I’m so thrilled that my Author of the Week is my friend and fellow author Julie Ortolon! Julie has been a trailblazer in so many ways during this amazing e-book revolution and has been a great help to so many writers as we’ve forged exciting new paths with our books. Julie has chosen to share with us the inspiration behind Falling for You, the first book in her bestselling Pearl Island trilogy:
Parts of this story have literally been living inside my head since I was a little girl. As the youngest of four children, I used to dream about owning a B&B with my siblings, so we could live together forever in a great big house. Add to that a lifelong fascination with sailing ships, ghosts, and growing up on stories about pirates in Texas and Lafitte’s missing treasure, and all of the elements were there. A trip to Galveston, Texas made disconnected pieces come together. Of course, my childhood fantasies weren’t nearly as steamy as the novel they inspired, but it was fun to sprinkle them throughout the story.
The forecast is smooth sailing for Oliver Chancellor, scion of Galveston’s premier financier. Destined to take his place in the hallowed marble corridors of his family’s bank, Chance is content with the future that’s been mapped out for him, right down to his upcoming engagement to a prim debutante enthusiastically approved by his socialite mother.But when beautiful Rory St. Claire crosses his path, Chance recklessly plunges into uncharted territory with nothing but his heart to guide him-and a beautiful woman to tempt him . . .Propelled by a lifelong goal to buy the island home reportedly haunted by her colorful ancestors, Rory desperately needs Chance’s help in securing a business loan, and she won’t take no for an answer. In the midst of convincing the hesitant blue blood to take a chance on her dream, Rory unexpectedly lands in Chance’s arms, stunned by his red-blooded passion-and her own awakened desire. Now, the mismatched pair can’t keep their hands off one another, and something tells Rory she’s headed for trouble-trouble in the name of love.
Visit Julie’s main author website at http://JulieOrtolon.com, but she also has a fun beachy website for fans of the Pearl Island Trilogy, http://pearlislandbooks.com/. You can also find Julie on Facebook at http://facebook.com/julieortolon, Twitter at http://twitter.com/julieortolon, and Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/julieortolon/. Falling for You is available at Amazon and other ebook retailers, so dive into your summer with the Pearl Island Trilogy! Thanks, Julie!
Leave your comments for Julie Ortolon so she can say hello, and she’d love to read about memories or daydreams from your childhood that have spilled into your own stories. While you’re joining in the fun, sign up for my Miriam Minger newsletter and drop me an email to tell me who you’d like to see as one of my Authors of the Week. All of my books are featured on my Walker Publishing website (Miriam Minger, Miriam Aronson, and M.C. Walker) so take a look around and “Happy Reading!”