Can you tell us a little about yourself?
My name is Joanna Halloran. I’m 31 years old and I live in Montauk, New York in a beach house that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. I’m an astrologer by profession and I have written a best-selling non-fiction book entitled Astrology Looking for Love. I have never been married. I don’t fall in love easily, but I did fall in love with Robert, nearly at first sight, just after I pulled him safely from the ocean. I fell hard for him. He was all I ever dreamed about in a man: exciting, intelligent, funny and a very warm and tender lover.
What is your role in the story?
I’m the protagonist. I meet and fall in love with Robert Harrison, a very handsome man from a wealthy and prominent family. We have an all too brief affair and, when he leaves, he doesn’t know I’m pregnant.
What is your favorite hobby?
My favorite hobby is also my work. I love being an astrologer, counselor and writer.
What is the challenge you’re trying to overcome during the story?
My bitterness and hate at Robert for leaving me. My aching disappointment that he was not a father to my daughter, Maya. I struggle to go on living. I hate Robert and I love him. I struggle with it, until I see him again.
If you could make one wish, what would it be?
That all true lovers would never be separated, both in life, and after death. Oh my, I sound like a hopeless romantic.
Title: The Other Side of Summer
Author: Elyse Douglas
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Joanna Halloran, a best selling writer and astrologer, lives in a beach house overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. After a violent storm, she roams the beach, glances seaward and spots a man clinging to a piece of wreckage, being tossed helplessly. She dives in and pulls him to safety. Robert Zachary Harrison is from a wealthy, political family. As he slowly recovers from a private plane crash, he and Joanna fall in love and spend passionate and secluded weeks together. But because of family duty, Robert departs, not knowing Joanna is pregnant.
Twenty five years later, Senator Robert Harrison is running for President of the United States. In the midst of a contentious presidential campaign, Joanna’s beautiful daughter, who has a passion to expose secrets, seeks revenge on the father she has never met. She also begins a passionate relationship with her father’s adopted son.
Joanna and Robert must confront the past and present. While the world watches, they struggle with old passions and new secrets that could destroy them both.
Elyse Douglas is the pen name for the married writing team Elyse Parmentier and Douglas Pennington. Elyse grew up near the sea, roaming the beaches, reading and writing stories and poetry, receiving a degree in English Literature. She has enjoyed careers as an English teacher, an actress and a speech-language pathologist. Douglas has been a musician, a graphic designer and an equity trader.
Elyse Douglas, have completed seven novels: The Summer Diary, Christmas for Juliet, Wanting Rita, Christmas Ever After, The Christmas Town, The Christmas Diary and The Other Side of Summer.
Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1KdVjvg
Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R90y3L6eC_U