Saturday, November 27, 2021

Toni's Blind Date by Rosie Dean - Book Blitz + Giveaway

Toni’s Blind Date

Toni Spielman and Will Thomas have no plans to date -- anyone -- but when fate throws them together on a TV dating show, they have to smile, pretend, and rethink their plans.

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Author Q&A
What fantastical fictional world would you want to live in (if any) given the chance?
Narnia has always fascinated me. I love the idea of going through the back of a wardrobe and finding myself in a wintry setting. Even though I hate to be cold, I love snowy landscapes. My favourite classical painting of all time is The Magpie by Claude Monet. The first time I saw it in Paris, I just gazed at it for about twenty minutes, feeling as though I could step into the landscape at any moment. There is something magical and romantic about a crisp winter’s day.

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?



What creature do you consider your "spirit animal" to be?
Ooh, good question. I couldn’t decide but then I found an online questionnaire which tells you what your spirit animal would be. I took the questionnaire and it came up with an Owl, which I rather like. Apparently it means I have a deep connection with wisdom and intuitive knowledge. Since my great grandmother – Eliza Dean – was known as a ‘seer’ and I’ve had a fair few Woo-woo moments of my own, I’ll take that!

Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Write with joy, not with fear.

What book do you wish you had written?
Almost anything by Marian Keyes – but especially Rachel’s Holiday or This Charming Man.

Her writing is funny, touching, entertaining and peppered with wisdom.

What is your favorite genre to read?
I’m a big fan of autobiographies, especially if they’re amusing. It’s good to learn how other people tackled their challenges in life. Recently, I read Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert – LOVED it.

Do you listen to music when writing?
Yes! I once read that classical music helps children to concentrate, so I started playing Classic FM, and discovered it gives me a calming energy that helps me write.

If I listen to contemporary music, I find myself singing along which distracts me, or worse – I might get up and dance, which isn’t really very productive, although probably good for me.

Sometimes I will play lively music to raise my energy and put me in a better frame of mind to start writing.

Would you ever write under a pseudonym?
I already do! There was a male, German author using my real name – Tch! – plus my surname has an unusual spelling, which has caused problems throughout my life. I wanted something simpler to fit the romantic comedy genre. Rosie is my middle name, and Dean was my grandmother’s maiden name.

How do you choose your book covers?
I work with a fabulous designer, called Joe Brown, who came up with my first cover for ‘Millie’s Game Plan’. We looked at books within the genre for our initial steer, and then he came up with the layout. I really liked the clean lines and colour scheme. Now, I just send him a few details about the characters and some of the things featured in the story, and he does the rest.

Author Bio – 

Rosie writes romantic fiction with a sense of humour and, sometimes, a sense of the ridiculous; because we all know life and love aren't exactly how we'd like them to be.

She has won a Readers' Choice Award from Ancient City Romance Authors (part of Romance Writers of America) and been a finalist in the 2017 Maggie Awards for Excellence.

Before writing novels, Rosie wrote training courses and marketing copy for the corporate world - a far cry from teaching Art and Pottery, where her career began.

She lives on the Isle of Wight, within sight and sound of the sea, with her partner and her dog.

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