Friday, May 6, 2016

Feature Friday Author Wendy May Andrews Introduces a New Release "The Debutante Bride"

I’m pleased to introduce Author Wendy Andrews, where here we’ll learn something about Wendy and her book, The Debutante Bride.

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Thanks for having me Jean J

What was your inspiration for The Debutante Bride?
The Debutante Bride is a bit of a Cinderella story. It is also a “fish out of water” story. As a writer, my head is sometimes in the clouds, and I don’t always feel as though I fit in or others understand me, so a lot of it comes out in Beth’s story. Also, when I was writing this story, there was a little bit of conflict happening within my extended family and this also made its way onto the pages. Writing can be very cathartic…

Sounds like a great book, Wendy. What other books have you published?
The very first book I ever had published is Tempting the Earl (published with Montlake/Amazon). The Debutante Bride is my third book with Clean Reads/Astraea Press. The other two are The Duke Conspiracy and The Governess’ Debut.

Tell us a few tidbits about yourself some folks may not know.
I’m a funny combination of super organized, type A personality along with a lazy procrastinator. I hide the procrastinator part well usually, but it bites me in the behind every once in a while, especially when I’m facing a looming deadline.
I live in Toronto, Canada, although I long to live in London, England in order to be able to see every day the places where my characters spend their time. But I will soon get to experience the next best thing – my husband is taking me there this summer so I can do some firsthand research.

So wonderful, Wendy. If you could be any author you wanted, who would it be? Why?
This is a unique question. And tough to answer. Which author would I want to be?? I would have to say Sophia Whittemore. She’s a new, young writer at our publishing house. I haven’t yet had a chance to read any of her work, but she’s very young which is why I picked her. Not that I’m so old, but I’m so excited for her that she is already published while still a student. I wasted so much time on my self-doubts. Just think where she’ll be in 10-20 years from now if she has already accomplished such a milestone at her stage of life!

I think I would have chosen a new writer, also, Wendy. Where can readers purchase The Debutante Bride?
Please give a blurb for The Debutante Bride

First comes marriage, then comes love.
Miss Elizabeth Dunseith, Beth to her friends, grew up in genteel poverty, happy despite her abusive father and weak mother. When her father sells her to the highest bidder in order to pay off his gambling debts, she fears what her future will hold but is relieved to get away from home with her new, handsome husband.
Lord Justin Fulton, Earl of Westfield, is confused by the contradictory behavior of his purchased bride. One moment she is haughty and cool, the next she is warm and endearing. When his sister refuses to help establish his new bride in Society, Justin turns to a friend’s wife to show Beth the best way to navigate the politics of the ton.
Their growing attraction just seems to confuse matters even further. Will these two be able to see past their differences to make it to happily ever after?

How about an excerpt?
As she came to wakefulness, Beth held herself very still, momentarily surprised to find herself in a strange bed, but then it all rushed back into her consciousness. She was a married lady. A countess at that. And she had only met her husband thirty-six hours before.
The thrill of freedom flowed through her as she reminded herself once more that she would never again have to return to the house she grew up in unless she so chose. Of course, she would want to see her mother again, but she allowed herself to bask in the contentment she was experiencing. She wiggled her toes and stretched her arms, reveling in the new sensation.
The unknown factor of her new husband was obviously of concern, but so far he had been remarkably even tempered. She would even go so far as to describe him as kind, at least what she had seen of him in their short acquaintance. Beth could not decide how she felt about how handsome he was. He was deliciously attractive, but she was unsure if that could be trusted. No doubt other women would find it to be a point in his favor.

What parting wisdom do you wish to give those not book published?
If getting published is your dream, don’t give up on it. Keep learning the craft of writing through reading others’ work, practicing your own, and also reading articles/taking courses. Stick with it and you will reach your goals if you don’t give up. And have fun with it! It’s not worth it if you can’t enjoy the journey.

About Wendy May Andrews:
Wendy May Andrews has been in love with the written word since she learned to read at the age of five. She has been writing for almost as long but hasn’t been sharing those stories with anyone but her mother until recently. This is Wendy’s third book with Clean Reads.
Wendy can be found with her nose in a book in a cozy corner of downtown Toronto. She is happily married to her own real-life hero, who is also her best friend and favorite travel companion.
Being a firm believer every life experience contributes to the writing process, Wendy is off planning her next trip.

Wendy loves to hear from her readers and can be found at her website, on twitter or Facebook.
Instagram - @wendymayandrews

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Thank you, Wendy, for being my guest here at Feature Friday.
Until next time . . . read Wendy’s book, The Debutante Bride.

1 comment:

  1. The topic of your book really interests me. Thank you for being here, Wendy.