Friday, May 18, 2012

VBT: Seaswept Seduction by Tracy Sumner


This post is part of a Virtual Book Tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Click on the banner to see the rest of Tracy's stops, because at the end of the tour she's going to be giving away a Kindle!!


The Author's View: Inside/Outside


Thanks for hosting me on My World of Dreams! An interesting question was posed for the post: To describe my writing space. And here’s the thing. I used to believe I needed a “set” writing space. Somewhere quiet and filled with music or photos/images of my heros and heroines, setting, etc. However, as life goes, quiet is hard to find, time to sit and contemplate/dream/create in my space hard to manage. Why, I need a full hour or two to actually make use of the writing space. But, wait, I only have fifteen minutes!

So, I had to adjust my thoughts of my writing space.

Stephen King in On Writing relates his experience writing Cujo. He balanced a card table on his knees in a trailer. And the guy is tall. Doesn’t sound comfortable or great for inspiration. :-) So…the idea of the writing space is wonderful, however, I think it’s a creative challenge to flex those muscles and write in: Starbucks, for ten minutes at the table as your toddler is eating dinner, in between loads of laundry with the laptop on the kitchen counter. I have a Mac Air, the most conducive computer ever made for writing on the fly. It literally weighs little more than a feather.

So, it may be crazy, but I’ve actually done away with the writing space. :-) I’m an A personality, mom, graphic designer. I write on the fly!

Happy reading! Let me know what YOU think is the perfect writing space.

And, enjoy the book video:



TIDES OF PASSION, the National Reader’s Choice for Best Long Historical, debuted in October 2011. The second novel in the Tides series, TIDES OF LOVE, arrived in November. Tracy’s holiday novella, which begins the new Southern Heat series, TO DESIRE A SCOUNDREL: A Christmas Seduction, released mid-December 2012. The next in the Heat series, TO SEDUCE A ROGUE, released in February. Next on the agenda? The start of the True series, about the True men. TRUE FATE arrives mid-May!
About the Author>:
Tracy’s story telling career began when she picked up a copy of LaVyrle Spencer’s Vows on a college beach trip. A journalism degree and a thousand romance novels later, she decided to try her hand at writing a southern version of the perfect love story. With a great deal of luck and more than a bit of perseverance, she sold her first novel to Kensington Publishing.

When not writing sensual stories featuring complex characters and lush settings, Tracy can be found reading romance, snowboarding, watching college football and figuring out how she can get to 100 countries before she kicks (which is a more difficult endeavor than it used to be with her four-year-old son in tow). After stops in France, Switzerland and Taiwan, she now lives in the south. However, after spending a few years in “the city”, she considers herself a New Yorker at heart.

Tracy has been awarded the National Reader’s Choice, the Write Touch and the Beacon – with finalist nominations in the HOLT Medallion, Heart of Romance, Rising Stars and Reader’s Choice. Her books have been translated into German, Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish. She loves hearing from readers about why she tends to pit her hero and heroine against each other and that great novel she simply must order in five seconds on her Kindle.

Readers can find her at:

Website: www.TracySumner.com
Twitter: @SumnerTracy
Facebook: Facebook.com/TracySumnerRomanceAuthor
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5259839.Tracy_Sumner

7 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting Tracy today.

Joanne said...

This series sounds amazing. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the blog hop.

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MomJane said...

The thought of writing on the fly scares me to death. I would have to be in a quiet room, with everything set up to write. I must mention, however, that I am not a writer, I am a reader.

Catherine Lee said...

I'm not a writer. However, I used to be one to work at the dining room table. Everything had to be cleared away and just my work stuff was spread about. Now, I just work from my Stressless chair--I eat in it, work in it, watch TV from it, nap in it. LOL. It's my go-to chair for everything.

bn100 said...

I think a nice writing space is different for everyone. It should include a writing surface, though.

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marybelle said...

A writer writes no matter where they may be. In an ideal world you would have a quiet office with a splendid desk.

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Jlhmass said...

Your series of "Tides" books sounds great. I envy your ability to write when you have a few minutes. I would love to, but whenever I get those few moments to myself I don't have the time or energy. Great job!

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