RJ Scott and Meredith Russell on Forever in the Sun (Sapphire Cay #6) ~ Blog Tour, Excerpt, Interview, Rafflecopter Giveaway

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Title: Forever in the Sun (Sapphire Cay #6)
Author: RJ Scott and Meredith Russell
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Cover Artist: Meredith Russell
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance

Blurb:

Feuding families, unearthed secrets, and a violent storm threatens the Cay. Will the idyllic island with her cast of characters make it through unscathed? It’s time for the circle to close on the story of Sapphire Cay, and on the men who have lived and found love on her beaches.

Join characters old and new as we celebrate Dylan and Lucas’s wedding and delve into the history of Sapphire Cay.

Connor and Shaun are directly related to Peter and Alfie, a couple whose clandestine lover affair was overshadowed by old prejudices and a world war. Shaun Jamieson is a writer, a romantic and needs to pen the story of the affair’s final secrets; Connor French’s family wants to stop Shaun.

When the two men step onto the sands of Sapphire Cay, they find more than just the secrets of an old love. They find hope and comfort in each other. But with the past hanging over them, can they ever have what Peter and Alfie could not? Or are they just as ill-fated as their ancestors?

Thank you for letting us invade your blog! As we were out of ideas we asked for questions and boy, did we get them… we are friends – honest!.

Helena Stone Well, having co-written a novella myself and being in the middle of working on the sequel, I’m always curious how others do it. Do each of you pick and write a character, for example, or is it all mix and match?

RJ: We have in depth chats about character and start of story then, say I write chapter 1. I will finish it and send it to Meredith who will read it, edit it where she sees anything obvious, or she will make a note about something she doesn’t agree with etc. Then she will write chapter 2. She sends me C2 plus her edits on C1. I accept edits on C1 and proceed to edit her C2. All the while we are building characters together which works really well for us. Did I get that right M?

M: Certainly for the first three books we were very much a chapter each and yeah, going over what each other wrote and editing each other. We’d talked about it beforehand so we had a reasonable idea where we were heading with the characters and story, or we do for the first half of the book and then our characters start to go off in their own direction lol. Luckily, if either of us adds to or changes stuff, we’re so laid back we don’t take any offence, I’m not all ‘my precious’ over my words.

RJ: No, not at all rolls eyes she keeps changing my “wonders” to”wanders”, apparently I use the wrong ones… I don’t believe it for a minute!

M: I wandered if you’d bring that up 😉

RJ: You taking the piss Russell?

M: Me? Never of you dear.

RJ: I wander sometimes you know… 😉

M: Could be worse you could wunder while you wonder around your office 😀

RJ: I often wunder, it’s just spell check picks it up… sniggers

M: See what I have to put up with? Anyway, where was I… Obviously RJ has been doing this a few years longer than me so she has an idea on what people want. I think it was the 4th book so Christmas in the Sun where we first broke from alternating and were writing either multiple chapters or extra scenes that didn’t fill a chapter. Christmas was where we did gravitate more to a couple. I think I wrote all the Jamie and Edward stuff (not 100% sure) and RJ got the majority of Dylan and Lucas, though they had the main chunk of the book so I had some of them too. I do have a soft spot for Jamie and Edward, which is why I wrote them an extra Christmas short scene or two.

RJ: Who doesn’t love those two, the hard assed marine and the wedding planner {{{LOVES}}}.

M: Hard-assed? Yes, I believe it is quite solid 😀 After that, Capture I think was back to the norm, but this last one, again there are four POVs, I think I leaned more to the Dylan and Lucas stuff and LOVED writing the wedding day scenes 🙂

LeeAnn Pratt Perfect..ok I was just going to pm you this , so now I will just put it here smile emoticon I write short stories, for my own amusement and a few friends who enjoy them. I find that  even though I write an outline of what will happen, to whom and when, that when I am sitting down and writing it, things can change and not even go near what I had planned to write. Does this happen to you? Please tell me I am not the only one this happens to. I get frustrated because I just wasted all that time and paper and the characters go rogue, I guess you could say…lol

RJ: I am a pantser, what I mean by that is I start writing and I very seldom have an idea of where the story is going. I will sometimes have a scene in my head I work towards, or I may even have the main arc set in my stone. But, how my guys get to the end is as much of a surprise to me as it sounds like it is to you.

