Can you feel it? Love is in the air. Valentine’s Day is just a few days away. I have a few things going on this week in celebration of the day of love.
Library Lover’s Week
As part of Byron Library Lover’s Week, I’ve been invited to do an author’s chat this coming Wednesday. I love listening to authors speak about their books, their writing process and their writing inspiration. I’m so privileged to live in Byron and each August I enjoy the Byron Bay Writers Festival which is held just down the road. Last year I was lucky enough to be on a romance panel with the hilarious Mandy Nolan and fellow LoveCat Amy Andrews. We had a blast.
So, I’m currently preparing what I’m going to speak about on Wednesday and I’d love to know what you like to hear authors discuss at these types of events.
Valentine’s Day Sale
My fabulous publisher, Penguin’s Destiny Romance, is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a sale of the first book in my Billionaire Romance Series, The Billionaire’s Pursuit of Love. You can pick it up now online for just 99 cents. It’s a lovers reunited story that plays out between the high life in London and an orangutan sanctuary in Brunei.
The inspiration for The Billionaire’s Pursuit of Love came when I attended a seminar held by a charity dedicated to saving the world’s orangutans. The wildlife workers lived in very basic conditions, working in the mud, rain and heat to ‘mother’ the baby orangutans until they could look after themselves – a little like human babies.
I then read a newspaper article about a man who’d designed one of the world’s most successful computer games and was worth millions. He lived a classic urban, jet set lifestyle.
I wondered what it would be like if two people, from such incredibly different worlds, were brought together through a twist of fate that just wouldn’t let them go. This is what happens to wildlife warrior, Sarah Walker and global technology guru, Blake Huntington-Fiennes.
So, wishing you a week of love and laughter. Happy Valentine’s Day for Saturday!
You are indeed going to be busy in this "week of love" Jen! Wish I could pop on by the Byron Bay library to cheer you on during your author chat.ReplyDelete
Also, fab news that The Billionaire's Pursuit of Love is at such a LOVE-ly price. Off to grab it! I love the inspiration behind this one. :-)
Thanks Michelle. I wish you could come up to Byron too. Would be so great to see you.Delete
I always like to know the story behind the books, dedication, Jen!ReplyDelete
Good luck with the 99c sale. Hope it sells its socks off and makes your Valentine's Day extra special :-)
Thanks, Amy. That would be very nice!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a great week coming up and great news on the sale of this fab book I loved tis one everyone should go and get it.
I love hearing authors talk about the locations their stories are set in and why they chose those :) make believe or real places are they places they have been or hope to visit and if make believe how they come up with them
Thanks so much, Helen. I'm so thrilled you loved Billionaire #1!!Delete
What a great idea re locations. I'll include that topic definitely.
The author's chat sound like fun - wish I could attend. I'd buy Billionaire's Pursuit with the sale, but it's a bit hard to buy what you already have.ReplyDelete
I wish you could come too, Lyn. Would be lovely to see you there!!!Delete
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Sorry about the deleted comments, keep putting them in the wrong places. Must be all the love in the air...making me crazy!ReplyDelete
I love hearing how the idea for a book came to be - sounds like a really interesting topic. Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!ReplyDelete
Thanks Stefanie! I did speak about book inspirations today and it was a popular topic.ReplyDelete
Jen, I hope you had a fabulous week with the Byron Library lovers!ReplyDelete
Great to read about the inspiration for your characters in this book - which is on my eTBR pile! I'm looking forward to it! Note to self - carve out some serious reading time soon!!