Tuesday, 26 May 2020

New Novella Publication Spotlight with an Author Q&A: Heart and the City by Cecilia Fyre

Heart and the City (Book 1 in the Love Medicine series
Cecilia Fyre

Q. We're currently in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. What five things are helping to improve your quality of life at this difficult time?

A. Subscriptions to both Netflix and Amazon Prime. Usually I only have one or the other.
  • A daily writing routine, which keeps me centred.
  • That I finally was able to by masks.
  • More Skype and other virtual meetings with friends and family.
  • Always having ice cream in the freezer! Ok that’s a lie. I have ice cream regardless of Covid-19…
Q. Do you have pets, if so, what?

A. No pets right now, sadly. I would love to have a dachshund though. I’ve always loved them, and I follow lots of dachshund accounts on Instagram. We used to have rats, and I loved those a lot. But they die so quickly, and that is really sad!

Q. Who in the writing world is your greatest influence?

A. Definitely the ladies from the RNA, the UK’s Romantic Novelist Association. Barbara Cartland was once president, and they have an amazing conference each year. I’m going to miss going to that this July (it was cancelled because of Covid-19).

Q. Describe your perfect day?

A. I am torn on this one. It’s either a day on which I write 10,000 words, or a day where I just laze around, reading and eating chocolate.

Q. What project are you working on now?

A. On this pen name, I’m currently focussing on getting out the novellas. I’m not sure what I’ll do next with it.

British doctor Lea Holm has come to New York to work in her chosen field of emergency medicine. She loves her new life in this exciting city and can’t wait to get started with her research project. The last thing she needs are distractions.
But then she meets famous actor Ricco Como in her building – a distraction if ever there was one. He’s gorgeous and sweet, and there’s an immediate connection between them. Lea tries to resist temptation, but when he comes to her for help dealing with his steadily worsening migraine she can’t turn away from his plight.
As Ricco’s health takes a turn for the worse, their lives become more and more entwined. But can their growing attraction withstand the strain of his ill health, and can he let Lea be more than just his doctor?
**This novella series contains detailed descriptions of long-term health conditions, cheating and a bereavement.**

The series is set in New York City and was written before COVID-19. It makes no reference to recent events.

Cecilia Fyre is the pen name of a romance author trying out something new.

She likes sunny, crisp autumn days. Cups of hot cocoa with little marshmallows floating on top. The roaring of the sea. Laughing until your face hurts. The silence when you curl up with a good book. 

Her stories are about people. Some of them are strange, some think they're boring. They all have secrets, they're all scared sometimes. Cecilia writes about life, about love. About how hard it is to do it right. Usually, there's a happy ending, or at least there might be one, someday.

​But life's not all sunshine and roses, and that's why Cecilia tells her stories.

In the real world, Cecilia lives in England.

Giveaway – Win 2 x A Complete set of all 5 novellas in the Love Medicine series, in an ebook format (Open INT)
The five novellas are:
Book 1 – Heart and the City
Book 2 – Unexpected Truth
Book 3 – Been There Before
Book 4 – Wish The Pain Away
Book 5 – A Thousand Little Pieces
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