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Author: RJ Scott
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Cover Artist: Meredith Russell
Genre: M/M Romance
Co-Pilot Lachlan Donaghue wakes up in hospital, a survivor of the crash of Flight HA1710, with memory loss and the suspicion that he could be at fault for the tragic accident. When everything becomes too much he goes home to hide, back to the small Scottish town he grew up in and to his family home.
Rory Kendrick watches the news, sees every hour of the disaster unfold but never thinks that Lachlan was in the middle of it all. Or that his friend will be forced to come back home to hide and to heal. What Lachlan needs is a friend, not a lover, but sometimes the lines are just too blurred to make any sense.
Writing The Christmas Throwaway and The Heart Of Texas
The idea of one event changing a person’s life is not a new one. Most films, books, in fact all stories, have some kind of moment where the path of a life changes. This could be a big event, like a loss (or a gain!) or it could be something small, like taking a different bus home! I was watching something on the TV, I don’t even know what but I am sure it was one of those disaster shows, like one about plane crashes. What I do recall is turning to hubby and saying I wanted to write a book about what happened after an event, how it impacted the lives of people who were involved, or who observed. Not just one person in the middle of it, but more than one story.
Then I had the inspiration of asking other authors to write a story in the same vein, all based around characters impacted by a plane crash in Ireland and Flight HA1710 was born.
So, it got me thinking about the events that have shaped my life, and in the Retrograde blog tour I will talk about some of them. Don’t forget there is a competition as well to win a $15 giftcard and free books. Tell us about an event, big or small, after the post!
If you are a lucky author you will write a book that does well. I mean, not number one at Amazon or that kind of thing, but a book that sells solidly and that garners discussion.
Love it or hate it for it’s Christmas theme, for it’s happy ever after, or for the angst, The Christmas Throwaway is my second bestselling book. It certainly engenders some passion. It started as a short story for a friend who was ill, and it was called The Christmas Miracle which ended just after Zach is taken in to Ben’s family. It was the perfect first chapters and the rest flowed easy, and if I recall right, Chris Quinton helped me with the strapline. The book became the first time readers saw RJ Scott and so I can safely say writing it changed my life in a big way.
Then there was the other book, my bestselling book, The Heart Of Texas, my soap opera of a novel with blackmailed marriage, family, hate to love… and so many twists and turns it certainly kept me on my feet. It actually really polarises opinions in people who read it, I don’t think another one of my books has as many bad reviews as good. In fact HOT was the book where I responded to a one star review and learned my lesson… Texas has spawned 5 sequels. Throwaway on the other hand, I can’t write a sequel to that one, despite requests.
Both books were certainly game changing for me. Have you ever created something that has changed your life? Kids included!
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.
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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.
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