Shannon here: Amber Stockton shares insight into her real life romance and her characters’ from Trading Hearts. Comment or answer the question at the end of the post to enter the drawing for a copy of The American Dream Romance Collection featuring 9 historical authors. Print or e-copy for US. E-copy for international. Deadline: Oct 17th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Amber:
1. Where is the most romantic place you and your spouse have ever been?
Vail, Colorado…in a resort backing up to a forest with a creek running right behind our ground floor room. We had a sliding glass door and direct access to the natural surroundings, as well a hot tub which felt wonderful in April in the mountains!
2. Do you and your spouse have a favorite romantic restaurant?
Briarhurst Manor in Manitou Springs, Colorado. Soft lighting, personal service, 5-course meal, historical setting, and often the location used for weddings or bridal photo sessions. We get here maybe once every other year.
3. What is the most caring thing your spouse has ever done for you?
When I was pregnant with our first child, he paid attention to me wishing for a better shower head to massage and soothe, and he found one! Installed it when I wasn’t home and surprised me with it on Valentine’s Day just 7 weeks before our daughter was born. We still have it to this day!
4. Where did you and your spouse go for your honeymoon?
Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. My family has a timeshare there, and we’re about to go back in a couple weeks with our children. First time returning since the honeymoon. We’ve always traded the week out to somewhere else. Looking forward to seeing the Fall Colors in the Appalachians.
Hero & Heroine Interview:
1. How soon after meeting the hero did the heroine know he was the one?
She was attracted to him, but it wasn’t until they had a chance to take a walk and share their hearts when she knew this was forever. Of course, after meeting him, whenever he wasn’t there, she felt the loss of his presence and anticipated seeing him again.
2. If you hero and heroine end up married, where will they go on their honeymoon?
Well, as it’s right after the French & Indian War and prior to the Revolutionary War, they won’t really have a honeymoon. They will marry and begin their lives together with Jonathan continuing with his merchant trading, and Clara assisting her mother-in-law at the Inn the family owns. Of course, with Jonathan owning his own ship, he might have something extra special for his bride planned. *winks*
About Amber: Tiffany Amber Stockton has been crafting and embellishing stories since childhood. Today, she is an award-winning best-selling author, speaker, virtual assistant, and freelance web site designer who lives with her husband and fellow author, Stuart Vaughn Stockton, in Colorado. They have a daughter and a son, and an Australian shepherd named Roxie. She has sold 12 books so far with more on the horizon. Three of her novels have won annual reader’s choice awards, and in 2009, she was voted #1 favorite new author for Barbour’s Heartsong Presents book club. Learn more and connect: www.amberstockton.com www.facebook.com/AuthorAmberStockton www.twitter.com/AmberStockton
About the book – Trading Hearts included in the American Dream Collection: Jonathan Ingersoll is a successful merchant trader along the Connecticut River. When flooding forces him to take sanctuary in an unfamiliar inn along his route, he meets the innkeeper’s daughter, Clara Marie Preston. Immediately attracted to her shy, yet caring spirit and quiet faith, Jonathan makes a point to return. But animosity from her brother gives him pause. Learning the source of the resentment only spurs Jonathan to try that much harder to prove his worth. Doubts are cast upon his character, and his trade sales begin to decrease. When he tracks down the pirates who attacked Clara’s brother and sees justice served, things take a turn for the better. Finally, he can accept the full blessing for a union of marriage and make plans once more for the future.
Question for readers: If you could live in any time period, when would you pick?
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