Sunday, March 11, 2012

MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH ROSES - MARGARET TANNER

Roses are my favourite flower. My husband thinks I am obsessed with them.  I always wear rose perfume, Bush Rose, Musk Rose. The Yardley (English company) Rose is a lovely perfume, as sweet and fragrant as its name sake.
I have to confess that my garden is full of roses. Hubby hates them with a passion because he thinks they deliberately jump out and stick their thorns into him.
I love old fashioned roses the best. They may not be quite as colourful as the modern day varieties, but they always have a gorgeous perfume.  Just Joey, a beautiful large bloomed orange rose with a delightful perfume is one of my favourites.  Another favourite is a blood red rose named Oklahoma, the perfume is as heady as wine.
It amazes me how often I seem to put a flower in the title of my romance novels, or describe garden scenes. It must have been an instinctive thing because I don’t recall actively trying to do this.

One of my published novels was titled The English Rose.  It has, after a re-write, been released by The Wild Rose Press (TWRP) as Frontier Wife. Holly And The Millionaire is another novel from TWRP. The heroine, Holly has a daughter called Lilly. Daphne is the name of my heroine in The Trouble With Playboys from TWRP. I have also written a short story, Call Of The Apple Blossom.  Can you see a pattern here?
          
 12 red roses flowersWhiskey Creek Press, previously published Savage Utopia and its sequel Stolen Birthright singularly, but have recently re-released them in a 2 for 1 e-book, which is available from Whiskey creek Press and Amazon Kindle.  No flower scenes in these two stories.

SAVAGE UTOPIA
On board the convict ship taking them to the penal colony of Australia, Maryanne Watson and Jake Smith meet and fall in love, but Jake hides a terrible secret that will take him to the gallows if it ever comes out.
On arrival in Sydney the lovers are separated. Maryanne is sent to work for the lecherous Captain Fitzhugh. After he attacks her she flees into the wilderness and eventually meets up with Jake who has escaped from a chain gang.  They set up home in a hidden valley and Maryanne falls pregnant.  Will Jake come out of hiding to protect his fledgling family? And how can love triumph over such crushing odds?
2 IN 1 SAVAGE UTOPIA & STOLEN BIRTHRIGHT by Margaret Tanner - Click Image to Close
STOLEN BIRTHRIGHT
Can an English aristocrat ever hope to marry the daughter of convicts?
Georgina, a wild colonial girl, is brought up by O’Rourke, a rough and ready Irishman who she believes is her uncle. While helping the bushranger Johnny Dawson escape from prison she meets and falls in love with a dashing young English aristocrat, the Honourable Marcus Lindquist.
When Johnny Dawson is ambushed and killed, Marcus finally learns the secret of what has bound the young outlaw to Georgina. Meanwhile, twelve thousand miles across the sea, Marcus’ Godfather, is plotting Georgina’s death to keep his dark secrets from ever seeing the light of day.






































10 comments:

Alison H. said...

Hi, Margaret, from another major rose lover. I love all the floral names you've used in your books. My current WIP features 3 sisters named Laurel, Sage, and Angelica and their mother and aunt are named Marigold and Rosemary. This is going to be my herb series. LOL

Jannine Gallant said...

I like fragrant roses the best, too. It's disappointing to see a beautiful rose, lean over to sniff it, and get nothing!

Barbara Edwards said...

I love roses too. And my husband gets snagged all the time. hmmm
Barbara

Jerri Hines said...

My favorite! Great deal with your books- two for one!

Vonnie Davis said...

I love roses, too. The other week Calvin, who like most men is a tad clueless, came home holding a handful of flowers. "Angel, I saw these pink roses and knowing they're your favorite flower, I got them for you." They were pink tulips. I hugged him and purred, "Oh, baby, you're the best." No, they weren't roses, but they were from his heart--a special place.

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Vonnie,
That man of yours sounds like a true hero. Pink tulips and pink roses, there is a similarity in my humble opinion.

cheers

Margaret

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Allison,
Wow, nice to know I am not the only one to have flowery/herbal names in my novels.

Cheers

Margaret

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Barbara,

Another snagged husband. I will have to tell my hubby that he isn't the only one.

Cheers

Margaret

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Jannine,

Oh yes, leaning over to smell a rose and there isn't any perfume is so disappointing, you feel like you have been cheated.

Cheers

Margaret

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Jerri,
Thanks. How could you not love a rose?

Cheers

Margaret