Thursday, November 7, 2019

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A Christmas Kiss by Eliza J. Scott - Book Tour



A Christmas Kiss
A sparkling festive romance that will warm your heart this Christmas.


The week before Christmas, GP Zander Gillespie finds his festive plans in tatters. He's supposed to be flying out to his parents' chateau in Carcassonne with his high-maintenance girlfriend, Melissa. But she has other ideas. She wants to spend Christmas in London with her party friends - and he's not invited. The prospect of facing his family, with their questions and their sympathy - not to mention the 'I told you so-s' - just isn't an option. Instead, Zander decides to head to his holiday cottage in the quaint moorland village of Lytell Stangdale, where he intends to hide away with his faithful rescue Labrador Alf.

Eighty miles away, Livvie's world has come crashing down. With plans to cook a romantic meal for her boyfriend, she heads home early and walks in on him in a compromising position with their neighbour. Fed-up of his lies and philandering ways, this is the final straw. With her Christmas plans up in smoke, the thought of spending it with her parents and her smug, married sister with her pompous husband in tow, is enough to bring Livvie out in hives. So, when she fires up her laptop and finds the perfect little holiday cottage in Lytell Stangdale available to rent over the festive period, it seems the perfect solution. Or is it...?

Zander didn't believe in love at first sight until he set eyes on Livvie. Livvie had sworn off men until she met Zander. The pair may be reluctant to give in to temptation, but fate seems to have other ideas...

Join Livvie and Zander - and all the usual characters - for a magical Christmas in Lytell Stangdale.

The perfect cosy read to snuggle up with this Christmas


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Author Q&A
Q.1.  HOW LONG , ON AVERAGE, DOES IT TAKE YOU TO WRITE A BOOK?

A.  Well, my first book, The Letter – Kitty’s Story took me years to write. The reason being, I was writing in secret and hadn’t told a soul – not even my husband – that I wanted to write a book, so my laptop would come out when no one else was around. I’d also lose confidence in myself and wouldn’t touch the manuscript for months on end, then pluck up courage to take a look at it and start writing again. When I finally finished it, it was absolutely huge and I realised that I could lift parts out that would make Molly’s Story and Violet’s Story. Other books since The Letter, I would say I’ve written in about four months
Q.2.  HOW DO YOU SELECT THE NAMES OF YOUR CHARACTERS?
A.  I can’t say I actually have a process as such for selecting names. It’s more like a name springs into my mind as I’m drafting the character’s profile. Once that happens, the name’s stuck and there’s no way I could think of that character with another name!
Q.3.  WHAT CREATURE DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR ‘SPIRIT ANIMAL’?
A.  Without a doubt that would have to be a black Labrador. They’re my favourite animal and breed of dog – that’s why there’ll always be one featured in my novels.
Q. 4. IF YOU WERE THE LAST PERSON ON EARTH WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
A.  I think that scenario sounds like the perfect excuse to make a start on my massive TBR pile whilst sipping lots of Yorkshire tea and dunking ginger biscuits – chocolate would have to feature in there, too. I think I’d have to be curled up on a very squishy chair in my garden, surrounded by lots of fragrant roses in bloom.
Q.5.  WHICH FICTIONAL CHARACTER WOULD YOU WANT TO BE FRIENDS WITH IN REAL LIFE?
A.  Ooh, this one’s easy! It would have to be Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice. I love her character; she’s so witty and has a great sense of humour. She seems kind and loyal, too, which are great qualities in a friend.
Q. 6. DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS FOR ASPIRING WRITERS?
A.  The first thing I’d say is, don’t give up. Yes, you’ll have days when you’re riddled with self-doubt and think that what you’ve written is absolutely pants, but you’ll have more days where you’ll want to crack on; they’re the ones that will push you to believe in yourself – and the ones you should take notice of. I’d also say try to write something every day, no matter how little – it all adds up – and, while some authors swear by just getting words down and tidying them up later, I find that writing as clean a first draft as possible is better for me. So what I’m trying to say, is you should do what works for you – and get cracking with that novel!
Q.7. TELL US TEN FUN FACTS ABOUT YOURSELF!
1.       I make a mean Sri Lankan curry. It’s a family favourite and always requested for birthdays and special occasions. The key is to warm the spices first; it helps get them all aromatic and delicious!
2.      I’m a keen gardener. I love my garden; it’s my sanctuary but I don’t seem to get as much time in it as I’d like.
3.      I’m a serious ginger biscuit fiend. My favourites are from a family bakers – Thomas the Baker – and they’re the perfect combination of ginger and golden syrup (we call it treacle in North Yorkshire). I get through quite a few when I’m writing!
4.      I like to go for a good, head-clearing run. Though, unfortunately, a knee injury has meant I haven’t been able to do as much as I’d like recently.
5.      I intensely dislike mango; I don’t even like the smell of it. Bleurghh!
6.      I’m a keen DIY–er. We bought our home as a renovation project, and I’ve done a lot of the jobs myself – plastering the walls, repointing the bricks. I’m a handy gal to have around!
7.      I love liquorice toffees; they’re a must for long car journeys as far as I’m concerned!
8.     I’m a huge fan of afternoon tea. There’s nothing nicer than sitting in a tea shop with plates of pretty cakes in front of you.
9.      My favourite herb is coriander – I always sprinkle loads on my curries.
10.  My favourite holiday destination is Italy, whether it be Sorrento, Florence, Ischia, Rome, Venice … as long as it’s Italy, I don’t mind!





Author Bio – Eliza lives in a 17th-century cottage on the edge of a village in the North Yorkshire Moors with her husband, their two daughters and two mischievous black Labradors. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found with her nose in a book/glued to her Kindle or working in her garden. Eliza also enjoys bracing walks in the countryside, rounded off by a visit to a teashop where she can indulge in another two of her favourite things: tea and cake.

Eliza is inspired by her beautiful surroundings and loves to write heart-warming stories with happy endings.


Social Media Links –
Twitter: Eliza J Scott@ElizaJScott1
Instagram: Eliza J Scott - @elizajscott
Facebook: Eliza J Scott - @elizajscottauthor

                                          US: www.amazon.com/Eliza-J-Scott/e/B07DMQWPMH


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