Let’s keep the New Year rolling as we welcome Guest Blogger Renee Knowles.
Renee’s recent release with Siren Publishing is aptly titled GOING TOPLESS! Renee will be giving away one copy of this title to one lucky poster here at the blog.
Renee will be discussing where her story ideas come from, meanwhile check out a little about Renee and her title GOING TOPLESS!
Once upon a time there was a little girl who wanted to be a writer. Of course, Renee wanted to be a professional ice dancer, an Olympic gymnast, and a fashion model too. But once she learned she had no athletic aptitude and wasn’t going to be six-foot tall and stick thin, her love for writing and books grew. She read anywhere and everywhere she could-including during class (especially math and science). Uh, not so good for school, but it encouraged her passion for books, opening her up to some of her favorite authors, including her all-time fave Jane Austen.
But as her love for reading grew, so did her love for writing. She wrote short stories and poems, which were read out loud in class and even occasionally published. But, for some reason in her twenties she just stopped. Cold. Oh, she dreamed about it, of course, but her life seemed too busy. Then she moved from Upstate New York to Dallas, Texas, and met the man of her dreams. A true Southern gentleman, accent and all. He asked her out. She said no. Why? She was crazy, of course! Eventually, she gave him a chance (thank God!) and a year and a half later they eloped while on vacation in Colorado. She’s been with him for ten years, and he’s truly her hero.
Her desire for writing returned, especially stories of love and personal journeys, and now she can’t imagine doing anything else.
Where sexy men and hot European nights can tempt even the most resistant soul…
What does predictable Susannah Carmack do when confronted with her late husband’s infidelity? What any self-respecting widow might. She allows her sister, Chelsie, to drag her on vacation to Amsterdam, where she gets lost in the Red Light District, is pursued by a younger man, and sunbathes on a topless beach. But will going topless help her escape the pain of the past?
Chelsie Joyner has always believed a roll in the hay can cure what ails her. But her free lifestyle never helped her forget Martijn, a married professor with whom she had an affair five years ago while doing graduate work in Amsterdam. She’s determined to find closure on this trip.
But when her adulterous affair is made known, can Susannah, still smarting from her husband’s betrayal, forgive Chelsie for the ultimate sin?
You can find Renee and reach her at her website, she loves to hear from her readers so feel free to drop her a line.