Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Guest Post - Five Favourite Things about writing Summer at Conwenna Cove by Darcie Boleyn - Blog Tour

My five favourite things about writing Summer at Conwenna Cove were:

(1) Building complex main characters. Eve is a strong yet vulnerable heroine. She’s been through some tough times yet tried to stay on top of things. She struggles with losing control, but when she realises that she can rely on other people, we see a whole new side to her character emerge. Jack has been through his own trials and it was important for me that his point of view came across too. He’s strong yet gentle, talented and vulnerable, and I wanted him to be happy after all he’s experienced. Life is tough in many ways, but when we have a chance of happiness, we have to grab it with both hands and hold on tight.

(2) Weaving the romance into the story. Summer at Conwenna Cove is a story about dealing with the things life throws your way and becoming stronger because of it. Eve and Jack both grow because of their experiences and because of their feelings for each other. In particular, the story is about Eve’s journey as she accepts that there’s more to life than she’s tried to believe up to this point. I wanted the story to follow Eve’s growth, as well as her rollercoaster of emotions as she gently falls in love.

(3) Creating the Cornish village of Conwenna Cove. I had so much fun with this! I even drew a map of the village so I’d know where everything was. I wanted to bring the village to life, so I described the setting in plenty of detail, and hopefully, readers will enjoy visiting Conwenna Cove as much as I did.

(4) Writing about greyhounds. As a greyhound mum, I care a great deal about these beautiful, gentle creatures. I adopted my girl, Freya, from Greyhound Rescue Wales, and the rescue sanctuary in the novel is based on Hillcrest in Ammanford, where Freya came from. The employees and volunteers of GRW work tirelessly to care for the hounds and they deserve recognition for the wonderful work they do.

(5)    Developing the character of Aunt Mary. She’s caring and generous, funny and wise, and I have to admit to weaving some of the loveliness of my own granny into her character. I hope you enjoy reading about her!

Thank you so much for sharing Darcie. I look forward to reading the book especially now I know there are greyhounds in it!

Eve has a glittering career, a loving husband and a future. But a terrible twist of fate means she loses it all, and with nowhere left to turn she flees to her Aunt Mary’s home in Cornwall. The last thing on her mind is romance – until she meets Jack.

Jack has seen the worst things people can do to each other and realised he is better off alone. He settles in Conwenna Cove, and saves his affections for the rescue dogs he cares for. But when Eve arrives in the village he can’t deny his attraction to her.

Eve and Jack are both scared to trust, but when they come together it’s impossible for either to ignore their feelings. Can they put their fears aside and learn to love again?

Summer at Conwenna Cove is an emotional and heart-warming holiday read about being brave enough to take a chance on love

Information about the Book
Title: Summer at Conwenna Cove
Author: Darcie Boleyn
Release Date: 15th May 2017
Genre: Romance
Publisher: Canelo
Format: E-book

Author Information

Darcie Boleyn has a huge heart and is a real softy. She never fails to cry at books and movies, whether the ending is happy or not. Darcie is in possession of an overactive imagination that often keeps her awake at night. Her childhood dream was to become a Jedi but she hasn’t yet found suitable transport to take her to a galaxy far, far away. She also has reservations about how she’d look in a gold bikini, as she rather enjoys red wine, cheese and loves anything with ginger or cherries in it – especially chocolate. Darcie fell in love in New York, got married in the snow, rescues uncoordinated greyhounds and can usually be found reading or typing away on her laptop.

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