I am happy to announce the WINNER of Cait O’Sullivan’s random blog drawing…R.T. Wolfe! She has won an ebook copy of ROMANCING THE SEAS and a choice of any of my titles (click on ‘BOOKS’ to see the entire list – NOTE: Lady in the Mist is only available on the Kindle at this time).
I am pleased to introduce author, Cait O’Sullivan…Welcome, Cait!
Hi Alicia, thanks so very much for having me on your blog today! I’m really rather excited as my debut novel, Romancing the Seas, is released tomorrow 🙂 Happy Days!
I am delighted to have you, and so glad that it coincides with your release. Thank you for traveling all the way from the U.K. to guest on my blog. Now, my readers would like to learn a little more about you…
What book have you read that you wish you would have written?
Lord of the Rings. The Hobbit. Fat Chance. No that’s not a book, just a statement LOL.
I’ve never read the Lord of the Rings books, but only because fantasy isn’t my thing. However, it takes a brilliant writer to come up with a story like taht, and to write it so well.
What do you love that most people don’t like and wouldn’t understand why you do?
The rain 🙂 I know some people who when the sun shines it gives them a new lease of life. For me, it’s the rain. If it’s raining outside, I get my house clean, I work well and I enjoy my walks outside too. It was Roger Miller who said ‘Some people feel the rain, others just get wet’. I am Irish though, so I guess if I didn’t like the rain, I would never have gotten anything done when growing up! Although I have met a fellow author who likes rain too.
I LOVE the rain. Rain makes me feel content, excited, energized. I love that quote by Roger Miller. I’d never heard it.
What’s the main thing that you could get rid of in your life that would give you more writing time?
Housework and cooking. If I had a housekeeper, now that’d be just perfect!
What genre have you never written that you’d like to write?
Fantasy, definitely! I’m even thinking of giving it a go, too.
I think you should. As much as you love it, you would probably be very good at it.
If you were stranded on a deserted island and you could have 3 (inanimate) objects, what would they be?
iPod and speakers, kindle and a laptop. Although where does the electricity come from?! I guess the first thing would be a book on how to make energy on a desert island, then my ipod and speakers (counting that as one, that’s okay, right?) and a laptop/desktop.
LOL. This is a ‘fantasy’ wish, so I’ll give you electricity.
What celebrity would you most like to be stranded on an island with?
Aragorn. Not Viggo Mortenson, but Aragorn. Yummy. I’m really looking forward to this desert island now, sounds heavenly. When can I go?
Trust me, if I knew the answer to that, I’d be there, too. Not the same island, though, we’d each have our own. I would not say no to Viggo. Since I’m not acquainted with Aragorn, I can’t judge you.
Thank you so much, Cait. I enjoyed visiting with you. Best of luck on your release.
Sous-chef Pippa Renshaw thinks a change of scene will mend a bruised heart, so she swaps her job in a prestigious London restaurant to head-chef on a cruise ship sailing around New Zealand. A great plan until she meets her new CEO, the delectable Jonathon Eagleton, and discovers she has to share a suite with him.
Even though sparks fly whenever they are together, Jonathon steadfastly keeps her at arm’s length, which suits Pippa just fine because she’s still getting over the betrayal of the last time she had a relationship with the boss.
The situation is starting to feel like solitary confinement until a thunderstorm traps them in a tramper’s hut while hiking. Suddenly a different kind of storm unleashes inside the hut.
But will they be able to go back to their previous status now the line has been crossed?
As they entered the small canteen, a babble of noise greeted them, and Fiona stood on her tiptoes to look around and waved to someone she spotted. “Come and meet my boyfriend, David. He’s the head chef for the Chinese restaurant, and the steakhouse.”
David stood as the girls arrived. “Hello, Pippa, I’m pleased to meet you. Do let me know if there’s anything I can do to help you settle in.” He slipped an arm around Fiona’s waist. “Hey, sweetheart, have you heard who’s on board yet?”
“No?” Fiona glanced at Pippa, eyebrows raised.
“Well … ” said David, teasingly drawing it out. “You’ll know the daughter from all the celebrity magazines you buy. Our new, esteemed CEO is wining and dining her family.”
“Who is it?” demanded Fiona.
“It’s the Stevensons, from Stevenson Hotels!”
Fiona shrieked. “I don’t believe it, no way, not on board here! How cool! Is Juliet here?”
Juliet Stevenson, the heiress, was always gracing the magazines with her nonchalant style and not-so-nonchalant escapades.
“Wow,” breathed Fiona, yet to return to earth. “I can’t wait to see her. I wonder what she’ll be wearing.”
