Guest author: Michele de Winton

MDWintonI’m happy to have guest author Michele de Winton on my blog today to tell us a little about herself and her brand-new release, Love Lost and Found.

Welcome, Michele. First, can you tell us a little about yourself?

Thanks so much for having me today, it’s always great reaching new audiences.

Michele was born in the mid 1970’s amid a burgeoning sprawl of vineyards and new retirement homes. Despite training in law (or perhaps because of it) she has been a dancer, producer, writer, and all round arty type in various countries for most of her life. Now back home in New Zealand after travelling extensively, she writes full time in an office surrounded by whispering trees. Love Lost and Found is the second title in her Love on Deck series with Entangled Indulgence.

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Forgotten why you love amnesia stories?

I might be pushing the boat out (ahem) with my new title with Entangled Indulgence. Picking up from The Boss and Her Billionaire, this, the second in my Love on Deck series, is set on a cruise ship and deserted tropical island. What’s more it’s an amnesia story and the first Entangled Indulgence have released. Ever. I know, I know, these were hot as chocolate muffins straight from the oven back in the 90’s but they kinda died away. My problem is, I love em. They provide the ultimate redemption. The ultimate love conquering over all. The ultimate happy ever after opportunity. Of course it’s a fine line between getting the believability right and maintaining the amnesia, but fingers crossed I’m heading in the right direction – I’m sure readers will let me know.

I guess that’s the issue with why amnesia stories faded from fashion: the I-so-don’t-believe-it test. But then with movies like The Vow being based on real life – I figured there must be a way of letting us love these stories in a contemporary setting. As I was writing this book, I decided the key for me was going to be not copping out with a wow-her-memory-miraculously-returned ending. I think that helps make us think this could really happen, and of course, for some unfortunate souls, loss of memory is every bit as real as chocolate muffins. My question for you is whether I’ve got it right about memory: keep it lost or let it come back?

New - Book Promo SaleIn Love Lost and Found, Rick McCarthy had everything sorted. But when his CFO and fiancée Felicity Williams vanishes after an accident, his carefully built world crashes down. No Felicity means no investors, no business deal, no wedding. Discovering she’s taken work on a cruise ship, Rick is suspicious but determined to bring her home, whatever it takes.

The accident wipes the last five years completely clean for Felicity. On a deserted Pacific Island with a rich handsome stranger she decides to live out the made-for-Hollywood scenario, only to find Rick is about as far from a stranger as they come. But when Rick reveals what he really needs from her, Felicity must decide whether she can ever trust the man she loves, but can’t remember.

The question – are you rooting for Felicity to get her memory back? Or does leaving the slate clean make the potential for new love even more poignant? This is going to be the difference between amnesia stories winning the right to a comeback, or being relegated to the 1990’s.

Thanks for stopping by! Do let me know what you think and whether you’re an amnesia story lover too. Happy reading,

X Michele

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Thanks so much for spending this time with me and my readers. To learn more about Michele and her books, visit her website and follow her on social media sites.

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Guest author: Michele de Winton — 3 Comments

  1. Love that set-up, Michelle! Amnesia storylines are one of my favorites (in books *and* in soap operas!) … there is something magical in completely losing yourself but then finding that the ‘new’ you isn’t so very different from the ‘old’ you. Good luck with your book!

  2. Thanks so much for having me over! I love amnesia stories too! But I know some people have a love hate relationship with them – I have a review to that affect already! But happily more people seem to be in the love boat (ahem) than the other. Super lovely to stop by and say hi!
    Happy reading
    x Michele