by Madeline Martin
2. I’ve killed off characters because they made me change my plot. (I’m looking at you, Jane)
3. The stories aren’t always alive and vivid in my head every day. Sometimes I wake up and have to force the words onto the page in wooden, clunky bits. But at least they’re words and I can edit words.
4. Being part of the romance writing world has been one of the most welcoming experiences of my life. It never ceases to amaze me how generous and helpful other authors are with cross-promotion and support for one another.
5. One of my favorite parts of being published is all the incredible readers I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know.
6. Every time a reader gets to that part of the story where they think “How are they possibly going to get out of this?” – that’s probably about the same point where I sent my critique partner a text going “OMG, how the heck am I going to get them out of this?” Thankfully she’s good at talking me down and helping me walk through my own ideas until they make sense LOL
7. Most of my stories start off with one line that pops into my head and blossoms into a conversation that might happen between two people and what kind of lives they might have and then how I can torture them into a tangled story that will result in #6.
8. My minions will always be my biggest fans who have never read my books.
9. I can’t believe I’m actually going to confess this one. LOL When I write, I make faces. I try so hard to feel what the characters are feeling and my face shows it – in a wild grin, or a scowl or wide-eyed fright. Yeah, it’s weird. And, no, I typically don’t write outside the house for this reason. (and when I do, I try to face a wall LOL)
10. Being a published author is a dream come true for me. There isn’t a day that goes by where I’m not grateful for it or appreciative of those who helped me attain this incredible goal.
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Madeline's Newest Release: Enchantment of a Highlander
Alec MacLean returns home after a decade to find his recently deceased father has let his inheritance fall to ruin. As the new laird, it’s Alec’s responsibility to rebuild the castle and restore the lands. He must also regain the people’s trust after having abandoned them so long ago, a feat not easily done when he fears he’s plagued with the same darkness as his father.
Celia escaped the North Berwick witch trials at a young age, surviving because of the sacrifice of her beloved caretaker. She’s made a life for herself in the wilds of Scotland where no laird rules, a life where she heals for coin, a life without love so she can never feel the hurt of loss again.
When the new laird comes back to claim his land, his determination to restore order threatens everything Celia has worked so hard to gain, especially with the undeniable attraction sizzling between them. Together, they will face all challenges, from the tangle of their own damaged pasts to the fire-fueled witch hunts sweeping the Isle of Mull. Together, they will find that the best way to overcome darkness and war is through the undeniable light of love.
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