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Title: The Summer House
Author: RJ Scott
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Cover Artist: Meredith Russell
Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance
Ashby Sebastian Sterling-Haynes has had a lot of boyfriends, but he’s never found the one.
The only person he can form an attachment to is his fourteen year old niece, and even that is in jeopardy when babysitting her cat goes all kinds of wrong.
Veterinarian, Connor Lawson is much happier working with animals than with people. He has deliberately returned home and to the Summer House he recalled from childhood holidays for peace and quiet and the chance to heal from wounds no one would ever see.
When his next door neighbor comes into the practice with a cat that has been in a fight he hides in his office because this Ashby guy is all kinds of dangerous. Too hot, too rich, too titled, and way too sexy for his own good.
Can two men who refuse to believe in love ever learn that love is the easy part of the journey to forever?
Biscuits vs Cookies
Part of the fun of writing an English book is the problem of writing using English terms that could confuse my biggest audience (being the US). There are different terms that we all know. The US have closets, trunks, and cookies; the UK have wardrobes, boots and biscuits. Then the US call biscuits the things they eat for breakfast, which are closely associated with our scones (ish). And we have biscuits that are most like whatever the US would call an Oreo. In the UK we call cookies flat round things, with chocolate chips, around 4 inches across.
ROFL. You can see what the problem is, and luckily I have an amazing editor who will pick up on my britishisms. I try not to put grey trousers in a wardrobe and I try to stop my characters saying bugger a lot…
So when it came to The Summer House, a English story, written by me, an English author, with two very English characters I have decided this time to write the book in UK English.
But, I avoid things that will throw people out of the story.
Take for example my hero calling 999, which is the UK number for emergency services. I could use that quite legitimately in my story, I could even build it into the context and I am sure it wouldn’t cause too many issues. But, it’s not the number the US use, or Aus, or Can… so… instead of “Someone call 999”, I could use “Someone call an ambulance/policeman/fireman/paramedic”. Then there is no cause for confusion at all.
About the Author
RJ Scott has been writing since age six, when she was made to stay in at lunchtime for an infraction involving cookies. She was told to write a story and two sides of paper about a trapped princess later, a lover of writing was born.
As an avid reader herself, she can be found reading anything from thrillers to sci-fi to horror. However, her first real true love will always be the world of romance where she takes cowboys, bodyguards, firemen and billionaires (to name a few) and writes dramatic and romantic stories of love and passion between these men.
With over seventy titles to her name and counting, she is the author of the award winning book, The Christmas Throwaway. She is also known for the Texas series charting the lives of Riley and Jack, and the Sanctuary series following the work of the Sanctuary Foundation and the people it protects.
Her goal is to write stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, that hint of a happily ever after.
www.tumblr.com/blog/rjscott (some NSFW (not safe for work) photos)
a Rafflecopter giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,
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