Monday, July 27, 2009


I'm very excited today to have as my special guest, Emma Lai, published author with The Wild Rose Press. Here's some of what Emma sent me when I asked about her and her books. Her latest work - "His Ship, Her Fantasy" is due out this August 12. Watch for it from the Faery Rose Line. Thanks so much for joning me Emma! I hope everyone will check out Emma's blog as well.
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Emma says:
I’ve sampled many professions and industries in the last decade or so…administrative assistant, electrical engineer, software designer, and project manager. They’ve all been satisfying in their own way, but nothing has inspired me like writing.

One thought can spawn an entire story. What happens if a woman falls in love with a ship? This one question leads to many others. What is missing in her life that makes it possible for her to fall in love with an inanimate object? What if the object loves her back? How can an object love? If the object holds the spirit of a person, then how does that spirit manifest? Is the manifested spirit real or a hallucination? These are many of the thoughts that flew threw my head as I wrote and explored the characters of His Ship, Her Fantasy.

Blurb for His Ship, Her Fantasy coming 12 August from The Wild Rose Press!Ellie Woods is in love…with a ship. When an argument with the ship results in a bump on the head, she finds herself in the strong arms of Alastair. But, who is he, and where did he come from?Alastair has loved Ellie from afar for years, but duty has kept him from revealing himself to her. When a grave threat reveals his true identity, he hopes that Ellie will choose reality over fantasyVisit my website to read an excerpt and find details on my Release Party Contest!

I want to encourage aspiring authors to write down their ideas because you never know where they’ll take you. Mine led me down the path of the Mates of the Guardians. The second story, His Hope, Her Salvation, will be coming soon from The Wild Rose Press, and the third story, His Heart, Her Desire, has been submitted for consideration. I hope to finish His Light, Her Shadow and His Dream, Her Nightmare in the coming months.
Emma - that sounds fabulous! Best of everything to you and can't wait to read your latest work.
Thanks for being my special guest.
Roni

27 comments:

Emma Lai said...

Thanks for hosting, Roni! I'm having internet problems, but I'll check in as often as possible.

Stacey Joy Netzel said...

Emma, this sounds like such an interesting series. I can't wait to see what the others are about. Hope your release day is great!

Hi Roni!

I write down my dreams--have one in a notebook from back in high school when I was writing teeny-bopper romances. It had something to do with green toast on St. Patrick's day at a fair or a mall.

Emma Lai said...

Thanks, Stacey! I think dreams are very interesting. Sometimes they help me figure out something going on in my life and other times they're just plain entertaining!

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

I don't think I've read the blurb before. Sounds like a great story. I love the cover, it's very eye-catching. I'm looking forward to buying it at your August 15th booksigning at Boomerang Books in League City, TX.

Stacey Joy Netzel said...

Emma, have you ever thought about different parts of those interesting dreams and realized that there is a way that each crazy or abstract happening can be directly (or indirectly, thanks to the subconscious mind) related to something currently going on in your life, or something you're worrying about?

I bet you've had some doozies with your pregnancy. :)

Linda Swift said...

Enjoyed your blog, Emma. Good luck with the "release" of both your babies. I wish you many future successes.
Linda

Emma Lai said...

Thanks, Anna Kathryn. Nicola Martinez does awesome covers!

Emma Lai said...

Stacey, sometimes my dreams are just variations of something I've seen or read recently. I've been having some very disturbing dreams during my pregnancy...related to my anxiety about being a first time mom.

Mary Ricksen said...

Hi Emma, great post.

I don't usually have dreams that are worth writing about. I usually remember them for all of 30 seconds before, poof, gone.
But ideas come to me, in a car, with a friend, anytime. I remember people who are special. And special people usually have at least one thing about them I can use in a book.
Good luck with your release sweetie, you know I'm there cheering you on. Look to the back, I'm there, short, but clapping for you.

Emma Lai said...

Thanks, Linda!

Anne Marie Novark said...

I love your titles, Emma. I'm looking forward to reading His Ship, Her Fantasy.

Emma Lai said...

LOL, Mary! You can't be shorter than me! I'm only 5' tall. Thanks for all the support!

Emma Lai said...

Thanks, Anne Marie and thanks for your help in naming Books 3 and 5 of the series!

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Emma,
Nice reading about your story, great cover and blurb. Enjoy your release day.
Cheers
Margaret

Emma Lai said...

Thanks, Margaret!

P.L. Parker said...

Some of my dreams are the basis for my books or at least parts of them. Good blog.

Patsy

Elizabeth Pina said...

A nice twist - usually it's the sailor who is in love with the ship.

Love the blurb, I'll see if I can find the one for book 2!

Emma Lai said...

Me too, Patsy!

LOL, Elizabeth! The blurb for Book 2 is on my website at http://www.emmalaiwrites.com

Kathye Quick said...

Hi Roni and Emma -

Checking in late, as ususal.

This is a very exciting premise. I'll definately add it to my TBR list!

Dreams area very fertile source of information, plots, characters and ways to get yourself out of the corner you just wrote yourself into before you went to bed!

Good luck with this series.

Debra St. John said...

Hi Emma and Roni! Thanks for the post. "His Ship, Her Fantasy" sounds so unique. Can't wait until it comes out.

Skhye said...

The first story is fabulous. Emma allowed me to read it. :) And you should all know she has a wonderful sense of humor...

Helen Hardt said...

Hi Emma! I used to write down my dreams. I go back now and read that little notebook and have no memory of any of that stuff, LOL. I really ought to get back to it. It's fascinating.

Emma Lai said...

Thanks for stopping by Kathye! I used to solve Physics and Calculus problems while I slept. Coming up with good story ideas while I sleep is much more entertaining!

Emma Lai said...

Thanks Debra!

Emma Lai said...

How sweet Skhye! You're making me blush!

Emma Lai said...

I keep journals as well. One for dreams that help me work out personal issues and one for great story ideas. I don't remember them all either, but it is fun to go back and read them later.

Hywela Lyn said...

Sorry to be late popping in to say 'hello' to fellow 'Faery Rose' author, Emma Lai.

Great interview ladies, and wishing you all the best for a great releae party, Emma. Can't wait to read 'His Ship Her Fantasy' it sounds wonderful.