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Spotlight on Karin Baine, French Fling to Forever #Giveaway

This week's Spotlight on Author is on Karin Baine and her latest release, French Fling to Forever and there's a Kindle copy giveaway to one commenter!

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Many thanks for having me here today so I can share a little bit about my journey to publication xx
I live in Northern Ireland with my husband and two boys but my dream was always to be an author. Over the years I’d had a few articles and short stories published but I only started to write seriously after my mum died in 2008 at the age of fifty-three. It was then I figured life was too short not to chase that dream. I met my online crit group and started learning my craft.
I always wanted to be a writer and was sneaking my Mum & Gran's Harlequin Mills & Boon books to read throughout my teenage and started entering their writing competitions. Since I have lupus and my boys have Phenylketonuria, a metabolic disorder, and we spend half of our lives at the hospital, Medical Romance seemed the ideal fit for me.

After a few years of trying I received a full request for a manuscript I’d been working on. I was waiting to hear back on that last year when the So You Think You Can Write competition began. I had a couple of chapters of a story I’d abandoned previously but with a little coaxing from some others, I entered.

I never dreamed my story would make it to the top ten in SYTYCW but it did. All I wanted to gain from the competition was to get to work with the fabulous editors who could point me in the right direction, so I wasn’t disappointed when I didn’t win. I was over the moon when my editor phoned to discuss revisions I could do to improve my manuscript and speechless when she ended the conversation by saying she wanted to offer me a book deal.
I’ve just had book three accepted and I’m amazed at how far I’ve come in twelve months. Finally being able to hold my book in my hands is my dream come true.
French Fling to Forever
For ex ugly duckling Lola Roberts, childhood bullies have left their mark. Old insecurities make her self-conscious about starting her new career as a doctor. Burlesque class seems a fun way to boost her confidence but she doesn’t count on the sexy, French, head of her department walking in on her, mid booty-shake. Having sworn not to let another arrogant male make her feel small again, Mr Ego of the Year is the sort of good-looking man she knows she should avoid. Except she can’t help getting involved when she suspects his young niece is being bullied at school.
A pink princess is the last thing Doctor Henri Benoit needs working on his ward. Committed to repaying the debt he owes to the sister who raised him, he doesn’t appreciate any disruption to his carefully structured guilt trip. With Lola’s distinctly feminine presence and that image of her dirty cowgirl routine forever branded on his brain, she’s distracting to say the least. Now she’s part of his personal life as well as working alongside him in the pressure cooker of A&E, it isn’t long before attraction between them boils over into a night of passion. When her six week placement comes to an end it isn’t as easy as they thought it would be to walk away.
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40 comments:

  1. Congrats on your books deal! Your novel sounds like so much fun, Karin!

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  2. Sounds like a fun story! Congrats on your journey so far!! :)

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    1. Thanks. I'm still learning! :)

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  3. You book sounds interesting, I enjoyed reading hiw you finally got to writing... I'm sorry about your mum, I am sure she'd be so proud of you xox

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    1. Thank you. I really hope she is xx

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  4. Congratulations, Karin. What a lovely story yours is. I'm pleased to see that SYTYCW can be good for some! Your story sounds enchanting. :-)

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    1. Thanks. I'm so glad I persevered!

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  5. Congratulations. How absolutely wonderful to hear that dreams can and do come true - with a lot of work.

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  6. Thank you. The hard work continues...

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  7. Congratulations, Karin! I like the premise.

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    1. Thanks, William! (That's my son's name btw) I had a lot of fun writing it :D

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  8. Congrats to Karen. This sounds good and I like the cover too.

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    1. Thank you :) I've been very lucky with the cover fairies so far!

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  9. Congratulations, Karen! You're right - life is short. I'm glad you decided to pursue your dream.

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    1. Thanks! I'm very lucky it all worked out :)

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  10. Congrats on your debut Karin this is such a great storue I loved it :)

    Have Fun
    Helen

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    1. Thank you, Helen :) xx

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  11. So great that you kept going and came out on top! Good for you.

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    1. Thanks. Writing is the only thing I ever wanted to do. :)

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  12. Congrats, Karin! Life is definitely too short not to chase dreams.

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    1. Better than having regrets, right? :)

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  13. Sounds like a great read. I'm so happy you've fulfilled your dreams.


    Hi, Nas;)

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    1. Thank you, Sandra :) x

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  14. Congrats to the author on all of her success.

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  15. Sounds like a great premise! It's always fun to see two characters try to deny their attraction and yet slowly learn to understand one another...

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    1. My favourite part of a book is always watching the characters fight their initial attraction!

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  16. Aw! That is a dream come true. Congrats!

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  17. It sounds a good read. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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  18. I love the blurb! Sounds like a great read! :)
    ~Jess

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  19. Congratulations on your book deal, Karin! It's always so good to hear about an aspiring writer's dreams coming true. I'm sorry about the illnesses in your family, but your experiences probably enabled you to inject a realistic feel into your medical romances. (My fave!)

    Good luck with it.

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    1. The medical stuff is simply part and parcel of our lives now lol

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  20. Congrats on getting accepted! You're so right. Life's much too short not to go after goals.

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    1. I would advise everyone to go for it! :)

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