Ariadne and Santos dreamed of life in the rich culture and beauty of Positano. But when tragedy strikes, it’s the first place Ari thinks of, beckoning her to return to the Amalfi Coast…alone.
In her brokenness and striving to put her life back together, Ariadne meets Avinash Batra, a handsome, seductive playboy. Before long, desire and doubt take over. Is she falling in love or just looking to replace Santos?When an enemy from Avinash’s past resurfaces, thirsty for revenge, Ari becomes the bait and her life is capsized once again.
Not sure if she’s running from her feelings or fleeing for her life, she turns to Marcelo, a suave Italian gambler with dark secrets of his own, only to find he’s not quite who he seems to be. Ari leans on a zany troupe of female friends for support, but will revenge ruin her second chance at happiness? She doesn’t know if the love of a lifetime can embrace a person more than once. But she’ll have to stay alive to find out.
Hello book lovers! Today is a day where I will be writing another author spotlight for a well-accomplished author whose work I have loved. As you know book lovers I love learning about authors and the inspiration behind their work, it fascinates me and adds to the depth of the book because the reader will be able to better understand it. That is how the author spotlights were created because I soon discovered that you lovely readers ALSO love learning about author’s, so I am excited to tell you a little bit more about author Susie Perez Fernandez whose book Vida Blue charmed and entertained me from beginning to end. I personally would recommend this book to all of those that love romance but really the book can be read by anybody as it is flawlessly written and highly enjoyable. With today’s author spotlight for Susie, a biography of the author and an interview between me and Susie will be shared, and I hope that you book lovers enjoy reading it! To kick this off here is an author bio about the wonderful Susie!
Susie Perez Fernandez writes fun, adventurous, romantic fiction.
Despite her background in public relations and corporate event planning, Susie found that being a destination wedding planner and traveling all over the world created the best storytelling. Susie began writing, Vida Blue, her first novel, after planning several weddings in Positano, Italy.
When she’s not writing, Susie enjoys cooking, traveling, and exploring different cultures. She speaks several languages.
Born and raised in South Florida, Susie lives in Miami Beach with her husband, Eddy, and her Schnauzer, Pachanga
Now, how wonderful does Susie sound?! Susie is a truly exceptional writer and I hope that you lovely readers have a read of Susie’s work because you will not regret it! Please see below an interview between me and Susie, I hope that you enjoy Susie’s answers to my questions, they are incredible and provide some great advice too!
Could you please tell us readers about your book and what inspired you to write your book?
I jokingly say all the time that I have a brain full of useless information but sometimes it serves me well when writing a book. I was a destination wedding planner for a couple of years and visited Italy often. While in Positano, in the atmosphere and beauty of this town, I posed a question to myself – could someone find the love of their life twice in one lifetime, and what if they lose it ? Could they move on? I thought Positano was the perfect backdrop for this question and I pictured two lovers wanting to move there when suddenly, tragedy strikes. So I would say my inspiration was romance, love and Positano – the town to showcase the saga of my story. To be honest, the thought came 10 years ago but I sat down to write it about 4 years ago and I am extremely happy with the version that has been published.
What would your advice be for aspiring writers?
Every author says, don’t give up, and that’s true. There were many times when I wanted to throw the towel in but many people kept me going. I have learned that author’s must learn to share their stories. By that I mean, tell people your concept or idea – don’t be afraid that someone will steal it or use it. In order to learn how to write you must talk about this process, and share ideas back and forth with other writer’s, friends or even family. Sure, someone might say, that’s a really bad idea… but your gut will tell you what works. You learn from other authors, their spin on ideas may help you write better. Share, Share, Share.
What is your writing process like?
I have moments where nothing emanates forth in the process and other times, I just sit at the keyboard and pound out 2-4 chapters at a time. It helps to take notes of ideas. I keep a note pad next to my bed and a small recorder in my purse. If I get an idea, I will make note of it and perhaps use it. Every person is different – what works for one writer may not work for the other. It’s good to just be true to yourself and write when you absolutely must write – don’t force it.
What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
I’m extremely visual. I start envisioning the characters and looking for faces on the internet that may match what I have in mind. Then I build their mini bio’s – what features do they have, languages, culture, idiosyncrasies, etc. I may follow that by asking myself where this story will take place and then I begin to research the location. With Vida Blue it was easy because I had been to the Amalfi coast many times. However, with my next novel, The Greatest PM of India, I will have to rely on other research tactics. The research is actually the fun part for me, it’s like going on a trip to an unknown land and wondering who I will meet and what I will see when I get there.
Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?
Lately, I read when I can squeeze it in but I try to read, at least, a book a month. I have a broad variety of books and authors that I like, from Robert Heilein to James Paterson. If that book can captivate me and get my attention, that’s my favorite book or author at that time.
Lastly, when can we readers expect to read more wonderful books from you?
I have my next novel, The Greatest PM of India, scheduled for a Spring, 2019 launch. Followed by the Spanish version of Vida Blue. The next one is a romantic comedy, called Love Shaken and Stirred and there are several short stories I am working on too. Always busy, always engaged and always sharing!
Its official book lovers, I am obsessed with Susie! If you have liked what you have read about Susie and are interested in learning more about Susie and reading Susie’s work, then please do have a browse of the links below and be sure to have a read of the preview too! You will not regret it.
Goodbye for now book lovers,