Friday, August 16, 2013

Brimstone and Water by Sharon House: Interview


 




Tell us about your current release.

 

The book has two main female characters, Mynah, princess of the royal family from the ancient Minoan Culture on Crete that is the ancestor to Caralynn Davidson who is orphaned as a toddler and raised by her grandfather and great aunt.  She grieves the loss of her grandfather as she takes over the reins of the family estate near a small Swiss village, but the Brimstone and Water from millennia ago that destroyed an ancient civilization is about to change her life. She receives a letter from her grandfather, charging her with the mission of bringing an ancient soul to rest.

 

For generations, Mynah has visited the women in Caralynn’s family, and now Caralynn knows the time has come to visit Mynah herself. She learns in this compelling story about love and a soul crying out to be free that even Brimstone and Water cannot keep a family apart.


 

My next project is getting my third novel “Return to Nineveh” a sequel to my first WWII historical/fiction novel “They All Fall Down” published and marketed.

 

Return to Nineveh weaves a tale of fiction through the WWII history of 1942/1943, following the chronological flow of history mingling romance and suspense, as the refugees of Helen’s Landing, Malaya and new escapees from Java that have ambiguous ties to the destroyer Mariah move into an uncertain future.  Allied forces are in retreat from the Java Sea to the ancient cities of North Africa while the Japanese continue their lightning quick occupation throughout the South China Sea and Pacific basin.

 

Tell us about your family.

 

I am blessed to have a supportive husband of 44 years.  We have a married son and daughter that have given us another daughter and son and four grandsons ranging in age from teenagers to adolescent to young boy.  I was an only child and therefore have no siblings but do have a sister-in-law and her husband as well as an older cousin. 

 

What is it that you like to do when you’re not reading/writing?

 

I enjoy fishing off our pontoon boat, watching favorite television shows, visiting friends and traveling are some of my favorite things.  I also enjoy reading a good book when I have the time.


Say your publisher has offered to fly you anywhere in the world to do research on an upcoming book, where would you most likely want to go?

 

The coast of England to visit the maritime ports and historical landmarks from the WWII era as well as Normandy and Omaha Beach on the coast of France would be the most interesting.  I think a second choice would be to sail the Banka Strait from Singapore to Surabaya, Java.

 

Is there one passage in your book that you feel gets to the heart of your book and would encourage people to read it?  If so, can you share it?

 

Yes,

 

“Your grandfather entrusted me with a letter for you, to be delivered once the business of the estate was concluded.  He instructed me to ask that you read it when you are alone.  The envelope was sealed when I received it – so I do not know what the contents might be,” Mr. Franco said handing over the envelope

 

(An excerpt from the letter)

 

Caralynn, when you are ready finish your parents’ work.  Find our connection to fulfill the legacy entrusted to us.

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“Pa-Pa,” she whispered, “I wish you were here to tell me what this means.  I thought only God could bring a soul to rest.”

 

Do you have a Website or Blog?

 

http://sharonhouse.tateauthor.com

http://sharonhouseauthor.blogspot.com

http://facebook.com/sharonhouseauthor

http://twitter.com/sharonhouse








Orphaned as a toddler, Caralynn Davidson grieves the loss of her grandfather as she takes over the reins of the family estate near a small Swiss village, but the Brimstone and Water from millennia ago that destroyed an ancient civilization is about to change Caralynn’s life. She receives a letter from her grandfather, charging her with the mission of bringing an ancient soul to rest. "But I thought only God could bring a soul to rest," she whispers with the loosely held pages still in her hand.

 

Mynah is Caralynn’s ancestor who is princess of Crete when the under gods attack. Mynah is transplanted into the exotic but foreign world of Egypt, where she learns that she can be welcomed into a new family but will never be able to rest until she is returned to her beloved Crete. Hoping that one day she will rejoin her family, Mynah tells her daughter and her daughter’s daughters that they must satisfy her ultimate desire. 

For generations, Mynah has visited the women in Caralynn’s family, and now Caralynn knows the time has come to visit Mynah herself. She learns in this compelling story about love and a soul crying out to be free that even Brimstone and Water cannot keep a family apart.

 

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Author Sharon House and her husband Jon are retired and currently spend six months of the year in southwest Michigan wine country while traveling to warmer climates through the winter months.  They have a married son and married daughter, gaining a daughter and son, and four very lively grandsons ranging in age from teenagers to adolescent to toddler.  In college Sharon was a voice major with an English minor and loves to sing in her local church choir.  She credits writing to her maternal grandfather who owned and edited a small town newspaper in the early part of the 20th century and left a little ink in her veins. 

 

Her latest book is the historical romance, Brimstone and Water.
Visit her website at www.sharonhouse.tateauthor.com. 

Connect & Socalize with Sharon! 

 
 

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