Welcome to Day 25 of #RomancingSeptember
Our guest today is Annie Crux and her book The Lavender House Mob
Where is your home town?
My home town was, a small village in Hampshire, and now is another small village in the New Forest on the edge of the river Test, called Marchwood.
How long have you been writing romance?
I think since 1981, I say think because it’s so long ago! I started with Mills and Boon, all set in hospitals which was where I worked at the time. My medical colleagues were avid readers of my books as they all imagined themselves as the handsome, smouldering hero!
What is your favourite sub-genre of romance?
I think it has to be romantic comedy.
Where is your book set?
This book is set on the edge of the New Forest, in a village where my son lives, but I’ve changed the name.
Introduce us to Louise.
Louise is the kind of woman I like. Self sufficient, copes with whatever life throws at her. Is not sorry for herself, well, most of the time she’s not! Occasionally gets fed up. But is certainly not desperate for a man in her life, and if one turns up he’s got to be fun, good looking, and loves animals and children. If he doesn’t tick all those boxes then she’s not interested!
What is the reason behind turning the house into a B&B?
Necessity is the reason for turning the house into a B&B. As a young mother, with not much money, I took in students. That’s B&B with added hassle!
Who sis Jack? Who shows an interest in him?
Jack is my tall dark handsome stranger with all the right attributes. I had great difficulty in keeping him away from Louise for the whole of the book. I would have fallen into his arms myself, given the opportunity!
Who was your favourite character and why?
Maggie. I like over the top characters. They add the spice to life.
Tell us what you are working on at the moment.
At the moment I’ve nearly finished a crime novel, under another name. But I’ve also got another Annie Crux romantic comedy nearly finished. Working Title, Sex In The Afternoon.
Where can readers find out more about you?
I pop up on google and Wikipedia and on Amazon Books as Ann Jennings, Angela Arney, as well as Annie Crux. I know I’m very lazy, and I am trying to do better. I’m having a web page done, to let people know about me.
Find out more about Annie and her writing in a few hours with Stephanie’s post http://stephanie-hurt.com/
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It’s Day 25 of #RomancingSeptember and it’s Annie Crux and her book The Lavender House Mob
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Really interesting to read about your writing, and I’m especially interested in your use of different names to separate genres. Do you find there is a lot of crossover with readers?
Great to meet Annie, and I’m sure we’ll be hearing more about her.
A very enjoyable review. Great questions and answers. Annie, Ann, or Angela sounds like a person everyone would like to know. I was disappointed that her book is not available to order in the US.
No luck with the Amazon.com link? It is available in paperback or kindle.
I used Amazon’s search engine and it didn’t show up for the book or the author name. I just now did a web search and it directed me back to Amazon. Ha! Amazon’s link was the problem all along. I’ve ordered it.
I meant to say Amazon’s search engine, not link.
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Hello, Annie. You hardly sound “lazy” to me! I adore the cover of your book, the title, and the fact that it’s a B & B. Am adding to my Wish List on AZ; will look for you on social media. Best wishes, Linda
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