Welcome Today's Featured Author
The Precious Ruby by C. Renee
At twenty-five, Louise Carter has lived a life beyond her years; she has endured emotional and physical abuse and has now found the courage to leave her biker ex-boyfriend.
When Louise moves back into town and in with her best friend, all aspects of her life start to fall into place until something unexpected happens ... she meets Alex, a rich playboy and known womanizer.
Alex wonders whether he has met Louise previously as she piques his interest in ways no other woman has before…
Will Louise fall for his fake personality, or will she have time to fall for the real one?
Just as the minutes tick by I go from yes, I will go with Jax, to no because I can’t keep running.
There is about twenty minutes left before Jax needs the answer and my phone buzzes.
I jump back, on edge.
I look at the caller ID and its Alex.
Jesus, does this guy ever stop? I can’t talk to him now. I have to keep him safe too, even though he doesn’t deserve it after the stunt he pulled last night. I can’t keep ignoring him, I have to face my fears and tell him goodbye. Then that’s when it hits, I have to go back to Matt and face whatever he has in mind for my punishment.
I reach over and place the phone to my ear. “Hello, this is Louise.” I’m putting on a brave act, hopefully he doesn’t see straight through it.
“Hey Louise, it’s so good to hear your voice,” he breathes through the other end of the phone, like he can finally breathe again.
“Ah, yeah, so why … um… did you call me after what you pulled last night?” I wait for his answer, taking him longer than usual.
“Right, well about that, I don’t know. I know I fucked up, no pun intended, but I didn’t mean to hurt you.” He chuckles at his joke.
“Seriously, this is how you are going to act, after everything? Look, I know nothing has happened between us, but maybe I had a little hope, knowing your reputation around town, but after last night, you can forget it. Just as well, I’m leaving town. You won’t hear from or see me again. I hope you’re happy.” Before I give him a chance to reply, I hang up the phone. I’m fuming, so angry at the events that have taken place tonight, the only option I have is to go back to Matt. I bring up the new contact that Jax gave me and send a text saying:
Hey, I can't. I know I have to go back and I will.
12th April 2017.
C.Renee is a new author to town; Australian born and bred, she loves reading and writing romance novels and when she doesn’t have her head in the books, C.Renee spends quality time with her boyfriend.
Through her love of writing she hopes to inspire her readers and to one day travel the world.
Readers Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1778647615720684/
Interview with C. Renee:
1. Can you tell us a little about your book?
An easy enough question, It's a romance suspense novel and it is my debut novel.
It's about a girl who falls in love with a boy but a few years later he turns into a completely different person. He is involved in a Motorcycle Club, he becomes physically and emotionally abusive and she finally has had enough. Louise decides to leave her ex Matt and the life she knew to return home. Unfortunately, life has more in-store for her, Louise moves back home and she tries to get her life back.
She meets Alex, the man you want to stay away from but there's this spark that's lite up between the two.
They both have dark pasts to overcome.
2. How do you come up with your characters names?
Some of my characters are actually friends names, or names that i've heard on tv shows and they just stuck with me. Louise and Alex just click together.
3. When did you know you wanted to write a book?
I've always read books, it first started with Twilight and I began with paranormal. After a while it got repetitive and I stopped. I'ts not until 50 shades came out that I started reading again. I was actually a book reviewer & blogger for a few months that got me connected to the book world. Then one day, I just had an urge to write my own and from that day I haven't stopped.
4. Do you have a favorite food or drink you must have nearby when writing?
I actually don't like to drink or eat while i'm writing, I know that seems strange but I feel distracted if I do.
I love food too much to share my attention.
5. Do you have a favorite spot to write?
Most of my writing gets done in the car, sitting in the backseat. I edit in my room but soon enough my writing spot will be at the beach.
6. What is a usual writing day like for you? How is it structured?
I try to write everyday, I have OCD so I would try to write a chapter a day. I try to aim for 3K words in each chapter but life gets in the way and I just continue it the next day.
It doesn't matter what time in the day, I just have to write.
7. What is your favorite comfort food?
My favourite comfort food is chocolate, I mean who doesn't love that brown goodness!
8. What are writing projects are you currently working on?
I am editing book two in The Precious Trilogy, once that's with the editors I will be working on book three.
I do have a standalone that's connected to that trilogy in the works.
I'm hoping by the end of the year I will be plotting another trilogy but this time it will be paranormal.