So that was who Jonathon was going to be entertaining. Good luck to him. Juliet was, if the magazines were anything to go by, notoriously high maintenance. Oh God. What if he had plans to entertain her in the suite they were sharing? She could just imagine coming in after her shift, greeted by low lights, sultry music, and him moving in for a kiss. Could this get any worse?
“Onto even more exciting things.” David leaned across the table with a gleam in his eyes. “I hear you’ve got some great accommodation, Pippa!”
Pippa opened her mouth to answer when she heard a commotion at the door. One of the commis chefs she’d met earlier in Corals kitchen came in, calling for her.
“I’m here,” she called, nerves starting anew.
“Hi,” he called, and made his way over, stopping to say hi to a few people on the way as Pippa’s heart skipped several beats. “I’ve a message for you from Mr. Eagleton. He’s having the Stevensons to dinner in the executive dining room and wants you to cook.”
Pippa stared at him. “What, tonight?”
“He wants to meet you in the kitchen now.”
Romancing the Seas is now available for pre-order from Amazon.
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31 responses to “Romancing the Seas with Cait O’Sullivan…plus, win free books!”
Thanks so much for having me on here, Alicia 🙂 I meant to say also that one lucky commenter gets a copy of Romancing the Seas and a copy of one of Alicia’s books too yay! Thanks Alicia!
You are most welcome, Cait. My pleasure.
It was nice getting to know you, Cait. If I could give up one thing, it would be my day job. 🙂 Best wishes on Romancing the Seas. Congratulations!
Thanks Tanya, I’m very excited :). Hope you have a great Sunday!
Ooh, a housekeeper, now you’re talking! Your desert island sounds pretty fab too 🙂
it’d be fantastic wouldn’t it — both desert island and housekeeper. LOL perhaps a housekeeper on the island to keep all the sand away 😉
Congrats on your release, Cait. Can’t wait to read it. I’m with you on the housekeeper/cook thing. I’d probably eat better 🙂
LOL me too — I’m going to get one once once once…oh I dunno, once I become JK Rowlings LOL.
Congratulations on you release! Best of luck. A desert island with electricity…emm.. When can I go? Loved the excerpt!
Don’t forget Aragorn yummy man that he is. Thanks Sara and right back aitcha LOL.
Lovely excerpt, Cait! And I’d take aragorn on a desert island, too…he might even make me give up electricity!
ha good point Kristi, although maybe you and he could create your own (boom boom — sorry rubbish I know but I had to say it LOL)
Fun interview! I love the rain too…it’s very relaxing 🙂 Congrats on your release Cait…Romancing the Seas is an AWESOME read!!!
and here was me thinking the rain was not an obvious answer LOL. Thanks Christine, you’re a honey 🙂
Oh, I’d take Aragorn on a deserted island! To heck with the iPad and other electronics! Great interview, ladies! We think a lot alike, Cait!
Great minds think alike Cerian (wish I had a fab name like yours mind!)
If you had Aragon on a deserted island, you wouldn’t need anything else…!
You make an excellent point D’Ann 🙂
Congrats Cait! Hi Alicia! 🙂 I’m so excited for you, Cait. Now I need to find out how to get in on these islands with electricity! 😉
I reckon if we could figure it out, then we’d become rich over night — we could all have housekeepers 🙂 thanks for coming by Calisa.
I love your quote from Roger Miller! It really tells me more about YOU as an author. 🙂 Congratulations on your release! SQUEE!!!
Thanks Sheri, am very excited alright! And re the quote — it took me a while to track it down, some sites saying it was Bob Marley but the quote didn’t originate with him after all!! Thanks again 🙂
Great interview Cait and Alicia! I agree about the rain – which is lucky, as I come from somewhere rainy too! Can’t wait to read Romancing the Seas! 🙂
yeah New Zealand has more than it’s fair share too, doesn’t it. Just like Ireland, it keeps it nice and green and lush!. Thanks for coming on by!
Congrats on your release day, Cait. I love the rain, too, especially now that I live in Texas where we get so little of it.
Thanks Ally! Methinks now I should’ve said the sun rather than the rain…:) Have a great day!
I’m from Seattle, Cait, so know my way around a rainstorm, and I’m with you. It can be amazingly peaceful. All the best with your release. It looks like a fun read!
Lovely stuff, Liv. I nearly made it to Seattle but then the friend I was going to visit moved…shame, i would’ve love to see your town! Thanks for the visit and the well wishes 🙂
So great to have all these visitors! Thanks to everyone who stopped by!
Fun interview! Rainy days can be peaceful and creative, that’s for sure.
Romancing the Seas looks like a great read and congrats on your release Cait.
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Thanks Kim, they are fab for sure, aren’t they. The Dream Jumper’s Promise sounds wonderfully intriguing too!