Saturday, November 25, 2017

Featured Author: H.B. Butler

Welcome Today's Featured Author
H.B. Butler!!

Book 1 in the Sandy Plains Series

Breaking the Barrier is the 1st book in my contemporary romance series set in Outback Australia. Each book in this series can be read as a standalone as it will deal with a different main character that lives in the small town of Sandy Plains.

Breaking the Barrier

While some people can’t wait to flee small town life in search for something bigger and better, Jamie Jennings can’t think of anywhere else he’d rather be. With a loving family and successful business, he thought he had it all, that was until Elise blew into town and reminded him how good it felt to fall in love.
Elise McKinnon is good at running and the ever present shadows she’s been trying to dodge finally feel like their disappearing amongst the beautiful red dust of outback Australia. But living in darkness has left Elise scarred, and she protects her heart and son as fiercely as a wild mumma bear.
When their two worlds collide everything changes. Can Jamie break through the barriers Elise has built around herself and convince her to stay in Sandy Plains or will she continue to run, taking his heart with her?

Book 2 in the Sandy Plains Series

Breaking Away is the 2nd book in my contemporary romance series set in Outback Australia and Scotland, UK.
It’s due for release early 2018.

Breaking Away

Finally escaping her small town life in Sandy Plains, Jemima Jennings is beyond excited to be headed to the other side of the world; finally she can begin living. Will leaving everything and everyone she knows and loves be everything she’s always dreamed or will Jemima discover that home really is where the heart is?
Logan Mackenzie doesn’t have time for relationships or love, with only six months left until he finishes his degree he’s 100% focused and refuses to let anyone or anything distract him from that, including the petite blonde that recently came bowling into his life. Can Logan keep his focus or will all his well laid plans begin to crumble before his very eyes?
They’re complete opposites, but they say opposites attract; can Logan and Jemima find common ground or is this relationship doomed to fizzle out before it’s even begun?

About H.B. Butler:
H. B. Butler grew up in and around the Gold Coast area of NSW, Australia. She comes from a family with a passion for reading and has loved books from an early age.

H. B. Butler has always had an over active imagination and often spent time imagining different stories up in her head. Eventually her brain was becoming too full with all of these made up stories and she decided to write one down for fun. Thus began the journey of 'Breaking the Barrier'.
After having written her first 'novel', H. B. Butler put it away for about a year where it remained hidden away on her computer. One day she was talking with some friends and had mentioned the forgotten novel, her friends expressed an interest and she shared her story with them. After they expressed an interest in it she went back over the novel and tweaked things here and there in an attempt to perfect her story.

Next came the journey of self-publishing. H. B. Butler went through all the motions of editing, cover designing and formatting with some truly talented people and here she is with a debut novel 'Breaking the Barrier' and several more ideas ready to go.



Interview With H.B. Butler:
This is my first every author interview, so I’m a little nervous lol. Thank you to Amazeballs Book Addicts for allowing me to be a part of their author take overs, I feel incredibly humbled and excited to be a part of this along with all the other amazing authors they have here.

1.     Can you tell us a little about your books?

Let me see, I write contemporary romance and for some reason small country towns seem to be my thing at the moment (maybe because I live in a small country town). I like trying to set my books in Australia, they say write what you know and being an Australian this is what I know, although my second book has already broken that rule.
 Although my books are part of a series, they can be read as standalone novels. Each book will focus on a different character from the town of Sandy Plains.

2.     When did you know you wanted to write a book?

I distinctly remember telling my parents in primary school (around 5th or 6th grade) that I was going to be either a writer, painter or a teacher. Way back then I was writing stories, but it wasn’t until 2016 that I actually sat down and wrote my first novel. 
I sucked at painting, my day job is educating young children…so that just left writing for me to tackle, and it’s been a fun ride so far J.
3.     How did you choose the genre you write in?
I love to read romance novels and have a very active imagination so I think it was just natural for my brain to steer me more towards that genre. 
Fun fact: Breaking the Barrier (my 1st novel) all came about on a drive up the coast. I was stuck in traffic and my mind began to wander which then turned into the prologue for Breaking the Barrier…after that the rest just flowed.
4.     What book is your newest release?
Breaking the Barrier is my debut novel (and only release to date), but my second novel Breaking Away is due out early 2018.
5.     What is a usual writing day like for you, how is it structured?
Structure haha, that’s funny. 
I try very hard to structure my writing days, but always seem to fail. I work full-time at my day job 38 hours a week so any writing time I have is usually squeezed in before or after work. It’s very haphazard and unorganized.
I have a note book that I jot ideas down in when they come to me, so that lives beside my computer and when I get a chance to sit and write I refer to that…unless the characters decide they would prefer to go in a different direction, then the notebook gets ignored lol.
6.     Do you have a favorite spot to write?

I love to curl up in my recliner in the lounge room for the jotting down of notes and things, nowhere special. I take my notebook everywhere though (much to my partners disgust), even on holidays.
7.     If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
I would love to have the power to time travel, then I could go back in time and experience the different eras; it would help me with writing immensely lol.
Maybe I could even find a way to save certain well known historical figures like Joan of Arc or the Highland warriors at Culloden. 
I’m a bit of a history nerd so this super power is totally just all about me as opposed to being for the good of the world, which I guess makes me a bad super hero oops.
8.     What are writing projects are you currently working on?

I am currently wrapping up Breaking Away and going through the motions necessary to publish that one. I’ve just received it back from my betas so next step is editing. I actually just had the cover reveal for that on my Facebook page yesterday!

I’ve also started work in the 3rd book in that series (yet to be named) and am having fun with that one.
Another HUGE thank you to Amazeballs Book Addicts for allowing me to be a part of their author take overs, and thank you to everyone that has taken the time to be here today. 
I love to talk books (not just mine) so feel free to drop me a line for a chat or visit my Facebook page if you think my books may be something that would interest you J.

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