Catriona Cameron and Lachie McKell have their story out in the world. It’s release day for THE SALIGNAC LEGACY.
I had so much fun writing this story. When I posited the premise to my husband, his response was, “You can’t write a romance about chicken livers!” Well, you can if the chicken livers are fundamental to a centuries old pâté recipe upon which an entire community is dependant and the protagonists live on opposite sides of the world – she in Melbourne Australia and he in the highlands of Scotland.
It’s how they bring both sides together that’s the fun part.
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I’m writing and researching my new romance based around perfumes and perfumery. I’m discovering lots of information I was previously unaware of – like the processes for developing absolutes, concrete, enfleurage pomades and so on.
It is true that every profession controls access to the knowledge within it by applying its own language and attribution of specialised meanings to particular words (eg concrete). While I’m not seeking to invade the profession of the perfumer, I do want to know enough that my characters can navigate that domain without too much embarrassment.
So I search and I study and I find myself wandering off into unknown worlds, some of which can be confronting, but each provides an education of a sort.
This morning I went down a rabbit-hole exploring the plants that provide us with their very essence in order that we may wear it as perfume or diffuse it as fragrance or employ it medicinally or in some other fashion.
By whatever means, a click here a side-bar there, my internet perambulations brought me to a couple of sites discussing how plants communicate with each other, how they ‘learn’, and defences they might deploy for their own protection or for other plants around them.
Who’d have thought? Obviously, lots of scientists. Check out this National Geographic documentary.
An NPR article on “Are plants talking to each other?” and an Australian Geographic article, “Plants talk to each other” refer to collaborative experiments across the University of Western Australia, the University of Bristol and the University of Florence in which it was discovered that corn seedlings communicate with each other using clicking noises. Fascinating!
I can’t be sure yet how much, if any, of this information will find its way into my story. Let the characters decide.
The Beaullieu Birthright is the second story in my Priceless Heritage series.
The first book is “The Salignac Legacy” which will be released by Champagne Book Group on November 16, 2020.
Merry Christmas, Liebchen was first published in “All wrapped Up: A Christmas Anthology” two years ago. That’s no longer available. But Karl and Jolene want their story back out there so I’ve given their novella a life of its own.
Shannon Slique is my spicy/erotic author alter-ego. She has her first standalone novella out on virtual bookshelves.
It’s a lot spicy so definitely only for over 18s, but it’s a romance so there’s the happy ending to look forward to.
A Steamy Christmas for the CEO is available at the introductory price of $US2.24. It’s a Romance on the Go title at Evernight Publishing, so you can read it on your lunch break.
Let me know what you think – through a review on your favourite ebook site or by leaving a comment here.
Kelly’s sister gifts her a box of sex toys for Christmas. Though the gift was meant to be a cynical jab at Kelly’s non-sex life, with Ewen around, who could resist trying them out – not this little dark-haired workaholic.
It seems that people who read Rosettis Book 1, “Loving the Celebrity Chef” are also enjoying Rosettis Book 2, “Happy with the Millionaire”. Hap’s story was the first one I wrote and it was inspired by a pair of $2 Christmas earrings that had garnered a lot of flattering comments. The earrings didn’t make it as the story evolved but proved that inspiration can come from anywhere.
My husband and I were transporting his latest boat acquisition from Rockhampton, Queensland to Albury, New South Wales and the boat’s trailer bearings had problems.
We were sitting in the carpark of the local service station in Moree, NSW waiting for the doors to open so we could fix the trailer and complete the next 900 kilometres (560 mi) to get home, preferably that day.
Daydreaming, I conjured up Merry, an events organiser in Sydney and the reclusive paraplegic IT Millionaire. In the end, a business called Merry… something only worked at Christmas time. Merry Birthdays or Merry Occasions did not quite convey the image that I wanted. So ‘Merry’ became ‘Hermione’ with initials that spelled HAPPY who ran Happy Occasions. It took me another decade to find time to write the story of Zach and Hermione.
I hope you enjoy it.
We went for the pool scene for the cover on this one because that’s the scene that triggered the events that followed.
Over the last wee while, I’ve collaborated with three other authors who all live on the opposite side of the country to produce an anthology of short Christmas romance stories. Until November 17, it’s just $0.99.
“Loving the Celebrity Chef” has attracted five star reviews and I’m tickled pink! And I’d like to send out a great big thank you to those reviewers.
This is the first book in the Rosetti series and I was so hoping that readers would love it so they’d want to tune into Book 2, due for release in October, and then books 3 to 5 further down the track.
Here’s a little of what the reviewers have been saying:
The first thing you will notice in this novel is the massive attention to detail that Ms Kerr has included. French, Italian, the Sydney waterfront and wider areas, backstage at a high end restaurant… it has it all!! Even oyster farming. Each scene is crafted to be a feast to the senses – sights, smells, tastes are all thoroughly explored. (BV)
Caenys Kerr is a master of tangled plots that make it hard to put this story aside. The complex storyline, along with the quirky and lovable characters of “Loving the Celebrity Chef” were twisted into an incredible tale, which takes place in Australia. The author’s knowledge of places, wines and foods made the tale and its ending nothing short of miraculous. (KA)
I tend not to binge read (or watch) anything! However, I could not put ‘Loving the Celebrity Chef’ down! I found myself saying ‘one more chapter, just one more chapter!’ Before I knew it I had finished, and I’m now eagerly awaiting Book 2 of the Rossetti series. Thanks Ms. Kerr, I can’t wait to read about what happens next! (Amazon Customer)
It is a rollicking tale – I could not put this book down! I really liked the main characters and it was hard to say goodbye to them at the end of the book. Excellent to see that there is another book in the series coming out. I read this over a rainy weekend so the vivid scenery of Sydney and the Blue Mountains made me feel like I was on holiday. I thoroughly recommend it to romance readers everywhere! (B)
If you haven’t had the chance to read it yet, you can find it at your favourite reading site through Books2Read or from the publisher’s website, Passion in Print.
Release Day! What an awesome feeling. Loving the Celebrity Chef has hit the virtual bookstands. You can use the “Look Inside” feature on Amazon to check it out! :)
It’s taken a bit to get here and I have to thank family, friends, beta readers, editors and publisher for making sure that this book saw the light of day beyond the window of my study.
PIP have the next in the Rosettis series already and have it slated for release in September. First, you should get to know Nonna, Vincent, Angelique and Co before Hermione’s story becomes available.
One of the beta readers who read both stories wanted more, more, more of the Rosettis and so Book three is a work in progress. I hope you’ll feel the same way. For now, though, try Loving the Celebrity Chef.