Author: Soleil Berlin
Published: August 31st, 2013
Publisher: Bookista Publishing
Word Count: 46,000
Genre: Historical Interracial Romance
Recommended Age: 16+
Synopsis: They say forbidden love is the best kind, but it is definitely not the easiest or safest. A chance acquaintance, finds Josephine increasingly attracted to a man that is about to get married. Flashback to the 1800s in England, the time when black people were servants and nothing more, being called slaves had just been made illegal but there was no difference in the treatment. Life as a servant was very hard and cold for Josephine until she met Andrew; the son of her new owner. He made life bearable for her by offering her his kindness. That kindness quickly turned into love and as much as Josephine tried to resist it; her heart was not in agreement with her head. Could their love thrive in a world where black and white should never mix? Would their love withstand the test of time? How will they find their way back to rekindle their love? Return to me…
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My significant other and family are very supportive of my writing.
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My books are published with Bookista Publishing.
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How do you react to a bad review of your book?
Bad reviews are hurtful, but I enjoy receiving all reviews whether they are good or bad. Bad reviews are a learning experience for me on how I can improve in the future.
Describe what it’s like to be an author in three words.
Exciting, thrilling, eye-opening
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?
I would like to fly to Marseille, France.
Use no more than two sentences. Why should we read your book?
This book is the tale of an everlasting love that endures throughout time. The story will keep you captivated until the end.
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Soleil Berlin was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. She attended and graduated from the University of North Carolina Greensboro with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Since she was a teenager, she has been an avid reader of romance novels. She enjoys writing novels that keep readers interested until the very end.
Excerpt from Enslaved to Love: Return to Me by Soleil Berlin:
Josephine squirmed as she struggled for balance. Gravity seemed to have a vendetta against her. She was always tripping over something, even if it was her own foot. She straightened herself and carried on walking with hopes that no one had witnessed her stumble. She smiled to herself when she saw no one looking at her.
“Are you okay?” A voice sounded from next to her. Her smile faded, someone had seen her. She hoped it was not someone she knew because that will just make situation more embarrassing for her. Josephine turned sharply to see who it was. As she turned, her coffee cup hit the man's chest and all the coffee spilled on him. He jumped back and quickly pulled the shirt from his skin to avoid getting burnt. Josephine's eyes widened with horror and her jaw dropped. Of course something like this would happen to her. She was a walking disaster. On the bright side it was not someone she knew.
“I am so sorry” she apologised to him and tried to wipe the coffee off, which was completely pointless but what else could she do. Running away was her preferred option but she knew she could not do that. She slightly panicked, she was usually the victim of her clumsiness.
“It's fine” He said and smiled awkwardly.
“I will pay for dry cleaning” She offered. She had ruined a shirt that looked pricey. Now she felt bad upon embarrassed.
“No, no do not worry about it. It's fine” he said and smiled warmly. He could see how worried she was about it.
“Are you sure? Let me reimburse you for your shirt. It’s ruined!” Yes it’s ruined and it’s all thanks to you; her subconscious sneered at her.
“Thank you but its fine. Have a good day and be careful” With that he turned and walked away. Josephine felt so embarrassed. She shyly walked off. She sighed with relief when she realised she won't have to see him again.