Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tasty Book Tours Guest Post (Top 5) + Giveaway: The Governess Club: Louisa & Sara by Ellie MacDonald

Guest Post: 5 Random Facts About Sara

1. Sara is not named after my sister Sarah. They are spelled differently to avoid the weirdness of writing those certain scenes!

2. This was the hardest book of the series for me to write. It was difficult for me to get inside my characters’ heads, meaning I needed more time to figure them out. Subsequently, there are a lot of deleted scenes and moments based on my editor’s advice.

3. This is the longest book of the series. The transformation journeys Sara and Nathan go on are more complex and detailed than the other books, so I needed more pages to make that happen.

4. When Sara says she doesn’t like teaching – that is me saying the same thing. I was going through a rough patch in my day job and was really disillusioned on the teaching profession and it made sense to me to have Sara not like what she was doing.

5. My cousin Liam was really willing to be a dog! I made his character human because to me, Liam isn’t a very good dog name. He was disappointed when he found that out.

The Governess Club: Sara
The Governess Club book 3 
By: Ellie MacDonald
Releasing September 2nd, 2014 
Avon Impulse

Blurb (Sara)

Sweet Sara Collins is one of the founding members of the governess club. But she has a secret… She doesn’t love teaching. She’d much prefer to be a vicar’s wife and help the local community. But this quiet mouse doesn’t want to upset her friends, and she resolves to help in whatever ways she can.

Nathan Grant is the embodiment of everything that frightens Sara. Which is why she can’t understand why the handsome but reclusive and gruff man is so fascinating to her. When Sara decides it’s time to take a chance and experience all that life has to offer, Nathan is the first person she thinks of.

Will Sara’s walk on the wild side ruin her chances at a simple, happy life? Or has she just opened the door to a once-in-a-lifetime chance of passion?

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The Governess Club: Louisa
The Governess Club book 4
By: Ellie MacDonald
Releasing October 7th, 2014
Avon Impulse
Blurb (Louisa)

Louisa Brockhurst is on the run - from her friends, from her family, even from her dream of independence through The Governess Club. But sometimes it’s easier for her to hide from those she loves in order to escape the secrets of her past.

Handsome but menacing John Taylor is a former prize-fighter turned inn-keeper who is trying to make his way in society. When Louisa shows up at his doorstep he’s quick to accept her offer to help - at a price. He knows that she’s hiding something and he can’t help his protective instincts around the beautiful woman.

Their attraction grows, but will headstrong, fiery Louisa ever trust the surprisingly kind John enough to tell him the dangerous secrets from her past that keep her running? Or will the power of her feelings scare her into running yet again?

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Author Info
Ellie Macdonald has held several jobs beginning with the letter t: taxi-driver, telemarketer and most recently, teacher. She is thankful her interests have shifted to writing instead of taxidermy or tornado chasing. Having travelled to five different continents, she has swum with elephants, scuba dived coral mazes, visited a leper colony and climbed waterfalls and windmills, but her favorite place remains Regency England. She currently lives in Ontario, Canada. The Governess Club series is her first published work.

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  1. I don't know which one I'd like to read first. Sara's pretty brave and is "sampling" what life is about with Nathan. Louisa is headstrong (like me) and starts falling for John who is protective and kind. They both sound interesting. Maybe I'd read about Sara first because she sounds adventurous, which I'm not but would like to be.