Another random fact about me: I LOVE the Lord of the Rings. Aragorn is my fave.
He's one of my desk/office buddies. Lately, he's been hanging out on the shelf next to my friends from The Princess Bride, but he makes little appearances on the desk now and then. Isn't he a cutie?
I LOVE Tolkien's worlds. I read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy prior to seeing any films, unless you count the creepy Hobbit cartoon from the 70's. In fact, my senior literary thesis class was called "Tolkien and Friends." One of the two professors team-teaching (they both resembled hobbits, by the way) had actually MET Tolkien years previous. It was an incredible class. I learned so much about the interpretation of literature and film.
So who's your favorite Tolkien character? Do you have one? Why is that one your fave?
I love Aragorn - both book and movie version, which are quite different - for his honor and strength of character. He's a wonderful fictional hero. And my lil' Aragorn inspires me to write men of valor in my tales of romance!
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In case you missed it - I released something pretty about six months ago!
🌸What: A sweet, stand-alone, Regency novella
🌸When: It was FIRST released as part of the Timeless Romance collection, An Evening at Almack's, but I've since added content and thrown in some edits.
🌸How: Available on Amazon for purchase ONLY. It cannot be in KU because the earlier version is still in the collection.
🌸Why: Because I wanted to add some scenes! Add some depth, change around a few things.
So it's still the same story (in case you've read it before), but with extra descriptions, longer scenes, and a more satisfactory conclusion. (Book summary in comments.)
It may interest a few people to know that the plot for this book was partially inspired by the film Sabrina - but the one starring Audrey Hepburn, because I like that one better. 😉
Available as an eBook and a lovely little paperback!
Official Summary: When an unsuitable gentleman appears to court a baron's daughter, it's an older sister's duty to stand in his way. And, of course, not fall in love with him herself.
Matilda Rayment is determined to protect her sister's interest and her family from ruin, which means she must marry off her flirtatious younger sister before the Season ends. When the Rayments cross paths with Oliver Bolton, the nephew of their steward, his interest in Miss Beatrice threatens all Mattie's plans.
For as long as he can remember, Oliver has dreamed of courting Miss Beatrice Rayment, but never dared reach above his station. He hasn't been a gentleman long, but owning his estate - however small in size - gives him access to new rungs on Society's ladder and finally, his chance has come.
It is up to Mattie to steer Oliver away from making an unhappy match with her sister, but before long she finds herself losing her heart to the steward's nephew. Oliver finds he cares less and less about winning Beatrice the more time he spends in Mattie's company. Can such an unsuitable match take place, or will all their plans be ruined?
What do you do when you're creatively blocked? I get blocked, sometimes. And it's not always the cat.
Thankfully, it never lasts long. I've had to learn a few different tricks with my writing to keep it from happening consistently, and to know how to get out of it when it DOES happen.
I have friends I talk out sticky point in a story with. An editor (the one and only Jenny Proctor) for ENTIRE story blocks.
Sometimes, all I need to do is whip out a good old-fashioned notebook and use a colorful pen to write out my thoughts. That tactile action of handwriting something - mind to hand, hand to pen, pen to paper - is usually enough to get my ideas flowing again.
Merry Christmas from Castle Clairvoir! The photograph is, of course, from the very real Castle Belvoir, which I visited on my trip to the UK. This castle inspired my fictional castle, where I imagine my characters enjoy their wintery feast in this beautiful room. This is the formal dining room, with a gorgeous tree in the corner and a table piled high with beautiful dishes. I hope your Christmas is warm and cozy, filled with tender memories and the best of laughter.
Oh - and don't forget to pick up a copy of one of my Christmas books! For your stocking (the novella paperbacks fit perfectly) or your kindle! My newest, A Mistletoe Mismatch, is an enemies-to-lovers story. (Click here or the image above.)
My first Christmas novella, Penny's Yuletide Wish, is a childhood-friends-to-more story. It's the seventh book in my Branches series, but works quite well as a stand-alone story with its own happily ever after. (Click here or the image below.)
This is a video I made for my Facebook Group, Sally's Sweet Romance Fans. I thought I'd share it with anyone else who might enjoy it.
This is me, Sally Britton, reading the first chapter of my new book, Copper for the Countess. While doing this, my gratitude for professional narrators increased exponentially!
I write clean and sweet Historical Romance Novels, I live in the desert, I'm a mom of four, madly in love with my husband, and I love to read!
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