A Gentleman and a Rogue

Friday, April 19, 2013

Welcome Guest Author - Zanna Mackenzie

Zanna Mackenzie 



STEPH: I don't know much about "The Love Programme." What's it about?

ZANNA: It’s a rom com novel set on a private country estate in the Scottish Highlands. Here’s the info on the book:

Thanks to an embarrassing incident involving a wedding and her ex-boyfriend Marcus, Lucy has to leave her home town in a hurry and needs a place to escape to for a while.

Best friend Fiona is convinced now would be a good time for Lucy to get herself a new life with some potential for romance thrown in. Fate seems to agree when Lucy is given the once-in-a-lifetime chance to star in a TV show and be a contestant on The Love Programme - two weeks of luxury living on a grand Highland estate coupled with, she hopes, fun and romance in wildest Scotland.

When Lucy meets Paul - the young, handsome owner of the Highland estate - she thinks she may have found the love of her life but who is the mysterious Hannah and what part does she play in his life? 

When she discovers that Marcus is planning to follow her to Scotland to win her back Lucy has some serious soul searching to do. Does she have a future with Paul, with Marcus or is she yet to find the man of her dreams?

STEPH: How long did it take you to write?

ZANNA: I can’t remember because it was first created several years ago and has since gone through lots of revamps and edits. It usually takes me about 4 months to write a first draft of a novel so I’ll say it took 4 months!

STEPH: Did you have to do a lot of research?

ZANNA: No, not really. I used to live in Scotland so know it quite well and had visited the area where the book is set.

STEPH:  How does the cover reflect the story within?

ZANNA: It’s a sweet romance!

STEPH:  Lucy is the heroine. What are her strengths? Weakness? 

ZANNA: Lucy is on The Love Programme because she is terrible at relationships so I have to say her weakness is choosing the wrong men! Her strengths, well, she wants to sort herself and her life out, so I’d say she’s quite feisty and determined.

STEPH: Paul is the hero. What does he find appealing about her? 

ZANNA: Paul is the Laird of the Highland estate where the book is set and has spent all his life trying to prove a point to his ambitious family and also trying to be true to himself so I think he’s probably drawn to Lucy because he recognises a kindred spirit, she’s a breath of fresh air around the place and, of course, he is very attracted to her!

STEPH: What's the theme of the novel?

ZANNA: Love, and how it can make or ruin your life.

STEPH: Do you have an ebook reader? If so, which one?

ZANNA: Yes, Kindle.

STEPH: How long have you been writing?

ZANNA: I remember creating my own books and holiday brochures (I loved travel and my first job was as a travel agent!) as a child and making up stories in my head then too.

STEPH:  Fun question: Spring is in the air. What's the name of your muse? How does she inspire you?

ZANNA: Sorry, I don’t think I have a muse!!!

Book Blurb
My novel, published by Astraea Press, is called The Love Programme, here’s the details:
Thanks to an embarrassing incident involving a wedding and her ex-boyfriend Marcus, Lucy has to leave her home town in a hurry and needs a place to escape to for a while.
Best friend Fiona is convinced now would be a good time for Lucy to get herself a new life with some potential for romance thrown in. Fate seems to agree when Lucy is given the once-in-a-lifetime chance to star in a TV show and be a contestant on The Love Programme - two weeks of luxury living on a grand Highland estate coupled with, she hopes, fun and romance in wildest Scotland.
When Lucy meets Paul - the young, handsome owner of the Highland estate - she thinks she may have found the love of her life but who is the mysterious Hannah and what part does she play in his life? When she discovers that Marcus is planning to follow her to Scotland to win her back Lucy has some serious soul searching to do. Does she have a future with Paul, with Marcus or is she yet to find the man of her dreams?

Buy Links
Amazon UK:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=zanna+mackenzie

Amazon USA:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=zanna+mackenzie

Follow Links
www.zannamackenzie.co.uk
www.zannamackenzie.blogspot.co.uk
Twitter: @ZannaMacKenzie
Facebook: www.facebook.com/zanna. mackenzie
Goodreads - http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/10703273-zanna-mackenzie



1 comment:

  1. Zanna,
    Thanks so much for visiting today. I love the premise of the novel and I'm a sucker for a dashing hero and Paul sounds just that! :) Your cover catches my eye, too. Good luck with your novel. I'm putting "The Love Programme" in my TBR pile!

    Smiles
    Steph

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