Reviews for The Marriage Bargain
“Julian is the kind of hero every woman dreams of.” – Long and Short Reviews
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About Sandra Edwards
Sandra is an award-winning author of romance. She has eclectic tastes, penning tales in a variety of genres such as paranormal (mostly time travel and reincarnation), contemporary and suspense. She lives in the U.S. (west coast) with her husband, two kids, four dogs and one very temperamental feline. Sandra's books often push the envelope and step outside the boundaries of conventional romance. For more info on Sandra's books, visit her website at www.sandrawrites.com.
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An Interview with Sandra Edwards
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio
HH: Sandra, thank you for talking with us at TRS. Your featured book is The Marriage Bargain. First where did you get the idea for this amazing story of a tabloid journalist and a French playboy?
SE: Well, I wanted to write a Cinderella-fairy tale type book, and after thinking about it for a while I thought it might be cool to throw in a marriage-of-convenience angle. From there, the story blossomed.
HH: What can you tell us about Camille and what makes her unique among your heroines?
SE: Camille is a career-driven woman but she’s also rather vulnerable. She’s deathly afraid of failure, and she feels like she’s unlovable because she was abandoned by her parents.
HH: What can you tell us about Julian and why will readers love him?
SE: Julian is a take-charge kind of guy, and he’s used to getting what he wants—one way or another. He’s quite charming. He’ll spare no expense when it comes to bringing pleasure to the people around him. He’s got a heart of gold locked away, deep inside him, but you get the feeling that the right woman could release it.
HH: What sort of research was required to bring this story to life?
SE: I spent a lot of time researching France and the Marseilles area. It really made me want to visit France... maybe someday. lol
HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?
SE: I’m currently working on four novels that readers are asking for: Hot Commodity, Desert Heat, The Lonely Hearts Club, and Forever For You. I’ve got a few short stories and short novellas that I’m planning to release during the summer and fall.
HH: How has the romance genre changed since you began writing?
SE: It seems that books these days are leaner, quicker reads.
HH: What's your writing schedule like?
SE: I’m usually involved in writing (or writing-related activities) at least five days a week from 8:30 am until about 4:00 pm. Oftentimes I will spend a few hours in the evening writing, as well.
HH: What sources of inspiration do you draw from for ideas?
SE: I draw inspiration from just about anywhere, but mostly I’m inspired by music, documentaries and even news reports.
HH: What's your favorite book so far in 2012?
SE: I’ve read a few good ones this year, but I’d have to say that so far my favorite book is (a non romance) called Assassin’s Curse by Debra L Martin and David W. Small. It’s a sword and sorcery fantasy with a hint of romance.
HH: What are you most looking forward to in 2012?
SE: My daughter graduating from high school.
HH: Thank you!