Happy Monday, I hope that everyone had a lovely weekend! Today I would like to welcome author Terri Osburn, enjoy!
Four Letter Words with Terri Osburn
Since this is my first time visiting Reading Between The Wines, I thought I should share a little about myself. In short, I'm a middle-aged single mom embarking on a writing career, while keeping up with the day job, a teenager, two tabbies, and a hyper Yorkiepoo with attachment issues. As you can imagine, my life includes plenty of follies and foibles that result in an expletive or two.
And thus we reach today's topic—four letter words.
I grew up in the paradox of a staunchly Catholic home that was incredibly liberal and filled with colorful language. Cursing is practically a birthright in my family. My mom still prefers to say fudge, but the rest of us let fly regularly.
As you might guess, this same language peppers my books. There aren't F-bombs on every page, but the characters talk like the people I know. Like the people in my office (about 98% former military), and much the same way I do. My heroines might pop off with a holy cheese and crackers, but for the most part, I use the real thing.
When I wrote the book, I didn't give the profanity much thought. I didn't consciously put it in, or gnash my teeth over whether to take it out. However, some readers have noticed and not all have been happy with my word choices. Does this mean I'll eliminate profanity in future books? Nope. But I still value those readers' opinions, and feel bad that they purchased a book and weren't happy about the full experience.
Do you mind a curse word or two in your reads? Do they jolt you out of the story, or do you glide right over them? I'm curious to *hear* what you all think.
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Beth Chandler has spent her whole life pleasing others. She went to law school to make her grandparents happy. She agreed to marry her workaholic boyfriend, Lucas, to make him happy. And, despite her fear of boats, she took a ferry to see Lucas’s parents just to make them happy.
While suffering through a panic attack on the ferry, Beth meets a tall, sexy stranger who talks her down from her fear—and makes her heart flutter in the process. Soon, she has a new reason to panic: her gorgeous, blue-eyed rescuer is Lucas’s brother, Joe.
But could she ever leave her fiancé for his own brother…even if Lucas is more focused on making partner than on making their relationship work…and even if Joe turns out to be everything she never knew she wanted?
Born in the Ohio Valley, Terri relocated below the Mason Dixon line in the early 1990s after experiencing three blizzards in eighteen months. Seeking warmer climes, she landed in Nashville, did a stint in Arkansas,and eventually moved to the East Coast, where she settled near the ocean. Reading has always been a passion in her life, with Romance her chosen genre, butit wasn’t until 2007 she endeavored to write her own. Five years and many pages later, in 2012, she was named a finalist in the Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® contest. An agent and contract soon followed.Terri resides in Virginia with a teenager, a Yorkipoo, and two fat and happy tabbies. To learn more about this author and her work, visit her website at www.terriosburn.com.Facebook Page - Twitter: @TerriOsburn - Pinterest - Goodreads
Terri is giving away a copy of the book, in print or digital, winner's choice, to one reader. US and Canada only, please. To enter, just leave a comment on this post answering the authors question and then fill out the rafflecopter below. Good luck!
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