I’d like to welcome T.D. Hassett as today’s Muse Wednesday guest.
Hmm, tough question because there were so many fabulous authors that inspired me to want to write. However, the one that stands out the most is Susan Johnson. Her novels are richly developed and spicy hot. She writes both historical and contemporary romance. Her research is extensive and the story details so lavish she needs footnotes. Her heroes are larger than life rather than the boy/girl next door. If Susan is writing your fantasy expect it to be lush and unrestrained.
When I set about writing Isabel’s Awakening I wanted to make sure I provided my readers with a hero woven from pure fantasy but charming enough to be approachable. My muse also encouraged me to make sure the love scenes were sweetly erotic yet still explicit. I hope I have succeeded!
T.D. Hassett grew up reading the romance greats. She was certain that life should be like a romance novel, lots of passion, some incredible adventures and a guaranteed happily ever after. She attended college in New England earning a B.A. in history and a M.S. degree in clinical psychology before changing her mind again and studying education. Currently Ms. Hassett lives in Connecticut with her very patient husband and two young children. Her rambunctious family shares their home with 3 crazy cats and a darling golden retriever named Delilah. Her eccentric relatives and their quest to make her feel like the only normal nut in the family tree inspire her writing.
Blurb : Isabel’s Awakening
Thomas’s young, fashion-model wife once led her husband’s idolizing brother, Chris, into both drugs and an adulterous relationship. The loss of his brother and total destruction of his marriage destroyed Thomas. To avoid entanglements with others, even his young son, Thomas focused on promoting his music and the management of his now highly profitable record company. He thought he had everything at a safe distance, at least until Isabel literally slammed into his life.
High school teacher, Isabel Warren, finds herself falling head over heels in love with the sexy-as-sin guitarist for the rock band Becket. Soon Isabel’s orderly world of lesson plans, thesis writing, and student loan debt is competing against desire, passion, and her vulnerable heart.
Isabel struggles to navigate her newly stirred passions with her rising academic career and independent nature. As the sex sizzles, the two lovers will have to decide which parts of their dreams they will sacrifice for their fledgling relationship.
Can Thomas ever trust and love again, and will the young woman he meets ever have the confidence and strength to be with him?