Happy Monday, dear readers! Today it is my privilege to introduce to you award-winning author Pamela Thibodeaux and one of her novels, The Inheritance.
Pamela S. Thibodeaux is the Co-Founder and a lifetime member of Bayou Writers Group in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Multi-published in romantic fiction as well as creative non-fiction, her writing has been tagged as, “Inspirational with an Edge!” ™ and reviewed as “steamier and grittier than the typical Christian novel without decreasing the message.”
Pamela is offering one person who leaves a comment (with your email address, please!) a pdf copy of The Inheritance, so be sure to comment at the end.
Let's get to know her better. Question time!
What was your inspiration for this story?
I’d heard that Harlequin was looking for stories with women over 40 for their ‘Next’ line and this thought came to me….They say life begins at 40 but for Rebecca Sinclair that’s far from the truth. Being the nosy writer I am I had to know why.
What is its take-away message?
God is always with us and He has a plan for us but it is up to us to choose to believe and trust even when we are faced with situations we’re not prepared for.
Tell us a bit about your writing routine. Do you have set hours? Do you get dressed first? Do you travel for research? Where and when do you do your best work?
I don’t really have a routine anymore. I work from home as Marketing Associate for Pelican Book Group. Sometimes I get dressed and sometimes I stay in my pajamas all day. My best work is in the mornings but I’m learning to change focus and switch tasks when inspiration hits. Sometimes I travel for work or rather, I turn my travel into an opportunity for work.
Travel as "an opportunity for work" - I love that.
What’s your next writing project?
Oh I have a couple of things in the works….editing and revising current projects for re-release, writing new stuff, and venturing off (hoping to venture) into writing screenplays.
Just for fun:
- Coffee or Tea? Coffee
- Snacks: Sweet or Salty? Sweet
- Dream vacation: Cross country in motor home or RV
- #1 on your Bucket List: Trip to Ireland
Thank you, Pamela. I'd love to cross the continent in an RV, too. Sometime when we have lots of time to take in the sights.And of course, we'd have plenty of coffee and snacks!
Here's how you can contact Pamela Thibodeaux:
Website address: http://www.pamelathibodeaux.com
Face Book: http://facebook.com/pamelasthibodeaux
Twitter: http://twitter.com/psthib @psthib
US Postal worker Raymond Jacobey has been in love with the little widow since he first set eyes on her. A wanderer searching for the ever-illusive soul mate, Ray has never stayed in one place too long. Raised by self-centered, high-power executives, he’s longed for the idyllic life of residing in a cozy house in a small town with the love of his life. Will he gain the heart of the lovely widow or will he lose her to the wine country of New York?
Excerpt: Rebecca’s heart fluttered at the charming, boyish grin he bestowed on her. She knew he’d spoken more than mere words; he’d spoken his heart. Tears filled her eyes and clogged her throat when she thought about what the future might hold. Standing on the threshold of that great unknown, she had never been more acutely aware of anything than she was of this moment, this man.
He was looking at her intently. His thumbs caressed the back of her hands, chasing the chill from her blood. Lethargic warmth stole over her. As though in a fog she watched him lift her hands to his mouth and press his lips to her palm in a caress so tender it sent shivers down her spine.
She lowered her gaze, and he lifted her chin with his finger and waited until she looked at him again. “I want to kiss you, Becca, here in the midst of Paradise,” he whispered, his lips covering hers with devastating tenderness.
Rebecca heard his primitive grunt of satisfaction when he let go of her hands and wrapped his arms around her, pulling her closer. An answering purr escaped her as tiny pinpoints of pleasure bathed her senses with light and color. Never in her life had she felt so alive, so consumed with sensations.
Whether a moment or an eternity, she had no idea how long they stood there, his mouth in sweet possession of hers. All she knew was that when the kiss was over she was plastered against his hard body, her breathing was sharp almost painful and her fists were clenched in his thick, sandy-colored hair. Appalled at her wanton response and the needy way in which she clung, Rebecca flung away with a startled cry of distress, and began to run.
And now, dear readers, it's your turn. For a chance to win a copy of The Inheritance, leave a comment and your email address below.
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