July 16, 2008

Thanks Anna for inviting me today.

My book BRIDE OF PASSION is now available.
If you like to read about the adventures of pirates, you’ll enjoy Andreas in Bride Of Passion. It's a Historical Romance set in New Orleans.

In schemes of greed and deceit, Claret is blackmailed and compelled to leave France, but vows to return one day…whatever the cost. During the voyage she encounters Andreas, a renegade pirate who has a debt to settle with an outlaw of the seas. Nothing will prevent him, not even the redheaded enchantress with a temper that matches his own.

Being a member of writing groups helped me to become a published author. I am member of a local chapter, Heart of Louisiana RWA (www.heartla.com) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and several online historical writing groups.

I enjoy working, painting, photography and I’m a Red Hat member. In the summer and winter my family enjoys traveling and snow skiing together.

Doing research for books makes writing Historical Romances challenging and fun. My novels have intrigue and action filled plots and I add interesting historical facts to the stories.

Bride Of Passion begins in France’s wine country. After I wrote the story, I had the opportunity to take a grand tour of France and stayed in a castle in the Bordeaux Wine Country. The story’s setting is in New Orleans.

All my author’s royalties from the sales of this book will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Baton Rouge to help in research to find a cure. My grandson, Casey, has Cystic Fibrosis. He is eleven years old and a very special and an active boy.

The book is available through www.amazon.com, www.wingsepress.com You can contact me on line at cajunwrites@aol.com or www.myspace.com/conniewriter. I’d love to hear from anyone to chat about anything about writing.

Sometimes writers get distracted and put their stories away unfinished. My advice to getting published is to pull out that work. Finish it. If you can write a story, the fine tuning can be done with a critique group.

MY motto is “Beware, characters WANTED for my next novel”.

30 comments:

Sylvia said...

Hi, friend. (Sylvia waving here) I can't wait to read Bride of Passion. If the characters have half the energy and gusto of your personality, they can't help but draw the reader into the story. Pirates and New Orleans? Now that's a sure fired winning combination.

CrystalGB said...

Bride of Passion sounds good. I think it is great you are donating your proceeds to a worthy cause.

Elaine said...

Hi Connie,

Your enthusiasm about your books is contagious. I can hardly wait to read Brid of Passion. I love pirates and have written about one myself in a long-ago manuscript.

Keep up the good writing!

Elaine

Chicks of Characterization said...

lol, were you talking to me? hee, hee you have no idea how many stories I have uncompleted- I'm embarrased to say. sigh* But you're right, I need to get them out and finish them. If only the brain would agree!!!

Bride of Passion sounds fabulous too!!! And what a great cause. :O)I wish you all the best, and lots of profits!

Andrea

kimmyl said...

ASounds lika a great read. I love historicals.

rebekah said...

Bride of Passion sounds like a great story. I bet it was amazing to stay in that castle in france.

DawnM said...

Must have been great to stay in the Bordeaux. Who can resist a pirate?

Rhon said...

Congrats Connie! Can't wait to read Bride of Passion, you've got to love a pirate :)

Tessa said...

Hi Connie! So nice to learn about you. I was visiting your website and read about you and your hobbies. It's very nice. I agree, France is a wonderful country. Traveling for research must be very nice and rewarding. I really have to go and pick up the book, my holiday begins on Friday and I have to get lots of holiday reading and this sounds perfect for that. And you don't want to do anything else than buy the book, because the cause is so goood. Big credits for you because of that!

Kimberly B. said...

I love pirates! This book sounds like a lot of fun! And Kudos to you for giving the profits to such a terrific cause!

LuAnn said...

What an interesting book! Can't wait to read it.

Debby said...

ride of Passion sounds wonderful. Looking forward to reading it.

Eva S said...

Pirates and New Orleans, sounds like a wonderful historical!Can't wait to read it.

Tessa said...

HAve you plans to write in other genres as well, or are the historicals your genre?

Cherie J said...

Bride of Passion sounds wonderful. I think it is fabulous of you to donate to such a worthy cause.

Jane said...

Hi Connie,
I love reading books set in Louisiana, but they've mostly been suspense and paranormals. I know the food and architecture in Louisiana is amazing.

Estella said...

Bride of Passion sounds great.
I enjoy Historical romances.

blessedheart said...

I love pirates and historical romance so this sounds perfect!

Rhonda :0)

Michelle said...

It is great that you can use your talent to assist in the research of treatment for cystic fibrosis.
I adore pirate stories...that whole "bad boy" thing going for them.

Drea said...

Ohhh, this sounds like a good one. I am seriously a sucker for a pirate story...I love them.

Laura K said...

What a nice sounding book. good luck with the project

Zulmara said...

Love your enthusiasm and donating your proceeds...que cool are you...

ADEALNTE!!!

Zulmara

Virginia said...

Bride of Passion sounds like a fantastic read. I would love to read it. Historicals are my favoerite read.

Stacey Joy Netzel said...

Gotta love those pirates, and you'r motto is great!! :)

LadyVampire2u said...

Love the excerpt! And hey, it's pirates, what can I say? That one word draws me.

Anonymous said...

Just finished reading Bride of Passion. Great book. Enjoyed the history lesson and most of all the Pirates. IF I WAS NOT A OLD LADY, I WOULD LOVE TO MEET ANDREAS. He sounds like my kind of man!!

Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Just finished reading Bride of Passion. Great book. Enjoyed the history lesson and most of all the Pirates. IF I WAS NOT A OLD LADY, I WOULD LOVE TO MEET ANDREAS. He sounds like my kind of man!!

Marilyn

Laurel Lamperd Diary said...

Hello Connie, Congratulations on your boook being published. I used to like Frances Parkington Keyes books of the American south. Hope they soon find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. It's a cruel disease for children and their families. Laurel
Laurel Lamperd
Substitute Bride - a Regency Romance
available from www.wings-press.com
http://laurel6346.tripod.com

Anonymous said...

Hey Connie!
Catching up on emails today and saw from the HeartLa loop you had an interview here. Don't forget to bring me a copy of your book to the next meeting! I look forward to reading it. Your donating the royalties show just the kind of caring person we all know you are.

Anonymous said...

BTW, that was me on the last comment. Forgot to sign my name.
Julie