Reblogged from: SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews
Today’s post is for Bethany Swafford’s A Chaotic Courtship. We will have info about the books and author. A great interview with Bethany. As well as a great giveaway. Make sure to check everything out and enter the giveaway.
Happy Reading :)
Twenty year old Diana Forester, a country bred young woman fears that her inexperience and uncertainties has driven Mr. John Richfield away. On arriving back home from London, she learns that he is already there, ready to continue their acquaintance. If Diana thought that it was difficult in London, courting takes on a whole new aspect when Diana's younger siblings become involved. She finds herself dealing with her own feelings, her sister, her younger brother, jealous members of a house party, a jilted suitor, and a highwayman as she falls in love with the charming Mr. Richfield.
Tell us about your writing - What genre do you prefer to write? What books, stories, other publications that you've written are your personal favorites? Anything new coming up?
With two published books in the Regency Era, I think it’s safe to say historical fiction is my favorite genre to write and to read. My most recent release, A Chaotic Courtship, is my favorite, mainly because so much of my own personality ended up in the main character, Diana.
What about you as a person? What do you do to relax? Favorite movies or tv shows? Hobbies?
Well, I like to sing karaoke with my best friends, but I don’t get to do it very often. My favorite movie constantly changes. Right now, it’s The Man From Uncle, which was a little gem I discovered last year and I love everything about it.
What gets your creative juices going? Do you write to a music, and do you want to share your playlist?
Music definitely helps when I’m writing. I don’t have a specific playlist, since it changes for each scene or project. Mostly, I listen to instrumental music: The Piano Guys, Two Steps From Hell, Lindsey Stirling, etc.
"All writers must have cats, especially if they write fantasy or speculative fiction." Do you have a stand on this one? Any cute pictures of your kitty or other pet?
I don’t think it’s absolutely necessary to have a cat, but it sure makes the hours of staring at a blank page less lonely. My kitty is notorious for avoiding the camera, and for sleeping on my laptop.
What writers inspired you to become an author?
Jane Austen. I first read Pride and Prejudice when I was 13 and I loved every minute. Her writing was witty and fun, and I wanted to imitate that as much as possible.
For as long as she can remember, Bethany Swafford has loved reading books. That love of words extended to writing as she grew older and when it became more difficult to find a ‘clean’ book, she determined to write her own. Among her favorite authors is Jane Austen, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Georgette Heyer.
When she doesn’t have pen to paper (or fingertips to laptop keyboard), she can generally be found with a book in hand. In her spare time, Bethany reviews books for a book site called More Than A Review.