Today it's my turn to host the Desert Breeze Birthday Blog Tour
In my mind I imagined myself sitting in a circular room with no doors. Reflected on the walls were all the ideas I needed to put onto the computer screen. I knew an unfinished manuscript would not find a publisher. At last a ray of light broke through. I had been offered my first contract.
Further down the track a strange restlessness came over me. I had been treated well but read about other authors experiences. No support and very little input into cover design. Food for thought. Should I search for a second publisher?
On the writer’s groups I read and asked questions of editors who were invited to answer questions regarding submissions to their particular company. There were none who specialized in sweet romance.
A light appeared appeared at the end of the tunnel when Gail of Desert Breeze Publishing answered questions on one of the loops. Her company only published sweet romance and its sub-genres. Gail sounded friendly and her answers were very informative.
I sent an query email. Would Desert Breeze be interested in a novel previously published but now out of contract? Gail replied promptly and asked me to send the manuscript. I settled down to wait for her response. To my surprise she offered me a contract for Three Hearts within 24 hours. Her promptness, businesslike manner and friendly attitude were amazing and very reassuring.
Later I found that Gail’s partner Jenifer to be equally dedicated to presenting Desert Breeze, its authors and books in the best possible light. Jenifer does the cover art - and does it beautifully I might add.
I’ve never regretted my decision to sign with Desert Breeze. Thank you Gail and Jenifer for being so supportive. Desert Breeze will release my 20th Century Historical Romance Blitz on the 1st May. Leave a comment on my blog today you will be in to win an ARC copy of Blitz.
Velma’s large family refuse to accept she is now a young woman. She falls in love with Jack and her family discuss whether he is a suitable husband for their youngest sister. She is determined to show her siblings she is now an adult and can make her own decisions.
World War II is declared. The engaged couple are forced to cancel their white wedding only days before the service. This puts a strain on the relationship between Jack and Velma. She must choose whether to let Jack go to war as a single man, or to marry in a registry office without the support of family and friends. Can Velma survive the worry of Jack being at the front? Will it be easier to cope if they are married.
Buy Link (as from 1st May): http://stores.desertbreezepublishing.com/-strse-157/Blitz-Sue-Perkins/Detail.bok
Continue with the Birthday Blog Tour - Monday 25th travel on to STEPHANIE BURKHART’s blog at http://sgcardin.blogspot.com