Monday, August 26, 2013

Radiant by Belinda Williams‏

Belinda Williams is an author based in Sydney, Australia. When she’s not reading romantic suspense or chick-lit, she’s writing it (or else can be found wasting time on social media).

Belinda is also a marketing communications specialist and copywriter who, after spending more than a decade writing about exciting subjects like financial services, IT and hospitality, allowed an addiction to romantic suspense and chick-lit to get the better of her. Radiant came to life when Belinda decided it was time Sydney featured in some fast-paced, heart-stopping romantic suspense, with a dark twist.

Radiant is her novel début and earned a finalist placing in The Romance Writers of Australia Emerald award 2013.

Belinda is a music lover and her eclectic taste forms the foundation for many of her writing ideas. She also has a healthy appreciation for fast cars and would not so secretly love a Lamborghini. For now she’ll have to settle with her son’s supercar Hot Wheel’s collection and the occasional drive in her much loved MX-5.

Do you believe in angels and demons? They believe in you...

Lily Ainsworth, a twenty-eight year old Emergency Department nurse, is used to keeping calm under pressure - until the day she wakes up to find herself a patient in the very ED she works in. A victim of a near fatal hit and run, Lily recalls nothing of the accident. The only witness is the mysterious and charming, Leo.

As she attempts to return to normal life, Lily is plagued by strange events, which has her wondering whether the hit and run was merely a coincidence, or if it was something much more sinister...

Drawn to Leo, Lily confides in him and reveals long unanswered questions about the disappearance of her mother twenty-five years earlier. But his presence appears to come at a price.

Suddenly thrown into a dark world she doesn't recognise and fighting to stay alive, Lily begins to realise the key to her survival lies in answering the questions surrounding her past.

It's a journey that will change her life forever, make her question everything she has ever believed in, and test her feelings for Leo in ways she never imagined.

2013 Romance Writers of Australia Emerald award finalist

Q) What inspired you to write this story? 
The idea of an angel falling in love with a human, except it was, of course, forbidden. The rest flowed from there.

Q) How long did it take you to write? 
2 years to write, another 1 to edit and prepare to publish. Somehow I thought it would be good idea to attempt all of this while becoming a mum for the first time…subsequent projects are happening much faster, thankfully.

Q) What is your favorite thing about writing? 
The surprises! Watching the story unfold and the characters develop, because no matter what you have planned there’s always surprises along the way.

Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing? 
The patience required. It’s such a long term thing – even when the writing is finished, there’s so much involved, from editing, to publishing and then finally to getting it out there and promoting it.

Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why? 
I’m hopeless at these questions, my mind always goes blank…possibly a race car driver like Mark Webber? Not because I want to be a man – although that would be something different - mainly because it would be awesome to be in an F1 car with the skill to go that quick!

Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it? 
I’m a bit of a neat freak, so there’s nothing too offensive. It would probably be a bottle of unfinished mustard or some other condiment-like product that is past the used by date.

Q) What can readers expect from you in the future? 
Some contemporary romantic chick-lit, which I’ve had great fun creating and am just polishing now. From there, it will be either a return to the world of Radiant or I’ve got another chick-lit idea in the works as well.

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1 comment:

Belinda Williams said...

Thanks for hosting me today, appreciate the support.