Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Interview and Pendent Giveaway: The Gasquet Princes Series by Sherry Gloag

For Prince Liam, families meant bad news, unwanted commitments, and the loss of his personal freedom.  Love spawned white picket fences, slippers at the hearth with a wife and kids making demands, so why did those images disappear when he met Melanie Babcot?

Melanie Babcot fought hard to escape the horrors of her youth and vowed to remain single and free, so when paid to protect Prince Liam from insurgents why did her personal pledge fly out the window?

Prince Henri Gasquet is happy to let his father, the king, choose his bride for him until he meets Monica Latimer.

Monica Latimer is not prepared to risk letting any man close enough to learn about her Gift. A gift that normally has men running for the hills when they find out about it. 


Tell us something about your book that is not part of the book description (blurb)..

In From Now Until Forever, book one of the Gasquet Princes series the heroine, Melanie used a tract/garbage truck to escape from the terrorists.
In His Chosen Bride, the second of four books in the Gasquet Princes series, Prince Henri, heir to his father’s throne, discovers there’s another side to life other than an obligation to family, future and country – something much more important.

Your book cover is nice..  Who is your designer and what do YOU think about the cover?  Both have some horses and a cute couple..please say something about this.

Thank you for your kind words about the books covers.  I can’t begin to tell you what a wonderful person Tishia/paragraphic designs is to work with.  And while working on the cover for His Chosen bride she still brought it in on time despite a total PC crash where she lost everything.  She is an awesome and talented lady, and I am so pleased she is the cover artist for my books. As for the horses, the background to these two books is a riding school for disabled/physically challenged children so I for the horses to feature in both covers as a visual connection.

What are your current literary works?  Any sneak peaks?

*grins* Just this evening, I discovered their may be a ‘spin-off’ book to the Gasquet Princes series.  I can’t, in all honesty, add it to the princes series as the hero is not a prince, but I’m beginning to suspect he’s going to feature prominently in books three and four.  As I am a ‘pantser’ writer, I still don’t know write how the plots are going down.  They keep changing! So, that accounts for three WsIP. I have another regency romance to start and finish before September, and another Regency romance has been accepted by Secret Cravings Publishing, with a projected release date the August, and anticipate edits to start in June for that. So I do expect to be a tad busy :-)

What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?

I’m not a movie person, and my TBR and Wish List are both so long I couldn’t begin to choose.

If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?

Lea from Australia, I met her for the first time at the beginning in May this year.  Then there are the ‘2 Judiths’ from America, one I met many years ago and used to ‘meet weekly’ at a time when msn ran their private chat rooms globally, and the other is a writing friend I met when I joined a wonderful online crit group-also many years ago. Kay is from America, and another writing friend who has had an enormous impact on my writing life for which I will be forever grateful.  Finally Cindy, my first editor, had amazing faith and patience with me while I learned the basics of ‘editing for a publisher’ rather than just editing my own work, if that makes sense?

What's the craziest writing idea you've had?

Trying to write a Regency romance ;-0 happily, it worked!

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your books. 

Because my contemporary romances contain a twist of mystery and suspense which will keep you turning the pages while you sit on the edge of your seat.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.

Once again there are so many it’s hard to pull just one out of the hat.  Receiving that first acceptance is right up there, as are the many wonderful like-minded friends I’ve made on my writing adventure; then there are the reader responses and those reviews you print out and use to paper over previous rejections, to name just a few!

What's one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?

Don’t give up and don’t give in.

If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world, which would it be?

I love to be a member of the affluent English aristocracy during the Regency period.

If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?

Oh! My Goodness, I think it would have to be ‘Follow Your Heart’.

What is your favorite scene in the book and why do you love it?

In From Now Until Forever it has to be the escape scene.  I laughed until I cried when I discovered what Melanie was up to.
In His Chosen Bride it was one of the earliest scenes in the book, when the reader learns about Monica’s ‘gift’, the consequences, and why they wrought havoc such in her life.

What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you'd be embarrassed to admit?

Almost any of the soppy Walt Disney films!

What is one book everyone should read (apart from yours)?

You do ask some awkward questions, don’t you *grin*?  Seriously, I can’t answer that because I’m an avid reader of romance, so those that don’t have time for my preferred genre, wouldn’t be impressed with my choice! Sorry :-)

What is your favorite way to spend a rainy day?

LOL.  If I say ‘writing’ will you huff and ask me to take you seriously?  If I’m not writing or reading I enjoy my crystal craft work because, like gardening and walking it is so therapeutic.


Favorite place?

Best Christmas present?
A back massager, last Christmas! LOL

Favorite book?
Too many to mention.

Favorite author?
Nora Roberts is one of my favourite authors.

Favorite smell?
Elizabeth of Glamis roses and Lily of the Valley flowers

Never had one!

Favorite writing spot?
My desk is in the bedroom, but if I could I’d write in the kitchen!

