Friday, February 6, 2015

Interview with the author of "Rose of Crimson" Zrinka Jelic

Zrinka Jelic lives in Ontario, Canada. A member of the Romance Writers of America and its chapter Fantasy Futuristic &Paranormal and Kiss of Death, as well as Savvy Authors, she writes contemporary fiction--which leans toward the paranormal--and adds a pinch of history. Her characters come from all walks of life, and although she prefers red, romance comes in many colors. Given Jelic's love for her native Croatia and the Adriatic Sea, her characters usually find themselves dealing with a fair amount of sunshine, but that's about the only break they get.

What inspired you to write this book “Rose of Crimson”? 

My fascination with old legends and since I’m from Croatia (Dalmatia to be more specific) what better story is there but the legend of Miljenko and Dobrila. I had to bring them back to life and told their tragic story to the world. 

Book Synopsis:

KATE ROKOV‘s grades are plummeting. She needs to get the voice out of her head or she will flunk her finals.
MATTHIAS ZRIN, a three centuries old immortal, born into an aristocratic family as Miles Rušinić, is enthralled with Kate. It is his voice preventing Kate from sleeping and her ignorance is testing his limits. He wants her to write down his story to settle his wife’s earthbound spirit. His tragic love story has become Kate’s obsession since fifth grade during her summer trip to Rušinić castle.
Their coming together settles the old spirit and breaks an ancient curse, and in doing so, a flame spanning over three centuries reignites and burns with wild desire. In this tale of two life times and desire versus emotional need, both know some dreams will have to wait for the right time, but the magic between them is impossible to withstand.

How long did it take you to write this book?

This is my 5th novel and it was released by Secret Cravings Publishing on December 23rd, 2014. This is a prequel to Bonded by Crimson which was published on January 15th, 2012. I’ve started working on the prequel the day I was offered a publishing contract for Bonded by Crimson. Then it got pushed to the back burner while I worked on other projects. Since then I’ve wrote and published Treasured Chest, a pirate romance, Love Remains, a time travel romance and Deck the Halls, a Christmas novella. 

Do you have a current work in progress?

Always! Right now I’m working on a suspense story under the working title “In the Stars”. It’s a story of high school sweethearts separated fourteen years ago by the heroine’s parents who forced her into a marriage with a rich but dangerous man who couldn’t love her. She is back in town her seeks her old love out. Their love rekindles in an instant, but danger follows her, plus, she has a secret of her own.
Where readers can find your latest achievements? (Book links, your website/blog, Facebook page, Twitter etc.)
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