That’s right guys just .99 cent on Amazon from today until August! After August the e-book version of my new release will shoot up to $4.99, grab it while it’s hot! I loved penning this romantic suspense with a historical twist! I’ve never written a historical romance novel, only a short story, but I love to read this genre so badly it’s unreal LOL.
What I Loved About This Genre…
What I love about it is being transported, from the present day to the relevant era the story is set in. I also love the learning experience, especially if the story is set in a part of the world I know little about. I’ve read some fantastic…no scratch that ahhhhhh-maaay-ziing historical fiction set in Asia. The four books that come to mind all made me cry. Two male authors and one female. I then bought all the books by all the authors. There’s just something about this genre that really does something to me, emotionally as a reader. I get caught up, in love with the time frame and salute historical fiction writers, who write this as their standard ‘bread and butter’ and not just dip in, like me.
My First Experience of Writing Historical Fiction..
As a writer I must say yes I did tear up too, especially when I wrote the scene where I placed my characters at Dr. Martin Luther King’s march for jobs and freedom, in Washington DC, in the 1960s. I also teared up while writing the difficult scenes, as a white male and his views on the friendship and then relationship between my hero and heroine. On the other hand writing as a black male, who also hated this union was tough! Overall, this novel is special to me as 1. I had to write characters and their ‘style’ of love and dating, in a period I was not even born in LOL. 2. I had to step into the shoes of people with a different mind set to me, as a woman and in an era I was not born 3. you know me I like to take readers on a journey around the world! So there was the challenge of writing in London, USA and Greece!! In the present day and the 1950s and 1960s! Overall Sacrifices was a beautiful challenge that pulled on my heart strings at times. I am so in love with the story, as I love the music of this era, the civil right movement on both sides of the Atlantic is close to my heart, I love the characters and how I have brought them alive, and a new spin and voice to this sub-genre of romance. The 1950s and 1960s are not historical eras really used often in romance. Enough editors and publishers who rejected me told me that LOL but you only need one to say ‘gimme that’, and I am so grateful for the publishing house who jumped on my shit!
So check it out and grab a copy for just .99 cents before this baby shoots up to full price. It will be in paperback, e-book and audio too. Release date 30th September 2020.
Sacrifices is a riveting romantic story with historical and suspenseful elements set in the 1960s Jazz scene and the present day.
Jane O’Sullivan, a sultry twenty-seven-year-old singer, starts a torrid, forbidden affair during the 1960s jazz scene in London. Working hard, she makes a name for herself. She’s a woman with dreams, hopes, and a burning desire to leave Europe behind and travel to New Orleans with her lover, Louis.
Louis Simpson, a charming twenty-nine-year-old musician from Jackson, Mississippi, is on tour with his band in London. Back home, the height of the civil rights movement plays out in the USA. Driven by ambition, a forbidden love, and a desire to turn his life around, he pushes forward, living his dream.
Once their paths cross, a twist of fate crushes Jane’s world, forcing her to make a life-changing decision that impacts both her and Louis. This historical love story spans across the Atlantic and roams through Europe with love, loss, and broken promises.
Twenty-five years later, when Jane and Louis’ paths cross on a Greek island, will the helping hand of fate bring them together, or rip them apart, once more?