Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Blog Tour + #Giveaway: The Forgotten Heiress by Susie Warren @susiecwarren @XpressoTours

The Forgotten Heiress
Susie Warren
(The Bolles Dynasty, #1)
Publication date: June 28th 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance


Fionn Lynch is a self-made Irish billionaire, sought after for his striking appearance, razor sharp intellect and ability to thrive in volatile markets. When his mentor dies unexpectedly in a tragic accident, leaving his business and family in turmoil, Fionn steps in and takes charge. He seeks out estranged heiress Olivia Grey to help squash the unpleasant rumors. When the details of her secret past are leaked to the media, she must decide if she is willing to trust Fionn and allow herself to be drawn into her estranged family. Sparks fly between the two when he persuades her to accompany him to New York to salvage her family’s crumbling financial empire.

A shy clothing designer who was raised by a guardian in an attempt to save the Bolles family from shame, Olivia proves that she has the strength and determination to survive. She has to fight her way through relentless media scrutiny, memories of her father, and the expectations of the elite New York social world–all while trying to keep Fionn at arm’s length, for she refuses to settle for an emotionally distant relationship ever again.
It proves impossible to deny her attraction to Fionn. Is their growing bond enough to overcome all the obstacles thrown into their path?

***The Forgotten Heiress is the first book in a six book series. Each book is a stand-alone category romance and tells the story of one of the Bolles family members.

Author Interview:
     What inspired you to write The Forgotten Heiress?
The original concept came from an elderly relative. When she was in her eighties, she reminisced about her parents taking in an infant for the church. They had the child for four years and would visit the church on many Sundays and leave the young baby or toddler for a few hours. When the little girl turned four years old, they brought her for a visit and were informed that the child wouldn’t be coming home with them. They didn’t have the chance to say goodbye and it was something that always bothered my aunt. She wanted to know, what happened to the little girl? The Forgotten Heiress starts when the child is in her twenties and finds out that her estranged father has been killed in a motorcycle accident.
     When or at what age did you know you wanted to be a writer?
My parents knew when I was in Kindergarten. The teacher wrote in her end of year comments, ‘She insists on making up stories and pretending that they are real.’
    What is the earliest age you remember reading your first book?
I can remember being frustrated with the ‘Dick and Jane’ books at about six years old. I wanted to read something more captivating but didn’t have the reading ability yet. My father would read to me at night and I can remember asking him to keep reading.
     What genre of books do you enjoy reading?
I enjoy reading anything in the romance genre. But I also read a range of other novels and non-fiction. I appreciate anything that is written well.
     What is your favorite book?
It would have to be Jane Eyre. I read it at a pivotal time – the end of high school and thought, I want to be able to tell a story like that but happier. I didn’t know at the time that you couldn’t protect your characters and only allow good things to happen to them. I didn’t find out about the importance of conflict in writing until college or after.
You know I think we all have a favorite author. Who is your favorite   author and why?
I love trying new authors so often I’ll chose a novel based on the premise and not just the author’s name. But in particular I like Jane Porter for her fast-paced stories, Christina Tetreault for her emotional impact and Bella Andre for her interesting families and captivating male characters.
If you could travel back in time here on earth to any place or time. Where would you go and why?
I’d like to visit the mid-1800’s in New York City. Many of my relatives came from Ireland to New York in the 1860’s and it would be interesting to experience that time period instead of just reading about it. I would also like to experience the 1960’s because it was such a period of change in the United States.
When writing a book do you find that writing comes easy for you or is it a difficult task?
It depends. The ideas for me generally flow easily but it becomes difficult when I want to turn those ideas into a cohesive story.
      Do you have any little fuzzy friends? Like a dog or a cat? Or any pets?
I have a beautiful little black kitty and an ancient terrier. My children are always asking why the pets spend so much time in my office. I have to remind them that I’m not leaping off of furniture or kicking a ball around that in fact a writer provides companionship along with the right environment for a long nap. Sometimes I won’t get up from my desk if one of them is in a deep sleep.
     What is your "to die for", favorite food/foods to eat?
I love good food. My favorite is beautifully prepared, healthy local fare. Unfortunately, I’m the one often preparing it. Sometimes it is fairly simple – a roasted beet or butternut squash soup.
     Do you have any advice for anyone that would like to be an author?

It’s important to remember that writing is more of a marathon and less of a sprint. In order to build a successful writing career, experts insist that writers need a long term plan. I think this is crucial when deciding whether to invest in marketing or spend time on craft that you know what your long term goals are so you can prioritize and achieve what you set out to do.

Author Bio:
Amazon bestselling author Susie Warren writes heartfelt and passionate contemporary romance with tempting, larger than life heroes and smart, sassy heroines. The stories are set in elite and glamorous worlds and appeal to readers looking for an escape from everyday life by offering jet-set lifestyles and sophisticated plots. Her category length series, The Rosa Legacy and the Bolles Dynasty, feature remarkable, stylish women and the sinfully tempting heroes that challenge them to reveal their secrets, their strengths and their deepest emotions. Susie lives in New York with her inventor husband and their three lively teenagers. 
Connect with her online at susiewarren.com and sign-up for her newsletter at: http://eepurl.com/bGYl_5. 



Giselle said...

Thanks for hosting today, Nancy! :)

Mary Preston said...

This sounds like the beginning of a great series.

LauraJJ said...

Oh sounds like such a great read, and so glad this is a series! I cant wait to read and see what happens between Olivia and Fionn when they go to New York!