Friday, November 16, 2012

Krystal Shannan Interviews - Jamie Salisbury - Tudor Rubato






Please help me welcome Jamie Salisbury to the blog

 today!

Tell us a little about yourself. . .
Jamie Salisbury cannot imagine a time when she did not write. A skill that has served her well throughout her diversified professional career that encompassed public relations in and around the entertainment industry, photography, editing, and special event planning.
 An avid reader of history, biographies, and romance it's only natural that she prefers to write  romances with characters said to be "so authentic they spring forth from the page and shake the reader's hand." No stranger to life threatening situations Jamie pulls from life experience when she creates her stories. Such as when her family had to escape Chile when she was a teen because of the unstable political climate.
 Finding herself unable to walk great distances  as a result of  several foot surgeries, she started writing once again as a way to pass the time. With the completion of her first novel Perpetual Love she dove head first into the eBook and digital publishing paradigm. She couldn't be happier with her decision to grab the publishing industry by the shoulders and force it to pay attention to all she has to offer.

Did you always want to be an author? What made you choose to write romance?
Yes, I've wanted to be an author since I was a little girl. The desire was only fueled by creative writing and journalism teachers.
I didn't necessarily choose romance to write - it chose me. I read a variety of genres, but at least for right now I am comfortable writing romance novels.
What is your favorite part of being a writer/author?
Having a reader tell me how much they enjoyed what I've written.

Tell us a little about your book. What inspired you to write it.
Having survived a near-death experience all Amadeus Tudor wants to do is escape to the countryside of Scotland with his wife Zara so the two can have some much needed down time together as a couple and work on rebuilding their relationship.  Life for the past couple of years, however has been “a long, strange trip (it’s been)”* for the internationally acclaimed rock star, with no signs of stopping.  (*Grateful Dead - Truckin')
 But before the couple can even get away, tragedy hits close to home forcing the couple into almost delaying their new adventure. Grace Tudor, the family matriarch insists the two embark on their new adventure and recommitting to each other immediately.
 The change of scenery proves exactly what Amadeus needs to reboot his songwriting and his all encompassing bond with Zara.  Together they embrace their new adventure as slowly Amadeus, with the guidance of music icon, Peter McNichol embarks on what promises to be another notch in Amadeus’ career.
 The road is full of twists and turns for the pair as one moment finds them frolicking in the meadows outside Edinburgh to the next learning the shocking and sinister side of one of Amadeus’ own brothers.
Tudor Rubato is the second in a series entitled Tudor Dynasty.

 Tudor Rubato
Having survived a near-death experience all Amadeus Tudor wants to do is escape to the countryside of Scotland with his wife Zara so the two can have some much needed down time together as a couple and work on rebuilding their relationship.  Life for the past couple of years, however has been “a long, strange trip (it’s been)”* for the internationally acclaimed rock star, with no signs of stopping.  (*Grateful Dead - Truckin')
 But before the couple can even get away, tragedy hits close to home forcing the couple into almost delaying their new adventure. Grace Tudor, the family matriarch insists the two embark on their new adventure and recommitting to each other immediately.
 The change of scenery proves exactly what Amadeus needs to reboot his songwriting and his all encompassing bond with Zara.  Together they embrace their new adventure as slowly Amadeus, with the guidance of music icon, Peter McNichol embarks on what promises to be another notch in Amadeus’ career.
 The road is full of twists and turns for the pair as one moment finds them frolicking in the meadows outside Edinburgh to the next learning the shocking and sinister side of one of Amadeus’ own brothers.

