Spring is in the air, and it’s a good time to find new books and authors to enjoy this time of year. I always keep my eye out for fabulous authors that I like to introduce my followers to, and I think I’ve found a great new author for you to put on your reading list.
I’d like to introduce you to Celia. She has written an award winning debut novel, “Set My Soul On Fire”. She’s delved in romantic thrillers, and is treating us with a new destination romance in Spain. She writes character driven books inspired by the people she may meet. Her characters are strong, deep caring women with a strong love for family that might block some of their dreams. She lets their passions guide her stories. I had the chance to talk to Celia about her reading memories, authors that inspire her, and what she has in store for us with her future projects.
- What is your favorite memory from reading as a child?
Celia: Sitting in front of a real dancing, coal fire, warm, safe, and cozy with my cat purring on my lap, visiting and exploring the world of a story.
- Who was your favorite author and how did they influence you?
Celia: Victoria Holt’s historic, mystery novels. I love whodunit’s and she combined, romance, and mystery with a puzzle to solve. My Spanish Roots has the same combination but in the modern world of Spain.
- Do you have a writing routine? Share what works for you.
Celia: No routine, I am too chaotic for that. I am also retired, so I do as I please with no schedule. Some days I do not even know what day it is. So I write when I am in the mood, or my imagination gets sparked.
- What subjects would you like to write about in future projects?
Celia: I would like to write something funny. There is so much that makes me laugh in my life and would love to put it in a book. However, I have tried; but I find it hard to do funny, witty. I do not have that gift. I am one of those people that cannot even report a funny ‘joke’ properly, at least not so it makes people laugh. I usually mess it up.
- What is writing to you in one sentence?
Celia: Putting your fantasy into words.
“Spanish Roots” Blurb:
Is there a dark secret that Mireya’s family had been hiding from her?
Is her father alive or dead and can she unlock the mystery of her troubled past and find out the truth?
When Mireya’s adopted parents die in a car crash, she inherits a hacienda in Spain and finds some letters that suggest her real parents could be alive and her father, who had been in prison, was possibly a murderer. Grieving with unsettling dreams and unable to motivate herself Gemma comes to stay and pushes Mireya to discover who she is and together they set out for Spain.
Thinking that her parents would be at the hacienda they find the property empty. Mireya becomes plagued with strange feeling about the past that escalates when she meets with her feuding Spanish relatives. However, soon after arriving she meets Sandro a young man protecting her hacienda and is immediately attracted to him. He tells her that her mother is dead and her father was last known to be heading for Australia.
Mireya starts experiencing a ghostly vision of her father each day and realizes that her dreams can mislead as well as bring back emotional hidden memories and thinks he too has probably died. As secrets past, start to unravel she wonders if she can trust Sandro. Is it love or hot sex? Is he after her land that his Uncle is obsessed about? Will her passion and romance with him override her common sense in solving the baffling mystery that led her to be adopted? Within her mind she is at war and silently screaming.
“Spanish Roots” is the new release for Celia, and is available on Amazon.com. This is a Kindle Unlimited title.
For more information on Celia and her other books, please visit her author page here.