Welcome to the blog, Tamara Gill!

Hi peeps,

Please join me in welcoming romance author Tamara Gill to the blog. Tamara’s latest book, A STOLEN SEASON, is available TODAY! Let’s have a little chat with her, shall we?
 

A Stolen Season by Romance Author Tamara GillCassandra Dean: Welcome to the blog, Tamara, and congratulations on the release of A STOLEN SEASON! Would you tell us a little about it?

Tamara Gill: Hi Cass, first I’d like to thank you for having me today and helping me celebrate the release of my latest book! A STOLEN SEASON is a Regency time travel romance where my heroine Sarah travels back to 1818 and gets herself into a whole lot of trouble. Here’s the blurb to wet your appetite:

Archaeologist Sarah Baxter had a clear directive: travel back to nineteenth century London to retrieve the measuring device she left behind. But her bungled attempt at thievery left an English Earl dead and his brother bent on revenge. Sarah must once again go back in time to find the device and return to her own time before her tragic mistake puts a noose around her neck. Unfortunately, the only way to get close to the device is to befriend the very man who wants her dead.

Eric, the new Earl of Earnston, was determined to catch the woman who killed his brother, but she’d disappeared without a trace. Twelve months on and there are still no clues to her whereabouts. As luck would have it, he finds a distraction. A new family have arrived in town and Miss Sarah Baxter is a delightful diversion among the stale debutantes in the ton.

Sarah knows it is madness to seduce the man who would want her dead should he know who she was, but the Earl is an alarmingly persistent gentleman. Can Sarah procure the device without her secret being revealed? And what will the Earl do when he finds out the woman he’s in love with is not the woman he thought he knew?

CD: What inspired you to write A STOLEN SEASON?

TG: A STOLEN SEASON was the very fist story I ever wrote. So it’s really my baby of books. I don’t know what inspired me so much to write this story, but lets just say reading romance novels which sometimes included time travel novels certainly helped. I LOVE this story and have always believed in the premise even though the first few drafts were horribly written. I let the manuscript sit in a drawer for a few years and came back to it last year planning on doing a full re-write. I completed the re-write and had terrific contest feedback, so I subbed it to Crimson Romance. They wanted it and so I sold it and I can’t wait for everyone to read A STOLEN SEASON and hopefully fall in love with Sarah and Eric as much as I have.

CD: In A STOLEN SEASON, you combine paranormal (time-travel) elements with historical. How did you go about melding the two?

TG: I had to be careful not to make my twenty-first century heroine slip into Regency narrative. She spoke when speaking to people from 1818 in their tone, but otherwise she was very modern in her thoughts and communication with her time travelling partner Richard. I love mixing these two elements and some of my favorite books are time travels so hopefully what I’ve done will work for readers.

CD: What is it that you love about writing historicals? Do you have plans to write a book exclusively in another genre?

TG: Believe it or not I originally started writing in the Regency period solely due to the Empire style gown. I love the cut of this dress, its so feminine and elegant and that’s why I choose Regency. That and because I love Stephanie Laurens’ books. I’m currently working on a Regency series which I’m editing book two of at the moment. Book three is my WIP. So keep an eye out for these in the future, I’m determined to have these published as well.

CD: What is your writing process?

TG: What’s that??? No seriously, I write when my kids are in bed or at school. I have a ten month old at home too, so time is a little tight in our household, but I write whenever I can.

CD: What do you believe to be the most important factor in portraying a believable romantic relationship?

TG: I think growth of the characters (or arc) that shows the character may start off in one direction and believing something entirely different to what they want and believe by the end of the book.

CD: You’re published with several different publishers. What made you choose to do so?

TG: I wanted to have broad readership really, which is why I’ve pubbed with three e-publishers so far. It’s sort of worked out well because Noble Romance Publishing have my erotic stories, Decadent Publishing have a sweet one and Crimson have my time travels. Who knows who’ll get my Regencies. ;p

CD: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

TG: Keep writing and take all the feedback you receive with a pinch of salt.

CD: What’s the best piece of writing advice you’ve ever received?

TG: Get a critique partner who’s strong with my writing weaknesses.

CD: Who is your greatest writing influence?

TG: Karen Marie Moning. I LOVE HER!!!

CD: What do you enjoy reading?

TG: Karen Marie Moning and any one who writes Regency or historical romance.

CD: What’s your favourite television show? Favourite movie?

TG: Gone with the Wind. Love that movie!

CD: You live in the Barossa Valley, one of Australia’s premier wine-producing regions. Do you drink wine and, if so, what’s your favourite? ;p

TG: You’ll never believe this but I hate wine and champagne. I know…I think I’m an alien. ;p

CD: If you were stranded in the middle of London in 1816 through the magic of television (or time-travel, whatevs ;p), what three things would you wish were with you?

TG: Money. Letters of introduction. Lots of money. 😀

CD: Where can readers find you?

TG: Website http://www.tamaragillromanceauthor.com

Blog: http://tamaragill.blogspot.com

Links to facebook and twitter can be found at both sites.

CD: Thanks so much for stopping by, Tamara, and the very best of luck with A STOLEN SEASON!

 

A Stolen Season by Romance Author Tamara Gill

Archaeologist Sarah Baxter had a clear directive: travel back to nineteenth century London to retrieve the measuring device she left behind. But her bungled attempt at thievery left an English Earl dead and his brother bent on revenge. Sarah must once again go back in time to find the device and return to her own time before their tragic mistake puts a noose around her neck. Unfortunately, the only way to get close to the device is to befriend the very man who wants her dead.

Eric the new Earl of Earnston was determined to catch the woman who killed his brother, but she’d disappeared without a trace. Twelve months on and there are still no clues to her whereabouts. As luck would have it, he finds a distraction. A new family have arrived in town and Miss Sarah Baxter is a delightful diversion among the stale debutantes in the ton.

Sarah knows it is madness to seduce the man who would want her dead should he know who she was, but the Earl is an alarmingly persistent gentleman. Can Sarah procure the device without her secret being revealed? And what will the Earl do when he finds out the woman he’s in love with is not the woman he thought he knew.

Now available from Crimson Romance, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and more!

For more information and buy links, please visit Tamara’s website.

Tamara Gill’s love of history started from an early age, but her reading of historical romances only began when home on maternity leave with her second son. Her writing career started as a hobby but soon turned into an obsession—just ask the members of her family, who have suffered many a whipped up, burnt meal.

Member of Romance Writers of Australia, Romance Writers of America, South Australian Romance Authors and The Beau Monde keep her occupied and focused on her craft and the changing trends of readers. Tamara lives in the beautiful Barossa Valley in South Australia and enjoys hearing from readers and writers alike.

16 Comments:

  1. This looks great! I love Paranormal and Regency. Can’t wait to give A Stolen Season a try. Thanks, Tamara and Cassandra!

  2. I have read A STOLEN SEASON, and I loved it! Kudos to Ms. Gill for writing a marvelous novel.

  3. Great interview! And congratulations Tamara on your new release!

    I’m not one for wine or champagne either, so maybe we’re both aliens. LOL

    All the best!

  4. Sounds like a great read, Tam. I’ve tweeted it.

  5. Wow I love the premise of this story Tamara, and can’t wait to read it. I love anything historical and especially Regency.

  6. Great interview, Cassandra and Tam,
    The story sounds fantastic and the cover form Crimson Romance looks great.
    Suzi Love

  7. Love time travels. This one sounds great.

  8. Thank you for having me today, Cass! It was a lot of fun!! xxxx

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