The Be Mine: Valentine Novellas to Warm The Heart is a collection of romance novellas for Valentine’s Day. Starting with low heat, and rising to steamy!
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Susanne Bellamy is an Australian author of contemporary and suspense romances set in exciting and often exotic locations, and rural romance set in Australia. She adores travel with her husband, both at home and overseas, and weaves stories around the settings and people she encounters.
Your story in the Be Mine Valentine Anthology is Valentine Promises. What was the inspiration for the story?
The Amalfi Coast road inspired this story. We were in Italy for a four-week holiday and had taken a SITA bus from Salerno to Atrani (next to Amalfi). We travelled this winding road often during this time and the drivers of big buses and trucks, and the co-operation shown when negotiating very tight stretches of road impressed me. Like other towns along the coastal road, a curving tunnel in the road connects Atrani and Amalfi and before I knew it, I “saw” the meeting between my protagonists!
I considered pitching this story to a big publisher which was, at the time, looking for ‘One Night in …’ stories, so the attraction and subsequent action had to happen quickly.
You’ve published 17 full-length books and 6 novellas. Which main character would be the most embarrassed to get a public Valentine’s gift, and why?
Rick Peyton in Hard Road Home (Home to Lark Creek Book 2). Anything that shines a spotlight on him is unwelcome as he tries to integrate back into the community after a brief term in jail. He’s a very private man, and a protector, which is why he ended up in jail. Intrigued?
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What’s your ideal Valentine’s Day gift?
A hot air balloon flight for two. Cool air, and a misty morning that slowly dissipates to reveal a patchwork of fields below as the sun rises. I love ‘experience’ gifts that show the giver really knows me.
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