Excerpt:
I closed the front door and found Amadeus back in the kitchen helping himself to a huge slice of the blackcurrant pie. He certainly had no problem finding the plates and forks.
“Amadeus! I was going to warm the pasties so we could eat first.”
“But I’m starving.”
“So am I. Put it down. I’ll heat up these pasties so we can eat. Why don’t you open the bottle of wine. And put that pie down!”
“Mmm, okay,” he mumbled as he crammed his mouth full of pie.
I walked over and snatched the plate out of his hand, knowing full well he would eat the entire piece while we waited for the main course. Fortunately for us, the pasties were still fairly warm and I popped them into the microwave for a minute just to make them hot.
I found a corkscrew in a drawer and tossed it to him as I looked for a couple of wine glasses. I took two out of the cabinet and walked them over to him. As I laid them down, the buzzer on the microwave beeped letting me know the pasties were ready. I plated them, grabbed a couple of forks and walked over to the kitchen table situated along a cheerful large window. Amadeus quickly followed and placed a glass next to me as he sat down across the table.
The food was good, and we were both hungrier than we thought. We devoured all four of the pasties before Amadeus was back at his slice of pie. My mind was still spinning with the events of the day. It had been quite a long day for that matter, but I was too keyed up for sleep.
Instead I got up, gathered the dishes and put them in the dishwasher before I walked back over to where Amadeus sat, still at the kitchen table. I began to massage his neck and shoulders.
“How does that feel?”
“God you’ve got good hands. That feels wonderful.”
I knew beneath the table Amadeus was hard as granite, the blood running like lava through his veins, and I knew where this was going if I kept touching him.
I moved his hair to one side and began kissing him against the nape of his neck and smiled as a shudder rippled through him.
“Amadeus,” I cooed softly, “would you like to check out our new bedroom?”
It was all the encouragement he needed. Noisily he shoved back his chair and hauled me into his arms. “Why go all the way upstairs to the bedroom, love?”
Copyright©2012Jamie Salisbury

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Do you plot and outline or do you just write? Plotter or Panster?
A little bit of both. I keep notebooks with outlines, ideas, you name it. But that doesn't mean I don't just sit down and write, because a lot of times that's exactly what I do.

Can you tell us about the process of getting your first book published?
It was interesting, let's just leave it at that. It (the epublishing) industry was like the wild west out there. But now six books later I am much more at ease and in my own skin going through the process.

What advise would would you give new authors? What have you learned about the business?
To new authors? Write. Keep writing, never give up.
What have I learned? A lot! It is an ever changing business, especially if you are self published. You need to keep up with a mountain of information and stay on top of your game.

Do you have another book in the works?

Always! I have started the sequel to Tudor Rubato. I've also about finished the sequel to my book Timeless Sojourn and I have two others in various stages.

What do you like to do in your free time?

Free time? Seriously, I like to knit in order to relax, but find myself plotting books, characters, etc.  Anything equestrian always, along with traveling, photography.

Where do you dream of going on vacation?

Hmmm, tough call. I'd love to go to Jordan and visit some of the ancient ruins they have (the ones that were used in Raiders of the Lost Ark, etc.). I've traveled a lot and lived overseas, so it's a tough call. Depends on how much time, etc. too.

Boxers or briefs?  I'll never tell

Cookies or cake? Cake, but only if it's a "to die for" chocolate cake.

Pizza or hamburger:  both

Beer, wine or mixed drink? None - I don't drink!

Hero/Heroine Character Questions

What were your first impressions of each other?
Amadeus:  I was immediately attracted to Zara, but it took years to allow our relationship to be anything but professional.
Zara: I was certainly attracted to Amadeus, but I had a strict policy "not to date or bed the client".  It took a few years for him to grow into the man he is now.

What's your favorite characteristic of each other?
Amadeus:  Her unconditional love. She's amazing.
Zara:  His strength. He's always there for me, even when he's being a butt.

What are your plans for the near future?
Both:  You'll have to read the next book!!

Where to find Jamie @

Blog: http://www.jamiesalisburyauthor.blogspot.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jamie-Salisbury-Womans-Fiction-Author/202978499741542
Romance Novel Center: http://www.romancenovelcenter.com/jamiesalisbury
Twitter: @JamieRSalisbury

There will be a drawing at the end of the tour for a couple of grab bags of goodies which among other things will include book thongs made just for Tudor Rubato, copies of one or both Tudor Dynasty ebooks.
Be sure to leave a comment and email to win!






3 comments:

  1. Good Morning and thank you Krystal for having me on your blog!
    I'll check back through the day to answer any questions, etc.
    Have a great day!

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  2. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

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  3. Amadeus Tudor would have to be the best character name I have heard in a very long time. It conjures up all sorts of images.

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