Tuesday, January 6, 2015

When Love Feels Like A Pocket Full Of Snails! by Georgina Ramsey - 99c - this book is a gem!

When Love Feels Like A Pocket Full Of Snails! 

For under a $1, this book is not only an absolute bargain, it is also a downright gem of a story!

Book Description from Amazon: 

Bella MacDonald is a wannabe hairdresser to the stars. She has her head in the clouds and a fistful of notes and, after feeling abandoned by everyone she loves, she decides that it’s now or never. Bella takes the plunge and jets off (well, chugs off) to a life in France, but mishaps ensue, as she is faced with a sexy farmer and his animals. Will she ever find true love and happiness? Will she return to England and Franco’s salon? And, will Mrs Humphries remember to take her glaucoma medication?

What inspired you to start writing, and when?
I remember continuously writing stories when I was a small child – in fact, I was probably a little obsessive - and I couldn’t go to sleep without reading a book, which I’d stuff under my pillow for safekeeping, but I always thought that writing could only be a hobby and that I had to earn money through a ‘serious career.’ In the past, I’ve had articles published in newspapers, online, etc. but three or four years ago I became aware of the indie book market and began looking into publishing that way. At this point, my husband had no idea when he went to sleep on a night, I stayed up writing – he thought I was gossiping on social media… the cheek of it! I spent about three months planning the idea for a novel, and then a further six months drafting and re-drafting it - that turned into ‘Love, Life & Cream Cakes!’

How many books have you written?  If more than one, are any a series…or trilogy?
I have four books published and available to download through Amazon at the moment. They are not part of a series, although one character does crop up in more than one. However, I’m working on a new novel at the moment, called ‘Rose Blood,’ and I’m hoping that this will be part of a YA trilogy.

Tell us a little about your book. ‘When Love Feels Like A Pocket Full Of Snails’ is a romantic comedy set in France. I have close connections with France and love the way of life over there. We were on holiday a couple of years ago and I took a photo of my niece, which then triggered off the idea for the book. It’s meant to be a light-hearted read that you can enjoy with a cuppa and a biscuit… or in my case, a packet!

Do you have plans for a new book? I do. As mentioned, I’m currently working on Rose Blood and this is a departure from the genre that I usually write it, but I’m enjoying the challenge.

Is there an Author that you would really like to meet? Kerry Fisher. She’s the author of ‘The School Gate Survival Guide’ and I love her sense of humour and style of writing – it doesn’t hurt my brain!

Do you plot or write by the seat of your pants? I would say that I’m probably a loose planner. I like to jot down an idea and then make notes as I go along, outlining each chapter, but the notes I produce for my stories could probably fit onto a single sheet of A4.

Did you have an editor edit your books? Rose Blood, due out 2015, is being professionally edited at the moment, which is why I am super excited about this project.

Do you prefer ebooks, paperbacks or hardcover? Paperbacks for their feel and smell, but ebooks for convenience.

Are you a self- published (Indie) Author? Yes, and I love the feeling of control that comes with it. I am, without doubt, a control freak and love to work at my own pace, which indie allows.

What books would you like to read again? All of Catherine Cookson’s. My mum turned me into a fan of Catherine Cookson when I was about eight, and the more I think about it, the more I think she is to blame for my obsession with writing and books.

What book are you currently reading and in what format (ebook/paperback/hardcover)? ‘The Key to Erebus (Les Corbeaux: The French Vampire Legend)’ by Emma V Leech and Roisin O’Connor. I’m only three chapters in, but it’s a pretty pleasant read so far - nice images, easy language, etc.

Who designed the cover of your book?
I design all of my own book covers. I either take the photographs for them myself, or (in the case of ‘Love, Life & Cream Cakes!’) draw the images I need. Again, I like to be in control of this element, but also I love learning new skills and crawling out of my comfort zone.

Do you find yourself intrigued by the cover of a book enough to buy it? 
Yes, covers are my weakness. I regularly buy books based upon whether the cover grabs my attention because I am a highly visual person.

Do you have any advice for other writers starting out?
Don’t rush in. It’s so easy to publish nowadays, but because of this it’s possible to find yourself a little trigger happy to click ‘publish’ when your book may not actually be ready for market. I think many indie authors (me, for sure) have fallen for this temptation.

Do you ever write in your PJ’s? Always!

What are your pet peeves? Wet bread!

Pick one - Wine, Chocolate or shoes? Chocolate – no contest!

Cats or dogs? No! Too hard. I have both and love them all equally. I’m probably more in tune with cats, if I’m being totally honest, but that doesn’t stop me adoring dogs.

What is your favorite food and beverage? Mint choc chip ice-cream… I can eat it by the truckload.

How many hours per day do you try to devote to research and writing? Probably 4 hours when working alongside the day job, but that goes up to 10 hours on weekends and during holidays.

Sleep in or get up early? Sleep in.

Laptop or desktop for writing? Laptop.

Where and when do you prefer to do your writing? In the home office at night.

List 3 of your favorite movies? Don’t judge me! ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,’ ‘Highlander’ and ‘Carry on Camping.’

Sex, Lies & Corned Beef Pies!

Mae Ophelia Ball is a desperate, penniless student, who in a moment of madness is prepared to do anything – well, almost anything – for a bit of extra cash! She puts her moral conscience to one side, when she takes advice from the glamorous Lottie, and sets herself up as a phone sex operator, in order to earn a few extra quid. However, the glamour of a job in the sex industry soon wears off, and one of her callers, an elderly man called Bert, comes to her rescue. She soon learns that money isn’t everything, but has this lesson come a little too late?

Where can your readers stalk you? Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GeorginaRamseyAuthor
Or Twitter: @GeorginaBRamsey

Is your book in Print, ebook or both? At the moment they are only available as ebooks, but Rose Blood will be available in both.

Do you give free ebooks away in exchange for honest reviews? I most certainly do.

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  1. I love your titles Georgina, they are brilliant and the blurbs sound good too. I have added both to my to read list. Thank's for sharing.

    1. Hi Joss, thank you so much for the lovely comment :-) You've made my day x


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