Today I'm delighted to welcome fellow Astraea Press author Felicia Rogers to my blog...
Tell us a bit about your writing – How long have you been
writing? How many books have you written and in what genres?
I've been writing since 2010. So far I've published eight
books all in the clean romance genre. Some of them have contemporary settings
while others are historical.
Where is your favourite spot in which to write? Garden?
Study? Kitchen table? In bed?
My favourite place to write is at the kitchen table where I
have a beautiful view of the mountains and a place to scatter my stuff!
Do you plan a plot out in great detail before writing or
start with the basics and let the book evolve that way?
In general I start with a very basic plot, maybe just one
thought, and then the story kind of evolves on its own.
Biggest myth about being a novelist?
I think the biggest myth about a novelist is that they make
tons of money off of every book sale and that writing the novel is the hardest
part. In my opinion writing is the easiest part of the process. Getting
noticed, now that is hard. Currently, I spend at least half my writing time
with promotional activities.
Advice to aspiring novelists?
Aspiring novelists should be prepared to promote themselves
and treat their work like a business. In real estate they say, "Location,
location, location", in writing it should be, "Promotion, promotion,
Emerald Street, Wounded Soldiers Series, Book Three
What if one laugh changed your world?
Raylyn Morrison, a critical care nurse for
wounded soldiers, has a problem. She cares too much. Dreams haunt her. The
death of her patients leaves her distraught and seeking peace. But temporary
peace is not enough. She doesn’t want to leave, but she needs to. Then he comes
Staff Sergeant Jack Williams understands
loss -- physical, emotional, and spiritual.
Not only did the war take his leg, but it took his family and his desire to
live. But the voice of an angel keeps him going. A voice he dreams about even after
he wakes from a coma. Yet when they meet she is nothing like he expected and he
wonders if he’s made mistake.
Fate destines them to be together forever,
he’s sure of it, but something goes wrong and Raylyn disappears. She leaves a
hole that only service can fill.
Chiapas, Mexico, is the perfect setting to
forget her loss and work on her future. But when Jack reappears in her life,
she worries her heart will break again. But after two years, she should be over
him. Right? Do her new fears have a
foundation or should she give in and allow herself to love him once more?
While residing in a country with a rich
history and a tumultuous future, Jack must convince Raylyn he never stopped
loving her…before it is too late.
She jumped, surprised to hear Jack’s voice.
Swallowing, she held out her hand. “Please.”
He took a seat. “I didn’t expect to see you
“I don’t have any food.” Way to go, just blurt out something stupid.
He smiled and played with a folded napkin.
“Neither do I. I’ve been eating in some of the restaurants here on the strip.
Believe it or not, they have practically anything you might want.”
“I noticed that.”
“Did you order already?” he asked.
“So did I. I asked them to bring it here.
That is, if you don’t mind.”
She shook her head. They sat quietly, and
she winked and whispered, “Are you going to show me some more of your fancy
He laughed under his breath. “I’m not sure.
Would you like me to?”
She smiled. “Only if you’re going to move
your hips again.”
He laughed heartily and stood to his feet.
She reached for his arm to pull him back down, but he’d already confiscated a
rose and placed it in his mouth. The guests clapped as he danced around the
room. Did anyone notice the slight hop to his step? The plastic prosthesis
peeked out from under the hem of his pants. She looked away and forced herself
to watch his happy face. Hands clasped atop the table, she tapped her feet to
A smile widened across her face as Jack
drew close and moved his arms like a wave in her direction. She shook her head.
No way was he getting her to dance. He bent at the waist, his nose almost
“Come on, it’ll be fun.”
Chin lowered to her chest, she tried to
avoid his intense stare. The crowd cheered as he enacted fancy footwork before
her table in an attempt to get her attention. Heat flushed her cheeks at the
thought of his hands guiding her.
He snatched her hand and drew her to her
feet. Warmth encased her entire body as he held one of her hands high above their
heads and laid the other on her waist. He guided the movement of her hips, and
her heart raced. Tingles raced along her spine, and she fought her rising
Jack held her close and nodded his head for
her to take the rose from his teeth. Awkwardly, she complied, and he twirled
her out. Her heart hammered so loud in her chest, she couldn’t hear.
He moved his hands to her waist. Others in the crowd stood and followed suit.
Soon there was a line rounding the restaurant’s interior. The song ended, and
they fell into their seats, laughing.
“You have a beautiful smile, mi tesoro.”
Heat flooded her cheeks. No one had ever
called her their treasure. She smoothed a wayward hair behind her ear and
prayed for a distraction. Still, her flesh tingled from his touch, and she ached
to regain his nearness.
Emerald Street is a contemporary inspirational
suspense romance and the sequel to Diamond
Mine and Pearl Valley. Want to
know what readers are saying about Emerald
Rogers does a masterful job of telling a gripping story that is emotionally
packed. It gives a realistic perspective on just how prevalent injustice
towards Christians exists in parts of the world… You will not put this book
down unmoved.” –Yolanda Gamble, reader
“Felicia has once
again marvelously brought 2 extremely likable characters to life. The story of
Raylyn and Jack seems so real that I couldn't help but laugh, cry, and gasp
throughout the book. I loved seeing old favorites again from Diamond Mine (if
you haven't read that book it is a must!) and meeting new ones.” –Danielle
Felicia Rogers is an author of multiple
novels and novellas. When she's not writing, Felicia volunteers with the Girl
Scouts of America, teaches at a local homeschooling group, hikes, and spends
time with her family.
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about Felicia Rogers visit the sites below. She loves hearing from her readers.