If I’ve said it once I’ve said it 1,000 times…Book Bloggers Rock!
This week, Susan of Read Around Sue reviewed my first novel, Fireflies and also gave me a spot on her blog for a guest post, to talk about my new novel, The Blue Diamond – The Razor’s Edge.
Here is a little bit of that post but please hop on over to sue’s book blog and check it out there.
Thank you Sue!
Today I want to welcome the author of Fireflies, P. S. Bartlett. She captivated me with this book so I asked her to share with all of us today.
A Long Summer’s Journey into the Past
The idea for my newest novel, The Blue Diamond – The Razor’s Edge, began back in October of 2013. One night I was toying with the idea of venturing a bit off of the path that I had previously travelled in historical fiction and striking out on a new adventure. I love pirate stories. There’s something about them that has always intrigued me. I enlisted the assistance of my online Facebook friends to help me name the male protagonist and the rest as they say, is history. As of this evening, my third novel is on its way through cyberspace to my publisher.
To be honest, I was nervous when I started writing this novel. I’ve read it can be career suicide if you change genres as a new writer. In my opinion, I haven’t really changed but rather slid to the side a bit. I’m still writing historical fiction but in this novel, I’ve added the elements of romance, action and adventure. After all, how can you write a pirate novel without those elements?
The Blue Diamond is about four young women who were orphaned at a young age during a Spanish raid in Charles Towne, South Carolina and they are left to fend for themselves. Through a horrible twist of fate, their small farm along the Ashley River is once again raided but this time, by Pirates. However, they aren’t children anymore. They are brave, capable young women who aren’t afraid to defend their land and their lives against invasion.