International Best-selling Maggie Tideswell, author of Finders Keepers: An Almost Gothic Love Affair, is my last Guest Author of 2020
I am so pleased to be able to welcome International Best-selling author, Maggie Tideswell, to my blog.
Welcome, Maggie, it is great to feature you as my final Guest Author of 2020 and to find out more about you, and Finders Keepers – An Almost Gothic Love Affair which is launched 22nd December 2020
Please tell us about your book and yourself…
An Almost Gothic Love Affair
Sometimes it takes a wrong turn to get you to the right place.
A bride is sent off into the unknown to marry a stranger on All Hallows Eve, October 31, 1749. What she finds on her arrival is enough to make her skin crawl.
Limping footsteps, blood-curdling screams, smoking torches, and a house on a cliff… A man she only sees in the dark, his breathing labored behind a mask.
“A betrothal is as good as the wedding vows. You cannot leave.”
“Am I your prisoner?” “You shall stay here until you bear me a child. Then you can stay or go, the choice shall be mine!”
The how and why behind Finders Keepers
Finders Keepers was my contribution to the Soul’s Day Boxset, which released on October 20th, 2020. The Boxset achieved No 1 bestseller status on Amazon. After running its course, it has now been disbanded, and the rights reverted to the authors. I thought 22 December 2020 a good date for a relaunch, after another round of edits, and sporting a new cover. The old one is on the left.
Then the Boxset came up. I sat down with all my notes for Darkest Midnight. It didn’t take much to change the theme from Christmas to Halloween, and so Finders Keepers came about.
I am an international bestselling author of spooky paranormal romance. The ghost stories had not been planned – I wanted to write an ordinary romance – you know the kind – boy meets girl, they fall in love, then boy loses girl and wants her back, bla bla bla. But that was not to be. Before I knew it, there was a persistent ghost on the page. But if he wanted to be part of my story, he was going to have to work for it, so I gave him a job.
The trick is to combine things that can’t be explained, sweaty bodies and rumpled beds in a way that will make the reader’s toes curl and hair stand on end.
The Other Me
I love cooking – being married to a chef, the passion for food must have rubbed off. The result is that I am nearly as passionate about creating new dishes as I am about creating alpha heroes for every woman to fall in love with, just like I do, every time.
And I love cats. At one time, I had eleven! Now my husband, Gareth, and I have only two as we’re living in an apartment. The black and white cat, Thom, was a Tuxedo cat, but he was killed by a car. His sister, pure black – unfortunately, I don’t have a picture of her handy – is called Nightshade. Get it? The tabby is my baby, 14 years old, called Felix.
How I became a Bestseller
I have several books published, but my WIP pile is growing instead of getting smaller. Sometimes I worry that I won’t have enough time to publish them all.
All my books feature ghosts, and they have varying levels of heat.
There is the Bridesmaids, Weddings, and Honeymoons series, 3 out of 5 published so far. Then there is the Moragh Saga trilogy. The first 2 books are out, and the last and final one coming mid-2021. Roxanne’s Ghost duology is a complex ghost story of identical twin sisters’ love for the same man.
To learn more about Maggie, her books, and to find her buy links and more…
Get in Touch with Maggie:
Ghoulies & Ghosties Blog: https://www.ghostly.co.za/paranormal-romance-author-1075-2/ghoulies-ghosties-blog/
Maggie thanks so much for being my guest author and for sharing your cats with us. Good luck and much success with your relaunch on 22nd December 2020 of Finders Keepers. I hope you find many new readers and followers for all your books.
Happy Christmas/Festive Season and New Year. Keep Safe and Well. Jane xx