Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Stonehill Romance Series By - Marci Boudreaux Teaser. Interview & Giveaway

Series - The Stonehill Romance Series By - Marci Boudreaux Genre - Contemporary Romance Hosted by - DRC Promotions

The Forgotten Path, Book 3

No one has ever accused Annie O’Connell of backing down from a challenge. She’s tough as nails and that’s what everyone has come to expect from her. But even the strongest of people need someone sometime. Marcus Callison has loved Annie for as long as he’s been working at O’Connell Realty. He would stand by her through thick, thin, and everything in between. If only she’d let him. When tragedy strikes and Annie is left feeling vulnerable, Marcus does everything in his power to make all right in her world again. He just hopes it’s enough to convince her that he is worthy of breaking through the walls she has built around her heart. Buy The Book - Amazon - BN      

Friends Without Benefits, Book 2

  Dianna Friedman never expected her husband to leave her. Who does? But she’s making the most of what she has left–a sarcastic near-grown son and a mountain of bills that just keeps growing. She’s in over her head, but she is determined to survive. Even if everyone else saw it coming, Paul O'Connell was blindsided by his wife's affair and attempt to bleed him dry. He reaches out to Dianna–the woman who caught their spouses cheating–in hopes that her testimony at his divorce hearing will prevent him from paying alimony. Dianna and Paul become fast friends and maybe a tad bit over-dependent on each other, but who are they hurting? No one. At least not until Dianna’s life takes yet another unexpected twist, and she and Paul have to step back and reevaluate everything… including what they mean to each other. Buy The Book - Amazon - BN  


The Road Leads Back, Book 1

Kara Martinson and Harry Canton weren’t exactly high school sweethearts, but they did share one night neither will ever forget. Twenty-seven years later, Harry surprises Kara at an art gallery opening and discovers he left her with more than just memories when he went away to college. Desperate to connect with the family he never knew existed, Harry convinces his son to move to Stonehill—and pleads with Kara to come, too. Kara hasn’t stepped foot in their hometown since the day she was sent away to a home for unwed mothers. Now Harry’s back in her life and as they put together the pieces of his parents’ betrayal, old heartaches start to feel anew. She wants to be near her family, but returning to Iowa means facing some things…and some people…she isn’t quite ready to. Can Harry convince her to forgive those who betrayed her so they can embrace the future they were robbed of so long ago? Or will the pain of the past be too much for Kara to overcome? Buy The Book - Amazon - BN


1.  When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to write, but my first memory of thinking how cool it was, was in 6th grade. The class had to write stories incorporating our spelling list and the teacher liked mine so much, he read it to the class. Everyone laughed in all the right places and I was hooked.
2.  How long does it take you to write a book?
It really depends. Usually, the books pour out of me. The characters take root and don’t let me think of anything else. Writing The Forgotten Path was a bit different. It was the first time I really struggled to get a book done. Annie really is stubborn in every way imaginable.
3.  What is your work schedule like when you're writing?
4.  What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I have so many!  The most interesting with this series, however, is that somehow I have managed to incorporate Thanksgiving in the first three books! I’m not sure how that happened, it wasn’t intentional.
5.  How do books get published?
This is a great question. I’m also an editor for Kensington Publishing/Lyrical Press. It is a long process that definitely isn’t as simple as 1,2,3. The first step is writing and editing the manuscript. Then finding the right place to submit is a lengthily process unless you already have a publisher. Once accepted, each house is a little different, but the editing process is long and torturous. Then the cover art, writing the back copy and blurb for marketing, and promotions. That’s just a quick summary, skipping the part about crying, whining, and wishing the world would stop spinning. 
6.  Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
These characters really just come to me. Anything from a song to someone walking down the street can be an inspiration. Once they start telling me their story, I have very little control over where they go.
7.  When did you write your first book and how old were you?
8.  What do you like to do when you're not writing?
9.  What does your family think of your writing?
10.             What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
11.             How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
The Forgotten Path is my 8th release. I have to say the first in the series—The Road Leads Back—is my favorite because I feel like everything I’ve learned as a writer and editor came together and made a really incredible book. All the stories in this series mean so much to me.
12.             Do you have any suggestions to help me become a better writer? If so, what are they?
Writing is definitely something that has to be developed over time. The more you understand the business, the better you become because your expectations change a little. Yes, it’s a bit sad to lose some of the idealistic views of publishing, but the reality is this is a business and it isn’t always right or fair or what you want it to be. Once you accept that, rejection stops feeling so personal and you learn to take away what you need from it.
13.             Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
14.             Do you like to create books for adults?
15.             What do you think makes a good story?
This series deals with some pretty emotional stuff. I’m not sure if it was things I needed to work through or just something that so many adults deal with—reconnecting with family, recovering from divorce, and dealing with some pretty tragic blows—but I think these stories are great because they show how relationships change over time rather than just staying static.
17.             As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
18.             What Would you like my readers to know?
Thanks so much for having me and taking the time to check out the Stonehill Romance Series. The Forgotten Path is really a great story about finding that one person who will stand by you, even when you aren’t sure you want them to.


About The Author

  As a teen, Marci Boudreaux skipped over young adult books and jumped right into the world of romance novels. She's never left. Marci lives with her husband, two kiddos, and their numerous pets. She is a freelance writer appearing monthly in a variety of local magazines as well as a content editor. Romance is her preferred reading and writing genre because nothing feels better than falling in love with someone new and her husband doesn't like when she does that in real life.  
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