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Author Guest Post ft @Cynwrites1 | The Carousel Book Tour and $20 Amazon GC / Book #Giveaway | #HistoricalRomance

The Carousel (The Wild Geese Book 7) by Cynthia Owens is on virtual book tour. The historical romance stops at Readeropolis wi...

The Carousel (The Wild Geese Book 7) by Cynthia Owens is on virtual book tour.

The historical romance stops at Readeropolis with an author guest post.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $20 Amazon GC or Deceptive Hearts: Book 1 of the Wild Geese Series (1 winner each) and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?

I always had imaginary friends as a child. As an adult, my “fictionals” (as I call my characters) are my grown-up imaginary friends!

Of course, no one can control their friends’ actions or what they say. For me, it’s somewhat the same with my fictionals. I love it when, once I’ve placed them in a difficult situation, they begin to tell me their story. I sometimes believe they know their story better than I do, and they just allow me to tell it.

I think the best time this happened was when I was in the midst of writing my first novel. I’d hit a point where I’d written myself into a corner, and I wasn’t sure what came next. I struggled with this for several days, until one night, I dreamed of my hero going back to his childhood home. I actually saw the entire scene in my dream! I raced down to my office—in the middle of the night, no less!—and wrote the scene in one sitting. To this day, I’m convinced it’s one of the best scenes I’ve ever written, and all because one character chose to tell it to me in a dream.

The Carousel
The Wild Geese Book 7
by Cynthia Owens
Genre: Historical Romance

Like the Wild Geese of Old Ireland, five boys grew to manhood despite hunger, war, and the mean 

streets of New York

The War had left him blind to beauty…

Kieran Donnelly is a gifted artist who has sworn never to paint again. He saw and did too many things during the war to extinguish the ugliness that lies in his heart. But a chance to work with some of the most magnificent paintings brings him close to the world he still loves…and an extraordinary woman who sees his true heart.

Darkness couldn’t extinguish the light in her heart.

Blind from the age of four, Emily Lawrence yearns to experience the outside world. When she hires Kieran Donnelly to catalogue her father’s paintings, he offers her a glimpse at life outside her exquisite home…and a chance for a future.

Can Kieran and Emily emerge from the darkness to find happiness and love?

**easily read as a standalone!**

I believe I was destined to be interested in history. One of my distant ancestors, Thomas Aubert, reportedly sailed up the St. Lawrence River to discover Canada some 26 years before Jacques Cartier's 1534 voyage. Another relative was a 17thCentury "King's Girl," one of a group of young unmarried girls sent to New France (now the province of Quebec) as brides for the habitants (settlers) there. My passion for reading made me long to write books like the ones I enjoyed, and I tried penning sequels to my favorite Nancy Drew mysteries. Later, fancying myself a female version of Andrew Lloyd Weber, I drafted a musical set in Paris during WWII.

A former journalist and lifelong Celtophile, I enjoyed a previous career as a reporter/editor for a small chain of community newspapers before returning to my first love, romantic fiction. My stories usually include an Irish setting, hero or heroine, and sometimes all three!

I am a member of the Romance Writers of America, Hearts Through History Romance Writers, and Celtic Hearts Romance Writers. A lifelong resident of Montreal, Canada, I still live there with my own Celtic hero and our two teenaged children.

Follow the tour HERE for exclusive content and a giveaway!


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    1. It's my pleasure! Best of luck with the book and book tour! I included the tour in the Saturday, Sep. 07, 2019 edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader:

  2. It sounds interesting! I imagine the character Emily Lawrence lead a sheltered life until she met Kieran Donnelly. I love seeing new things through the eyes of naive characters.

    1. Hi Tracy, yes, Emily was raised by her father and the Morans, the couple who run her home. Paddy and Eileen Moran and two of my most favorite secondary characters ever!Thanks for the visit!

  3. I think the cover is beautiful I love it

    1. Thanks, Robin, I love the covers my publisher creates for me!

  4. Thanks, Victoria, I really love the covers my publisher creates for me!


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