Today I would like to welcome the lovely Sarah
Belle. Sarah’s time shift, Romagic novel, Hindsight
is published through Escape Publishing.
Thanks so much for visiting today, Sarah!
And I’ll let Sarah explain the term ‘Romagic’, she
does it far more eloquently than I do. J
What type of romance
do you write and what exactly is ‘Romagic’?
I write ‘Romagic Comedy’(which is a little buzz word
I came up with that is now taking off!) which is romantic comedy with a twist
of magic – time travel, spells, imaginary friends and such. It is set in the real
world, where ordinary peopleare put
into extraordinary situations.
you develop your plot and characters?
I come up with an outrageous situation –
such as waking up and finding that you’ve time travelled back to 1961, and then
I create the character for whom this would create the utmost upheaval and
conflict. Then the fun begins!
working on anything at the present?
I am nearly finished my second
manuscript – just a bit of polishing to go- about a woman (not a witch) who casts
a spell and ends up turning her entire life upside down and losing her soul
mate. She then has to try to get him back.
Oooh, that sounds like a lot
of fun – another one to added to my ever growing TBR pile ;)
What is your favourite book?
‘Carmilla’ by J.Sheridan LeFanu. It was
written in 1872 and is a hauntingly beautiful gothic tale of a female vampire.
It was rumoured to have inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula.I’ve been reading
it over and over again since I was 13!
you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?
To the UK- I long to stand in
castles that are 1,000 years old and absorb their history. To visualiseall those who have stood there before me and
imagine their stories would be amazing. (sighs...one day!)
What inspires your
Emotions and people who dig deep in tough times,
especially women. I loved the film ‘Steel Magnolias’ because it shows how
incredibly strong women are when they need to be. Bringing that strength to
life, and honouring women is the main theme behind Hindsight.
Thanks Sarah for
dropping in for a visit! Check out the snippet of Hindsight below...and remind
me not to eat curried sausages any time soon – lol!
You can purchase
Hindsight from a heap of sites such as Amazon, iBooks, Nook and All Romance
ebooks. For the complete list check out the links at Escape Publishing.
Thanks so much for having me Nicòle! It’s been great
and I love your questions!X
Sarah Belle started her professional life in the
hospitality industry, working in some of the roughest hotels in Melbourne in
the late Eighties, surrounded by drug dealers, prostitutes, pimps, and
undercover police. She then completed a business degree and went on to work in
the recruitment industry and the Department of Defence, where she met and
married the man of her dreams: a dashing, Army Blackhawk pilot. They have four
young sons and live on the beautiful Queensland coast.
Blurb – Hindsight
Humour, wit, and just a touch of humility: the swinging
60s as you’ve never seen them before!
The universe has sent Juliette a sign. She wishes it had
been an email instead...
Juliette’s career is on fire, her marriage and family are in
melt-down, and a red-hot goddess wants her husband. But those are the least of
her worries when she wakes up on her lounge room floor in the year 1961.
Without any of her modern conveniences — nanny, housekeeper,
surgically attached mobile phone, designer wardrobe, and intravenous lattes —
Juliette is just over fifty years out of her comfort zone. But as she takes on
the role of a 1961 housewife, with gritted liberated teeth, she discovers an
unexpected truth: slower doesn’t mean boring, at home doesn’t mean dull, and
priorities don’t mean sacrifices.
As she finds unexpected friendships, a resuscitated love
life, tragedy and triumph, Juliette begins to wonder if she really wants to
return home after all.
Sadly, for my family,
the neighbours’ hospitality ran out last Saturday. We had enough leftovers to
cover us for Sunday dinner, the Last Supper as it was termed in my mind. Each
night dinner has been put on the table, with varying degrees of success. There
was the meatloaf, which has been renamed ‘meat brick’ due to its crunchy
texture and brick-like exterior, the tuna casserole that looked and tasted like
‘fish Playdoh’, the lamb chops that could double as hammers, the egg and bacon
pie that had cracks akin to the San Andreas fault line, curried sausages that
exploded in their skins and ended up looking like circumcised penises bobbing
around in luminous yellow goo and of course, tonight’s disaster, spaghetti
new recipe?” Chris asks as he dry retches his way through the kitchen to the
bathroom with Ethan and Cal.
“Mmmm, can’t wait!”
But the look on his face tells a different story.
From behind the
bathroom door I can hear Ethan ask, “Dad, has something died in the kitchen?”
“No mate, why?”
“Then what’s that
“Shhhh, Eth,” Chris
answers him quietly. “I think it’s meant to be dinner.”
“Does that mean we
have to eat it?”
There is a pause
before Chris says, “Yes mate. Your Mum’s working hard to make dinner and we
have to remember that she has lost her memory. We need to be really
understanding and patient with her, OK?”
“Maybe she forgot how
to cook? She keeps burning my toast.”
available via http://www.escapepublishing.com.au/product/9780857990587