April Author Spotlight 2015
Letter ‘G’ is for Georgia Rose author of A Single Step
Why do I recommend A Single Step?
A single step is an enjoyable contemporary, romantic suspense novel. The intricate plot is smoothly and gradually woven by the flowing prose, which invites the reader to sail through the twists and turns of the compelling narrative. Many surprises await the reader, because nobody is who they seem, even the idyllic location where most of the story develops is an unexpected enigma. I loved the way the tension is gradually built up, until the incipient romance between two complex characters materializes, and part of the mystery surrounding the characters and location is revealed. The unhurried story of Emma Grayson’s transition from trauma and unhappiness to love and excitement will linger in your mind, but fortunately, book two, Before the Dawn, is even more exciting, and I’m impatiently waiting for book three!
What is A Single Step About, Georgia?
My contemporary novel, A Single Step, is a romantic suspense with Gothic undertones and is the first in The Grayson Trilogy. The blurb reads that Emma Grayson was left devastated when her life was torn apart by tragedy and betrayal. Now someone believes it’s time for her to start again and puts an advert for a job through her door which leads her to the Melton Estate. Despite her desire for a solitary existence she finds herself discovering a life she could never have imagined, challenging her independence, her fears and her resistance to love.
This is a standalone, there’s no abrupt cliff hanger ending but enough unanswered questions that I hope will mean you will choose to read the second book. If you like a developing romance along with underlying suspense and writing that brings scenes, settings and characters to life then this might just be for you.
What are you working on now?
I am currently working on the third in the Trilogy which I think will be called Thicker than Water having published the second part, Before the Dawn, last September. I’ve finished the draft, although there are gaps to be filled and layers to be added and I’m toying with putting a little something extra at the end but that will depend on the views of my beta readers who will get their hands on it in a few weeks, after considerably more work has been done on it.
So this summer will be spent hammering this final part of the trilogy into shape for release later in the year. Then I have a couple of other ideas, one which feels like a novella and another novel. Both are taking shape in my head and adding to the mayhem in there so I’m looking forward to eventually getting to work on them.
What would you like readers to know about you?
I do love my readers, of course, every single one of them but what they should know is that I write my books first and foremost for me. It’s the only way I can do it. I couldn’t be told what type of story I had to come up with next, and I couldn’t write to a formula, at least, not at the moment.
I have to feel the characters you see and I hope this comes out in my writing. I live with them for a while, their lives percolating through my brain. I feel what they’ve been through, their sadness’s and passions until I know how they would react in any given situation and for me that then guides how the story develops.
Having said all that I am feeling the pressure of expectation to produce this time around and I never thought I’d be saying that!
How can we find out more or contact you?
Universal Links to my Author pages:-
Follow me on Twitter: @GeorgiaRoseBook
Georgia Rose on Facebook
The Grayson Trilogy page on Facebook
My Goodreads Author Page
Universal link for A Single Step at Amazon
Please take some time to check out some of the other blogs on the A-Z Challenge. There are plenty of interesting and varied topics.