Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Win a $15 GC: The Author's View: Wendy May Andrews


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Wendy will be awarding $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

The Author's View


A. The view inside my writing space: I share an office with my husband so we have two desks set up facing each other in front of a big bay window. It’s a decent sized room – it was the master bedroom of this old house before we renovated and made two rooms into the master. It’s a lovely 100 year old house so the floor creaks and my chair sometimes wants to roll away as the floor isn’t perfectly even but I love it anyway. Sharing the office with my husband can be a major distraction but it’s nice to have him there too. Any time I need to bounce an idea off him I just have to look up from my keyboard

B. The view outside my window: The bay window in our den overlooks a fairly busy intersection but we have a lovely old oak tree out there too. Since we’re on the second floor and it is now full on summer, we can mostly only see leaves. Thankfully though my writing space is overlooking a busy street, when I am writing, I can tune everything out so the passing cars aren’t a distraction at all. I’m more easily sidetracked by any squirrels running around the tree than the cars passing on the street. All of my books have been written at this desk and all but one in this room (my first one was written in our last house before we moved here) so I would say it’s a pretty good space.

But the really great thing is, it doesn’t matter what my view is either inside my room or outside – while I’m sitting at my desk writing, my imagination takes me far away to a different place and time and the here and now falls away. I hope you’ll check out the latest byproduct of that ;-)

The Duke of Wychwood seeks retribution from the Earl of Pickering. When he finds out the earl has a beautiful young niece, the duke thinks to involve her in his feud, but is shocked to discover he is attracted to her.

The orphaned niece of the earl, Lady Victoria, serves as governess to four of his children and is made to feel like an interloper in her own home. A chance encounter with the duke affords her the opportunity to enter Society, but to take it means risking what little security she has.

Revenge and love don't sit well together, to have a future can they learn to give up the past?

Enjoy an Excerpt from chapter 3 – first time heroine sees hero

All she could do was try to cuddle the small child until he began to calm. She hugged him to her and spoke soft, comforting words into his ear. As his wails began to slowly subside, she again glanced up to the bank of the river. She almost dropped Daniel in surprise, as on the bank staring down at her were three handsome men.

A fierce blush stole over her entire body, which served to momentarily warm her against the chill of the water swirling around her. One of the men was particularly striking, and, despite herself, Victoria had trouble tearing her eyes away from his. The man did not seem to care how rude he was being in staring at her, and seemed mesmerized by her nonsensical mutterings to her young charge. Finally, he caught himself from his reverie and sprang into action.

Stripping his perfectly tailored coat from his shoulders was a momentary effort. Disregarding the hard work of his tailor and valet, the duke shrugged out of it and tossed it to his brother as he called over his shoulder to Fred. “Bring our horses closer. If I cannot leverage her up the bank on my own, they can be of assistance.”

Keeping his voice as low and calm as possible, Bryghton reached down towards the frightened child. “Hand him over to me. We shall get him on shore first, and then we can more easily pull you up.”

Despite having calmed down, at these words Daniel tightened his grip on his only means of survival and let out another frightened wail.

“Daniel, my darling, it is going to be all right. This kind man is going to pull you up and give you to Pansy. Pansy will have a lovely warm blanket to wrap you in and I am quite sure she still has a couple of those delicious cookies you loved so much. If you are very brave and let go of me, I promise you can have the biggest piece of dessert that Cook has prepared for us tonight.”

About the Author:
Best-selling author, Wendy May Andrews, has been in love with the written word since she learned to read at the age of five. She has been writing for almost as long but it took her some time before she was willing to share her stories with anyone other than her mother.

Wendy can be found with her nose in a book in a cozy corner of downtown Toronto. She is happily married to her own real-life hero, who is also her best friend and favourite travel companion. Being a firm believer that every life experience contributes to the writing process, Wendy is off planning her next trip.

She loves to hear from her readers.

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7 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Wendy May Andrews said...

Thank you for having me :-)

Lisa Brown said...

Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

Victoria Alexander said...

Thanks for sharing the photos & I enjoyed reading your post :)

Carole Dube said...

Congrats on the tour and thank you for hosting

Joseph Wallace said...

What is your favorite movie based on a book? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)Com

Rita Wray said...

I liked the excerpt, thank you.