Who Cares About Romance? A Book a Day? Who Does That?

I may not seem shy about my writing but I am. Especially my romance stories. But the publisher in me is telling me to hit the road and promote it. “You just published a new story. Go out and tell the world! Get on the radio, do an interview, irritate your friends and family, stick flyers on cars, spam your email list!”

I can’t do any of that. I just can’t. I’ve had my share of radio interviews, I can talk about eating acorns until the cows come home but Civil War Era romance, who wants to hear about that? Well, apparently, some people do. They love reading romance. My friend told me that when her daughter was a teenager, she “gobbled those things up.” Some women finish a book a day. Wow. That’s some heavy reading.

It’s raining again today. It’s been raining on and off for about six months. I spent many a rainy day trailing Kate Holcomb, Ashcroft Duncan and Mattie O’Brien, the stars of Mississippi Wild Blue. I enjoyed getting to know them. I hope you do too.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the series, Civil War Era Romances. Available here:

Book One, Black Pansy: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1484900278

Book Two, Blue Violet: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B018ZWX0R4

Book Three, Black Lilac: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EKJMTKA

Book Four, Ellie: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LWVNCTS

Book Five, Rose Thorn: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06X1GN58T

Book Six, Mississippi Wild Blue: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072L2WWMR


Anyone Else Having Downton Abbey Dreams?

Last weekend my husband and I watched the whole second season of Downton Abbey in less than 24 hours. We really enjoy the show, stopping it often to make comments and to try to guess where the plot may be headed. I appreciate all the characters, all the actors are superb, I especially appreciate Bates but my husband is infuriated by him, wishing he would finally stand up and quit getting pushed around. And Thomas is what writers call an “attractive bad guy.” Isn’t he terrible? After watching all those hours of an English historical drama, my dreams were all of Downton Abbey. My dog woke me twice and each time I fell back to sleep, my dreams were of Downton Abbey. I look forward to watching season three.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the Civil War Era Historic Romance, Black Pansy.

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