Favorite movie?
Am not a film buff, so will say Sleepless in Seatle

Favorite dish?
Almost any Lamb dish.

Favorite color?
Red and yellow because both are so cheerful.

Favorite quote?
If you want change you must be that change (think it’s Mahatma Ghandi)

A bunch of small gifts or one big expensive one?
Bunch of small ones, please :-)

Your best trait?

Your worst trait?
I’m becoming less tolerant.


Multi-published author, Sherry Gloag is a transplanted Scot now living in the beautiful coastal countryside of Norfolk, England.  She considers the surrounding countryside as extension of her own garden, to which she escapes when she needs "thinking time" and solitude to work out the plots for her next novel.  While out walking she enjoys talking to her characters, as long as there are no other walkers close by.

Apart from writing, Sherry enjoys gardening, walking, reading and cheerfully admits her books tend to take over most of the shelf and floor space in her workroom-cum-office.  She also finds crystal craft work therapeutic.

AUTHOR ONLINE: Website | Blog | Facebook


Sherry will giving away the following prizes:
* One randomly drawn commenter at every stop will win a hand-crafted book thong.
* One randomly drawn commenter during the tour will win a hand-crafted selenite pendent

To enter this giveaway, all you have to do is comment in this post WITH your e-mail ID.  Anonymous comments without e-mail ID will not be considered.

Giveaway ends July 6th!  Open INTERNATIONALLY!


  1. :-) Thank you for inviting me to guest on your blog today.

  2. What a nice interview. I like that you would want to invite 5 people that you know personally to dinner. Most folks choose well known authors or celebrities or other wildly famous people. From your interview, I gather that you're a very close-to-home/down-to-earth person. I appreciate that!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  3. :-) Thank you for your kind words Catherine. Friends are important, and yes I like home and hearth, and am *sadly* down-to-earth [grin]. I appreciate your support.

  4. Thanks for the giveaway


  5. I appreciate you coming by, Claire.

  6. Loved the interview! I love down to earth authors, well people in general...not just authors!

    old follower of your blog
    Love this tour

  7. rofl Beth :-) thanks for keeping me company on this tour and am delighted you are enjoying it.

  8. Such a great interview! Lookin forward to checking out her work. kandes_takushi@yahoo.com

    1. I love your name, Mini Tiger, and glad you've enjoyed this interview. Thanks for coming by.

  9. Great interview and love the give-away.


    1. :-) Thanks Kerry. I appreciate your company.

  10. This is such a wonderful interview! Thank you for the give away.

    1. Thanks for your kind words, Clancy. Best wishes in the giveaway.

  11. I love that she finds gardening theraputic. I used to never want to take care of a garden but when we moved and I could finally have one, It became second nature. I have 4 different types of tomatoes growing right now as well as strawberries and all kinds of flowers. Even if there is no work to be done in the garen I find it relaxing to just watch the bees , birds and butterflies stop by the garen!

    1. Diane, I understand exactly what you mean about 'watching your garden grow' :-) We've created ours for birds and they give us hours of pleasure. Thanks for coming by.

  12. Great interview. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  13. Thanks for coming by, Crystal :-) I appreciate your company.

  14. Love the interview, really love the book cover's

    liquiddemize(at) gmail.com

  15. great interview!! thanks for the chance to win in this great giveaway!!
    nightsky1102 at gmail dot com

    1. :-) Alisia, I really do appreciate your company on this tour.

  16. Thanks Grace. Tishia of Para Graphics is so talented and has done a wonderful jon on my covers, I'm so lucky to have her create them for me. Thanks for coming by.

  17. Nice interview. Sounds like a good book.


  18. bn100 thanks for dropping in and leaving a comment. I appreciate it. :-0

  19. Such a fun interview!! I love getting to know authors so much better this way. You guys did a great job. Now I'm totally interested in reading them!!

    1. :-) Thanks Mimi B for your kind words and company. I'm sorry for the delay in responding.

  20. Love the interview! The book sounds interesting, and the author seems lovely!! Thanks for hosting the giveaway as well,, those two pieces seem really cool!! :) My email address is whileonthisside (at) gmail (dot) com

    1. Thanks for coming by and your kind words, BLT. I appreciate your company and apologise for my delay in responding.

  21. Glad to have "met" you. I'm looking forward to reading all of your books. Thank you for sharing your creative gift with us, your readers!

    1. Oh! Thank you Diane for your kind words. I hope you enjoy my books when you read them. I appreciate your company on the tour and am sorry for the delay in responding.

  22. Awesome interview, loved the questions. Thanks for sharing with us. Also for the giveaway chance. Email: breathoflifebookreviews@yahoo.com

    1. Thank you Rev Kim, for your kind words and your company.
      I'll be running the draws through random.org very shortly. :-)

  23. Congratulations to Grace Lavendar for winning the prize for the 2nd stop in my vbt.


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