Guest Post by Cheryl Holloway
I’ve been writing since I was three years old. I loved writing so much that for my lifetime career, I became a writer-editor. So, I’ve been writing for decades, but I started writing romantic stories around 2010, when I wanted to share a romantic event in my life with my readers. Yes, most of my stories are based on real-life events from my life or close friends and relatives. I love adding my own twist to the stories. So, I always have added a little of my imagination to make the stories more exciting and of course, fictional.
Some of my romance stories are super sexy with high drama and high emotion, while others are the love-me-tender with plenty of affection and romance. No matter what kind of romance you like, I think you will find an enjoyable story in my writing. Over the years, I have definitely acquired a passion for writing romantic stories.
Well, early in life, I acquired another passion—the French language. So, I learned to speak French fluently; and back in the day, I was an interpreter for the United States. I now had two passions—writing romance and the French language.
One day, I decided to combine my passions and write a romance book with a different literary landscape. So, I wrote a French book in English for an English-speaking audience. However, I wanted to include some French characters in my favorite French city—Paris. I had always wanted to write one of my books with French phrases and words included in the book, along with some French landmarks. It was a challenge, but I accomplished my writing goal with my two passions.
Voila—June’s Double Rainbow was created. And yes, readers can read the book with clarity without knowing the French language. In this heartwarming romance, June learns to embrace love and its challenges and wait for a transformation in her life, so she ventures off on an unplanned trip to Paris for her job.
Well, Paris and romance go together like cheese and wine. After all, Paris is the city of love and romance. In my research, I found that Paris boasts two spots on the list of the top 10 places in the world to propose. Need I say more?
A lot of readers have told me that I made Paris come alive for them, not to mention the love and romance of a Frenchman. Then, Lesley Jones for Readers Favorite said, “…An engaging story with beautiful imagery!” I really, really enjoyed writing this book and combining my two passions.
So, readers, this is a quick read; yet, an epic romance. If you’re a fan of Debbie Macomber, I hope you’ll soon be a fan of my romances!
Please read this free book and tell me what you think. Did I combine my two passions to create a captivating romance?
Here’s a peek at Cheryl’s romance novel.
When love and monogamy fail…Her fiancé breaks off the engagement.
At first, June is stunned, but then, she is determined to move on to better things…like an unplanned trip to Paris for her job—where she falls deeply in love with a man from another part of the world. He wines and dines June; sweeps her off her feet; and ultimately, wins her heart. Their short romance echoes an endearing love. When she returns to the U.S., he calls her faithfully every day. Then suddenly, no call…
Can their love survive on different continents?
About the author
CHERYL HOLLOWAY is an award-winning writer, former talk show host, journalist and retired writer-editor for the federal government. She has been the editor of numerous magazines and newsletters; and was an intern at the Smithsonian Institution Press. Cheryl is an avid reader and dedicated writer. She won her first writing contest at 15 years old with a State Crime Prevention Essay in Indiana. She currently lives in southern Maryland and northern California with her family, where she is hard at work on three other book projects that are works in progress.
Cheryl Holloway has a writer’s blog where she pays-it-forward to other authors. Cheryl Holloway added, “I firmly believe that Pay-It-Forward means that we must serve others in order to lift up ourselves.”