Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Author Interview: Josie Riviera

Introducing Josie Riviera, author of Seeking Patience.

Give us a bit of your background:
Well, I'm a musician, which might explain the creative attributes it takes to be a writer. That, and a whole lot of time and perseverance.

What is your favorite genre to read and write?
Historical romances and Regency romances.
What got you started on your writing journey?
My sister encouraged me to take an online writing course with her a few years ago through a community college. I loved it!
What other things do you have planned for your writing for the rest of the year?
I have another Inspirational, SEEKING FAITH, which I'm currently polishing. This book will be followed by the "Fatal" Series, FATAL FORTUNE, which is a book about a Romany (Gypsy) fortuneteller, and FATAL FASCINATION, a book about Luca's (the hero in SEEKING PATIENCE) brother.
What other books have you written?
I've written SEEKING CATHERINE, a Tudor novella currently available on Amazon, which takes place in a brothel, although it's a clean romance! 

Please share your book. What are the hero and heroine like?
I'll share the book blurb, which is the perfect description:
Do people prove their self-worth by strength, or by character?

A Romany leader confronts the English heritage he has denied when he lands, beaten and powerless, in the path of a high-spirited young widow. Will the prim countess agree to hide the charismatic rogue in her home and jeopardize her safety while her stepson accuses her of murdering her elderly husband?
Patience Blakwell is not beautiful. As a dutiful young countess in Regency England, she endures her husband’s cruelty. She struggles with her faith, trying to understand why God is not following the plan she had for her life—to be loved and cherished by her husband. After her husband’s unexpected death, her grown stepson charges her with her late husband’s murder.
LUCA BOLDOR, more Gypsy than English, is determined to prove that he is strong and capable and doesn’t need anyone. But once he is forced to depend on Lady Patience Blakwell, a woman who represents all he loathes, he must decide whether he should turn away when she needs him, or risk his most vulnerable, forgiving self to keep her safe. By denying his English heritage, has he denied a part of himself?

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