I’ve been looking forward to having Jean Hart Stewart, author of The Third Rose, by today. We have a common interest: Druids! Let’s get to know her.
AS: Hi, Jean! To start things off, can you fill in some blanks for us?
All joy and no sorrow makes life unrealistic.
If you can’t convince_them, then try quietly doing what you think is right .
AS: Your favorite part of writing is the research. What is your least favorite part?
JS: That’s easy, the editing and re-editing until I’m half-way satisfied.
AS: You experienced love at first sight when you met your husband. So tell us, what exactly does love at first sight feel like?
JS: Mine was an absolute certainty I’d met the guy I was going to marry. He says it took him about six weeks and then I didn’t believe him, but that’s another story.
AS: You said Cerridwen Press is a “wonderful home for your babies”. What do you love most about your publishers, including Red Rose Publishing?
JS: At Cerridwen I had a great editor I had with an sly sense of humor. However, both my editors at Red Rose, both primary and final line editors, were exceptional and wonderful to work with. I give them great credit for the polished perfection of The Third Rose.
AS: Tell us something about yourself that might surprise your readers.
JS: I write easily, but am basically shy and seldom say in conversation what I’d really like to convey. Then worry about it until I tell myself to knock it off.
AS: What do you have brewing for us next?
JS: Another historical, called For Love and I are New. It’s got a dark side to it even though the hero and heroine finally conquer their problems. That’s one reason I like to write romance, always a happy ending. I’m also just finishing my seventeenth book, another in the Mage series. It’s called Seducing Simon. I’ll have to find a suitable home for it.
AS: Thanks so much, Jean. It’s a real pleasure. Readers, you can find Jean at her website: www.jeanhartstewart.com and on Facebook, Twitter, & Myspace. She also has four great book videos up at youtube.com/jswriter7.
When Sara Coverly hides in Lord Wolverton’s bedroom to avenge him for the rape of her friend, she is determined to shoot him so he can never ruin another female. Instead she finds herself wondering if she’s picked the wrong man! Wolf decides he needs a token fiancée to cover his tracks as he searches for a spy, and soon Sara finds herself helping him. And falling deeply in love.
Wolf’s espionage duties bring danger to them both. When he decodes a message threatening the assassination of Wellington at Waterloo, they both set out for Brussels to catch the villain.
Can their growing love endure through war, a desperate villain who is out to stop them, and Wolf’s determination to save Wellington at any cost?
So, readers, to what extreme ‘ends of the earth’ would you go to for your friend?