November 13, 2015

Acting The Part a new #contemporaryromance by @justineromance #RLFblog

This quick interview includes info about the author, and introduces the story.

About the Author

I live in Canberra, Australia and I’ve spent my professional life writing legal advice – which some may say is similar to creative writing - but the lack of sexy heroes and happy endings have led me writing romance. I have placed in the finals of Romance Writers of Australia writing contests, winning the Emerald Short Award in 2014.I love Earl Grey tea, talking about which of Jane Austen's novels is my favourite, and searching for the perfect frock. I will read anything, but love romance most of all.
Interview with Justine Lewis
Why did you write this book?
I write escapist romance and, without consciously meaning to, my books often feature celebrities. The idea for Acting the Part came when I wondered about the children of celebrities and what it must be like to have super famous parents. That’s where Persephone Greenwood aka Poppy came from. Her mother is a beautiful actress with depression and substance abuse problems, but Poppy loves her unconditionally and will do anything to help her overcome her addiction. Even if that means entering her father’s show business world, the world of movie making, actors and celebrities. A world she blames for her mother’s problems. A world she has avoided all of her life.
What is your favorite genre to read?
It is difficult to pick just one, but if I had to I’d say contemporary romance.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
This one is easy though: Elizabeth Bennett. She’s feisty and strong yet her vulnerability is universal. I love that she speaks her mind and still gets the man.
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
My next book is due out in the first half of 2016 and is a contemporary romance about a TV anchor woman who fears she’s reaching her use-by date and finds herself both threatened and attracted to a new gun foreign correspondent who becomes her offsider.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Poppy Greenwood needs money fast. Her estranged father, one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, has promised to help – on the condition that she work on the set of his next movie. Although Poppy despises the world of show business, she has little choice but to agree.
Hot-shot director Max Madden has an Oscar in his sights. He needs this film to be a success but an overblown budget and a difficult cast are ruining his plans. Not only that, but the Executive Producer's daughter has arrived to spy on him. To keep a close eye on Poppy, he insists she work directly for him. 
But as they work together on location in southern France, the temperature begins to rise. Max knows the boss's daughter is definitely off limits – and Poppy does not want a relationship with anyone in the industry. Yet against their better judgment, an intense chemistry begins to build . . .  

About the Book
Title Acting the Part
Genre Contemporary fiction
Author Justine Lewis
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

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  1. Hi Justine.. I just checked back for comments and see my comment from this morning (from my wonderful iPhone) didn't post. I wanted to thank you for choosing to share with us here on Romance Lives for Us. Acting the Part sounds like a great contemporary!!

  2. Hi Justine, I've read your other books and loved them. Reading this post has reminded me I must get around to reading this book - it's on my Kindle!


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