Today, I'm playing hostess to a guest blogger for a change! Meet Phyllis Campbell! She's an award-winning, multi-published, and best-selling author with Carnal Passions, Champagne Books, The Wild Rose Press, and Vintage Publishing. Most of her reviewers have given her the title of “Queen Of Sexual Tension”. Married with kids (and three grandchildren), Phyllis has lived in Utah all of her life and enjoys family activities when she’s not writing her next sensual story.She and I are both contributors to the same group blog AuthorsAndBooks. Please pour yourself a cup of cyber-coffee and join us! (My words are in bold. Phyllis is speaking italics today.)
So, Phyllis, tell us all about your new releases. (Yes, folks, I said releases. She's having twins!)
Thanks, Emily. I would love to tell you about my new releases. March 11th’s release is Huntress Of My Heart (historical). Phoebe Alphius, daughter of the governor of Turkey, was told at the tender age of ten that she was the goddess Artemis, reincarnated. Yes, she has the silver-blonde hair of the goddess, and she has the bold personality and hunts better than any of her brothers. Does that mean she is Artemis? But for nine years people have treated her different, and she’s tired of it. She wants a normal life. She wants to find love. But just as Artemis, she’s going to die a virgin. Unless she dresses as her maid and sneaks out of the palace and ventures into the marketplace and meets a ship’s captain...
Check out the book trailer for this one - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkWQZMw_OUQ
March 25th, my contemporary, The Man Hunt is being released.Unwilling to let another man control her life, Dr. Jordan Reed hires someone to portray her new love interest to satisfy her nagging stepmother. Part of the bargain is that she convince her ex-boyfriend that she has happily moved on. Unfortunately, it’s hard to prove when Brock Hamill blames Jordan for his sister’s suicide and embarks on a mission to destroy her psychiatric credibility. Acting the part of a patient, his mission is deterred by the doctor’s hot body and giving heart, and when he discovers her life 's in jeopardy, he’s willing to reveal his true identity to save her. Will Jordan forgive his deceit when she learns the truth?
Check out the book trailer for this story -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynYVWViuYuU&feature=related
Both stories will be with The Wild Rose Press. www.thewildrosepress.com
Wow! A historical and a contemporary. Huntress of my Heart and The Man Hunt, hmm? I'm seeing a hunting motif here. What inspired these stories?
Huntress Of My Heart was actually written because I’d been part of a 7-author anthology. Our topics were chosen from the seven wonders of the ancient world. When some of the authors pulled out of the anthology, I didn’t know what to do with my story. I’m very happy The Wild Rose Press knew what to do. (grins)
The Man Hunt was previously published as Woman Seeking Man a few years ago under another pen name I’d used back then. This story was created when I saw my co-workers son who’d just returned from overseas (in the Army), and heard about his sad life caused by his ex-wife. I knew this hunk needed a story. heeheee Yup, he got a happily ever after!
I love handing out HEA's to deserving characters, too! And how much sweeter when the story is based on real people. If you could give one piece of writing advice, what would it be?
Don’t ever give up! Keep writing. Keep learning. Keep sending your stories out. Join critique groups to improve yourself. If you want it bad enough, you’ll not give up!
You live in Utah and I used to, too! My DH and I spent a decade one winter in Park City. OK, ok, no hate mail! It's a gorgeous place, but 12 feet of snow will wear on anyone's spirit after six months of it. The cool, brief summer was heaven. What do you like best about living in the West?
I’ve lived in the West all of my life, so I don’t know anything different. However, I was in Texas a couple years back, and South Carolina a few years before that, and I did miss seeing the mountains. Home-sweet-home! Park City is also a wonderful place to vacation! I’m jealous you lived there for a while. It’s beautiful.
It is a fabulous place. If we'd bought a condo so we didn't have to shovel or snowblow or climb up on the roof to knock the accumulated feet of white stuff off, we'd have probably stayed! (Hence our condo now in snowy New England!)
But back to your writing, is there anything else you'd like us to know about your work?
As you’ve probably guessed from reading my two blurbs, I haven’t chosen one genre to write. I adore historicals! So I’m hoping to write more historicals than the others. But, I do have many ideas, which is why you’ll see contemporaries. I’m hoping to give the reader more to choose from. Please check out my website and see what I have for you. www.phyllismariecampbell.com
Phyllis is giving away a copy of one of her books to a "non-lurker", so please leave a comment or question! Oh! And there's still time to leave a comment for a chance to win my VEXING THE VISCOUNT over at http://www.loveisanexplodingcigar.com/. The winner there won't be chosen till tomorrow. So be sure to leave a comment or question both places! Have a great day!