a book I will read again.
If you have already read the book, please click on the link up there and leave a review...good or bad...we are looking for honest opinions for the 'new' Supers.
And...out of curiosity...how long have you been a reader and how many books do you read in a month? I just heard a book a dayer bashed because the woman doing the bashing didn't believe anyone could read so many books. I started reading when I was fourteen and read a book a day until I started writing full time. Now I average one book every two months, other than my own. Because I am writing four a year...