Terri Osburn's THE LAST IN LOVE

The Last in Love by Terri Osburn

THE LAST IN LOVE by Terri Osburn. 

Abby Williams lost her husband—and the future she envisioned—to a roadside bomb in a foreign land, so a kitchen fire is no big deal. When the local firemen show up to put out the blaze, the army widow finds herself attracted to one hot volunteer firefighter…until she realizes it’s Justin Donovan, a man five years her junior.


Q & A

Terri Osburn Interview

I am so glad you could join us here at Romance Junkies. To start, will you please tell us a little bit about your current project?

Thank you for having me! My current release, The Last In Love, is the final installment in my Ardent Springs series. Ardent Springs is a tiny Tennessee town where love always gets a second chance. In this case, Abby Williams, a war widow, has watched her friends and family (even her mom) find their happily ever afters and is convinced that her chance is gone. Little does she know that the return of Justin Donovan will prove her wrong. Here’s the book blurb:

Abby Williams lost her husband—and the future she envisioned—to a roadside bomb in a foreign land, so a kitchen fire is no big deal. When the local firemen show up to put out the blaze, the army widow finds herself attracted to one hot volunteer firefighter…until she realizes it’s Justin Donovan, a man five years her junior.

Justin has long carried a torch for Abby. But after she got married ten years ago, he put her out of his mind, left Ardent Springs for Chicago, and got a job as a real estate developer. Now he’s back—for reasons he’d rather not share—and he wants to prove to Abby that age is nothing but a number. Will Abby’s reluctance and Justin’s secrets extinguish any attempts at romance? Or will the sparks between them ignite a second chance at love?

When was the moment that you knew you had to be a writer?

I’ve always enjoyed writing. Even when Sister Eleanor would make us revise a paper three or four times until we had it right. Little did I know that my strict little high school English teacher was preparing me for future editing rounds. In 2007, when I started writing my own stories along with a group of ladies I met on the Eloisa James bulletin board, the idea of doing this for a living took hold. It started as something I could maybe do someday, and progressed into a determination to make it happen. I never could have guessed back then how much becoming a published author would change my life.

Who gave you the one piece of writing advice that sticks with you to this day?

I’ve been fortunate to have a lovely woman known in the online community as Janga in my life for a decade now. She gave me so much encouragement from the beginning, but the one thing that has truly stuck with me is the idea that I’m writing my stories for the people who want to read them. It’s the old standby that you can’t please everyone, but said in a way that resonated with me. There will always be readers who don’t enjoy my books, but I’m not writing for them. I’m writing for the ones who do like them. It’s a wonderful nugget of wisdom that keeps my focus where it needs to be.

Describe the “perfect” hero. What about the “perfect” hero for you?

One of the many fabulous things about romance novels is that there isn’t one perfect hero, but for me, I love a strong beta with charm and humor. If he can make his heroine laugh, turn her on with a look, and stand beside her when she needs him most, he’s definitely perfect. Perfect for me is probably the same, but I’d add patience of a saint. I’m a woman stuck in her ways with an independent streak that runs deep. So far, this perfect man remains to be found, but there’s always hope.

What are some of your favorite pastimes? Do you have any hobbies or collections?

I don’t have any hobbies in the traditional sense. I don’t knit or paint or garden. But I’ve always been as interested in music as I am in books. My teen has introduced me to new music I’d never have found on my own, and I’ve spent the last few years attending concerts surrounded by passionate fans confused by the middle aged woman singing along beside them. Lately, I’ve become a loyal Nashville Predators hockey fan. The amount of yellow in my wardrobe has tripled (going from zero items to three) and I can now be found screaming at my television. Or at the arena. Especially during these recent playoff rounds.

What has been your biggest adventure to date?

Raising a teenage daughter. Though the silver in my hair appears quicker than it used to, I wouldn’t trade the experience for the world. From jumping in a pit at a concert to watching her be chosen by a wand at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to following along as she takes her first college tour. It all makes the mood swings and lazy moments worthwhile. And the best part, this is only the beginning. If we’re lucky, we’ll set our feet in London in the next year.

How do you describe yourself? How would your family and friends describe you?

Such great questions. This one is tougher than the others. I’d say I’m kind, generous, down to earth, and funny. My family thinks I’m crazy, and my friends might call me strong. The ones who know what I’ve endured to get here anyway. 

What project are you working on next?

And now to the fun question. This September I’m kicking off a brand new series set in the Nashville music scene. The series features the dreamers who join the Shooting Stars record label (hence the name Shooting Stars Series) and the first book is all about love and sacrifice. What these characters are willing to give up, and what they’re willing to fight for. The first book in the series is called Rising Star and releases Sept 12. If this sounds interesting, I’m happy to report the book is already available for pre-order on Amazon.

 

The Last in Love by Terri Osburn

Title: The Last in Love

Author: Terri Osburn

Release Date: May 30, 2017

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Abby Williams lost her husband—and the future she envisioned—to a roadside bomb in a foreign land, so a kitchen fire is no big deal. When the local firemen show up to put out the blaze, the army widow finds herself attracted to one hot volunteer firefighter…until she realizes it’s Justin Donovan, a man five years her junior.

Justin has long carried a torch for Abby. But after she got married ten years ago, he put her out of his mind, left Ardent Springs for Chicago, and got a job as a real estate developer. Now he’s back—for reasons he’d rather not share—and he wants to prove to Abby that age is nothing but a number. Will Abby’s reluctance and Justin’s secrets extinguish any attempts at romance? Or will the sparks between them ignite a second chance at love?

 

Terri OsburnTerri Osburn started putting words on the page in 2007. Five years later, she was named a finalist in the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart contest for unpublished manuscripts. Shortly after, she signed with an agent and moved into publication, with her debut novel, Meant to Be, released from Montlake Romance in May 2013. Terri lives on the East Coast with one high schooler, three long-suffering tabbies, and a hyper Yorkiepoo with attachment issues. To learn more about Terri, check out her website at terriosburn.com.

 

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