M: I’m very similar to RJ in how I write, which is probably why we work together really well. I find if I over plan something then I get annoyed when my characters really don’t want to go that way. I made the mistake once of skipping ahead to write a scene I had in my head as I had stalled at the point I had gotten to writing linearly. But yeah, afterwards, trying to steer my characters so they actually got to that scene was hard work and I had to delete it and go the way that felt right.

RJ: I hate it when that happens…

M: So yeah, for me there’s no point trying to force them because then their journey perhaps isn’t as organic as it should be. I prefer to have a good idea about the start, maybe some key points along the way that I’d like to try and hit. I don’t always know what the end is going to be beyond if there’s a bad guy he will be defeated, and as I write with romance in mind even if there’s zombies then the two guys will get together by the end, but the how they get there is often left up to the characters themselves, their personalities and backgrounds, and the situations I either put them in or somehow they manage to get themselves into lol.

RJ: Also, when I outline my brain says, “yep, done”, and I get bored then… ROFL… Is flighty

Excerpt

The offices of the French Foundation, New York, June

“Your two o’clock is here, Mr. French.” Miriam’s voice floated in over the intercom. The abruptness of it startled Connor from his cost-benefits analysis and he knocked his coffee down, sloshing it onto the paperwork.

“God dammit,” he muttered under his breath. He couldn’t get the figures to balance and trying to find a missing ten-dollar transaction in among a million dollar bank account was screwing with his head. Where had three hours gone? He glanced sideways at his lunch. Or what was left of it. He was surprised he’d managed to actually eat at all because he certainly didn’t remember the food arriving or him even picking up the ham on rye. He had to get these reports done before the accounts department could sign off on them.

He pressed the button. “Give me two,” he said. Quickly he scooped the plate, with the remaining food, into his top drawer and straightened enough paperwork to look efficient. He didn’t recall the details of this two o’clock, just that it was someone with issues about the Foundation. Connor was used to answering all kind of questions, from students, politicians, kids to teachers and there was no one at this Foundation who knew what type of work they undertook as well as him. Apart from Miriam, who had been a PA at the Foundation longer than Connor had been alive. She knew where all the bodies were buried and Connor would be lost without her.

A knock on the door heralded the visitor’s arrival and Connor stood, brushing his shirt of crumbs as he called, “Come in.”

The door opened and Connor had to stop his mouth falling open. Gorgeous. Very nice. Tall, slim, dark hair, with added sexy smile and confidence in the way he walked in. Connor checked him out, couldn’t help it, he hadn’t seen anything this fine in a very long time. I need to get out more. From head to toe, his gaze finally focused back on the man’s face and embarrassment washed over him when the guy was looking at him with one eyebrow raised in question. So much for subtle. Well, at least he isn’t punching me to the floor.

Book 1 – Follow The Sun
Book 2 – 
Under The Sun
Book 3 – 
Chase The Sun
Book 4 – 
Christmas In The Sun
Book 5 – 
Capture The Sun
Book 6 –
Forever In The Sun 

Links

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Love Lane Books
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

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About the Author

About RJ

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.

rj@rjscott.co.uk

www.rjscott.co.uk/

https://twitter.com/Rjscott_author

www.facebook.com/author.rjscott

www.librarything.com/author/scottrj

www.tumblr.com/blog/rjscott  (some NSFW (not safe for work) photos)

www.pinterest.com/rjscottauthor/

 

About Meredith

Meredith Russell lives in the heart of England. An avid fan of many story genres, she enjoys nothing less than a happy ending. She believes in heroes and romance and strives to reflect this in her writing. Sharing her imagination and passion for stories and characters is a dream Meredith is excited to turn into reality.

Website/blog:  http://www.meredithrussell.co.uk

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/meredithrussellauthor

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/MeredithRAuthor

Instagram: http://instagram.com/miss_meredith_r

Email:  meredithrussell666@gmail.com ​

Farewell 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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6 thoughts on “RJ Scott and Meredith Russell on Forever in the Sun (Sapphire Cay #6) ~ Blog Tour, Excerpt, Interview, Rafflecopter Giveaway

  1. After just getting back from our third visit. Lake Garda in Italy has to be a favourite. It doesn’t have a beach exactly, but it has all the water sports and sunbathing opportunities you could want.

  2. I can’t wait to read this but so sad one of my favorite series is ending. My favorite holiday destination is Lake Tahoe, California.

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