Thursday, June 16, 2016

IN LOVE AND WAR - Trish Perry and others - One Free Book

Dear Readers, In Love and War is another collection you’ll love. I love the writing of each of these authors, but I’m only interviewing one of them.

Welcome back, Trish. How did your story for the collection come about?
I wanted to set More Than Meets the Eye in nearby Washington, D.C., but I didn't want to write the stereotypical Washington politically themed story. So I made sure there were plenty of ad agencies in Washington and made both of my protagonists designers—I liked the idea of them having an artistic bent. And because this would be a relatively short work, I made them old high school classmates so they'd already have some history when they met at the beginning of the novella.

Are these stories connected in some way? If so, how?
Yes, our overall theme is romantic rivals, so there's conflict between the hero and heroine in each novella.

What are you reading right now?
I'm reading Anne Tyler's contemporary novel, Breathing Lessons, as well as Jennifer Donnelly's The Winter Rose, set in 1900's England.

How many other books have you had published?
I've published 12 romances and four books of devotions (with fellow authors).

What is the hardest thing about writing a part of a collection?
It really depends upon the collection. In this case, it was easy for us to adhere to the common theme, which was our sole parameter. But I've been involved in other collections in which the stories were connected by events, or history, or family lines. When that happens, the different authors have to be far more coordinated in their efforts, and they're restricted in how much control they have over their stories.

How did collaborating with this team impact you?
This project has been a dream. Every author is seasoned and professional. Not a diva or brat in the bunch! So I've thoroughly enjoyed working with these fine authors (Debby Mayne, Miralee Ferrell, and Kimberly Rose Johnson) and would gladly do so again. I think we've written a fun group of stories here.

What did you want the reader to take away from your story?
My story involves a young woman who remembers the hero from their high school years, when his behavior offended her and left a lasting, bad taste in her mouth. She's cautious and unforgiving toward him right from the start. I hope my readers will understand what she gets wrong and what she gets right and maybe identify with how they might be making the same mistakes. We all make assumptions and incorrect judgments in life—we're only human!

Please give us a peek into your story.
Jensy St. Martin is not pleased when she recognizes the latest ad man to join the Washington, D.C., agency she has long considered her professional home. Phil Quinn was a cocky, love-’em-and-leave-’em type when they attended the same high school ten years ago, and she senses he hasn’t changed much since then. When the two ad designers are forced to work together on a campaign, Jensy learns more than she wants to know about the man, and his growing attractiveness becomes the least of her worries.

What is the best piece of advice you received as an author?
If you insist on reading reviews of your work, take neither the most glowing nor the most glaring too much to heart.

Where can my readers find you on the Internet?

Thank you, Trish, for sharing this new book with us.

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In Love and War - Paperback
In Love and War - Kindle

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Anonymous said...

would love to win angela in ky

Linda Kish said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.

Linda in CA

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

ConTom said...

Sounds like a cute story! I'd love to win a copy. I'm currently living in Amish Country in Ohio where my husband grew up.

Mary Preston said...

The peek tells me I will enjoy this.

Mary P


Beth Gillihan said...

Sounds like a great collection to read.

Beth in Montana

Melanie Backus said...

Would love to read this! Thank you Lena and Trish!

Melanie Backus, TX

ASC Book Reviews said...

This is AWESOME! :) I'd love a copy! Thank you!

Amada (pronounced: in NM

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me!!
Conway SC.

Brenda Arrington said...

I love Trish's books. This one sounds great, also. I would love to win a copy.
Brenda in VA

rubynreba said...

I agree with you - we all make too many assumption.
Beth from IA

Jackie Tessnair said...

Sounds interesting..Jackie Tessnair N.C.

Connie Porter Saunders said...

This sounds like a good read! Thanks for sharing this interview and giveaway.
Connie from KY

Pam said...

Love collection books! Each story is usually short enough to read in one sitting so it's like have four or five different books all in one. Would love to read this.

Pam in OH