Saturday, October 19, 2013

Visount's Vow Blog Tour! Guest Post: Author Collette Cameron

Three Things That Make Me Nervous by Collette Cameron

I’m not fond of heights. At all. 

I saw a picture of a footbridge recently that made me woozy just looking at it. Oh two, three, or four stories are fine, but crazy things like those ridiculous glass elevators that zip up and down outside of buildings, or shoestring footbridges suspended over yawning caverns, or itty bitty teeny trails meant for ants along the edges of canyons that no human in their right mind would stick so much as a toe on—forget it.

And things like skydiving, or rock climbing, or hand-gliding?

Uh-uh. Not happening. Ever. As long as I’m breathing.

My number two blood pressure raiser ?

You’re going to snicker at this one, but I become an agitated wreck if I have to find someplace I’ve never been before. As a matter of fact, it happened this past weekend. I’m still recovering!
Yes, I have a GPS, two in fact; and yes I know about MapQuest; and  yes, I have a cell phone. I still freak. Because all it takes is one wrong turn, and I could end up *gasp* lost. You see, I have absolutely no sense of direction. I get lost in mall parking lots.

I’m not kidding.

I walked out of a wedding reception with a bunch of guests two weekends ago, and while everyone else turned left, I turned right. Good thing I was with other people. I’d still be wandering around trying to find my way back to my car.  

Okay, the third thing that makes me nervous.

Crowds and parties. I don’t like them. I’m an introvert. Really I am. I can’t make small talk for the life of me. Put me in a room full of people I don’t know, and I panic—in a very composed you-can’t-tell-I’m-freaking-out kind of way. Yet I can stand in a room full of strangers and teach a class. Go figure.

So I if avoid crowded exterior elevators going to an unknown destination, I should be fine. Right?

Naw, cause there’s still spiders. With all their nasty eyes and hairy legs...

Title: The Viscount's Vow
Author: Collette Cameron
Genre: Historical Romance
Number of Pages: 430
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing

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Amidst murder and betrayal, destiny and hearts collide when scandal forces a nobleman and a gypsy to marry in this Regency Romance.

Half Romani, half English noblewoman, Evangeline Caruthers is the last woman in England Ian Hamilton, the Viscount Warrick, could ever love—an immoral wanton responsible for his brother’s and father’s deaths. She thinks he’s a foul-tempered blackguard, who after setting out to cause her downfall, finds himself forced to marry her—snared in the trap of his own making.

When Vangie learns the marriage ceremony itself may have been a ruse, she flees to her gypsy relatives, declaring herself divorced from Ian under Romani law. He pursues her to the gypsy encampment, and when the handsome gypsy king offers to take Ian’s place in Vangie’s bed, jealousy stirs hot and dangerous.

At last, under a balmy starlit sky, Ian and Vangie breech the chasm separating them. Peril lurks though. Ian’s the last in his line, and his stepmother intends to dispose of the newlyweds so her daughter can inherit his estate. Only by trusting each other can they overcome scandal and murderous betrayal

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Author Bio:

A life-long Oregonian, Collette Cameron was born and raised in a small town along the northern Oregon coast. Today she makes her home in a rural community, 30 minutes west of Portland.
Her Victorian farmhouse sits on a one-acre certified wildlife habit, interspersed with a plethora of gardens: English, rose, butterfly, rock, water, and of course, vegetable.

A voracious reader of romance since her teens, she even named her daughter after a heroine in her favorite romance novel. An enthusiast of times gone by, and anything related to romance, she writes Historical Romance, with a dash of inspiration, a pinch of humor, and a liberal portion of suspense.

Having dabbled in interior decorating in her youth, Collette returned to school, graduating summa cum laude from Oregon State University, and went on to obtain her Master's Degree in Teaching. She is member of Romance Writers of America, Rose City Romance Writers, The Beau Monde, and Love Faith and Hope, Inc., and a whole slew of other author/writer groups.

Some of Collette's favorite things include unique blends of coffees and teas, trivia, Cadbury Milk Chocolate, inspirational quotes, and scented candles. Her Christian faith, husband, three adult children, and five miniature dachshunds round out her life quite nicely!

When she's not teaching or writing, she is a content and copy/line editor for an Ebook publisher, enjoys amateur photography, bird watching, gardening, interior decorating, rock-hunting, boating or fishing on the Columbia River, and reading of course.

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  1. Good morning! Looks like we're going to have a lovely day her in the Pacific Northwest. Thanks so much for hosting.

  2. You're very welcome Colette. :)

  3. LOL I too am afraid of heights but can still control my fear, if I can even call it that, because I would so love to go sky diving and rock climbing and everything a person who is afraid of heights would never do.
    Getting lost.....well that's just funny. And huge crowds and parties are okay with me, RWA and such events I would so love to go to so I don't think I'll mind. But in general, I too don't like them. Spiders, I just don't like, especially if they're humongous!