Triggering an intervention of fate, 42 year old Rose Gerbaldi, discovers her heart and soul has been forever united with beautiful, 30 year old, British movie star, Michael Terrance. A discovery that compels her reality to firmly reclaim her - consequently devastating the very lives fate had so lovingly entwined. Forsaken by a woman he's never met, unable to control the debilitating agony, Michael seeks solace on the darker side of Hollywood. Meanwhile in Western Canada, having been doubly devastated, Rose relinquishes to a life of loneliness. Both are certain they'll never again find that for which they long for - each other. Foolish people - fate is infallible.
GBB: What was the inspiration for you to write this story? What was your motivation to complete it? Were there defining moments that helped you along the way?
My inspiration for the story were the characters themselves. They continuously relayed their stories to me until the whole of the book was written in my mind and it was only then that I was able to put down on paper. The first draft of Absolute Obsession only took eleven days to write, the story having been told completely prior.
GBB: Many writers do research or construct outlines before writing a story, take us through the process you used before you started writing.
For Absolute Obsession there was no research required, each character defined themselves and how their lives intertwined as well as the journey their lives took.
GBB: How did you come up with the title?
It was a fitting title, because it is their love for each other, that is the obsession.
GBB: Tell our readers what the setting or backdrop is for your novel.
The setting begins in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, then it takes you to London, England, then Los Angeles, with some other Canadian scenes in between.
GBB: Without giving too much away, can you give us some background on the major characters? Do you have a favorite character?
While suffering from pre-menopausal exhaustion, typically loving wife and mother, 42 year old Rose Gerbaldi, delves into a self-created fantasy realm while reading a book and is consequently consumed by thoughts of the hero.
Michael Terrance is 30 years old, an inhumanely beautiful, Ireland born, Britain transplant. He is also a desired movie star, a hot head in his own right, and cares little for the attention his fame brings him, and most certainly would never risk his heart,
Michael is my favorite.
GBB: Can you give us a brief summary of your book?
Triggering an intervention of fate, 42 year old Rose Gerbaldi, discovers her heart and soul have been forever united with beautiful, 30 year old, British movie star, Michael Terrance - - a discovery that compels her reality to fiercely reclaim her, ultimately devastating the very lives fate had so lovingly entwined.
Forsaken by a woman he’s never met, unable to control the debilitating agony, Michael seeks solace on the darker side of Hollywood. Meanwhile in Western Canada, having been doubly devastated, Rose relinquishes to a life of loneliness. Both are certain they’ll never again find that for which they long for - - each other.
Foolish people – fate is infallible.
GBB: Do you have a favorite part or chapter?
My favorite scene is the one set in London when they meet face to face for the first time.
GBB: Are there any anecdotal stories pertaining to writing this story that you would like to share?
None that come to mind.
GBB: With all the new genres out there today, what categories and sub category would you say your novel falls into?
It is a contemporary romance.
GBB: On a scale of 1 to 5 (with 5 being the most difficult) what is the reading level of your novel?
I would have to say a three.
GBB: What well known author would you compare your writing style to?
GBB: Other than your current novel what other books short stories etc.
have you written?
I have written the second novel in the Absolute trilogy.
GBB: Are you working on any new projects?
Yes, I am working on the third of Absolute series, and have three others in the works that aren’t related to the Absolute trilogy .
GBB: Is there a sequel or a prequel for Absolute Obsession somewhere out there in the future?
GBB: Do you have any media or book signing appearances coming in the near future?
I am in the process of scheduling some further book signings. As for media, I will be doing a virtual book tour for the month of November with Pump Up Your Books Promotions, with many stops in cyberspace which will be posted on my events.
GBB: Is there anything you would like to say to your fans or potentially new fans?
Thank you for bringing Michael, Rose and the gang alive in your minds, that is what excites me the most and please don’t be shy, contact with any questions, I would love to hear from you.
Wishing you all a dream you never knew you had.
GBB: Thank you for your time. We wish you much success with your novel.
Thanks much C. Elizabeth
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