Thursday, 5 September 2013

Welcome Total E Bound author, Molly Ann WIshlade....

I am thrilled to invite Molly here today after us chatting so much online, she is a lovely, lovely lady and I wish her massive success and sales with her debut novella, Desire in Deadwood. Welcome Molly! Let's get started with the review of your story is at the end ;)

1)  What kind of music do you like?

I love lots of different kinds of music but rock has to be my favourite. The likes of Led Zeppelin, Guns ‘n Roses and Queen all get my pulse racing. I also like the mellower Fleetwood Mac.

2)  Describe your dream home…

Anywhere my husband and children are.

3)  Favorite literary hero & heroine?

Jane Eyre and Mr Rochester

4)   What are you reading now?

I’ve just finished S.A.Meade’s Stolen Summer and I’m about to start one of the many books I’ve downloaded to my Kindle. I’m spoilt for choice!

5)  How many books have your written?  Which is your favourite?

Desire in Deadwood is my debut and my current release but I’ve also just submitted my second, Harlot at the Homestead. I love them both although Harlot at the Homestead is darker.

6)  What comes first, plot or characters?

It depends. Prior to Christmas last year, my Regency novel was rejected following an R&R. I was really disappointed but for Christmas, my husband bought me a cover for my Kindle. It’s designed to look like a Victorian book cover and it has my name inscribed on the spine. On the inside front cover is a message which reads: This is your first book cover of many. You will be published! With support and encouragement like that, how could I fail to keep going?

Post-Christmas, a few lines just popped into my head and kept playing over and over:

“Take your clothes off.”
“You heard me.”
Evelyn forced her mouth shut.
“So? What are you waiting for?”
Her eyes met those of the man on the moth eaten chaise longue in front of her. He was serious.

Within days, these evolved into a full plot and Desire in Deadwood was born!

So in that case, it was the opening lines. With Harlot at the Homestead, it was the title and the plot and characters evolved from there. However, I often find that the characters will emerge from a seed of an idea and tell me their stories so that I just have to write them down.

7)  Do you ever suffer from writer’s block?

Sometimes, I reach a point in a story where I get what’s known as ‘writer’s block’. The main reason this happens to me is because I get so tired after working all day. I give so much as a teacher that it can hinder my creative flow - as does the stopping and starting that occurs because I can’t just get up early and get on with my writing. However, weekends and holidays are wonderful times because I can relax and enjoy quality family time but also write when I choose and that’s when I’m incredibly productive!

The other challenge (one that I quite enjoy) is when I’m writing one novel and ideas for another just pop into my head. During the middle of my recently submitted novel, I had such a powerful idea for another plot that I had to stop and write it down. Five thousand words later, I returned to Harlot at the Homestead. That novel, which is actually a modern day erotic romance, is waiting in the wings about to be continued. 

 8)  Twitter or Facebook? Why?

I just prefer Twitter. It’s easier to access from my Iphone.

9)  Tell us about your latest book?


Amazon US:

Amazon UK:

10) What’s next for you?

Harlot at the Homestead is in submission and Desire in Deadwood is OUT THERE!!!
Once I’ve completed my modern romance, I’d like to start another historical. I just love writing Westerns!!!

Molly Ann Wishlade has always been an avid reader and writer of stories. Her lifetime of reading has taken her from the magical worlds of The Faraway Tree and the Borrowers, to the Greek myths and legends, to the Sweet Valley High Twins and Judy Blume’s Forever, to Asimov’s science fiction and Jane Eyre’s torment and to Stephen King’s masterpieces. More recently she has wandered through the vivid historicals of Philippa Gregory; the bubbly, gritty delights of Adele Parks and the fast paced thrillers of James Patterson. She loves getting lost in a novel and often regrets finishing one as the characters are usually missed.
She also indulges her insatiable hunger for romance and passion in the delicious worlds created by romantic novelists and is working on several of her own!
Molly Ann loves spending time with her family, taking long walks (although she’s still waiting for the rescue greyhound she wants to acompany her), cooking her own secret recipe curries, drinking Earl Grey (in copious amounts) and discovering delicious wines. Oh, and she also loves to ski and can’t wait to go again! And buying shoes! Oh, shoes!!!


Rachel's review: Desire in Deadwood by Molly Ann Wishlade

5 stars!!!

I couldn't wait to read this book as soon as I heard about it - the main reason is that I desperately want to venture into the historical erotic romance genre and when someone has their debut accepted by a publisher as big as Total E Bound, you know it is GOOD!

Desire in Deadwood is an intriguing––and hot––from the very beginning. As I was swept through from the very first sentence, my conflicting emotions were strung tight between frustration with the characters, to the unerring feeling I was going to miss something important if I didn't continue reading. The combination is irresistible! The very first sexual scene had me squirming in my seat....I'd discovered an erotic author to admire.

It isn't just the gorgeous erotica in this short novella that evokes a powerful reaction, it is the angst-filled turmoil of both hero and heroine. Broken communication and supposition get a little frustrating from time to time, but the high-octane internal hurt of these the characters inevitably leads to mistakes being made.

It's a truly great short story that I wish could've been longer so I get to know more and more about these characters before and after their resolution - the heroine's son, Aaron, is a sweetheart too! Loved it :)

Rachel x



  1. Hi Rachel!
    Thanks so much for having me on your blog and for writing such a wonderful review! I'm truly moved by your enthusiasm for my novella and as I love your writing so much, it really does mean a lot!!!
    You've made my day, sweetie!
    Molly xxx

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