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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Special Guest - Beth Trissel!

Please welcome my special guest, Beth Trissel who has 3 books releasing in May!
As Galadriel said to Frodo in The Lord of the Rings, “You are a Ring-bearer, Frodo. To bear a Ring of Power is to be alone.”

To be passionate about history so that you feel it in your very essence and long to commune with the past is often to be alone. One profound way I’ve found to connect with those who’ve gone before me is through my writing.

Welcome to the colonial frontier where the men fire muskets and wield tomahawks and the women are wildcats when threatened. Hear the primal howl of a wolf and the liquid spill of a mountain stream. Are those war whoops in the distance? Ever heard of bear walking?
Daughter of the Wind (release May 1) is a light paranormal romance with strong American historical roots. Set among the clannish Scots-Irish in the mist-shrouded Alleghenies, it's a tale of the clash between peoples and young lovers caught in the middle. Ever influenced by my regard for Eastern Woodland Indians, I interwove mystical, Native American elements with 'Daughter.'

Not to neglect my fascination with the Revolutionary War and gracious old homes. Stick around for a wild ride into Carolina Back County and the battle between Patriots and Tories. Our hero is the former and our heroine the latter––hey, it happened. Enemy of the King (release date 5-08) a historical romance with paranormal element, is my version of The Patriot. A big fan of Daphne Du Maurier since my teens, I was also influenced by her mystery/ghost story, Rebecca. Our Virginia home place, circa 1816, and other early homes left deep impressions on me. I've long harbored suspicions that sometimes those who've gone before us are not entirely gone.

Through the Fire (release date 5-22) is an adventure romance with a Last of the Mohicans flavor and a mystical weave. Some of the most unusual aspects of this story are based on individuals who really lived. A passionate love story set during the French and Indian War, Through the Fire has finaled in more contests than any I've written, including the prestigious 2008 Golden Heart®.

Wow, I can't even imagine 3 books releasing in the same month - I almost fell apart when I had 2 in March LOL!

Here's wishing Beth the best of God's Blessings on her new releases!

Until later....Be Blessed.


Ashley Ludwig said...

Beth & Pam - so great to read this! Three books? I have two within a month of each other... an April short story release and my first novel coming out May 29. I'm chewing my nails...

I love your quote "To be passionate about history ... so that you feel it in your very essence... " that's how I felt when I was writing All or Nothing. It becomes a part of you. The story, the characters.

Off to buy Daughter of the Wind! I'm entranced by Enemy of the King... and Through the Fire? Can't wait! I'm off to shop!

Thanks for this great introduction to your work!


Susan Macatee said...

Wow, Beth! Great stories!! Looks like you'll be doing more than your share of promo this month!

Best of luck with all your releases!

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Thank you Ashley & Susan for stopping by.

I nearly lost my mind when I had 2 releases in one month - I can't imagine 3 LOL!

Good luck Beth!