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ML Tompsett #blogpost
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:11:13 AEDT
Author spotlight: ML Tompsett
We’re featuring a wide range of Australian authors participating in ARR2019 in venues across Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
Today we’re having Elevenses with ML Tompsett, author of three romances in the genre of contemporary romance. She will be attending ARR2019 in Melbourne.
When did you first realise you wanted to be an author?
From an early age. I enjoyed creating stories in my head. However, actually becoming a published author is a whole different ball game.
Why romance and not a different genre?
I have always enjoyed romance, especially historical romance. However, when I discovered paranormal and realised there was such a genre as paranormal romance, my brain and muse went into overdrive.
What was the first romance you read and why did you love it?
Oh wow. I remember discovering and reading one of my mother’s old Mills & Boon romance books when I was young—and I wanted more. What it was called, I have no idea. I was eager to read it without being discovered.
What is the single most important characteristic for an aspiring author wanting to be a published writer?
Never give up. Tomorrow is another day. And you will complete your manuscript. Never allow someone to tell you, ‘You can never achieve anything by becoming an author.’ And never allow someone to dictate, ‘You can never do something you enjoy.’
What is your favourite part of creating a story?
The lives of my characters and who they are. Sometimes I keep all the information in my head and forget to write it down in the books.
What is your best tip for fighting writer’s block/writer’s fear?
When I work it out, I’ll tell you! LOL. Try listening to good music, to set the flow and mood of the book. Or if nothing comes to you, move away from the computer and read a book and become lost within the words and journey for an hour or two.
Pick a favourite (bold your preference)
– series or stand-alone?
– ebook, paperback or hardcover?
– first person or third?
Who has been an inspiration to you, in life or your writing career?
In my writing career, I would say the beautiful Alli Sinclair was a significant inspiration to me. I was stuck in a bad place and debating if I should give up writing and my goal of becoming a published author. She inspired me, reach into me and released that small part of hope I had left inside to focus on and continue my writing.
Tell us about your latest release, Kept in the Dark of Love and Lust, in 100 words or less
It’s about a hard-working city girl fighting to keep her job. She stumbles across a new world of paranormal shifters, only to discover it is part of her past, which has been hidden from her. She soon discovers her new handsome client is no ordinary client and is part of her hidden past—who just happens to be her soul mate and husband.
What else will you be working on in 2019?
I am currently working on completing book four in my Sex, Lies and Family Secrets series—It’s You. This is Alley’s story and her journey into the world of Dark Ones and shifters, and the love she has for two men. Can she have both? Or will she end up alone, to raise her daughter. And while she thought life as a princess was never easy, now she has to contend with becoming a Queen.
Please recommend an Aussie romance you read recently
Wow. I have read so many books so far this year. Anything by the talented JA Low, KM Golland and Tracey Pedersen. And don’t forget the gorgeous Alli Sinclair and her latest release with Rosie and Tomas in Burning Fields.
Kept in the dark of love and lust.
Available from all good ebook outlets
Welcome to my release day, for my latest book.
My first attempt at writing about shifters.
Kept in the Dark of Love and Lust
It has finally happened, my latest book, Kept in the Dark of Love and Lust, has hit the digital shelves and for a short time only, will be available at the low price, even as low as .99 cents.
Yep, that’s right. For a short time only the book has been marked down at a special low price for the release celebrations.
To save her job from being sabotaged by a sleazy work colleague, Misty travels to a coastal town in Victoria to hopefully win over her clients and keep her job.
Misty Statesly travels to a coastal town in Victoria, and hopefully win over her new clients. The feeling of déjà vu fills Misty when she meets her sexy new client for the first time – Braven O’Geary.
Braven is memorised by the mark on the inside of Misty’s thigh when they find themselves in a compromising position. A matching mark he had given his soul mate whom he was lead to believe had died in a car accident with her parents, some sixteen years earlier.
