Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Fool For Love Blog Tour - Guest Post: Author Merry Farmer





When Worlds Collide

Okay, I confess.  I’ve been reading romance novels since I was in high school.  I know, I know, I was probably far too young to be reading “those books” back then, but I fell in love with them from day one.  (I also learned about the birds and the bees from a romance novel, but that’s another story!)  I was always a big fan of anything historical, but particularly novels set in the Victorian world.  You know, lords and ladies, London and the season.  It was all so wonderful!

Ah, but the thing is, I was also a huge fan of the tv show Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman at about this same time in my life.  That and I went to see Dances With Wolves four times in the theater!  Anything western had me captivated.  The energy and excitement of the Old West and those people brave enough to tame it thrilled me.

It was only natural that at some point in my wild, overactive imagination I would bring those two magnificent genres together.  I thought to myself, what if London society met Old West adventure?  What if a British lady fell in love with a Montana cowboy?

That, my friends, is how Fool For Love was born.

Sometimes we tend to forget that these two exciting worlds existed at the same time in history.  The bright, sparkling world of titled society with their social rules and mores existed on one side of the Atlantic, while far across the waters and half a continent the rough and rugged world of the frontier was going strong.  It is highly likely that these two ways of living actually did come into contact with each other.

The world that my heroine, Amelia Elphick, comes from is one that my hero, Eric Quinlan, doesn’t understand.  He looks at the way people behave and the way they treat one another and thinks it’s ridiculous.  At the same time, London is busy looking down its collective nose at him, thinking he’s the one acting strange.  But when Eric offers to help Amelia out of the ruinous situation she finds herself in, it doesn’t matter how odd his ways are.  She accepts his help.

I have tried my best with Fool For Love to show the vast spectrum of life that existed at the end of the 19th century.  It was a dynamic time, when electricity was becoming commonplace, distances were shortened by technology, and both sides of the world were on the verge of a sparkling new century.  It was more than just Amelia and Eric’s worlds that were about to collide.  Life as everyone knew it was about to change.  That is the world that I have tried to share.







Blurb:
Eric Quinlan was born a cowboy and a rancher and intends to die a cowboy and a rancher. But when his ranch is in danger of failing, he travels to the wilds of London looking for a business deal to save it. What he finds there are stuffed shirts, odd manners, and a damsel in distress.

Amelia Elphick’s life is over. She may have been born a lady, but when she finds herself jilted by a lover who leaves her pregnant and refuses to marry her, she seems destined for a life on the streets. When her employer’s rough but handsome houseguest, Eric, offers to rescue her from ruin, she has no choice but to say yes, even if it means moving halfway around the world.

But Amelia finds herself saying yes to more than a ticket west. What starts with a harmless lie tangles Amelia and Eric in a web of desire and deceit that exposes passions and turns their worlds upside-down. Eric believes Amelia holds the key to saving his beloved ranch and giving him the family he always wanted, but can he save her from the demons of her past without losing himself in the process?

People do foolish things when they’re in love…


Author Bio:

Merry Farmer lives in suburban Philadelphia with her two cats, Butterfly and Torpedo. She has been writing since she was ten years old and realized one day that she didn’t have to wait for the teacher to assign a creative writing project to write something. It was the best day of her life. She then went on to earn not one but two degrees in History so that she would always having something to write about. Today she walks along the cutting edge of Indie Publishing, writing Historical Romance and Women's Sci-Fi. She is also passionate about blogging, knitting, and cricket and is working towards becoming an internationally certified cricket scorer.


Social Networking links:

Website: http://merryfarmer.net

Twitter: @merryfarmer20

Facebook: www.facebook.com/merryfarmerauthor

Amazon Page: http://www.amazon.com/Merry-Farmer/e/B006RATLFC/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1366067537&sr=8-2-ent


Book links:


The Loyal Heart

Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005R4K75W

Amazon UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005R4K75W

B&N - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-loyal-heart-merry-farmer/1106051739?ean=2940011541537

Smashwords - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/92993

iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-loyal-heart/id472904237?mt=11



The Faithful Heart

Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006PUDD44

Amazon UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006PUDD44

B&N - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-faithful-heart-merry-farmer/1108068341?ean=2940032960553

Smashwords - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/117240

iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-faithful-heart/id495033672?mt=11



The Courageous Heart

Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009Z1AATQ

Amazon UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009Z1AATQ

B&N – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-courageous-heart-merry-farmer/1113712615?ean=2940015912661

Smashwords - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/250038

iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-courageous-heart/id576153919?mt=11



Our Little Secrets

Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0087KI4T4

Amazon UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0087KI4T4

Smashwords - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/167282

B&N - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/our-little-secrets-merry-farmer/1111649170?ean=2940033267514

iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/our-little-secrets/id541823235?mt=11



Fool for Love

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CFO4G5O

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00CFO4G5O

Smashwords - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/307979

B&N – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fool-for-love-merry-farmer/1115182519?ean=2940044482340

iBooks – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/fool-for-love/id639402935?mt=11



Sarah Sunshine

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EJXITES

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00EJXITES

Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/346234

B&N – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sarah-sunshine-merry-farmer/1116481828?ean=2940045213356

iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/sarah-sunshine/id688602623?mt=11


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