Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
Today, we're welcoming back Rachel's Random Resources as we set our sights on another Historical Romance out now via Harlequin Books! I, for one, would have LOVED to sign up for a review of this one to share with all of you, but alas...I still haven't perfected that CREATE TIME formula yet, and my calendar is a bit overbooked at the moment to realistically squeeze it in. NO worries...that's what WISH LISTS are for! Anywho, my wish list add could be your next must read, so let's get this party started as we introduce today's title in the spotlight (then chat with the author!)...
The Lost Laird from Her Past
Harlequin Books | Mills and Book
About the book...
A second chance…With her first love!
Lady Brenna Stewart is grateful to be saved from her burning carriage—only her rescuer is Laird Garrick MacLean, the man she once loved and lost! He seems determined to protect her from the unknown enemy pursuing her across the Scottish Highlands. But, bitterly hurt by his past betrayal, she needs answers. Why did he abandon her? And how can she keep her heart safe now, when the connection between them is as strong as ever…
~~~ GUEST POST with Author Jeanine Englert ~~~
Thank you, Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers, for hosting me today for a guest post on your blog! I’m so excited to be here to celebrate the release of my latest Harlequin Historical/ Mills & Boon book, The Lost Laird from Her Past, which is book two in the Falling for a Stewart series.
As a writer, I’m often asked about my writing process, so I’d thought I’d share with you five things about my writing process that you may not know with you today:
I am a pantser through and through. I know and understand people that can plot a novel all the way through before starting it, but that has never been my process. Even when I attempt to plot my books, the story always changes as I write each chapter and my characters start to have their own way in the story!
I write my novel out of order. Although I always “see” or envision the first scene of the first chapter first of each book I've ever written, the rest of the chapters come to me sporadically and not in a linear fashion at all, since they come to me out of order. I tend to have to go back and edit chapters, and then I piece them back together.
Music is a huge part of my inspiration. I create playlists for my characters and use music as inspiration for different chapters and scenes in each book. I will often pick out images of characters and places as well and put it into what might be called a book “dreamboard” or a book “moodboard.”
I edit from the end of the book to the beginning. This is one of the best pieces of writing advice I've ever been given from a fellow writer. After I finish my book, I edit it from the end to the beginning so that I can better see and address any inconsistencies in characters, scenes, or plot lines.
I also listen to my book several times as I write and edit chapters. One of the only ways I can catch errors when I write is to listen to the scenes and chapters using the “read aloud” feature on my laptop. It also helps me to hear repetitious words and odd sounding dialogue. It doesn't catch everything, but it catches a lot!
Thank you so much for having me on your blog today! It has been amazing spending some time with you. Please feel free to drop a comment or ask questions if you like. I'm happy to answer any questions you might have about my writing process or my books.
Please also feel free to follow me @JeanineWrites on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram or you can drop me a note on my website at www.jeaninewrites.com.
Wishing you all health, happiness, and many love stories for the rest of 2022!
About the author....
Jeanine Englert’s love affair with mysteries and romance began with Nancy Drew, Murder She Wrote, and her Grandmother’s bookshelves full of romance novels. She is a VIVIAN® and Golden Heart® Finalist as well as a Silver Falchion, Maggie, and Daphne du Maurier Award Winner in historical romance and mystery. Her Scottish Highland historical and historical romantic suspense novels revolve around characters seeking self-acceptance and redemption. When she isn’t wrangling with her characters on the page, she can be found trying to convince her husband to watch her latest Masterpiece or BBC show obsession. She loves to talk about books, writing, her beloved rescue pups, as well as mysteries and romance with other readers. Visit her website at www.jeaninewrites.com.
YOUR CHANCE TO WIN in the...
While Away the Hours in Scotland Giveaway!
(Open to UK / US)
Whether it's too cold, too hot, or too rainy where you are, you can while away the hours with the first two books in the Falling for a Stewart Series: Eloping with the Laird and The Lost Laird from Her Past! Your prize also includes two Scottish blessing bracelets, one for you and one for a friend, and some lovely book swag! Happy reading!
*Terms and Conditions –UK & US entries welcome. Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below. The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over. Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data. I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.
Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, this promotion, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today and be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun!
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!