Today we are happy to welcome author Anna Lee to Love bytes . She is visiting us on her blog tour for her release of “His Soldier”.
There are some funny facts on her, she kindly answered some questions for us , shares an excerpt and there is a giveaway to participate in.
Book Name: His Soldier
Release Date: March 6, 2015
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24281606-his-soldier
Author Name: Anna Lee
Anna Lee graduated from the University of California Riverside with a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing. Living with a disability, she has overcome many challenges and puts her passion for life and love into her writing. She lives with her family and dogs and enjoys writing late into the night. When she isn’t writing, Anna enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephew or chatting with her friends about her favorite books and TV shows.
Where to find the author:
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/authorannalee
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
Cover Artist: Emmy Ellis
Sometimes you find love where you least expect it, for Sergeant Ryder Brooks that’s writing letters home to Dean Anders, his army pen pal…
After a tragedy, in a way to honor his brother and try to cope, Dean becomes a army pen pal to Sergeant Ryder Brooks. The two connect through letters and phone calls for a year, falling in love and making plans to meet when Ryder finishes his tour. However, in an effort to save one of his men who steps on a mine, Ryder loses his leg. Broken and depressed, he doesn’t think Dean will want him. But once Dean learns what happens, he immediately goes to Ryder, determined to help him heal and show him that he loves him no matter what. Ryder has a long road of recovery ahead of him, but with Dean’s support, he realizes his life isn’t over, it’s just beginning if he’ll only give them a chance.
Categories: Contemporary, Erotica, Fiction, Gay Fiction, Romance, Military
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Tell us a bit about His Soldier. What was your inspiration?
I first got inspiration from a song to write His Solider. I had the idea that Dean would lose his brother, Dax, and that loss would be felt throughout the story. At the same time, I wanted it to be a story of hope and finding love. Dean is an English teacher and he finds solace in writing and his books. As a way to cope and honor his brother, he becomes an Army pen pal to Ryder. Dean and Ryder connect through their letters to one another and fall in love. It’s all about love, finding someone who accepts and loves you for who you are, flaws and all, and never giving up hope in a happy ending.
How long have you been writing? Has this been a lifelong dream for you?
When I was around seven, one of my teachers gave me a bunch of blank books, I remember drawing pictures and writing little stories in them. I wrote my first book at thirteen about dragons. I’ve always known I wanted to be a writer and tell stories so it’s definitely been a lifelong dream of mine.
I finally decided to start getting published after college. I met a group of friends and fellow writers online, we shared our stories, and they encouraged me to submit one of mine. I got up the courage and the rest they say is history.
Where is your favorite place to write?
In my room. I like to curl up with my Surface, headphones on with my favorite music playing, and write. Usually late at night when it’s quiet and there’s no interruptions.
Do you have any hobbies?
I sometimes create covers and headers with Photoshop.
I’m also a gamer. I have a PS4, and I like playing games when I get the chance. If I find a game I like I’ll spend hours lost in a virtual world. My nephew likes video games as well so we play together when he visits which is a lot of fun.
What are you working on next?
Right now, I’m working on a story about dragon shifters. I’ve got about 15k written but I don’t have all the details ironed out.
I’m also planning another short story, but don’t have any concrete ideas as of yet.
So, uh, I’ve never really done this. I mean I had a pen pal when I was, like, eight, and I waited for the mailman every day to see what Skylar would say about kangaroos in Australia. Everything is so techy now, you know, email, texts, and written letters are rare. I guess that was part of the appeal—this just feels more important taking the time to write by hand. And you deserve that.
The reason I decided to become a pen pal is I recently lost my brother and, well, I thought in his memory I’d do more to give back and find ways to support guys like him going through hell over there and fighting for our country. I want to say thanks, and I honestly do admire you. I don’t think I could do it. I’m a creature of comfort and complain ridiculously when it’s hot.
Anyway, I keep going on about me. Thanks for everything you’re doing. I hope you’re staying safe. I’m sure you got a lot going on so if I don’t hear from you it’s okay. I just wanted to let you know I’m thinking of you and wishing you a safe journey home.
Pages or Words: 55,000 words
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Rafflecopter Prize: PDF Copy of His Soldier