Hello all you fabulous Dames, and welcome to Coffee Shop Conversations!
On this segment of the blog I will be conducting interviews with Authors, Bloggers and anyone else relative to the literary world and willing to answer my questions. Coffee Shops are great places to just relax, let the hair down and talk about life, love and good books! So without further adieu, let's get to chatting with my special guest:
"Christina Phillips has always loved writing, and while her efforts in eighth grade usually involved space ships, time travel and unfortunate endings, as soon as she discovered romance novels a whole new world opened up. She now writes ancient historical romances about strong heroines and gorgeous warrior heroes who, no matter how torturous the journey, are guaranteed a happy-ever-after. Christina was born in the United Kingdom, but now lives in sunny Western Australia with her real-life hero and their three children."Source
Christina Phillips on the web: Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter
Christina's Latest Release:
"He was a master of seduction - but no match for the magical allure of the woman he wanted most...
Carys knew from the moment she first spied on Maximus in his naked barbarian glory that he was a dangerous Roman centurion-his taut, battle-scarred flesh marking him as a fearless warrior. But her desire for him was as undeniable as it was illicit.
Charged by his emperor to eliminate a clan of powerful Druids in Britain, Maximus never expects his mission to be thwarted by the clan's ethereal princess, Carys. Falling under her spell, he doesn't realize her true heritage-until he captures her heart as well as her body.
Now Carys and Maximus must overcome the devastation of war and face the ultimate sacrifice if their forbidden love is to survive."Source
Read an excerpt: here
Read a review of 'Forbidden' at The Book Pushers: here
Book Trailer/Blog Party Vid:
CP: Thanks, Rita! The last few months have been hectic! I sold Forbidden last September, and it was originally slated for release in February 2011. But then at Christmas its date was brought forward to September 2010 which was very exciting but also a bit terrifying! There have been so many wonderful moments - seeing my gorgeous cover (which was even better than I'd imagined!), receiving a 4 Star review from Romantic Times BOOK Reviews and then having FedEx deliver my books!
CP: Forbidden is a story about two people who fall in love against impossible odds. They come from vastly different cultures and everything is stacked against them. Maximus has been charged by his emperor to destroy all Druids - and Carys is a Druid princess. And Carys has sworn to rid her land of the barbaric invaders - and yet she falls in love with one of their officers. It's a story about overcoming prejudice, the threat of war and the fury of ancient gods and goddesses.
CP: The inspiration for this book came to me one night while I was doing boring admin work. The scene literally fell into my mind of a Roman Centurion who was searching for his Druid princess lover, who had been captured by the wicked High Priest. I had no idea why any of this was happening but knew I had to find out or go insane!! And although none of that original scene survived into the book the overwhelming sense of impending doom did.