Sunday, December 27, 2009

Angel Of Windword by Maggie Dove


ANGEL OF WINDWORD by Maggie Dove

Paperback: 246 Pages
Publisher: Eternal Press


Evil forces are at play surrounding Angelique Beauvisage, but she has no clue. Sensuous and suspense-filled, ANGEL OF WINDWORD, begins with a murder that takes place four years before and turns into a perilous cat and mouse game played by two reluctant lovers, who spin a web of deception that only their love can unravel.

Maggie Dove  
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31 comments:

  1. Please join me in welcoming Maggie Dove, author of Angel of Windword. To participants in Maggie's section, our author offers a PDF copy of Angel of Windword, a novel that she confesses she penned on a dare!

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  2. To begin this discussion, I'd like to direct readers to check out Maggie's website with the links above. The cover to this novel is particularly great...love the pink. On her website, she's got an interesting bio, link to her blog and some really good reviews for this novel.

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  3. Thank you, Annette and Lynda. I'm really happy to be here and can't wait to begin the discussion!

    Maggie

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  4. It's such a pleasure to host you and your book here at Between The Pages. Our LOST IN A GOOD BOOK Online Book Discussions would be nothing without talented writers, like yourself. While we have you captive, I know our readers would like to get to know you better. So here is a couple of questions for you.
    1. Why did you begin writing?
    2. What is your ideal place and time to write?

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  5. I've always liked to write. Always enjoyed writing in school. My family comes from a long line of journalists. I had never dreamed of writing a novel, but decided to write Angel of Windword on a dare from a friend. I have to say that apart from marrying my husband and having my children, the writing of this novel has been one of the most fulfilling episodes in my life.

    My favorite place and time to write is first thing in the morning (when my mind is clear) with my favorite cup of coffee in my room.

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  6. Hi Maggie,
    Congrats on the release of your book. My question: Do you find it difficult to balance your time for writing and having family time?
    Tabs

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  7. Hi, Tabs! Thanks for stopping by. It is difficult especially when you are on a roll and the scene is coming along quite nicely and you have to stop writing to serve dinner! But on the whole, I feel that I can balance both without much problem.

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  8. Hi Maggie!
    I have to say... I loved this book!! I found it to be such an escape from my everyday life!
    I could definitely see this book being made into a movie. Two questions:
    a. what was your inspiration for creating this fantastic characters?
    b. If you could pick any hollywood actor to portray Nicholas Kent, who would it be?

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  9. Thank you so much! I'm so happy that you enjoyed my book! My inspiration for my characters came from out of the blue! I have to admit that I didn't spend too much time plotting the story. I just started to write and everything fell into place. I'm almost finished with the prequel to Angel of Windword. It is a story all on its own about Nicholas' parents. The same thing happened. I decided to write the story and the characters just fell into place.

    What actor would I want to play Nicholas Kent in a movie? Nicholas is bigger than life...I can't think of a single actor that could do him justice on the big screen! Lol! I'm not kidding!

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  10. I adore your cover. As a writer, do you get to decide what you want on the cover of your book?

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  11. My publisher asked what I wanted on the cover, but the cover artist came up with something completely different. I was so delighted when I saw the cover for the first time, I had absolutely no complaints. My publisher, Eternal Press, works with the writer. If I had not liked the cover, I'm sure we would have reached an agreement along the way. Thankfully, that was not the case. EP has very talented cover artists and their covers are usually very nice. I've received many compliments on my cover and it won the Classic Cover contest for the month of October, 2009. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  12. Amanda Kelsey is the wonderful cover artist who designed my cover. She really deserves all the credit. I had described something totally different for the cover. I like the fact that you don't really see any of the characters. When I read a book, I prefer to imagine them.

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  13. Thje writing in this novel is discriptive and concise. Its a character driven story so if the reader likes dialoge, this will be an enjoyable book. Set at turn of the century France, you will visuaize the clothing, know what the food tastes like, and see how the characters live. The women seem to act as if they were in that time. The men are portrayed as men of the era. There are a lot of characters to keep track of but, before you know it, the story pulls you in and you'll read on to find out who is going to do what next.

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  14. Dear Maggie Dove,

    I stumbled across this book on Amazon.com, and boy am I glad I did. I really loved it.

    Personally, my favorite character is Tante Mattie. Did you base Tante Mattie off of a family member you happen to have?

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  15. Dear Carolyn,

    I'm so happy you loved Angel of Windword. Tante Mattie is a mixture of three or four family members! I loved writing her character.

