Amelia Bishop’s Uncharted Hearts
Amelia Bishop has a new book out and it sounds very interesting! A historical menage set on a boat? Sign me up for that! She stops by today for an interview and she has some fabulously fun answers. After the interview, read all about the book and an excerpt that makes you want to know what happens next! At the very bottom enter for a chance to win an Amazon or ARe giftcard.
Amanda C. Stone: Good morning Amelia! I am so excited to have you here today.
Amelia Bishop: Hi Amanda! I’m so happy to be here 🙂
ACS: You are on a deserted island and can have only one book with you. What book would it be?
AB: Hmm… I’d pick a book of fairy tales, like one of the giant Grimm’s collections, or an anthology of fairy tales from around the world. I love fairy tales because they are such great jumping off points for new story creation, and also because they are so wild and fantastical and imaginative.
ACS: Oooh! I love fairy tales too. So many different variations of the stories. And some stories that are the same from different parts of the world. What a wonderful choice! Do you have a library card and know where it is?
AB: Yes! I go to the library a lot. I have kids, so I go with them pretty often, but I get a lot of books there for myself as well. The librarians are great, too, for book recommendations. Some of my favorite reads were suggested to me by librarians. I sometimes just wander through the stacks, and pick books purely based on which spines grab my attention. I find a lot of good books that way! Stuff I wouldn’t pick out otherwise.
ACS: I love when librarians know what they’re doing and can suggest books to you. I used to do that when I was a teacher and had wonderful recommendations for lessons on a wide variety of topics. You are traveling with The Doctor (or any other time traveling person). Would you visit the past or the future?
AB: Definitely the future. Much more useful. Just the tiniest tidbit of information could make me rich!
ACS: Oh yes! I would love to know what the next big trend is in book and music and fashion. Could get ahead of the curve! What song do you love to dance to?
AB: I will seriously dance to anything. Also I am a horrible dancer, and shameless. Such a bad combination! I like disco (obviously) and fun pop songs, but I am not a musical person and I really have no “favorite song.”
ACS: Pft. Who cares about skill. I’m the best dancer ever. In my own head anyway. Though in reality I look like a hippo trying to do ballet so whatever. What is the worst birthday/holiday present you have ever received? And who gave it to you?
AB: Once one of my aunts gave me a purse. It was multi-colored patchwork pleather, and very ugly. Not like in a “oh that’s so ugly it’s almost funky-cute” way, but in a “oh dear god what is that thing” way. I was probably 14 years old. I thanked her of course and carefully did not reveal my disgust. She then said “Oh, I knew you’d love it! When I saw it, I thought of you instantly!”
Obviously, the event still haunts me.
ACS: Oh my word! I would have had the hardest time keeping my face straight. I have NO poker face at all. Thank you for stopping by. I loved having you!
AB: Thanks for having me here today, Amanda. Your questions were super fun!
Clayton Taylor is smart and skilled, and born into privilege. His expertise with navigation lands him a job on The Irish Lady, a ship which promises a world of new experiences. Half in love with Peter, The Lady’s roguish captain, Clayton signs on for adventure and a chance to test his skill against the sea. Once aboard he meets Jorge, a pillar of quiet strength.
Clayton’s life among the sailors and thieves is happy, wild, and free. He learns to sail, to fit in with the crew, and to cheat at cards. There isn’t a course he can’t chart, or a job he can’t design.
But Clayton can’t navigate love, nor can he plan for the whims of his heart. Bold and direct and often stubborn, Clayton’s uncharted heart will plot its own course, bound for a union with two men who need him as much as he does them.
Together Clayton, Peter, and Jorge will discover the heart has no need of map and compass.
The Irish Lady’s gangway was up, and I had a flash of panic. Was I too late? I caught a glimpse of Peter on deck, and called out to him. “Sir! Peter Simpson!”
He turned and strode back to the rail, a light in his eyes and a smile on his face. My trunk seemed suddenly much easier to haul.
A large black man lowered the gangway, and looked me over as I struggled up it, raising an eyebrow at my large case. He wore his hair in long twisted locks, and his shirt, open at the chest, revealed heavy glistening muscles. I swallowed hard. Was this a ship full of temptation? Would I spend my entire time here aroused and useless?
“You came!” Peter rushed to me, not hiding his excitement.
I nodded, smiling.
“I’m so glad.” He brushed his fingers over my cheek in a move much too affectionate for public display. I glanced at the large man, but he’d turned away.
“Come, I’ll get you settled in and explain your position.” Peter hoisted one end of my trunk, and led us toward the hatch.
I felt as if I had to ask him, before I went below, exactly what kind of situation I was signing on to here. “Just what sort of a ship is this, precisely? I’m sure you aren’t an entirely reputable merchant?”
He dropped his side of the trunk, and I feared I’d erred. Perhaps that was too forward a thing to ask. But his crooked grin told me he was not offended. “Is that a problem?”
Good lord, he was sexy. His chin was shadowed with a fine dark stubble, and his hair was gathered at the top of his head in some sort of ridiculous knot, which only accentuated his chocolate brown eyes and thick brows. “No…” I smiled. “But you’ll have to teach me.”
His mouth opened on a gasp. Finally, I’d unbalanced him.
“Gladly,” he rasped, and picked up the trunk again.
I am a reader and writer of romantic erotic fiction of all varieties. Sometimes, the little stories in my head just need to be shared (and sometimes they are just for me). I enjoy red wine, black rum, shell-hunting walks along the seashore, and solo late-night drunken dance parties.
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/ameliabishopauthor
Where To Buy:
14-Aug: Prism Book Alliance, Two Chicks Obsessed With Books and Eye Candy, Inked Rainbow Reads
17-Aug: BFD Book Blog, Amanda C. Stone
18-Aug: Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Just Love Romance
19-Aug: MM Good Book Reviews, Love Bytes
20-Aug: Bayou Book Junkie, EE Montgomery
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