Hi everyone. This week I am hosting author Samanthya Wyatt and her book The True One. In this post I have included a cover of the book, an special excerpt, and a photo of this incredible author. Please take a moment to read the interesting question and answer segment at the bottom. Then check out The True One for an amazing whirlwind of lust, love, and adventure. Enjoy!
The blurb: “The True One”
Will the passion they share be enough? He must choose—her or revenge.
Captain Stephen Radbourn accepts an intriguing proposition which results in horror. His ship in splinters and his men captured, he is a broken man. A band of rebels rescue their leader from a dungeon, taking the near dead captain with them. Fearing capture and thinking the tortured man will die, they leave Stephen in the care of a woman, who he believes is an angel of mercy. A man of passion, with a trail of satisfied maidens to prove it, he finds his heart captured by the lovely widow. But she forces him to choose—her or revenge.
Jennifer Faircloth departed England full of a young girl’s fantasies of romance and adventure. Her young husband dies leaving her a widow to survive alone in a foreign land. When a near death English captain is dropped at her door, memories emerge of the family she foolishly left behind. While caring for him, her curious imagination turns to an overwhelming awareness she cannot deny. He must flee for his life and he takes her with him—back to England—back to the family she’d deserted. She wants her family to forgive her, but she wants Stephen’s love even more.
An excerpt, Enjoy an excerpt from The True One:
Warmth flowed from his hand smoldering her skin. Tingles of awareness attacked her senses. How long it had been since she’d been touched by a man. Still, she’d never felt such heat, such burning intensity. Her response shook her.
“If you can’t talk, it will be through no fault of mine.” Not if she could control the trembling he stirred within.
“You’re a feisty one, aren’t you?” He released her hand and leaned back. “I like that.”
It took every ounce of will to concentrate on her task and not his words. The man leered at her. There was no other word for it. His eyes watched her every move. Trying her best to ignore him—which was near impossible—she carefully scraped the hair from his jaw. Determined not to meet his eyes, she willed her fingers to be steady and not scar the man for life. Although, he currently presented a great number of scars.
She held her breath and then slowly released it after each scrape. Her chest hurt from nervous tension. Sending her mind elsewhere, she drew upon her memories of other times she’d done this. Pretending Stephen was her husband only sent more heat to her center, so she halted that line of thinking immediately. The two men were as different as night and day.
A ship’s captain. His size and his words hinted at the power he must have possessed before he’d been beaten and starved. Energy surrounded him as if he was a man who knew what he wanted and would stop at nothing to get it. Somehow she didn’t think he would need to use brute force. His fierce scowl was intimidating enough.
His features were somewhat handsome, not pretty like the dandies in London. Yet she found him incomparable. His green eyes, sharp and daring, pierced, and captivated her on contact. A sense of command in his dangerous gaze, then his eyes had gone soft, and he managed what could pass for a charming smile, considering the split lip on his handsome, swollen mouth. His full lips.
She mentally gave herself a good shake. Experience had taught her of men and their dominance over women. She may be attracted to his body, but she would never be vulnerable to a man again.
Somehow she managed to scrape his whiskers leaving his throat intact. She had no idea how she kept her fingers from trembling.
When she met his gaze, the devil’s eyes twinkled. He knew his disturbing effect on her. The scoundrel.
“I’ll empty this bowl and bring you fresh water for a bath.”
“Now that sounds like a fine idea.”
When she returned with a pail of water, his smirking grin was back in place.
“You can wash yourself.”
“How am I supposed to do that? My muscles are overwrought from having a shave. Never had a woman shear me before. Drained the energy right out of me.”
She would never admit, to him or herself, that the idea of running a cloth over his nude body sounded delectable.
“Very well.” She gave a little huff to disguise her inner emotion. She wrung the cloth and started on his shoulder.
“You don’t have to scrub the hide off me. I have very little left.”
She softened her movements. Two could play at this game.
Unsure of her hasty decision, and ignoring any thought of changing her mind, she caressed his muscles as she drew the cloth in circles. She’d never done anything so outrageous before. Her fingers slowed as she moved across his chest, making sure she covered every devilish inch.
Again, she dipped the cloth in the pan of water and wrung the excess. Her eyes fastened on springy, auburn curls glistening with moisture. She tried to swallow. Realizing she sat there with a stupefied look on her face, she glanced up to meet his all-knowing gaze. Good Lord, she’d never had a man look at her so. His green eyes electrified her. While staring into their depths, his irises darkened. The breath caught in her lungs. She dropped the cloth.
The sound of the light plop jerked her attention. “Oh.” She quickly recovered, wrung the cloth again, and rinsed away any remaining soap on his mantle of fur. Recalling his early statement, and mindful of his ribs, she eased the cloth down his torso, and lower. Her eyes caught on the sheet just below his . . .
The linen lifted.
Which book has been your favorite to write so far?
My contemporary, “Something More” was the most fun. But, I guess my current release “The True One” is my favorite book so far. “The Right One”, the first book in the One and Only Series, is about Kat and Morgan. Her brother is missing and she will do anything to find him. Book two of the series is Stephen’s Story. Why he was gone for two years, what happened to him, and a love story all his own. I created strong characters and tried to put a twist here and there and wanted them to be fun.
What has been the biggest challenge for you as a writer?
Getting Published. All I ever wanted was to see my book sitting on a shelf in the book store. I had so much to learn. First I had to make my MS the best it could be. Once I joined RWA, I took workshops and gained a wealth of information. I grew as a writer. Only then, my work was ready for submission.
Is there a favorite time of day you like to write?
I like to get up in the morning, have coffee and then hit the laptop. Takes me a while to focus and make any progress. But mornings are the best. Of course, anytime I can be alone where I won’t be interrupted is the best time to be creative.
Where do you draw your inspiration from?
Once I found historical romance novels, I couldn’t put a book down. I fell in love with the characters and needed to know their happy ending. Dashing Lords and pirates seem so romantic. A lot of my ideas pop into my head at night. When I go to bed, I finally have a chance to unwind. The day’s activities race through my mind. And sometimes, characters are born. The trick is remembering the next day.
And just for fun and to give the readers a little insight to you:
If you could include a soundtrack to your book, what are some of the songs that would be on it?
“Someday We’ll Be Together” by the Supremes was “our” song—hubby and me when we were teenagers. After 40 years, we’re still together.
So many romantic songs were created by Motown artists.
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Stop in the Name of Love
Let’s Get it On
Can’t Help Myself
Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing
Standing in the Shadow of Love
I’ve had so much fun today. Thank you, Amy.
I love to hear from readers. Please visit my website here: http://www.samanthyawyatt.com
You can also find Samanthya Wyatt on Soul Mate Publishing, Hearts Through History, facebook, goodreads and amazon.
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