Visiting with us today is author Samanthya Wyatt. She has agreed to share a little bit about herself, her writing, and background. So, welcome Samanthya.
Thank you Catherine and Donald for having me on your blog.
I write hot, sizzling romance. All I ever wanted was to see my book sitting on a shelf in the book store. I married a military man, traveled the world, raised a family and then we settled in the Shenandoah Valley. Once my children were grown, I decided it was time to act on my dream.
As a beginner, I had so much to learn. I joined RWA, took workshops and gained a wealth of information. I grew as a writer. When I finally finished my first historical romance, I was thrilled to send it off with the hope, like everyone else, I wanted to be published. I entered contests. In 2013 The Right One, the first of my historical trilogy, finaled in The Golden Rose Contest.
Even though my first love is historical, I also write contemporary romance. I signed my first contract with Soul Mate Publishing in 2013. Since then “Something More”, a contemporary, the setting is in New York City, and two historical books have been published, with two more coming out this year. After those, I have a Fireman Series planned. Who doesn’t love a hunky fireman?
The third book in The One and Only Series comes out next month. Each of my books have a beginning and a romantically satisfying end for my characters happily ever after. Nothing left hanging.
Let’s take a minute to talk about “Series”.
Before ‘series’ became popular, I remember reading a few romance books that mentioned a familiar character, or was related to a character in another book. Catherine Coulter and Janelle Taylor were two of my favorite authors who wrote books where the heroes were friends, or brothers—some sort of relation mentioned in their next book. Whether or not they were books of a series, I loved the idea of a connection and recognizing a familiar name.
So I thought it would be nice to write a series of books where the characters knew each other. Introduce a few familiar characters in my own books where each hero/heroine would have his or her own story.
Some works in a series can stand alone—a stand alone book is basically one that gives the full story—a beginning and an end. Within each book, references are made to characters in the other books of the series, or to past events. Some books involve a family, a group of brothers, or a group of friends. Each book in the series is of one individual of that group. Some of these do not necessarily need to be read in a particular order, however some are more satisfying if they are.
Then there are the series where one set of characters story is spread throughout several books. Their characters go through drastic changes, make references to past events spreading over a long period of time. The story begins in book one with a hook ending or the story is not completed, and you must buy the next book to continue the story. These books must be read in order to learn the complete story.
My own preference is for any book in a series to stand alone. Which basically means each book should be enjoyable in its own right with a beginning and an end. Satisfying or not, happy or not, the ending should be the end of a book.
Series? Love them. Definitely a reader’s personal preference. Personally—each book should be enjoyable and without the reader being forced into a possibly unwanted purchase.
THE ONE AND ONLY SERIES
See how it all began with Book 1 – Morgan’s Story
Find out what happened to Kat’s brother in the thrilling sequel, Book 2 – Stephen’s Story
If you liked the introduction of the duke, now read Book 3 – Giles story.
Coming October 14th
A dangerous lord’s warning sparks devastating results
One impulsive kiss to prove the young girl flirted with danger shakes Giles’ firm resolve. The young American is wild and reckless, and before long he realizes, she’s too much to handle. He surrenders. A duke must adhere to his duty. His title demands his home is in England. Tormented with longing for the woman who branded his very soul, he forsakes nobility and returns to claim the love he has carelessly thrown away.
A girl’s determination triggers a woman’s desire
From the first moment Alexandria saw the duke she knew he would be hers. Determined to get the man she wants, she devises a plan, curbs her reckless nature, and presents the proper lady his nobility requires. The interference of her brothers disrupts her amours pursuit, yet the feisty girl seduces the lord with a woman’s passion, and brands the duke hers forever.
As for my own books, I hope the reader will like my stories enough to make the decision if they want to purchase another book. That is why each book in any of my series will have a beginning and definitely an end. Each book in the One and Only Series contains a love story with its own hero and heroine. In the first book of the series, “The Right One”, Katherine’s brother is missing. Book two, The True One, is Stephen’s story—why he was gone for two years, what happened to him, and a love story all his own. And now—book three. The third book in the series, The Only One, is about Giles. He was introduced in the first book as Morgan’s best friend—the duke. In the second book, he is asked to rescue Kat’s brother, Stephen.
I write because I enjoy it. And because I hope to give someone else the pleasure of a romance. Whether you want to escape reality or just live in the moment of fantasy, I hope you will enjoy a few hours of reading one of my books.
From NIGHT OWL REVIEWS:
“Personally I think this is everything in reviewing a book as throughout my reading I could feel the author’s heart and emotions driving the heroine in this story and this writing style is not only unique but so refreshing.” Lwynters
For the full review, visit: http://www.nightowlreviews.com/v5/Reviews/Lwynters-reviews-The-True-One-by-Samanthya-Wyatt
With this review from Night Owl Romance, I’m thrilled to see I’ve accomplished my goal. All my characters are fictitious. Although, I have taken real life experiences to achieve the emotion for my heroes and heroines.
Thank you for visiting and sharing your time with me.
To find Samanthya:
Please visit her website: http://www.samanthyawyatt.com/
You can also find Samanthya Wyatt on facebook, goodreads, amazon, Soul Mate Publishing, and Night Owl Reviews. Google to find more info and blog posts and review sites.
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