I am happy to introduce author Samanthya Wyatt! She has written and published several books in the historical and contemporary romance genres. Her latest book to be featured, The True One is part of The One and Only Series, along with the first book, The Right One. Both titles are available now on Amazon. Samanthya has also written a contemporary romance novel, Something More.
KH: Welcome, Samanthya, to my blog, The Passionate Writer!
SW: Thank you, Kim, and I’m happy to be here!
KH: Tell us a bit about your background.
SW: At a young age, I wrote poems and short stories. After I graduated, I married a military man, traveled across the US and abroad, settling in the Shenandoah Valley. Once I found historical romance novels, I couldn’t put a book down. I fell in love with the characters and needed to know their happy ending. One day I put words to paper, creating a story of my own. The more I wrote, the more I became involved with the characters, and they seemed to take a life of their own. I relish the challenge of penning a story with strong characters, a bit of humor, and active scenes. I enjoy creating new characters and bringing them together in a romantic tale. It took years of writing, joining RWA, joining chapters, entering contests, submissions & rejections which created the author I am today. By keeping my spirit and turning criticism into drive, I have achieved my career as a published romance author.
|Buy link: The True One http://amzn.to/1uSAlFl|
Will the passion they share be enough? He must choose—her or revenge. Captain Stephen Radbourn accepts an intriguing proposition which results in horror. His ship in splinters and his men captured, he is a broken man. A band of rebels rescue their leader from a dungeon, taking the near dead captain with them. Fearing capture and thinking the tortured man will die, they leave Stephen in the care of a woman, who he believes is an angel of mercy. A man of passion, with a trail of satisfied maidens to prove it, he finds his heart captured by the lovely widow. Jennifer Faircloth departed England full of a young girl’s fantasies of romance and adventure. Her young husband dies leaving her a widow to survive alone in a foreign land. When a near death English captain is dropped at her door, memories emerge of the family she foolishly left behind. While caring for him, her curious imagination turns to an overwhelming awareness she cannot deny. He must flee for his life and he takes her with him—back to England—back to the family she’d deserted. She wants her family to forgive her, but she wants Stephen’s love even more.
KH: What is the heat level of your novel, The True One?
SW: Sensual hot.
KH: What was the inspiration behind The True One?
SW: In the first book series, The Right One, Katherine’s brother is missing and she will do anything to find him, which lands her in a whole heap of trouble. Everyone wanted to know what happened to her brother. So, book 2 is Stephen’s story – it explains where he has been for the last two years. And he has found a love of his own.
KH: It sounds suspenseful. What will readers love most about your hero/heroine?
SW: Jennifer is alone. Her husband died and she longs to go home to her family but she ran away and fears they will not welcome her back. She is a strong woman, yet she longs for love and comfort of the hero.
KH: Do you have a favourite moment or scene from the book that you would like to share here?
SW: _______ God, she was beautiful when she got her dander up. During his nap, she’d changed into a gown. True the thing had seen better days, and it hung loosely on her body. Earlier she’d worn men’s clothing, which reminded him there must have been a Mr. Jennifer. She never mentioned her last name. Where was the bloody boor? Run off? Left her alone? Stephen’s anger soared at the thought her husband snuck off, leaving her to survive alone. Hardened by the land, she was not weak. This woman was the strongest female he’d ever had the pleasure to meet. She worked hard, her calloused hands were testament of that. She demonstrated a kind heart, for she’d taken care of him without complaint. He could be harsh and unpleasant on a good day. Yet her gentle nature took a turn when her eyes sparked and her annoyance flared her temper. Hit him right where he most liked to be struck—in his funny bone. He liked the way the breeches molded her nice rounded bottom. But when she raised her arms over her head and tied her long sable tresses into a knot, the shirt shaped her curves, sending an ache to his gut. Watching her now, in her gown, the familiar itch returned. “When are you going to tell me about your husband?” The question took her by surprise. “I’m not.” Cool as a breeze across a moonlit deck, she didn’t even blink. “You are married?” “My husband died.” So, there it was. Out in the open. Now he could deal with it. “My condolences. How long ago?” She stood ready to flee. “Please,” he said, his voice coaxed. “If I promise not to mention him, will you stay?”
KH: Samanthya, your writing has a subtle layer of humour to it, which is hard to do. I like how you have shown the point of view of the hero. Now, to my favourite question: describe your novel in 3 words or less.
SW: Passion vs. revenge.
KH: Do you have any upcoming events that you would like to share with readers?
SW: On my website, I have links to guest blog spots. Please visit.
KH: Where can readers best reach you?
Thank you Samanthya, for participating in The Passionate Writer’s Blog. I wish you many sales and I have no doubt readers will enjoy The True One, after reading The Right One.