Today is Sunday and I’m a little late getting my post up today. But that doesn’t lessen my excitement at introducing you to my dear friend, Bianca M. Schwarz. Bianca is the 11th author who has graciously agreed to be part of my Author Takeover Team for THE FINAL COUNTDOWN AUTHOR TAKEOVER PARTY TOMORROW ON FACEBOOK! The party begins at noon and goes until 6:00 PM CENTRAL TIME ZONE. Bianca will take over from 5:30 to 6:00 PM.
Like many of the others, Bianca is one of the wonderful authors I’ve met through Penner Publishing and — like Amanda, Kelly, and Jamie — she’s become my lifeline through this process. I’d like to hope I’ve been the same for her.
Bianca’s first novel, A Thing of Beauty, is a really wonderful read and you can read my review here.
What can I tell you about Bianca? Here’s a little bit from her author bio:
Bianca was born in Germany, spent her formative years in London and just got her US passport, but she considers herself a world citizen. She lives in Los Angeles because that’s where they make movies and she used to work on them. And she writes novels because that’s kind of like making a movie in people’s heads and because she just loves books. Bianca has one son, because that’s all she can handle and she tolerates her husband because, well, she loves him and there is no help for that.
Oh yeah, and there is a cat.
Like many writers, B (as I’ve taken to calling her quite lovingly) loves to use big and flowery words — they’ve just become a part of her regular vocabulary. Several years ago, this was a huge turn-off to an old boyfriend (who, at the time, was a well-known rock music). He said to her, “I only understand every second word you say. Kind of makes me feel stupid and turns me off.” Bianca’s response was typical Bianca and one of the things I love best about her. She said, “I called him some very bad things in very flowery language.” Oh how I wish I could’ve seen that!
Bianca was the focus of an author spotlight I featured on my website about a month ago. You can read that spotlight here. In the meantime, check out he beautiful cover and synopsis of B’s book, A Think of Beauty:
A THINK OF BEAUTY
November 1819: To the ordinary observer, the wealthy Sir Henry March, cousin of a duke, seems a typical London gentleman. But to the Crown, Henry is a powerful asset, secret defender of the country. When he sees an injured girl stumbling down the side of the road, he must stop.
The stepdaughter of an abusive innkeeper, Eliza Broad is from another class entirely. But the moment Henry lays eyes on the spirited and beautiful girl, he feels a connection. To protect her, he takes her in to his home.
In Henry, Eliza finds a rescuer, handsome and kind beyond her wildest dreams. But danger is at their heels. On Eliza’s trail is one of London’s vilest and most notorious pimps, a man whose connections tie him to a dark world of sadism and treachery.
Can Eliza and Henry fight to protect England, their hearts, and their lives?
Don’t forget to join us tomorrow for THE FINAL COUNTDOWN AUTHOR TAKEOVER PARTY ON FACEBOOK FROM NOON UNTIL 6:00 PM CENTRAL TIME. And make sure to come early enough to meet Bianca from 5:30 to 6:00 – I promise you’ll love her! In the meantime, check her out on social media!