Annie Seaton is the author of Holiday Affair, a new Entangled Publishing release under their Indulgence imprint. Annie stopped by to chat about her new book, and she brought goodies! You can enter for a chance to win a digital copy of Holiday Affair after the interview!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.
[Annie Seaton] I love the ocean and spend a lot of time walking on the beach, and watching and listening to the waves from my writing chair. I am focused and organized…or I try to be!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Holiday Affair?
[Annie Seaton] Holiday Affair is the story of Lissy, an intelligent and passionate university lecturer who goes on a short trip to a tropical island after the funeral of her beloved Gramps. Lissy’s mother has been married several times and Lissy doesn’t believe in the endurance of romantic love. She intends to marry for security.
Along comes Nick Richards who never intends settling down. He is quite content with his life researching in the Pacific Islands.
A short and sizzling affair leaves both Nick and Lissy questioning their commitment to work and security, further complicated by Nick arriving at Lissy’s university for a research project.
Holiday Affair follows the development of their relationship as each question their desire for the other and what they thought they wanted out of life and love…
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?
[Annie Seaton] I love sailing in the Whitsunday Islands and each winter when we holidayed there, I became determined to use the beautiful setting in a book. Having an academic background gave me an insight into the university environment. I decided to put the two settings together and use the difference to create conflict between my characters.
Nick has my love for the ocean and finds it difficult to be inland. Lissy also heads home to the beach when she has some deep thinking to do.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What was the most challenging aspect of writing the story?
[Annie Seaton] That four letter word…. time. This story has been in my head for ten years and it was only when I retired from full-time work that I actually sat down at my computer and shared it.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words best describe Lissy?
[Annie Seaton] Thoughtful, intelligent, focused.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are three things Nick would never have in his bedroom?
[Annie Seaton] A computer…
Bedrooms are for the two ‘s’ words for Nick. Sleeping and Sex!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are your greatest creative influences?
[Annie Seaton] The ocean… if the muse leaves me… I go for a walk on the beach and can come home and write hundreds of words.
I also love the sky… I watch clouds, sunrise, sunsets and I love those boiling cumulonimbus clouds that rise up over the ocean in the tropics in the afternoon. Sheer inspiration!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things do you need in order to write?
[Annie Seaton] My trusty laptop, coffee and QUIET!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you had to pick one book that turned you on to reading, which would it be?
[Annie Seaton] Anne of Green Gables…many, many years ago.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What’s the last book you read that knocked your socks off?
[Annie Seaton] Soulless –Gail Carriger’s steampunk novel. She is SO clever and her voice is amazing.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?
[Annie Seaton] Walk on the beach and swim, work in my beautiful, but sadly neglected garden. Play with my two beautiful grandchildren and … and of course…read!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?
[Annie Seaton] I love talking to readers and hearing if they enjoyed my books
Email: annie firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter: @annie seaton26
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thanks!
Annie brought a digital copy of Holiday Affair for one of you to win! Entering is easy! Just fill out the widget below!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Didn’t win? You can order Holiday Affair from your favorite bookseller, or by clicking the widget below: