Author Guest Post
A Day In My Writing Life
By: Mandy Baggot
*sound of a Harley Davidson* It’s 6.50am and it’s my iPhone alarm! *curses and turns over*.
As a mom of two school-age girls every day starts off with a mad scramble to get them fed, washed and dressed before school. We leave about 8.20am for the ten minute drive, I drop off and wave goodbye and I’m back at my desk by 8.50am.
The first thing I do is check my schedule for what’s going on that day. Believe me there is always something going on! I am a member of Loveahappyending Lifestyle – an on-line magazine run by a group of us authors. We write interesting posts on all sorts of topics – I am the trends/pop culture guru. We also support each other in our writing lives so I will schedule up some Facebook posts and some tweets for them as well as a few for me. Then when I visit Twitter later I can chat about food and wine instead of books!
After that I’ll answer emails or messages. There are usually at least fifty a day! I tell myself it’s good to be popular!
Finally, after messing about on Twitter and seeing what mad things other people are up to I will get down to writing about 11am. I then have three and a half hours to crack on before picking the girls up again. Three and a half hours sounds like a long time doesn’t it? If you factor in doing some exercise, eating some lunch and dipping back in to social media, it just flies by.
After picking up my girls, I might get a couple of hours of writing in short bursts of fifteen minutes or so. Sometimes I take a pen and paper (do you remember those?!) and write with the children around if it’s the only way to grind out some words. I will write anywhere!
That’s a normal writing day but most weeks I also have some meetings. I belong to a Wiltshire women’s networking group called Women on Wednesday and we meet up once a month. I was the guest speaker back in February.
As a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association I go up to London for their meetings and functions and I’m also quite an active member of the Wiltshire business community so I try and attend most functions I get invited to. I also speak at book groups, festivals and conferences which are mainly in the evenings or at weekends. No two weeks are the same!
I have to say I do love my writer life. I just wish there were a few more hours in the day!
About The Author
Mandy Baggot is a self-confessed Twitter addict who likes to sing on You Tube. She regularly guests on book blogs and is a featured author on the innovative website loveahappyending.com. She is also a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association.
Mandy lives near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with her husband and two daughters.
SAPPHIRE STAR PUBLISHING - AUTHOR PAGE
Security - Book Trailer
Security by Mandy Baggot
Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing
Publication Date: April 4, 2013
Format: Paperback - 354 pages / Kindle - 481 KB / Nook - 393 KB
Genre: Romantic Suspense
BUY THE BOOK: Security
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Reading Addiction Blog Tours.
Enter Nathan Regan, an ex-elite soldier who is assigned to protect her. He’s a good man doing bad things but what drives him? Passion? Madness? Or grief? Demons from his past are threatening to consume him. Can he win the fight alone or will he have to admit he needs help?
As the threat deepens, Autumn starts to find out who she really needs in her life. Is there still room for personal assistant Janey or rapper boyfriend Rockweiler? When everyone around her is feeding her lies, how does she work out the truth? Does her record producer know more than he’s letting on? What is her mother, the British Foreign Secretary’s involvement in the situation? And can Autumn put her faith in a forty-something Jamaican woman who handles an automatic weapon as expertly as she cooks?
Eluding kidnap and trying to stay alive, can Autumn find the strength to be the person she longs to be? And can two people, poles apart, forge something strong enough to survive anything?
My Book Review:
Autumn Raine is an international singing superstar, the ultimate media darling and diva. When Autumn's safety is threatened by death threats and kidnapping attempts, ex-special forces agent, Nathan Regan is hired as Autumn's personal bodyguard. With the threats mounting and her life unraveling, Nathan takes Autumn away to a safe haven. Autumn and Nathan are total opposites who are thrown together, each has their flaws and are haunted by past demons, but a mutual attraction and sizzling chemistry can't be denied as the sparks begin to fly. Is Nathan's experience enough to protect Autumn? Can they forge a bond that will help them survive? What will become of their mutual attraction?
Security is an intriguing romantic suspense story filled with enough drama, action and romance with a touch of humor that keeps the reader turning the pages. Author Mandy Baggot weaves an entertaining tale written in the third person narrative that follows the suspenseful adventures of Autumn Raine and Nathan Regan as they try to outwit the kidnapping plots as they fight to survive.
This fast paced story has enough suspense and intensity with unexpected twists and turns that keeps the reader engaged, while the sizzling chemistry and romance that develops between Autumn and Nathan will make your heart race. I loved that both Autumn and Nathan were realistic characters who had flaws and past demons that haunted them, I found them to be intriguing and really enjoyed the opposites attract scenario. I really enjoyed the multi-layered storyline, you can't help but become captivated and immersed in the intricacies of Autumn and Nathan's lives. Author Mandy Baggot provides the reader with an entertaining storyline that has it all: action, drama, intrigue, suspense, betrayal, comedy, heartbreak and romance ... what more could a reader ask for?!
With an interesting cast of characters who are realistic and flawed; witty dialogue and engaging interactions; and an intriguing storyline that keeps you on the edge until the surprising conclusion; Security is an exciting romantic suspense story that will leave you completely satisfied.
RATING: 5 STARS *****
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