Firstly, I have to thank Proserpine for allowing me to guest post on her blog. Real talk - I haven’t ‘known’ her very long, but in that short time I’ve found her to be full of awesome. I’m glad our internet paths crossed. So, thank you, Proserpine. I truly appreciate the opportunity to talk with your readers about Susanne Bellamy’s White Ginger.
Honestly, I don’t have much contact with an author during a book’s production. As the publisher of Lyrical Press, I’m behind the scenes - or back of the house - working to expand our reach, grow our audience, listen to what readers want from a publisher - and from an author. I’m stressing over trying to predict reading trends so we can have available to our readership those books they want when they want them, and basically, do a myriad of other daily tasks such as royalties, non-editing book production, website changes, etc... And yep, I love being THAT hands on. It keeps me connected to the house, so even if I don’t personally ‘know’ every Lyrical author, I can guarantee I know each one by name and can list every one of their Lyrical books.
I step in during cover creation. If you venture to Lyrical’s site, you’ll see most of the covers were created by me (with help from the very talented Valerie Tibbs, as well as the occasional guest artist). That’s when I get to roll up my sleeves and finally have my chance to work one-on-one with Lyrical’s authors.
Susanne Bellamy was such a pleasure to work with. White Ginger is set in Hawaii, a place I’ve always wanted to visit, so I had the chance to use soft, beautiful pastels against a gorgeous beach scene. It took me no time at all to create the cover for White Ginger because I had a pretty good idea of what Susanne wanted when I went into this part of the project. I also knew how I’d like this work represented. It was just a perfect cohesion between Susanne and me.
So, without further ado, I’ll step aside and allow White Ginger to speak for itself.
Title: White Ginger
Author: Susanne Bellamy
Published: January 7th 2013
Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc.
Sometimes finding a soulmate can be dangerous.
Dumped by her fiancé and deemed too predictable, Amelie flees Brisbane for Hawaii, vowing to steer clear of men…where she fights an instant attraction to a sexy marine biologist who is busy waging war against a developer.
Arne is fighting a David and Goliath battle against an unscrupulous company whose resort will damage the reef protecting his small Kauai town. He recognizes his soul mate in Amelie, but his efforts to win her trust are thwarted when he becomes a target due to his anti-development stance.
Although being with Arne could be dangerous for Amelie, some attractions cannot be ignored. Will he overcome her resistance and win the battle against those trying to destroy their paradise?
CONTENT WARNING: Seductive locations and a smoldering hero.
A Lyrical Press Contemporary Romance
Digital Edition: $3.99 | ISBN: 9781616504305 | Length: 58,000 words | ePub Page Count: 157 | Publication Date: January 7, 2013
Now for the fun part! Lyrical Press will give away one digital copy of White Ginger to the commentator of Proserpine’s choice!
Again, thank you, Proserpine. I hope you, and your readers, enjoy White Ginger.
Hi lovelies, if you want to try White Ginger by Suzanne Bellamy, just comment below or answer this: Do you like to read and discover new author through their Debut Novel?