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  16. Thank you, Annette. When I sent out Angel of Windword to be published, I got a few rejections telling me that they wanted me to keep the focus solely on the two main characters and not bring in the other characters at the beginning. They wanted the hero and heroine to meet on page one. I refused to change the book and didn't want to make it one dimensional. Luckily, Eternal Press had no problem with the few characters I write about in the beginning. I feel that they spiced things up and it made the entire story more interesting. I think that the readers agree!

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  17. Hey Maggie,

    I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed your book. I was also wondering if you were working on anything else.

    Regards,

    Amanda

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  18. Hi Amanda,

    Thank you for stopping by! I'm so glad that you enjoyed Angel of Windword. Yes, I am working on the prequel to Angel of Windword. In fact, I'm three scenes away from finishing the book. Angel of Windword is the first of the Windword Trilogy. As you already know, Angel takes place in France and England. My second book takes place in London and the third one will take place in Spain. All three novels are separate stories with different main characters...of course I will have some of the minor characters in all three books to tie them up. (So to speak) All three books are historical romances, but all three contain a mystery. I love writing the mystery part! Maybe I'll change my name to Maggie Raven and just write suspense! I'm just kidding...there is nothing better than a good romance novel!

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  19. I know that people from France, during the era of this novel, traveled to England and even America providing they had financial backing. This book portrays that really well. I also wanted to remind readers to check out Maggie's website. It's full of info.

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  20. In 1974, I took a car trip from Madrid to Paris and really fell in love with the French countryside and the French food! I guess I was sharing my own experiences when I describe all those delicious French dishes!

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  21. Good Morning Maggie,

    I love this conversation. I learn all kinds of wonderful information about the authors I admire. I wish I had been with you on that car trip from Madrid to Paris. What a ride!

    I have a couple of questions for you today.
    1.How important is a book's title, and what factors were involved in naming your book?
    2. Who's your favorite character in THE ANGEL OF WINDWORD?

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  23. Hi Lynda,

    I wish you could have been on that car trip too! I'm sure we would have had a blast together!

    Now for the questions:

    I think that a book title is extremely important. Apart from the cover, it is the first thing that a reader sees when deciding to buy a book. Again, like the plot and characters, the name just popped into my head. Angelique is my main character. So Angel is for her and she is Nicholas' angel and his estate is called Windword. So there you have it...Angel of Windword!

    Truth be told, I really don't have a favorite character. I was just thinking about it now and I really can't pick one. I love Angelique because she was thrown into a difficult situation and made the best of it. I enjoyed writing the way her character changed throughout the book and how she could not help but fall in love with Nicholas, in spite of herself and all of her lies and determination to marry someone else.

    I love Nicholas because he is everything women want in a man! (If I may say so myself!) And I love Henri Bertrand because he certainly is no victim!

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  24. Hi Maggie.

    I simply loved reading your book....it was my delicious escape everyday! I cannot wait for you to finish the next one.

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  25. Thank you, Ani, and thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to finish the next one, too! I decided to put it away during Christmas because I had too many interruptions and felt as though I was rushing it through. Sometimes it is nice to take a break from your work and put it aside for the time being. I'm looking forward to writing in January when everyone is gone and I will have time, and, hopefully, the creative juices to finish the book with a super ending!

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  26. I'm going to quick jump in here before I go earn my real money and say that this was good read. It had all the pieces a novel should and progressed beginning, middle, end. The dialogue was good as was the way the author told the story. I'm curious where the idea came from?

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  27. I have no idea where the idea came from! Lol! I just started typing and the story came about. I had read many historicals in the 70's and 80's and really loved them. I never knew that I could actually write one until now.

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  28. Hi Maggie,
    I'm back with a couple more questions.

    1.What were your feelings when your first novel was accepted/when you first saw the cover of the finished product?
    2.What dreams have been realized as a result of your writing?

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  29. Hi Lynda,

    To answer your first question...over the moon! I can't express the feelings of satisfaction and happiness I felt when my book was accepted and I received the contract from Eternal Press. What can I say? My dreams came true. I still pinch myself!

    I absolutely love my cover and when I saw the title with my name underneath and held my paperback in my hands...well...it was amazing! I still can't believe it!

    As I said before, all my dreams have come true!

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  30. Thank you so much Lynda and Annette for having me here on Lost In A Good Book. I really enjoyed our discussion.

    Maggie

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  31. Maggie, your writing seems to have started out like mine. The work just comes out! Here's wishing you a great writing career.

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