Alert on: Mollie Blake, Guiltless ~ A Cheshire Love Story #Giveaway

This week the alert is on author Mollie Blake and her latest book, Guiltless ~ A Cheshire Love Story. And she has giveaway news!



Managing Director of her own successful fashion house, Lauren Chandler should have everything going for her. But at twenty-nine, she finds herself single again, and bored. Seeking a new challenge in her life, under the guise of saving her company money, Lauren embarks on a mission to model their latest range of lingerie herself. She just needs a photographer. When Byron Lord makes an unusual proposal, Lauren is adamant he won’t win the contract.

Co-owner of Broadway Studios, Byron Lord is determined to provide job security to his off-beat workforce, and he needs Lauren Chandler’s help to do so. Byron may have underestimated how far Lauren would be prepared to go. He had definitely underestimated how much she would demand of him.

And with an ultimatum of her own, Lauren gets far more than she bargained for.


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Meet the Author  Mollie Blake


Mollie Blake is a published author of contemporary romance. A lover of reading sexy stories, Mollie decided to go one step further and write her own. Her romances are filled with danger and peppered with hot sexy scenes. She is a member of International Thriller Writers and UK Romantic Novelists Association.

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What is the most difficult part of your artistic process? 

Revealing myself. Of course I don’t mean literally. I put passion into my stories and I hope readers feel that passion. The books are dark tales of romance during which the characters have to battle for their HEA. I really don’t like the idea of people laughing at them. If that happens, they don’t get the way I write, they don’t feel my passion. There are excellent books out there to make you laugh, just not mine.

Does your family support your career as a writer? 

On the whole, yes. My husband doesn’t read my books but he does help out with some of the research, which he doesn’t seem to mind about… And, on the whole, he’s patient when my writing gets in the way of family time. My eight-four-year-old mum is super proud and reads everything I write, even sharing with her friends. My older sister also reads all my stories and is very supportive, giving me really helpful feedback. My younger sister struggles to read any of them and that’s okay. I am always mindful of the sex in my stories – it’s not for everyone.

If you had to do something differently as a child or teenager to become a better writer as an adult, what would you do? 

As a child I read prolifically. My dad used to threaten to take my books away if I didn’t answer when spoken to, or missed a meal. But I wasn’t in the habit of writing my own stories. Please bear in mind I grew up to become a finance director, more concerned with numbers than words. So I guess that’s what I would do differently as a young person – study creative writing and experiment with writing styles. In a way I’m doing that now. I include a “quickie” read each month in my newsletters and experiment with style and genres. It’s fun and good practice.

How long on average does it take you to write a book? 

A year.



Goodreads Book Giveaway

Guiltless ~ A Cheshire Love Story by Mollie Blake

Guiltless ~ A Cheshire Love Story

by Mollie Blake

Giveaway ends September 30, 2017.
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23 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the new book, sounds interesting!

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    1. Thanks Kathy. I'm getting some lovely reviews x

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  2. You gave wonderful answers to the interview questions, thanks for sharing about yourself and your book!

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    1. Thanks Nancy, I'm glad you enjoyed them x

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  3. This sounds like a great read about an independent, hard working woman like I was in my 20s. Interesting to hear the writer was going to be in finance. This is quite a change!

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    1. Thanks Val. I wasn't just going to be in finance - my whole career was in finance until I had a baby. Having my son brought about a lot of changes in me. The change to my new way of life as a full time mum eventually led to needing a new challenge - that's when I started writing. And yes, it's challenging, but great fun x

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  4. The book sounds good and an interesting interview!

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  5. Interesting interview, ladies! I agree with the answer about revealing ourselves. That's maybe part of the reason writers tend to be on the insecure side. If a reader doesn't like or "get" what we write, we take it a bit personally, because there is so much of "us" in our writing.

    Sounds like a super book. Good luck with it!

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    1. Thanks Susan - I'm glad you understand and have the same feelings x

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  6. That's great that your family is so supportive.

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  7. Sounds like a novel where both characters really are constantly trying to push each other to get ahead or find the other's limit, but they end up finding out a whole lot more about themselves!

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    1. Thanks for the comment Olivia. I wouldn't say they are pushing each other in that way. They actually need each other. In the beginning it is for totally different reasons - he needs her to help his company and it's offbeat workforce. She just wants to have sex with him... In the end they realise they are both good for each other x

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  8. A year really isn't that long to write a book. I've been working on one for ten years!

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    1. Wow, Sherry. And yet some authors can reel several out a year. I hope you get yours published and it will be worth it x

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    1. Thanks Kelly/Ashelyn I have a had a lot of compliments on the cover. It's a bit of a theme of mine. Although I only have two books out I have other draft covers on my website which you can see at www.mollieblake.com They are all with my publisher to be released over the coming months.

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  10. I think as kids, it's so easy to get caught up in the life of a story, and the focus may not be on writing our own. That didn't stop you from doing your thing, though. It makes sense that it takes a year to write a story. That guarantees a well rounded plot and relatable characters. Hugs...and glad to meet you! RO

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    1. Thanks RO. Hugs to you too. Have a great week x

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  11. From numbers to words:) I wish I had gone the creative writing route too. I think many of us take the long way around when it comes to writing.
    Wishing you all the best.

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    1. Thanks Sandra. Hopefully we enjoy the journey, though. I did love my job but having a baby changed me. I'm so glad it did. x

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  12. Her book is everywhere. Woot! Congrats, Mollie! :D

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