Saturday, January 11, 2014

Blog Tour: Saying Goodbye by Mahima Martel


Contemporary Romance
Date Published: 9/24/2013


No matter how strong the relationship, or powerful the attraction at some time we all must say goodbye. 

In 1964 the winds of change blows across the Atlantic from England to America and sparks a cultural and social revolution. Traditional values of the past are replaced with more modern attitudes caused by the hottest tunes and the latest dance craze. 

Vivacious Hollywood starlet Frankie Robinson has no romantic expectations when she meets the dark and introspective Alex Rowley, guitarist for one of the hottest British bands—The Dark Knights. During their first dance, they step into each other's rhythm, as though partners in another life. 

For an eager young couple, neither Frankie nor Alex anticipates the scandal their public relationship will cause—reputations must be protected and images need to be maintained. As Frankie and Alex dream of a life together, agents and managers worry of the monies lost and the dangers to their perspective clients. Frankie and Alex are to be kept apart no matter what tragic cost.
Behind the closed curtains of celebrity life, Frank and Alex find a way to keep their private love alive despite all obstacles. 


INTERVIEW

What is the hardest part of writing your books?

Answer: I would have to say the emotional attachment I have to the story and the characters. I cry often for their (characters) issues.

What songs are most played on your IPod?

Answer: The songs most played on my iPod are, “Take it Easy” by the Eagles. “Life is a Highway,” by Tom Cochrane and “Fool in the Rain,” by Led Zeppelin


Do you have critique partners or beta readers?

Answer: My father. He is an avid reader, and extremely smart. It helps especially in writing about the 1960’s. He was able to give me personal experiences that help enhance the story.


What book are you reading now?

Answer: None. I am in the process of writing two books right now.


How did you start your writing career?

Answer: It is a difficult question, because I’ve been writing since I was a kid. I just started writing and didn’t stop. I think of writing as more than a career; it is a way of life.




Answer: I have several books up coming in the next couple of months. All of the books have been in works for many years, and I am in the process cleaning up old drafts and edits. I have a fantasy satire about the ecology and the end of the world, a drama about the journey of a Vietnam Veteran and part two of “Saying Goodbye”.



Mahima Martel - My premierre focus in writing is love within drama, or dramatic love. I am fascinated by the human condition and what drives people to do what they do. Mostly, I have found it is love, or lack of love that motivates people, whether it is to inspire to greatness, or to the depth of depravity. “Saying Goobye, What the World Doesn’t Know,” is based on a true story I uncovered hidden deep within the tabloids of the early 1960’s. I could definately see how the love of these two characters could inspire each other to great heights...and it did so.

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