On Monday Moments I've a great interview with an author friend, Terri Rochenski, who popped in last week to give us some information about her latest novel - Love's Sorrow.
There was no time to get to know her last week but today's the day!
Hello and welcome again, Terri. How long have you been a published writer?
My first official publication came in the form of a flash fiction piece titled Infinite Snare in the April 2011 edition of Lark’s Fiction Magazine. Three others soon followed, and my first short story publication was Sacrificial Oath in J. Taylor Publishing’s Make Believe anthology which released in December of 2012.
Eye of the Soul (Pool of Souls #1), my first novel, released with JTP in October of 2013. Book #2, Secret of the Souls, releases in October of this year.
And finally, the first in my Means of Mercy series, Love’s Sorrow, released this month. There’s a tentative scheduled release of book two, Love’s Revenge, in November of this year.
Please tell me about your latest release.
Love’s Sorrow is the story of an orphaned, poor young woman who is hired by a cousin by marriage to look after her sons. While there, she is introduced into London’s society where she doesn’t truly care to be or believes she should be. Of course, there is a male character who changes her mind, but finding love proves to be a tougher experience than she expected.
What is the genre/ subgenre of your latest book?
Historical romance set in mid-19th century England and America.
Who is the hero of the story?
Anne Tearle is Love’s Sorrow’s main character, and as I stated above she is a poor orphaned young woman. Raised by an abusive aunt, the offer of employment brings freedom in a way she never dreamed of.
What does your heroine think when she first meets the hero?
She is stricken with how handsome and refined he is. While visions of him haunt her dreams, she knows such a man isn’t for her.
Which time period is your favourite to research in?
I’m a lover of early 19th to late 19th century.
Great answers, Terri! Thank you. I love all historical periods, too, and I've started a family saga beginning around 1845- though it doesn't have my writing time priority right now since that's going to my novels in the Celtic Romano era.
To finish with- Some fast and furious for you, Terri:
What's your favourite time of year?
Spring and fall are tie for favorites in my mind.
I love all food—except raw tomatoes & onions. Cook them and I’m good to go!
Wow! I thought we were going to be clones there but it just so happens I love raw tomatoes and onions and eat everything and anything! Thanks for answering!
Terri started writing stories in the 8th grade, when a little gnome whispered in her brain. Gundi’s Great Adventure never hit the best seller list, but it started a long love affair with storytelling.
Today she enjoys an escape to Middle Earth during the rare ‘me’ moments her three young children allow. When not playing toys, picking them back up, or kissing boo-boos, she can be found sprawled on the couch with a book or pencil in hand, and toothpicks propping her eyelids open.
Roane Publishing Sweet, Historical Romance
Hired as a nanny for her cousin’s children, Anne Tearle finds security and a loving family. The children are a dream, but London society is a world of its own, one where a displaced farm girl has no business being. But, wealthy rake, Gavin MacKay, helps her to see associating with the upper class might not be as horrid as she first assumed.
Like all things worthwhile, love comes at a price, and the cost soon bestows more anguish than joy. Lost, but not undone, Anne must find the courage to begin life anew, or succumb to sorrow's unrelenting waves of grief.
Link for Love’s Sorrow on Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21455386-love-s-sorrow
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Terri - Best wishes on your tour!