Friday, January 17, 2014

The Writer's View: Cristelle Comby


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Cristelle will be awarding a signed paperback of Ruby Heart plus a signed copy of book 1, Russian Dolls, to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. (US ONLY) Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

The Writer's View


Where I write is an easy choice for me. More often than not, I write in bed. The alternative is at my desk, one floor up, but I find there are too many distractions up there. Between the TV, the 'phone, the Internet… I find my attention span grows thin very quickly. So bed it is.

I’ve invested a little money in making it as comfortable, cozy and free of backpain as can be. I purchased a mini table that folds-unfolds and that can be set to different heights and angles. I’ve also bought a back-rest to lean against. Add to the mix a few fluffy pillows and it’s all become very comfy.

I could not imagine writing on the train on my way to work, or on a bench sitting in the middle of a bustling city. I need my peace and quiet. I find it easier to lose myself into my story when I’m surrounded by silence.

I often write at the weekend. I sit down, crack the blinds half-open to have enough light to see my screen without being blinded by the sun, half-open a window, pop open a bottle of coke. The last thing I do is spare one long glance at the picture of London I took the last time I went there and which I use as a wallpaper on my computer. Off I go. I’m suddenly back on the British streets, walking along with my characters and embarking on a new journey with them.

If no-one comes nagging, I can write for entire mornings or afternoons. In my “bubble”, I lose track of time and focus on my story. It’s a wonderful way to pass the time.

About the Author:
Cristelle Comby was born and raised in the French-speaking area of Switzerland, in Greater Geneva, where she still resides. Thanks to her insatiable thirst for American and British action films and television dramas, her English is fluent. She attributes to her origins her ever-peaceful nature and her undying love for chocolate. She has a passion for art, which also includes an interest in drawing and acting.

Ruby Heart is her second new-adult novel, and she’s hard at work on the next titles in the Neve & Egan series.

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When elderly client Doris Hargrave informs private investigator Alexandra Neve that her beloved antique ruby heart necklace has gone missing for the second time in a period of over sixty years, Alexandra knows this is no ordinary jewellery theft. The ruby heart is a family heirloom and the only thing that connects an ailing Mrs Hargrave to her parents, who were murdered during the Holocaust.

To solve the case, Alexandra and her business partner, blind history professor Ashford Egan, must sift through obscure Holocaust documents to find out the truth. It’s that way that they learn of a secret World War II-era love affair which could hold the key to all the answers they are looking for. Meanwhile, Egan is under immense pressure from the university to quit his private investigating business, and Alexandra is afraid that a man she trusts will leave her. Again.

When Alexandra begins to receive anonymous threats and her flat is vandalised, this all becomes personal. Knowing that there is someone out there to hurt her, Alexandra vows to find that elusive ruby heart if it’s the last thing she ever does.

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2 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Froggy said...

great guest post!