November 28, 2012

Contemporary Romance: Winter Harvest @susan_jaymes #amreading

Winter Harvest.
Susan Jaymes, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let's talk about your book, Winter Harvest.
Genre: Contemporary
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Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing
Cover artist: Gwen Phifer
Length: 50000 words
Heat rating: Sensual
Tagline: There's no going back.
Victoria O'Connor came home to help run the family farm, not fall back in love with Traye Petersen, the hired hand. After her mother's death she takes it upon herself to heal her father and brother's hearts.
Traye Petersen is indebted to the O'Connor's for giving him a home in spite of his nasty past. He convinces himself he's part of the O'Connor family and does not intend to lose their respect. Once he gets a taste of Victoria at a weak moment, it awakens an unknown desire, testing his honor leaving him to prove to the O'Connor's he's worthy of their love.
What are your main characters' names, ages, and occupations?
Victoria O'Connor, twenties, oversees the family farm.
Traye Petersen, twenties, the hired hand.


How did you get your start in the industry?
I always dreamed of being a writer but once I found the right critique partner who knew the publishing industry, she guided me to publication.
If you could choose anyone to be your mentor who would it be?
I believe I already have her as my critique partner, Susan Palmquist.
If you could give the younger version of yourself advice what would it be?
Learn about the business, seriously commit yourself to learning it and never give up.
Do things your family or friends do ever end up in a book?
Yes. I use my kids a lot and my own childhood.
What are some jobs you've done before (or while) you were a writer?
I'm still working full-time as a customer service representative for an insurance agency.
I've cleaned offices before and worked for Culligan.
What do you think is the future of epublishing?
I think it will be the major source for books for readers. I think there will still be books but more of a print on demand sort of thing except for the mega authors.
Where were you at midnight, on December 31st when the new century started?
Nothing too exciting. Home in bed I'm afraid to say.
What do you like to do when you're bored?
Read, surf the net or watch a good TV show.
If you were a color, what color would you be?

Please Fill in the Blanks

I love pizza with cheese.
I'm always ready for a great story.
When I'm alone, I read or watch TV.
You'd never be able to tell, but I'm very shy.
If I had a halo it would be crooked.
If I could retire from my day job I'd buy a beach house in Florida and write.
I can never ride in an air balloon because I'm scared of heights.

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  1. Perfect book for the season.

    1. The cover sure fits, Allie! Thanks for dropping by.

  2. Thank you and thanks for stopping by.

  3. I am very proud of my cover. The cover artist did a beautiful job.


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