Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Snow Kissed by Cindy Green

Today I'm pleased to welcome fellow White Rose author Cindy Green whose e-book "Snow Kissed" is now available.

First, a bit about the book:

Today is one of those days Logan Reilly wished he'd stayed in bed. Not only does he have to deal with the annoying Winter Wonderland Carnival but his close friend, that whimsical lover of snow, Holly Armstrong, is leaving town forever. The question is, why didn't she tell him and why today, of all days, does he realize she might be more than a friend?

Holly can no longer stay in town knowing the man she loves only sees her as a friend. It's time to move on. Besides, she has other career prospects.


As the carnival unfolds, watch God work in amazing ways. Can He change Holly's mind and make her stay? Can He help Logan see beyond the friendship?

Here's an interview with the author:

Which came first: the story or the characters for Snow Kissed?

This was an unusual one for me. I always create a story first and then the characters. This story broke the mold for me because I created Logan Riley, grumpy auto body shop owner who hates snow, and whimsical Holly Armstrong, music writer and lover of snow, before I ever came up with the plot.

What love song would you pick to be the “Theme Love Song” for Snow Kissed?

I believe that song would be “Let it Snow.” In Snow Kissed, snow does play an important part. It hasn’t yet snowed for the Winter Wonderland Carnival so of course everyone (except the hero) are waiting for snow. Although, that’s not a very romantic song, is it? Let me try again. When the hero and heroine dance in the gazebo, the music is soft and romantic sung by an awe-inspiring baritone. I was listening to a lot of Josh Groban when I wrote that scene and so I suppose it’s one of his songs that I imagine they are dancing to.

Can you give us a tidbit about Snow Kissed?

When I began planning Snow Kissed, I knew right off that I wanted the heroine to love snow and the hero to hate it. Well, I grew up in Southern California where there is no snow unless you go to the mountains. Now I live in North Carolina but where I live there is hardly ever any snow. I decided to ask for insight into the good, bad, and ugly of living in snow from my fellow authors living up north. I received some wonderful replies and even an “Incomplete Guide to Snow” complied by a friend of mine from Wisconsin.

Why do you write romance novels?

I grew up reading many different genres but when it came to what kind of story I would write there was no other choice than romance. I love a good love story and I am a hopeless romantic at heart. It gives me a thrill to create these characters and find a way to bring them together by the end of the story.

Of the writing process, what do you enjoy most?

Creating characters before I ever write a word of the story is probably my favorite part. There’s no pressure about the right words, style, voice, pov—none of that. My imagination is free to ramble on and on about these characters and what’s going to happen to them.

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Cindy K. Green is a multi-published author with degrees in History and Education. Previously a middle school English & History teacher, she now homeschools her own children and writes in several genres: Inspirational, Contemporary, Suspense, Fantasy and Historical romance. No matter what she writes, she always throws in a bit of humor and fun. Find out more about Cindy and her books at her Web site and her blog. To join her newsletter email her at newsletters[@] cindykgreen[dot]com, and she will send you out all three parts of her FREE READ serial, “Valentine’s Challenge.”

Thanks for visiting, Cindy. We wish you the best.

8 comments:

Cindy K. Green said...

Hi Annette! Thanks for having me on your blog today. I appreciate it. :)

Kara Lynn Russell said...

Cindy,
I agree that the best part of writing comes before you do any actual writing. You're free to imagine the story to be anything you want it to be. When you begin writing, the actual work, you struggle to create something as lovely as what's in your head and that's just not possible.

If you ever get to wishing for snow, you can come and visit me. ;)

Cindy K. Green said...

LOL Kara! My wishes for snow last about a day and then I'm glad it's all over. My boys on the other hand have this notion that they wish they could have snow all year long--yeah right!

Donna B said...

It's neat that the you got to know the characters first. I've never written a story that way.

It's a wonderful story Cindy! I loved grumpy old Logan and his soft spot for Holly.

Cindy K. Green said...

Hi Donna! Glad you enjoyed the story.

April said...

Great post. The book sounds great. I put it on my to get list.
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April said...

Interesting post. Book sounds great.
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All American Packaging said...

Hi Cindy,

I absolutely love the title. Wonderful excerpt. I can always smell snow coming too. There's a sense of it in the air. The mood of your excerpt is the same. Some great lines too. I hope Santa brings me an e-reader this year. This story is one I'd like to have.