Can Braven and Misty outwit the cat shifter clan and survive the evil plot his ex-fiancé and the Alpha have orchestrate. Will Misty regain her lost childhood memories, and fight for the man she loves, embracing her new strange world or will she die this time for real?
Some eBook links.
Barnes and Noble
The Romantic Rende’zvous
The Australian Romance Readers event is getting closer.
Make sure to book your tickets and come on down to the Mantra in Preston and see your favourite romance author, on the 30th March.
Look out for my table and come and say hello.
The year is progressing. Valentine’s Day has been and gone.
With works still busy with print books and also creating the large font print books for low vision, or as I would say, books which are easier to read! My two WIP are still going strong, and soon I will start posting little snippets.
Another big announcement for this year is, I have finally added a new page to my website!
I have been extremely busy with clients and assisting them with their book files. From there they have now published in print and eBooks. Both fiction and non-fiction.
Even though my name is not mentioned in their books – well they are not my book babies to begin with. I still feel proud with the knowledge I am behind the reason why these books are available to the public today.
So if you have been debating what you should do with your completed manuscript and wanted to turn it into the digital files required for uploading to be a Print book or an eBook, send me a message and we can work out the best course to go. I can also provide advice to becoming an indie author in this big scary world of publishing.
How have you been coping with all this hot weather? Today it is already hitting 40 and the wind has picked up. The sad part is, the temperature is meant to be increasing, until the cool change hits.
The plan for today to head out and try and complete all tasks before the temperature is too high. Then spend the rest of the day on my current WIP, with a cool drink beside me and the air conditioning blasting.
Tomorrow is Australia Day here in Oz. Not sure if we will be attending one of the many breakfast BBQ’s or lunch. Whichever way our day will be spent, please take care out on the roads. Traffic will be heavy, take plenty of drinking water with you.
For those of you in the bushfire area’s, big hugs to you all. Take care and leave early. Don’t risk you life, it is not worth it. A house can be rebuilt, you will be missed, but you can never be replaced.
Edits for Kept In the Dark Of Love and Lust are still moving forward. Fingers crossed they will be complete soon. And the book will be released to the public. Getting excited and I cannot wait for everyone to read it.
With the postponed authors signing on the 19th January, fingers crossed there will be a new date soon.
As for this weekend, have a fantastic time, keep safe and be careful out on the roads.
P.S – If you are out and about on Sunday and in Victoria, down towards Phillip Island, take a detour and visit the little beach village – Kilcunda for their lobster festival.
A great day out with many different stalls of goodies to be purchased, including the chance to win your own cooked crayfish!
Welcome to January, 2019.
My first bit of news, my ebooks are now in PRINT!
They look fantastic and I am one happy little girl.
On a sad note, my first book signing for this year, has now been postponed.
Yes, the Berwick Author Signing, which was meant to be held on the 19th January, Berwick, Victoria, has been placed on hold. Keep posted. When I find something out regarding new dates, I’ll let you know.
On the writing front, I am still busy with edits and the WIP. Lot’s to do and not enough time to do it in.
I better go, just a quick note to say “hi”
ohhh. Look at the clock, it must be cuppa time
Happy New Year, everyone.
Today while I sit in front of my trusty computer, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the weather is fantastic.
This year will be a busy one.
First off, I have books on order! Yes I have ordered printed books… Yay me.
As for the books for POD, I am still going over the eProofs. Looks like I might require a new cover.
This year I will start the year off with two book signings, one on the 19th January and the other in March. I cannot wait to see some of the gorgeous people who take the time to read my books. I will also have available for sale, necklaces, key chains, coffee mugs and many other items.
With more books waiting to be completed, written and edited, all going well, I will aim to release three if not four books this year. Fingers crossed for me.
So another year has ended and another has just started, what are some of things you have planned for this year?
Oh, look at the time… It is cuppa time already.
Go and put the kettle on and grab a good book and sit back for while and relax, on this the 1st day of January, 2019.