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Spotlight on Bellissima, Anya Richards & Giveaways

Our Spotlight this week is on Bellissima and author Anya Richards. And there are giveaways!



Multi-published author Anya Richards lives with her husband, youngest kid, a mutt, and two cats that plot world domination one food bowl at a time. The humans support her writing while the animals see her preoccupation as a goad.



Insatiably curious and irreverent, Anya loves history, music, the sea and a good rum punch. To learn more drop by Anya’s website make friends with her on Facebook  or follow her on Twitter.
 
Who is Anya Richards?

I often wonder the same thing myself! If you’d like labels I’d say I’m a Jamaican transplanted to Canada, a wife, mother, author, editor, crafter, law clerk, animal lover and nutcase—usually with one of the former list taking precedent, but occasionally with a few battling for supremacy. I’m also a history buff, intensely curious, and I love to cook (and eat). Beyond that, I’m just a person with the luck to have a knack for writing.


Who is your favourite author?

Is this a trick question? LOL! I really can’t answer this without a lot more space than a blog post would allow. I read widely, so I have favorites in various genres!


Do you listen to music while you write?
Usually yes. Occasionally I’ll have something, like football or a true crime show, playing on the TV instead.

What type of music?
It very much depends on what I’m writing. I like reggae, country, classical/Baroque and pop mostly, but the music needs to fit the mood I’m in or the atmosphere of the book.

What do you do to relax?
I love to cook, so I find that relaxing, but usually I craft. I’m the kind of person who likes to have something to do with my hands, so when I’m not typing I crochet, or sculpt or do whatever other craft has caught my fancy at that particular time!

Tell us about your book...



Bellissima

Blurb:

Jane Rollins is anything but plain, but to keep her position as housekeeper to a wealthy family, she is content to hide her beauty behind a dull fa├žade. This deception has become second-nature to her—until dance master Sergio Fontini waltzes into her life.


While the other inhabitants of the house see him as a foreigner and beneath their notice, Jane sees strength, barely leashed power, and an aura of iron control—an irresistible, arousing combination.

Sergio sees through Jane’s disguise to the woman beneath, and the desires in her veiled gaze call to him like the utterly irresistible strains of a beautiful symphony. The circumstances couldn’t be worse, for seducing her will endanger both their livelihoods.

Yet there are lessons he cannot resist teaching her, steps of a dance that crescendos to her final surrender…




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32 comments:

  1. Enjoyed the post. All the best with your release Anya. Happy Sunday, Nas.

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  2. I love regency romances, and this sounds like a good one! Congrats to Anya. =)

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    1. I hope you won't be disappointed to find out Bellissima is Victorian-set, Leandra! Thank you so much for the congrats.

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  3. Great to learn more about you, Anya. I love cooking, too.

    Hi, Nas!

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    1. I'm such a foodie, Carol, I figured it was best to learn how to make what I liked, and it just took off from there. There's something so satisfying about it, even though I hate the clean up afterwards! Thankfully, my hubby doesn't mind doing it.

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  4. Congrats to Anya, and thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  5. Good luck to Anya!! Sounds like a great read!

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  6. Sounds like a unique book. I love the cover! Great interview, too. Can't say I love to cook--I wish I found it relaxing!

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    1. I think cooking, especially when you have a family and *have* to do it three times a day, can become more of a chore than fun. I come from a family of cooks, bakers and caterers, so I think it sort of comes naturally to me to a certain extent. And now that the kids are grown, I don't feel the same pressure in the kitchen that I used to!

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  7. Hi Nas and Anya - this looks to have a different take .. the dancing - and I imagine wonderful romantic intrigue - I wonder what the family think ... good luck with your publication .. I do love to cook, but can't dance for toffee ... cheers Hilary

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    1. LOL on the dancing Hilary! Thank you for stopping by, and I'm a firm believer in dancing, no matter whether you can hold a beat or not, as long as you enjoy it. It's like me and singing... I can't carry a tune in a paper bag, but do it anyway!

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  8. Hey, nice to meet you, and congrats on the release! I too am a foodie that cooks what he likes. Why eat out at a restaurant all the time when you can make it yourself at home, and often better?

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    1. Very true! Mind you, occasionally I experiment at home and end up having to go out anyway because it was less than a success LOL!

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  9. Congratulations on the release Anya!

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  10. Sounds delightfully steamy. Congratulations and much success to you, Anya.

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    1. "Delightfully steamy"... I like that! Thank you Robyn.

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  11. I wish I were a crafty person and music is a must. I loved reading about Anya.

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    1. I often wish I had more time to craft. It's so relaxing and stretches a different set of creative muscles than get used when I write. And, as for music, definitely a must. Sometimes I hear a song and it touches me so deeply I think I wish I could write the way that person sings or plays!

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  12. Congratulations on the release! Anya is making her way around the blog world!

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    1. Thank you Sherry! And yes, like the proverbial bad penny, I'm turning up all over the place :)

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  13. Oh my! That cover looks scandalous...and delicious. I get shivers just reading the summary.

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    1. You made my day, Crystal LOL! Thank you!

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  14. Wonderful to learn more about Anya! Wishing her the best of luck! What an awesome giveaway. :) Thanks!
    ~Jess

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    1. I'm so happy you stopped by, Jess, and thank you.

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  15. This story sounds yummy! I like to cook too, and there's always room for another yummy dish or book.

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    1. Do you have recipe books that you bought because the covers looked so delicious but you never do anything else with them but look at the pictures?? I'm sooo guilty of that LOL! It's the perfect combination of my food and book obsessions!

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