Good Deeds Challenge Year 2, Week 20

Welcome to my second Year of Good Deeds, a challenge I set myself during April 2013. I decided to do at least one Good Deed a day for a whole year, now I an into my second year.

New Good DeedsDuring my week I’ll also being updating you on My Kindness Challenge which I’m also doing. I read about a new challenge to make the world a better place to live in. “Speak Kind Words, Receive Kind Echoes” see the inspiration on  The Kindness blog . During my learning process I’m donating money to charity for my slip-ups to make me work harder to achieve results. I earn no money from any of my book reviews, so having little to spare should focus my mind.

August 31st – A lovely sunny day for the last day of August, I went for a long walk and picked up litter along the way. Finished reading Dark Water by Jan Ruth. Am now reading Bend With The Wind by Suraya Dewing

September 1st – It’s the first day of Romancing September and I’m co-hosting the event with fellow author Stephanie Hurt. We are promoting 30 authors and their books in 30 days. We started off promoting Caroline Storer and her book The Roman. http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-5Ee

Sent a letter to an aunt whom I haven’t seen for a couple of years, really feel I need to make the time for a visit. Sorted out another family visit, this one to my husband’s aunt.

September 2nd – Played tennis this morning and picked up some litter. Day 2 of Romancing September and it’s the turn of Sonya Loveday and her book The Summer I Fell. http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-5C8

September 3rd – Bought birthday presents for my God-daughter today. Day 3 of Romancing September and it’s Terry Tyler with her book Round and Round. http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-5Ge

September 4th – Helped my Mum pick beans from her garden today. Had a big boost on the book review team and got lots more requests for books. Day 4 of Romancing September and it was the turn of Lizzie Lamb and her book Boot Camp Bride. http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-5CU

September 5th – Had a lovely chat with my hairdresser who have her little girl starting school for the first time on Tuesday, passed on little tips that I found worked for me and left her a big tip. Day 5 of Romancing September and it was the turn of Romanian author Carmen Stefanescu and her book Shadows of the Past,http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-5EI we are really lucky and have authors spread across the world on this tour.

September 6th – A lovely walk this morning and I picked up loads of litter. Day 6 on Romancing September was Jill Steeples and Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off. http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-5Ey

Started reading The Immortal Greek by Monica La Porta

Romancing September #RomancingSeptember – Day 1

WELCOME to the second year of Romancing September Across The World.

For the next thirty days we will be bringing you with some fantastic Romance books from across the wide range of books within the genre.

Everyday there will be a different book and there are two posts about the book and the author. The first is here in the Uk and the second is with Stephanie in the USA.

Each post is different and will introduce you the author and their book, so let’s see if we can find a book to tickle your literal taste buds.

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Our first guest is Caroline Storer. Catch up with more from Caroline in a few hours with the second part of our tour when Stephanie chats to her.

The Roman

Where is your home town?

I live in a small village called Llanfechell, which is on the lovely island of Anglesey in North Wales. It’s a lovely island with some wonderful beaches and is just on the doorstep of the Snowdonia National Park. You may also recall, that Anglesey was recently the “home” of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (William and Kate) whilst William was serving with the RAF up here at RAF Valley. I did invite them over for tea, but unfortunately they were too busy to pop over (only kidding!)

How long have you been writing romance?

I first put pen to paper; or rather fingers to keyboard back in 2007. But saying that, I have always dreamt of writing romance, and over the years hundreds of ideas for books have bubbled away in my over active imagination.

What is your favourite sub-genre of romance?

Historical romance without a doubt! I love most periods of historical romance; but if I had to pick three, then Ancient Rome, Viking and Regency romances would be my favourites.

When is your book set?

My book is set in Ancient Rome, in AD79

How was Marsallas betrayed?

The heroine, Justina was forced to lie to him when they were young by telling him that she wanted to be with his uncle, Quintus instead of marrying him. Believing the worst, Marsallas denounces Justina to Hades and leaves Herculaneum vowing never to return.

What has Marsallas been doing for the last 6 years?

Marsallas has thrown himself into the deadly world of chariot racing, gaining fortune, fame, and a salacious reputation throughout Rome. His bed could be kept warm by a different woman each night if he chooses, but his heart remains iced over as the memory of Justina’s betrayal continues to haunts him.

How does he meet Justina again?

Quintus is dying, and forces Justina to go to Rome to persuade Marsallas to return to Herculaneum to see him before he dies. Justina doesn’t want to go, but has no choice. When they meet for the first time in six years, Marsallas feels hatred for her; but underneath it all there is still a spark of desire for her that he can’t resist.

How does he believe he will avenge his broken heart?

When Justina steps back into his life he sees a chance to avenge his broken heart. He’ll take her for one night only, and then walk away from her as she walked away from him. But beneath the hurt, an attraction so intense still burns between the two, and as their fates begin to intertwine once more, their determination to resist one another starts to falter…

Tell us what you are working on at the moment.

I’m currently finishing off a Viking Romance. It’s a Viking with a twist, though. In my story, the heroine is the Viking and the hero is the Anglo Saxon lord who captures her when Vikings invade England in 1066.

Where can readers find out more about you?

Caroline Storer

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/caroline.storer.50?ref=tn_tnmn 

Twitter – https://twitter.com/CarolineStorer6

You can also find me on my blog at – http://carolinestorer.blogspot.co.uk/

Find a copy of The Roman here from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

On Barnes and Noble – http://ow.ly/tPHvY

On Kobo – http://ow.ly/tPI1N

Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Caroline_Storer_The_Roman_HarperImpulse_Historical?id=aR-hAgAAQBAJ

iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/roman-harperimpulse-historical/id804712321?mt=11

Find out more about Caroline from Stephanie Hurt’s blog and all our Romance writers http://stephanie-hurt.com/