Monday, July 28, 2008

Richard and Rose

I'm delighted to announce that the Richard and Rose series has been signed to Samhain.
Richard and Rose was the first series I ever sold, way back in the days of NBI, and it's very different to anything I've written since.
For a start, the series is in the first person. A strange experience. It was as if Rose was standing just behind me, telling me the stories in her distinctive voice, very different to mine. Deeper than my voice, stronger, although she does have a sexy whisper!
I know it's just me (well nearly!). But after years and years of research, just because I loved the Georgian era, I didn't have to think about what she'd do if... or how she'd react when... She just did, and she did it in character.
The whole series is about one couple. Each book has an ending, but if you want to, you can read what happened to them next. That was a reaction to the soap operas on TV! I got tired of couples who fell in love, married, had affairs, split, all because the writers of said soap operas got more drama from manipulating these poor people around. I wanted to show that a successful relationship has a lot of work behind it, and it changes with circumstances, sometimes for the better.
I have to admit, that was drawn from real life. Mine. I've been with the same man for a very long time, married to him for twenty years. We had our bad times, our good, but looking back, when we decided to work at our relationship instead of walking away, it led to a deeper understanding and a stronger bond.
Richard and Rose are always in love but sometimes circumstances strain them. They work through it, and they get better and stronger.
Sometimes romance is just like real life.


2 Comments:

Anonymous Melinda Hammond said...

What a lovely post, Lynne. I am so glad this series is being published by Samhain for you. Good luck with it.

Melinda

2:15 PM  
Anonymous Hazel Statham said...

Congratulations on the new signing, Lynne.

Wishing you the success you so richly deserve,

Regards

Hazel

11:54 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home




Follow us on Twitter @http://twitter.com/HRomanceUK




Readers outside the UK might like to know about

The Book Depository

which offers free delivery worldwide


Our books are also available from all Amazons

- see links to our websites

and our UK and US Amazon pages below -

as well as most book shops

depending on country

LOUISE ALLEN'S WEBSITE

UK       US


JO BEVERLEY'S WEBSITE

UK       US


LYNNE CONNOLLY / LYNNE MARTIN WEBSITE

UK       US


NICOLA CORNICK'S WEBSITE

UK       US


CHRISTINA COURTENAY'S WEBSITE

UK       US


AMANDA GRANGE'S WEBSITE

UK       US


ELIZABETH HAWKSLEY'S WEBSITE

UK       US


ANNE HERRIES'S WEBSITE

UK       US


JANE JACKSON'S WEBSITE

UK       US


JAN JONES'S WEBSITE

UK


MELINDA HAMMOND / SARAH MALLORY WEBSITE

UK       US


JOANNA MAITLAND'S WEBSITE

UK       US


FENELLA JANE MILLER'S WEBSITE

UK       US


JANE ODIWE'S WEBSITE

UK      US



Cover art copyright the publishers