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Please welcome Cecilia Fyre to my blog today! She has kindly answered my questions and I’m about to share her answers with you all. Read on to discover more about Heart and the City (Book 1 in the Love Medicine series), its author and to have the opportunity to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway with the chance to win a complete set of all 5 novellas in the Love Medicine series, in an ebook format ….
Where did you get the inspiration for the book/series?
I love New York, and I always wanted to write about it. The main character, Lea, is a doctor from London who moves to New York. I’m a fan of medical dramas, especially when they feature love stories, so I took a little bit of inspiration from that. It was quite easy to imagine what it’s like moving from London to Manhattan. I’ve been to New York many times, and while I don’t always love it there, I know that in some parallel universe another version of me lives there!
What is your writing process?
I used to be a pantser, and I was when I wrote the first drafts of these novellas. I’ve come a long way as a writer since then, and when I was confident I could rewrite these stories with better structure I did. I’ve always done a lot of research for my stories, and I can go down a rabbit hole and disappear for days. Most of that never makes it into the books but I’m always happy I did it anyway because I learn so much.
Do you write using pen and paper or on a computer?
Again, that’s massively changed. I used to do the pen and paper thing, also because it allows you to write anywhere and at any time. It helped me slow down and formulate my ideas better, especially before I really learned how to plot. Now, I write right into Word, but I still print out several versions of my MS when I edit.
Who is your favourite character out of your stories and why?
I think it must be Lea. She’s a bit of a chaotic person, which I am not. But she’s also intellectual and analytical and sometimes a bit cool. I’m all those too. She’s also quite introverted, and at the time I wrote the novellas it was helpful for me to write someone I shared traits with because I knew how she’d react. I spent five years with this story, on and off, so I’ve come to really care for all those people, but her especially.
If you were a character in your story, which would you like to be?
I think I’d be Lea’s friend Siobhan, who we don’t meet until Book 2. She’s really kind and a good person, but she doesn’t take any nonsense from anyone. I’d like to be more like her!
Thank you so much for answering my questions!
Read on to discover more about this first book, its author and to have the opportunity to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway with the chance to win a complete set of all 5 novellas in the Love Medicine series, in an ebook format ….
British doctor Lea Holm has come to New York to work in her chosen field of emergency medicine. She loves her new life in this exciting city and can’t wait to get started with her research project. The last thing she needs are distractions.
But then she meets famous actor Ricco Como in her building – a distraction if ever there was one. He’s gorgeous and sweet, and there’s an immediate connection between them. Lea tries to resist temptation, but when he comes to her for help dealing with his steadily worsening migraine she can’t turn away from his plight.
As Ricco’s health takes a turn for the worse, their lives become more and more entwined. But can their growing attraction withstand the strain of his ill health, and can he let Lea be more than just his doctor?
**This novella series contains detailed descriptions of long-term health conditions, cheating and a bereavement.**
The series is set in New York City and was written before COVID-19. It makes no reference to recent events.
Purchase Link – http://getbook.at/heartandthecity
Author Bio –
Cecilia Fyre is the pen name of a romance author trying out something new.
She likes sunny, crisp autumn days. Cups of hot cocoa with little marshmallows floating on top. The roaring of the sea. Laughing until your face hurts. The silence when you curl up with a good book.
Her stories are about people. Some of them are strange, some think they’re boring. They all have secrets, they’re all scared sometimes. Cecilia writes about life, about love. About how hard it is to do it right. Usually, there’s a happy ending, or at least there might be one, someday.
But life’s not all sunshine and roses, and that’s why Cecilia tells her stories.
In the real world, Cecilia lives in England.
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Giveaway – Win 2 x A Complete set of all 5 novellas in the Love Medicine series, in an ebook format (Open INT)
The five novellas are:
Book 1 – Heart and the City
Book 2 – Unexpected Truth
Book 3 – Been There Before
Book 4 – Wish The Pain Away
Book 5 – A Thousand Little Pieces
*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome. Please enter using the link to the Rafflecopter box below. The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over. Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data. I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.
Good luck everyone!
Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for providing materials for this post and organising the tour it is part of and to Cecilia Fyre for kindly answering my questions!