AUTHOR OF THE MONTH: Tess Woods
This month we welcome the effervescent Tess Woods!
Tell us about Love at First Flight:
Love at First Flight is about how a family is threatened by an irresistible attraction between strangers. Mel is living the dream. She’s a successful GP, married to a charming anaesthetist and raising a beautiful family in their plush home in Perth. But when she boards a flight to Melbourne, she meets Matt and her picture perfect Stepford life unravels as she falls in love for the first time ever. What begins as a flirty conversation between strangers quickly develops into a hot and obsessive affair with disastrous consequences neither Mel nor Matt could have ever seen coming. Mel’s dream life turns into her worst nightmare. Love at First Flight challenges readers with the questions – What would you risk to be with the love of your life? And what if your soul mate is the one who will destroy you?
What inspired this novel?
I’ve always been inspired by the tragic love story, the story of great love that just can’t be. My favourite book The Bridges of Madison County stayed with me years after reading it and played on my mind. Then I read Twilight and out of nowhere I had to write my own book. Before this I had never entertained the idea of writing. But the longing in Twilight and the knowing that the one you love is the one that is dangerous for you resonated with me and I just had to write about that. So with the themes of desire and danger, I wrote a book about a married mother, because I wanted to write of what I know. I wanted to bring the great love story into the world of the typical suburban mum who is chasing after kids, working and running a home. I wanted her to have that Romeo and Juliet moment. So I wrote ‘Love at First Flight’.
What you want readers to know about the romance genre?
That romance writers are intelligent, creative and passionate and that comes out in our stories.
What have you got in store for your readers in 2016?
My follow up to Love at First Flight called Flat White With One may just be released this year!
Check out Tess’ exclusive chat with us about breaking all the writing rules (rebel!), infidelity, and happily-ever-afters.
Love at First Flight
What if you met the love of your life and he wasn’t your husband? An AusRom Today People’s Choice Award winner that will appeal to fans of Liane Moriarty, viewers of Offspring, The Good Wife and movies like Up in the Air.
Mel is living the dream. She’s a successful GP, married to a charming anaesthetist and raising a beautiful family in their plush home in Perth. But when she boards a flight to Melbourne, her picture-perfect life unravels. Seated on the plane she meets Matt, and for the first time ever she falls in love.
What begins as a flirty conversation quickly develops into a hot and obsessive affair with consequences that neither Mel nor Matt seems capable of facing. As the fallout touches friends and family, Mel’s dream romance turns into a nightmare. She learns that there are some wounds that never heal and some scars that you wouldn’t do without.
LOVE AT FIRST FLIGHT will take everything you believe about what true love is and spin it on its head.
HarperCollins and AusRom Today are offering five lucky readers the chance to win a paperback copy of Love at First Flight!
All you need to do is tell us where did you visit (or where would you visit) on your first flight?
Winners announced! Congratulations:
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