Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Inspiration for The Sanctuary (2) FREE GIVEAWAY!
Set in both London and a small seaside location off the coast of England, The Sanctuary released by Astraea Press is a sweet romance. It is about the forces which threaten to derail an otherwise successful marriage. Very often romances are about boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl in the end. I wanted to look at a variation of this where the couple have already sworn to be with each other for life but face the 'slings and arrows of outrageous fortune' that trouble any marriage. After all, for life is a very long time. One of the perils of course is temptation, and another jealousy. Both these are stronger if they come beautifully packaged and one of the focusses of temptation and jealousy in my book is recently widowed Zach Coen. One of the characters in The Sanctuary describes him as looking like a gypsy. That dark, swirly haired, brooding type of character with secrets can be extremely attractive. The photo above is of Aidan Turner who starred as Mitchell in 'Being Human' where he played a tortured character but one who despite his own troubles is protective of those around him. Just like Zach is of his teenage daughter Lauren in The Sanctuary. There's a prize of a FREE COPY of The Sanctuary to one lucky reader who leaves a comment telling me about your favourite inspiration for heroes and why you love them. I shall choose the one I like best and that person will win. So please have fun choosing your favourite guys! You can buy a copy of The Sanctuary from Astraea Press by clicking this link.